Last week's poll:
What should Duke do next?
Zap Lou to make him back off. 9 (25%)
Walk away. 27 (75%)
Last week: Week 2
Week 1: Week 1
Rules: Serial Monday Rules
Supes - Week 3
Duke glanced over to be sure both cafeteria ladies were still in the kitchen. His hair stood up as the field around him grew. His power had never come this fast or strong.
Duke watched Lou through a haze. Lou reached out, hand cupped as if he’d choke Duke.
He’s not really hazy. The field’s blurring my vision.
Lou had to have some power if he was at Parker Memorial, but Duke didn’t know what it was – or if it would be enough to shield Lou from the worst of Duke’s power. The last guy Duke had zapped blacked out. With this much charge built up, the current running through someone might put him in the hospital.
I can’t do this.
Duke grabbed the metal tray ledge just as Lou’s hand would have penetrated the electric shell. Duke’s boots thunked on the floor when the field around him dissipated. The acrid smell of burning eggs wafted out of the service trays.
Duke blocked Lou’s hand. “Just back off, dude. I don’t know what your deal is, but I don’t want to hurt you.”
Lou glared at him, and Duke’s headache returned full-force. Duke’s vision narrowed to a pinprick.
Crap, I’m gonna pass out.