Electrode glanced around at his friends and slowly lifted himself to an elbow. He took several deep breaths.
“Low. Low on charge.” He said slowly.
“Everyone please stand back.” Sandstorm instructed. Once they complied, he summoned arcs of lighting right out of the air to pound away at Electrode’s chest. In moments, the Nuclear Electric Man was standing.
“Where is he?” Electrode asked. “I want to charge him for what he did.”
“He has left the bunker,” Nyhtwulf said before he flew through a wall and vanished.
“I think Nyhtwulf is going to retrieve him,” Anubis said with a grin. “Best game of fetch ever!”
“Then we need to get out of here too,” Sandstorm said with the same scowl he had been wearing for hours. “All of you, get out of here and get to a safe distance. I’m going to bury this place.”
There was no argument. Anubis scooped up Nightfall before she could protest and Blacktide disintegrated a hole through the roof. Sandstorm made another ice ladder for the rest of them to climb out. Once outside, they ran to gain distance from the openings of the bunker. Whatever Sandstorm intended to do, they didn’t want to be close to it.
Sandstorm’s eyes glistened and glowed yellow. His body ignited in flames as he stood stock still. The metal floor where he stood started to glow orange with the heat. From outside, the friends could see the glow and feel the heat from the distance. They elected to move further away as a giant hand of molten liquid rose from the bunker. That hand came down with a hot splash as a giant roaring head emerged. The roof of the bunker melted away like wax under the lava-borne heat. Sandstorm spread the molten influence clear through all rooms of the bunker, melting every wall and object within. From the river, the air filled with steam and flames reached hundreds of feet into the air. His teammates were forced even further back from the scalding heat. The entirety of the underground bunker became a small lake of molten metal, boiling with raging force. His friends watched in awe, as the form of a giant man stepped out of the lava and to the river, converting from one element to the other as he went. As a giant of water, Sandstorm pushed the giant ice sculpture water spout from earlier into the molten pool. With that, he summoned a great surge from the river to flow over the lava. Steam hissed so loud it could be heard far across the river and the steam glowed bright, reflecting the heat.
Anubis nodded at the Professor who foamed at the mouth with sounds of gibbering and gurgling. “How fitting.”
“I couldn’t have done that better myself.” Nightfall said.
“Doesn’t look like he’ll hurt anyone ever again.” Atomizer said.
“I’d still like to kill him.” Electrode grumbled.
“No.” Sandstorm said. “As much as I’d like to execute him too, I say let him rot as a vegetable. He more than deserves it.”
“Just like what he did to hundreds of other people.” Redeagle mused.
“We need to get back to the office.” Sandstorm said.