Who: Jaden and Annie What: Strange first meeting When: New Year's Eve night Where: Near a house party Rating: TBD
Jade had resolved himself to just spend New Year's Eve in his room wishing he could go out and do something, so when his parents came to his room and told him he could go out if he wanted to, he almost couldn't believe it. He got dressed in somewhat dark clothes, so as to blend in with the shadows when he ran to the party. He had heard about the party probably in a similar way so many people heard about his party. He said bye to his parents and was out the door in a matter of minutes. He was still a bit on the nervous side about social stuff; in fact, he checked himself in the mirror a number of times before finally deciding that unless he actually wanted to change something, he looked the same each time. Annie had said that Eden probably thought he looked cute, but who knew whether or not she was just being nice. She seemed like a nice person, and nice people typically did try to make people feel good. He hoped she was right. Eden would likely be at this party. She seemed to be at pretty much all of the parties, so why wouldn't she be at this one?
After he got outside he began jogging for a little bit till he was mostly in the shadows. Once in the shadows, he took off. As usual, the shadows provided a decent cover for him, for by the time someone looked to see if they actually saw someone running by at 200 mph he would already be gone. It worked for nearly the entire way there. Once the house was in view, he began looking for a place to duck behind so he wouldn't be seen using his power. There was a sudden burst of light coupled with an explosive sound. Jaden couldn't help but turn his attention to the firework that had just burst. When he looked back ahead, he saw someone just in front of him. He tried to move to the side quickly to avoid her but tripped on the curb when he did so. He passed the girl at nearly 100mph before crashing to the ground hard.
This was definitely not a good thing. There was no way this girl didn't see him. How was he going to get out of this one? He had just gotten ungrounded.