The Curiously Stunted, Incomprehensibly Disjointed, Perfectly Inadequate Adventures of Nicholas Cornelius Holloway – Episode 86

A meaty hand gripped her shoulder. “Welcome,” said its owner.

She grimaced. “Thanks.”

“What’s your gig?”

She didn’t reply.

“Look, we’re all here for the same reason. You feel like you’re supposed to save the world. Buns over there-” He nodded at a man. “Heat vision. Check. Crime fighting skills? Zero. He’s a baker.

“Gills? Hates the ocean. Public pool lifeguard.

“Ropes? Bit by a radioactive spider. Got just the web slinging bit. Rock climbing instructor.

“No ninjas here. No billionaires. Just people who want to help people. Saving the world takes resources and a talent stack none of us have. Lay your burden down sister.”

She cleared her throat. “I can see invisible people.”

He smiled.

“Social worker. You’re gonna help a lot of people. But you are not,” he said, “going to save the world.”

As she drove home later she had to admit she felt, well, super.

The Curiously Stunted, Incomprehensibly Disjointed, Perfectly Inadequate Adventures of Nicholas Cornelius Holloway – Episode 85

“Was there anything,” asked the young priest, “that kept you awake at nights?”

The old priest frowned and looked the young priest in the eye. He said, “The enemy wants your church more than most of your congregation.”

The young priest swallowed. “How did you overcome this?”

The old priest looked away. “When I realized the enemy wanted our Lord more than we do, and he still gave himself for us, I gave myself to them.”