The Double Cross, Part Sixteen

Continued from Part Fifteen
Captain Justice tried to mouth. “I’m sorry,” to his grandson for getting him into this, but the words wouldn’t come.

“God,” he managed.

A light flashed in the room.

It couldn’t be.

But it was. Commander Justice, an avenging ghost, grabbed their attacker’s neck so tight that the Human Muscle’s grip began to loosen. Justice Junior kicked the Human Muscle in the stomach. Muscle released both Captain Justice and Junior.

“Dad!” Junior screamed. “Are you a ghost?”

Commander stared at his son and then glared at his father.  “I’ll explain this all as soon as I take out the trash.”

“You’re supposed to be dead!” The Human Muscle writhed in an effort to break Commander’s grip and elbowed him in the face. Commander popped like a bubble.

“Now, it’s just you two!” The Human Muscle shook his finger. “Play fair. No more phantoms.”

Continued next Monday

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