Quick HousekeepingIm in the process of reorganizing all the stories etc just to make things easier to navigate.
Also adding possible Channukah AND Christmas stories to the to do list
Also incoming is more action stuff, more possible future Sam and possible future David Kane
Not to mention rewrites of scenes into proper format.
Nightwing/Ronin: Guy's Night OutIt's early evening as the sun sets behind Wayne Manor. In the living room; Joseph is on his laptop as Sam and Damian play a video game.Nightwing/Ronin: Guy's Night Out6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Damian: I fail to see how this improves the situation
Sam: At least you're not the only kid stuck inside.
Damian: I mean how is making a plumber step on turtles a way of lifting our spirits?
Sam: It's called having fun. And you're just upset because I called Mario!
Damien: Not at all, I find Luigi to be somewhat more tactical but my point is...why are we doing this? I'm not feeling uplifted, this reminds me of what we're missing...even the plants in the pipes are reminiscent of Poison Ivy
Sam: You're just angry because you weren't invited.
Damian: I have just a right to be there!
Sam: It's a grown ups only night!
Damian: I've had more training than some heroes three times my age
Sam: How do you think I feel, at least you are a hero
Nightwing: Small Time VigilanteA couple are arguing in an alleyway.Nightwing: Small Time Vigilante4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Derek: Listen, Brenda, you should calm down.
Brenda: Calm down!? Do you know how much you embarrassed me?!
Tad: *off panel* Hey!
They turn to see a slightly shorter than average, but very muscular, young man approach them. He has short blond hair and blue eyes. He carries a pool cue in his hand.
Tad: Are you harassing the lady?
Derek: None of your business!
Tad: Seems you're trying to rape her.
Tad tilts his head and looks at Brenda
Brenda: *nervous* You're wrong sweetie, we was just talkin'.
Tad: Then why all shaky?
Derek: Piss off, runt!
Tad's face gets a very nasty look on it
Tad: Well that wasn't very nice
Tad brandishes his cue
Tad: Gonna have to teach you a lesson for raping on Tad's turf
Derek: Oh I'm really scared.
Tad: YOU MAKING FUN OF ME!?
Tad hits Derek with the cue, hard.
Tad: Not so funny now, huh!?!
He keeps hitting Derek over and over as Brenda screams. He then stops and looks up at her.
Devil's Advocate Part 2: The TemptationJoseph and Bruce are preparing for a meeting of their medical investment project, Joseph is very down.Devil's Advocate Part 2: The Temptation4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Bruce: you okay?
Bruce: ...Look it isn't as bad as it looks, give her some time to think things through and you'll be back together in no time
Joseph gives him a look
Joseph: YOU are giving me relationship advice?
Bruce:*sternly* Yes I am...got a problem with that
Joseph: ...No go ahead
Bruce: Contrary to popular belief I have a heart...I do understand love...and you and Zatanna really work
Joseph: Yeah well I made a mess of things
Bruce: Everyone makes mistakes, she didn't say she wanted to break up did she?
Joseph: Well no but-
Bruce: And she's not the kind of lady to just leave you hanging
Joseph: She hasn't called in a week
Bruce: ...That's unusual
Bruce: Maybe you should go and see her
Joseph: *sarcasm*Oh yeah I bet she would love that
Joseph: You're ignoring my sarcasm aren't you
Bruce: No, dismissing it
Joseph: So who are we meeting wit
Justice League: The Kane List (Part II)We continue where we left off; the JL standing over the defeated Suicide Squad, and Batman facing down Hush.Justice League: The Kane List (Part II)6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hush: Surprised to see me?
Batman: Given that you've survived worse "deaths" than just falling into a New York City waterway, no.
Hush: Ah yes, I remembered that...it willl be nice to meet the young doctor again
Batman's eyes narrow
Batman: You won't find him.
Hush: I don't think I have to, he'll make his presence known when they all come gunning for him
Batman's hand clenches
Flash: *whispering* Um, Bats, if you want I could take him for you?
Hush: Do I look like a moron Flash *reveals he's wearing several motion sensitive bombs* To quote Mr.Hammer, can't touch this
Wonder Woman: Seems we're at a standoff.
Green Lantern goes to attack but Aquaman holds him back.
Aquaman: This is for Batman alone, Lantern.
Hush: Yes at least some of you have professional courtesy.
Hush and Batman stare each other down. Hush then pulls out his pistols and starts shooting. Batman dod
Teen Titans: No Such Thing As A Normal TeenJoseph Kane awoke one morning in Wayne Manor only to find that only that he was NOT a cockroach (like he was in a very Kafka-esque nightmare the previous evening); but that the place was trashed. Food dishes were piled high, clothes were tossed on furniture, and there was the overripe smell of sweat and hormones. He sighed as he, still in pajamas and bathrobe, helped Alfred Pennyworth clean.Teen Titans: No Such Thing As A Normal Teen4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Teenagers", Joseph swore under his breath.
"Aren't you 19, Master Joseph?" reminded Alfred.
"I'm also a doctor, a Waynetech Executive, and Sam's guardian. Besides, with all that training I did for my now ended superhero career, I didn't really have time to be one." Joseph gingerly picked up one of Bart Allen's shirts. "Does the kid have no concept of laundry? Or does that not exist in the future?"
"I hate to belabor the point, Master Joseph; but you are still young. And you are working towards assuming that career again. You have had a lot on your shoulders since you were young--"
"Not always by m
Heroic VignettesCoast City. We see Ronin running from something, a box in his hands. He is in an abandoned Ferris Air factory site.Heroic Vignettes1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He turns and sees a bunch of Yellow Lanterns following him. He throws smoke pellets to distract them as he runs. One emerges from the smoke, and Ronin punches him in the face (at least, it looks like a "him", some alien species is very hard to tell). He throws his modified batarangs to keep them distracted. He soon however runs to a cliff that overlooks the Pacific.
He sees the Yellow Lanterns charging at him when a green bubble encloses him and rockets him away.
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) gives him a sardonic smirk.
Green Lantern: I knew you were in town, kid, but I didn't know it was more than just business.
Ronin: Less attempt at wit, more flying away from the horde of Sinestro Corps.
Green Lanten: Please, I know this area better than them!
Ronin: Then why didn't you notice their presence in Coast City?
Green Lantern: ...You
Adventures in (Super) BabysittingIt is morning in Wayne Manor. Joseph is wearing his suit and an overcoat. Sam is holding onto his leg. Damian is looking on.Adventures in (Super) Babysitting8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam: Joey! Don't go!!
Joseph: Sam, I'm only going to Metropolis for the day to discuss business at STAR Labs. I'll be back tonight.
Sam: But you promised you'd hang out with me!
Joseph: We can do that tomorrow.
Damian: Damn it, Sam, stop embarrassing yourself!
Sam starts crying. Joseph hugs him
Joseph: Sammy...it's only for today. We will play tomorrow. Besides, I asked someone to play with you and Damian today.
Damian: Not Wilkes, we hung out with him two days ago....
Joseph's phone rings.
Joseph: One sec.
We see it's Dick who's calling.
Joseph: Hey, Dick, what's up?
Dick: Sorry, Joseph, but I can't make it. I kinda got busy with this case and....
Joseph: *whispering angrily* Oh no, you're not wiggling out of this easily! Sam is freaking out; between my having to cancel my day to hang out with him, a possible thunderstorm and the notion of being stuck
Random Scenes at Wayne Manor 2I.Random Scenes at Wayne Manor 21 year ago in Sketches More Like This
The Teen Titans are staying at Wayne Manor for some reason, and Kon and Cassie are having relationship issues due to the love triangle with them and Tim. Kon is sitting on the front stairs as Joseph and Sam pull into the driveway.
Joseph: Something wrong, Superboy?
Sam: You look upset.
Superboy: Cassie and I had an argument. It's like ever since we came here, Tim's been able to show off and seem like to be the perfect boyfriend: rich, athletic....
Joseph: An easy mark.
Superboy: I dunno; it seems like she loves him though.
Sam: Maybe she does.
Joseph: Sam, not helping...Well, fight for her.
Superboy: I thought it was usually frowned upon to fight someone in their own house.
Joseph: You take things literally, don't you?
Superboy: I was made to be a weapon; I still don't have a grasp on subtlety.
Joseph: Well, impress her somehow; maybe something you've done together can be a clue to grab her attention.
Superboy: We've watched movies.
Joseph: What kind?
Superboy: 80s s
Ronin/Nightwing: Road TripA blue convertible goes down the open highway. Two young men are in it. The driver, with raven black hair, a match tank top, and shorts, is grinning. His passenger, blond haired, polo shirt, and shorts, is a bit nervous.Ronin/Nightwing: Road Trip4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Joseph: Must you go so fast?!
Dick: Come on, you've been in the Batmobile; this is nothing.
Joseph: The Batmobile is safer than this.
Dick: *narrating* The nervous wreck is Joseph Kane, aka Gotham's newest hero, Ronin. He's my best friend. *goes faster* As if you couldn't tell. *speaks* Relax, feel the wind in your hair...better when no one is punching you.
Joseph leans back
Joseph: Well I don't have long-ish hair like you do...
Dick: You do got that Doctor Who haircut going on though. Besides, enjoy the journey.
Joseph: Speaking of which, where are we going?
Dick: Ever been to New Orleans?
Joseph: Not even on business.
Dick: Well that's where were going, gonna have fun.
Joseph: But we brought our suits.
Dick: Well yeah, we're not idiots
Joseph and Dick both start laug
Rescue From Falcone'sJoseph Kane is sitting in some sort of supply closet, tied to a chair, looking very pissed. There are two guys standing outside it.Rescue From Falcone's2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Guard 1: So why did Mr. Falcone have us kidnap this guy?
Guard 2: Mr. Falcone is trying to get some power back in this town. Bruce Wayne is pushing that gentrification initiative, and that twerp there is one of his VPs and assistants on it.
Guard 1: That guy? He's barely old enough to shave.
Guard 2: He broke Tommy Vito's arm when we grabbed him.
Guard 1: That runt?
Guard 2: Yeah.
Guard 1: Must have been lucky.
Guard 2: Yeah, I pistol whipped the kid and brought him here.
Joseph: Hey, you two, would you mind getting me some reading material? And maybe a sandwich?
Guard 2: Oh shut up! Be glad you still got all your fingers and toes, for now.
Joseph: *narrating* Oh great, those Falcone nuts are going to use me to send a message. Plenty of chemicals I could use to escape...though at the risk of either suffocating, burning myself, or blowing myself up. But fir
Devil's Advocate Part 3: The ExorcismIn an alley in Gotham, a man is being cornered by a blond man in a dirty brown trenchcoatDevil's Advocate Part 3: The Exorcism4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Constantine: You've alluded me for long enough, you may as well give up
The man is hidden in the shadows and his face is obscured.
Man: Alluded you? Why my dear Constantine you pose no threat whatsoever...if anything you are a nuisance but not worthy of any serious attention
Constantine: Oh yeah?
Man: Now that mage was problematic I will admit but we found a solution for her without much difficulty
Constantine: *flares up* You bastard!
Constantine draws a pair of guns and fires on the man, the shots hit their mark but the man is unfazed as if he didn't feel anything from them.
Man: Best shot
He steps out of the shadows and sheds his human disguise and reveals a bipedal winged demonic beast, with armour plates around the chest, shins and shoulders. Looking like something fresh out of hell.
Samael: My turn
The demon lord punches Constantine right in the chest knocking him out of the alleyway.
Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day OutSam is sitting in his room, sighing. He pets Barkley while doing his homework.Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day Out8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam: *sigh* Wish Joey didn't have to go to Central City to show their police how the new WayneTech forensic lab equipment.
Sam: I know, I know Bruce also sent him to work with the Flash again....
Alfred: (off panel) Man has poor eating etiquette
Sam turns to see Alfred
Sam: Oh, hey Alfred. Just doing the homework you gave me.
Alfred: Indeed, you made a calculative error on question three
Sam: Huh? *looks* OH! *corrects it* Is it dinner yet? Or is something going on?
Alfred: Everything is in order, nothing to worry about
Sam: Is that all?
Alfred: Is something the matter, lad?
Sam: With Joey out of town...I feel like I'm a fifth wheel or something....
Alfred: Well you are a young boy sir
Sam: I can't stand it. Everyone else has something to do...and I don't.
Alfred: I'm assuming you're talking about something more exciting than math?
Alfred: Did Master Damian "train" you today?
Extraction from Gotham CityWe begin with Gotham City being in a state of chaos. Gunfire can be heard from afar, the docks are on fire. The Batsignal can be seen through the haze. On top of this is snow.Extraction from Gotham City2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nightwing: *narrating* This is bad. You think you can watch something on the news or hear something from a friend about Gotham City and think its bad. You don't know even HOW bad it really is.
In the smog over the city, we can see a small dark figure.
Nightwing: *narrating* This isn't as bad as the quake, or when the Clench ran through the city, or the Zero Year,or the Night of the Owls; but it's close.
We see Nightwing is the speck, he's on a hang-glider.
Nightwing: *narrating* A gang war has broken out. A big one. Penguin, Black Mask, and the Falcones are at each other's throats; each one blaming the others for inciting it. The Gotham Police can barely keep order, or protect the civilians.
The hang-glider goes over a bridge, armed thugs can be seen below.
Nightwing: *narrating* What's worse, the gangs have pret
Teen Titans: Interesting Times Part INEW YORK CITYTeen Titans: Interesting Times Part I5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
WEST SIDE PIERS-PIER 22
THE YACHT THAT IS SECRETLY THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE TEEN TITANS
"Let GO, Bart!" yelled Miguel, tugging at the remote for the big screen with Bart, "You've been watching cartoons all day. It's my turn!"
"It's a marathon, and I've not seen these before!" responded Bart as the tug of war continued.
"Oh my God you two, can you for once act like adults?" sighed an exasperated Cassie as she and Kiran looked up from the books they were reading. Kon walked in from the yacht's pool in his bathing suit, looking confused.
"Are they still at it?" he asked.
"What do you mean 'still'?" asked Kiran, her smokey black and blue face looking up.
"They were doing this since I went for my swim a couple hours ago."
"Just great," grumbled Cassie, "When Tim finds out about this...."
At this point, the remote went flying from Bart's hand towards the girls. A quick hand caught it. Tim Drake, the leader of the Teen Titans, glared at his two friends. "Really?" Then he smirked,
Goofus Damian and Gallant SamPanel 1: Living room of Wayne Manor, Sam sits on one end of a couchGoofus Damian and Gallant Sam4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Caption: This is Sam Kane
Sam: *waving* Hi!
Panel 2: Damian sits on the other end, he looks grumpy
Caption: This is Damian Wayne
Damian: *arms folded* >TT
Young Justice: Resurrection PrologueTHE WATCHTOWERYoung Justice: Resurrection Prologue9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Gamma Squad returned from their mission and approached the nexus of computers where Superboy and Miss Martian were standing. Superboy turned to face them.
Robin aka Tim Drake, Lagoon Boy aka La'Gann, Static aka Virgil Hawkins, Blue Beetle aka Jaimie Reyes and Impulse aka Bart Allen looked at each other, looking incredibly embarrassed. Robin, being the leader of the squad, sighed. "Parasite escaped."
"Yeah, and kicked our butts. It was so mode!" whined Impulse.
"Well we should have gotten better intel," grumbled La'Gann, who was still sore at the fact his ex had gotten back with her old boyfriend.
"To be fair, I shouldn't have overcharged him," said Static.
"Ya think?" retorted Blue Beetle.
If you did, we wouldn't have lost the Parasite! The Scarab said snarkily to his host.
"If only Nightwing was here..." began Robin.
"Well he isn't!" growled Superboy. "We know he is still suffering from what happened!" He then when quiet. "When we lost Wally." He sighed
Justice League: The Kane List (Part I)Caption: The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry-Robert BurnsJustice League: The Kane List (Part I)6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Joseph Kane is sitting in his office, working on his laptop.
Joseph: Hmmm, move this chemical here, and this device there...well, that took me a half hour. And the actual team in charge of the project still hasn't figured it out. Well that was a nice little challenge of "figure out LexCorp's big project for fun". Now for something else.
He brings up a list. The reader will immediately see its a list matching superheroes to their secret identities. Joseph adds another level of encryption.
Joseph: Now...time to figure out some of the people who work with Shazam. I assume it has to be Baston's "sib--"
Bruce walks in
Bruce: Is it done yet?
Joseph: Define "it".
Bruce: Looking through Lex's naughty list
Joseph: Yeah, that's done.
Bruce: So what's the holdup?
Joseph: Holdup? Didn't I tell you I was done figuring out Luthor's next big thing? Oh and I figured out how to make it cheaply and fuel efficient, unlike his design
More Wayne Manor VignettesWhile Alfred is cooking something, Sam enters reading a book.More Wayne Manor Vignettes1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alfred: *not even turning around* Dinner is not for another hour, Master Sam.
Sam: But you're cooking already.
Alfred: This is for Master Bruce's dinner. He eats a tad "cleaner" than the rest of you.
Sam: You mean like grilled chicken, brown rice, no sweets?
Alfred: How do you know about that?
Sam: Joey used to eat like that until he took me in; which meant a lot more time on cardio for him.
Alfred: And as he isn't crimefighting at the moment, I don't think he minds not having Master Bruce's diet. He is still pretty active in his own way, but doesn't need to be primed for battle.
Sam: Yep. Umm...what are you cooking?
Alfred: It's a type of fish.
Sam comes over to where Alfred is cooking, he sees a branzino being pan-fried. He then looks a tad queasy.
Alfred: Want some?
Sam: Umm...no thanks; I don't like eating anything that still has a face on it.
Damian then walks in,
Plot Outline for The Return of Damian WayneA/N: The following is a proposed rough plot outline for a storyline to return Damian to the DCU. It would be a roughly 4-5 issue story arc.Plot Outline for The Return of Damian Wayne10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The story begins with Batman brooding in the Cave, remembering Damian. Alfred is trying to console him. An alarm rings, someone is digging up Damian's corpse. Batman charges out to the graveyard like a, well a bat out of Hell. He sees the desecrators of the grave are members of Talia's League of Assassins, led by Ubu. A fight ensues, but Ubu manages to escape with the coffin to a nearby airstrip. Talia watches as her son's body is placed into a plane and orders her pilot to take them to Nanda Parabat.
At Nanda Parabat, Talia threatens a monk to perform a ritual to return Damian to her. He does so, and he is killed as part of the ritual, so the body can be given life. A mist rises from the Fountain of Life, taking the shape of Damian's soul. He enters his corpse and the body is restored to life. Damian awakens, his last memory dying in his father's
Justice League: The Kane List (Part III)Superman and Batman arrive at the ruins of the safehouse, destroyed due to the fight in part II.Justice League: The Kane List (Part III)5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nightwing arrives at that moment
Nightwing: What happened here?
Batman is examining the ground and the debris.
Batman: An attack, obviously someone used an explosive of some sort.
Nightwing: There's a huge flattened area of grass here; perhaps a helicopter picked them up?
Superman scans the debris with his x-ray vision.
Superman: Batman, Nightwing, they're still alive down there.
Batman: Then lets get them back
Superman lifts up the heaviest pieces as Batman and Nightwing pull away smaller debris. Batman manages to make a hole where he can see, with his nightvision lenses, the rest of the Justice League
Batman: Are you alright?
Aquaman: Pretty much. We're working to clear our side.
Superman: What happened?
Wonder Woman: It was the Suicide Squad and Hush.
Flash: Can you hurry it up a bit, we're running out of air.
Batman: Step back
Young Justice: Resurrection Rough Plot OutlineThe Team is still in mourning for Wally West. Bart Allen, his cousin from the future, has taken his place as Kid Flash. Nightwing is being a solo act in Bludhaven. And The Team has not met with many successes lately. While Batgirl and Aqualad are co-leaders; Superboy and Miss Martian, once again a couple, act as their lieutenants. The older members discuss the fallout from the Reach invasion and are trying to help deal with the psychological blows. Artemis, still acting as Tigress, is presently on a solo mission getting intel from LexCorp. In Bludhaven, Batman reaches out to Nightwing. During the convo, Batman brings up a name Nightwing hasn't heard in years, Joseph Kane. A childhood friend of Dick's, they haven't seen each other since Joseph was injured while being rescued by Batman and Robin years ago. Batman says Joseph is back in the States after many years abroad and it would be good for Dick to reconnect. Nightwing says he'll consider it. In another dimension, a young man with noYoung Justice: Resurrection Rough Plot Outline3 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This