A distinguished-looking blond man smiled in recognition as a younger woman in a pink dress approached him through the gates of Thomas Wayne Park. “Alana, I’m glad to see you looking so well!” said Alan Scott.
Alana Miller nodded and said, “Thank you. I feel better than I have in… I don’t know how long! Getting to know you and Molly and talking things over with the doctor your friend Dr. McNider suggested I see has changed my life!”
Alan nodded and placed one hand on her arm in a fatherly, protective manner. “I’m delighted to hear that,” he said. “Now come on, and let an old man buy you some lunch. Jennie-Lynn will be joining us. You’re going to like her!”
Alana smiled warmly and said, “I bet I will!”
Paul Kirk Jr. was feeling happy for a number of reasons. “I am glad the Atom and the other JSAers believed that my team was nothing more than a small assembly of would-be super-heroines. I trust the Justice Society, but for now I’d rather the world didn’t know about the Council or just how extensive it is!” He looked up at Bellatrix and added, “And I’m thrilled to have Artemis on our side now!”
Bellatrix nodded and said, “She may be worth the trouble you took, after all.”
Later, Artemis Crock sighed as she stared out a window at the Kirk compound. “I don’t know exactly what kind of influence the Council has. I know Bombshell’s dad has some real pull with the top brass. Anyway, I was happy to accept the conditional pardon they offered me. I might just like being a heroine.”
She smiled as she added, “And if I don’t, there’s always work for a girl like me!”