A Rock and a Hard Place
Summary: A drabble. John makes a hard decision.
His ring, drained from too many hours spent trying to control the uncontrollable, was useless. Mari lay unconscious under a burning timber. Shayera, her legs buried beneath a heavy slab of concrete, stretched for her mace. A handful of people remained on higher floors.
John heaved the beam from Mari and pulled her into his arms. He ran outside, glancing back over his shoulder, knowing -- hoping -- Shayera could continue the fight. She would survive.
Superman, carrying six people, landed beside him and said, "Everyone's out."
The flames reached the heating oil tanks in the basement.
The building exploded.