Author's Note: It's been awhile . . . Sorry for the delay! Please enjoy!
Day 2—11:00 AM
"Then, what is this computer for?" Serenity asked, doing her best to keep a smug smile off her face. She had been pursing Batman all morning, asking question after question. To say that Batman was getting annoyed would be an understatement. Batman growled as he spun around and faced the teenaged princess. His eyes bore into hers and Serenity realized that he was glaring at her. His eyes scared her, but Serenity refused to look away. She would one day be Queen and she couldn't allow her fear to rule her actions.
He glared and waited for her to flinch.
"What do you want, Princess?" Batman hissed as he willed himself to appear even more frightening then before. He didn't understand. Criminals of the worst sort couldn't stand to glance at him and yet, this girl refused to look away. How could this be?
"Why do you hate me so much?" The question took Batman off-guard but he showed no sign of it.
"I don't hate you, Princess." He answered coolly.
"Serenity," The Moon Princess corrected. "My name is Serenity and yes, you do hate me."
"I know your name," Batman replied, his eyes finally breaking the contact and Serenity felt a surge of pride rush through her body. She had beaten the Batman at his own game. "And no, I don't hate you." Serenity raised an eyebrow curiously and titled her head in confusion.
"But you act like—"
"Princess," Batman interjected. "I have lots of things to do."
And with that, he left the room, leaving a bewildered Moon Princess behind.
Day 2—1:00 PM
"Oh, J'onn!" Serenity exclaimed, her head whipping around as she saw the Martian. He bowed slightly and Serenity smiled warmly. "You startled me."
"I apologize, your highness." He answered.
"No need," Serenity told him with a dismissive wave of her hand. She then let her gaze drift back to the huge window that allowed her to get a perfect view of the Earth. It still looked like a marble, but now that she was closer to it, Serenity could see the masses of blue oceans and green landmasses. It seemed even grander here than it did back from her palace on the moon. "I was just . . ." Her voice trailed off as she tore her eyes away from the pane of glass.
"Lost in thought?" J'onn completed and Serenity nodded.
"What is it like down there?" Serenity questioned softly.
"It's an experience," He answered non-committedly. "Earth is quite different from Mars and the Moon."
"But, it's a wonderful place, right?" Serenity persisted. "It's a beautiful place, isn't it?"
"I wouldn't protect Earth," He began. "If I didn't love it."
"Mother won't let me visit it," Serenity confessed with a frown. "She says that I need to learn that my place is on the Moon and not down there."
"She's right, your highness," J'onn told her and Serenity's face fell. "You will be Queen one day and you will have to guide Earth."
"I know that!" Serenity snapped. "Even so—"
"You'll have to excuse me, your highness," J'onn interrupted. "Wonder Woman has requested my assistance. I shall see you soon." Serenity bobbed her head and then J'onn phased through the floor. If she had telepathy and powers like J'onn, Serenity could sneak out to Earth herself and not have to worry about her mother finding out.
"If only . . ." Serenity sighed.
"If only what?" A voice asked curiously and Serenity nearly jumped as Flash appeared beside her in a red blur.
"In the name of the Goddess!" Serenity cursed as she placed a hand on her pounding heart. Instantly, Flash's face fell.
"Aw, man, I'm so sorry Sere—I mean, Princess!" His eyes held desperation and his hands failed around. It was an almost comedic sight to see him so flustered and Serenity couldn't help but chuckle. At this, Flash's curiosity piqued and he slowly titled his head in confusion. "Something funny?"
"I'm sorry," Serenity managed to say as she laughed. "It's just . . . You looked so funny!" Flash smirked and took a step closer to her.
"I looked funny?" He questioned with a small smile gracing his lips.
"You did," Serenity assured him. "And don't worry about startling me; it's a habit of mine to get lost in my thoughts." He followed her eyes and saw that she was staring at the Earth.
"You wanna go there or something, Princess?"
"Please call me Sere," She insisted. "Batman keeps calling me princess and it's driving me insane. Besides," She grinned. "I don't really think royal titles matter here."
"Alright then, Sere," He replied. "Do you wanna go to Earth?"
"Yes." She answered instantly. She was surprised she had blurted her wish out to mere stranger—someone she had known for less than two days—and yet, it felt perfectly natural to tell him all this. She wondered why that was. Was it because Flash was the youngest member of the Justice League and therefore more relatable? Why did she feel like she could trust him completely?
"Then, why haven't you gone yet?" He questioned.
"I try!" Serenity protested exasperatedly. "But Mother disapproves and she has hindered all my attempts to get there!"
"Then, why don't I take you?"
His response took her off-guard.
"You would do that for me?" Serenity asked, surprise coloring her expression.
"Sure," Flash replied with a carefree grin. "I needed to go pick a few things in Central City anyway."
"Central City?" Serenity mumbled. "Is that where you live?"
"That's a secret, Sere," He told her with a smirk. "So, I'll just tell the others—"
"No!" Serenity exclaimed. "They'll tell Mother and I can't let that happen."
"So, you wanna sneak out from the Justice League?" He questioned and Serenity nodded her head guiltily. "Okay, then, sounds fun!"
"Really?" Serenity felt her eyes widen in shock.
"Yeah!" Flash assured her. "Alright, meet here tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. We'll sneak out right as Superman and Wonder Woman are switching monitor duty. Sound good?"
"Yes!" Serenity answered, nodding her head energetically.
"Cool," Flash told her. "See you then, Sere."
And with that he sped off into the corridors of the tower. Serenity tried to contain her joy, but felt a smile break out on her face. This had to be the most amazing day ever.
She was going to go to Earth.
Her dream would finally come true!
Author's Note: I'm pleased to announce that I'm making this a Serenity/Flash pairing! Yay! Next chapter, the princess' first trip to Earth! Please review!