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Bringing Christmas Spirit to Gotham City
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"You called for me, sir?" Wally asked, stepping into a large office. A large man in red pants with suspenders turned, a snow white beard and cheerful smile donned on his face.
"Ah, Wally! Just the elf I wanted to see! I have a very important mission for you." Wally nodded, his bright red hair sticking out at random angles from his green and red striped hat.
"Yes sir? What is it?" The man pulled out a snow globe about the size of his fist from one of his dresser drawers, shaking it before setting it down on his desk. The snow flurries settled and a city came into view, people dashing back and forth, heads down and not paying attention to anyone unless they were traveling with them.
"I need you to go to Gotham, and spread some holiday cheer." Wally frowned slightly.
"I dunno, boss. Why me? We're still a bit behind on..." He trailed off as the snow globe zoomed in on one boy in particular. He had a coat buttoned up and a blue scarf wrapped around his neck.
"Ooh, who's that kid?" The boss
HomeWarning: This story takes place after "Failsafe", so beware, slight spoiler.
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After that, no-one wanted to go home.
None of the team needed to say anything. Fighting together, dying together, had removed the need for words. Now they wanted to just live together, just for now.
One by one their mentors tried to collect them to leave, and discovered their protégés had no intention of going anywhere. One by one they frowned, cajoled, asked "Are you sure you're okay?" a million times, offered to stay a million times. One by one they were assured the teens had faced doom and death together, they could survive on their own in the base for one night.
One by one they left, until finally, finally, the six were alone together.
They didn't talk much. No-one smiled. Any laughs were reflexive, and quickly stifled, echoing too loudly for comfort.
They watched TV for a while, the silliest, cheesiest kids' shows they could find, wincing away from even ridiculously fake dangers and blood