Thursday, September 16, 2010
The Super Buddies, formerly known as the Justice League International, found themselves wished into the bowels of Hell. To their great surprise, the soul of departed member and all-around innocent Ice resided there. Her two closest loves, saucy best friend Fire and macho ex-boyfriend Guy Gardner, entered into a deal recalling the tragedy or Orpheus in which they would be allowed to lead Ice out of Hell, so long as they never looked back along the way. Despite their misgivings about one another, Fire and Guy walked together silently, hearing no one following behind them. Finally, Fire couldn't bear it anymore, and snuck a peek.
"Beatriz..." Ice told Fire, "You always did care too much." In a flash of light, Ice vanished, leaving her friend on her knees screaming "NOOO!" Guy Gardner knelt down to hold Fire, and the pair of tough cookies sobbed. Seriously, this is one of the few comic moments that can make me get misty eyed.
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