“I’m sorry, Johnny.” The man wiped a tear from his eye as he stared at a picture.
The door to his office opened. There stepped in a woman in a lab coat and Omega. “Dr. Ramirez, I am afraid your position with the company has been severed,” said Omega.
Ramirez shot up from his chair. “You… You don’t know the powers you are playing with here! The consequences and ramifications on the world, the people—”
Omega raised a hand and silenced the man. “Do I look like I care? I just want that brat son of yours. You made him first, yes? I want to know his weaknesses. I want to know what makes him tick. And, naturally, I want him dead.”
“Everything I know, the Agency knows,” Ramirez looked to the scientist in the lab coat, and pointed at her, “Dr. Widow has all the necessary files.”
Omega looked to the good doctor and nodded before returning his gaze back to Ramirez. “I see. So, you are expendable then? Very well, let’s do some more… field testing.”
Dr. Ramirez reached into his desk for his handgun. Omega motioned a quick swipe through the air, sending the doctor flying into his bookshelves, sending books and other paraphernalia falling atop him.
“That won’t be necessary…” said Omega.
“Widow… when did you let him take over?” Dr. Ramirez grunted.
Dr. Widow smiled. “My son has big plans.”
“What the hell is this, some sort of childish rivalry?” Ramirez grunted as he got to his feet, catering to his right arm.
“Think of it as a battle of gods… and right now, my boy is proving to be quite capable. Perhaps it was wise to lay with you after all,” said Dr. Widow.
“What—what? You… Are you? No… that cannot be!”
Dr. Widow laughed, “Surprised? I thought you could tell… he does have your eyes after all.” Omega smirked at the remark.
“Johnny will come…” Ramirez grunted as Omega grabbed him by the throat and hoisted him high into the air.
“I am counting on it,” smirked the giant.
After his brief reprieve against Pestilence, Johnny felt a strange sensation and heard a voice in his mind.
Johnny… I am sorry.
“Mr. Ramirez?” he asked aloud.
Johnny, he’s in danger. You have to help him. He holds the key to defeating the Horsemen and Omega. Jerry’s voice chimed in.
“Chico, Red, we have to get to the school right away. Something is happening to Ramirez,” said Johnny.
“That’s pretty far away, lad. I don’t think we would make it in time.”
Johnny smirked. “Forgetting about my new magic trick? Just hold on tight.”
“Is this PETA approved?” asked Chico.
As the group began to fade and travel, “Not sure but we’ll find out,” added Johnny.