“Stop in the name of the law, Selicy!” shouted a voice over one of the cars’ loudspeakers. “You’re under arrest for assault and harassment! Turn yourself in peacefully and any sentence may be reduced!”
“You buying this guy?” Stanley asked.
“Nah. I don’t like the way he said that sentences may be reduced.”
She kept running, but the cars were still starting to slowly gain on her. No amount of skating could outrun something so fast. At the end of the street, Selicy saw a blockade with a familiar figure standing in the front.
“Stop this now!” Detective Reed said over a megaphone. His trenchcoat was soaked by the rain, and he had to use one hand to keep his fedora from blowing away. Thunder cracked in the distance. All the alleyways were also blocked.
“Are you going to be alright?” Stanley asked uncertainly.
“I think so. Either I’m going home free, or going to the hospital and detention center.” she said. She had a really crazy plan that might barely work.
Selicy raced towards the blockade, trying to get as much speed as she could. Detective Reed drew himself a derringer that only held two rounds; both of which were non-lethal ones to incapacitate. Beside him, Officer Daniel did the same, drawing his automatic with non-lethal rounds. They didn’t make her slow her pace at all.
“Hey Ire, aren’t you going a bit too fast to do anything short of fly and not painfully hurt yourself?” Stanley asked with concern.
“Yeah, glad you noticed.” Selicy responded.
Suddenly, Selicy took the biggest jump she could, leaping into the rain-filled air. Rapidly, her feet began pushing off of seemingly invisible points of inflection to gain more air. She looked as though she was jumping across the rain itself.
“WHAT?!” Detective Reed yelled, throwing his megaphone to the ground.
Selicy would have probably gloated if what she was doing wasn’t so hard for her to pull off. In reality, she was jumping across clusters of frozen raindrops in suspended animation. The biggest problems were that she couldn’t stay on them for too long because of how small they were and the fact that she had to physically put her foot down on one, which was also way harder than it looks.
“Yo, Ire…. are you…. Flying?”
“Not… really…” Selicy strained, trying not to break her concentration. Eventually, she reached the clouds; she hoped this part wouldn’t end disastrously either.
When she got enough momentum to jump above the clouds, she began to take a leisurely run on them, freezing them wherever she stepped before hopping to the next section. It looked pretty beautiful from up there, but she wanted to get to the ground as soon as possible.
“Hey Ire, what now?” Stanley asked.
“I’m coming to your place.” Selicy coughed. “The air’s thin up here. I’ll explain some things to you there.”
At about the right spot, she stood in place and rode down on a small place of ice before jumping off and once again using the raindrops to descend down. When she was right above Stanley’s hideout, she missed a step and desperately grabbed around for something to hang onto. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make anything of any real substance fast enough and landed on Stanley’s glass-tiled roof with an audible Thud!
“Ire, is that you up there?” Stanley asked over the earpiece.
“Stan, shut the hell up and come get me before I break my back.”