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#939489 - 10/25/17 01:13 AM Re: LIFE AND DEATH AND OTHER INFECTIONS Part 2: Lovesick [Re: razsolo]  
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Is the Legionnaire Tyroc? I remember we left him in the 20th. or maybe Yera and Gim?

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#939491 - 10/25/17 04:08 AM Re: LIFE AND DEATH AND OTHER INFECTIONS Part 2: Lovesick [Re: razsolo]  
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The Somahturan funeral, returning to the sea of bacterial soup from which they came, was amazing. It was alien and exotic, and yet the ideals and feelings were human and familiar, and so it really worked for me.

Jacques. Oh man. I'm willing to cause a diplomatic incident (and possibly a plague!) being a creepy stalker. Yikes.


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#939531 - 10/26/17 12:12 AM Re: LIFE AND DEATH AND OTHER INFECTIONS Part 2: Lovesick [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Originally Posted by Invisible Brainiac
Is the Legionnaire Tyroc? I remember we left him in the 20th. or maybe Yera and Gim?

The returning Legionnaire/s will be a mystery for now but I can tell you that in a roundabout way it has something to do with Infinite Boy wink

I'm glad the funeral scene worked - hopefully I'll be able to revisit Somahtur sometime, I've got a lot of ideas that couldn't make it into the story!


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#939532 - 10/26/17 12:25 AM UPDATED ROSTER! [Re: razsolo]  
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I initially posted this yesterday but then realised it kinda spoils the last instalment so held off a bit...now that the dust has settled a bit though, here's the updated roster as it stands currently smile

BLOK
BRAINIAC 5 (leader)
CHAMELEON BOY
CHLOROPHYLL KID
COLOR KID
COMET QUEEN
COSMIC BOY
DAWNSTAR
DIAMOND DAMSEL
DRAGONMAGE
DREAM GIRL
ELASTIC LAD
ELEMENT LAD
FIRE LAD
GAS GIRL
INFECTIOUS LASS
INVISIBLE KID II
KID COMPUTO
LIGHT LAD
LIGHTNING LASS
MATTER-EATER LAD
MON-EL
MWINDAJI
NEON
NIGHT GIRL
NIGHTWIND
PHANTOM GIRL
POLAR BOY
QUISLET
SHADOW LASS
SHRINKING VIOLET
STAR BOY
STONE BOY
SUN BOY
SUPERGIRL II
TELLUS
TIMBER WOLF
ULTRA BOY (deputy leader)
WILDFIRE


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#939558 - 10/26/17 10:45 AM Re: UPDATED ROSTER! [Re: razsolo]  
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Lovely stuff Raz, you never fail to impress

The scene with Drura and the Mahn's was very touching, with the families appreciation of her being the gentle affirmation that she desperately needed after her worries about returning home. As Set says above, it's a great concept of returning the dead to the bacterial soup that spawned them. Drura's realisation about how far she's come since leaving her homeworld was nicely introduced too, could we be seeing her start to really blossom now?

I really love how you take weaker and less flashy characters and make them the focus of your stories - case in point being Dream Girl, Stone Boy and Matter-Eater Lad on a mission together. While Nura and Tenzil have the fun personalities none of them would be my first choice in an emergency, so the respect and time you invest in them is really good to read. The reference to Elongated Man mysteries was nicely added, especially the thought of Tenz and Thom's addiction to them, well it gave me a smile. Infinity Boy... hmmm! There's trouble brewing. Which, in your stories, is always a good thing!

Drura's fear of what is in store for her when facing her family was neat - we've all been there, poor girl. Her brothers lack of affection was a nice precursor to her parents behaviour. I felt really sorry for her, how ironic that a family that had never met before whose son had died were more accommodating. I reckon Jacques and Drura will be okay, as creepy as his stalking was. I hope she'll get over the hurt she feels about her family, give Jacques a sound telling off and then get back to him. Nicely characterised scene, with both sides being understandable and open to wide interpretations. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this now.

So, Laurel's on the big team now - great! Definitely looking forward to reading where you go with her. I enjoyed how you dragged it out and Brainy's almost casual dismissal of her question.

Great stuff Raz, once again.

As always, I can't wait for more, more, more!


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#939559 - 10/26/17 10:48 AM Re: UPDATED ROSTER! [Re: razsolo]  
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Oh, thank you for the roll call too. I'd like to see the return of Shadow Lad - how does he feel about Kara going away?


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#939561 - 10/26/17 11:20 AM Re: UPDATED ROSTER! [Re: razsolo]  
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Thanks for the feedback Harbi! I'm glad you picked up on the contrasting reception Drura got from her family vs the Mahns...tbh I had originally only intended for Drura's family to be disapproving of Jacques rather than Drura's whole lifepath (to echo Jacques' sister being weird about Drura in the story where Durran Mahn first appeared) but then the rest kind of wrote itself, and it was probably a surrogate way for me to explore some of my own family stuff. Also, I wanted to make sure every Somahturian didn't just have a copy&paste reaction and that they behaved like individuals smile

Re: Dreamy's team - Y'all know I love my underdogs....to me it's what makes the Legion unique among super teams, that strength of character trumps physical power every time. I feel like I harp on the Subs too much occasionally, but I am gonna keep doing it because they represent the best part of the Legion's universe to me. Also I kinda love that Tenzil brings out this relaxed playful vibe from teammates who would never act that way around a lot of other characters, that's his real power if you ask me wink

No spoilers on Jacques/Drura's future just yet...as for Shadow Lad, I would LOVE to bring him back to the team, as I would Garth & Imra & Mysa and a few other characters...like all of them though he's kinda written himself into a corner that it doesn't feel right to shove him out of yet. I do like the idea of seeing his reaction to what happened with Kara though, so a trip to Talok VIII might be in order soon laugh


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#939965 - 11/03/17 06:38 AM Re: LIFE AND DEATH AND OTHER INFECTIONS Part 2: Lovesick [Re: razsolo]  
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Good installment Raz.

Laurel is finally a Legionnaire. i think you're the only one to do so. so bravo.
I liked how that scene played out. Brainy being dismissive is well Brainy.
Sun Boy telling her is fitting and he's right. her reasons for taking Kara's code name and her plan to defeat Satan Girl was amazingly inventive!

Dura's scene with both families were really well done. The boy's family were so kind and understanding while her own family were just so angry. that's all i could read from them. But i wasn't 100% sure if it was anger at their situation and resent Dura for helping contribute to it or if they were just hurt that Dura wouldn't choose them. i could see it being both. I felt so bad for Dura and i hope her family and Smouthar can start to open up.

I like how this world isn't like really any of the others we've seen and it makes total sense that tec wise they would be behind everyone.

Infinity Boy!!! this one is going to be good but i'm guessing things aren't going to be so good for Tenzil....
i'm with you Raz the underdogs can do really powerful things if they are used right.

i knew it wouldn't end well with Jacques but at least he only went to the funeral and not to her family's home. i could have seen that going bad quick. i hope its just a fight but he needs to get over his jealousy of Kent. Ken't is with Light Lad and him and Dura are just friends.

Also thank you for the roll call. i was wondering who was still kicking around on the main team.


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#940020 - 11/05/17 03:03 AM Re: LIFE AND DEATH AND OTHER INFECTIONS Part 2: Lovesick [Re: razsolo]  
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Thanks Omni! Harbinger got there before me with Laurel, but we have gone in different directions with her so I don't mind not being the first smile

Infinite Boy is gonna be popping up a little bit here and there for a while....and I have been wanting to update the roll call for a while as well, I have just been waiting for the team to stabilise enough so it wouldn't be out of date in a month lol laugh


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Dream Girl aka Nura Nal: Naltorian precognition
Matter-Eater Lad aka Tenzil Kem: can eat inorganic matter in all its forms
Stone Boy aka Dag Wentim: ability to transmute to living stone


While not particularly glamorous, the Morning Institute was Titan’s most highly regarded place of learning and one of the most respected in the solar system. It was a pleasantly warm day as three Legionnaires gathered outside of the Institute’s Spatial Research Wing, seated at a comfort bench while they waited for the fourth member of their party. Around them, students and staff members filtered in and out of the fifteen storey building while other sentients crossed the plaza separating the prestigious school from the even more famous Time Institute nearby.

“Titan’s so weird,” Matter-Eater Lad noted, his head craned toward the enormous ringed planet Saturn dominating the heavens. “I mean we’ve been here for what...half a day back on Mars..? And the sky looks exactly the same as when we first arrived!”

“Weird for you maybe,” Stone Boy replied. “Not all UP worlds rotate at the same rate though; to be honest, I find it kind of relaxing here. Back home on Zwen, our days last for what you’d consider months...it was very disorienting for me the first time I left home and saw how quickly the rest of the UP moves!”

Dream Girl opened her mouth to add something, then seemed to zone out for the briefest of instants. Without another word, she stood and turned to greet the approaching Infinite Boy before her teammates had even noticed his arrival. Like the Legionnaires, he too was in costume; it was a costume that none of the trio were familiar with however. He wore a black mask covering half his face, and a bodysuit the same color with golden-edged white gloves and boots. A golden infinity symbol adorned his chest, and a voluminous white cloak trailed behind him. His face was hidden beneath its large open hood, gold trim around the edge of both cloak and hood. Beneath the cloak, much of the Infinite Boy was in shadow and with his power in effect it made him seem as though he were hidden within a shifting starscape. “Very fashion-forward,” Nura complimented her fellow Naltorian.

“Thanks,” the Infinite Boy nodded. “I thought it was necessary to hide my face given that we’re going to be defending the Time Institute today.”

“About that,” Matter-Eater Lad shaded his eyes as he gazed across the plaza, “Bouncing Boy and Duplicate Damsel have been at the Time Institute for a minute now...one of the brains there is helping Luornu figure out her powers. Why don’t we see if they want in on this cross-time team-up?”

“I actually contacted them while you three were on the way here from Mars,” the Infinite Boy explained. “Duplicate Damsel is being subjected to some fairly intensive tests today that she can’t get out of...and Bouncing Boy is going to have his hands full helping with something else.”

“Something else..?” Stone Boy raised an eyebrow. “What might that be..? I hope I’m not being presumptuous, but we could help a lot more if we knew exactly what it was you’ve called us here for. You’ve been fairly vague since we got here, all we know is that the Time Institute’s in danger and for some reason you can’t show your face around there.”

“Sorry,” the Infinite Boy smirked. “Old habit...I’m so used to having to be careful not to impart future knowledge I forget how I sound most of the time. If I’m not mistaken though, the reason I need to keep a low profile around these parts should be making itself clear round about...now; and there he is.” He pointed, and the heroes saw a passenger vehicle alighting outside the main entrance of the Time Institute. A platinum blond boy clambered out of the hovering car and the vehicle pulled away silently into the Titanian sky while the youth made his way to Bouncing Boy beckoning him into the building.

Matter-Eater Lad removed his sunglasses and squinted at the stranger. Tenzil looked back at the Infinite Boy and once more to the almost identical boy across the plaza. “...That’s you! Was your daddy a Carggite, kid?”

The Infinite Boy chuckled. “Nothing that simple...you’re right though, that is me; a younger me. Today’s the day kid genius Kando Vyr arrives from Naltor to begin his career at the Time Institute. I mean maybe I’m being overly paranoid, but I don’t think it would be wise for young me to meet current me given that I don’t have any memory of anything like that happening in my own past. I asked Bouncing Boy to keep me...him I guess..safe and more importantly out of sight of me. Me me.”

Dream Girl saw the utter confusion on the faces of her teammates and took charge. “Let's focus on what's important. You told us you had a vision that a woman claiming to be the Time Trapper’s daughter would attack the Time Institute today.”

“She calls herself Decay,” Kando nodded. “And she’s not the Time Trapper’s daughter like she claims, she’s a woman in desperate need of psychological help. Her real name is Wensai Saturni and she was a quantum engineer here working on some classified project for the SP when Fearstorm launched his last emotional assault on Titanopolis. Most of Fearstorm’s victims recovered after psychomedical care, but she didn’t. It turns out Wensai Saturni has a crippling fear of death which Firestorm exacerbated and the only way she could live with that was to embrace it; she genuinely believes she’s the daughter of the Time Trapper and that she’s been sent here to bring total entropy to the universe.”

“You got all that from a precognitive flash?” Stone Boy asked incredulously.

“I was a genius before I ever became the Infinite Boy,” Kando replied casually. “Once I dreamed her face I just did some old-fashioned research.”

Dream Girl made a show of examining the perfectly manicured nails of her outstretched hand. “Did your research tell you how an unbalanced woman became enough of a threat to warrant calling in three Legionnaires to help deal with her?”

“We can ask her ourselves,” Tenzil cut in before the Infinite Boy could answer. “Because we’ve either got a visit from your gal Decay or the Time Trapper’s come down with a bad case of Grandin Gender Reversal Disease.”

The others saw now what Matter-Eater Lad had just spotted; a woman in loose-fitting purple tattered robes descended from the sky toward the Time Institute. Her forearms were bound in frayed bandages, her hands and feet bare. A hood hung limply over her shoulders, her gaunt face framed by a listless mane of greying black hair.

Nura shook her head sadly. “The first thing we’re going to do when we take that poor woman into custody is give her a decent spa and beauty treatment; her feet must be filthy. Let’s go, Legionnaires.” Dream Girl rose into the air to cover the distance between them more quickly, Matter-Eater Lad and Stone Boy flanking her. The Infinite Boy brought up the rear, careful to ensure that his face was hidden beneath his white hood.

Dream Girl took the lead easily, the others deferring to her just as naturally. “Stone Boy, Infinite Boy, can you two please evacuate the immediate area? Tenzil and I will try to talk her down, but if that doesn’t work I don’t want any innocents getting hurt.”

“We’re on it,” Stone Boy saluted Nura, transforming to his petrified state midway through the gesture. As the two men made their way toward the largest gathering of citizens, the Infinite Boy hung back and watched Dag Wentim in action. In Kando’s own time, Stone Boy had changed his name to Stone Man but Kando remembered him looking almost the same age as he was right now. Years spent in stone form had protected Dag from time’s passing, while simultaneously forging him into one of the Legion of Superheroes’ most valued leaders. The Infinite Boy allowed himself a nostalgic smile for events which hadn’t happened yet; it might still be several years before Dag would grow into his true potential, but Kando could see that potential in the efficiency with which Stone Boy convinced bystanders to clear the area calmly and without raising a panic.

As Decay landed on an elevated walkway which connected the Time Institute to the city behind it, Dream Girl and Matter-Eater Lad touched down closer to the Institute itself, passively blocking her access. The two Legionnaires stood just over seven feet apart, hoping that whatever power she possessed wouldn’t be able to target them both. Decay’s face was almost skeletal, dry skin pulled back taut over jutting cheekbones and beady black eyes buried within enormous dark sockets. “I know you,” the thin-lipped woman sneered, “You’re the Legion of Superheroes!”

“Right the first time,” Tenzil removed his glasses and flashed what he hoped was a disarming smile.

“Of course I’m right,” Decay snapped at him. “Did you think I wouldn’t know who you are? You’ve fought my father often enough!”

“We’re not here to fight anyone, Wensai.” Dream Girl found the woman repulsive to look at, but she struggled to hide her reaction. “The Legion of Superheroes help people...we’d like to help you if you’ll let us.”

“My name isn’t Wensai, it’s Decay! And I don’t need or want your help!” She lunged at Dream Girl faster than her decrepit appearance would indicate she was capable. Still, as fast as she was she hadn’t been trained by two Karate Kids. Nura avoided her golden glowing hands easily. Before Dream Girl could respond however, Nura’s eyes rolled back in her head and she collapsed a victim of her own power.

Decay moved in for the kill, but before she could take more than a step she felt something tugging on her robes and Matter-Eater Lad flung her rudely backwards. The would-be villainess tripped over her own tattered cloak and fell flat on her backside. “Sorry about that,” Matter-Eater Lad held his hands up in a gesture of peace as he subtly interposed himself between Decay and Dream Girl. “We really don’t want to hurt you, can’t we just talk this out?” Tenzil could hear Nura groaning behind him as she began to stir; he didn’t really expect that they would be able to resolve this without violence at this stage, but he could at least buy Dream Girl a chance to recover.

“You think you can trick me?” Decay spat, still sprawled on the walkway. “You think because you outnumber me, because you’re faster than me, that you can win? Decay takes everything, Legionnaires...everything!” Her outstretched palms glowed once more, this time targeting the ground she sat upon.

“The walkway!” Dream Girl’s eyes snapped wide open. Without a second thought, she raised her flight ring to her lips. “Stone Boy! She’s going to collapse the walkway, tell Infinite Boy we need as many flyers as he can give us!”

Stone Boy and Infinite Boy immediately began flying back and Matter-Eater Lad lunged toward Decay, but all three were too late just as Nura’s precognitive flash had told her they would be. For the second time in a minute, she was forced to watch as Decay’s power ate away at the ground beneath her and disintegrated a path to the left and right until it had cut a swath through an elevated walkway weighing countless tons. Decay’s own flight belt kept her from falling, but with a menacing rumble the ground fell away beneath her and took more than a dozen people with it who had not yet reached a safe distance.

“We’re four levels up!” Stone Boy looked grimly to the Infinite Boy. “If that thing crumbles apart altogether, it’s going to kill a lot of people...Dream Girl says you can summon flyers, is she right? I can hold the walkway up if you can help the people on it!”

“My powers aren’t what they used to be,” Infinite Boy gulped, “I’ll try my best, but Stone Ma - Boy, can you support that much weight on your own?!”

“We’re both Legionnaires,” Stone Boy answered stoically. “We’ll get the job done!” Without another word, he positioned himself under the falling ferrocrete ramp. Stone Boy ignored the people screaming around him, ignored the stabbing discomfort that went through his head as some of the less disciplined Titanians here lost control of their powers in their anxiety. Flying up beneath the walkway, he grunted as more weight than he’d ever held aloft now pushed down upon his rigid shoulders. The pressure was intense, and it brought with it a physical sensation he was unaccustomed to feeling in his stone form; pain. A large chunk of the path to his left came loose and plummeted straight down, taking off another section of the walkway below as it fell. Luckily there had been nobody directly in its path, but as Stone Boy followed the falling debris with his gaze he realised just how many people were gathered on the levels below. Some were gawking up as they tried to see what was happening above them, many of those further down were completely unaware that anything was happening at all until they were saw boulder-sized chunks plunge past them. All of them were relying on Stone Boy to keep them alive right now, and a grimacing Dag Wentim’s teeth made a grinding sound as he swore that he would not let them down.

The instant Stone Boy had flown off alone, Kando Vyr focused on his own task. Once upon a time he would have been able to effortlessly summon exactly the right person or creature from any point in time to help here. Then he’d given up the majority of his power in order to free Jaxon Rugarth of the curse of the Infinite Man, and these days Kando found that the power of the Infinite Boy was a lot more unpredictable than he’d like it to be. Still, it had served its purpose before and he vowed that it would do so again today. Held aloft in the Titanian sky by a flight ring which hadn’t even been created yet, the Infinite Boy gritted his teeth and rolled almost into a ball as he called on what had once been world-shaking power. He felt cosmic energies surge through his every cell, and arched his back with his limbs outstretched. It had been a long time since he’d had to summon this many people from the timestream, and the effort was draining.

Watching wide-eyed from a window of the Time Institute, a younger Kando Vyr was astounded to see the mysterious levitating stranger’s cloak billow outwards dramatically as not one or even a few but twelve Thanagarian Hawk-Police burst out. Clothed in archaic harnesses, primitive weapons and handguns holstered at their belts, their wings carried them swiftly to each of the falling men and women and carried them to safety. Two of the Hawkmen veered away from their fellows and dived down to snag the largest of the falling chunks of debris in a metallic net before they could do any more damage. Satisfied at the outcome, an exhausted Infinite Boy descended to the plaza outside the Time Institute and dropped to one knee. Feeling watched, he cast a curious glance toward the building only to see Bouncing Boy ushering someone away from a window.

While all of this was going on, Matter-Eater Lad and Dream Girl found themselves at an impasse against Decay. Having seen what her power did to the walkway, they couldn’t allow any of her graceless attacks to land. Still, as easy as it would be to simply knock her out they didn’t want to hurt her either.

“What I don’t get,” Tenzil remarked as he ducked Decay’s glowing swipe, “Is where does her power come from in the first place? I mean I get she thinks she’s the Time Trapper’s daughter, but how does that give her the power to disintegrate stuff?”

“I am the Time Trapper’s daughter!” Decay protested. She lunged at Matter-Eater Lad once more and he took a quick step back.

“That’s it!” Dream Girl snapped her fingers. “Matter-Eater Lad, doesn’t her power effect remind you of something? A golden glow that decays anything it touches? And Wensai Saturni was a quantum mechanic before she became Decay!”

Decay changed targets, charging straight at Dream Girl. The heroes were wearing her down though, and Dream Girl knew this was the right time to make her move. Nura nimbly skipped to the left, jutting out a leg to trip Decay as she ran by. Decay fell flat on her face, and Dream Girl immediately twisted her arms behind her back and rolled the woman to one side. “Matter-Eater Lad! Check what she’s wearing under these robes!”

“Uh, Dreamy..?” Tenzil paced around the two women, scratching his chin. “This fight just got sexy all of a sudden and I don’t know if I’m mentally prepared to think of any of the Time Trapper’s kids in that way…”

Decay’s clawing hands found a lock of Dream Girl’s hair and turned it to dust. “Tenzil!” Nura hollered. “She’s using quantum decay technology!!

“Ohhh, right..!” He dropped to his knees and looked a sputtering Decay in the eyes as his hands groped clumsily at her waist. “For what it’s worth, this is as awkward for me as it is for you, Wensai.” He found the technology-laden belt beneath her robes, leaned down and took a massive chomp out of the buckle. There was an anti-climactic fizzle and the belt powered down straight away.

“No!” Decay screeched, but the fight had gone out of her. The glow fading from her trembling hands, she went limp in Dream Girl’s grasp and lost herself in tears. “I’m sorry,” she bawled, having forgotten that Matter-Eater Lad and Dream Girl were even present. “...I have failed you, I’m so sorry Father…”

“Are you okay?” Matter-Eater Lad asked, extending a hand to Dream Girl.

Nura slapped his hand aside and stood up under her own power, giving him an icy stare. “Do I look okay, Mr Kem? I’ll have you know you’re paying for my follicular rejuvenation as soon as we get back to Mars!”

“Uhh guys..?” Stone Boy’s voice called out from somewhere below them.

“...If the fight’s finished, can I get some help here..?”

**********
MARS
Husband Hill, Legion of Superheroes Headquarters


ROLL CALL
Brainiac 5 aka Querl Dox: 12th level intelligence, team leader
Color Kid aka Ulu Vakk: color manipulation
Elastic Lad aka Jams-Ols 5: super-elongation
Fire Lad aka Staq Mavlen: fire-breathing
Kid Computo aka Danielle Foccart: cyberempathy


Danielle Foccart watched as a small army of servodroids rushed to restore Brainiac 5’s multi-lab to its former condition at her command.

“Kid Computo!”

She turned at the sound of her codename to see Brainiac 5 and Elastic Lad standing before a cylindrical tube surrounded by all kinds of exotic protuberances and energy-emitting rods. Color Kid stood off to one side, hands clasped behind his back while he tried not to worry too overtly about Fire Lad standing inside the tube. The plexiglass surrounding Staq Mavlen was darkened, and only the orange flames of his crest could be seen through it. “You’re ready for me, Brainiac?” Danielle asked.

“We have been ready for the past 17 standard seconds,” Brainiac 5 muttered, adjusting some controls as he spoke. “Thus the reason I called your name four times.”

“Okay, well I’m here now.” Danielle gave a final command to the repair droids to continue their current work and to alert her if anything unexpected occurred, and switched her attention to the complicated machine around Fire Lad. “What exactly is it you want me to do?”

“Elastic Lad and I will be making adjustments to the genetic code of both Fire Lad and the microbial parasite inhabiting his body,” Brainiac explained. “Your role is to ensure that the machine processes any changes simultaneously. It is vitally important that our movements are coordinated if Fire Lad’s various mutations are to be reversed.”

“Gotcha,” Kid Computo nodded. Like all of Brainiac 5’s inventions, this machine was vastly complicated but she was confident she could do as she’d been asked.

Watching from the sidelines, Color Kid felt sorry for his friend within that tube. Fire Lad had wanted to be a Legionnaire for so long, longer than even Ulu himself. It seemed so cruel now that the power which had made that dream possible for his friend was actually a parasite which was slowly transforming him into some unknown lifeform. Brainiac’s machine would expunge that parasite, but it would also cost Fire Lad his power. Ulu wasn’t sure if he’d be able to voluntarily give up the only thing that made him special if he had to, he couldn’t imagine what Staq had gone through to make that decision for himself.

A familiar poop-POP-poop noise filled the room, and Color Kid watched Quislet’s microship zoom through the multilab. “Woo woo, what happen here?” the Teallian micro-explorer asked with a tone of excitement. “No fair, Legion have fun while Quislet off doing boring ambassador work to make Teall play nice with United Planets?” The others were all preoccupied with Fire Lad’s treatment, though Elastic Lad did spare a second to give Quislet a broad grin and an animated wave of his elongated hand.

Color Kid raised an eyebrow. “You’ve got a funny idea of fun, Quislet. The Heavensent trashed Brainiac’s lab looking for Arqiia...we caught Red Giant and White Dwarf, but Tachyon escaped and Void...Void, Celestine and Arqiia all vanished in a tesseract explosion. Neither Dawnstar or Mwindaji have been able to find any sign of them at all.”

“Really?” Quislet’s microship circled Color Kid’s head before zipping off to the ruins of the tesseract gateway where Arqiia, Void and Celestine had last been seen. “You want to find them? Celestine and Void bad guys, no?”

“Well, yes…” Color Kid came closer to the microship which now hovered in place a few feet above the ground. “But Arqiia’s not. And she needs our help. She hasn’t got a chance against those two on her own, I just hope she survives long enough for us to find her.”

“Settled then,” Quislet chirped. “Quislet find them, we beat up bad guys, Arqiia safe. Quislet big hero!”

Color Kid’s face screwed up in confusion. “No offence Quislet, but if Dawnstar couldn’t find them how are you going to do it?”

“Not going to!” Quislet trilled. “Quislet find them already! Quislet know dimensional travel, remember? Void not gone, Void just lost in between here and somewhere else! Quislet fix it!”

The air in front of Quislet began to shimmer now, and Color Kid could swear it had almost human proportions. “Uhh, Quislet..? I think you should talk to Brainiac about this…” Ulu looked across the room at the others but they were all consumed with Staq’s treatment and hadn’t noticed anything else since Quislet’s initial entry.

“Too late!” the Teallian blurted out joyfully. “Quislet save the day again!”

There was a muffled thump as air rushed outwards in a soft wave, and Ulu was now certain -- the air before him was taking on a recognisable silhouette, one whose identity was unmistakable. “Quislet!” he shouted, but it was too late. There was a burst of light and a second shockwave, which this time knocked Quislet and Color Kid back a few feet.

Sliding across the floor, Ulu came to a rude stop against the remains of a burnt-out console and looked up to see Celestine before him, her hand around Arqiia’s throat as she held her off the ground. The golden woman returned Color Kid’s gaze with one of utter contempt and spoke three words to the featureless Void at her side.

“Kill them all.”

TO BE CONTINUED..!

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Nice little excursion on Titan! Infinite Boy’s younger self, cool, explains also how he seems to be adjusting so well to being stuck in the Legion’s time

Loved the references to Dag’s future and his determination, Dreamy making a show of looking at her hands to express frustration at Infinite Boy (I almost wish Reboot Nura had the same personality, this Nura is so fun to right!) and her annoyance at Tenzil for not getting her hint the first time, and Tenzil’s quips.

Your illustration of Nura’s power made me think, surely she has something built in to her costume or flight ring that protects her from pain and damage when she trances out? I think I’ll reference that in my own work! (sorry, just had a brain fart lol)

Sigh, Quislet. It really thinks in a different way. Nice use of its dimensional travel knowledge though. Quislet and Zymyr should duke t out one day (another brain fart)

Staq! i wonder if he will really lose his powers, or do you have a curve ball planned?

loved how you have Chuck something to do too!

eager to see the next bit!

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Raz, hi, this is great!

from the start you have such great characterisations - Nura is totally on point, Dag as the reliable but slightly insecure young man, and of course Tenzil as Tenzil - perfectly executed. You really do excel at making the under dogs into capable heroes, more so than any other fan-fic writer (or pro, actually) and I can't praise you enough for this as it is a total joy to read.

Decay, the wannabe daughter of the Time Trapper, was an interesting, if worryingly deranged opponent. I'd like to see her again.

Infinite Boy having his abilities curtailed was a smart move otherwise this would have been a very much shorter story. Have you any plans for him to join up with the team? He's an interesting character and I loved his musing about Dag's future self being far more confident and respected.

Tenzil saving the day with a chomp was a delight - e really does have the most god-awful super power yet you always have him use it really well.

The second story was a great set up for another round against the Heavensent. Even with your imaginative use of the less powerful team members I think they'll be in trouble this time without a heavy hitter or two joining in.

Brainy's comment about being ready for seventeen seconds gave me a laugh - he sounds like my ex-husband.

Elastic Lad is one of my favourites on your team so I'm glad you've included him. It's really well done that you can create this goofball, socially naďve character yet make him one of the most accomplished scientists on the team as well - not just a one-note comic relief character.

Quislet, as always, is trouble - I do love him but find his ego infuriating. His skill as skimming through the dimensions makes total sense by the way so well done for adding that in here.

Void on the rampage! Terrifying thought!

I'm looking forward to seeing how you get the team out of this situation and if there'll be any repercussions for Quislet.

As always, I'm really looking forward to reading more, more, more!


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Some good work here Raz. i liked the mission to Titan and it was a good way to reintroduce Infinity Boy and his limited powers. Which i agree with everyone else its a good thing they were downgraded.

Decay the Time Trapper's daughter...hmmm i wonder what would happen if the actual Time Trapper decided to intervene I wonder how much the two would bond.

Tenzil and Dream Girl do make an effective team. That last chomp was perfect.

Brainy's lab things are going to get hairy for sure. Poor Staq. It's too bad Brainy can't figure out a way for him to keep his powers.

Quislet is likable and annoying all at the same time. it was cool to see him use his powers in another way and it makes sense that he could do that as a inter dimensional traveler himself and where that scene left off? Void and Celestine are going to be tough.

Side note sorry about the Laurel comment. as you've said before its will happen. So many teams so close of lineups. But i love every minuet of it.

I can't wait for more.


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