“She has your looks Harley. Wardrobe needs some updating though.”
“She’s so pretty Mista J! Like a little doll.”
You grit your teeth when the laugh comes out. “Look at us! One. Big. Happy. Family.”
You resist the urge to roll your eyes. Giving him anything for ammunition is a bad idea, and you’re already in a bad enough state. He takes a chair, and sits down in front of you. He pats your cheek, “We could have been a family before now, ya know? But your idiot mother gave you up. Can you imagine, a mother giving up their child?” You watch out of the corner of your eye as you mother flinches. “But don’t you worry, we won’t be separated anymore. Not now that daddy knows about you!”
Silence engulfs the space for a minute before he says, “First things first Harley! A change of clothes. We need a family look! I’ll leave you to it.”
She smiles, “You got it Mista J.”
You say nothing as Joker leaves, and Harley starts rooting through a trunk, tossing out clothes as she goes. Your voice is quiet, “You did the right thing.”
She turns to face you, and cocks her head. You elaborate, “Leaving me with my mother …your sister. You gave me my best chance.”
Her face turns to one of anger, and her hands connects with your cheek, “She’s not your mother! I AM!”
You shake your head, to recover from the slap, and you see the horror on her face as she realizes what she’s done. It’s nowhere nears as bad as what Joker’s done, but you know you have to play off of it. She reaches out to touch the now swelling cheek, and you flinch. Quietly you say, “I didn’t think you were the same.”
She stares at you, “What?”
“I didn’t think you’d hurt me like he would. You kept me safe. First for those nine months, then again when you gave me to your sister. I wouldn’t have lived to see my first birthday if you had taken me to him.”
She shakes her head, “That’s not true, Mista J, your daddy …”
“Would have killed me for crying. He’ll kill me now.” You take a deep breath, “Mama, look at me. Look at what he’s done to me. To you. He’ll kill us.”
Her lip quivers, “We’re going to be a family.”
You shake your head, “No. We’re not. I can’t do what you do. I can’t hurt innocent people.”
“It get’s easier.”
“Is that really what you want for me? For killing to be easy? For bad things to be easy? Aunt Libby said you wanted the best for me. Was that as lie?” You can see her wavering, “Don’t you love me mama?”
A second later her arms are around you, “My baby, I’m so sorry my baby.”
You take a deep breath, “Ivy sent me to you mama. She’s gave me something to help us get safely out, but you need to untie me.”
The ropes are cut a moment later, and you reach up to your ear. You remove the small plant that’s twisted around there, and whisper, “I have her Ivy, and we need help.”
The onslaught of plants that follows is massive. And Joker’s screams of terror are even worse. When that giant Venus fly trap appears and swallows you, you start to hyperventilate. Harley pulls you close and rubs your back, “It’s okay baby, we’ll be out soon.” she says.
Sure enough it opens into a greenhouse, with Ivy waiting for the both of you. What follows is hours of vaccinations and treatments of your wounds. While she can’t heal the broken arms, she can heal the bruises and cuts. You watch on the TV as Batman and the boys take the Joker down.
You fall asleep at some point, and when you wake it’s to Harley running her fingers
through your hair. You blink at her, before sitting up. “What time is it?”
“Little past one …in the afternoon.”
“I missed school.”
She nods, “Sorry about that.”
“One day won’t kill me.”
There’s silence before she says, “Ivy told me how you came for me.”
You look her in the eye, “I won’t do it again. When you keep making the same mistake over and over again, it’s no longer a mistake. He beats you mama, he beat me. He doesn’t love us. We’re possessions. I can stay out of his hands. I know I can. The question is, can you?”
“Snooks …” You raise an eyebrow at the nickname and she gives sad smile, “I kept you for the first three months, ya know? Figured I could really do it. Then some bastard recognized me, and Mista J’s enemies were on my ass in a heartbeat. That’s when I knew. But that was my nickname for you, Snooks.”
You sigh, “I can’t be around you if you’re going to go back to him. You have to choose, me or him.”
She gives you a smile, “You can’t stay with me.”
“No, but I can visit. If you stay here. If you stay out of trouble, I’ll come by twice a week. We can have a relationship. But he can’t be a part of it.”
You watch her hesitate before she says, “I choose you, Snooks. I’ll stay here.”
You nod, “Thank you mama.”
Damian is waiting for you when you get home from the hospital. You’ve got a brand new cast, and orders to rest. Your parents say nothing, as he follows you up to your room. He says nothing, as you cuddle with him on your bed. You fall asleep, and when you wake up it’s to Damian drawing on your cast.
He shrugs, “I got bored.”
There’s a moment of silence before you ask, “You know?”
He nods, “I know.”
“Sorry I didn’t tell you.”
“Takes time. Hell, you know my story.”
“So, does Jason hate me?”
“No. Something about poetic justice or something.”
You nod, “Hmm. She’s staying with Ivy. Says she chose me.”
Damian’s question is a whisper, “Think it’ll last?”
“I don’t know.”
Harley’s promise to you lasts a long time. She stays with Ivy for years. You see the relationship there, it makes you smile. She goes out occasionally, covertly, and usually with Ivy. You keep your distance as Nightengale when she shows up. And so does Damian. Eventually you bring him along. He calls the women psycho’s they think he’s adorable.
“So when are you going to do something about that?”
You stare at your mother, “Do something about what?”
“Damian.” You blanch, “He’s my best friend. My brother. Nothing more.” She gives a pout, but you have nothing else to say. It’s true. Damian is your brother, and neither of you wants anything more.
The day your mother breaks her promise is the day Joker escapes from Arkham. He kidnaps your adoptive mother, and nearly kills her. That’s when Harley seeks him out. You arrive on the scene too late. You find them dead, they’d fallen from high up, and the broken necks explain everything.
You leave your father for the crows, but your mother … You bury her on a hill outside the city. A place where the sun shines, and it’s quiet. It seems odd that the sun shines so brightly on the day of the funeral, but you don’t question it. You stare at the headstone, with Ivy on one side of you and Damian on the other.
After a moment you say, “She’d hate it out here.”
Damian cracks a smile, “Too boring.”
Ivy laughs, “The last years of her life were like that. She’d grown accustomed. How’s your mother doing?”
“Good, mad the doctors wouldn’t let her come. Dad’s keeping her in the hospital for therapy though. Doctors say she’ll make a full recovery.”
Ivy hmms, “You two were the most important things in her life.”
You nod, “She was a protector at heart. Spent her whole life protecting her sister and then me.”
You watch vines wrap around the headstone before Ivy says, “I’ll see you Thursday Arlecchino.”
When she’s gone Damian says, “You’re keeping up with the visits?”
You shrug, “She seems to do less harm that way.” The two of you begin walking towards his car, “Haven’t you noticed the drop?”
“Yep, just figured Harley was keeping her busy.”
You smile, as you climb into your car. You’d been haunted by your parent’s past your entire life. Then you’d met Damian Wayne and that had slowly changed. You’d found yourself, and relationship with your mother before she’d died. It was time to move on, and create a new legacy, as Nightengale, and a force for good.
⚬ pairing ⇀Yoongi x Reader; Taehyung x Reader ⚬ genre ⇀
drama, slight angst || hollywood!au, actor!bts, enemies to lovers ⚬ word count ⇀
When your childhood sweetheart packs his bags to pursue his dreams in the big city, the two of you promise to meet again once you’ve both become successful. Years later, you find yourself running to and fro auditions, desperately trying to make ends meet, while his face is plastered on every giant sized billboard in town.
or; no one ever said the road to success was easy
Prompt- Hi! can i request an imagine with Daryl based on the song Concrete from Tom Odell?<3
Y/N and Daryl are hanging out in an old, abandoned hotel on the outskirts of Georgia and talk about their hopes for the future. One thing leads to another and Daryl ends up accidentally confessing his feelings for Y/N and… well you get it.
In this, I’ve made Daryl around late teens-early twenties?
Warning: fluff, not really smut but a lot of making out and clothes flying all over the damn place so its kind of implied??? idk im really uncomfortable with writing full on smut. strong language and mentions of abuse.
“Daryl, come on!” I giggled, running up a ridiculous amount of stairs.
“Calm down, you’re gonna get us caught.” Daryl grumbled, despite slightly speeding up.
Daryl and I had been wandering around for hours, only to discover that we’d stumbled across a run down hotel that had been completely and utterly abandoned. The insides were derelict and messed up, but were still relatively intact. The wallpaper was peeling, the furniture in the lobby was damp and the rugs were worn to oblivion.
“Daryl, who’s gonna catch us? There’s nobody around for miles. Live a little, damn.” I chuckled, finally reaching a floor that didn’t look like the plague had hit it.
“Wow… this place must’ve been classy back in it’s day.” I panted, catching my breath.
“How’d you figure?”
“Because I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt more out of place in my entire life.” I joked, still astounded by the decent condition of the halls.
Daryl and I became best friends when we were younger because we grew up on the same street. We’d go and hide in some park or woods whenever we got scared of our parents. Daryl’s father always beat up his brother Merle, but as soon as Merle left, it was Daryl’s turn. My Dad died when I was little and my Mama started drinking and beating me when she did. Occasionally, I’d get away before she could and find Daryl.
This was one of those times.
“So, what now? We just stay here for the rest of our lives instead of going back?” Daryl sighed.
“Obviously not, we have to go back at some point, but I figured we could just have some space for a little while.” I replied, then headed off to look inside some of the rooms
I found a large room that was surprisingly full. A bed with numerous amounts of pointless pillows, nightstands with decorative lamps, paintings of fields and ominous looking strangers, and near-mint condition rugs.
“Daryl! Come look at this- oh.” I yelled, only to find he’d been standing behind me this whole time.
“Not too bad,” Daryl sighed and jumped onto the bed.
“I’ve definitely seen worse.” I scoffed, shutting the door behind me and wandering around the room.
“We’ve fuckin’ lived in worse.” Daryl uttered, slinging the throw pillows across the room.
I came across a painting of a woman in a long robe-like dress, a glass of red wine adorning her hand and her hair trailing down her back. She had these amazing brown eyes, but they had absolutely no depth or warmth behind them. She looked soulless and quite frankly, a bit lonely.
“Pretty hot for a painting.” Daryl piped up.
“Shut up, Dixon. Keep in in your pants.” I laughed and hopped onto the bed, the oddly soft sheets sinking beneath me.
We laid there for a little while before I propped myself up on my elbows and let out an elongated sigh.
“Daryl, where do you think you’ll be in five years?” I asked.
“God knows. Either in jail or dead, probably.” I wanted to believe that he was joking but he genuinely thought that.
“Where do you want to be in five years?” I rephrased.
Daryl thought for a moment, as if he’d never actually considered it before.
“I don’t know. Maybe in a mechanics. Maybe just kind of riding around. Not back with my old man, that’s for damn sure,” He sighed. “What about you?”
“I don’t know either. I want to do something to help kids though. Don’t want anyone else to go through what we went through. Maybe a teacher?”
“You dropped out of high school.” Daryl chuckled.
“True. Maybe I could open a home for abused kids. Start a business.” I shrugged.
“It’s not a bad idea.” He nodded.
I fell back onto the bed again and tapped my stomach in an uneven beat. Daryl placed a hand over mine to stop me, but I continued over his hand. This went on for another five minutes before he grabbed me and pulled my body onto his and wrapped his arms around me, trapping my arms by my side.
“Daryl, come on! Let me go!” I squealed. He loosened his grip around me and I turned over to face him.
“You’re an ass, Dixon.” I laughed, sitting up and leaning back against his bent legs.
“Yeah, what’s new?” He smirked, not realizing he had his fingers intertwined with mine.
I smiled and let out a small giggle at his self-depreciating comment.
“I really do hope you open that home y’know. I hope you get out.” Daryl said.
“No, I hope we get out. We’ve had each other’s backs since day one and we’re not stopping anytime soon. When I go, I’m takin’ you with me Daryl.” I told him.
He smiled a little and then propped himself up on his elbows.
“You don’t want to drag me around.”
“Yes I do. You’re my best friend. Even if you are the biggest pain in my ass.” I joked.
We both laughed hysterically, but it all came to a halt.
“God, I love you.” Daryl laughed.
I stopped almost immediately, taken aback by his words.
“I mean, uh… I meant… Forget that I said that,” He chuckled awkwardly.
“Let’s not forget it… You mean that?” I asked softly.
His eyes searched around the room, desperately trying to think of something to say, but he didn’t have to.
I placed my hands on each side of his face and pressed my lips to his, and in response, his hands found their way to my waist. Daryl sat up properly and leaned back against the headboard, allowing him hold onto more of me. His hands traveled down to my hips and rested there, gently digging his fingers into my jeans every now and again. My hands switched from his face to the hem of his shirt, which he then fluently pulled off like it was nothing, only breaking the kiss momentarily before continuing. He tossed it across the room, exposing his sculpted, slightly bruised torso and well-placed tattoo. I ran my hands up his stomach and chest, his skin burning up with anticipation. He flipped us both over so his body was hovering above mine, his hips rolling against mine on occasion. I sat up and tore my shirt off, sending it flying in the opposite direction to Daryl’s.
“You sure you want to?” He asked between kisses on my neck.
“Positive.” I confirmed, running my hands through his hair and across his shoulders as he made his marks over my neck and throat.
The next morning, the first thing I felt was Daryl’s warmth radiating onto me. My head was buried in the crook of his neck and his arm was protectively draped over me while he still slept peacefully. I gently placed his arm back by his side and got up slowly as to not disturb him. The first item of clothing I found is Daryl’s shirt, which was at least two sizes too big for me, but I threw it on anyway. I stepped outside onto the balcony and laid my eyes upon miles and miles of emptiness, bar two old women walking their dogs. One of them realized that I was in the abandoned hotel and laughed. She waved sweetly and continued walking, so I figure that she must’ve done the same sort of thing when she was my age. My legs trembled slightly due to the sore, yet oddly pleasing sensation in my core. Suddenly, Daryl joined me on the balcony, wrapping his arms around my waist and hugging me tightly. Glancing back, I noticed that all he was wearing was a sheet hung loosely around his hips.
“Hey, gorgeous.” He whispered in my ear.
“Hey.” I replied, grinning like an idiot.
“What you doin’?” He asked, resting his chin on the top of my head.
“Nothing, just… thinkin’.” I sighed.
I turned to face him and placed a long, lingering kiss against his lips.
“Thank you for last night, Daryl.” I smiled contently.
“It was beyond my pleasure, baby.” He laughed.
“Y’know, I get that this hotels nice, but… I would’ve spent last night with you on a bed made of concrete with no sheets.” He told me.
“Me too. Even though, the bed was kind of a bonus,” I chuckled. “I don’t want to go back…” I said sadly, resting my head against his chest.
“We don’t have to. Let’s just stay here. Or run away.”
I laugh at his outlandish proposal.
“I’m bein’ serious. Y/N… run away with me.”
I look up into his eyes and for the first time, I see genuine sincerity.
Jason Todd being overprotective with his significant other (who is a new superhero)!!
This was submitted right after I opened Headcanons so I’m gonna assume this is what you meant:
• Okay so he’s chill at first
• More like a scolding parent than anything else tbh
• Begging you to be more careful
• If you get hurt he goes into mama bear mode
• Beating the shit out of whoever hurt you
• Then smothering you with unnecessary attention
• Will fight to keep you from going on patrol
• Isn’t happy when you get your way
• Physically uses himself to shield you
• Terrified to lose you
• Breaks down when you tell him you’re not a child who needs protecting
• Loves you so much it hurts
It’s the 1st of August todaaay ! but most importantly the birthday of the Mother aka the Servamp of Wraaath ! (òwó)b HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAAAAAAAY !! \(*/////*)/ may your Beauty and coolness never end~~~
now Rei and Gilbert in the bg be like : WUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH WRAAAAAAATHHHHHHHHHHHHH \(*3*)/ (b òwó)9!! *Party hard*
look at her holding young Tsurugi ~ the precious baby :M ! She’ll take good care of him as soon as he finally gives her a name and an iteeeem ò.ó) GO TSURUGIIIIIII YO MAMA IS READY TO BEAT THE **** THAT TREATS YOU LIKE SHÜÜÜT ò.ó)9 !! and even when she seems to be angry, she’s always cooool ~ a mother cannot be truly angry at her own child v.v)! being the mother means to forgive, Being the mother means to protect but also attack 8D IN YO FACE höhö ~
yo, I’m curious what might happen to her in the upcoming chapters >w>)9 ! somebodysaveherplease
otherwise hope u like iiiit, even when I was rushing this one a bit ;w;)b