He stood straighter, “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should, therefore, be treated with great caution.”
She noted his stern expression, then locked eyes with the artifact.
“So how do we stop The Eraser? Using the artifact?”
He frowned, “I wish he had a better supervillain name. I feel like we’re fighting a school supply.”
She chuckled, “He plans to erase all life on the earth. I think he deserves the name.”
“Do you remember when he started? Just erasing superheroes? Now he wants to erase all life,” He rolled his eyes.
She exhaled and leaned on the table, “He’s never done anything like this before.”
The sound of an explosion shook the room and they fell to the ground. When she looked up, the smoke was thick and she waved her arms, looking for the table legs.
Grabbing hold of one, she pushed herself up. The smoke was clearing and she saw her partner still lying on the floor. As she started moving towards him, The Eraser started laughing. The smoke parted and he walked into the room, his Thing One and Thing Two goons on either side.
“Well, well, well. Looks like I caught you by surprise,” he said.
“You’ll never get the artifact Eraser,” she said as she took a step closer to it.
“I’m not so sure of that,” The Eraser pulled out a small box. He hovered his finger over the large red button and smiled. “This is an explosive device that I’ve specially modified. Do you want to know how?”
She scoffed, “I can stop anything you throw at me.” She flicked her hands and the fire started to burn.
The Eraser tutted and Thing One pulled a fire hose from behind his back.
“That won’t stop me for long Eraser,” she said, moving closer to the artifact.
“Perhaps not,” The Eraser said quietly. He took a step closer to her and nodded at her partner., “This explosive is linked with his DNA. So unless you want your precious partner to die, you’ll hand over the artifact.”
She flicked her hands again and the fire disappeared.
The Eraser nodded, “Good girl. Now, hand it over or I will push this button and he will be destroyed.”
She glances down at her partner and took a deep breath.
”What’s it going to be then, eh?”