Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.20

redbird-avRedbird’s arms folded across her chest. “We really don’t have time for this. We need to find out what happened to the League. There are probably about a thousand emergencies going on right now that we need to be handling and you all are sight seeing?”

“Probably?” Artemis was halfway through the trophy room when she looked back over her shoulder.”That’s a safe bet. But there’s no sense in going in half cocked.” She looked up at the pedestal bearing a glass case full of old skeleton keys. “We’re not going to solve this with half a quiver and belt of batarangs.”

“Yeah, cause Captain Cold’s gun is going to be so much more help.” Redbird grumbled. The Scarlet Squire wound through the collected trophies. “We don’t even know who else is out there.”

Aftemis stepped back from the display...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.19

bb-av“Not so damn tight!” Redbird winced. “Are you wanting to keep me from breathing?”

Diana secured the flexicast’s lashes tight along the girl’s back. “Will it keep you from talking?”

Redbird smirked as she pulled her top back down, “Funny.” She looked down at the archer’s leg,”You need help with that?”

She stepped back, looking at her thigh. The bandage was soaked a deep crimson with her blood. A sigh fell from her lips, “Nah.” Despite what she said she still cringed a little as she pulled the adhesive loose. Even in the heat of the moment, Redbird had done an exceptional job of removing the arrowhead without exacerbating the damage. “It’s just a flesh wound.”

She sat down, carefully cleaning out wound...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.18

pg2-avIshmael enjoyed the quiet. He did not enjoy that he had to be here in this room but at least there was nobody talking to him. Even the computer had him alone for a moment.

Ishmael had been using the time to hone his senses. For some time Jackson Hyde had been teaching him to suppress his ability to sense electric impulses since in the modern world it was too much for one person to handle.

But he’d been using the solitude to attempt to focus it. He was trying to blur out background noise and focus on specific locations. And that was when he realized a strong throb of bio-electricity was emanating above and behind him. He’d traced the signals as they raced through the tower and now they floated over him with an intensity he’d never felt before.

And this was when a girl flew into him fr...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.17

pg2-avThere were moments, however brief, when Casey would second-guess her ‘career path.’ Most people were sensible enough to listen when she asked them to get off the streets and go home were it was safe. Then there were the knuckleheads who chose to ignore her request, and found themselves neck-deep in trouble with that element of society that always seemed to try and take advantage of a bad situation by making it worse. It was this lowest common denomination of society, made brave enough by their knives and guns to ignore the warnings of the flying teenager to stop being jerk-wads to everyone else and go home too.

Since splitting up with Scott, Casey had managed to put a stop to half a dozen muggings, nearly as many storefront robberies, three car-jackings, one townhouse fire, ferried at le...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.16

Ishmael did not like machines. He did not like things that he could not work or that could not work themselves. Nature occured around him and this he understood. Things that needed to be controlled by men felt untrustworthy. And he did not like thinking about the kinds of people who enjoyed controlling them.

None the less for all his awkwardness Ishmael was not a stupid person. The only sign of life he’d seen since Jackson Hyde vanished was the two figures who had stepped onto the device before him and disappeared. He did not like to follow clues and perform grand acts like Jackson Hyde and his friends but right now he couldn’t of what else to do.

He approached the machine. He looked around it and touched it now and then with his webbed palms...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.15

artemis-avThe hum of the Justice League teleport tube echoed through the empty Watchtower. The two young heroes stepped out and surveyed the room.

“We need to find out what’s going on.” Redbird walked up to the computer banks. “Hopefully, I can get in.” The Girl Wonder sat down at the computer and started typing.

The teen huntress leaned over her shoulder for a moment, but following those keystrokes was like reading Kryptonian for Dee. Eventually she stepped back and found her self pacing.

Several minutes passed before the smaller girl slammed her fists against the keyboard. “Damnit!”

Artemis was drawn back to the station. “Problem?”

“It’s no good.” The Scarlet Squire pushed away from the panel. “I can’t get through. The encryption is too tight.”

The Teen Huntress was already on the move...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.14

requiem-avRobert sat in the kitchen with his back against the wall. The door to the living room was just to his right, and his naturally-enhanced senses seemed to have little trouble hearing into the other room. It was made even easier by the volume of the two women on the other side… two women, he would have liked to point out, who were arguing over his future.

“He needs this, Cassie. And he isn’t a child anymore.” That was Robert’s mother, defending his right to choose his own destiny. He found this kind of ironic, since he’d heard it was normally the parentthat was over-concerned with the child’s choices, and not the aunt. “Besides, I want him to know that I trust him to make the right decisions.”

“You know the destiny she foresaw, Donna.” That was Aunt Cassie, a.k.a. Wonder Woman...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.13

velocity-avThere was definitely not enough green on the canvas. Stepping back to give the unfinished work a critical eye, Lillian Allen stumbled over an open can of orange sunset and landed on her backside on the paint splattered dropcloth. “Oh! Right there…” Jumping to her feet, the teen tornado, worked her brush in thick, fast strokes to add the perfect touch of green to her latest wall-sized masterpiece.

A breeze rustled the dropcloth. “Hey little flower,” said Lilly’s father. She turned to see him standing there in his Flash uniform, a smile on his face. “Want to help me with a little thing downtown?”

Taking in her dad’s choice of clothing, Lilly nodded instantly. “I’d love to. But… we have to stop by Brighton Art Shoppe on the way home. I’m almost out of daiquiri red.”

The Scarlet Speedste...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.12

Ishmael had become accustomed to the solitary sound of the alert. He began to wonder if, in his small room, anyone else would be aware of it or if he sat alone waiting for help that may not arrive. What if, like this tower, the other buildings frequented by Jackson Hyde and his friends were equally cold, sad and empty.

Then he heard it. From the room opposite came the faintest sound. He couldn’t tell it was a footstep, a bump or a machine engaging but even through the thick metal walls his strong sense of hearing allowed him to notice it. He got up and raced to the wall it had come from.

Not knowing what else to do he called out.

“Hello? Hello, Mr. Computer. I need to go to the place on the other side of the wall.”

The alert stopped but the red light continued to flash and the scre...

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Young Justice 2.0 – A World Without Justice 1.11

redbird-avThe young pair of heroes stepped out into the street. It seemed quiet for New York City. Normally, this early in the evening the streets would be bustling with people, but this wasn’t the case. The few people could be spotted hurried to some unknown destination with an almost nervous desperation. It was uncomfortably quiet.

“I dunno, Red…” Artemis pulled her black hood back down. An abandoned newspaper whipped across their path. She watched it go. “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

“Me too.” Redbird’s fingers nervously drummed against her thigh. “We have to figure out what happened. Our best option is to get to the tower.”

They cautiously moved down the block.”The Museum?” The archer’s brow furrowed a little in thought.

Years ago, after the Titans had been disbanded to take up th...

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