Delirium smiles, he had it, the power to use others powers, she had changed the world to test his limits, and it seems she was right. he was able to use the powers of an endless without even thinking about it. "You are Brilliant she said to him throwing her hands up, then he pulled out his phone and started talking to Bruce. she watched as his face changed and then saw him look over the edge and saw the terror in his eyes. "you know, with me here, you could jump." she said as he tried to open the locked door. "You could try doing something crazy, like walk down the side of the wall. or maybe try floating down on a giant yellow duck." she said smiling, and when she saw that he was really disliking her ideas she sighed. "OK, fine, I'll make it easy for you." she said then snapped her fingers, she was gone, and he was sitting in the back of a limo with Bruce Wayne. "Remember what I told you, don't lose yourself." she echoed in his mind.
(sorry, I was at a christmas party so I wasn't on.)
Bruce looks at me, not caring how in the world I had appeared in the limo.
“The point in you going to Metropolis was to befriend Superman, not get on his bad side. If you want to become part of the Justice League”- I stop Bruce midsentence. Did I hear him right? “If I want to become part of the Justice League, you actually want me to join you guys?”
‘No, they want to USE you Sullivenn.’ A voice hisses in my head.
“Is that true?” I question.
“Is what true?” Bruce wonders aloud. He looks at me strangely.
“That you only want to use me?”
“Of course not. There are members of the League who can help you better control your power. I am assuming that is what happened with Superman? You lost control?”
“I am…crazy…I can’t be a part of the League.” I croak, feeling the pressure against the back of my eyes.
“I assure you, Venn. You are not insane.” Bruce states, exiting the vehicle as it parks inside of a car-filled garage. I follow after a moment of absorbing my surroundings.
“No. I am. There are voices in my head. I hurt Superman. I am unstable.” I begin to ramble on, my voice drifting. Strong hands grasp my shoulders, and I become quiet.
Bruce is looking me straight in the eyes. “Look at that. I’m not writhing in pain and I haven’t died. You have more control than you think.” He lets go of me. “Now go to bed. You are going to need as a lot of energy for tomorrow.”
I take his words as advice, and make my way up the staircase. I wonder what he has planned for tomorrow.
With a yawn, I open up the door to my room. I close it only half way, allowing a slit of light form the hallway to enter. Trudging, I get over to the bed and practically drop into it. I don’t even bother to cover up or get into a comfortable position. But I haven’t had a bed in months. Right now, I am in love.
Is this a dream? Or is it reality? Either way, I feel sick.
The room is black as pitch, but I can see perfectly fine. Strange creatures and people of various sizes walk past me, as if I do not exist. But none of them come near me, they actually repel – like a magnetic affect. They don’t seem to care, though. I surely don’t.
I am sitting on the floor…which is as cold as ice. Now that I think about it, this entire room is freezing.
I am wearing no more than loose bandages that cover my torso and legs. To try and gain more warmth I curl into a ball on the floor.
Now the people have made two separate paths that they walk on, and I remain in the, open, center aisle.
Delirium is hiding within the line of people, she suddenly breaks from the group and winks at Venn, she Skips around the line and weaves through them, suddenly a man is standing next to her. "Is this him? the boy you told me about, sister." he said
"Yes Dream, this is him, I know that the dreams of the insane our something you tend to allow me to control, but this nut isn't fully cracked." she said smiling at her joke. "so you believe none of us is controlling this dream?"Dream said "oh no, one of us is, and that would be him. his mind is a powerful thing, I wager if all the endless where in the same room with him he could do are job for us, but that isn't what I need to discuss with you."she said
"then what is it." he said getting a bit impatient.
"He controls the dream, but he doesn't control his mind. and the reason he can control his dream is because you show up every night to grant him a dream. when you come, he unconciously takes your power and turns his own dream into a nightmare."she said pouting as she said this, as if she was talking about a baby who had a bad dream.
"and, what do you want me to do?" he said
"I need you to take away his dreams, simply stop coming every night. he will have to sleep in total quite, no thoughts, no dreams, but it is what he wants. until he can control himself, he can't be risked to have a dream."she said, this was a truly sad subject, because Dreams where sacred to all endless, it is unheard of to take the dreams from someone unless they are truly evil.
"let him sleep, but don't let him dream." she said the last part with a serious voice.
"hmmm, You are my favorite sister, you have helped me with the dreams of children many times, especially back when...ok I will stop visiting him nightly." he said stopping himself before saying "when you where Delight."
I wake up in the morning. My dream had been cut off, soon after that Delirium girl had shown up.
I dress in a plan white t-shirt and blue, athletic shorts. Then I head downstairs for breakfast.
"I have some news." Bruce says, sitting at the table and eating. He takes a sip of milk. I make myself at home in another chair, across from Bruce. Alfred brings me a plate and some orange juice. I give him a generous thanks as he walks away.
"What is it?" I ask Bruce.
"The Joker...has escaped." He exhales, sounding very displeased. "Harley helped him...and so did someone else."
"Who? Do you know?" I question, quite eager to know.
"Scarecrow." Bruce closes his eyes and pinches the bridge of his nose.
"Morning daddy, Venny, whats for breakfast." Delirium said walking into the kitchen as if she lived there.
"What are you doing here, Delirium." Bruce said
"Just wondering if you had heard. I was actually thinking about Helping catch the bad guys. I was hoping to join the family business."She said smiling.
"aren't you already part of your family business, since you where born." Bruce said annoyed.
"Not that family, my family with you. I was gonna try out super heroism. sounds like fun."
"you can't join, it is against your real families rules to interfere directly with human problems, or any species for that matter, I have heard your brother say so many times." Bruce said annoyed.
"not me, I, like many other insane people, live unbound by the laws of society. so come on, lets go kick some but."
"you just can't"
"aww but I got such a cool costume." she said spinning in a circle as her clothes change to a purple bat costume with rips in it and stickers all over it, stickers shaped like fish and rainbows and other things.
"besides, you can't control me daddy, your not crazy."she said
"Actually...I had Lucius make a costume for Venn." Bruce smirks.
"God, please no." I slap myself in the face.
"Oh yes." Bruce laughs, he calls for Alfred. The butler is quick to appear, wheeling in a massive clear, glass, case. Inside of the massive case is a costume that free stands.
(Just the clothes and hat and gloves and stuff...not the person xD http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn240/horsesrules12/The_Mad_Hatter.jpg )
"What the hell is that?" I almost choke on my food. I spit out the orange juice in my mouth. "There is NO WAY I am wearing that!" I point at it with my fork.
"Hey, Fox worked pretty hard on it. That material is actually bullet proof," Bruce frowns, seeming upset. But he smiles again. "Plus, I think it will look nice on you."
"Looks like something the Mad Hatter would wear." I scoff, folding my arms over my chest in a pouting way.
Bruce shrugs. And then he beams in my direction. "Mad Hatter...I think that will work for you."
"No way." My eyes widen and I shake my head. "God this day can't get any worse." I moan, slamming my head down onto the table.
Bruce looks over at Delirium and laughs. "I'm not crazy yet. But spending enough time with this kid I may end up there."
"Ehehe"she giggled aat bruces joke "It really suits you, the mad hatter was a personal friend of mine when he was thought up by a little girl years ago, and he looked sort of like you." she said laughing even harder now. "well, except for the fact that he appreciated the good things of being crazy, and you only look down on it." she said trying to stop laughing, but she was crying rainbow tears all over the floor, and when she starts with the tears it is hard for her to stop.
“You said that we will be up against Joker, Harlequin AND Scarecrow?” I wonder aloud. I can feel my eyebrows furrow. Bruce responds with a nod. He doesn’t look overly pleased about the idea, either.
“Do you think you are stable enough?” That’s a question I wasn’t expecting from him.
“Yeah, I should be.” I give him a shrug. But I really wasn’t all too sure, actually.
Bruce takes a moment to reply. “Alright. Meet me in the Batcave when you are finished up here.” His voice didn’t reveal much emotion. But I know there is distrust.
“Can do.” I salute him in a more formal way. Bruce doesn’t give any gesture back, but instead he vanishes around the corner. I can hear his footsteps, and then nothing.
I get out of my seat, and call out thanks to Alfred. He appears suddenly, a short smile on his face. “You are very welcome Venn. Are you sure there isn’t anything else that you would like?”
“I’m sure.” I laugh in a reassuring way. He nods, and then walks in front of me. “Come on Sullivenn, I will show you one of the many entrances to the cave.” I follow him.
I remember one of the questions. “Hey, do you know why Bruce decides to put ‘bat’ in front of just about everything?”
Alfred thinks about this, and he remains silent. But he gives me a shrug, and then a quiet snicker. It is an interesting thought.
“Oh!” I come to a quick stop, and turn around. I walk back into the kitchen to find Delirium still there. I give her a bright smile. “Hey, aren’t you coming with?”
Delirium smiles at Venn "yeah I'm coming." she said rushing to the bat cave entrance. she walked in "wow, I never went in here before, although I could have imagined what it looked like. it was the first place me and brucey met, but that was before all this stuff was here."She said "ahh you where so cute as a little kid Daddy."
"how can you still think I am your dad when you met me as a child."
"I am not bound by time, but when you gave up your Endless powers you became a normal human. that is how."she said smiling.
"I have never been an endless."he said
"poor daddy, doesn't even remember his past."Delirium said
"I think it is you who has a problem with remembering your past." Bruce said grabing his batsuit and getting ready to put it on.
I walk into the batcave...wearing the stupid costume. A deep frown is etched upon my face, clearly revealing how much I hate this outfit.
"Do I have to wear the hat?" I sigh loudly.
"Yes." Bruce says, finishing getting his suit on. His costume is so much cooler than mine...
"Why?" I ask.
"Because, it has some gadgets that may becomes useful in tight situations. Trust me." Batman answers. He pulls the mask over his face and walks over to the batmobile. I follow him and hop into the passenger's seat. He gets into the driver's side, and we wait for Delirium.
"Wouldn't it be easier if you went out during the day every now and then?" I ask Batman.
"It's rare...but if I must then I will. But I am Batman for a reason." He smirks. I nod.
"Plus I have you to do my day work. I have another persona I must keep in check with, otherwise people will grow suspicious." Batman adds.
"Yeah, I guess." I shrug. He starts up the vehicle.
"Come on Del! Or we are leaving you!" I shout out of the window in a teasing way.
Delrium jumped into the car. "OK, LETS GO!" she screams and starts pressing buttons on the car.
"Delirium, STOP!" Batman said but it was to late, she had pressed the rocket boost button. the car took off towards the opening of the cave. "WEEEEE, AHAAHAHA THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!" She screamed. "DANGIT!" batman said pulling the breaks. "OK, New rule anyone who is name Delirium must sit quitly and not touch anything while in the batmobile." he said
"Ahh man, that isn't fair."she said
"we almost died just now, and the villians aren't even here."He screams at her.
"OK, fine I won't touch anything."she said but when batman turned his head she stuck her tounge out at him defiantly.
Most of the ride is quiet. Almost too quiet for my liking. Every now and then I would let out a crazy little snicker, and Batman would glance at me in worry.
Every time I would respond with "I'm fine." But he wasn't buying it.
The batmobile skids to a stop. An abandoned warehouse…how cliché. Batman bounds out of the vehicle, and I am quick to follow him. He starts slowing down the closer he gets to the building. He presses a spot by the ears of his mask, and his eyes glow. Batman looks around. "There are at least fourty people total. Most are armed. Joker, Scarecrow and Harlequin are in there somewhere. There are three separate sections to this building, we are going to split up and each take one. Okay?"
"Sounds good!" I give him a thumbs up.
"Alright. I am going to take the left, Delirium you take the right. That leaves the center to you, Venn. Or should I say, Mad Hatter?" Batman gives an almost silent snicker.
"Ha ha ha." I laugh in a sarcastic way.
"We will meet back at the batmobile. If I come back and you guys don't show up, then I am going in for you guys. Don't screw this up...there is a reason why I don't like have sidekicks." Batman sighs. Then, he takes off to the door on the farthest left of the building. I look at Delirium and smile. "Well, good luck!" I doubt she needs it...
With that, I rush to the center door.
She smiles at venn and says "you too." she rushes into the right room.
"get 'em boys" a voice said over a loud speaker.
suddenly Delirium was Riddled with bullets. she exploded into butterflies and confetti
"wha- what the heck?" Harley said walking towards the pile of confetti.
Delirium changed the room to a little girls room. "awww so cute, what a nice little room you had Harley." she said jumping around. all the henchmen had somehow turned into toys. "what are we doing here. whats going on?" she said
"this was your room as a child, long before you went crazy, long before he came into your life." she said and as she did a picture of the joker appeared on the wall.
"Mr.J" Harley said grabbing the picture.
"because of him, I have control of you, and I think you need to be punished." she said then she changed the room agian, suddenly Harley saw the joker laying dead on the ground, she ran to him and with his last breath he said "why Harley, Why did you do this to me?" Harley started crying uncontrollably.
"well, I'm done here." she said smiling. she ran out to the batmobile, leaving the henchmen thinking they where toys and harley thinking she killed the joker.
I walk through the building, cautious. I keep my eyes and ears out. Suddenly, something grazes against my right arm. I am knocked off balance, and do a stumbling circle before catching myself against railing. My eyes bulge as I see the distance from where I am to the bottom floor. I must be on the tenth floor or something! Well, that is what it feels like.
“Deep breaths Venn, deep breaths.” I do as I told myself, and then push away from the metal railing. I start walking, and look at where I had been hit and then to the floor. There lies a bullet.
“He was right…this is bulletproof.” I sigh in relief, glad that he hadn’t been lying to me.
I keep walking. This time I hear a whizzing noise, and it progressively becomes louder. I press myself against the floor, and the bullet flies overhead. I hear it clank against the metallic wall to my side. I scramble to my feet and run for it. Bullets come from every direction. I manage to move with lethal grace and speed, avoiding each bullet with skill.
They are reloading. Now is my chance! I whirl around to face where all of the ammunition had been coming from. I gasp my head throbs against the inside of my skull. My eyes become a vibrant orange and blue. I splay my fingers and spread my arms out wide. With wide eyes, all of the bullets that had been sent at me…go flying from behind me to random directions. Complete and utter silence.
I make my way up another staircase. As I walk on this floor I see dead bodies. They are massive men, wearing strange make up…to make them look like clowns. But their clothes don’t match. They have bullet holes right between their eyes. I killed them.
“Oh Sully! Why did you go and kill all of my men! They were my favorites you know!” A familiar voice calls out. It’s coming from above. So he is at the top floor. I start sprinting up the winding staircase.
Joker’s insane laughter fills the building as I reach the last step. BOOM! I am falling. A trap, set at the last step. Of course.
I curse under my breath as debris comes falling with me. The impact is going to kill me, the minute I hit the bottom floor. But I am suddenly moving upwards again. I find myself on the stairs again. I peer out the window to my side, my eyes are golden with gear designs…like an old clock. I had reversed time. Before I touch the last step, I jump. I soar, and land in front of the purple clothed figure. Joker turns around.
“What’s this? It seems you have spotted my trap. Those eyes of yours.” He is frowning…that can’t be good. “I am going to tear those eyes out of their sockets and then kill you!”
Joker lunges at me, and I freeze, closing my eyes.
Batman comes crashing through the window. He tackles Joker down.
"Delirium came but you didn't!" The batmobile...
(To be continued...xD Meaning I will type the rest of the fight after you post)
Delirium rises from the ground. "Calm, Venn." she said into Venns ear, then she walked over to the joker and he lifted into the ear. "Joker, baby, I thought we had an understanding? you. No. TOUCHY.MY. VENNY!" she said and with every pause an invisible fist hit Joker in the face.
"Deli, sweetheart, you know I don't take orders, it just isn't in my nature." he said
"oh, right, not in your nature, I had almost forgotten what your nature was WHEN I CREATED YOU!" she screamed "looks like Delirium needs to give her little clown a little punishment." she said fake pouting.
"What are you going to do? my mind is broken, I ain't getting any crazier." he laughed.
"hmmm, your right, I can't punish you, but Venny can." she said smirking. "go ahead venn, show the joker how much control you have."
Batman looks at Delirium like she is even more insane than she actually is. If that is possible. But I am giving her the same exact look.
Delirium’s words echo throughout my head, and I can feel my eyes shift to new ones.
“You really think I-I am scared of this kid?” Joker stutters, taking a step back. But the walls are windows…and it would be a leap of death for him.
Batman is about to step forward and in front of me, but I stop him. “I can do this. I have control.” I am trying to reassure myself more than him. Batman doesn’t say anything but he doesn’t move either.
There is a buzzing noise, and I am nowhere to be found. Joker is looking around in a panic and even Batman seems shocked. My insane laughter fills the area, and Batman tenses. I would try to laugh like normal, but it is more difficult than it seems.
Joker is thrown against the window, which shatters. But before he can lose his balance, I appear and take hold of his ankle. I hang him over the edge. “Looks pretty high up, wouldn’t you agree Joker? Just think if your shoe were to…oh look at that, it is coming off~”
“Venn, stop this!” Batman shouts.
“What do you want?” Joker snarls, staying perfectly still. Because his shoe really is starting to loosen.
“This is your entire fault, isn’t it!? The voices in my head tell me it is! I should kill you!” I scream. His shoe slips and falls. I quickly catch him by his sock, but that starts to come off, too.
“HOW IS THIS MY FAULT!?” Joker yells back.
“The voices won’t tell me that!” I give another dark chortle. His sock comes off. Joker is suddenly falling down twenty flights of stairs. But he suddenly freezes right before reaching the ground. Joker is sent flying back up to me, where I grasp him by his ankle.
“I said stop it Venn!” Batman shouts. My eyes widen and I freeze. My entire body trembles as I throw Joker over my shoulder and to Batman, who catches the knocked out crazy man.
“I-I…” I can’t finish. I jump out of the window…and then vanish with that buzzing noise.
Delirium looked Puzzled. "hmm, that was quite unexpected. I had only thought of two possibilities, he controls it or he doesn't. I didn't expect his conscious to come into the equation."she said. "you watch the clown, I'll find him. she said then her eyes turned pink, the world had insanity leaked into it from her room, she had more control over it then most of her family, but she usually only used it for fun, she had never tried to locate someone for the sole purpose of helping them. she teleported to where he was. "Venn, I know you're here. why don't you come out and we can talk about what you did." she said, a little angry, but at the same time proud that he hadn't gone full insane with the Joker. Angry because he wouldn't reach full potential, proud because it meant her plan was working, for the most part.
I hide in the darkness of the alley way, my knees tucked to my chest. A frown is on my face and my eyes are sealed shut. There was no way I was moving.
"No." I respond to Delirium, sounding more childish than I had wanted. "I could have hurt Batman. I wanted to..." I curse under my breath.
"Just go away." I grumble, my tone clearly showing how ashamed I am of myself.
"you...you wanted to hurt Daddy? well that, that is just Impossible." she said. "trust me, he is destined to be the one to kill superman. don't ask me why he is, but it's true." she said smiling at him, and when she did the smile appeared on the inside of his eyelids so that even with them shut he could see. "since the day his parents died my entire family has been fascinated with him, Dream has studied his mind in the short time he does sleep, and even Dream never thought of the things he thinks. Lust enjoys watching him chose between his secret and his love, Destiny has never met a man with a single Path in his garden, a path that he has yet to see all the secrets of. You could never harm batman, not because you are weak, but because without him, I believe all sanity would be lost on the world." she said. "but this isn't about him is it, it is about you. you do not have a single path in destiny, but more then a million that is more then my brother has ever seen. your, well...let me put it this way, I paired you with batman, the worlds greatest detective, because I believe he is the only man who can solve you, the worlds greatest Mystery."she said. "and only I can do this for you, because only I can work outside the lines my brothers and sisters are bound to." she said fully forming into the back of his mind.
"But why would Batman want me to return? A mystery? No, I am a monster." I give a dry reply. "I do not even belong in this world. The only thing I can do is hurt people...I hurt my friends...my loved ones."
"That isn't true. I haven't seen you hurt anyone close to you." A voice comes from not inside my head, but from my surroundings. I look up to see Batman, holding a hand out to me. He is smiling, a real smile. Not even pictures of Bruce in magazine's have this smile. I can feel the waterworks coming, and they break free. Instead of grabbing his hand, I leap to my feet and grasp him in a hug. A hug...something I haven't had in years. I thought he would shove me away, but instead he wraps his arms around me and pats my back.
"It's going to be okay Sullivenn." He whispers. I can't even speak, my tears are coming too hard and fast. So I just nod...and he repeats those words that I have longed to hear. "Just come back home. Everything will be okay."
(Different point of view)
"How is he reacting? Is it slowly killing him? Oh I hope so. That's what he would deserve for hurting you J!" Harley whines, her hands on her hips.
Joker is circling around Sullivenn, who sits in the chair with his eyes closed. But he is crying, tears of joy. Scarecrow stands beside Sullivenn, having pumped him with a hallucinogenic toxin.
"I usually don't make people see what they want to. I'm more for the fears." Scarecrow hisses.
"Hush." Joker snaps. He has wounds that clearly show the beating he had received from Sullivenn back in the warehouse, as Scarecrow does with Batman. Harley was overjoyed to see Joker.
Joker had managed to escape from Batman, and he found Scarecrow and Harley in their rooms of the warehouse. The minute he escaped he chased after Sullivenn, and found him in an alley way. He would make the boy pay.
Delirium woke up, "weird, I never sleep." she thought to herself. then she realized where she was, in a giant sphere prison. "oh good, you're finally awake." the joker said turning his attention to her "I wanted you to see what I am about to do to your sweet wittle suwwy." he said laughing miniacaly. "how did you..." she started
"How did I trap you? well I knew the asylum wasn't the last time I would see you, so I read up on your kind, the endless. turns out there is a ritual that can be done, which allows you to capture an endless." he said "isnt it excitting? I believe your brother dream was once place under it's power." he screamed happily. "but, the spell never works corectly, when they captured dream they where trying to capture my sister death, to gain immortality."
"oh but that is the best part, they where missing something when they did it. the joker said lifting up a tear of wallpaper he had secretly taken when delirium had last spoken to him in her special room. "a peice of the target. or rather, the right peice, you see we all have dreams, so he was the only one they could capture, having been covered in dream sand all their lifes before beddy by" he said still laughing. "and now, Watch."
"you can't keep me here forever, my power will not disappear, it will simply flow without control. like when dream was captured, do you not remember the millions who couldn't sleep, the thousands who couldn't wake. the ones who killed themselves, thinking they where still dreaming, or the ones who did it because they wanted to dream."she said tears actually running down her eyes.
"well that's no skin off my bones, your power flows through me, it was you who controlled me, with you in there, I am master of insanity."he laughed. he was wrong, only an endless could control it, but as long as he was as insane as he is, the ever flowing insanity that was soon to come would not change him in the slightest.
There’s a sharp pain in my back. Batman lets go of me, and I can feel something warm dribbling down my back. I reach to touch it, and the liquid had soaked my shirt. I look at my shaking fingers to see blood. Then I look at Batman, who holds a giant knife in his hand. He is smiling, a wicked smile full of hatred towards me.
“But, I thought.” My tears flow harder as I drop to my knees. Then, I scream as my face contorts to show pure rage and grief. “YOU LIED TO ME!”
“Yes, I only wanted to use you Sullivenn. You are nothing more than a tool in this world.” Batman scoffs.
Joker’s laughter intensifies as Scarecrow is forced away from Sullivenn. The boy had released an ear-splitting scream, his face clearly showing distress. But his tears also come out quicker and harder.
“It seems like the best part is to come!” Joker snickers. As if on cue, Sullivenn’s eyes snap open. They are blood red, and it looks as though ink had seeped into them and line the irises, every now and then flowing freely.
Sullivenn gets up, slouched over like a zombie. His skin had become pale, his black hair falling slightly over his left eye.
“Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.” Sullivenn repeats under his breath, his eyes moving frantically – like a madman’s would.
“And who would you like to kill, Sully?” Joker questions, placing an arm around Sullivenn’s shoulder.
“Bat. Bat-bat…Batman.” He hisses between his teeth, his eyebrows furrowing as his fingers twitch. Joker releases another crazed laugh, twirling away from Sullivenn and throwing his arms into the air.
"NO!" she screamed she focussed, tried to get into his head to coalm him but the sphere prevented her from leaving it in any form, even if her body stayed and her mind didn't. the sphere forced all possible ways of exit to be closed unless opened by a human. "Joker, You Heartless beast." she screamed.
"oh thankyou you are too kind, now I can finally be rid of that bat." he said laughing.
"you fool batman is the reason you exist."she said
"and I will be the reason he doesn't. see how it works?"he said laughing.
"this almost makes me regret creating you." she said turning her head and crossing her arms.
"almost? what do I have to do to get on the other side of that almost."Joker said smiling
"Succeed, which is impossible."she said "I have seen my brothers garden, and though I must have missed this part, there is nothing in it that says he ever dies, at least not permenitly."
"But what if a new path were to be created? This boy is quite amazing, I bet he could do it." Joker responds, his arm around Sullivenn's shoulder once more. "Alright boy, sick em!" With that, Sullivenn vanishes.
"Woo! Look at that speed! I didn't even see him move!" Joker laughs. "Now we just sit back and wait for him to return with the good news. Well, maybe bad to some people." His grin becomes more sadistic.
"Oh J! You are so smart." Harley giggles.
"I know, I know." Joker snickers.
Sullivenn appears before Batman, who had been standing on the roof of a Gotham building.
"Venn. I have been looking for you." Batman almost gasps, but his voice remains solid. Sullivenn doesn't say anything, he just look at Batman, and watches as the man cringes and drops, grasping onto his chest.
"Venn." Batman coughs small amounts of blood. "What are you doing?"
"Kill." Sullivenn responds. Batman manages to grap Sullivenn's ankle, and throw him off the building. Sullivenn free falls before flipping backwards and towards the building. His feet stick to the wall, and he runs up the side before standing before Batman again. But Batman was ready and on his feet. He gives Sullivenn a good punch to the face, knocking Sullivenn off his feet.
"Who put you up to this?" Batman questions, watching as Sullivenn gets back up.
"Kill." Is all he can say. Then he adds. "You betrayed me."
"I...what?" Batman looks at him in confusion.
"I WILL KILL YOU FOR LYING TO ME!" Sullivenn roars, tackling Batman down. They both go falling off the roof, Sullivenn's hands wrapped around Batman's neck. Batman struggles to break free from his grip, and before they hit the ground Sullivenn whirls and chucks Batman up, sending him soaring through the sky. The second Sullivenn lands on the ground, he kicks off the ground and bounds after Batman.
"DIE!" Sullivenn shouts, punching Batman's back while they are both in the air. Batman gets the air knocked right out of him and he goes flying horizontally. Sullivenn moves like a drill, and drives his fists into Batman's stomach. They both land on another building as rain starts pouring down. Batman is on one knee, trying to breathe. But his ribs were almost completely shattered. Sullivenn stands, the wound on his face from Batman's punch healing up.
I am trembling, and my fist is encased in strange red energy. It is about to get batman right in the chest. It's like I have x-ray vision...I can see where my fist will strike and where it will do the damage. His heart...I am about to kill him. Isn't this what I wanted? No. It can't be. I don't want to kill him. Yes I do. I really want to. He is nothing but a liar. He is no better than the others who have hurt me. But Batman, Bruce, took me in. He's like a father I have never had. But he stabbed me in the back when I was most vulnerable, when I most needed him. That couldn't have been real.
"STOP!" I shout at the top of my lungs. My fist hovers an inch over his chest. Why did I do that when I want to kill him? This makes no sense. The muscles in my arm twitch, wanting to keep going and drive right through him. "I SAID STOP!"
Batman's eyes had widened, and I stumble backwards. I fall off the ledge, and wait for the quick death. Waiting for the last sound I will ever hear, my skull cracking against concrete. But I don't. I open my eyes to find myself standing in front of Joker.
"What are you doing here? Did you kill the bat?" Joker asks, sounding eager.
I remember now, and I watch as the red energy fades from my fingers. I look back at Joker. "No, I didn't." I flick my wrist and the cage around Delirium vanishes. "But there is SOMEONE who I think deserves a good beating. Or maybe three somones." My cold glare goes from Joker, to Harley and Scarecrow.
Delirium looks up when venn enters and smiles when he opens the cage and says he didn't kill batman. "I'd be happy to help you, even though the joker doesn't fear insanity, these two most certainly do." she said. "If I have permission from you first, ofcurse, considering I am now in your debt."she said indicating the remaining fragments of the prison she had been in.