by Abby Gayle
A computer split in half is an electrical hazard.
"Are you sure, Nadia?" her mother asked.
"It's literally broken, mom," the girl explained.
The woman ran into the room, her eyes wide at the sight of the computer. It had a crack down the middle that went all the way through and almost all the way down. The computer was almost completely apart, like a loose tooth hanging by only a thread. The inside was showing and some of the things inside were in two or more pieces.
"What happened?" Nadia's mom asked.
"I don't know," Nadia said, "I heard a whirring sound. I went away for just a moment, and when I came back, it looked like this."
"I'm going to call the repairman or . . . someone," Nadia's mom said, "In the meantime, stand back from the computer and make sure Nathan stays away, too. We don't want anyone getting electrocuted."
Nadia watched her brother closely. She only took her eyes off the three year old boy one time, when he wanted some water. But when she came back with the cup, she noticed her brother getting close to the computer. She dropped the cup as she ran to rescue her brother.
Nathan was almost touching the computer when Nadia grabbed him and got him off the chair he was standing on. Unfortunately, when she did so she accidentally touched the electronics herself.
Nadia became conscious again an hour later. She stood up and stretched, raising her hands above her head. Electricity streamed through her fingertips and into the air, shattering the light bulbs above her.
Nadia was startled, but then the feeling turned into intrigue.
It wasn't long before Nadia decided to become a real life superhero.