“I can’t believe my wife thinks she’s going to get the kids in the divorce.” The guard in a composite plastic helmet and armor said as he stood outside the armored car. The other guard nodded. “She’s all strung out on Neuro anyway.”
“Mike she always kind of a hag.” The other guard said. “She just wants your money.”
Cars flew by over head. The city was dark but for pinprick of floating lights off in the distance. The Mekatta Corporation’s building stuck up from the city like shard of jagged glass reaching into the sky.
“Boys.” A woman said dropping down from the sky out of nowhere. When she landed she created a deep crater in the concrete and plasteel roadway. She had long black hair subtle asian features and her entire body was covered in shimmering tattoes that seemed to move in the shadow as she walked. “How are you doing?”
“You aren’t supposed…” The guard said as she grabbed his helmet and crushed it between her two hands. She was small and lithe but she crushed his armored helmet easier than a frat boy crushed a beer can against his forehead.
“Frakk.” The other guard said and he lifted his plasma carbine up and aimed it in her direction. Her mouth opened and a toxic green flame shot out and stuck to his armor and helmet. Green flames reacted with the material and it melted. The caustic liquid took his face as he went to his knees screaming.
“I know sweet heart.” The woman said as she walked behind him and put her arm over his head and snapped his neck. “Better for both of us.”
She went to the back of the armored car and found the reinforced door that seemed to have a magnetic lock. The tattoos on her arms whipped about wildly as she grasped the edges of the door and pulled. The door buckled but did not break.
“Base, we have an issue. I can’t get this frakking door open. Going to have to bring the entire vehicle.”
“Dragon, can’t you just use the acid?” came the repsonce.
“No, you know what’s in there right?” She said.
“Do what you have to do.” The voice said.
She walked in front and slipped into the driver’s seat. The keycard was with the guard’s stuff so the armored car didn’t go anywhere. After checking to see if she had any blood on her in the rear view mirror she got out.
“Does the lady need a tow” a metallic voice said from the shadows. A dark shaped snapped into focus. The man looked like a bug with a large black helmet that had no eyes and swept back and big pads with red circles for hands.
“Not from you.” She said bring her arms up to kick him. Time slowed down. The dark shape moved out of the way by warping space around him.
“Dragon, I would hope you would know that wasn’t going to work.” Quantum said with his metallic tinny voice.
“You have to give a lady credit.” She said.
“You are not going to surrender are you?” He asked.
She opened her mouth and spit green flame and acid directly in his face and then she took off on foot. The flame bounced off Quantum’s shield but the flame blinding him for a second and gave her the edge.
“What kind of jackrabbit shit was that?” He said mostly to himself. He put his arms up and a black ball appeared inside. A snap and a pop as space warped around him. He appeared behind her as he watched her run into a nearby high school. Since it was dark it was abandoned anyway.
The doors were closed when he got there and he flung them open. Rows of electrically sealed lockers with biopads on them greeted him.
“I hate highschool.” He said. His sensors weren’t pulling anything so he had to use mostly video. Tracking was not his specialty but he did manage to follow her into the gym.
The gym as a large room with a high tech padded floor and holographic computers mounted on the walls to simulate any sport in any environment.
He spotted her in the corner and it looked like she was crouched down behind a wall.
“Really?” He said. He closed his fists and focused a ball of gravity on her. She didn’t move.
“Bitch.” He said. She didn’t move because she was a hologram.
Back at the armored car the woman got it fired up and lifted it up into the air. Even though the armored car had high powered Tesla engine it was acting very sluggishly as she took off.
Quantum snapped into reality sitting right next to her.
“Nice play.” He said.
“Yah. How about this. Back there? Mini-Blackhole.” She said ripping out the controls of the car and jumping out the door. Wings sprouted from her back in full Technicolor as she fell.
“I hate her so much.” He said. “She does have a nice ass though.”
Quantum locked a field around the car and caused it stop moving. Once that was done he flew back and dropped it off at Mekkata before teleporting back to his house.
His apartment was filthy. Plastic pizza boxes and take out containers filled very corner. Rats and roaches played games of hide and go seek in his carpeting.
Quantum took off his suit to reveal the skinny blonde haired boy who wasn’t even out of high school yet. He uploaded the image of the dragon lady into his computer and put it to facial recognition. She wasn’t going to pop on any of the databases.
“I can’t wait to see you again.” He said to himself.