Glimpses Through the Window "In the space between one moment and the next, he forgets his own name." Trapped for eternity in the Absolutely Safe Capsule, Ness's memory begins to fade. — Inspired by the Earthbound / Super Smash Bros fic Through Thick and Thin, by RainyTazmily, specifically the bonus AU write A Life Without You.
Super Smash Brothers, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 1/10, Lucas, Ness
The Sum of Their Parts " 'Batman will come,' Dick says to himself, once, his voice filling the empty space. After that, he never says it again. His friends are dead. Even if someone came now, all they'd be saving is a hollow shell of a man and a collection of stolen parts." Turns out, powers transfer over with organ transplants. Dick wishes he hadn't learned that the hard way.
Teen Titans, M, English, Angst, words: 6k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 1/7, Dick G./Robin I/Nightwing, Garth/Aqualad, Roy H./Speedy I, Wally W./Kid Flash I
Scars "He thinks the hardest part of the new status quo might be that no one in his family — the tattered remnants that are left, anyway — smiles anymore." The toxin's gone. The memories aren't. And the blood on Dick's hands will never wash away.
Batman, T, English, Angst, words: 833, favs: 4, follows: 2, 12/31/2021, Richard G./Nightwing
2will you show me to bleed (how to recapture the essence that is me) Sequel to i'm no hero (starting back at zero). "He'd never dared to even think about the idea, but his master is gone. Maybe fate won't be merciful enough to grant another life; still, he has to try. For everyone who's ever suffered at his hands." Life is two steps forward, one step back. Nightwing is far from okay, but as long as he keeps moving, maybe one day he will be.
Teen Titans, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 11k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 7/27/2021, Robin, Slade
1 Don't Cry Because It's Over "At the door, I glance back at the peaceful, slumbering mare. Her breathing is quiet but even, and she's smiling. I can't imagine a better way to pass on. But it hurts, too. Come morning, she'll be gone. Come morning, she'll have reunited with Pound Cake, at last. Come morning, she'll have moved on to a place that I might never ever see." Pinkie Pie says goodnight.
My Little Pony, K+, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 6/1/2021, Pinkie Pie, Pumpkin Cake
Here's to the Months "After so long, it's easy to start losing track of time, letting the decades bleed into each other. Immortality is hard, but that's what the other one is here for. If it weren't for Donna, Dick would've gone insane a long time ago." Immortality is easier with a friend. A day in the life of Dick and Donna, two-hundred-fifty-some years into the future.
Teen Titans, T, English, Friendship & Family, words: 4k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 4/13/2021, Dick G./Robin I/Nightwing, Donna T./Wonder Girl I
3 death leaves a heartache "Tim wonders, sometimes, what life would be like if everyone came back. If they just walked back into his life with a smile, strong and whole and alive, like nothing ever happened. But resurrection is a pipe dream, nothing more." AU in which death is actually the end, no one comes back to life, and Tim is the only one left to carry the burden of the cowl.
Batman, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 5k+, favs: 3, follows: 4, 11/28/2020, Barbara G., Cassandra C., Timothy D./Red Robin, Harper Row
4 I Leave Death in My Wake (But I Give As Much As I Take) "Desmond doesn't think Dick will do it. But despite what people may think, Dick Grayson has always been just as capable of dark as he is of light. Dick sets his feet, hardens his heart, and pulls the trigger." Dick Grayson chooses to kill Blockbuster, goes after the very worst of Gotham's rogues, and ponders on the differences between killing and murdering.
Batman & Nightwing, T, English, Spiritual, words: 5k+, favs: 16, follows: 4, 7/8/2020, Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing, R. Desmond/Blockbuster, Tim D./Robin/Red Robin
1 broken men and unbeating hearts (cold again with shattered parts) "Talon kneels before them, the Owl and the Talon. His master and superior. His elder and predecessor. He does not need to see their faces to know they are smiling. 'Welcome home, Gray Son.'" In which when the Court of Owls comes for Dick again, he does not escape.
Batman, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 15, follows: 5, 7/2/2020, Richard G./Nightwing
I Wish You the Best (The Spectre You Are) "Dick is smiling still; looking at him standing there, all Alfred can think is how so very lucky they all were to have him, in life and in death. Alfred is immeasurably, unspeakably proud of the strong, watchful guardian angel he has become." In which death is not the end and one man wants his family to find peace. Or: Guardian Angel: Batbutler Edition.
Batman, T, English, Supernatural & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 7, follows: 4, 6/26/2020, Alfred P., Richard G./Nightwing
2 Fun and Games "It's sick, Adam thinks, watching wide-eyed as Joker howls with joy and the poor man howls with agony, how he enjoys it so much. How he laughs at that. He doesn't care who he hurts; it's all just a game to him." Bats don't kill. But not everyone holds to the same standards. And one Gothamite is done watching Joker run wild.
Batman, T, English, Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 21, follows: 8, 6/22/2020, Jason T./Red Hood, The Joker, OC
7 i'm no hero (starting back at zero) "Once upon a time, Dick Grayson had made his own light. He *was* a light, a beacon of hope beside the bat, cutting through every shadow. A guiding star in the darkest of ghtwing is just a hollow shadow of the great man he might have become." Apprentice AU, where just because his master is gone doesn't mean Renegade is free.
Teen Titans, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 10k+, favs: 23, follows: 8, 6/15/2020, Robin, Slade
1 Words Echo in My Head (I Keep Hearing Footsteps on the Floor) "Bruce stares silently at the ornate, polished wood, the very best money can buy, and thinks that he'd gladly give away all his wealth, sacrifice every valuable he had, even hang up the cape and cowl, if only he could have his son back." In which death is not the end and one man misses his father. Guardian Angel: Batdad Edition
Batman, T, English, Family & Supernatural, words: 3k+, favs: 9, follows: 4, 6/10/2020, Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing
3 So Whisper in My Ear (And Tell Me Not to Fear) "Only then she's not alone. There is a man in the room with her; tall, lean, graceful. His presence fills the room like the warm light of a candle, soft and whispering of calm nights and happy days." In which death is not the end and one man is doing his best to help those he loves. Guardian Angel: Girl Edition
Batman, T, English, Family & Supernatural, words: 6k+, favs: 10, follows: 6, 5/4/2020, Barbara G., Cassandra C., Richard G./Nightwing, Stephanie B.
3 Guardian Angel "There is a man at the mouth of the alley. He openly gazes at them with love and devotion. Then they gasp as one. Because suddenly the illusion fades and they see his grisly injuries. Yet, the luster of his blue eyes remain bright and full of emotion." In which death is not the end and one man is determined not to let the fate that befell him happen to his brothers.
Batman, T, English, Supernatural & Family, words: 7k+, favs: 28, follows: 13, 4/1/2020, Jason T./Red Hood, Richard G./Nightwing, Timothy D./Red Robin, Damian W./Robin
2 Similo Latin, Verb: Similo: to copy, pretend, imitate. — They found the kid. He's back. Seven years too young, missing a limb, but back. Now John Grayson just wants to mourn in peace for his friends and his life. A late-night visitor is about to change that.
Young Justice, T, English, Family & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 5, follows: 4, 3/25/2020, Richard G./Nightwing
2 The Bird Who Laughs "B, we've got a problem. It's... it's Joker. He has Red Robin and Robin." In which Batman faces down both an old and new enemy. He can save people's lives, but he can't protect them from the demons lurking inside.
Batman, T, English, Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, 3/7/2020, Barbara G., Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing
The Eternal Sky Asp just wanted some treasure. Instead, in the cave of the last dragon, he finds something far more valuable.
My Little Pony, K+, English, Friendship, words: 6k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 7/14/2019, Spike, OC
4 Meet Me By The Woods "Meet me by the woods. One hour. Tell no one. There's something you all need to see." — In which Andy, Dan, Stacy, Lucas, Ava, and Lily learn that one friend isn't quite so unforgivable and another friend may be dead but isn't lost yet. — Choices: Stories You Play: It Lives
Choices, T, English, Friendship & Supernatural, words: 5k+, favs: 6, follows: 1, 1/23/2019
35Blood Will Rule The Forest » Scourge's eyes were cold as ice, as he stared down at the writhing ginger mass that was the leader of ThunderClan. He felt no pity, no mercy. It was kill or be killed. Scourge was stronger than this so-called leader, and now BloodClan would rule the forest. AU
Warriors, T, English, chapters: 12, words: 48k+, favs: 23, follows: 22, updated: 1/5/2019 published: 6/25/2016, Bramblestar, OC