by Aure the Fox
A story about a young man turned super-powered fox who wants to change the world.
|June 28th, 2010
I took one last look at my house. Then I looked around me. I would probably never return here again. I hated this place, despised it; its quaint and plain atmosphere was toxic to me. I just wanted to get out. So, early this morning, I left it forever, taking off at high speed down the streets.
I wasn't heading anywhere in particular, I just wanted to get away from civilization. Maybe make a temporary base in the woods. I didn't need any food or shelter, because if my dreams were correct, this new body would never run out of energy. It was built to fight. And that's what I would do.
I sped past other cars; some early morning commuters gawked at me. I didn't care. While I may have been secretive the day before, that was so I could test my powers in peace; now it was time to get noticed. And I knew exactly how to do that.
I arrived in the woods. I used the opportunity to test my powers further. I jumped towards a tree, head on, and instinctively my body bounded off the side of it. It was as if I didn't have control of my body, yet at the same time I know I did. After standing there in silence for a while at what I had just did, i jumped towards a sturdy-looking branch of the tree and grabbed on. I swung around it (full 360-degree swings, which surprised me again) then I let go, flipping through the air, the trees and sky spinning around me. I landed perfectly on my feet. A pause. Then I slowly began to laugh to myself. Loudly. I took off for deeper woods, still laughing. It was real. Part of my dream HAD come true. It was all going to become a reality.
I raced to what I estimated was the center of the woods and rested against a tree, still chuckling to myself. Yes, it is time, I thought. And tomorrow, I am going to let the world know I exist. And to do that, I have to get to Chicago.