“I don’t get it, Superman,” Batman said with a scowl on his face. “Someone stuck this plastic ice cream cone in my hand. What am I supposed to do with it? I can’t reach it to eat it and it’s plastic.”
“So is my lime ice pop. And guess what? You’re plastic, too, Batman,” Superman said. “And even though I’m called the Man of Steel, I’m also plastic.”
“But I’m Batman!” Batman insisted.
“I hate to break it to you, Batman,” Superman said. “You and I are Lego action figures. We’re kids’ toys.”
“Toys? You mean like Woody and Buzz Lightyear?”
“Well, technically they are cartoon characters who play toys and we’re toys who play comic book characters,” Superman said. “It’s all very confusing, but yeah, for all intents and purposes, we are like Woody and Buzz Lightyear.”
“Oh, okay,” Batman said. “Good to know, I guess. But, seriously Superman, what am I supposed to do with this plastic ice cream cone?”
Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Yulia Matvienko.