A/N: This story was inspired by I'm Sorry by HomicidalLunatic and Fade From View by s8trgrlhinata. The first story I liked but the second story...not so much because Jason Todd just appears out of nowhere and I don't know how Bart realizes his original bad future has been replaced with a different bad future without actually traveling forward through time and seeing it for himself. The title was inspired by "For the Man Who Has Everything" which was the similar sounding title for a 1985 Superman comic book story and a 2004 Justice League Unlimited episode. Also, I tried to do some research on electrocution, psychiatry, and psychology to make this more realistic but I'm not sure how accurate the medical knowledge in this story is.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own Young Justice, the Young Justice wikia, DC comics, and the other fandoms that are referenced in the entire story.
He hoped that the Team, especially Batgirl and Robin, would listen and understand why he kept his plan a secret just like Miss Martian who was given an explanation during her time onboard the Manta-Sub. He was dead wrong.
"She fried Kaldur's mind, got kidnapped, and almost died. They would've all been exposed and killed because you didn't trust us? What kind of leader doesn't trust his own Team?!"
"I can't believe I actually used to look up to you as a role model."
"All I wanted was to live a normal life with Artemis! Why did you have to ruin it?! Why?!"
"How could you let me think my best friend was dead?!"
"He let me get captured and experimented on just for the sake of the mission and you supporting him?!"
"You're just like Batman! Only the mission, not other people's safety matter! Oh and speaking of Batman, just wait until he hears about this when he gets back!"
"Nuh uh! I don't want to hear it!"
"GUYS, STOP! If you don't want an explanation, that's fine but we need to plan out how to infiltrate the summit in Santa Prisca and clear the Justice League's name."
Nightwing didn't blame the Team, especially Wally, for their anger because he wondered what would happened if Miss Martian, Artemis, and Aqualad really did die. He wouldn't be welcome at their funerals. Wally would flip out more than he did during that time in the Hall of Justice after the Cave was blown up and possibly beat him to a bloody pulp. Superboy and Lagoon Boy would've done so too if they didn't control their anger. The memory of Wally pushing him into a chair came back to haunt him because to Nightwing, Wally expressed little concern about his best friend's welfare. Nightwing felt hurt, thinking that his own best friend cared more about Artemis than the person who had to rely on her and another teammate for information while making sure the 2 double agents were safe. Nightwing didn't blame Zatanna for slapping him since they broken up on good terms back then but now the good mutual feelings between them were gone. He didn't blame Superboy and Lagoon Boy for wanting to literally rip him apart. After all, despite being ex-lovers to Miss Martian, the 2 guys still had feelings for her. He didn't blame anyone for still fuming even after the battle in Santa Prisca. Miss Martian originally thought about forcibly putting the Team into a mindscape but she couldn't bring herself to do so because she was worried about what Superboy would think. She wanted the two of them to be together again and didn't want to risk losing that chance. The Team did manage to put their anger aside when they planned out how to infiltrate the summit as well as during the fight in Santa Prisca but continued to be mad at their leader after it was over.
In the Watchtower, Aqualad pleaded with Red Tornado, Aquaman, and Green Arrow not to punish Nightwing for the deception. Only Green Arrow opposed to Nightwing going unpunished for his actions because of all the heartbreak he had been through involving Artemis, Red Arrow, and Arsenal.
"Green Arrow, please. I understand your feelings towards Nightwing but Artemis wouldn't want you to be like this. If you won't do this for me, at least do this for her," pleaded Aqualad. Green Arrow sighed and reluctantly agreed. He and Nightwing shook hands as a sign of forgiveness. However, the handshake did little to comfort Nightwing. Aqualad sighed in relief as he avoided confrontation with the 4 League members, unlike with the Team.
After disabling an MFD with Green Beetle, Nightwing was in the Watchtower with Captain Atom, Aquaman, Snapper Carr, Green Arrow, the Atom, Captain Marvel, Kid Flash, and Artemis. They listened to Luthor instruct Impulse and the Flash to use their speed trails to try to siphon off excess energy from the MFD in Arctic. When Artemis questioned whether that would work, Kid Flash had already left via zeta tube. The 3 speedsters try contribute as much kinetic energy as they can. Meanwhile, Blue Beetle, Superboy, Miss Martian, Artemis, Aqualad, and Nightwing were on their way to the Arctic in the Bio-Ship. Nightwing felt that deep down, the Team hated him so much that they no longer wanted him and feared what Batman would think when he returned to Earth. He feared being kicked off the Team and out of the manor. In his mind, a few potential scenes were playing out. The first potential scene that he imagined was Bruce Wayne throwing luggage out the front door of Wayne Manor before slamming it in front of Dick's face when he tried to run back in. The next potential scene was Wally yelling out, "I wished you had died with your whole family!" at him before walking away with Artemis who could only look back in shame. Another scene was figuring out how to kill himself. The final scene was his own funeral with only Miss Martian, Artemis and Aqualad looking at Nightwing's grave. They had previously tried to take some of the blame off but he refused telling them that "leaders must take responsibility for their actions. The whole plan was my idea anyway and you two (pointing to Artemis and Aqualad) simply agreed to it." Nightwing thought to himself that as long as the Team was alive, he could dealing with them hating him...at least that's what he thought. The more he tried to push the fear of rejection and abandonment aside, the more it grew. He could feel it growing ever since the deception was first planned out.
They arrive and come out to see that the energy is decreasing. Then Nightwing hears Blue Beetle say something about 'cease' in an exasperated tone after exclaiming yes. Nightwing had a bad feeling that something terrible was about to happen. Before anyone could do anything, Nightwing instantly charges towards the scene without thinking. The others chase after him but the snow being kicked up by the vortex obstructs their view. Just as the final lightning strike was about to hit Kid Flash, Nightwing manages to push Kid Flash out of the way just in time but at a terrible price. Nightwing screams in pain as he's electrocuted before falling into the snow which cools his severe burns. The vortex finally disappears and the others help Flash and Impulse stand up.
"What the hell just-" Kid Flash suddenly saw a lifeless black figure lying in the snow.
"NO!" yelled Kid Flash as he quickly ran over to him at normal speed because contributing kinetic energy made him tired. As Wally kneels in the snow near the body, which was facing down, he sees that Nightwing's cloths are shredded. The others quickly surround them and were too stunned to speak.
"M'gaan! Don't just stand there! Levitate him just off the ground and turn his body over," he said loudly and desperately. Despite the rude tone, she did just that, slowly and carefully.
"Wally...You're ok," whispered Nightwing in pain. Nightwing closed his eyes, making the others fear the worse for a few agonizing silent seconds.
"Dude, please don't die on me!" he said desperately.
"The Nightwing has not died, Jaime Reyes," said the scarab which snaps Jaime out of his shock.
The loud conversation gets the attention of the others.
"My physiology scan shows that the Nightwing has fallen into a coma and is barely alive. He has severe burns all over his body and requires immediate medical attention," said the scarab.
"OK, GOT IT!" Blue Beetle yells out before he repeats what the scarab told him.
"I can hear a heartbeat but it was getting weaker," Superboy added worryingly. Miss Martian carefully and quickly levitates Nightwing's limp body back to the bioship while Aqualad uses his water bearers to cool the burns. Miss Martian quickly flies the bio-ship as fast as she could back to the Watchtower.
Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Hawkman, Icon, and the 6 acquitted League members land in Happy Harbor's beach only find Mount Justice destroyed.
"Are we too late?" asked Superman worryingly.
"Look," said Batman who pointed to the sky. They are welcomed by Aqualad, Miss Martian, and Artemis in the Super-Cycle. They weren't surprised to see Aqualad because Miss Martian had already told them some of the basic details about the deception when she and Superboy tried to sway the court's opinion. However they weren't told of Artemis's fake death, Miss Martian's kidnapping, and the destruction of the Cave.
"Aqualad, what happened?" asked Batman.
"Fear not. The crisis has been averted but at a terrible cost..." replied Aqualad. When he, Artemis, and Miss Martian finished telling everyone EVERYTHING, Batman almost fainted and had to be physically supported by Superman.
While Nightwing is lying in a hospital bed, lightning from dark clouds struck everywhere inside his mind.
"What's going on?" asked a female redhead as the dark environment began to become even worse than before.
"I don't know but we have to hide. NOW!" yelled a male redhead.
"Come on! In here!" yelled another male redhead pointing to Gotham Academy.
At the same time, unbeknownst to the trio, a dark shadow creature quickly materializes in Gotham Cemetery and begins to take shape. The figure wanders around for quite a bit before seeing his target, Dick Grayson, who has just started waking up. Dick, who felt very weak, sees his family's graves and quickly backs up. He soon feels an evil presence nearby. He turns around and sees nothing so he starts to wonder around the cemetery. Several seconds later, he feels the evil presence again. When he turns around this time, he's frozen in shock upon recognizing the figure.
"Long time, no see, eh circus brat?" the figure asks in a sly accent.
All Dick could do was weakly respond with a no as he slowly approaches Nightwing who's too weak but tries to put up a fight.
"No friends are going to help you this time," the figure said as a dark energy aura radiated from him.