Justice League does not belong to me.
This story is set in the Justice Lord dimension. All of the Lords have reformed, aside from their Superman.
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Red glowing eyes. That was the first thing that she saw coming towards her in the shadows. She knew that she didn't stand a chance against the red-eyed man. But she stood her ground anyway.
Why is he after me, though? I didn't do anything to him. Is he that far gone? Does he really think that we betrayed him? We didn't. He chose his path. He dragged the others down with him. He was the only who never realized that he was in the wrong. But what if he does realize? What if he's gone crazy? Somehow, that last thought scared her more than anything. The large man with the red glowing eyes was someone she knew. She'd trusted him when she was little. Until-
But she didn't have a chance to continue her thoughts. The man with the S on his chest came out of the shadows, glaring at her. She continued to stand her ground. He's going to kill me. But if that satisfies him enough to keep him from hurting the rest of them... So be it.
"C'mon, Kal-El. Do your worst."
"I intend to." His eyes glowed a brighter red.
The next thing she was aware of was something pushing her to the ground. A scream of pain filled her mind with terror. No! Not her! Please, no!
Batgirl awoke with a jerk. She'd fallen asleep in the monitor womb. Again. The fourth time since the... incident. The incident that haunted her dreams during the rare hours when she actually allowed herself to rest. Mostly, it ambushed her when her body zonked out on its own. Like it had just a few minutes ago.
"Same dream?" Impulse asked from the seat beside her. God bless her. Imp, her closest friend, had gotten into the routine of checking on her whenever she had monitor duty ever since J'onn had reprimanded her for sleeping on the job. The Martian had been right, though. Quick response could be the difference between life and death for civilians, even for Leaguers. And I put people's lives in danger every time I fall asleep up here. That was it. First thing in the morning she was going to have J'onn take her off watch duty. She couldn't afford wasting time up in the Watchtower anyway. She needed to be down in Gotham. She had the Batcomputer automatically searching for any references of Superman's whereabouts. And where the crazed Kryptonian was keeping his prisoner. She needed to get back home and continue her searching.
"Earth to Batgirl," Impulse said, snapping her white-gloved fingers in the younger girl's face. Batgirl glared at her, only earning herself a chuckle. The two had grown up together, therefore, Imp was immune to the infamous Batglare. The white-costumed speedster's expression turned sympathetic, "The dream again?"
Batgirl nodded, "Yes."
"Any luck so far?"
She adjusted her red gauntlets, keeping her eyes on the floor, "Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
"You'll find them, Bat. If anyone can find them, it's you."
"I hope you're right."
"Everyone else is looking for them too, ya know. Between all of us, I'm sure we'll come across something. Can't give up now."
Right then, Green Lantern came in for his shift. Batgirl took Impulse's elbow and lead her towards the transporters, "Send us to the Cave, Mr. Teriffic. Please." She only threw in the 'please' because she knew Alfred would kill her if he found out that she was slipping in the manners department.
"What's on your mind, Bat?" The taller of the two girls asked.
"I'm thinking that we're going to need outside help." She answered, her voice deepening even further with her agitation. "Imp, I've exhausted every lead I have. I've threatened every thug and interrogated every person who might even possibly have an inkling of where that Kryptonian is."
She cut off her friend with another glare, "I know."
"Wait. Outside help?" The eyepieces of Impulse's golden domino mask widened, "You're not thinking about-"
"That's exactly what I'm thinking."
"That dimensional transporter of Batman's hasn't been used in forever. It'll break down on you."
"Not true. I've been using it to keep an eye on them. I've been watching them for about a week now."
Imp's eyes got even wider, "Them? As in the other Justice League? The ones who never went rogue?"
"Exactly. Mostly just keeping an eye on their Batman. I also think Flash might be able to help too."
Impulse sank into the chair, "Are you sure you just want them? What about their Superman and Wonder Woman? We could use a few more powerhouses."
"Absolutely not. You know that I don't trust Kryptonians."
"Wonder Woman's not-"
Another glare. I do not want to talk about this. Stay with the program, Imp.
"Oookay, then. No Supes, no Princess. What about their J'onn?"
"We've already got a mind reader. And if our J'onn can't find anything..."
"Then theirs won't be able to either. Alrighty, anybody else?"
"I guess whoever else goes on a mission with their Batman and Flash."
Impulse snapped her fingers in realization, "So that's why you've been watching them! You're waiting to transport them here when they've got a mission together."
"No. I'm waiting to help them when they're on a mission together. They'll be more willing to listen when I've shown them that I'm on their side."
"You sure about that?" The other young hero did not seem convinced.
"Absolutely sure. Batman's my mentor, remember? There can't be much difference between ours and theirs." Imp turned to the computer and flipped some controls. Batgirl watched with an amused smirk as her friend kept trying, without much success and increasing irritation, to bring up the dimensional transporter's view of the other heros. It was the first time that she'd smiled since the incident.
But it wasn't meant to last. When she switched the screen on, she realized that she'd finally gotten lucky. The other League's Batman was indeed on a mission with their Flash. But their Wonder Woman was also with them. It's too late to worry about that now. I'll just have to deal with it.
Now or never. Every second they wasted, the more likely it was that they wouldn't find Superman's prisoner alive.
"On second thought you might want to go, Imp."
"You sure? I mean, you thought up this plan. Shouldn't you be the one to...?"
"First off, I know how to work this equipment, you don't. I'll get stuck in their dimension where I don't belong. Second, I'm not much of a people person. You stand the best chance of talking them into helping us," as she finished, she began punching in more commands. The transporter began humming.
"What about their Wonder Woman?"
"We don't have a choice. She'll follow even if you tell her not to." Impulse nodded before she walked towards the machine. "Hey, Imp!"
"Try not to get distracted again, okay? I'm counting on you to get this done."
"That hasn't happened in forever, ya know. But I'll make sure to stay extra focused." She was about to step into the device, but turned around at the last second, "You do realize that J'onn is gonna kill you for doing this without the League's permission?"
"Doesn't matter. I'm just a part-timer anyway."
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