Disclaimer: I do not own Young Justice.
Author's Note: Written for the Roll a Die or Pick a Pair. Parental/Mentor Fic challenge on the Young Justice Fanfiction Challenges forum. I picked Martian Manhunter and Miss Martian. Oh and this takes place just before she goes out to meet the team.
"But what if they don't like me-"
"What if the don't accept m-"
"What if they don't like having a girl on the tea-"
The young Martian girl looked stopped and looked up, "Yes uncle?" she asked timidly.
J'onn sighed, "You must calm down."
That was the wrong thing to say.
"Calm? Calm?" M'gann said, going into hysterics again, "How can I possibly remain calm? They've already formed a bond and I'm just barging in and-"
"M'gann!" he said, grabbing her shoulders, "Take a deep breath and let us have a seat."
The two sat down on a bench just out side of the main hall. The team would be there soon and their first impression of her shouldn't be...this. J'onn carefully pieced his thoughts together, decided what to say and what to keep in his head. He did not want his niece to go back to worrying about things, that had no need for it.
"M'gann," he began slowly, "why don't you calmly explain to me what troubles you, one at a time."
M'gann was silent for a moment, trying to decide where to start. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and began.
"I will be the only girl on the team. They may not like that." she stated, trying her best to remain calm. J'onn could not help but let out a small chuckle. "Uncle J'onn!" she said snapping out of her calm state.
"I am sorry M'gann," J'onn replied, "it's just that they are are teenage boys, they will want a girl on the team." M'gann looked a bit reassured by her uncles statement. "Okay?" he then said to make sure that issue was cleared up.
"Okay," M'gann said realizing that that thought was childish. She looked up at her uncle, who was silently telling her to go on. "And they've already formed a bond and I am just barging in and messing it all up and-"
M'gann remixes what she was doing and stopped herself, "right, remain calm. Must remain calm."
They sat in silence as he waited for her to stop. She took deep breaths and her eyes closed. It wasn't until she opened her large dark eyes.
"M'gann," he began as cautious as ever, "There is no need to worry about this. Yes they have 'formed a bond' already, and yes it will take some time for them to get used to you-"
"-but they will. They will. Things take time and trust me, they will accept you much sooner than you think."
She just stared up at him, her eyes wide and unsure. Not fully convinced yet not fully against it either.
'Recognizing Batman, Robin, The Flash, Kid Flash, Superboy, Aquaman, Aqualad, Red Tornado, Black Canary.'
"There here," M'gann stated getting nervous, "oh my Mars there here. I thought they weren't supposed to be here until later, until much much much later."
"They are actually here right on time," J'onn said, "Which is surprising because both Flashes are here."
M'gann gave a nervous laugh, but still smiled.
"It is almost time," J'onn stated firmly.
M'gann calmed herself down and plastered a smile to her face. A real one, not a fake one.
"..on league terms..." Batman's voice rang into the hall.
"Are you ready Miss Martian?" he asked proudly.
"As ready as I'll ever be," she replied, full of confidence that was still sinking in.
"The five of you will be that team." came Batman's voice as they made their way down the hall.
They could see them now, their backs were toward the Martians and dressed in civilian clothing.
"Cool," said a much younger voice, "Wait, five?"
J'onn took a glance at his niece as the stepped into the room. She had one arm across her holding the other and her small smile across her face. The smile did not falter as the boys turned around.
"This is the Martian Manhunter's niece, Miss Martian," Batman stated.
"Hi," she said only a small hint of shyness in her perky voice.
"I'm liking this gig more every minute," Kid Flash whispered to Robin, "Welcome aboard, I'm Kid Flash. That's Robin, Aqualad, it's cool if you forget their names." he said with a grin.
Miss Martians face lit up as he introduced everyone, almost everyone, "I'm honored to be included." she said.
Kid Flash, Robin, and Aqualad walked over to her and the smile on her face did not falter.
"Hey Superboy," Robin said turning back and waving, "come meet Miss M."
Superboy turned, with his usual expression plastered on his face. He walked over without it changing, until he saw what Miss Martian was doing.
She changed her shirt color to black and made her cape go away, "I like your T-shirt." she said looking up at the clone.
He returned a small smile and Robin nudged him in his ribs and Kid Flash quickly appeared at his other side.
"Today is the day," Aqualad announced and for the briefest second A flicker of confusion appeared on Miss Martians face before she quickly concealed it.
Martian Manhunter went to go stand by the proud - even if they they did not express it - league. He looked back at his niece, who was smiling happily and answering the questions they asked her. As he watched his niece meet the team one thought came into his mind.
'She is going to be fine.'
I picked these two because I wanted to challenge myself instead of going with the easy and obvious Batman/Robin (don't get me wrong I love those, but I wanted something different.) At first I did not like M'gann because of her catch pharse 'Hello Megan!' but she has grown on me.
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~ Sincerely MNM