Cyber Joke 14-3: Julia Faces the Bosses by adorety ()
Members remain the original copyright holder in all their materials here at Renderosity. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth is prohibited and is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise.
So we left off with Julia disarming a bomb, the lab and computer room collapsing and Lucius Fox finding Julia all by herself looking very guilty of something.
Julia looked around for Batman, but she couldn't see him anywhere in the dim and shadowy lab.
“BBBut Batman said.” She started getting upset again, but didn't cry.
“Miss Locke, Batman escaped from here almost ten minutes ago.”
“Wha...What?” She looked confused.
Sergeant, you and your men, please escort Miss Locke to the outer room, I'll be there in a minute.” Julia clutched her blouse she had retrieved before the lower lab fell and went with the men.
“Yes Mr. Fox.” And they left.
Before Fox could speak a shadow dropped lightly from the ceiling. “It seems we've let things get too lax around here Lucius.” He spoke quietly.
“So it seems. I'm truly sorry Bruce. I guess the good times caught us off our guard. Tell me what's going on. Where's Dr. Bryce?”
There's no time for a full explanation now, but Lavinia Bryce is really the long thought dead, Dr. Cyber. And now her mind is in Wonder Woman's body and in control.”
Despite his dark complexion, Fox seemed to pale at that revelation. “Oh my, an evil Wonder Woman. That can't be good.”
“That's an understatement. What I need from you now is to go through the wreckage below and collect and try to save anything you can. I have to find Joker and Scorn. I think...”
Fox interrupted with a slightly raised right eyebrow. “Scorn?!”
“Yeah. That's what Cyber is going by now, according to Julia. Anyway, I might know the former doctor's first order of business. She may be trying to start an Armageddon, or at least the Greek equivalent. But the Joker is really a wild card now. I need to find him first.”
“Scorn huh? Is that what she's calling herself.” Fox turned to look at where Julia had been escorted out. “Just what we need, another super villain. These villains always think big, don't they.” And when he turned back, Batman was already gone.
“Now why does he have to do that to me?” Lucius said, shaking his head.
About five minutes later, Bruce Wayne put in an appearance and came into the ante room where Julia, and the men were waiting. As Wayne came in, so did Fox from the lab, carrying a heavy box.
“Sergeant. Please.” He groaned.
“Yes sir!” And the sergeant grabbed the box with two hands and put it on a table.
“So, what's going on Mr. Fox? Is this one of the culprits?” Bruce said of Julia.
Julia had put on her blouse, but looked pretty dishevled. And then she began to cry again. “I'm truly sorry Mr. Wayne. Really sorry. Please understand.”
He looked her over and turned to Fox. “Well, what do we do with her?”
Fox smiled and looked at her. “Well, she has a lot of valuable information and smarts. I think if we put her under house arrest in our care, she could be a good asset.” Julia gave a tentative smile. “She knows the work. And besides that a certain someone has already endorsed her.”
Bruce looked back at Julia and gave her a once over. “Okay. She's your charge Fox.”
Julia slumped in relief.
“Don't relax too much Miss Locke, there's plenty of long hours ahead. You may wish you went to jail.” Said Fox. “Sergeant, please see that the lady has an escort to my office on site and make her comfortable. And have your men secure the area. We need a repair team here ASAP.”
“Yes sir.” The Sergeant turned to his men and quickly gave them their assignments and they left.
Image Comments (14)
adorety () 9:10PM | Sun, 17 November 2013
Fox turned to Bruce. “Good idea for you to make and appearance while your alter ego gets away.” “Yeah. J'onn J'onzz helped with that. I've been out of touch with them since I've been down her, but I just talked to them and they're almost to the cave. How about casualties here?” Bruce's demeanor took on a very serious and pained look. “There was brief fight and a few injuries, but they were alerted to level 4 protocol and had heavy armor that saved their lives.” Bruce relaxed. “The Hovbat got away, but so did those monster robots.” “No one saw Wonder Woman?” “I'm afraid not.” Fox shook his head. Bruce didn't hesitate. “I want Julia moved to a safe house. They may try to kill her for the information she knows once they realize she's alive. Batman is going to have another chat with Julia later tonight.” “Agreed.” Said Fox. “And what about that.” Fox pointed at the metal case with the brain in it. “That's coming with me. I need to get back to the cave and check on things. Notify me when Julia's safe and I'll stop by for a visit.” “Very good. And good luck Bruce, with a foe like Wonder Woman, er, I mean Scorn, you're going to need it.” “Thanks Lucius, I'll see you later.” And Bruce left, lifting the heavy box like it was light luggage. On his way out he contacted Alfred. “Yes sir?” “Alfred, I'm on my way. I'll use the Batcycle and I just have a stop to make in Arkham woods.” “Arkham woods sir?” “Yeah. I'm sure I'll be too late, but I need to check out the old original asylum. I think Cyber's been using it as a hideout for her mechs.” “Sir, should you be doing this alone after just getting out of one predicament?” “Don't worry Alfred, I'm just looking and I'm sure it's already been scrapped. I'll be there soon. How's Jason.” “They just got back and Mr. J'onzz is working with him.” “Excellent. See you soon.” “Very good sir. Alfred out.” Bruce retrieved his suit, found the Batcycle where he knew it would be and stowed the case with the positronic brain. After suiting up he headed to the woods.
mgtcs () 9:14PM | Sun, 17 November 2013
Excellent composition, loved their expressions Arthur, amazing dialog, loved it!
adrie () 10:46AM | Mon, 18 November 2013
Beautiful composed scene that is going with this great story my friend.
Rob2753 () 3:38PM | Mon, 18 November 2013
The expressions are good and it is a great render , I love the storyline too :)
RodS () 7:43PM | Mon, 18 November 2013
Another excellent chapter! The expressions are excellent. You're outdoing the original writers with this adventure, Art! You rock!