Young Justice-Coming Home-CompleteYoung Justice: Coming Home-Complete-Young Justice-Coming Home-Complete2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Something is wrong." Batman's gravely voice alerted the mentors of the team that he had entered the meeting room after they had returned from their mission.
"What is wrong Batman?" Martian Manhunter inquired.
"I can not reach the Cave or Robin. The Zeta tubes are down and Red Tornado is not responding." Batman reported and the present mentor's eyes widened suddenly on their feet completely alert.
"Fix those tubes! We need to get there now!" Black Canary ordered going into 'panicked mother mode' she look over to see both John and Batman already working on the program for the Zeta tubes in their own parental modes.
"They are working on our end, they are unresponsive on the Cave's end. We will have to beam to the nearest one and proceed from there." Batman reported and the league rushed to the Zeta Tubes, Superman was the last to go in.
"Recognized. Batman. Martian Manhunter. Green Arrow. Black Canary. Aquaman. Flash. Superman." The female voice rang
Oh, NepetaOh, Nepeta3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nepeta stood silently in her room, staring up at her mural of her and Karkitty. She gently placed a hand on Karkat's side, her eyes beginning to tear up.
2 AM, where do I begin?
Crying off my face, again.
The silent sound of loneliness,
Wants to follow me to bed.
She sat down on the floor and curled up into a ball, leaning onto the mural. She stared at her shipping wall on the other far side of the room, her eyes drifting over to the picture of her and Karkitty. She slowly crawled over, licking her shaking pointer finger and erasing Karkat's side of the heart. Leaving it blank, she crawled back over to the mural.
I'm a ghost of a girl
That I want to be most,
I'm the shell of a girl
That I used to know well.
Nepeta thought back to her ancestor, The Disciple, and Karkat's ancestor, The Sufferer. Beginning to sob, she curled herself into a ball again on the floor. She remembered the one time she tried to hug Karkat, the one day in which the humans called 'Valentines day.
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
Brothers in ArmsThe story opens with Dick riding on his motorcycleBrothers in Arms2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dick: *narrating* Seems like I'm splitting my time more and more between Chicago and Gotham. I mean, sure I want to check in with Bruce, Damian, Joseph, Sam and Babs; but I got my own life to live.
He drives up the road to Wayne Manor.
Dick: *narrating* But Alfred sounded so frazzled--for him--so I decided to head out as fast as I could.
Quick flashback to Nightwing tying up some thugs in front of the "Bean" in Millennium Park in Chicago
Nightwing: *narrating* Just had to tie up some loose ends.
His comm beeps,
Nightwing: Little busy at the moment
Alfred: *on comm* Master Richard, good evening.
Nightwing: What's up, Alfred?
Alfred: *on comm* I can't really say on here...can you come to Gotham as soon as you are able? There is a situation...and I'd like your help in defusing it.
Nightwing: Call Batgirl, she's actually in Gotham.
Alfred: *on comm* She says you should come
Nightwing: ...Must be serious
Alfred: *on comm* Indeed, I'll fill
Batfamily Dinner"So you and the clone are dating." Damian spoke up in the middle of dinner. Jason and Dick immediately stopped eating their food- Dick to look at Bruce and Jason to rest his elbows on the table so he could make a show of listening in on the conversation.Batfamily Dinner4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"If I were it wouldn't be any concern to you." Tim shifted in his seat uncomfortably and used his fork to roll the tiny peas away from his mashed potatoes. "I heard you got invited to a charity, Dick."
"I d-" The eldest 'son' grew quiet when he caught the glare from Bruce. With a small groan and a feeling of de-aging into a child he sulked low into his chair and tried to give Tim an apologetic look.
"Are you?" Only two woulds could get all four boys to know just how serious Bruce was with this conversation. The room grew quiet and Bruce spoke up again, this time in demand rather than in question. "Are you. With the clone."
Tim let out a small nod and pushed more peas around on the plate. "He's a really nice guy. It's not like" Wh
NoI am Bruce Wayne, the Batman, the Dark Knight. I keep things in order in this city of Gotham, sometimes the world. I watch over everything with an iron fist, cold law, and a darkness most people are too afraid of to even come near. I make plans and rules and they are followed whether someone wants to or not. So I will be damned if they won't be followed in my own house.No4 years ago in Humor More Like This
I was looking at the lastest report for Wayne Enterprises when I walked by Dick's room. What I'm seeing before me now does not surprise me, but I will not stand for it. Wally is on top of Dick on the bed with no shirt on, pants looking way too loose, kissing him like there's no tomorrow. I told them they could date as long as they followed my rules. Right now, they're breaking about 7. Not the best way to get on the father's good side.
"No sex!" I shout at them with my menacing Batman voice. Their eyes widen to the size of saucers and Wally jumps off of him so hard and fast he almost knocks into the wall across from the
Just a feverAt first it was small and quiet. No one noticed it. Then as the night progressed that's when it got louder and worse.Just a fever4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Tonight was supposed to be covert mission overseeing information smuggling by an unknown terrorist group. They were sitting and waiting for the assailant to arrive to the government building they were hiding in. And as always nothing goes covert for the Young Justice team.
Robin wouldn't stop coughing, no matter how hard the young boy tried to hide or stifle it. Kid Flash looked over to find Robin's face in his hand, coughing almost violently.
"Are you okay?" Kid Flash asked, quietly. He moved over to Robin's location and knelt beside him.
"I-*cough*-I'm fine" Robin replied, taking a cough lozenge from one of his many pockets on his utility belt. Kid watched Robin slipped it into his mouth with a quick flick of his tongue.
"Er, you sure? You've been coughing all night" Kid Flash said, turning his eyes away from Robin's face with a blush. "Not to ruin your mood, but it k
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
True LoveJason walked in with a bowl of popcorn, “Food has arrived—“True Love6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Sh!” Dick snapped, “This is the best part.” Dick sat up on the couch so his feet were planted on the floor, his elbows on his knees, and his hands holding his chin up.
Jason shook his head and smiled. He put the bowl on the table and climbed onto the couch. He sat with his legs up on the coffee table and one arm draped over Dick’s side of the couch. Jason looked at the T.V. screen at a movie he’d never seen before. Right now Matt Damon and Robin Williams were sitting in a park.
Jason looked over at Dick who seemed mesmerized by the movie.
Dick mouthed each line:
“If I asked you about women you’d probably give me a syllabus of your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy.”
Jason sat up, hunching over like Dick was. That last part caugh
Milk and CookiesDeafening thunder continued to bellow in harmony with the flashes of blinding lightning in the dark sky. With each brand new clap of thunder, the wind shifted fresh falling rain against glass and roughly shook every building in Jump City. This was definitely one storm that did not seem to letting up any time soon. The harsh wind roared and shook the large tower that was perched on a small island on the outskirts of the main city.Milk and Cookies2 years ago in Romance More Like This
However, the wretched storm wasn’t exactly what woke a certain teenage boy from his slumber. He yawned as he sat up and ran a bare hand through his black mess of hair. Robin stretched and clicked a couple joints as he stood up. He was clad in some black sweats and a simple red wife beater along with that mask which was constantly fixed upon his face. He sighed tiredly as he trudged out of his room and down the hall, absentmindedly passing each of his team mates’ room; cursing them for being able to sleep soundly. Robin instantly remem
Closure [Young Justice Animated - Dick, Bruce]Thanks to time zone differences, it was late Christmas Eve by the time Robin and the others returned to Mount Justice from their "mission" in Europe. With Wally insisting that the group stick around for a round of carols, eggnog, and exchanging Secret Santa gifts especially after he'd come all the way over, and convinced Kaldur and Zatanna to do the same Robin's return to Gotham was delayed for a further few hours. Fortunately, Dick had previously informed Alfred that he'd be spending Christmas Eve, and the days preceding it, with the Team at Mount Justice. There was some truth to it. Kind of.Closure [Young Justice Animated - Dick, Bruce]3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Even so, once the last bit of gift-wrap had been cleared, Robin decided it wasn't prudent to linger, and gathered up his Secret Santa gift with great care. It was a fancy Martian memory globe from M'gann: it portrayed whatever memory or image you thought of while rubbing it, and would continue to do so until you "changed" the memory. Too. Cool.
"Gotta get back, guys," Dic
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
New Life III“You're joking right? How is that even possible? I thought when you said that you found something you meant that maybe he was teleported somewhere... Like Africa!” Artemis clutched her head exasperated, she could feel a headache coming on that had nothing to do with her tight ponytail.New Life III2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Artemis, just listen to me and what I have to say, okay?” Nightwing's usual calming voice did nothing to ease her frayed nerves, but she didn't stop him from talking and that was all he could ask for. “I went back to where the magnetic field disruptors were in the Arctic. At first I didn't find anything. For days I found nothing.” He sighed tiredly, running his hands through his longer hair. “I was there for almost two weeks, digging in the snow, talking to the natives there, searching for something. I had given up and was about to head home when I heard...” he stopped again and looked away, shaking his head. “You're not going to believe me if I tell
Ask AlfredI'm now sitting in the dark and damp Batcave with my big T-shirt and short gym shorts on, legs pulled up into Bruce's Big Chair in front of the super computer. I can't sleep. Again. And I don't know why. It's been 3 days since Wally went off on some trip with his uncle so he's not here and I can't even call to talk to him. It's lonely. I'm not gonna dare talk to Bruce. Not because I don't think he won't listen but because I'll probably end up rambling about my boyfriend and I don't think he wants to hear that right now. Alfred would be perfect to talk to but he deserves a good night's rest.Ask Alfred4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Wait. Who am I kidding? Alfred doesn't sleep.
And as if to prove my point he appears at the entrance and walks down the stairs, a tray with two hot, steaming mugs of what I hope is hot chocolate in his hands.
"Good evening, Master Richard. Or should I say Good Morning?" he says to me as he hands over a mug. His question makes perfect sense; it's 3'o clock on the morning. "Can't sleep?"
I nod my head
New Life VIII“You know what that is?”New Life VIII2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Zatanna swallowed hard, as though she was scared. “It's a spell. To defeat a demon.”
Artemis stared at her friend, she should be shocked; but when it came down to it, it would make sense if the magician knew exactly how to defeat a demon. A demon. That's what was after Wally and her? A goddamn demon?
“Why are you trying to invoke the three sisters? This is some serious shit you guys are messing with.” Zatanna still hadn't moved from her spot.
“Z, it's kinda complicated.” Dick scratched the back of his neck awkwardly, shining his cute chagrined grin at her.
“Don't you dare give me that bullshit, Grayson.” Anger fueling her, she sauntered over to Nightwing, poking him in the chest. “I dated you, remember? I know exactly how you work.” She sneered and turned toward Artemis. “Now. One of you needs to tell me what the hell is going on.”
Artemis bit her lip, both trying not to smile a
A Promising Win"I'll find some way to redeem myself to you."A Promising Win3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was all he could say as he laid on the floor of the bioship. It was pathetic, him bleeding on the floor, helplessly watching his team try to save him. He always hated the feeling, the one where he felt as if he could do nothing. He has been feeling it too much lately. Maybe it was the reason why he tried too hard to play the game that was his life.
Maybe he had just wanted to win.
Coughing, he tired to clear his throat of the blood that was bubbling out of his mouth. Then went another shot in the arm, another scream for medical supplies, another hand pressing down on his injuries. Blurry visions of green and blonde, mixed with black and blue flashed before him. Licking his dry, cracked lips, he closed his eyes.
He just wanted to win.
Taking a shaky breath, he whispered the words again. "I'll find someway to redeem myself to you." Really, it was an empty promise (all his promises were). Nevertheless, this was one he wanted to make
New Life VII“I think Nightwing would like a lot of balloons. Don't you?” Artemis asked as they strolled through the aisles of the party store.New Life VII2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“You think so? He doesn't seem like he'd be the type to want balloons. They're so childish and fun.” M'gann giggled as she tossed things into the basket.
“Yeah and maybe that's why he'd like them. So, come on, let's get him some balloons.” Artemis slipped past Megan and went to the front desk to ask someone for help. “I feel like we should maybe plan the party for a different day?” She asked over her shoulder in Miss M's general direction. “Having it tonight is kinda late notice, don't you think?” That, and Dick was supposed to come over so they could talk about the Wally situation.
“I know it's kinda late, but the sooner we throw the party the sooner he'll get over being angry with us.” Megan smiled and sidled up next to Artemis as a pimpled face kid asked them what they needed help wi
WatchSummary: Damian is talking, but Colin's not listening.Watch4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Damian is talking, but Colin's not listening.
He's paying attention, but not to the words coming out of Robin's mouth. Instead, he watches how there's a funny line between Damian's eyebrows when he gets exasperated, or when he gets really excited or agitated, a faint accent starts to slip into his voice. Colin doesn't know where it's from, but it sounds exotic, the way his lips form the words just a hint differently, drawing out an e sound longer than necessary, or rolling an r, or
"Wilkes! Are you even listening to me?!"
Colin blinks, then grins sheepishly. "Sorry."
That earns him an eyeroll and a huff.
"You were saying?"
"Well, I was talking about how father and Grayson are on a business trip in Malaysia and refused to take me with them, so if you wanted to come over"
Colin cuts him off before he can finish speaking. "Sure!"
Damian's NightmareDamian's Nightmare2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
My vision finally began to blur as the door slowly opened. I soon became alert. A little figure slowly entered the room. With the curtains opened it was easier to tell the little figure was Damian in his finlet PJ’s with a hood attached to the shirt (curtsy of Alfred), with the light of the moon I could see the tears rolling down his face. I knew what to do after all this was the sixth time this month this has happened. I picked Damian up and walked over to my bed, as I sat down he instantly curled and pressed his face against my body. I realised was hugging the teddy bear I “secretly” put in his room. I rubbed his head and hugged him as the tears went down his face...”The nightmare again?” I asked although I knew the answer. He simply nodded and hugged the teddy bear tighter. Being the eldest of the brothers I feel like this is my responsibility to look after everyone, Damian being the youngest only 10 years old is not exactly your average happy lit
GiftDamian lays back against the wooden headboard of his massive bed, arms cushioning the back of his head. He stared straight ahead, not looking at anything in particular, just resting. Thinking. Thinking about his new partnership with his father, thinking about what lies ahead for him, and even thinking about the absence of his old mentor Dick Grayson. He wouldn't admit it to anyone but he really thinks of him as his older brother and he truly cherishes the time they'd spent together.Gift4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dick and Bruce were definitely different. After a few nights on patrol, he'd found that he actually missed the quirky quips that slipped out from his mentor occasionally. He missed the simple reassurance, and he missed the subtle warmth that could be found woven within his strong voice that never really left.
The boy closes his aqua blue eyes and sighs, the frown on his lips deepening ever so slightly. Then comes a knock at the door. His eyes snap open once again and he shifts his sharp gaze to the do