This is my own story. Two characters in the team are OOC. Hope you enjoy this story!
A large chunk of landmass stood in space away from the remains of what had been a red sun, now gone. Once a major city on the crystal planet of Krypton, Argo City now the equivalent of a large meteor lay restless in space. Technological advancements were what made people of Krypton so genuine and because of such intellect, one such scientist Zor-El, manage to keep the planet functioning by creating a transparent dome-like shield along with artificial nutrients around the planet to sustain the inhabitants of the city. For a while, the city was safe and the people were wondering as to how long the city would remain floating in space.
Now chaos and terror seem to spread all over the city as huge pieces of metal and debris fell from above and smashing into the ground. Great explosions rocked the city and the people. It had been hours now since the destruction began. Shaking and large tremors were practically a constant now. Because of that, the people went running and screaming for their lives. An army had now been considered active and used vehicles and other weapons to counteract the devastating attack. Large crevices appeared with green light glowing from beneath the cracks. There was no doubt about it, the planet was soon to explode. A great entity of great power and knowledge had planted a bomb to the city's core, enhancing the planet's radiation levels and poisoning the planet. That did not stop this madman from launching an all scale attack on the city as well.
Translucent walls shaped like gigantic crystals fell down shattering causing more critical damage to the city of Argo. Soldiers with black armor pointed their weapons at several large drones above and fired relentlessly. The robotic parasites continued to fire despite being shot down. A large dome-like building seemed to be the only thing left unscathed. Inside were two people only, the rest had already left. A man wearing a beige uniform made his way along with a young blond woman to a certain room, a room made up entirely of crystal. In the middle of the room, stood a large pod-shaped container made of a weird metal. The young girl, who appeared to be sixteen years old in Earth years, had tears in her eyes along with her pleas of not wanting to go anywhere. Explosions were still heard from outside.
"Father, Please! Don't send me away!" the young woman shouted. "Please, I beg of you!" she cried.
The man merely retained his stern expression and spoke. "The visual embodiment of the Brain Interactive Construct has already incapacitated Kandor. Argo may be next. This is the only way you will survive. Every person of Argo is just as strong as a Kryptonian. Unlike my dear brother, this rocket will take less time to arrive to Earth…." Zor-El said as he punched a few buttons on the platform computer. The interface had appeared and he typed in his final commands.
"Please! I want to stay with you! I want to fight. For Krypton!" The girl pleaded. She held onto his father's lapels as an act of desperation.
Zor-El gently took her hands and held them. He looked deeply at her. "Krypton is destroyed, young star. Argo City is under attack from the Brain Interactive Construct and his forces. I must stay here and do what needs to be done to save this last city of what had been Krypton. I cannot risk you. I want to save you."
"What are you doing?" Zor-El's daughter asked. Zor-El went to a nearby console and immediately the pod shaped structure that was fit for a human opened up.
"Giving my daughter a fighting chance is all."
"You are sending me to Earth because I'm weak! I want to show you that I'm not afraid of that… Brainiac!" she shouted.
"He is very powerful and you are still too young, Kara. You would not survive this war. Besides you have yet to show me you're strong."
"I'm not!" Kara shook her head. She began to argue once more but was cut off.
"If you were, you would do this." Zor-El simply said before going on. "Go to Earth. Find Jor-El's son, Kal-El. You two will be the only survivors of the planet Krypton. My desire is that you find people who are extraordinary in themselves so that you will not be alone. This is the only way. Otherwise you will be destroyed.
Kara knew she was going to lose this argument and merely looked down in anguish. Zor-El took the time to produce a small blue prism from his robe. "Here, take this crystal." He placed the object into Kara's hand.
"What is it?"
"It will help you to learn how to survive when the true moment comes."
Kara still refused however and went on. "I'm not being placed in suspended animation. I'm going out there! You cannot stop me!" Kara shoved the crystal to her father's chest and marched her way out of the room. As she walked toward the entrance, she felt a slight sting on the back of her neck, making her entire body go numb and thus unable to move. She collapsed but did not hit the ground. Zor-El held onto Kara. "I'm sorry, my dear. Being stubborn makes you lose reason. This is the only way."
All Kara could do was watch her father place her into the pod which felt like a steel bed as soon as she was placed in it. Soon the doors to the pod began to slide close. She caught a glimpse of her father saying "Farewell. You'll be strong." The doors shut completely which now emphasized the intense darkness in the pod. Kara wanted to bang her fists on the front of the pod but she lost consciousness.
20 Years Later.
Darkness like space was practically constant as well. The blackness went on to the point of forever. No light was seen. No light at all. Suddenly a focal point lit up eventually opening up slowly letting more light in. She thought she might be dreaming again. But curious nonetheless, she began to step into the light. That was the moment she opened her eyes. To be living and breathing again, it was overwhelming. Kara squinted as she saw a tall muscular-looking man looking down at her with a kind smile. He stood out uniquely which made her see he was a being of great importance. What she noticed most was the red 'S' shield on his chest. The House of El! she thought.
"Hello there." he said with a nod. "Are you alright?" Gently, he offered his hand out to her.
"Who are you?" she spoke weakly.
He explained who he was known as and immediately he took her in under his care. Arriving to the man's place in which the called the 'fortress'. It was the very place that resembled Krypton greatly. The style was all there. As she made her way around the snowy cavern, Kara felt like she was back at home. She continued to marvel everything around her. The technology and the crystals were once again looked at. She then remembered the crystal that her father gave her.
"The crystal! Wait! Did you find a-?"
The man with the red cape held it out in front of him for her to take. "It came with you in the pod. What is it?"
"First, tell me everything." Kara said.
Explaining the circumstances was something that was appalling to her. He told her where he found the pod but what was most shocking was that the man identified himself as Kal-El. Kara explained to him he could not be for the 'Kal-El' she was looking for had to be young still. Nevertheless, he convinced her who he was. He was also equally astounded that she was Kara Zor-El, her cousin. Apparently they agreed that she did not age during the cryogenic stasis. He had told her that he is also living as a human with his adopted parents, both of whom are farmers. At least I found him, now what? she asked herself this question. She could not believe that she was now on Earth with humans.
He also showed her how their powers worked under the yellow sun. Like Kal-El, she was strong, fast and invulnerable. She demonstrated all this and took great delight over her newfound abilities. Kal-El warned not to take her powers too seriously, it would make her reckless. She was terrified to find out that there were minerals that were poisonous to Kryptonians, Kryptonite. Green was the most deadly. Red was of the unpredictable kind, Gold would take Kryptonians' powers away forever, and Blue would only take them away temporarily. She paid most attention to this.
To make her seem like an ordinary human, Kal-El instructed her and showed her many of Earth's customs and manners. He explained his own and stated "The human appearance is the real disguise." He picked up his glasses and placed him on his eyes. It took a long while to get over the culture shock and to get a handle on human ways but Kara seemed to manage. Kal-El even helped her enlist in high school as part of a way to integrate into Earth's society. She picked out an Earth name she chose for herself "Linda Danvers."
Still, despite feeling like a God, there were several battles Kara faced along with Kal-El and by herself during her high school years. Villains of all sorts emerged in the city of Metropolis. Great battles which were terrible and devastating. It made her feel like she did have a limit. Earth was nothing like Krypton indeed. Finally showing herself as a strong individual, she took the battles seriously and with glee. But yet, there were times when she had almost died. That was why training was available by Kal-El and other superheroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman. Kara, still infuriated by her father's claims that she was weak was not taking her training lightly. Kal-El had taught her to fight with hands and feet but also with words in which he explained that it was the right way to fight. Kara was skeptical to that but agreed regardless. Exercising without powers was most difficult but she managed. Using a small shard of blue kryptonite, Kara worked hard to keep her battle body intact. With her newfound skills handed down to her, the battles also, sharpened her image immensely.
Gym class was the most fun Kara ever had. She always looked forward to it. Now eighteen and a senior in high school, Kara under the alias "Linda Danvers" was set upon graduating in a few months. But first, gym was to be expected. She took out a blue jewel from a small box she had and put it around her neck. Already her powers are disabled. Because of many enemies Kara fought, her body had changed dramatically due to the yellow sun. It gave her a heavily tanned look although her yellow hair remained the same. She was a few inches taller and the rest of her slender body now looked more toned and muscular. Still, she did not flaunt her new image for fear of being criticized and different among her peers, so she wore baggy clothing. Like Kal-El or Clark Kent as his Earth name was called, she wore glasses.
In gym, Kara along with her classmates were busy doing ab exercises. They were doing basic crunches. The room was so warm due to the hot weather outside. Many students were complaining and groaning over the techniques they were supposed to be doing. The Phys. Ed instructor motivated them to go on. But to no avail. Kara seemed to be the only one doing exercising and did more than she should. Many boys frowned at her as she went on as if there was nothing stopping her. Eventually they were told to work out however they wanted.
Kara was doing chin-ups. Closing her eyes, she concentrated as best she could to pick herself up everytime. The blue kryptonite had made her body adapt to the hot weather, she was now sweating profusely but she went on. Breathing in and out, she thought long and hard as to the current situation that faced her back a few days ago with...Luthor. Her hatred of him intensified. But before she contemplated further about the man, she heard a voice calling her name. "Hi, Linda."
Getting down from the bar, Kara saw a young boy with glasses looking to be her age stepping up to her nervously, giving her a smile. "Hi, Jim." she smiled back.
"Hey." He pushed his glasses up to his nose further. "You're really good at those." Jim said to her pointing at the bar.
Kara smiled. "Thanks?" she giggled and waved a dread of her hair away.
"Anyways, well, I was wondering-"
"Wait a minute..." a voice called out and appeared right between Jim and Kara. It was a tall jock named Brad whom Kara found extremely annoying.
"You're asking her out? You're actually doing that? Well, kudos to you for trying but even I know you don't have a chance." Brad along with his friends were now chuckling.
Jim looked down to the ground in shame.
"I mean seriously, even I know what you got going on, Linda. Don't hide behind those glasses. Those eight-pack abs of yours... you know you want a taste of a real man." Brad came face to face with Kara. She then turned livid and wanted to tear him to bits.
"Just leave us alone!" Jim rushed at Brad only to be knocked down to the ground by one of his lackeys.
"You leave him alone!" Kara yelled at Brad and gripped her necklace containing the blue K, wanting to tear it off her. She then heard her coach coming and took her hand off her necklace.
"What is going on here?" The coach asked. When nobody responded, he went further. "Somebody's gotta go to detention. Who's it going to be?"
"I did." Jim raised a hand. A few giggles from the jocks were stifled.
Kara sighed and shook her head in disappointment. She did however, feel a sense of gratitude for Jim saving her from detention.
Omens were always totally unexpected. That was why the next day, Kara had her biggest challenge. On the bus, heading toward a field trip, Kara amidst the chattering of students onboard was thinking about Luthor again. Suddenly the scenery outside the window, which at first depicted of a highway they were on, along with trees ahead, changed. An explosion was given off on the expressway. There was silence onboard now which soon grew to curiosity and marvel. Kara frowned at what was going on. She was confused. Jim who was sitting behind her spoke.
"What's going on?"
"Everyone stay put!" the driver said.
"Kids, you heard the driver, stay calm!" the teacher spoke. "Everything's going to be fine-"
Students screamed as two cars exploded by a sheer blast. The front window of the bus shattered from the shockwave. Kara saw what hit the cars and she could not believe her eyes. It was a drone. One of the drones that took place during the attack on Argo. How could this be? The drone whirred and moved from left to right. It soon spotted the bus. Kara looked worried now.
"Everyone off the bus!" Kara shouted.
The teacher looked at Kara incredulously and suddenly the bus was hit on the front, setting the hood on fire.
"Out the back!" the teacher yelled.
Students scrambled to the exit in back of them. Kara went toward the main door and got out. She approached the drone. "What are you doing here?"
The teacher and other students were shouting at Kara to come with them. She paid them no mind. The drone steadily approached the depowered Kara. She held tight to her necklace and was about to tear it off when all of a sudden a green blast shattered the drone from the left.
Pieces of the drone fell to the ground. A figure wearing a green suit ahead landed in front of Kara. It was a voluptuous, young woman looking to be around Kara's age. She had long black, wavy hair. Green energy was re-absorbed back into a ring she had on her finger.
"Who are you?" Kara frowned.
"I... am a Green Lantern. Besides I should be asking you that question but with a 'what' instead of a 'who'." she said.
Kara frowned. A green lantern here?