“Surprise!” He jolts awake. I start to laugh hysterically. He quickly erases his surprise.
“It's not my birthday, Bathilda. It’s yours. So why am I having the surprise wake up?” He asks me.
“I'm weird like that,” I say with a smile.
“ Don’t even think about it sis,” He says before I can make it into the room. I shrug and go downstairs to the kitchen and wait for food. He comes down and walks over to the toaster and toasts some bread.
“What are you going to do today?” He asks me.
“I'm going to show Peregrine around the city. She just moved here,” I reply.
“ How are you going to do that without giving your secret identity?” He asks me.
“I'm doin it Blackbat style,” I reply with a smirk.
“Okay after that bring her to a place that I inserted into your wrist watch computer,” he says. I nod. We eat our breakfast and I run to my room and change into my hero outfit. I run out the door and go to the town square.
I walk around the new and unfamiliar place. I just moved to Gotham City. I'm supposed to meet Blackbat the square. She’s going to show me around. I see the square. I sit down on the nearest bench. I wait for awhile. “Psssssssssssst,” I hear someone say.
“Is that you Blackbat?” I whisper.
“Yeah grab your hero outfit and let's roll. You’re getting a tour Blackbat style,” Blackbat says. I smile I run to a restroom and change. I come out and find Blackbat waiting for me.
“Where are we going first?” I ask her.
“You'll see. Come on, no time to waste,” She says. She runs off.
“Hey! Wait for me!” I yell after her. I unfurl my wings and Jump into the air. I follow Blackbat who is using her grappling hook to jump around.
“Where are we going!” I yell to her.
“My favorite place to hang with friends!” She yells back. We go in the same way for the whole tour.
“ There's one more stop that we must go!” She yells to me. I nod. “Good, my wings wet getting tired,” I yell back. She looks at her watch.
“Follow me!” Blackbat yells.
“Isn't that what I've been doing?” I yell back. I can tell that she rolled her eyes. We go for along time.
“Hey aren’t not in Gotham anymore?” I ask.
“ No, we're still in Gotham. This is where Batman told me to bring you after the tour. I'm not sure why,” Blackbat said. I thought. Then it hit me. I fly and she swings around like a monkey for a while until she suddenly stops at a warehouse.
“ Why would Batman send you to a warehouse?” I ask. Seems like a strange place to send someone, I think.
“ Don’t know,” We open the doors to the warehouse.
I'm in the warehouse with the other sidekicks setting up for Blackbat’s birthday surprise party.
“ Blitz can you get those bows and tie them to the post?” Flash asks me. I nod. I grad the Bows and run around the posts and tie the bows to them with very quick speed.
We finish after a while and then we wait for Blackbat and Peregrine to arrive.
“ Why would Batman send you to a warehouse?” I hear Peregrine ask Blackbat.
“ Don’t know,” Blackbat replies. They open the doors. The lights turn on.
“ SURPRISE!” We all yell and jump up. Blackbat stares at us with shock and amazement. I look at Peregrine and she is smiling.
“ Happy birthday, Blackbat,” She says. Blackbat smiles.
“ WOW! You guys didn’t have to do this ya know,” She says. We all laugh.
“ Duh we did. Today is the day and we just had too. You turned 13. Everyone came and helped,” I said happily.
“ Right duh! 13 is the big 1 3!” Blackbat says slapping her forehead, “ Did you know about this?” she turns to Peregrine.
“ No I didn’t I just kinda just figured it out,” Peregrine says. Blackbat laughs. We celebrate and laugh and have fun. After a while, Batman calls us all.
“ I heard that there are some super Villains in some places. Icicle Jr. is in Star City, Killer frost is in Philadelphia, Captain cold is in Central City, and Mr. Freeze is here in Gotham City,” Batman says, “ You will each go into groups with your mentors. Hawkwoman, you and Peregrine will be going to deal with Mr. Freeze with Blackbat and I. Blitz and Flash will go to Central City to take care of Captain Cold. Wonder Woman and Wonder, will go to Killer Frost. And Black Canary and Triple A will deal with Jr. Robin you can go with your buddies to hang,”
“ Come on Blitz, let’s go,” Flash says. I nod. we speed off. We run and run. We finally get to Central City. We see Captain Cold by the… Ice store? Captain’s stealing ice? You’ve got to be kidding me, I think. He already has enough ice. I run to the nearest tree to hid. I see Flash look around him confused. I run it and punch cold hard in the jaw, then run away to another tree. I see flash start to do what I'm doing. I do this a couple of times then I grab his ice gun. Flash then comes in and punches cold. He falls over unconscious.
“ Next time tell me when you are going to start your attack and retreat method,” Flash says.
“ Sorry,” I reply. I hear a beeping sound come from Flash’s com.
“ Flash,” He says. He gets off the com.
“ Off to Cadmus you go Blitz,” Flash says. I star at him weirdly, “Have fun.” He speeds off.
I fly over to Cadmus after Wonder Woman sent me. I have no idea why I would be going to Cadmus and by myself. If there is anything there I'm not sure I can do it by myself. I see the place is in sight. It’s on fire. Maybe that’s why, but I don’t think that really works, I think. I go in and investigate. There is a lot of smoke and places with fire. I keep walking. I walk around for awhile then hear a noise. I bring up my fists, ready to fight something that comes out.
“ Shhhhhhh,” I hear. I look to where the voice came from. A shape jumps down from the ceiling.
“ Shhhhhhh.Don’t blow my cover, Wonder,” Blackbat’s voice sounds. I sigh.
“ You were sent her too?” I ask. She nods, “ Okay, I thought that I was the only one here,”
“ Yeah same, but I guess not. I wonder why Batman didn’t say that you would be here,” She whispers. I shrug, “ Did you hear that?”
“Hear what?” I look at her. She disappeared. I hate it when she does that, I think.
“ Blackbat, where are you? Blackbat!” I whisper.
“ Over here,” I hear. I go to the voice. I see Blackbat.
“ Really? Don’t…” She points her finger at something. I look. It’s a shadow.
“ Who or what do you think is that?” I ask.
“ Don’t know. But I can find out,” Blackbat says with a smirk. She lifts up her holographic computer. She scans the shadow. A bunch of different creatures spin through the screen. Then Blitz shows up on it.
“ Look it’s a Blitz,”Blackbats says half laughing. I smile. I jump down from our hiding spot.
“ Hey Bl…” I feel a hand on my my mouth.
“ Shhhhhhhh,” Blackbat puts her finger to her mouth. I look at her weirdly. She takes her hand off my mouth and then does her disappearing thing. I wait a bit until I hear something.
“ AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” I hear. I widen my eyes. I then hear hysterical laughing. I roll my eyes. Blackbat must’ve sneaked up on her, I think, She can be so immature at times. I go over to where The shadow is. I see a scared Blitz and a Laughing Blackbat.
“ Did you sneak up on her Blackbat?” I ask.
“ Yeah, why? Her scream hurt your ears,” She replies after she stops laughing.
“ You are so immature,” I say. She shrugs. Blackbat widens her eyes.
“ What?” I ask.
“Footsteps, hide,” She replies. I jump into a hiding spot and so do the others.
I walk around Cadmus thinking why on earth would Black Canary send me to Cadmus and by myself.
“ AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” I hear. I start to walk faster in the direction of the scream. I hear another pair of footsteps supposedly following me. I turn a sharp corner and see an elevator. That’s weird, Cadmus is a two story building. It shouldn’t have an elevator, I think. I walk up to the elevator. Now would be such a good time to have Blackbat’s holographic computer. I try to pry the doors open. And Wonder’s super strength. I press the down button and wait for the elevator to come. The doors finally open, but there are some people in it. Some super villains in it. The Joker and Harley Quinn! I wish I had a com to to call someone here. I see Joker release a gas. I run from the gas. Knowing the Joker, there is something bad about the gas. I keep running.
“ Triple A!” I hear Wonder’ voice say to me. I run to the voice and jump up to her.
“ Why were you running?” She asks me. Before I can reply, Blackbat yells. “EVERYONE! GO! RUN! JOKER GAS!” We jump down from our hiding spots and run. I see Blitz speed by us. Well she can run away from the gas no problem, I think annoyed.
“ Blitz help us! it’s catching up!” Wonder yells to Blitz. I see Blitz come back and she holds us by our hands and runs with us. We finally get outside of Cadmus. We see the people trying to put out the fire.
“ Run!” Wonder Yells to the civilians.
“ GO! GO! GO!” Blackbat yells to everyone. The people run away as the gas empties out the building. I see the Joker and Quinn come out of the building. I reach deep into Joker’s mind and try to control it. The gas suddenly disappears.
“ Ah, ah, ah Mastermind. No need the gas disappears on it’s own. You can’t control the Joker. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,” Joker says. I return to the reality.
“The others are looking at something in the distance. I look where they are looking and I see a figure with wings. Peregrine.
“ Attack!” Blackbat and Wonder yell at the same time. We run at Joker and Quinn.
“Attack!” Wonder and I yell at the same time. We run at Joker and Quinn. I throw a birdarang at Joker and it explodes in his face. The smoke disappears and the Joker looks fine. He takes out a knife. He says something to Quinn and Quinn pulls out a gun and points it at everyone but me. She fires multiple times. I take out my electric eskrima sticks and fight Joker. I Hit him a couple of times, but I'm trying more to not get sliced open by his knife. I'm dodging and attacking. Quinn’s fighting everyone else and we have Peregrine with a bullet to her left wing, Blitz without any place to do her attack and retreat method, and Triple A can’t use her power and she is just dodging bullets. I have a few cuts from the knife. Wonder seems to be in the best condition. I ran to where Quinn is and see if Joker might get her accidentally. I jump over Quinn leaving a gas pellet on her shoulder. Joker gets close and stops swiping his knife. Drat - it, he didn’t take the bait, I think. The gas pellet explodes and green gas surrounds Quinn and Joker. I throw two bolas in their direction and the gas clears. The Joker is free but Quinn is tied up. I throw down a flash grenade onto the ground and then jump into the air and go to The Joker and take his knife in one quick movement. I am now behind Joker. I throw a bola at him and he tries to cut the rope as it came at him, but then he realized that he didn’t have his knife in his hand. The bola ties hm and I show him his knife. I walk over to the others who are all scattered.
“ Guys come here,” I say to them. They all come over.
“ What was this, a trap that our mentors made us go in?” Peregrine asks annoyed.
“I'm not sure. But I am sure that they wouldn’t have sent us if they knew that there was Joker and Quinn here. I'm still confused on why they sent us at all,” I reply.
“ We can answer all of your questions,” A voice says.
We all turn in the direction of the voice. We see 5 superheros come up to us. Our mentors. Hawkwoman runs to me and helps me with my wing. I stare at Batman to, Wonder Woman, to Flash, then to Black Canary.
“ Why did you send us here?” Wonder asks them.
“ This was a test for all of you,” Wonder Woman replies.
“ Did you know about Joker and Quinn being here?” Blitz asks.
“ Yes we did,” Flash replies. I widen my eyes. Then I flinch from Hawkwoman taking the bullet out. My wing goes limp. Great, I think annoyed.
“ You knew!” Wonder Yells.
“ How was this a test?” Blackbat asks quickly before Wonder gets too annoyed.
“ To see if you 5 were ready,” Batman replies. I look at him weirdly.
“ Ready for what?” I ask.
“ Ready to work as a team on real missions,” Batman replies plainly as if he didn’t just give us news that would change our lives. I widen my eyes.
“ Who would be the leader of this team?” Blackbat asks.
“ You need to figure that out between yourselves,” Black Canary replies, “ I will be in charge of training, Batman will give you missions and your den mother will be Martian Manhunter,” She says, “You will be in Mount Justice. It’s located in Happy Harbor.”