Justice Heroes Elite
CHP 37: Protectors clueless
Flying up in the night sky is somewhat of a breather from today's events, which have been immensely upsetting with more and more heroes mysteriously being zapped away. Looking up into the moon Thor can only wonder what became of them all, just as everyone else who is still here. The best way any of them are going to put an end to this will be by figuring out who or what is causing all of this! Looking away from the moon, Thor continues to fly forward but now looks down on the city. It isn't yet confirmed, but he believes human kind could be in huge trouble. Narrowing his eyes Thor can see that someone approaches him at top speed, coming to a stop when they're in front of him. Observing the familiar red cape along with blue tights brings a smile to his face.
"Seriously there isn't any other person I'd rather see right now. How has the night been for you thus far Superman?" Thor asks.
"See that building down there. Let's talk." Superman says while pointing.
Shaking his head the son of Odin follows Krypton's last son. Both men hover down onto the building top with Superman explaining to Thor that he had in fact been looking for him and that this encounter is far away from being a random one.
"Ok now that you've located me...what is it you wish to speak about? If you don't mind I'd like to speak with you about the big battle earlier in Washington." Thor makes known.
"Funny thing is, that is why I have come to you. I spoke with Batman over an hour ago, and he believes there is someone else pulling the strings who isn't Tyvez." Supes replies.
Hearing the name Tyvez really confuse Thor, with Kal-El being able to see this by the expression on his face. Putting two fingers to his chin Superman takes a few steps back thinking about what happened in the battle some hours ago and realizes Thor; as well as many others were never given the discovered information about the one who is linked to the person and or person(s) behind this.
"Alright big man I'm a bit lost, who exactly is Tyvez?" Thor asks.
Resting both hands with on his waist Superman updates Thor on what they had figured out while on the battlefield sending both Captain America and Batman to try and confront this person. Up from above it begins to rain a little, but this doesn't bother either of them; in fact it's rather refreshing. Supes explains to Thor exactly what info was given to him by the Dark Knight.
"Why does Batman believe there is someone that this Tyvez character is working for. I mean if the guy says he's behind it all, that could just mean he's extremely confident." Thor says.
Shaking his head back and forth the man of steel is not on the same page with The Avenger.
"Tell me this Thor, if you were a super villain would you make contact with your enemies letting them know you're the one behind all of the trouble before your process and or plan is complete."
Listening to what Superman says really stumps Thor. It is true that there are criminals who want their enemies to know they're the one's behind their own crimes; but at the same time whoever is getting rid of them all wouldn't risk them knowing especially not with something of this caliber! But who's not to say maybe in some other world/and or dimension someone needs help and is bringing in heroes from this world to try and eliminate whatever problem it is they may have. But that is highly doubtful. Just a thought, more on the positive side.
"Ok you make a valid point there; but what is your reason for trying to find me?" Thor asks.
"Well originally it was Captain America or Ironman I was going to track down, but seeing that you're also a member of the Avengers works just as well."
Now the son of Odin really listens in wondering where Supes is headed with all of this. Aside from the light rain there is a smooth wind which blows out to the east.
"I don't know if it has been speculated or talked about amongst your team, but do you think it's possible one of the Avengers enemies is behind the disappearances? But it would have to be someone who hasn't made an appearance since the merger of our Earth's." Superman asks.
Thor doesn't have to think too deep at all into the question knowing this isn't an enemy from the past. Most likely it is someone new...or!
"I'll be the first to confirm this isn't the work of anyone I've encountered in the past. The real question is, are you sure this isn't the work of someone from your Earth's past before the Merging?" Thor replies with a question.
"Than we must be dealing with someone new, I'm positive this isn't someone I or the league has faced. The way in which this has all gone down is foreign to me." Superman replies.
After entering back into the Manor to change attire somewhat, Bruce returns to the pull area wearing a set of his swim trunks, carrying two towels displaying a frown not liking any of this one bit. Removing the robe from his person laying it out on one of the chairs he walks over slowly making his way over toward the pool area.
"It's good to see you've returned; for a second there I thought you were going to leave me without returning. Come right on in handsome, it may be a little chilly at first but you'll get use to it."
Putting on a forged grin he really hates the way things are playing out right now and wishes he had an easy escape out of this. Throughout this week he's probably put in more hours into patrol than usual, so it is probably best that he relaxes a little bit. Sometimes he forgets he's human, but situations such as what he faces now remind him of just how human he is; which strangely is a good thing. Taking the quick approach, Bruce dives into the pool swimming up next to her.
"So is there something in particular that you wanted to speak about, or is there another reason for you being here?" Bruce asks.
Looking away from his face Carol looks down observing his lower and upper abs, as well as his overall muscular body shape. Bringing her face back up to his she smirks reaching out and rubbing her fingers over his bare chest.
"For those women who have slept with you...what is your excuse for the scars?" She asks.
Seeing no relevance to the question Bruce removes her hands from his body informing her there is no need for him to answer that. Not to mention that is totally none of her business. Discussing his social as well as private life is a subject he'd rather stay away from.
"If I were you I'd get straight to the point before I end this now without any further actions." Bruce makes himself clear.
Leaning her back up against the wall she sort of just ignores him with half a smile growing with on her face. Lifting up her left leg she stretches it out wrapping it around Bruce pulling him in closer to her Wrapping her arms around his neck. Due to Carol's super human strength he's unable to stop her pursuit.
"I know that Batman is one busy individual, but it wouldn't hurt for Bruce Wayne to have a little more depth. I could be that missing piece to your public appearances."
Listening to what she says causes him to chuckle.
"I don't need any help with my public figure, I've done quiet well for some time concealing my identity. I guess I also forgot to mention I don't date teammates."
Looking him in the eyes Carol shakes her head disagreeing with what he just said not liking his tone at all. One thing that is certain to her, is that this man is one stubborn individual.
"Whoever said you or I are teammates Brucie. I'm a member of the Avengers, while you work with that league of yours. From what I've heard you're the type of man who seems to take on short term relationships; in other words you live for the moment." She says with a seductive grin.
Staring at the other, both can feel the tension rising quickly. Re positioning she wraps both legs around his waist pulling herself up onto him with her arms still wrapped around his neck. Living in the moment...she sure hit it home with that statement. Throughout his nights as Batman and even Bruce Wayne, that is how he lives life. Not to say he doesn't think about the future, after all that's what he's fighting for.
"So what's it going to be handsome?" She asks looking him in the eyes.
Pulling her down closer to his face, the two of them lock lips starting at a slow pace. Opening his mouth he allows for her tongue to enter which she does moving his hands up and down her back. Deepening the kiss she moans in between breathes. Wrapping his arms around her tight, finding himself completely into the moment his hands venture down into her panties grasping her butt! Realizing his mistake he quickly removes them, having Ms Marvel/Carol break the kiss with a slight scream hopping off of him while splashing! Looking away from her Bruce feels a bit embarrassed, but raises an eyebrow seeing her grinning.
"Sorry for the scream, you just caught me off guard with that."
"It was an accident!" Bruce snaps.
If anything, he doesn't want her to see him as some sick playboy who takes advantage of women. But than it is her who has come to seek him out. Swimming forward she brings herself in front of him resting her fingers with on his chest. She stands on her toes sticking out her tongue while licking Bruce over his lips.
"Now where were we?" She asks wrapping her arms back around his neck.
Pushing off of her Bruce shakes his head wanting to speak with her about something very important which they should all have their attention on. It may not be what she came for, but it needs to be discussed.
"As everyone else, I'm sure you've heard and probably lost a few of your team to these random disappearances. Do you have any idea who could potentially be behind this?" Bruce asks.
Looking at him directly with a frown, Carol wonders why he's trying to mix work with pleasure! Seriously it is really messing up the moment.
"Can't that sort of talk wait for another time? As for your question I don't really have an answer, but it doesn't seem like the strategy of anyone I've faced."
Crossing his arms Bruce really begins to wonder on what scale of trouble could the earth be in. Whatever is doing this isn't just targeting random people, but rather those known as the earth's defenses A.K.A. super heroes.
Some distance away within a massive business building , is a group of men who work in a huge factory type environment creating and updating weapons. The one in charge who stands around observing is Sektor, who has now legitimized his position as chief. Along with Cyrax, the two of them have the 2nd most power over the Panda Masters.
"How is everything looking?"
Taking a glance over his shoulder Sektor isn't surprised to see Cyrax who walks up to his side. Giving his colleague a full analysis of what has been taking place in the last hour; the two of them just look over the Panda members as they continue to work.
"Do you think we should keep an eye out for Subzero and the Lin Kuei? Lets face it, we attacked them on their home turf; I'm certain we're under their radar." Cyrax asks.
Continuing to watch the workers Sektor writes down a few things on his notepad keeping note of almost everything that goes on.
"I wouldn't put it passed the Lin Kuei to try and come out and find us; in fact I count on it. I've already alerted our top security to be on the look out for anything strange." Sektor replies.
They're producing some really good stuff right now, but it is going to take a lot higher tech to reach the goals of where they ultimately want to get. Taking out your enemies is one thing, but obtaining territory and taking out anyone who tries to stop you is another. Aside from the Lin Kuei there is nothing or anyone else the Panda's have to worry about, the police force has nothing on them as far as weapons.
Finishing up his conversation with Thor, Superman beams himself back up into the Justice League head quarters feeling empty having to go back to square one. All they know is some guy named Tyvez claimed he is the guy, but with something of this magnitude it's highly unlikely.
"Hey Supes you look a little out of the weather...is everything ok?"
Turning and looking to his right Superman waves at Wild Cat.
"Yes everything is just fine, it's been a long night is all." Superman replies.
Both men continue walking in opposite directions of one another. Traveling down two hall ways, Supes enters into one of the control rooms expecting to see Wonder Woman. But when opening the door it is Hawkman who stands over the controls.
"Hello Superman, is there anything I can help you with?"
Giving it some thought Supes concludes she had the control room night duty the three previous nights which means she's probably back down on earth enjoying her time off. Notifying Hawkman he doesn't need any help, Supes exits out of the room. Not wanting to hold this off, Superman makes his way down to the main area stepping out onto the platform. Putting in the coordinates of Diana's apartment, Supes readies himself to be transported. It's true he could try and speak with the dark knight, but due to the time of night; Batman is most likely busy patrolling Gotham. Within moments he is teleported out of sight re appearing in a dark room.
"What in th..."
Superman stops in mid sentence realizing he is inside the bedroom of Wonder Woman who lays asleep! It is hard to really see her due to the dark, but the moons light does come through the window to the far corner of the room. Guess now isn't the time to talk, it'll just have to wait. Walking over to the side of her bed Kal looks down on her thinking to himself, astonished at how beautiful she is when asleep. Not really being able to stop himself he reaches down running a finger through a few strands of her hair which hangs over her face.
"Sweet dreams princess." Supes whispers removing his hand from her side.
Turning his back to her, he walks over into a corner of the room getting ready to beam himself back to the Watch Tower. Because of the light which the teleport process gives off, is his reason for moving away from her so that the light doesn't wake her. Reaching for the device connected to his belt, Superman's heart jumps biting at his tongue seeing that a light clicks on, brightening the previous dark room. Slowly turning he looks over toward the bed where Wonder Woman laid asleep to see that she now sits up yawning.
"Kal whaaahh...what are you doing here?" She asks while at the same time stretching.
Fully turning to face her his eyes broaden as he quickly looks away from her scratching at his hair. With a puzzled look on her face she wonders why he turned away so fast, but taking a look down she blushes a bit. It would seem that when she sat up to flip on the light the blankets which covered her hang off to the side; due to this her upper body is displayed in open view! She doesn't usually sleep naked, but tonight she just happened to be.
"Sorry for grossing you out, just give me a sec." Diana says getting out of the bed.
Superman still looks in the other direction with his arms crossed giving her the privacy needed. Honestly he's surprised she didn't yell at him for coming here uninvited. Getting into a long t-shirt she gives him the ok that she is now clothed.
"You didn't gross me out at all, in fact I'd like to argue the opposite." Superman replies turning to face her.
His words cause her to blush some more just shaking her head.
"So what is so important that the man of steel himself would be doing coming into my apartment this time of night? Not to mention on my night off," Diana rests both her hands over her waist hoping for a good answer, "I know you didn't just come here to flirt."
Clearing his throat he thinks about how he wants to word this all before speaking. Come to think of it he isn't sure why he really even came here, truthfully with all that has been happening with these disappearances has left him frustrated. All he really wanted was to try and ease his nerves by talking to someone about it.
"First off I apologize for coming here without calling first, but I'd like to speak with you about Tyvez and a possible unknown enemy." Superman says.
"Sure thing, just follow me out to the front room where we can take a seat and be a little more comfortable. Just let me know if you'd like anything to eat or drink." Diana tells.
Nodding his head Supes follows her out of the bedroom. At this point you never know who could be next; hell it could even be one of them.
Finishing up their conversation inside of the pool, Bruce takes Carol by the hand leading them both out drying off with the towels. Closing her eyes Carol leans back within her chair enjoying the warm Gotham night breeze.
"I guess you should get going before it gets too late. If you'd like I can walk you to the front door." Bruce volunteers.
Opening her eyes to his voice she smiles a bit, getting the impression he's trying to get rid of her. He sure has one unique personality type among the many men or women she has ever met. Something that comes back to her mind is what happened back at his fundraiser involving Emma Frost trying to enter and read his mind. That ended with the X-Men member falling unconscious! That a lone should be enough to say there is something that is just so different about him.
"Is everything ok, you seem spaced out?" Bruce asks moving up next to her.
"Yeah everything is fine."
Standing from her seat she recovers both her jacket and shoes carrying them alongside her signaling for Bruce to follow her. Standing from the chair he does just that, following Carol back into the manor. Walking down the hall they make their way into a back room which would eventually lead to the main room where the fire place is lit up. Stopping in place Carol sets down her things turning and facing Bruce.
"Even though it may not have been long, I enjoyed spending a little extra time with you Bruce."
"Yeah so did I." Bruce replies.
Listening to his tone and quick reply, she can tell he isn't completely honest with his statement. In other words he just told a lie, but that is something he probably does on a daily basis. But in order to keep his secret identity an actual secret he really has no choice. Staring at each other, neither of them seems to move frozen in place. Seeing this as an opening she steps forward pressing her lips up against his, unexpectedly having him kiss back! Removing her lips from his she pushes him down onto the couch, asking for him to remove the robe. Looking down to see that he tries to speak she puts a finger to his mouth.
"I wasn't giving you a choice, I'm telling you to remove it." Carol says.
Bruce can't help but feel she sounded a lot like him in her choice for words there! Now that is a bit scary. Doing as she says he removes the clothing playing along for now. Having him lay out flat over his back she gets on top of him leaning down and putting his lower lip into her mouth gently biting and sucking on it. Moving away from that she turns her attention to his neck planting little kisses on both sides.
"You just lay back and try and enjoy yourself." She whispers into one of his ears.
Bringing her lips back to his Carol moves her lower body in a circular motion up against his getting an instant reaction feeling him becoming aroused. Rubbing her tongue up against his she reaches under digging her fingers into his back! Going at this for over a minute she removes her lips from his sitting up resting her hands over his chest.
"You don't have to worry about me crushing you, after all I'm not Wonder Woman." She teases.
Reaching back she begins to untie the upper part of her swim suit/bra. But before she's able to do a thing Bruce removes himself from underneath her. Sitting up he puts a hand to his head thinking of Diana! Coming up next to him Carol places her hands with on his shoulder.
"Is everything ok?" She asks.
"I think you should leave...I've got work to do." He replies.
"Is this about Wonder Woman? Are you in love with her?" Carol asks feeling a bit jealous.
Getting up from the couch Bruce puts the robe back on, bending down and handing Ms Marvel/Carol her belongings. Not wanting to leave her on a bad note, he bends down bringing his lips to hers giving her one last kiss.
"I've got a city to attend to, but here's my number if you'd like to call sometime." Bruce says writing down the number on a notepad handing it to her directly.
Putting his hands into the pockets of the robe he makes his way for the door but stops at the sound of her voice.
"When can I see you again?" She asks, almost as a whisper.
"There is a ballroom dance I'll be attending next week downtown; you're welcomed to join me as my date."
Not saying another word he exits out of the room leaving her. He isn't sure what it is, but the mention of Diana triggered something inside of him ending what could have happened. Slipping her feet back into her high heels she puts on the jacket as well zipping up and making her way to the main room. When entering there is no sign of Alfred, so she just decides to let herself out. With the passing of over an hour Bruce sits within the bat cave fully suited up with the cowl hanging off to the side. Originally he was going to call it a night, but he has since changed his mind.
"Come on...there has to be a shot of her on here somewhere." Bruce mumbles to himself going over the footage which should have Lois Lane on tape.
Off to the side he has a few printed files which could help with locating the next meeting place between both Hammerhead and Black Mask. He isn't much for calling for outside help, but perhaps involving Spiderman would make it easier to predict their next move, due to the reality the wall crawler is very familiar with this Hammerhead fellah.
Walking down a dark hall is the one who goes by the name of Tyvez, listening to the sound of screams from one of the cell blocks. Whistling to himself there is much work that still needs to be done, but so far things couldn't be going better currently. Coming to a stop in front of a room, a machine scans his eyes for identification; which enables the door to open after confirming it is in fact him. Entering into the room he almost instantly drops to his knees bowing down to someone.
"How did your encounter with the heroes go?"
Clearing his throat Tyvez looks up at this person nodding his head.
"It played out a lot better than could have been scripted; I met with both the devil and bat, two of the earth's non threatening heroes to us. But I've convinced them that I'm the one running this entire thing; and just like the little flies they're, they bought into it. No need to worry my mistress they have no idea of you."
"Excellent...once we have Superman, Thor, Wonder Woman and the entire Green Lantern corps it should be smooth obtaining the rest of them."
The two smile laughing together, enjoying their success so far to no end. Soon the entire earth will be under their control.
To Be Continue
Justice Heroes Elite:
CHP 38: Track to Panda home
Walking out in the wilderness alone is the Lin Kuei's champion. Around him it snows lightly as he continue's through the forest area. When coming out here he made sure that no one from the clan would follow; this mission is something that he'd like to take care of personally. Sometimes it is best not to get the entire clan involved; that way the amount of casualties can be limited. Not liking what he feels Subzero comes to a complete stop having a bad feeling he is being watched and or followed.
"If there is someone out there...show yourself!" Subzero demands.
Being aware of his surroundings is one of the most practiced as well as most important procedures the Lin Kuei strive to be the best at. When you're an established clan like they're, you will make many enemies along the way as years pass. Seeing that someone jumps from the surrounding trees, Subzero gets into a fighting stance ready to battle.
"No need to get all worked up, it's just me."
Dropping his hands Subz walks over in front of the individual wondering what they're doing here.
"I must say I'm a bit surprised to see you out in this part of the woods. But seriously Wolverine, you should know by now that I cannot be sneaked up on."
"I had no intention of sneaking around; when I saw you leaving the Lin Kuei temple I got curious and decided to follow. But since I'm here, I'm sure you wouldn't mind telling me where it is you're going?" Logan asks.
Patting him over the shoulder Subzero informs Logan to follow him. While walking side by side Subzero fills him in on the details of where he is going. With the attack on the Lin Kuei some days ago by a group named the Panda Masters, he has since found a snitch who is willing to give up some information for a certain price.
"So where are you and this person meeting exactly?" Logan asks.
"She owns a shop within the city, so that is where you and I will be meeting up with her. But I'll be doing all of the talking, you're just coming along for the ride." Subzero says.
Nodding his head Wolverine understands fully, this is the business of the Lin Kuei which equals he needs to stay out of it as much as possible. The cold bitter weather doesn't really bother either of them, continuing to walk forward.
"Well since I'm tagging along, would you mind telling me what happened? I mean with this Panda group and all. The person who came up with their squad name should be relieved of his or her duties." Wolverine asks.
"It doesn't really matter at this point, all that is important now is that once we figure out where these guys are lurking, you and I are going in after them." Subzero replies.
"That sounds all good and sweet, but just how many of them are there?" Logan asks.
Smiling underneath his mask Subzero finds it best not to answer that at the particular moment. Truthfully he isn't sure how many of them there are; his only objective is to eliminate the top guys running the organization. And from what he could tell, both Cyrax and Sektor old teammates of his are working close with the top guy. Getting to them will lead him to the top guy responsible for the entire group.
"Let me rephrase that a little...do you even know how many of them there are?" Wolverine asks.
"Try not to worry, it is only the ones in charge of the group that I'm interested in." Subzero replies.
Traveling for close to another three miles the two of them finally reach a bus stop getting onto the bus with the driver giving Subzero a weird look, but regardless of that he takes the money from Subz. Walking all the way back to the bus the two of them take a seat.
"If we were going to go at it like this, maybe you should have got dressed into something else." Logan whispers into the ear of Subzero."
Observing some of the others which sit on the bus, their attention seems to be on Subzero with everyone staring due to his ninja like attire. But that quickly comes to an end just as soon as Subzero glares back at them all. With the passing of another two minutes everyone seems to become more relaxed just minding their own business.
"Just one more question," Sitting back Logan looks outside the window to see that the snow is really coming down now, "How much time do you dedicate to your clan? I mean do you have a personal life outside of that all?"
Resting his eyes Subzero sits back as well hoping they're successful in finding the ones they're in pursuit for.
"Yes I do have a life outside of the Lin Kuei, but lately I've been needed a little more than usual." Subzero tells.
Shaking his head Logan can relate to that in some ways; back when he was in his world sometimes the X-Men and even Avengers needed him more times than others. Speaking of which, he hopes the Dark Knight didn't forget that he is still here. But that is probably nothing to worry about, as for this moment he'll keep his attention focused on the task at hand. The bus ride itself takes a little over forty minutes before they arrive at their stop within the city. Getting off the bus it has stopped snowing, but it is still around 40 degrees.
"So I'm assuming you know where to go from here." Wolverine says.
Nodding his head, Subz points out in a certain direction leading them both down the street. Walking down several blocks they finally come to a stop in front of a small building. Subz turns to Logan notifying him that this is the place, also taking this opportunity to remind him he'll be doing all of the talking.
"Yeah I gotcha, you won't hear a word from me." Wolverine says.
Entering into the supposable store, Logan's eyes narrow at some of the things which are on display. This place looks like it is the home to a magician and or wizard judging by the items around coupled in with the overall layout of the place. But just when he thought things couldn't get any weirder the door in which the entered through locks on it's own with long purple curtains stretching out and covering all the windows. Not liking this at all Wolverine gets into attack mode releasing his long blades from inside his knuckles!
"Wolverine just relax!" Subzero yells out.
Both men turn their attention to the area of the front counter where someone appears from a back room wearing a jacket hoody, of dark gray resembling the attire of the grim reaper. Coming from behind the counter area, the individual approaches the two of them with Wolverine fully ready to attack but is held back by Subzero.
"Boy it sure has been some time hasn't it Kuai Liang. I like what I'm seeing, you've really been taking care of yourself."
Hearing the female voice Logan eases up a bit inserting his claws back into his body not seeing her as a threat...as of yet anyway. Unzipping the dark attire she removes it from her body standing in nothing but a bra and panties! Stepping back from them she throws her head back swinging around her long raven hair!
Subzero steps back putting a hand to the mouth of Wolverine stopping him from finishing that sentence. Both men seem to just freeze in place staring her down from head to toe, amazed by her overall beauty and shape. Even though he wears a mask it is still obvious to her that he's enjoying seeing her like this.
"So are you just going to sit there staring at me; or are you going to introduce the two of us?" She finally asks.
"Mia this is Logan, and Logan this is Mia. She was a childhood as well as teenage friend to me. Once I really got into my training with the Lin Kuei we sort of just lost contact." Subzero says to Wolverine.
Reaching into the small pouch which is tied to his belt Subzero hands her the Cheetah's head. A rare coin consisting of only five others. Looking it over for a few moments a smirk grows on her face.
"I knew you wouldn't disappoint."
"Of course not, but if you could we really have a tight schedule to keep. Could you please give us the whereabouts of the Panda Masters."
Walking away from the two of them she makes her way back into one of the rooms in the back. Both Subzero and Wolverine wait patiently for her to return. Coming back into sight she lets them both know she'll try and help them out as much as she can, but asks for Subzero to remove his mask first. Not wanting to back down from possibly loosing information Subzero does as he is asked removing the mask. Walking up in front of him she wraps her arms around his neck.
"Hhmm you're even better looking than what I could have guessed. but as for the location of the Panda group, I'm not really sure where they're. But something tells me you could jog my memory with a little," Removing her arms from his neck she reaches down rubbing a hand over his crotch area, "You know..."
Removing her hand instantly he twists her wrist.
"Look I didn't come here for anything like that; I gave you what you wanted now give me a location!" Subzero demands.
Releasing her from his tight grip he puts back on his mask, but frowns at her smile. Is this some kind of game to her!
"Ok Kuai you win. The one who leads the Panda Masters goes by the name of Hideakin Ioa."
Continuing to talk she gives them the locations of where the Panda Masters have been operating throughout the city. Mia is also helpful in giving them extra information on the large companies the Pandas are targeting next. After she is done speaking the front door is unlocked making it free for them to go, with Logan leading the way.
"Kuai...be careful. And if you ever change your mind, or need comforting you know where to find me."
Subzero just replies by thanking her for the valuable information that he had wanted. Following Wolverine the two of them exit out of the place together.
"By the way she spoke of that Hideakin, we should really be careful." Wolverine says.
Both fighters agree that they'll travel on foot from here, the Panda's main stronghold is no more than three to four miles from here. But once they get into the facility it'll be all about stealth, the objective is to only take out the main guy.
Bowing down to the audiences with the closing of her magic show Zatanna enters back into the dressing room saying goodnight to some of her coworkers who leave. Walking over to the area of her mirror Zee takes a seat taking off her hat setting it down off to the side. Looking over her shoulder she is a bit startled at Jay Hui standing right behind her.
"Gheeze Jay you scared me there for a second. Is there something you want to ask?"
Reaching out she picks up her comb brushing her hair, realizing it got a little out of place with her last trick on stage. Feeling his hands come up on her shoulders she sets the comb down resting her head over his right hand. she looks up at him through the mirror smiling liking the feel of the neck massage he gives.
"Oh Jay that feels good, especially after a long day."
"Yeah I knew you could use it."
Sitting back she closes her eyes loving the feel of this, lightly moaning. Putting her hand out over the desk top a few of her items fall off to the side onto the ground. Removing his hands from her shoulders, Jay bends down picking up the items. Lifting up a certain photo he looks up at her smiling.
"What's wrong?" She asks looking clueless.
Standing to his feet he sets the photo onto her desktop.
"I guess you're just like hundreds of woman out there who have a crush on this man. But I guess I can't blame you, Bruce Wayne is top 10 in sex appeal among women." Jay says.
Biting at her tongue she could have sworn she had put that picture away before the beginning of the show, but apparently not.
"Yeah guilty as charge, he's a real cutie. I wonder what he's like in person!" Zatanna says flashing her eye brows.
She prefers that Jay doesn't know she has a close friendship type relationship with Bruce, because if he or anyone around here did she'd get questioned about it all the time. Plus that could potentially lead to some other things she'd rather not think about.
"How about after you get cleaned up, you and I can go out for a cup of coffee?" Jay asks.
"I'd like that." Zatanna replies.
Back within the city of Gotham Bruce places the cowl back over his face, feeling relieved to finally find what he had been looking for. Footage of Lois from the security film he got a hold of. Standing from his computer chair he turns off the huge monitor, wanting to take care of another set of business. He still hasn't been able to pick up the trail of Penguin, Toyman and Mad Hatter; with time the three of them will be found and dealt with. But there are two other criminal master minds he's figured out.
"Before I do anything there is one thing that needs to be done. He shouldn't be too hard to find this time of night."
Making his way over to the bat plane Batman stops at hearing the voice of Alfred calling for him.
"Mr. Charles would like to know if your schedule will be open three days from now. He'd like to discuss a few changes in the board room of Wayne tower."
Hopping into the bat plane Batman looks over at Alfred.
"That will be just fine; by the way have you seen Damien anywhere?" Batman asks.
"No sir, I have not. Dear I ask how your evening went with Ms. Danvers?"
"Couldn't have went better Alfred...it couldn't have went better." Batman replies.
Judging by his tone Alfred isn't sure if that is sarcasm or if it indeed did go well, or possibly something in between. Firing up the engine the top to the bat plane closes with Batman blasting off out of the cave.
"Be careful sir." Alfred whispers.
Out in a city park walking side by side is both Scott summers and Emma Frost enjoying the fresh night air. Coming up in front of a park bench the two of them decide to take a seat, looking up into the dark sky filled with so many stars.
"It's really a nice night, it's been some time since you and I have just sat together and enjoyed the stars. But I guess with all that has been going on that wasn't possible." Emma says.
Moving her hand over she rests it on top of his moving over even closer to him. Leaning over she rests her head over his shoulder, while Scott reaches over wrapping an arm around her. Things have been a little more chaotic than usual as of late, but he's willing to bet that'll change with the passing of time.
"Have you heard any of the rumors that have been going around?" Emma asks.
Looking down at her he runs a finger through her hair rubbing that same hand over her face.
"What rumors?" He asks.
With the speed of sound an energy blast comes out of nowhere exploding the bench sending the two of them in the other direction close to fifteen ft before they end up on the grass. Standing to his feet Scott reaches out helping Emma up as well.
"Wait I think we've seen this thing before. That or something similar to it; remember those attackers back in the state of Washington a day ago!" Scott says getting himself ready for battle.
"Yes of course I remember, but what is one of those things doing here!"
Both X-Men members are more than surprised to see whatever it is being here at this time in front of them. It makes them both wonder if they're it's target. Not wasting any time Emma Frost tries to enter into it's mind, but there is nothing but emptiness!
"Either that thing is completely brain dead, or it's got some type of telepathic barrier!" Emma says.
"Well than my lady, you just step back and watch me work my magic." Scott replies.
Removing the shades from his eyes, Scott blasts the creature back some, but is unable to knock it over or really even doing any damage at all. Putting the shades on back over his eyes, Scott prefers not to go all out; besides there could be innocent civilians not far from here that he wouldn't risk.
"Looks like you two love birds could use a little help. Wow he sure is an ugly one."
Swinging from the darkness and landing next to Scott is non other than everyone's friendly neighborhood Spiderman. Treating this as if it is a game with it being his turn to play, Spiderman bends down stretching out his legs while standing and doing the same with his arms.
"So what's the plan to bring down ugly?" Spiderman asks.
This particular creature stands over twelve feet tall with dark rough scaly skin, with long arms and legs displaying only three fingers on each of it's massive hands. Roaring out saliva falls from it's mouth which disgusts the wall crawler most.
"I'm not sure how we should go about this, but if we can try and get this thing on it's back I should be able to finish it off without holding back." Scott says.
"If that's all, than this will be a piece of cake." Spiderman say running ahead of Scott.
Both Emma and Scott look at one another smiling at the confidence/cockiness of Spiderman. But you have to give the guy credit, he isn't afraid to jump in the middle of a fight even if the odds are greatly against him. But being like them, that is the type of mentality you must have in order to survive.
"You know what they say big boy...the bigger they're, the harder they FALL!" Spidy say.
Jumping up and kicking into the massive foe, Spidy is grabbed by his ankle and is thrown effortlessly into the side of a tree. Getting up Spiderman holds a hand to his stomach really feeling the blow of that one.
"Man this thing has some strength, guess I'll have to be extra careful." Spiderman says.
Running at the enemy again, Spiderman punches into it this time but is grabbed by his wrist and swung around being thrown again tumbling to the ground but catches himself quickly getting back onto his feet. Getting up he sprints at full speed jumping into the air but this time is caught by his head and thrown back falling to the ground in between both Emma and Scott.
"Hey guys...you know a little help would be greatly appreciated." Spiderman says, but getting up slower this time.
"Oh is that right, because I was under the impression the big bad Spider wanted to take care of it himself." Emma says.
Spiderman just frowns at her remark turning away from her and looking back at the enemy which needs to be taken down. But seeing as a missile approaches from behind them all the three of them duck watching the projectile explode on impact with the creature. Looking up into the sky Spiderman smiles with his heart rate increasing, totally not expecting to see this individual in town.
"Well well if it isn't tall dark and broody himself." Spidy says.
"Tall dark and broody? Who is that supposed to be?" Emma asks.
"Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Batman!" Spiderman replies.
Close to over 20 yards away the bat plane lands with Batman jumping out and making his way over to the three of them.
"Well I'll be damned, I truly didn't believe the guy exist. I heard rumors he worked alongside the Justice League of America, but at the same time he was labeled a myth." Scott says.
"Hey Bats what are you doing here?" Spiderman asks.
Seeing that the huge creature charges them all Batman does not reply, instead running forward and grabbing hold of Emma grappling them out of it's path with Spiderman doing the same with Scott. Afterward both Spiderman and Batman walk up next to each other.
"I won't lie it's cool to have you at my side again, but why are you here?" Spiderman asks.
"Lets focus on taking this thing down first, and then I'll get into all of that." Batman says.
Spiderman shakes his head agreeing with what Batman says. Standing off to the side both Scott and Emma just watch; not that they can't contribute, it's just that at the moment they might not be needed.
"This will help us in slowing it down."
Pulling something out of his utility belt Batman runs forward with Spiderman following. Jumping up Batman throws down ice bombs trying to freeze it in place. Showing it's great strength the beast seems unfazed reaching out and grabbing hold of them both tossing them back in the other direction with both heroes landing on their feet.
"Looks like this will be a little bit tougher than I thought." Batman says.
Right before their eyes the creature is knocked over and flattened into the ground by an enormous green brick wall. Both Spiderman and Batman as well as Emma and Scott look up to see a glowing green figure.
"First you and now the Green Lantern? This night couldn't get any better." Spiderman says.
Hovering down GL comes to a stop in front of Batman and Spiderman with both Emma and Scott making their way over to see the Green Lantern in person for the first time up close!
Walking for some distances Subzero and Wolverine finally arrive in front of the building which is said to be that of where the operations of the Panda Masters is taking place. Observing that of a door to the building opening, the two of them make themselves scarce. hiding behind a huge dumpster.
"I think it's best that we try and find a back door entrance. But don't forget once we get in, first and for most neither of us can be seen." Subzero says.
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