Comfort And Joy
by Smitty

"I've finished my holiday shopping."

Jonah groaned, letting his head drop over the back of his chair.

"How on earth did you get your shopping done already?" he asked faintly. "We've been to seventeen cities in three days, not counting the whole Thanksgiving tour thing, and you've been at the Watch--" He jerked upright. "You're giving your book as gifts."

"No." Diana smiled and shook her head. "I'm just finished."

"I'll be finished too, provided my credit card doesn't buckle under the weight of half the stock of," Jonah commented, turning in his chair to face the Amazonian ambassador.

She sat on his desk, denim-clad legs tucked under her and her reindeer-bedecked red sweater pushed up above her bracelets.

"Hanukkah comes late this year, doesn't it?" she asked.

"A bit. It was early last year," Jonah said. "Getting in the holiday spirit already, Ambassador?"

"Ferdinand has cookies in the kitchen." Diana's smile turned mischievous. "They're non-denominational... and if we hurry, they'll still be hot."

"Sweet." Jonah closed his laptop and stood up. "Let's go."

Diana grabbed his hand like a little girl and dragged him off to the kitchen.

And Jonah never asked what had happened at the Watchtower.

Author's Note:


In JLA #190, Batman and Wonder Woman decide not to risk starting a relationship. Jonah is the staff lawyer at the Themysciran embassy. I don't know, actually, that he's Jewish, but it works for him.

Hawkman/Atom: Present Tense

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