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The Continuation of a LegacyTitle: The Continuation of a Legacy
Snippet: "Becoming Robin was probably the best decision he'd ever made. So can he really forbid this homeless kid, this Jason Todd, from experiencing the thrill of flying by Batman's side?"
Notes: The dividers symbolize start/end of flashbacks. Italics symbolize quotes.
Dick looks down at the R-symbol, on somebody else. His symbol on somebody else's chest. His costume on this this street rat.
Dick is ready to start throw punches. He's ready to bash heads. Dick is beyond angry.
Dick opens his mouth, ready to tell that kid to get out of his costume, but he stops.
And it all comes rushing back.
The first time Dick Grayson's heart stopped, he was eight years old, and fifty feet above the ground.
He was exhilaratedwaiting for his mother and father to finish th
Poetic PsychosisIn thirty seconds, the next shell would fall. Every night was the same, but every night Lorenzo experienced it as if it were the first time. His throat felt swollen; breathing was hard. He glanced around at the others; young men like him who had been shipped out in the name of honour and freedom. There was no honour in this, no freedom. Only death behind your eyelids, and a fear so gutting, that it carved out your innards and left you a hollow husk. Lorenzo tried to breathe, tried to assure himself that he was still whole, still made of flesh. They had lied when they told him he was ready.
Matteo ran towards him, arms out, rifle swinging uselessly at his side. He shouted for him to run, but Lorenzo remained motionless, unable to move as his friend’s warning was lost in the constant blare of gunfire. None of them were ready.
“The cycle is repeating. It is not safe.” The voice was soft and weak, yet it carried over the gunfire and battle cries without impediment.
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