Categories > Cartoons > Justice League Unlimited > Alien

Chapter 17

by yugioh4ever 0 Reviews

Category: Justice League Unlimited - Rating: PG - Genres: Angst,Drama,Romance - Characters:  - Warnings: [!!] - Published: 2012/10/01 - Updated: 2012/10/01 - 1255 words - Complete

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There's a place that I know
It's not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
Will it make you run away?

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Like a diamond
From black dust
It's hard to know
It can become
A few give up
So don't give up on me
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Don't run away
Don't run away
Just tell me that you will stay
Promise me you will stay
Don't run away
Don't run away
Just promise me you will stay
Promise me you will stay

Will you love me?
Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

~Kelly Clarkson
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Shayera laid curled up against John. She had told him bits and pieces of her past life on Thanagar. Shayera took a quick glance at the clock; she had been talking for two and a half hours straight. John took it rather well in her perspective. He understood her more than she thought he would and she felt a wave of relief rush over her knowing that she could tell him the rest later without worrying about his reaction. She did have one final thing she wanted to get off her chest.

"What if I'm not good?" She vaguely asked, biting her lip after stating it. John's eyebrows knitted together in confusion.

"Not good? Like, not a good mother?" He asked softly. Shayera nodded as she felt tears sting the back of her eyes. She wasn't much of crier but the insecurity of being a failure of a mother absolutely frightened her to the point of tears; also the influx hormones weren't helping her either.

"Shay," He said softly as he put his hand on her face, rubbing her cheek bone soothingly. Even though he meant well, this affectionate gesture only made Shayera want to cry that much more. He continued sincerely, "Shay, you shouldn't even worry about that."

"Why not?" She asked irritably. "I didn't grow up like you did. You had a family; I never did. Heck I even killed a child and-"

"Whoa, whoa, whoa, I thought we got through the point that it was an accident and not your fault?" John asked, his voice getting a little firmer.

Shayera replied sheepishly, "Well you just seem so confident and so prepared and so calm about this! I feel like I'm going to be a screw up at parenting and you're just gonna be perfect at it while I just mess up the kid's life forever because of my mistakes. I'm petrified John." She confessed. She then wanted to kick herself when she realized how utterly sappy and melodramatic the whole thing sounded. She silently cursed her raging hormones.

"Shay," John said softly, making shivers go up and down her spine. He wrapped both arms around her waist and pulled her in closer to him. "First off, there's no way possible for this baby to end up messed up or for their life to be ruined. You know why? Because they're going to have you as their mother." He kissed her nose and forehead as her emerald eyes welled with tears.

He continued,"And yes we're going to make some mistakes with this kid along the way but it's normal. No one is a perfect parent, especially the first time around. It's a learning process. We're going to mess up and make some mistakes but, when we do, we'll know what not to do the next time. Trial by error, babe."

"I wish I was as relaxed about this as you." Shayera muttered as her finger played with a stray lock of her hair.

"Shayera, I'm scared too, please don't think that I'm not and that you're alone in this." He whispered. She stopped playing with her hair and looked into his eyes, seeing the sincerity in them. He was afraid, just like her.

"So what do we do?"

"Take everything one step at a time. We're a team, right? We're in this together for the long haul." He said with a laugh as he kissed her cheek, nose, forehead, then finally her lips as she giggled. Shayera turned like she was going to go back to her side of the bed but John tightened his grip around her waist and kissed her lips again.

"I love you John." She whispered as she rested her head down under John's chin.

"I love you too Shayera. More than you know."
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"So are we in agreeance here?" Clark asked as he looked around to the other four founders. After the initial meeting the other five founders met later to decide what they were going to do with Shayera. Currently they had a plan and were now voting on it.

"It's reasonable and I think Shayera will agree with us." J'onn stated. "She won't be off active duty completely. Monitor duty and crowd control should keep her occupied until she can no longer perform either."

"I agree," Bruce said. "Monitor duty will keep her out of harm's way. I'm not sure about crowd control but we'll have to see how it goes and go from there."

Wally rolled his eyes. "Yeah I just can imagine Shay on crowd control. She's never done crowd control before."

Bruce narrowed his eyes. "You have any bright suggestions?"

"No," The speedster quietly replied. "I'm just saying. She's not one to sit around and do, what she would consider, boring jobs."

"So you want her fighting?" Diana asked. "To me that seems too reckless. Even if it is Shayera. She might be capable of pulling it off but it's too risky."

"That sounded like praise Princess." Bruce said to her.

"Pure acknowledgement," Diana defended. "I'm not one to give out praise, especially to her."

"Acknowledgement and praise are the same thing. No matter how you put it." Clark interjected. "So let's get this over with. All in favor?" Five hands were in the air.

"Well it seems unanimous then." J'onn stated. "Starting immediately Shayera is placed on crowd control and monitor duty until she can no longer do so."

"Um that's all fine and dandy but who's going to tell her?" Wally asked. "Cause I know for a fact that I don't want to be the one."
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A/N: Um so yeah I've been super busy with starting college and all. One of my teachers knows what fanfiction is, what's the chances, and hates it. She's been trying to get me to stop claiming that it's something children do. Like that'll ever happen. So yeah I've been really sidetracked and had no time to write anything really. I really don't even like how this chapter came out because I rushed it. Oh well...hopefully the next chapter will come out better.
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