The icy blast knocks me back, and I fall to the ground. She brings her fist towards my face, but I dodge it and grab her arm, twisting it around her back. Her ice engulfs my hand, but I let my hand phase through it. She tries to grab at my arm, but her hand goes right through. She doesn’t wait for a second, though, and hops off the roof. She creates a slide with her ice, and to the ground she goes. I follow eagerly. Once I get to the bottom, she surprises me from hiding behind her ice and punches me in the jaw. I step back, a wave of dizziness taking over me. She tackles me to the ground. Instead of phasing out of her grip, I stay where I am, pretending to be caught. She breathes heavily, and her beautiful icy blue eyes stare me down menacingly.
“You’re done. You’re done now,” she says through her breaths. My mask hides my blushing, which I’m grateful for. To put on a show, I try to struggle out of her grip. She pushes me down harder.
“I knew I was going to find out who you really are,” she says. She reaches for my mask, but the sound of a siren stops her. She gracefully waves her hand to them. The police run over and grab me out from her grip. Vivian, I think. Take me away. She turns to talk to the police, her high ponytail swaying and glistening in the sunlight. I smile under my mask but say nothing. They slam me against the car, and put me in handcuffs of strong metal, something I’m unable to phase out of. Suddenly, a shadow looms over us. A man in a suit that seems to be gathering energy from the sun itself stands on the roof. He swings down. I can feel my anger rising. What is he doing?
He reaches out his hand to the police. Waves of electricity shoot out of his fingers, hitting a few of the policemen. They draw their guns, but he’s too quick. He hops onto a car and bounces his light off of the mirror. It hits the closest policeman, who crumples to the ground. He hops off the car, running towards Vivian. I can see her clearing her head. She shoots an icy bullet from her hand at the man, whose electricity melts the small thing straight away. I can see her wheels turning. Hit him with the big blasts, I think. She seems to figure it out because, before long, she’s blasting chunks of ice at him. He dodges every piece. He sends a wave of white-hot electricity towards her, but she creates a small, shield-like circle of ice, blocking the blast. She hurls it at him, but he catches it and it melts in his grasp. She sends another blast of ice his way. But before it could leave her hands, he touches it, and I can see the energy traveling through the ice towards her. It strikes her hard, and she flies backward, ice seeming to rain from the sky.
The policemen next to me draw their guns, but the man reaches out and sends more bolts of electricity at them, and they also fall to the ground. I crane my neck over the car to see Vivian. I finally spot her. Her unmoving body lies on a pile of bricks. My anger boils inside me.
I try to go to her, but the handcuffs hold me back. I try to phase, but I know I won’t be able to. I look around, trying to find something to break what’s holding me back. A sharp piece of ice lays at my feet, and I thrust my hand down at it. One cuff breaks off my wrist, and I do the same with the other. Once my hands are free, I run towards Vivian, who still doesn’t move. I turn her over so her face faces mine. I feel the side of her neck for a pulse. I sigh a breath of relief when I feel a faint heartbeat. I see the man who did this to her watching us, his hands crackling with heat. I watch as he forms a ball of electricity. He throws it at us. I think fast, and before it can hit either of us, I pick Vivian up into my arms and cover her body with my own. The explosion hits next to us and burns into my back. I stand up, now burning with hate. Out of the corner of my eye, I see Vivian stir. I run to the man. He shoots electricity towards me. I phase through it, though I can feel a tickling sensation where it passes through me. I grab him and shove him down, ignoring how his suit burns my palms. I yell, out of pain and out of anger. Then, out of nowhere, a blast of ice hits his face and spreads down his suit. I sigh with relief from the pain in my hands. I can see the ice already melting, but for the moment, I have him. I punch the ice, and the ice shatters around his head. He lays, unconscious. I look around to Vivian standing behind me, bewildered at my strange behavior. I get off the man and begin to run away from her, my hands still burning angrily, though my heart tells me to stay and be with her. But I know I have to leave. After all, feelings can’t change the fact that I’m the world’s strongest villain.