Chapter 59: Whatever It Takes

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"TAKE LIVES," Superman yelled. "HOW COULD YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT DOING THAT!"

"Take a wild guess," Orion glared.

"Our kinds are being hunted, two of our friends have already just barely escaped death, an illegal agency is after us, and there is nothing legally that can be done against them," Melinda shouted. "Take you pick on which reason is the best."

"We don't want to go that far, almost no ghosts and mystics ever do," Danny said. "But we do anything to keep each other safe."

"They will come after us, again and again, until someone puts a stop to them," White says. "Once and for all."

"You can't be serious," Canary gasped.

"Dead serious," Danny glared. "Pardon the pun."

The mystics, Nightwing, and Blue Beetle all face-palmed. Phantom could just not help himself when it came to puns.

"You can't do anything against the Guys In White," Alya shouted. "What else can the rest of us do other than defend ourselves when no one else can."

"We appreciate the help, we really do, but you have no way to help this time," Lena said.

"Our sacred grounds have been defiled, our friends have been attacked, our homes are in chaos, our families are in danger," Mason says. "It is our duty to protect what we hold dear, and we will."

"If those psycho conspiracy theorists have done all this just against us, how long do you think before they go after you," Ethan crossed his arms. "You have just about six members of the league that use, or are a part of, magic. It is only a matter of time before they try to attack the Atlanteans or Amazons."

"We have mermaid and amazon friends, and we'd never want to see them hurt," Krinos told them. "The league has Dr.Fate, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, the Hawks, and Aquaman are all magical in one way or another."

The league members were stunned. The mystics and Phantom were all standing strong and proud for themselves. But there was still the issue of them potentially taking lives.

"We know that they're a threat and you are angry, but don't stoop to their level and turn into killers," Green Arrow told them. "You'll just become what the monsters they've been calling you."

"It's not like we haven't taken lives before," Erica smirked. "I take pleasure in draining those that attack my friends."

"Myself and Mason have also taken lives," Juliet says. "We had to fight in one of the battles for Camelot about 500 years ago. And in war, it's kill or be killed."

"I don't know about any of you, but i'd rather be the 'kill' and not the 'killed," Caitlin put her hand on her hip. "After all, I was the one that killed Justin Claybourne."

"That was YOU," Green Arrow yelled. "PROMETHEUS BLAMED ME FOR THAT AND YOU JUST VANISHED AND LET ME TAKE THE BLAME."

"I had ever right to kill him," Caitlin shot back. "His illegal and dangerous drugs killed my sister when they reacted badly to her were-cat physique. As those in the were-creature committee say, 'an eye for an eye, a life for a life."

"Taking lives is still a bit extreme," Martian Manhunter said. "You are all some of the most powerful people we know, it you are also very honorable in nature. Do you think there is any honor in taking the lives of those you know do not stand a chance against you."

"What choice do we have," Jack joined in. "I may be the new guy, here, but I've known these guys for a long time. They, we, would never go to these measures unless it was absolutely necessary."

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