It was time to animated Jason. Might as well animate his past, right? Right. Thought so! The not-so-dead-zombi-baby-bird.(If they don’t move just click on them. Works everytime..hehehe)
It was like arguing with a brick wall. Her stubbornness refused to be cowed or talked down. Jason didn’t doubt she’d tag along no matter how much he forbid it. His hand retracted, an exasperated sigh filling the air. “Fine. But we do this my way and Harper isn’t involving himself.” He stormed through the doorway, maintaining a tight control on his temper. He wasn’t happy yet the decision had been made.
Red Hood borded the stealth ship acquired from the alien bat that attacked Starfire months ago. He flicked on the controls, assuming his extraterrestrial companion would make herself comfortable. He punched in Gotham’s coordinates. The ship took off, moving towards their destination at a rapid speed. Jason stayed silent throughout the journey, keeping his emotion in check. Anger was his undoing. He wouldn’t let it get to him again.
The ship dropped into a quiet park on the edge of the city. Cool air kissed him when he exited. Gothic spires rose for the heavens. Gotham never changed. The vigilante regarded Kori. “He’s been in hiding ever since Batman stopped him in the Cave. Someone in the underworld will have heard something. It’s just a matter of separating the scumbags who’re willing to talk from the ones who’ve got no reason to keep breathing.”
Kori dropped her arm at Jason’s reluctant acceptance of her request to accompany him — not that should wouldn’t have gone either way — but she found his agreement to be preferable. “Fine,” she responded, stifling her guilt at leaving their other teammate behind. Roy would be upset — no, furious — when he found the two of them had gone on a mission of sorts without him, but Kori gathered that they’d already be in Gotham by then.
Boarding the ship after Jason, the alien seated herself quietly. She observed silently as the other fiddled with the controls for a few moments before the ship took off at a high speed. Kori could sense the anger ebbing off Jason in waves. Like radiation from the sun. She opted to remain silent for the length of the journey because of this. Jason’s anger unperturbed the extraterrestrial, but she knew when to let him cool off. To let him be.
The ship’s steady decrease in altitude indicated their arrival. Exiting the ship, Kori was immediately enveloped in the foreboding city’s crisp air. She gave a nod at Jason’s statement, green eyes surveying the large city beyond. “If we’re lucky, the separating of such individuals shouldn’t be too difficult of a task,” she said. “Is that where we’re starting then? Gotham’s underworld?”
"We’re bad, we’re good, we’re brave, we’re strong, we’re beautiful, we’re caring, we’re confident, we’re powerful, we’re skilled, we’re everything you can imagine and we’re the women of today"
|championtrainerred: "Yes, when a trainer catches a Pokemon, they store them in these Pokeballs so as to have easy access to them when they need them."|
"Ahh, I see. So you are a trainer? And I assume you train these Pokemon to do battle with others?"
jason todd in the middle of the blackgate penitentiary yards, surrounded by people who want to murder him, reading his pride and prejudice paperback, no biggie ► part twenty-nine in a series of infinite jason todd
|championtrainerred: "Well, Pokemon are... How about I show you instead?" Red threw out a Pokeball, releasing his Pikachu. "This is a Pokemon."|
"Oh! What a peculiar little creature," Kori said, surprise mingled in her tone as she peered at the Pikachu. "And these Pokemon just live in those little balls?"
Normally, her strength might intimidate most people but Jason stood his ground. His eyes narrowed in a similar manner. He appreciated she wanted to help. He really did. Risking her safety was out of the question. Her capabilities in a fight were second to none but the Joker was something else entirely. “Sunbathe. Take some time for yourself. Settle some personal business. Do what you’ve got to do but you’re not coming with me, Princess.”
His tone held a firm conviction. “I’m not putting you in a situation with him. You’re not ready for him. You don’t know what he’s capable of like I do. This is something I have to take care of by myself.” The more he thought about it the more emotional he would become. No matter how he guarded them he had a feeling she’d always sense how he felt. The damaged vigilante uttered a sigh. He clasped a hand to her shoulder, his grip gentle.
"If something happened to you…..Look. Just trust me and let me pass. Please." He’d kept Roy in the dark completely. If the archer blocked his path he’d have no trouble knocking him out for his own good. With Kori it was different.
"We’re a team, Jason," Kori said quietly, her tone holding equal conviction. “Teammates have each other’s backs, correct?” Her outstretched arm remained unmoving, lips set into a firm line. “You can’t really expect that while you’re off — attempting to take care of the man who murdered you once and nearly succeeded in doing again the last time you went after him — I would be taking time for myself, sunbathing, while Roy polishes his arrows, or whatever it is he does in his free time, awaiting your return?”
Kori took a deep breath, leveling her gaze with his. She could understand why Jason didn’t want any help. It was a…personal matter and the Joker was dangerous. And insane. A paring that didn’t make for a pretty picture. All of that aside, Jason was still her teammate, and she would have his back — invitation or not.
"I can help," she said finally. "What we do, this job, there’s always a risk to it.”
|championtrainerred: Red raised an eyebrow at that, "It's no problem Kori. As for your planet, that's... quite a lot of turmoil." Suddenly his M!A took effect, "Are you a female Pokemon? Because I think you used Attract on me." He suddenly shook his head, "Sorry, a spell made me do that."|
Kori quirked a brow. “What in X’hal’s name is a Pokemon?” she asked, curiosity apparent in her tone.