Monday, October 3, 2011
Villain: Part II
I don’t even understand how the justice system in the city works. That will be something I will work on when I finally defeat The Man of Justice and take over the city.
The guards at the prison must be some of the most inept I’ve ever seen.
This past breakout from jail included some Jello and a Taser. That’s it. I don’t even think I was really trying to break out of prison, rather, I was just testing things out in my free time. I pocketed some of the Jello from the cafeteria and as I got back to my cell, I spilled it on the floor. The guard slipped and fell on it, knocking himself out on the cement floor. I easily grabbed his keys and unchained myself and the other prisoners around me. I grabbed his Taser and walked down the hallway unlocking all the cells.
I walked down to the lower level and found a guard on patrol. I stopped the other inmates and snuck up behind him, shooting electricity through his body. He fell to the ground like a sack of potatoes. I threw the keys to one of the other inmate to release everyone else. There’s no need worrying about those crazy super-powered villain types here to mess everything up, they all get sent Holden Prison on the other side of town. These people here with me are just your run of the mill criminals. Tony, my cellmate raped seven women, Vic next door killed his maid for no good reason, and Frank embezzled $200 million from his company. They may not be the type of people I want to be dealing with, but they serve their purposes, as everyone does.
Now, together, about 100 inmates, we ran through the prison. Some of the others got knocked out by the guards, but that was their purpose. They were meant to be a shield for me. I would run through the inmates, unnoticed, and send some volts through the guard and then we’d move on.
Finally we made it to front entrance. The security is real tight there, but you need to remember what I had done before I became the way I am now. I was a scientist. If I couldn’t figure out how to fry the security systems, then I would really be a lame excuse for a man.
Using the Tazer, I overpowered the security box by the door and watched as the guard inside the security booth began to panic. As soon as the door was open, we ran through like a herd of cattle. I only stopped for a moment before leaving the prison to reacquire my handguns, and then I joined the rest outside.
Of the 200 plus inmates I helped free this time, only twenty would remain with me to go on to take out The Man of Justice.
I knew he would be on his way any moment to stop the outbreak. I was actually surprised he hadn’t been here sooner. After all, he should have heard the alarms the moment they began to go off. After all, The Man of Justice of course has super hearing.
My twenty men and myself quickly ducked down into the sewer system. On a previous escape from the prison I had engineered the sewer system to be sound proofed so that we could be down there and The Man of Justice would never know. That was one of my more favorite escapes from the prison. I spent several months in the sewers working to make them perfectly sound proof, meanwhile The Man of Justice couldn’t track me down, looking for me at my usual hideouts, and by the time he found me, I let him. I had left the sewers, and he though that he had succeeded at stopping me from doing some nefarious deed. He never figured it out.
Once in the sewers, we moved quickly to my underground hideout to plan the next step in our plan. Our plan wasn’t very thought out, seeing as this escape had been a sudden thing, but we had ideas.
We reached the area where my hideout was hidden; a secret entrance hidden under the sewage. A perfect entrance as no one would ever think to swim through sewage to find a secret base of operations, who cares about the smell? That’s why there’s a shower on the other side. If you’re thinking, wouldn’t The Man of Justice figure it out later on, the answer is no. There’s a secret exit, but I’m not telling you that one.
We started brainstorming. The men that I had collected this time around were some of the most twisted in the place. Vic was by far my favorite. He had no reasoning for his first crime. He just wanted to kill. For some reason, I liked that about him. He usually was my right-hand man when I could break him out at the same time as me. His conscious was not really existent, however, like a loyal dog, he would follow whatever I told him, and whereas I’m the largest villain around, Vic is a daunting 7 feet tall and built like a truck.
This plan was not as extravagant as ones in the past, but I felt good about this one. I learned a few escapes ago one of The Man of Justice’s weaknesses. He may be able to do pretty much anything, but on the one occasion, I saw that when I blacked out the whole city, there was a look of fear on his face. He still came at me as I shot useless bullets; which simply passed through him as he went intangible, but then a cloud covered the moon. The world went dark for a second before the cloud passed, and in that moment, I heard The Man of Justice scream. As the clouds cleared, I saw him clutching at his stomach, where a bullet had gone in. I paused for a moment too long watching what had happened rather than taking advantage of the opportunity, as I do too frequently, and he regained his strength and clapped his hands together so that the ground beneath me shook and split as rocks formed around me, encasing me up to my neck. I was defeated, but I had found out The Man of Justice’s weakness, and he knew it. He saw it in my eyes and I think I saw fear in his.
First things first, we needed to get The Man of Justice to come to us.
We held a fake heist of a jewelry store in the downtown area. The Man of Justice really is a stupid man, thinking that this would ever be a real heist. No one would ever be that stupid, but regardless, The Man of Justice took the bait, as I knew he would.
The three men in the jewelry store were expendable to me. I didn’t care what happened to them. Next thing, dispose of Liberty. I wouldn’t underestimate her again.
Vic had positioned himself on the top of the Jowry Building, high above the city. He had his crossbow with him. (He really is a great assistant.) As Liberty was about to let loose a scream, that’s when Vic let loose an arrow. The Man of Justice heard the whiz of the arrow, and I watched from where I hid, as he turned to look for the arrow, and then as he tried to get to Liberty in time, but even he wasn’t fast enough. With perfect precision, Vic’s arrow went through Liberty’s chest and she fell forward.
The Man of Justice got there just in time to hold her as she died. I swear I saw flames in his eyes when he looked up from her body.
To Be Continued…