Zatanna lay in a cell sprawled on the floor, stripped down to bra and underwear. Thoughts raced through her head. Does the Team know she’s here? When will they rescue her? What if her dad finds out that she was captured while on a mission he reluctantly let her go on, if the only reason he let her was because Robin was with her? Will the League get involved? The the door opened. Her captor walked into the room.
“Ugh.” she said. “What do you want?”
“Come on.” he said roughly. “You have some friends you might want to see.” she froze with fear. Her captor shook his head and picked her up, throwing her over his shoulder. He lugged her to the supposed ‘living room’ in the prison place. He threw her down on a chair and spoke.
“Recognize anyone?” he asked. Her eyes opened in fright. In the same room, she saw Artemis, also stripped down to bra and panties, and M’gann, still fully clothed.
“M’gann, how come you’re still fully dressed?” asked Zatanna.
“Only I can take my clothes off. They’re literally pat of me. They’re organic, remember?”
“Do either of you know what happened?”
“The only thing I can tell you is this is not a mental simulation. Oh, and I can’t contact Conner, Wally, Kaldur, Robin, or any of the League. Not even Uncle J’onn.” said M’gann in despair. Artemis shook her head.
“I don’t know how we could possibly get out of this.” she said.
“Will the Team come?” Zatanna asked. M’gann frowned.
“I don’t know. Probably. I mean, I’m sure Conner won’t stop looking for us until we’re found, and then he won’t leave my side for some-odd hours. That’ll almost definitely be the same case for Wally, and Robin if Zatara doesn’t take you back home, Zatanna.” she said, lowering her eyes in a meaningful way. Zatanna looked shocked.
“There’s nothing, I repeat nothing, going on between me and Robin!” she protested, looking at the accusing faces of M’gann and Artemis.
“Sure. Anyway, Zatanna.” said Artemis. “How much energy would it take to teleport the three of us back to the Cave?¦fully dressed?”
“Well, I can do one of them, but whichever gets chosen, I’d have to go to the infirmary in the Cave for a few hours. Which one?” Artemis and M’gann looked at each other and frowned.
“Let’s go.” said Artemis and M’gann, although Artemis was still frowning.
“If Wally sees me like this?¦” she said.
“Oh, no you don’t.” said their captor. “No one escapes me.” He lunged towards them.
“Uh-huh?¦Uh?¦no.” said Zatanna. “Ecitsuj tnuom ot flesym dna simetra nnag’m!” Smoke filled the room. When it cleared the three girls were gone.
“I’ll get you. You won’t be able to escape me. Not while you have tracking devices in you.” he smiled deviously. “Then I’ll put you under my control, and you won’t be able to run away! Mwahahahahaaaahahahhaaaaa!”