LoS: Missing Pieces Chp 16When Superman woke up it as morning, the star on the night stand was gone and Brainy was sitting cross-legged on the bed next to him, looking down at him with a sort of nervousness. He was almost tempted to fake falling back asleep to avoid that expression but was relieved that when Brainy saw that he was awake he smiled. Sitting up, he yawned and ran his fingers through his hair, feeling a few knots trying to resist, before turning fully to Brainy.Though Brainy was still smiling at him, Superman couldn't help but feel a familiar nervousness when he reached for him, cupping the side of his face. A smile graced his own lips when Brainy leaned his face into the hand and cupped it with his own.They stayed like that a moment, it ending when Brainy kissed Superman's palm and turned to him."I'm sure you must have a lot of questions.""You could say that," Superman tried to say casually, his voice doing its best to betray him, "but I have no idea where to begin."There was a pause, and the
LoS: Missing Pieces Chp 15The smiles on the Legionnaires' faces stayed only a moment longer: not sure if what they'd heard had been some sort of joke or if Invisible Kid had actually been serious.Soon enough though, the smiles all vanished when they realized he was. That is, except for Cham, whose grin only grew bigger. He seemed to think the entire thing was funny even going so far as to ask Timber Wolf for popcorn only to get elbowed roughly in the chest by Phantom Girl.In the center of it all, Brainy stared at Lyle for a long time. He first made sure his hearing was working properly, before reviewing the conversation in his mind and wondering if he was actually imagining or dreaming all of this.First he did the complicated math problem test, several times. Then, when he ascertained that the answer didn't equal fish, or some other ridiculously illogical conclusion that sometimes happened in dreams, he moved on to a quick self-diagnostic. No viruses, no damage to his auditory systems or other faulty
CotE Chp22"I was joking," Jim nearly shouted but then seemed to think better of it. "Wait, does this mean I get to take care of Brainy's needs? Because if so I totally wasn't joking; in fact I volunteer to be best man and-"The Captain of the Federation Flagship, the hero of the Nero incident, nearly bit off his own tongue in his haste to silence himself at the look Brainy was giving him. He rather go head to head against Scotty in a drinking contest then challenge at look with so much as another syllable.With Jim sufficiently silenced, Brainy turned his attention back to Spock for he really didn't want to know the other's reactions. He imagined Phantom Girl would be collecting on some sort of bet with Timber Wolf on the matter, Triplicate Girl would be trying not to squeal with joy, Lightning Lad would be charging up to attack Spock, goodness knows why, Superman- He didn't want to imagine what Superman's reaction would be. If it was anything close to happiness for him at Spock's proposa
LoS: Missing Pieces Chp 14Lyle's eyes widened considerably when Brainy came up and practically tackled him. He gazed down at the blond hair, as if unsure if he was really there, but then a smile cracked his lips and he chuckled before returning Brainy's embrace."I hope this hugging thing becomes a habit with you."Almost as if the sound of Lyle's voice clicked something in his mind, Brainy pushed Lyle away and punched his shoulder."Where the sprock have you been? Why didn't you contact us? We thought you were dead!"Rubbing his arm and backing up in defense, Lyle only chuckled again."I can certainly live without the yelling, hitting and thinking I'm dead part though.""This isn't funny! Where the hell were you?" demanded Brainy, looking ready either to strangle Lyle or start crying. It really was impossible to tell which."I was on Colu-" began Lyle.This tipped the scales and Brainy reached for Lyle's neck. Lyle immediately turned invisible and moved out of Brainy's reach so silently that not even Superman'
LoS: Missing Pieces Chp 13Brainy woke up with the feeling that something wasn't quite right. Lifting himself up, he felt something drift off of him; a blue blanket. He knew there was a blue blanket in the room, it having been brought in by Lyle for when he wanted to sleep in his lab, but he hadn't recalled seeing it on the couch when he came in so there was no way he could have just pulled it onto himself when he had started to feel tired.That meant that someone had to have come into the lab and placed it on him, but who? The lab door should have locked itself behind him.It was possible that Phantom Girl simply phased through the door to check on him, but she had been there when he had told Superman he wanted to be left alone.Then again, when had Phantom Girl ever listened to such things?Becoming more awake, Brainy noticed that the Sherlock Holmes book was missing. First he checked the couch around him, then the floor, before looking around and spotting it back on the counter he had picked it up from.It se
LoS: Missing Pieces Chp 12Sitting in the lab, Brainiac Five was working on yet another part for that damned cruiser that really ought to just be shot out of its misery when he got the feeling that someone was watching him. He acted like he was ignoring it, ran his fingers through his buzz cut hair in mock frustration and entered some data into his computer.It didn't take long for Brainiac Five to bring up an image on a screen of a human looking teenaged boy, around the same age as Lightning Lad or Cosmic Boy, sitting at some desk with his head in his hands, staring at the screen as if it was the most interesting thing possible. He obviously hadn't noticed that Brainiac Five hacked into his signal and was watching him back now.Pretending to give his full attention to his work, Brainiac Five took this time to observe the older boy out of the corner of his eye. He was slightly tanned, with short brown hair that went to his ears, matching brown eyes and was, surprisingly, wearing a lab coat. He also made entertai
CxB Drabble4Black-Angel-KittehBrainy recalled an ancient cartoon where a bold man went out hunting rabbits. For some reason the man felt the need to announce it to the audience and then laugh about it every episode; it was something Bouncing Boy referred to as a catch phrase.Quite frankly it was annoying but at this moment Brainy felt the need to paraphrase it; he wanted to go hunting bats. No laugh to follow though, he didn't feel the need to be strange and creepy about the whole thing.Then again what wasn't creepy about stalking your obsession to another time period, then to another city of another hero and watching then from a roof top while they had take out coffee on a lower rooftop and he listened in and watched with his equipment? How did either of them get the coffee in their hero costumes anyway?While in his thoughts Brainy missed something that Batman said but became focused again when Superman smiled in a wistful sort of way."Actually you remind me a lot of people I used to know," Superman moved the
LoS: Missing Pieces Chp 11Brainy had been right when he said Clark would be strongly allured to him in the shower. It wasn't bad like it had been the first time Clark had been exposed to Brainy's scent, making him loose all control and practically assault him.Instead it was like Clark was a cat being introduced to catnip for the first time. He liked to breathe it in and rub against its source, licking it and pawing at it playfully. Part of him would like to think he could keep his hands to himself if he had wanted to but the dominant part of him wondered why he would ever want to?The shower took much longer then normal with them touching much more than just to wash each other. Neither realized how much time went by or noticed it when the water went cold.Even after they forced themselves out of the bathroom entirely, dried themselves and gotten dressed, Clark was still finding it difficult to pull away. Their combined scent was still hanging loosely around Brainy skin, now more like a relaxant then an