Mask of the Red Hood - Chapter 2: MemoriesMask of the Red Hood - Chapter 2: Memories1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Batman Beyond - Mask of the Red Hood
Chapter 2: Memories
“With the recent death of gangster and known counterfeiter, Chuckie Sol, Neo Gotham’s own City Councilman, Arthur Wolper, held a special, late night conference on the matter, including eye witness accounts that Batman was involved in the murder of Chuckie Sol,” said Jackie Walker of GCN, Gotham City News. Maxine "Max" Gibson had turned on the TV when Terry, aka Batman, and Sarah Grayson, a young, red haired woman, daughter of Captain Barbara Grayson, and the current Batgirl, returned to the Batcave. “We take you live to the conference.”
Arthur Wolper, was a man in his mid 40s, with a salt and pepper mustache and hair to match. He was well dressed and had a pin on his breast pocket. The pin had the symbol of the Batman with a red cross going right through it. Also at the conference was Captain Barbara Grayson, Gotham’s DA Dick Grayson, Barbara’s husband and formerly known as Nig
Memory Chapter 2“Good Morning. Didn’t think you’d be up so early!” she teased as she stood by his bed.Memory Chapter 210 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Bruce squinted as the harsh sunlight hit his eyes. It wasn’t so early in the morning after all. Diana noticed his discomfort and drew the blinds immediately.
“Thank you,” he said.
“Thank you?” she repeated, “Didn’t expect to hear that from you.”
Bruce brought his fingers to either sides of his forehead and massaged in clockwise motion. He had his eyes shut tight and his hands were quivering.
“Here, let me help,” Diana said as she placed both her palms on his head, thumbs meeting on his forehead and applied a gently pressure. Bruce seemed to ease into the touch and breathed heavily. He opened his eyes once Diana eased the pressure. It was then that he realized that he was not in his home, and the lady nursing him was not whom he had expected to see.
“Hello,” he said, his voice quivering a bit.
MemoryBatman!Memory10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shade got him this time, almost got him. The batwing suffered a head on collision with the cliff and erupted into a huge fiery ball almost instantly. However Shade’s want could not completely black out the proximity sensors of the batwing. With seconds to spare, Batman had ejected out of the plane. However the ejection was not fast enough to spare him a blow from the batwing’s debris. A broken wing hit the pilot seat in air and hurled it off from above the shore into the sea.
“I’m on it!” Aquaman cried as he made his way towards the site of impact.
Before Shade could enjoy his fleeting moments of victory, he found himself in the clutches of the Man of Steel.
“You should probably thank your stars that he escaped.” He said, half bringing his fist down on him.
“Some other time, Superman,” Shade said as he reached out to activate his wand, only to hurl it away by reflex and to find a pang in his arm.
Prisoner of Vengeance Part 4 Embracing Danger Sc 2Prisoner of Vengeance Part 4 Embracing Danger Sc 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Several hours later, I still contemplated these words on the bridge, watching from afar as Khan, Jaken, Blondie and a few other officers scrutinized a glowing blue holographic map. I wasn't really paying attention though, the wild pulsing of my heart drowning out even Khan's deep, velvety voice. I now knew why I had been blindfolded when first marched aboard the Vengeance.
I had only seen a glimpse of it, as Khan was careful to sling a muscular arm around my shoulders and whirl me back around to continue our walk the other way we'd came, back down the hangar and to the staircase. Yet I had seen it all the same, and clung to that fleeting image like a life preserver of old, the only physical hope I had of now, my only tangible plan of escape.
At the end of the impossibly long hangar, there had been a doorless room, a tiny communication base of sorts, and I had felt a rush of overwhelming joy when I caught a glimpse of what was in there. It was just a glimpse, impossibly fast, but I had
Apprehensions"So what do you say?" she asked, after completing her monologue substantiating the - Why which came from the other end which followed her revelation.Apprehensions3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was actually a baffled What!!! followed by a Why? which was weakly mouthed.
He wished he could take back those expressions. But it was too late. It was his turn to respond, and he knew that he had to. He shook his head impatiently, as if to drive away the thoughts impinging upon his mind.
"What do you know about him?" he could say, finally.
"Nothing," she admitted.
He sighed and struck his palm against his forehead.
"Tell me something, Diana! Did you come to me for advice? Or are you merely to informing me?"
She thought for a while.
"It was Hawk Girl's idea," she said, pointing to her winged friend. He squinted at her and she dodged him.
Diana took charge, knowing that Hawk Girl wasn't going to plead her case as she did before her a few hours ago.
"Listen, Superman! She felt the same way as you do, right now. Howev
Prisoner of Vengeance Part 3, Fighting Kirk's WarPrisoner of Vengeance Part 3, Fighting Kirk's War2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The young captain's usually striking bright blue eyes, lacked their usual boyish charm, looking exhausted today, as Starfleet as a whole was reduced to complete and utter chaos. His regulation transmitter had been beeping angrily since five yesterday, and he couldn't remember a time when it sat calm and still, not accusing him of raging careless failure. Right now, he stood in the newly reconstructed Daystrom Institute, his transmitter buzzing on the edge of the table, nearly about to fall off, while the captains and first officers of every vessel in the fleet, all spoke at once, in panicked tones, asking him the thousands of questions that he'd already tried asking himself but still couldn't answer. How many dead? Had the hyper-gravity device been faulty? How could Khan possibly know of the takedown? What was his next move? How many more would die? What could Starfleet do in terms of defensive maneuvers? How did Khan appear to be on course to fly over the desert when he so obviously w
An Unlikely Encounter ch. 36CHAPTER 36An Unlikely Encounter ch. 363 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I hoped to God that standing in front of Bruce's door with my fist poised above me mid-knock didn't constitute as a reason to look creepy.
It wasn't that I was necessarily scared per se . . . my mind had merely decided to recap on every single seductive encounter that's ever occurred between Bruce and I . . . So I was a bit distracted to say in the least.
A strange chill that ran down my back awakened me from my trance. It was so quick that I almost thought I had imagined it. I looked behind me down the desolate hallway in the direction of my room. It was only after I saw no explosions, nor heard any peculiar noises that I felt comfortable with turning back around a few seconds later.
'Strange,' I thought fleetingly. Was someone talking about me? I quickly disregarded the idea, however.
One more deep breath, and I found myself connecting my fist with the dark mahogany wood that separated Bruce from me. A few moments later, to my complete surprised, a tall, skinny
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 part 2WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 part 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
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
I'm Pregnant....She was pregnant. There was no way of avoiding it.I'm Pregnant....6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fifteen year old Emma McBain lay flat on her back in the center of her bed staring at the ceiling, her six week, four day ultra sound pictures held loosely by her left hand that was calmly draped over her belly button.
Breathing in a deep sigh and holding the picture up one more time she let out a loud groan. Letting her head fall against her black and red little pig themed pillow, she looked around her small but decorative bedroom. Her walls were littered with pictures of her and her friends, random newspaper clippings and even the occasional movie poster or comic page cut out. Her shelves stuffed to the brim with strange books and trophies, on her desk she had her uncompleted math homework that was now late as of yesterday morning.
Who could think about doing algebra at a time like this she muttered.
Sitting up slowly she looked past her skull-themed skirt past her pale legs all the way to her purple stri
Memory Chapter 3“I thought Superman said no injuries,” Jonn said, as he nursed the bleeding nose.Memory Chapter 310 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“It was my fault actually,” Diana said apologetically, “he was freaking me out!”
“Diana, I don’t think he blacked out because of the injury though.”
Diana walked around the bed and sat beside him
“I called you as soon as I could wrap my head around what happened. Bruce was behaving as if he knew nothing about his being Batman. I checked the place but it is not bugged. You have checked it too.”
“I don’t understand why he behaved in such a way.”
“He might not be lying, Diana.” Jonn said.
“What do you mean?” Diana frowned, “Do you mean to say that he is not Batman.”
“No, no,” Jonn shook his head. “I think he doesn’t know that he is Batman.”
“Dual personality, Hera, no!” Diana said agitatedly, “He knows that he is Batman, of course
Prisoner of Vengeance Part 4 Embracing Danger Sc 1Prisoner of Vengeance Part 4 Embracing Danger Sc 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The explosion shot violently across the scorching desert sky in fiery plumes, the image searing my eyes, and resounding in my afflicted mind. The deafening roar, the horrified, confused screams, the prolonged groan of mangled titanium making swift impact with the dunes, burning sand raining down, all of it culminating in such a symphony of sorrow, causing me to shake. The speeding starship, ablaze, screaming at breakneck speed towards its doom, desecrated, getting torn to silver shreds. There's a faint sound of shattering glass accompanying the more painful roars as an officer is thrown through the bridge window, dropping hard into the swirling sands, already dead. There's nothing left to identify the ill-fated vessel now, save for some badly burned off lettering, and I can only make out a barely intelligible, "VAL."
I felt my body toss and turn, shaking violently now. The ship ceased its groaning, dead. The screams felt louder and louder until they consumed my entire conscious. Starfl
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 pt 1WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 pt 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
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
Surrogate AngelDISCLAIMER: Any likeness of any character that belongs to anyone is strictly coincidential. This story is 100% original and is not intended to violate copyright laws or defamatorize or slander anyone in any way. Nor is it used for profit.Surrogate Angel4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tara Micheals was your average college girl. She studied hard and got good grades. She also enjoyed going out with her girlfriends, they usually went clubbing or to her sister's pool. Her sister Jamie was a very prominent lawyer and she had several houses. Tara stood a good 5' 4", your typical girl, she had long black hair that came all the way down to the top of her buttocks. She had ruby red eyes that caught the attention of everyone around her. She maintained an hourglass-shaped figure that boasted supermodel. Her breasts were a triple D size. She was pretty much the envy of the campus. Multiple guys have tried their luck with her but none succeeded, she wasn't necessarily gay but she hated men do to the fact that ever
A Shtetl of The MindTwo heavily armed men, likely mercs, drag three young men by ropes. The young men are dressed in costume, we can see it's Red Robin, Superboy, and Kid Flash. The mercs throw the three teenagers into a cell and slam the door.A Shtetl of The Mind1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Superboy: Great going, oh fearless leader; instead of rescuing our target, we got captured.
Red Robin: Hey, how was I supposed to know they'd be wearing anti-meta armor!?
Kid Flash: Where are we anyways? I can't see with this hood in my face.
Voice: Well, for starters, you are in the deceptively-disguised-as-a-warship superyacht SS Ceres; it's really the NNSS Fuhrer.
Red Robin: Doctor Kane? Is that you?
The hoods come off, and they are held in the hand of Joseph Kane. His suit has some tears and he has a few minor injuries.
Joseph: Let me guess, Batman saw you were in the area and thought a small strike team would save my kosher bacon.
The teens remove their ropes.
Kid Flash: Pretty much, yeah. Who is this guy who kidnapped you, and what's NNSS
An Unlikely Encounter ch. 38CHAPTER 38An Unlikely Encounter ch. 382 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Roxanne smiled demurely as she stood there and watched her best friend practically launch herself at the handsome playboy before snatching the keys out of his hands giddily (And then begin apologizing profusely for her action, of course).
She took one last look at the two before turning to close the 1-story high maple wood doors that led to the foyer of Bruce Wayne's impressive mansion. Only, Alfred's was the only face that greeted her when she went back inside. He was smiling kindly.
"Miss Jackson," Alfred said as Roxanne began to climb the stairs. "Might I recommend a trip to Master Wayne's outdoor facilities? There are a plethora of sports and other recreational activities that would serve to entertain you throughout the duration of the night."
Roxanne paused mid-step up a stair and actually considered taking up the friendly butler on his offer. However, her shoulders sagged a bit when she realized that before she could do anything else, she would have to make sure that s
To Old FriendsTerry McGiness, the new Batman, steered the Batmobile into the Batcave. "Hey, old man, you're pretty quiet tonight. You weren't nagging at me for any "mistakes". Is something--" he then went quiet as he saw that Bruce Wayne, his mentor and the first Batman, was not alone. Seated in a folding chair next to the old man was a middle aged man, his face barely lined but his blond hair quickly turning to the color of ash. He was strongly built, and dressed in a sharp blue suit that would be considered old fashioned. A cane with a golden handle was across his lap. "Umm, I didn't know we had company."To Old Friends6 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
"McGinness, this is Dr. Joseph Kane, an old friend."
"How old?" was Terry's reply, he was still stunned that Bruce let anyone else down here.
Dr. Kane laughed, "Not THAT old."
Bruce turned to him, "You look younger than you are."
"That's thanks to Slade's 'gift'; I still feel old."
"What's he doing here in the Cave?" asked Terry.
"Joseph was in town on business and decided to stop by."
DilemmaDoomsday sanction!Dilemma3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Yet another desperate attempt of Lex Luthor to plunge the dagger into the League's heart - foiled. But there was at least one person in the league who knew that it wasn't over. After well-deserved, if not desired, rest from physical activity for fifteen days ensuing the adventure, the Dark Knight was ready to delve into the root cause of the charade. He had been restless all the time he was in the watch tower, with nightmares after nightmares of featuring Luthor's prospective actions flooding the little sleep he could get. Enough nightmares, he needed answers.
And he went to the only place he could think of, to get them!
"What is it now, Rich boy?" she said, discretely. She was alone, in her living room this time, going through some files on her table. She was expecting him.
"I need answers, Waller," he said, taking his chair. His tone did not sound as authoritati
Initiation - Chapter 2“It’s good to see you’ve made it here on time, how was the tour?” Nightwing inquired.Initiation - Chapter 21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cassie, Jamie, Garfield, Bart, Tim and I had just finished the grand tour of the Watch Tower and boy was it grand although I don’t think Garfield was very happy about the outcome, well Cassie certainly wasn’t whelmed at all. Bart on the other hand… well I’d better not go there.
“It was… interesting.” I said and looked at Rob cheekily who pretended he didn’t know a thing.
“Interesting? Not only did you and Rob pull a batman on us, you two hacked the water sprinkling system in the garden and set off some security alarms while you were at it!” Cassie exclaimed. Yep she certainly wasn’t happy. Not one little bit.
“Hey I thought it was rather ingenious of them.” Bart tried intervening but failed miserably.
“Look it was both Rob’s and my idea to pull the prank. We’re sorry and it’l
Destructionof TurtleTrust Ch1Destructionof TurtleTrust Ch16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
NOTE: PLEASE SEE THIS STORY AT FANFICTION.NET TO SEE IT'S ORIGINAL FORMAT, THANK YOU!
Destruction of Turtle Trust
All TMNT characters are © Peter Laird & Kevin Eastman.
Author Note: This story's about daily life going on between April, her daughter, and the now grown-up Turtles. When some serious abuse allegations from April's young daughter May arise against the Turtles, April is forced to choose sides. Should she believe her daughter or the Turtles? Who's telling the truth? Read and find out!
Cast: April O'Neil, Casey Jones, May Jones, and the Turtles; Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello.
This is my first TMNT fic and I have yet to see the newer TMNT, so this fic is more based off the live action movie Turtles, yet I like having Splinter as formerly being the human Hamato Yoshi as in the 80's cartoon (not a pet rat as in the movies).
Please R&R and please no flames!
Note: There's mature content due to the reality issues I often put in my stories, so it's not really
RedBird"Um..... ok. Everyone... I would like you to meet RedBird." Starts robin awkwardly. Red gives an unsure wave while staring down the young justice teem + some very confused looking league members.RedBird4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"RedBird I've told you about KF, Arty, Supes, Megan and Aqualad also that's Batman, Superman, and Black Canary" says Robin to the giant robot affectionately and pointing to each person in turn. Red starts to back away, just a bit frightened of meeting so many people at once.
"Red is an autobot....er..... a Transformer if you will" continues Robin "And YES Wally, before you even ask, Transformer as in the hasbro toy and movie franchise. As it turns out, it was all loosely based on fact." Wally's mouth is hanging open in shock as Rob continues.
"So Red here is to me is what Bumble Bee is to Shia LaBeouf in the movie." with that red let's out a bit of a laugh and Robin pats him affectionately on the foot.(which the only part of the robot he can actually reach)
"Though some of the others con
Parenthood pt 1, alternateParenthood pt 1, alternate4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Parenthood, Part 1
An alarm clock beeped in a darkened room. At exactly eight o'clock AM it tuned itself to station 94.1. Lonestar began to play their old hit song 'Amazed'. A dark charcoal paw quickly shot from the bed to the top of the clock, silencing it immediately. The paw rose from the top of the clock and slowly retracted into the pile of blankets it had emerged from moments before. Like a whale breaching in the ocean, a large dark wolf emerged from the sea of blankets. He pushed himself up and sat on the edge of the bed. He was slowly coming to his senses then he realized;
"Hey, they're playing our song," he smiled, not sure if it was karma or simply dumb luck that their song was playing, but he was going to take it as a good sign. Suddenly a second figure began to stir in the bed, let out a sigh and became silent once again. He looked over and smiled. It had been another tough night for her. He thought about waking her, but decided not, she needed all the res
Holding out for a Hero"Recognized, Batman b-1" recites the watchtower computer as Batman steps off the zeta beam pad.Holding out for a Hero4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Batman to watchtower what is the emergency?" Batman speaks into his com-link as he leaves the transporter room.
"Wonder Woman to Batman, report to the mission room immediately for briefing" with a sigh batman ends comlink comunication. Tonight had been a really bad night, as in a really really really bad night. Knowing he can't rely on the rest of the league to cheer him up he heaves another sigh and puts on his best Batman scowl and takes off running toward the mission room. Suddenly a techno beat begins blasting through the intercom system. He pauses for a moment and the scowl slides off his face only to be replaced with a small smile. He takes off running again to he beat of the song for the enjoyment of a certain hacker that he knows is watching (and for his own enjoyment as well) just as the first chorus of "do-do-do-dddoooo" rings down the long hallway.
"Where have all the g
Odyssey contOdyssey cont9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
With the initial introductions done, Kinsey found herself at a loss as to what to do. Kas excused herself and bookmarked her magazine, leaving the courtyard while Kiki remained in the pool, from time to time casting glowering looks in Kinsey's direction.
Samantha invited her over to sit with her on the now unoccupied couch. Glancing to the table she saw that Kas was reading a fashion magazine, Samantha on the other hand was reading....it was a leather bound book with yellowed pages, she could tell little else as she couldn't understand the title on the binding.
"The Canterbury Tales" Sam explained, "An original volume, its in Middle English, that's why the words look so funny." she continued sheepishly as she picked it from the table to show Kinsey some of the illustrations inside. She handled it gently, almost lovingly.
"Middle English? That stuff they spoke in the dark ages?" Kinsey asked.
"Yeah...There's not a lot to do here so I've been learning it...were you in college?" Sam asked