[While people are battling with their new powers and those townspeople who've decided to go on crime sprees, there are two people watching everything play out from a safe place. One...has no choice. The other?
The other relishes and delights in what he sees.
A pleased smile naturally graces the other's features.]
You have no idea how long I have waited for this moment. Finally, finally
after observing them for so long and poking them in the right directions, they are perfect. There have been some who just couldn't quite make it, ones I had hopes for but ultimately have given up upon. I will not be recalling them ever again.
And I have you
to thank for that, my dear Marshal. If it were not for your continual interference these past years, they all might have still been stuck in that fool's experiment to bring his loved ones back to life. The otherworlders learning of that experiment's truth only fueled the flames of my own. The young businessman's ideas of entertainment were far more useful than the drivel the scientist ever gave me.
Speaking of him, you were never able to locate him, were you? Your teams of otherworlders failed in their tasks and returned empty-handed. They were meant
to, you know, and yet you were so certain you could use their skills and fame to help them in their hunt for him while you searched for me.[Slowly] ...What did you do to Filippo Resarci?
He was hiding away but now...he is right where I need him to be. [The other's smile widens after a moment.]
Ahhh, I see. You think he's my anchor here. It's a possibility.
You think...if you got to my anchor, then you could have reeled me in? Shame the fish reeled in the fisherman and now, you have left your worms completely unattended. I do wonder who yours is.[Lets out a dismissive noise.] Like I'm going to tell you.
It does not matter. They will blame you in the end. Once they have figured it all out, they will hold you accountable. Might take them a while to piece everything together, though. I even tried to share with them the truth, warn them of what was to come--and yet they thought I was merely taunting them. They did not understand----Weren't you?[The other shrugs nonchalantly.]
Eh, yes, but one can mock with the truth. It is one hell
of a weapon, as you have seen.[Somewhat victoriously] Yes, it is...isn't it? [There's a soft click from somewhere nearby.][The other's expression rapidly changes from smugness to suspicion because of that tone.]
What have you done?You'll see soon enough.[And then the one seemingly without a choice uses his one trump card to escape--but the other doesn't yell or pitch a fit at this disappearing act. No, the other merely pulls out something, enters a sentence followed by a few keystrokes, then slips it back into his pocket.]
Two can play at this game.[Seconds before the other's keystrokes were entered, Nathan suddenly appears somewhere in the vicinity of the town hall, but before he can even take a step forward or pull out his own CAT to call people to him, the town hall explodes, showering him and most of the town square in huge chunks and layers of debris. Rubble and shrapnel fly into air, crashing through store fronts, trees, the library, and crushing nearby townspeople. Not even the fountain is spared and the Sheriff's office has taken severe damage.
But what caused the explosion to begin with? Whatever it is, it's gone now, most likely lost in the blast.]( OOC: Plot Supplement Details - **Quick-time Event** )