schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Between the Stacks
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: general spoilers for the "Red Rain" universe, though I changed the ending of Part 3 (Crimson Mist)
Prompt: When I opened for prompts on Tumblr, Daggerpen asked for "Helena Bertinelli (Earth 43.H), teacher knows best".
Warnings: canon level violence (those damn vampires again)
Word Count: 3670
Summary: A schoolteacher meets a police officer. They fight vampires!
Word of the Day: dowager, noun:
1. An elderly woman of stately dignity, especially one of elevated social position.
2. A woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc.
An interlude for the Earth-43.H / "Rainfall" universe. Takes place chronologically before Part One.
Part one here.
Part two here.
Part three here.
Between the Stacks

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Kaí Emoí (I, Too)
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: none, AU challenge
Prompt: Anonymous askbox prompt "Arthurian au Jason/Kon"
Warnings: forced cross-dressing, pre-slash
Word Count: 2138
Summary: Sir Dinadan, Squire Conon, and Iason. Like attracts like. And they're all dorks.
Note: adapted from incidents within "The Fyrste and the Seconde Boke of Syr Trystrams de Lyones" in Le Morte Darthur (Sir Thomas Malory)

Word of the Day: crasis, noun:
1. Composition; constitution; makeup.
2. a type of contraction in which two vowels or diphthongs merge into one new vowel or diphthong — making one word out of two.


Kaí Emoí

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schizoauthoress: (Homosexual Agenda oh noez!)
Title: The Best Defense
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: scenes adapted from 'Earth 2: World's End #1'
Prompt: Anonymous askbox prompt - "They're such good people, so I want to see what you can do with Sam/Alan, Evil AU :D"
Warnings: character death (not graphic), alignment change
Word Count: 2140
Summary: Sam does not trust Dr. Terry Sloan. He takes action.
Note: I can't remember if they ever established a timeline / timescale for the initial Apokolips invasion of Earth 2, so the timestamp given here might not be right.
Word of the Day: bandy, verb:
1. To pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take.
2. To throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
3. To circulate freely.

The Best Defense

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Angels Fall Without You There
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: I don't even properly know. Cassandra is in Hong Kong. I allude to Batman and Robin v1 for sure, probably some Red Robin developments and Batman Incorporated.
Prompt: askbox prompt for Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, "Roller Coaster"
Warnings: none really? The format may be a little confusing.
Word Count: 1813
Summary: Cassandra knows she doesn't like literal rollercoasters. What to do when life becomes a metaphorical one?
Word of the Day: splendiferous, adjective: Magnificent; fine.

Note: I got distracted by a different prompt also given for Cass Cain Month, which is why this one is late. And then I got bitten by multiple plot bunnies. This one was a hard one to get off the ground.

Note II: Medusa, opened in 1999, no longer exists as itself. It was retooled into Bizarro in 2009, but I'm pretty sure the track is the same.

Angels Fall Without You There

Gotham City isn't home anymore, and when Cassandra realizes that, she knows that she has to leave. (Blüdhaven had been home once, but that's one place she can't return to... no one can.) Her brothers had nearly ruined everything in their fight to succeed their father, had made a mockery of what his symbol stood for.

So she'd shoved the costume into Steph's hands, left the name she'd made her own, and packed her bags. As her flight departed from the Gotham City International Airport, the only thing that lightened the weight on her heart was knowing that passing Batgirl on to Stephanie was something that her father had wanted.

Cassandra rode a rollercoaster once.

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Futures Trading
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: none, post series (though I vaguely allude to "Jake of Hearts")
Prompt: askbox prompt from Renaroo "Daria and Jane, a problem that pizza CAN'T solve"
Warnings: parental illness
Word Count: 656
Summary: A turn for the worse makes Daria reconsider her path in life.
Note: I didn't mean for it to be quite so serious, but the idea grabbed onto my head.
Word of the Day: nubilous, adjective:
1. Cloudy or foggy.
2. Obscure or vague; indefinite

Futures Trading

"I can't believe it," Daria murmured numbly. She looked up at Quinn, who stared back looking just as shell-shocked as Daria felt. "I was sure that if we lost a parent before you got out of high school, it would be Dad."

Jane, seated beside Daria, gave a little snort. She patted Daria's hand supportively.

"Daria," Quinn said with exasperation (not holding the second syllable of Daria's name for nearly as long as she used to), "Mom's not dead."

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: No Fool
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: R
Spoilers: AU for "Countdown: Search for Ray Palmer" / Earth-43, Batman: Red Rain universe
Warnings: child endangerment (damn vampires), roughly canon-level violence (damn vampires), gory imagery (damn vampires)
Word Count: 2406
Summary: Jason finds a much better teacher in the ways of vampire hunting.
Word of the Day: strepitous, adjective: boisterous; noisy
Note: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] daggerpen for the assistance in making the fight scene readable!

I'm going to start referring to this alternate universe as "Earth-43.H" because I've made a bunch of changes to the history as I see fit. More notes under the cut at the end of the story.

Part Three of the "No Fate" alternate ending. Part one here. Part two here.
No Fool

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: But Keep the Old
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: up to Final Crisis
Prompt: none
Warnings: Final Crisis, vague allusions to characters who died
Word Count: 141
Summary: Tempest fools himself for a second
Word of the Day: mucro, noun: A short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf.

Make new friends...
But Keep the Old
...some are silver,
and others gold...


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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Moving Day
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: none, all-human AU
Prompt: Redtha from Tumblr prompted Redtha (Red Star/Pantha) with #16 randomly chosen, "brand new neighbors AU"
Warnings: a little foul language from Pantha
Word Count: 445
Summary: Leonid can't help noticing his new neighbors moving in.
Word of the Day: carp, noun: A peevish complaint.

Moving Day

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Let Them Make Cake
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none, this is a bakery AU
Prompt: For this AU meme, daggerpen asked for "Eddie/Jason, starting a business"
Warnings: Danny Chase is a sourpuss
Word Count: 459
Summary: Cakes and chaos and Danny Chase trying to keep his flighty friends in business.
Word of the Day: grouse, verb: To grumble; complain.

Let Them Make Cake

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Roll With It
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." unit82717 on Tumblr asked me for Dick/Steph
Warnings: none
Word Count: 462
Summary: It wasn't supposed to be like this, but they'll make the best of it.
Word of the Day: troth, noun: Faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty.
Note: Not a ship of mine, but I gave it a shot because Unit is good people.

Roll With It

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Building Family
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: Black Canary v3
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." Anonymous asked for Babs/Dinah
Warnings: a little Oliver Queen bashing, but he earned it
Word Count: 588
Summary: Reports of Sin's death were greatly exaggerated. Oracle does something about it
Word of the Day: matrilineal, adjective: Inheriting or determining descent through the female line.

Building Family

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: You Don't Even Lift
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." avengingeon on Tumblr asked for Donna/Jason
Warnings: Jason is a goofball
Word Count: 253
Summary: Jason and the women who can snap him like a matchstick.
Word of the Day: rollick, verb: To move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, gay, or jovial way.

You Don't Even Lift

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Unorthodox Solutions
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: none
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." serenity2132 on Tumblr prompted "Jaime Reyes/Cassandra Cain, mebbe?"
Warnings: talk of pregnancy, tokophobia trigger warning
Word Count: 362
Summary: Announcements when you're expecting get downright weird when a symbiotic alien scarab is involved.
Word of the Day: parturient, adjective:
1. Bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
2. Pertaining to parturition.
3. Bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.

Unorthodox Solutions

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Rebel Yell
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." Redtha asked for Tara/Miri
Warnings: running away from home
Word Count: 319
Summary: It's hard being the other mom sometimes.

Rebel Yell

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: After the Hard Knocks
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." Herestoyoumsholly asked -- May I ask for an OT3? Rose/Eddie/Jason? X3
Warnings: none
Word Count: 318
Summary: You gotta watch what you say when you live with a bunch of dorky guys and kids.
Word of the Day: recusant, noun: A person who refuses to submit, comply, etc.
Note: “Boupha” is a Cambodian girl's name, according to my web searches – because Rose would adopt a child of similar background if given the choice.

After the Hard Knocks

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schizoauthoress: (Labyrinth--Where is Bathroom?)
Title: Hesitant
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." An anonymous person on Tumblr prompted me with Cassandra/Jason Todd
Warnings: none
Word Count: 265
Summary: Jason and Cass's baby is here, and Jason has doubts.
Word of the Day: bosh, noun: Absurd or foolish talk; nonsense.
Note: Probably not part of the Heart!verse, that AU is pretty defunct, but it could be read as such.

Hesitant

"Come here." Cass said impatiently. But Jason still hung back, eyes fixed on the tiny bundle in Cass’s arms.

"But I…"

Cass sighed as Jason trailed off and gave her a helpless, overwhelmed look. “Nine months was not long enough to get used to this idea?”

"I don’t think nine years would be enough.”

"If it was going to take nine years," Cass replied dryly, "I would have made you carry him."

That startled a laugh out of Jason. He didn’t doubt it. Damian would probably help her, in that case. He took a few steps toward the hospital bed, feeling very awkward in the protective gown and gloves that the nurses had stuck him in.

He stared down at the tiny baby — pale skin new and especially pink, chubby little cheeks making his face almost comically round, and a dark tuft of hair atop his little head. The baby looked so delicate and small, even though Jason knew that he was of a healthy weight and size according to the doctor.

"I don’t… remember much… about my dad. I don’t know how to…"

"You read the books." Cass interrupted. "You read the books to me. We know enough to start.”

Jason reached out, laid a hand over Cass’s where it rested against their baby’s side. His little eyes fluttered open for a moment, but drifted closed again as the baby made a contented little sound.

"No matter what," Jason said solemnly, "we’re not naming him Richard."

"I was thinking ‘Bruce’." Cass replied, eyes sparkling with mischief.

"You wouldn’t.”

"He’d cry. So much."

"Hmmm…."
schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Impasse
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none, just this is a "Tana didn't die" AU
Prompt: "Give me a couple and I'll write a drabble about them as parents." Daggerpen on Tumblr prompted me with Kon/Tana
Warnings: none
Word Count: 330
Summary: No bed! says Kon and Tana's young child.
Word of the Day: ensconce, verb:
1. To settle securely or snugly.
2. To cover or shelter; hide securely.

Impasse

"Kamaka Moon, you come down from the ceiling this instant,” Tana Moon said sternly, craning her neck to look at her child. “It’s bedtime!”

Kamaka shook their head sharply and pressed more into the high corner of the room. “Not sleepy! No bed!” Despite the proclamation, Kamaka couldn’t stop a yawn.

"I am not going to ask you again." Tana folded her arms over her chest and tapped her foot once against the hardwood floor. "One."

"I would do what she tells you, Kam honey," Kon-El Moon warned as he walked into the living room where the confrontation was taking place, sounding quietly amused.

"Two!" Tana said, with another tap of her foot.

Kamaka glared down at their parents with a mighty pout on their little brown face. Kon quirked up an eyebrow at the fierce expression. He didn’t even need to glance at his wife to know that she was matching their child’s expression almost exactly.

And then Kamaka stuck their tongue out at both parents.

Tana sucked a breath in sharply through her nose. And Kon knew that Kamaka had pushed just a little too far. He reached his tactile telekinesis through the floor and up the wall, grabbing on to Kamaka and propelling the child downward as though on an invisible elevator. Kamaka squealed with surprise — but no fear — and their less developed TTK poked at the stronger kinetic force wrapped around them.

"I don’t know why you don’t want to sleep, Kamaka," Kon said, walking slowly toward the child, "but you know not to make rude faces to Mommy and Daddy."

Hearing the disappointment in Daddy’s voice made Kamaka’s defiant expression crumple. “S-sorry, Mommy! Sorry, Daddy!”

Tana approached too, her voice more gentle than before. “Why ‘no bed’, darling?”

"Monsters!"

"Oh, Kamaka," Kon said with a little laugh, as he scooped up their child and hugged them tight for a moment. "Don’t you know? There’s no monsters in our house. Mommy scares them away."
schizoauthoress: (Love Monster (pit bull in advert))
Title: First Movement
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None, it's a magic!Cass AU
Prompt: askbox prompt for Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, "Music"
Warnings: none really. No vigilantes 'verse
Word Count: 1483
Summary: Cass gets drawn to Gotham and attracts some attention.
Word of the Day: veloce , adjective: Played at a fast tempo.
Note: I got distracted by a different prompt also given for Cass Cain Month, which is why this one is late.

“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.”
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


First Movement

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Even Cuties Have Bad Brainjunk
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none, this is a "no superheroes" AU
Prompt: Daggerpen on Tumblr prompted me with Jason/Eddie "meeting at a support group au"
Warnings: none, though the boys are attending a depression support group
Word Count: 590
Summary: Eddie doesn't particularly like group therapy, but his weekly support group has an unexpected benefit.
Word of the Day: apophasis, noun: Denial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as “I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.”
Note: originally posted to Tumblr. and slightly different. I added a sentence here and there for this version.

Even Cuties Have Bad Brainjunk

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Misinformation
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: R
Spoilers: Everybody knows that Jason Todd's dad is dead, right? Set in the DCU (preboot)
Prompt: Any, any, "My judgment isn't impaired! It's as bad as it always is!"
Warnings: guns, blood, death (lots of death), child death
Word Count: 2816
Summary: The death of Willis Todd.
Word of the Day: assoil , noun:
1. To absolve; acquit; pardon.
2. To atone for

Note: This hurt me so much to write. But I knew it had to come out.

Misinformation

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