Pairings/Characters: (this chapter): Hal/Steve/Diana
Series Notes: In the 23rd century, Earth is a technologically-advanced society that practices the ancient institution of slavery. The House Of Wayne travels off-world to the planet of Jovara on an important mission, and lovers Clark and Bruce learn more about their Master/slave dynamic through the eyes of this exotic culture. Meanwhile, Hal and Steve attempt to aid Diana and the Amazons to finally break free of their centuries-long enslavement on Paradise Island. The entire series can be found here.
Genres: AU, Drama, Slavefic
Challenge Category: Section E (Slavefic)
Rating: (this chapter): PG-13
Summary: Diana and Hal work some things out.
Date Of Completion (First Draft): May 2, 2009
Date Of Posting: April 9, 2010
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 437
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Entered into the 2010 DCU Fic/Art Bondage Challenge.
Sir Arthur Calvin Boyle
A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL ARRANGEMENT
Diana awoke, Steve’s arms around her.
Where was Hal?
Concerned, Diana slipped out of bed, kissing Steve on the temple. He stirred slightly but settled back into sleep. She wrapped a robe around her and left the bedroom.
She checked the living room and kitchen and even poked her head into the guest room. Nothing.
She saw a shadow move outside. Opening the patio doors, she went out and Hal turned slightly.
“Hello, Hal.” She moved to stand next to him at the low wall bordering the patio. He was wearing pants and slippers. “A little cold to be bare-chested.”
He smiled slightly. “A little.”
They stood silently for a moment, then Diana asked, “Is everything all right? You are not unhappy with our arrangement?”
He chuckled. “Honestly? The sex is great, but…”
“You love Steve.” She nodded. “But not me.”
Blue eyes looked steadily at him. “No, but you do not love me, either.”
He dipped his head in acknowledgment.
A breeze sprang up, ruffling their hair. She laid a hand on his arm.
“I do not feel…yet…what I feel for Steve, but it is no matter. You are a good man, Hal Jordan, loyal and courageous and loving. You risked your career to help Steve help me. You are helping me with my Mission.
“Steve loves you. He cannot simply forget you to be with me.”
“So a threesome’s the answer.”
Hal laughed. “It’s very matter-of-fact for you, isn’t it?”
“Yes. Amazons consider love in many forms, not just rigid models.”
“Well, I can’t say I disagree with that philosophy.” Hal’s smile faded. “Diana, I don’t want to take advantage of you.”
She squeezed his arm. “You are not.” She smiled slightly. “Do you think after all the men I was forced to service that I would allow you or Steve to take advantage of me?”
“But we are male.”
“True, and my heart has been with my sisters, as well as my body. And yet I would never discount someone simply because of their gender. There were sometimes females on those cruise ships that came to the Island.” Her eyes were steady, but Hal could read the pain in them.
He nodded slowly. “I trust you, Princess.”
She squeezed his arm.
“And I trust you, Hal.” Her eyes sparkled. “And I trust that our arrangement will be mutually beneficial for all.”
They fell into companionable silence as they watched the sun rise together.