After listening to his Mozart CD over 15 times, Jack Jack got immensely bored, and somewhat irritated. Why them? They were good people. They were freaking super heroes, for crying out loud. Why them? A warm tear slid down left cheek. He wiped it before anyone came into his room. He was so angry, it almost consumed him. He tried to control it, but every other second, he would randomly become enrage, setting fire to whatever he was touching.
He heard his door creak. "Hey, Jack Jack, is everything okay?" Dash stood there. You could see the worry in his eyes. It was almost as if he was possessed by it.
"Yeah, actually, everything is magical, Dash. Mom and dad are dead, and everything is just freaking fine! Is that what you want to hear, Dash? That everything is fine? .. Well it's not! Everything isn't okay, it isn't fine!" he blurted out. Fire began encircling his hands, and there was a fiery glow in his eyes that kind of scared Dash a little.
"You don't think me and Vi are affected by this? They were our parents too! We all lost them. Yeah, they're gone, but that's life, okay! That's what happens, but you can't let the pain consume you, Jack Jack. I know it hurts, but we have to be strong, okay. We have to be strong for them." He sat next to Jack Jack, putting his hand on his shoulder. Jack Jack didn't respond. He knew Dash was right. He wiped the tears that snuck out of his eyes.
"I'm sorry, Dash." He apologized for his behavior. "I just need to be alone right now." Dash understood. He nodded, and exited the room.
Once Dash was gone, Jack Jack sat there, lost in his thoughts. How could this have happened? This couldn't be the results from a plane crash. Mom and dad would have survived if so. He pushed his fiery red hair out of his eyes. I just missed them so much. With that, he wanted to visit his father's library, so he did just that.
He felt inspired as he read the old newspaper clippings about his heroic parents. I hope to amount to them when I get older. He pondered through everything that lied around in library, but what caught his attention was the golden envelope, with the words TOP SECRET printed on it. He tried denying his urges to pry, but they took over him.
He didn't know how to feel after reading the new founded information. Who was this Warp and Z-Girl his parents sought out to find? Where was this Valdosta, Abrogator? Why was his parents chosen for this mission? The curiosity was killing him. He needed answers. With that, he had an idea.
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Violet got home at 7:30pm. Only thirty minutes before Tony comes, she sighed heavily. It was a good thing she'd stopped at her apartment to get some clothes for her date. Once inside, she hurried to the shower. Some odd minutes later, there was a knock at the bathroom door. Crap! Tony can't be here already. She became even more frantic than she already was. "Who is it?" She replied to the knocks.
"It's me, Dash! I really have to pee, hurry up!"
"Okay, give me a few more minutes." She bargained, while applying her makeup. It didn't take long. She stared in the mirror. Her long black hair was pinned up. She was wearing her favorite red blouse and dark denim jeans, with her mother's shiny red heels she'd admired so much. She was really nervous, there was no denying that. She took a deep breath. Everything will be fine, Vi, she tried convincing herself. When she was done getting ready, she grabbed the phone, to order pizza for the boys.
"Dash, I'm sorry to ask this of you again, but I need you to look after Jack Jack. I have a date."
Dash couldn't hear her over the water running in the sink. "What?" he asked once he left the bathroom.
"I have a date tonight; I need you to look after Jack Jack until I get back, which won't be that late. I just ordered pizza, here's $20. Please don't destroy the house.. Where's Jack Jack?"
"Okay and he's in his room. He's really out of it, Vi." he answered.
"I'm going to go check on him." She said, handing Dash the $20.
"Jack Jack, hey, it's Violet. How are you doing?" she asked, as she slowly entered the room, but there was no answer. He wasn't even there. Apart of her wanted to go insane, but she remembered what happened last time. So she searched the house in attempt to find him. When she couldn't find him, she went to Dash, who was lying on the couch, watching TV.
"Dash, where is Jack Jack?" she asked, trying to hide the worry, but it was almost impossible.