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♥ This meme is for Arrow family prompts. Gen prompts focusing on any member of the Arrow family are welcome. Pairing prompts can be Arrow/any character.

♥ The members of the Arrow family are defined as Oliver Queen, Roy Harper, Dinah Lance, Lian Harper, Connor Hawke and Mia Dearden.

♥ Both anon and signed-in posts are welcome.

♥ One prompt per comment. You may post as many comments as you wish.

♥ All canons and continuities welcome. This extends to games, movies and television, be it animated or live-action.

♥ When prompting, note your desired pairing in the subject line. For gen, note the main character(s). Try to include keywords in your subject line.

♥ When filling, add the word FILL to your subject line.

♥ Warn for anything that could be triggering. For those who do not want to use specific warnings, please warn for ‘no warnings’ or ‘disturbing content’ as applicable.

♥ Be respectful and warn for spoilers!

♥ Please report your fills. Multiple fills are encouraged.

These are an extremely condensed version of the rules. Please try to take the time to read through the full rules when you can. If you have any questions, let me know here.
phyllomaniaphyllomania on February 26th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Fill: Looking Glass Blues 1/?
AN: Only watched 16 episodes of YJ (Desaad + giant wolf in the sidecar of sentient motorcycle orb did me in). So I've missed some character development, I'm sure. I hope I'm doing ok with Wally. I think my attempt to portray his slightly unique worldview might be read as tomfoolery, which is not my intent.

Looking Glass Blues

Wally stared at the arrow next to his head for his version of a long moment before moving. Black fletching, this time. Soon he was going to have a full spectrum of arrows that had been shot at him, or been shot to save him. He could put them on his wall as modern art.

But, then, maybe now isn't the time to be thinking about that, because there's a second arrow flying at his head and the bow...person has another one tracking him. Wally rolls and hides behind a box.

"Who are you?" the unknown shooter ground out. Definitely a girl, and she sounded sorta scared, "And where the hell is Bart?"

Wally blinked. He didn't know who Bart even was, let alone why this chick would be confusing him with this mystery man. Maybe it was an attempt to get his identity out of him? "You're the one trying to do the killing. You first."

There as a pause. "I'm Speedy, which you should already know."

"Girl, if you're Speedy then this world has been throw upside down into a time vortex. There is no Speedy anymore." Unless Roy had taken up the name again, which seemed unlikely given, well, everything. Not to mention that the shooter had boobs. Roy with boobs. Wally made a note to never think about such things again.

"I am Speedy, and from what this city looks like I'm not entirely sure that's not what happened," the girl said firmly. "I...promise not to shoot you if you come out?"

Wally considered for a moment. Black was generally a color he associated with the bad guys (Superboy didn't count), but this girl, whoever she was, sounds honest-to-god lost and confused. Maybe she'd fallen off a passing space ship or something. He weighed his options, when another voice broke the silence.

"You don't have to promise, because if you draw another of your arrows against my teammate I will put one of mine through your skull," Artemis said, stepping forward out of the shadows. Wally stood up, and looked at them both. Wondered how long Artemis had been there, before he turned his attention back to the strange girl who had just tried to kill him. She doesn't even look like Roy, which cemented his theory that she was lying to him and that he hadn't had a se...dammit, he needed to stop thinking about Roy with boobs! He was too young for therapy.

"Fair enough," she said, dropping her bow. Wally is a bit surprised. "Could either of you tell me where I am?"

Wally blinked and wondered what her exact meaning was in asking. He started with the broadest he could. "Earth."

The girl gives him an absolutely withering look, and turned towards Artemis. "Could you give me a bit more detailed answer?"

"Rhode Island," Artemis said tersely, arrow still drawn and aimed.

"Rhode..." It was the girl's turn to blink. "I should be in Star City."

"You're a long way from home if that's true," Artemis said, still suspicious. The girl snorted.

"I've got that much figured out. Because that's not Bart and you...I have no idea who you are. Please don't say Green Arrow."

Artemis and Wally exchanged glances, and Wally shifted over next to his bow person to talk. "She seems genuinely confused. Should we take her somewhere"

"And she could be lying," Artemis said firmly. "I don't want to give anything away."

"Listen," the girl interrupted. "My name is Mia. I think you'll understand if I don't tell you my last name. I think...I think something is wrong. Do you have a Justice League I can talk to?"

More exchanged glances. Artemis shook her head in frustration. Wally shrugged. "Hey, if she's some crazy villain who thinks that black and yellow will fool us into thinking she's Speedy it's probably best they take care of her."

"I can hear you, you know!" Mia shouted over indignantly, sitting down heavily on a wall. Wally grinned.

"Alright. We'll contact the Justice League for you. If this is some kind of joke Batman is gonna be real pissed, though."

To Wally's surprise, Mia laughed. "Guess not everything is wrong here, then."


Edited at 2012-02-26 07:18 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on March 15th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
Re: Fill: Looking Glass Blues 1/?
OP here, love this start! <3
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phyllomaniaphyllomania on April 12th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Fill: Looking Glass Blues 2a/?
Wally contacted Robin, Robin contacted the Justice League, and now they're waiting. In a parking lot, of all places. It’s weirdly laughable, and Artemis wished they’d chosen a place with less civilians, because she didn't like not having an arrow trained on this new girl, Mia or whoever she was. Of course, Mia seemed to be equally uncomfortable, shifting back and forth and visibly unhappy while Wally examined her bow and quiver.

“Pretty cool things you’ve got in here,” Wally remarked. “Where’d you get them?”

Artemis wished he’d shut up. He kept asking things like this, and Mia either refused to answers or spoke lies, as the conversation kept returning to Green Arrow. It was grating on Artemis’ nerves, and Mia’s too by the looks of it. Artemis was about to say something when the familiar whir of Batman’s jet sounded in the sky, a shadow falling over the ground as it landed. Mia stood up, too quickly, and Artemis tensed, wondering if she’ll have to catch her, but Mia only tried to get a view of who is around.

“Kid Flash, Artemis,” Batman spoke low and flat. “Robin said you had something important to talk about.”

Wally bounded up, about to speak, but before even that happens a joyful cry pieces the air, and Mia was stepping forward before Artemis can stop her.


The Green Arrow, standing a few steps behind Batman, started, and looked at Mia with a sharp, confused expression. “Do we know one another?”

Mia took a half-step backwards and shook her head. “I-I guess not.”

Artemis wasn’t sure what to make of Mia, but the look on the girl’s face when Green Arrow spoke was unmistakably devastated. Maybe she was insane, but at least in Mia’s mind she was absolutely telling the truth. Somehow, this girl was Speedy. Even Batman looks a little confused, as he turns to address Mia herself.

“Who are you?”

Mia stared, and Artemis wondered if they would get more lies, ready to refute anything the girl might say if her stories so far don’t match, but Mia just shook her head, her voice small when she speaks. “I’m supposed to be Speedy”

Green Arrow made an odd sound, and Batman’s posture turned sharp again as he turned to Green Arrow, who just shrugged helplessly. Artemis, her eyes still on Mia, watched her deflate just a little more. Ok, so she’s not lying. She honestly did believe her story, that much was obvious. Wally handed Batman Mia’s confiscated equipment, and he looks at it for a moment before handing it to Green Arrow, whispering back and forth with the other man. After a few minutes, they both turned back to the three teens.

“Your real name?” Batman pushed, and Mia winced Looks around cautiously. Batman sighed.

“I understand your caution, if you think your story is true. You have technology that nobody but Green Arrow and Speedy should have,” he said.

“I am Speedy!” Mia interjected, the look on her face fearful again. Artemis knew why. It’s hard to tell the truth when nobody listens to you. “I am Speedy.”

“So you say,” Batman said. “But other than a few arrows we don’t have any reason to believe you. Robin said you asked for this meeting, so you’re going to have to trust us.”

Edited at 2012-04-12 04:18 am (UTC)
phyllomaniaphyllomania on April 12th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Fill: Looking Glass Blues 2b/?
Mia’s hands clenched sporadically at her side for a moment, then she nodded. Slowly. Artemis had a feeling it wasn’t so much trust as desperation. Or maybe just the idea that was programmed into them all that you didn’t actually defy Batman.

“My real name is Mia Dearden,” Mia said quietly. “I’m from Star City.”

“Never heard of you,” Green Arrow remarked. Mia flinched back again, and Artemis wanted to step on his foot. Nobody acted hurt that well. Whatever was going on, what Mia is saying is truth, if only to Mia herself.

“Can,” Mia tried, then straightened. “Can you look up a man named Richard Cook?”

Batman paused, but nodded before going back into the jet while Green Arrow stared at Mia, and Mia tried not to look at him. It didn’t take long, Batman looking up news stories.

“A man named Richard Cook, twenty-five years old, was found dead. Shot by a rival, along with two young gir…” Batman trailed off, looking at Mia sharply, then back at the picture on the computer screen. “You existed here, Mia.”

“Exist…ed,” Mia said quietly. “I see.”

“So she’s not Speedy?” Green Arrow asked. Artemis squelched down the urge to shoot him on-fatally. It was becoming obvious where Speedy - their Speedy – got his lack of tact from.

“I’ve asked the Star City PD for DNA samples, if they have them,” Batman said quietly. “We’ll figure out. For now, lets say that she is who she thinks she is.”

“Mia Dearden. Speedy. The one you think I should be calls himself Arsenal now. He’s a dad.”

Green Arrow went pale, and Artemis gave Mia a sharp look, because the tone was almost playful for a moment. There was bright glint of amusement in the girl’s eyes, even, underneath the hurt and confusion. Artemis snorted and shook her head. Batman seemed less amused. “So you’re Speedy’s replacement?”

“Not a replacement! He moved on after Ollie…” Mia trailed off. “Yeah. Ollie saved me. I decided to be just like him.”

“Fine,” Batman said. Artemis got the feeling he didn’t actually care what Mia was saying, just that she said something. He was filling it away, though, she was sure. “Mia, I want to put you in a hotel room until Star City can find those samples to match. Will you cooperate?”

Mia looked at him for a while. “Do I have a choice? I’m stuck in the middle of a state I know nothing about, apparently in a world I don’t know. Not really a lot for me to do.”

Batman paused. “Thank you. I’ll book the hotel. Kid Flash, Artemis? I want you to keep her company. I’ll inform the rest of your team.”

“Team?” Mia interrupted “So you are the Teen Titans?”

Everyone looked at her blankly. Wally shook his head. “Weird name. No.”

That look again. The one of a person whose home isn't home at all. Artemis knew that feeling, even if the circumstances were different from what Mia's are shaping up to be. She almost felt bad.
phyllomaniaphyllomania on April 26th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Fill: Looking Glass Blues 3/11
As parts have started being over 100 words and therefore many pieces, this has been moved over to AO3 and LJ (...ok, technically it moved over there with the previous chapter, I just forgot to say)

Chapter 2 on AO3

Chapter 2 on LJ:

(hmm...will it tell me I'm spam, or simply screened? Either way I need to be released from unviewable purgatory!)