Fic: The Beginning of Wisdom - Chapter 5 (Ao3 link)

Fandom: Flash, Legends of Tomorrow
Pairing: Leonard Snart (Len) & Leonard Snart (Leo), Len Snart/Mick Rory, Leo Snart/Mick Rory, Len Snart/Mick Rory/Leo Snart, Leo Snart/Ray Terrill, Len Snart/Barry Allen

Summary: In which Leonard Snart is twins.

(the life and times and loves of Len and Leo Snart)

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Mick Rory, when Leo met him, was loud and boisterous and gruff and violent.

(He called Len ‘boss’ and teased him until he smiled.)

He drank too much beer and ate like a pig and lit fires all around, leaving the mess for Len to clean up later.

(He was kind to Lisa, and listened to her with respect, and worried about Len’s dietary habits.)

He spent the money he’d earned with risky stunts too fast and too much, and when he and Len disagreed, they would fight, each one raising a hand against the other.

(He cared for Len afterwards, and he never raised a hand to Len when Len wasn’t fighting back, made Len feel like his equal and never judged him for his illness.)

He flirted badly with women, with crude words and cruder symbols.

(He looked at Len like he made the world spin.)

Leo wanted to hate him.

Leo wanted so much to hate him.

(Len looked at Mick like he’d never looked at anyone before, not even Leo: surprise and gratitude and fondness all in one, and maybe something more.)

Leo didn’t hate him.

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Mick: (taps foot rhythmically)

Snart: (taps own foot equally as much)

Ray: Stop it!

Mick: Stop what?

Ray: You’re talking about me in Morse Code!

Snart: Yeah. That’s what we’re doing. In our very limited free time and with our very limited budget, we went out and took a class on a very outmoded and very unnecessary form of communication just so we could talk about you in front of you.

Ray: Yes!

Mick: Well, you’re right. That’s exactly what we did.