Static"I’ll Put a shock to your system"
Virgil Ovid Hawkins ♦ June 1st, 2001 ♦ Male ♦ Hero
Now when Virgil stepped into the boys room, he expected what most African americans expected from a middle class white boy’s room, posters with Albert Einstein on the wall for his geeky shit, maybe some Star Wars and Geeky ass DnD Memorabilia, and Heavy Metal bands adorning his CD Collection. What he got while not completely what he expected. Sure he say the bookcases of books, many of which included said DnD Rule books, but what surprised him more was what other things he had. Adorned on his walls were various posters of early 90’s hip hop acts, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang Clan. It was actually sort of funny to see a lot of these throwbacks. “Heh, Pops would love seeing this shit.”
Virgil wanted to slide his hands into his pockets, but he feared doing so would just cause more issues, whatever this was, he couldn’t control it and he would rather find out what can be done if anything. Richard stared at Virgil with a glare for a second and sighed.“Uhhh, that’s not exactly an insult to me dude…”Nigga, just take the compliment.”
Richard at that response simply assumed Virgil just wasn’t going to give him another one and walked toward a nearby empty table. Placing down a few devices, A Few Metal Bars, A CD, a Clock, and some wiring. He pulled up a seat and welcomed Virgil to it. Virgil took it sitting himself down, an looked at the stuff in front of him. “We know you have control over Magnetism, we’ve seen that with the metal trash can lid, but I am curious, what other things can you do?”“Okay Josef, I’m not your test dummy, and you ain’t gonna sit here poking and prodding me like I am one.”
In a Panic Richard began to stammer and back away.“Dude, Relax, I’m trying to see what this is and what limits you, you are far from my experiment, I am merely trying to help, besides. Take it as a control exercise, or do you wanna stay stuck in that seat?”
Virgil blinked as he attempted to lift himself up, only to see that he was currently stuck to the seat, the purple electrical source pinning him down to it, causing Richard to laugh hysterically at the sight. Virgil with a very angry stare but now way to retaliate, groaned.“Let’s get this over with.”“First off, Let’s see if you can power on this clock, we’re just gonna join positive to negative…”
He began to lace the wires into the clock, before handing the wires to Virgil. Virgil Stared at him, already knowing where he was going. He wanted to see if he could power on the alarm clock. Virgil said nothing and focused on the clock. Attempting to push whatever this was into the clock. What happened next shocked him, the lightning began to shoot through the wire and into the clock, powering it on and activating the rather loud alarm. This caused Virgil to let go and hold his ears, surprised by the sudden loud noise an action that Richard imitated, before reaching for the alarm and shutting it off.“What the hell!”“Ouch, Damn…at least we know it’s not just magnetic. We’ll see if you can change the magnetic polarity of certain objects. Hold this.”
He slid a Metal Pole in his hand.“Now Do you know how magnetism work?”
Virgil stared at Richard with an angry glare as if he was shocked that Richard had asked that question. “Look, I ain’t gonna sit here and let you insult my intelligence, I know that If I am to charge this Metal pole with Electricity I…can…”
He blinked realizing what the other metal bars were for, and proceeded to charge up the Metal pole. “Are you saying that…I can create my own magnetic Field….”
Before Richard could even answer he heard multiple clangs of the now magnetic pole being banged together by the small metal bards that were attached to it. Virgil blinked, his mouth left agape at the sight of this Marvelous ability, only being able to mouth out...“Nigga…”
“Oh Dude, this is so fucking cool, You’re like a Black Magneto or something…”
That was enough to cause Virgil to stare at him in shock. Everyone knows who Magneto was, and nobody had really much of a nice thing to say about him. So Virgil being compared to a man that wish to wipe out humanity for the sake of his Mutant Master race, wasn’t exactly the best way to be described. Richard took notice of this and stammered a quick correction. “I mean your Powers dude, you essentially can Manipulate the forces of Electromagnetism, do you know how fucking awesome that is?”
He yelled in mere excitement. Metahumans were not common around here, which was more so shown with him witnessing Virgil right now.
Virgil himself was himself shocked by this, the electricity cackling in his hand he gave a grin before staring at Richard. “Yeah, this is pretty cool, tell you what cuz you were fucking cool, I’ll make you’re you’re last in my conquest of white human genocide, gotta keep my black freaks together you know?”
He said. This shook Richard a bit, who did not notice the sarcasm that Virgil clearly put in the comment, which was enough to cause Virgil to give him a glare. “That was a joke bruh.” “Ohhh…”
Awkwardness laid for a few minutes, before Virgil stared at the CD, he tilted his head to the side, letting his dreads fall down his face and lifted the CD up. “Hey I wonder…You think I can play this CD?”
Richard blinked and looked at it. “Dunno, That sounds a bit of a stretch…”
Richard began to speak but was interupted by the slowly spinning in Virgil's hand. He let go of it, The CD Still spinning in the air. What happened next would change the two’s lives forever.“If Pirus and Crips all got along, They'd probably gun me down by the end of this song”
Virgil Blinked and stared at Richard.“Seem like the whole city go against me, Every time I'm in the street, I hear—"
Then Right on cue, They both jumped rapidly right on beat, ignoring the massive amount of shaking both of their masses causes the room as a result.“YAWK! YAWK! YAWK! YAWK!”
Who knew Richard’s love for Kendrick Lamar would actually end up helping him and his former school bully to get along.