into eternity (drabble)

His arms are burning and his skin’s cold. Distantly, he’s aware of the contradiction, but to move causes hot waves of agony and he doesn’t really want to do so.

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in her heart (drabble)

Jaeger watched Nod play with the neighborhood girl with a small smile. The butterfly girl was ordering him about with a certain grace, and Nod was obeying.

Aurie settled behind him and wrapped her arms around his shoulders. He wrapped his hands around her arms as she rested her chin on his shoulder. “If we’re not careful, that girl will order him to marriage,” she teased lightly.

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M.K made it to the Batcave without being stopped, and she immediately went towards the showers, stripping down once she was in the stall and turning the water on. She went through the motions mechanically, focusing on her short conversation with Nod instead of the urges to either go up and try to start a fight with Ronin or put on her suit and go after Finn. Objectively, both bad options (though Seraphina might encourage her urge to break Ronin’s jaw), but she needed to move. She couldn’t just sit at Nod’s bedside and watch him as he slept, hoping he’d wake up soon.

Katherine floats her way past Nod’s room, and she stops at the sight of Ronin watching over Nod. While she knew that Ronin cared deeply about Nod, he rarely showed it when someone could observe it.

She briefly hated him for it. If Nod knew, he wouldn’t be questioning himself and the state of his partnership. He wouldn’t necessarily need the protection Seraphina’s been drumming up so that Nod can have an out. “Ronin?” she asks softly. “Where’s MK?”

"In the Cave," Ronin says mechanically. She nods, and heads downstairs. 

M.K wrapped a towel around herself as she stepped out of the stall, heading towards where she had left her backpack the night before, right before they went out on patrol. It felt like ages ago.

After changing, M.K went over to the training area, not bothering to wrap her hands before she started punching the punching bag. Nod and Ronin had been trying to teach her better fighting techniques, building on the basics Tara had taught her back when M.K was Spoiler, but this time she didn’t care. She just threw punches at the bag wildly, pretending she was hitting Finn one second and Ronin the next.

"Waitwaitwaitwait," Katherine says hurriedly, flying to MK and wrapping her arms around the girl. "You won’t be able to help in a few days when Ronin decides to go back out on patrol. Come on, MK, if you’re determined to fight out your anger, spar with me. Don’t split your knuckles for no purpose."

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"I’m better than I was," she said flatly. After a few moments, she sighed. "I’m going to follow Aurie’s lead and go take a shower," M.K said, heading for the stairs. "I’ll go use the showers in the Batcave."

Mostly, she wanted to get away from Ronin before she tried to kick in his teeth and probably fail. Now that the panic over Nod had somewhat receded, all of her anger at Ronin was starting to bubble up. Neither of them needed that right now, though, so M.K swallowed it down and shot Ronin a little half-smile. “I’ll be back up soon,” she promised, before going down the stairs.

Ronin watches after her before he slips into Nod’s room. He sits on the floor by the door, his eyes fixed on his godson’s body. No one’s coming in here without his knowledge, he’s already changed the pass codes. However, MK breaking in to the Batcave all those months ago—even if unintentionally, he had considered it a test that she had passed—proved that the Batcave was compromised, and he can’t let it happen again.

Not with Finn out for Nod’s blood.

M.K made it to the Batcave without being stopped, and she immediately went towards the showers, stripping down once she was in the stall and turning the water on. She went through the motions mechanically, focusing on her short conversation with Nod instead of the urges to either go up and try to start a fight with Ronin or put on her suit and go after Finn. Objectively, both bad options (though Seraphina might encourage her urge to break Ronin’s jaw), but she needed to move. She couldn’t just sit at Nod’s bedside and watch him as he slept, hoping he’d wake up soon.

Katherine floats her way past Nod’s room, and she stops at the sight of Ronin watching over Nod. While she knew that Ronin cared deeply about Nod, he rarely showed it when someone could observe it.

She briefly hated him for it. If Nod knew, he wouldn’t be questioning himself and the state of his partnership. He wouldn’t necessarily need the protection Seraphina’s been drumming up so that Nod can have an out. “Ronin?” she asks softly. “Where’s MK?”

"In the Cave," Ronin says mechanically. She nods, and heads downstairs. 

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M.K stayed by his side as he went back to sleep, continuing to run her fingers through his hair. Once she was positive he was deeply asleep, she gave him one last kiss on the cheek before leaving the room.

"He fell back asleep," she told Ronin, who had been waiting out in the hall.

"That’s his usual reaction to morphine, it makes him sleep. He’ll wake up on and off like that over the next few days, but for slowly longer periods of time as Aurelan starts to wean him off the morphine." He looks MK over. "You all right?"

"I’m better than I was," she said flatly. After a few moments, she sighed. "I’m going to follow Aurie’s lead and go take a shower," M.K said, heading for the stairs. "I’ll go use the showers in the Batcave."

Mostly, she wanted to get away from Ronin before she tried to kick in his teeth and probably fail. Now that the panic over Nod had somewhat receded, all of her anger at Ronin was starting to bubble up. Neither of them needed that right now, though, so M.K swallowed it down and shot Ronin a little half-smile. “I’ll be back up soon,” she promised, before going down the stairs.

Ronin watches after her before he slips into Nod’s room. He sits on the floor by the door, his eyes fixed on his godson’s body. No one’s coming in here without his knowledge, he’s already changed the pass codes. However, MK breaking in to the Batcave all those months ago—even if unintentionally, he had considered it a test that she had passed—proved that the Batcave was compromised, and he can’t let it happen again.

Not with Finn out for Nod’s blood.

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"Nod, you didn’t see Ronin’s reaction to your injuries," M.K said gently. "Trust me, it’s not something you need to worry about." She leaned forward, kissing him softly before pressing a kiss to his forehead. "Go back to sleep, baby," she murmured, running her fingers through his hair. "I’ll be here when you wake up."

"I’d believe you more if he got me a pair of goddamn pants," he grumbled, closing his eyes at her touch. "I want to see you when I wake up," he whispers, leaning back against the pillows. "I want to see you…" he drops back off, dead to the world.

M.K stayed by his side as he went back to sleep, continuing to run her fingers through his hair. Once she was positive he was deeply asleep, she gave him one last kiss on the cheek before leaving the room.

"He fell back asleep," she told Ronin, who had been waiting out in the hall.

"That’s his usual reaction to morphine, it makes him sleep. He’ll wake up on and off like that over the next few days, but for slowly longer periods of time as Aurelan starts to wean him off the morphine." He looks MK over. "You all right?"

dawn (drabble)

Jaeger knocked on Aurie’s shutters before he swung inside. She was combing a balm through her hair and she smiled at him as he plopped down on the bed. “I can’t stay long, I’ve got the early morning patrol today.”

"The fact that I see you at all is nice," she said softly, dropping her eyes and smiling softly. "I’d rather begin my day with you than not at all." She blushed—it was getting to be that he could time it—before she murmured, "I’m sorry, that was forward."

He slid off the bed to wrap his arms around her shoulders, and she leaned her cheek against his. “You don’t have to apologize to me,” he told her quietly, pressing a gentle kiss to her cheek. Her eyes closed and she smiled more, before he pulled away. “Not for that.”

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