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June Song Vignette: Geckoman

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The two thugs in the Riverside alleyway bust open the handbags they'd snatched over the evening. “That's gotta be over 300 bucks, Bill!†crowed one of them, stuffing the cash into his pockets.

 

“Yeah, keep it down!†hissed the other, “You know how them supers are always crawling about, George. I'm sure I heard something overhead.â€Â

 

“Damn right you did,†came a voice from above. The two thugs glanced up to see a green airship floating above them with a wiry-looking kid in a green costume sliding down the rope suspended from the bottom. “Hand it over and you fellas won't have to go to hospital before I cart you off to the cops.â€Â

 

“Hah!†laughed George, pulling out a gun and pointing it at the teen, “No kid like you could get toys like that, unless you stole them. You're just as bad as us.â€Â

 

Geckoman nonchalantly walked towards the thug. “Well, now that you mention it... wait, do you hear music... oh no, I saw this on the news. People start singing and tell uncomfortable truths...†George started looking unnerved, shaking the gun aggressively. “What are you talking about you utter moron!?â€Â

 

To the tune of 'Misery Business' by Paramore

 

“I'm in the business of superin',

Let's take it from the top.

I've got an airship and some zappers and can run right up the walls

You can just shoot me now, it'll heal back real fast,

Then I'll shoot you in the chest and I'll have a blast!

 

I used to be some kid,

I walked round town alone,

Saw some warehouse, claimed its contents for my own

Few minutes, made impact with hill,

I've got gecko powers now,

So I wear the biggest smile!

 

Whoa, I never meant to brag

But, I heal fast and I run up walls,

Whoa, it was never my intention to steal

But I think I'm gonna keep it for now.

'Cos man does it feel so good,

Cause I could fly 'round the world right now.

And if you could then you know you would.

'Cos man it just feels so,

It just feels so good.

 

Second chances they all really matter, people need to change.

Once a thief but could be more, if I atone that'll change.

So I'll go catch crooks, that's what I'm doing now you see?

I'm sorry dude, but he's knocked out, cos he tried to shoot me!

Well there's a thousand other crooks who do it just like you.

Running up alleyways to hide from guess who?

They steal and what they steal is petty 'less you take a risk.

Well I guess I did, guess I did, guess I did!

 

Whoa, I never meant to brag

But, I heal fast and I run up walls,

Whoa, it was never my intention to steal

But I think I'm gonna keep it for now.

'Cos man does it feel so good,

Cause I could fly 'round the world right now.

And if you could then you know you would.

'Cos man it just feels so,

It just feels so good.

 

But my ship's so.

My ship's so damn good.

 

I flied 'round and I saved good folks

But you'll compare my theft to you

But those folks all thanked me, it's true

Not one of them's comparing!

 

Well, I never mean to brag, but I think the stuff's better used here!

 

Whoa, I never meant to brag

But, I heal fast and I run up walls,

Whoa, it was never my intention to steal

But I think I'm gonna keep it for now.

'Cos man does it feel so good,

Cause I could fly 'round the world right now.

And if you could then you know you would.

'Cos man it just feels so,

It just feels so good."

 

Geckoman kicked Billy's cowering and bemused form into a bin and upper-cutted him with his power knuckles. “Stupid confession song. Nobody's allowed to know I stole my ship!†He stopped and mused for a second. “Although I can sing. I'll be humming that tune all day now.†He turned and went to drag these two crooks off to the cops. Humming as he went.

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