Batman Fanfic: WantWant
Scarecrow x Riddler Slash
All characters belong to DC comics.
It was an odd word to him. It didn't fall well from his tongue and was uncomfortable passing through his thoughts.
He knew what it meant of course. Want, to desire, to crave, to wish for. His vocabulary was far from limited, wants were simply not something he experienced often. Needs were important, he was required to sleep, it was necessary to eat, and he had to continue his research at all costs. Those were all simply the compulsions of living life.
Wants were frivolous and foolish.
The opposite of fear, and fear was all the Scarecrow cared about.
So Jonathan Crane did not bother himself with such things. Perhaps that was why someone so consumed with want caught his eye.
"For want of a nail, a shoe was lost."
The Nursery rhyme, barely whispered, echoed off the concrete walls like the words of ghosts . The yellow
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Scarecrow x Riddler Slash
All characters belong to DC comics.
It was a word he was more then familiar with. Want of attention, knowledge, acclamation, it drove his every choice and action, he was well aware of the fact. He didn't consider it a weakness, far from it. It was encouragement and excuse to play out his skills. Whether with word or invention, by achievement, or cheating, it didn't matter.
Edward Nygma got what he wanted.
The world was full of challenges to him and he was determined to take the prize one way or another. Still there was one trophy that alluded him, so far at least. Every time the Bat threw him into the hell hole where lesser idiots came to die he would be reminded. Across the mess hall or in the yards he would watch his target, one of the few bright spots of interest in the darkness. He had not failed to take his claim, no, opportunity had yet
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The alarms began at exactly 2:13 am, a sound so common it was no more distracting then that of a distant police siren. Not a single inmate gave the blinking lights in the dark more then a glance or a fleeting thought of who had caused it.
Who it was fleeing from Arkham Asylum tonight?
The plan took almost a week to put together, casual seeming chatter over a chessboard. The guards had not picked up on the double meanings whispered under breath, and now they paid for it.
They screamed, at the top of their lungs, clutching and scratching at their clothes. They were being attacked, set aflame, crawled over, or at least that's what they thought. In truth they were only wriggling on the floor, fighting off their imaginary enemies.
"How long are you going to stare at them?" A mans voice broke through
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Riddle me this Professor.
Riddler x Scarecrow
Jonathan Crane hadn't cared for much over his lifetime but he had always loved the subject of psychology. He adored everything about it, dissecting a man's mind without so much as a scalpel, poring over the volumes of bizarre behavior of hundreds upon hundreds of case studies, observing every little social choice and interaction as a road map to past horrors and future doubts. To think his career was dedicated to the most magnificent innovation in human history. He was paid to analyze it, expand its applications and teach others with the results. Oh he enjoyed the teaching, never had there been a time he was not only allowed but encourage to talk about his favorite subject in as much detail as he could manage.
It was the students he hated.
By god, he hated them. He hated the the ones who coasted by in the back rows, barely doing enough work to keep their athletic scholarships. He hated the ones up front who pandered to him,
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Behind him in the backseat, Riddler and Scarecrow continue to gripe at each other like children.
“If you hadn’t left a riddle we wouldn’t—”
“Of course I left a goddamn riddle, are you kidding? Why would you team up with me in the first place if you were so certain—”
“I honestly don’t know. I honestly do not know why I would put up with you for three weeks just for those damned notes—I could’ve just paid someone to br
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Riddle Me This, Professor.
Scarecrow x Riddler
Teacher x Student
Name: Edward Nashton
He answered to it anyway.
There wasn't much in the student file he'd take at face value. This kid was smart, but more importantly he devious. There was no doubt he might have found a way to change things to get what he wanted.
And he seemed to get what he wanted.
According to his records he'd been at Gotham University for three years already, but that was most likely a lie as well. Someone as loud as him would have lit up the staff gossip circles and he would have heard something at some point.
It didn't matter, Jonathan Crane was well versed in reading people, and that included truths.
Edward didn't come to the next class with the same showmanship he brought to the last but he still made sure to answer every question and keep the other students' eyes on him. And again he stayed after the rest of the co-eds had gone on to mor
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“But Jonathan, it’s only fair—”
“If life were to suddenly become fair, do you really think it would happen to us?”
Jonathan scowls but gives in, tugging the shirt over his head and tossing it unceremoniously aside. Edward’s eyes roam greedily over the new expanse of freckly skin, dozens of scars from near-invisible old to shocking, raw new skin. His back is peppered with shallow pockmarks—birds, he realizes with a barely suppressed shudder. But something about the strawman’s near-skeletal form intrigues him so.
“Turn for me,” Eddie nearly giggles, and Jonathan humors him. There are just as many scars littering his torso, but one stands out and it wipes the smile from Eddie’s face in an instant.
A newer scar, huge and thick, slashed across the pale flesh of Jonathan’s abdomen. A
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He was only three steps down the hall when Crane nearly knocked him over.
“The hell, Crane?” The strawman didn’t reply, continued fumbling with the door, appearing almost frantic. It was worrying in a way that Edward couldn’t describe. It angered him more than a little, Crane’s irritating ability to put him at a loss for words.
“Crane? Crane, stop, dammit!”
He grabbed the taller man’s arm and yanked him around. The look in Crane’s pale eyes hit him with such force that he actually took a step back. His anger withered instantly under such a gaze.
It was fear. Not nerves or anxiety, but pure, bare
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"Riddle me this--"
Eddie huffed, glaring at Crane's back across the tiny room. He had to get this one out of his head. It was a good one. Luckily, he'd learned which buttons to push.
"Pleeeease?" He whined, drawing out the word. Crane sighed, not even bothering to roll over and face him.
"I've been with you your whole life. I've done nothing to you but you still hate me sometimes. Rage at me and I'll just rage back. I'll mock you, taunt you, but I always follow your lead and I'll never leave you. What am I?"
Silence from the other bunk. Eddie grinned wider. He opened his mouth but Crane cut him off.
After a moment, Crane answered. Eddie frowned.
"I worked hard on that one," he pouted.
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But then he saw him.
The boy seemed younger-he was smaller than the rest of the children-but he looked the most eager for the anticipated treat. While the little Batmen and Robins clamored around him, this little guy stood, eyes fixed on the door as if he could open it by sheer forc
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“How dare you,” Jonathan growls, “How dare you, you ungrateful little whore!”
The word thuds into him with the smooth, true force of an arrow. Usually it’s enough to knock him back into something more instinctive, a rage that clouds his reason, but now it doesn’t even make him blink.
“Excuse me, Jonathan,” he snarls back, “Excuse me for wanting to be treated like a person!”
“What’s that s’posed to mean?” comes the dangerous hiss. Jonathan’s pale eyes gleam beneath his wild fringe of dark, curly hair. He’s so angry that he’s even beginning to slip into his old accent.
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The soft sound of a midnight rain pattered above him, but that was all.
After about a minute, the Master of Fear's fingers relaxed their death grip on the covers and he rested his head in his hands, trying to ignore the cold sweat dripping down his back.
His old nightmare was back. The one where he was still a boy, still innocent, staring up into the deathly rafters of an old chapel as a thousand beady eyes stared back at him, and then descended, beaks open and about to
"No." he said aloud, his voice sounding hoarse as if he really had been screaming.
"No. No. No."
Jonathan pressed a hand against his chest as if he could slow his rapidly beating heart by force. He felt sick and disoriented, irrational dread robbing him of the ability to think straight.
As if on au
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Edward doesn't think he can even cry anymore. He just sits, numb, the entire world as dark and vague as the shadowy warehouse around him. It feels so empty without Jonathan.
Something buzzes against his thigh. His phone. A text alert.
He almost throws it. How dare the rest of the world go about their business? Don't they know that he died with Jonathan?
He takes it in a cold hand, doesn't recognize the number. Not that it surprises him. The entire world has been unrecognizable, an alien void for almost a week.
The screen makes an irritating little beep when he pulls up the tex