Turning over, Marlow Taylor looked at her alarm clock. 3:06 am. Shit. Blindly reaching for her phone, a few more curses leaving her lips as the flashing device fell, before she finally grasped it. ‘The League’ read the bright screen. Of course. Only the League would be calling her this late. Or early. Or whatever this time of night was called.
Swiping left, the woman answered, expecting to hear the gruff voice of Batman.
“Yeah, Batshit? What’s going on?”
“Ahh, this is Superman…” Marlow had never felt so embarrassed. The first time she talks to the ‘Big Man’ she calls him Batshit. Of freaking course.
“Shit. Sorry Superman. Usually it’s the Bat that calls me this late. Sorry.” Suddenly awake, Marlow sapped her hand on her forehead, wondering how the hell she was ever going to come back from this.
“It’s ok, Miss. I understand why you would think that. I’m sorry to call so late, but the League urgently needs your help.” Suddenly in business mode, the brunette sat up straight, grabbing the notepad and pen she kept on her bedside table for such late night calls.
“Go ahead. What do you need?”
“Lex Luthor has done something to the International Space Station. Can you go to the secure League page and try to find out what happened? We aren’t having much luck. The people in the station don’t have much time from what we can tell.”
Urgent. Superman sounded urgent, and it wasn’t right. Nodding her head, Marlow left the comfort of her bed, and crept past her daughter’s room, and over to her laptop.
“No problems, Supes. I’m just hacking in now. Switching to comms.” Reaching over her keyboard, Marlow snatched the small earpiece that Batman insisted she have. Thinking back, it was a weird day she got them. She came home from dinner, with a tired Violet in her arms and nearly ran into Batman. In her living room. Apparently he was making she her home was secure (security was now an issue she had because of working with the league) and her equipment was good enough for his standards.
3 hours later, Marlow’s fingers were aching. She had hacked into the International Space Station, Lexcorp and the Pentagon. It was a long night.
“And done. The station should be receiving their controls again and a paper trail has been sent to the Pentagon. They should be able to take care of Luther in the morning.”
“Thank you, Mirror,” came Superman’s tired voice over her comms. “We really do appreciate all the work you do.”
“No worries, Supes. Now if you don’t mind I can see my daughter stumbling down the hall so I better go and make her some breakfast before day care. Until next time.”
With that, Marlow turned her earpiece off, and threw it over to its case.
“Hi, sweetheart. How did you sleep?” The woman asked, turning around to welcome a hug from her 4 year old.
“Good, Ma. I had a dream about a horse. That was pretty cool. Did you have to work tonight?” The little girl mumbled, sleepily rubbing her eyes.
“Yeah, I did Vi. Did i wake you?”
“Nope,” The small girl smiled. “It was just time to wake up,” Violet said matter of factly.
“I think so too. Aunty Mera say hi, by the way. She’s going to come visit this week I think. Now, should we have toast or cereal?”
“Toast Mommy! Toast!”
“Ok, you head to the kitchen and we’ll get started. I love you Vi. You know that right?”
“I know Ma, and I love you too!”
Hearing her baby say that made Marlow’s hard work worth it. The late nights helping the league gave her and Violet the life they had. Quaint but homey, and definitely not extravagant. The perfect place to raise her daughter.
ZACK SNYDER STEPS DOWN FROM ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ FOLLOWING FAMILY TRAGEDY!
Zack Snyder has announced that he will step down as director of the ‘Justice League’ movie to be with his family after his 20 year old daughter committed suicide. Joss Whedon has already been announced to step in and finish the movie in Zack’s absence. Snyder had already finished filming and a lot of post production work so the final product will still very much be a Zack Snyder movie. Our thoughts are with his family.