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Title: The teaching of lessons
Fandom: DC
Prompt: #18, And if the answer is no / can I change your mind?
Word Count: About a hundred and seventy.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC owns all characters involved.
Summary: She's warrior, a teacher, and a diplomat. Any of those would be reason enough.


She believes Batman knows, disapproves, and understands. He has Gotham, and Gotham has him, and that's not a different lesson from the one she wants to learn.

J'onn, of course, probably knows her actions and reasons better than herself. It's not telepathy, but a wisdom born from compassion and loneliness. The same reasons why he will not attempt to stop or dissuade her.

It's Kal who she lies to. As is the case with all lies, she has many reasons for it, none of them good. But this is a battle that can't be won, and the worlds are safer -they have survived countless times- because that's a concept that Superman has never, and will never, need to understand.

Still, she feels better, truer, when she crosses the barrier between the universes dressed in civilian clothes rather than in her Wonder Woman uniform. Another thing Batman would understand, and Superman wouldn't.

As true -as grimly, hopelessly true- as she feels every time she takes off those clothes to embrace Luthor.

.finis.

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arionhunter
Jun. 5th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, the end was clever. Devilishly, perfectly clever.
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
*preens* Thanks!
katarik
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh... eek.

Man, and she *would*, and... eek.
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Going by what she said at the end of JLA: Earth-2, I'm surprised she didn't.

As far as we know.
sockich
Jun. 5th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
*meep*

The scariest, best thing is that she so totally would. ♥
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
:D *nods*
arch_schatten
Jun. 5th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
...eeek! was not expecting the end at all! I had to go back and read about J'onn's unerstanding and.. and.. almost approval and it only made me go more 0_o
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I love having J'onn around, because his point of view is so human.
rubynye
Jun. 5th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
*looks very sad for Diana*
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
*nods* Earth-2 is such a tragedy - I'm not really sure I can fanwank how relatively nonchalant the leaguers are about it. How they can let it go. They have faced worse odds than "whatever we do over there is fated not to work." They are the JLA, they are supposed to fight those impossible battles. They are supposed never to give up.
impactbomb
Jun. 5th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
This is like the black, black mirror universe to Petra's Lois/Diana fic, isn't it?

Augh, I did not see that end coming, augh, augh. D:
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
This is like the black, black mirror universe to Petra's Lois/Diana fic, isn't it? *preens* What a nice thing to say. Thanks!

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__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
I am simultaneously horrified and intrigued enough to want to know more about this situation. Success!

Glad you liked it.
razorsmile
Jun. 6th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
*is lost like a pirate*
__marcelo
Jun. 6th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
It's a continuation of the JLA: Earth-2 storyline; if you haven't read it, it has a few very cool moments, although I don't really buy the premises.
razorsmile
Jun. 7th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Oh I've read it. I remember loving it and I still have a vague grasp on the plot [albeit a much firmer grasp on the concepts therein (i.e. Good>Evil/Evil>Good on Earths 2 and 1 respectively) ].

If I remember the ending correctly, the two Earths were about to emulsify together somehow. The JLA decided to let the CSA return to their world and handle their Brainiac their way (lobotomization, if I recall).

... Oh. I get it now. Never mind.

-------------------

Response now that I Get it

Makes sense. He needs it more than anyone and the Themysciran is a giver.
__marcelo
Jun. 7th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Besides, she admires him - and with reason. She said that she doesn't know if she'd have the strength of will to do what he does; that's very high praise coming from her.
razorsmile
Jun. 7th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
I remember! I remember!
She said that she doesn't know if she'd have the strength of will to do what he does; that's very high praise coming from her.

Now that you mention it of course :D
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