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Fic -- All Done With Mirrors [Oct. 31st, 2008|08:25 am]
Hail the Rogues!

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[liabrown]
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Title: All Done With Mirrors
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 808
Characters: A whole pack of Rogues.
Summary: Yay Halloween!
Warnings: Profanity.
Notes: Doesn't fit into any of my previously-depicted timelines, it's just a fic set approximately today. And I wrote it this morning, so sorry if it sucks :]





“You sure you can pull this off, McCulloch?” Len asked dubiously as the Scotsman set up a large mirror in his living room. Evan whistled cheerfully to himself as he positioned several smaller mirrors around it --- he was setting up an array.
“Well, if not, ye’re hardly gonnae be disappointed, are ye? Ye don’t seem to believe in it anyway.”
“No…not really…”
Those who knew Len well, however, could detect the hope in his voice. And for his sake, they wished he would get what he wanted. That was the only reason they were here.
“Time to fire `er up!” Evan declared with characteristic optimism. “Get ready, lads.”

As twin beams of light shot from the smaller mirrors to the big one, Mark felt the hairs on the back of his neck begin to rise.
“We’re going to regret this…” he muttered, unheard by the others.
The large mirror was clouding over, and then hazy images became visible on its surface. Everyone leaned forward and squinted, trying to make them out, and gradually the picture got clearer.
“What the..?!” Mick exclaimed, eyes wide. “That’s…”
“Scudder,” Len replied flatly, and all of the former Mirror Master’s colleagues went silent.
“It worked!” Evan hooted with delight, throwing his hands up in celebration. “He’s like a beacon in the night, thanks to alla them mirrors. Lessee if we can find someone else.”

The image on the large mirror panned as though it was a video camera (which it essentially was, thanks to Evan’s wizardry), and Mark started to laugh.
“Oh God, it’s Digger. Where do they even get beer in the afterlife?”
We didn’t have beer in Hell!” Mick complained, but he was quickly shushed.
The mirror panned again, and paused on two other familiar figures.
“Tell me that isn’t…” Len said grumpily, and Mark face-palmed.
“It is. I can’t believe Bivolo would actually pull Trickster’s finger.”
Evan was laughing his ass off, as he’d always been fond of a good crude joke.
“Haw! That Eye-talian bawbag is too funny!”
“We should have invited Piper over. He might like to know James is doing okay,” Mick said solemnly, and outside the window, a man with supersonic hearing smiled.

“So where’s Lisa?” Len demanded. His tension had been rising with every dead comrade they’d spotted who was not his sister.
“Hold yer horses, I’ll find her,” Evan mumbled. He would have preferred to watch more of Trickster’s pranks. The mirror panned again, and finally paused on their quarry.
“Lisa!” Len exclaimed with relief, a noticeable catch in his voice. “She’s okay! Thank God...”
The others didn’t say anything, because they were waiting for what would surely come next, and soon did.
“...too bad she’s with that spinning shithead, though.”
“Is it really a surprise?” Mark asked, and Len shook his head.
“No. Actually, I guess I’m glad she’s not lonely.”
Lisa smiled and blew a kiss at the mirror, and everyone’s jaws dropped.
“Waitasecond. Can they see us?” Len asked, shocked, and Evan looked just as confused.
“I…I dinnae think so…”
Roscoe flipped his middle finger at them, smirking, and Evan’s eyes widened.
“Ah, me. I guess they can.”
“Mick! Get a pen and paper!” Len barked, and Mick scrambled off to find some. Len couldn’t tear his gaze away from the mirror, hoping Lisa could see the expression of worry and relief on his face. She waved at him, and slapped Roscoe when he used sign language to say “Fuck you” to them. Fortunately, nobody other than the spying Hartley understood it.

“Got it!” Mick panted, running back into the room, and Len quickly scribbled “I miss you, Lisa” on the paper, which he held up to the mirror. She clasped her hands in delight and mouthed “I love you” back at him.
“Did you see that?” Len asked excitedly. “We can even communicate with them! I gotta get closer so she can read my lips or somethin’.”
“Och aye, no!” Evan cried out in dismay, but it was too late. Touching the mirror disrupted the entire setup, and the image disappeared immediately.
“Hurry up, get it back!” Len demanded, worried. Evan just looked regretful.
“Not anytime soon, Cold. I’ll need to tinker with the mirrors a while to get them tuned just right…and the window of time ain’t happenin’ again until next Halloween.”
“You mean we have to wait a year?”
“Aye.”
“Goddammit…” Len muttered, and lowered his head. “At least I got to see she’s okay.”
There was silence and a sense of gloom hanging over them for a minute or so, and then finally someone cleared his throat.
“I think it’s time to start drinking,” Mark announced with sincere conviction, and Mick started passing around the beer.
“To next Halloween…” Mark toasted, “…and our illustrious dead.”
“Cheers,” said four voices in the house, and one outside the window.



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From: modnaf
2008-10-31 02:54 pm (UTC)
Oh sheesh Piper you remind me of the one DC holiday pic where Clark's trying to get Bruce to come into the party from the ledge outside. Just go in, be merry.
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-10-31 10:55 pm (UTC)
Well, he probably realizes not everyone wants to see him. They might be okay with him hanging out, though maybe he wouldn't really want to be with them (at least McCulloch).
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[User Picture]From: vengefulacorn
2008-10-31 04:12 pm (UTC)
Hey, hey! Looks like the gang's all here except baby Rogue Axel, and baby ex-Rogue Owen!

“Scudder,” Len replied flatly, and all of the former Mirror Master’s colleagues went silent.
Poor Sam! No one cares about seeing him at all! Well, except Evan, but that was just because it proved his experiment worked.

“Oh God, it’s Digger. Where do they even get beer in the afterlife?”
Totally loving the fact that Digger can actually get beer anywhere. Even in hell.

“Tell me that isn’t…” Len said grumpily, and Mark face-palmed.
“It is. I can’t believe Bivolo would actually pull Trickster’s finger.”
Haha! I'm sure spending eternity with someone who thinks "pull my finger" is funny isn't actually helping Roy's emo tendencies any. And JJ. Would he consider this hell (y'know, spending eternity with *Roy*), or heaven (y'know, spending eternity with someone who was actually gullible enough to pull his finger)? **firmly disbelieves Roy's gullibility**

Roscoe flipped his middle finger at them, smirking, and Evan’s eyes widened.
...and slapped Roscoe when he used sign language to say “Fuck you” to them.
Good for you Roscoe! And I'm surprised at him knowing sign language for some reason.

“At least I got to see she’s okay.”
It was a sweet sorta reunion. And ending with them getting drunk is just perfect.

Terrific story, Lia!
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-10-31 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, hey! Looks like the gang's all here except baby Rogue Axel, and baby ex-Rogue Owen!

I deliberately left out Axel because I didn't want to have a snotty kid around, but didn't even think about Owen. He's never clicked with me, really. I like him, but don't find him hugely compelling. Maybe I'm too old.

Poor Sam! No one cares about seeing him at all! Well, except Evan, but that was just because it proved his experiment worked.

Hmmm, I guess I didn't convey what I was hoping for there. The others were kind of shocked to see him, because they hadn't really expected it would work. But I have noticed that Sam is often dissed by the other guys these days (on the few occasions he is mentioned), which annoys me.

Totally loving the fact that Digger can actually get beer anywhere. Even in hell.

If anyone could do it, it'd be him :]

Haha! I'm sure spending eternity with someone who thinks "pull my finger" is funny isn't actually helping Roy's emo tendencies any. And JJ. Would he consider this hell (y'know, spending eternity with *Roy*), or heaven (y'know, spending eternity with someone who was actually gullible enough to pull his finger)? **firmly disbelieves Roy's gullibility**

Who knows, maybe Tricks spends the rest of his time with Digger, and they have a grand old time with that gag...certainly it's not too highbrow for Boomer :]

Good for you Roscoe! And I'm surprised at him knowing sign language for some reason.

Everything he knows about tops, physics, and all the crazy stuff he's invented was self-taught; I figure he could probably teach himself anything he felt like learning. Being a super-genius must be awesome.

It was a sweet sorta reunion. And ending with them getting drunk is just perfect.

Probably a lot of their get-togethers end that way...

Terrific story, Lia!

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: runenklinge
2008-10-31 09:51 pm (UTC)
awwwww, Halloween Fluff
They do care about each other.

“Oh God, it’s Digger. Where do they even get beer in the afterlife?”
“We didn’t have beer in Hell!” Mick complained, but he was quickly shushed.

that line was awesome^^

“We should have invited Piper over. He might like to know James is doing okay,” Mick said solemnly, and outside the window, a man with supersonic hearing smiled
awwwwwwww

“Did you see that?” Len asked excitedly. “We can even communicate with them! I gotta get closer so she can read my lips or somethin’.”
“Och aye, no!” Evan cried out in dismay, but it was too late. Touching the mirror disrupted the entire setup, and the image disappeared immediately.

reminds me of Orpheus and Eurydike (no, no freudian incest thingy here): he loved her too much not to try to communicate, but by doing so he forfeited his chance....that´s kinda deep

I really, really love this one
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-11-01 12:34 am (UTC)
awwwww, Halloween Fluff
They do care about each other.


Most of 'em do, at least ^_^

reminds me of Orpheus and Eurydike (no, no freudian incest thingy here): he loved her too much not to try to communicate, but by doing so he forfeited his chance....that´s kinda deep

I guess there's only so much one will be allowed to do in their situation...

I really, really love this one

Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: dullscythe
2008-10-31 10:29 pm (UTC)
I like the idea that dead Rogues hang out together in the afterlife. Because, of course they would.

Maybe Roscoe knows just enough sign language to express profanities. He did seem rather dismissive of Piper when he was being O'Neill so you never know, maybe he wanted to be sure he could always express himself effectively.

The end made me think of Orpheus and Eurydice, too.

I feel sorry for Piper having to lurk out there alone, he doesn't get to have any booze, either.
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-11-01 01:08 am (UTC)
I like the idea that dead Rogues hang out together in the afterlife. Because, of course they would.

They stuck together in life, when there wasn't really much to keep them around each other, so yeah, they probably would in death too. And by then they've all burned enough bridges that not too many other people would want to be with them. It's not like most are on good terms with their families.

Maybe Roscoe knows just enough sign language to express profanities. He did seem rather dismissive of Piper when he was being O'Neill so you never know, maybe he wanted to be sure he could always express himself effectively.

As I suggested above, since he self-taught himself pretty much everything he knows, I don't see why he couldn't teach himself sign language if he felt like it. I have a gag with him speaking in German in an unposted fic.

As for the stuff with him and Piper, I ramble a bit about that in my next scan-post.

The end made me think of Orpheus and Eurydice, too.

A very flattering comparison, more than the fic deserves. But thank you!

I feel sorry for Piper having to lurk out there alone, he doesn't get to have any booze, either.

It's probably all gross cheap beer anyway :]
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[User Picture]From: katzedecimal
2008-10-31 11:10 pm (UTC)
..........How'd Piper know this was happening so he could be there to lurk? *ponders* Maybe Mick *did* slip him a note?

Anyhow, extremely cute and touching lil' fic ^_____^
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-10-31 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Since Piper was following them around and spying on them in Rogues' Revenge, I figured he'd still keep tabs on them from time to time and caught wind of their little shindig. He's not in prison, nosirree!
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[User Picture]From: carine_karen
2008-11-01 05:10 am (UTC)
Aww...
Very heart warming neh.

Haha, Roy pulled James's finger XD
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-11-01 08:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I have a confession: I'd probably pull James' finger at least once. Just to see how he'd do the gag.
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[User Picture]From: eleusis_walks
2008-11-01 07:42 am (UTC)
The Len/Lisa stuff here is beautiful.

You can interpret that as a relationshippy slash if you want, either way works for me.
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-11-01 10:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm not exactly huge into Snartcest, but my inner pervert has an intrigued curiosity for a Len/Lisa/Roscoe threesome :]
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[User Picture]From: hermine_ichigo
2008-11-02 02:18 pm (UTC)
Beautiful fic *hearts*

I guess I can't say anything more than I already spotted in the other comments.

<3 Thank you for sharing! <3
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-11-02 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your comment, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
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[User Picture]From: axolotl_lan
2008-11-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
*wibble* Teary cheer! THEY BETTER OFFICIALLY INVITE PIPER NEXT YEAR!

Lovely fic ::hugs::
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[User Picture]From: liabrown
2008-11-19 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, glad you liked it! :)

Maybe by next year the guys will have worked out all their issues, and actually get along. Knowing them, that's probably too much to ask, but we can hope...
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