The KissShe had come too close. There was no backing out now.The Kiss2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He wanted to push her away, lest she would make him act. He could've done that easily, if it was someone else. But this woman this woman was different. It wasn't just the fact that she out did him by scores with respect to physical strength. There was something else, about her!
She had taken over his mind
"Thanks for saving me!" she whispered with uncharacteristic modesty which was restricted only to her tone, and not to be seen on her face. What a perfect restraint!
"I " he tried to breathe out quickly and noiselessly, the usual technique he employed to calm down his heart. But that didn't seem to work. Instead, his breath got stuck in his throat and he struggled to swallow without wincing.
The cold expression on the face he had so practiced for years just wouldn't stick. His lips seemed to have a brain of their own, for they refused to close the gap they created, something which his original m
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL Chapter 1WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
Wonder Woman: Legacy, Ch. 1Wonder Woman: Legacy, Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
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: LEGACY3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"But that's totally not fair!" she complained. "I
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 WATCHTOWER3 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
WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Ch. 2 pt 2WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Ch. 2 pt 22 years ago in Drama More Like This
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
WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL CH 2, pt 1WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL CH 2, pt 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
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
The first step. p.2***The first step. p.22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Climbing to one of the surviving corners of the roof of the warehouse, was seen as a drove SUVs. The soldiers came out, lined up. Apparently, the commander gave instructions. Well, it's time to get out of here. Height for the flight should be enough. How much is there? 15-20 meters. Smoke and night disguise us.
- Hold on to my body. My arms and legs should be stretched to maintain the form of a cape. Nothing complicated.
- In the end, we have already done the like.
It took a bit support her, with the run-up. Otherwise, I can easily lose my balance. Pushed away from the edge. Have failed a few feet before we go on the air. Well, predictably. But then fly normally. The soldiers seem to have not noticed, and marched to the ruins. Landed in 50-70 meters away from them, then ran at a trot to the nearest building.
Climbing to the roof, was clearly visible panorama of smoldering warehouse. Interestingly, the soldiers figure out how we would survive in that meat grinder?Understa
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 pt 1WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 pt 12 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
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 part 2WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 part 22 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
THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, CHAPTER 4 PART 1THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, CHAPTER 4 PART 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alfred had his eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel of Bruce Wayne's late model limousine, but still he smiled and shook his head.
"I know I can get this right," Elissa assured. The morning found her in the seat across from her father, facing the rear of the car. She was dressed in a light gray business suit with a white blouse and a knee length skirt that was the light gray of her jacket. Black, thin strapped high heeled shoes did not look comfortable, though she did not complain. Her hair was worn in a bun; she had new oval glasses on and a pencil behind her ear, another in the bun of her hair. In her lap was what appeared to be a leather bound schedule with a couple hundred pages within.
Bruce sat across from her wearing a very expensive black suit with a dark gray tie and white shirt. The armrests at his sides were folded down, his elbows rested on them and he had his fingers laced in front of him as his eyes scrutinized the young woman i
Clark's baby - PrologueClarke Kent was enjoying a quiet and uneventful evening at Smallville. It was not often that he had the opportunity to get away from the rush hour and sit on his farm, gazing at the distant birds, not too intently for it would remind him that he could fly, look far way far, and go touch the sun. He did not enjoy the thought so much with passing years. The duty of a news reporter was as mild as he was, for Lois would take most of the work off him - Chill Smallville!!! she'd say. The thought of Lois made him smile, as it always did. He sighed and leaned back on his arms, as he looked at the horizon, the dusk which looked wonderful with myriad shades of red and yellow painting the sky. The Sun was Orangish, except for a few dark spots created by the flock of birds flying back home. Clark could've determined what kind of birds they were, but refrained from doing so, for he wanted feel and act like an ordinary human being. It has been long- he said to himself,Clark's baby - Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eternal LoveI never thought this day would come so soon.Eternal Love9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And yet I always knew it was to come.
For we are nothing but another side of each other.
For all those years we were two sides of a single coin,
Spinning round and round but never facing one another, never meeting.
But those days have passed. We have joined in more ways than one.
And now we complete each other, black and white, white and black…
Different but the same. We will always continue to fly under the same sky.
Together. Nothing else matters but the connection we share.
This connection which binds us, it runs through our veins, through our blood, long before we ever met.
Eternal. Like the symbols that matched our colours and understood our souls.
THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 5THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 511 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Late morning brought a new day and new possibilities. While sleep had been elusive, she had finally drifted off and slept soundly through the rest of the night. The sun was climbing high and shining through her window, making bright ribbons of white and yellow light through a gap between the curtains.
Having forced herself to forget about the most recent fight between her parents, she sat up and a little smile found her lips as she stretched. Slipping from beneath the blankets, she stretched more, this time falling into more of an athlete's regiment as she fell into a daily routine of stretching each muscle group to prepare it for the coming day. Her head no longer hurt. Her Amazon metabolism and healing power had taken stock of the injuries from the night before and she felt as fresh as ever. Still wearing the running shorts and pink tee shirt, she found the morning rather chilly and padded to the wardrobe across the room when she had finished her s
Batman/Superman: Gods of Business Part 1: NumbersGotham International Airport. A flight from Metropolis is exiting into the terminal and among them is Clark Kent and Lois Lane.Batman/Superman: Gods of Business Part 1: Numbers10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lois: Come on, Smallville, move it.
Clark: Look, Lois, I'm glad that you got me and Cat our jobs back at the Planet....
Lois: You have NO idea how hard I had to fight Edge on that....
Clark: But I don't know why you asked me to come along with you to this business meeting.
Lois: Look, Smallville, it's Gotham; while I'm going over figures with minority shareholder Bruce Wayne and his pitbulls in my role as Producer, you can find a news story.
Clark: What about that city doesn't end it the news?
Lois: Exactly, Clark; so keep an eye out.
They grab their luggage from baggage claim and head out. Outside waiting for them is a limo. Standing with the chauffer, a middle aged man with silver hair and a silver mustache, is a young man, 19 or so. He is wearing a business suit, his short hair is blond.
Joseph: Ms. Lane, Mr. Kent; I'm Doctor Joseph Kane, VP of WayneTech an
The first step. p.1Here, finally started the translation. It's not easy, but I decided to translate it all. This is part of one story. In total there are around 10. The remaining parts will spread as far as the translation.The first step. p.12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The main characters here - Bruce and Selina. And their relationship In addition to everything else. These events occur several years after the Arkham City.
I must say that I almost did not read the comics. Relied only on the facts of the game (Arkham Asylum and Arkham City), movies and some of the posts on the forums. If interested, you can read it.
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- Base, this is Bravo-4. How do you hear?
- Bravo-4 is the base. We hear you perfectly. Receiving.
- We found a Batman. I repeat - we find Batman.
- Location - the building at the pier?
- That's right. He got caught.
- Roger tha
THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 4, pt 2THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 4, pt 211 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Metallo and his men had been thoughtful enough to completely disable the alarm system, so quietly entering through the back was rather easy. Batman had taught Golden Angel the art of picking locks and she proved to be a quick study, so even the security lock into the back of the bank proved to be no match for her.
Once inside, she quietly negotiated her way through the back offices, cubicles and the office equipment and crept toward the front where she expected to find the hostages. Freeing them was her top priority and Atom and Huntress had agreed. In fact, they had surprised her by embracing her plan.
The lobby was ahead of her and her eyes narrowed as she crouched down and silently approached. This small hallway emptied out behind the teller's stations and she could see some activity out there, but no hostages. Peering around the corner, she saw the door to the vault standing ajar, then she saw movement out of the corner of her eye and shifted her atten
Cracked The Heart of the BatMy heart has been broken many times.Cracked The Heart of the Bat3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This is why I prefer to be alone when fighting crime.
First, that awful night in Crime Alley when they died.
I never got over it. Every time I think of it, I cry.
It gave birth to the man that I am.
I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman.
Then, came along the thieving feline.
She stole this battered heart of mine.
It turned out to be nothing but a bad romance,
I knew we didn't stand a chance.
I knew I had to move on, but it still hurt me.
So I built up walls, shutting them out in order to protect me.
Then I met another beloved, who was an assassin.
Her hair dark as the night and her lips red as sin.
She was a great fighter, and we could've been a team.
But she took lives, which is a big deal-breaker for me.
Once again, I built up walls, shutting any woman out.
Of course, someone was bound to get in again, no doubt.
She started off dating Dick, but then wanted me.
We both felt it, there was deep chemistry.
It was like a dream, despite the differ
RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL beginsRISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL begins3 years ago in Drama More Like This
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
Page Turner - DS Reintroduction Part 2Page Turner - DS Reintroduction Part 2Page Turner - DS Reintroduction Part 210 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What in Equestria?" Twilight gasped as we entered what had been converted into Rarity's sewing room. The violet pony was right behind me as I stopped and gaped at the creatures that were overrunning the room.
"Oh foop," I heard Pinkie squeak from my left, and I knew from that tone that a) she'd dealt with these critters before and 2) it was bad news. "Where did I leave that trombone?"
"I think we're going to need more than music this time," Twilight remarked as what I would later learn were called Para-sprites began to glow dark violet before mutating into Heartless and Unversed.
A thump sounded from behind us as one of the mutated sprites ate one of the sewing machines, and I was pretty sure the source was Rarity fainting. Holding Lightbringer above my head, I cringed when I heard the sound of wood cracking. "Sorry," I apologized to Twilight as she began firing off bolts of violet magic at the sprites.
About You"What the hell do you think you're doing, Batman!" Superman growled.About You2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Something which has to be done." Batman replied calmly, concentrating on fixing the electrodes.
"Are you insane? That might make her mentally crippled!" Hawk Girl protested.
"And not doing this will kill her. Do you want that to happen?" Batman scowled at her and then resumed doing the wiring. He knew what he was doing, but he had neither the time nor the patience to explain.
Diana had been lying petrified for three days now. Her vitals recorded all time low and her face showed clear signs of mental trauma. She was dreaming, but wasn't aware of it.
He had a chance of clear shot at Batman. As Joker diverted his attention, the idea was to strike him from behind. The plan was flawless except that no one had expected Wonder Woman to emerge out of thin air and throw herself between his vial and the Batman. The dark knight was too late to realise what he'd been played for, as she sunk into his arms, into
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.Apprehensions2 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
A Valentine's Night in Gotham CityIt was a dark night in Gotham City. Despite the many lights, provided by street lamps and neon signs, there seemed to be a constant shadow looming over the city. Normally, there was a lone figure standing on a rooftop that blended into the blackness of the sky. This time, however, there were two vague forms that could be spotted if one squinted hard enough. The first did not seem to notice that the other had joined them, but this was immediately disproven as they spoke in a low and rumbling voice.A Valentine's Night in Gotham City2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The second figure, a woman, smirked at the sound of his voice and slunk her way to the man's side.
"Bruce." Her tone was hushed, the word rolling off her tongue in a manner that suggested a forbidden sort of giddiness. She usually didn't dare to use his real name when he wore the suit, but the area seemed secluded enough and she could hardly contain her excitement as it was.
The suit that she had fallen in love with. It seemed so silly when she thought about it now, like a