"Oh crap, it's the steel-man," groaned the police lieutenant as he saw the shining Acero striding over. "This guy gives me the creeps!"
"Don't be so hard on Acero," said his partner. Ã¢Â€ÂœBack when I was a rookie, I lost my tactical shield in the middle of a firefight and thought I was a goner. Acero shows up and I stay behind him for the rest of the raid. Somehow I got outta there alive. HeÃ¢Â€Â™s a good guy boss. HeÃ¢Â€Â™s just the strong silent type, thatÃ¢Â€Â™s all.Ã¢Â€Â
The lieutenant grunted nonchalantly.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhoÃ¢Â€Â™s this?Ã¢Â€Â he barked up the metallic figure.
Acero turned to where the officer was looking confused and was startled to see Vandal standing next to him.
Ã¢Â€ÂœVandal,Ã¢Â€Â she answered for him. Ã¢Â€ÂœTelepath.Ã¢Â€Â
The lieutenant grunted again. With all you supers in the city itÃ¢Â€Â™s a wonder I still have a job. Alright Acero youÃ¢Â€Â™re just in time for the action.
Ã¢Â€ÂœNo.Ã¢Â€Â answered the lieutenant. Ã¢Â€ÂœOni is a special circumstance. WeÃ¢Â€Â™ll take care of him. What we need from you is to round up his mates. We lost a visual on the pyro, but heÃ¢Â€Â™s around here somewhere. With your new little mind reader friend here finding him shouldnÃ¢Â€Â™t be a problem.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœFlame has telepathic abilities too boss,Ã¢Â€Â put in his partner helpfully.
Ã¢Â€ÂœDammit Bernie!Ã¢Â€Â snapped the lieutenant. Ã¢Â€ÂœI know what- Nevermind! And Acero, you two take out the one theyÃ¢Â€Â™re calling Jericho too. If he gets a good vantage point, heÃ¢Â€Â™ll be taking out my men like hot cakes.Ã¢Â€Â
The grin on VandalÃ¢Â€Â™s face was so wide, that even Acero got a little chill.
Ã¢Â€ÂœI have a police commission to sick Jericho?Ã¢Â€Â she asked. Ã¢Â€ÂœMister, you have no idea how happy youÃ¢Â€Â™ve made me.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhatever,Ã¢Â€Â said the lieutenant turning back to his partner. Ã¢Â€ÂœAnd be careful!Ã¢Â€Â he called out as Acero sprinted off. Vandal jumped into the air after him hovering above the line of fire.
Just do exactly what I say big guy. And thisÃ¢Â€Â™ll be over in no time.