|just_joking (just_joking) wrote in modernage,|
@ 2010-12-21 22:32:00
|Entry tags:||bruce wayne | batman, jason todd | red hood, the joker, ∴ scenes: open|
Who: The Joker, Red Hood, The Batman. OT GCPD/Batfamily/Reactions
Where: Vincefinkel Bridge.
When: July 4th
Summary: It's time for the epic showdown between Clown, Bat, and Hood.
"And tonight's forecast is partly cloudy with ten percent chance for rain as we move on through this rockin' Fourth of July weekend! You can expect enjoyable beach weather this evening as our firework display kicks off over Gotham Harbor. We'll be going live to Gotham Harbor later to--" The weatherman's expression turned dark and his eyes jerked from side to side as he read from his teleprompter.
"It seems there has been some sort of accident on the Vincefinkel Bridge where a tr--"
The song and dance of the over-the-top "meteorologist" flickered several times. The scene twisted and jumped around from the station's green screen to what could only be described as a veritable war zone. Bent and twisted metal heaps dominated all the channels before the screen rattled and focused on dark purple lapels. The camera climbed higher until it found the distorted and twisted features of an inhuman grin. "Gooood evvveeening ladies and gentlemen." The voice that poured out of the screen was smooth and utterly dripping in malice despite the grin stretching paper white flesh. It was a voice that turned grown men's legs to jelly and stomachs over and over. The camera shook away from the scarred countenance to a scene of utter chaos. Men and women were convulsing in the front seat of cars. The mad man continued his address even as the scene unfolded further to reveal children in the back seats, "Boys and girls." Insane little giggles burst forth from his throat as it moved away from the car to more than two dozen men, painted to look like clowns. "Freaks," his tongue stretched out that last letter, "of all ages."
"We are your duly appointed celebration council.." The camera rattled as the cameraman paced forward, his gait uneven. The view jiggled as he turned to focus on the gathered henchmen. "But first, observances must be made. This is, after all, a country set its ways." The clowns turned and gave a half hearted salute to Old Glory flickering high up on top of the suspension bridge's towers. "Raise 'em high boys!"
"Now.. let's get this party started." On that cue, several mortars streaked from behind the camera's view and detonated a hundred yards away. Cars erupted in large fireballs and the bright colors of fireworks flew from from the twisted wreckage. Horrible laughter erupted from Joker. The camera fell to the ground where the lens cracked. His gangly form stalked away from the camera before the transmission was cut.
"We now go live to Bob Cain above the Gotham River." The anchor tried to be calm and collected but the severity of the situation bled through. The sweat gathered on his his brow and the way his hand shook, spoke volumes.
The steady beat of a helicopter's propeller was a constant as the on scene reporter took over for the anchor duo. A rail-thin and very disheveled man was seated in the back of a chopper and it was possible to see the bridge behind him. "Thank you Rich. I'm Bob Cain, reporting to you over Gotham River where The Joker has sealed off Vincefinkel Bridge." His words were casual and observational but the tension in his body was obvious.
"As you can see here, Joker has sealed off both ends of the bridge with overturned semi trailers. It is believed he did this simultaneously, causing massive pile ups on either side." The camera moved to an external view and the picture zoomed in for a closer look. Large trucks had indeed been flipped on their side and a pile of wrecked cars on either side did a decent job of sealing off any cracks in this barrier. "So far the GCPD have been unable to move passed this wreckage. Any attempts to do so have been thwarted by The Joker's accomplices and several traps." The camera ran the length of the bridge to show the extent of the damage; cars were ablaze, people were running in abject terror. and clouds of noxious green gas hung like a fog here and there. Utter chaos. And at the center of it all, on top of wrecked delivery truck was the Joker.
"So far, any attempt for a helicopter fly by has resulted in retaliation from the Clown Prince of Crime. The large cache of fireworks seized by Joker have been used to attack news and police helicopters." Footage from earlier began playing on screen. A Police Helicopter was on approach to the bridge when the large mortar shells and automatic gun fire began to bombard the aircraft. "As you can see from the footage, Joker has this area seale-- Hold on a minute. Something is happening.."
The feed switched back to a live broadcast. Once again the camera was zoomed in and this time it was on a pair of henchmen spraying long black lines on the concrete. It didn't take long for the lines to coalesce into a large bat. However the message did not stop there. After the bat was finished, they painted the words "Red Hood" inside the wing span with a blood red. Located in the center of the bat, between both words, was an empty space. A group of bound men were marched out to the symbol and thrown onto that empty spot. Henchmen stood watch over their hostages, While Joker moved between them, a tank of gasoline in his gloved hands.
The Clown Prince was calling out to someone..