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Fic: 172 (Oracle, PG13, Prompt #16: God)

Title: 172
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #16, God.
Word Count: About a hundred and thirty.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: There's no such thing as a guaranteed happy ending, but that doesn't mean one is impossible.
Author Notes: A sort of mash-up with A Better World.


'The League cannot be everywhere at the same time.' Leave it to Batman to phrase an invitation to a worldwide coup in the form of a banality.

He is right. Flash could have, but Flash is dead. From the point of view of most of the Leaguers, that's the why of all this. But Barbara had been the one breaking into Luthor's shadow ICBM controls. The one who stopped his apocalyptic gambit literally with only seconds to spare.

She knows just how close they had all been. And she can be everywhere, in her own fashion. Force might be the ultimate backing of a government, but information is its day-to-day currency.

Barbara nods. "You know my father would have tried to stop you, don't you?"

"Jim was a good man, but we can't live forever in our parents' shadows."

Barbara laughs softly. The new world is only minutes old, and there are already marvels in it.

.finis.

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katarik
Apr. 26th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Batman, that *you* said that...
__marcelo
Apr. 26th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
The saner I see Bruce becoming, the closer I see him to taking over the world in one way or another.
katarik
Apr. 26th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
I'm not sure who that says more about, Bruce, Batman, or you.
__marcelo
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Er... Look behind you, it's shirtless Bruce! runs away
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__marcelo
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
*g* Thanks!
sockich
Apr. 26th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
"Jim was a good man, but we can't live forever in our parent's shadows."

o_0 Now that is what I call SCARY! ;)
__marcelo
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
:) I know! Talk about weird developments (although I do think that toonverse!Bruce is a bit healthier than comics!Bruce, for only-in-the-emotional-sense meanings of 'healthier').
odditycollector
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
Oooo. 'Specially that last line of Bruce's. :D
__marcelo
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
:D
petronelle
Apr. 26th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
I had never processed before that Wally is the moral cornerstone of the toonverse. I find that terrifying -- though perhaps I'm just too used to Clark's preeminence.
__marcelo
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
I loved it when in JLU -post "A Better World"-, the founding members were discussing about what to do about Luthor's plans, and Wally said something like "Don't worry. I'm the conscience of the League. As long as you all keep me alive, there'll be no problem." And the he relaxed and smiled hugely.

*hearts Wally*
rubynye
Apr. 26th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
I *know* Ben Franklin was right ("those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither"), and yet... and yet...

So what happened to this Oracle? Because the JLU guys never would have won against Lorders backed by *her*.
__marcelo
Apr. 27th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
I *know* Ben Franklin was right ("those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither"), and yet... and yet...

I think one of the triumphs of imagination is to create heroes we'd follow anywhere. But then comes the -much harder- internal victory of not doing so (the "aquatic ladies giving away weaponry is no sound basis for a government system" theory :)).

So what happened to this Oracle? Because the JLU guys never would have won against Lorders backed by *her*.

Great question. Either there was an Oracle vs. Oracle thing, she sided with lorder!Batman, or... the other possibilities are scarier.




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