The Freedom Five

Halliday Troubles! (Holiday Troubles)

The hustle and bustle of the last minuet shopping for the holiday and the upcoming Halliday as well. Kirt sighs as some old woman gives him the finger as he took the last Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo off the shelf and proceeded to ram her cart into his. Turning to look at her he hands over the toy to her, “/Have/ a /GREAT/ Christmas mam.” he replies sarcastically. She quickly snatches the toy from him like a ravenous dog eating for the first time in days.

Walking away from her and thinking to himself “she’s just full of holiday cheer” while spotting a Fijit Friends Interactive Robotic Toy on the shelf, “This would be more up Hope’s alley.” Taking one down off the shelf and looking at it when his phone rings, checking the caller ID it’s Heather.

“It’s your dime… how’s it going with you muffincakes? Are people just filled with…” , he eyes the old woman as she passes him by in the aisle, “…HOLIDAY JOY?” speaking loudly so she hears.

“Oh it’s great here… " Heather begins to say, but Hope interrupts her “Mommy… Mommy… Mommy! Tell Daddy that Dimes aren’t used to make phone calls anymore, especially on a cellular network. Also, you can plainly see that there is no storage capacity to house a dime inside the cellular device as the design specifications… Instead cellular plans are based on minuets or…” Heather cuts her off, “Hope not now, Mommy’s on the phone with Daddy.”

“By your tone I see you are enjoying your shopping trip. As for me, I’m trying to find the kids some swim suits and toys to take on the trip, but everything is Spring fashions.” she sighs.

Continuing to walk down the aisle and picking out some Transformers for Adam, “Yeah it’s a mad house here. Some lady gave me the finger… was great.” He responds to her.

Laughing Heather replies to him, “Maybe she was saying you were number one. I know you are number one to me.” Hope interrupts again, “And me too Daddy!”

Laughing back at Heather and Hope, “haha… I love you both too. I can look for some things here at the good ‘ol Wally World. I’m sure they have some things.”

“Oh that will be awesome, hun, thank you. I’ve got most of the gifts for Adam and you done and I’ll be on the way home. We’re having Surprise Casserole tonight after I pick up Adam from Mom’s” Heather trying to keep Hope out of trouble as she looks at some erector sets in the toy aisle.

Heads out of the toys and to the clothing department, “Sounds like a plan and.. I love Surprise Casserole! My favorite! I’ll see you back at home later then hon, kissing noises

“Love you!” she says as she hangs up.

Kirt stops looking at some of the outfits in the kids section and looks around the busy store… this could have been all gone … his world gone. Now the news that he is being targeted to be assassinated, and that Vance isn’t Vance. It makes his head spin, but that feeling was short lived as a explosion rocks the store and the lights flicker on and off. With the sound of shattering glass the front doors of the department store shatter sending glass shrapnel everywhere as a female walks in with some thugs on her arm.

“Christmas has been overcast and a ice storm is here to chill you all out!” She laughs, “Icy-Kill will freeze you all in your tracks and take your cold hard cash! Get them boys!”

Looking around and seeing the wounded he breaks into action and activates his power making his way to the front of the store and sending a message to his team for assistance.

Icy-kill makes her way to the cashiers and grabs a microphone as she yells into it creating some nasty feedback, “Don’t even think of trying to escape… I’ve iced over the exits, just sit tight and enjoy the wintery mix!” Extending her hands causing the temperature of the store drop into the freezing range, “Your cries mean nothing to me as I am quite cold to your pleas.”

Kirt continues forth walking through the clothes and displays seeing the thugs fan out grabbing purses and demanding wallets. “Hey… Ice Queen. You’ve picked the wrong day to create such a flurry.” Kirt launching a blinding display of lights at her trying to dazzle her.

Throwing up her arms to try and block the dazzling display she curses him, “Arrghhh! Snow fair! I wasn’t prepared for that.”

Wire activating his aura as he sees the thugs run after him a few of them foolishly trying to grab him and some trying to tackle him passing through rolling around on the ground stunned looking down at them, “Shocking… isn’t it?”

Icy-kill hops off the counter she was on blinking away the spots from her eyes seeing The Wire fast approaching her, “Yah ain’t going to spoil my forecast darlin’” She extends her hands at him blasting forth a cone of absolute cold, “Sorry to give you the cold shoulder, but you ain’t putting me on ice, but you on the other hand.”

Stumbling back feeling the cold rip through his body he grunts feeling it’s icy bite, but he presses on, shaken, but not stirred. “Looks like I gotta turn up the heat if I’m going to take you down, Frosty.” Shaking off the chill.

Icy-kill laughs, “Much as I like this banter… I ain’t going to the cooler.” She calls out to her remaining thugs and they grab some civilians, “You’ve got a choice… save the hostages, or stop me. Whata chilling thought.”

Looking at the several of the people grabbed as they struggle and then back at Icy-kill, “Let them go you cold hearted…” He turns and heads for the civilians and looks back at Icy-Kill, “Remember… If I see you again revenge is a dish best served cold.”

“Oh.. I know… I serve it the best, hero, but this is Christmas so I have a parting gift…” Throwing her head back she lets out a tremendous burst of cold air as the pipes for the fire suppression system burst showering down everyone in the store with icy pellets and sharp shards of ice. “Come on fellas let’s get ouuta here!” She yells to the remaining thugs as they throws down their hostages and grab whatever loot they managed to steal.

Knocked back by the blast onto the floor feeling the ice hit him like multiple pin pricks cutting him all over he returns back to his normal form and heads over to the injured. As the cold inside the store dissipates after Icy-kill left.

Icy-kill steps outside and she laughs, “Hero, HA—-” She falls to the ground after a smack across the face, a welt forming from a well placed boomerang hit.

Kirt gabs some first aid from the store shelves and starts to bandage up people as the sound of the police and paramedics arrive outside. The older woman comes up to him and smiles holding his arm and apologizes for her rude outburst earlier handing him the toy. “No… keep it.” he says as he finishes bandaging up some people.

Seeing his team enter he looks and them with a nod and then at the people scrambling around the store. Walking off to the side to phone Heather, “Keep the plate warm… I’m going to be late. I had enough cold for one day.”

Comments

Hmm, now there are two cold based villains tormenting Freedom City. Interesting.

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