A/N I Own Nothing, All Characters Belong To DC and Warner Bros.
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Selina kept her head down as she walked into the Metropolis building.
She walked up to the secretary and smiled pleasantly. "Excuse me, I have an appointment with Lex."
"You're the three O'clock?"
"Right this way." Selina followed her through the hallway, taking a moment to study the Lexcorp building she was inside of.
"Mister Luthor, a Ms. Kyle is here to see you."
A buzz was heard as the door opened. "Come in, Selina."
Catwoman walked into the large office, staring at the walls that housed a wide array of fish. "Please sit." Lex smiled as he looked at her. "I noticed you staring at my pets earlier. I had forgotten how fond of fish cats were."
Selina smiled tentatively. "Lex...do you know why I'm here?"
"I have an idea."
She shifted uncomfortably in her seat. "Remember a few weeks ago how we had gotten a tad tipsy and, uh, shared a bed."
His grin widened. "I remember alright." Lex reclined in his seat and sighed. "I get it now, the sex was so good you would like to have it much more than once."
Selina scowled at him. "Hardly, I just needed to-"
"As much as I enjoyed it, I now know what you want. Sadly, you can't have me be your little boy-toy, Selina. I'm already taken."
"By who?" She asked skeptically.
"Mercy." He gestured to a photo of the attractive driver on his desk. "We've just become engaged a few days ago."
"You're getting married?" She repeated in disbelief.
"Yes. We decided it made sense; we're not getting any younger, the sex is phenomenal, and we both have a common hatred of the League. We couldn't have found better partners for each other if we tried."
Selina felt the initial shock wear off and instantly became suspicious. "Why? What do you have to gain from all of this?"
"Everything. After the Cadmus incident and the Braniac fiasco my publicity has taken a turn for the worse; not to mention our stock has dropped by almost sixty percent. By marrying the public will believe I'm settling down and stopping all this nonsense with the League and Superman. And of course, there is another reason..."
She braced herself for the worst. "And that would be?"
Lex stood up and walked to the window, studying the Metropolis skyline. "Look around you Selina, what do you see?"
"Do you know what I see? I see miles of my land and billions of my dollars. I see an empire that has yet to realize its full potential. I know I won't live forever, so where does that leave what I have?"
"Charity?" Selina guessed.
"Hardly." The trillionaire snorted. "It came to me one night in a vision; I need an heir."
"I need someone who will look out for my city and more importantly my company after I'm gone. I need another version of myself in charge. What better way to accomplish this then with another stronger, younger me?"
"So let me see if I understand this," She began slowly. "you want to have a child so there's someone to take charge of your wealth after you're gone?"
"Precisely." He nodded. "I can't think of a better way to have suitable candidate for the controller of Lexcorp. I will be able to mold him to my liking from the second he's born and raise him to be like myself."
Selina was speechless. "Does...Mercy know?"
"Does it matter?" He frowned. "She will become the wife of one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, she'll never have to so much as lift a finger again. Why should she care?"
He sat down once more. "Now tell me Selina, why are you here?"
Selina was silent for a moment before smiling. "You were absolutely right Lex, I came here for more sex." With a sigh she stood up and walked towards the exit. "But unfortunately, you're already taken. I wish you and Mercy the best."
"Thank you." He replied as she exited the office, studying her rear with a grin. Hey, he wasn't married yet; he was still allowed to look.
"Now please stop looking at my behind." She added as she left, leaving him flustered. Catwoman placed her hands on her stomach and sighed. She had to have a baby alone, again.
But she would not and could not stand by as Lex raised her child to be some sort of corporate monster.
Even if it meant raising her soon to be son alone.
Shayera tentatively peered at the crib in front of her, studying her newborn children.
"They look so small..." She murmured. "It's hard to believe we'll be training them to kill men twice their size and get away with it, right John?"
He shot her a tired look. "No we won't, Shay. They're only babies."
"Well not now." She sighed in exasperation. "They have to be at least four before we can show them anything really dangerous."
"Right, how stupid of me." GL rolled his eyes. "You know Wally thinks we should sign them up for sports the second they can walk."
"Seriously?" John snorted. "You're the most competitive living being I've ever met; our kids are gonna be as stubborn as me and as competitive as you."
"So it's like we gave birth to two Batman's? Great."
"That is a scary thought." Shivered John.
"Agreed, let's not get shot so they turn out happy and fun instead of grumpy and strict." Shayera murmured.
"Now why do I think Bats would kill you if he heard that?" Wally asked as he strolled in the door, two bags in his hands. "Now where are my favorite godchildren?"
"They're your only godchildren, remember." John pointed out. "No one else is crazy enough to put their kids in your hands."
"Not yet." Wally rebutted as he set down the two packages. "These are for them, by the way. Linda thought you could use these."
Shayera reached in and pulled out two small jumpers. "Why did your girlfriend send me two torture devices for my kids?" She scowled.
"Hey!" Wally glared. "They're clothes, not torture devices!"
She wiggled the two outfits in the redhead's face. "They look like torture devices to me."
Wally snatched them back, scowling. "You know you try to do something nice for you guys..."
"And we appreciate it very much." John said quickly. "But we'd appreciate it even more if you weren't over here everyday or so."
"Yeah, yeah; I can take a hint." Flash muttered as he sped out the door in two seconds flat.
Shayera ran a hand through her hair. "Do you think he'll ever grow up?"
"No. Maybe it's better that way." He pulled her into his arms. "So Mrs. Stewart, any plans for this evening?"
She smiled. "Hm, well I was going to show my husband a much more fun way to use his ring..."
"Ooh, hot mama." GL muttered as he kissed her neck. "Race you upstairs?"
"You're on." She smiled as they began to make a beeline for the staircase; giggling and undressing each other quickly.
"Hey I forgot something-OhmyGod!" Wally gaped as he ran in the living room and caught the two Stewarts undressing each other.
"WALLY!" Screeched Shayera in horror as she rushed to cover herself.
"OhshitI'msosorryI'!" Wally babbled as he bolted out of the Stewart household.
Shayera turned to her husband, an amused look on her face. "I think we solved our Wally problem."
Helena was silent as she stared at the two graves in front of her.
The first; FRANCO BERTINELLI: A BERTINELLI AMONG BERTINELLI'S
And the second; MARIA BERTINELLI: MAY HER SPIRIT REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
Helena sighed as she read them, a tear falling down her cheek. Hi Mama and Papa, I know it's not your anniversary but I figured this was an important time to come.
She remained silent as she stared at the graves in front of her, praying in her mind. So much has happened in the past few weeks, but so much is still the same. I'm still teaching at the school, and I'm still Huntress when the night comes in Gotham. I don't know if it's what you would have wanted, but it cleanses me somehow.
She felt Vic wrap his arms around her, hugging her from behind. You remember that guy I was dating who I really liked? Vic? This is him and...we're married now. He's a little strange, not as upper class as us, and he's not Italian at all but...I love him. He loves me, too. I just wanted you to know that; I'm happy with him.
A few more tears traveled down her cheeks as she closed her eyes. Q brushed them away with his thumbs, nuzzling the crook of her neck. He's sweet, and I know he'll take care of me, but that's not the only reason I'm here.
She took a deep breath; I know you're not really my parents. I know you didn't make me or give me my roots. But you did an even better thing; you gave me wings. You raised me and made me who I am today, like it or not. When I think of the word 'parents' I still picture your faces in my mind, and that will never change.
Vic stared at her lovely face, wondering how something could be so beautiful and so sad at the same time.
It's okay that you didn't give birth to me, you raised me like you did. You loved me and treated me better than most parents treat their own children. I'll always love you and I'll always know that you two really are my parents, because you are. Genetics only go so far; you two gave me enough love that it doesn't matter that you didn't give me your own blood; I know if you could've you would've.
She wiped away a few stray tears on her sleeve. I miss you two so much and I think about you everyday. I hope you're happy in Heaven, and if it's not too much keep an eye out for us, okay? We need all the help we can get.
Helena straightened up and took a deep breath. I love you always and I miss you. Goodbye Mama and Daddy. She turned to Vic, "I'm ready to leave."
He rubbed her shoulders as he held her in her arms. "Are you sure?"
She thought about it. "Yes. We'll be back in November, anyways. That's only two months away."
"We? I thought you said you like to go alone."
"I did." She replied softly. "But then I realized how much easier it is with someone you love next to you." She stood on her toes and gave him a kiss. "So now you're obligated to always come with me."
He smiled as he took her hand. "I can think of worse things."
"Mm." She looked around the cemetery. "Do you have anyone you want to visit?"
"This is private grounds; Mafia only." He pointed out.
She rolled her eyes. "I mean the part for the public, dummy."
"No." He frowned. "Why would I?"
Embarrassment flooded through her as she looked away, ashamed at herself for forgetting Vic didn't have any family. "I'm sorry."
"It's okay." He said quietly, his face softening. "My family's right over here."
"Where?" She exclaimed in surprise.
He took her hand and smiled at her. "You."
"Gods, how the hell do you do that?" Bruce panted. "This is only your second time."
Diana smiled at him. "I'm a quick learner."
"I can tell." He muttered as he lay back down on the bed, holding her so they were spooning. "You really are blessed by the Gods, you know that?"
"It's been said." She replied modestly. "But don't sell yourself short; for a mortal you're incredible."
"For a mortal?" He frowned.
"Well, I'm sure Zeus would be better but he's the king of the Gods, Bruce." She shrugged.
"So by mortal standards I'm amazing, but compared to the Gods I'm a little shabby?"
"Of course not!" Diana exclaimed in surprise. "I believe you are probably better at loving women better than most Gods. It's just Zeus has one Hera of a reputation."
"Worse than mine?"
"Much worse than yours." She nodded. "But it doesn't matter; you're the only living creature I will ever allow to love me. Men and Gods alike."
"Good." Bruce grinned as he rubbed her shoulders. "Anything you want to try?"
"I would like to tie you up with my lasso and have you beg for pleasure." She responded instantly. What could she say? Once Helena had put the idea in her mind it simply got more and more appealing.
Bruce gaped at her. "What?"
"It sounds fun." Diana shrugged. "You would enjoy it too, you know."
"True." He complied. "I probably would." A pause. "Diana...there's been something I've been meaning to ask you."
"What is it, Bruce?" She asked curiously.
He sighed as he climbed out of the large bed, walking to remove something small and black before climbing back into the bed and rejoining his beloved princess. "This is for you."
She took the small box out of his hands and gingerly opened it up. Inside laid a small, glittering ring. "Oh, Bruce..." She muttered in disbelief and joy. "Is this what I think it is?"
"Well, that depends on your answer." He answered honestly. If she said no then he would deny it until he was purple in the face.
"Yes!" She laughed as she threw her arms around his neck. "Hera, yes!"
"Then it's official." He grinned, giving a silent prayer of thanks for her answer.
"So do you think the notorious Mister Wayne will be satisfied with little old me?" Diana smiled coyly.
Bruce looked at her in his arms. "I know I will."
A/N For the record I don't think Catwoman/Lex Luthor would make a good couple. That was done mainly for the shock factor. I also like Selina quite much as a character, and halfway through realized I was betraying her in an unfair light, even though it was necessary. I do like her, though.
A/N Review please!