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CHAPTER 20

On a high rooftop lost among many like it in the middle of the night, Elissa paced back and forth with her arms crossed over her chest, staring at the roof before her as she walked.  Diana stood by the roof's edge, her foot atop the short wall and her arms folded on her knee.  She was watching the night and was clearly lost in thought, and did not speak much for the half hour they waited.
"Still not sure why we're here," Elissa grumbled as she paced.
Diana smiled.  "Like someone once told me, patience, Princess."
Elissa finally stopped pacing and she turned fully to her mother.  "Look.  We need to talk.  I can't go back to Themyscira under the circumstances.  I have obligations here and…  Like I told you, when I was on Olympus the Gods told me I have to use these gifts they gave me and—and—and  Stacy's going to need me for a while…  Are you listening?"
"You don't have to go back," Diana agreed softly.
Her lips parting in surprise, Elissa breathed, "Really?"
"There will be conditions," Diana added quickly, "but I think it's time you learned to hone these gifts, and young as you are it is time for you to spread your wings.  You will still be required to study and train and you will return to Themyscira periodically to that end, but…" She sighed.  "I think there is much good for you to do here."
Elissa took soft steps toward her mother and gently grasped her shoulder.  "Thank you.  I won't let you down.  I'll make you proud of me."
"You have already, Golden Angel."
Batman informed from behind Elissa, "Just heard you're staying."
Elissa barked a scream and spun around, grasping her chest as she backed away a step, then she set her hands on her hips and cried, "I've asked you like a hundred times not to do that!"
Still looking out over the city, Diana smiled a little smile and greeted, "Hello, Bruce."
"It's good to see you again, Princess."  He was standing in the shadows and was little more than an ominous silhouette in the darkness.
Her wide eyes shifting from Batman to her mother and back a few times, Elissa finally gasped and demanded, "Wait a minute!  You guys know each other?"
"You sound surprised," Batman observed.
She fixed her eyes on him and shook her head.  "That's how you knew I wasn't really Wonder Woman!"
"That's how," he confirmed.  "I finally figured out that you must know her.  Judging from your abilities you are clearly an Amazon."  His cold eyes found Diana.  "I'm just wondering why she would send someone so young and inexperienced to take her place."
Elissa looked away, her brow arching as she folded her hands behind her and tried to confess, "Yeah, about that…"
Slowly turning, Diana nudged her daughter aside and walked right up to the Dark Knight as he emerged from the shadows.  "I didn't send her to take my place.  I would think that a detective like you would have figured that out by now."
"I was hoping that was the case," he said, staring back at her.
Raising her chin, Diana offered, "I want to thank you for watching over her."
"No problem," he replied softly.
Elissa walked up behind her and took her side, and she playfully punched Batman in the arm.  "Yeah, thanks for being there for me.  I think you really got me over the hump."
He tore his eyes from Diana and nodded to Elissa, then looked her up and down.  "I like the costume change."
She smiled and shyly folded her hands behind her again.  "Thanks.  I was hoping you would like it."
"Looks like you've come into your own," he said almost proudly.
Elissa nodded.  "I had someone kind of helping me along.  And thanks for that."  She looked to her mother and continued, "We worked together a couple of times.  I thought we did rather well as a team, but somebody spends most of his time working alone."
Raising her brow slightly Diana said, "Well how surprising."  Her eyes were still on the Dark Knight, not wavering even as he looked back to her.  "You haven't really worked with anyone in a long time.  It's good to know that you still can."
Batman raised his chin slightly, a coldness in his voice as he asked, "So you called me here tonight to meet your protégé?"
"No," Wonder Woman replied, "I called you here tonight to meet your daughter."
Wonder Woman: Legacy Chapter 20.

The final chapter. Get ready for something that most people never see coming!

Enjoy, and let me hear from you.

Updated 31 October, 2011

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SuvarnaShah Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
AWW SHIIT!
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
So, did you like it?
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SuvarnaShah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
i did. however i would like to know batmans reaction on the rooftoop! lol. same with elissa, I forgot, did she already know?
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
She did not know who her father was until that instant. There is a sequel to this story, the first couple of chapters of which are posted on my DA page somewhere. It picks up a couple of months later and gives you a look into the relationships as they develope. I'm thinking about posting more as I get it edited.

Any thoughts you'd like to share on WW Legacy, by chance? I'd love to have your full opinion on the story, perhaps answer any questions you might have.
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SuvarnaShah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Was that particular story BATMAN: Legacy?

I'll think of some questions for ya! In the mean while, I'm working on something interesting LOL. Something to go along with my Pregnant Wonderwoman drawing.
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Sweet! Can't wait to see it.

You would be looking for Rise of Golden Angel. Batman: Legacy was written on request to see how Elissa and Damien would get along. It was a fun little project.

Thinking of questions? I'll think of answers.
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UnoNinja11 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
AHHHHHHH...this was soooo good..... PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER CHAPTER AT LEAST.....
Really need to see bruce's reaction. ahhh please Wow!
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Mr561 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
BTW, what an awesome story! Keep up the good work bro :)
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks, man. You honor me!
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Mr561 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Not as much as you honor us with that story-telling ability of yours :)
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Mr561 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Dude, not cool. You need to add more chapters, this is way too good for such a cliffhanger!!!!!!!! Even an amazing one at that.
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I will, in fact, continue Elissa's story. Sometime this week I have a call to make to DC's parent company Warner Brothers to see about continuing the project. Wish me luck!!!
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Mr561 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
O_O . . . good luck man!!!! :)
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WonderWomanbatmanfan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
WAIT WHAAAA!! Please update soon cuz to tell you the truth I didn't see this coming
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Update? Are you yet another reader asking for a sequel?
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WonderWomanbatmanfan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
um...yes
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Toshiro-Salem Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I love this so much, I want some more. I love Elissa, and you've really inspired me and given me the boost to continue my own writing.
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you greatly for your kind words! Elissa was a whole lot of fun to write, I suppose that's why she feels so real. I don't know if you caught this part, but WW:L was purpose written to be a fundraising tool for the fight against breast cancer, not just fan fiction. I'm hoping to get DC's attention on the matter soon.

Meanwhile, I'm under increasing pressure from readers to write a sequel, and I am concocting a storyline for it. Perhaps you'll see more of Elissa soon.

And by all means, continue your writing! I'd love to read what you have! And thank you again for your kind words and for faving Legacy. It really does mean a lot to me.
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Toshiro-Salem Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Anytime. I loved the story so much, and the fact that it was for breast cancer makes it all the more awesome since fighting for the cure has a special meaning for me due to the illness in my family. Oh, and if you want to read my work here's a link. I hope to see more of Elissa soon!

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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I do like your honest, pure style of writing. Just out of curiosity, will you be posting this here on DeviantART?

Also, I'd love to hear your impression of Elissa and how she fits in to the grand scheme of things, if she has a future in crimefighting and the whole saving the world thing, and how much of a chance she would have as a mainstay at DC. No pressure.
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Toshiro-Salem Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I have been meaning to, but haven't had the time. I'll put it on here soon, and I love Elissa. She's very strait forward, but has a nice sense of sarcasm. She's so strong, I can honestly see young girl's looking up to her the way people look up to Wonder Woman. She definitely has a place in the DC universe. The question is weather DC would be willing to allow Wonder Woman to be with Batman. But, since the kiss in Blackest Night it's quite possible. I like Elissa because she's not perfect. She's learning, and she's growing so she's easier to relate to. I could step into her shoes and I loved it. Oh, and thank you for you comments on my writing style. I love to write so much, and I need to find more time for it. Lately, I've been drawing more than writing.
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thank you for the feedback. I love kind words! And, I've been checking out your artwork. I rather like it, too.
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Toshiro-Salem Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Aw, thanks so much. I love drawing so much, but it's nice to get a compliment from another.
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White-Feather Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Well, after many delays, I finally got a chance to read through this a second time, and found it was even more enjoyable than before! I particularly noticed where parts have been expanded and tightened up, or given more depth (ex: Elissa's feelings of inadequacy in trying to live up to her mother's reputation). Reading through again I came up with a few new questions and nitpicks, but the latter were for the most part rather minor, overall it was delightful, and I really hope one day that there's a sequel. :)
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Oh, you flatter me. Sequel? Yeah, I'm tossing the idea around. And if you have any feedback or nitpicking then send'em along!
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White-Feather Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Just sent a note about it.:)
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
You are too good to me.
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White-Feather Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
It's no trouble. :)
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jlapj Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no no no!! it CANNOT end there!! well anyways this was an amazing story...you are an amazing writer..i found no flaw...just the end because i am dying to know what bruce's reaction is..but other than that i seriously enjoyed this story!!! i have no more words....:love:
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
End? I'm under growing pressure to write a sequel and I haven't even heard from DC as of yet! Meanwhile, I'd love to know what you thought about Elissa, her relationship with her mother and her evolution from flighty Amazon teenager to superhero. Actually, she's close to your age, isn't she? Your insights could very well be a great asset to a sequel. No pressure. Also, your thoughts on Stacy, and perhaps Red Panzer. Believe me, anything you have would be well received! And let me know if you have questions!

I'm so glad you enjoyed the story! Perhaps I'm doing something positive as a writer after all!
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jlapj Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you must!! and i absolutely love their relationship. you portrayed the teenager very well! sassy, kind of arrogant...but then you got the whole superhero thing going on. elissa wants to live up to her mothers standards. i also love how they have a very fun relationship. at the end it was soo nice! i really think you caught the warrior and teenage aspect of her. Her journey to a superhero was amazing too. most stories i read, it happens to quick and there is not a lot of depth, but in your story i could see the transition and it seemed a lot more realistic, do you know what i mean?? i also really like stacy. you are very good at bringing out each personality. i find elissa to be very strong, but stacy to be a quiet, sweet, delicate girl which is great considering she has breast cancer. i would not expect (for a story) a strong girl to have that but a sweet girl who the strong one will take care of and help...if that makes any sense. i actually do not know who red panzer is but i think he is very interesting! i got a very good image of him from your descriptions. i especially liked the action scenes...there is so much i could say but it would take me DAYS to write out..but seriously, all in all i LOVED this story and i'm just dying to know what bruce's reaction is;p
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
You make it sound like I'm doing something right. I am, in fact, considering a storyline for a sequel. I have a few projects ahead of it, but that will give it more time to cook.

Thanks for your input! It does mean a lot to me!
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jlapj Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
but you ARE doing something right:D and if you have the time...you REALLY should do a sequel... with some more bmww scenes;p no i'm kidding...write whatever you have in mind and i'm sure i will love it and everyone else will love it..seriously i'm thinking back to your story..and wow! it really left an impression...you. are. an. incredible. writer:aww:
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
You are way too good to me. I'll try not to disappoint.
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jlapj Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D dont worry about disappointing me...you won't!
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
In that case...
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DarkKnightsVengence Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
iv read all chapters and its a really good story i keep wondering if Batman knew about Elissa if he didn't i wonder what his reaction was anyway it's a great story
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
You honor me, and thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed LEGACY and I'm also glad to hear from you. I've been approached many times about a sequel, and I've given it some thought. Let me know if I should. And here's hoping that it will someday fulfill its purpose to raise money for breast cancer.
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DarkKnightsVengence Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
A sequel is your choice not mine or others to make but at least you chose a great purpose for the story
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
You honor me. Do you have any feedback? Critisism? Any ideas that might make the story better? Some way to get through to the right people at DC?

No pressure, of course, but I'd love to have your feedback.
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DarkKnightsVengence Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
well i can say it's rather well written and thought out you also left them on one hell of a cliffhanger. there's nothing bad i can think of about this what soever
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
You are WAY too good to me, and thank you for your kind words. Maybe Legacy will be able to fulfill its purpose to fight breast cancer someday.

Thank you again.
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