"Illegal move! Error!! ERROR!!! ERROR!!!!
The sword cuts right through the Queen's chest plating, sparks flying everywhere as the light in the robot's eyes dims. She falls back onto the ground.
"Oh dear....Oh dear oh dear oh dear!!!"
The Hatter shrieks a bit as the kick sends him flying back, slamming into the back of a semi truck left abandoned on the road.
At that moment, the back of the truck opens up, revealing a three foot tall mouse-like creature in a vest and a top hat. The mouse creature gestures for the Hatter to come inside.
"I'm afraid that's my cue, madame!"
The Hatter grins, leaping into the back of the truck and bowing, "Tata!! I'll see you at the tea party!!"
With that, the mouse creature shuts the back of the truck. When she runs to open the door, Cyborg finds no Hatter and no mouse creature. Only a crate sized bomb with an LED coundown clock counting down.
Blue Wizard and Starbolt
With a cheer from the college students, the bomb tumbles through the portal, crashing into the waters below. As the portal closes, a rush of water splashes through from the explosion, drenching the two heroes and the students but otherwise leaving them unharmed. Lying atop the bomb was a small envelope with a message inside.
You're Invited to Freedom City's Un-Birthday Celebration!!
The Festivities start at one o'clock sharp between the three places where man touches the sky.
Don't be late!!
"Of course it's my un-birthday you foolish bird!"
The Queen snarls, "We aren't celebrating my un-birthday, but this fine city's!! You'll lose your head for such....
Suddenly, the Queen of Hearts stops as she looks at a nearby clock in the park. She grits her teeth and begins to fly up into the air, "We'll finish this at the celebration...."
With that, she zooms off into the sky, leaving the Doctor alone with the bomb at the foot of the Sentry Statue.
"That was before I knew you fought THIS dirty...."
"Aw, you said I was cute when I fought dirty," Zorra says with a shake of her head. "I'll see if we can scare up Lady Liberty for you, next time. Until then, here's a little souvenir of our dance." Zorra deftly cuts a "Z" in Cheshire Cat's shirt, not that he'd be likely to notice it among all the other artistic rips in his costume.
The Cheshire Cat says, slowly sitting up and watching as she carves the Z into his shirt. "I shall treasure it always."
Cheshire Cat says, his voice dripping with sarcasm.
"Oh shut up, I'll be fine..."
"Now, let's see if we can get rid of this wall and stop the boys in blue from shooting me long enough to get you an ambulance."
He says, managing to stand up. "I once broke my arm trying to get away from Siren...and that was before I even had superpowers."
With that, he raises one hand and flicks his wrist. At that motion, the brick wall comes apart, rebuilding itself in a dome around the SWAT team. In a puff of black smoke, Cheshire Cat is suddenly sitting atop this brick dome.
"So this is the way I see it. At one o'clock, the bombs the rest of the gang set go off. You wanna know where White Rabbit is, and I'd rather not try figuring out how to escape from Blackstone. Not to mention I always enjoy helping pretty girls."
He smiles his trademark grin, "I'll tell you where the tea party is being held, and you let me go. You'll get to save the day, and next time you see me I'll take you out to a nice candlelit dinner at Chez Henri. Maybe a club afterwards....what do you say?