“I thought you were gone,” Hermes exclaimed.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Peter said leaning against the table, rubbing his eyes.
“You’re the Hollow,” Hermes said walking over to him.
“The what?” Peter asked sounding confused, “My name is Peter. I’m just a guy trying to survive out there.”
“I saw the electrical storm you made,” Hermes stated.
Peter had a nervous catch in his throat.
“You’re the reason I got into this,” Hermes stated before taking off his helmet, “I’m Hermes.”
“I’m… David,” David stated shaking Hermes outreached hand.
“This is such an honor, you’re my hero,” Hermes said gleefully.
Legion’s laughter rung through David’s head.
“Yeah don’t… don’t say that,” David muttered.
“So, what are you doing living on the streets?” Hermes asked putting his helmet back on.
“I have nothing left,” David mumbled.
“You’re the Hollow!” Hermes exclaimed, “The hero of Fulgar City!”
“If you say so,” David said his voice trailing off, “I failed them.”
Legion’s laugh rang through David’s head again.
There was a loud rumble from outside.
“What was that?” David asked.
“Sounds like your chance to be the hero I know you are,” Hermes stated.
David reluctantly agreed.
“What about a suit?” David asked.
“The way you look, I think you’ll be alright,” Hermes chuckled.
I do look a bit rough.
Hermes darted out of the room with David surging into the electrical stream.
Walking out of a fire engulf restaurant, was a Latino man wearing all black with a wrestling skeleton man.
“Shouldn’t have messed up my order,” the man scoffed as Hermes stopped down the street in front of him.
“Look, the hero,” the man said.
“I’m going to stop you again, Phantasma!” Hermes shouted, “This time I brought a friend.”
“You have friends?” Phantasma asked as David erupted from the light post by Hermes, “Who’s this? Captain Homeless?”
“And who are you? Nacho Libre?” David retorted with a chuckle.
“Oh, you got jokes?” Phantasma asked smugly.
Whole life’s a joke actually.
Phantasma’s mask was engulfed in flames leaving a flaming masked skull, “Well you can burn with him.”