Denise locked eyes with Dr. Virus. "How could you do this to me?" she howled.
"Paid Sick Day Superwoman, we had to stop you," Dr. Virus said with an evil laugh. "We couldn't allow the paid sick days movement to grow. Now that your writing powers are destroyed, the movement is over."
"That's not true," a woman shouted.
"Yes it is," said Dr. Virus.
"Our movement will not be defeated," the woman replied. "We will find a way to restore her powers."
Denise looked at the woman. It was the woman who had recruited her to be Paid Sick Days Superwoman.
"That's impossible," said Dr. Virus. "There is no substance on Earth that will restore Paid Sick Days Superwoman's powers. Her writing days are over."
"I don't believe you," said the woman. "If there's a will, there's a way."
"Stop it," laughed Dr. Virus. "You need to admit defeat now."
"Never," shouted the woman.
"Lady, you are a stubborn community activist," said Dr. Virus. "You need to face reality. Paid Sick Days Superwoman put her writing hand on the typewriter and her powers were destroyed."
Denise stared into Dr. Virus' eyes and said, "I didn't put my writing hand on the machine."
"Yes you did," insisted Dr. Virus. "You put your right hand on the machine."
"I'm left handed like President Obama who supports paid sick days," said Denise.
"You're lying," said Dr. Virus.
"No, I'm not," said Denise.
She then took a pen from her purse and began to write her name with her left hand.
"It's a trick," cried Dr. Virus. "I don't believe you're left handed. There's not one superhero in existence that is left handed."
"Then I am the first and I'm proud of it," said Denise.
Denise then began to write a speech on paid sick days. Within a few minutes, she was done. She handed it to the woman.
The woman read the speech and remarked, "This is a fantastic speech."
"Let me see the speech," said Dr. Virus. The woman handed the speech to Dr. Virus. He took his reading glasses from his pocket and read the speech.
"This speech is very well written," said Dr. Virus. He then turned to Denise and said, "Paid Sick Days Superwoman, we've failed our mission. Now, we have no choice but to let you go. We will come up with a better plan."
"You don't need a better plan," said Denise. "You need to come to our side."
"Never," said Dr. Virus. "I have been on the side of evil for over twenty years. It's too late for me to change my ways. However, I will not block your path for paid sick days. Instead, I will find a new challenge."
"Like what?" asked Denise.
"Concocting next year's flu virus," said Dr. Virus with an evil laugh.
"Can't you do something positive?" asked Denise.
"Never," said Dr. Virus. "Now go."
Denise and the woman walked out of Dr. Virus' office in silence.
When they were on the street, Denise asked, "How did you find me?"
"I heard the radio ad," replied the woman. "So I knew where to find you."
"I'm glad you came," said Denise.
"You're welcome," said the woman.
Denise and the woman hugged and then departed separate ways. Since that day, Paid Sick Days Superwoman has continued her fight for paid sick days for California workers. She has been spotted in cities throughout California from Redding to San Diego. Every day, the movement for paid sick days grows stronger.
To help Paid Sick Days Superwoman, please sign the petition for paid sick days for California workers. If you have already signed the petition, please tell your friends and family members to sign. Every signature will make a difference.