Passing The Torch
Before the snake could devour Dirk and Doug, the brothers were surrounded by a white cloud of smoke.
"What's happening?" Dirk asked aloud. "Are we dead?"
"No, we were able to save you at the last minute, thanks to my brother's latest invention."
"You two won't be dying today. Your time hasn't come yet."
Doug and Dirk turned around to find two figures wearing dark helmets and body armor.
"I'm Mirk, and this is my brother Tam. We work for Hugh's hero network. We were on our way to Prosperity to meet with the king, when Hugh told us to stop here at this beach first."
"It seems like it was a good call." Tam continued. "That snake would have killed you for sure, but your bravery is to be commended. Which is why we're giving you both these."
Mirk and Tam each handed Dirk and Doug a dark helmet. After they put the helmets on, Dirk and Doug were covered in the same body armor as their rescuers. They also sensed that they could summon weapons and tools by thinking about them.
"We think the two of you would be great additions to the team." Mirk said proudly. "Hugh has already given his approval too. The choice is all yours, of course."
"Whatever you chose to do, you can use these powers to topple that snake and protect these people." Tam added. "Then go help your friends. Hugh will contact you later, and you can give your answer then."
"King Lenny Overature is expecting us, but we can stay if needed." Mirk said. "What are your thoughts?"
"You guys can get back to your own mission, with the tools you gave us we can fight." Doug answered confidently. "What do you say, bro?"
"Yeah, I agree." Dirk responded. "Let's save these people, then our friends!"
The white cloud of smoke cleared, revealing Doug's evil imposter and the giant snake eagerly awaiting their prey.
To be continued....