One of my favorite movies as a kid was Hocus Pocus. I loved it so hard that we had to watch it every weekend until the VHS tape wore out.
So, I was thinking…what if the events of the movie took place in Gotham City? And Tim, Steph, and Damian went out for Halloween on some case or something that ended up leading them to the witches’ old place. Tim finds the Black Flame Candle—as well as the warning that says not to light it, particularly if you’re a virgin—and tries to steer everyone away. But Damian, being the little troll that he is, lights the candle when Tim’s not looking.
Thus, Winnie, Sarah, and Mary are brought back to life for one night in Gotham City.
And when they try to eat Damian, it’s simply hilarious.
Every member of the Batfamily has what Babs has affectionately dubbed their “specialty dangers”. Everyone always gets stuck in different situations multiple times, and they all have the scars to prove it.
For Bruce, it’s bullet wounds. For Dick, it’s cut/broken lines. For Jason (obviously), it’s crowbars. For Tim, it’s burns and surgical scars. For Damian, it’s knives and swords. For Babs, it’s pretty much just that one painful scar from the Joker’s bullet. For Cass, it’s kind of a hodgepodge. For Steph, it’s burns from touching a hot waffle maker.
Whenever he has the
misfortune pleasure of having all of his kiddos together in the cave, working on stuff or hanging out, Bruce will usually give in and turn on some music for everyone to listen to, even though he himself prefers to work in silence. This is insurance against the whining and complaints of the various Batchildren when they have to endure the quiet (plus the fact that Dick will compensate by screaming as loud as possible without Alfred slaughtering him).
As such, the Batcave’s playlist is a mish-mosh of multiple different genres of music, thanks to all the different people contributing. Dick is responsible for most of the dubstep, J-pop, and upbeat dance music. Jason made sure there was classic rock, heavy metal, and a little bit of rap in there. Tim loaded it down with 90’s/early 00’s music, plus some grunge. Stephanie drove them all nuts adding country into the mix. Damian tried to balance it out with classical music. Babs stuck in light rock and uplifting pop. Helena poured in a little alternative rock. Cass put in some jazz and mellow music.
Bruce, for his part, just tries his hardest not to go insane.
Reposted from my FF.Net account
If I suddenly become the owner of anything, I’ll let you know.
Rating: PG-13/T for language and violence
I wish I could say that I’m sorry, but I can’t, because I’m not. All of this was meant to happen, every last bit of it. And we stand here now, in the thick of the danger, trying to tell ourselves that this is all just random happenings, but we know better. We know it’s just a part of the design, a piece of the puzzle that’s ended up in both of our paths abruptly changing course. I could lie to you and tell you that I never meant for this to happen, but I did. I did because I know you can hold your own, at least for a while. What they want from you is nothing compared to what they want from me.