Tell me about it - Chap 1Dec 20th: 12:00 AM.: A cold winter night. Or rather a new day.
Batman was on his usual night patrol. He made the roof top of a tall building as his operating point, from where he could have a clear view of the street, especially the museum, which, according to his sources, is the site of action for the night. He was alone. He insisted Robin to stay out of these chilly night patrols and concentrate on his studies. His grades were beginning to worry him. He had not faced such problem with Dick, he perfectly balanced between his studies and his work. Tim, on the other hand was so obsessed with his newly acquired Robin persona that he dreamt of flying the streets of Gotham all day. No wonder there was a protest from him to Bruce's decision, but the big man had the final word.
The night was colder than usual. Why could't Joker choose a better day to bother him? There was no reason why he should rob a museum, except to attract Batman's attention. "Crime is no fun withou
To see him cry"Why are we standing here?" Flash asked. It was the question in all our minds, but he dared to ask.To see him cry3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't know!" he said. I couldn't make out his intention from the tone of his voice. We have been sent back in time, with no means to get out of it. Jonn had explored every possible way, even tried inflating our own worm hole. But it didn't work out.
I looked at his face. Without mask, it was supposed to look perfectly normal. He was Bruce Wayne. He had been Bruce Wayne and he has been with his PARENTS! The only thing, he couldn't tell them! For them and their five month old son BRUCE WAYNE, he was Bruce McGill, from Scotland Yard. Alfred's British accent did stick to him, after all, and he was perfectly able to pick the accent of an American working in London for the last 10 years.
As we walked aimlessly, we saw a man being attacked by a group of goons near the Gotham General. Bruce jumped into action and so did all of us, just that we fough
Tell me about it - Chap 15"Lisa Prince has been dead for three months"Tell me about it - Chap 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Bruce's breath stuck in his throat, and instant fury replaced the impatience in his eyes. He charged towards Dick, who promptly redirected his attention to the computer screen. There it was, an article dated 3rd of September Lisa Prince, a well known Physical education and self defense trainer for women, found dead in her rented apartment amidst unknown circumstances. The inset showed a file photo of an unconventionally attractive woman with grey eyes behind a pair of round frameless glasses.
"This is not her!" Bruce exclaimed, sounding astonished and relieved at the same time.
"Yeah, and that's the whole point," Dick said, "this is not her. But this is Lisa Prince!"
"What else do you have on her?" Bruce spoke in his usual gruff Batman tone.
"Apart from the fact that there is a mystery surrounding her death nothing!" Dick shrugged.
"Then who is this woman trying to pass herself as Lisa Prince?" Bruce muttered.
Tell me about it - Chap 14There was hardly any room for air between themTell me about it - Chap 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But as they say, good moods don't prevail for long, especially for the Batman
The sound of a violent explosion brought them back to senses. Bruce ran towards the window to find out the source of commotion.
It was his car!!!!! Again!!!!!
Lisa soon followed and looked over his shoulder. She was equally stunned. Bruce snapped back to senses and made a dash to the door and strode downstairs. Lisa was too late to stop him, so followed him instead.
Bruce quickly looked around. Luckily, the road was deserted at the time of the blast, hence no one was injured. However the explosion drew quite a bit of attention from the neighbours whose sleep was disturbed. Bruce checked the remnants of the car and concluded that the explosive was placed in the back seat. The doors had flown away as before, one hit the tree on the other side of the road, while the other crashed against the window of an uninhabited apartment.
Among the whispers
Tell me about it - Chap 20A dreaded silence prevailed.Tell me about it - Chap 203 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't understand!" Superman muttered, finally! No one bothered to offer an explanation. Although Bruce knew that he would be right in reaching the conclusion, he was visibly shocked by this revelation. Diana bent her head, staring aimlessly at the bat-gadgets which littered the computer platform.
"I am sorry to have to intrude into your privacy, sir, but I believe that Green Lantern and Hawk Girl are at the door!" came the voice of Alfred, who despite his concern framed the sentence quite elegantly. He was talking though the communicator up in the mansion.
Bruce lifted his head and squinted at Superman.
"No, I didn't!" said Superman as an answer to the unheard question.
"I did!" Diana muttered slowly, tracing small circles on the table with her finger.
"Do they "Bruce did not have to complete the sentence.
"No they don't know anything about you, or this matter we discussed. Hawk Girl was keeping
me on watch ever since I first went out with you.
Tell me about it - Chap 21It wasn't long before Bruce was all alone again.Tell me about it - Chap 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Come on Diana, he's here!"
A cry from Hawk Girl startled her, brought her back into the present. She hadn't slept the whole night, or the part of which was remaining after she came back to watch tower. She was sure he didn't sleep either, although it wouldn't make much difference to him. Ever since she came back, she hadn't been able to look at the others in the eye, especially Superman. She had been involved in this plot for three months now, but the thought that she was doing something wrong sprang up only the last night. She did not imagine that breaking a person's heart would be so painful, especially when the person turns out to be someone who you .
"Diana! You in there?" Hawk girl knocked at her door. She realized that she had to open the door. She let go off the last string of thought and got to her feet. She was dressed casually, but the change of costume did not take long.
Batman was apprised of the situation al
WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL CH 2, pt 1WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL CH 2, pt 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
The lights were low in the central control room of the Watchtower and when the doors slid shut behind Wonder Woman she did not stray more than a step or two from them as her eyes found that one lonely figure sitting at the main console. A familiar creeping began in her stomach and she drew a calming breath. She feared almost nothing, but this was a conversation she had hidden from for almost two decades. Finally striding forward, her steps were as confident as she could manage and she was able to control the shaking of her knees very well. It was not a long walk, but it sure seemed to take forever.
Finally reaching the occupied chair, she grasped it with one hand, the console with the other as she looked to the large view screen that was right in front of the man who worked the controls. Silence thickened the air around them and the tension mounted.
"Quiet night?" she finally fo
To see him cry - Part 3We all were tempted but Diana was the first to ask.To see him cry - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh, such a sweet baby! Can I hold him?"
Thomas and Martha wayne looked at each other and smiled. Bruce, I mean the little Bruce was holding his bib with his fingers and between his gums. It was as though he was teasing us. The big Bruce cracked a smile once a while, looking at himself in the baby chair. I don't know if he ever wondered how he was, like a child.
"Well of course, yes!" Alfred handed him to her.
"Ah, how precious!!!!" I could see tears rolling in her eyes. I wondered how she felt at that moment. She might've actually wanted to hold this baby's son, as a mother!!!!! When that thought crossed my mind,I felt a little awkward, so I preferred to let it go!
"Hi ya baby, what's your name?" Flash said impulsively. "Is it Bruce?"
The big Bruce threw one angry look at him, but Flash didn't pay attention. He was enjoying watching the kid, we all were, so much that we forgot he is actually with us.
The baby Bruce nodded and chuckle
To see him cry - Part 5"What are we doing here?" Flash asked.To see him cry - Part 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yes, we are back to where it all started.
"This is where we should be" Bruce muttered. He was still lost in thought.
"But this is Crime Alley", I said, "why didn't you just zap us to our time?"
"It wasn't me, it was him" he said. I could sense he was controlling a burst of emotion coming through.
"So, what's the plan?" Diana inquired.
"We wait!" he looked up in the sky, "we wait!"
I always hated his imprecise statements. But this time, I didn't want to provoke him. He was already hiding his face from the others. He was crying.......
Few minutes later, we could see three shadows and hear the jubilant voice of a kid.
"Beware of my mighty sword!!!!"
Oh,my God! We were back to the same fateful night which turned around Bruce's life forever. It was Thomas and Martha Wayne, with the young Bruce, coming back from "The mask of the Zorro"
I looked at him. He was silent, his eyes fixed on the three, his fist clenched.
"Bruce! Do we..." He understood what I
To see him cry - Part 2Bruce was trying so hard to hide his feelings that anyone could read them on his face. That last remark almost brought tears into his eyes, and to say the truth, in all of our eyes. His only subterfuge to not to look up was his pot of tea which he never seemed to finishTo see him cry - Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh, so you have a son!" Diana asked trying to shift the focus of Mr.Wayne off Bruce.
"Yeah! He is my pride and joy, our pride and joy! His name is Bruce too!" saying that, he turned to Bruce, "What a phenomenal coincidence!"
Bruce's silence was only making it difficult for them. None of us understood what Thomas Wayne wanted to hear from him
"My father served in the New York Police Department, sir! Bruce is the name of his best friend. My father told me that he was perhaps the bravest of men, willing to give up his life for his fellow human beings and for his country. He was the world's greatest detective, and was hard on criminals, but never believed in taking a life. He shunned the lime light, and was only wor
The End of everything - Chap 1The head quarters of Project Cadmus. After a few months of apparent dormancy following the Doomsday Sanction, Cadmus is upto something big. But this time, it is to be made sure that nothing goes wrong. Absolutely Nothing!!!!!The End of everything - Chap 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The scientists are feverishly working on the prototype of a 'God Knows What' machine. Apparently it is being constructed to destroy Superman, but is being called 'a defense against Superman lest he should go wild' on the face of it. Waller is impatiently pacing up and down her cabin, waiting to see how well the prototype has performed under simulated conditions. The prototype has failed 12 times now, and the owner has only been kind enough not to blow up the whole place. No wonder she's perspiring heavily
A knock on her door...Finally!!!!!
Waller: (Sharply) Come in.
A middle aged man with thin rimmed glasses and wearing a white coat enters. His name is Dr. Johnson
Dr.Johnson: The tests have been successful Mrs. Waller. The prototype can now wi
Who 'Was' Batman"Please Superman, tell us who he was"Who 'Was' Batman3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yes, we must know who he was. We have the right to know who our saviour really was."
"Come on Superman! You cannot hide it from the public now. Who was Batman?"
"Who was Batman?" "Who 'was' Batman?" 'Was'? When did he become a 'was'? When did he become a 'saviour' from a vigilante, the caped crusader? Everything is still a blur to me. Here I am, in the biggest church in America. I'm just done with my funeral speech about a greatest and the finest man who ever lived. Sadly, the world never knew about him when he was there. And now, the world is craving to know about him. Ironic, isn't it???
"Superman, can you hear us? Tell us about him, please!" I felt like a story teller, surrounded by anxious kids who wanted to know more about the most fearless warrior who saved the earth from its darkest nights. I turned my eyes around and caught a glimpse of Lois. I knew she wanted to say something. She had clenched fists and was biting her lips in agony. He wa
Tell me about it - Chap 7Bruce jumped and sat up in his bed.Tell me about it - Chap 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Later that day, in the watch tower, Flash seemed to be in a great hurry, as he didn't as much as acknowledge, let alone grin at Wonder Woman who passed by. He was looking for Superman.
"Superman, apocalypse, now!" He said, as he ran into the kitchen where Superman was having a cup of coffee with the Green Lantern, who seemed to be all over the place with his war-tales. They were astonished by the sudden news.
"What apocalypse? Where?" Green Lantern demanded.
"I don't think it's just apocalypse. It's something bigger than that. You'll never guess what happened!" he was panting and smiling at the same time. They looked at each other and sighed.
"What now, Flash? Did Wonder Woman laugh on another silly joke of yours?" Lantern said, with exasperation clear in his tone. Normally it would've simmered down Flash, but this time, it didn't work. GL and Superman couldn't help but smile.
"Smile is infectious, isn't it?" Flash poked.
GL mocked anger, "And
Dramione chapter 1Hermione GrangerDramione chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Some say that letting go is the only way to move forward. Others say that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. So, which is it? Am I supposed to let it all go or remember? I just want to be able to move on with my life and not worry about Voldemort or Death Eaters. I want to just live a simple life of books. After Harry and Ginny's wedding, I thought I would feel better about everything. I thought that seeing them get married would help me realize that the war is over and I could finally live again. However, I don't feel better at all. After I finished school I became a healer at St. Mungo's. I thought that the best thing for me to do was to help as many people as I could. Recently I've realized, as selfish as it may sound, that I cannot completely help others without first helping myself. I need to heal myself emotionally and spending the entire day around sick and injured people was not going to help me do that. So, I quit
Tell me about it - Chap 19Bruce, who till then fixed his gaze on Diana, turned around on swiftly on his chair and keyed in something into the computer.Tell me about it - Chap 193 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Amelia Smith is in Coma. She had received third degree burns from an accident...on the same day Lisa was murdered...I mean, found dead," he reported.
"That is not a coincidence!" Diana remarked.
"I see!" Bruce nodded.
"And Lisa died saving her!" Superman exclaimed.
"May be a more subtle reason," Bruce remarked, turning to Diana. He was slowly getting used to her being Diana and not Lisa. Lisa, in his mind, was fading away. He told himself that Bruce Wyane in him was dying out again. And it was necessary.
"Lisa couldn't tell me everything, in the...short time she had to explain. I could only find a half torn photograph in her hand." Diana said in reminiscence.
"The photograph must be an evidence then" Superman considered.
"Wait! Did you remove the photograph from her hand?" Bruce questioned suddenly.
"I did! Why?" Diana looked puzzled.
"You removed the evidence
Tell me about it - Chap 5Dec 24thTell me about it - Chap 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a busy morning for the Justice League. Bizarro was loose on Gotham, along with Copper head, Shade, Cheetah and Star Sapphire. Batman was busy as his other self, with a board meeting. Normally he would've made an impromptu exit, leaving Lucius Fox to cover for him, but this time decided against it. He diverted the distress call to the watch tower. Luckily for him, all the members were available and the odds were 6 against 5.
Bizarro was giving one heck of a time to Superman imitating his attacks, and Superman was busy saving buildings and people from them. Green Lantern made sure he took Star Sapphire to a higher altitude so that they don't wreck the place with their powers. Hawk Girl took on Copper head while Wonder Woman and Flash took turns in fighting Cheetah and Shade. Overall, it looked like the mission plan was not just to bring the villains down but also make sure they don't give any chance for Batman to complain later. It isn't often that he allows others to ope
Tell me about it - Chap 12"She lost her patience and slapped him!" Diana concluded.Tell me about it - Chap 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The three of them remained silent for a while, considering their own train of thoughts. Batman found the urge to explain everything and clear his side, but he realised he would have to do that compromise and explain all through his life if he started it. That was something his ego would prevent him from doing. Revealing his true self to Lisa was an option he wanted to consider only as a last resort. But he certainly owed the lady an apology.
He finally broke the silence.
"That explains why he wanted to jump off the cliff - " he mused.
"Jump off the cliff?" the other two uttered in astonishment.
"Well just because you look concerned about your friend, let me tell you something about Bruce Wayne, which I did not mention in our meeting yesterday! To put it plain and simple, behind all that glitz and glamour, the real he is the most damaged person in the world." He realised he was sympathising himself, something he did not want to d
Dramione: Hermione+Draco pt.6Dramione: Hermione + DracoDramione: Hermione+Draco pt.63 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Untold Story
Hermione was shivering violently. Her head felt as if it were about to explode. Suddenly a hand was pulling blankets up to her neck.
“Sit still child and rest”, Madame Pomfrey, the school nurse, murmured. “You have been through quite a lot and you need to stay warm.” Hermione nodded faintly and looked around the infirmary. She was the only one there besides the nurse, she realized as her eyes quickly scanned the room. She looked around so quickly that she barely noticed him. She did a double take to see Draco Malfoy standing in a corner of the room looking at her.
She looked back then brought her eyes back down, embarrassed as she recalled come of what had happened earlier. ‘He had been carrying me’, she realized, her face beginning to flush. ‘All the way from the other side of the school, but why is he still here.’ As if it
Dramione: Hermione+Draco pt.4Dramione: Hermione + DracoDramione: Hermione+Draco pt.43 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Untold Story
Once again the Great Hall was bustling with students. This time though it was for dinner. For the second time that day Hermione found it hard to concentrate on eating when her head was filled with so many other things. She was waiting for a certain Slytherin to get up from their table and leave so Hermione could hurry up and get this whole mess behind her. Thinking back on it Hermione wasn’t completely sure as to how Melanie had even known that Malfoy got up at a certain time every night and left dinner early. She wondered how Melanie had noticed and why she was paying attention. She made a mental note to ask her later.
“So Hermione you gonna tell us where you were during Herbology.” Ron was looking at her waiting for an explanation.
“You skipped Herbology? You never skip classes, at least not unless your with us”, Harry chimed in looking astound
Tell me about it - Chap 17"An Amazon, yes!" she said solemnly.Tell me about it - Chap 173 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"And why was she undercover? Who was she spying on?" Bruce questioned, his voice masking his enthusiasm.
"Whom do you suppose?" she raised her eye brows at him, and then blinked her eyes.
"Who?" Superman frowned.
"Her!" Bruce raising his eye brows.
"Damn it! She was sent to spy on you?" Dick spurted.
"But she doesn't look like an Amazon!" Bruce pointed at the screen which still showed a passport sized picture of the real Lisa Prince.
Diana groaned impatiently. "If you go on interrupting me like this, I can never complete what I have to complete. Now, no one will speak till I finish!" Her voice showed all the intensity she had in her reddened face.
The three stared at each other silently, and then back at Diana. She took it as an "Ok!"
"I have gone through a lot since I set my foot on the man's world. I could never tell any of you, because you wouldn't understand." Her voice almost choked with emotion, but she steadied herself. None of the three move
Saving Grace"We will be forming a 3 layer protection shield on earth. Captain Adam, you'll be the outer layer and suck the radiation as much as you can, or may be beyond your capability. When you fail, Superman will initiate into a high speed rotor sweeping through the earth 3 dimensionally and absorb the remainder of the radiation. This should suffice, but just in case the radiation is powerful enough to penetrate you too, we rely on the power of the Green Lanterns. I hope you've summoned everyone of them John,"Saving Grace3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I did. They're all ready for action"
"Good! The rest of you guys will protect the people by acting as their personal line of defence. It is very important to maintain order and reduce panic. I hope the Amazons have been called too, Diana!"
"Yes, I have."
"Very well!!! Now this mission is very important. No one on earth dies as long as anyone of us is alive. We have precisely 8 minutes. Let's go!"
Everyone dispersed in a flash. Everyone except him. He was looking through the glass window,