Batman observed Cheetah. She had that smug look on her face, like she knew she was going to walk away free. He had to show her she was sorely mistaken.
"There's only one problem, Cheetah," he explained. "We don't negotiate with terrorists."
Cheetah laughed in response. "I'm hardly a terrorist. The only charges you can hold against me are for breaking into your little clubhouse."
"You were acting on the orders of a terrorist. As his accomplice, that makes you a terrorist too," argued Shayera.
"You don't have any proof of that," Cheetah replied. "For all you know, I came here on my own."
"J'onn already read your mind," Flash started with a frown.
"Which doesn't hold up in court," she interrupted him. "Face it boy, you don't have anything against me."
"We'll see about that," Batman intervened. "Superman, bring her to a holding cell for interrogation."
"Like you could make me talk, you powerless little man," she replied smugly. She was surprised however when most of the heroes looked at her and each other with wicked grins, while some even chuckled.
"I wouldn't sell short the powerless guy who made Despero weep about his lonely childhood," Flash remarked with a large smirk. Cheetah first looked disbelievingly at them, then stared in horror as Superman led her to a holding cell, with a large amused
smile plastered on his face.
"I guess it makes one more witness to your case," commented J'onn as he addressed the assembled world leaders on the other side of the screens.
"We will immediately issue an international warrant for Mr Luthor here," started the Secretary-General of the UN. "You are advised to surrender. Don't force us to bring you in by force," he warned Luthor, who looked like he was going to bust an artery.
"You think you got me, Justice Freaks? I won't even spend a second in prison. You will rue the day you crossed me," Lex promised before cutting off his video feed.
"Unfortunately, there is a great chance that his lawyers will have him cleared out of all charges," Raven commented dryly, making more than a few people sigh in the assembly.
"Then it's a good thing we will need a lot of time to organize a proper dossier for the trial," replied the Russian president.
The US president grinned as he caught up to his counterpart's reasoning. "I believe it will take our inspectors a few months to examine all the evidence."
"And no one can bail out under charges of terrorism," finished Cyborg, looking smug like almost everyone else.
Nightwing however was among the frowning ones. "As for Ra's and Talia, I'm afraid it doesn't make much difference," he commented.
"There have been so many warrants on their heads for the past century," Batman agreed. "I'm not sure we can do more than keep searching for them."
"I believe there is nothing else to say," said Superman who had just come back from depositing Cheetah into a holding cell. "Sorry it's taken me so long, but I had to find someone available to keep an eye on our guest. Fire and Ice are posted right outside
of her cell," the Man of Steel whispered into Batman's ear, who nodded in thanks.
"Yes, we will contact you if we are again in need of your assistance. Over and out," the Secretary-General finished, before he switched off his transmission.
The Justice League observed as one by one the world leaders sent their regards and cut off their video feed until the last one left was Queen Hippolyta's.
"Once again I thank you for your help. It seems that Themyscira owes you a new debt of gratitude," she announced, before turning her attention to her daughter. "Take care, Diana. I hope to see you soon."
"Goodbye, Mother. I'll try to come by and visit you as soon as this business is over with," the princess replied before turning off the screen.
"That went better than I thought," Flash said after a moment of silence, making a few people sigh in exasperation.
"We still need to track down Ra's and his goons," added Nightwing. "Do you have any idea where he might be now, old man?" he asked his adoptive father.
"Unfortunately not. I-" Bruce started but was interrupted by a cough from Diana who was smiling at him suggestively, which made him want to pin her to the wall and fuck her right here, "-we
have been tracking his whereabouts for a few days now. His trail stopped somewhere in the Kashmir region in the north of India. We'll get back to our investigation as soon as I'm done interrogating Cheetah."
Everyone nodded at his suggestion, as most of them had their own cases to solve or duties to attend to. As everyone started to leave the conference room, Batman pondered his options.