Writing prompt: Danny is a League member who is den mother to YJ. Superman doesn't know what to expect when Danny calls him for a meeting but he isn't expecting an angry halfa to rip into him about being a responsible family member to Superboy. Little does he know that Danny knows just how violating it feels to learn you've been cloned. Does Danny convince him where even Batman failed? Please write it!
“You have to be the stupidest person I have ever met.” Frost covered everything once those words left the mouth of one Phantom. Phantom himself didn’t exactly look all that threatening due to the fact that he looks like a fourteen/fifteen year old boy with a black and white jumpsuit. But the way that his voice echoed and held that icy tone, the way that his usually acid green eyes was blazing with a fire made out of ice, and his pure white hair stood out from his tan skin made him look VERY intimidating. Oh and he was the reason for the frost in the room.
“Ex-excuse me?” Superman stuttered in shock. He knew that Phantom called for him for something, but he wasn’t expecting this.
He wasn’t sure what he was expecting honestly. It was rare for Phantom to call meetings with heroes. So rare it was unheard of.
Well, except with Batman. And Captain Marvel. It was like Phantom had a connection with the two.
“You heard me,” Phantom’s voice was clear, cutting Superman out of his thoughts.
“Uh, if I could have some context for why I’m the stupidest person you have ever met, that would be great,” his hand rubbed against the back of his neck. The Man of Steel was uncomfortable to say the least.
Phantom scoffed. “I’ll give you a hint. His name starts with a ‘C’.”
“Why does that make me stupid?” He asked, unsure if he wants the answer.
“Because he needs you!” Phantom snarled.
The man flinched.
Phantom never snarled.
“Because you won’t give him the time of day! Because he needs a family and you won’t give it to him!” Phantom was eye level to him now, “You don’t have to be his freaking father for crying out loud! You could be a brother, a cousin, or a freaking uncle for Pete’s sake!”
Stalagmites and stalactites of ice were growing from the floor and ceiling.
Superman’s anger grew along with the ice.
“He’s a clone! My clone! DNA was taken without my permission to create him!” He yelled back. He had felt violated when he found out about Superboy’s existence. And hearing about it from not only Batman and others from the League about it made it worse. Now Phantom topped the cake.
“He didn’t asked to be made!” Phantom shouted back.
“Don’t act like you know everything!” How could this CHILD possibly know what was going on?
“I don’t know everything,” Phantom admitted, “but I do know what it’s like to find out that someone took your very essence to create a clone.”
The Kryptonian froze. He looked at Phantom straight in the eyes and saw no lies.
“My nemesis wants me as his son, but I won’t join him. His solution? Make a clone of me.” Phantom told.
“All of them were failures,” he paused, “except for one.”
Phantom watched as the man before him blinked.
“Her name is Danielle, but she likes to be called Dani with an ‘i’. She looks to be twelve but isn’t really that old. She looks to be my sister or even my daughter if I was older,” Phantom continued, “unfortunately my nemesis didn’t like this. He tricked her into thinking that he was her father since he created her, but he wanted what made her stable to create a BOY clone.”
The teen stopped to let what he said sink in.
“See, at first I wasn’t a big fan of her, but she grew on me. Eventually I found out what was going on and stopped it. Now she’s traveling the world because she wants to and I won’t stop her. We agree on calling each other cousins, but sometimes I see her in a little sister light. I’ll admit that I worry for her and I want her to be ok. She didn’t ask to be made, she didn’t ask to be a girl while HE wanted a boy, and she wants a family. I will be that family and I’m sure that my friends at home could be family to her.”
Phantom flew closer to the alien. So close that their noses nearly touched.
“Conner needs a family like Dani. I gave her one and you should give him one too.” With that Phantom flew off.
Clark Kent stood there, feeling a chill as his feet were stuck to the floor due to the floor with ice that continued to crawl up his legs.
He had some things to think about…