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G is for Green Lantern

PG13. Toonverse again. Sort of AU, but clearly one of the ways in which the JL season arc could have gone.



When his old commander requests his help on an unspecified matter, John is enough of a Marine to meet him in a nondescript patch of desert without asking too many questions.

When Amanda Waller is also there waiting for him, he is enough of a JLA core member not to bother to feign surprise.

"What do you need, Colonel?"

Waller answers instead of him - another reason why John doesn't like her. "I assume you are aware of the recent situation with the so-called Lorders, Stewart."

He doesn't shrug, but his ramrod posture gives every impression that if he were another kind of man, he would. "They were deluded versions. We beat them. Case closed."

"Really? That's not what my intel has told me. You only won at the end because their Batman betrayed them; if and when you go wrong this time, you won't make the mistake of trusting him."

"It won't happen. The League will not betray the trust of the world. I won't let them."

"Excuse me if I have my doubts about the loyalty of a man who works for both an unsanctioned metahuman organization and an alien 'police force' of dubious reputation, soldier. When it comes down to taking a side, we are just wondering which one you and that piece of weaponry in your finger will choose."

John covers himself with the light of his ring and starts rising slowly. "The right one." Then he picks up speed and leaves them in a green flash.

"He was a Marine, Director Waller," said the Colonel looking at the night sky. "Questioning his loyalty to the country might be just the thing that puts it in jeopardy."

"The only way to test something is to stress it, Colonel, and I don't like the sounds this one made under pressure. Reactivate codename Yellow Ring."

.finis.

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razorsmile
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Righteous. Waller is awesome in any continuity.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC)
Word!
katarik
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Yipes.

Whoa.

*Rock*.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it!

Hey. I wonder if the US military has ever hired Slade. He was a soldier after all, so maybe he "feels" more reliable than those namby-pamby civilian JLAers, and if you need deniability, who better than a villain?
katarik
Aug. 11th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
!

Um, Cheshire and Qurac I *think* Slade wasn't actually hired, but he went and reported to them re: Cheshire's actions, and now I want to see Waller and Slade interacting.

!!!
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
o_O *So* much attitude.
katarik
Aug. 11th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
*quietly craves*

*eyes you and wonders how best to bribe you into writing this*
__marcelo
Aug. 12th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
*is weak, and adds it to the Infinite List Of Things To Write*
petronelle
Aug. 10th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
*shudders* Poor John.

I really like Amanda Waller as a Presence.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
toon!Amanda is one of my favorite characters. It's amazing to think how much of a role she and Luthor play in the series' overall arc.

*is once again reminded of the awesomeness of toonverse plots and characterization*
brown_betty
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
I have such a crush on a Waller. …sort of an arms-length crush.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
*hahaha* Yeah. She's one of those awesome people you *know* are too damn dangerous and smart to be too close to.
mtgat
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hee! Go John! (Go Amanda, too!)
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
Those two are way too alike, I think, for the world's safety... *g*
amarin_rose
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Dude, Sinestro working for CADMUS? I quiver in fear.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
You should. It's an scary, scary image.

But then, toonverse Cadmus *made* Doomsday. They are scary fuckers even before they made the mistake of hiring Luthor.
arch_schatten
Aug. 10th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh... Did they captured Sinestro and dissected him in CADMUS? It would be like.. Red Son, only with yellow rings. An army of yellow-lanterns. Scary!
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, nice image. And by nice, I mean: EEEK.
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