- # 6 (Day 19) The Betrayal and The Heartache
The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and both Helena and Barbara would become quite familiar with this aporhism, as their friendship blossomed.
After Helena realizes that Barbara was manipulating her while she was infiltrating a cult that worships superheroes, everything unravels and comes out into the open on a plane ride back to headquarters.
Helena then abruptly and tearfully exits from both the team and the aircraft, Barbara is left to contemplate her methods, as — even if her actions were well intended — she realizes the error of her ways, and tries to win Helena back onto the team.
She later finds ways to make it up to Helena, and eventually wins her confidence back.
The subsequent story is a painful one, but it’s one that serves a purpose, as it imparts the message that friendships can go through great trials, and occasionally, your friends will make mistakes and betray you. But a good friendship is strong enough to weather those storms, and if the bonds are strong enough, it can endure whatever obstacles life throws at it.
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