Part 6 Trapped in the Radiation Well
Above in the lab’s control room Eden watches intently on the large HD panel as Superman unwittingly steps onto the floor of the radiation well. He continues to watch as Superman inspects the well looking for a problem that does not exist. Eden sips on a Red Bull as he watches Superman make his way to the middle of the well. A green light flashes on his console flashes in quick succession indicating the all systems are ready and the radiation well is ready to be brought online.
Eden grins wickedly as he hits the return key on his keyboard that executes a series of predetermined computer commands and smiles as his console chirps then ceases and a side computer monitor screen flashes in large green letters: “Upper Shaft Door Secure,” followed by “Radiation Well Secure.” “OKAY, says Eden as he claps his hands together. Superman is sealed in the professor’s well!”
He quickly types a series of commands into his computer keyboard as he listens on the speaker as a confused Superman calls out his name from the well. The computer screen flashes: “Limited Elemental Exposure Sequence Initiated; Exposure Level Minimal.” Eden smiles and continues to watch the screen. The smaller screen eventually flashes: “Moderate Elemental Exposure Sequence Successful!” “YES!” screams Eden loudly.
He enters another command and the screen clears and reads: “Radiation Well Illuminated – 100%.” Eden then watches with glee the live HD images from his pit as the familiar red caped figure of Superman tries futilely to divide the lead lined door panels; having failed Superman then tries to break them down first with his hands then with his shoulder. He snickers and continues to watch the screen intently as Superman’s attempts to fly to the top of the well only to find that ability has vanished. He holds his stomach laughing as Superman turns and cowers tightly in a corner. Eden roars with laughter as he turns away from the screen and leaves the console to grab another Red Bull and have a smoke as the powerless Superman awaits his pleasure trapped in his the professor’s radiation well.
The villain reveals his deeper purposes and prepares to manipulate SUPERMAN.