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
Anniversary“Daddy!” A little voice screeched as tiny footsteps ran down the hall towards Dick. Dick looked up from where he was placing all of his “toys” for when he became Nightwing. When he looked up he saw his daughter, Catherine, running towards him. Her curly brown hair waving behind her as she ran. “Daddy!” She shouted, extending her arms to Dick.Anniversary2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dick smiled and bent down, holding out his arms so Catherine could jump into them. He caught her and picked her up, spinning her around high above his head. He brought her back down to eye level and kissed her cheek, “What’s up baby girl?”
“I saw grandpa on T.V.!”
“Did you?” Dick faked a smile. He wasn’t surprised that she had seen Bruce on T.V. He was either making an appearance as Bruce Wayne, Gotham’s playboy, or they were reporting a Batman sighting.
“Yea! And Uncle Dami was with him! They stopped bad gu
Nightwing: The Animated Series Episode 1He 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...Nightwing: The Animated Series Episode 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You've gone insane!" Dick Grayson screamed at Bruce Wayne. "Ever since Todd died, you've went too far! He was an innocent man! He had a family!"
Bruce's face tightened with anger. "He worked for the Joker! He was the only lead we had!"
"In front of his children B
Target: Dick Grayson -part 1- "Uuuggh" I moan as I lounge on the small sofa in the Young Justice HQ's TV room next to my best friend, Robin. I was stretched out so that my legs swung over the back of the couch, my head dangling off the seat. "I'm so bored, dude! Feels like it's been forever since our last mission--"Target: Dick Grayson -part 1-3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"You do realize we've only been back for a few hours, right?" The ever annoying Artemis said as she grabbed an energy drink from the fridge. "Maybe you wouldn't be so bored if you actually got off your lazy butt and did some sparring like the rest of us."
I flip myself over so to face the archer. "Pshh, 'cause being chucked onto a floor that screams 'FAIL' at me, by a dude with super strength is so much more entertaining."
"It is for me," the girl laughed wickedly.
"Oh shut it
New Life VII wake up, drenched in sweat.New Life VI2 years ago in Romance More Like This
I'm laying on the cold, hard floor of my prison.
The flames haven't heated the room yet.
I try to remember Artemis's dream.
But all I can remember is wanting to drink her blood and eat her flesh.
What the fuck?
I shake my head.
I don't bother looking around the room.
I know what will be there.
Black shadows along the walls.
Hisses from bleak corners unseen by me.
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“Hey, M'gan- Yeah, I know what I said. I know. I know I was rude. Thank you, I accept your apology. I'm sorry, too. I know, I know. Yes, I will help with the party. I can't leave my best friend hanging.” Artemis smiled as she reconciled with the martian. “Yeah, yeah, I'll be right over and we'll get started. Okay, see you soon, bye.”
Hanging up, she got up from the couch and went over to the fridge. She felt like she hadn't eaten in days. She glanced into the nearly empty refrigerator and remembered why she hadn't eaten in a while. Wally
Small TalkJohn watched her take to the sky with grace and effortlessness that made her seem so powerful. He was pretty sure there was more going on in that woman's mind that she really doesn't want anyone to know, including him. Especially him. He always thought he knew what was best for other people. Apparently so did Mari. She seemed content to dump him, mentioning something about seeing it through like a book.Small Talk3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been enough of a roller coaster ride just dealing with the Thanagarian Invasion, her return, meeting their future son, and wrapping his mind around them being reincarnated from a time long forgotten. He was actually feeling a little bit of peace at the moment and too much introspection just might make him go a little unbalanced again. He didn't want that to happen again. That's what caused him to have problems with her and Mari in the first place.
AlienThe somewhat harassed-looking state official eyed the couple standing at the counter. The woman, who he immediately recognized as a Thanagarian, looked nervous. The man with her looked at her in concern.Alien3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Course it's looking to be married," The official grumbled. He switched to a businesslike tone. "Either of you been married before?" He asked, eying the woman with malcontent.
"No," Was the joint answer.
"Well, at least that'll cut out some time on the record searches."
"Record searches?" The woman frowned as she bit her bottom lip.
"Obviously we conduct searches on records of people who want to marry. Aside from certain essential rules, careful scrutiny is necessary for special cases. People are in such a rush nowadays, they don't even really know who they're marrying. Their future spouses don't tell them things, marrying untrustworthy people. Changes the relationship somewhat, you know, especially in these times.
RobxKF: Tickles"I'm not going to explain it to you again," Robin replied, head dropping back to examine each tile on the ceiling. This wasn't going to die easily.RobxKF: Tickles3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The chest he'd previously been resting his cheek on sunk in frustration. "I just don't get it we've made out in my room, your room, rooftops, trees... Hey! No violence!"
Robin grumbled, sapphire eyes rolling behind the tinted lenses, "It's not my fault your reflexes suck."
"My reflexes are grea-OW!"
"You were saying?"
Wally's nostrils flared as he exhaled heavily. "The point here-"
"Oh, so there is one?" Robin snorted. It was too easy to aggravate Wally, whose patience's ability to fizzle was just as quick as those feet of his. Could the younger kid be blamed? Not really, considering how cute that grumpy-face was.
"Yes," Wally answered confidently, "and it is that we've Frenched up pretty much anywhere. How's this any different?"
"The couch is comfy and our rooms are too far away."
Robin scoffed. "Laz
Question of Ethics"Not too bad," Shayera conceded, shrugging her shoulders to get the feeling back into her hands. She was quicker than John and more able to rely on pure fighting skill. Even for a human he wasn't too bad and when he hit...well. Like she said before, it wasn't all that shabby. She'd taken better hits but it wasn't like he was as useless a human as others of his species.Question of Ethics2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Thanks," He sighed, cracking his knuckles This, he soon realized, was a mistake. The look in her eyes switched in an instant from grudging admiration to fierce, predatory excitement of a sort. He'd felt it from her far too often so he wasn't terrified by it. Yet it was one thing when she grinned like that at their enemies but quite another when she was directing it towards him.
He went hastily to correct the gap in his upper body defense but Shayera clearly hadn't survived all those years on Thanagar by being overly rigid in her form. She swept him off his feet with one kick and, before he even knew it
Alien Ch. 2"Give me one good reason why I should." Batman demanded as he typed away on his computer in the Batcave.Alien Ch. 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shayera stood next to him and sighed in exasperation. "Bruce please, just out of the kindness of your heart."
He turned towards her. "I'll say it again. Give me one good reason."
"Just don't tell anyone yet. John and I tried to get married but we were denied because I'm not a citizen from anywhere on Earth." She quickly explained as he looked at her rather skeptically. "Now will you please help me?"
"The two of you are getting eloped?" He dryly asked. Shayera could tell this was not boding well with him.
"Even though it makes our impending marriage sound horrible, yes we are." Well keeping secrets wasn't that great of an idea after all the things that happened to the League in the past few years. Especially involving her betrayal.
She thought before that maybe they should have told the other founding members that th
One Smile Makes the DifferenceA/N: Set shortly before Chapter 19 A Change in Fate.One Smile Makes the Difference2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was one of those days when John was miserable and cranky. There was no other way to describe it. He was just plain old cranky.
So the first reason he was cranky because he hadn't had enough sleep.
No matter how much reassurance she gave him, John wouldn't stop fussing over Shayera every five seconds. No matter what she said he was still worried that she would get hurt somehow or that she could go into labor at any second. And worrying about her cost him sleep.
And then his first coffee of the day had burnt his tongue and it was still hurting. Every time he opened his mouth it stung.
He had previously hurt his right shoulder and arm on a mission the day before so both his shoulder and arm were very sore. The bandages made his arm itch and he felt sluggish still and it was almost midday.
He'd gotten chewed out during a monitor duty shift that wasn't even his, as he covered for Shayera, for being inattentive
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?"I don't remember ever working in this part of the asylum," said Harley Quinn. Since she and Poison Ivy had been captured, their old cells had found themselves in use and the pair had been sent to a different wing of Arkham.Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"It's where they put older female inmates, Harley," replied Poison Ivy.
"I don't know why they don't send you here normally, Red. You're no spring chicken!" said Harley.
Ivy grimaced. She hated being reminded of the fact that she was old enough to be Harley's mother.
"The inmates here have mostly never escaped. They've been here so long that they've all grown rather harmless," she explained. "They're a sad lot."
The women in the recreation room were mostly middle-aged and for the most part a little overweight. It was hard to believe that the women here had once been supervillains who had tangled with Batman.
"You see those three over there," said Ivy, pointing to a three old, but strangely feline looking women sitting on a couch knitting, one of whom was black. "Th
Sweet Silence Chapter 1"What are you eating?" Wally whispered. Artemis leaned in so she could hear him.Sweet Silence Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I said, what are you eating?" She smiled.
"Chewy Sweet-Tarts. Why?" Wally fixed his gaze on the screne of the television, trying to foccus on the plot of the movie.
"Well, everytime the team gets together and watches a film, you run to your room and come back with that paper bag. I was just curiouse what was in it." The blonde shrugged, watching the movie. "So why Sweet-Tarts?" She blushed.
"Well... Have you ever notcied I lick my lips when I'm thinking hard?" Of course he had.
"No, not really." He lied.
"Oh, well they leave a sweet taste on my lips... Heh, I know it's a little weird..." KF shook his head.
"Nah, I've seen people who have a habit of clapping when they're nervouse." Artemis chuckled.
"Sh!" Robin hissed, causing both heroes to blush and face the television. Though he tried his hardest, Wally couldn't help but keep stealing glances at Arty every once in a while. She had
New lifeDay Two of WallArt week: 3 A.M.New life3 years ago in Humor More Like This
I looked up at the adorably goofy guy that was letting me use his chest as a pillow. I turned my head ever so slightly to the alarm clock on the nightstand. The too bright green numbers flashed out at me 12:23. Great, it was a little past midnight and I just had to wake up. Then the realization as to why I awoke finally hit me, the baby in my swelling stomach was kicking furiously. My body tensed and Wally felt it.
His groggy green eyes snapped to attention, "What's wrong Arty?"
I sat up a bit to try to better feel my bearings. "I The baby is just kicking."
The now awake speedster sat up with me and put his arm around me comfortingly. "Our baby," He smiled lovingly. "Are you sure you're alright?"
"Yeah, just fine. Go back to bed." I assured him quickly. Although I was less sure, thecorrection Wally's and minebaby was playing soccer with my insides.
Wally felt my unease and didn't make a single move to laying back down. "Sure you don't n
Concern: A Harley Quinn Short StoryI worry about her.Concern: A Harley Quinn Short Story2 years ago in Drama More Like This
I worry about her more than I should. I mean, it’s not like I have some sort of maternal instinct still inside of me, my kids left the nest a LONG time ago. But this is a different kind of concern. In which I worry what she’s thinking, how far she could go, if she could harm more than herself. And it’s not a pleasant feeling.
She sits alone in the darkened room, the straight-jacket binding her arms tightly around her waist. Only a single, hardened mattress keeps her company; the officers didn’t want to risk her trying... anything. It would make sense of course, they still need her for questioning about that Hugo Strange fellow, yet I still feel uncertain as to whether it’s crueller to keep her alive or not.
That man, as sick and as demented as that evil WHAM was, was her purpose in life. I think that everyone can admit that they were once head over heels for someone that little bit TOO much. It’s sad really, to see someone so beaut
You BetA short little 'coming out' story. BirdFlashYou Bet2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Hmmm?" the older boy hummed, lazily running his fingers through the shaggy black hair fanned out on his chest.
"Do you love me?" Wally snapped his head up, staring down into the innocent blue eyes of his boyfriend.
"'Course I do, Dick. You know that." Dick smiled softly and snuggled further into Wally's chest, apparently ending the conversation there. Wally wasn't having it. "What's wrong babe?"
"Nuthin's wrong," Dick murmured. Wally brushed aside a strand of Dick's hair and tilted his face up to look in his eyes.
"I thought we didn't lie to each other." Dick cast his eyes aside and a faint blush spread across his cheeks.
"I won't laugh, scout's honor." Wally held up three fingers in the scout salute, and Dick couldn't help but smile through his embarrassment. He sighed and laid his head back on Wally's chest.
"Well, I just sometimes feel like maybe...maybe we shouldn't hide anymore. You love me, and I love you,
Reason Number FourReason Number Four: The ease in which they fit into our armsReason Number Four2 years ago in Romance More Like This
I was pacing back and forth in the waiting room, waiting for news of any kind. They don’t call it a waiting room for nothing. As the time slowed down between every unknowing minute, I sped up, occasionally causing various magazines to fly off the table. Dick put a hand on my shoulder: a warning. I could feel his icy blue eyes sending me a message, even through the dark glasses. I didn’t need M’gann’s link to tell what he was saying. Calm down Wally. You wearing a hole in the floor wont help anything. I sighed and plopped down silently in a chair next to a sleeping Babs. Dick sat down on the other side of her and put his arm around the back of her chair protectively. I’d have to remind myself to make fun of him later. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of black hair and the silver of a wheelchair. I jumped out of my chair excitedly
Finally MineToday was the day. I could care less about seeing the league's official headquarters if it meant I could see Wally. At first I thought he was weird when he was cracking jokes on a mission a year ago. As we spent more time together I realized I liked him. I couldn't stop thinking about him. I couldn't get his corny jokes, his sweet permanent smile, his everything out of my head. I thought it was a phase, that it was my hormones that was giving me gay thoughts about him. Everyday over a year I thought about him, this isn't a phase, this is love. He was flawless, but he probably would think it was weird if he knew how much I was in love with him.Finally Mine2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today was the day. Today was not only the day that I would get to see the league headquarters but also I would get to see Robin. He stole my heart when we met last year. My uncle had dragged me along on a training mission to meet Batman and his new sidekick. I was stoked to meet the dark knight but his young bird stole his thunder. He was so co
Hanging by a ThreadHbaT 1Hanging by a Thread3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Batman's voice rang out though the mountain, calling the Team in for a mission briefing. The Team had been watching a scary movie and Batman's voice nearly scared them out of their wits. When they had finally recovered they raced to the main room for the briefing.
All changed into hero garb they awaited the details of their next mission.
"The League of Shadows has arranged a meeting with certain villains who have been popping up on our radar lately. The Joker, Poison Ivy, and Scarecrow are supposed to meet with Sportsmaster, Cheshire, and Black Spider at midnight in Star City."
Artemis froze up at the mention of her dad and sister. She still hadn't told the team that she was related to supervillians. It was just a bad idea to even come close to the topic.
Robin spoke up, "Joker, Ivy, and Scarecrow are all typical Gotham villains, what's making them stray so far from home?"
"That's what you are to find out. Intercept the parcels that are being traded between the groups. If possib
But A Number Part 19Dinah looked down at the thermometer with a frown. Dick had been up half the night coughing, and now he had a small temperature of 98 degrees.But A Number Part 192 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Sorry sweetheart, it looks like we can’t go to the park today. Maybe we can go some other day.” Dinah patted the sick little boy on the head before stepping out to get him some juice.
“So what should we do? Do you wanna call a doctor?” Oliver asked as he grabbed the carton of orange juice from the fridge and handed it to Dinah.
“No, it’s probably just a cold. We just need to make sure he drinks lots of fluids and takes it easy.” Dinah emptied the last of the orange juice into a sippy cup, making a mental note to grab some more juice when she went to the store.
Dinah and Oliver turned as they heard the soft creek of the bedroom door. Dick walked out holding his Robin and a blanket. Dinah bent down as the toddler walked up to her.
“Here you go sweetie.” Dinah softly said. Dick took a sip
AmericaXBullied!Reader Chapter 4“Yo (First Name)!” You looked up to see Alfred standing in front of your desk, his backpack on his back and he was smiling.AmericaXBullied!Reader Chapter 41 year ago in Drama More Like This
“What do you want Jones?” You asked, instantly annoyed at the American in front of you.
“Come on its recess time dude!” Alfred said.
You looked around, and saw the class was leaving, and Mr Riley was picking up his notes.
“You coming (First Name)?” Alfred asked, and winked at you.
You hadn’t noticed the wink, and you grabbed your stuff, and put it in your bag, before running out of the room, and down the hallway as quickly as you could, hoping you hadn’t gotten out of class too late.
“Hello (First Name)~” You paled as you heard George, and then you saw him walking towards you from the way that you were running.
Turning around, you tried to run back down the hallway, but before you could place on foot in front of the other, you felt someone grab your wrist tightly. Turning your head around, you
FrustrationWallArt Day 3: GrassFrustration3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The entire Team was sitting on the grass near the back door to the mountain, enjoying relaxation after a mission. M'gann was making goo-goo eyes at Superboy, as usual. And Wally was doing the same to M'gann. Artemis promptly smacked Wally on the back of the head. He sent a glare to Artemis and went back to staring at the Martian.
Artemis rolled her eyes and let her thoughts slip. Damn Wally, making damn lovey-dovey looks at Megan. He hits on any girl, well excluding me for some reason. I'm an okay looking girl, right?
A realization hit Artemis harder than any punch, kick, or weapon that had hit her before. She likes Wally. Oh shit, this could not be happening, Artemis thought to herself. Before she could come up with another thought that should make her be thrown into a padded room she excused herself.
"I'm gonna go inside, have fun guys." Artemis quickly got up. Before she could make her escape Zatanna ruined her departure.
"Why? It's a nice day." Zatanna frowned
Best friends or more? Chapter 2When the boys had a break after three hours of non-stop gaming to eat some pizza, Wally asked the question which had bugged him since the other boys arrival.Best friends or more? Chapter 22 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Say, is Batman really your Dad?"
Robins face, just grinning from kicking Wallys ass in gaming for the tenth time this evening turned serious in an instant.
"No he has adopted me after...after my parents got killed.", he said with a hoarse voice.
"Oh shit. Way to start the small talk Wally.", Wally thought.
"Dude I'm sorry. I didn't know."
"It's okay.", Robin said and wrapped his arms around his drawn up knees," you couldn't know. Just be glad to have parents who love you."
"Yeah would be nice to have such parents.", Wally said bitterly, which brought Robin to look up at him in surprise.
"You're an orphan too? But in Batmans data..."
"Yeah it says that I have people who created me. But nothing more. They hate me, you know.", Wally said and fixed his eyes at a point on the wall.
Robins expression turned to one of horror at this wor
Young Love part 1It is hard to keep a secret. Especially when you can't tell your best friends and even your father figure. Its difficult hoping that the other person, that knows your secret, is not telling anyone. Worrying that other people might know your most personal secret ever. This was what Dick, a.k.a. Robin, dealt with every day of his life once he met Wally.Young Love part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The team had just gotten back from a mission. Each and everyone of them were beaten and tired. Megan left to the kitchen to get something to eat with Artemis. Supey and Aqualad headed to the living room to crash on the couch and watch some tv. Robin headed to his room mumbling something about taking a shower. They all left Wally just standing there in the middle of the entrance.
Wally wasn't really hungry or tired so he wondered over to his room. When he got to his room he just headed to his unkept bed and sat there. He put his elbows on his knees and put his h
Young Love part 2Wally didn't know what to do after what just happened. He was just sitting there on the bed confused and worried about Robin. Then everything just hit him and he started crying. He felt he was responsible for what happened. If he just had chickened out none of this would have happened. His secret would have still been with him and Robin would not be in so much trouble.Young Love part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
While he was crying his friends came into the room. They were really confused and worried about what was going on. Not to long before this Batman came to their base asking were Robin is. They all mumbled something about him being in his room. Five minutes later they see Batman literally dragging Robin kicking and screaming out of the base. They were just standing around the door watching Wally crying. They didn't know what to do or say.
Megan couldn't stand to see him like that anymore. She walked up to him, sat next to him, and took him in her arms. She just rubbed his back trying to calm him down.
"Its ok Wally," Megan