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Prompt Post - Part Five [CLOSED TO NEW PROMPTS]
yj_anon wrote in yj_anon_meme
THIS PART IS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN CONTINUE POSTING FILLS, BUT PLEASE PROMPT ALL NEW THINGS HERE.

Part one here!

Part two here!

Part three here!

Part four here!

Feel free to reprompt posts from parts one, two, three or four in part five once. If you do so, I'd recommend leaving a link to your fill on the original prompt, in case somebody is tracking the first thread.
Please note that you can still fill over at parts one and two- just don't prompt there! I encourage you all to go through looking for older things to fill.

Welcome to the Young Justice: Animated anonymous fic meme!

How does it work? Basically, you leave prompts, and people fill them with glorious fic. Pretty simple. Anonymity is allowed for those that feel nervous or awkward requesting or filling, but it isn't actually obligatory. Unlike a lot of memes (like kink memes) this doesn't have a particular focus beyond the fandom. Het, gen, slash, femslash, anything else you can think up? Welcome! Crack, drama, angst? Go nuts!

However, we do have some...

Rules and guidelines.

• Animated canon only, please. Crossovers are fine, so is integrating comics/etc. stuff into animated canon, but no outright Young Justice comic stuff, please.
• Be reasonable. Polite. Etc. You may be anonymous, but that is no excuse for being ridiculous.
• Likewise, be considerate in your prompting. Trigger warnings are appreciated (for content that may seriously upset people with past experience, such as rape/non-con, self harm, suicide, etc.- at the absolute least, please make it clear what the fic contains about before someone stumbles across it halfway through!), and please be careful with your wording. Memes like this often touch on some sensitive material. If you feel somebody has posted an actively offensive prompt, please either PM me or use the mod post here to bring it to my attention.
• One prompt per post, please!
• Repeat after me: Your Kink Is Not My Kink. Don't attack people's prompts because they aren't your cup of tea!
• Look, just don't wank up a storm in general. I'm sure we can all manage, right? :)

ETA: Please do not reprompt things until we reach a second part. In addition, I encourage anyone looking for things to fill to go back through previous pages. A lot of people have old prompts tracked, so your fills will still be seen!

This is the 'flat' view of the page; it shows comments in the order they're posted, rather than as threads. Makes it easier to see new fills on previous pages.


I'll look at getting a Delicious or Diigo or something-or-other archive up for filled prompts if it gets to the point we feel it'd be useful. In the meantime, have fun!

ETA: We now have a discussion post if you need one!

ETA: I need help with archiving! Also, we set up a fill post. Can you please leave links to any fic you write there. See the post for more details. Thanks!

ETA: GUYS. I am officially making the 'PM me about offensive prompts' thing obligatory. Please, I have difficulty keeping up without your wonderful help!

Incidentally, being polite includes not telling people they're being 'too sensitive' for being bothered by things. Just sayin'. This place is a safe space, in so much as I can make it one, and I don't really like the rhetoric of 'oh, if you're offended you're oversensitive' that I'm seeing in a couple places? Remember: people may have had different experiences than you that influence their view. Don't assume. :)

ETA: Since apparently it doesn't come under some of your definitions of 'civility':

NO CHARACTER BASHING.

I don't care if you hate that ditz M'gann, I don't care how much you think Kaldur is sooo boring, I don't care if you think Artemis is a bitch, I don't care if you want Wally to go die, I don't care how much you want Superboy to punch himself into oblivion or how bratty you think Robin is. This is not a place to ask for fic that is for nothing more or less than to satisfy said hate. We have and welcome fans of ALL CHARACTERS here, and it's just insulting and rude to tear them down.

And this is not the same as asking for a single prompt where they're AU and evil, or for a prompt where they mess up in some way, or even where they get called out on something they did if you feel it would make a good story. But come the hell on, guys.

ETA: Please see this recent post regarding certain issues we've been having. Thank you.

ETA: Are you offering anything for charity in the recent fandom auctions for relief efforts? If you are, feel free to promote/browse/etc. here!

ETA: New affilate - DC comics meme!

ETA: At several people's requests - rec post & general finding-things post!

ETA: New affilate - YJ kink meme!

ETA: Since part four seems to be going so fast- poll about the next prompt freeze!

ETA: Okay guys, the next freeze is going to be halfway through this part- at 2,500 comments or so. People have said they wanted it to be a little quicker coming this time! So, yes. And then we may or may not have one before the next part itself.

ETA: PROMPT FREEZE/FILL-A-THON!

For the next few days, until the 19th June, DO NOT SUBMIT ANY NEW PROMPTS. Instead, why not try filling a few? We have so many wonderful ones left unfilled. Maybe try looking a few pages back! Or a few parts back, even!

On the 19th June, prompting will resume when I post the next part.

Thank you! And have fun!
Finished!


In-progress Delicious account.


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The end of the world conspires to happen in Texas down at the Gulf of Mexico. And a year ago that would be far enough away from Dakota that Static and Gear wouldn't have made it over before the whole thing got canceled with some extreme prejudice. Except a year ago Richie hadn't been dating Kal giving them the occasional access to the Justice League Zeta beams. So if needed they could make it down there to help.

And then Auqualad was captured and there really wasn’t any question as to their next move.

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The first mistake made by Villain Who Richie’s Not Paying Enough Attention To was getting out of bed that morning. The next was obviously going against the Justice League. But in Richie’s mind the two biggest mistakes were taking his boyfriend and using giant robots.

It took him five minutes after he arrived to hack into the robots and turn them against their maker and less than one after that to track the signal back to Really Stupid Villain’s base.

Aquaman is held up elsewhere so it’s Mera, Auquawoman, who knocks down the outer wall on the warehouse were Kal’s being kept and starts cleaning house. With a tidal wave of water directed in from the marina.

There are a few scuffles and some people that have to be tied up but then Kal comes out, on his own two shaky feet, and Richie just can’t help himself. Kal has been through worse, he’s been through worse, but that never makes this any easier. He wraps his arms around Kal one landing on the small of his back in support the other running along the invisible scaly texture of the skin just surrounding Kal’s gills. A quick motion retracts the bottom half of his faceplate (because risking his secret identity every time he gets the munchies is so not cool) and then he brings Kal down into a desperately gentle kiss.

He’s so wrapped up in their reunion that he doesn’t even notice the press until the flash of a camera reflects off the standing water left on the docks.

Richie almost jerks away but as he steps back Kal falls forward into him. He props him up against his shoulder and tries to maneuver him far enough away that he can look for any serious injuries.

The reporters start asking questions all at once, little bits and pieces floating into Richie’s ears. “Hardware! How long have you been a in a relationship with Auqualad?” “Did Superhero work turn you gay?” “How did the two of you meet?” “…first gay superhero couple..” “…opinion on gay marriage?” “…sort of example for young…” “Gizmo!” “…public display of affection?” “…coming out..” “…gay superhero…”

He has a bad grip on Kal and they’re all to close for him to shift it. He can barely hear him mumbling against his neck under the voices and the drum of panic beating in his head. Gay, gay, gay go the reporters and hurt, hurt, hurt goes the panic until finally his brain supplies a solution. He grabs his Shock-Vox and contacts Static who gets there in moments.

His landing and the vague charge he’s holding in the air is enough to break a hole in the crowd. He shoots him the most thankful expression he can and they rearrange Kal so they can get a better look at him.

“Nothing I can see man. We should get him back to be checked out though,” says Static.

Kal helps them get him onto Staics’ disk, the easiest form of transportation they have, and they leave behind the gaggle of reporters shouting questions into the sky.

Re: Out In The World 2/5

A few hours later and Kal’s resting in the med bay at Mt. Justice. The sedation that he had been fighting off at the dock took hold again but other than that there was no real harm done.

It’s a relief but there’s still a twist of fear in his stomach.

The first person Richie ever told about being gay was V. For a long time he was the only person that Richie told. Even after almost a year being in a relationship with Kal the only other people that knew were connected to Young Justice or to the Hawkins

And now he can turn on the television and see a picture of himself kissing Kal. On national television. Did it even for a few seconds in passing when he was grabbing something to drink.

He grips Kal’s wrist in his hand, fingers resting on his pulse. He doesn’t know what to think, to feel, to do. His head is spinning with the thought that there are strangers who know more about Gear than his father knows about him, about Richie.

Kal blinks at him momentarily awake and frowns. He shimmies over and spreads his arms out wrapping his hand around Richie’s own wrist and tugs. Richie follows and curls up against his solid chest.

Tomorrow Richie will see how the world reacts and what it means for him. For them. Tonight he’s going to take comfort in his boyfriend’s arms.

-

It isn’t long before the media circus is in full swing.

The picture seems to be on every tabloid and the news magazines in the world. Every news station has a story, every pundit an opinion.

-

These ‘Superheroes’ are no more than an attack on the morals of our society. Sense the founding of the ‘Just Us League’ there has been an increase immoral behavior rampant across our fair country and now they have put placed our family values under direct attack with this indecent image of two male superheroes kissing! Something must be done! - Glorious Gordon Godfrey

-

Mrs. Robinson is the coolest little old lady Richie has ever met. At age eighty-three she has five children, twelve grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. She has sprayed mace in Shiv’s eyes, used a fire extinguisher on Hotstreak and once threatened to bend Ebon over her legs for a whoopin’. She makes lemon bars that are to die for.

She tells him he’s going to Hell.

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(Anonymous)
T-T Oh my god, man, I was going to read the whole thing and comment then, but the last line of this... I just, I can't... Oh.

I remember that old lady. That old lady is kick-ass. She's like my favourite extra in the whole of Static Shock. And I can see this happening, and it breaks my heart. When I was little... well, let's just say I've been there. Richie... Richie and Kaldur were an excellent choice for this fill, especially for me, the OP. xD I love them both so much, and I identify with Richie so much that I'm putting together my first for srs cosplay as a 69ed Gear. And... oh, man, he's just so alive and himself and this works so well and Mrs. Robinson is killing me.

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She's one of my favorites too even though she got like, what? Two minutes time?

A 69ed(that means gender bent y/y?) Gear costume sounds absolutely amazing.

I'm really glad I could write something for you that you can identify with so well, though I wish you (or anyone for that matter) didn't have to deal with the kind of reactions Mrs. Robinson gave.

<3

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(Anonymous)
xD Two minutes, tops. But she stared down Shiv and Ebon like a champion.

Got the number wrong, it's 63, but yes it means genderbent. My build doesn't allow me to convincingly crossdress. xD

It's a goal to work toward, a world where nobody has to deal with those kinds of reactions.

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(Anonymous)
Does anybody remember what episode that was? D:

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All these Atlanteans are left wing liberals. First they try and tell us we can’t drill off of our own shores and now they’re spreading their immoral practices and parading them in front of us. The only thing ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Aqualad’ are is a ploy to brainwash our youth with their liberal propaganda. Melissa Turnwell

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“I don’t understand,” says M’gann, “What they have, I can feel it, without even trying. How can someone hate something that’s so beautiful?”

“I could probably give you a reason, something about ignorance and fear,” says Robin, “but the truth is, I don’t understand it either.”

-

Talking to the cops after fighting a Bang Baby is a standard part of the job. It’s one of the many things that he does that feel more exposed. He’s used to the idea of everyone looking at him as a superhero and now it feels like everyone who looks at him just sees that he’s gay.

When he sees that they’re dealing with Officer Murphy, a large black man that already hates Gear and Static, Richie almost leaves Virgil to take care of it himself.

He’s gritting his teeth watching as Murphy’s partner secures the prisoner.

“You’re with that Aqualad boy, aren’t you?”

Virgil’s hackles rise, the faint bell of higher charged air whistling in Richie’s ears. “What’s it to you?” he asks. If Richie was half as thrown by the situation and the instances of veiled hostility they’ve already run into he would be having a serious talk with V about his protective streak.

Murphy, amazingly, doesn’t rise to the bait. He shrugs, “Kid lives in Atlantis, right? Long distance relationships can be a bitch. My boyfriend only lives just outside the city and don’t get to see each other nearly as much as I would like.”

“Oh.” The two of them are eloquent. Masters of the gab right here. “Actually he ah, he stays in embassies most of the time, not Atlantis.” Which, Richie realizes, isn’t remotely why Murphy is talking to him about this. “It’s more the job than the distance. These guys never seem to care when I have a hot date planned.”

“Too right. So,” says Murphy, “what did you two Babies fuck up this time?”

Richie shares a glance with V. He supposes they shouldn’t have expected that much of a change.

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I can only hope that the Justice League is prepared to take down these young men. It’s just a matter of time with these two leading a homosexual lifestyle before they turn bad. Just look at the facts. Pied Piper is a notorious villain and it’s no coincidence that he’s gay.

-

Fred Phelps organizes a protest rally in front of the Hall of Justice.

They bring signs about hate and death. About a mad God that rages against America. ‘FAGS DIE GOD LAUGH’ ‘PRAY FOR DEAD SUPERHEROES!’ A small child holds the sign ‘GOD SENT DR. LIGHT.’

A nearby high school class imitates the Patriot Guard Riders. They show up with armfuls of superhero memorabilia and make a wall between the superheroes and the Westboro Baptist Church. They fly flags, banners, blankets, hoodies and stuffed dolls on the end of poles. A man selling balloons joins them blocking three solid five feet on his own.

-

The Flash’s Rogues release an It Gets Better video.

-

A fire breaks out at a restaurant in Happy Harbor and quickly threatens to spread to neighboring businesses. Aqualad arrives at the scene and helps the firefighters with the use of his water bearers.

There is a crowd of bystanders and former restaurant goers gathered in the street. Anonymous from their place among the crowd one member throws a rock with cries of “Fish Faggot!” The throw goes wild and instead of harmlessly bouncing off of thick Atlantean skin it strikes a small girl cutting a gash across her arm.

Kaldur sits with the mother and her child, a girl of six named Jenny, while the ambulances check for anyone with smoke inhalation and see to her wound.

-

“I’m sorry,” says Richie. “It’s my fault.”

He’s at Mt. Justice, they all are, and he’s just finished listening to the story of the restaurant fire earlier in the week. His stomach is a tight knot of guilt.

Wally frowns half way through a sandwich. “Dude, some guy being an asshole is not your fault.”

Richie knows that, somewhere in his head he knows. It’s just so much harder to make himself believe. He’s never had being Gear feel so personal before.

“If I had more self control, if I wouldn’t have outed us! None of this would have happened!” He’s losing it a little. Everything is piling inside of him. Words are twisting into his gut, poking and prodding and telling him what a horrible person he is. For his actions, for his thoughts, for his breath.

“The fire would have happened,” says Kal. And he’s saying it in his important voice. The one that means ha has a point. One that he believes in. “I would still have been there. And this man, with so much hatred, could very well have found another reason to throw his rock. ‘Faggot’ was not the only slur to leave his mouth.”

Kal puts his arm on curve of Richie’s neck and meets his eyes. “When I chose to come to the Surface World with my King I chose to walk among those who would not understand me. I chose to be an envoy for my people and to fight not only criminals but the bigotry shown towards us by those who shield themselves in ignorance.”

“I understand, now perhaps more than ever, the reasons you wished our relationship to remain private. But now, with knowledge of our relationship common, I cannot help but feel that our silence does us no good.” His eyes blazed fiercely and for a second Richie almost expected the world to react to the passion held within his. “I would like to never again hear you apologize for expressing the love you hold for me nor for you to feel fear for doing so.”

“Whatever you decide to do bro,” says Virgil, “I got you’re back.”

“We all do,” says Robin.

Conner shrugged. “I still don’t see why I can’t just hit them.”

“You can just punch them so hard they never existed, right?” asks Artemis.

Richie clears his suspiciously tight throat. “Right, so are we going on Oprah or Ellen? Personally I’m leaning towards Oprah because seeing me dance is not a pretty sight.”

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(Anonymous)
> The Flash's Rogues release an It Gets Better video

OH GOD, so much love. So much love.

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You might love me more later. It's halfway written and should be up by the weekend at the latest.

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It don’t matter. I’m cool with everybody who is cool with me. So long as you’re not hurting nobody, I’m not gonna hate on peeps for who they are. Gear is one of my heroes and this don’t change that at all. - Romeo

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The first interview they do is not with Ellen or Oprah but with Mrs. Allen who knows all their secrets and helps them tell their story. It is, all things considered, one of the tamest stories of Kal or Richie’s superhero career.

But it’s important, to Richie, to Kal and as he’s beginning to realize to a lot of other people too.

-

Somehow, through all the good and bad and insane things Richie finds something new inside himself. He finds strength in the support and a strange determination in the face of the hate. He finds in himself an urge he never thought would be there. He finds his own story coming out as Gear to be the sort of inspiration he never thought he would find.

And so Richie does something he’s told himself a thousand, a million times that he would never do.

“Dad,” he says, “I have something to tell you. About me. And I don’t think you’re gonna like hearing it but I need to tell you.”

His dad gives him a look and sets down his fork. He turns his body towards Richie and gives him his full attention. “Alright,” he says, “What do you have to tell me Richie?”

-

Certainly there are better ways that this news could have been broken but it is still a large step for the gay community to have visible superheroes. This could open the way for more heroes, super and regular, to come out. At the very least there are a lot of kids out there that are going to be able to look at Aqualad and Gear and know they have something in common. It’s a very strong thing to be able to look at someone so good and see this part of yourself in them, to be able to know that that part of you is good too. Juan Rodriguez

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D:

I adore Static Shock, I adore Static and Richie, and YJ, and Kaldur. And I adore this fic, and this wonderful crossover pairing, and I adore you, and how truly real this feels. Halfway through my eyes watered, and at this rate I bet they will again by the end of it.

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That is a lot of adoration right there.<3 Real was what I was trying for so I'm very glad that I managed.

Totally the OP here

(Anonymous)
T-T I cried, man. I legit cried. This is exactly what I wanted when I prompted, and using Richie and Kaldur... I am the luckiest anon in the world. I truely believe that, from the bottom of my heart.

The good and the bad, and how overwhelming it all was. The unexpected allies, like the policeman, and the pain of losing the respect of awesome people like Mrs. Robinson.

The Westboro Baptist Church. Oh, man, I loved the way you used the Phelpses. I can totally see both sides playing out exactly as you described, and it's so touching. Because it's a bunch of highschool kids, people who love and are protected and isnpired by the superheroes, going out there and giving back. Protecting the superheroes against the kind of ugliness that can't be physically fought. That gesture was so... my words, they are not working properly.

Virgil was awesome in this. He was present, and his close bond with Richie was obvious. It was obvious how important his support was, but you didn't beat us over the head with it. It was natural, as if it were just a matter of course. I love it. And I love Miss M's adorable confusion as to how anyone could be angry at something so beautiful and Robin's response. And Aqualad's respose to Richie's apology. Never, ever, change Kaldur.

And I can't quote all my favourite parts to you because I would be quoting the whole thing, no joke no hyperbole, but the ending was definitely what make me tear up. Romeo leading a younger generation with his 'No harm, no foul' attitude, and the experience teaching Richie why it's impoortant to come out and giving him the courage to do so. The way you ended it, with the lead in to Richie coming out, clearly invoked all the doors this experience has opened. It feels like a beginning. Not the kind of "You should continue this story nao!" beginning, but the kind of beinning that lead to years of personal growth and opportunities and painful experiences, and generally living. A sort of "first day of the rest of our lives" ending.

But most of all, your ending quote. It puts into words so beautifully the spirit of my prompt. The message I really wanted under all the media circus, of how important this is.

First I have to say this is an absolutely, no holds barred, epic review. I think I've read through it twenty times already and I'm sure I'll reread it twenty more. I'm kind of tearing up myself trying to get my response out. I think that you've pretty much summed up every unnamed intention that I had when writing this.

The whole fic to be honest came out in bits and pieces that I ended up puzzling together and the end...Romeo's quote is the only one that could legitimately be called such. Everything but that last sentence is something that he actually said and when I found that out there was no way it couldn't be in this. For a while Richie telling his dad was actually the ending but when I was moving everything around that quote just, like you said, summed up the message of the whole fic perfectly.

I am so very, very happy that I could give this to you.

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