Sorry to all that have seen this before, but I needed this on my own LJ.
"A Darker Path" is now the official title for what's been called the Slade Family or Wilson Family AU series here on my lj, merfilly
's lj, and on all_dc_related
Blanket Disclaimer: If merfilly
and I were in any way involved with DC's staff, things would be very radically different. They're not ours, and all you would get from us are dust-balls and pocket lint, we're not profitting off this.
The initial idea for this series can be found in coldfiredragon
's two fics: Forever is an Awful Long Time
Summary: during Renegade arc, AU Slade/Dick slash, Dick is asked by Slade to choose. Pieces of a Puzzle
As is obvious from the summary, the basic premise of these two fics was to take the Renegade arc and make it work, then twist it up a little (okay, a lot
). She created too much fun to resist, in an utterly evil way.
Because of her and a kinkfic challenge I'm in, this was written: Broken Past, Darker Futures
Rating: NC-17+, darkly themed, explicit sex, warnings in link.
Continuity: In my own little reality, the 'Renegade' arc happens before the Outsiders blow the HQ, and Dick never came back after the "I quit" scene in #25. And Infinite Crisis is only barely beginning.
Summary: When Slade's contracted to take out the Outsiders, he pays Dick a fee to make it easy... .and Roy's world is only just starting to fall apart with that contract.
Then the next day I realized she'd created a monster and I'd made it soo much worse, which led to: Negotiations
Summary: Surprising Slade is never wise, Dick. Or, the lengths he'll go to. Changing The Rules
Summary: Slade never makes less than the best of any contract. Or any opportunity. Fresh Start
(Dick/Roy, Lian, Rose)
Rating: R, language, etc.
Summary: After the events of 'Broken Pasts', Roy's hurt and scared and pretty screwed up, Dick's trying to explain things and make it better, and there's a five year old that's been pretty worried about her daddy. Oh, and a far too amusing Rose Wilson.
Summary: Dick can have whatever he wants, so long as he remembers whose he is.Confrontations... and Reluctant Understandings
Summary: Roy'd known Slade's absence wouldn't last forever, but the confrontation doesn't go quite the way he thought.
and then come merfilly
's: A Bird in the Hand
Summary: Sometimes, Slade's too cunning for anyone's good.Hints and Whispers
(Huntress, Oracle, Batman, Kyle, Connor, various others)
Summary: Slade's still holding all the cards... and no-one on the outside knows it.
My Heavier Than A Mountain"
(Hero ensemble), slots in here.
Summary: Batman races the clock to beat the media to the families of his fallen.
Note: Jefferson Pierce and Oliver Queen written by Merfilly.
Filly took on the CSI angle, and the JSA, in Quest for Answers
Summary: The investigations and reactions continue.
We jump back to me for Shared Grief
Summary: "Calling all Titans, this is Cyborg. All members, come home as soon as you can."
The end of Quest for answers actually comes after this one, but that's okay, Quest starts first.
Then back to Filly for Failing Diplomacy
(Dinah, Slade, Dick, Roy, Lian, Rose)
Summary: Deathstroke and Black Canary never have seen eye to eye, and he's holding too many cards for her to do anything reckless.
And to me again for Nightmares and Pancakes
Summary: "What does it make me, Rose, that I'd do it again
Notes: Rose by Merfilly
I know, I know, I said we'd quit timejumping. I lied. merfilly
and I co-wrotePicking Up Pieces
Summary: Like the title says, the heroes are starting to pick up the pieces.
Also mine is Crossed Lines and Revelations
Summary: Old shames and old lies are never as far away as their holders hope, and the truth always hurts like hell when it comes out.
Notes: wrote Dinah and Slade, and Rose. I wrote Dick and Roy, as seems to be the standard.
Mostly mine, too is The Face Value of Decisions
Summary: Two drastically different missions cause two equally radical changes in the dynamic of Deathstroke's little clan.
Summary: Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Summary: Just when things looked like they might start going back to "normal"...
After it crashes
Summary: As all parties see planning is better than reacting...
Summary: Things keep escalating, but they manage to steal moments...
As the world Falls Down
Summary: the end of it all
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