Genres: Angst, Challenge, Drama
Summary: Not even a Superman can break down some walls.
Date Of Completion: May 6, 2011
Date Of Posting: May 7, 2011
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 144
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: Written for mithen’s worlds_finest Shuffle Challenge O. Prompt: One Day I Slowly Floated Away. :)
I stared at Bruce.
My cape fluttered out behind me as I floated in front of the brooding gargoyle mounted on one of Gotham’s venerable old buildings. Stars twinkled in the clear violet twilight as dawn was seconds away, ribbons of rose-pink, lemon-yellow, and burnt orange beginning to streak across the sky.
Batman was like the stone he perched on: implacable and unyielding. I had asked him yet again to be with me, not to consider our one night together to be a mistake. I had tried and tried, but Batman…and Bruce…had put up a wall that not even my super-strength could get through.
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks: he was never going to let me in.
I needed more from him than he could give me.
“Goodbye, Bruce,” I said softly, then I slowly floated away.