another hard day, I was shattered. I rescued a
treed cat, stopped a plane from crashing and
lifted an electric pole off a car; saving the
three children in the backseat. Yeah, a hard day
The life of a
super hero is not an easy one, with modern
litigation and lawsuits flying around more than I
Once, I had a
fortune. Mostly gifts from rescued victims and
such. Now, I was living in a two room on the
lower east side and could barely make rent.
lawsuit was painful and I'll never forget it. I
pulled a small luxury yacht out of a raging
hurricane just off the Keys. Basically, saving
the passengers. The yacht was slightly damaged in
the process but what the hell; the folks walked
away, right! But NOOO, that just wasn't good
enough for ole Miss Steinmann. She convinced her
lawyer, the jury and the judge that they would
have made it out of the storm just fine. And that
I was to blame for the damage done to her three
million dollar boat.
I didn't even
have representation then. Oh, how naive I was. I
walked in and expected them to thank me for being
so great and helpful. Certainly, another key to
the city was warranted. What I got instead was
slapped with an injunction, and had to pay for
the repairs and due stress caused to the Steinman's
and their passengers. Which, I must say, did not
get involved. Oh, that hurt, it really hurt.
I still do it
though. I get up every morning and try my
damnedest to help someone. Many of my closest
friends say. "Harald", that's my name
by the way, "why the hell do you do it?"
"You're a Super Hero, you could do anything
you want". "Why don't you just walk
into a bank and take what you need and fly off to
some place and live happily ever after?" The
answer is so simple; I am, and always will be a
Super Hero, and have sworn to and uphold the code.
So here I am,
rubbing myself down with Ben-Gay and stitching my
costume. I'll get to bed early and wake at dawn
with one task in mind. Helping the human race.
I am a bit
more careful nowadays and keep my acts of
goodness focused on large disasters, ones that my
lawyer approves of of course.
Yes, I keep a
mobile next to my heart with my lawyers number on
the speed dial, for I am the modern day super