Fandom: Young Justice (Cartoon), DCU (Animated)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hartley Rathaway & Wally West, Artemis Crock/Wally West, Artemis Crock & Hartley Rathaway
Characters: Hartley Rathaway, Wally West, Artemis Crock, David Singh
Additional Tags: Friendship, Male Friendship, Flash Rogues, Alternate Canon, Canon Gay Character, University, College
Series: Part 1 of YJ Animated Whumpage
Chapter 4 is up.
“Running with Jay or Barry wouldn’t give me what I need right now.”
So koromons, I totally meant to do your prompt of Jenni razzing Bart about joining the blue speedster brigade, but it got away from me once I had Bart and Jenni on a page together.
ElfGrove’s Kid Mercury: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
"It’s time I taught you the finer secrets of the Speed Force," one corner of Max’s mouth lifted in a familiar smile.
"Says the man on the couch," Bart replied, trying not to laugh at the echo of years coming full circle on his relationship with his mentor. For the first time since then, he might finally be ready to fully listen. To learn the things only Max knew.
ElfGrove’s Kid Mercury: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Thank you for the prompt babemagi!
#i wonder how many folk remember Max meditatiing and how much Bart used to think it was a waste of time, #Wally thought it was a waste, #and I imagine in the future it would be hard for Bart to get a handle on, #but he’d appreciate it and want to learn it, #and eventually grow into being Mercury as Irey became The Flash and Jai became a Quick
I cannot express how much it amuses me Max had to get onto Wally and Johnny for thinking too hard and trying to apply too much science to their speed, while he had school Bart on focus. A matured Bart is destined to take after Max’s foot steps. Born into the power as he was, once Bart learned focus — the ability to flow with the power and treat the Speed Force as a part of him rather than over-thinking it or trying to control it is more intrinsic to Bart’s nature. He’s a Mercury.
It’s different when you know them…
Everyone else always thought of the tall pointed hats with wide brims when they thought of witches and wizards. Of tall imposing men and hunched old women with skin conditions. Not him.