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“I really don’t think you understand me. As a matter of fact, I think you’re taking steps to not understand me at all.” Peter Parker Stark-Rogers knew he was making a bad decision. He was a smart kid (always had been) and typically made good choices. This was not one of them.
“They’re your parents! How bad could they be? After all, they raised you.” Gwen Stacy. The prettiest girl he knew (sans Natasha but come on, you don’t describe a ‘woman’ with the word ‘girl’) was his girlfriend. He should have known she’d want to meet his parents eventually. He’d entertained the idea of having Bruce and Natasha as stand ins.
“You haven’t met them. I don’t exactly have an ordinary family.” Peter sighed.
“No one does. Everyone says their parents are so weird but they never are. C’mon, you’ve met mine.” Gwen laughed.
“Yeah, they were great. But m
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"Crap, my head is on fire."
"Move your feet Wally, you're hurting me!"
"Is everyone alright?"
"Does anyone know what happened?"
"Shut up!" Robin finally hissed. He carefully scanned the room around them. "We're in some sort of holding cell; we need to figure a way out of here."
"Holding cell? How did this happen? We would have noticed someone kidnapping us." Miss Martian wondered aloud.
"That's not what matters now. What matters now is that we get out of here alive." Aqualad studied the room closely. "Robin, hacking and escape techniques are your area of expertise. Do you have any thoughts on our current situation?" He asked. The team looked to their youngest member.
"I'm trying now but this one's tricky. It's almost exactly like Bat- got it." The cell's doors slid open and the six youths darted to freedom. "I'm working on the alarms but there's no way of knowing if they haven't already been set off." Robin warned.
"Then we keep moving." Artemis reached behind her expectantly
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"This has gotten ridiculous." Artemis threw her hands up. "Don't you guys get it?! We're back to square one with these people! We're not heroes to them! We're just children that need to be controlled."
"Chill Artemis. We just need to remain calm and keep our heads on straight." Robin managed to keep his brave face while on the inside, he was feeling the exact same way.
"No! We're just as good! We've battled the Injustice League, we've tangoed with the worst of the worst. At least in our dimension we'd finally earned a modicum of respect. This? This is not okay! We're back in a holding cell and we just let them put us here. It's insane!"
"She's right." Wally agreed. "Look at Rob. He's more field experience than a lot of the people actually in The League and we're all still just sidekicks. We'll always be sidekicks." Wally said in a defeated tone.
"Stop it you guys." M'gann cried. "We are not sidekicks. We've earned our places just like anyone else. We're an elite te
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Wally let out a low groan as he stirred. "Rob?"
"KF! Are you alright?" Robin cried.
"Yeah. I'm a little tired but I'll be okay. Did you have to hit me so hard?" Wally replied while glaring at the older Flash.
"Lantern." Batman said sternly. In an instant he too was engulfed in the glowing green light.
"Whoa!" Wally cried as he was lifted off the ground. "I take it we lost the fight." He inferred by the teams captured state. None of them looked remotely happy.
Artemis huffed irately and began beating on the sides of the glowing sphere. "Let us go! You brought us here and you have no right to hold us! When I get outta here I'm going to-"
"Settle down everyone. John, put them on the ground please. They aren't going to be any nicer to us all cooped up in there. Maybe we can talk without attacking each other." Clark interjected. Something about keeping children held up in a prison didn't make him feel good.
"I don't think that's a good idea Clark. They're-"
"Children. They woke up
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"A separate dimension? Really?" Black Canary looked unconvinced.
"Dr. Fate confirmed it, they are from another dimension." Diana assured her.
"And in this dimension, we need side-"
Clark shot Green Arrow a sharp look.
"Partners. We need partners." Ollie corrected himself. "And I'm on my second?"
"Yeah, Roy quit a couple of months ago."
"He kinda sorta maybe hates you." Artemis said simply. "You treated him like a baby and made him wear a stupi
Of Masters and Students 17This chapter's a little late but hey, I'm currently grounded from everything that plugs in. I'm kind of sneaking this online so shhhh. Next chap should be longer. I hope you guys watched the latest ep because I didn't. To all of you who've started reading OFAS, thanks. I will be updating as soon as my sentence is over. IFWOf Masters and Students 172 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kaldur'ahm was not having the best of days. He had not had contact with any of his team mates for quite some time and now...now he could really use someone to lean on.
'No secrets right?' He hoped and prayed that their previous pact still held strong. After his discussion with the other world's Orin, he'd been feeling more drained than ever.
Black Manta. His king's greatest foe. He was the son of a monster.
The Orin in his world had always treated him with compassion. Kaldur had gratefully served as his partner out of a reverence for his king. Still, there were moments when he felt as if Orin was holding him at a distance.
Well, now he certainly u
Of Masters and Students 18Hey guys, another short chapter but I am in fact, still grounded. Should be free next week so next week, should be longer chapter. Should be. No promises. Anyway, hope you like it. There's a lot of angst so fair warning. I'll be on vacation this weekend with the fam but I may upload a one-shot or something. Be on the lookout. I've noticed how many of you started looking at Of Fathers and Sons and I'm so happy. I hope you enjoy that as much as you've enjoyed this. As for any spelling mistakes, I've only looked over this like once. I'll go back and correct things but I really wanted to get this chap up. -IFWOf Masters and Students 182 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
M'gann had learned the value of hard work early in her life. She had to work hard to make friends and even harder to keep them. She was a white Martian. Nobody liked white Martians.
When she came to earth, she had expected the same less than friendly reception. Her new friends however, they had surprised her. They had accepted her without question and gladly we
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Kaldur waited anxiously in Atlantis for one of his team mates to call. He couldn't recall exactly when his communicator had lost contact but he had been restless ever sense. Orin had assured him that all was right with the world but...it certainly didn't feel right.
They should have stuck together, he decided. If they had, perhaps this worry wouldn't be gnawing at his stomach. He dreaded the thought that anything might happen to his friends and he not be there to prevent it.
'Or perhaps I am being selfish.' He thought sadly. He had to admit, it was difficult to feel lonely when you were constantly surrounded by a gang of loud teenagers all the time. But here in this world...he had never felt so alone. The king was kind enough. He had tested Kaldur's limits and listened to stories of the young hero's adventures. He seemed genuinely interested in Kaldur's life.
The Queen on the other hand...
In his own world, Kaldur loved queen Mere. She had always treated him with the kindnes
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"Bruce I can't do this. What if he dies? He's my best friend. I can't lose anyone else. I can't! Please, you have to help me!" Robin heaved a breath and looked away from the camera.
He couldn't let Bruce see him cry. That would just be too much. Bruce would never let him go out on team missions again if he thought Dick was weak.
"I'm doing my best to help you on this end. Really, truly I am. You have to believe that. Right now? Your friend needs you to be strong. He can't lose you right now. You have to be strong, for both of you. Wally can't fight so you're going to have to do it for him." Bruce advised. "We'll get all of you back soon."
"But there's nothing to fight! This is a sickness! It's not like I can go in Wally's head and save him! M'gann tried, she failed. I don't have any powers, Bruce!" Robin shouted angrily.
"This isn't about powers, Robin. This is about you fighting to save a friend. If you can't go inside, then do what you can outside his mind. Fight the best way
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"It's a bomb." Roy looked up in surprise. He had not even noticed that M'gann had woken up. They were practically alone. Everyone had either abandoned the medical bay or fallen asleep. Roy hadn't planned on hearing M'gann's voice for quite some time. She looked down at him with fear in her deep brown eyes.
"What?" He asked stupidly. He had heard her of course but he was so sleep deprived that the words hadn't really registered.
"A bomb. A bomb that will take out over two thirds of the world's population. I saw it in Klarion's mind." She replied softly. Roy briefly wondered what M'gann had seen. He had never seen her look so startled before.
"They're going to blow up over half the world. That's their plan. M'gann, are you sure?" Roy asked slowly. He was very close to rousing Kaldur from his sleep and demanding immediate action.
"I saw every horrible detail. The children are a power source. They needed more energy for a bomb that size. They suck them dry and then throw their b
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"Did you get any sleep last night?" Kid flash looked as if he hadn't slept in years. He yawned loudly.
"Tried to. It really wasn't dark enough for me in there." Robin replied. He shrugged lightly.
"Of course, the son of the Bat needs total cave darkness to get some shut eye. I kept waking up and hoping we were back home. Wish totally not granted." Kid Flash stretched his arms above his head and let out a another yawn. "We should go wake up the others."
"We're already awake." Artemis already had her quiver strapped tightly to her back and her bow in hand. M'gann, Kaldur, and Superboy also stood behind her.
"We're supposed to meet Clark for breakfast in the mess hall. Then we'll go into negotiations again." Robin stretched lithely and slowly led the team towards their destination.
"When did the League start accepting children?" a blonde with white stars decorating her blue outfit said sardonically.
"I don't know but batman must be severely lowering his standards." Another wo
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"They're not going to leave him, are they?" Hawk Girl whispered.
"Have you ever known us to leave one of our own?" Green Lantern replied. The Team had taken up vigil over Roy's bedside.
"M'gann, you're not getting anything from him? Anything at all?" Wally asked for the millionth time.
"No, it's like radio static. There's the buzz of brain activity but I can't hear anything of use." She said dejectedly.
"And we're absolutely sure he's not dead?" Artemis inquired.
"He's breathing on his own and he shows signs of movement. He can't be dead, just in a coma." Robin rolled his eyes at her even though he knew she couldn't see.
"This shouldn't have happened. We should have been there for him! Somebody should have been there! Where was the League? Why wasn't someone there to help him?" Kid Flash wanted to shake Roy awake and make sure everything was okay.
"We are here with him now. That is all that matters." Aqualad soothed. "I believe he would be comforted to know that we are with h
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Clark had left the Team to their thoughts. He sensed that they wanted to be alone and decided to leave them at that.
"He's right you know." Robin broke the awkward silence that flooded the room.
"What? You think Superman's right?" Artemis asked incredulously.
"Well, yeah. I don't think we'll be here forever but we could be here for a while. Batman and the others, they won't leave us here forever but we can't waste our lives waiting to be rescued. I've got school. So do the rest of you. We need a sense of normalcy." Robin explained.
"Normalcy? That doesn't exist for us anymore Rob! In case you haven't noticed, we're in an alternate dimension! We should be trying to get home, not trying to make this place home!" Wally wanted to shake him.
"We'll drive ourselves crazy doing that. For once, I think we should leave things to the adults. We know our mentors are looking for us. We know we can trust them to find us. At the same time, we're going to have to try to maintain our own san
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"I told you not to follow me." Batman said, breaking the silence that had permeated the Batcave. He sat in front of his computer screen with Robin next to him, the boy working anxiously on tightening his bandage.
"And I chose not to listen to you. I thought we'd handled that already." Robin did not look up from his work. The damage done to his would-be mentor's arm had been severe. Still, ever since they had returned to the cave, the man had showed him nothing but disdain. The whole situation was beginning to work Robin's nerves.
"You should have followed my orders-"
"And where would you be if I had?" He finally snapped. Robin couldn't believe he was being reprimanded for saving a man's life.
"You need to learn discipline. You acted recklessly and you could have gotten yourself or both of us killed. What good would that have done?" Bruce wanted to rub his temples. He couldn't help but feel as if he were talking to a three year old. How could a boy he supposedly trained be so
Of Masters and Students 14Warning: Major Dick/Bruce angst and just a teeny bit of fluff in this chapter.Of Masters and Students 142 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In another dimension:
"I really can't believe you pulled that crap! What do you want, Clark?! To lose him?" Black Canary demanded. As soon as the screen had gone dark, she'd pounced on the man of steel.
"If that's where he wants to be I don't see why we should stop him." Superman countered. Why was everyone trying to make him the bad guy?
"So we just give him the green light. Let the whole team know that we're perfectly okay with them staying there. Letting them know we don't care?! Have you lost your mind?!" It was moments like this that she wished she had Diana's strength. Maybe what he needed was a sharp punch to the nose to set him straight.
"He isn't my son, Dinah. I didn't create him! I don't understand why everyone is making me the enemy! I haven't done anything wrong!" Superman attempted to defend himself.
"Wally isn't my son either!" Flash stepped in. "But guess what Clark, I got a phone