[Mutant X] "What No Super-Boobs?"
- From: Rhi <bansheec@xxxxxxx>
- To: thedailyplanet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, mutantx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 17:42:15 -0500
"What No Super-Boobs?"Ely Nunne, Lex Luther, Dawn and Aurora Dane-Davis, Ororo Munroe, Hank McCoy, Bobby Drake
They’d been on the Klingon home world for so long that Earth felt strange to Aurora. It was colder, despite it being summer, the air was lighter, the sky seemingly empty. But despite it’s differences, it was home. She smiled softly as she walked barefoot though one of Ororo’s gardens. When she and Dawny had first come to Xavier’s she’d sworn it would never be home, Genohsa was home, but then she’d met Brent. Him, his brother, and Dawny had made this place home, even more so then having her dad or aunts around.
As she stopped to look at a new patch of flowers she didn’t remember she offered a smile to the presence she suddenly felt behind her. “Did you find Dad?”
"Nope," Dawn said cheerfully as she padded up to her sister. "Found Wanda though, she said Dad was off being all superhero on a mission but she wouldn't tell me what. She looks kinda spooked, all weirded out, you know?"
Something dark passed in Aurora’s normally bright eyes. Her aunt looking weirded out was never a good sign. “She looked tired when I saw her when we got here. Maybe we should call Mom and find out what’s going on?”
"Sure! I bet Mom'd be thrilled to see the little ones anyway," Dawn offered with a bright grin. She was about to offer to go make the call when something tugged at her and she frowned. Over her sister's shoulder, the world twisted, almost like one of the wormholes their grandfather would create, then suddenly a set of crutches were spat out and the wormhole closed. "Okay... that was weird."
Aurora narrowed her eyes as she looked at where the strange anomaly came from. Without hesitation or thought she stepped instinctively in front of her twin, the heat around her already rising. “What was that Uncle Hank was saying? There’s a kid who creates wormholes like Granddad and Mom?”
"Yeah but why spit crutches out onto the grass? And when was the last time you even saw a set outside a museum?" Dawn asked. She prodded her sister in the back and ducked round her to pad over to the strange items. "They look like late twentieth century, early twenty first century. Who collects medical history stuff?"
“Dawny! Be careful!” Aurora said as she went to her sister’s side. She’d always been protective of her soft spoken and sometime sickly sweet twin sister, but it had gotten a little worse since they’d moved to the Klingon homeworld. “And that would be the strange blue furball who’s married to our aunt, but I don’t think Uncle Hank would thrown things at us. Well, other then a snowball or cupcake.”
“Besides, these look brand new, like they're replicas or something..." She reached out to touch them but suddenly the vortex returned and a massive explosion blew her backwards, knocking her several feet across the lawn, and a young, strawberry blonde boy rolled out. He collapsed onto his back, panting, his clothes smoking as he coughed violently.
Aurora landed several feet from her sister, her ears ringing from the explosion, and her tempter as hot as the flames forming around her. “Dawny!” She called out as she pushed to her feet, her now flaming emerald eyes searching out their attacker.
"Ow ow and ow," Dawn groaned, rolling over and coughing a little. She could hear the kid spluttering not far from her so she crawled over. "I'm fine, Aura, no worries. I'm not so sure about him though."
The heat radiating off her body was nearly as hot as the heat that came with the explosion. Making her way over to her sister and what looked like a teenage boy, she didn’t bother turning off or toning down her powers. “Who the hell is he?”
"I don't know," Dawn offered softly. She turned eyes that were melting into frosty spheres on her glowing sister and put her hand on her wrist. "He's just a kid, Aura, calm down. He looks hurt."
Ely kept up the coughing. In truth he'd long stopped needing too but he played on it, his acting honed from years on the streets, as he secretly watched the two metas. They were powerful, or the fiery one was. Damn, he could feel his skin crack and cook with her radiating power. If he could just edge closer to his crutches, he could maybe take her out then he could hide somewhere and call Bruce.
She eased off her powers, but remained alert. If he even breathed funny she’d toast him. It had been awhile, but she easily reached out for a telepath. “I’ll have someone send Uncle Hank.”
Dawn knelt down beside Ely and put a hand on the kid's back, rubbing slowly. "Just breathe, okay? You'll be fine." Glancing up at her sister, she nodded, "Please? He sounds really bad."
~~Anyone out there listening?~~ Aurora projected, and then hoped she was doing it right. It had been ages since she’d needed to contact someone this way.
~~I’m here, Aurora, what’s the matter?~~ Jean replied without pausing in her lesson.
~~Some kid just came out of a wormhole. He looks pretty beaten up. Came through with crutches. Think we need Hank.~~
Jean barley managed to keep the flinch she felt off her face. After locating where the young woman was, she sent the message onto Hank and Ororo. ~~They’re on their way.~~
“Uncle Hank’s coming.” Aurora told her sister as she watched the kid on the ground. “Will you please be more careful. He may have a weapon or powers or something.”
"And I'm completely helpless, am I?" Dawn said with a smirk.Ely wheezed loudly and shifted on the ground with a grown. Okay, he felt dizzy but that was all. Hell, he'd fought his way out of tight places feeling worse than this. He could feel the batarang he always carried digging into his hip, if he could just shift enough to get it, he could take these two out in one move.
“No, of course you’re not.” Aurora sighed, her blazing green eyes locked on the young man. “But sometimes you are just to maternal for your own good, that’s all. Do I need to remind you about the baby targ we found in the backyard? You nursed it back to health and the damn thing trashed the house.”
"Lady Empet loved her though when we gave it to her as a present. Lord Martok thought she was fantastically cute," Dawn said with wide-eyed innocence. She moved to look directly at her sister, her attention no longer focused on the boy. There was a flash of lightening fast movement and suddenly she felt a sharp prick against the side of her neck.
Pressing one of the points of the battarang to the woman's neck, Ely leaned in close, his breath warm but ragged on her skin. "Get me the fuck outta here. Call..." he coughed violently, "call Bruce Wayne or Diana Prince or the goddamn fucking Buddha, I don't give a fuck, but get me home."
Ok, not only was he dangerous, he was crazy dangerous. He’d just asked for people out of her father’s comic books. With a burst of rippling heat Aurora turning on her powers to full. “Let her go,” She warned as flames swirled and surged all around her. “She’s immune to my powers, but you’re not, and I won’t think twice about deep frying you.”
"Deep fry me and you'll fucking regret it," Ely cursed, his pale blue eyes flaring with determination. "I'll gut her before..." he blinked as his fingers began to go numb with cold, "I'll gut..." He started to shiver, the air around him was burning but he was freezing cold. He tried to move his hands but they were frozen to the woman as she rose to her feet, dragging him with her. "What the fuck?"
“You can't hurt me," Dawn whispered sadly, pure white mist swirling and pulsing around her, mixing and merging with her sister's power. "You can't touch me. Let us help you."
“Ya know,” Hank mused as he came around the corner with Ororo. “Those two really are rather impressive together. It’s a shame we couldn’t get them on a team.”
Ororo silently agreed. “Henry, I thought we were working with the Kryptonian portal theory. If I am not mistaken, that is a member of the so called Bat Clan, not a Super.”
“You are a quick study my dear Ororo.” Hank smirked. “That is indeed the most recent Batman.”
Blue eyes went pure white as Ororo lifted off the grown. “Dawn, pull away. I’ve got him.”
Letting the boy go, Dawn felt him crumple to the ground. She bent down and lifted a bat-shaped object from the grass. "Bat Clan? Batman? You're serious, aren't you? He really knows Bruce Wayne?"
“Let us just say that you have missed some interesting events, my dear.” Hank said with a broad, toothy smile. Kneeling next to the boy he began to examine him, humming and hawing at the results. “I really wasn’t expecting a Bat Clan member. To be honest I’d been waiting for Kara and Karen to show up, perhaps even the dog, but not this young man.”
Ororo would have pinched the bridge of her nose if she weren’t looking at the cut on Dawn’s neck. “Now all we need is a Wonder and we’ll have a couple set. Henry, this can’t be good for either of our realities.”
Hank nodded with a slight sigh. “Yes, I know.”Ely blinked at the big blue fuzz before his eyes. The dizziness was getting worse and now he knew he was delirious. "Hey..." he whispered, "you're an X-man... Seen your cartoons... almost... almost as good as Pink..." then his eyes closed and he slipped into unconsciousness
Opening his kit Hank took out a hypospray and prepared a proper dose. “I do hope he was referring to the cartoon Jamie was telling us about and not that Evaluation debacle.” He pressed the hypo to the boy’s neck and then picked up a multi-purpose field scanner to repair some of the boy’s previous injuries.
"You'll have to ask him when he comes to," Dawn offered. There was still that soft fondness in her eyes, as if she didn't care he'd tried to kill her, he was still a sick kid that needed help.
“Wait,” Aurora piped in as she looked between everyone and the boy on the ground. “You guys are for real? This kid, he’s from inside those comic books Dad and Dawny read?”
Ororo nodded. “We have several other guests from his reality. We’ve been trying, with little progress, to find a way to send them back.”
“So his reality is our comic book worlds, and ours?” “Are his.” Ororo confirmed.Aurora was getting a headache. “Ya know, they don’t have comic books on Qo'noS.”
"They don't have laughter on Qo'noS either," Dawn teased, her eyes dancing. "Nor do they have fairy tales." She winked at Ororo and added, "They have fighting and Shakespeare and operas. It's all very primeval."
Ororo chuckled, but before she could say anything she noticed Hank pressing another hyperspray to the boy’s neck. “Did the radiation from the wormhole effect him as well?”
Hank shook his head. “He’s human, most of his injuries are old. I’ve repaired what I can out here, once we have him inside I can deal with the rest.”
Dawn's hand was over her mouth and she frowned. "Is he going to be okay? He looks so young."
“He is,” Hank said as he gave the boy a drug that would revive him. “A teenager I believe, and yes, he’ll be just fine. The medicine where he comes from is good, but not nearly as advanced as ours.”
“Which is why he had those.” Aurora pointed at the crutches that were laying on the ground.
Hank spotted them and smiled. “Oh! Those are in pristine condition.”"Maybe he'll let you keep them," Dawn teased, though her heart wasn't in it any more. She was so worried about the boy, even if he had tried to kill her. She was used to it, there were assassins and threats galore on Qo'noS.
“Henry,” Ororo said softly. “I’m still not clear on a lot of things. Should I get one of the others?”
Hank looked up, a clear look of thought on his fuzzy blue face. “Jason, I believe he would be most familiar. If I remember correctly they had both recently taken over for their respective predecessors. Jason would also know him through his wife, she was growing rather close to the boy in the last few cross over issues.”
"Sounds very complicated to me," Dawn chuckled weakly, her eyes fixed on the limp boy on the grass.
“You would have to ask one of the others, my dear.” Hank laughed as he helped the groggy boy sit up. “Being large, blue, and furry makes a secret identity hard to pull off.”
"Wh.. what" Ely murmured, leaning heavily on the blue fuzziness beside him. "Y... you're Beast," he said. "I'm dead, ain't I? Damn Joker finally came back and killed me."
Hank chuckled easily. “No, not dead, simply misplaced. How are you feeling Ely?”
"How.. how d'you know my name if I ain't dead?" the kid murmured.“Because here you and the others are the comic books characters.” Hank replied as he helped the boy to his feet and then held him steady. “You’ve come through a portal that we thought was meant for Kryptonians.”
Aurora couldn’t help but laugh. “I bet Dad’ll be disappointed that it wasn’t the big breasted woman.”
"Big... You mean Power Girl?" Ely said with a slow smirk, though he was so dizzy still. He took a faltering step then another and blinked. "My legs don't hurt none."
Hank beamed with medical pride. “I did what I could with a field kit. I’ll see to the rest of your injuries once I get you into the medlab.”
"Huh... Even Bruce don't have kit like this," Ely mused, giving his knees an experimental bounce. "Not bad for a cartoon character."
“According to our other guests I’ve moved on to a movie star thank you.” Hank teased.
"Don't watch movies," Ely shrugged. He jumped forward then grinned and did a few more hops and skips. "Only really watch cartoons, even then only like Pink. X-men's okay, I guess, but it's not as good as Pink." Then he lifted serious eyes to Hank and pinned him with those ice blue spheres. "The original Pink, mind. I don't do none of that talking panther shit."
Crossing her arms over her chest Aurora huffed. “We’d better get Dad, this punk needs a translator.”
"He's talking about the Pink Panther," Dawn said with a giggle. She offered her hand out to Ely who took it carefully. "No hard feelings. I've read about you, y'know. I still get the Batman title sometimes."
"Batman? No shit?" Ely smirked as he shook her hand. She was kinda pretty in an old person kind of way but not his type really. "Cool. You get a Superman and a Wonder Woman too?"
“Our father gets all of them.” Aurora said as she came to stand next to her twin. “Including the Lois Lane & Wonder Woman. I think that and anything with Super-Boobs are his favorite.”
It took a moment for Ely to get his head around that before he burst into bright laughter. "Lois and Wondy? You telling me there's a Lois and Wondy as in a couple? Like Spiderman and Mary Jane type thing?"
Aurora nodded. “Yeah, but you’d have to ask him about the details.”“That must be the one Jamie was laughing so hard over the other day when I passed their rooms.” Ororo mused. “I over heard Jason telling him that he shouldn’t show their mother or father those issues.”
"I'm so gonna have to find those," Ely chuckled. Then he tipped his head to the side. "Jaimie as in Kent? Y'know, I was sent looking for that punk. He's been here?"
Ororo nodded. “As we’ve said, we have several other guests. Come, we’ll get you inside so Henry can finish his medical treatments. I’ll have Jean send Jason since I believe Jamie is at the hospital seeing to his father, sister and Madeline.”
Hank smirked. “Boy’s sweet on her.” “Henry,” Ororo sighed. “Do not encourage…”“I know, I know.” The big blue doctor replied. “But when Jamie’s around her I swear she improves more then with the medication.”
"He likes a girl?" Ely limped slightly but a slight limp was better than crutches. He gave the implements a glare for good measure as he passed them, following the blue fuzz inside. "Always kinda figured he was gay."
“And that would have been an issue?” Ororo asked as she lead the small ground down to the medlab.
"Nuh, just kinda figured he was is all. PG and Olympia are a couple, Tim's been seein' a dentist out west he don't want Bruce to know about, I don't care so long as they're happy and I can watch Pink."
Hank laughed. “Not sure if we have any Pink Panther, but you may want to ask Bobby about his Batman collection. I think you might find them rather humorous.”
"Batman a comic," Ely snorted, "kinda figures. Wonder if me fallin' off a roof is in there. Crazy fucking Fool, hey, d'you think they got him?"
“As of the last Batman, Batwoman, and Birds of Prey issues they were still looking.” Hank replied as he pointed to a biobed. “They’re also looking for the Kents and you. We‘ve been able to help on this end by fallowing what Batman is doing.”
"He ain't gone nuts has he?" Ely asked softly. He climbed onto the bed, feeling old and tired, but fear filled his eyes as he asked, "He's okay, isn't he? I mean, he's old, he gets hurt easy. Nightwing's taking care of him, right?"
“Henry,” Ororo warned. “Be careful of how much you tell him.”Hank just huffed causing his fur to fluff. “He’s fine, Ely. When he thought you were dead, he took it hard, but he was well looked after by a certain dark haired princess. When he realized you’d been transported somewhere, he began looking for a way to get you back to them. The only problem I see is if he thinks you’ve come from the universe Thomas is from, which is why we’re doing our best to lead him here.”
"Thomas?" Ely asked, laying back on the bed.“Wayne.” Hank added, ignoring Ororo’s sigh. “It’s not the same as temporal tapering, Ororo.” He told her before setting to work on the boy’s injuries. “He would be the son of his Bruce and Diana Wayne. The portal that brought you all here reaches way past the multiverse.”
"Huh. They finally got it together somewhere then." Staring up at the ceiling, a slow smile crossed Ely's lips. "Cool."
Hank was thankful for the rather mundane treatments the boy required. After dealing with the three he had at the hospital, this was a piece of cake. “You may feel a little sore after I’m done, but that should fade by morning.”
"Sore... I don't take meds so I've been in agony for the last few months." Something occured to him and he smiled. "Hey, d'you get t'see me in those comics?"
“You were Batman weren’t you.” Hank laughed. “Apparently sales went up among the teenage girl crowd. You were “cute for a comic book hero”.”
"Cute?" That cracked Ely up as he swung his feet to the floor. "Bruce says my hair's too long and I slouch. Ain't never been called cute before."
Setting his scanner aside, Hank picked up his tricorder for one last scan. “Even my little girl read them when you were Batman. She thinks the other one is to grumpy and needs to eat more prunes.”
"Prunes?" Ely asked, his head tilted.“So he wouldn’t look so tense all the time.” Hank laughed as he snapped the tricorder closed. “It’s an old joke about old people. How do you feel now?”
"Sore," Ely snorted as he bounced onto his feet, "but I can walk. Keep the crutches. If you give 'em back, I'll burn 'em."
“Since Henry is finished I’ll take you to the others.” Ororo said with a laugh. Her friend looked like a kid at Christmas, and new he’d want to go get his new prize.
"So Jaimie, Jason... who else?" he asked as he bounced over, still testing his legs.
Ororo lead the boy back up stairs to the main hall and then up to the guest quarters where the others were staying. “Clark, Lois, Martha and Lex.”
"Hey Lex is here? Cool," Ely nodded, his shoulders slouched and his hands in his pockets as he trudged after her. "Clark and Lois too. Cool, they all up here?"
“I’m sure Lex is.” She replied. “Jason perhaps, Jamie and Lois are most likely at the hospital. The portal was a bit rough on Clark and Martha.”
Ely blinked and stopped. "Clark... Nah, you got it wrong. He's like the strongest guy in the world. Ain't nothin' that can put him in a hospital."
“Henry believes it was the radiation in the portals.” She said as she knocked on the door. “We’ll know more soon. He had the mansion’s sensors programmed to scan if another portal opened.”
"There is no one here," came Lex's low teasing tones. "I am a figment of someone's imagination."
Ororo smiled, “As are we, but it would seem these imaginations have merged.”"Then come and share your imaginings, sweet Storm," Lex said, pushing the door open. He let out a whoop as he caught sight of Ely. "Dear boy! Or little bat as I should call you. I know your secret."
“Play nice, Lex.” Ororo chuckled."Me? I'm always nice, you know that by now," he chuckled. "Come, sit, we have comics!"
"Means I gotta read 'em?" Ely asked with a snort as he slouched in and slumped onto a chair.
"No, I could give you the footnotes if you like." Lex rolled his eyes and picked up one of his notepads, flicking through from the back. "Let me see... We have Lois and Diana, Clark and Bruce... Oh and a wonderful little thing called the Authority. You'll like that."
Ororo looked around the room and blinked. “Has Robert given you his whole collection?” Lex grinned and nodded. "I've been making notes. The JLA can't deny me now! Ha! I've got 'em."
“Lex,” Ororo said in her part leader part mother’s tone. “You can’t use what you’ve learned here against them when you get back.”
"Against?" He clutched his heart and made a mock look of horror. "Lady, you're cut me deep. I'm wounded. As if I would. Please, I am not my father.
“No, you are not.” She said warmly. “But you would tease horribly.” "You can't blame a man for teasing," Lex smirked.Ororo laughed. “Just keep in mind that most of the people you could tease, could cause you great pain.”
"And would probably enjoy it too," Lex observed."Nuh, they ain't that bad. PG's pretty cool so long as you talk to her face and not her tits. Already know Dick, right?" At the man's nod, Ely shrugged, "Tim's just like him. Wally's a nut, fun but he never stops eatin' or talkin'."
“Or hitting on Supergirl.” Bobby said as he entered the room. “New issues dudes.” When he looked up to see a new face he smiled. “Oh cool! Now we’re getting Bats!”
"Supergirl? Nuh, man, we ain't got one've those. Superman and we once had a Superboy but he died." Ely shrugged. "Guess Kryptonians ain't so hard."
"Ah but we do," Lex said cheerfully. "Kara Zor'El, daughter of Zor'El, brother of Jur'El, who was Kal'El's father. Superman's cousin!"
Bobby turned the comic around to show a page of panels showing the Flash and Supergirl together before Supergirl goes off with Wonder Girl, Power Girl, and Olympia “See. She showed up after you went kaboom.”
"Cute," Ely observed, "kinda sweet lookin' though.""She is, according to these issues. She's really very lovely. I do like this thing between her and Wally. It's incredibly romantic," Lex said wistfully.
Bobby grounded. “Dude, would you just say something already. If you want a girl you gotta let her know, they ain’t mind readers.” He paused a moment and then laughed loudly. “Ok, well, where you come from they ain’t mind readers.”
Lex stuck his tongue out at Bobby and folded his arms. "Perhaps because her brothers could and would pound me to mush. Well, Jaimie wouldn't but Jason would take great joy in it."
“Jason has his own problems.” Looking through his bag he pulled out the latest Birds of Prey. “Wonder Girl’s a mess.”
“I thought he wasn’t aware he was married to Wonder Girl.” Ororo mused.Bobby shook his head, “Na, see, she told him, but he never told her. She has no clue that Jason and Jur-El Jr. are the same person. She down right hates Jur-El, and can‘t figure out what Jason‘s keeping from her.”
"It's a trust thing," Lex said sagely as he grabbed the Birds of Prey and eagerly flicked through it from the back forwards, occasionally pausing to scribble down a note or two. "If only I was made of beefier stuff, I'd kick Jason's ass for this.”
“Give them time,” Ororo said as she headed for the door. “If it is meant to be, then they will work things out.”
"Ahhh, the wise one," Lex said with a sniff. "Personally, I always liked you with the mohawk," he winked.
Without batting an eye Ororo tossed over her shoulder, “Ely, how would you like Lex’s dessert tonight.”
Bobby laughed. “Dude, never, ever bring up the mohawk. That‘s as bad as reminding Betsy of the pink butterfly mask.”
Lex pulled a face and giggled. "But she's so sexy with that. Plus, there's the whole Black Panther thing..."
That made Ororo shutter. “I would never… He’s such a… Someone from where you come from has a sick sense of humor.”
"Not my fault," Lex said quickly, holding up his hands. "I don't read that stuff. Jaimie does and he shows me. He was mad about that storyline, he gets mad about a lot of things."
"I liked the ones with Mary Jane," Ely said softly as he flopped onto the floor and picked up a few comics, idly flicking through them. "Spiderman rocks.
Bobby just shook his head, “You wouldn’t say that if you knew what was going on. I could never choose the life over my girls. Aurora might not believe it, but her and her sister are the world to me.”
Ely raised his eyes and his eyebrows. "Peter wouldn't do that," he said with a deep frown. "The guy in the comics, he wouldn't do that. He's cool, he loves Mary Jane."
The older man just shrugged. “Talk to your friend when he gets back. He’ll tell ya.”
Dumping comics on the floor, Ely frowned some more and folded his arms. "Sounds like a dick to me."
“Hank’s used worse words, which tells you a lot.” Bobby replied before handing Lex another comic. “I think I heard Logan say pizza and beer, you guys want any?”
"Midget can't drink, he's under age, but I'd kill for a decent beer," Lex said cheerfully. "And pizza is the munchkin's favourite."
"Call me that again, baldy, and I'll shove your comics up your ass," Ely snorted. "Pizza's cool. You got Pink Panther here?"
That brought a bright smile to Bobby’s face that made him look years younger. Walking over to the wall he pressed the release that revived the hidden screen he and Hank had managed to talk the Professor into installing into the rooms. He called up his personal video library, his eyes sprinkling. “I have Pink Panther, I have He-Man, I have She-Ra, I have Danger Mouse, I have Vampire Duck, I have Batfink, I have Voltran, I have Batman the animated series, I have Superman the animated series, I have the first Batman tv show, I have Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter, I have…”
"Woah!" Ely held up his hands, his eyes sparkling as he climbed to his feet and peered over Bobby's shoulder. "They made a TV show of Batman? We have a cartoon?"
“Several,” Bobby said as he pulled up the Batman shows. “The Animated series and the two JLAs rocked, The Batman sucked, and then there’s…” He opened one of the old Adam West episodes, one with Robin and Catwoman and Batgirl, and played it for his newest friend.
Ely's eyes almost popped out of his head the second Robin came on the screen in the flesh coloured tights and skimpy outfit. The very moment he uttered the phrase "Holy flying mackrel, Batman" Ely burst into peels of hysterical laughter. Tears ran down his cheeks and he doubled over. He shook as he watched it, each new moment offering another hilarity that he couldn't help but laugh over. "Ohmygod! OHMYGOD! That's Dick! Oh my fucking God! He'd die if he saw that."
“I’ll make sure to make you a copy.” Bobby laughed as he switched to an episode of Wonder Woman. “It’s not as bad, but still campy. Thought you’d get a kick since you two seem close in the books. Do those two really not see what the whole world, with the exception of Superman, sees?”
“Nuh, for smart people, they're thick as shit," Ely said idly as he stared at the screen, snorting at the cheesiness of it. "She's sexier'n that."
“Could have done without the biker short phase, but she is hot.” Bobby agreed. “And Wonder Girl, damn. Ya know I’m surprised she’s allowed out of the house in all that leather.”
"They argued," Ely said with a shrug. "Me and Bruce don't, so I don't get it. We agree on most of anything. Hey, can I see the most recent Batman?"
“Sure,” Walking over to the stack of comics Bobby grabbed the newest Batman and Detective comics, then handed them over to Ely. He then loaded in the most up to date cartoon.
As Ely began to flick through the comics, Lex smirked. The kid was looking for information about what was happening, he needed proof the old man was doing something. "Show him the Batman Beyond stuff. He'd get a kick out of it."
Bobby nodded with a smirk and pulled up the episode he liked best, the one with Warhawk.
The old man was driving himself mad with grief. The comic showed Batman locked away in the Batcave constructing some kind of machine. Whenever one of the JLAs came in, he'd hide it away. He looked tired. He looked... broken. "I gotta get back," he whispered sadly.
“We’re working on it,” Bobby said as he put a hand on the boy’s shoulder. “We’ll get you all back to the people you love, and who love you.”
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