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Title: 906
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #20, Reflection.
Word Count: About two hundred.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: It's unavoidable, really.


If you gather enough information, patterns begin to appear. Patterns in crime. Patterns in heroics. Lives interacting in tragedy and victory as so many elementary particles leaving traces in a sensor.

Doing what you do, you see those patterns all around you. Being who you are, you can't ignore them.

You try to to use those patterns to predict and act, but you soon realize your understanding of them isn't good enough. Friends become endangered, plans crumble and fall. Facts and people you had discounted as rounding errors impact in ways that ultimately turn the world upside down.

If you could but process the information well enough, you think, you could see monsters behind closed doors. You could keep people safe. If you could but understand.

You can't solve the problem by yourself. It's perhaps the hardest modeling problem ever attempted by humankind, and even with your mind and the resources at your disposal, it's beyond your unaided grasp.

But you are not alone.

There are other realities, other versions of you. Being who they are, doing what they do, they are attempting the solve the same problem. Some of them have access to interdimensional communication devices.

One of them contacts you.

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razorsmile
May. 2nd, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
Perfect.
__marcelo
May. 2nd, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
*g* Thanks!
razorsmile
May. 2nd, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Hmm. This would have fit really well as _infinity_, by the by.
__marcelo
May. 2nd, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Good point.
sockich
May. 2nd, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Yes. Just...yes. Perfect. And entirely plausible. Yes.
__marcelo
May. 2nd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Always trust a Gothamite to do the insane, logical thing.
caiusmajor
May. 2nd, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
Go multiversal Oracle network!
__marcelo
May. 2nd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
*cheers*
katarik
May. 2nd, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
... Ohhhhh boy.

I'm hiding under my desk and waving a small flag. I don't know yet if I'm asking truce or cheering them on.

(Which Oracle?)
__marcelo
May. 2nd, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know yet if I'm asking truce or cheering them on. Same here.

(Which Oracle?) Good question. On general grounds, I'd say the Oracle of the JLU mashups is among the ones who kickstarted the thing - seems like something they would do (and need to; now that you've taken over the world, what do you do with it?)
katarik
May. 2nd, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Make it more efficient?
__marcelo
May. 2nd, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'd approve, except that I fear their ideas of efficiency. Bruce, after all, is the one who saw a healthy grieving young boy and came up with the idea of Robin.
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