Hero

Superboy_Vol_5_1“It must be nice to have magic. And be useful.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“I went out there to help her. But I couldn’t do anything because I’m just . . . ordinary.”

“Henry . . . We are each given our own gifts. You have the heart of the truest believer. You brought us all together. Never think you’re ordinary just because you don’t have magic. . . . Or claws, or . . . or purple shorts. And don’t worry about Emma. She’s a hero, and as we both know–”

[In unison] “Heroes always win.”

(A conversation between Henry and Regina, with comic books in their laps, “Once Upon a Time Season 4, Episode 8 (“Smash the Mirror, Part 1”))

Oh how I can relate to Henry. . . . Still, if you would ask me today, “What do you want to be when you grow up? Anything, no strings attached.” I would answer with: “A superhero.” Continue reading