For @stephanieebrown in celebration of her beautiful new hair and my 200 followers. Prompt was ‘timkon’
The Gotham air is cool on his face and Tim Drake feels like he’s dreaming.
Bruce is yelling something in his ear (stop please don’t do it) and he distractedly reaches up and tugs the comm out, lets it fall to the rooftop beneath his feet.
Tim can hear the whine of the drones as they rocket towards him, and it bothers him a lot less than it should. They’ll be on him in a minute. Maybe a minute, maybe less.
It doesn’t matter.
The thought strikes him so suddenly that he frowns, pauses.
Of course it matters. This is a sacrifice. He’s seventeen for God’s sake. He’s seventeen and he has college and Steph and the Titans and-
And it still doesn’t matter. None of this is right, it all feels so wrong, and it’s only now that he’s about to die that he really notices. It feels like a dream, it feels like it doesn’t matter because…
Because it’s not real?
No, that’s not quite right.
Because he’s not real.
That doesn’t make any sense, and yet instinct tells him it’s the correct answer.
But how can Tim not be real? He’s Timothy Jackson Drake (real name buried, forgotten as best as possible) and he was Batman’s partner for a little less than a year as Red Robin. He’s a genius, a hacker, a prodigy, and he’s going to take a break from being a hero to go to college. He exists, just ask Steph or Jason or Cassie.
And yet, there’s a small, cynical voice in him that just thinks, Wrong, wrong wrong.
Only now it really doesn’t matter because the drones are on him.
Tim twirls his bo staff. He hopes that he can maybe take some of them out before they get him, before it all ends.
(He doesn’t really bother to think about the ending. It doesn’t matter it it hurts or if it’s quick or if there’s a bright white light or absolutely nothing.)
Everything seems to slow down.
Something’s hurtling towards him, past the drones. Some of the drones are exploding, but not all of them, and the ones that are still active shoot. Every single shot carefully aimed to take Tim down.
The blur that’s made it past the drones crashes into Tim, arms are wrapping around him, there’s a familiar scent of leather and hay and home, someone is yelling, “Robin!”
Instinct takes over, like this is something he’s done a hundred times before. He pulls his arms and legs in, making himself as small as possible. Somehow he knows that he doesn’t have to worry about the body wrapped around him, he doesn’t have to be afraid that all the drones are firing on this person instead. It will be okay.
The warm blast from a chain of explosions hits his face, and Tim knows it’s okay to look up.
The boy who’s holding him is achingly familiar, even though Tim’s never seen him before in his life. He looks kind of like Superboy, but his hair is shorter, his face less angular. His eyes aren’t as angry.
Besides, Superboy is gone.
The wreckage of the drones burns around them, and this beautiful boy lets out an agonized sigh, even as he smiles. “You stupid self-sacrificing bastard.”
And the words make Tim’s heart pound, make him realize there’s a warm happy glow in his stomach.
This is real. This matters.
“I don’t remember you,” Tim says. Because he knows this boy, somehow, some way. Of that he’s sure.
There’s a flicker of hurt in the boy’s eyes, and something in Tim flinches at the idea that he has hurt him. But the look is gone in an instant, replaced by relief and a wild, uncontainable joy.
“That’s okay,” the boy says. He smiles at Tim and it’s like the world has dropped out from under his feet. “I’m Kon.”
“Clone boy,” Tim says. He has no idea what the words mean or why they come out of his mouth so easily. All he knows is that it feels like something has come loose in his chest, that he can breathe again, and it feels like he hasn’t been breathing in a very long time.
Kon’s hands are still on Tim’s shoulders and he looks like the sun has come out after years and years of rain. “I’ve been looking for you a long time.”
★ When the rebellion group helped him escape, he just ended up sticking with them and eventually became one of the best fighters there???
★ He doesn’t have any idea where his dad is, but scavenges through old Galran tech to hopefully find out.
★ The group is pretty much amazed by humans and low-key terrified of them bc of Matt
★ He dislocated his shoulder once and the group was like, “it’s horrible to see another one go,,,,” and Matt was just like “???? i can put it back in place????”
Matt: Guys,,,,stop crying,,,,this can be fixed,,,,,
Rebellion leader: i saw a dear friend die bc of that, there is no survival
Matt: *silently puts in back in place*
★ He has a scar over his right eye bc of the Galra
★ The Galra also found out he needed glasses and basically went, “well we can’t have The Champions friend like this!” and injected some weird shit into his eyes. Matt no longer needs glasses, but his eyes change colors depending on his mood and who he’s talking too
★ Matt, talking to keith as his eyes turn red: And so– why the fuck are you pulling out your sword?
★ Keith, seeing Matt’s eyes turning yellow as he talks to Hunk: “Uhm guys? Are we sure that Matt isn’t Galra?”
“I am right here”
★ When he first heard of Voltron his main thought was, “Well that sounds lit” but when he hears that ‘The Champion’ aka Shiro is their leader, he immediately turns into that Mr.Krabs meme
★ Somehow some people find a picture of the paladins and everybody is just “???? the tiny one resembles matt”
★ Matt automatically realizes it’s Katie and that the red paladin is Keith and just,,,screams for roughly 5 hrs
★ Why is everyone he knows up in space? He has no fucking clue but w/e
★ Makes it a personal mission to track down Voltron for himself and the rebellion
★ They end up showing up eventually to make allies
★ The Paladins talk to some civilians first, so Allura and Coran meet up with the Rebellion leader
“Number 5?! How’d you get here so quickly??” “Funny story actually,,,”
The real Pidge shows up like 0.5 seconds later
Pidge//Katie, tearfully: “MATT”
Matt, nearly sobbing: Oh shit waddup
★ Keith screams at him for a solid 10 minutes before tearing up
“It’s okay. I know you’re gay and texan already, Keith”
“I fucking hate you”
★ There’s a tie between whether Pidge or Shiro cried more
★ Allura: I’m princess Allura and you are? Matt: single and willing–i meAN MATT
★ **Takes in Katie’s appearance** “Well, one of us is going to have to change”
★ **Inspecting Shiro’s arm** “Yo, your weapon is just a bitch slap”
★ “,,,,,you guys do realize Allura just picked your lions off of your clothes right???” “No she–holy shit”
★ “whY DON’T YOUR LIONS HAVE SEAT BELTS?! YOU’RE GONNA DIE AT 6 SHIRO”
He essentially spends his time pointing out problems with basically everything tbh
★ “Why does Voltron represent the olympic rings??”
★ He realizes Keith has a crush on Lance in like a couple of days
“weLL I HEARD YOU GOT A SPECIAL SOMEONE ON THE SIDE, KEITH”
“Listen here, you piece of shit”
★ Slowly comes to the realization that he likes both Shiro and Allura
“Coran have you ever heard of a pickle?”
★ He helps Coran around the castle and stuff
“And this is the Teludav” “Y’all have fucking teletubbies here?”
★ Him and Hunk team up to annoy Shiro and Lance with puns
“I’m just over the moon with excitement”
“Aren’t you glad i’m not lion in the cold depths of space??”
★ Him and Slav get along pretty well
Shiro hates it
★ “In this timeline, there is a 42% chance of you getting together with the two of them.” “Thanks buddy”
★ “Why did you choose five kids to defend the universe there’s so many ways this could go wrong”
★ Him and Hunk set up the lions to play “What’s new pussycat?” 7 times with one “It’s not unusual” before resuming ‘What’s new pussycat?’
“For years, scientist have wondered if you can make 3 teens, 1 adult, and 3 aliens weep tears of joy by playing Tom Jones’ “It’s not unusual”.”
★ Lance is amazed by how smooth his skin is
Like, you’ve been in space for 2 years???? And majority of that was with the Galra??? Tell me your secret
★ Everyone figures out Matt’s crush on both Allura and Shiro and try to get them together
One plan consisted of a rock, 15 cups of nunvil, and a very upset bounty group.
★ Matt actually likes nunvil
★ The Lions all take a liking to him and everyone would be salty, but he looks adorable when he talks to them so they deal with it
★ Pidge voice: I’ve banned Hunk because he kept messing with my shit but now— Matt voice: yO I GOT MARIO KART RUNNING ON THIS
★ He appreciates the fact that Hunk points out all the weird shit that’s going on while everyone else just accepts it
★ “Do you think i could install the internet to my mind?” ★ **sees all the upgrades Pidge added to Green** “yO—YO!”
★ Anytime Shiro or Allura do anything remotely romantic to him, ‘What the heck i gotta do’ starts blasting from the Green Lion
★ Allura called his ears cute once, and nobody saw him for 6 hrs until Lance found him frantically grabbing Altean romance novels while whispering, “what does it mean?!”
★ They go to a planet where it’s considered normal to have more than one partner
Coran convinces the newly dubbed “Poly triangle” to pretend they’re actually dating for reasons unknown
They pull it off so well that the Aliens eventually ask when they’re gonna get married
Everyone had vastly different reactions
★ “You guys are fighting Zarkon right? Why don’t you just turn him Zarkoff?”
★ Hunk voice: Um, guys, what are those things? Obviously annoyed Matt voice: Aliens. Different ranges of offended Allura, Coran and Keith voices: Excuse me?
★ “I’m fucking tired. beam me up, Scotty”
★ Keith, kneeling down on one knee: “Matt, Allura, will you do me the honor of marrying my stupid brother?”
★ “Voltron? More like Dabtron.”
“How do I return a brother?”
★ “caTCH THESE GAY HANDS ZARKON”
★ Tried to convince Shiro to let him Pidge and Hunk install a laser gun sound effect or the lightsaber noise to his arm
★ Once, he finally found the courage to tell Shiro and Allura that he liked them but they mistook it as him saying he enjoyed their company or smth along those lines
He tried to throw himself out the airlock afterwards
★ Lotor eventually shows up and everyone is tense bc he’s shown interest in the Blue Lion
★ Lotor sees Matt, and just pushes Lance out of the way: Hello there ;)
Everyone pretends not to notice Shiro’s eye twitch and Allura breaking the weapon she was holding
Lance was offended at first but seeing their reactions made it worth it
★ Matt is oblvious to Lotor’s attempts though
Everytime he gets close, Matt just assumes it’s some weird galra thing
★ “Raindrops on roses, Allura’s white hair, Shiro’s back muscles and Allura’s eyes. These two could probably kick his ass and they’re a few of Matt’s favorite things”
★ Obviously exasperated Pidge voice: You guys just need to bone Stern Matt voice: What did you say? Pleading Hunk voice: Please don’t say it again Not Caring Pidge voice: I said you guys need to bone Shocked, Furious Matt voice: B O N E!?
★ They visit a planet with very tall aliens and of course shenanigans ensure
★ Keith voice: Y’know Allura, Shiro, you should probably hold Matt’s hand, so he can’t get lost everyone around here is pretty tall
**Disappointed, obviously knows what you’re doing Shiro Glare**
Completely oblivious, already grabbing Matt’s hand Allura voice: Of course! We wouldn’t want that!”
**Undignified, silent squeal from Matt**
★ Hunk voice: The stars sure are beautiful tonight Lance voice: Y’know what else is beautiful? Pidge and Keith voices: A loving relationship between Matt, Shiro and Allura
★ Eventually, the time comes where there’s a serious fight that both Shiro and Allura have to go through alone, and Matt freaks tf out and terribly confesses to the both of them:
“Okay, listen tf up. I can’t do that dramatic thing where I pull you down and kiss you and say, ‘Come back to me’ since there’s two of you. But I will say that I love you both, and if you dont come back i’m taking out the entire Galran Empire myself”
★ Allura and Shiro are both shocked but Matt is already fast walking away so they can’t say anything
They come back and make a beeline for him
“LISTNE IVE KNOWN HIM LONGER PRINCESS”
“I QUIZNAKING SAVED YOUR BUTT BACK THERE I GET TO KISS HIM FIRST”
Allura makes it to him first
★ Keith cries, Pidge and Hunk pull out a confetti cannon they made for this occasion, Lance falls to his knees in victory, Coran pulls out a cake. Everything is good in the Universe.
Guys, I encourage you to watch Arin & Danny’s playthrough of Everything. The first episode is really silly and they goof around a lot, but episodes 2-4 are suddenly really super deep.
(However, if you have really serious existential worries, I suggest maybe you skip those? Though it’s one of those situations where the game might help you with that, but it also might not, if you get what I mean.)
A few months ago if you would’ve asked me what the most beautiful sight I had come across was, I would’ve said the sky. I would have said the way that the colors of sunrises and the sunsets compliment the world. I would have said it’s the way that the clouds flow perfectly so high above.
Today if you asked me what the most beautiful sight I’ve come across is, I would say her. I would say the way that her hair falls so perfectly on to her shoulders. I would say the way her eyes sparkle in the room light as I sit and admire her endless beauty.
When I looked into her eyes I saw so much more than this beautiful shade of green. I saw the universe. I saw everything good and everything bad and i had never been so in love with a pair of eyes. I’ve fallen for a countless number of eyes, but hers, they hooked me.
The way she said, “what are you staring at?” as I sat there watching her on my bed, it rings in my ear every damn day. I said, “nothing,” but little did she know that I saw everything I wanted in my future, in her. I saw pink skies, coffee stained shirts, and pure happiness.
I’ve never been one to write a love poem, but here is my first. I guess you could say I’m falling in love, once again. It’s not so scary this time around, I’m not afraid to give her my all. I’m not afraid to let her break me, in fact, it’d be an honor.
a.m. // I’m in love with the way she starts fires and calms storms inside of me
As a die hard itasaku shipper, what are your favourite itasaku fics?
OKAY ANON, here we go. I didn’t reply right away because I dug around and i really couldn’t pinpoint my top faves. I was on a KakaSaku binge for a long time lol. Here’s some I just read that I liked, and then I’ll hook you up with some awesome writers.