schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
The first time one of the children gives him that narrow-eyed look, Booster Gold feels a flutter of unease. The girl says, "I thought you were Green Lantern" and the time-displaced super gives Skeets a look of pure panic. A quick glance down at his costume affirms that he's still wearing the Goldstar armor (and he's still annoyed at himself for getting tongue-tied over his alias), so Booster just gives the girl a nervous laugh.

"Green Lantern is still speaking with the fire chief," Skeets reports.

"Why don't you let him know he's got a fan waiting to meet him," Booster suggests, then quickly amends, "as soon as they're done."

"Yes, sir!"

The girl smiles brightly, and Booster manages a genuine smile back.

* * *

It's only later, pacing in his apartment, that Booster lets the worry show. He pulls off his visor and runs shaking hands through his hair. "How did she know? I made sure this costume didn't look anything like the Corps uniform... Residual projection? Temporal feedback? It's possible that she could be psychically sensitive and picking up on my memories subconsciously... Hmm."

"Or she could have been genuinely mistaken, sir? Human children make errors," Skeets notes. Booster exhales, blowing his bangs up off his forehead momentarily.

"You're right, Skeets. One incident doesn't indicate much. She might even be colorblind!"

"Indeed, sir."

* * *

"Don't even start, Skeets!" Booster yells, heading for the primitive excuse for a personal computer available in this time. He boots it up, waiting impatiently for the machine to display its desktop. "It's statistically improbable for this many children to be latent psychics! Or colorblind, or whatever other theory we've floated. Somehow, they know!"

"That is what's improbable, sir. And it makes you seem paranoid."

"We can't risk anyone figuring out the truth. You know I was forbidden from undertaking this mission to the past." Booster starts typing, often having to backspace and retype. Stupid keyboard. "The Goldstar... Booster Gold persona is supposed to minimize paradox. Paradox alerts them. We can't afford to have ISTA on my trail."

"I understand, sir. But what can we do?" Skeets asks, somehow managing a patient tone his voice simulator wasn't equipped to mimic. (Being the companion to the last of the 25th century's Green Lanterns requires improvisation.)

"I have to disassociate myself from Green Lantern traits," Booster says. "Let's see... Selfless, patient, brave, sacrificing... "

"So you're going to... Act like a brat? And a coward?" Skeets asks.

"Brat should get close enough," Booster replies. He flashes Skeets a nervous grin. "Vicky Vale will love ripping me apart for that."

"If you say so, sir."
schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Runny Peach Pie
Author: D.L. SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: AU, opens post-"Infinite Crisis" but the change actually happened before then.
Warnings: mentions of character death, though none happens in the story itself
Word Count: 1800
Prompt: Inspired by this picture
Word of the Day: paregmenon noun:
The juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation, as in “sense and sensibility.”
(Paregmenon comes from the Greek word parēēgménon meaning "to bring side by side or derive.")
Summary: "Power Girl tries to tell herself not to get her hopes up... She's a grown woman. She knows that wishes don't come true."

Runny Peach Pie

"Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie - not perfect but who's complaining?"
--Robert Brault

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: The Call is Coming From Inside the Tower
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: A Death in the Family
Warnings: the obvious ones, given what I'm spoiling
Word Count: 231
Summary: Danny has an unexpected visitor when he's supposed to be alone in Titans Tower
Word of the Day: agita, noun:
1. Agitation; anxiety.
2. Heartburn; indigestion.

The Call is Coming From Inside the Tower

It didn’t do much good, Danny supposed, checking for threats that needed to be stopped while the Teen Titans were off in space. He certainly couldn’t take them on himself.

‘Hm, possible terrorist activity in El Salvador.' He checked to see if there was an active superhero team there, and sent them a tip to check it out.


Danny let out a high-pitched (but not at all girly thank you very much) scream and leaped out of his chair, spinning around to confront his attacker. There was no way he was going to let someone get through him to the Titans’ systems, no way at all!

“….Jason, what the hell? What are you doing here?" Danny asked a moment later, when he realized that it was Robin who had spoken. He picked up his fallen chair with a flick of his wrist and surge of TK. "How did you even get in here?”

The other young teen hero looked at him… Sadly? Danny didn’t get it. He’d hardly ever seen that look on Jason’s face, and never while in costume.

“I’m not here, Danny. That’s the thing,” Jason said solemnly.

Danny laughed. “What do you mean, 'I’m not here’, I can see you right in front of–” he went to give Jason a friendly clap on the shoulder, and yelped when his hand went right through Jason’s body instead, “me?!”
schizoauthoress: (Jayne Could Get Naked)
Title: But To Love More
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Teen Titans v2 #14-15 and #19, Titans v1 #25
Prompt: from Saphire-Dance -- "Roy just flirts with everyone though, boy, girl, non binary cuties
it's just his default state of oh my gosh i love everyone
And I think a lot of people brush him off as not being serious, but no really he totally means to flirt and is super serious I will date you right now it will be so awesome" (We were just chatting, but the plotbunny bit hard.)
Warnings: so much kissing, some talk of sex (nothing explicit), guns because Jason shows up, strong language because Jason shows up
Word Count: 4035
Summary: Roy loves everyone, as much as they'll let him.
Note: Somehow I ended up anti-shipping Donna/Roy and shipping Lilith/Roy super hard over the course of writing this. Oops. The sections aren't quite chronological, with the "bad idea" at the start because I didn't want to end this on a down note.
Note II: Thanks to Daggerpen for randomly listing off other Titans for Roy to kiss when I couldn't think of enough. And many thanks for being a great beta-reader!

Word of the Day: billet-doux, noun: a love letter

But To Love More
One Teen Titan Roy Harper Has Kissed But Dating Is a Bad Idea
And Five Teen Titans He's Kissed and Would Totally Date

Roy has no illusions about love conquering all. He already knows very well that love gets chewed up and spit out by life like everything else. But he doesn't let that stop him from looking. Even if love doesn't last, he's going to enjoy it while he can, for however long he has it... and with whoever will let him love them.

Most people think he isn't serious. They telegraph pretty clearly that they consider the kissing, the dating, the sex all in fun -- a welcome bit of intimacy and enjoyment, but nothing serious. Roy doesn't see the need to correct them, doesn't feel like putting his heart out there on the line when they make it clear that they won't be. But he cherishes all of them.


Donna Troy

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Lilith Clay

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Zachary Zatara

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Toni Monetti

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Eddie Bloomberg

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Dick Grayson

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schizoauthoress: (Cancer--I Peench Feets)
Title: Let Them Make Cake II
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none, this is a bakery AU
Prompt: For my "alternate take" fic meme, Daggerpen asked "any chance of some Baking Graysons POV on the Devil’s Food Bakery's order passing?"
Warnings: Dick Grayson is in grudge-holding mode and thus a jerk.
Word Count: 803
Summary: Roy is a decent fellow, and he hates to take sides.
Word of the Day: palter, verb:
1. To talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery.
2. To bargain with; haggle.
3. To act carelessly; trifle.

Let Them Make Cake II

Roy heard the phone ringing in the back and worked just a little faster to box up the cake his current customer had requested. “Grant!” he called to the cashier, “Ring Mrs. Dibny up for me? Call coming in.”

He flashed her an apologetic smile, but the lady made a shooing motion with her hands as she smiled back — ‘go, go! answer that call!’ — and Roy felt better about slipping away. He ducked into the office and picked up the receiver.

"The Baking Graysons, Roy speaking. How may I help you?" Roy recited the basic set greeting.

"Roy!" a familiar voice said, in a cheerful tone that struck him as strange, "Glad it’s you. Danny Chase here."

"Hello, Danny," Roy replied.

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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: (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: 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 [ 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.


"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."

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.


"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?”


"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."


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