Looks Can Be Deceiving - Young Avenge
Characters: Billy Kaplan/Wiccan, Teddy Altman/Hulkling, Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Tony Stark/Iron Man, various Avengers mentioned
Summary: Everyone knows Hulkling is strong, and reliable, and sturdy, and capable. Unless you're Wiccan, and you know better.
Word Count: 1218
Wiccan sat silently and listened as Captain America revealed his plan. It was well thought out, and took into account each and every last superhero that answered his call to arms. Nothing was wasted, and one had to admire how well Cap made sure he knew everyone present so as to better put their abilities to use. He also knew about their affiliations and relations, thus refraining from putting together arch-rivals unless he had absolutely no choice.
That was a good thing, however it did reflect on his level of objectivity, and much like how he didn't force people together unless he had to, it meant that for the good of the mission, he pulled others apart.
Frost-Bite Hazard - Young AvengersFrost-Bite Hazard - Young Avengers2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Characters: Most of the YA roster
Summary: Accessories are nice and all, but you better watch what you wear when it gets cold outside. B&T focus.
Word Count: 510
It was going to be a white Christmas. That much was obvious from how much it snowed the weeks before, or at least - that's what everyone was hoping for. All the extra layers were worn, the heavy coats were pulled out of the closet, and all the possible accessories - especially the ones made of wool - were put to use. Venturing outside the house was done only when absolutely necessary, and was short and brief. Of course, when one was a superhero, especially bearing any variation of the title 'Avenger', you didn't always have the luxury to do so.
"Hurry up and close the door, I'm freezing!"
The small group known as the Young Avengers retreated into the safety and relative warmth of their Lair, escaping the harsh weather outside. Even with the magical enhancements Wiccan appli
Putting You Back Together - Young Avengers fanficPutting You Back Together - Young Avengers fanfic2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Title: Putting You Back Together
Characters: Billy, Teddy
Time-Frame: Right at the end of Family Matters.
Summary: When the battle's over and the adrenaline rush dies down, Teddy has to come to terms with the truth about himself. Billy'd be damned if he let him go through that alone.
Word Count: 1899
At the end of every war, there's an aftermath. Sometimes you see it on the news, sometimes you hear about it from the survivors. Sometimes you never hear about it at all.
But other times? Those times you were there, lived through it all, and had to find a way to put it all back together again - most likely on your own.
It wasn't his own home Teddy came back to once both the Skrull and Kree armies were gone. He had nothing - no one - to come back to, after all. With Billy's own house destroyed, there weren't too many places they had left to go to, and so the night found the both of them taking refuge in the old Bishop publishing house they used as their Lair. It was for the best, he shouldn
Winter Day - Young AvengersWinter Day - Young Avengers2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Characters: Billy, Teddy, Tommy
Summary: When winter takes a break for an hour, everyone steps outside for a breath of fresh air, including three teens with the worst case of cabin fever ever.
Word Count: 1003
The snowstorm hit practically out of nowhere. The weather forecasts were contradictory on a regular basis, and people were left to fend for themselves. It's been going on for days, and cabin fever was becoming more common than the common cold.
"I need to get out of here." Was Teddy's conclusion after he finished yet another game.
As school was out, there was only a set amount of homework they got off their plate before long. Not ones to waste time, they caught up on their comic reading, series-watching and even backlogs in both their RSS readers.
Now, they might've had trouble, what with the storm constantly causing blackouts, but then again, that wasn't a problem when some of Billy's more basic powers were generating electricity, and wishing for things to work.
It wasn't long be
How Do You Know?Robin stood in front of his boyfriend Wally West's bedroom door, clutching the edge of his bright red pajama shirt tightly, biting his lower lip. He desperately wanted to go in, but not because he was feeling freaky that night, no. It was just one of those nights; a night where all the bad in your life hits you like a kick in the chest by an elephant, where you feel vulnerable and helpless, and you just want someone to hold you while you let it all out. He yearned to be enclosed in the wonderful embrace of his lover but he wondered to himself if Wally would try something more or shoo him away for disturbing his sleep. That was the last thing Robin wanted.How Do You Know?4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But finally he decided that what would happen would happen and pushed open the door. He made sure not to make too much noise, closing the door behind without so much as a squeak. He quietly made his way over to the sleeping figure on the bed of his boyfriend. Robin took a moment to revel in the moment, enjoying watching the
Robin Baby Chap. 1Robin Baby4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Wally sat looking at his young friend. He was thinking, as he did many times a day, what the thirteen-year-olds true identity was. Kid never saw Robin without something in front of his eyes. Even now, he was wearing sunglasses inside!
"Are you going to keep staring or are you gunna say something?" Robin asked with a smirk.
"Rob, what color are your eyes?" Wally asked without thinking. Robins face showed shock and then embarrassment.
"I can't tell you," he said sheepishly.
"Why not?" Kid whined. "You can always see me."
"It would compromise my identity. Plus you would laugh," Robins blush became even deeper.
"Well now I want to know even more!" the redhead exclaimed. "Come on we're friends right? You can trust me."
"We're friends, and I trust you, but I just can't tell you," Rob
Young Love part 2Wally didn't know what to do after what just happened. He was just sitting there on the bed confused and worried about Robin. Then everything just hit him and he started crying. He felt he was responsible for what happened. If he just had chickened out none of this would have happened. His secret would have still been with him and Robin would not be in so much trouble.Young Love part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
While he was crying his friends came into the room. They were really confused and worried about what was going on. Not to long before this Batman came to their base asking were Robin is. They all mumbled something about him being in his room. Five minutes later they see Batman literally dragging Robin kicking and screaming out of the base. They were just standing around the door watching Wally crying. They didn't know what to do or say.
Megan couldn't stand to see him like that anymore. She walked up to him, sat next to him, and took him in her arms. She just rubbed his back trying to calm him down.
"Its ok Wally," Megan
BrokenAlfred's POVBroken4 years ago in Drama More Like This
I know something is wrong as soon as I hear a crash. It's the sound of something breaking and I fear it's more than just a piece of fine china.
"Wally, wait! Please!"
Not more than I second later, I see Master Wallace come storming into the main hallway from my perch on the stairs. I believe the proper word to describe his expression is "pissed off." And there's a hint of hurt as well. Young Master Richard is behind him, right on his heels, face apologetic and pleading.
As Young Master Wallace wrenches open the door, Master Richard grabs hold of his shirt, hands trembling, and I am already making my way down the stairs.
"Let go of me, Dick."
"No! Wally, please don't leave! I didn't mean it! I-"
"Enough." The red-headed boy pushes Master Richard's hands away and my suspicions are unfortunately confirmed correct. "I'm done. It's over."
The door slams and not a second later, he's on the floor, sobbing.
"Good heavens!" is the only thing
Young Love part 1It is hard to keep a secret. Especially when you can't tell your best friends and even your father figure. Its difficult hoping that the other person, that knows your secret, is not telling anyone. Worrying that other people might know your most personal secret ever. This was what Dick, a.k.a. Robin, dealt with every day of his life once he met Wally.Young Love part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The team had just gotten back from a mission. Each and everyone of them were beaten and tired. Megan left to the kitchen to get something to eat with Artemis. Supey and Aqualad headed to the living room to crash on the couch and watch some tv. Robin headed to his room mumbling something about taking a shower. They all left Wally just standing there in the middle of the entrance.
Wally wasn't really hungry or tired so he wondered over to his room. When he got to his room he just headed to his unkept bed and sat there. He put his elbows on his knees and put his h
By My Side Part 430 minutes later Wally was still staring at his open doorway, the image of Dick disappearing through it still stuck in his mind. The only person who would help him, the only person who cared enough about him the only person he wanted by his side right at that moment was gone. He didn't know when he'd come back or if he'd even come back at all. He'd pushed the boy beyond his limit, over the edge, and had drove him away. The wounded teen felt shame beyond compare.By My Side Part 44 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What have I done?" he asked himself, burying his face into his hands. "I'm so stupid."
He leaned forward until his forhead rested just above his knees, firery hair brushing against the skin as more tears slipped silently through his fingers. All that he had been holding back came out in uncontrollable waves, shaking his body, numbing his pain. He stayed like that for so long this his perception of time became twisted and completely out of whack. Eventually he just stopped. No tears. No sobs. No cries. He raised his head slowly
Clipped Wings Ch 1DisclaimerClipped Wings Ch 12 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Young Justice belongs to DC. I do not own Young Justice or any of the characters from the show and/or comic.
Series contains MalexMale, if such stories bother you, do not read further.
Robin watched his friends and fellow wards gather around the dining table, all in their full blown hero costumes. They were all preparing for the night rounds of servaying their respective cities. The team always tried to have a time to get together and enjoy each others company outside of work, and this dinner was one of many activities they did throughout the week. Not like they really needed more time together, they all spent every moment of their free time on Mount Justice in each others company anyway.
The Boy Wonder sat in his usual chair, staring at the food in the middle of the table. He wasn't hungry; lately he hadn't been. He was scaring Alfred with his abnormal lack of appetite. Bruce was less verbal with his uneasiness on the matter, more analytical of th
For You - Part 2I can't keep myself from letting out a big yawn as I take my seat next to Bruce in the audience crowded audience. Front row, unfortunately. Which means if the camera lands on us, the entire nation will see my now red eyes, puffy from constant crying. Alfred and Bruce had to literally drag me out of bed to get me to go anywhere. I just wanted to stay in my room, alone, until I felt better; a basketball game was definitely not on my list. One of the burdens of living with Bruce, unfortunately. My eyelids start to fall again, but I snap them back open. I couldn't sleep last night at all. My bed was too cold...For You - Part 24 years ago in Drama More Like This
My mind flashes back to the night before, the day before, and that same famliar pain rises in my chest again. Right now he's probably sitting on that stupid chair looking at all those girls right now, taking in their perfect model bodies and listening to their siren-like voices like a love-struck pony. Before I would've jumped at an opportunity like that, but after I fell for Wally,
For You - Part 1"Dick, wait!"For You - Part 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
I don't stop, storming through the giant oak doors of Wayne Manor, not bothering to look back at him. I knew, have always know, that he was a bit dense, but this...this is unbelieveable. How could someone so affectionate and kind to me be so incredibly insensitive and stupid? I don't know what to do anymore.
I still don't stop; I keep on heading for the stairs to my bedroom where I can slam the door in his handsome, freckled, ignorant face, maybe getting lucky and the sound'll knock some sense into him. I'm almost there, climbing halfway up, when he asks the question that sets me off.
"What did I do wrong?!"
I halt in my tracks, again not believing how thick he really was. I turn on my heels and glare down at him with all the spite I can muster.
"What did you do??" I throw at him. "What is wrong with you?!"
"What's wrong with me?" he shoots back, eyes wide with shock. "You're the one stomping all over the place!"
"Well excuse me for bei
Robin baby 4 Chap. 4Robin baby 44 years ago in Romance More Like This
Robin got up the next morning totally exhausted. He hadn't slept well the night before, because his mind was preoccupied with thoughts of a particular speedster. Even though he was tired, he went through his morning routine as usual. He took a shower and got dressed, next he reached for is eyeliner. He knew it was a joke among people that if a guy wore eyeliner it was referred to as "guyliner" and it probably meant he was gay. Dick didn't care though it made his eyes look good.
He could remember the first time he wore eyeliner two of his friends Rae and Steph had held him down and put it on. Surprisingly he liked the way it looked. Now he was staring in the mirror thinking that maybe he should wear it when he went to Mount Justice. Maybe Wally would think it looked good. Damn. He was trying really hard not to think about his best friend.
By My Side Part 2The yelp that sounded from Wally's lips caused everyone in the car, including the driver, to snap their heads around to look at him, making the vehicle swerve a bit which elicited another cry from the red-headed teen.By My Side Part 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I-I'm okaY," he said in an attempt to get their wide eyes to shrink back to normal.
"Are you sure, sweetie?" his aunt asked, concern still plaguing her face.
"Yeah, I'm-HRGH-!" Another bump. "-fine."
Isis looked on a moment longer before turning her attention back to the road. The rip, unfortunately, didn't get any bit smoother. In fact, it just seemed to get worse. Every damn pebble in the gravel below seemed to make the car jerk which forced his cast-bound leg to spasm, the pain shooting throughout his nerves. Robin could only watch helplessly as painful expressions he'd never seen before crossed his best friend's face.
"It'll be okay," he cooed quietly. "You're almost there, dude. You're almost-oh my God."
Wally stopped grunting and wrenched his jade eyes openg long e
AnythingWally sped towards Wayne Manor at top speed, feet pounding into the ground below him. He'd just gotten a call from Alfred, the butler asking him if he could come over because something was wrong with Dick. That was all he needed to hear. He hadn't even bothered putting the phone back onto its hook before rushing out the door, concern overtaking him. He reached his destination within seconds, grateful that the giant doors of the mansion were left wide open. He put on the brakes as saw Alfred standing at the bottom of the stairs leading to the bedrooms.Anything4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"What's wrong, Alfred? What happened?!" he asked the butler franctically.
"I don't really know, sir. Master Richard just came home wearing a big black coat and went up to his room, not saying a thing." Alfred's face fell with worry. "He's locked himself up in there and won't come down for anything-not even for food. Something's definitely happened to him but he won't talk to me. But maybe he'll talk to you."
Wally nodded, determination cl
Whole Again - Broken pt. 5Note: Yes, you all finally get to know wtf Dick said to get this little wrecking ball rolling. And no, I didn't make it something stupid like "PBJ sucks ass." That's just be cruel.Whole Again - Broken pt. 54 years ago in Drama More Like This
It is terrible to stand here and watch Master Richard be treated this way, but it is for the better, no matter how much my heart wants to protest it. Master Barry dials a number on his phone too fast for me to keep up with, rapid words are exchanged, and less than a minute later there's a red and yellow blur flying across the screen.
The Riddler's henchmen descend upon the speeding figure but they are no match for its power. They fall to the ground, two at a time, and after no time at all, there's only the devious villain himself is left. The racing blur stops for a mere second and if there were any doubts that it were Kid Flash, they were eliminated for certain now. He doesn't wait for the man to finish his riddle, kicking him square in the face and knocking him out cold.
In the next
By My Side Part 3"Um, Auntie? Where's the meds?" Wally asked, a wary laugh forcing its way out his throat. The look on her face confirmed what he was afraid of.By My Side Part 34 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"There is no more," she replied solemnly. He gulped.
"Well can you call the doctor and get some more?" Her face fell even further.
"I did. He said he wouldn't give you any more." His mouth dropped to the floor.
"He said he didn't want you to get addicted to it and that you'll just have to take Tylenol."
"Load of hooey, I say," his grandmother chimed in from downstairs. The red-head would have laughed out loud with glee if he hadn't felt as if someone had just slapped him.
"You have got to be kidding me!"
"And there's more," his aunt continued.
Isis cleared her throat. "Anyway, your uncle just got called away on a mission and we don't know when he'll be back."
Okay. That sucked, but he could handle that. He'd still have Aunt Isis and Grandma there.
"Also your grandmother and I have to go s
It's all in the wrist - Young AvengersIt's all in the wrist - Young Avengers2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: It's all in the wrist
Word Count: 405
Characters: Billy, Teddy
There was something very naughty to the way Teddy held Billy's hand during training. Now, naturally, there was very little naughty to the mere act of hand holding. It was sweet, and endearing, and Billy thought he could tell how Teddy felt about the world by how much pressure he applied at any given moment. It was adorable and all around innocent, but the fact they felt the need, even after officially hooking up, to keep Nate and Eli from seeing it made it feel dirty and forbidden and more exciting than it already was.
Billy specifically liked it when they held hands when Teddy was in his Hulk-sidekick form. His hand was noticeably bigger, and easily closed around Billy's clenched fist. The firm hold made Billy feel small and yet secure, as though he couldn't drift away from Teddy even if he wanted to - the other simply wouldn't let him, and Billy was ok with
Plans - Broken pt. 4Alfred's POVPlans - Broken pt. 44 years ago in Drama More Like This
I am really not quite that surprised when Master Barry comed bounding through the door at top speed. Master Bruce saw him coming before he got within 20 feet so he was already there, grabbing the man by his uniform, ready to beat him within an inch of his life. I step in to intervene, stepping in between them, pushing against their figures, and trying to talk Master Bruce down. It takes about 15 minutes but I am successful in my task. I guide them down to the Batcave where they can talk about their business in a calm, professional manner. We all know what this is about and we are all ready to do whatever we can to fix this.
"Bruce, this is bad," Master Barry starts off.
"You think your end's bad?" Master Bruce counters angirly. I cannot blame him for saying it.
"Yes, I do, Bruce. I just fished my nephew who just jumped off the goddamn Central City Bridge a few minutes ago out of the damn water! Yeah, I think it's pretty f***ing bad!"
"My word!" I comment out loud. I
Desperate - Broken pt. 3Alfred's POVDesperate - Broken pt. 34 years ago in Drama More Like This
The nightmares started 13 days ago.
That night, while walking around the manor I found Young Master Dick laying on one of the soft leather couches with his eyes closed. The first thing that truly entered my mind was "Is he alive?" I almost ran over to his side and placed my white gloved fingers on the side of his neck to check his pulse. The vein pounded against my fingertips, blood still flowing strongly through it.
He was still living, thank heaven.
I carried his small body up to his room and set him down gently on his bed, brushing a few strands of his reaven-black hair away before bidding him a quiet good night and leaving him there to rest. Not an hour later, that peacefulness is broken.
I was with Master Bruce in the kitchen, discussing what to do about this entire ordeal, when a blood-curdling scream tore through the entire manor. We ran as fast as we could back up the stairs and into Master Richard's room. He was still screaming, limbs thrashing in every dir
Unable - Broken pt. 2Alfred's POVUnable - Broken pt. 24 years ago in Drama More Like This
It has been two weeks since that unfortunate day and it is taking its heavy toll on the manor. Master Richard is not sleeping at all. The only time he shuts his eyes is for brief moments in order to blink. He will not even go to lay in his bed, just sit on the couch or in the Batcave. He barely eats as well. The most I have seen him eat in these past few weeks is one bowl of tomato soup each day. I have to keep an eye on him more than usual in case he falls or collapses and requires medical attention. I must keep an eye on Master Bruce too. I have kept him from finding Young Master Wallace and torturing him until he dies a very painful death for about a total 30 times. It really is exhausting for me.
Now I am walking down the stairs of the Batcave with some fresh, hot choclate prepared by myself, Master Dick's favorite, in the hopes that this will somehow warm his spirit. But deep down, I know it is all futile.
He is in the Batman's Big Chair as ussal, blanket wrapp
HelpOh man.Help3 years ago in Romance More Like This
That is the absolute first thing that pops into my mind when Wally walks into the living room with no shirt, no shoes, and technically no pants on. He's only wearing a pair of red and yellow striped boxers that are riding dangerously low on his hips. The side of my mind that loves to run to the gutter wishes they weren't there at all.
Stop it stop it stop it!
I can feel the blush crawl against my cheeks as I bite my bottom lip from embarrassment. I just watch him walk, not saying a word as he heads towards his kitchen for what will obviously be an early snack. I stare at his lean muscles, semi-broad shoulders, and tight abs. You'd think after seeing these things for years I'd be used to it by now. But no. I'm not. And I don't think I'll ever be. I guess that's just another part of love; that no matter how many times you see that one person, they still manage to make you feel the same way every time. Right before he reaches the entryway his eyes wander and l
Trolling the Troll - Young Avengers ficTrolling the Troll - Young Avengers fic2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Title: Trolling the Troll
Characters: Tommy, Teddy, Billy
Summary: In which Tommy finally pushed hard enough to make Teddy and Billy shove back.
Word Count: 1395
It was supposed to be a quiet night at the Kaplans'. The younger siblings were at a friend's sleepover. The parents? Off to catch a show downtown. That left the house's eldest son, his boyfriend, and spiritual twin at home alone, each to their own devices. Now, usually, such a scenario was quite favorable - Teddy and Billy wanted to be together, preferably alone. Tommy usually wanted to be away from the two during what he referred to as 'mating season', and could care less about where that desire took him. Usually, the separate wishes worked well together, but unfortunately for the young couple, that wasn't to be a regular night. Be it from loneliness, any other need for attention, or simply boredom, Tommy refused to leave the two alone. He followed them around the house, through the living-r
InspirationWhy me?Inspiration4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Being stuck with an English assignment is fine but having to write an entire short story in a week? That's impossible, even for me. And of all the genres, themes, and topics I could possibly get, I get Romance thrown at me. I can't write romance! That's, like, a girl thing!
For the 10th time this afternoon I slam my head hard against the solid, glass coffee table in defeat. I have no inspiration whatsoever. Zero. Zip. Nada. I'm empty.
How on Earth do people do this for a living?
Then I hear the mansion's welcoming doorbell ring and Alfred's there in an instant, opening the door with a tiny smile.
"Welcome, Young Master Wallace. Here at 3:30 as usual."
Wally walks in with a spring in his step and a giant grin on his face, freckled cheeks rising in joy. I sit up and lean back onto the back of the soft, leather couch with a small sigh. It's always great to see him and I love how even though he's late for everything else, he's never late to see me. As soon as he enters