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  It's a gorgeous Southern California day in Sunnyville: the sun is shining, music's blaring from cars and open windows, young people are dressed for the beach, seemingly if they're just going to school.

Whitney Winters has come to hate the sun. She sees it as just a big lie glitzing over the horror that lies beneath the world's surface. And she's seen horror.  Horror that's cost her friends, family, her very innocence, 

"Yeah, yeah," she says to herself. "Pity party, table for one." She shakes it off and shuffles to class. That annoying Valentina Cazador is playing in the hallways. "That girl is the devil," she thinks, now realizing that she's late, and doesn't even have her chemistry textbook. She sighs, and doubles back to her locker. 

No sooner has she pulled the book from the locker, though, then she realizes that the hallways has been blocked by a wall of ice. 

"Miss Winters," says a pale white man with a sort of Jack Frost motif costume, "It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm afraid I need you to come with us."

Date: 2017-03-22 12:34 am (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Running)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Outside, the SUV has just pulled into Visitor parking and Jakita emerges, squinting against the bright sunshine before sliding on a pair on sunglasses.

Assuming that Adam will follow her lead, she heads towards the nearest entrance, scanning as she goes for anything out of the ordinary - no screams, no explosions, nothing melting, no doorways to other dimensions.

Ordinary suburbia sometimes makes Jakita's skin crawl, if only because she's seen what can be under the surface. Ignoring the stares that she's getting from passing students (and the whispers that follow), she opens the door into a long hallway.

As she does, a familiar whisper of cold air brushes past. Jakita's felt that more often than she'd like in fights involving the old man, and since she knows where he's supposed to be...

The door bangs back against the wall as she pushes through at a run towards the source of that cold draft; seeing that the hallway appears to be blocked off ahead does not stop her, and she crashes directly into the barrier.

Date: 2017-03-22 12:41 am (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam had just gotten to the doorway behind Jakita when he saw her take off at a sprint. She obviously knew something he didn't...and was willing to trust her instincts.


He flies in and after her with the swiftness of Heru, hitting the barrier simultaneously with Jakita.
Edited Date: 2017-03-22 12:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-22 02:34 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Lightning)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Oh lovely. The zombie.

Adam absorbs the initial attack, as Grundy is very powerful but won't knock Adam out with one punch. Shu's gift.

A quick survey of the building shows it to be of standard construction. Heru's swiftness combined with the strength of Amon allows Adam to spin backwards around Grundy, place him in a hammerlock, then fly straight upwards with him. He would have preferred to do so at Mach 6, but with a building full of schoolchildren, he didn't want an international incident. Or worse, to be chastised by Garrick.

Once he clears the building, THEN he tries for Mach 6. In the open air, it would be loud, but less destructive.
Edited Date: 2017-03-23 01:54 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Eyebrow)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
More than willing to let Adam deal with the shambling hulk, Jakita throws up her arm in an attempt to absorb it. Making a mental note to hassle Elijah until he approves the manufacture of cold-absorbent armor, she shakes off the ice and strides forward.

"Ok, bargain basement Jack Frost, I'd highly recommend that you stop whatever it is you're trying and just surrender now."

She's not expecting that to work - it rarely does, since most guys just want to posture and make like they have a chance to make it through this without bruises and broken bones.

Date: 2017-03-24 06:35 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Flight)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam is no stranger to the sound of bones breaking and's happened to his enemies more times than he can count.

Within seconds, his flight speed has him over the Pacific, where Adam then toss-spins Grundy as hard as he can towards the Pacific Rim. It won't SOLVE the problem, but it will get it out of the way sufficiently for Adam to assist Jakita.

Date: 2017-03-24 10:46 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Giving me a headache)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
It certainly doesn't take her long, Jakita flexing and attempting to move inside in order to crack the icy shell. Standing in a rain of shards, she points at Icicle.

"I even gave you a chance, you twat, and you have to go and do something like that. Now I don't have to... be nice... what the fuck is all of this?"

She knows what Whitney Winters can do - it was all in that dossier handed over in the office. But seeing in action is something different, and it takes her a moment to take in the crawling dead.

Date: 2017-03-27 02:13 am (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam returns from over the Pacific and hovers in front of Icicle.

"Which way did the girl go, Mahkent." Adam says, simply, yet menacingly.

Date: 2017-03-28 04:17 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Giving me a headache)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
"Adam, I think we can just follow the trail of creepy crawlies and find where she went to. But you..." A finger stabs towards Icicle, and Jakita moves towards him.

"Take that wall down or I'm going to punch it down, and then punch you until you can taste time. Then you're going to come with us and help fix your damned mess."

Date: 2017-03-29 11:59 am (UTC)
first_shazam: (stoic)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
"Jakita, please find Ms. Winters. Mahkent, please try to stay out of my way"

With that, using the speed, power and strength that were the gifts from his gods, Black Adam starts cutting a swath through the horde of zombies ripping them in half dozens at a five second clip. The wisdom of Zehuti allows him to discern the zombies from the humans as he makes his haste.

Date: 2017-03-30 11:53 am (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Unlike Grundy, who teenagers might refer to as a "zombie on steroids", the masses appear to be of normal human level strength and endurance. Additionally, they will find his brains very hard to reach under unbreakable skin.

Adam powers forward to the area where Whitney is standing, and is seemingly allowing the zombies protecting her to swarm him.

"Make a hole" Adam shouts out to Jakita. Time to take this outside.

Date: 2017-04-02 10:08 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Running)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
"C'mon, Frost. You're with me." Despite the chance that he might slip away in the melee, Jakita will not turn away someone who might be an ally even for a short time.

It doesn't take long for the undead to figure out that there was more than one target, and soon Jakita is throwing punches, even taking one of the creatures and using it as a battering ram to clear a path to what appears to be a large pristine picture window overlooking a wide green lawn.

First the zombie, followed by Jakita in a shower of glass.

"Adam, the way's open."

Date: 2017-04-03 01:10 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam pushes through the zombies, swiftly scooping the girl into his arms, despite the groaning protests of the zombie horde that surrounds them.

"Awaken, girl. Your classmates are in danger."

With barely a glance at Tigress - and a slight narrowing of his eyes in warning - Adam launches himself towards the exit Jakita has provided, barreling through a legion of the dead.

Date: 2017-04-05 06:26 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (enraged)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam bursts forth from the school building, out onto the clear - his eyes closed for a moment as those voices of his past assail him.

Teeth clenched, his eyes re-open and search the area - seeking the puppetmaster of this scenario, so he might have an outlet for the anger burning inside him.

Date: 2017-04-14 04:03 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Flight)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
A sneer of contempt crosses Adam's features. Invoking the swiftness granted to him by Heru, he sets Whitney safely on the ground and turns to face his ersatz replacement in the Injustice Society.

"It appears they have lowered their standards since I worked with them, Sabbac. Prepare to be broken."

Date: 2017-04-14 06:08 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Focuses)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Jakita's hip-deep in zombies, fighting her way towards Whitney and calling out to her.

"C'mon Whitney, we've got this in hand, time to tell your friends to get their dead butts back to sleep. Plus it's going to be a bitch to clean up..." The arm of the closest zombie comes loose in her grip and she tosses it over her shoulder with a grunt. "We'll never match these limbs back up at this rate."

The flash of lightning catches her attention for a brief second, but she's back to zombie punching almost immediately. Adam will handle that, and when he can't, she'll step in.

Date: 2017-04-22 08:55 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (stoic)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam braces himself for the impact of Sabbac's fist, absorbing a savage body blow to allow him to position himself for a brutal double-handed swing at the demon's jaw.

"You are no warrior - a warrior has honor. You are a brute, and nothing more."

Date: 2017-04-28 04:21 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Giving me a headache)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Jakita moves to Whitney's side, keeping an eye on Icicle and Tigress for their inevitable move to go for the girl again.

"Hi there, Whitney, I'm Jakita Wagner with the Planetary organization. There's some things we're gonna need to chat about, but I think we might want to go to a starbucks or something. Something with a high probability of coffee and low probability of kidnap and mayhem."

Date: 2017-05-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (enraged)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Submission is not an option - Adam endures blow after blow, teeth gritted, choosing his moments to strike for greatest effectiveness.

Such as shutting Sabbac's infernal mouth with an upward knee to his jaw.

Date: 2017-05-09 04:20 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Giving me a headache)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Jakita has fallen to her hands and knees, dizzy and fighting off the feeling that the world has literally turned upside down.

"You like ghosts, Whitney? When we're done here, let's take a field trip to Hong Kong."

She squints up at the wizard and climbs to her feet, positioning herself over Whitney's comatose body. Adam can take care of himself, and as much fun as it is to watch the two powerhouses tear each other apart, the girl has priority.

"Do that again, Gandalf, and I'm gonna have to go and throw up on you before beating your face in."

Date: 2017-05-09 11:17 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (enraged)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Adam snarls - his clash with Sabbac has taken an unsavory turn, with the way he seems to enjoy the pain.

He leverages his speed, then, trying to get an opening at Sabbac's spine - the demon won't laugh THAT off. If he cannot end this soon..

Date: 2017-05-14 05:51 am (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Eyebrow)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Jakita knows just how this will go, but decides to give Tigress a chance.

"I can leave with both of you, if you want to go ahead and just surrender to me. That's the only way you leave with a minimum of bruising."

One chance. That's it.

Date: 2017-05-16 04:58 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (Flight)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
His sight begins to fade, as Adam whirls on the source of the spell.


Adam knows he cannot endure Sabbac's blows for much longer without the aid of his sight, so fury dictates his strategy - he grabs hold of the demon's body, and - screaming with rage - attempts to fly them both straight at the Wizard's last seen location, hoping to crush at least one of his foes in this last effort.

Date: 2017-05-22 03:22 pm (UTC)
first_shazam: (enraged)
From: [personal profile] first_shazam
Blinded, and sandwiched between two fighters of comparable strength to his own, the outcome is a foregone conclusion. Grundy is insensate to pain, and Sabbac seems to enjoy it.

Adam isn't sure where Jakita is at the moment, but he calls out, hoping she's close enough to hear - or far enough away that she doesn't need to.


It will be minutes before they can fully subdue him, but the fight is effectively over.

Date: 2017-05-29 10:24 pm (UTC)
jakita_wagner: (Running)
From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
The kick staggers Jakita back a step, but that's it.

"As much as I'd like to continue to punch you until you fall down, we don't have time for this."

She reaches out with both hands to grasp the front of Tigress's costume, swivels, and tosses her in the general direction of the fight happening between Black Adam and the others. They'll sort it all out, and in the meantime Jakita needs to move Whitney away.

She picks the girl up and takes off towards the car.


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