Title: royally flushed
Word Count: 72,349
Character(s): Artemis Crock, Zatanna Zatara, Dick Grayson, Paula Nguyen-Crock, Oliver Queen, Dinah Lance, M’gann M’orzz, Conner Kent, Kaldur’ahm, Raquel Ervin, Roy Harper, Jade Nguyen
Pairing(s): Wally/Artemis, Dick/Zatanna, Conner/M’gann, Roy/Jade
Summary: So Artemis Crock is a princess now, apparently. (A Princess Diaries AU.)
Author’s Notes:My beta, Lara, has been utterly indispensable, not only with her fantastic talent for giving me AU ideas that explode into ~60k fics, but also with her eagle eye and her precious words of support and enthusiasm. My followers and friends on Tumblr have also gotten me through this in every sense, providing constant help and encouragement every time I was ready to just give up and cry and gorge myself on chocolate.
Ke$ha was instrumental in giving me catchy enough music to keep myself motivated and awake at three in the morning. So thank you, Ke$ha.
And finally, my artist, jesterlady, is a total doll, and her art for this piece is absolutely precious; I ADORE IT, and so should you! EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING, BASICALLY? So thank you. Thank you for being patient, supportive, encouraging, constructive, enthusiastic, interested, everything. Thank you for letting me and helping me be a part of this.
I’m like so over this fic that I go cross-eyed if I look at it for too long; I can’t even tell if it’s good or bad anymore, so I’m super sorry if it’s awful, but we all have our bombs, I guess. Still, though, this was a nice experience – such the antithesis of the emotionally soul-crushing rollercoaster of an endeavor that was TNGA. Enjoy!
Read it on AO3, FFNet, or here on Tumblr.
Because if we get a season 3 and Wally comes back, I sortofkindofmaybe want a sobbing emotional Dick Grayson
(Does it make more sense if I have the other one up there?)
Things to remember in s2.
GUYS, THEY WITHSTOOD THE TRIALS. NOW IT COMES TIME FOR THE SEXING.
Wait. Spoke too soon.
Here you go! Man, clearly I was right about people needing fix it fic! ;)
Newton’s Third Law of Motion (2702 words) by Irony_Rocks
Fandom: Young Justice (Cartoon), DCU Animated, DCU
Rating: Mature, for sex.
Relationships: Artemis Crock/Wally West (others may be added as I go along)
Characters: Wally West, Artemis Crock, Dick Grayson, Bart Allen, Barbara Gordon, Jaime Reyes, Barry Allen, Aqualad, Conner Kent, M’gann M’orzz
Author’s Note: Spoilers for all of Young Justice, including the series finale, 2.20 “Endgame.” Don’t worry, it’s fix-it fic. And I know I said in my last Grayson’s Thirteen author’s note that I was going on hiatus, but then I saw the series finale today and had the overwhelming urge to start up a new fic. *HEADDESK*
Summary: Long story short: Wally’s trapped on another plane of existence. And man, he’s bored.
Oh… well, you put it like that. Sure. It’s not going to be terribly long, because I haven’t edited it much and I’ll post something by tonight or tomorrow, so… small preview?
I think I’m gonna call this fic: Cryshalis This.
The thing of it is, massive amounts of kinetic energy discharged by an alien tech meant to destroy the Earth? It’s a pretty hardcore equation full of a lot of thermo-magnetic variables and scientific unknowns. Add to it an industrious application of Newton’s third law of motion with a trio of blood-related speedsters, and Beetle-tech drones and MFDs and Luthor’s anti-Reach virus software, if anyone claimed to be able to predict the theoretical applications of the events, much less theactual consequences, Wally West would have called them a big, fat, stinking liar. He’s a smart dude, not quite the level of his uncle, but no slouch when it comes to physics and advanced mathematics, but… weeeeeelll, Wally has always known that things very rarely go as planned. Even when they do know what to expect – which, in this case, to belabor his point, no one could.
Long story short: he’s trapped on another plane of existence.
And man, he’s bored.
Long story long: it isn’t just another plane of existence – it’s one that was specifically generated by kinetic energy that was tapped into to produce his super speed. He calls it Speed Force. He’s been going over the physics of it (energy field generated by the superspeed augmented by MFD’s cryshalis event), but he’s been doing it nonstop for… well, he has no idea how long. Time isn’t something he can measure here. The best thing (and worst thing) about being trapped in this place is he isn’t distracted by human…urges. He doesn’t have to eat (no eating! Can you believe that?), to pee, to sleep, to slow down, to do pretty much anything except find a way out of here. At first, he thought the reason he was here was that his rate of running was slower than his two relative speedsters (physics pun intended, of course), and essentially that made him a target for siphoning power, but turns out, that’s only part of the story. He’ll figure out the remainder of the equation if it takes him the rest of his life. Given this plane, that very well could be all of eternity.
Man, Artemis is seriously going to kill him.
The thought is sobering. They just can’t catch a break, him and Artemis. He doesn’t want to imagine what she’s going through right now, but it doesn’t take much imagination because it was this side of a few days ago (again, an estimation with no relative timeframe to go by) that he was the one desperately worried about her. Now, he winces in this deep chasm of sympathy, because he can only assume everyone thinks him dead, and it’s just… he needs to get out of here. Preferably no later than yesterday.
He mostly feels like he’s experiencing all the worst parts of being a superhero lately, and none of the best. Trouble seems to find him (or, more likely: it just knows where he’s at, like, all the time), but it’s not like he can take a break and zone out and relax. Artemis thinks he’s dead. His parents think he’s dead. His uncle, his cousin, his best friend, his teammates, his friends, his dog. Oh, man, Brucely. Their dog had never adjusted to Artemis’ absence; he just lay around grieving for months on end, ears downturned, a sulking mass waiting perpetually by the door for Artemis to come home. He’d practically mauled Arty when she came back, giddy and panting and as unerringly forgiving for the incomprehensible absence as only the young and/or canine can do. And now he had to deal with Wally’s unexpected absence.
Their dog was seriously going to develop a lot of trust issues after this.
Speaking of trust issues: “You suck, physics,” Wally declares.
Is Wally and Artemis’ dog ever given a canon name? Or do you guys have suggestions if not?
The thing of it is, massive amounts of kinetic energy discharged by an alien tech meant to destroy the Earth? It’s a pretty hardcore equation full of a lot of thermo-magnetic variables and scientific unknowns. Add to it an industrious application of Newton’s third law of motion with a trio of blood-related speedsters, and Beetle-tech drones and MFDs and Luthor’s anti-reach virus software, if anyone claimed to be able to predict the theoretical applications of the events, much less the actual consequences, Wally West would have called them a big, stinking liar. He’s a smart dude, not quite the level of his uncle, but no slouch when it comes to physics and advanced mathematics, but… weeeeeelll, Wally has always known that things very rarely go as planned. Even when they do know what to expect – which, in this case, to belabor his point, no one could.
Long story short: he’s trapped on another plane of existence.
And man, he’s bored.
so far all the fic i’ve read is just more and more heartbreaking D: good luck with yours though WE REALLY NEED SOME FIX-IT FIC IN THIS FANDOM
damnit, people. WE HAVE ENOUGH ANGST. WE NEED FIX-IT FIC!!
Yeah, so… that series finale.
I know I said I was on hiatus from tumblr and writing fic, BUT HOLY FUDGICALS, BATMAN. Fix it fic needs to be written. I just don’t want it to be uber long, but my problem with YJ fic I’ve written (Grayson’s Thirteen, Queen of Hearts, and The One Universal Constant) is that they’re all very, very long. (40K-60K) But how do I fix-it in a one-shot? The plot necessary will require time-traveling, I suspect. And exploration of Artemis, Bart, Dick, Aqualad, Barbara, Tim, Cassie and more.
OMG, THIS EPISODE KILLED ME. I NEED TO AT LEAST READ FIX IT FIC. ANYONE ELSE STARTING?