Pairing: Artemis Crock (Artemis)/Wally West (Kid Flash), Selina Kyle (Catwoman)/Bruce Wayne (Batman), M'gann M'orzz (Miss Martian)/Connor Kent (Superboy)
Fic Title: Cat's Cradle
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, language, major character death
Genre: Adventure, family/friendship, angst, drama
Why This Must Be Read: So I've been lurking on this LJ for awhile, reaping all the benefits of not having to trawl through heaps of fic to get to the good ones, but I've never really been tempted to post a rec of my own...but this author has totally made me grab an account and start reccing. This particular fic is a what if story where Batman's sudden death leaves the Team without a mentor and the Justice League without one of their important members. So what do they do? Call Catwoman in, of course. In this fic, Catwoman happens to have been married to Batman, and is "reformed," but still retains all the badass-ery that makes her, well, Catwoman. It also makes her a hilarious and oddly touching mentor for the Team. The characterization is spot on for all the characters, and I really particularly enjoyed the serving of Artemis/Wally, complete with banter and teasing and adorable-ness. This fic might be most notable for the excellent dynamics between Team members (particularly the friendships between Wally & Dick, M'Gann & Dick, Artemis & Connor) and between Catwoman and the Team as she struggles with her new role. The team is initially wary of her, but are starting to warm up per the last update. A really great, fun read that I'm happy to have stumbled upon.