Family My name is Jason Todd. Ex-Boy Wonder, current Red Hood. "Ex-Boy Wonder?" You may ask. "But how can someone as brutal as the Red Hood have ever worn pixie boots and scaly underwear?" Well, I wasn't always this brutal. In fact, I used to be a pretty good kid, until the Joker got his hands on me. What do I mean by that? I mean the Joker beat me nearly to death with a crow bar and then blew me up. "But that's not possible." You say. "Batman wouldn't have let that happen. And besides, if you were really blown up, you would be dead." Well, Batman did let it happen. Not only that, but he let the Joker get away with it, too! And I did die, thank you very much. But for reasons still unknown, I came back. I dug myself out of my own grave and basically wondered around without a brain until Talia found me. She's kind of like Bruce's girlfriend, or at least she thinks so. I'm pretty sure she only threw me in the Lazarus Pit because sheFamily2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Secret Saturdays - Exotic Entree Pt IA series of torches mounted on walls of stone set aflame and bring light into a crypt of dark. Instrumental tunes chant out both bizarre and goth as a title fades in reading "Weird World". As the title fades out, a sudden eye blinding spark of light unleashes a blow of thick smoke. An incredibly pale figure, wearing a robe of grayish azure, stands out calmly from the vaporizing smolder and looks dead straight into the center with his sharp eyes of flax.Secret Saturdays - Exotic Entree Pt I3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Greetings and Bienvenue! I am your gracious host, V.V. Argost!", he presents himself.
"Are you sitting comfortably in your seats my dear Weird World watchers?"
Moving back gradually lies Zak Saturday within the soft confines of the living room sofa.
"Good. And are you loyal to senseless violence and gore?", Argost asks.
Zak watches V.V. Argost's Weird World on the big screen, as he enjoys the soft beverage in his hand.
"Even better", Argost smirks. "For tonight..."
Hugs and Nose Boops (a Corny Corney Grojband fic)Laney had always pinned Corey’s closeness to personal space issues, after all he got up in everyone’s face, literally, Laney realised there were things he didn’t do with anyone else but her.Hugs and Nose Boops (a Corny Corney Grojband fic)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
First were the nose boops, Corey’s face dangerously close to hers and his nose bumping hers, it seemed almost like a couple-y-thing.
Then were the hugs, they were more bone crushing then anything, and he usually dropped her as soon as he stopped hugging her, but Laney had began to think either his brain could only stay focused on one thing at a time or he forgot about how short she was
And then everything got a whole lot better, or worse, depending on how you looked at it
The band went to a diner for milkshakes and Corey sat next to Laney and as the band talked and drank they’re milkshakes, Laney noticed him scooting closer and closer to her, to point where they’re sides were basically nuzzled against each other, Laney couldn’t stop blushing the whole time.
1504 - The Road to El DoradoThe 9-year-old's heart pounded in his ears as he skidded around another corner in the seemingly endless maze of foreign alleyways, a minute crowd of men shouting things after him in a language he didn't understand. A gasp of terror was ripped from his wildly undulating chest as he came face to face with a huge wall. He spun around, bright green eyes wide in desperation and searching for an escape, but the men had already closed the gap and were now looming menacingly over his smaller-than-average frame.1504 - The Road to El Dorado4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nearby, a brunet boy had just been wandering through the streets when he heard the commotion coming from one of the alleys forking off from the market square. Having nothing better to do with his time, he climbed the low side wall of the alley and walked along the top of it until he reached the source of all the noise. What he saw there nearly made him lose his balance.
One of the men had grabbed the golden haired child and was holding him above the ground, ignoring his wild flailing.
Why Wally's not allowed to have a cape"Hey Rob, can I borrow your cape?"Why Wally's not allowed to have a cape3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The raven haired boy looked up from his holographic computer to see his best friend.
"Why do you want to do that? I thought it gets in the your way when you run." With one eyebrow raised he looked at his friend suspiciously. Wally always made fun of his cape, saying that it smelled weird (don't ask) and how it's going to get caught on something and make him a living piñata.
"Well yea, but who said anything about running with it?"
" Touché." He took off his cape and handed it to the read headed boy, who happily put it on. "So what are you going to do with it?"
With one hand Wally pulled his goggles down so you can barely see his bright green eyes, and with the other he pulled up the cape up right below the goggles. He narrowed his eyes into a glare, and with a low voice he said "I'm Batman."
Robin couldn't help but laugh. It was the best/funniest imitation of the Dark Knight he had ever seen. He then stopped and stared, a smirk forming o
Crack Drabble - Frozen IvyCrack Drabble - Frozen Ivy2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“You'll never be able to prove I did it.”
“Prove you did what, Poison Ivy?”
She whirled about in shock, green eyes going wide at the sight of the figure walking on the lower platform. His suit hissed as it expelled frosty air, and his red eyes narrowed in slight irritation.
“Oh.” She said in delayed shock. “It's you. I thought Batman had already found me.”
“No.” Mr. Freeze answered flatly.
“Well, clearly that is evident. Do you care to explain to me what you're doing here? I found this place first, and I'm hiding out here, so unless you clear out, iceberg...”
His slitted eyes narrowed even further.
“I'm passing through. I have no desire to waste time and energy freezing Joker's brainless idiots, and I'm not in the mood for a fight.”
“Well that's too bad, popsicle boy.” She purred, leaping down to his level. “Because I'm not feelin
Oneshot: Sons Of WarThe rain always fell heavy in Gotham City, but on this day, it fell heavier and harder than it had in years. It hammered and drummed on the surface of so many black umbrellas, gathered in a cluster around the mohagony casket in solemn mourning.Oneshot: Sons Of War2 years ago in Drama More Like This
The coffin was small, too small for an adult, and this added to the deep sense of loss that lodged itself within the hearts of those present. Almost everyone had stepped forward already to pay their respects, then resumed position, heads bowed and hands folded. A few faces were cast down, rivers of tears running silent down their cheeks, while others were raised, dry but cold, pain shining brightly in their eyes.
"Alright, if there are no further--"
Then one figure stepped forward from among the gathered, leaving the relative dry sanctuary of the umbrellas and reaching out, pain and conflicting emotions playing across his face. Those surrounding the coffin stepped back, startled, and watched as Tim Drake's mouth twiste
Young Justice: Revolution Ep1-Trust Part1MetropolisYoung Justice: Revolution Ep1-Trust Part12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
2:18 PM EST
“This is Cat Grant reporting for GBS News from Metropolis where the city is under attack from the super villain known as Parasite.” Cat turned away from the camera gesturing to the scene behind her. A red car was lying on its top, smoke pouring from the under carriage. Water was leaking onto the street from a broke fire hydrant, fallen street lights criss-crossing the roads and sidewalks. “With Superman nowhere in sight, he seems to be unstoppable, sapping the powers and energy of everyone who gets close enough.” As the camera zoomed in on the field of drained officers Cat stepped back out of the frame. “Are you getting all of this Jimmy?” She whispered in a demanding
All The RobinsA/N: Instead of a longer drabble, there are sixteen mini-drabbles that are less than four hundred words. (Two are 399 words, haha.) One for each of the five Robins, ten for each pair of Robins (not necessarily romantic), and one bonus drabble at the end. Some of the single drabbles mention a second Robin, but it centers on just one of them. Likewise, some of the pairing drabbles have a third snuck in there, but they're only minor. If this is confusing, just go and read them.All The Robins3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I snuck some of the requests in there for people. Sorry that they're all short.
And sorry, I don't think I did Stephanie justice. This is my first time writing her and I actually haven't read any of her comics. Sorry. Normally I don't like writing characters I haven't read up on, but if I'm writing about all the Robins, I HAVE to write about Stephanie. She's such a strong female role model and I really disl
Hermanos: The Bet Ch. 1“Come on, dude.”Hermanos: The Bet Ch. 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Come on, dude.”
“For the five hundredth time, no.”
“Actually…it’s the one-thousandth, but that is not important. Dude, I want some Chicken-Whizees.”
Jaime glared at Bart.
“Come on, hermano, I promise I will pay you back.”
“Yeah, sure you will like, the fifty other times you told me you would?”
“Hey, I only asked you forty-nine times,” Bart pointed out.
“Yet I still don’t have my money back and now this is the fiftieth time you have asked and the answer is still NO.”
Bart could tell he was losing this argument.
“Come on, dude, I’m starving. You know I have a high metabolism. I need food!” Bart begged.
Bart could tell he wouldn’t be getting any food this way so he changed his tactics. He stood up from the park bench they had been sitting on and turned to face Jaime.
A tale of Robin He had always lived in the knight's shadow. But, who could blame him. The very reason behind his being was that he was a shadow, which encompassed all and cast a shadow over everything below. But still, he wondered. His master used fear as his ultimate weapon, and appropriately, his symbol was a creature of the night; the very amplifier of fear, the substance of nightmares, the mask which hides the monsters that prowl through this sinful city. But, his student's symbol was one that summoned neither fear nor respect from his enemies or his allies. A helper at best, a source of cruel laughter at worst. No matter how much one tries to run, no matter how swift they think they are, they can never escape their shadow...A tale of Robin2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But he couldn't live like this any longer. He would have to sacrifice his youthful joy and innocence for maturity and bitterness in order to live. He would still swing through the air like an acrobat, but he would do it as a crea
New LifeI should have done this a long time ago...New Life2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Artemis jolted from her sleep as Wally's voice whispered around her. Frantically, she looked around, a flash of red and yellow assaulted her eyes, but she dismissed it quickly. Her mind was playing tricks on her. Wally was dead. Had been for months. Get your shit together, Crock. He's never coming back.
Shivers ran over her skin as she blinked back the tears. Closing her eyes against the images of him in his stealth mode costume as he swung her up in his arms and kissed her for the first time. Sobbing quietly to herself, Artemis mumbled, “No kidding...” before she drifted back into a Wally filled sleep.
*** *** ***
As the sun came up, Artemis dragged her lazy ass out of bed. She had to go meet the rest of the team. She still had a role to play, maybe not as Artemis anymore, but as Tigress. It was still an important role anyway. Nightwing would be pissed if she showed up late again.
Even though he knew what she was going thro
In MemoryThe Flash stood in the fake greenery of the Watchtower. Three holographic statues surrounded him. Three dead heroes. There was one pillar at his feet, yet to be activated. It was for the first Kid Flash, and the only Wally West he ever wanted to know. The speedster pulled down his cowl, he couldn’t turn on the platform as a hero, he had to do it as a loving family member.In Memory2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Batman ghosted into the room, effectively scaring the bejezus out of Barry. The big bat put a hand on his colleague’s shoulder. “Turn it on, Barry.”
The blonde shook his head, “I can’t. It just doesn’t feel right.”
“How so?” Batman pondered.
“We’ve had death scares before. Artemis was just undercover. I was just stuck in the Speed Force. Clark was just in another dimension. How do we know he isn’t dead?” Barry was about ready to pull his hair out.
“Barry, we saw him disappear before our eyes. He’s gone,” Batman tried
Ring-PopArtemis trudged into the apartment she shared with Wally. It’s been months since she’s seen it, but as the saying goes, there’s no place like home. With the Invasion over she was finally able to return to the apartment. But unfortunately the one reason she went straight there, wasn’t there. Wally was still in his last class of the day for another forty-five minutes.Ring-Pop2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Deciding to make the most of the time, Artemis started cleaning up a bit. The pizza boxes hidden under the couch with assorted other food packaging didn’t come as much of a surprise. Considering Wally’s cleaning skills and how much he eats, it makes perfect sense.
Once the cleaning was done there was still another twenty minutes left until the ginger arrived home.
With that in mind she went off to the bathroom to take a shower. There were still a number of unidentified bits of sea-junk on the Tigress uniform she hadn’t bothered to take off before rushing over to the apartment. Hones
Young Justice: Revolution Ep1-Trust Part2Watchtower, Earth’s OrbitYoung Justice: Revolution Ep1-Trust Part22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
3:45 PM EST
“This is what I’ve been talking about all along! The Justice League is no better than the Reach!” The red haired man raised his arms dramatically with each exclamation. He gestured to the screen behind him. A blond girl was flying away from a scene of destruction. “This proves it! Aliens are running rampant. With that symbol it’s more than obvious the girl belongs to Superman. The last thing Earth needs is another alien. The Justice League think they can pull the curtains on the world, but not on G. Gordon Godfrey!
Finally we have someone with sense in the United Nations. Lex Luthor! With our planet narrowly escaping annihilation at the hands of aliens, Luthor is moving for the UN to enact The Earth Reclamation Registration Act.” Godfrey stopped his pacing and placed his fists on his hips, his stance reading as confident and powerful. “Otherwise known as TERRA. A fitting name for the bill now
Young Justice: Revolution Ep1-Trust Part3Amazon RainforestYoung Justice: Revolution Ep1-Trust Part32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
5:30 PM AMT
The jungle was surprisingly quiet, the numerous birds making few noises. One let out a shrill call to the others drawing their attention to the lizard climbing along the branch where they perched. As they turned to study the creature, sizing up the meal, it morphed into a small monkey, still the same brilliant shade of green. Startled, the birds took flight calling out warning to the other birds. The monkey let out a chattering laugh before pushing aside a clump of leaves to look beyond the branches before it. There, looking out of place among the greenery, were two dome-like structures and long strips of bare land. Men laden with guns of varying caliber patrolled along a chain link fence surrounding the area.
The team had been assigned to track down radical group calling themselves the Humanities Hope, after the failed Reach invasion many people had taken xenophobic views on all aliens species, blaming them for the failings of the world and
Comfort“Mami! Tati!” Eight year old Dick Grayson woke up in a cold sweat. His heartbeat was twice his normal and his breathing the same. Dick sat up and stared at his feet covered in his warm blue quilt. He brushed back his wet, black hair before taking a in a deep breath. It was a dream. Only it wasn’t. It was a nightmare and it had been reality.Comfort2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Only a few months ago Dick’s father and mother had been doing their act as trapeze artists in Haley’s Circus. They were performing in Gotham City that night. The night Dick’s parents had been killed. Falling from the trapeze as their son watched from above.
Dick was however thankful that Bruce Wayne had been there to take him in when it happened but he still missed his parents. And now he sat in the large, dark room remembering the nightmare all alone.
Finally Dick couldn’t stand it any longer. He hastily climbed out of bed and crept down the long eerie hallway in the large mansion. The small boy reached a l
New Life II“Are you ready to go in now?” Nightwing asked, his hand on the doorknob.New Life II2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Ready or not, here we go.” Artemis pushed passed the acrobat and entered the room she hadn't dared entered since losing Wally.
As she stood in the middle of the room, amidst Wally and who he was as a person, as a hero, as a lover, as a friend, tears threatened her gray eyes. She could almost feel her boyfriend in the room, wrapping his arms around her body and rocking her against his chest. Unable to keep them away anymore, the traitorous tears rolled down her pale cheeks.
Dick was worried about her, but she cut him off. She wanted to enjoy this moment. To soak up Wally and his being. “I love you, too,” she whispered into the empty air as she closed her eyes against the onslaught of uncontrollable pain. Her body shook from the ferocity of the grief she was letting out. When she opened her eyes, she saw him again. Like she had this morning and both times this
ChangeSomething was different. That much was clear. She just couldn't put her finger on what it was. As she looked at the group, the ones who have become the dysfunctional family all seemed as it should. Robin and Starfire were watching TV. Or, rather, Starfire was. Robin was too busy watching Starfire to notice anything on that screen. Beastboy and Cyborg were over in the kitchen deep in their morning routine of arguing over the pros and cons of tofu. Raven paused in her scanning of the room to focus on the green goofball in the kitchen. It had been a month since their talk on the roof and he had made a complete come back to his old self. But there was a change there. She dismissed it as embarrassment over all that was revealed, but maybe there was more to it. Maybe that was what was off. He seemed to be the same around everyone, but he seemed to be a bit reserved, almost nervous, around her. He hardly held eye contact with her in their conversations and their conversations were very one siChange2 years ago in Romance More Like This