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Fic: On a steel mirror (PG13, DCU)

Title: On a steel mirror
Rating: PG13
Fandom: DCU
Author notes: Spoilery for Teen Titans #51. You probably already know which scene.


You aren't stopped by the gun he's aiming at his temple. You have five ways to prevent him from firing it. It's his face. You are better at reading faces -and at understanding yourself- than you were before you became the Batman.

He's far more committed to not becoming you than he ever was. You cannot win. You keep down your bitterness, and wait for the moment in which the temporal wave will reach you and you will cease to have ever existed.

You wait... and then you remember having put a gun against your own temple, back when you were facing yourself. The exact moment in which you crossed the line you had to cross.

You smile and remember the sudden understanding of it as you see the light dawn on his face. Yours, now.

He throws away the gun, but it's already too late.

.finis.

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comixologist
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
SO GOOD ♥
__marcelo
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Thanks!
nokomis305
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Oh, Tim.

__marcelo
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
*beams*
vespa331
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
::whimper::
Oh, you are the cruelest snatcher of hope Marcelo...
__marcelo
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
I'm blaming that last page of the comic. The gun looked so natural in his hand, his strategy so logical...

ceesoo
Oct. 4th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
*sigh* wasn't it? This is why if he really wanted to win he should have started asking questions.
__marcelo
Oct. 4th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Tim has a very difficult problem: to defeat somebody who is himself, only better, he has to become better... but without becoming him. I think a lot of us deal with similar problems vis a vis our images of our future selves as we grow up :).
rubynye
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, Tim. Oh, Tim, Tim, Tim, Tim, TIM. The utter Tim-ness of him.

__marcelo
Oct. 3rd, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
That's high praise, thanks.
museofspeed
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
Damn.

That's sort of awesome and totally creepy.

And I've said it before, I'll probably say it again.

That picture of Tim with a gun to his head is far hotter than any almost-suicide has right to be.
__marcelo
Oct. 5th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
That picture of Tim with a gun to his head is far hotter than any almost-suicide has right to be. *nods* I wholeheartedly agree!
sockich
Oct. 6th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
*flails at you*

Timmy!

(that last page is still one of the hottest things ever, though)
__marcelo
Oct. 7th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Tim is a world-class master of Ideas Like That.
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