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Young Justice (Harry Luthor Arc)

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Five year old Harry stared at the screen, his eyes filled with wonder. He was watching television coverage of Superman and Supergirl rescuing a group of people. He clapped his hand when they finished the rescue.

“Look daddy,” Harry said, pointing to the monitor.

Lex turned to the screen, before sneering at it. He turned it off, before turning back to his paperwork.

“Daddy?”

Lex looked at the boy, before rolling his eyes. “Get out of my sight.”

“Do not talk to him like that,” someone said, and Harry turned to see his Aunt Lena walking up to him.

“I offered you the project sister dear, but you turned it down,” Lex said, smirking at Lena.

Lena picked the boy up and hugged him. Harry leaned into the hug. She turned to Lex. “Maybe I should take it now.”

Lex raised an eyebrow, staring at his son and sister, before smirking. “C’mere son,” he said, and the little boy placed him on the ground. He ran to his father, who placed him on his lap. “I have plans for him.”

“Don’t do this Lex, it’s not right,” Lena said, shaking her head.

Lex just laughed.

Harry leaned into his father, a smile on his face. “I love you daddy.”

Lex didn’t repeat it, he just made eye contact with Lena, who glared at him.

Harry just drank in the affection, not knowing that what he would learn in a few years would change his life.

-

“Lauren is missing.”

“What do you mean Lauren is missing?” Camila asked, trying to wrap her head around the fact that Lauren was missing. That Batgirl was missing. “Sh-she probably went for a walk.”

“It’s been two days Mila, she hasn’t returned. Alfred said she went out to the yard.”

“Two days? You waited two days to tell me?”

“Mila-”

“She’s been missing for two days Richard! Two days! Why hasn’t Bruce tried to look for her? Or you?”

Dick looked at the young alien. “Bruce is off world. I was hoping to find her, but she vanished. The cameras don’t show anything.”

Camila ran her hand through her hair. She closed her eyes, shaking her head. “We have to find her.”

Dick nodded. “I know you will. I’ll keep looking. You know how to get in touch with me.”

The young girl nodded, watching as he jumped off the building. She closed her eyes.

Lauren walked into her bedroom with Camila right behind her. Their fathers had set up a “playdate” for the two girls. Bruce because he wanted Lauren to socialize and Clark thought Camila would be perfect for that.

“How is it? Living with Bruce?”

Lauren shrugged, sitting on her king sized bed. “It’s different. With mom and dad…”she trailed off, a far away look in her eyes. Camila sat next to her on the bed and reached for her hand. She gave her a smile.

“If you ever want to talk about them, or if you need anything, I’m here. And I’m not going anywhere,” Camila whispered, giving Lauren a smile.

The taller girl nodded, her eyes shining with tears. She intertwined her fingers with Camila’s and the two girls just sat there.

Camila blinked her tears away. Her hands balled up into fists, and she glared out into the city. She was going to find Lauren. And no one was going to stop her.

-

“She’s missing, we have to look for her,” Camila told the founding members.

Camila had contemplated telling the newer members, but she decided it was something the founding members should discuss first. It was important.

“And her daddy will look for her,” Dinah said, rolling her eyes.

Camila ran her hand through her hair. Her eyes went to Normani.

“We need to find Luthor. We can’t get distracted,” Normani said, giving Camila an apologetic smile.

“Then I’ll do it myself,” Camila told the team, taking a step back.

“Mila, we have a mission, we can’t get distracted,” Ally whispered, frowning.

“And you don’t think this is going to distract me?” Camila asked, giving each member a look. “I need to find her.”

“Why?” Dinah asked, standing up. “Why should we look for her? After what she did to us? After what she did to you?”

“Because I’m falling in love with her. And whoever has her may be hurting her and I wouldn’t live with myself if I didn’t do anything to rescue her,” Camila said, her eyes on the speedster.

Dinah stared at Camila, but it was Normani who broke the silence.

“She was one of us. We were friends with her at one point. My vote is to search,” Normani told the girls, getting a grin from the group.

Ally gave a nod. “You said she changed, we shouldn’t let her down, not again.”

Dinah sighed, rolling her eyes, “Fine. I’m in too.”

-

Lauren’s eyes were unseeing, her neck was in pain, and her arms felt like they were being pulled from her body.

The door in front of her opened and Harry walked in. “Did you get any rest?” he asked, a smirk on his face.

Lauren just glared at him. “Fuck you.”

“No, I’m not into that. But thanks,” he said, laughing. He walked up to Lauren, placing his hand on the girl’s side, where she had been stabbed. He pulled her shirt up, seeing the scar. “You could have killed him, but you didn’t. Why?”

“I don’t have to tell you anything,” Lauren snapped.

Harry laughed. He reached for his pocket and pulled out a switch knife. His finger ran over the bump of the scar. He placed the tip of the knife on one side of the scar. “You don’t want to talk?”

Lauren glared at him, gritting her teeth as she felt the knife pierce her side. He ran the knife across the scar, opening it. Lauren looked down to see the blood oozing out, her mind going back to the moment she got herself stabbed.

“I’m already destroyed. I can’t stop hearing their screams. I can’t stop seeing their life leave their eyes. This fucker’s laughter is always in my head,” Lauren told her father.

“We’ll get you help,” Bruce tried, not wanting to get too close. “You can’t let this control your life.”

Lauren closed her eyes. She took a deep breath, turning to the Joker. Lauren gasped, feeling a sharp pain at her side. She looked down, to see the Joker free from the chair, standing in front of her. He had stuck something into her side. He gave it a twist and Lauren gasped louder.

Lauren shook her head to get out of her head. She glared at Harry.

Harry laughed, wiping the knife. He placed it back in his pocket, turning around. He stopped before exiting. He turned to Lauren, shoving his hand into his pocket and pulling out a button.

Lauren felt her the currents going into her neck, gritting her teeth. Harry winked at her, turning around and walking away, leaving the girl in the room.

-

Camila looked at the team, her fingers itching to fly out of the place and look for Lauren herself. But she knew she would need the team to rescue her. Especially if the person who had her was able to capture her.

Camila looked at her hand, seeing one of Lauren’s batarangs she stole. She stared at it for a second, when she heard someone walking towards her. She shoved the weapon into her pocket and looked at the person walking towards her.

“So you’re in love with her?” the leader of the team said, a tease in her voice.

“I’ve had a crush on her since I first met her. She, you don’t know the real her. She, she’s special,” Camila whispered, reaching into her pocket and pulling out the batarang.

“I always thought your fathers would make a cute couple. You and Lauren would be cuter.”

The half-Kryptonian laughed. “What about you and the Speedster? We all see the connection, even Lauren.”

Normani blushed, looking away. “We have to go talk to the team.”

Camila followed behind, a grin on her face. She saw the team sitting around, looking curious.

“Are we going to get the bad guy now?” Dua asked, her ring glowing.

“Nightwing visited me. He said that Batgirl was kidnapped,” Camila told the team.

“Batgirl? I thought she retired?”

“Lauren Wayne was kidnapped,” Dinah said, slumped in her chair.

“Wayne?”

“Bruce Wayne?”

“Oh shit.”

-

Harry snuck into his father’s lab. He looked around, seeing invention after invention. His eyes went to the computer on the desk. Harry walked to it and sat down, booting the harddrive. He sat back, watching it turn on. Once on, his fingers started to slide over the keyboard. He looked at his father’s projects.

He opened every plan, reading each and every one, wanting to get closer to his father.

All he wanted was his father’s affection. He didn’t want to be alone anymore. Which he had been since his Aunt Lena went missing.

He frowned, seeing a project he had never seen before. His hand reached for the mouse, letting the small arrow go to the folder. He clicked it open.

He saw the blueprints open. His eyes scanned over the words. He could feel himself become numb. Tears started to fill his eyes, just as his father walked in.

Lex’s eyes went to Harry, a small smirk on his face.

Harry clenched his teeth, opening his mouth to talk.

-

Ally watched Camila, seeing her restless. Her eyes went to the Robin memorial. She turned to Camila, the worry evident on her face.

She, and the other two girls noticed the relationship between Camila and Lauren.

She still remembered the first time she saw the younger Bat smile, or the closest thing to it.

Ally peeked into the training room, where she saw Camila and Lauren sitting on the ground, talking about something she couldn’t hear. Camila had the biggest grin on her face. Lauren was just staring at her, the smallest of smiles on her face while the Kryptonian gestured with her hands.

Ally couldn’t help but smile as she moved away. She thought the two heroes would make a nice pairing.

“Holy Shit, is Bruce Batman?” Sofia questioned, her eyes wide.

“Are there any leads of who has her?” Shawn inquired, his eyes on the original team.

“I have an idea of who it may be,” Camila whispered. “There is one person who would want to kidnap her.”

“Fucking Harry,” Dinah muttered, nodding her head.

“We are going to rescue Lauren, and to do that, we will have to be ready. Dinah and Camila will search the city. Nightwing will handle the tech side of the search. The rest of you will have to train, we need to be ready. If Harry took Lauren, we will have to be ready for anything,” Normani told the team.

Dinah grinned. “Will the fish do a sea search too?”

Normani glared at her, while Dua covered her mouth to laugh.

“Uncle J’onn has been helping me with my psychic abilities, maybe I can be of some help,” Kh’alid said, giving his leader a smile.

Normani gave him a nod. “We need all the help we can get.”

-

Harry walked up to Lauren, who was hanging limp. She looked at him with pain in her eyes. “Wh-what are you planning?” she asked, her face pale and lips chapped.

Harry grinned. He nodded for Leigh-anne to give the girl some water. Lauren fought against her, but the second the water touched her lips, her thirst won.

“You are going to help me kill Supergirl.”

“And why would I do that?” Lauren asked, glaring at him.

“You won’t have a choice.” He clicked the button and listened to the girl scream. “You are the key to destroying my dear sister.”

-

Harry looked at Superman, who was floating in front of him, his arms crossed over his chest. “Superman,” the young boy whispered, awe in his voice.

“Luthor,” the hero said, his voice flat.

“F-father told me about you. About who you are to me.”

Superman frowned at the boy. “And who am I?”

“You’re also my father. I have half your DNA.”

The Kryptonian’s arms dropped to his sides, as he stared at the boy. “What are you talking about?”

“I was created, in a lab. Using half his DNA and half of yours. I’m your son.”

Superman shook his head. He looked at Harry with disbelief.

Harry took a step forward. “Father?”

Superman moved back. “I-I have to go.” The so called hero turned and flew off, leaving Harry behind with a broken heart.