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Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:39 pm Fic: A Fool Off His Guard (PG)


John's lost count how many nights he's lain awake, mentally reviewing every interaction. It doesn't matter that Hawkgirl - he uses her code name to distance himself - fooled them all, even Bruce. It doesn't matter that he and the League had sent the Thanagarians packing and cleaned up the mess. It doesn't matter that the expected reprimand from the Guardians never came.

It's still his fault. He was her teammate, her friend, then her lover. He should have realized that she had another agenda. But he knows better now. John Stewart won't be played for a fool again.

So he shaves his head and grows a beard, changing his outward appearance to match his inward resolve. He and Bruce conduct the Mother of All Background Checks on all prospective League members. He repeats Mari's once they start becoming more than teammates, and once again she comes out pure as the driven snow.

Time passes. Late at night, over a bourbon, sometimes he still wonders whether Shayera was telling the truth after all, when she said she loved him. He reminds himself it doesn't matter, he's moved on, he's happy. Only a fool would dwell on the past.

Then he sees Shayera in the elevator, wearing a pink dress he's never seen before, and he can't stop looking at her. At that moment, he'd give anything to be the man she's dolled herself up to meet. He forces himself to picture Mari in pink, and catches himself wishing she had red hair, wondering who's fooling whom.

Prompts: comicdrabbles: Snow, fanfic100: Friends

Also inspired by a line from the song "Arabian Nights" from Aladdin: "A fool off his guard could fall and fall hard."

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Oct. 18th, 2012 @ 08:59 pm Drabble: Altared State (Clark/Lois, G)

Lucy Lane joined Clark and Jimmy Olsen at the altar, just as they had rehearsed. As the music swelled, the double doors opened.Read more...Collapse )
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superman lois good lovin'
Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 05:19 pm Mini-rant, and preview

I'm grateful to have a job, but wish my current tasks weren't this odd combination of important, boring, tedious, and detailed.

But - I wrote a drabble during my lunch break! I need to get Phoenix to weigh in, and hopefully I'll post it tonight. It's for the prompts "cold" and "white". No, snow isn't involved. :)

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seriously? wondy
Sep. 17th, 2012 @ 04:02 pm AP on hiatus
Current Mood: tired

Just in case anyone is wondering, we haven't dropped off the face of the earth again. We've just been overwhelmed by work and an influx of family. We hope to be back posting again in a week or so.

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Aug. 16th, 2012 @ 11:05 pm Drabble: Practice (Bruce Wayne, G, pre-series)
Bruce watched his father's fingers dance over the violin's fingerboard.
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Aug. 15th, 2012 @ 11:56 pm Drabble: Needling (G, Clark/Lois)
Clark winced as the needle pierced Lois’s skin.Read more...Collapse )
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Aug. 4th, 2012 @ 12:22 am Drabble: Whatever the Cost May Be (PG)


"Gentlemen, it's been an honor."  With those words, Batman presses the button that sends Flash and the Martian to safety.


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Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:08 pm Drabble: Need (PG)
“You want it,” Shayera crooned.Read more...Collapse )
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Jul. 30th, 2012 @ 01:27 pm My cup (of ideas) runneth over

Why is it that when I have the least amount of time to write that I have the most ideas percolating?

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Jul. 29th, 2012 @ 09:43 am Drabble: Showdown (Wally, J'onn, G)
The Flash faced his adversary, steely determination in his eyes. "You're going down." Read more...Collapse )
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j'onn getting somewhere