"I would love for you to show them a thing or two." I give Delirium a playful smirk. "I'll show Joker what real fear is."
I take a single step towards him, cracking my knuckles. He is quick to try and run away. But with a shift of my eyes, Joker is frozen in place.
"Hey! Let me go!" Joker shouts, only able to move his eyes and mouth. I stroll over to him, and stand in front of him. He is stuck in mid stride.
"Naw. I like you better when you aren't trying to run away." I smile.
"HA, nice try girly, but I know the joker ain't dead, your a one trick pony, and I already know your trick."Harley said.
"oh Harley, your so cunning, I easily defeated that boy, and look, delirium is once agian stuck in her prison. I would like for you to have, because I turned it..." the joker said lifting a small box up then opening it to reveal an engagment ring that had a diamond with a little trapped delirium inside of it. "..into this, will you marry me Harley?" he said. while this was happening scarecrow was seeing something diffrent. he was seeing a giant batman, with monsterous features right where Harley had been standing, "wha- no, no GET AWAY!" he screamed then he ran.
"Oh Mr. J, you made me so happy." she said smiling. then a few other clown girls ran past and joker ran after them "sorry harley, best of luck next time." he said.
"why you, GET BACK HERE MR.J AND MARRY ME!"
"you, you're not real, not real." he said, then as harley touched him thinking he was joker he fealt the skin of the batman melting him. "NO!" he screamed running for his life.
"GET BACK HERE SCARECROW AND DIE ALREADY!" the batman screamed running after him.
"Delirium has quite the taste." I snicker, having seen everything Harley and Scarecrow were hallucinating. I blink, my eyes becoming new ones as I look at Joker.
"So, what should I do with you? Maybe I should kill you, since Batman won't. Every time you go to Arkham you end up getting loose. And that just won't do." I shake my head, punching him in the face multiple times. But he didn't budge, I still had him frozen.
"If Arkham gets me away from you then I will gladly stay!" Joker coughs, spitting a couple of teeth out. I snap my fingers, and his teeth return.
"You look hideous without them." I state, referring to his teeth. I ponder. "But how do I know that you are telling the truth?"
"Cross my heart and hope to die~ I promise." Joker smiles.
"Nyeh. I'm not buying it." I twirl my hat on my finger, and place my other hand on my waist. I lean back a bit and smirk. "But I guess Arkham is sort of your home, isn't it? I mean, where else would you go if I were to let you free. And death seems too good for you. You deserve more than death...a thousand deaths...maybe more." I throw my hat into the air and top pops open. Smoke and bright flashing lights fill the room. The hat drops onto my head and the lights die out and the smoke clears. Delirium and I are the only ones left. I had sent Joker, Scarecrow and Harley to Arkham.
"Great job." I grin at Delirium, and then I give a half frown. "But I should probably get to Arkham too..."
I give a quiet sigh, feeling my shoulders relax. I give Delirium my hat, "Please give that to Batman...tell him I will send the rest of the suit when I manage to afford a change of clothes, and that I am sorry for everything. I am going to leave Gotham. I'm not sure where I will go. Maybe I will just travel around the world...possibly meet other people with powers." I laugh. "But it isn't safe for me to stay here."
Being quite a bit taller than her, I have to bend down slightly. I give Delirium a soft kiss on the forehead before taking a step back and giving her a gentle smile. "Thank you for everything...for never giving up on me. Well, I guess this is good bye. I hope to see you again." I laugh before giving her a short wave, and then walking off with my hands behind my back.
"oh, I have a feeling we will be seeing eachother quite often, big brother." she said out of his earshot, finally realizing where she was pretending she remembered him. "Daddy is gonna be so glad you decided to finally move out of the house." she said skipping to where batman was.
I chuckle under my breath, and with one last step...I am gone.
Batman was sitting on top of the building he and Venn were fighting on. He presses his hand against his open wounds, his breathing still heavier because of his broken ribs. He might have a punctured lung. Alfred will probably look him over when he returns home...but he wants Venn to be looked over first.
"Oh, Delirium." Batman looks up to see her. "Where is Venn?"
"He said he was going to go on an excitting adventure" she said. "come on daddy lets go home, here is his hat, he said he was gonna get new clothes then send you the rest." she smiled and picked batman up, which would look impossible if anyone had seen, a 7 year old girl picking up the batman, thats unheard of, its astonishing, why it's, well, it's just plain crazy.
I am in another country...I think...
There is a loud, upsetting, noise that comes from behind me. I become tense, and then turn around to see a hulking green figure.
"Where am I?" My eyes widen to twice their size as the monster bounds overhead, and I watch it take off. That can't be good.
Batman looks at Delirium, and gives a quiet sigh. "Yeah...home."
Delirium laughs, "Finally awake" she says to herself watching him from her special crystal that is always about to fall off her huge, three worlds large bed. "heehee, this is my new favorite show."
"Where did I end up? Where did I take myself?" I panic, spinning in rapid circles. I let out a frightened scream as tanks almost run me over and helicopters zoom through the sky. Since I am in a desert-like area, sand is whipped up all around me as all of the motored technology passes. I cough as the sand disperses and I wipe dirt away from my eyes. It takes a minute for my vision to return. They are going in the direction that green monster went. Out of curiosity...I follow.
I had made quite the distance. I now find myself away from the desert and into an area of thick foliage. It’s still hot, though, but more humid. My skin is sticky and my hair is starting to mat down.
But I am following massive footprints. It doesn’t look like the tanks or helicopters have been through this area…otherwise the trees and bushes wouldn’t probably be here.
“Hello!” I call out, more out of instinct from what I have seen in movies. But the only response I get are that of birds that fly away. Tropical birds.
I keep walking, entering an area where trees no longer produce shade but the sun splices through.
For a second, the sun blinds me. My toe smashes against a rock and I stumble forward and onto my face. The grass is soft, at least. I get to my hands and knees and spit out grass and dirt. I lift my head up to see a cave, but I can’t see inside of it. Then I look down to see the footprints have shrunk, and they lead into the cave.
“Looks like I’m going in.” I grumble, getting to my feet and walking into the darkness. But my eyes adapt, and I am suddenly able to see as if it was as light as day.
I try again. “Hello.” My voice echoes, bouncing off the cave walls and coming back to me.
“G-get away.” A voice responds, one that is not my own, but a more terrified and older one. I take a couple more steps in hopes of finding the source. There it is…or they are. He is a ragged looking man who trembles as I touch his shoulder.
“Hey, it’s okay. I’m not going to hurt you.” I whisper. He moves his head in every direction, trying to find me in the darkness. I forgot that he can’t see in the dark like me. Then, his eyes meet mine for a second. That’s enough for my mind to fill with information and I gasp, forced back as I become overwhelmed.
“Doctor Bruce Banner.” I pause. “Or better known as Hulk.”
"Where are we?" I ask him.
"First I want to know who you are!" Banner sounds even more frightened than before.
"My name is Sullivenn, but please call me Venn. I come from America. Specific location...you don't need to know." I decide to say.
"You know who I am, how?" He continues.
"My eyes and my mind. They are powerful things." I admit. "Now I have told you who I am, I want to know where we are."
"I'm not sure. I never really know." Banner shakes his head. He gets up, his hand against the wall. "Did someone send you? You know about the Hulk."
"Like I said, it is my eyes. I've been asking you where we are! Do you really think I would be sent by someone and not know where I am?" I scoff. My patience is clearly running thin.
"Alright alright. I believe you." No he doesn't. "But it would be best for you to stay away from me. I'm not a safe person to be around." Yeah...neither am I.
I give a sigh. "Tanks and helicopters were chasing after you. Or Hulk, I suppose. Why?"
"I'm not sure. The army has been after me for a while now." Banner answers. His heart had gone from racing to simple rhythm. Good, he has calmed down.
"Well, I'll make sure they don't get a hold of you." I grin. Even though he can't see me, he smiles.
Banner and I have been walking for quite some time. We are lost...but he refuses to admit it.
"We will reach civilization soon." Banner tries to reassure, but I give a roll of my eyes. Here we was just telling me this whole sob story about always hurting people and how he should stay away and now he wants us to meet people.
"Alright." I sigh, not wanting to tick him off. I feel like I am in a bad mood when not around the others...
"hello Venny." Delirium said growing out of the sand. "and how vary nice it is to meet you mr.Banner. I have always wanted to meet you. one half crazed monster, the other half smartest scientist of all time." she said giggling as if sshe where meeting a celebrity.
I felt like I was more overjoyed than I should have been to see Delirium. But still, I pick her up into a tight hug and then set her down.
"Yeah, this is Bruce Banner, also the Hulk. Gamma poisoned as an infant and the radiation from his scientific experiment was enough to cause a full blown affect." I place my hands on my hips.
"H-how do you know all of this? How did she just appear like that?" Banner stutters. His heart beat was picking up.
"Calm down, I don't want to face off against this Hulk." I grumble, patting him on the shoulder. He nods.
"I already told you. Its my eyes. And this girl is named Delirium." I introduce.
"The Endless have ties to your universe, but we don't reveal ourselves as often as in Vennys universe." she said smiling. "we Endless are basically the human embodiment of all human aspects." she said
"so, Delirium is a family name." Bruce Banner said joking but still feeling uncomfortable.
"yep, my family decided to use the names of our powers you humans created as our names, we noticed that each of us had a name that started with the letter D. Dream, Destiny, Death, Despair, Destruction, Desire, Delight, and me." she said happily pointing to herself. "we don't particularly care for you universe only because you people relay so much on science that we feel out of place."
"Science..." I sigh, throwing my hands behind my head. "God. Brings back memories of when I was in school." I bite the inside of my cheek and then give another sigh. I never got a chance to finish high school...I had big dreams...but don't we all?
"Alright, Delirium, you're smart." I grin, clapping my hands together. "Do you think you could help us find someplace to eat. As you can see we are in a forest right now."
"Eat?" Bruce jumps slightly. I guess I forgot to tell him...
"Yeah, I'm starving. We can ask someone at wherever we eat where in the world we are." I sigh, patting my stomach. Hungry...I have had strange cravings since I arrived in this world. Mostly for meat, and lots of it...
"OH" Delirium said jumping up and down "I know." she said she snapped her finger and they teleported into a burger joint. "HAMBURGERS! I love Hamburgers."she said grabbing both their hands and pulling them, surprisingly strong for her small body.
Bruce Banners heart beat had speed up imedietly after the teleport. his skin became greenish in places and started bumping out. "ge-Get away!" he screamed.
"oh stop being such a drama queen." Delirium said putting her hand onto the doctor, suddenly his heart slowed, he was not only normal again, he was happy.
"there, all better, now could you buy me a cheeseburger? oh and some french fries, those are my favorite."
"You, you stopped the change?" he said questioning her and unknowingly handing his wallet to her.
"Yep, you change when your heart rate raises, if you would stop worrying all the time and think happy thoughts, maybe you would stay human." she said. "I would have thought the greatest scientist in the world would figure that out."
"I..I had, but..it is hard."
"only because you tell yourself that." she said.
"She's pretty amazing." I snicker, looking at Banner. I reach into the pocket of my pants, realizing my money from Bruce was still there. He must have known that I planned on leaving...but he didn't have to give me tens of thousands of dollars in a single check and then six twenty dollar bills. I slap my face and give a heavy sigh. "Bruce."
"What?" Banner answers. I look at him and apologize. "Another Bruce, sorry."
He nods, understanding. I walk up to the lady behind the cash register, and order ten "triple threat" burgers...supposedly they have beef, bacon and chunks of ham in the cheese. Sounds good to me...even though I am a vegetarian...
I receive my food and find a spot for us to sit. While we eat, we can talk...
While I wait for Banner and Delirium to get their food and come over, I start shoveling in my food.
"so, how is Iron man doing these days." Delirium said as her and Bruce sit down, suddenly the place goes quite, and everyone stares at them.
"umm, he is doing fine I guess, last time I saw him was about three months ago if I am not mistaken, but I usually am when it comes to time."Bruce said.
"Venny, you have to meet Tony stark, Iron man. he could probably help you too." she said taking a bite of her burger.
"so, you don't think I can help?" Bruce said a bit hurt.
"you would be better, but I don't think you want to help, you are always on the run these days right?"
"well, if we are going to see stark I am free to roam around without fear of attack on the S.H.E.I.L.D. Base."he said quitly so the people listening in wouldn't hear him.
"Looks like we have another group member." I grin, shoving the tenth burger into my mouth. "Hey, I think I am going to go get something else. Do you guys want anything? No? Okay, suit yourselves." I shrug and then go back to the cash register to order some more. I return to our table with six more burgers.
"So, this Tony guy is smart too? Wow you guys do like science here...wait...Delirium...did you say we are in a different universe?" I blink once, and then twice.
"yep a new world, It has it's magic aspect, but even that is science." she said laughing
"you are talking about Thor and his planet, right? using science to create magic, or is it magic that is formed by science, I can never tell what that guy is saying, and I am a genius." Bruce said.
"yep."Delirium said her hamburger reforming to uneaten status.
"Hey, couldn't you have just done that with mine instead of having me spend all of that money?" I point at her burger, and then look at mine. I shrug and sigh before taking another bite.
"Alright, I think we should get moving as soon as possible. It isn't safe to stay in one place for too long." Banner says, his voice still pretty quiet.
"I suppose so." I swallow, and the look at Delirium. "What do you think? Are we walking or teleporting...or? ...I wish I could fly..." I bite the inside of my lip again.
'You can fly if you want' that crazed voice enters my head. It burns the inside of my skull like acid, making me flinch. 'Just say so and we will fly~ but you have to let me out first.'
"No." I snarl under my breath.
"lets fly."Delirium said grabbing their hands hand, once agian surpassing her physical limits, she pulls them to the door and lift them into the air. "Don't panic banner." she said
"Why would I panic? I am just 50 feet in the air." he said a little scared.
"Because I am going to let you go so you can fly yourself."
"WHAT? no, no don't do that."Bruce said
"Have fun." she said letting go of both of them, Bruce closed his eyes but otherwise stayed in the air. he opened his eyes and looked around, suddenly it hit him, he was flying. he started laughing. "ca..can you imagine if I was the hulk right now." he said to Delirium.
"Yeah, but don't make me imagine it, It might actually happen." she said laughing.
Bruce couldn't beleive himself, it was the first time he felt happy since...since she was taken from him. he started to slowly drop.
"Don't think about that. think about before that happened." Delirium said, smiling at him.
"Tell me something, do you think I am a monster?" he said to her.
"No, you are wonderful, a marvel yes, but a monster? only if you can call an animal defending himself one."she said
suddenly his heart skipped a beat. this girl had turned him from a quivering freak, to a delighted miracle of nature.
as it his heart filled with love for Delirium, Desire smirked to herself.
I could feel my eyes shift and I let out a yelp. My brain was telling me to get out of the air. But I couldn't listen to its commands. Pure, black, wings tear out of my back. Their wingspan is longer than my body is, and they pound against the sky. I struggle to keep in the air, but manage. Whatever my eyes have decided to become, I can also see everything on the world below.
"Woah." I exhale, feeling my brows furrow.
"H-he just grew wings." Banner stutters, looking at me with his mouth open slightly. I don't respond. I'm too busy admiring the scenery below us...to Banner it would look like nothing more than splotches and squares, but to me I can see waterfalls and forests and birds and people. It's a beautiful sight.