Omega laughed and clapped. “Such a moving display. A real 180 there, kiddo. Eight out of ten, I’d nominate you for an Oscar for sure.” He smirked, “You are correct. I AM THE OMEGA. I AM GOD!” He shouted as he went for Johnny’s throat.
Then there came the understanding. Omega couldn’t touch Johnny. “What is this?”
“You’re nowhere near the power you claim to possesses,” said Johnny. “I am far beyond whatever level you are. You are the gnat now.”
Omega shrugged. “Well then… if that’s all…” He wound up another hit, this time connecting with Johnny’s jaw.
Johnny looked back in shock.
Omega grinned. “What can I say? I’m a fast learner… Plus you’re not the only one that can absorb energy or souls.
Johnny’s eyes widened. The people that had been murdered were reanimated into the nightmarish creatures. He had felt a particular note in the air but couldn’t quite place it. Now he knew why.
The two fought for a while, both proving to be equal in strength. However, as more and more time passed Johnny could tell Omega’s power gap was widening.
I can’t keep this up. Omega’s outclassed and outmatched me. I’d need more help. I need help. Jerry. I’m sorry, I cannot do it.
The sky cracked with lightning, and thunder rolled. Blood rained hard down upon them. Despair and defeat began to sink in.
“So, you see the futility of it all at last? Ha, just when it was getting interesting. Pathetic,” Omega grinned.
Johnny then felt a familiar presence; a hand placed on his shoulder. “You’re not alone Johnny. We’re all with you until the very end.”
Johnny looked to his right and left. Behind him were the former Guardians, trainers, the people that were slain, and Jerry.
“Give ‘em Hell, kid,” Johnny heard Snake say. Everyone offered words of encouragement.
“Even though we’re gone, and we can’t be there, beside you, we’re all part of you, just as you were a part of us. We’re all interconnected, a shared destiny. Here, this is your moment. For us, for the world.” Jerry patted Johnny on the back.
A blue light coursed through all the people, Guardians, and trainers alike until it amplified through Jerry.
“The night is not your enemy but your friend. We are all beacons in the dark. You shall not go it alone. Let the day’s glow bask you in the night. Free us. Save the world. You’re the Nightwalker no more, Johnny. You are the Guardian of Earth.” Jerry then placed his hand on Johnny’s shoulder.
The power was exhilarating. So much emotion. Johnny was beside himself as he watched all the light go out and the familiar faces dissipate. Until the light last came to Jerry. “You’ve been a wonderful friend, Johnny. Now, it’s time to end this madness and evil of a man. We’ll see each other again. One day.” Johnny felt tears well up. “Goodbye, my friend.” Jerry then vanished, and Johnny was left alone with all the power in the world.
Omega tried to attack Johnny during the spectacle, but it was all for naught. Every attack, every effort was deflected like it was nothing. He had, at last, come to the realization. It was the end.