#1 Edited by Joygirl (18441 posts) - - Show Bio

[ Written by Joygirl. Plotted by Joygirl and Avenging_X_Bolt. ]

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Sinestro.

“You... killed... me...” she whispered. It had been true in a way. During the Four-Corps Battle Sinestro had killed her – split her in half from the shoulder down with one of his foul golden constructs. She had been abandoned there, thought dead, but nobody ever noticed that Laira's ring never left her finger. Never detached itself from her body. Never removed its hold on her.

The Red Lantern Corps, despite being ancient – older even than Sinestro's Corps – was new to the world. New to everyone but Atrocitus himself, who had not yet fully tested the ring's capabilities... such as its ability to heal. The red energy replaced a lantern's circulatory system, yes, that much was known. It was even known that it had the ability to heal over certain organs or outright replace them out of necessity, such as when Atros had lost his heart not so long ago.

But nobody had any clue that it would be able to repair the damage done to Laira, repair the entirety of her body.

The long, blazing red scar across her, however, testified to the fact that the red ring was even more powerful than had been suspected. Shock had been apparent on every face on Ysmault when Laira, the former Green Lantern, had flown down to the Red Power Battery, her hand extended as she approached it.

“With blood and rage of crimson red,” she whispered, extending her finger. She was exhausted, nearing a second death as the ring ran out of power.

“We fill mens' souls to darkest dread...” there was a spark from the ring, then a small flash. Laira's voice grew more powerful. Bleez, another red lantern who had just gone through her Blood Ocean dip, arched an eyebrow.

“Who is this one?” the havanian asked. “Didn't she die? Cut down by Sinestro?”

“And twist your minds to pain and hate...” Laira's back straightened as the ring drew energy from the battery, flooding her with it. Her very organs pulsed with the red energy, her mind began to seethe from it as rage filled her, focused within her.

“It seems Laira was stronger than we thought.” Atrocitus allowed himself a grim smile, still holding Skallox down in the Blood Ocean so that he couldn't escape.

“We'll burn you all...”

“She's really milking the oath, don't you think?” Bleez said with a twist of her lips, folding her arms.

That... is... your... FATE!” There was a brief blast from the power battery as it completely filled Laira's ring, flooding her with its power, charging her, feeding her, gorging her with the power of pure fury and vengeance. When the red halo around her faded, Laira dropped to her knees, crimson plasma dripping from her lips as she gasped for breath.

“Excellent,” Atrocitus said softly. “Bleez, when I'm finished with Skallox... introduce young Laira to the Blood Ocean.”

#2 Edited by wildvine (8265 posts) - - Show Bio

Very short, buts that's a nice change. Fic's don't have to be novel length to be good. Don't really know the characters, but its well written, and looking forward to the next chapter.

Fave part.

“She's really milking the oath, don't you think?” Bleez said with a twist of her lips, folding her arms.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32617 posts) - - Show Bio

I shall read this when you get home

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#4 Edited by Joygirl (18441 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Edited by Oscuro (723 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: This Laira sounds like she'll have quite a bit of rage to share with her former comrades.

#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12487 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

@jonny_anonymous: How the hell do you know I'm not home? O_o

I think he meant I. he's dyslexic. or could could just be watching you like i do.....

@oscuro said:

@joygirl: This Laira sounds like she'll have quite a bit of rage to share with her former comrades.

Well she's not a red for nothing : )

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32617 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Yea sorry, spellchecker running wild lol

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#8 Edited by dngn4774 (2710 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: She's one of my favorite gl's. It's short but you've captured a lot of imagery. I especially liked the cuts between lines of the oath. Good job!

#9 Posted by Joygirl (18441 posts) - - Show Bio

@dngn4774: Thanks. ^_^ More should be coming tomorrow.

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#13 Posted by thowze (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the first two chapters of your Red Lantern saga and will read the rest when I get time after lunch. Thanks for sharing.

#14 Posted by Joygirl (18441 posts) - - Show Bio

@thowze said:

I liked the first two chapters of your Red Lantern saga and will read the rest when I get time after lunch. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, and you're welcome. ^_^ Hope you keep enjoying the series.

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#16 Edited by Bruxae (12533 posts) - - Show Bio

Its to bad Laira hasnt been around in the New 52, im really liking this.