It was rare for the Justice League members to have a break, especially during the holidays. However, as they found that no missions were being issued, everyone took it to their advantage and made plans.
“Are you spending time with your family for the holiday, too?” Clark asked Tabitha as she made her way towards the control room. She smiled brightly and nodded.
“Just feels kinda weird leaving Watchtower for a while…”
“J’onn will be here so if something comes up, I’m pretty sure he can handle it…” he nodded.
“Oh…” she realized that he had no family. She felt slightly guilty that there she was, making plans on spending Christmas on Earth when her boyfriend had no one to celebrate with… except with her, “Well… there’s no need for him to be alone!”
“You’re changing your plans so that he won’t be here alone…?” it puzzled him. He knew that the two had bonded over the years but he never would had guessed that he meant that much to her. She gave him a smirk and shook her head.
“No; I’m gonna invite him to spend the holidays with me!” she smiled. She shot the man a look as he slightly snickered, “What?”
“Good luck with that…”
“What you tryna say… he wouldn’t?”
“I don’t think he’ll be that comfortable around your family. Maybe the Lindseys…”
“Hmph… we’ll see. Happy holidays, Clark!”
“Same to you… and do let me know how that goes when you get back!” he lightly laughed as he walked away. She refrained from sticking her tongue out at him; he didn’t know that the Martian would have no choice but to spend the holidays with his girlfriend! She pressed a button on her communicator, calling her family.
“Tabitha! Tell me you’re coming home for the holidays…” her mother didn’t even bother to say “hello”!
“How’d you know it was me?”
“The caller ID; a whole bunch of zeroes come up whenever you call!” she laughed.
“Yeah, I’ll be there in a few. Mom… I’m bringing J’onn with me…” she tried. She knew that there would be silence on the other end; her family was still trying to get used to the fact that the two were dating, “Mooom…”
“I’m sorry, honey…”
“Wait; you’re telling me no…?”
“No! O-Of course, you can bring him; he’s your boyfriend, now…” her voice trailed off. It prompted Tabitha to huff.
“I know that he’s… different, but so am I, now. I just want y’all to get to know him better… please?”
“Alright, dear. We’ll see you two in a few minutes, then…”
“Thank you, mom!” she ended the call. She smiled and strolled over towards J’onn, who was at his usual spot over the controls of Watchtower. He turned and smiled at her, “So… whatcha doing for the holidays…?” she smiled back.
“What I always do; stay he… why are you shaking your head…?”
“Seriously? You’re gonna let your girlfriend spend the holidays alone?! No way; come on…” she tried to shove him away from the control panel.
“I can’t just… leave…”
“You said it yourself, J’onn J’onzz; you’re always in contact with Watchtower so no problems there! You got no excuses now, let’s go!” she was now attempting to pull him away by his arm.
“Well… it has been a while since I’ve seen the Lindseys…”
“Nuh uh; my folks’ house…” her words made him stop dead in his tracks.
“Tabitha…” he widened his eyes at her. She stopped trying to push him towards the teleportation pads and huffed loudly at him.
“What, now? Look, I already told ‘em we were coming; don’t make me out to be a liar!”
“You expect for me to go… like this…?”
“Oh, my God; it ain’t like they ain’t seen you like this before!” she rolled her eyes and laughed, “Don’t make me use force now, come on!” she tried pushing him from behind.
“You’re going to continue to try to get me to leave… aren’t you?”
“So… there’s no way I’m going to win this battle… am I…?”