Resurrection

By Adrian Tullberg

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It was not unusual for The Spectre, Spirit of Vengeance, to appear in the middle of a Justice League meeting. However, it was less than normal for the green-and-white figure to sport feminine curves.

"CLARK!"
"Wha ... Lois?"
The Green Lantern leaned over to Batman. "I thought she died …"
The Dark Knight shrugged. "Apparently Lana Lang threw that party for nothing ..."
"BE SILENT! DUE TO HAL JORDAN'S RETURN TO THE MORTAL PLANE - BY THE WAY, TELL HIM HE'S GOING TO BE STUCK AS A WOMAN FOR THREE MORE WEEKS ..."
Wonder Woman didn't bother to look. "Bruce ... stop grinning ..."
"... I AM NOW THE SPIRIT OF VENGENENCE! THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH ON ALL EVIL-DOERS!"
Batman raised an eyebrow. "Suddenly I feel very superfluous ..."
"NOW I CAN WATCH YOU TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN SMALLVILLE! AND JUST BECAUSE I'M DEAD DOESN'T GIVE YOU THE EXCUSE TO LOOK AT ANY OTHER WOMAN, UNDERSTAND?"
Diana rolled her eyes. "Oh Hera ..."
"AND YOU, WONDER BRA! YOU STAY AWAY ..."
Something snapped. "Oh that is it! "
"Diana, don't make her mad ..."
"Shut up Clark! And you! Do you think you can come here and insult me? You might have the power of God, but I've got the power of Gods! That's a plural, bitch! "
"YOU INVITE THE FURY..."
"I want the fury! Either come down a little closer, and receive the beating you obviously deserve, or get the hell out of here! Got it?"
The all mighty Spirit of Vengeance curled into a foetal position "... yes ..."

That was the last thing heard before she vanished in a puff of terror.
Wonder Woman turned to the sea of stunned expressions. "I'm very sorry I had to raise my voice gentlemen, but there is something about nagging spouses that won't stay dead ... did you want to say something Bruce ...?"
"... marry me ..."

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