This poem came out of the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from siliconshaman
. It also fills the "odd couple" square in my 1-23-16 card
for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest, the "dangerous territory" square in my 1-1-16 card
for the Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir fest, and the "Pre-Slash/Femslash/Het" square in my 10-2-15 card
for the ladiesbingo
fest. This poem has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics
Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. It begins with a serious nuclear emergency, then moves into awkward negotiations for aid, even more awkward revelations about relationships, lots of work fixing the reactor, identity strain, embarrassing conversations about relationship status, deep discussions about intimacy, and other challenges. Socket has been in love with Fortressa for a long time, and when Fortressa finds out, it really shakes things up. But they're still adorable together, and it's honestly one of the healthiest relationships in my cast list, especially among supervillains.
If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. It's a major change for Fortressa, though, so skipping it would be confusing later.( Read more... )