Gotham's Finest“Officer Grayson, may I have a word?”
Grayson turned to the young voice belonging to the CEO of Wayne Enterprise. Grayson sent a small smile to the business man.
“Of course Mr. Wayne. I wouldn’t have much of an investigation without ya.” Grayson greeted the CEO warmly as they shook hands.
“Please, just call me Wayne. With the amount of time we’ve spent together the last few months, I think we can drop the formalities.” Wayne corrected. Grayson just nodded and took a seat in the empty chair in front of Wayne’s desk.
“So Wayne, what is it you want to talk about. Has the mob contacted you again? Has He been sending you threats about the inheritance?”
Wayne sat in the extravagant leather seat behind the desk, tightening his tie and fixing his cufflinks.
“No, they have gone underground again. They have been laying low ever since the news published the investigation. It’s a shame how press always needs the next hot
Say SomethingSay Something1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: This fic came to me after I heard, then saw the video for, the A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera duet "Say Something". It struck something in me and... well, this story is what came of it. If you haven't heard it, it can be found here: Say Something.
Usage of the cover image, entitled "Mission failed" was granted by artist f19850928.
Warning: I never thought I would write one of these, but it turns out I was wrong. Not only is this a sonfic (something I'm not a big fan of) but it is also a Death!Fic.
Disclaimer: Young Justice & Batman, or the song "Say Something", are not mine. Any recognizable content is not mine.
Say something I'm g
Hypothermia Part 3Superboy cursed.Hypothermia Part 34 years ago in Drama More Like This
What the hell is he supposed to do? Robin wasn't breathing and his heart had stopped. He was dead. Oh God, Robin was dead.
Superboy pressed himself and Robin closer to the fire and tried to think of something, anything that would bring the Boy Wonder back to life, because Robin couldn't be dead. He may have been mortal but it wasn't possible for him to just die!
There was a noise, dear god; he really hoped it wasn't those damn guards because Superboy didn't think he would be able to hold back.
As they were flying to the cave where Robin and Superboy were Superman focused on the two heartbeats and flying at a speed slow enough for everyone to follow but quick enough for them to get to the two trapped teens. Yet, when he heard one heart beat stop and the other quicken. The Man of Steel had the same reaction; he stopped dead in his tracks then sped towards the teens, ignoring the voices coming from his comm. link, they could track his comm. link to follow him, but he
Safety FirstBruce helped Dick keep his balance on his skateboard. The small nine year old had a board when he was still in the circus, but since he and his family were always practicing, performing, or on the road, Dick never had the time to learn how to ride it.Safety First4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Can I try riding by myself?" Dick asked eagerly.
"Hm, Okay, but first," Bruce grabbed a helmet, elbow pads, kneepads, and hand guards that were set on the workbench behind him. "You have to wear these."
Dick groaned. "Why do I have to wear that? I run on rooftops and do acrobatics 30 feet up in the air."
"Well, safety first. At least when you're not trained yet." Bruce smiled.
Dick reluctantly put the pads and helmet on and skated down the driveway. He made it to the end and back without falling, so Bruce let him ride around as long as he wanted. When he got back to Bruce, he was ecstatic.
"Did you see how fast I went down the driveway? And I turned and I jumped without falling off!"
Bruce smiled and went into the house as he heard the p
Emergency-YoungJustice :Robin:Red Tornado was out on a mission. No one was there to stop him. And so, waking up feeling like crap wasn't going to stop Robin from watching his Saturday morning cartoons.Emergency-YoungJustice :Robin:4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And he didn't feel like crap.
Or at least that's what he tried to tell himself as he forced himself out of bed. The floor froze under his feet, but at the same time, he was sweating buckets- how the hell did that work? He pushed the thought out of his mind, taking the entire comforter off the bed and wrapping it around himself. He then opened the door and ventured out into the Secret Sanctum. The halls were empty, leaving his footsteps to echo off the walls.
At last though, he made it to the kitchen, pulling out a box of fruit loops, a bowl, milk, and a banana- Batman always encouraged him to have a little fruit with his breakfast. The TV was turned on and the cartoons commenced. Robin had to admit though, he kinda missed chilling with Alfred in the mornings, one would never guess that the butler still loved cartoons
Hypothermia"Superboy, stay with Robin and guard him while he is hacking the computers. Kid Flash and Artemis, get to the first base. Miss Martian and I will take the second one."Hypothermia4 years ago in Drama More Like This
It was supposed to be a simple recon mission.
Yeah; if only.
Superboy stood in front of the Boy Wonder as he finished downloading whatever files it was he needed into his wrist computer. "Can't you go any faster?" Superboy growled impatiently, resisting the urge to tap his foot like he'd sometimes seen Artemis do. If he were to be perfectly honest, just standing there and waiting with nothing to do but play guard was boring as all hell.
Robin just rolled his eyes and replied somewhat derisively, "Sorry, but I can't really rush technology. There's a lot to download." Superboy just groaned in response and continued to watch for any potential danger, finally giving into the urge to tap his foot a few times. "Almost..." Robin muttered, more to himself than Superboy, as he watched the digital copies of his face turn fr
Burn It DownBurn it downBurn It Down3 years ago in Horror More Like This
| Mt. Justice
| March 23, 21:30 edt
Nightwing slowly got to his shaky feet, the pain from the shock still evident in his facial features. He looked to see Conner still on the ground, he ran as fast as his wobbly legs let him, stumbling as he went. Kneeling down, he began to shake Conner. "Come on Supy, you have to wake up!" he desperately said, he deactivated Conner's collar, and his own as he tried to rouse Conner. He knew that the whole 'I let go of this button you all die' was a hoax, but he didn't doubt that Kaldur would actually blow up the Mountain. After all, Kaldur was a double agent; he needed to keep up an appearance.
He needed to get Conner out of here, he wouldn't leave anyone behind. Running towards the entertainment room he quickly saw Sphere and Wolf; both were looking at Nightwing oddly Nightwing ran over and deactivated Wolf's collar. "Sphere, Wolf, come on hurry!" he didn't know if either could understand him, but he had to risk it. He started going back
BloodlinesBloodlines3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: A while back, I held a poll on which RiD one-shot I would write next. This one came in 4th on Deviant Art with 13% of the vote and 3rd on with 14% of the vote. I've tried to write the others before it, but they weren't cooperating so here we are!
This has been a nibble in my mind for a while now and I think I've broken through my writer's block enough to get this out. I hope it meets my expectations as well as yours. It begins during the battle on Malina Island at the end of the second season episode "Alienated".
Disclaimer: Young Justice is not mine; Batman/Robin/et al are not mine; basically none of it is mine but I'm playing with them anyway! I promise I'll return them when I'm done with them… hopefully with all the right pieces. *EvilGrin*
January 6, 21:02HAST
The crimson light intensified the scowl of the young Atlantean when he turned to f
Mirrored EventsIt seemed like only every other blue moon that appeared, that Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson would have a fun night out just simply because they wanted to. This particular definition of fun being: not fighting crime. This trip to the theater was not just another cover up to hide their secret identities, but it was truly because they wanted to spend a day together as father and son. Out of all the years they spent patrolling the city as Batman and Robin, they noticed that there was always a certain time in the year when almost nothing illegal or dangerous would happen.Mirrored Events2 years ago in Drama More Like This
The rest of the world also seemed pretty quiet since most of the Justice League were either home, in the watch tower, or patrolling their own towns and Young Justice were not on any particular assignments that evening. They decided to use at least one day during this time of the year to have some fun—and also because Alfred had bought them a pair tickets to a favorably acclaimed travelling production of The Pirates of
Necessary Lies"So the meeting ran late eh?" Dick waited within the gates of Gotham Academy, watching the road for a moment as he talked on his cell. He wanted very much to throw off the jacket and tie but kept them where they were. He was still on campus and had an image to uphold. He saw Artemis get on her bus earlier and smirked when a squad car picked up Barbra. He was still waiting for his late ride, safely within the protection of the school.Necessary Lies2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Bruce sighed on the other end of the call. "Yes and no. Luthor's representative ambushed me right outside the office, trying to make me reconsider the deal. Talking to the lady took longer than I wanted. I should have just sent Alfred."
"It's alright," Dick countered. He put his back against the fence, feeling the familiar feeling he had since he was eight. Something would always try to get in Bruce's way and ruin the promises he made to Dick. Picking him up to visit Haley's Circus after school was just another thing to add to the list. "I'm used to it."
UnMaskedRoy looked at Wally; the younger boy had sat down in a patch of grass and was pulling it out in handfuls. He then proceeded to sprinkle it over his outstretched legs, a task which Roy had abandoned in first grade but apparently Wally found okay to do even at the ripe age of thirteen.UnMasked4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I'm so bored, Speedy." Wally finally moaned, shaking the grass off his legs and looking up at the archer as if the world had ended right in front of his eyes.
"Then find something to do." Speedy suggested. The speedster groaned and went back to pulling grass. Roy smirked and pulled out his bow, selecting his least lethal arrow from his quiver, which was hard. He silently notched his arrow and took careful aim, waiting for the right moment and let it fly.
Wally yelped as the arrow stuck itself in the grass where his fingers were only a split second ago.
"You could have hit me!" he cried indignantly, whirling around and standing up to look Speedy in the eyes, already glaring. He was greeted by a stunning cl
The BestThe smalles and youngest member of the Batfamily, little Damian Wayne, crawls down a hallway of Wayne manor on his hands and knees, making his way to his favorite brother's bedroom. The door is already cracked open slightly so he pushes it farther gently with his tiny, tiny hand. Once there is enough space to continue he goes through, not stopping until he reaches the space of carpet next to the massive bed. He looks up and sees his big brother Dick tucked under the sheets, lips parted as he tries to draw breath, face flushed with fever. His normally bright, electric blue eyes are now hazy and barely open, sweat pouring down his brow. The baby's eyes slant with concern, heart aching at the sight.The Best4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Big Brudah" manages to turn his head against the pillow to look down at Damian, forcing a smile onto his dry lips to comfort the child.
"Hey, little D..." he says. "Sorry, I can't play with you today...I'm not feeling very well.: He coughs violently, covering his mouth with his
Family Matters - A Linchpin InterludeFamily Matters - A Linchpin Interlude3 years ago in Drama More Like This
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I've been sitting on this one for a while. I didn't know if I liked it when I first wrote it and then I kind of forgot about it. However, my new poll has reminded me that many of you want to see more in the Linchpin verse, so I dug this out and cleaned it up a bit. It's nothing but pure fluff – which is why I think I'm so iffy about it. There is no Robin Torture at all in it! Seriously!
DISCLAIMER: I've said it many times, but I'll say it again because I don't want to be sued: They're not mine! (Please don't sue me!)
FAMILY MATTERS (A Linchpin Interlude)
April 09, 09:15 EDT
The rain was falling lightly, tapping the large skylight with a pitter-patter that was accompanied by the heavy base of Foster the People. Jason tucked in the end of the towel he had wrapped around his waist and wiped the fog from the bathroom mirror. Runn
Raising Robin IntroRaising RobinRaising Robin Intro3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: I own nothing
A/N: this is a rewrite of my old fanfiction Steps to A Hero .
Prologue: End of the Flying Graysons
Why is it that when people think of the last moments of life they think things slow down? To Richard John Grayson time sped up as his parents feel to their deaths. They moved at super speed, to fast for anyone to do anything to make it better, to make it stop.
The sound of breaking bodies could somehow be heard over the mess of the circus tent as people screamed and children cried. All Dick can do is stand frozen at the top of the platform. Is eyes, so bright blue, are wide and full of fear and horror. He skinny limps are shaking as his face is frozen in a scream that won't come to voice.
Everything speeds up so fast and then just stops. The whole god damn world just stops in its tracks to stare at the mangled, broken, dead bodies of Mary and John Grayson. Like its some kind of show and Dick swears he sees a flash go off somewhere in
Movie Night"What the hell Is going on here?"Movie Night4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wonders the Flash out loud as he walks into the meeting room of the watchtower, because at the moment all the holo-screens in the room are treating the entire justice league to a showing of Pirates of the Carribeean 1, set on a never ending loop.
"I repeat, what is going on here? I thought movie nights were on Fridays." asks Flash.
Batman gives him a one worded answer that explains everything as he furiously taps away at the leagues main computer console attempting (to no avail) to end the Jack Sparrow marathon.
You Always Wanted A FamilyYou always wanted a familyYou Always Wanted A Family2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Barbara looked down at the small device in front of her. She stared at the small blue line in complete disbelief, then she turned her head to look at the key again, it hadn't changed, nothing had. Barbara left the en suite bathroom and walked into the bedroom, she sat on the edge of the large king-size bed and stared down at the device again. She didn't know what to think. This was completely unexpected and unbelievable and terrible and absolutely wonderful. Barbara put the device down. She slowly and carefully placed her hand on her abdomen. She closed her eyes, this was completely overwhelming. Barbara blinked as she felt pressure building up in the corners of her eyes and smiled down at the pregnancy test on the bed beside her as she thought of the amazing miracle that was now growing inside her. She lay back on the bed, her eyes still closed, completely overwhelmed with emotion and completely unable to think of anything else. She lay there still with her
Damian's school week Tuesday"Master Damian, if you keep moving I can never get this necktie right." Alfred scolded Damian calmly.Damian's school week Tuesday3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Alfie, can you help me next?" Dick sounded a little helpless.
"Do I have to tie your shoelaces too, master Dick?" Alfred said stoically.
"Very funny, Alfie. Will you please help me now?"
"Sometimes I wonder where you would all be right now, if I was not here to help you." Alfred said turning to Dick to help him.
"Uhm, I don't want to know I think." Was all that Dick said.
Then he turned to Damian, "Why don't you try to make some friends today instead of making them cry, little D."
He didn't look forward to another talk with Damian's principal.
Damian just grumbled.
"Class, today we're going on a fieldtrip." Mr. Williams said.
The other kids looked at the teacher expectantly, so Damian followed their example.
"We'll be going to a museum that is out in the open and just outside of Gotham. There is a park wi
The Continuation of a LegacyTitle: The Continuation of a LegacyThe Continuation of a Legacy3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Snippet: "Becoming Robin was probably the best decision he'd ever made. So can he really forbid this homeless kid, this Jason Todd, from experiencing the thrill of flying by Batman's side?"
Notes: The dividers symbolize start/end of flashbacks. Italics symbolize quotes.
Dick looks down at the R-symbol, on somebody else. His symbol on somebody else's chest. His costume on this this street rat.
Dick is ready to start throw punches. He's ready to bash heads. Dick is beyond angry.
Dick opens his mouth, ready to tell that kid to get out of his costume, but he stops.
And it all comes rushing back.
The first time Dick Grayson's heart stopped, he was eight years old, and fifty feet above the ground.
He was exhilaratedwaiting for his mother and father to finish th
Young Justice: Beautiful SoulArtemis was reading in the Cave's library, her nose buried in a book. Everyone else was either out with their mentors or shopping (in M'gann and Connor's case), so Artemis had the whole place to herself.Young Justice: Beautiful Soul3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Well, so she thought.
"Recognized, Robin. B01." The robotic voice of the Cave computer said slowly.
Artemis groaned inwardly, and tried to sink herself further into the novel she was reading.
'Just when I had some peace and quiet.' She growled to herself. 'Now the troll wonder is here '
Thankfully though, Robin didn't seem to notice that anyone else was in the Cave. In fact, he passed right by the library.
At first, Artemis had thought she was hearing things, and squinted at the letters on the page, hoping it would go away.
When it didn't stop, she got up and stalked to the door, thinking that somehow the stereo or radio had turned on.
But when the door slid open, she was greeted by something else entirely.
It couldn't have been her ears being messed up, because she cou
BoundBound4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was the vile taste of rancid leftovers that finally chased the last vestiges of unconsciousness from him mind. Thirteen year old Robin forced his eyes open and regretted it instantly when the all-too-familiar, pulsating pounding threatened to split his skull. 'Damn it, why am I the one who always ends up getting chloroformed," he complained internally, attempting to massage the headache that was centralized behind his temples. Except his hands wouldn't move; that was when he realized how he was laying.
On his side, with his hands unable to be moved from behind him.
It was always disconcerting, being kidnapped when he was Dick Grayson. If he had been Robin he could have fought back, but as the adopted son of billionaire Bruce Wayne he knows only the rudimentary basics of self defense; easily overpowered by someone determined enough. Especially if his abductor was armed with chloroform soaked rags and rendered him unconscious. Which left him helpless to whatever means of containment w
Things will get betterThings will get better-Young JusticeThings will get better3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was a night just like any other. Twelve year old Barbara Gordon, after finishing her homework for that night, left the safety of her and her father's home and wandered down the dark streets to the bus stop. When she arrived there, she did not have to wait long before the bus she was looking for appeared. She stepped on and paid the driver. Most people would have questioned such a young girl travelling across Gotham, on her own, at night, but this driver knew Barbara, he knew she took this same bus to the same place almost every night. Barbara smiled at the driver as she boarded the bus, he didn't know the real reason why she came down here every night, no one did, except maybe him, she wasn't quite sure how much he actually knew about her, but thought it was probably quite a lot.
As the bus turned a corner, Barbara's destination came into view. She stood up and pressed the bell to alert the driver that she wanted to get off, not that that was nec
Damian's school week Wednesday"Okay class, we have some time left until lunch break, so use it to work on your projects." Mr. William's voice rang through the classroom.Damian's school week Wednesday3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Damian sighted. Since it was only his third day of school he didn't have a project to work on so he probably would be stuck again with some stupid assignment of which he didn't see the point.
And indeed it didn't take Mr. William's long to come up to his table with a piece of paper in his hand.
"I have a different assignment for you, Damian."
Damian rolled his eyes, but Mr. William's just ignored it.
"I'd like you make a card for your father, since it's his birthday tomorrow.."
"Grayson's not my father!" Damian snapped, but instantly he regretted it. Dick had been more of a father to him lately, then anybody ever had.
"He's my brother, I guess." he added , his voice a little less sharp.
"Brother then. Here I have some pencils and a card for you. I would like to see it when you're done."
Damian grumbled and started working on his card.
At the end of