Extraction from Gotham CityWe begin with Gotham City being in a state of chaos. Gunfire can be heard from afar, the docks are on fire. The Batsignal can be seen through the haze. On top of this is snow.
Nightwing: *narrating* This is bad. You think you can watch something on the news or hear something from a friend about Gotham City and think its bad. You don't know even HOW bad it really is.
In the smog over the city, we can see a small dark figure.
Nightwing: *narrating* This isn't as bad as the quake, or when the Clench ran through the city, or the Zero Year,or the Night of the Owls; but it's close.
We see Nightwing is the speck, he's on a hang-glider.
Nightwing: *narrating* A gang war has broken out. A big one. Penguin, Black Mask, and the Falcones are at each other's throats; each one blaming the others for inciting it. The Gotham Police can barely keep order, or protect the civilians.
The hang-glider goes over a bridge, armed thugs can be seen below.
Nightwing: *narrating* What's worse, the gangs have pret
Rescue From Falcone'sJoseph Kane is sitting in some sort of supply closet, tied to a chair, looking very pissed. There are two guys standing outside it.Rescue From Falcone's2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Guard 1: So why did Mr. Falcone have us kidnap this guy?
Guard 2: Mr. Falcone is trying to get some power back in this town. Bruce Wayne is pushing that gentrification initiative, and that twerp there is one of his VPs and assistants on it.
Guard 1: That guy? He's barely old enough to shave.
Guard 2: He broke Tommy Vito's arm when we grabbed him.
Guard 1: That runt?
Guard 2: Yeah.
Guard 1: Must have been lucky.
Guard 2: Yeah, I pistol whipped the kid and brought him here.
Joseph: Hey, you two, would you mind getting me some reading material? And maybe a sandwich?
Guard 2: Oh shut up! Be glad you still got all your fingers and toes, for now.
Joseph: *narrating* Oh great, those Falcone nuts are going to use me to send a message. Plenty of chemicals I could use to escape...though at the risk of either suffocating, burning myself, or blowing myself up. But fir
Nightwing/Ronin: Guy's Night OutIt's early evening as the sun sets behind Wayne Manor. In the living room; Joseph is on his laptop as Sam and Damian play a video game.Nightwing/Ronin: Guy's Night Out2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Damian: I fail to see how this improves the situation
Sam: At least you're not the only kid stuck inside.
Damian: I mean how is making a plumber step on turtles a way of lifting our spirits?
Sam: It's called having fun. And you're just upset because I called Mario!
Damien: Not at all, I find Luigi to be somewhat more tactical but my point is...why are we doing this? I'm not feeling uplifted, this reminds me of what we're missing...even the plants in the pipes are reminiscent of Poison Ivy
Sam: You're just angry because you weren't invited.
Damian: I have just a right to be there!
Sam: It's a grown ups only night!
Damian: I've had more training than some heroes three times my age
Sam: How do you think I feel, at least you are a hero
A Fistful of Bat-Shorts 2I.A Fistful of Bat-Shorts 21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Timeline: After the attack by Jason Todd on Joseph Kane, say a couple months or so
Barbara Gordon enters Wayne Manor; Alfred approaches. Outside, we can see snow falling. Barbara is bundled up.
Alfred: Good morning, Miss Gordon.
Barbara: Morning, Alfred.
Alfred: Let me get you out of that jacket and get you warmed up. I assume you're here to help with Master Joseph's rehab.
Barbara: Yeah, heard he finally got over that flu.
Alfred: Indeed. As he is still recovering from his injuries, his immune system was not adequately strong enough to fend off disease. Let's just say we had a few moments where it was touch-and-go.
Barbara: Well, let's get him back on track.
Alfred: He might not be in the right mental state.
Barbara: Don't tell me he's having a mood swing....
Alfred: More like feeling "blue". You'll see why when you get up there.
Barbara nods and heads upstairs. She enters Joseph's room. Her eyes suddenly become sad
We see Joseph, still in his P
More Wayne Manor VignettesWhile Alfred is cooking something, Sam enters reading a book.More Wayne Manor Vignettes2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alfred: *not even turning around* Dinner is not for another hour, Master Sam.
Sam: But you're cooking already.
Alfred: This is for Master Bruce's dinner. He eats a tad "cleaner" than the rest of you.
Sam: You mean like grilled chicken, brown rice, no sweets?
Alfred: How do you know about that?
Sam: Joey used to eat like that until he took me in; which meant a lot more time on cardio for him.
Alfred: And as he isn't crimefighting at the moment, I don't think he minds not having Master Bruce's diet. He is still pretty active in his own way, but doesn't need to be primed for battle.
Sam: Yep. Umm...what are you cooking?
Alfred: It's a type of fish.
Sam comes over to where Alfred is cooking, he sees a branzino being pan-fried. He then looks a tad queasy.
Alfred: Want some?
Sam: Umm...no thanks; I don't like eating anything that still has a face on it.
Damian then walks in,
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IIWe begin with a recap, as Ronin narrates, we see images to reflect the recapRonin: Alpha Male, Part II1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ronin: *narrating* A couple nights a go, I ran into a couple of college jocks buying designer roids. When one of them took the drug, it had a reaction I never saw before. Tests showed that some of the components is made by a supplement and fitness country run by Jacob Hercule; who I met at his gym. He offered to make me stronger...and after I ran into that creature last night....
We come into the present, Joseph and Hercule enter Hercule's office
Ronin: *narrating* I need to be stronger.
Hercule: I cannot deny it's been difficult getting to this point, science brings out the mindful and those seeking an opportunity
Joseph looks at the office. It's part executive suite, part high class gym, part lab.
Hercule: First things first, we need to analyze you.
He takes out a syringe
Hercule: You don't mind needles do you?
Hercule takes a sample of Joseph's blood.
Hercule: Now, just the vital statistics. Hei
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IVWe begin in the bunker. We hear the clanking of weights...nothing else. We pass over a table covered in rough drafts of redesigned gear.Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IV1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Joseph: *narrating* Through every journey of strength there is always sacrifices...Batman knew that the moment he started this. He became the world's greatest detective and will probably die alone, me? I became strong, and I may start losing my friends...well these things happen don't they?
We hear the clank of the weights, we see Joseph's profile in shadow
Joseph: *narrating* And he should know....
Joseph then stops with the weights and steps out of the shadows
Joseph:*narrating* Well I guess this is how it's gonna be, become the best hero but no friends...well I say no friends
He is much larger than in the last issue; still proportionate. But he looks like he's locked himself in his bunker.
Joseph: *narrating* I've got Jacob in my corner, his assistance been great...now all that remains is to catch that monster.
He walks over to a case and opens it.
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IIIHercule is in his lab, his head is in his hands. Around him are a series of new notes he has made based on the revelation that Joseph Kane is Ronin. He's done figures based on the meta-gene, the part of Joseph's blood which gives him extra potential. He is shaking like a leaf...Ronin: Alpha Male, Part III1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hercule: ...I can't go on....this has to stop
Then he hears a laugh, he jumps and looks around then he sees his reflection in a mirror but it's not him, it's the creature he becomes.
Beast: Don't be scared Jacob, this is good news
Jacob: Good news...yes...but its a violation of trust
Beast: Oh heaven forbid, if anything he would thank you...you've made him stronger, and in turn you've helped improve his ability to clean up these streets...and gotten Walters out of the way
Jacob: ..But what if I fail...if I mess up, I could kill him...Joseph...and then Batman and his entire clan would hunt me down...I'd go to Arkham, or worse!
Beast: And what we have faced before isn't hell?
Jacob shudders, the memories flow. A
Young Justice: Ronin Chapter 2YEARS AGOYoung Justice: Ronin Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Come on, Joey; catch up!" The darkhaired ward of Bruce Wayne dashed down Prospect Park West. He was visiting his friend, Joey Kane, in Brooklyn. They met the previous summer, a few months before Dick's parents died. However, even in Gotham, he and Joey managed to stay in touch, even as Dick began his mission as Robin. Not that Joey knew that; but given how smart Joey was, it was safe to try and hide that fact.
"I'm coming, Circus Boy." Joey was walking with a cane, having gotten over a brief illness before Dick arrived. He was constantly sick, constantly weak. But he was smart, scary smart. But when he first revealed it to Dick, Dick was the first person who wasn't scared of him at all. His sandy blond hair shined dully in the sun. His bodyguard, an ex-Special Forces type named Brighton, walked behind him a few feet away. "Not all of us are physically inclined." Joey managed to idle up to Dick, the younger boy being several inches shorter than his guest.
"Come on, you need m
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IIt's night in Gotham, not normally the time for student-athletes from Gotham U to be wandering around. But down on the ground, not far from campus, walk two football players.Ronin: Alpha Male, Part I1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Andy: I don't know if this is a good idea, man....
Tom: Hey, Coach told us to bulk up or we're off the team. We've been downing shakes and lifting weights and nothing's come of it. We need an edge; and I heard this guy has it.
Andy: But steroids...that will....
Tom: Hey, the guy said there's no ball shrinking with this.
They approach a burly guy, waiting at the end of an alley.
Tom: You're Bob?
Bob: Yeah, you are the two looking to become animals on the gridiron?
Bob: Well I got something. *holds up a vial* With this special "treatment", you'll be an animal on the field, and later in the sheets when your girlfriends want to have fun time with the champs. *puts it down* 200 bucks, each, and you get the entire treatment.
Ronin: *off panel* I wouldn't do it, kids.
They all look up to see Ronin looking d
Grayson: Hey Old FriendDick is sitting in a bar somewhere in Manhattan, he's nursing a glass of a clear liquid. He is wearing a combination of the clothes he was wearing when shot and the hospital gown. He is brooding.Grayson: Hey Old Friend1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dick: *narrating* So, let me try to think of the upside. No one thinks I'm Nightwing anymore thanks to what Bruce did, I'm out of SPYRAL now that we shut it down, and I'm alive. Bad news is now I'm unemployed, and Bruce's little trick won't exactly fool everyone, plus they'll still think I'm hiding something. I'm broke, SPYRAL froze the accounts I was using; and I'm not crawling back to Gotham for a handout. For someone who wanted to catch up, Joseph was a pretty hands off doctor; saw him maybe twice since I woke up from my coma. Checked myself out of the hospital today...and by that I mean I sneaked out the window. What am I going to do...?
A large man with close cropped hair enters the bar. He sees Dick and approaches.
Brighton: Took me long enough to track you down.
Dick: Hello, Brighton. *
Minecraft: The ProtectorsMost of the ideas in this story are from Gameaddict1234. I just wrote it. Enjoy!Minecraft: The Protectors2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two boys around the age of 12 were wandering around a huge forest that was filled with dense trees. A cool breeze going by reminded one of them to find the other.
"C'mon, Adam!" One of the two yelled, and after a moment they heard the other's call,
"Where are you, T?" Adam called, looking around for his friend.
"Over here!" T yelled, "Also, stop calling me that!"
"Fiiinnee!" He had moaned,
When the two met up, Adam had mocked him from before, "Taylor."
"Good." Taylor had remarked.
After an unimportant fight, they had stumbled on some tree roots, which didn't surprise them. The ground below them did not cushion their fall.
"Owww..." They both said in unison.
"We have to be more careful," Taylor said, "Especially you."
"Me? Me! What about you?!" Adam shouted, but after a while he calmed down.
Random Scenes at Wayne Manor 1I.Random Scenes at Wayne Manor 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Bruce and his lady friend du jour are having sex in Bruce's bedroom and are being somewhat noisy. We cut to the various bedrooms of the other residents of Wayne Manor and their reactions.
Alfred's room. He is simply drinking tea and reading a book by Sarte
Joseph's room. He's typing something
Joseph: (to himself) Ignore it, just ignore it. Finish this assignment, ignore the fact he's getting it on and you still have your goddamn V-Card. Breathe Kane, Breathe.
Sam's room. Barkley is hiding under the desk and Sam has stuck his head between his pillows.
Sam: I just want to sleep!
Damian's room. He's throwing things at the wall.
Damian: FATHER, YOU AND YOUR WHORE SHUT UP AND QUIT HAVING INTERCOURSE AT ONCE! I AM TRYING TO SLEEP!
Damian is training Sam and is mocking him
Damian: Come on, that felt like a breeze to me.
Sam tries to punch again
Damian: That's all you got, pathetic?
Sam attacks again but Damian pushes him to the ground.
KH - Searching for You Part 1KH - Searching for You Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sea gulls were flying with the gentle breeze that made the fluffy, white clouds formed shapes and blowing the surface of the deep-blue water of the sea that surrounds Destiny Island. The leaves of coconut and palm trees moved where the winds dictate them to move. The sandy, golden beach was decorated with seashells, seaweed and walking crustacean who were out looking from their midday meal.
Walking down the beach, hand in hand, was a boy and a girl. The boy has brown, spiky hair and sky-blue eyes while the girl has auburn, long hair and sea-blue eyes. The girl was resting her head on the boy's shoulder as they admired the sun.
'I'm glad that you're here to enjoy the view of the sun with me today, Sora.' The girl said, squeezing Sora's hand tightly.
'Yeah', Sora said. 'I suppose to meet with Riku today but he said he got something urgent to do with King Mickey so I thought of hanging out with you.'
Kairi smiled mischievously. 'So you
Stay AwakeI struggled in my handcuffs. On a normal day, I could have escaped these in minutes, but today my hands were shaking too badly. I tried to keep them steady, tried to feel for the lock so I could pick it. Every time, my hands would waver, slip and hit the pole behind me. I needed to get out, I should be motivated, but the scene unveiling in front of me is putting more pressure on me than anything ever had before.Stay Awake1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I watched with horrified eyes as the Joker swung the crowbar down onto his ribs, then again to the other side. With every hit I struggled more, shook more. A blow went to his head, and I cried out.
The Joker turned around and smiled at me, “Aw, are we jealous that Big Brother Birdy is having all of the fun? Don’t worry, Rob, I’ll get to you in a second.”
I bared my teeth at him and spat, “If you touch him again, so help me God I will leave you in so much agony that your entire family will never be able to walk again!”
The Joker laughed,