Five and One...
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
Say SomethingSay Something1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: This fic came to me after I heard, then saw the video for, the A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera duet "Say Something". It struck something in me and... well, this story is what came of it. If you haven't heard it, it can be found here: Say Something.
Usage of the cover image, entitled "Mission failed" was granted by artist f19850928.
Warning: I never thought I would write one of these, but it turns out I was wrong. Not only is this a sonfic (something I'm not a big fan of) but it is also a Death!Fic.
Disclaimer: Young Justice & Batman, or the song "Say Something", are not mine. Any recognizable content is not mine.
Say something I'm g
BloodlinesBloodlines2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: A while back, I held a poll on which RiD one-shot I would write next. This one came in 4th on Deviant Art with 13% of the vote and 3rd on with 14% of the vote. I've tried to write the others before it, but they weren't cooperating so here we are!
This has been a nibble in my mind for a while now and I think I've broken through my writer's block enough to get this out. I hope it meets my expectations as well as yours. It begins during the battle on Malina Island at the end of the second season episode "Alienated".
Disclaimer: Young Justice is not mine; Batman/Robin/et al are not mine; basically none of it is mine but I'm playing with them anyway! I promise I'll return them when I'm done with them… hopefully with all the right pieces. *EvilGrin*
January 6, 21:02HAST
The crimson light intensified the scowl of the young Atlantean when he turned to f
Depths: Alternate VersionDepths: Alternate Version2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: So, I've been rewatching the series, gearing up for the relaunch this friday (SQUEEE!) and as I was watching 'Depths' this bunny started nibbling and I couldn't shake it. I had to write it. I didn't want to - man, I really didn't want to! - but I did anyway and here it is. I hate it. Uterly, totally, comlpetely, and all because it made me cry. I kid not. Full on sobbing while I wrote it and I really don't want to post, but I will anyway because they say misery loves company and so I'm taking you all down with me!
The sharp intake of air was the first indication that things had gone wrong.
The battle on the beach came to an abrupt halt as the two powerhouses stopped, face to face and chest to chest.
No one moved, no one dared breathe.
And then Aqualad jerked his arm forward and plunged the blade of water completely through Nightwing's sternum and out between his shoulder blades.
"You lose," Kaldur hissed in his former teammates face and pulled the
CrescendoCrescendo1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Author's Notes: This will be the forth and final installment of my "Depths AU" Series. If you haven't read the other three parts, I suggest you do that starting with "Depths", then "Event Horizon", then "Summit."A big thank you to everyone who's been following the series and leaving me Reviews and adding the stories to their Favorites. Means a lot that everyone still likes my stuff.
Also, a huge thank you once again to the best Beta out there: Fiona! Really, I have no idea what I'd do with out her! Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!
Disclaimer: Nothing recognizable is mine, and I promise to put them back in their proper place when I'm done with them. Some of them even in one piece!
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
JULY 01, 05:20 EST
The old man was always an early riser, even in the summer months when the winter camp was broken and the show was on tour. The caretaker of the grounds enjoyed these long, quiet weeks where the ac
Event HorizonEvent Horizon2 years ago in Drama More Like This
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a continuation of my AU of the Episode "Depths". I've been working on this for a while and I'm rather pleased with how it turned out. I borrowed a bit from DC Comic "Nightwing #114", because it's one of my favorites and I really wanted it in my story. So I took it and rewrote it and put it here and I'm not sorry! LoL! Now, a lot of people have wanted this continuation, so I hope it meets with your expectations. Please, enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: Seriously, do I really have to do this again? I will if I have to, but by now you should all know that none of this is mine. It's really not. All recognizable DC Characters belong to DC Comics, and the story and plot belong to the Troll - *WHAP!* - Muse. I'm just the person who gets to type it up.
Event Horizon – In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in space-time beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman's terms it is def
BoundBound3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was the vile taste of rancid leftovers that finally chased the last vestiges of unconsciousness from him mind. Thirteen year old Robin forced his eyes open and regretted it instantly when the all-too-familiar, pulsating pounding threatened to split his skull. 'Damn it, why am I the one who always ends up getting chloroformed," he complained internally, attempting to massage the headache that was centralized behind his temples. Except his hands wouldn't move; that was when he realized how he was laying.
On his side, with his hands unable to be moved from behind him.
It was always disconcerting, being kidnapped when he was Dick Grayson. If he had been Robin he could have fought back, but as the adopted son of billionaire Bruce Wayne he knows only the rudimentary basics of self defense; easily overpowered by someone determined enough. Especially if his abductor was armed with chloroform soaked rags and rendered him unconscious. Which left him helpless to whatever means of containment w
BurningBurning4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The air was thick, oppressive, and made breathing all that more difficult. The fumes of the chemical soaking the floor scorched his nostrils and stung his eyes, and for the first time he could recall he was grateful for the cloth and layers of thick rope cleaved between his lips. The corrosive vapors wouldn't be able to damage the inside of his mouth or throat.
A splash of grey opaque liquid ricocheted onto the denim of his well worn jeans, and over his leather combat boots, as the balaclava clad man continued to crack the top the barrels open and tip them out of the bed of the truck and onto their side.
Dick Grayson's pain-filled curse was muffled by the gag when the liquid combined with the gasoline he was already drenched in and began eating through the fabric and burning the skin of his shin. He pulled on the ropes, twisted into thick cuffs around his wrists using the cords, which stretched him to the rafters of the underground garage, to lift his feet off the ground. His arms were
Linchpin: Chapter TwentyLinchpin: Chapter Twenty3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter Twenty: Quills
METROPOLIS (DAILY PLANET) – At 1:34am local time, (9:34am GMT), Gotham City, New Jersey, was reminded of the Fault Line beneath its city. A huge earthquake, which measured 8.4 on the Richter scale, lasted 84 seconds and has killed more than 200 people.
With more than 100,000 injured and missing, and early estimates placing the damage at nearly $450 Million, the death toll is expected to rise as rescuers continue to pull bodies from collapsed buildings.
Gotham City Emergency Services are already stretched to the limit, and volunteers from other cities are finding entrance into the disaster area near impossible. The quake has resulted in the shutdown of both power plants, closing the airport which is otherwise undamaged. Due to the severe damage to hospitals and clinics, doctors are having to perform surgery in the open air.
The area's worst hit is reported to have been the neighborhood locally known as Crime
Linchpin: Chapter NineteenLinchpin: Chapter Nineteen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter Nineteen: Quicksand
For a Monday morning, the hospitals were swarming with the wounded. Less than ten hours after the quake, as the sun was just beginning to rise, initial reports were already being broadcasted nationwide. Dozens dead, hundreds injured and many more unaccounted for.
Every off duty officer, nurse, doctor, and medic had been called in. The army was already making its presence known, and the members of the Justice League were seen helping throughout the earthquake ravaged Gotham City.
Yet one emerald clad hero stood on the roof top overlooking the organized chaos that was Gotham City General Hospital.
"Any sign of him?"
Artemis dropped the binoculars from her face and turned as the older boy approached her. She blinked and looked back at the building below, shaking her head when Roy stopped beside her. "Wally's checking out the hospital across town."
"You're supposed to be helping with search and rescue."
"So are you."
"So I am."
Silence fell arou
Linchpin: Chapter EighteenLinchpin: Chapter Eighteen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: KIDNAPPED
Superman stood over the still unconscious villains and watched the Other with barely concealed curiosity. The boy that looked so much like their Robin, thanks to the Manhunter's flawless illusion, walked over to the computers and slipped a drive into one of the USB ports. He tapped a few keys on the keyboard and nodded a moment later.
"What are you doing?" Batman asked from where he stood, having remained behind to deal with Gordon when the police commissioner arrived. The other protégés had been ordered out of the Alley to help where they could. The League members were also ordered away for the time being. J'onn has remained behind, invisible and hidden, waiting for when he and Bruce would make the switch
"Evidence." Jason answered as he retrieved the drive and hid it beneath his belt again.
"You're planting evidence?" Superman arched an eyebrow in disapproval.
Unfazed, the older Robin met Superman's accusing stare. "It's all
Linchpin: Chapter SixteenLinchpin: Chapter Sixteen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: SIN
Batman felt his skin start to crawl the moment Superman set them on the roof of the warehouse. The windows had been blown out during the quake, the building supports groaning with the resulted shifting of walls and foundation. It was standing, but only just.
The Dark Knight was moving to the roof access, the door easily ripped off its rusted hinges. The stairs had collapsed, but neither hero was deterred. Batman leapt down, his cape billowing behind him and slowing his decent until he touched down on the top of the crumbled staircases. The door to the main floor was blocked by debris, but Superman lit easily next to him and without a word made a new entrance through the wall.
The interior was a disaster.
Computer consoles were ablaze, smoking filling the room in a haze, support columns tilted precariously, the elevated ceiling has collapsed in several place. Then there were the bodies. Dozens of the little g-gnomes
Linchpin: Chapter SeventeenLinchpin: Chapter Seventeen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: INVICTUS
So, this probably wasn't what Batman had intended when he sent Jason through the portal. However, the green-eyed Robin had five years of pent up frustration and anger to let out, and Sportsmaster was such an inviting target. Despite the obvious difference of size and age between the two, the first blow to Sportsmaster's face cracked the goalie mask he wore.
The second broke the nose beneath it.
Vaulting over the dazed man lying on the floor again, Jason planted his hands on the computer console and lifted himself over it. As he did so, he twisted his legs around to drive them both into the ribcage of the freaky horned guy that was trying to dislodge the knife in the hard drive. He kicked hard, sending the freak flying back and through several of its little green monkeys and into the wall behind them. It didn't get back up.
He was suddenly flying through the air for a very different reason.
Guardian had come up behind him and grabbed the cape
Linchpin: Chapter FifteenLinchpin: Chapter Fifteen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: EQUILIBRIUM
He got a name.
One he should have realized before he wasted his time beating it from those street thugs.
Artemis' mother and Sportsmaster's wife; there wasn't an 'ex' in front of that. The woman was still married to the man that had kidnapped Robin.
Batman was fuming by the time he had climbed through the small apartment's window.
She was waiting for him.
"When Artemis did not return home after school that day, I anticipated your arrival." She wheeled her chair around the furniture until she was only a few feet away from the Dark Knight. "I suppose it only natural for you to be distracted by your concern for Bruce Wayne's ward."
"His son," Batman snarled, his voice like venom.
Paula cringed and looked away for a moment before screwing up her courage and facing him again. "He was not always so heartless," she told him quietly. "There was a time he would not have harmed a child. They were off limits, but I suppose everything has
Linchpin: Chapter Twenty-OneLinchpin: Chapter Twenty-One3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter Twenty-One: Abandon
He couldn't breathe.
The hand around his throat cut off any intake of air he might have taken, and his eyes went wide in panic as he clawed at the iron-like fingers.
"Easy, Dick, easy," the voice was not what he expected and it took a moment for him to recognize it.
And then he could breathe again, deep ragged gasps that bordered on hysterical sobs.
Gentle fingers moved his own hand away from his throat and then were helping him sit up in his bed. No, not his bed, the hospital bed he'd been restricted to now for more than a week.
"Breathe slowly, son," Bruce was coaching him as the older man sat on the edge of the mattress next to him.
Dick nodded and fought to keep from hyperventilating. He closed his eyes, chasing the lingering images of his dream back into his subconscious. He heard the door open and a whispered conversation between the shift nurse, alerted by the sudden spike in his vitals monitor, and his guardian. A moment later
Linchpin: Chapter FourteenLinchpin: Chapter Fourteen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
For all the times he had been wounded there was one thing he knew with certainty: when the pain stops, you're dead.
And Robin didn't hurt anymore.
It had been several minutes since he'd been, in essence, crucified in the center of the machine. And in that time he had lost all sensation in his legs and even the burning of his muscles in his suspended arms had receded to be replaced by a numbing warmth that spread through the parts of his body he could feel.
It had been two days since he had anything to drink and even longer since he had eaten. The blood loss, external and he didn't doubt internally, wasn't helping. He was weary, his body running on reserves it didn't have. The darkness was creeping in at the edge of his vision and he wanted nothing more than to let it take him. He was tired; tired of fighting.
And still he couldn't bring himself to give up.
Through heavy, lidded eyes he watched the last of the g-gnomes as it skittered across the floor a
Linchpin: Chapter ThirteenLinchpin: Chapter Thirteen3 years ago in Drama More Like This
There were no classes over the weekend, and yet there were hundreds of students about campus of the New York City College of Technology. Projects were being worked on, study groups were gathering, professors were holding office hours, and so word spread like wild fire when Wonder Woman had touched down outside the Physics building.
Her feet had barely lit on the ground before she was stalking up the stairs and into the three story brick building. Diana wanted to run through the near empty corridors, but was mindful of the stares turned her way at her already accelerated pace. She found the second floor office easily enough, the room number provided by the building directory posted on the first floor. She allowed a brief knock at the closed door before pushing it open.
The middle aged man looked up quickly at the sudden intrusion. His eyes widened at the identity of his guest, the pencil in his hand dropping back to the mass of papers spread out over
BrachistochroneBrachistochrone3 years ago in Drama More Like This
(Brachistochrone is a term from Greek meaning "shortest time".)
The crowd was thin, maybe a few dozen people, but it was enough for the drone of voice to fill the gymnasium. The bleachers were all but empty of spectators, only a few parents and chaperones willing to brave the cold snap that Gotham City awoke to on the first Saturday of December. The cold that could be felt every time the door opened and a draft came in from the corridor.
Like the one that gusted across the back of thirteen year old Dick Grayson. He shivered momentarily where he stood and startled at the heavy hand that fell onto his shoulder.
"Good luck, Dick!"
With a wide smile on his face, thirteen year old Dick Grayson spun around. "Bruce! You came?"
"Of course," His guardian exclaimed, removing his designer leather gloves with a flourish. "I wouldn't miss one of your little math-things for anything!"
Also gives 'Brucie' some exposure, Dick thought as he bit
BloodBlood3 years ago in Drama More Like This
It's never a good thing when the Big Bads team up.
Joker is bad enough; unpredictable and psychotic with extreme homicidal tendencies. Go up against him and a person was almost guaranteed to go home bleeding. Add in Two-Face to the mix and you've got a hell of a lot higher chance of not going home at all.
Batman was lucky, this time. It seemed that once again 'evil' proved unable to work with 'evil'. Two-Face didn't like Joker's inability to follow through with a plan. Joker got fed up with Harvey's lucky coin. By the time Batman had shown up, they had taken out more than half of the other's goons and thugs in a bloody massacre.
He jumped into the fray and in less than an hour he was securing the cuffs to an unconscious Joker's wrists. He could already hear the sirens approaching and doubted anyone was leaving the hideout without medical attention. Including him.
The body armor had taken most of it, but Joker had managed to slip a knife into the seam of
BattlegroundBattleground3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was raining.
In fact, it was almost always raining when the shit hit the fan.
Torrents of water, brought with dangerous black clouds, crashes of thunder, and explosions of lightning. Completely, and totally ominous that made an already perilous situation seem that much worse.
When Dick Grayson, thirteen year old adopted son of Bruce Wayne, watched as his father was 'arrested' at gun point by the brainless apes of Arkham City, all he could think was that Bruce was in over his head. Then, a heartbeat later, he realized that Batman had probably planned it all. Still, it was disconcerting to hear Vicki Vale's commentary as his mentor was abducted on live television.
The news crew had barely turned it back over to the Studio when his cell phone was ringing. He didn't even have to glance at the call display to know who was calling. "I take it you're watching it too, Clark?" He asked his father's friend when he answered the phone.
"Did you know about t
Linchpin: Chapter OneLinchpin: Chapter One4 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER ONE: Taken
"We are certain about this? There can be no mistakes made in this endeavour."
"We are certain."
"We were to believe that the Atlantean led the children."
"That is truth, but also temporary."
"Yes. Another is being groomed for the task."
"The youngest of them."
"We believe so. He is apprentice to the leader of the Justice League."
The shrill clang of the bell signalled the end of the last period of the morning and before the reverberating sound diminished most of Gotham City Academy AP Calculus class had already gathered their things and was heading for the door.
"Tomorrow," Ms Reckolson's voice called over the sudden rise in student conversation, "we continue our practical applications of the extreme value theorem so I want you to have the next two chapters in your Differential Calculus Texts read and the practice equations at the end of the chapter calculated and graphed before you step fo
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Author's Note: This story has been in the works for a very long time. Again, it wouldn't have been possible if not for the lovely and uber wonderful Fiona who worked with me on this during a very difficult time in her life. Hun, you are just too cool for words! Thanks again.
The picture used for the story was created by Mxi665. Actually, the pic is what inspire the story in the first place. It just took me a really long time to finish it. The artwork can be found here: I'm Okay Now.
Thanks, Mxi665, for letting me use the image.
Disclaimer: None of it is mine, which is a crying shame I tell ya!
August 28, 2015 21:27 EST
The engine cut off, sending the garage into silence. Eighteen-year-old Dick Grayson lifted the dark blue helmet off of his head with a wry chu
Linchpin: Chapter Twenty-TwoLinchpin: Chapter Twenty-Two3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter Twenty-Two: Wanted
Visiting hours were over, finally, and the last of Dick's visitors had left. Most of the student body, and faculty, of Gotham Academy had been by to see him at some point over the last few days, and it was surprising how tiring trying to smile and be upbeat for near strangers. He was glad to see the last of them go.
Bruce had left word with Sarah, the day shift nurse, that he would be late coming up to the hospital. The man had taken a trip out to Metropolis on business and the train back was delayed because of repairs to the Gotham Station.
Truth be told, Dick didn't mind. He was luxuriating in the quiet that came from finally being alone. The hospital bed reclined back and he closed his eyes.
"Knock, knock, Dickie-bird," the voice interrupted his silence a moment later.
Dick started at the sound, not having heard the door open, but when he glanced at the entrance to the room no one was there. A movement at the corner of his eyes had him snapping his head to