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: Numbers2 years 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,I don't want to be here either. Bruce Wayne, who owns a minority share in GBS, has suspiscions about the books. Instead of going himself, Edge has decided to be rude and send me, the news producer, instead. Besides, it's Gotham; while I'm going over figures with Wayne and his pitbulls, you can find a news story.
Clark: What about that city doesn't end up on 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 s
Take it BackTake it Back5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Parties were never my thing. I was required as a leader to attend them. Gallas. Balls. Appearances. Always I was told to go. Because I'm Wonder Woman and I have to do it for the team. It was so...stupid for someone like me to have to do this. The first heroes of Gotham were at a celebration for the first owner of a world-wide meausem. Mr. Banks. He was about 87 and very rich. Unfortunately...he was going to die any day from natural causes. Or so he has said. No. The heroes were not in their costumes. We were all in normal wear. Dresses. Suits. Tuxedos. The people were dancing under the lights hung in the trees of the meausem garden. Drinking Champagne and laughing with the music. This is were the night dawned upon us. Only little of them noticed.
The wind blew my hair from my shoulders and ruffled the skirt of my dress. My hip resting on a gargoyle of the meausem balcony. The nights shadows the only friend of the roof top. I sighed listening to the music sway the trees below me. I was
Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day OutSam is sitting in his room, sighing. He pets Barkley while doing his homework.Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day Out2 years 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?
Five and One...Five and One...1 year ago in Humor More Like This
Five and One - Okay, make it Six
SUMMARY: (AU) Five times a Cat got the better of a Bat and the one time... well, maybe we should just make it six.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: This little nibble struck me the other day after I was going through my favorites over on DA trying to get some inspiration for a few YJ pieces I'm working on. Then I saw this image by Callousvixen:
It's a shame they never got to introduce Catwoman to the Young Justice Verse. There are so many versions of Catwoman that do the character justice, but I think I'm most fond of the Animated version from the 90s. She was just the perfect counterpoint for Batman. However, I adored Anne Hathaway's costume from The Dark Knight Rises so that's what I've based the look on. Google it if you'd like a reference.
This story is pure ridiculous. I started writing it and it just kept getting worse and worse. And I love every wo
Becoming the OutlawBecoming the Outlaw2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
4 years prior
'...and so it is with heavy heart that I must resign.'
Her boots slipped on, hair burned brightly in the growing sunlight, a cool breeze wafted from the balcony.
It was beautiful, this hotel in which they'd decided to create one last memory. Of course, the black haired beauty lying buried in those sweat soaked sheets didn't know it.
It was better this way, she kept telling herself. If anyone could understand leading a new life, it would be him.
'I ask you not to search for me. And let me rephrase this for you, my love, Do Not Search For Me (for I know how stubborn you can be).'
Yes, she knew him better than anyone. Better than he knew himself. Which is why she understood why his birdarang was now plunged deeply with the note onto the wall beside her.
"Not quite the way I expected you to wake up; then again, you are the Boy Wonder."
Kory turned around, hair heavily aflame, hand cocked on her hip to watch Dick Grayson rise from the bed with an impassiv
Batman: Feelgood Medicine Chapter 1The man ran through the alleyways of Gotham, panting and sweating. His eyes were wild with fear. His clothes were ripped to shreds. He didn't know what went wrong. A few hours ago, he had been fulfilling his dream of being a playboy. Girls encircling his arms and filling his bed, champagne by the bottle, the best tables...now he was back to being an accountant and the Doctor was coming to get payment for the bill.Batman: Feelgood Medicine Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I know I have a few more tablets!" the man swore, scrambling through his pockets for a bottle, a capsule, a baggie of the drug that made his confident, that opened doors for him. He tripped over a garbage can and fell head over heels and into a wall. The man groaned in agony as he tried to stand.
A soft voice whispered on the wind, "Mr. Kowalski...I've come for payment...."
Kowalski turned, whimpering. He couldn't see anyone. But he knew the voice; the voice of the man who gave him the pills, promising that they and positive thinking would give him his deepest desires. What
The Joker Queen: Chapter 1The sun was still bright, casting a diffused light through the green treetops as she rested her arm across her forehead to shade her eyes. Her feet dangled into the crystal-clear, gently flowing brook, and the wind ruffled her hair. She was holding the hand of a teenage boy in her left hand; his patched pants were rolled up so his pale feet could hang in the stream next to hers. He squinted up at the sky and watched the clouds drift by with his alert red eyes. He rolled over and grinned at her suddenly, and she broke into an equal grin that twinkled her grass-green eyes.The Joker Queen: Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Just one more day, liebeling!" he exclaimed ecstatically. "Then we can get the hell out of here and to some place much more awesome." He brushed the hair off her forehead and kissed it briefly.
"I can't wait," she replied, leaning forward to brush her lips against his. "We'll be free, finally."
A clock tower in the distance chimed ten times and the albino furrowed his brow in annoyance. "That's the call for my sect
Batman: Angel of Death Part IMARTHA WAYNE FREE CLINICBatman: Angel of Death Part I2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
GOTHAM'S EAST END
"Well, Doctor Kane, it's nice of you to help us get more of these patients looked at," said Dr. Leslie Thompkins. The silver haired middle aged woman looked at the young man as he wrapped the wrist of a child.
"Well, Bruce kinda forced me to come down here to check on things." said Joseph Kane as he finished the bandage. He turned to the child, "Now I want you to rest this wrist for a few days. Nothing intensive, do you understand?"
"Yes, Doctor Kane," said the kid as he ran off to meet up with his mom in the lobby.
Joseph turned to Leslie, "Bruce sent me to talk to you about the medication issues."
Leslie nodded, "In my office." They went into her office and Leslie invited Joseph to sit. Both knew their mutual benefactor's secret life, and both knew what was going on is important.
"I don't oversee Wayne Pharmaceuticals, Leslie, so I don't know why I was sent."
"You know, Joseph, that Bruce wants this to be discreet."
"But these deaths, Leslie
Batman/Green Arrow: Crossfire Chapter 1Joseph Kane sat in the Batcave, sending data to Batman, who was driving in the Batmobile.Batman/Green Arrow: Crossfire Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The burn patterns on the victims suggest that Firefly is doing his work up close and personal for once. And unlike Gotham PD I was able to reconstruct their fingerprints digitally, sending you addresses."
Batman looked at the list, "Targeting the rich who live in New Babylon Towers I see...he's hunting them down and then dumping them in the East End."
"New Babylon Towers huh? What happened to the old one?"
"Destroyed by those living in it when the Clench hit."
Batman nodded, "How is Nightwing?"
Joseph looked over to where Alfred was fussing over Nightwing's injuries from taking on Firefly. Joseph's little brother Sam and Damian Wayne were watching as Alfred was trying to make Nightwing sit still. "He'd be better if he would," Joseph raised his voice a bit "SIT DOWN and let Alfred do his thing."
"Good. I'll remain on patrol for now. Batman, out." Batman cut off the comm and Joseph turned awa
Young Justice: Resurrection PrologueTHE WATCHTOWERYoung Justice: Resurrection Prologue2 years 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
Que tiene de malo...¿Por qué?¿por qué me miran así?Que tiene de malo...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
¿Por ser diferente?
¿Por usar mi mente?
¿Qué tiene de malo,
No llevar el pelo largo?
¿Qué tiene de malo,
No llevar un pantalón caro?
¿Por qué me miran con desprecio?
¿Qué daño les he hecho?
Sus rostros maquillados con mentiras,
No son capaces de ocultar su fastidio.
Hablan a mis espaldas,
¿Por qué me miran a la lejanía,
Murmurando cosas que no me dejan oír?
¿Por no ser una chica más?
¿Por no querer ser igual?
¿Qué tiene de malo,
No salir al antro?
¿Qué tiene de malo,
No llenarme con alcohol barato?
¿Por qué me ignoras así?
Muñeca de plástico pintado,
Modelos de la belleza infecta.
¿Por qué me tratan tan mal?
¿Por qué me hacen llorar?
Se sienten monarcas,
Con sus plumajes mundanos,
Que no son más que alucines baratos.
¿Por qué quiero llorar
Sixteen is too young: Sladin XWhen Robin is sixteen;Sixteen is too young: Sladin X4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He won't know what is good for him
The thief will be swinging his hips and working his mouth straight out of a cell
And I, will all the patience of a tom cat, will watch them both, cursing their age and wondering if the taunts of pervert have some real merit.
When Red X is nineteen;
Robin will glare petulantly and ask why the elder boy is so cocky and flirtatious.
Red will simply grin and wiggle his hips, tucking away the diamonds neatly in his pants while Robin is dazed and confused
And I, as usual, will see the exchange and note how they are both growing up, one yielding to temptations, the other using his brain.
When Robin is eighteen;
He will have his first real kiss stolen by the boy who already stole his identity, his files and his attention
Red will no longer use flirting as a distraction for stealing, but use stealing as a distraction for flirting
And I, still watching the monitors, will frown deeply, wondering why this younger boy is stealing attention a
Lailand. (WIP)Chapter 1Lailand. (WIP)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There I was, just sitting underneath the old oak tree. It had been such a peaceful twilit night as the winds of Lai softly blew. I watched the water nymphs sing and dance in the moonlit river as I played a ballad of Water.
The wind was so relaxing… so carefree as it caressed my face ever so gently. The grass, a luscious green, waving to the sky. The clouds, just drifting by as the starry night is their sea.
I sighed in awe as this night was truly a wonder. Sadly, it was time for me to leave as it was almost dinner time. I stood up and pulled my blonde hair behind my pointed ears as the wind started rushing their song.
The nymphs had stopped their dance and smiled up on me. I could hear their silent giggles and whispers. I suspect that they are attracted to me. I waved goodbye to my beautiful friends and walked down the dirt path. A guide back to my peaceful village.
I journeyed through the dense forests that walled the entrance to the village. Trees as tall a
BMWW - Broken HeartsBMWW - Broken Hearts1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I Love You
I know it's wrong
But I cannot help it
The more I think of it
The more I realize that I'm wrong
The more I love you
And that makes me weak
When I fight you
Not your might
But my love for you
I have lost my reason
I have lost my pride
I have lost myself to you
Because I love you
Tears in my eyes
As I weep silently
At the grave of my broken heart
Yes, I have brought it unto myself
But I cannot stop saying
I love you
StillStillStill1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sequel to Broken.
I stared down at my best friend as he lay silently in the cold, metal hospital bed. There were various monitors and IV drips hooked up to him and an oxygen mask covered his pale face. The room was completely still and silent but for the slow, regular beeping coming from his heart monitor. A brisk wind blew through the pen window showing the first signs of the cold winter approaching, still he did not stir.
He hadn't woken since the collision when a drunken truck driver had hit the small car we'd been using to return home from a mathletes competition. Me, the other passenger and the driver had gotten away from it with only minor injuries, I only had a few cuts and bruises and a broken arm, Dick had not been so lucky. The car had swerved to try and avoid the oncoming truck but this had only resulted in the drunk hitting the back of the car, on the side where Dick had been sitting. I had been in the middle seat beside him and everybody said that I'd been lucky not
First Kiss(es) For a nine-year-old, Dick Grayson was looking pretty smooth. He had his dark hair gelled back, his tailor-made tux (that just screamed ward of Bruce Wayne) contrasted perfectly with his fair skin and icy blue eyes. Even at that age, Dick had style…and a way with the ladies.First Kiss(es)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Come on Gordon! I know you want to!” Dick teasingly insisted to his fiery companion.
“No in a million years Grayson.” Barbara snapped back. Her fiery red hair was curled to perfection for this special occasion and her sparkling green dress matched her eyes to a tee. Her white tights were already ripped from climbing under that dessert tables with Dick to try and sneak some goodies (only to be caught by Alfred, that sour-sport). Even at nine, Babs was stunning. And Dick knew it.
“But it’s New Years Eve!” Dick protested, not willing to lose this fight. “Everybody needs to have someone to kiss when it strikes midnight!”
The Brave Viking Chapter 1:The Brave Viking Chapter 1: 2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Brave Viking
Chapter 1: The Arena
The Tribes of Macintosh, Dingwall and Macguffin all gathered on the island of Berk, today was a competition of the first borns to win the hand of DunBroach's princess.
With the war on dragons threatening all of them, and war threatening to erupt between the the five clans. this was the perfect way to bring them all together. Naturally the first event would be dragon slaying.
It was a unusually sunny day on berk, the weather seemed to be mocking Hiccup as he stood with Astrid behind the barred doors staring into the arena.
He had to compete against all the other rival tribes first born young men. The trophy they were competing for was The princess's hand in marriage. Hiccup wanted anything but that, at fifteen years old he didn't want to get married but-
That was the least of his worries.
That was because today Hiccup wouldn't be winning anything. Today would be the day he showed everyone that, dragons didn't have to be killed. Astrid