It had been a while since Violet took a car to school. It wasn't like she wasn't used to flying by now, but it just felt… weird. "Are you okay?" Flame asked.
Violet looked up from the dashboard. "Oh, yeah I'm fine. I'm just thinking about some things. I'll be fine." She said leaning back in her seat.
Flame looked a little saddened. Violet was like a sister to her. "If you want I could catch him after school and beat him up for you?" She offered.
Violet thought about it for a second, but then shook her head. "No, it's okay. It's not his fault, it's mine. I'll just have to deal with it and hope it won't be too late after the Ball." She wondered how Wilbur and Megumi were getting along. Megumi, at the thought of her name infuriated her to no end. She wanted to break that girl's teeth in.
"Well I can beat up the girl if you want?" Flame offered again.
Violet had never been so tempted in her life. "No, if anyone is going to beat her to a pulp it's going to be me." Violet mumbled.
Flame looked surprised. "Wow, I didn't take you for the violent type. You sound like mom when dad's in trouble."
Violet thought for a moment. She sounded like Sybille with Dash was in trouble, and Sybille sounded like her mother when her dad was in trouble. So if she sounded like this when she was mad about Wilbur then… she shook her head. The quicker she dismissed the thought the better. Just in case the worst happened.
"Yeah well… Wilbur makes his own choices." Violet said bitterly. "How's it going with the pizza guy?"
Flame looked at the backseat towards Emely. "You told!"
"I didn't tell everything." Emely said shrugging her shoulder.
"I told you not to tell ANYTHING!" Flame said making sure to keep her eyes on the road.
"At least I didn't tell her he slapped your butt."
"He slapped your butt?" Violet asked smirking.
"And she liked it, she was blushing and everything." Emely teased.
"I did NOT! He's a pervert and-"
"Well you do take after mom, so I guess it isn't surprising you have a bit butt and-"
"Shut up!" Flame said silencing them both. "We're not talking about this anymore! In fact no more talking in the car period!"
They sat in silence the rest of the ride and simply rode to the school. Once the car landed Flame got out and turned towards the others. "As far as I'm concerned that jerk doesn't even exist!"
"Sup bubble butt." Flame turned around and glared at Champ who was smirking. "Who's the raven haired chick?"
Violet waved. "I'm Violet."
"Yeah, you're that chick that's always hanging out with Robinson." He said. Violet looked towards the ground and he seemed to know he said something wrong. "Again, nicer then Flame." At least that made her chuckle.
Flame walked up towards him. "Look, I'm not going to tell you again, GET LOST."
He smiled. "Aw, you still made at me for yesterday? Let me make it up to you." He grabbed her bag and then backed away. "Carry your books for you?"
She grunted and then lunged to get her bag back, but he held it up in the air. "Give it back!" She demanded.
She jumped up but he kept pulling it out of her reach. "Tell you what, I'll give it back if you give me a kiss." He said pointing to his cheek. "Just a peck."
She rolled her eyes. "What are you, in the freaking fourth grade!" She said pushing him. "Just give it back."
He laughed. "Sorry doll, I just can't help it. You look all cute when you're riled up." She blushed. She was in high school! She was supposed to be either hot or sexy, not cute!
He held her bag up. "Someone's got a wicked tongue. Guess you don't want this back." She lunged at him again but he turned and ran with her bag in hand. "Relax, we're in first period together anyway. Just think of it as me carrying you're books to class."
Flame heard snickering behind her and looked back at Violet and M. She stared them both down. "It's not funny!" She took off after him. She was going to beat him into a pulp!
As the two younger Parr girls watched her run off they heard a screeching behind them. "A little lighter on the brakes there ace?" Violet balled her fist up.
"I couldn't help it. I was distracted." Wilbur said smirking.
"Keep those eyes up hotshot." Megumi joked.
The moment Wilbur saw Violet he looked like he'd been hit with a truck. "Violet?"
She was silent for a few seconds. "So, you and Megumi ride to school together now?"
"Well, yeah. I mean you stopped coming so I just guessed you didn't want to come with me anymore." He said almost confused.
She frowned. "Well you were right." Wilbur felt like she was trying to hurt him just now.
He got off his bike and locked it. "Hey, I'm going to go to class with Vi, see you there?" He asked Megumi.
She nodded. "See you later." She kissed Wilbur on the cheek surprising him and disgusting Violet. "I'll probably be late to class, they're having us do rehearsal for the pep rally today."
Wilbur walked up beside Violet and Emely took it as her cue to leave. "How is dating Megumi?" Violet asked bitterly.
"Dating? We're just going to the ball together."
"Doesn't look like it."
"The kiss? Megumi is just friendly."
Violet huffed. "That's awfully friendly for one date."
Wilbur looked confused. "It was just one kiss. I mean it's not like we're hooking up or anything."
"Does SHE know that?" Violet asked. "She likes you Wilbur, and I don't think it's fair if you string her along like…" She wanted to say like he did her.
"I'm not stringing her along. I'm just taking her to the ball." Wilbur said in his defense.
"Whatever." Violet mumbled.
Wilbur felt like he was walking on thin ice. She was mad at him and he had no idea why. "Okay, so how are things with the foreign kid going?" He asked.
She frowned. "I… decided not to ask him."
Wilbur wanted to go jump off a building. "That's… unfortunate."
"Tell me about it."
"Something about this situation says you want to tell me something. Are you mad at me or something Vi?"
She wanted nothing more than to tell him everything. That she was sorry for teasing him, that she wanted to ask him to the ball, that she liked him. But that wouldn't have been fair, not while he was with Megumi. It'd be making him choose, and she didn't want to do that. At least not now.
"No. I'm just… Don't worry about it Wilbur."
He looked curiously. "Wait a second… are you… you know?"
"What?" She asked curiously.
"Like that thing that happens."
"The monthly thing, that goes at the end of every sentence?" He asked hoping he wouldn't be slapped.
She looked at him for a few moments and then covered her mouth stifling a laugh. "Wilbur, I'm not on THAT." Even now he could make her laugh. "Am I that bad when I am?"
He let out a sigh of relief. "No, but I was afraid you were going to start. Good to know though." He said as they stopped in front of their classroom. "So, are we okay?"
"It's fine Wilbur."
"Good. I hate it when you're mad at me."
They walked inside and took their seats. Megumi sat behind them, Pete sat beside them, just like they always had. But it seemed a lot more tense for some reason.
Someone was following him, that was for sure. Ever since he was attacked at the skate park he'd been trying to keep a low profile, but it seemed that Jake was never going to shake whoever, or whatever was after him.
That didn't mean he wouldn't try.
He looked over his shoulder to see what super was on his tail now. It wasn't the mean looking girl from last time. This time it was a blonde man. No wait, now that he looked closer he could see two blonde men. Although one was fairly taller than the other.
He had to somehow get away from them. He had to escape. He walked over into nearby store and headed for the bathroom. He could sneak out of the window. Before he could even get to the bathroom he felt a hand grab his shoulder. "Son, you need to come with us."
Jake began sweating. He'd never been caught before. He was in a public place, what was he supposed to do. He looked around. It was empty but it was full of cameras. The shorter man lifted his hand and spoke into an earpiece. "We've got him. Shut the cameras down."
Now he knew what to do. His tongue shot out and nearly hit the larger man right in his head, but he ducked. He backed up. "Whoa, wait a second son, we need you to-"
"I'm not coming with you! Just leave me alone!" The cashier took this time to run out. Good, no one would believe him anyway.
He shot a wade of slim at the shorter man. With speed Jake had never seen the man dodged it and ran right in front of him. "We're not here to hurt you." Dash assured. "We're here to help."
"Not interested. Just leave me alone."
"We can't do that." Bob said.
"I don't know who you are what you want with me, but I'm not about to be someone's lab rat." He said shooting another wade of slim. Dash moved aside and Bob got hit in the eyes.
"Hey!" Bob shouted trying to pull the slime off his face.
Dash turned back to the boy and placed his hands on his shoulder. "Listen to me Jake. We're not clones, we're not scientist. We only tracked you down to make sure you're okay."
"Why should I believe you?"
"If you won't listen to me, maybe you'll listen to him."
The boy looked around Dash and saw a man walking in the store. "Dad?" He backed up ready to run. "What are you doing here?"
"I'm here to talk to you son. You need to let these people help." He walked past Dash and placed his hands on Jake's shoulders.
"No way. I'm not going."
"Listen to me, I'm sorry. You got your powers at a very awkward time for a normal teen, much less a super. I panicked. I didn't know what to do without your mother here." He admitted. "But these people can help you. A lot more then I can. Not that I won't try."
Jake seemed hesitant. "No experiments and no test right?"
"Not if you don't want to." Dash said.
"And no more hiding anymore?" He asked his dad.
He looked up and began rubbing his arm. "Okay." He pulled his hood and sleeves down and revealed his green skin and a few warts on his arms. "I don't exactly look super do I?" He asked.
"I've seen worst." Dash said smiling.
Bob walked up behind them. "I'm glad this all worked out son, but could someone get this slim off my face?"
Violet watched from afar as Meg made her way towards Wilbur. They were riding home together again. Emely could see the bitter look in her eyes. "Are you okay?"
The raven haired girl looked down surprised. "Oh, yeah, I'm fine." She said.
"You know, Wilbur does like you." Emely said hoping it would cheer her up.
Violet stared at her. "How do you know?"
"I can't say…"
"Did you read his mind?" Violet asked, slightly hoping the answer was yes.
She shook her head. "I can't say anything. It would be breaking a promise, and dad says never to break a promise between friends."
Violet sighed and rolled her eyes. "It's okay Emely, I won't make you break a promise. How is the whole date thing going?"
Emely smiled and held out her hands. "I got three love letters in my locker. They all want to go to the dance with me."
"Did you decide who you're going with?"
She shook her head. "Their all really nice and I just can't decide. Plus is I choose one then the others get disappointed. I just wanted one boy to ask me out."
"Not as easy as you thought huh?"
"Not even close." She looked at her watch and the frowned. "Where's Flame?"
"I think she had to go after class for something."
Emely smiled. "Or maybe she's hanging out with her boyfriend."
Violet smiled. "Champ really seems to like her for some reason. I mean, it's not like Flame is bad, but she snaps at him all the time and he keeps trying to win her over."
"He thinks she's special." Violet raised her eyebrow at Emely who shrugged. "I didn't promise anything about telling what Champ thinks. He really does like her though."
"I just hope he doesn't get himself killed."
"I hope not. I like Champ. Mom even said I could ride home with him if I wanted. She knows his mom."
Violet looked curious. "How?"
"They went mountain climbing together."
"So wait, have Flame and Champ met before?" Emely giggled. "What?"
"I shouldn't say."
"If they met before?"
"No, they had a play date one time but they were babies. I'm talking about something else."
Emely giggled again. "I really can't say."
Violet smiled. "Now you have to tell me."
"It's about Champ's REAL name." Violet looked surprised. She thought champ was his real name. She smiled.
"So what is it?"
Flame packed her things in her locker. The one good thing about being a senior was aside from the thesis project, there wasn't much work. The teacher's simply wanted to get them out of their as soon as possible. She closed the locker shut.
"Hey hot stuff." She jumped, turned around, and back up against her locker. Champ was smiling at her. "Scared you didn't I?
She glared at him and then punched him in the arm. "You Jerk!"
He grabbed his arm. "Ow, damn girl you hit pretty hard. You box?" He asked.
"Yes actually! Now unless you want another taste of it you'll get out of my face!"
"Maybe I don't want to get out of your face. It's so pretty after all."
"You have about five second before I kick you in the family jewels."
He chuckled. "Look, I know we got off on the wrong foot, but I really think you're cool, you know?"
"Whatever." She said rolling her eyes. "You're trying to woo me like every other girl."
He frowned. "No seriously, look. Out of all the senior girls, you are the most attractive, smart, level headed girl in the whole class." Flame let a small smiled show. He could see her blushing and smiled. "You're face looks even better with a smile."
She blushed deeper and punched him lightly. "Stop it, you flirt."
He lifted her chin with his hand. "So what do you say? One date, and if it goes well you let me take you to the Robinson ball? I can pick you up tomorrow at noon."
She laughed nervously. "Um, yeah sure."
"Thanks, you won't regret it." He leaned down and kissed her on the lips.
Flame thought for a second. "I totally forgot about Vi and Emely, their still waiting outside so I have to go."
"We're definitely on for tomorrow right?"
She nodded and then kissed him on the cheek. She turned around to walk off. "OW!" She jumped forward and then turned around grabbing her butt. "Champ! Uh, that hurt." She said rubbing her stinging butt.
"Sorry, it's just such a tempting target." He said smirking. "Think of it as my own special way of saying goodbye to you."
She glared at him and stuck her tongue out. "You're such a pig." She left down the hall leaving him.
He looked after her smiling when suddenly his phone began ringing. He picked it up. "Hello…? For god's sake Aunty I will pick up milk on the way home!" Why the hell did they always need milk?
Bob walked inside the house as the short pale women led him inside. "I'm actually glad you stopped by. He's getting at that age where he's a little restless and his father is the only one who can really help. He works a lot though." The woman said as she led him upstairs.
"It's no problem ma'am."
"I'm just happy he's going to get some guidance from someone else like him. He takes after his father so things get a bit heated." She knocked on the door. "Connor, please open up."
"It's open!" A voice shouted back. The woman opened the door and Bob followed her in. Sitting in the middle of the room lifting bar bells was a young man, about eighteen or so. He had incredibly pale skin and fiery red hair.
"You have a visitor."
Connor put the weights down and then wiped his forehead off with a towel. "Aye, so whose this then mum?" He said in a thick Irish accent.
"This is Mr. Bob Parr. He came to talk to you about you're gifts."
"He's a super then?"
"One of the best. This man was Mr. Incredible."
"Nice to meet you Connor." Bob said holding his hand out.
The boy smiled and shook his hand firmly. "It's an honor. Me mum and dad used to put me to bed telling me stories about the Incredible and all their wild adventures."
"Well, it's been a while since we've had any of those wild adventures. I'm just Bob now."
"Aw, that ain't true. Most people forgot, but me, never. You're my hero, the one and only Mr. Incredible. Ain't a super on the planet I looked up to more then you sir."
Bob smiled. "That's nice to hear. I wish I was here to just sit and chat but unfortunately I've got a bit of grim news."
Bob looked at Connor and his mother. "You see, we think someone is attacking and abducting the supers. Mostly younger kids. A boy was attacked but thankfully got away, and a few months ago my own Granddaughter was targeted."
"That's terrible." Connor's mother said in shock. "And you think Connor may be targeted too?"
"Him and a number of others. That's why we're gathering young supers. We're planning on teaching them how to master their powers and defend themselves against this threat."
Connor smiled. "You means the supers are coming out of retirement?" He asked eagerly.
"Well, hopefully it won't come to that. But we want you all to be ready in case the worst happens."
Connor nodded. "You can count me in sir." He'd finally get to go all out.
The ride home was silent. Violet and Emely were trying to hold back a laugh and Flame was sure the little brat had read her mind again. But she'd deal with her later. "So, know anything interesting about Champ?" Emely asked.
Change of plans, she'd deal with her now. "Emely, if you read my mind again then I'm going to-"
"What?" Emely asked. "No, I was talking about something else. Something I think you'd really like to know about Champ." She said temptingly.
Flame looked curiously. "Really? Do tell."
Violet held back her laughter. "Did you know Champ is just his nickname?" Violet asked.
"What? Everyone always called him that so I just thought it was his real name." Flame said surprised.
"You'll never guess what his real name is." Emely said not even trying to stop laughing.
Violet took a few breaths to get a word in. This was just the thing she needed to distract her from Wilbur and Megumi. "Terrance Timothy Tillman Jr."
Flame burst out in laughter. "Are you serious? That's hilarious!" She said still laughing. "How did you find out."
"Mom told me. She said she used to be friends with Mrs. Tillman."
Flame smiled. "I'll have to use that against him tomorrow."
Violet and Emely looked at each other. "Tomorrow? Tomorrow is Saturday, there's no school tomorrow." Violet said.
"I meant Monday." Flame corrected.
"No you didn't." Emely said suspiciously. "You're going to see him tomorrow! You're going on a date!"
"I am not!"
"You are!" Emely said jumping up and down in her seat. "I knew it, I knew you liked him!"
Violet was trying to hold back a laugh. "Both of you, SHUT UP!" The heat in the car went up two degrees. "You don't talk about this, and you don't tell dad! If you do you'll find out firsthand what a marshmallow feels like!"
Violet and Emely nodded their head from the back seat. "Good. Now, let's get home." Flame said now smiling. Violet used to think Flame was as scary as her mom used to be, but she was wrong. Flame was much worst.
Wilbur couldn't believe. It wasn't like he didn't like holding his baby sister, she was his sister after all. But when he held her, she was always trying to shake loose and crawl around, or ended up spitting all over him.
But here Megumi was rocking the girl to sleep. "How do you do that?"
"I have a baby brother." Megumi said smiling. "Well, I guess he's not a baby anymore. He's four now. I used to baby sit all the time though."
Wilbur sighed. "I can't believe the let you off babysitting duty. I like spending time with her and everything but it seems like every time my parents leave I'm on babysitting duty. They never get Uncle Art, Tallulah, or Gramps to do it. Always me."
Meg smiled. "They think you're trustworthy. And besides, the more time you spend with them the more time you train them. My brother lies for me in a heartbeat."
"Cool. I don't think I should be getting her to lie to lie though."
"Depends on who she's lying on or for." Meg said rocking Wilma back and forth. Wilma began to wake but Megumi began humming softly. Wilma cried for a few seconds but dozed back off into slumber.
"Okay, that is just awesome."
Cornelius walked in holding the phone. "Well you need to find her. If she's not at home then she has to be-" He dropped the phone once he looked at them. "Wilbur, who's you're friend?"
"Oh, this is Megumi. She's my date to the Ball." Wilbur explained.
"It's nice to meet you Mr. Robinson." Megumi said smiling.
Cornelius stopped for a second, looked like he was going to say something, but then closed his mouth again. "O-okay, Megumi Tategami right?"
Wilbur raised his eyebrow. "Yeah, how'd you know?"
"I need to talk to you." He grabbed Wilbur by his arm and pulling him out of the room.
Megumi looked curiously. She looked towards the phone and focused. "Sir? Sir, we need to talk to you! What should we do about Megumi? We've located nearly every other supers aside from her."
Megumi stopped listening and looked up at Cornelius. "Mr. Robinson!" He turned around and faced her. He could tell by the fearful look on her face that she knew. "I… please don't."
Cornelius walked over and took Wilma from her hands. He sat next to her. "Wilbur, Take Wilma to your mother and wait in the living room."
"Now, it's important."
Cornelius looked up at Wilbur. "Wilbur, this isn't the time for-"
"I have no idea what is going on here but something is wrong with Megumi and since I'm her friend I want to find out a help. You're not going to leave me in the dark about this stuff anymore. You keep saying I'm going to inherit you're company one day, so just trust me for once." Wilbur demanded.
"Wilbur, this is not the time for your teenage drama-"
"It's not teenage drama! You never let me in on anything."
"This is not the time for this-"
"You didn't even tell me about Violet, and we've been friends for a year and a half."
"What about Violet?"
Wilbur was getting angry. "She's a super!" Once he realized what he said he covered his mouth. Meg was standing right there! How could he have blown her identity like that? Wilma began crying, which was the only sound in the room.
"She's a super?" Megumi asked.
"I'm dead, I'm so dead, she is never going to forgive me." Wilbur said running his hands through his hair.
"Well this is just… terrible." Cornelius said and laid back on the couch. "Okay, everyone sit down and we'll try to sort this whole thing out."
A/N: Hello my peoples. I wanted to get another update in this week. I hope you like the chapter. I wanted to focus on some of the others supers but still make Violet and Wilbur the main point of view. I wanted to make sure to add a scene with Wilbur this chapter since it's been mostly about Violet. And what is Megumi's secret? You probably already know...