A Red Christmas

"You shouldn't be looking at that", Simon said in his usual calm manner. Alisha looked at the suited man wide eyed, once again amazed at seeing the evidence of things that hadn't happened yet.

"Do we get famous?" she asked, watching him make his way towards her. Much to her surprise, he turned her to the side, landed a few hard smacks on her ass, and closed the laptop. Yelping, she tried to rub the sting out of her bottom.

"Owwww. What the fuck! You can't just go around smacking people. I'm not a fucking child. Ugh, fucking prick", Simon just smiled. Alisha never could anger him; even now, her tantrum just amused him.

"I forgot you weren't used to that yet"

"Yet? What, you mean you spank me? And, I allow it", Simon nodded, "I don't believe you."

"It's true", he said drawing her back to him by the waist, "Whenever you deserve it"

"And, how often is that", she asked, pouting, but not wanting to pull out of the embrace. Simon smiled down at her.

"Often"

Alisha thought back to the conversation, her mind racing as she sat on the edge of the bed. She couldn't believe that maniac gotten her power. And he almost… he could have… She could barely think about it. She buried her head in her knees as she heard Simon coming up in the lift.

"Alisha. What's wrong? What happened?" he rushed over to her, wrapping his arms around her shoulders.

"I lied to you, Simon. You never said we weren't supposed to give up our powers", she watched him try to control his anger as she told him the whole situation. As usual, he was calm and caring, but Alisha could see his jaw clenching and unclenching. He got up to leave.

"Where are you going", she asked, hoping she hadn't lost him.

"I'm going to kill Jesus", he stated simply.

"Then I'm going with you", Alisha said, rising.

"No, I think you should stay here. I don't want you getting hurt"

"I'm going, whether you like it or not"

Simon fumed and stepped in closer, looking Alisha right in the eyes. For the first time, she saw a glimpse of the future Simon in him. His shoulders were back and he was completely the assertive man that he would become. Alisha gulped, but stood her ground. It was amazing that someone so beautiful could be so much trouble. Simon knew that he had to do something, but he also knew that now was not the right time. Even though she looked a little less confident than the moment before, his girlfriend didn't seem as if she would budge any time soon. He gave in.

"Fine, you can come. But, I think you and I need to have a talk when we get back"