My name’s Amelia Tines and I’m fifteen—almost fifteen and a half—and I’m a superhero. Oh, and I guess I’m Damien’s half sister, but that better not be why you’re interviewing me.
Um….no….that isn’t the only reason why I am interviewing you. I swear. So um….moving on. What can you tell us about living in Golden City?
Golden City is great. Most superheroes go to specific schools where everyone’s a superhero, but I go to regular school, so I’m the only hero. And everyone knows my dad’s the Crimson Flash and has his own TV show, and my mom pretty much saved Golden City before I was born. Even though they should, nobody really pays that much attention to me at school, but I’m sure all of that will change next year, when I get my H and my flying power comes in.
If you could choose your superpower, rather then random genetics, which would choose?
Um, flying, duh. I want to be just like my dad.
What is the best thing about being a superhero? The worst?
The best thing about being a superhero is being someone everyone can look up to. People need superheroes, so if you are one, then you’re automatically needed by everyone. The worst thing about being a superhero is having to wear spandex. It’s not right for, um, every body type.
Its not just you Amelia. Spandex isn’t right for anyones body type.
What are you most looking forward to about going to Heroesworth Academy?
Having superhero friends and impressing my teachers with really good grades. Also joining the flying team once my power comes in.
What’s it like to suddenly have an older brother…especially one who turns out to be a supervillain? What’s been the best part about meeting your new brother? The worst?
Ugh. I already have one brother—I didn’t need another one. And I was the oldest before he came along. Now I’m like yesterday’s chopped liver. It’s a good thing he’s not staying with us permanently. The best part about meeting him is what a loser he is. Even if they won’t admit it, my parents can clearly see how much better I am than him. He doesn’t even want to be a superhero or fly or any of that, and I’m really passionate about all of it. So having him around emphasizes all of my best qualities, since his are so awful. The worst part about having him around is him getting attention and also talking to my friends. Can’t he just mind his own business?!
Unfortunately Amelia, you are learning just what pains older brothers can be. I have one as well and I know exactly how they can be. lol Well, thanks for taking the time to talk with me for a bit. Before we go, are there final words you’d like to say?
Yeah, I’d like to thank everyone for reading—you’ve been a great audience—and if anyone still has any questions about what it’s like to be a superhero, especially one with famous parents, feel free to ask me tons of questions.
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