I stood on the rooftop and watched the other figures emerge one by one. Some stood stoically, with their capes flowing in the breeze. Others took to the air, making majestic silhouettes in the moonlight.
They looked like protectors. They looked like heroes, but I knew the truth.
It had seemed like a good deal: Let the alien parasite infect you and gain superpowers. Save the world.
But the one that tried to infect me slipped up. I saw what was to come after. They were not superheroes, but invaders.
And I was the only one who could stop them.

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