EPISODE 009: Extra Hot



Lucy yawned, still waking from her “experience.”

“Need coffee,” she said to herself, or she thought, am I talking to that other side of myself. Don’t even go there ...



Clothed now in her official Devilgirl costume, almost ready for action—minus the coffee, of course, she walked into the Sanctuary café.

Kid Telepathy was working the coffee bar. She noticed that he looked a little nervous as she approached. Sixteen is such a wonderful age she thought, but it’s not just my costume, well, mostly my costume, but he can’t read my mind ... At least this mind control of mine is good for something.

“Hi ... Agent Hell. What can I get you?”

“Um, how ‘bout a double espresso with soy milk, extra hot,” she said.

His eyes looked dizzy. “Yeah ... extra hot,” he said.

Lucy had time to think while the Kid made the coffee, thinking about a detail that bothered her, a confusing piece of continuity. I’m not good with that stuff, she thought, too abstract to always fit the puzzle pieces together, but still ...

“Something’s bothering me,” she said.

“Oh, uh, what,” he swallowed, “what is it?”

During the debriefing you and Agent Yoshimoto said that the rest of us “disappeared” while we were having our little pizza party.”

“Yeah ...”

“Then why did MJ [MJ-13] tell us it was all just in our heads, all a part of a training exercise? Unless,” she said, looking into those dizzy nervous eyes of the Kid’s, “we really did flip over, physically, I mean.”

“I ...” said the Kid, handing her the coffee, “I ... don’t know. I ... really don’t know the answer to that question.”

An awkward silence later:

“Well thanks, you’re a big help.”

She turned to walk away.

“Be careful,” he said.

She turned back to the Kid.

“Extra hot,” he said.



To be continued …



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SECRET SOCIETY: MONSTER ZIPPER by Bradley Mason Hamlin.
Art by Mort Todd!
Episode 009: "Extra Hot" published Apirl 19, 2009 by Mystery Island.
Copyright © 2009 by Mystery Island Publications. All rights reserved.


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