The Justice Heroes Elite
CHP2: Ten Members
The sun rises over the city of Metropolis. Clark Kent’s eyes open. The Kryptonian yawns, picking up the T.V. remote and turning it on.
“Breaking News, two nuclear missiles have been launched, to two different locations in the world.” A news woman tells.
The next second Clark's window is open, and he is gone.
Inside the white house
“Mr. President what do you want us to do?” A guy asks with a little panic.
Many officials as well as the President, look down at the radar.
“Good god!! One of the missiles is heading this way!!” An official yells.
“We have no chance of retreating; we must try and shoot it down. It will reach here in less than a minute and a half.” The President tells.
“Someone get a hold of Ironman right now!” Another Official yells.
The officials look at the radar again, to see that another missile is heading to China, and the last to Europe. Two un identified objects appear on the radar. One is heading toward the missile heading for China, and the other to Europe.
“Mr. President, we got in contact with Ironman. He is headed to stop the missile headed to China, and his buddy War Machine is headed to stop the other one. They don’t know there is a 3rd nuclear missile headed our way, should I let him know?” The guy asks.
“It doesn’t matter if you do or not, they won’t make it here in time.” The President replies.
“Hey everyone get over here to the radar!! A third un identified object is closing in fast on the missile headed this way!!” An official yells.
All men in the room gather around the radar. The missile that was headed for the white house, is now heading up into space. Everyone in the room jump up and cheering. One of the men turns on a nearby TV.
“The Crises is now over, thanks to Ironman, War Machine, and Superman! They have diverted the weapons to safe locations.” The news woman tells.
The officials in the room chant Superman’s name.
Superman flies the missile into space, and pushes it forward hard. He looks around, and spots Ironman and War Machine, getting rid of the other missiles. Superman fly’s over to Ironman, who turns to face him.
“Superman! What brings you up here?” Ironman asks.
“Lets get back into Earth’s atmosphere, and we can chat there.” Superman replies.
War Machine and Ironman follow Superman to New York City. They land on the top of a building.
“I was up there as well, shortly after the first two missiles were launched. A third missile was fired off, heading toward the White House.” Superman tells.
“How could we have missed one!! That would have cost many lives.” Ironman kicks at the ground.
“Don’t beat yourself up over it, things turned out just fine. Lucky the three of us were there.” Superman says.
“I have an idea where the missiles were fired from. War Machine, I want you to head back to the white house and let them know we will have everything figured out.” Ironman says.
“Alright Tony, See you later.” War Machine rockets off at a high speed.
Within seconds, Spiderman swings on the rooftop.
“Hey guys, good work getting rid of the missiles. Long time no see, ah Supes.” Spiderman says.
Both Superman and Ironman look at Spidy.
“Hey come to think of it, this is the first time the two of you have met.” Spiderman says.
“How did you know that we were up here?” Ironman asks.
“I was just swinging around, and happened to see War Machine flying off. So have you guys got an idea where the missiles were fired from?” Spidy asks.
“Yes, I think I have the exact place. Superman and I are going to check it out.” Ironman says, getting ready to fly off.
“Hey wait a sec; I want to go with you guys. You never know, you might need my help.” Spidy says, crossing his arms.
Ironman turns to look at the Wall Crawler. But before he can speak, someone else does.
“You can come, but be on guard when we get there.” Superman tells.
“Of course, after all I’m Spiderman.” Spidy says.
Superman just smiles at the reply. The man of steel picks up Spiderman.
“You lead the way Mr. Stark.” Superman says.
Ironman blasts off into the air; Superman follows him with much speed.
Shao Kahn enters a palace.
“Hello Prince Goro, I have much to tell you. This earth realm will finally be ours.” Shao Kahn says.
Goro sits there and listens, as Shao Kahn tells him about Pythena, and her plan. The Prince sits there for a moment, before speaking.
“Can this woman be trusted? Where are she and Shang Tsung now?” Goro asks, standing up from his chair.
“The two of them are completing step 1 of the plan. Not even Liu Kang himself will be able to stop us.” Shao Kahn says.
Goro shows a face of disbelief.
“You seem to have doubts, don’t worry my friend. It will all be clear to you soon. She has an army of alien fighters which can morph shape and appearance.” Shao Kahn explains.
Goro sits back down.
“Can we trust this girl?” Goro asks again.
“Yes we can.” After all, she came to us for help.” Kahn tells.
With those words, Shao Kahn exits the room.
Subzero enters the main room.
“Hello master, I am back. The training session went well.” Subzero tells.
“That is good to hear, how is the training coming with the rest of the Lin Kuei fighters?” The eldest master asks.
“They all seem to be improving. Before you ask, yes I have signed up for the tournament.” Subzero tells.
Both Subzero and the Lin Kuei master are quite for a little bit. Subzero looks up at the grandmaster.
“I’m going outside of the temple for a training exercise. I will be back in a few hours.” Subzero tells.
The grand Master nods his head, giving Subzero permission to go. Before leaving, Subzero bows to the grandmaster.
Ironman and Superman land, in the area of an abandoned military site, on an island. Superman lets go of Spiderman. The three begin looking around. A tank is thrown high into the air, at Spiderman. Superman with his speed zooms over and catches the tank. He sets the tank down. Ironman makes his way over to the two. The three heroes can see someone approaching. Superman’s eyes widen as the person gets closer.
“No, it can’t be.” Superman says nervous.
The person stops in front of the three.
“Hello Kal, it’s been to long.” The person says.
A tear falls from Superman’s eye.
“I can’t believe this, how are you back Connor?” Superman asks, giving him a hug.
“Super boy alive, now this is just strange. I heard rumors that he was killed by another Superboy, from another world.” Spiderman says scratching his head.
Ironman is confused at the whole situation. Connor breaks the hug, as Ironman takes another step forward.
“This sweet reunion crap will have to wait till later; right now I want some answers. So kid, were you the one who fired off the nukes?” Ironman asks.
Connor looks straight at Ironman, as sweat falls from his face. Connor just sits there, not saying a thing. Connor begins to speak, but chocks and stops. Superman’s face gets serious.
“Go ahead and answer his question Connor.” Superman breaks the silence.
Connor is still silent, looking down at the ground.
“Well let’s hear it, cough it up pal.” Spidy adds.
Connor finally looks up from the ground.
“No, it wasn’t me.” It’s the guys that have my soul captive. You guys must go to the mortal kombat tournament, and win. That is the only way my soul will be free.” Connor tells.
Ironman, Superman, and Spiderman show faces of disbelief. Spiderman almost laughs. Connor yells out, saying it is the truth!! The three men get serious again.
“Please father, you have to believe me. Be here tomorrow night, around six or seven, a portal to the world will be opened. And make sure to bring a few of the others. There are 10 spots still opened, so do choose wisely.” Connor tells.
Ironman grabs Connor by his shirt, pulling his fist back to punch him.
“You're insane kid!” Ironman almost yells.
Before Ironman can do anything, he is pulled back by Superman.
“Tony just think for a second, he might be right. Connor, do you know what happened to the guys who fired off the missiles?” Superman asks.
Connor faces the man of steal.
“They can be found in the new planet. Really, the three of you should leave now. Get recruits, and come back tomorrow.” Connor says.
“But Connor, there are so many un answered questions. Like, how are you able to be here?” Superman asks.
“Don’t worry Kal, everything will make since soon, I don’t have much time left here.” You should go, I’ll be ok. Just remember to be back tomorrow.” Connor repeats.
“Don’t worry; we will be back for you. Let’s go guys.” Spiderman says.
Superman picks up Spiderman and begins flying up.
“We will be back.” Superman tells Connor.
Ironman joins Superman as they fly off. Once they are out of site, Connor smiles. Not long after he is laughing at the top of his lungs. Connor quickly reverts into Shang Tsung. Pythena comes from behind a nearby tree with a smile on her face. She walks up next to Shang Tsung.
“That was amazing how easily the three of them were fooled. But why did you tell them, there were only 10 spots left?” Pythena asks.
“The Mortal Kombat roster this year is full. Ten more participants, is about all that I can fit. I just want to know, how you know so much about the heroes of this world. For the reason, that you have not encountered any of them before.” Shang Tsung asks.
Pythena places her hand on Shang Tsung’s shoulder.
“I told you that I have studied the super powered heroes closely, for the last few years.” Pythena replies.
With that, she creates a portal. Both she and Shang Tsung step through, returning to his world.
The three heroes fly over the Pacific Ocean. Ironman breaks the silence between the three.
“I don’t know about the two of you, but I don’t believe that guy. No offense to you Superman.” Ironman speaks
Superman is quite for a second.
“You know Tony; I’m going to have to agree with you. Not just that, but for some reason I don’t believe that was really even Connor. There was something so strange about him.” Superman says.
Both Spidy and Ironman are surprised by his response.
“So maybe the guy seems a bit shady, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t Superboy, or isn’t telling the truth. I say we should still check this out, he said something about a tournament. Hey Supes, you most definitely need to alert your bud Batman about this. Tony and I will talk with a few of the Avengers.” Spiderman adds.
Superman smiles at the mention of Batman.
“Alright, I will do that. But we need to take this serious; some how I feel it might be a trap.” Superman replies.
“Agreed, but Spiderman is right. This is something we must all look into.” Ironman says.
The three fly back to New York.
Subzero runs through a forest, jumping over a few logs scaring the many animals around. Subzero comes to a stop, when three men stand in the way of his path. The Lin Kuei warrior turns around, to see three more guys behind him.
“Hello Subzero, it is a pleasure to finally meet you. I’ll cut right to the chase, our boss wants you dead. So that is what we have come here to do.” A guy says.
“Who are you guys?” Subzero asks.
“We are assassins.” Another guy answers.
The six men with black masks covering there faces run at Subzero. One guy knees Subzero in his rib, as another guy punches him in the face. Subzero falls to the ground. He gets up quick, not showing any weakness. He can feel the pain in his side. Another guy throws a punch at him, but he grabs it. He twists the guy’s arm and kicks him into the air. The assassin lands in swamp water. Subzero freezes another assassin; he then kicks his body in half. Subzero jumps high into the air, and as he comes down kicks two assassins to the ground. Another guy tries to attack him from behind; Subzero throws him over his shoulder. He then snaps his neck. The four remaining assassins retreat.
“Cowards, I hate when they run.” Subzero says angrily.
Subzero runs off to continue his training exercise.
Liu Kang sits at a table eating, while Kung Lao sits at a nearby couch reading a magazine. The only thing that can be heard is Liu Kang’s spoon when it hits against the bowl. He drops his spoon, looking over at Kung Lao.
“Is something bothering you, for some reason you seem really tense?” Liu Kang asks.
Kung Lao looks up from his magazine.
“Everything is fine; I’m just doing something that can occupy my time.” Kung Lao answers.
His attention is again turned back to the magazine.
“Is that a way of getting the tournament off of your mind?” Liu Kang asks.
Kung Lao looks up from the article again, but this time annoyed.
“Why don’t you just eat and shut up. To answer your question, I wasn’t even thinking about the tourney.” Kung Lao replies.
Liu Kang picks up his spoon and continues to eat. Soon after Liu Kang finishes eating, and tosses his spoon and plate. He then exits the room.
Shao Kahn looks up from his chair. The portal closes behind Shang Tsung and Pythena.
“So how did everything go, will they be attending the tournament?” Kahn asks.
“Yes, but only ten of them. I’m just hoping the ones we actually need out of the way, are the heroes to show up. I have a back up plan for those of them who do not show.” Pythena tells.
“I am more than confident that they will all die in the tournament, but say they do succeed. What will we do than?” Shao Kahn asks.
“Don’t worry; I have a back up plan for that as well.” Pythena says, smiling.
Shang Tsung picks up an apple and starts eating it.
“You talk as if we should be worried about these Meta humans. Who we should have are focus on, is Liu Kang and his group.” Shang Tsung says.
Pythena laughs at Shang Tsung’s suggestion.
“Are you serious, the champion of Mortal Kombat? You have got to be joking, I still can’t believe either of you were defeated by that low class fighter.” Pythena says.
Both Shang Tsung and Kahn are surprised.
“You must not know much about him, your ignorance will be your downfall. Liu Kang is not to be taken lightly.” Shao Kahn says, standing up.
Pythena walks up close to Kahn. He can feel her breath against his lips.
“When I am done with your little Liu Kang, he will be nothing but dust. Same goes for the rest of your earth realm heroes.” Pythena says.
She then walks from Shao Kahn and takes a seat in a nearby chair. She puts one of her legs over the other and crosses her arms.
“I’m hungry; do you guys have anything good to eat?” Pythena asks.
Kahn looks at her.
“I will have something made for you. Later you will have the chance of meeting Prince Goro.” Kahn tells.
A few hours have passed. A number of Avenger members appear at a military site, standing before Tony Stark. Tony fixes his tie before he begins.
“I called a few of you here today, to help me get behind who launched the missiles earlier today. It turns out the guy’s who did it, are now on another planet. But they launched the missile from our planet.” Tony tells.
Whispers can be heard through the crowd, with disbelief.
“I know all of this can be a little hard to believe, but I need two more participants to go to this world to find them. Spiderman, myself, and I spoke with Cap, who will be going. Did I mention five of the Justice League members will be joining us?” Tony asks.
The crowd goes silent right away. Carol steps forward.
“I will take part in this; it sounds like a serious matter.” She says.
Tony looks down at her and smiles.
“I’m glad you will be joining us, Ms. Marvel. We need one more member.” Tony says aloud.
Right away, Logan steps forward.
“I’ll come, but I would like to know a little more about this mission.” Logan says.
Tony dismisses everyone except Ms. Marvel and Wolverine. The two follow the billionaire inside.
“Alright now that the two of you will officially be joining us, I’ll tell you all the details. We are actually entering a tournament; we must win to save the soul of Sup…” Tony is cut off.
“Did you just say tournament, I thought this was important.” Forget it I drop out, you can call Mr. Banner to replace me!” Carol yells.
Tony puts his hands on her shoulders.
“Don’t leave on us, let me explain further.” Tony Stark says.
He explains in detail to the two what happened earlier in the day. The two are silent just looking at Tony.
Tony pours them all something to drink, he hands them there glasses.
“So are we solid, will the two of you join us in this mission?” Tony asks.
Both Carol and Logan reply with yes.
“Good, the two of you are dismissed. Make sure the two of you come suited up, tomorrow evening.” Tony adds.
With those last words, the three of them exit together.
In the meeting room sits Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Hawk man. The six Justice League members sit in silence. Flash looks at everyone, and then the ceiling.
“Hey Supes why don’t you just tell us, Batman is probably busy.” Flash says.
Superman looks over at Batman’s empty chair. He then gets up from his chair.
“Could you guy’s excuse me for a second, I’m going to see if I can get a hold of him.” Superman says, leaving the room.
Superman picks up a phone outside of the room. He dials a number. It rings a few times before being answered.
“Hello, who is this?” A voice asks.
“It’s Superman, is Bruce around Tim?” Superman asks.
Tim sits in the bat cave, suited up.
“Bruce is at a meeting, but I will give you his cell.” Robin replies.
Robin gives Superman the number, which he dials right away. He gets an answer quickly.
“Hey Bruce its Kal, I need you at the Watchtower. It’s very important.” Superman tells.
“I’m in the middle of a meeting right now; why not just tell me what is going on?” Bruce asks.
Superman quickly explains to Bruce, the events which happened earlier. Which include the details of Connor and the tournament. His eyes widen a bit at what he is hearing.
“This sounds like a problem, I should be out of this meeting soon. I will most definitely go to the tournament, I’ll than figure out what is really going on.” Bruce says.
The two say there good byes and hang up. Superman then enters the meeting room, and sits back down.
“Were you able to get in contact with him?” Wonder woman asks.
Superman looks over at her.
“Yes I was, and he has agreed to be part of this next mission.” Superman replies.
Superman clears his throat, and tells the members in the room about what happened on the island earlier. Everyone’s heart beeps speed up, with the mention of Connor Kent. He finishes up in the next ten minutes.
“Batman and I will be traveling to this world; I need three of you to join us.” Superman says.
Flash is quick to raise his hand.
“I’m definitely in!” Flash says in excitement.
Green Lantern, Wonder woman, and Hawk man look at each other. After a few seconds, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern volunteer. Superman gets up from his chair again.
“Alright good, tomorrow night we meet here. I will than lead you all to the island.” Superman says.
He gets up from his chair and exits.
To Be Continue