Frankenstein waited quietly in the shadows of the corner of the book store. He was used to remaining in shadow, as his appearance did tend to cause fear. Even though humanity couldn’t stand him, he still felt the need to protect them. To that end, he was waiting in an occult bookstore, the owner of this particular store known for having all the gossip of the supernatural in England.
“Sorry to keep you waiting Mr. Adam,” the old man entered the room, “But I’m afraid that you made this trip for nothing. As far as I know, the magic community is behaving itself. So it would seem there is no vampire to smash in its fangs, or ghost to exorcise.”“Having nothing happen is preferable,”
replied Frankenstein, “I would rather hold a good book, than hold my sword.”
“And what a pretty sword it is,” the old man looked at the blade on Frankenstein’s back, “Though I can’t place its heritage. Atlantean? Gem World?”
Frankenstein laughed, “You could keep guessing and never get it. For now it will remain a secret, just as I am a creature of secrets.”
The old man then laughed, “Very well. Perhaps I could find the answer in my books, as I have far too many books.”
The man then turned toward the many bookshelves packed with arcane tomes. Frankenstein took this as his cue to leave. He headed to the back of the store, where an ancient stone door stood. It was a portal door, an artifact that can connect to any other portal door around the world. Frankenstein put his hand on the door knob, focusing his thoughts on where he wanted to go.
Frankenstein opened the door, revealing a bright light. Stepping into the light, Frankenstein left England and entered America, specifically Washington D.C. Frankenstein found himself in a dimly lit room, with a poker table in the middle. Around the table sat various kinds of Fae, such as Pixies, Elves, and Gnomes. Initially gasping at the abrupt entrance of the giant man, the Fae calmed down when they recognized him as Frankenstein the monster hunter.
Frankenstein just nodded at them as he made his way up the stairs and out of the gambling den. Exiting into an alleyway, Frankenstein saw that he was only a few blocks away from the Justice League Unlimited HQ. While he was a member of the team, Frankenstein had not been publicly unveiled. So, to prevent cries of a monster going after the Justice League, Frankenstein decided to keep to the shadowed alleyways to get to the HQ, planning to use the secret back entrance.