Children of Legends: Issue 3 The Warriors Heart

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Issue three of a fan fiction series on the children of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman who lost their parents and now must decide if they want to carry their parent's mantel.

Submitted: July 16, 2017

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Children of Legends

an original comic by Matthew Bissonnette and John Windsor

Issue 3: Heart of the Warrior

EXT.  skynoon

Panel 1: A perfectly blue sky with clouds far below as the sun looms over the scene.

Panel 2: Two fighter jets, F-22 Raptors, fly through the sky, the sleek silver fighters streak over the clouds.

INT. Ned Peterson's cockpitseconds later

Panel 1: In the cockpit of one of the Raptor's is pilot Ned Peterson, who sits as the controls and has his hand on the flight stick. Ned is a imposing young black man in a flight suit and wears a helmet.

Ned Peterson

So wing man, can I ask you something?

INT. Denise Trevor's COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Denise, in flight suit and wearing a helmet, mans her controls and seems to have a serious expression on her face.

DENISE TREVOR

What pilot Peterson?

INT. NED PETERSON'S COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Ned looks to the side of his cockpit through the fighter's canopy and sees Denise's fighter flying near him.

NED PETERSON

Why the hell would one of the best fighter pilot's in the air force ask to be posted at Anderson Air Base pilot Trevor?

INT. DENISE TREVOR'S COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Denise looks out through her fighter's canopy at Ned's jet flying beside her. She speaks as Ned's voice comes out of her radio.

DENISE TREVOR

Anything wrong with this post pilot?

NED PETERSON

Nothing accept it is located outside Bludhaven, crappiest city in the country. You know things are bad when they say Gotham is safer then your city.

DENISE TREVOR

Bludhaven is not that bad Peterson.

INT. NED PETERSON'S COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Ned looks ahead at the sky and is grinning and speaks as Denise's voice comes out of the radio.

NED PETERSON

Sure, that is why the muggers even have to worry about getting mugged.

DENISE TREVOR

Maybe that would change if decent people would stand their ground and not cower to criminals.

NED PETERSON

Sure, I like your unrealistic optimism pilot Trevor.

EXT.  SKYseconds later

Panel 1: Both fighters are banking left as the sun hangs over them.

INT. NED PETERSON'S COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Ned looks at Denise's plane flying beside him.

NED PETERSON

Heard that the Air Force has spent over two hundred billion dollars into that new fighter Stealth Tech has been developing, and even when they finish; each one will cost Uncle Sam a cool two hundred million dollars.

INT. DENISE TREVOR'S COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Denise looks at Ned's fighter flying beside her.

DENISE TREVOR

And?

NED PETERSON

Nothing accept I hear that the top brass wants to ground us and have drones do our jobs. Guess two hundred billion dollars down the drain. This is why I don't vote Denise.

DENISE TREVOR

They will always need pilots Ned.

INT. NED PETERSON'S COCKPITSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Ned looks ahead at the sky.

NED PETERSON

Well, I hear a situation is developing on the far side of the planet. So I hope we get a bit more time behind the controls before machines take over.

DENISE TREVOR

Let's return to base.

NED PETERSON

Ten four wing man, or I mean, wing woman.

EXT.  SKYseconds later

Panel 1: The two fighters fly away and now leave a smokey contrail behind them.

EXT. Anderson Air Force Baselater

Panel 1: In the distance in a area of flat lands is Anderson Air Force Base. It consists of many hangers, a tower and several other buildings. A fighter is descending and about to land on the runway. The base is surrounded by a chain link fence. It sits under a blue sky as the sun hangs over the base.

INT. pilot's locker roomseconds later

Panel 1: Denise, now wearing her uniform, stands in front of her open locker. Two pictures are on the inside of the door to the locker.

Panel 2: A close up image of the two pictures. One is off her father, Steve Trevor, who is in a pilot's uniform and is a young man. The other is a picture of her, Ken and Ben as teenagers.

Panel 3: Denise closes the locker and now Ned, in his uniform, is leaning against the next locker and is looking at her and grinning. Behind him is a group of pilots standing around two other pilots who sit on two benches and are arm wrestling as the pilot's watch. One of the men arm wrestling is Howard Dent, a large man with a shaven head who is grinning.

NED PETERSON

So pilot Trevor, going to join me and the other guys at the bases watering whole tonight?

DENISE TREVOR

I have plans pilot Peterson.

NED PETERSON

Denise, we have been wing mates for half a year and already I put together you are a complex, deep woman.

Panel 4: Denise looks at Ned and has a blank expression on her face.

DENISE TREVOR

You have no idea.

Panel 5: Howard Dent laughs as he forces down the other pilot arm with enough force that he falls to the ground.

Howard dent

Nice try girlie. But next time put a little back bone into it.

Panel 6: Denise and Ned look at Howard and the other pilot's as Howard stands and gloats.

HOWARD DENT

Anyone else care to try their luck or are you all to weak?

Panel 7: Ned looks at Denise who is walking away.

NED PETERSON

Denise, maybe you should show him.

DENISE TREVOR

I would rather not pilot.

Panel 8: Howard looks at Denise who walks away with her back to him as the other pilots stand around.

HOWARD DENT

Come on, do you think a woman can beat a man?

Panel 9: Denise looks over her shoulder at Howard and the other pilots as Ned still leans against the locker. She is frowning.

Panel 10: Denise and Howard sit on two benches across from each other and are about to arm wrestle as the pilots stand around them.

HOWARD DENT

If I win, how about you bake me a cake.

DENISE TREVOR

Go easy on me, I'm just a woman pilot Dent.

Panel 11: A close up image of their hands clasped together,

Panel 12: An image of Howard's face, his face is flushed red and he seems to be trying to beat Denise with all his strength.

Panel 13: An image of Denise's face, she has a blank expression and seems calm.

DENISE TREVOR

Is that all you got pilot Dent?

Panel 14: Then Denise forces down Howard's arm with enough force that he is knocked to the ground. The other pilot's and Ned, who stand around them, are cheering.

NED PETERSON

Howard, you are new here and Denise is the last woman you want to talk down to.

Panel 15: Denise walks away as all the pilot's watch. Howard, angered, lays on the ground and mutters something under his breath.

HOWARD DENT

Stupid dame.

EXT. ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASEnight

Panel 1: It is night over the base. Denise, now dressed in blue garments, cap and hair in a pony-tail; stands at the fence at the base's out edge a looks through it at something.

NARRATOR

Some warriors are forged by experience and training, hardened by battle. But some are born warriors with a heart that yearns to prove themselves.

Panel 3: Denise looks at the city of Bludhaven in the distance through the fence and thunder clouds loom over the city. The city seems run down, gloomy and somewhat ominous.

NARRATOR

A warrior though needs a battlefield, and arena where they can improve their ability as a warrior and earn victories over worthy adversaries.

Panel 4: Denise jumps up over the fence with a mighty leap.

NARRATOR

It is the nature of a warrior to seek battle, it is their nature to seek find an opponent whom can test a warrior's ability.

Panel 5: Denise lands in a kneeling position on the other side of the fence and looks at the looming city in the distance.

NARRATOR

This city, Bludhaven, is where this warrior for the past months has tested her ability as a warrior. A city where the decent people live in fear and the criminals thrive. A city which needs a warrior with honor.

Panel 6: Denise runs towards the city just as a bolt of lightning shoots down from the sky over the city.

NARRATOR

Tonight this warrior seeks worthy adversaries and battle. She does not know what drives her to fight and does not grasp that such is the nature of any warrior.

EXT. streets of Bludhavenlater

Panel 1: A street in the depths of the city of Bludhaven. Worn down pedestrians walk along the litter strewn sidewalks under bleak, run down buildings. A homeless woman pushes a shopping cart full of tin cans down the sidewalk.

NARRATOR

Some warriors fight for glory. Other warriors fight for the lust of battle.

Panel 2: Denise is perched on the edge of the roof and looks down on the street far below. She frowns and has a stony expression on her face.

NARRATOR

This warrior fights for honor and fights to protect those who cannot protect themselves. A born warrior with a warriors instincts.

Panel 3: Denise looks down on a young man, Deek, who is dressed in leather attire and with a Mohawk, is walking towards a corner store.

NARRATOR

For the past months this bleak city has been her arena in which she tests herself, and still has not found a worthy adversary.

Panel 4: A close up image of Deek. He pulls out a pistol right before he enters the corner store.

Panel 5: A close up image of Denise's face as she frowns.

NARRATOR

But this adversary will halve to do for now until a worthy opponent presents themselves.

Panel 6: Denise leaps from the top of the building and falls towards the sidewalk.

INT. corner storeseconds later

Panel 1: Behind the counter within the store, shop keeper Aadit has his hands up. Aadit is a older Hindu man in casual clothes.

aadit

That is all the money I halve.

Panel 2: Deek stands before the counter and points the gun and Aadit, Deek seems to be tense and his eyes seem bloodshot and wild.

deek

I want more man!

AADIT

I don't have anything.

DEEK

More money or a bullet right between the eyes.

Panel 3: Aadit is looking at someone behind Deek who is not revealed who speaks.

DEEK

What are you looking at!

DENISE TREVOR

Drop the gun, leave and you won't get hurt.

Panel 4: Deek has turned around and sees Denise, who frowns, standing a few feet in front of him between two aisles of merchandise; Deek aims his pistol at her. Aadit is looking at them both.

DEEK

Lady, I have the gone and the girl has got nothing but her little girl hands.

DENISE TREVOR

Drop the gun or you are going to get hurt.

DEEK

I'm really scared of some chick.

Panel 5: A close up image of Deek's hand which pulls back the hammer of the pistol.

Panel 6: A close up image of her face, her eyes narrow and she scowls.

NARRATOR

Better warriors do not enjoy battle, but know that battle is what they where born for.

Panel 7: Deek fires as flame bellows from the tip of the pistol, but Denise dodges as the bullet streaks past her and she rushes Deek.

Panel 8: Denise punches Deek in the chest and the blow sends him careening towards the counter as Aadit, hands still up, watches.

Panel 9: Denise stands over the unconscious Deek who lays before the counter and she looks down with one of her hands still clenched into a fist. Aadit looks at her and has lowered his hands.

AADIT

Thank you miss. That is the six time that punk has robbed me.

DENISE TREVOR

If you want to thank me, when the police get here; tell them that you are the one who knocked some sense into him.

AADIT

Why do you want me to take credit for this miss?

Panel 10: Aadit watches as Denise walks towards the entrance to the store.

DENISE TREVOR

I promised someone that I would not try and help decent people in peril and I don't want him to know I broke my word.

AADIT

Thanks again.

DENISE TREVOR

No thanks needed, I knew it was something I had to do.

Panel 11: Aadit just looks blankly at the door Denise as left through.

NARRATOR

Such is the heart of a warrior. Without battle, without an adversary, leaves any warrior with no sense of purpose. Without risking their lives, then they feel incomplete.

EXT. STREETS OF BLUDHAVENLATER

Panel 1: Again, Denise is perched on the edge of a roof and looking down on a city street far below. She seems somewhat somber.

Panel 2: Denise pulls of flat screen phone from her pocket a looks at it.

EXT. Kent farmnight

Panel 1: Ken, dressed in white shirt and jeans, sits on the edge of the porch of the farm house. His old dog with the red bandanna around its neck lays beside him and he pats the dog on the head.

Panel 2: Ken pulls out his flat screen phone from a pocket.

sound effect

Ring. Ring.

Panel 3: Ken holds the phone to his ear and speaks into it as Denise's voice speaks out of the phone.

KEN KENT

Ken here.

DENISE TREVOR

It's Denise Ken, I need to talk to a friend right about now.

KEN KENT

Something wrong?

EXT. STREETS OF BLUDHAVENseconds later

Panel 1: Denise now sits on the edge of the roof which looms over the street far below.

DENISE TREVOR

Nothing other then I miss her.

EXT. KENT FARMseconds later

Panel 1: Ken is frowning as his dog looks up at him.

KEN KENT

Same here. I always thought he would be there, then one day he isn't. Wish I would have had more time with him.

DENISE TREVOR

All I have left is my father.

KEN KENT

You got me Denise. We are not friends, we are family.

EXT. STREETS OF BLUDHAVENSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Denise frowns as she looks down at the city street far below.

DENISE TREVOR

Listen Ken, I'm going to be deployed soon I hear. But I have a few weeks leave before I shipped off. I was thinking of spending it in Smallville.

KEN KENT

Ma Kent always loves company. Maybe we should ask Ben to drop by Smallville as well.

Panel 2: A close up image of her face, she is smiling.

DENISE TREVOR

Like that first summer as kids. Do you think he will come?

KEN KENT

If I ask as a personal favor, yeah.

Panel 3: Ken sits on the porch and looks up at the night sky as he pats his dog on the head.

KEN KENT

Denise, can you make me a promise.

DENISE TREVOR

Anything Ken.

KEN KENT

I know that you are like your mother, and can't stand by when someone needs help and do nothing. Just promise me we won't lose you to.

EXT. STREETS OF BLUDHAVENSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Denise still sits on the edge of the roof and speaks into the phone as she looks down on the street.

DENISE TREVOR

As long as you promise me Ken, and I want your word as a friend that you will never jump from that cliff.

EXT. KENT FARMSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Kent looks at the phone and is frowning.

Panel 2: Kent says nothing and hangs up and goes to put the phone back into a pocket.

EXT. STREETS OF BLUDHAVENSECONDS LATER

Panel 1: Denise looks at the phone as is frowning.

EXT. ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASELATER

Panel 1: It is still night over the base. On the inner side of the chain link fence which surrounds the base, Denise lands in a kneeling position after having jumped over the fence.

Panel 2: Denise walks towards the base's barracks when a voice speaks out behind her.

HOWARD DENT

Time to put the dame in her place.

Panel 3: Denise suddenly as both her arms pinned down by two pilots, in their uniforms, and watches as Howard walks towards her.

DENISE TREVOR

What are you doing pilot? Do you want to risk your wings?

HOWARD DENT

If you think I'm going to let some stupid, tom boy dame make me look stupid you got another thing coming.

DENISE TREVOR

You might not want to do this pilot Dent.

Panel 4: Howard runs his finger down Denise's cheek as he grins. She frowns.

HOWARD DENT

I got some friends, I'm what they call untouchable. We won't hurt you to bad babe.

DENISE TREVOR

Your right, some one is about to get hurt.

Panel 5: Howard backs away as Denise lifts both the pilots holding onto her arms up into the air.

Panel 6: Denise slams the two pilots into the ground as Howard seems shocked.

HOWARD DENT

Who the hell are you dame?

Panel 7: Denise scowls at Howard.

Panel 8: Denise delivers a drop kick into Howard's abdomen as he flies backwards.

Panel 9: Howard hits the ground and slides across it as Denise watches.

Panel 10: Denise looks over her shoulder as a voice calls out from behind her.

base MP

You there, freeze!

Panel 11: Denise faces a base military police officer in uniform and helmet who has his hand on his gun in the holster of his belt. To either side of Denise are the two unconscious pilots, and Howard is sitting up behind her.

DENISE TREVOR

I know this looks bad, but they started it.

INT. base commander Simmons office morning

Panel 1: Denise stands in front of a door in a office, in her uniform and she is saluting.

Panel 2: Denise is before a desk, behind it is base commander Simmons, an older grizzled man in a uniform with many medals who sits and is frowning. Behind him is a window.

base commander Simmons

At ease. Now explain why three of my pilots are saying that the best woman under my command attacked them without provocation.

DENISE TREVOR

They started it commander, I was just defending myself.

Panel 3: The commander stands and looks out the window with his back to her.

BASE COMMANDER SIMMONS

I know damn well they started it. Problem is that three pilots are making an issue of this, and that spoiled thug Dent is the son of a congressman and his father says that if I don't make an issue of this that he will make a stink.

DENISE TREVOR

So what will you do commander?

Panel 4: Simmons looks over his shoulder at Denise.

BASE COMMANDER SIMMONS

Sorry, I am going to half to take you wings pilot. But a honorable discharge. Some rogue nation on far side of the globe is threatening his neighbors and because of some spoiled thug I am going to lose my best pilot.

DENISE TREVOR

I understand. It was a honor serving under you commander.

BASE COMMANDER SIMMONS

You are dismissed pilot Trevor.

Panel 5: Denise turns to leave as the commander looks at her.

DENISE TREVOR

We'll miss the daughter of Wonder Woman.

Panel 6: Denise looks blankly at the commander.

BASE COMMANDER SIMMONS

Me and your father are good friends. Sorry we are losing you right when the air force needs a great pilot.

INT. PILOT'S LOCKER ROOMlater

Panel 1: Denise is cleaning out her locker as pilot Ned Peterson stands behind her and watches.

NED PETERSON

No, I'm not going to stand by and let this crap rob you off your wings.

DENISE TREVOR

There is nothing you can do pilot Peterson. Don't risk your career for me.

NED PETERSON

All the guys at the base respect you, and we are losing our best pilot because of three scum bags.

Panel 2: Denise closes the locker and is lifting up a duffel bag as Ned looks at her.

DENISE TREVOR

I'll be fine.

NED PETERSON

Great, you are letting the bad guys win and a decent woman is just going to roll over.

DENISE TREVOR

Sometimes you must accept that you will half to let men like pilot Dent win.

Panel 3: Ned watches as Denise, duffel bag over her shoulder, walks away.

NED PETERSON

So where are you going?

DENISE TREVOR

Spend a few days with some friends, then I'm going to Metropolis to spend some time with my father.

NED PETERSON

Pilot Trevor, you got my number. If you are ever in the area again, maybe I could take you out to dinner.

Panel 4: She looks at him and smiles though he frowns.

DENISE TREVOR

I would like that pilot Peterson.

NED PETERSON

Goodbye pilot Trevor.

EXT. ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASEnoon

Panel 1: Denise, duffel bag over her shoulder walks away from the base which is behind her. Over is the the darkened shadow of Wonder Woman, though there is a gold W on the chest. She seems upset.

NARRATOR

Though she feels defeated, part of her feels free. Now this woman with a warriors heart has nothing other then her need to fight, to find a worthy adversary to prove herself. Now all she has left is her heart. But that heart if it knew which worthy adversary lay ahead that will push the warrior beyond her own limits; that heart would break.

 

 


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