Blue Hanukkah - Part IIIBarbaraBlue Hanukkah - Part III7 months ago in Drama More Like This
Oracle worked all day. She was like Batman that way, she mused. Years ago, back when she was Batgirl, she’d never have considered working through the holiday unless she was absolutely needed. Now, she felt a need to work.
She ferreted through security systems and checkpoints, looking at police reports, hacking into known mob bosses’ files, and watching her own monitors for any intrusion. But other than the occasional mugging, everything was quiet tonight.
She felt… restless. Agitated even. She’d been awake for over two days, which wasn’t good and she tried not to do, but sleeping just wasn’t happening. The coffee probably wasn’t helping her insomnia or agitation, either, but it sure was good. She boiled a new pot and sat still to listen to it, feeling bleak.
Her father would expect her home at least tomorrow. She would try to give that to him. But for now, she had to work, to keep out the encroaching sadness t
Blue Hanukkah - Part IIJ’onnBlue Hanukkah - Part II7 months ago in Drama More Like This
Martians didn’t need to eat as regularly as humans did to survive. Martian Manhunter often told himself this in a display of shame as he ate Chocos until his belly ached and he shapeshifted just a degree larger to accommodate. Although he snacked constantly on them, he rarely went after them with such gusto unless he was trying to avoid something or something was bothering him. Usually he could figure out what it was and force himself to deal with it, but this time, he couldn’t figure it out.
Maybe it was just the holidays. He’d heard of humans experiencing holiday blues, something he hadn’t understood before. It seemed like such a wonderful time for them, full of cheer and bright colors. He missed the rituals of his own Martian religion, but this was a happy time and he could usually appreciate that. Not this year, though.
He’d put himself on monitor duty at the watch tower so the rest of the League could enjoy
Junior -1- Funny The Way It IsJunior -1- Funny The Way It Is3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Gotham was dual parts ugly and beautiful. Even at night the city glowed. Glimmering yellow, blue, and white lights with the occasional flash of neon reflected the starry sky. Or they would, if the night sky weren't filled with smog. This just made the city seem brighter, like it was encased in a glowing, dirty cloud. And flying through this cloud was Kon, thinking that it was no wonder Tim was so good at finding shadows to hide in. In Gotham you were either in the shadows or in the spotlight.
But damn, it was noisy as fuck.
Kon listened. He drifted upwards, letting all the sounds flow in. Rising higher and higher so that he was above the Gotham cloud, above the city he floated. High enough to be mistaken for a bird or a plane, he listened.
It had been too long since he'd heard Tim's voice. Too long since he'd seen him - but this wasn't so unusual, they were both very busy.
Blue Hanukkah - Part IBruceBlue Hanukkah - Part I7 months ago in Drama More Like This
Batman flitted aimlessly about the Batcave, testing equipment and running anti-virus software on all the vulnerable computers.
“Really, Sir. There’s been no peep tonight. Local law enforcement can do its job, you know.” Alfred stood at the door, his hands behind his back, his ever-pensive expression regarding Batman with a mixture of sadness and worry.
“Crime always picks up around the holidays, Alfred. You know that.”
“I do, Sir, but nothing for you tonight. It’s Christmas Eve.”
“Yes…” Batman was tired lately, and agitated too – well, more than usual. He wasn’t sure why. It was the same feeling he got whenever he realized he was forgetting something but couldn’t remember what. He kept thinking strange thoughts and dreaming strange d
Blue Hanukkah - Part IVBoosterBlue Hanukkah - Part IV7 months ago in Drama More Like This
Michael was surprised when the others showed up to Ted’s warehouse. He’d been coming here on Hanukkah for six years now, the first time two years after Ted’s death and shortly after he’d gone back in time to visit him for the first and last time. Sure, he’d seen him a couple other times, but not on purpose. The Black Lantern version stuck out sorely in his mind in particular.
Ted’s spare Bug was warm and lit well. Jaime was doing a good job, keeping it up during the year even though he didn’t have to.
Ted had lived in there for a while, when his company went under for the second time. There were plenty accommodations, and Booster camped out there every year now, keeping Ted’s menorah lit and his traditions alive.
Michael was an atheist. It was something he and Ted had argued about on numerous occasions, and he’d always felt like it was an odd facet of Ted’s personality that he had to believe i