Offenders (14)

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“Walk to and from school today. You’ll get exercise,” Aiden mimicked Nay as we walked home from school. “And none of you are allowed to use your powers!”

“Is this some sort of training exercise?” I scowled. I rubbed my hands up and down my arms. It was starting to get cold. “Because I don’t like it.”

Dex shrugged. “I don’t see what the big deal is.”

“Of course you don’t.” Anthony rolled his eyes. “You’re the most in-shape out of all of us. Except for maybe Aiden. But he just likes to complain.”

This being said by the guy with super speed... But I get what he was saying. When he couldn't use his powers, he wasn't exactly fit. He was lanky and short, Kristie being the only one on the team that was shorter than him.

Our team leader, the second tallest of us all, glared at the smart boy but said nothing in return. It was true that he did like to complain, and it was true that he was in-shape, just like Dex, who was the tallest out of all of us.

“Well, I think it’s fun!” Kristie giggled, practically skipping down the sidewalk. “We just get to spend more time together!”

No one else seemed particularly thrilled by this.

“Track try outs are tomorrow,” Anthony informed all of us as we continued our way down the sidewalk. “Lena and I are trying out.”

Aiden shook his head. “I still don’t understand how you’re going to pull that off without raising some suspicion,” he told him honestly.

Anthony shrugged. “I can control my powers well enough that I won’t go berserk when I’m running.”

“If only Violet could do that,” Dex mumbled, shoving his hands into his pockets.

“Hey!” I shouted, hitting him in the shoulder. He didn’t even flinch. “I have better control over my powers than I used to!”

Dex rolled his eyes. “You say that every time.”

I puffed out my cheeks, done with this conversation. I didn’t like it when Dex teased me, and I knew it’d only continue if I found back with him. So I said nothing more.

“If track try outs are tomorrow, that means basketball tryouts are later this week,” Aiden spoke up. “I think I’m going to try out for the team.”

Basketball reminded me of Tom. He was on the team. I bit down on my tongue and stopped myself from saying anything about that, even though they all already knew. We’d been together when Tom had told us tryouts were coming up.

“Help! Help!” a woman suddenly shouted, and my friends and I looked over to see a man grabbing her purse and yanking it away from her. “Help! Thief! Help!”

The man took off running down the street, and I turned toward my friends, about to ask them what we were going to do. Before I could say anything however, Aiden cut me off.

“Mission time!” he announced before running off down the street after the thief.

I stared after him in disbelief. “What an idiot!”

Anthony took off after Aiden, using his powers to pass him. Kristie, Dex, and I followed in a sprint. Anthony made his way to the thief with ease and stopped right in front of him.

The thief seemed surprised by how quickly Anthony had reached him. I didn’t blame him.

“You’re not going any farther,” Anthony glared.

This didn’t seem to scare the thief in the slightest. He pushed Anthony, who was half his size, out of the way and he took off again.

Anthony did not let this deter him. He got up and ran after him, stopping in front of him within seconds once again.

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