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Good Vs. Evil: Chapter 6
Published May 7, 2010


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Nature vs. Nurture is an interesting theory. Deciding which is the most influention factor of a person's character. If two people have similar natures, but were brought up in different environments would they be different? Would their experiences lead them down a different path? Or would they still be the same? Deep down inside themselves, after everything they'd been through, would they still be the same?

No.

Nature vs. Nurture is an interesting theory. Deciding which is the most influention factor of a person's character. If two people have similar natures, but were brought up in different environments would they be different? Would their experiences lead them down a different path? Or would they still be the same? Deep down inside themselves, after everything they'd been through, would they still be the same?

No.
"Hey! Jacque!" Dan yelled from the basement. "Coming!" came a yell from the kitchen at the other end of the house. The sound of Jacque's heels were clacking all the way down the stairs and abrubtly stopped just behind Dan. She stood there in silence, waiting, to see what he wanted.
"Dan?" Jacque questioned.
"Yeah.....just a second" came his distracted reply "Done."
He swivelled off his chair and stood to talk to Jacque.
"I wanted to tell you something" Dan said. Jacque, a tad confused listened on in silence for him to continue.
"You know how I was telling you ages ago...about the......flying? For lack of a better word."
Jacque nodded in response.
"Well there was that, and also some weird pulse like energy that I could emit from my hands"
"Yeah, what about it?" Jacque asked confused, as to why this subject was coming up now.
"I was doing more research into it, and I found something interesting." Jacque nodded again and Dan continued "I thought that the new abilities I'd gained, were caused by the green toxin that was released into the air stream in Veronaville ages ago. When in actual fact, I think it was hidden in my genetic make-up, laying dormant ever since I was born. I'm not sure but I think the deadly toxin, combined with this genome is where the abilities came from" "Yeah, but what does that mean? You can isolate the genome and recreate it, and the toxin?"
"Effectively, yes. I could make the biggest scientific discovery of all time."
"You could? What do you mean?"
"I mean that right now those board members that shut me down are going to pay, and that's all i'm focussed on at the moment. All the things that would come with a scientific discovery like that would be far too distracting from my main objective"
There was a long silence that followed and Jacque finally broke it.
"Wait. If it's genetic does that mean--" she slid her fingers down to her abdomen.
"Yeah" Dan replied softly. "It's what made me start looking into all that in the first place" he paused for a minute "In fact anyone biologically related to me could, if exposed to the toxin, have the same abilities I have. Mother, father, sister, brother.....son, daughter. Could potentially gain the same abilities." Henry nervously and cautiously knocked on the door. Never in all his life had he been this nervous, and that's really saying something. But he needed to make things right with his mother.
"Hey..umm..it's me mum, it's Henry" he nervously called out through the door.
The door instantly flung open, and out swooped his mum, immediately pulling him into a tight hug for a good five minutes.
"I'm....I'm sorry mum. I didn't mean what I said"
"Oh pish posh, it doesn't matter now. It's all in the past." she said still hugging him tightly "Come on, inside and have a coffee with me"
"Sorry for the mess, I was doing some reading"
"It's alright. I just want to say again how sorry I am, I should never have said those things to you. I know you were trying to help"
"Henry, it's alright, it's forgotten. I know that there was something else going on, you sounded different. Even now, you look different. I know it's none of my business anymore, you're all grown up and you don't have to tell me everything."
"But I do want to tell you. I like being able to tell you anything. I just...I don't know, don't want you to freak out" he replied earnestly.
"Honey, nothing you say would make me freak out. I love you no matter what."
"Okay." he paused for a moment, trying to figure out how he should explain it.
"When I went to get you mulch that day. You know, the day where there was that toxic spill that was emitted into the air?"
She nodded.
"Well you'll also remember that I told you I was no-where near Veronaville when that happened. But I was. I didn't go a different way, I went that way and I was exposed to the toxin."
She gasped, but Henry continued.
"That night I passed out, and woke up a week later. That's when things started happening."
"Things?" she questioned.
"I started getting powers, abilites so to speak."
"Like?"
"Well, I kind of started to fly. And also I could emit these energy pulses, that's what happened. I couldn't control it and I was the reason Jane was in the hospital."
"You shouldn't blame yourself, it was out of your control."
"I'd love to say 'I know' but the words are almost impossible to say, it was my fault."
Henry then took his coffee cup and he realised it was now cold. He wrapped his fingers around it and used his ability to heat the coffee up, to prove to himself and his mother that it was real, he wasn't going crazy. He sighed when it worked. How much easier things would be if he was just insane. "You seem awfully calm about this whole thing, you're not freaking out or questioning my sanity?"
"You forget Henry, I've seen a lot in my life time" she smiled.
"What? You mean you've seen something like this before?" Henry asked curiously.
"I have" she paused for a moment "You're father."
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tcancelOct 21, 2011

YeaI cant wait to read more so glad this isnt the last chapter\:rah\: \:rah\: \:rah\:

dsrhnryDec 13, 2010

I loved this chapter. thank you so much for your creative story telling, and sharing it with all of us through your eyes.

oldmember_gip-kNov 2, 2010

That last "you're" should be "your", but I can't tell you how often I used to make that mistake writing when I was younger (and still do sometimes, I find myself going back to correct it).
Anyway, this story is really excellent. It started off kind of a little sappy/goofy, but I've really started to like it.

maxi kingMay 28, 2010

\:wub\:that was realy great!I love this story,thank you!\:wub\:

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