Divorce & Love

“Thanks for doing this,” Meteor Maiden said. The superheroine stood on a city rooftop at sunrise next to her ex-husband, Gravitron.

“It’s for both of us,” he replied. Gravitron surveyed the city for the last time. “You can change your mind at any time. Even after this; I’ll be waiting for you,” he added. Meteor Maiden gave him a sad smile but shook her head.

“Don’t,” she said. “Find someone that makes you happy. That’s all I want for you.”

“Meh,” Gravitron chuckled. “I already had that for a decade. I think it’s time to try something new. Some misery might improve my villain game.” Meteor Maiden rolled her jade eyes and smiled.

“You’re going to be the worst villain they’ve ever seen,” she replied and leaned in to kiss his cheek. He wrapped his arm around her and pulled her close.

“It’s kind of ironic,” he said wistfully while they watched the sunrise together.

“What?” she asked.

“10 years of always being in each other’s corner; you always had my back and I had yours. Now we’re helping each other break up,” he laughed and she giggled.

“I never thought the best thing for us would be different paths,” Meteor Maiden sighed into his arms.

“For now,” Gravitron said. “The road is full of twists and turns.”

“I guess we should get started,” Meteor Maiden said. “They’re picking me up in a few hours and I’ve still got some packing to do.”

“It’s hard to believe alternate universes are real,” Gravitron sighed. “You have to tell me all about it next time I see you.” Meteor Maiden nodded as she slipped on her green eyemask.

“I love you,” she said.

“I love you too,” Gravitron replied.

“Now, let’s go fake my death so you can be the villain that killed Meteor Maiden.”

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