Wake Up Call
Wake Up Call
Dynamo / @girloftomorrow
She couldn't believe it. Her human adoptive parents wanted her to go to school. She sat in the bedroom her parents gave her trying to reconcile all of this in her head. She was an alien from another planet, and she was older than she looked. She was supposed to go and act like an awkward human teenager?
Her human parents gave her a lot of leeway. She was still getting used to how to function under a yellow sun. Kal did come over often and give her hints and tips but ultimately it was up to her to moderate every action so no one was hurt. She didn't think she needed all this preparation and practice. It just felt like a horrible waste of time.
Kara gave in to the requests of her parents to attend the local high school. In order to keep her identity a secret, she wore a brown wig and a pair of glasses. She became Linda Danvers while in National City High School. She was the new girl in town who was trying to make friends and fit in with the rest of the kids. She was starting as a sophomore. Kara thought this was going to be a walk through the park. She couldn't have been more wrong
Kara walked through the doors with a bag over her shoulder. She had a few books in there already but given her Kryptonian physiology she could carry them with no problem. The only problem was that she still didn't see the purpose of being there. It started to change slowly but surely.
She had only gotten half way through the day when she realized the social structure of high school was absolutely barbaric. Kara watched as girls from prominent family backgrounds looked down on most of the general populace. She was from a middle class family and she was adopted. That put two strikes against her from the start. She also was the new girl. Kara was defeated on the undesirables list.
Among the boys in her school, there were the jocks that ruled the roost. They all strutted around like roosters in the henhouse. It was slowly pulling at her sense of right vs wrong. Why were teenagers so cruel? When she watched one of the jocks trip this one boy in the cafeteria that had his lunch tray in hand. The boy had thick glasses and was in no way built like the other boys. When the tripped boy hit the ground, Kara rushed at normal speed to help the boy pick up what they could of the food. "T-thank you…" The boy was stammering while the gaggle of jocks were laughing at him.
Kara looked kindly to the boy that no one else wanted to help. "It's okay. Those guys are jerks!" She furrowed her brow in anger. The jocks were laughing when they noticed Kara coming up to help him. They started speaking among themselves. Fortunately, Kara could hear what they were saying. She used a single finger to curl the brown hair of her wig over her right ear.
Who the hell is that?
Some new girl.
Someone needs to teach her a lesson.
Leave it to me.
One of the boys started in her direction. The boy that they picked on was staring at the boy that was coming with obvious fear in his eyes. Kara stood up to face this boy. "Haven't you done enough?" She was incensed in her tone.
The boy had dark black hair and a physique that looked as though it was carved by Rao himself. He was handsome. It was his attitude that made him ugly. "To be honest, not really."
Kara saw his arm reach toward her. She blocked his arm. She grabbed his hand and twisted it. In her momentary anger, she lost control of her strength. He screamed out in pain causing her to realize what she was doing. She immediately stopped what she was doing and backed away from the boy who was holding his arm. "WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?" She shook her head before she left the room disappearing into the crowd.
Later that night, Kara had changed into the outfit that matched that of her cousin Kal-El. She was sitting on a cloud as it floated over National City. That was where Superman found her. "Rough first day of school Kara?" He asked her.
"You could say that Kal." She was deeply upset and it was clear. "What was I supposed to do?"
"Let me teach you how to pull your punches and not hurt anyone. We are here to help them, Kara. Even when they do things we don't like we can't hurt them." He was floating next to her. "Will you let me help you?"
Kara nodded her head slowly. "I was supposed to be helping you Kal. You were not supposed to be a full grown man yet." She was looking at the puffy cloud and not her cousin.
"That may be true, but now we have to work with the cards we've been dealt. You still have so much to teach me about what life was like on Krypton and Argo City. So let's get going okay?" He was smiling gently at her.
Kara's frown started to improve. She turned her chin upward and met her cousin's gaze. "Let's do this!" She nodded. She flew into his arms and held him tight. She was going to be able to help Kal after all just as much as he could help her. All she had to do was get this wake up call. The rest would come in due time.