Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
A new take on an old classic by Mole!
Arc 1 - Discovery
Gotham city was quiet. Too quiet for one man. Bruce Wayne better known as The Dark Knight himself Batman , Patrols the city’s roof tops looking for danger. Something wasn’t right. Usually there would be some kind of villain to stop but tonight there was none.
“Batman , I have some news to report. I don’t know why but it looks like Luthor’s men are here in Gotham. They are digging directly under the Museum.” A female voice spoke to Batman over the speaker in his ear piece.
The voice belonged to Barbara Gordon. Batman’s sidekick known as Batgirl. Batman listened to the voice and quickly pressed a button on his utility belt. The button called for the Batmobile. The long sleek , black car zoomed towards his location.
“I’m on my way.” Batman’s deep voice replied as he jumped down from the rooftop. His cape opened up making him glide down safely landing in the batmobile. The roof of the Batmobile closed after he was firmly in his seat.
Batman reached inside the glove compartment in the Batmobile. Inside he pulled out a small cellphone. He pressed one of the buttons on the phone and waited for it to be answered.
“Hello.” A voice answered.
“Hello Clark. We have a situation here I think you will be interested in.” Batman informed his friend and sometimes Teammate Clark Kent , Also known as The Man of Steel , Superman.
“What kind of situation?” Clark asked. He knew Batman would only contact him if it was either a huge danger or something that involved him.
“Luthor’s men are here digging something up. I’m on my way now to investigate but we both know if Luthor is involved it has to have something to do with you.” Batman told him as he drove his Batmobile to the museum.
“I’m coming.” Clark replied as he hung up the phone. He was going to turn into Superman and fly towards the scene.
“I bet he beats me there.” Batman smirked to himself as he turned the corner. He was close the scene.
“What’s taking him so long.” Batgirl thought to herself. She wanted to run straight in to stop them but she knew Batman told her to wait for him before acting in a situation like this. A few minutes after a red streak of light went past her before stopping in front of her.
The blue tights , the red boots , The red underwear , the red cape with a golden logo with an S in the middle. She knew it could only be one man. “Superman!” She said in shock. She was not expecting him to show up.
“Hello Barbara. Where’s Bruce?” He asked her. She blushed a little under her mask that he knew her name. After all it was Superman. Every woman’s dream man.
“He’s on his way.” She smiled back at him.
“YES! Beat him here.” Superman thought to himself. He knew it would annoy Batman. He heard a car coming in the distance with his Super-hearing. He knew it could only be the Batmobile at that speed.
He was right. The Batmobile turned the corner of the street with great speed. Heading straight towards them. Fire flew out of the rocket type engine on the back. It came to a stop right in front of them. The lid pulled backwards exposing the inside.
“What took you so long?” Superman smirked a little at Batman as he stepped out the car. Under the mask Batman had an annoyed look on his face. He knew superman was trying to get to him. The fact was they were always like that. Always trying to annoy the other. It was one of the things that made their friendship.
“Let’s move.” Batman replied as he started heading towards the hole in the floor. The hole was deep one going down further than the eye could see. They had been busy. The LexCorp van parked outside confirmed it was Lex Luthor.
“You need a lift down Batgirl? You too Barbara.” Superman laughed.
“Hang on , I’m going to get my Kryptonite ring.” Batman replied looking at Superman.
“Ok , knock it off you two.” Batgirl laughed as she took a hold of Superman’s arm.
“He started it.” Batman said under his breath as he grabbed on to Superman’s other arm. He would have glided down but they didn’t know how deep it was or what they would be landing on or in when they got to the bottom.
Superman flew them down the tunnel. He didn’t go too fast just in case they couldn’t handle it. They didn’t have any powers after all. But what ever was down there they had to find it out fast so he was still going pretty fast.
When they reached the bottom they saw five men chipping the last rock off what looked like a glass chamber. The chamber was fogged up so they couldn’t see what was on the inside. The men turned around and saw the trio standing before them.
“No , You won’t ruin this for us.” One of the men said pulling out a gun. He fired the gun multiple times. Superman moved in front of the bullets that shot out of the gun. They bounced off his chest as if it was nothing.
Superman moved forward and grabbed the man by his chest. “What is Lex after down here?” Superman asked lifting the man in the air. Another of the man pulled out a gun. Batman spotted it and quickly pulled out a batarang.
He threw it hard and fast. The bat-shaped weapon flew through the air and hit the thug in the head knocking him out. The man Superman had hold of looked scared. “Please let me go.” He begged.
“Then just tell us what Lex wants.” Superman told him.
“Lex didn’t send us. It was his niece Linda Luthor. She’s just moved to Viceroy running LexCorp’s South Carolina division. She sent us here for the chamber. I don’t know anything else.” The man told them.
“Great another Luthor.” Superman said throwing the man across the room. The man hit wall and lay on the floor unconscious.
Superman turned around to see Batman and Batgirl had taken care of the other thugs. They had tied them up together in the middle of the room the men had dug. All three heroes turned to look at the chamber.
“What’s inside?” Batgirl asked as she walked forward. She looked at the chamber and wiped her hand over the glass. The condensation wiped away. Inside they could see a blonde haired girl. She was completely naked and unconscious.
“Should we get her out of there?” Batgirl asked no knowing if the woman was friend or foe.
“Open it.” Superman told her. Looking at the chamber. Batgirl flipped the latch on the side opening the door. The door opened slowly. Fog ran out of the chamber covering the floor. The girl inside’s eyes opened up.
“Kal-El.” She gasped with her first breath. She lifted her leg and stepped out of the chamber. Her bare feet touching the cold floor. She however did not notice the cold as she stood in front of the trio of heroes.
“Where is Kal-El?” She asked them. Her long blonde hair covered her face just a little as she looked on. Her face showed she was disoriented. Almost like she had no idea where she is.
“Kal-El …. That’s my Kryptonian name. How do you know that.” Superman asked looking at the girl. His face was a look of shock.
“You’ve grown. My name is Kara Zor-El. I come from you’re home world of Krypton. The city I lived Argo City survived our planets destruction but not for long. My father Zor-El new our end was at hand,
He heard that his bother Jor-El had sent his baby to the planet earth. He sent me. In this suspended animation chamber to stop me from aging. I was sent only three days after you were. As Argo City was dying. “ She told him.
“That makes you my cousin.” Superman smiled. He was relived to finally have someone else like him in the world.
“You’re just going to trust her? Linda Luthor is a Luthor. I’m sure the last thing she would want is to unleash another one of you on the world.” Batman said looking at his friend.
“Trust me, I can tell. I don’t know how but It feels like I was meant to find her.” Superman told him.
“Dose everyone on this planet dress in such odd fashion as the three of you.” Kara asked looking at Batman , Batgirl and Superman.
“No, These are costumes so we can protect people without anyone knowing who we are. For me it means I can use my powers freely. For Batman it helps him fight injustice and become a symbol here in Gotham.” Superman explained.
“Powers?” She asked with a strange look on her face.
“I’ll teach you about them. You should have them too. I’ll take you to the Fortress of Solitude. I’ll train you so you get use to your powers. We’ll also need to get you an alias. Mine on this world is Clark Kent. “ Superman smiled offering her , his hand.
“I like my name.” Kara pouted at the idea of having to changer her name.
“I have an Idea. How about Supergirl as her hero name. As her secret identity ….. Kara Kent. That way she can keep her Kara name but she can be related to you if she needs to visit Metropolis.” Batgirl suggested.
“I like it.” Kara smiled at Batgirl. And so in that moment the girl of steel , Supergirl is born.
“Visit Metropolis? Why wouldn’t she live there with me.” Superman asked. He really wanted to get to know his new found cousin. After all if she could remember Krypton she could teach him about his home world.
“Because another Kent shows up the same time as Supergirl. How long would it be before someone put two and two together and found out you are not just a mild mannered reporter? Also if I can make a suggestion.
We have Gotham covered. You are the protector of Metropolis. If Viceroy has a new Luthor who today as proven they want to be a major play like Uncle Lex why not send Supergirl to Viceroy?” Batman suggested.
“You’re right. I’ll train her then in a year she can join a college there to help her get a job.” Superman smiled looking down at his older cousin who thanks to a suspended animation chamber was younger than him.
Viceroy , South Carolina was about to get a new protector in the name of Supergirl ………