Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Steve/Diana, Angle Man
Genres: Angst, Challenge, Drama
Rating (this chapter): R
Claim: For the dcu_freeforall Challenge (Diana/Steve)
Prompt: T 12; P 42: Scar/Scarred
Prompt Count: (13/15)
Warnings (this chapter): Memories of rape.
Spoilers: For Stained Glass I: Shattered.
General Summary: Steve struggles to come to terms with what happened to him on an alien planet.
Chapter Summary: Steve and Diana are not doing well apart.
Date Of Completion: December 14, 2009
Date Of Posting: April 20, 2010
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 532
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
The entire series can be found here.
"JUST YOU AND ME"
Just you and me,
The waves crash down
The cold, cold sea,
Just you and me.
"The Cold, Cold Sea"
Steve shivered violently, curled up on his side in bed. He was hot and cold at the same time, his mind as numb as his limbs.
He could hear the breath rattling in his chest, searing through him as his thoughts tumbled over-and over through his head, the nightmare always there on the edge, pushing to take center stage.
Images tumbled through his fevered mind, mixing the good with the bad, weight pressing down on his back as Diana smiled at him, hand outstretched, his heart breaking as she danced away, out of his reach, out of his life…
He tried to call her, plead for help, sharp teeth and nails raking his skin, draining hot blood, he was so very, very hot, icy fingers of cold wrapping around his heart…
Diana turned around-and-around, white dress swirling in lazy arcs as her long, dark hair floated in a cloud of loveliness as she crooned, “Beloved.”
“Yes, I am,” he sobbed.
“Not worthy,” she sang.
“I know,” he whispered.
She smiled as he gasped for breath, cold waves crashing over his head and washing over him, freezing his limbs as pain sliced deep inside him, deep between his legs, fire burning through flesh-and-bone and lancing up his spine as he fought, so tired, so very tired, sliding through the waves as the undertow pulled him down, down, down…
Wonder Woman ducked as the laser nearly sliced through her head. The next laser burst was met by her bracelets as she expertly parried, her anger at Angle Man growing.
How dare this little, petty man think he could best an Amazon! Foolish man.
Wonder Woman dashed forward, playing Bullets ‘N’ Bracelets with the laser beams, her expression angry.
Angle Man laughed. “You can’t dodge all of my laser beams, Amazon!”
Wonder Woman alighted on the top of the Prudential Tower, shocking the supervillain. She swirled her Golden Lasso and it settled around Angle Man, pulling his arms tight against his sides.
“Foolish man,” she snarled.
Angle Man’s eyes flickered at her vehemence. What was up with the Amazon Princess?
Wonder Woman deposited him none-too-gently on the sidewalk, the Boston Police Department hurrying to take the sputtering villain into custody.
Wonder Woman didn’t even wait to chat. She just flew off, the police officers puzzled.
She dashed away a tear as she called for her invisible plane.
“Mmm, you smell so good, Angel.”
Steve nuzzled his Angel’s hair, holding her close. She loved the smell of his cologne. She loved the smell of him.
Her arms went around him and she laughed, their lips meeting. Aphrodite beat in her breast as she backed him up against the wall, tongues entwining as she pressed against his groin…
Diana banked the plane toward the north and the windswept coast of Maine, then shook her head and turned around.