__marcelo (__marcelo) wrote,

Ficlet: Three-Body Problem (DC, PG13, Prompt #5: Syzygy)

Title: Three-Body Problem
Fandom: DC
Prompt: #5, Syzygy
Word Count: About a hundred and seventy.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC owns all characters involved.
Summary: Everybody calls them heroes. They are just what they are.

They never debate whether they could. They have to decide whether, and precisely how.

The one who can move mountains fears that it'd be meddling too much.

The one who was a goddess would rather not wield that power.

The one who lives in darkness thinks it would be a surrender of hope.

They involve nobody else in their long, often unspoken debate. No matter how big or small the groups they have led, they are always the leaders. The outsiders. The role models. The rebels. Them.

Yet as their comrades fall one by one to bravery, time, and death, it comes to the lives they would save, and they make the only choice they could have made.They tell nobody, and start from his Cave.

It's where the time machine is kept.

They meet there at the end. No time has passed, and there's no change. Except everywhere else in the world. Countless lives fixed, reshaped, changed.

They are the only heroes in the world now, and there are no other villains left.

Tags: fic, jl, jl fic, philosophy_20 challenge, prompt #5: syzygy
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