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Blank Faces –
In the Watchtower, Rorschach and his group were there comparing notes of what they have learned with what the JL had managed to find. Both of their attack on the villain power players had lead them into dead ends. Neither Ghul or the Legion of Doom had a clue in who had attack the Titans. It was now just a waiting game, waiting for Joykill to make a move. From what they have seen of Joykill's handy work with those bio-soldiers with powers, worse things are coming.
The kids are eating at the mess hall and are stuffing themselves. With the kind of lifestyle they're living having a good meal like what is being served at the mess hall isn't something that happens often. With them going from one safe house to the next, they ate hot meals when they could. He had to change his lifestyle after he first took Terra in and following Ace, the twins. He has to watch himself so he doesn't become what he fears the most, becoming a true monster the same as the one who fed that girl to his dogs. (1) He finally has something worth fighting for.
"Finally we meet," a voice spoke behind him. Turning he saw it was the hero known as the Question. Besides different style of clothes and mask, they look alike. It's little wonder that many people at first mistaken him for the Question. Standing next to him was his girlfriend, the Huntress.
"You tried to take down scum using my methods. Got beaten instead and was saved by the Huntress. Shouldn't had even tried. Don't have what it takes," Rorschach said.
"You heard of that," Question said being reminded of him trying to take his game up.
"There's a reason why, I'm able to do what, I do. The same as the reason why the Joker was able to be able to become the most feared villain. Both of us simply wake up to a new day thinking of how much pain we can do to others. Breaking bones, staring into the eyes of someone as I take their lives. It's the only thing that use to make me feel alive," Rorschach explains.
"Use to?" Huntress said before it struck her and she looks over to the four children under his care.
"Yes they give me a reason to continue to do what, I do. And gives me a reason to soften up," Rorschach said.
"How?" Question ask.
"Give some a quick death or break them and leave them for the police to deal with," Rorschach explains to the shock of the two heroes.
"And you took four children under your care? Exposing them to that?" Huntress ask.
"One of them is a hero turn villain and back again. Another was raised since she was old enough to remember to be a living weapon. And the twins… were repeatedly forced to participate in pedophilic snuff films in which they are either raped or forced to murder other children, and being repeatedly forced to watch the people running the orphanage beat one of the children to death in front of them, the twins eventually became deranged, sadistic killers just to survive. I'm the only one who can handle having children like them. And the only one who can understand them in a way that allows me to be able to help them. Because, I'm the drug addicted lowlife who knows what he is, and knows there no way out but death now. And who sees someone younger walking down the same path they had taken and will do what they can to lead them down another path so the child won't become what they have become," Rorschach explains. (2)
"You mean those two?" Question ask as he and Huntress look at the two twins sitting with the two older girls.
"Yes they were complete monsters when we first met them. They did what they did because it's the only kind of life they ever knew. If someone showed them kindness the only way they knew how to give them thanks was by offering their bodies," Rorschach explains.
"Oh god," Huntress said fighting to keep the last meal she had from coming up. Question was in the same state as she was but handled it better as he had seen sick stuff of the likes before.
"Where are the people who did it?" Batman ask having stayed close to Rorschach and had overheard everything.
"When, I tried to bring the Titans back to life before, I found out they were still alive. I knew, I needed to give Hades a life in exchange," Rorschach said causing the three heroes to understand what had happen.
"What did you do to them?" Batman ask.
"Left them where they would had ended up," Rorschach said.
"You left them in Hades?" Batman ask.
"If you have the stomach for it you can watch one of movies that they starred in. Someone like you would be able to find a copy. Or you can let Ace make a mind link with me so you can see the memories that the twins had before she erase them," Rorschach said earning him stun looks from the heroes. "I look into their memories so, I always remember what happened to them. And made their families look as well after making them hear a recording of their love ones screaming for me to kill their families instead in exchange for their lives. Needless to say none of them could find a voice to say they deserved to live."
"So that's what happen. There was a rash of people in Romanian who went mad or taken their lives," Question said.
"They didn't care what their love ones had done. Saying that it was wrong to take justice in my own hands. So, I made them see what their love ones really are. Most couldn't handle what they saw," Rorschach said.
"You left them in Hades and erase those kids memories," Batman said.
"If Joker would had found them first. He would had seen himself in them," Rorschach stated. Giving the heroes a good idea what the twins were like before. And they realized why he's the only one who can handle the four children under his care. For he's the first person who had never recoiled in fear from them after learning what they can do. And remain unafraid of them, only seeing them a children who needed someone to help them by being someone they can always look up to.
"Everything you're doing is so Terra and Ace won't have to become you," Question said having read the blogs from the Hive Five members and said two girls, about the future they went to.
"I do what, I have to do so they won't have to finish what, I failed to do. I won't let past sins become their future problems. And its your jobs to stop me if, I go too far. I know full well that best of intentions can become twisted as the future Superman and Batman's ideals in never taking a life became twisted," Rorschach said. "And don't stop till, I;m dead, if there's no way to snap me out of it. Believe me, I won't be holding back."
"We will stop you if it comes to that," Huntress said.
"Good," Rorschach said taking his leave. He heads for the room that he and the kids were given while they're here. He's been up too long and he can feel it effecting him. Terra and Ace have been pushing him to sleep more. But with so much work to do, he found it hard to get some shut eye. And he couldn't bare the thought of them having to face whatever next Joykill throws out without him.
"Is it wise to leave those kids with him?" Question ask.
"No. But he's the only one who can save them from becoming what he is," Batman said.
Author's Notes -
1 - Rorschach is a monster but he limits himself from doing some things that he has seen others do. He draws a fine line between what he does and what it truly means to be a monster.
2 - Sometimes someone who is beyond changing their lives. Like a smoker who can't stop smoking even when they want to. But will stop someone younger from becoming a chain smoker themselves.