"I blew up my chemistry set," he muttered softly. Laura Cranston stepped closer, then wrapped her arms around him.
"Don't worry about it, son," she told him. "You're going to be a fantastic scientist one day. Everyone has setbacks, no matter what they're trying to do."
Billy looked at her, tears just in the back of his eyes. Laura leaned her head against him. "It just feels so easy....and it isn't!"
"Billy, you're a genius," Laura promised him. "A lot of things are going to be easy for you. But you're going to have to work for some others. Trial and error is the way of science. You've got to keep believing in yourself. If you don't ...no one else will."
He leaned against her, letting her go where she would. His mother carried him to a chair and leaned against him. "There's a song I know, that can help you remember that you have to believe in yourself."
"What?" his mother had a beautiful voice, and he liked to hear her sing to him. She took a long breath, then began the melody.
Thanks, Mom, he thought as Jason and the others gave him a pep talk afterwards. He knew they were right, that karate was more in the head than in the body. With that, and with the others' believe in him, he knew he could do anything. He smiled, looking up as Ernie came near them with the drinks. Everything was good...everything was right.
Everything was shaking! Billy tried to hold onto the table, but it was shaking too much. He stood up, looking around, trying to figure out what was going on. Everyone else was out of the room; it was just himself, Zack, Trini, Kim, and Jason. Then all five of them were rising up, sailing through the air, whistling through the atmosphere to something that he realized could only be...his destiny.