Worst Case Scenario

By clcman

Action / Adventure

MIA

Justice League Watchtower-1 Computer Mainframe.

Search Query "JL CTF-1"

File Located

JUSTICE LEAGUE COVERT TASK FORCE 1- AKA "The Team"

Personnel Status Updated.

Name: Kaldur'rhm "AQUALAD" B-02
Place of Birth: Shayeris, Atlantis

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

The Watchtower

December 28, 23:42 EST

Name: *CLASSIFIED* "ROBIN" B-01

Place of Birth: Gotham City, Connecticut

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

Green Arrow, Black Canary, Red Tornado and Martian Manhunter filed into the Watchtower control room. Batman was already there, rapidly typing on a keyboard.

"What's going on?" asked Green Arrow, rubbing his eyes. "Why'd we have to zeta up here in the middle of the night? Couldn't you just call?"

Name: Wallace 'Wally' West "KID FLASH" B-03

Place of Birth: Central City, Missouri

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"No."

Typical Batman.

Name: Conner Kent "SUPERBOY" B-04

Place of Birth: Cadmus Labs, Washington DC

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"What has happened?" asked Martian Manhunter, feeling it best to get to the point. The reply was blunt.

"The Team is in trouble."

Name: M'gann M'orzz "MISS MARTIAN" B-05

Place of Birth: Terachi, Mars

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"What!?" demanded all four of the other Justice Leaguers, with various degrees of emotion.

Name: Artemis Crock "ARTEMIS" B-07

Place of Birth: Gotham City, Connecticut

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"Their transmitters are off. The Bioship is not responding."

Name: Zatanna Zatara "ZATANNA" B-08

Place of Birth: New York, New York

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"Then they've gone dark. It is a stealth mission, isn't it?" suggested Green Arrow.

Batman glared at him for a second, questioning the archer's understanding of the concept of stealth (after his disastrous team selection for the New Orleans mission) before turning back to the computer screen. He tapped two buttons and pulled up several aerial images.

Name: Roy Harper "RED ARROW" B-06

Place of Birth: Star City, California

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"High-altitude unmanned surveillance imagery has confirmed multiple explosions and at least two MQ-9 Reaper drones firing at targets on the ground, as well as what appears to be at least one surface-to-air missile launch. Advanced radio jamming technology is in play, but what little telemetry is available isn't good. I've only been able to find signals from four transmitters and three of them registered critical health, indicating moderate to severe injuries. No information on the rest."

He gave that a second to sink in.

Name: Raquel Ervin "ROCKET" B-09

Place of Birth: Dakota City, Minnesota

Location: Cape Chidley, Labrador, Canada

Status: Missing in Action

"Should we do something?" asked Canary.

"As I understand it, the Justice League has thus far avoided undue interference with the Team's efforts to prevent the appearance of being… overprotective" said Martian Manhunter.

"But if they're in danger, we need to help them!" shouted Green Arrow, his voice echoing through the (fortunately) empty halls of the Watchtower.

Personnel File Closed

"That's why I called you four" said Batman. "You are the members of the League the team trusts the most, with the possible exception of Captain Marvel, who is… unavailable."

It was way past Billy Batson's bedtime, and he really wasn't the right personality for such a mission either.

"If the remainder of the League learns of this, it could mean the end of the Team" continued the Dark Knight. "I want to do this fast and do it quietly."

The others nodded. Batman glared at Green Arrow again. "That means don't talk about it. To anyone."

"Okay, okay!" the archer replied, raising his hands.

"What do you wish for us to do?" asked Red Tornado.

"The situation is still developing, but there is a zeta tube in Quebec City. We'll go there and fly towards the area. By that point, whether further action is required or not should be clear."

"'We?'" asked Black Canary.

Batman stood up.

"I'm coming with you."

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