Justice Heroes Elite CHPs 10-12 Marvel/DC/MK crossover story
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The Justice Heroes Elite
CHP10: The Orb of opportunity
The day to loosen comes and passes quickly leading up to the opening of the second round of the competition. Liu Kang enters into the dome over an hour before the event is set to proceed. As much as the shalion warrior has been trained, he can sense the presence of another individual near by. Emerging from a corner is Wolverine skimming down on a flyer he holds. Liu relaxes realizing there is no danger opposing him.
"If I can remember correctly you're one of the fighters who traveled from another world. So what do you think of the mortal kombat tourney so far?" Liu asks.
"It's actually not too bad; whoever set this thing up picked a good spot. The surrounding turf is striking."
Wolverine walks past Liu continuing on his trail. Once out of site he pushes down on his ear piece located within his cowl.
"I hope you're having better luck than me, why don't we just forget this bat's. Perhaps this isn't a setup, maybe it is as simple as winning this competition. In my opinion you think too much." Wolverine says.
Batman sprints along the top of the dome looking down inside, no matter what anyone says there is a swirl of deception which plays in his head. Batman grapples over to the other side of the dome changing the vision within his lenses, trying to locate something to follow up on.
"You could be right Logan, but I've been around long enough to know when something just isn't right." The caped crusader moves around swiftly noticing Liu Kang walking the opposite direction of Logan, but someone follows him from behind holding an ax! "Wolverine behind you!" Batman yells gliding down.
Wolverine leaps out of the blade's path, uprising the razor claws from his knuckles. The individual who stands before him is a seven ft Viking. Batman comes down on the Viking's back trying to wrestle him to the ground, only to be thrown up against a wall. Laughing is the enormous brute with extent dignity and fortitude. Batman grabs the wrist of Wolverine who attempts to attack the unknown person head on.
"Before any further action, why did you try and attack my friend here?" Bat's asks.
The Viking drops his weapon charging the two grabbing them by their necks, throwing them into a stack of chairs. He looks down on the two laughing frenziedly. Wolverine jumps up kicking into the giant, only moving him back a bit. The Viking punches Wolverine a few feet backwards smiling at how easy it is. Batman roles over to the side getting up while pulling out two batarangs.
"I'm goanna ask you once and only once, why in the world are you attacking us!" Batman demands.
The Viking reaches out to grab the dark knight who jumps over his shoulder. Before getting to his back side, Batman is grabbed by his ankle and thrown in the direction of Wolverine. Bat's pulls out his grapple gun slinging himself to the top of a wall.
"You sure are a clever one, very impressive." The Viking looks up at Batman displaying a huge smirk. "Come down here so I can crush you!"
Trying to catch the giant off guard Wolverine tries to cut at him only to be grabbed by the arm and thrown to the side. What makes it shoddier is the fact he didn't take his eyes off the caped crusader. Batman glides down throwing the explosive batarangs at the obvious destroyer, being grabbed by his cape and thrown to the side as well. The Viking again snickers at how effortless it seems. The Viking falls forward being attacked from his backside. He catches himself before completely falling to the ground. The leviathan brushes himself off turning to his attacker. Standing before him is Liu Kang who is obviously confused.
"I'm not sure why you all are fighting; the tournament will be progressing in less than an hour. There is no need for all of this nonsense." Liu tells.
"Why don't you tell that to this brainless idiot?" Wolverine takes a stand keeping his guard up. "He attacked us and didn't have the decency of telling us why."
Liu turns over to the Viking surprisingly being kneed in the stomach, along with being uppercut ten ft. Wolverine along with Batman charge the giant kicking him back into a glass display. Liu wastes no time joining by their side, watching as the Viking stands.
"Why don't you stop wasting everyone's time and just tell me why you are attacking us?" Bat's asks.
The Viking walks over picking up a table throwing it at the three, who all jump out of its path. At this point the champion of the tournament himself is confused on the actions by this unknown individual. Batman shoots his grapple gun in the direction of the Viking who dodges the sharp tip, which ends up in the ceiling. The Dark knight pulls fiercely on the gun bringing down a huge portion of the ceiling over the Viking.
"It's about time, that maniac was driving me insane. Do any of you have a clue why he attacked us?" Wolverine asks.
There is no time to reply, as the rumble in front of them gradually moves. The Viking busts out of the top, running past and knocking the three of them over. Liu jumps up attempting to go after him, but is grabbed by Batman.
"Let him go, I've placed one of my bat trackers on him. Whatever that was all about, whoever sent him is probably expecting us to try and follow. I will check up on this later, besides if I can recall he is one of the participants in the tournament." Batman tells.
"You can't be to sure about that, for all we know that could have just been some random act." Liu takes a look around at the destroyed area. "Maybe it's best we report him to the tournament hosts, they will have proper consequences for his actions."
Both Batman and Wolverine look over at one another, and it is clear they're on the same page.
"Quite honestly I'm not sure if we can even trust the hosts; there is undeniably a lot more going on than what any of us know. Whatever it is I will get to the bottom of this, it almost feels like we're doing exactly what they want." Batman informs.
Liu steps forward showing apparent signs of a little panic.
"What are you talking about, and who is this person you speak of?"
"He doesn't know yet, but we all need to watch our backs in the meantime. It seems someone might be trying to get rid of a few contestants early. Whatever it is we do, the top priority is to find out what is really the purpose of this tourney." Wolverine adds.
Batman navigates through his utility belt locating the bat tracker. He takes a look at where the Viking travels, immediately knowing that he is somewhere outside of the domes borders still on the move.
"How confident are you on your speculation, do you truly believe that there might be a setup?" Liu asks wanting to be 100% sure.
Batman nods his head looking up from the tracker.
"Now looking back on the events which lead up to us traveling to this world, I'd say we were bated. Someone did a good job of it to, but there is no time to dwell on past mistakes."
The dark knight places the tracker back into his utility belt. The three stand silent for some moments thinking about what they should do next. Wolverine bends down picking up a piece of shattered glass.
"I think we can all agree that the best course of action for now is to just go with the flow. In fact it would do us all well to put this little encounter behind us for the time being, and just worry about our upcoming matches." Wolverine suggests.
The two agree, knowing that if anything they must be alert. Wolverine leads them to the waiting area where they're greeted by other participants who arrived early.
Pythena enters the main room with Baraka at her side. Shao Kahn sits at a table in a corner of the room looking over some papers. Pythena walks across the room placing one hand on the table's surface.
"Shouldn't you already be at the arena, setting up preparations with Shang Tsung?" Pythena roles her eyes informing him of her distress. "Whatever you're doing hurry and finish, so you can help with more important things."
Kahn glimpses at the two before looking back down on his notes.
"Instead of wasting time the two of you should be on your way, Shang Tsung might need some assistance. I will be over there as soon as I can." Kahn tells.
Just then the front door to the room opens with that of a seven ft being entering. Pythena turns her attention to this individual. He takes a few steps closer before stopping.
"So were you able to destroy the one called Wolverine? Don't let this be bad news Adalzm, as you can see I'm not in a good mood." Pythena asks.
"I'm sorry to disappoint but he had allies, one dressed as a bat and the other seemed to be some material artist kung fu kinda guy. I figured it best for me to leave the situation. He will be easily disposed of, I knew it would have been better to try and take him down at night fall."
Pythena automatically knows that Batman was present, but has no idea who the other was. She leans up against the table thinking about what to do with the circumstances.
"Did any of them try and follow you? It is very crucial that our plans are kept secret from anyone."
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"You don't need to worry about that at all, according to how I was picking the three of them apart so easily I'd say they were afraid to follow. I only left given the fact that I didn't want any other participants to walk in on what was happening."
The two talk back and forth for a little bit longer before the conversation ends. It is at this time that Pythena exits the room along with Baraka and Adalzm, when outside of the castle's front entrance Baraka takes to a different path than the two, informing them he has something that must be taken care of. Pythena nods following Adalzm the Viking to the tournament arena. The Tarkada rechecks his surroundings a few times over before proceeding into a forest area. He sprints down a familiar path reaching the meeting point without much delay.
"I would have been here sooner, but I had to shake the giant and beauty off my trail. Next time we set up another one of these meetings, it will be safer to have them during twilight hours." Baraka tells.
Quan Chi unwraps what appears to be some kind of poster. Reptile sits on an enormous rock tapping a finger over its surface.
"I know the two of you have a tournament to get back to, so I will make this as swift as possible. Based on the information you have given me Baraka, you need to steal the sapphire orb from Pythena."
Reptile steps up interrupting the sorcerer.
"Have the two of you been keeping information away from me. If we're going to work as a team to bring lord shinnok back, I must know all the information which has been gathered." Reptile tells.
"Have a seat Reptile all will be explained, Baraka just gave me this information around three hours ago. As I was saying we must obtain that orb, it contains unimaginable power which Pythena plans to use to power her army to conquer this world. But if we get our hands on it, we'll have more than enough power to resurrect Shinnok." Quan Chi tells.
Over an hour passes with the beginning of the 2nd round. Every seat within the stands has been bought out. The energy and excitement can be felt between everyone throughout the dome. The announcer steps into the ring causing the crowd to get blaring.
"Hello everyone and welcome to round two, before we get started I would like to tell you all a few things. As you should already know there are only 200 remaining participants, and by the end of the day there will only be 100. But moving on to the polls, the fighter favored to win this tournament by your votes is Superman! Now for our first match it is in fact Superman vs. Reg the magician!"
Superman gets up from his chair walking past the many contestants, which some show faces of resentment. He stops in front of someone who frowns.
"If you don't mind I would like to speak with you after my match. You know you can tell me when something is bothering you Diana." Supes tells.
He rubs a hand over her shoulder only to have her shrug him off. She looks the opposite direction of him as he continues his way to the ring. What she had seen the other morning still bothers her a bit, but she figures it isn't her business therefore shouldn't say a word. Supes enters into the ring along with his opponent.
"So where would the two of you like to battle today?"
Reg steps forward with an exceedingly huge smirk on his face.
"I will take on this so called man of steel in Halloween town." Reg quickly says.
Superman nods agreeing to the suggestion. The announcer steps out of the ring as usual. At this time the two opponents are zapped to the fighting area. Superman looks around to dead leaves blowing all around, and the smell of pumpkin pie brings a smile to his face. Supes looks around to see kids trick or treating; the full moon is the last touch which brings on the Halloween spirit completely. The man of steel is so caught up in the moment he doesn't realize when a kid bumps into him falling back.
"Watch where you're going mister!" the kid yells kicking across the leg of Supes.
Superman just smiles not feeling the hit at all, the child runs catching up with his friends. He is brought back to reality with the echo of screaming children. He looks across the way to see children running from a huge fire breath shooting pumpkin! On the top of it is Reg himself.
"Are you ready to begin Superman, I'm goanna prove to everyone that you can be beat? I'd say this would be a great world for your demise!" Reg tells.
Superman fly's into the air soaring toward the pumpkin who blasts fire balls at him. Supes just punches the heat balls out of his way flying forward. He punches right through the pumpkin watching it splatter to pieces.
"Impressive Superman, but I have a lot more up my sleeve."
Reg chants a series of words, within seconds ghosts surround the area along with skeletons ripping out of the bottom surface. Superman steps back taking a deep breath, stepping forward and blowing out his ice breath. The skeletons are frozen solid; Supes then blasts them to pieces using his laser vision! Next he zooms in circles around the ghosts at incredibly expeditious velocity destroying them instantly.
"Just like I've told many others who have opposed me throughout my life, you're goanna have to try harder than that."
Reg stands in place wide eyed, but at the same time excited for the challenge.
"So I see you're the type of guy who likes to get straight to the point. Well fasten your seat belt, because now you're in trouble!"
Reg chants yet another set of words with a large amount of energy forming around him. He begins growing fangs along with claws. Superman takes a few more steps back, grasping he is transforming. It doesn't take long for the transformation to be complete. The man of steel doesn't show much emotion looking up at the now bronzed Tyrannosaurs Rex. The dinosaur swings its tail at Supes who grabs it throwing the 70+ ft T-rex some distance away into a lake. Superman takes to the sky following in the direction of his opponent. The spectators back within the stadium show their appreciation for the Kryptonian's skills. The T- Rex immediately hops out of the lake back onto dry land.
"I think I've had about enough of this." Superman says to himself.
Supes looks around to see many trees coming up with an idea to finish the match. He flutters downward pulling a tree out of the ground, flying over and whacking the Dino across its head! Reg goes upward like a baseball falling to the ground over 100 ft away. Reg returns to his human form knocked out. The two are immediately brought back to the dome. Superman grins at the sound of all the cheers.
"Winner is Superman!"
The paramedics come into the ring and take Reg along with them to the infirmary area. Superman hovers out of the ring waving to the spectators flying to the waiting area. He comes to a stop locating Spiderman standing next to the Green Lantern.
"Hey good stuff supes, that sure was an entertaining match. You seemed a bit out of focus at first, but other than that you were great." Spidy tells.
"Yeah I guess I was huh, it's just that entire area reminded me of some of the Halloweens I had back in Smallville as a child. Those were the good old times."
A few matches pass by with most everyone sitting around with their eyes glued to the screens.
"Next up we have Mokap vs. Ms. Marvel, one of them being another crowd favorite."
Mokap is the first to the ring very energized that he had passed round one. Everyone including Mokap look up to see Ms Marvel enter into the ring, coming down in front of her opponent.
"If it is fine with her, I would like to fight here in the ring." Mokap tells.
She agrees to his suggestion which is when the announcer steps out of the ring. Mokap starts things off fast sprinting forward toward his opponent casting a few punches and kicks which are precluded. He punches at her some more as she counters slapping him to the ground. He takes a stand spitting off to the side.
"That's interesting not only are you super powered, but you know a thing or two about hand to hand combat. Too top it off with beauty makes it just that more sexy." Mokap says.
Ms Marvel catches him off guard by reaching forward grabbing him by his shoulders flying them both into the air. The spectators look up some distance astounded at the site. Ms Marvel rockets down fast sending Mokap head first into the ring's surface knocking him out.
"The Winner of this match, by way of knock out is Ms Marvel!"
Back in the waiting area Batman is approached by that of Captain America along with Spiderman.
"Hey Bat's why do you choose to always be alone, heck it almost depresses me seeing you sitting around just staring into space. It almost makes me question if you have a life." Spidy tells.
Batman looks over at the wall crawler with an eye brow up behind his cowl.
"First off I do have a life; right now I'm just trying to figure out what is going on before it is too late." Batman replies.
"Yeah whatever you say Bat's you keep telling yourself that. If I were you I'd try and relax a little bit, it's obvious you carry to much of the worlds problems on your shoulder. Besides at the end of the day you're just a man with no super powers, don't get me wrong I love all your really cool toys and stuff."
Cap walks over placing a hand on the shoulder of Spiderman applying a tight grip.
"You've said enough, I'm sure he understands what you're saying. Maybe you should think a little more before you speak, do you forget what this man has done. He has worked up his status to a legend."
"Enough lets just forget this conversation ever happened." Batman looks down pulling a stack of cards out of his utility belt. "Anyone for a game of poker?"
Both nod consenting in the idea. Within a back room Goro stands over Shang Tsung who looks over the set of wins and looses so far in round two.
"Since Pythena is so obsessed with destroying those fighters from the other world, why not have them face each other now?" Goro asks.
"Patience Goro, we must keep the spectators hyped for this event. As you should already know a handful of those fighters are crowd favorites."
Shang Tsung continues to observe the matches, watching as several contestants are eliminated.
"Next up we have Sindel vs. Wonder Woman."
Captain America immediately sets down his cards standing up.
"The two of you can start up without me, I'll be back soon."
Batman and Spiderman look up from their cards at one another.
"Its official, Cap has a crush on the Amazon princess. I can't blame him though; she's like everything a man could want and more. Is it just me or did I just repeat myself." Spidy says shrugging his shoulders.
Batman looks around locating Flash who tries to flirt With Sonya and Ms Marvel. He just shakes his head displaying a small smirk.
To Be Continue
Justice Heroes Elite
CHP 11: Notified
Subzero walks past the waiting area over to the brackets looking at the remaining fighters within round two. The Grand Master studies it for a little bit figuring out each bracket conference will end in that of round seven. It is then that the champ of each individual bracket will face off in the semi final, with the two winning contestants moving on to the final round.
"It seems like it will be a decade before the final, but don't worry ice ninja for I'm your next opponent. I intend on winning the entire event and claiming my prize."
Subzero does not reply staying focused, eventually with his opponent walking past him. After some time of thinking, Subzero returns to the waiting area as round two continues. Within the ring stands Sonya against JJ Hunter. JJ twists the arm of Sonya grabbing her by the neck; and throwing her to the ground. He takes advantage of the moment stomping and kicking at his defenseless opponent. She rolls away in the opposite direction in order to create some space between them both. Sonya sits up straight kicking off the ground standing before Hunter.
"I had watched your match in round 1, I'd have to say that I'm not very impressed. It seems you know the basics of a soldier, but not that of a true material arts master." JJ Hunter tells, throwing a sharp dagger across the way.
Sonya moves out of the blade's path running at her opponent with determination. She jumps over him wrapping her legs around his neck and slamming him head first into the tiles. JJ gets up a little drowsy from the move trying to stand firm. Sonya runs forward slapping and elbowing JJ Hunter to the ground for a knock out. Just as the many fighters before her; she is applauded and congratulated for her win.
"Congrats Sonya you have made it past round two. But I can assure you that there is much excitement ahead."
Sonya looks over her back shoulder to see a smiling Shang Tsung. She walks a few feet from him rolling her eyes before turning and giving eye contact.
"Whatever you might have planned sorcerer, will fail."
Sonya exits the ring without saying another word, returning to the waiting area. Wolverine walks over to a soda machine inserting a few coins receiving his Pepsi. Only taking just a small sip of the soft drink, something catches his attention certain whispers are picked up by his good hearing. Not just that but the intensity between the two builds by the second. Logan takes another sip looking around to see if he is being watched by anyone. After clearing himself of that, he takes off toward the nearby door where the certain activity takes place. Placing one hand on the door knob he opens the door slowly. His eyes widen with the hairs on his back straitening up, but at the same time not surprised; with the sight of Captain America planting little kisses on the neck of Wonder Woman who giggles. The door slams closed behind Wolverine! Captain America jumps forward in that of a fighting stance startled, not sure of who just entered but relaxes a bit when he realizes it's a teammate. Wonder Woman turns her face the opposite direction in order to hide her blush.
"What in the world do the two of you think you're doing, the mission is to important for thi.."
Wolverine stops in mid sentence shaking his head with a long sigh. The three do not speak for a long period of time. Wolverine finally looks up from the ground seemingly ready to say something; but is cut off by the opening of the door, zooming in is an energetic Flash.
"I thought I saw you come in here Wolverine, So what are the three of you up too? I hate being left out so someone fill me in." Flash asks.
Logan begins to speak but is cut off by Wonder Woman who shoots him the look to not say a word.
"It's nothing for you to worry about Wally; we were just discussing the tournament proceedings." Diana replies biting at her bottom lip.
Flash notices this having his doubts that he was told the truth.
"Ok.. whatever you say princess," Flash places a hand on the door, "I'll see you guys in the waiting area."
Wolverine leans up against the wall looking both Cap and Wonder Woman in the eyes.
"I'll keep your little affair a secret, but don't count on it staying that way for long. The way things are going the others will find out soon, if they haven't already."
Wolverine exits the room, closing the door slowly. Cap walks behind Diana wrapping his arms around her waist.
"Let's try and keep this whole thing a secret until we return back to our world if we can. The best way for us to do that is to stay professional, which is how we will present ourselves."
The two close up their conversation with Wonder Woman leading them to the exit. Not too much longer the announcer calls for Master Ocho and Ermac who arrive quickly.
"So where would the two of you like to battle this out?"
Both fighters agree to that of the Eloat's Float Fortress. The two are sent to the destination. Ermac looks around realizing almost instantly that he along with his opponent stand on an island which floats in the air miles above the rest of the land.
"I'm sorry to have to be the one to have to tell you this, but I'm going to cut you into eight pieces Mr. Ocho. It's a shame you have to duke it out against me."
Eight chains rip out of the body of Master Ocho with sharp blades at the ends, reaching out and stabbing into Ermac. He swings the ninja in circles smashing him into a miniature size boulder. Ermac pulls all eight blades out of his body throwing them off to the side. Using one of his inside abilities Ermac lifts up a huge log.
"So I see you know a thing or two about telekinesis, very impressive." Ocho notifies.
Ermac directs the log at high speeds directly at his competitor who slices in half with a sword. Master Ocho teleports behind Ermac kneeing him in his back sending the ninja a few feet into the air. Ocho then spits out eight shurikens which are in flames! Ermac catches them using his telepathy, sending them back toward Ocho. The shurikens end up within the body of Master Ocho who stands near the island's ledge; falling back and off the island and to his death. Ermac is brought back to the dome of cheering spectators.
Johnny Storm walks around the mall with both his hands in the pockets of his brown leather jacket. He walks past the electronics store taking a seat next to the massive water fountain which is displayed in the middle section of the building. Johnny looks down at his watch shaking his head, annoyed at how long his sister is taking. Johnny stands up from his seat noticing a sports store, but is stopped in his tracks with the sound of an explosion outside of the mall. He quickly sprints toward the exit to get outside.
"Well it seems like action follows me no matter where I go; Flame on!"
Standing before the now human torch is that of Rhino, Electro and Dr. Doom. The Fantastic four member fly's into the air hovering over the three.
"I shouldn't have to ask what the three of you are up to, it's obvious that it is never good."
Human Torch looks around to see many civilians retreating from the area in screams. Not far away can the sound of police sirens approaching be heard.
"Just curious what are the three of you doing together?"
Human Torch scratches his head realizing the randomness of what appears to be a team up. Doom, Rhino, and Electro? Rhino runs across the parking lot charging and smashing into an SUV vehicle, ripping the door from the passenger side. Stepping into it Rhino throws the door up at Human Torch who easily dodges it. The door cuts a light post in half which falls forward smashing into a car setting off it's alarm.
"Say Dr. what's in the suit case, you know I can't let you guys leave here with that?"
"Why don't you get lost flame boy, we haven't time for pests like you." Electro replies blasting Human Torch with a lightning bolt.
Before he can drop to the ground Rhino grabs him by the ankle tossing him into the sidewalk splitting it open. Human Torch gets up quickly flying into the air shooting fire balls at the massive foe. Rhino effortlessly punches the balls out of existence, Torch dives down to punch Rhino who grabs his fist throwing him into a bench shattering it into dozens of pieces covered in flames. Both Electro and shoot blasts at Torch. Rhino lifts up a nearby vehicle displaying a large grin on his face.
"It's lights out for you Torchy." Rhino says with a deep tone.
As Rhino steps forward the vehicle is taken out of his hands as he is punched some distance the other direction into a truck. Holding the vehicle up straight with one hand wears that of red boots and cape along with an iconic symbol across the chest! Human Torch stands wide eyed watching as the individual sets down the vehicle gently.
"Not to be immature or anything, but you're looking sexy." Torch compliments.
The police vehicles quickly surround the area. Human Torch looks into the woman's sky blue eyes, and for a moment feels in love! Her long blond hair blows in the direction of the wind.
"Now this is an interesting term of events; what brings you here Super girl?" Dr. Doom asks.
"Why don't you hand over whatever is in that case to the authorities, and maybe this visit will be brief." Super girl demands
A small laugh escapes from the mouth of doom who holds the item. Supergirl notices Rhino charging her from the left side, turning grabbing him by his horn and throwing him through the ground.
"Wow I like this girl, she gets straight to the point." Torch says, feeling soft inside.
"I'm feeling really good today so please don't put me in a bad mood, just hand over whatever it is you have taken." Super girl notifies.
Human Torch looks into the sky to see a strange looking shuttle floating close to one hundred ft over Dr. Doom and Electro.
"It looks like our ride arrived just in time, it was nice playing around with you two but we have more important matters to attend." Doom informs.
The ship aims and shoots laser beams onto both Human Torch and Supergirl blasting them both to the ground. Rhino rips out from under the surface as the ship continues shooting on the two.
"See you later failures." Rhino yells out running next to Electro and Doom.
A light from the ship shines over the three teleporting them inside. The ship continues to blast away as the two watch it zoom out of sight. Human Torch powers down returning to normal. A few police officers approach Johnny and Supergirl who get up from the ground brushing themselves off.
"Do any of you know what exactly it is they just escaped with, I can tell whatever the item may be is significantly important?" Johnny asks.
"According to our sources they got away with some very powerful energy devices which when put together creates some type of super soldier."
Johnny thinks about the horrors of what this could bring, but chooses not to express or show signs of his opinion.
"Don't worry about it officers, the fantastic four will be on their trail in no time." Johnny tells.
Johnny Storm steps off to the side with Supergirl as the police tape off the area.
"So are you at all busy later? I mean if you're not doing anything maybe we could go out or something." Johnny says nervously scratching his head.
"Well that was quite the direct approach," Supergirl giggles, "Maybe another time fire boy, I've got some things I need to take care of."
Supergirl pats Johnny on the shoulder before flying off. Johnny watches her disappear in the distance. Ironically his sister comes out of the door just seconds later holding two bags. Susan looks around the parking lot surprised at the destruction which has been done to the parking lot.
"Don't even ask Sis, I'll let you know all about what happened in just a moment." Johnny says smiling still looking into the sky.
Within the city of Metropolis the police enter into the apartment of Lois Lane looking for any answers that could lead to her sudden disappearance. Two police officers tape off the area putting on rubber gloves to search the area.
" Say chief why are we searching her apartment when it was the new love park for couples she was last seen developing a new story."
"There is one thing you will learn in life kid, and that is things aren't always what they seem. There might be something in here that can lead us closer to the victims location."
The announcer steps into the ring ready to name the fighters for the next match.
"Next up we have Jade vs. Batman! should be a good one, both had very impressive first round wins."
There is a mixture of boos and cheers from the crowd.
"By the sound of it neither bats or his opponent are fan favorites; sucks for them."
Flash puts one hand in his bag of Doritos eating a couple more.
"Guess that's what happens when you have no cool abilities."
Batman enters into the ring seeing his opponent already waiting.
"Is there a particular place you want to combat, or do you want to just begin here?"
Jade steps forward suggesting a location by the name of Crystal mountain. The caped crusader agrees to her suggestion as they are transported to the mountain. Jade steps forward looking down and seeing the whole turf beneath them is covered with many types of crystals and rock. The ninja spins her staff around a few times as a way of warming up.
"You seem to be pretty good with that, where did you pick up that skill?" Batman asks trying to create conversation.
Jade replies by kicking at the ground catching a crystal that pops up off the ground and slinging it toward the Dark Knight. Batman jumps out of the way but at the same time throws a batarang which she catches on her staff.
She pulls the projectile out of the staff throwing it off to the side. Batman steps up running full speed toward his opponent beginning his attack. Jade blocks a series of his punches and kicks using her staff. The caped crusader ducks down various times avoiding being hit by Jade's staff. Finding an opening Bats kicks the staff out of her hand tackling her to the ground. The Dark Knight wrestles her down further before being kicked off to the side. Both get up quickly not trying to give the other an advantage. Jade throws her staff off to the side reaching into her boot pulling out a long hand knife she swings the blade at Bat's with much precision staying focused and determined to win.
"Strangely dressed but at the same time resistant!"
Jade kicks at Batman who grabs hold of her foot throwing her off balance.
"No matter how hard you try rodent I will be victorious."
Batman jumps back but is still hit across the face by a round house kick. The caped crusader falls back the other direction landing on his back. Jade puts a boot to his neck applying pressure. Batman reaches up grabbing her by the ankle tossing her off balance, she comes down smashing her hand knife into the crystal rock surface cracking it open. Batman's eyes widen, a bit confused but at the same time intrigued. Underneath the crystal displays that of what seems to be a very familiar green rock! There is no way it could be in this world as well, that's impossible!
"I wonder what's going on with the bat, he must be show boating," Ironman paces back and forth near Ms. Marvel and Green Lantern who sit, "Than again his opponent isn't a complete bust."
Both Jade and the Dark Knight continue to fight taking blow for blow. Batman once again catches the leg of Jade pulling her closer to himself before throwing her upward. As she comes down Batman tightens his fist uppercutting her, traveling a few feet up before coming down into his arms unconscious. Not even a second passes as they're returned to the dome. The Paramedics are the first one's into the ring; Batman sets Jade down on the cart, watching as she is carried away. Batman walks over to exit the ring only to be stopped.
"Yet another surprising win within this round, Just as I had told you before your kindness to not finish off your opponent will be the death of you. It only shows how weak and deliberate you are; stupid fool."
Batman just walks past the sorcerer ignoring his words and traveling back to the waiting area. Liu Kang stretches preparing himself for his upcoming match. The Shalion fighter looks over his shoulder spotting Johnny Cage.
"Just thought I'd come over and see how you are, what a day it's been so far. Good thing I wasn't betting on some of these matches, I would have lost a lot of money."
Liu just gives his friend a nod while continuing his workout. Johnny realizes Liu is in deep focus and doesn't want to be bothered.
"Well I guess I'll see you later, good luck with your match."
Cage walks in the other direction into the crowd of participants. Before entering into the waiting area Batman stops in front of an unforgettable ninja.
"So it would seem you survived, I must say I really believed you were dead, guess my efforts from the other were unsuccessful. If I were you I'd stay out of my way."
Everything goes silent for a few moments hearing only the sound of the crowd.
"The encounter we had the other night was unnecessary and should have been avoided. Just know that if some how we face off in the tournament, you will see a different side of me from last time."
Neither says another word as Batman walks past Scorpion into the waiting area. Wonder Woman looks around to see Spiderman sitting at a table with a couple others just sitting around and talking, deciding to join them.
"Tell me Spider did I miss anything, who out of our group has fought in round 2? I really haven't had the chance to see much." Wonder Woman asks.
"You didn't miss too much, everyone in our group who has fought was victorious. You just missed Batman in the last match, I really do admire his material skills."
Diana smiles for a second but then remembers what she had seen a day ago. Next within the ring Kung Lao enters with his opponent Tina who carries with her a sword. The two elect to fight one another in the ring. The announcer steps outside of the ring.
"I come from a far away village and have been trained exceptionally well. I came here to this tournament with no intentions of loosing, and I will fulfill my goal." Tina informs.
Kung Lao does not reply but instead begins the match by running at his opponent top speed. The blades she holds is knocked out of her possession and kicked off to the side. Tina punches at the Shalion warrior who grabs her fist twisting her arm, throwing her to the ground.
Kahn watches the match closely anxious to see the outcome.
"It seems to always be this way when it comes to Liu Kang and his comrades so be it, soon enough they will all be taken care of accordingly."
Baraka sits close by looking up at the screen watching as Kung Lao counter hooks Tina a few times uppercutting her.
"I would worry less if I were you, just try and stay focused on the task ahead. It's about time I get ready for my upcoming match."
Baraka heads toward the door exiting making his way to the waiting area. Shao Kahn looks up at the screen in time to see Kung Lao knock out Tina. The leader of Outworld just shakes his head. Some distance away Raiden enters into the temple of the elder gods. The massive room is dark but the torches from the wall create what light there is. Raiden walks up the dozens of stairs entering into the main room. Raiden takes a few steps before kneeling down in the center of the room. He is silent for some time before chanting certain phrases which create flames around him, five ft away from him in each direction in the shape of a triangle. Raiden waits patiently watching the light energy forming in all corners of the room, this certain procedure never seems to disappoint the thunder god. Raiden bows down as the elder gods come into site.
"It is a pleasure as usual to meet face to face, what is your reasoning for summoning me; I'm sure it couldn't be anything good."
Back within the dome Liu Kang enters into the ring against his opponent Peakol Slash. The battle ground decided by both fighters is that of the castle town. The two are transported to the battle ground. Liu scratches his head looking around at the dozens of town's people who mingle around working hard.
"I wonder how I'm supposed to find my opponent within this mess; I better get started so that this doesn't drag on to long."
The Shalion fighter looks straight ahead toward a hill some distance away from his position observing the town's enormous castle standing tall. He quickly takes his attention off of it putting his focus back on his task. Something else that catches Liu's attention is the smell of fresh hot bread, straight out of the oven! Close to the center of the market is a fountain of rich marble; near the area a group of children sword fight with one another. Liu looks over to his left watching as someone steals an apple out of a fruit basket, but what is more ironic is that the individual is in fact his opponent. Liu runs after Peakol who makes his way into an alleyway. Liu is grabbed by his arm and stopped in full stride.
"Hey there foreigner you should slow down a bit, you might knock someone down going that fast. What kingdom are you from? I'm sure I've never seen you around here before."
"Look sir I don't have time for chit chat, there is something that I must be doing right now." Liu says pushing the older male off to the side.
Liu follows his opponent into the alleyway; looking up to see clothes hanging from lines many ft above. Further down the alleyway is a smiling Peakol who takes a bite into his apple. Liu steps forward shooting a fire blast over at Peakol who dodges it; taking the opportunity to jump off the somewhat narrow walls making his way into an open window just twenty ft above. Liu follows his opponent jumping off the walls himself.
"I don't have time for all this cat and mouse stuff!"
Just as Liu enters through the window his eyes broaden with his spine going cold. Laying out on a couch are two women making out! The two of them turn their attention to the champion of Mortal Kombat.
"Hey cutie would you like to join us?" Both women ask giggling.
Liu just shakes his head with half a smirk continuing after Peakol. Liu jumps out of yet another window heading up to the rooftops where his opponent waits.
"I'd say this would be a perfect spot for your defeat." Peakol says.
Liu Kang jumps forward performing a flying kick which knocks Peakol over. Liu kicks at his defenseless competitor, who eventually just grabs him by the leg throwing him off balance. Peakol jumps up punching and kicking at Liu who blocks all of his attempts; Liu counters stepping back and uppercutting his opponent who falls to the surface knocked out.
"Wow it's really over that quickly, all that running he did just for the match to end this quickly." Liu says almost laughing.
The champion of Mortal Kombat is brought back to a blazing crowd as his hand is raised declaring him victor. Liu Kang steps out of the ring walking back to the waiting area.
To Be Continue
Justice Heroes Elite
CHP 12: Enemy locked on
An immense amount of fear is perceived through the eyes of Raiden, now knowing the truth of what is the plans behind the tournament. The scary reality is that he has no idea who is the one behind it all; it could be anywhere from a participant to the tournament hosting squad! The elder gods were un able to identify any parties involved, but the thunder god has a good idea of who was. Near that of the tournament arena round 2 has come to a close, with it being announced that one fighter out of each bracket favored by the crowd votes will get a bye up to that of round 6! All fighters exit the waiting area and head out to relax for the remainder of the evening.
It has just passed that of six o'clock and exiting out of their home is little seven year old Kate along with her older brother Greg at twelve. Their mother yells out to the two informing them not to stay out passed thirty minutes; this is most deserving seeing as she is baking their favorite pie. Kate follows her older brother down the sidewalk heading for the park nearby.
"Hey sis when we get there I want you to sit on the bench and stay put. Some of the older boys can be a bit rough. I'd rather you not risk yourself getting hurt, but I promise I'll bring you back again tomorrow."
"Ok I'll do it, but we better be coming back tomorrow."
The older brother nods his head informing her that it will be that way. Arriving at the park things are just as expected; all of Greg's friends are already waiting for him. He looks back at his sister who smiles walking off to the side and taking a seat on the bench.
"What took you Gregory? It's about time you showed, at least we have enough people for teams now that you're here."
The boys waste no time getting started, running out onto the field just past the swings and slides. Greg is most anxious to begin, seeing as it was his team who lost by two scores just two days ago. He and his teammates start off with the ball kicking it back and forth to one another making their way to the other team's goalie. Sitting over on the bench is Kate glancing over at the swings, tempted to get on one of them; besides the boys were out on the field, so that means she can't get in the way. Trying to rise everything becomes a blur before blacking out! The youngsters play for what feels to be a lengthy amount of time. Everyone seems to loose track of time, and just like that over an hour passes. Greg and his friends say goodbye to each other agreeing to meet at the precise spot tomorrow. Striding off the field something feels empty within him, possibly all the running around has drained him of his energy. Looking down at his watch, it's obvious he will receive yet another lecture for staying out too late; it's about time he along with his sister go home.
"Wow she really left without me?" Greg looks over to see an empty bench, "Guess I can't blame her, sitting around and watching is never fun."
Enjoying the soft breeze Greg begins his way home, not going too fast or slow. Walking on the other side of the street is a man with burgundy colored hair who shoots him a small smile. He doesn't give the man much eye contact knowing that he must get home quick. For some reason something just doesn't feel right, maybe it is just the fact that he is late getting home yet again; but for some reason something in his gut tells him otherwise. Coming up to his home, already standing with on the front lawn is his mother.
"Get your butt in the house this instant, I'm getting sick and tired of you always being late! Now where is your sister, don't tell me you let her out of your sight again; you should know in a city dangerous as this you must keep your eyes on her at all time."
What; his sister? But to his knowledge he believed she had returned home not too interested in watching he and his friends play. This is definitely not good, he thinks up a quick reply to get himself out of more trouble to bye a little more time.
"Oh really she isn't inside, when at the park about maybe fifteen to twenty minutes ago she had told me she was coming back to the house," Greg thinks up something else to say before this becomes a problem, "In fact I think she is at her friends house up the street, I'll go and get her."
He watches as his mother turns her back to him rotating to the front door.
"You had better be back in ten with your sister, or you're grounded!"
He replies with a yes mamma, looking the other direction walking off of the front lawn. Hopefully his theory is correct, if he is wrong there is no telling where she could be. Right now all he can do is pray for the best. Stepping out onto the sidewalk a variety of pain runs down the back of Greg who doesn't know why, this might be due to his nervousness. Crossing the street and traveling up a few blocks he walks up to the steps of Kim's home, also known as the best friend of Kate ringing the door bell. After a few moments her father appears opening the front entrance.
"Hello and how are you doing today Greg; is there anything I can help you with?"
"I'm doing just fine; Kate wouldn't happen to be inside would she?"
"I'm afraid not, the last I checked Kim was working on her homework upstairs alone. Is everything ok?" He asks sounding concerned.
"Everything is fine, I'm sure she'll turn up soon."
The two say their goodbyes with Greg walking down the steps and back out onto the sidewalk. Now what is he to do? Whatever he decides he cannot return home just yet, he can stall a little more time trying to search for her and if he is unsuccessful, it's a possibility that she will return home on her own. The place that makes the most sense to begin is where he saw her last, which was back at the park. Not wasting another minute he takes his path up in that direction. Kicking a rock off to the side he almost jumps out of his skin the next second; A scream is heard in the direction of the park! Not another minute will waste; Greg takes off in a flash. scurrying at top speed he comes to a stop, staring at a woman that he knows as Ms. Tilma; she holds out a phone dialing a number trembling and shaking.
"What's going on out here." Someone asks approaching her as well; it's no secret that he heard the scream as well.
It isn't long before more and more civilians enter out onto the scene creating a small crowd. Stepping forward is Greg watching as Tilma gets off the phone with tears in her eyes turning to him. Looking down near the turf he notices her dog circling around something. Before he can say or do anything; there is yet another shout out for help from a civilian. Pushing forward past everyone, there is nothing but misery and reservation running through his mentality. Dropping to his knees the boy is directly in tears; how could someone do this to such a young life? Her face is almost unrecognizable, cut up so bad; not just that but the chest and abdomen are sliced open.
"Oh God please help us." Tilma bends down pulling Greg into her.
He buries his head into her shoulder crying even harder than before. His sister had just been murdered, and he didn't know why. Maybe this wouldn't have happened had he just kept his eye on her more frequently. It isn't long before the sirens of the police is present.
City of Cleveland
The final train at the particular position comes to a stop with various passengers getting off. An assured individual exits off with his luggage, strangely wearing shades seeing as it is passed daylight hours. Traveling down the stairs a ride is already awaiting him; greeting the driver and putting his luggage in the trunk getting into the vehicle.
"It's good that you've decided to do business with us," The driver looks through the mirror view to see the passenger looking out the window, "It won't take us long to arrive, so just sit back and relax."
Passing a bridge the several lights of the city generate some luminosity throughout the conurbation. Just as he had said the ride comes to a immediate stop in front of an office building.
"Don't worry about your bags, just head inside; I'll have them in there for you in just a moment."
The mysterious person opens the back door stepping out and entering into the building. Already sitting in the front room is a group of men debating at a table going over different things.
"Welcome Mr. Morlun, I'm glad you're here; now we can get into more essential matters. Have a seat so that we can begin."
Not trying to argue he does as he is asked. Pulling up a chair Morlun takes a seat at the end of the table.
"Once you have helped us here in Ohio with the territory transfer, we'll help you take down the wall crawler; or what he is known by most as Spiderman."
The poise can be seen through the grin of Morlun. The conversation between the men lasts for over a few hours.
In that of another state A body is brought into the morgue inside that of a black zip up sack/bag. It is a worker along with a police officer who brings the body into a back room; the worker exits the room afterward, having a lot of paper work to catch up on.
"Any clue on what weapon was used on the victim?"
The police officer pulls out his weapon aiming up into a certain corner before putting it down; recognizing the masked man almost immediately.
"You would think I would've been use to you sneaking up on me; anyhow what brings you here Nightwing?"
The masked hero jumps down from the ceiling being certain not to make much clamor. Standing tall he walks over un zipping the bag, revealing the thrashed carcass.
"What was her name? Nightwing asks bowing his head, "Anyone who can harm a child in such a brutal way such as this belongs in hell!"
"There is no doubt about that, but there is something fishy about this case. The way she has been cut open and brutally beaten would have taken some time to happen; by the way things look she was killed out in the open. The thing that bothers me is that no one saw anything. Now you know that is bullshit, someone saw something but just isn't willing to speak...yet. To answer your question her name was Kate Robinson."
Nightwing punches at the table before zipping the bag up over the body.
"Any clue when the professionals will be in to perform an autopsy? I would love to get my hands on the animal who did this, I'm not sure why anyone would cover up for such a horrendous assault."
"Its probably best if you left now before someone comes; I'll try and contact you with any further updates."
With that Nightwing jumps off a wall grabbing onto the ceiling and exiting the way he came through. Once outside he makes his way up to even higher structures; leaping from building to building. If anything he needs some fresh air to clear his head; he comes to somewhat of a sliding stop seeing as someone steps out of the shadows in front of his trail.
"What are you doing here, you shouldn't come out of nowhere like that or you might get hurt," Nightwing lets out a slight smirk, "What are you doing here in Bludhaven Huntress; or is there even a reason?"
She throws her hair back walking over and sitting on the building's edge. Dick just looks at her for some time watching the wind blow her hair back and forth. Nightwing turns from her looking down on the city; just as he attempts to leap downward Huntress snaps at him. Turning to her he is a bit confused on what she wants.
"You wouldn't mind sharing what's bothering you; and don't tell me otherwise?" She asks.
"I'm not discussing that right now, you'll be better off asking me that again a little later."
"Ok I'm cool with that; how bout you and I patrol together? Just for tonight, I know you have an ego just as the bat; but you're also more laid back. So what do you say?"
"I guess so; lets not waste any time, I'm sure there is something brewing down there somewhere."
She follows him diving off the building.
The two Shalion combatants enter into the Shalion temple after their evening routine. Awaiting them in the main lobby being no surprise is Raiden. Both members bow down to the thunder god showing their admiration.
"I take it the two of you have been out all day; it's good to know you're both staying up on your training and conditioning. Follow me this way I have some news to share with you both."
Both Kung Lao and Liu Kang look at one another a bit mystified on what this could be about. Nevertheless they follow their master down the main hallway. It has been a long day and both of them would like nothing more than to be able to get some shut eye for the upcoming round tomorrow.
"The Elder gods summoned me earlier in the day with some disturbing news. Just as the many Mortal Kombat tournaments before this, someone is using it as a way to gain supremacy."
"So were the elder gods able to identify the individual?" Liu continues following Raiden down the hall along with Kung Lao at his side, "I'm willing to bet Shang Tsung has something to do with all of this."
"If it had been Shang Tsung I'm sure the elder gods would have known right away. I'd keep an eye on the travelers from the other dimension, it may not be them but we need to keep our eyes sharp."
Just outside of the Shalion temple near the mountains walks Captain America along with Wonder woman. Neither of the two say a word just enjoying the view in addition to the soundlessness.
"In some ways I feel a bit Sorry for Green Lantern, Ms. Marvel, and Superman; I wonder how they'll manage not fighting for another three rounds," Wonder woman places a flower over her left ear, "This gives us an opportunity to look into this whole Conner scenario further; I'm sure Superman can dig up some more information."
With no warning Diana is pushed off to the side while Cap jumps in the other direction. A laser blasts a hole into the ground right between them both. Looking up above them floats an unknown being holding a laser canon. Captain America observes the rest of there surroundings at once seeing they're surrounded.
"What is the meaning of this and please don't tell me you have no answer?" Cap yells out.
The ambushers reply by beginning their attack on the two heroes. One of them stretches their arm out grabbing Cap by his throat throwing him into Wonder Woman. The two tumble a bit with Wonder Woman ending up on top of. She blushes a little but realizes the situation immediately hoping off of him. Both the heroes take a stand ready to take on the aggressors. Diana steps forward flying at top speed within a circle punching and knocking out as many of them as she could. Coming to a stop only three of them remain; wide eyed while backing off.
"I'm not sure where you all came from or what your purpose was; if you were by any chance sent let your boss know to stay away or this will become a personal war!" Wonder Woman tells.
One of them nods; afterward the three of them retreat. Both Bucky and Diana look at one another not sure what the meaning of that was. Shortly after the three of them return to a castle entering into the central extent. Laying out on the sofa is Pythena.
"So how did the attack go?" She asks sitting up.
"Well what do you think? Don't tell me you actually thought we had a chance; the Amazon Princess's strength is incredible."
"Of course I didn't expect you to actually defeat the two of them; I always love to put fear and pressure into my victims before I finish them off. That was merely my way of informing them to watch their backs."
To Be Continue