Opening: One Girl Revolution-Superchick
Chapter Two: Destiny Part Two
Jade slowly opened her eyes, her head pounding, letting them adjust to the bright lighting. She blinked a few times and turned her head ever so slightly to see her mom asleep in the chair beside her. Her mouth was so dry that she choked a few times trying to speak.
"Hey," she finally was able to force out, weak and hoarse. Instantly, her mother was awake and standing beside her. She leaned in, worry etched all over her face.
"My baby," she sobbed, grabbing the call bell and pushing the button. "I've been so worried. They actually lost you once on the table."
"You were hit by a falling meteor. The doctors say you're lucky to be alive."
Right then, a doctor and a nurse walked in. The nurse began checking Jade's vitals while the doctor used hand sanitizer on his hands and walked over.
"You're awake, I see," the doctor said with a thick Indian accent.
"How long have I been out?" Jade asked.
"Two weeks," her mother answered.
The doctor nodded. "You're one lucky girl, you know. Most people would die from something like that."
"Am I okay," Jade asked, worried that she might be scarred or deformed or something. That's all she needed, an excuse for the kids at school to make fun of her.
"Oh, no," the doctor replied. "You're perfectly fine. No broken bones, scars, tissue damage. Perfectly healthy." He looked confused for a second. "I honestly can't explain it. So bizarre." He shook his head. "But I'm releasing you tomorrow morning until the lab results come back from that blood we took yesterday while you were unconscious."
"Can she return to school?" her mom asked. Of course she would.
"I'm not sure I would advise that just yet," the doctor thankfully answered. "I want to see her in two weeks. Make sure there's no relapses or delayed reactions." He nodded at both Jade and her mother. "With that, I'll see you both first thing tomorrow morning."
Jade looked at her mom. "That's okay," her mom said looking forward, looking at Jade from the corner of her eye. "I'll just have Josh pick up your homework while he's in town."
Jade's eyes brightened. Josh was her big brother and the spitting image of their father. He was in the military. "He's home?" she asked, excitedly.
"I called him last week while you were still out. He was able to get emergency leave and rushed right on out."
Jade and her brother Josh were inseparable when they were younger and bullies didn't dare bother her while he was around. She couldn't wait to get home.
The next day, as she was leaving, somehow, she yanked the hospital room's door off its hinges. She dropped it in shock.
"You've got some weak doors," her mom commented. "I'd suggest maintenance look at all of them. She could've been hurt."
The nurses just looked on in shock. One leaned in towards the other. "Weren't all these doors just replaced three weeks ago?" The other nurse could only nod weakly.
When she got home, she leaped into her brother's arms as their mother headed for the kitchen. "Whoa there, tiger," he laughed twirling her around. "You're not as young and lite as you used to be."
She put on a fake pouty face. "Are you calling me fat?"
"Never," he chuckled, as he put her down, and ruffled her hair. "By the way, mom called me last night. I picked up all of your homework. It's up on your bed, squirt."
Thinking about school brought her mood down some. "Thanks, I guess."
"So, are you and Marie still friends?"
"Marie Anderson is a pig and I want nothing to do with her. As soon as we started high school this year, she started making fun of me and we drifted apart."
"That's a shame," he replied back. "You two used to be such good friends."
Their mom poked her head in. "Come on, you two. The doctor said that Jade needed some real food as soon as she got home."
"Come on, squirt, or mom'll be putting me in the hospital next for not helping to take care of you."
"Nothing can hurt you," Jade countered.
Josh looked sad for a moment. "I wish that was true."
After the meal, which Jade ended up eating about four helpings of, she headed up for her room, picked up her books and transferred them over to her desk and plopped down into the chair. She looked at her reflection in the mirror that was attached to the desk. "I hate it as much as you do," she commented to her reflection which looked pretty depressed.
Then something caught her eye. She leaned in closer and looked. It wasn't a figment of her imagination. Somehow, she had a strand of blonde hair hanging down in front of her face.
"What the heck?!" She pushed herself away from her desk in shock. Several things happened at once. First, her desk slammed into the wall, producing a small quake in her room, chipping the paint and pulverizing her desk, and her chair shattered as she flew back and slammed into the other wall, cracking it. She stood up, looked at her desk, her chair, and then her hands. "The f-"
Her mom and brother came bursting through the door.
"Everything okay?" her mom asked, alarmed.
"Wow, J. If you didn't want to do your homework, you could've just come back downstairs.
"What happened?" her mom asked.
"I-I don't know," she responded. But tomorrow, she was going out for a while and finding out.
Closing: Supergirl-Krystal Harris