The Evil Atheist
A Host of Others
The Vatican, Vatican City
It had been a sunny day and was a wonderful night, as always, in the Vatican City. Monks wandered the streets giving herbs and sweet meats out to passers-by. Nuns skipped gaily, singing songs and playing lutes. Sinners confessed and priests listened, incense was burnt by the barrel load and choirs sang praises to high heaven. The Pope was at that moment in the games room, playing darts. He'd just finished writing his latest sermon, his best yet, in his humble opinion and now he wanted to unwind. Suddenly, Father McKenzie burst into the room and pointed to the open bay windows.
"Your holiness! It's the sign!" he cried still pointing.
The Pope rushed over to the window and sure enough, there in the night sky, was the outline of a crucifix.
"It's the Popesign!" exclaimed the Pope, turning to look at Father McKenzie "Someone somewhere must be trying some shenanigans against members of the Catholic Church!" The Pope slammed his fist in his hand. "They must be stopped! This is a job for... Popeman!"
Father McKenzie let out a low growl before punching the palm of his hand with his fist. He walked over to the dart board and pushed the bull’s-eye. The wall span round to reveal two poles (which now meant there were three poles in the room if you included the Pope as he is in fact Pol... sorry).
"To the Vat Cave!" cried the Pope.
The Vat Cave
Popeman and Altarboy arrived in the Vat Cave in no time at all, having completed the transformation from Pontiff and Priest to Superhero and Sidekick on the way down. Altarboy ran over to the glowing red phone and picked it up. He spoke tersely and briefly, nodding occasionally before putting it down.
"Holy communion wafers Popeman! That was Commissioner Gordon of the God Squad. Apparently the Evil Atheist is on the loose and causing havoc somewhere!"
"We must go to God Squad HQ at once, Altarboy. To the Pope Mobile!"
They dived in the Pope Mobile and set off, a jet of fire screaming from the back. The Vat Cave entrance opened for them and Burning Bush, which concealed the entrance, flattened itself as the Pope-Mobile sped off towards God Squad HQ.