September 19th, 2022. The Earthquake!
"I am standing here in Sunset Wilds and as you can see behind me, there has been a lot of damage done to our wonderful city." The local reporter made his way down the streets buzzing with people running in panic, the sound of sirens coming from all sides and buildings still crumbling to the ground. "As you can see around me, destruction is everywhere. Medics are asking for any volunteers to help out, same with the fire department and of course, the citizens who are victim to such a catastrophe." The reporter quickly moved to the side as a street sign fell next to him. "Our city was not prepared for such a powerful earthquake, have we gotten any updates on what could have caused such a mess?"
"Thank you John, but we are still waiting on updates from our major. For those of you just tuning in, our beloved city has been struck with a powerful earthquake, hitting Sunset Wilds, part of South Slice and all of west Ripples. We still have no answer as to why such a thing happened. However, we do have rumors that this might be linked to the sudden appearance of supers in our city. We have Dr. Solo here with us, who will explain his theory."
A thin Caucasian, with long blonde hair combed backwards appeared on the screen, he had a smile on his face, but anyone could see he was exhausted, mentally and physically. "Yes hello, I am Dr. Solo here. I believe that this is no natural disaster. Pi City has been nothing but a peaceful place, super human things was something you saw in places like New York and Los Angeles. But I fear, that it has spread to our humble home. Just remember, that the greater our power to fight for good, invites an even stronger evil to challenge it. This might be some sort of magic or some evil scientist using our home as their new base and why? Because superheroes are here now, which brings super VILLAINS. We need to open our eyes and attack the problem from the root-"
The television was shut off. Elizabeth Elric stood in her living room. From her apartment she could see the smoke emerging from the damaged Sunset Wilds. She walked over to the glass separating the sky from her home and leaned her forehead against it. She had been fighting for Pi City for a few months now and she was aware more like her had shown up. But that was because crime had been on the rise lately. It was a city with most of its citizens being university students, which was a gold mine for drug lords. This also provided broke students looking for good paying jobs under suspicious circumstances. What that so called Dr. Solo said made sense in some way, but there was nobody in the city that could create an earthquake like that. Was there? It didn't matter, she needed to prove them wrong, the people needed help and Wintry would make sure they got all they help they needed.
The famous gamer switched into her super suit, which was all black, covering every inch of her body, except for her face. She of course wore a helmet and a hoodie over it, everything on the suit was pitch black, until it powered on. Neon lights appeared all around her arms, legs, chest and a shape of ski goggles on her face. Once she was ready to go, she turned the neon lights off, not wanting to attract any attention. Inside the helmet, G accessed the local news channels. It seemed that The Ripples was the spot that was getting less attraction, but reports said it was the most impacted area. Like always, the low side of the city ignored. With her destination in mind, Wintry slid open one of windows and jumped out. She was in the 34th floor, basically at the top of the famous department complex in the middle of Up City, where the University of Pi was located. The altitude was perfect, nobody ever looked up for some reason and by the time she was noticed, she was far gone from her home.
Using her ice powers, Wintry created a path for her to follow, skating over it with ease, thanks to years of practice. Moving across the sky had its benefits, usually no traffic. Once she was getting close to The Ripples, people began to notice her, calling out to the disguised individual in the sky. Just as Wintry had suspected, the area was a mess. People were scrambling to the local hospital, trying to put out fires and some fighting off those thugs trying to take advantage of the situation to loot homes. With so much to do, Wintry went for the biggest mess in her sight. There was a tall apartment building on fire, it seemed people were trying to go in it, probably trying to help people inside still trapped.
"Great, how am I supposed to help with my ice powers?" Wintry spoke to herself as she jumped of her icy path and landed on the buildings roof. "Bestie, try and contact the local fire department, let me know when they finally answer and send them my current location."
Wintry began walking towards the roof access, but just as she reached for the handle, the door burst open, a small group of people rushed out, their faces darkened with ashes, gasping for air and some even crying. Wintry could see some holding their arms or hands in pain, probably got burned navigating towards the roof. She didn't ask anything, feeling that time was precious in such a situation. She created a big spike of ice, leaving it for them to treat their injuries, she wasn't sure if that would help, but that's all she could do at the moment.
"You one of them supers right? There's still people in there man, I heard them screaming while we were trying to escape. You gotta help out!" A man wearing a red trucker cap approached Wintry. "We came from the eight floor, so I know that one is clear, but ninth and tenth still had people running around and I haven't seen em get out yet."
Wintry nodded her head. Two floors under her, that was simple enough. She rushed inside, descending the stairs quickly, holding up her hands to avoid touching the hot walls or rails. Her helmeted showed how the suit began to lower her temperature, to avoid overheating. Tenth floor, she could hear people scurrying around, probably blinded by the thick smoke. The neon lights on Wintry's suit turned on, hoping that the people would see her and run towards her. She took her first step into the thick gray cloud of smoke and as if the universe was trying to warn her, she began to loser her balance. The entire building shaking violently, pieces of the roof beginning to collapse, the screams getting louder and Wintry's balance going off the charts as she stumbled to the side, going over the rail!