"It's all bullshit man. Forget everything you saw. Just go home."
"Come on Gabriel, there has to be more to it all that this..."
Mindsweeper immediately regretted his choice of words.
"You're not a superhero, so I'm not going to punish you for that, but just know how disappointed you should be. You're a fucking journalist. Do the digging. Don't just beg me. Shit, man, you've seen the depths I sink to. You want to know why I do it. What is it, you get off on all this? You think people have a right to know? Well you know what, fuck it, and fuck you too.
I'm dying. Sorry to burst your little fucking bubble kid. Sorry I don't care for your lack of social finesse. I'm not fucking invincible like you thought I was.
I used to be Cypher's partner. This was a long time ago. They found out she was a superhero and told us we had to split. She did a deal with them. She'd only allow them to take her away if they made me a superhero too. So they lied to her. I got taken to a medical facility, ex military, and they injected me with all kinds of stuff. Told her they were making me a living weapon, the likes of which had never been seen. Plaguebearer. She liked the name. They said I was too toxic for her to be anywhere near me. It drove her crazy. I mean, you don't seriously believe any of that heaven shit, do you? She went crazy because they split us up. She's created all that stuff to protect herself from pain.
I remember when I used to visit her. Every time I had to leave for work the next day, she begged me to stay. I always felt like an asshole for leaving. I wanted to stay. Being with her was much better than heading home alone, being cold all night, then hauling ass to a job that gave me zero satisfaction. All I could think about was being back with her, trying not to think about how bad I was fucking everything up. All I wanted was to be by her side.
Then suddenly it was all gone, and I had needles all over me. I was told I was now immune to all forms of disease. Thing is, it's not strictly true. My resistance to disease is superhuman, yes, but I'm not invincible.
So you can judge me all you want, me going to pick up these vampires, get them all hot and bothered, grab their fucking dicks while they plunge their fangs into my neck, give them a good squeeze when I think they're done. Lowering myself for these fucking beasts. I was in love, or at least I thought I was, and now I'm stuck with this bullshit. All just to weaken them. I've gone from hero to parasite. Now are you going to fuck off and leave me alone?"