Disclaimer: I don't own Justice League Unlimited.

'Tis the Season


"Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the hero of Central City, without whom this fundraiser would not be possible… the Flash!"

A mighty roar went up from the crowd, and Wally stepped up to the podium and nodded at the Mayor graciously. Linda smiled. He loved this so much it was unhealthy.

He grinned. "Thanks, everybody. It's great to see so many people here to help the kids."

"You rock, Flash!"

"Thank you. But it's not all just because of me. No, there's a bigger power at work here, and I'd like to welcome him up. Ladies and Gentlemen, the man who's really responsible for this fundraiser, Bruce Wayne!"

Rather begrudgingly, Bruce made his way up, smiling politely for the crowd. He made his way to the Flash, and the two shook hands. As cameras clicked and lights flashed, they leant closer to each other.

"You missed a great party last night."

Bruce didn't say anything. They released each other, and the multi billionaire went up to the podium.

"Thank you, everyone. It's always heartening to see the people of any city come together for such a worthy cause. I'm afraid I won't be able to stay for the festivities, but I would just like to say that such a display is truly heartening, and makes me feel all the more in the Christmas mood. Thank you, everybody."

The crowd clapped, and more cameras went off. Bruce turned to Flash, nodded with the same fixed billionaire smile, and then went on his way.

Flash zipped over to him, keeping his head near the microphone. "Oh, come on, Mr Wayne. Can't you stay for one Christmas Carol by the kids?"

The smile said 'What a wonderful idea!', but the eyes said 'I will kill you for this'.

The speedster snapped his fingers, grinning. "Hey! I know. Why don't you join in? I've bet you've got a great singing voice!" He turned to the crowd. "What do you say, folks?"

They cheered, and Bruce began mentally listing different ways of torturing Wally West.

The multi billionaire stood with the rest of the children and was handed a book with lyrics. Flash stood in front of them all, tapping his foot to get the right rhythm. Suddenly, he seemed to think of something, and he zipped away. Before the crowd could even wonder where he went, he was back with a Santa Claus hat. He happily put it on Bruce's head, whose fixed smile was beginning to crack.

"Okay now, everybody! We're going to start off with an old classic. Jingle Bells! And how about, for fun, we put the old 'Batman smells' twist on the lyrics, huh?"

The kids yelled their approval.

As he began singing, Bruce's eyes were firmly locked on the grinning Flash.

They said 'You will pay for this'.

Flash's grin said 'Totally worth it'.


(A/N: I'd like to thank everyone who reviewed individually as I usually do, but I'm putting this up in a hurry before I go away for Christmas. Needless to say, THANK YOU! It's very cool to see others enjoying my work.

Merry Christmas, folks. Have a Happy New Year, while you're at it.)