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Repression - Cassandra, PG13

Fandom: DC Comics
Title: Reflux
Characters: Cassandra
Rating: PG13
Prompt: #29, Repression
Word Count: About a hundred words.
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Don't own.
A/N: None.

A field of death.

Cain. Batman. Superboy. Robin. Oracle. Shiva. Brenda. Alfred. Onyx. Batgirl.

All dead.

In the middle of it, an eight year old girl smiling sweetly, her hands covered with blood.

The corpses started to rot, and in their decay, they shifted. The shifts whispered terrible things to the girl, who experienced the death of her victims... and beyond.

The girl screamed.

Batgirl woke up with a gasp.

"Easy," said Batman, gently pushing her back to the bed. "You were exposed to the fear toxin. Whatever you saw, it wasn't real."

Batgirl nodded and sank into the soft pillows. It hadn't been real.

Not this time.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 8th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Poor Cassandra. What an awful vision to have to live with! Great fic though. You packed in a lot into a few words.
Jul. 8th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Ohh, nightmare time. I love that the corpses whisper things to her as they shift, that's a very nice detail. Ok, maybe nice isn't the word. But good characterization. Fear toxin rates very high on my cool list, along with the sex pheromones. Batman's villains have the craziest resources :)
Jul. 9th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
They do, don't they? They are an awesome, scary bunch. But then, so are the good guys :D.
Jul. 9th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Bruce is haunted by the people he couldn't save, but Cass is (also) haunted by the one she killed - her dreams are surely "interesting" (there is a dream sequence in an early Batgirl issue where being Batgirl is pictured in-dream as a jar of Bat-cookies... it's heartwrenching, but also fun in a way).
Jul. 8th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
The last line is a viciously efficient punch to the gut. I would applaud, but I'm still feeling sick for Cass.

Also, you want years to be year.
Jul. 9th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

Fixed it (I think).
Jul. 8th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Ow. Man, that hurts. The Scarecrow is such an excellent villain.
Jul. 9th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
*nods* He has been downplayed lately, but he's very cool.
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cass, can you not

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