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Fic: The Hunger (DCU, PG13)

Title: The Hunger
Rating: PG13?
Fandom: DCU (Flashpoint timeline)
Author Notes: Based on "Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1"

Information is power; what was once insight is now axiom, and in his quest to keep America alive Cyborg needs all the power, and hence all the information, he can get.

That is why there is now an hyper-resolution satellite over Gorilla Africa, exploring in detail everything that can be seen from the sky. Biosignal sensors lock into their target, and adaptive optics record Grodd as he kills and eats the last sentient being in Africa other than himself, a hard-eyed child who seconds ago was holding a broken knife in his hand.

The satellite watches Grodd spit his meal’s blood over its corpse and start his thousand mile walk toward Asia.

There’s a clear distaste in Cyborg’s face as he disconnects himself from the satellite signal. Grodd has to be stopped, preferably long before he reaches American soil.

With less than a thought, he starts accessing the nanocybernetic interfaces he has placed in the brains of thousands of soldiers, scientists, businesspeople, and politicians, activating plans for the further expansion of his stealth network. He needs all the power he can get.

It has been months since he was in a room where there was nothing that wasn’t also part of himself.