runespoor: 8-year old bruce kneeling in his parents' blood in Crime Alley (down on your knees)
Title: Grotesque
Characters: Gotham, Alfred, Bruce.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: How Alfred compromised with the thing inside Bruce’s soul, from Gotham’s point of view. Alternatively: This is how to co-opt a soul.

Notes: Inspired by this ficlet by [personal profile] marcelo and The Lesson. NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM.

Gotham has little use for monuments. )
Title: Nothing's gonna harm you
Characters: Bruce, Gotham
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It will be a long time before the scene is noticed; in this part of town people know better than to report shots.
Warning: violence, death, mental issues.
Notes: prompt darling, the shadows I live with are numberless . Oh, and the last line is from The Lesson. And the title is from Sweeney Todd. Which should tell you everything you need to know.

For hours the child kneels in his parents' blood. )
Title: Pathetic Fallacy
Character: Gotham
Rating: G
Summary: Waiting for the storm.
Notes: for the Halloween comment thing prompt “Gotham devours all its children”. I did say it was the best prompt ever.

There’s a whisper in the streets, tonight, and a shiver of unrest among those most concerned. They look at the sky in unease, cops and crooks both. The sickly yellow of the Bat signal flares like a holy symbol on the polluted sky. At various places in the city, some people are breathing a little easier; in Arkham, two of the psychological personnel turn in their resignation letters, and shrieking laughter pursues them out the door.

Nothing’s changed since yesterday, but everything is different. Tonight a Robin will fly through the city for the first time in too long, and everyone can feel it. A couple ushers their child into a darkened street, the street lamp busted while they were at the theatre, hurrying before the rain tears down the clouds, but they can’t silence the child’s laughter, immodest and carefree.

Gotham smiles a bloody smile. She was looking for a proper gift.
Title: Wake me up
Character: Renée
Rating: PG-13
Summary: No need for a shrink to tell her what her dreams mean.
Notes: for the prompt “Gotham devours all its children”. Spoilers for Gotham Central and Pipeline. [livejournal.com profile] etrangere, feel free to eviscerate me if I did too badly. D:

Nightmares are nothing new, on the whole. )
Title: Winter Dark
Character: Helena
Warning: gore, I think.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the winter of No Man’s Land, the Huntress is more of a watchdog.
Notes: for the Halloween comment thing prompt “Gotham devours all its children”, also known as “the best prompt ever”. I think this theme needs a specific tag.

It’s deep in the midst of winter and No Man’s Land that Helena gives up. )
Title: You can check out any time you like
Characters: Bruce
Rating: PG
Summary: Something has changed in Gotham; Bruce doesn't know what. Reboot!fic.
Notes: Title is obviously from Hotel California, because there are obvious songs and then there are songs that are made for a specific fandom.

Protecting the city has become... difficult, over the past few months. )
I'm putting together an index of Gotham fics.

Every single piece of Gotham fic.

I do this because I love Gotham and may be just a little insane.

What I'm looking for: )

The index is gothamfic on Delicious. I've already started to put it together, so you can take a look.

If you can think of any fic that meets these criteria, please leave a link, or the author's name, or the title, or something.
Title: People in the city
Fandom: DC
Rating: PG
Summary: Anyplace else, it'd be quirks.
Notes: I'm not entirely happy with this, but I don't know how to make it better.

The sports fan supporting the Knights and wearing dark T-shirts. )
Title: Storgê
Fandom: DC
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Gotham loves Batman. Batman needs a Robin.
Notes: "Storgê" is Ancient Greek for “parental love”. The pretentious title is justified on grounds of the fic terrifying me. [livejournal.com profile] mattador, this is all your fault.


Gotham has a bargain with Batman. )
Title: Shared Ownership
Fandom: DC
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The difference between Batgirl and Robin.
Edited 18/03/2011, because of that one sentence I've been wishing I'd cut that's been bothering for two years now.


Robins are for Batman. )
Title: Street Rules
Fandom: DC
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Even before Bruce took him in, Jason's job was to protect.

Jason's job includes a lot of things. )
Title: Count Your Losses
Fandom: DC
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A long time in the future, a little Bat learns a helpful list. “Bats lose their fights. You know that, right?”


You don't think it's gonna be the victories that define you, right? )

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