Hey everyone! I'm so sorry it took so long for me to update! This one was really long! I've been busy and almost forgot about this! I'm having major writers block. I'd love to hear what you guys would like to happen in the next episode! Thanks everyone, I hope you like it!
No Ordinary Family
Season 2 Episode 6
No Ordinary Battle
"What are we going to do?" Daphne asked as she, along with all of the others, sat at home, thinking of a plan. "If we don't think of something fast, those super powered freaks will track us down!"
"I know, but we have to think of a plan. Any suggestions?" Stephanie replied, not knowing what to do. She sat holding Jim's hand, knowing the danger they were all in.
"Well, we could always use the antidote we used on Joshua." Katie suggested. She sat cuddled up into Joshua's arms, still crying a little from the thought of Will being all alone, in danger, still at Global Tech.
"But Katie, we can't just line them up and inject all of them!" Stephanie replied.
"Oh," Katie mumbled.
"But it was a good idea. Don't be upset. I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of using our powers to work together to defeat them." Stephanie suggested.
"Well yea, I figured that. I guess I'll just stay home by myself while you guys defeat the bad guys…" Katie said, knowing she was the only one without powers.
"Oh, come on Katie. You can still help! You'll be our secret weapon! After all, there will probably be a lot of powers we've never seen, so who's better to help us know what they can do but you?" Stephanie assured her. After all, nobody knows superheroes better than Katie!
"True. Who else do you know who could tell you the kryptonite of every super? Or who knows how fast the Flash can run? Well, technically he doesn't really have a specific recorded speed, but at Comic-Con 07' I met this guy who said the Flash could run ten times the speed of light. But I don't know if that's true because," Katie went on as she often does. Joshua kissed her quickly as a sign to stop. She giggled a little.
"So…" Jim said, trying to come up with a plan. "Okay, we need to use our powers to their full potential if we're going to do this."
"Yea, like my powers will be a big help." George said as he rolled his eyes sarcastically.
"George, your powers could help us get some information!" Jim suggested. George looked at him confused. "If you turn invisible, you can sneak up by the criminals and see what their planning to do!"
"Oh no, I'm not going anywhere near those freaks. They were freaky enough on the plane, before they got their powers."
"George, you have to! It could help us figure out what to do!" Jim tried to convince him.
"Fine, but I'm not going to like it." He said as he sighed.
"Ok, so we got that down, but we still don't know how we're going to stop them." Jim said.
"We can worry about that after George gets some information." Stephanie said. "For now, we should just try to keep them away from the public, and wait a day or two to see what they're going to do." Everyone agreed.
"But how do we know they won't come after us?" Joshua asked. "They won't just leave us alone."
"Well, we all have powers except Katie, and assuming you protect her," Jim paused as he eyed Joshua, hinting that he had better protect her. "We should all be okay. We can outsmart and out power these supers." Joshua nodded.
"So, what exactly is it that you want me to do?" George asked.
"Just go to Global Tech., or wherever they're at now, and listen in on them. Tell us what they say." Jim answered.
"Yea, just that easily," George said as he rolled his eyes.
"So for now, let's just go home, and meet up later when we know what they're planning to do. Just keep an eye out for them, though." Stephanie said. Joshua and Katie went home, and George left for Global Tech.
At Global Tech…
George snuck slowly in the building, going invisible. He heard voices coming from another room.
"I told you, I don't care what they can do, I want them gone!" A woman yelled in a British accent.
"But you should have seen them! They were extraordinary! Their powers, their determination, everything they do could be of use to us!" Replied a young man, who appeared to be a minion of hers since he was following her orders. They walked in from another room to where George was. Of course, they couldn't see him, but he still kept his distance. "Why can't we use them?"
"I've told you a minion times. I've dealt with this bunch before, and even though they are powerful, they would only cause more trouble. They're already trying to foil our plans, so we should just get rid of them." She replied.
"Whatever…" He sighed. He rolled his eyes.
"Don't get sassy with me. You know I'm more than capable of returning you to normal or just plain getting rid of you." She scolded.
"Yes, ma'am." He replied, scared. George felt bad for this kid. He only looked a few years older than Daphne. They walked away and continued their plans in another room. George quickly grabbed his phone and called Jim.
"Jim, I got something. Some British woman's giving orders to supers, especially some young guy."
"Wait, British? What did she look like?" Jim asked.
"Brown hair, kind of wavy, wearing way too much makeup, especially going overboard on the red lipstick." George replied.
"Oh no…" Jim trailed off.
"Jim? Jim what's wrong?"
"I'll bet my money that was Helen Burton, that woman at Global Tech. who tried to hurt us. She planned to make the supers, so of course she's in control of them!" Jim got worried as he realized it was her.
"Oh man, that's not good. I'll find out what her plans are and get back to you." He hung up. He slowly crept into the room where Helen and the boy went. He saw her giving him orders and writing a plan down.
"So what I need you to do is get close to them. Find out what their weaknesses are, besides the cinoxate. You should have no trouble; just make friends with the young girl, the mind reader." He nodded. "In the meantime, I'll plan the revolution."
"Revolution?" He asked.
"Yes. I've decided that if I can make this many supers, why can't I make the whole world super? We'll make a new race of powered people, and they will do whatever I say. If you help me, you can have power, too. Just think, the entire world, all those supers, bowing down to you, giving you anything you could ever want." She tempted him.
"Um, well, yea, that would be great, but," He stammered.
"Well, I don't know…"
"Do you want power or not? If not, you can be one of them and do whatever I say."
"No ma'am, I'll help. I'll do it." He said nervously, unsure if he had done the right thing. He left the room. George ran back to Jim's house.
"Jim!" He yelled as he burst through the door. "Jim! Guess what?"
"What?" Jim asked slowly.
"So I listened in on those criminals, and that Helen Burton wants to get rid of you, then make the whole world super!" George explained what he had heard.
"I can't believe this…" Jim sighed. "If everyone's super, there's no telling what could happen! Everyone could just kill each other!"
"Who would kill each other?" Stephanie said curiously as she walked in the room.
"Helen Burton's planning to turn everyone super." Jim explained to her. Stephanie paused.
"What do you mean everyone?"
"I mean everyone. The whole world." Jim replied. Stephanie froze, unable to comprehend what was going on.
"But, she can't! We can't let her!" She said scared.
"We won't we'll find a way to stop her." Jim said, embracing her to comfort her. Jim hoped he could find a way. After all, the odds were not in their favor.
"Also, I kinda heard her tell some young guy to get close to Daphne and then get rid of you guys," George said, breaking apart Jim and Stephanie's hug.
"He what? Wow, that doesn't sound familiar at all." Jim said.
"What do you mean?" Stephanie asked.
"Well, it's just that that's the same thing Joshua was doing at first. Do all the bad guys follow the same procedure? " Jim explained.
"I don't know, but we have to protect Daphne." Stephanie said.
"Well we have to go get her from school, so we'll just tell her then." Jim said.
"But if you do that, that kid might follow you or something. You can't let him see you!" George pointed out.
"That's a good point. I'd ask you to go George, but I guess you were going to stay here and figure all this out with us. Steph, can you call Katie and ask her if she could pick Daphne up?" Jim asked.
"Actually, Katie's still really depressed about Will. I don't want to worry her any more. I hope she's alright. She never usually gets this upset. Maybe we could ask Joshua?" Stephanie suggested. She knew Jim was still a little unsure of him.
"Well, I guess, if we have to. But let him know that she'd better get home safe. Don't forget, J.J.'s going to Natalie's house. He doesn't need a ride home." Jim said, a little nervously.
"Ok. I'll call him." Stephanie pulled out her phone and called him.
"Hello?" He picked up, wondering what she was calling for.
"Hi Joshua. George went to spy on those criminals, and he heard that they're planning to turn everyone in the world super." She informed him.
"Seriously?" He asked, surprised. "So what are we going to do?"
"That's what we're planning right now. Also, they sent some boy to get close to Daphne and get rid of us. Sound familiar?" She jokingly asked.
"Yea, but it would only really be déjà vu if he fell in love with her." He laughed.
"So anyway, we don't want him to see us, so can you get Daphne from school?"
"Sure, no problem. What about J.J.?"
"He's going to a friend's house. Thanks for doing this."
"No problem." They said goodbye and hung up.
"Ok, he's going to go get her." Stephanie said to Jim and George.
"Great…" Jim said in a somewhat sarcastic voice. Stephanie rolled her eyes at his comment.
He walked in the shadows. His boss didn't want him discovered. He had to been unseen, except by Daphne Powell. He approached her just as the lunch bell rang. He walked down the hall slowly. He pretended to be distracted so Daphne would think he bumped into her on accident. He bumped into her, causing her to drop her books and fall.
"Oh, I'm so sorry! I wasn't paying attention." He bent down and held out his hand to help her up. Daphne's eyes met his, and they both froze. Daphne felt something, a strong feeling. It was more intense than with Chris. He looked so sweet, helping her. She thought about how good looking he was. His short brown hair with light streaks flowed down to his ears, where the tips of his hair turned a dirty blonde. His brown eyes shined so brightly. He was beautiful, and, as much as she hated to admit it, he was a lot better looking than Chris.
"It, um, it's okay," She stuttered as she grabbed his hand. He looked at Daphne, this girl he was using to get through to her family, to get rid of them. He felt terrible about this, using her like this. He pushed these feelings to the side quickly. He helped her pick up her books. Daphne held out her hand to shake his.
"I'm Daphne," She said as she shook his hand.
"I'm, uh, Davian." He replied.
"Well, thanks. " She said since he helped her up.
"No problem." The bell rang, signaling the next class. "I guess I'll see you around." He said, smiling big. He walked away and Daphne became so confused, realizing she liked him, but she was dating Chris.
Meanwhile, J.J. was talking to Natalie in class.
"So, I can come over after school?" He asked.
"To study. Just study." She replied. Since they had gotten back together, she hadn't seemed too enthusiastic about it. This disappointed J.J. Class finished and the day was over. J.J. got on the bus with Natalie to go to her house. Joshua waited outside for Daphne. Daphne walked out of the school looking for her mom. Joshua walked up to her.
"Hey Daphne. Your parents were busy so they asked me to come pick you up." He said.
"Oh, ok." She said.
"So how was school?" He asked to make conversation.
"Well, I don't know." She said sadly. They got in the car. "Can I ask you something?" She asked.
"Sure, what is it?"
"How did you know you were in love with Katie?" She asked. Joshua was a little confused at why she had asked this. He didn't quite know how, he just did.
"Well, I don't know. She made me feel special, and I loved everything about her. It's hard to explain. When you find the right one you just know. Why?"
"Well, I met this guy today. I really liked him, but I already have a boyfriend, and I thought I loved him, but I don't know," She explained. Joshua remembered how Stephanie said a boy was trying to get close to Daphne to hurt them. He thought this might be that boy.
"Daphne, I'm not sure you should be around this guy," he said.
"Why not? Because I'm with Chris? I told you, I don't know who I want to be with anymore." She replied sharply.
"No, that's not why. When your mother talked to me today, she said George spied on those criminals. He heard them say they were sending a boy to get close to you and then get rid of your family. I think that might be him," Daphne interrupted him.
"Just because he heard that, doesn't mean it's him!" She angrily stated. "Davian's nice and sweet. He's too nice to hurt anyone!"
"Daphne, we can't take any chances! How can you like him if there's a chance he could hurt you? He could just be using you to get to your family!"
"That's ironic, coming from you."
"What do you mean?" He then realized exactly what she meant.
"Isn't that exactly what you did to Katie?" Daphne asked rhetorically. They both became silent. Joshua realized it was the same thing and he didn't know what to say.
"Yes, it is, but I fell in love with her." He said.
"So how do you know the same thing won't happen with him?" Daphne asked.
"I don't know," He paused. "I just would feel better if you didn't hang around him until we get this problem with all the supers resolved." Daphne looked sad. "Besides, you have Chris!"
"Yea, I guess…" They arrived at her house and she looked like she was about to cry.
"Daphne," She started crying. Not just because she couldn't be with Davian, but because she realized Joshua was probably right, and that Davian would just put her and her family in danger. But they already were in danger. All the stress and everything else she was going through were just too much. Joshua hugged her, trying to comfort her.
"It's okay, Daphne. We're going to stop those supers. And don't worry about that boy. Chris loves you and I'm sure he's a lot better for you than that other boy." Joshua didn't know exactly what to say. He was confused on exactly where he and Daphne stood in terms of friendship. He thought she forgave him for what happened with Katie.
"I know, I just wish we could go back to when everything was simple. Before we had powers, before all this drama started." Daphne said.
"But Daphne, these powers were given to you for a reason. I'm sure once we defeat the criminals, everything will get better."
"Easy for you to say. You're not a high school outcast…"
"You're not an outcast!" Joshua tried to convince her. "You're smart and pretty and you have super powers. Those other kids have nothing on you."
"But these powers, they make it so hard." She sat up and looked at him. "I feel like I can't trust anyone, that they might just be another super out to get my family…"
"You can trust me." Joshua said. Daphne smiled. "I know how hard it is to have powers and still be in high school. I was, too. I've had my powers ever since I was six. I went through almost the same thing. I know it's hard, but I promise it'll get better." Daphne wiped away a tear and tried to calm down. They got out of the car and went inside. They walked in the door and Daphne threw her backpack down on the floor.
"Daphne, were you crying? What's wrong?" Jim asked as he saw that her face was red with tears. He looked at Joshua out of habit. "What did you do?!" He asked angrily.
"Nothing, I," He started before Jim cut him off.
"I told you we shouldn't have called him." He said to Stephanie. He started to say something but Daphne interrupted him.
"He didn't do anything!" She yelled. The room went silent. "He actually cheered me up. I was upset because I found out about that guy who was trying to get close to me and hurt us."
"Oh," Jim paused. "Well, sorry Joshua. You're probably getting sick of me blaming you," He joked. He still felt unsure.
"It's okay. I understand why you do. I guess it's just one of those things I can't make up for." Joshua said, trying to sound humorous even though he felt guilty.
"So anyway, I think we should probably figure out what we're going to do. Could you call Katie and ask her to come over? We all have to figure out how we're going to go about defeating these criminals." Stephanie said.
"Sure," Joshua called Katie. It rang and rang but there was no answer. He called a second time, but still no response. "I wonder where she is," He said curiously to everyone. "I could go and get her if you want."
"Sure, just hurry back." Jim said. Joshua headed to the car.
Meanwhile at Katie's house…
Katie was lying on the couch when the phone rang.
"Hello?" The caller ID was restricted.
"Listen carefully." An ominous voice eerily whispered. "I have a proposition for you. You want to see your son again, don't you?" Katie froze, shocked. She realized it must have been one of the supers.
"Y-yes, please," She stammered.
"Then do as I say. I believe you're close to the Powells, correct?"
"Well, my boss is sick of them. I'm going to get what I need out of them and dispose of them. I need you to bring them to me."
"What? No way!" Katie yelled.
"Oh, I thought you cared about your son." Katie froze. "If you want to see your son again, bring me the Powells. If not, well, I think you know how this ends for your baby." They hung up, leaving Katie about to cry. She fell onto the couch and realized how bad this was. She began to cry. Meanwhile, Joshua was coming back for her. He walked in the door and saw her crying.
"Katie?" He ran to her. "Katie, what's wrong?" He asked worriedly. He wrapped his arms around her to comfort her. Katie could barely break through her tears to explain.
"I got a call today. It was one of the supers." Joshua got worried when she said it was a super. "He said if we ever want to see Will again, we have to bring the Powells to him. He's going to kill them! And if we don't, he'll kill Will!" She fell into his arms and cried even harder.
"I can't believe this…" Joshua said surprised. "Well we can't let them hurt the Powells,"
"But what about Will? If we don't, they'll kill him!"
"Don't worry, we'll figure something out. Will's going to be okay." He held Katie gently in his arms. He was so confused. He loved Will, but he cared a lot about the Powells. Besides, he promised he wouldn't hurt them again. Katie continued to cry. Joshua lifted her head and tried to console her. "It's okay. Everyone's going to be alright. You know I wouldn't let anyone hurt you or Will, and I'm not going to just give the Powells to them. I love you," He kissed her gently and hugged her.
"I love you, too, but I just don't know what we're going to do," She rested her head on his shoulder while tears streaked down her face. She stayed in his embrace for a while. Joshua slowly let go.
"I came back so I could bring you to the Powell's house. They want everyone there so we can talk about what we're going to do." He informed her.
"Why do you need me? I don't have any powers. It's not like you need me." Katie said sadly. Joshua held her hand.
"Katie, we do need you. I need you. You can still help without powers." She smiled. They got up and went to the car. They got back to the Powell's house and walked in. Katie was still crying a little.
"Why do you always show up with someone who's crying?" George laughed.
"I know. It seems like it, doesn't it?" He laughed a little. "But this is serious. Katie, do you want me to tell them?" Joshua asked.
"No, it's okay. I'll tell them." She wiped away a tear and sat down. "So I got a call today, and it was from one of the supers. They told me that if I ever wanted to see Will again, that would have to bring all of you to him. He said he was going to destroy you…" She cried a little more. Joshua held her.
"They what?!" Stephanie blurted out in shock. Jim looked at Katie wide eyed in confusion. Daphne just sat there, unworried, knowing there's no way either Katie or Joshua would give them up easily.
"Well, what are we going to do?" J.J. asked.
"I don't know. I love Will, but I love all of you, too. I can't lose any of you! I don't know what to do! If we try to attack them, they'll just kill Will!" Katie said sadly.
"This is terrible…" Stephanie said. They all went on talking. Meanwhile, Daphne sat there, wondering why Joshua hadn't said anything after a while. She read his mind to see what he thought about all this.
"What are we going to do? I care about the Powells, they mean a lot to me. Besides, I promised them I wouldn't ever hurt them. But I love Will, he's my son… We might have to turn them in… I don't want to, but if it's the only thing that can save Will…" Daphne jumped up in shock. "Can I talk to you?" Before he could answer, she grabbed his hand and pulled him into another room. She hit him lightly on his arm.
"What are you thinking?!" She yelled at him. He laughed a little bit.
"You're the mind reader, you tell me!" He replied jokingly.
"I'm serious! How could you even think of giving us to the supers?!" Joshua sighed, knowing she heard his thoughts.
"Daphne, I don't want to. I was just wondering what we should do. I wouldn't actually hurt you like that."
"Yea, sure. That's why you were considering it when I read your mind. How can I trust you if you're thinking like that?"
"At least you can read my mind. I'm not blocking you anymore." Daphne realized it was true, but she didn't care. "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have even considered it. Trust me, I won't turn you in to them. I promise." Daphne rolled her eyes.
"Fine. But don't even think about it anymore." She angrily joked with him. They went back into the living room.
"Anyway, why don't we just attack them when they least expect it? We can beat them if we work together!" Stephanie said.
"But they'll kill Will on the spot if we attack them!" Joshua reminded her.
"Not if we pretend we'll go with them." Jim said. "We should just act like we'll go with them, and then attack them! They won't expect it, so that would be best."
"Okay, but how will we beat them?" Daphne asked. "Our powers alone can't stop them."
"No, but we can devise a plan to stop them." Suddenly, the door burst open. In came Davian along with three men. Everyone jumped up.
"Davian?" Daphne said, surprised.
"Hey, Daphne. I'm sorry I have to do this. Get them, fast." He ordered the other three men.
"What are you…?" Daphne started. Before she could finish, the three men ran at super speed and tied their hands behind their backs "Davian! Please stop!" Daphne yelled.
"Sorry Daph, I can't." They were all dragged one by one into a black van.
Meanwhile at Natalie's house…
Natalie barely said a word to J.J. since he got to her house. They only exchanged occasional glances and talked shortly about schoolwork.
"Natalie, we need to talk." J.J. said. Natalie looked up at him, confused. "You don't seem happy about us dating. You only want to talk about school, and you don't seem happy around me."
"J.J., I like you, it's just that I need to focus on school. I don't think it will work out right now. Maybe when we're out of school we could try again. J.J. froze, unable to process his emotions. They sat there, silent. Suddenly, Davian and the same three men busted through the door. They grabbed J.J. and Natalie with super speed and tied their hands behind their backs.
"What's going on? And how did you run so fast?" Natalie asked, unaware of supers.
"Why are you taking her? She has nothing to do with this! Let her go and just take me! She doesn't know anything, I swear!" J.J. pleaded.
"What do you mean? What don't I know?" Natalie asked. J.J. couldn't tell her, so he kept quiet. They threw them in the van and took off for Global Tech.
At Global Tech…
Everyone was sitting in the shredded lobby of Global Tech.
"Now, I didn't get what I wanted from you, Katie. I put my trust in you and you failed to deliver what I needed." Helen Burton said as she paced around all of them.
"I couldn't! I would never turn them in! They're my family!" Katie yelled angrily at her.
"What are any of you even talking about?! Why are we even here?" Natalie asked in confusion. She turned to J.J.
"I'm sorry Natalie, I can't tell you," J.J. said apologetically. Natalie just rolled her eyes.
"Ah, so you don't know about any of this, do you girl?" Helen said as she stood in front of Natalie. "Well, you don't need to know anyway. I'm sick of you all getting in my way. Katie, I'm going to give you one more chance. I believe I have something you want." Davian walked into the room carrying Will.
"Will!" Katie yelled worriedly.
"You can have him back. All you need to do is give up. You're not a threat to me since you don't have powers. You can have him if you leave with only him. I'll take care of everyone else." Katie froze. She couldn't let any of them get hurt.
"What do you mean, 'no'?"
"I won't do it! The Powells are my family! I'm not leaving without everyone else!"
"Ok, well then I guess the baby had a short life." She pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.
"You wouldn't shoot a baby," Stephanie said.
"I don't care much for children." She pulled the trigger.
"No!" Katie screamed. The bullet suddenly paused in mid-air. They all realized Joshua was using his powers to hold the bullet back.
"How can you even think about hurting a baby like that?" Joshua asked angrily. "Nobody will hurt him while I'm here to stop it."
"Then I guess we'll just have to get rid of you." She tried to shoot him but he used his powers to pause the bullet again.
"It's not going to work." Joshua said.
"Fine, but you, or anyone else for else for that matter, will not stop me." Helen replied sharply.
"What do you want with us?" Natalie asked. She was in shock from seeing everyone using powers, but held back her questions.
"Well, I want nothing from you." She said to Natalie. "However, I'm quite sick of these Powells. I know they've been taking out my supers, and I don't like it. Besides, with what I have planned, they would only get in the way." Natalie sat frozen in confusion.
"You won't get away with this. We will beat you no matter what." Jim said angrily. Helen just laughed slightly and shook her head. Jim couldn't take it anymore. He used immense strength to break free of the rope holding him. He grabbed Helen and threw her against the wall. He untied Stephanie and she used super speed to untie everyone. Natalie stood frozen from shock. Helen rose back up.
"Get them." She said to her minions. They grabbed them. Jim punched one, knocking him out. He pushed another to the ground, injuring him. Stephanie ran with super speed and snatched Will from Davian's arms. She ran him back to Katie.
"Take him, fast. Go hide with Joshua. Don't let them find you. We can't let them take Will again." Stephanie ordered quickly. Katie nodded and motioned for Joshua to follow. They ran toward another room.
"Hey! Give me back that baby!" Davian yelled. Jim grabbed him and lifted him off the ground.
"How could you? You're just a young man; you're ruining your future! I know what you were trying to do to Daphne. I can't believe you!" Jim yelled at him. He threw him across the room.
"Daphne, please," He said quietly. Daphne looked at him with a tear in her eye. She shook her head, showing her disappointment. She turned away from him, not wanting to face him.
"You may have taken them out, but I have many more supers." All the rest of the supers emerged from other rooms, broke in through the windows, and seemed to appear everywhere. There were more than just those criminals. There were hundreds upon hundreds of supers coming at them. They chased Katie and Joshua back into the room, Will crying hard in Katie's arms.
"Where are they all coming from?" Daphne asked, worried. "There are more than we thought!"
"Run!" J.J. screamed. He grabbed Natalie's hand and, along with everyone else, ran. They came to a dead end. "Now what?"
"I don't know!" Daphne screamed. All the supers came slowly toward them. Suddenly, an idea popped into Joshua's head. He ran over to Daphne.
"Daphne! I have an idea. We can both control them, so we can make them stop attacking us! We can both use our powers on them at the same time!" He waited for her approval.
"But, I've only ever used my powers on one person at a time! I've never tried it on this many people! I don't even know if I can control more than one!"
"You never tried because you never had to! I'll take one half, you take the other. You can do this Daphne, I believe in you." He patted her shoulder and took a step back. They both took a deep breath. Daphne found it hard, but she concentrated enough to connect to half of the supers minds. Joshua did the same.
"You don't want to hurt us. You're going to stop and leave us alone." They both said simultaneously. The supers stopped dead in their tracks.
"That should hold them over for a while. Since they have powers, they might be able to overpower our control." Joshua stated. "In the meantime, we have to figure out how we're going to defeat them all."
"The antidote," Katie mumbled.
"Katie, I said before that we can't just inject them all. Besides, the antidote isn't permanent." Stephanie reminded her.
"But maybe the antidote works the same as the trillsettum! Maybe if the criminals are scared, the antidote will be permanent!" Katie suggested.
"I can't believe I never thought of that!" Stephanie said. "That's a great idea! We can't just put them on another plane, but if we can get them scared somehow, maybe that will work!"
"But how are we going to scare them?" Daphne asked. "Maybe a fire?"
"Well, I don't think we should do anything that's actually dangerous. Just something they think is."
"I have an idea!" J.J. blurted out. "We don't even have to scare them!" Everyone was confused. "For the hippocampus receptors to fully absorb the antidote, you don't need to be scared, you just need adrenaline. Even though you get adrenaline when scared, you could just use prescription adrenaline and mix it with the antidote! Then spray the supers with it so they breathe it in! That would make its effects permanent!"
"J.J., you're brilliant!" Stephanie exclaimed. "But how are we going to get the prescription adrenaline? You need a doctor's prescription."
"I can get it. I'll just control the guy and tell him to give me some. How much do we need?" Daphne asked.
"Well, if we're going to spray it across all of them, about a gallon. I'll mix up some more of the antidote." Stephanie said. She motioned for Katie to follow her to the lab. They would have to make do with what was left after the damage.
"Ok, Daphne, you go get the adrenaline. Joshua, stay here in case those supers need controlled again." Jim ordered. Both of them nodded. George stood by Jim's side, unsure how to help.
Daphne and J.J. were talking downstairs.
"I can't believe you came up with all that! How did you know that would work?" Daphne asked.
"I just realized it. When you take into effect how the epinephrine boosts the effects of the trillsettum to the hippocampus receptors, it's really not that hard to," Daphne interrupted him.
"Ok! I get it! You can stop your genius talk!" She laughed. "So how do you plan to get that serum into the supers?"
"I was thinking we could spray it so they inhale it. We just need a can big enough to hold all the serum. That shouldn't be too hard to find."
"Okay. What are we going to do with them once their powers are gone?" Daphne asked.
"I don't know, call the cops?"
"And tell them what? That we defeated some super powered people and left them ready for arrest?" Daphne laughed.
"Yea, we'll do that." J.J. laughed with her. They were still laughing when Jim walked over.
"Wow, I'm really impressed by both of you." J.J. and Daphne looked confused. "J.J., that solution you came up with was amazing. And Daphne, you really got us out of a mess by controlling all those supers. I'm so proud of both of you." Jim hugged both of them. "But we can't forget that this isn't over yet. When those supers remember what they're here for, we'd better be ready with a plan."
"I know. I'll go get the adrenaline. Can Joshua hold them off with his powers for that long?" Daphne questioned.
"I don't know, but you'd better hurry there and back. Good luck." Jim hugged her and sent her on her way.
Natalie quickly walked up to J.J.
"Okay J.J., I want to know what's going on, and I want the truth." She said angrily. J.J. held her hand and slowly spoke to her.
"Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy, but you have to believe me on all of this. Do you remember that plane crash I told you about?" She nodded. "Well, I know this is hard to believe, but it gave my family super powers." Natalie gasped and looked at him strangely. "All those people are supers who want to get rid of us so they can get on with their plans. I'm sorry I kept this from you, but I had to. I couldn't tell anyone." He apologized. Natalie froze, silent for a minute.
"Are you serious?!" J.J. nodded. "Oh my God… Is that why you're so smart?" She asked.
"Yea. My dad's super strong, my mom is fast, and my sister is telepathic." He explained.
"Wow, this is a lot to take in…" She said in shock.
"I'll finish explaining when all of this is over. Until then, just stay with me." He hugged her amorously, glad she finally knew the truth. Meanwhile, Katie and Stephanie worked on the antidote.
"So, this will be completely permanent? Even if it's injected?" Katie asked.
"Well, assuming J.J.'s right, it will be. But when is J.J. ever wrong?" She laughed. "I can't believe I never thought of this."
"I know. It sure would have been useful." Katie replied.
"What do you mean?" Stephanie asked, confused.
"Well, I don't know. I guess we could have used it on Joshua. But, then again, it wouldn't have made much difference."
"Katie, do you still want Joshua to lose his powers?"
"I don't know. I like them at times, and they come in handy a lot. But he always says about how he wants to be normal."
"Well, you should ask him if he still wants to be cured. With all of these supers, his powers do help a lot. Make sure he knows there's no going back if this works." Katie nodded. They went back to making copies of the antidote.
Daphne at the drugstore…
Daphne walked into the drugstore, glad to find they were still open. She walked up to the counter.
"Hi, I was just wondering if I could get some of that adrenaline medicine?" She asked.
"Do you have a prescription?" He asked. She shook her head. "Sorry, I can only give you it through a doctor's prescription." He replied. Daphne connected to his mind telepathically.
"Give me a gallon of the prescription adrenaline." She controlled him. He paused for a short moment, and then went on to grab the adrenaline. He handed it to Daphne without a word. "Thanks." She smiled.
Back at Global Tech…
Joshua continued to control the supers, but was having trouble controlling them all at once. Jim saw his frustration.
"Hey, how are you doing with those supers?" He asked.
"Not too well. They're trying to fight back." Joshua responded. His voice cracked in frustration.
"Can you handle them?" Jim began to worry.
"Not much longer. I need Daphne to help again. I can't do this by myself." He began to shake from using his powers hard. He was still a little hurt from what the supers did to him before.
"She should be back soon. Just hang in there," He started to say as Daphne ran in the room.
"I got the adrenaline!" She yelled, running towards them.
"Daphne, please come help me control them!" Joshua yelled. She ran to his side. She handed J.J. the adrenaline.
"You and Dad take this to Mom and Katie. I'll stay here and help control the supers." She ordered. J.J. nodded. Natalie and George left with them. Joshua and Daphne worked on controlling the supers.
"I'm glad you're back. They're so hard to control!" Joshua said, relieved.
"Sorry I took so long. Don't worry, I'll keep helping." They both smiled and continued controlling the supers. Meanwhile, everyone else arrived in the lab.
"Here's the adrenaline, Mom." J.J. handed her the medicine.
"Thanks, J.J." She mixed it in with the antidote they made. The combination smoked for a moment, and they all had a feeling it would work.
"Now we just need something to spray it with," Katie reminded them as she thought. "How about the canisters with oxygen for emergencies?" She suggested.
"They'd work great!" Stephanie replied. She emptied a canister and filled it with the concoction. "Okay, we're ready." She smiled. They all went back to Daphne and Joshua. They had controlled the supers long enough. "Okay, when I'm about to spray this, everyone out of the room unless you plan to lose your powers!" She laughed. Joshua walked over to Katie.
"Katie, can we talk?" He asked quietly.
"Yea, sure." They went into a small room to talk.
"We've tried everything to get rid of my powers. Now we have something that would actually work, something that would make me normal," He started.
"No, no way! You can't be in that room! There's no telling what it will do to you!" She interrupted him.
"Katie, it could make me normal! And if this works, we could use it on Will when we get him back!" He argued.
"You can't be serious! I won't let you put our son or yourself in danger just to be normal!" She shed a tear from fear of losing either of them.
"Katie, listen to me," He wiped the tear from under her eye and caressed her. "I just want to be normal; I want to do it for you. You sometimes have trouble trusting me, and now you wouldn't have to worry. I love you. I just want to make you more comfortable around me."
"Joshua," She looked him in the eye. "I'm comfortable with you with or without your powers. I love you for you. Right now it seems like you would need them. I mean, with the supers and all. I just don't want to take any chances. If something went wrong, if I lost you, I," She choked up at the thought.
"You won't lose me. I promise. Listen, I won't do this now, but if this works on them and they're okay, can I get rid of my powers this way later?" He begged. She sighed.
"Maybe. We can talk about this later." She said, unsure of how she felt about his powers. They quickly kissed and returned to everyone else.
"Okay, I'm going to spray the antidote. Everyone in the other room!" They ran to the other room just as the pulled the trigger. They watched though a window as the room filled with gases.
"Is it working?" Daphne asked.
"I can't tell yet," Stephanie responded, unsure. They heard coughing and gagging coming from the room as the gasses began to recede. They patiently waited for the okay to go in as the gasses cleared.
"Okay, let's go in." Stephanie said nervously. They all slowly crept into the room. Coughs came from every direction.
"What did you do to us?!" A man screamed as he ran toward them. He held out his hand as if to use his powers, but was shocked to find that his powers were gone. "What?" He gasped. He walked away in shock.
"So now what?" George asked. "What are we going to do with all of them?"
"Well, they don't have powers, so the cops can probably handle them now." Jim responded. Just at that moment, dozens of cops ran in.
"Hands up! You're all under arrest!" One of them shouted.
"Hide!" Stephanie warned her family. They all hid in the corner, hoping not to be spotted. As the cops led out the criminals one by one, they anxiously waited. Eventually, the room was empty, and they came out of hiding.
"I can't believe it, we did it! We beat all of the supers! All of them!" Daphne yelled in excitement.
"So now what?" J.J. asked.
"We're done, let's just go home and pretend this never happened." Jim said, glad it was over. Everyone hugged and headed for home.
Later at the Powell's house…
J.J. was sitting on the couch with Natalie.
"So, are you mad at me for not telling you about me?" He asked cautiously.
"Of course not! You were protecting your family!" She hugged him. "Besides, I've been thinking. You protected me so much today, and it made me realize how much you care about me, and how much I care about you." She held his hand. "J.J., I, I love you," She stammered.
"I love you too, Natalie." He kissed her gently, so glad to have her. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. Daphne ran to the door.
"I'll get it!" She yelled. She was surprised to see Chris standing in front of her. "Chris, what are you doing here?" She asked curiously.
"What, I can't visit my favorite girl?" He kissed her cheek and came inside. "So, I saw you with the new guy in the hall." He said emotionless. Daphne became nervous when she heard this.
"Oh, yea. He's nice, I guess, but not as great as you." She said, reassuring him. "I've been through a lot today, and I think it made me realize just how much I love you." She hugged him.
"What made you realize that? I thought you already did." He said curiously.
"Well, I did, but I guess it took almost losing my life for me to really think about it." He tilted his head at her, wondering what she was talking about. "Don't worry, I'll explain later." She smiled. "Besides, I took some advice from a friend. When you find the right one, you just know." She kissed him, knowing he was the one.
Meanwhile at Katie's house…
Katie was holding Will, elated that she had him back in her arms again.
"Don't you ever scare me again, Will. I don't want to lose you!" She smiled at him. She loved when he giggled. She loved being with him. She found him amazing. She looked into his eyes and saw another her, another Joshua in him. She gently set Will in his crib. She turned around and jumped when she saw Joshua standing in the doorway.
"Don't scare me like that!" She exclaimed, laughing. They walked into the living room and sat together on the couch.
"I thought it was cute how you were talking to Will like that. You're an amazing mother." He smiled at her.
"No I'm not. A good mother wouldn't lose her baby." She said sadly. Joshua held her hand.
"Katie, that wasn't you're fault. You care so much about him. You could barely handle having him gone! That just shows how much you love him."
"Yea, I guess so." She smiled. "So, I guess we were gonna talk about your powers?" She assumed.
"Yea, if you want to." He smiled at her. "Listen Katie, I just want to be normal. For you, to show you I love you and that you can trust me. You have trouble trusting me a lot, and I just want you to know that I would never hurt you." Katie wrapped her arms around him and kissed him.
"Joshua, I don't need you to get rid of your powers to prove that you love me! I love you for you, and I do trust you! I know you would never hurt me! If you're only getting rid of your powers because of me, then please don't. Only do this if you're sure this is something you want." Katie advised him.
"Well, I mean, I want to be normal, but maybe it would be best if I kept my powers for now, with all these supers…" Joshua said, unsure of his feelings.
"But Joshua, having these powers doesn't mean you're not normal, it just means you're special! Besides, if you're not using your powers, what does it matter?" She pointed out. "And with or without you're powers, you're not normal to me. You're special. You're different than any guy I've ever met. And that's why I love you." She leaned in slowly and kissed him. Joshua then knew that no matter what happened, she would still love him.
Everyone seemed happy. Everything was perfect. Or was it? Little did they know that Helen Burton had much more in store for them.