Now that they confirmed we’re having a third season of Young Justice, i’d like to point out a few things they need to do in the new season:
• Resurrection of Jason Todd
• Bring Wally West back
• Make Bluepulse canon
• Give Tim Drake more screentime
• Tell us how Tula died
• Make Jaime Reyes and Bart Allen boyfriends
• Make Miguel Barragan, Rachel Roth and Rose Wilson part of the team
• Introduce Cassandra Cain, Duke Thomas, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne
• Bring Wallace West back
• Make Bart Allen, Cassie Sandsmark and Tim Drake best friends
• Did i mention make Bluepulse canon?
• How about bringing Wallace Rudolph West back to life
I make a lot of jokes about chicken run but honestly find me one (1) other kids’ movie that has such a diverse range of interesting and creatively designed female characters. Seriously, I’d take Babs, Bunty, Mack and Ginger over Disney sameface any day
You can’t help but stare in amazement. You’ll admit it, you’re freaking out just a tiny bit. You turn to Bruce, because you just can’t think of your husband as Batman. Even with the cowl, yhe cape, and the armor, “Okay this place is amazing. It needs some work, but it’s amazing.”
Dick comes flipping by a moment later, “What are you talking about Mom? This place is great. There’s a ton of room, and have you seen this computer system?”
You smile, “Yes, it is amazing. But it just needs a few homey touches, especially if people are going to be living here.”
Dick grins, and you wish you could see his eyes, “You planning on booting me out?”
You pull him in for a hug, noting how much he’s grown in the past few years. He’s short for his age group, but he’s not that skinny little kid anymore. It makes you just the tiniest bit sad, your little boy is growing up.
He hugs you back, squeezing extra tight, and as always you wait for him to let go first. Then he’s cartwheeled out of the room a second later. You turn to Bruce and say, “That kid has entirely too much energy. We’ve got to cut out the sugar cereal or something.”
Bruce’s arms surround you from behind, and his voice takes on its normal tone, “Alfred only lets him have sugar once in a blue moon.”
Your hands cover his, “You’re right. It must be those chocolate bars you slip him when Alfred isn’t looking.”
Bruce just chuckles before kissing your cheek, “Have I mentioned how nice you look in your mask?”
You turn to face him, “Not yet,” You kiss him.
“Well, you look amazing. It’s very Batmom.”
“Well that’s what I was going for with the jeans, and the sweater, and the boots, and of course the mask.”
He kisses you one more time, before pulling back and putting some distance between you. A moment later the loud speaker comes on and announces J’onn, Ollie, Arthur, and Barry. You greet each of them with a smile, and a hug. The leaguers had long become regular house guests at the manor.
“Alright, where are the kids? Where’d you hide them?”
Barry just laughs as he picks you up and spins you around with a wink. You can almost feel Bruce’s glare at the man, “They’re just behind us, J’onn is keying them in now.”
You can’t seem to wipe the smile off of your face, “Good to know. I can’t wait to meet them.”
“Let’s see if you’re saying that after the first week,” Ollie teases.
You ignore the comment, “Any word from Roy?”
The look in his eyes tells you everything, you just give him a sad smile, and say, “He’ll come around eventually. It’s just growing pains right now. He needs a little independence. It happens with all teenagers.”
Ollie just nods as the computer announces the arrival of the kids. You bring two fingers to your mouth and let out a shrill whistle, and a moment later Dick comes running in. He skids to a halt right in front of the Zeta tube.
You smile as you watch him interact with the team. He’s never been all that great at making friends with the kids at his school. They simply come from two different worlds, so it’s nice to see him joking around with kids his own age.
When Superboy and M’gann come into the room, you quietly slip out of the room as Bruce begins the informational session. You begged him to not be too harsh. You make yourself at home in the kitchen. You’d ordered a ton of materials and cooking utensils. You do your best to start organizing things.
You keep yourself busy until the gaggle of kids comes in. You laugh to yourself as Wally and Dick fight for M’gann’s attention. They don’t seem to notice you until you purposefully drop a pan. The kids all jump as they turn to face you, and you just smile. “So what’re you kids up to?”
Wally’s eyes brighten as they land on you “Aunt …” He stops just short of saying your name and turns to Dick for help.
Dick just grins, “Guys, this is my mom. Codename Batmom.”
As you expected, Wally bursts into laughter “Please tell me the big bad bat thought of that.”
One hand goes to your hip, as you do your best to harden your expression “No, Wallace West, I did. You know how the big bad bat feels about secret identities.”
He sobers up at that statement “Sorry Aunt Batmom, please don’t take away the sugar cookies.”
“Sugar Cookies?” Kaldur asks
Dick cuts in before Wally can “Mom loves to bake. She can’t cook to save her life, but she sure can bake.”
“Her sugar cookies are the best.” Wally add
Dick just shrugs “I like her double chocolate chip chunk cookies the best. But she has tons of different recipes and she’s always trying new recipes. And if you do your homework, and keep your grades up, she’ll let you lick the bowl.”
You ruffle Dick’s hair. “Speaking of which don’t you have an Algebra test on Friday.”
“I got it covered mom.”
“I know. So, what are you kids up to?”
“I was going to show everyone the bio ship.”
You face J’onn’s niece. “You must be M’gann. It’s so nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you too.”
Then you turn to Kaldur, “You must be Kaldur. Robin’s told me a lot about you. And you must be Superboy.”
Kaldur greets you with the same reserved emotion his mentor had, and Superboy just nods. You can’t help but smile as they walk away, chatting, and laughing.
About an hour later, a hand slides across your hip. Smiling you turn to face Bruce. “You’re not wearing your cowl; doesn’t that go against the batcode? Do I have to write you a citation?”
He smiles “All of the cameras have been turned off.”
Your arms slip around his neck, as his wrap around your waist, and you kiss him “Well as long as we’re protected.” The kiss is interrupted a moment later by a loud alarm, and then Bruce is pulling away, and pulling his cowl back over his head, before he breaks into a sprint. You’re rushing after him not even a second later.
The two of you stop in the main cavern, where a screen shows all of the kids versus a robotic suit. “Bruce, what’s going on?”
“They took the ship out, and Red Tornado picked up a tripped alarm and sent the team after it. They’re not faring too well. I’ll …”
You place a hand on his arm, stopping him mid-sentence “How much danger are they in?”
Bruce hesitates for a moment before saying, “The danger level is low, and Tornado is nearby.”
You smile and say, “And they’ll have more dangerous missions than this one I’m guessing?” After a second he nods, “Then give them a chance, Bruce. You said it yourself, they have to learn to work as a team.”
Bruce relaxes into your touch, before saying, “I’m not there if something goes wrong.”
You go up on your toes to kiss his cheek, “You can’t always be there when something goes wrong. It’s better to let them get their feet wet when the situation isn’t dire.”
There’s a moment of silence before Bruce asks, “How in the world are you staying so calm right now? Whenever Dick comes home with a scratch you threaten to make me sleep on the couch.”
You cuddle into his embrace, “I just realized that Dick is growing up. He’s not eight anymore. I have to let him grow up, and in the meantime I will put all my fear and worry into my baking. Any special requests?”
Bruce just smiles, “Peanut butter, please.”
You kiss him one more time, “You got it Batman. I’ll even save a beater for you to lick later.”
He just smiles and says, “Sounds good, I’ll let you know when everything is done.”
You thank him and make your way back to the kitchen. You start in on three different batches of cookies. You’ve just put them into the oven when Bruce lets you know that all the kids are okay, and that he’s heading back to Gotham for the night. You send him on his way with a peanut butter cookie beater.
The kids storm the kitchen just as you’re pulling the cookies out of the oven. You set the cookies down on the table and listen as they chat about the mission. After they’ve cleared out the cookies, you set down the batter covered bowls. It’s as you’re rinsing the bowls and putting them in the dishwasher that M’gann approaches you, “Those cookies were amazing.”
You can’t help but smile, “Thank you. I’m glad you liked them,” There’s a moment of silence, before you ask, “Would you like me to show you how to make them?”
When her eyes light up you know that you’ve made the right choice in offering, “Really? That would be amazing! Are you sure you have the time?”
When she starts to float, you know that even if you didn’t have the time, you would have made the time, “I have more than enough time. How’s Wednesday sound?”
“That sounds perfect! Anytime is fine too! I have nothing going on.”
“It’ll have to be around four, is that okay?”
Her squeal of excitement lets you know that it’s perfect, and you leave the room when you’re done, allowing the kids their privacy. You wait for Dick in the lounge area. When he comes through, by himself, you smile, “All done for the day?”
He just smiles and sits down next to you, “Yeah, we’re done for the day. Thanks for the cookies by the way.”
You wrap an arm around his shoulders and give a squeeze, “I was happy to do it.”
“M’gann is really excited about the whole baking thing too.”
You laugh, “Yeah, I could tell,” There’s a moment of silence before you say, “I also noticed how your cheeks got just this hint of red whenever she talked to you.”
You just laugh and say, “Come on Boy Wonder, let’s go home. Agent A will have dinner on the table soon, and then there’s patrol tonight.”
Dick bounces off the seat and begins running towards the zeta tube, “Well then, let’s go. It’s Tuesday, that means a steak.”
Shout out to Wallace Fennel for being the best friend of best friends. Everyone else might feel bad for you, but Wallace is the one who actually thinks to go turn off the sex tape video instead of standing there with a blank look and a gaping mouth.