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Chapter 16

by yugioh4ever 0 reviews

Category: Justice League Unlimited - Rating: PG - Genres: Angst,Drama,Romance - Warnings: [!!] - Published: 2012-09-06 - Updated: 2012-09-06 - 1524 words - Complete

When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
Still looking up.

I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

~Jason Mraz

Shayera pulled her key out of the lock and swung open the door. "John?" She closed the door behind and waited. When everything remained silent, she sighed. He wasn't home. He wasn't going to come back soon. She set her key on the table and took a quick glance around the apartment. Everything was where they left it. He hadn't been home since this morning.

Shayera flopped down on the couched and laid on her back uncomfortably. She pouted as she looked out the window. It went from sunny to raining in just a matter of minutes.

"Really reflecting my mood here," She muttered bitterly.

Eventually he would have to come home. She just had to wait and she hated waiting. But, in the end, he was more than worth the wait. Really she wasn't alone but it wasn't like she could get a response if she started a conversation. But dealing with those two kids at the park got her thinking.

"Do you think mommy's a screw up?" Did she really call herself that. It seemed too unnatural yet right to her. "I seem to screw up anything you put in front of me. You'd still love me if I was right? Just like how you'll forgive me about the Thanagarian Invasion when you learn about it right? I must be really desperate to be doing this. You can't even hear me. Or can you? Like you'd be able to answer that." She rolled her eyes as she placed a hand on her stomach. "Even if you hated me I'd still love you. That's how it works right? Parents unconditionally love their children no matter what, isn't that how it goes on Earth? But meeting those two kids earlier made me see that it's not going to be too bad being a parent. Sure you'll make me want to rip my hair out but I'll get over it." She exhaled deeply. "I know I'm not going to be a perfect mother but I swear to you, Rex or whoever you are, that I'll try my best. Great I'm sounding like a sob now."

Her back started to ache so she got up, grabbed a chair from the table, and sat next to the window. She blew some loose strands of hair from her face. This was going to be a long wait.

She didn't know when but she fell asleep, head in hand, at the window. She heard a door slamming shut and lifted her head. Was it him? Was he here? No, it was just the neighbors. Her eyes began to droop; there was no stopping it now. Her head fell forward and it knocked against the window pane. "Ow! Stupid window..." Now she was alert with an injured forehead. Her hand gently rubbed the spot as she looked out the window and then at the door. A sigh escaped her lips. She sat still at her place by the window. She saw a dim green light appear out in the rain and her heart raced. She was quickly disappointed to learn that it was only a plane passing overhead. She growled in frustration.

"Shayera?" She turned around to see John standing there. She stood up, not taking her eyes off him. Obviously he just got teleported down from the Watchtower. "How long have you been sitting there?"

"I don't know, I fell asleep. I've been waiting for you. Hoping you would come back."

"Why wouldn't I?" He seemed both hurt and confused by her statement but she didn't answer.

Shayera just stood there, looking at John. She really didn't know what to say, what to think. Sure she wanted John to come back but she didn't know where this was going to go. Would they begin another fight? Would they fix the mess they created? Was this going to get better or worse?

John stood there, looking at the ground, not knowing how to start. The moments dragged. Finally he said, "If you're not going to say anything else then I've got a few things I want to." Shayera braced herself for the worst. He finally looked up into her emerald eyes and said, "I'm an idiot. This was my fault."

Shayera just looked at him and didn't say a word. She wanted to hear what else he had to say.

John hurriedly continued, afraid to lose his momentum. "I was scared. I was afraid you'd leave and hurt me again."

Shayera was being uncharacteristically silent but she wasn't trying to club him with her mace, which John took as a good sign. "I'm sorry for how I overreacted. I know you are too; we both acted out of anger."

She still didn't say anything so he continued, "So I decided to think about it in your perceptive. I don't blame you for not trusting me. When you want to talk to me about your life I'm Thanagar, I'll listen. I promise I will. Also, I don't blame you for not telling me about the pregnancy. I'm sure you're feeling a hundred different emotions right now."

Shayera just stood there silently. John was starting to get worried. He said, "It doesn't matter. Shayera, I love you and I'm through running scared. So do you want to learn from this and move on?" The Thanagarian remained quiet. She was standing there looking dumbfounded. He finally asked, "Aren't you going to say anything?"

Shayera finally broke her silence and said, "You had me at 'I'm an idiot'." She smiled and tightly wrapped her arms around him. "I'm so sorry. I'm to blame too. Bruce told me to tell you and I ignored him."

"It's ok Shayera," He said as she let go of him. "I forgive you. You're under a lot of pressure right now. I understand that."

She took a hold of his hands as she sighed. "But I should have told you when I found out."

"Shayera," He said warningly. "What did I just say?"

"I know you forgive me but I still have to apologize." She said to him stubbornly. "I'm sorry for overreacting. I didn't mean what I said about wanting to go back to Thanagar. I'm better off on Earth."

"What about the 'wanting kids with wings' part?" He sincerely asked her.

"Genetically speaking my genes become recessive so the chances of our children having wings is next to zero." She shrugged. "Would I love to have a kid with wings like me? Sure but, in the end, it'd be easier for them to grow up without the wings. No one would be able to associate them with me at least. They wouldn't have to face what I face."

"Quick question Shay," He started nervously. "Are you okay with this, having a baby? I mean, you're not angry or resentful about this are you?"

"I'm absolutely thrilled." Shayera said quietly in his ear and he was relieved by her answer. She draped her arms around his neck and shoulders as she kissed him.

He smirked. "Not nervous or anything?"

She took slight offense to that as she took a step back and put her hands on her hips. "Me? Nervous? Of all the stupid-"

John crossed his arms and raised an eyebrow.

"Yeah I'm a nervous wreck." She admitted as she sheepishly grinned.
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