It had been a very successful night for SuperMum and Supreme Girl - they had taken down The Dockland Gang and their drug operations.
Supreme Girl was definitely still on a high from their endeavours (I don't think she had partaken in any of the gangs ill gotten gains!) and had decided to race Mum back to the car.
SM smiled to herself as SG dashed off, but winched as she moved....that last thug's bat had hit it's target...there would be a bruise there in the morning no doubt, she thought. But at least her suit had absorbed most of the blow. Still nothing a nice soak in the tub and a bottle of red couldn't fix.
It was then she noticed the mist seemingly to slowly rise from the pavement.
"Supreme Girl....wait", she called out but SG was already out of sight.
It was then that the piecing cry shattered the still evening, cutting through the night air; followed by a cry...then silence.
"Supreme Girl", she called gathering her pace, but was rewarded with complete silence.
The mist appeared to thicken as SM, now running to catch up with SG, almost reached the brow of the hill.......not far from the car now.
She stopped in her tracks as she saw SG lying prone on the ground.
"Supreme Girl", she again cried out, although this time there was more urgency in her voice.
As she took another step towards her fallen daughter the scream once again pierced the still night air, this time penetrating deep in to SM's mind, causing her to instantly stop, her hands clasping tightly over her ears, trying desperately to block out the sound. And all the while, the mist continued to swirl and grow.
But it was to no avail, as the cry seemed to invade her very senses, stamping on her brain.
Now it was SuperMum's turn to scream back, although this was not a scream of defiance, it was a scream of pain, as the shockwaves mercilessly pummelled her weakening defences.
As the mist begins to dissipate, with unconsciousness beginning to overtake her, SM thinks she catches a glimpse of a figure slowly starting to emerge before her from out of the haze, before the scream sends everything black............