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Daddy's Girl

by yugioh4ever 1 review

Perhaps John can be a bit too overprotective.

Category: Justice League Unlimited - Rating: G - Genres: Humor - Published: 2016-02-23 - 811 words

"Where does he live? I want his head on a plate!" John yelled as he stormed around the apartment. "I'll blast him before he can even say our daughter's name again. No better yet, I'll get Kilowog and have him rip this kid's arms right out of their sockets!"

Shayera chuckled as she got up off the couch. "John just calm-"

"No Shayera I will not calm down! Who the hell does this kid think he is?"

"John," she said as she walked over to him and looked into his eyes. "She'll get over it so just calm down."

"But Shayera," he groaned, his anger beginning to subside. "Do you understand what he did to our little princess?"

Shayera smirked, amused with his argument and irrational behavior. "Yes, I completely understand. But that does not give you any reason to kill him. She's a big girl and can take care of herself."

"I think it give me every reason," he muttered as he began to sulk.

"Listen John," she spoke calmly though it was apparent she was starting to run out of patience. "If you really want to waste your time then you can go talk to her, ok?"

"Wait I have to talk to her? Isn't that your job as her mother while I go out and kill the boy who broke her heart?"

"No, you know Emma. She won't listen to a word I say so it'd be a waste of my time. If there's anyone who can calm her down, if she even needs it, and can get her to listen it's you."

"I guess," he sighed, sounding a bit disappointed. He looked down at Shayera and grabbed one of her hands when she began to turn away. "But you promise that if she wants we can go kill him?"

Shayera rolled her eyes. "I won't promise anything. Just go talk to her and see how she is."

John stood in front of his daughter's room and began to plan what he was going to say. The whole 'there's plenty fish in the sea' approach seemed like a good way to begin. That and he had to reassure her that not all guys were the same and that she'd eventually find someone perfect for herself.

He let out a breath he didn't even know he was holding. "Emma I'm just coming in to talk, alright?"

There was no response so John slowly opened the door. Considering it was her first breakup John was expecting to find her upset, even crying perhaps. Yet she was laying on her bed, reading a book, and had her earbuds in as thought nothing was wrong.

Emma caught sight of her father in the corner of her eye. She placed the bookmark in between the pages and removed the earbuds.

"Dad, what's wrong?" She asked, noticing his expression.

That took John by absolute surprise. She seemed completely unfazed by what happened. He couldn't believe it at all. She had to be holding back.

"I wanted to talk about what happened," he said.

"Dad, I'm fine. Really I am," John heard that phrase 'I'm fine' a million times from Shayera and he knew never to believe it.

"Emma you don't need to lie to me. I know you have to be bothered by this." He sat down next to her. "He's only one guy. There's more boys out there who'll be better for you."

"Dad," she interjected but he ignored.

"He doesn't know what he gave up by breaking up with you. All the girls he'll ever date will never compare to you."

"But Dad," she crossed her arms over her chest as he continued to ignore her.

"Who cares if he broke up with you for a cheerleader?" He rhetorically asked as he failed to notice the deepening frown on his daughter's face. "You're ten times better than her."

"Dad will you please just stop and listen?"

"I get it, you want to let all of your pent up emotions out. It's ok let it all out. I'm hear to listen."

Emma rolled her eyes at her father's dramatic behavior. He seemed to have taken this worse than she had. "Look Dad, I'm over it already. I only dated him for like a month anyway. Am I pissed? Yeah but life goes on. Plus I've already dealt with him."

"You did?" John asked before warily continuing. "What did you do?"

"When he told me he was breaking up with me for that blond tramp I punched him."

"That's it, you punched him?" John couldn't believe it. With her temper he wouldn't be surprised to hear that the kid was in a body bag.

She shrugged, "I may have aimed for and ended up breaking his nose."

John felt a grin stretching across his face as he pulled Emma into a hug. "Good girl."
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