Location: Communications Complex
Interactions: The Team
Talon started at the mention of his name. He hadn't been expected to be put in a leadership position so early, especially considering how their early training exercises had gone. In the two weeks since, Talon and the others had improved upon their skills and their communication, and this would be a perfect chance to demonstrate Talon's leadership qualities and confidence in the field. Despite a lot of their interpersonal relationships still having some room to grow, the opportunity to lead the team in a real mission was something Talon wasn't going to take lightly. And he would prove to them all his worth in the field. He studied the viewscreens in front of the team, illuminating two separate drop zones.
Batman called the mission an "observe and report" type, but actually infiltrating the target and recovering any proof around Kobra's involvement in the recent Gotham Labs robbery meant that at least some of the team would have to get their hands dirty. Talon immediately ran through the entirety of the team in his head, flipping through all of their abilities, strengths, and how they worked together.
Rain however was the first to speak up, asking Batman who the teams would be split into. Talon felt irritated. If he was in charge, he should be the one to decide who goes where - that's what part of the expectation being a Team Leader means. Talon could feel himself able to speak up about this. He could feel his training and upbringing begin to take hold, he could run almost on auto-pilot."I'm going to assign the two teams, I've come to know everyone's strengths in the short time we've been here and as Team Leader for this mission I need to be able to operate with complete control."
He was looking at Rain as he spoke, then turned to the rest of the team, stepping out in front of the viewscreens."Squad A will be the infiltration group. I'll be on Team A, and I want Zatara, Mirage, Metamorph and Cybergirl. Zatara's magic will open extra doors we might not have been able otherwise. While Mirage's cloaking will enable her extra stealth options. Metamorph's tracking will give us the edge on sneaking around, and Cybergirl will be our internal muscle. Squad B will focus on Recon and any patrolling. For that, Brightheart - Stay airborne, keep ground team informed of any extra movement. Hex will be able to use their invisibility and teleportation for ease of movement. Felix your clones can cover more ground and make it easier to patrol in a larger space. Nymph will be on comms, outside in the sunlight is where you'll operate best. Rain, you're the most experienced and I want you on Squad B's lead. Keep them organized, keep them calm. If Squad A comes off comms I want you to take over.
It was the most Talon had spoken at one time since joining the team, but he felt natural, felt at ease. He was grateful for the opportunity that Batman had given him - he had felt personally that Batman was somewhat apprehensive about his joining the Bat Family, and even moreso joining the ranks of Young Justice. Talon would have bet that Batman had more interest in someone like Rain, a more obviously safe bet. Talon wouldn't blame him. He was a product of violence, angry and uncontrollable. But Rain was the picture of determination, well regarded by the others. He was tall, an incredible physique, the picture of discipline, he already had the superhero look. Talon wanted to punch his stupid face, right in his perfect jawline.
But later, that was personal, petty stuff. In the two weeks since joining, Talon and Rain hadn't crossed paths much. They were seemingly on opposite schedules, and when one finished up a workout in the gym, the other was just starting one. They had yet to truly fight each other. Talon knew it was only a matter of time.
Talon looked back to Batman, addressing him."Is this acceptable?"