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 It's been a long time since I've been to Dubai. I was here in the '30s, while the British were chasing pirates. I was searching for other treasures entirely ... chasing rumors of a lost city, of mighty heroes that defended Kahndaq and Egypt in antiquity. Investigating names like "Shazam" and "Nabu." I never learned as much as I wanted, but I've heard the names resound since. 

I look out at the skyline while the local bureau chief, Shirazeh Nasser, explains to us some of what's been happening in parts of Syria and Iraq, the stories of a ghost who hunts and kills terrorists. Drums is unconvinced ... doesn't see how some anti-terror vigilante is our sort of mystery. I listen to them talk, but I'm captivated by the skyline, the way it stretches out into the desert, the way it reaches far into the sky. It's hard to imagine this was the same place I saw all those decades ago. It's almost unrecognizable.  

Shirazeh is a veteran bureau chief, and she doesn't flinch at having the field team in the office ... I hired her myself, after all, almost a decade ago. She's had a series of keywords to look for, a series of mysteries I've wanted to dig into for decades, but had to put on hold.

"You told me you wanted to look out for ghost stories, Mr. Snow," she says, and there's something almost mischievous in her voice, a sense that she knows I'm going to be interested in what she has to say. "You told me to look out for ghost stories, lost cities and teenagers with inexplicable abilities. You told me when I began to see those elements emerge, that I should hit the alarm. Well, they have, and now you are here."

 

Date: 2016-11-24 12:06 am (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Eyebrow)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Her arms crossed, she leans up against the conference table as Nasser speaks. There'd not been much information given on the trip over - Snow keeping information to himself and offering up only that the team would learn more once they got there.

Typical old man, that.

Date: 2016-12-02 01:18 am (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Focuses)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
"We can only hope that he is following in the footsteps of someone other than dear old Dad, then."

She straightens up and stretches, looking pointedly at Elijah (and as usual, ignoring the Drummer).

"Looks like we've got a field trip to get started, doesn't it?"

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-12 05:16 am (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Eyebrow)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Boredom momentarily forgotten, Jakita crouches and brushes away the sand in front of her, perhaps with the hope that it will reveal a nice easy way into the city.

All it reveals is more sand.

"Did you put in an order for a bulldozer on the way, Snow? Perhaps a friendly group of moles?"

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-15 12:57 am (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Running)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
"You always know exactly what I want to hear, Snow. Watch my back."

She disappears with a rooster tail of sand, heading off in the direction of that first rattle of gunfire, not bothering to try to dodge anything - just a waste of time and energy; as she gets close there are small puffs of dust as bullets bounce off of her.

Jakita appears among the first group of fighters in a shower of dust and grabs for their guns. Ignoring the heat of the barrels, she's amusing herself by tossing a few, followed quickly by a few of the fighters themselves. The rest are dispatched with a well-placed fist to the face, the throat, wherever needed.

Once that group is down on the ground, unmoving, it's on to the next. And then the next. Jakita will not stop until the threat is removed.

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-15 06:41 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Focuses)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
ain't afraid of any ghosts runs through Jakita's thoughts as she crouches, ready to take off at the silhouette.

Not to kill him, of course. She was pretty sure that it would be taken badly if that were to happen.

One booted foot scrapes against the sand as she prepares to leap.
Edited Date: 2016-12-15 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-15 10:47 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
She doesn't get the chance. A figure streaks out of the sky flying faster than even Jakita thought possible, barreling right at her leaving sonic booms in his wake.

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-15 10:54 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Running)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Change of plans, then, and Jakita leaps at the new guy instead of the shadowy sniper.

This one, he's probably going to take a full speed swing better than a bog-standard human (assuming that the sniper WAS human, which seems to be less and less likely). So she brings her fist around, straight for the chin.

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-15 11:57 pm (UTC)
first_lightning: (looking up)
From: [personal profile] first_lightning
The sniper might be spared from Jakita, but there's another threat for him to worry about. A red and blue blur with lightning arcing around it streaks towards the sniper - ready to disassemble the gun.

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-16 12:42 am (UTC)
first_lightning: (tip of the hat)
From: [personal profile] first_lightning
"Son, you just bought yourself some trouble.."

The helmet comes off - Jay starts using it to try and intercept any of the bullets that he can, though the man definitely seems to have some kind of precognitive capacity to try and keep up with one of the fastest men alive.

Old as he is, he can still catch bullets.

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-16 01:36 am (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Meanwhile, Adam takes Jakita's measure in stride, slamming into her full force, no punches pulled, no mercy shown. She is an invader in HIS land, and must be dealt with.

Her attack is formidible, and snaps Adam's head back like a bobblehead doll. But his punch, to her, had the full strength of Amon behind it.

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-16 03:58 pm (UTC)
first_lightning: (noble)
From: [personal profile] first_lightning
Jay is puzzled as a few of the bullets seem to pass through his helmet - observing the phenomenon at super-speed quickly gives him an idea, however.

Those with enhanced senses and reflexes might notice his form growing blurrier as he adjusts his own vibrational frequency - interfacing with the space between worlds just enough to play his hunch ... and his success rate markedly improves.

"I have to admit, that's a new one on me."

Re: Later, in Kahndaq ...

Date: 2016-12-16 04:18 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Focuses)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Landing that punch had felt like she expected it to feel - like punching a planet. There was pain, for once, probably not broken, but this fight was going to be a little more difficult.

Always willing to try a challenge, though.

And then came the return, and Jakita finds herself airborne briefly before hitting the ground like a sack of bricks and sliding roughly to a stop.

DEFINITELY a challenge. She takes a breath and climbs to her feet as the Drummer's words come across the comms.

"How big, and how soon, Drums?"

Date: 2016-12-17 12:04 am (UTC)
sixgodstories: (Divebomb)
From: [personal profile] sixgodstories

Plenty of questions had been raised in the past few months, after the Crisis, but very few answers were to be found. Especially when one of the drawbacks of having the "Wisdom of Solomon" was an insatiable curiosity to find said answers. His own age wasn't the most conductive to patience either.

So King Shazam(his self-given moniker. Still a work in progress he'd admit if pressed) found himself en route to one person who's own power shone like a beacon. The Shazam family could track one another without even realizing "how" if necessary. All of which makes Billy and Mary's disappearance that more disconcerting. Either way, he was en route to Kahndaq, courage of Achilles leading the way.

And its a good thing it was, because he found the conflict he had been hoping against. But in dealing with Black Adam, he expected the possibility. Armed gunfire, the founder of the Flash dynasty, Kahndaq's sovereign himself, and three...unclassifieds were close up. Time to make an entrance.

Arcing himself in midair, Shazam lands hard onto the surface, full of sound and fury signifying...hopefully a change in hostilities.

"Adam. Can I help?"

Date: 2016-12-17 03:52 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam was impressed at the fact that Jakita's head was still attached to her shoulders. That still made her the immediate threat...a threat he was so focused on that he either didn't hear King...or simply didn't acknowledge him. It was hard to tell.

He flies directly at Jakita with the swiftness of Heru...and many bad intentions.

Date: 2016-12-17 08:58 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
"Shit, Drummer, how soon is this going to happen?" While parts of that little adventure with Batman had been weird and ultimately amusing, there were others that involved a lot of pain for everyone.

She's not sure if she cares if the bruiser heading at her again ends up getting messed up by the rotation, and maybe he'll end up less powerful once it complete.

As he gets close, she leaps to meet him, wrapping her arms around him and twisting in mid-air, using her full strength to toss him as far from her as possible.

Date: 2016-12-18 03:52 am (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam actually allows the maneuver, but just as she begins the release...

"SHAZAM!"

He then flies backward as the last breath escapes his mouth.

Date: 2016-12-25 06:26 pm (UTC)
sixgodstories: (Lightning)
From: [personal profile] sixgodstories
Everything was frozen for an instant, and then it wasn't. The Earth reconfigured itself in the midst of a truly titanic battle. Black Adam and Jakita Wagner, two Omega-level Metahumans were locked in combat and the former's magical strike was oncoming.

Freddy knew all so well what this meant, and was in midair to shoulder the bolt's properties. The Marvel family's legacy of lightning was not only powerful, but quite variable. Marvel's leap, combined with the magical discharge jolted him rigid for an airborne second.

Crashing to the Earth was a teenage boy, a few waning sparks escaping from his clothing.

Date: 2016-12-28 01:50 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (stoic)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
The lightning struck, and Adam saw Freddy Freeman falling to the earth. He paused a second, then flew to retrieve him, catching him roughly three stories from the ground.

And it was at that moment that the world turned.

An Instant Later ...

Date: 2016-12-18 11:19 pm (UTC)
nabuhelm: (Bastet)
From: [personal profile] nabuhelm
And then, the world turns, and they are somewhere else. Someplace impossibly old. It's a dizzying spin, even for the mightiest among them, but in an instant, Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner, Abdullah El-Amin, Black Adam, Freddy Freeman and Jay Garrick find themselves in the market of an ancient city, its towers reaching high toward the sky, it's buildings opulent and clean ... but empty.

At first, there appears to be no life in the city at all. But then, a cat appears, perched in a window. It is black and sleek, and it regards the visitors curiously, but makes no move to either run nor greet them.
Edited Date: 2016-12-18 11:56 pm (UTC)

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