RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL begins
So much to do. So much to consider.
Darkness had settled hours ago and the house was finally quiet. Though weary from a long day, Diana knew that sleep would be a difficult prize to claim, especially with everything in her mind that vied for her attention. She lay on her back, right in the middle of her spacious bed as she stared at the ceiling with troubled blue eyes. With one hand laying on her belly and the other arm curled around her head, she did her best to relax her body, hoping that her mind would soon follow. Her long black hair was pulled to one side and was flailed out on her pillow and bed. Her spacious bedroom was dimly lit in the warm blue glow offered by the full moon. There were not many furnishings, only the bed, desk across the room under the window and a wardrobe that was made of some dark wood. Two other pieces had joined the
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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
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Most of the structures on Themyscira were ancient Greek style in construction, as their culture was largely ancient Greek in makeup, and built of marble or limestone for the most part. A training center near the middle of the island was one of the largest. Like most structures, it had a walled open courtyard all the way around it, four entrances into the structure itself, and large marble columns that held up the stone roof. The inside of the perimeter wall was adorned with gardens with a track of clean sand right inside of the gardens that measured over three miles around the building, and inside of these were the training fields for this facility, and they were all in heavy use this day. Four obstacle courses, one on each side of the huge, three level structure, were of varying degrees of difficulty for different kinds of training and were named for Greek Gods.
On the south side of the structure, a group of women had just finished
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Themyscira, seventeen years ago
So much to do. So much to consider.
Darkness had settled hours ago and the house was finally quiet. Though weary from a long day, Diana knew that sleep would be a difficult prize to claim, especially with everything in her mind that vied for her attention. She lay on her back, right in the middle of her spacious bed as she stared at the ceiling with troubled blue eyes. With one hand laying on her belly and the other arm curled around her head, she did her best to relax her body, hoping that her mind would soon follow. Her long black hair was pulled to one side and was flailed out on her pillow and bed. Her spacious bedroom was dimly lit in the warm blue glow offered by the full moon. There were n
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Elissa moaned softly and rocked her head to the left, then the right, and her eyes opened to thin slits. She blinked and struggled to bring the world around her into focus. Drawing a deep breath, she tried to make sense of where she was, how she got there
Anxiety surged up again and quickly she felt herself near panic as she looked around her. When she tried to sit up, a strap around her chest stopped her. Trying to raise her hands to remove it revealed that she was cuffed to the bed she lay on. Looking down at herself, she saw that she was only covered with a white sheet and white wool blanket, and over these were leather restraints over her legs and hips and she could feel her ankles cuffed and strapped down beneath the sheet. Her eyes darted about. This looked like the Batcave, and yet it did not. Drawing a deep breath, she tried to calm herself and reason out what had happen, w
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They returned to the mansion in high spirits and Elissa seemed to have forgotten about her failure with Scarecrow. Clinging to her mother's arm as they entered, she laughed and declared, "You have got to be kidding! And she knew nothing about it?"
"I didn't keep many secrets from your grandmother," Diana admitted, "but some things are much better left unsaid."
"That is just totally wicked," the girl said with a laugh.
"Just don't get any ideas," Diana warned. "I'm way ahead of you on that."
"I believe you, Mom. Hey! Maybe we can, like, go and do a Justice League mission or something. It would be all kinds of fun!"
With a little smile, Diana confirmed, "Sure, I'd like that. But not until I get you clearance, understand?"
"And I think your father would like some time with you as well. Do you think you can g
BATMAN: LEGACYThe Bat Cave illuminated as the door slid open and Batman strode toward the car that was parked in the middle of the cavern, and right on his heels was Golden Angel, a girl about five foot six with long black hair that was restrained in a pony tail. She wore a combination of clothing and armor, a red top that left her right shoulder and her midriff bare, a golden raptor symbol across her chest that had the wings of a bat. She wore golden gauntlets on her forearms, and red and gold boots almost to her knees. The bottom piece of this costume was royal blue, low on her hips and left her legs almost completely bare, and it was adorned with white stars. On her brow she wore a golden tiara with a blue star in the center that was flanked by the black wings of a bat. This was a young heroine in training, and this day the lesson seemed to be an elusive one in patience.BATMAN: LEGACY5 years ago in Drama More Like This
"But that's totally not fair!" she complained. "I
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Commissioner Gordon stood on the roof, his hands in the pockets of his overcoat as he stared up at the bat signal that shined brightly on the clouds above. With him were two uniformed police officers, both of whom watched the signal on the clouds as well. The spotlight that sent it there illuminated much of the roof surrounding it, but behind it and in the distance, all was shrouded in shadows, and everyone present knew that Batman would emerge from those shadows. The sounds of the blowing wind would mask the approach of the Dark Knight and tensions were high as the three awaited him.
A loud, mechanical click sounded from behind them and the spotlight went out, plunging much of the rooftop back into darkness. Only the two lights that flanked the one door that accessed the roof illuminated the roof to any degree. Even as the two policemen spun around, Gordon turned almost casually, looking to the shadowy figure who stood
GOLDEN ANGEL: THE WATCHTOWER Elissa had only taken the flight to clear her mind. She figured nobody would ask questions when she took the IJ121 from the well guarded hangar at the small, private airport near Gotham City, and no one did. Sure, this was Themyscira's most advanced jet, but even at seventeen years old she was an accomplished fighter pilot and was only rarely questioned by those who guarded it. After all, who would dare question the daughter of Wonder Woman?GOLDEN ANGEL: THE WATCHTOWER5 years ago in Drama More Like This
Her helmet lay on the seat beside her, leaving her long, obsidian black hair free and pulled over one shoulder to keep it out of her way. Blue eyes darted to the instruments frequently and automatically, but mostly scanned the cloud strewn sky outside of the airplane. Dressed as Golden Angel, she would be ready should she have to land and spring into action. This was a two piece costume. The top was read and supported only over her left
WONDER WOMAN vs RED PANZERWith things quiet in the city, Elissa often looked to other areas where her presence could be more useful. Gotham was a clear choice, but with Batman there she was nervous about even approaching that city for fear of another confrontation with him. Little was known about him and he did not seem to have any special powers or abilities yet still he put the fear of the Gods into her, and in that respect she found herself envious. She still had not met Superman face to face and often thought about making the six hour drive to Metropolis to do just that, though that always remained on the back burner.WONDER WOMAN vs RED PANZER5 years ago in Drama More Like This
Often, she craved the company of other Amazons, but knew it was not time to return home. Not yet. She had not quite left the mark she needed to, and she would not return home in failure.
With everything finally going right, the day came when it was finally time to be tested. It was a quiet Monday morning and the streets were bus
WW: LEGACY, ELISSA'S PLEAStopping her bike on the sand at the beach, Elissa stared out over the moon-lit water. Her head ached even worse, and her whole body was hurting terribly. Sweat dripped off of her and from time to time her body trembled. Feeling dizzy and ill, she swung her leg over the bike and stumbled over it as it fell to the ground beneath her. Getting awkwardly back to her feet, she pulled her helmet off and dropped it near the motorcycle as she staggered toward the water. Not quite there, she dropped to her knees, looking up to the moon and stars.WW: LEGACY, ELISSA'S PLEA5 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Hera!" she cried. "Athena! I need you! I need your wisdom. I... I've..." She bowed her head, closing her eyes as she fell forward and clenched the sand in her fists. She started to cry and shook her head as she admitted, "He betrayed me, and I've betrayed all I knew, all I've learned. I'm nothing but a disgrace. I'm
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Around bedtime, Elissa saw Stacy to bed and dismissed herself to go to "work."
The road to Gotham was supposed to be about three hours, but a fast motorcycle in the dark made it in less than two.
Somewhere downtown, Elissa found a secure parking garage and hid her bike in plain sight there, then spun to change to her alter ego.
Jumping down from the second deck, she set off on a walk through one of the most crime ridden cities in the country, and got no shortage of attention from those who walked the streets.
She had come to Gotham to fight crime, and Gotham would not disappoint her. In less than an hour she caught two street thugs trying to rob a corner store. Guns blazed and bullets ricocheted off of her gauntlets as she easily took the crooks down and held them for the overworked police.
More action found its way to her and she foiled two more robberies in the next hour.
Hearing more gunfire, she ran that direction, finding two police officers in a fi
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On a high rooftop lost among many like it in the middle of the night, Elissa paced back and forth with her arms crossed over her chest, staring at the roof before her as she walked. Diana stood by the roof's edge, her foot atop the short wall and her arms folded on her knee. She was watching the night and was clearly lost in thought, and did not speak much for the half hour they waited.
"Still not sure why we're here," Elissa grumbled as she paced.
Diana smiled. "Like someone once told me, patience, Princess."
Elissa finally stopped pacing and she turned fully to her mother. "Look. We need to talk. I can't go back to Themyscira under the circumstances. I have obligations here and Like I told you, when I was on Olympus the Gods told me I have to use these gifts they gave me andandand Stacy's going to need me for a while Are you listening?"
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Only an hour later Elissa was over open water, her jet invisible to the outside and cruising at Mach two. At this speed she had enough fuel to fly halfway around the world, but she needed to go only a fraction of that distance.
True to what she had heard, the first hour of her flight was absolute boredom. Autopilot was taking care of the airplane and other than the book she had brought and a computer with no internet access she really had nothing else to do. The safety of Themyscira was far behind her and adventure was waiting ahead, but she was not thinking so far ahead, nor was she really in the moment. Her eyes glanced over the words of the book she read, but she really could not concentrate on it. Dire consequences awaited her eventual return to Themyscira, and she knew she would have to make a hard mark on the outside world and make it quickly. Her mother had. Her grandmother had. Now
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Time-Line: After their 6th year, summer before their 7th. They would be 16 or just 17.
A/U, pretty much disregarding everything after book 4, except Cedric never died and Voldemort is still gone. No war, everything is pretty much totally calm.
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It was summer. Hermione Granger had just gotten home from her sixth year of Hogwarts a week ago, and she was loving living as a muggle again. Now, don't get me wrong, she loved being a witch at Hogwarts. It was just that sometimes it was nice to not worry about bloodlines, and being nagged about being a muggle born. One down thing was that she always missed Harry and Ron dreadfully. It was now a Thursday, and Thursdays during the summer meant youth group. She hadn't gone last week because she had just gotten home and was settling in, but this week she was excited to be going again. Being around a bunch of muggles made her feel...normal. And bei
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When Hermione reached her room she found that all three of her roommates were awake. When she walked in they stopped talking and looked at her. Then suddenly they burst into a fit of giggles. Hermione frowned as they tried to calm themselves down. As if she needed any of this at the moment. She walked over to her bed and aid down on it.
“So we heard you sneak out”, Lamora said, grinning.
“So”, Lamora said, waiting for details. “I assume you are going to be doing that often right?”
Hermione propped herself up on her elbows and frowned at the three girls. “What”, she asked.
“Oh come on Hermione, it’s okay. It’s cute. We are glad you two are back together….even if we do what that yummy boy all to ourselves.” Ashley burst into another fit of giggles and tried to catch her breath.
Draco and Hermione Chapter 1Hermione sat, fiddling with her new Head Girl badge, as she was waiting to see who the new Head Boy was. Over the summer she received a letter from Professor McGonagall, who had taken position of Headmaster at Hogwarts after Voldemort was defeated a year ago, asking her if she would like to finish her studies and finish her seventh year as Head Girl of Hogwarts. She immediately took the opportunity. Ron and Harry had both received letters giving the same opportunity to complete their studies but they declined both not wanting to go back after everything that had happened. Hermione felt a ping of sadness as she wished they were here with her. She sat in the compartment that Professor McGonagall instructed her to so she could meet the new Head Boy while on the Hogwarts Express.Draco and Hermione Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Hermione watched out the window as the trees whizzed by. She waited for a long time and just as she was about to fall asleep she heard the compartment door slide open. When she
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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
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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
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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
Confession - BMWWFirst time he says it, she's poisoned and fighting for her life. There is no chance she can hear him. She's laying in fever and doesn't move even one finger. And he, on the other hand, is scared out of his mind, suddenly realising that there is no way for him to go on without her. Just after the others leave and he is alone at her bed, he leans to her ear. His fingers brush the jet-black hair on a side and he whispers to her; the words so quiet that he's not sure he's actually said them.Confession - BMWW5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I love you."
When few hours later she's awake, he does not repeat his confession. Instead he gives her a lecture how recklessly and unprofessionally she behaved, letting their enemies catch her in a trap.
First time she says it, she's standing at his grave, clasping a shred of his cape in her clenched fist. Tears are strolling down her cheeks and harsh wind is hitting her face. She is tired and broken. She never thought something can hurt that much. She kneels on the ground and to