title: a walk down memory alley
pairing: Bruce Wayne & Jason Todd
rating: general audiences
word count: 2.932
summary: Bruce encounters a strange fog while on his yearly rounds of Crime Alley. It deposits him on the same place, but at a different time.
characters: Bruce Wayne, Jason Todd
warnings: time travel, mentions of Jason’s death
a little more doom and gloom than my usual, but i think that’s how it’s like in Bruce’s head
EDIT: without me realizing it at first, this fills another one of my ‘prompts’ (this time from this post), so i’m using it. the original is: reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
Crime Alley is empty of people and action, criminal or otherwise. It always is, in this night. The residents prepare for it just as much as Bruce does, and hide behind closed doors, safe from that terrifying urban legend that has a pesky way of becoming real when you’re doing something you shouldn’t.
If Bruce were reasonable about this, he wouldn’t come at all. No hope of stopping any crime when no one is willing to come out and commit one, and the work he could be doing somewhere else is impaired. If he were reasonable, he would come by surprise, some other day, catch them when they’re not expecting.
But it’s the anniversary of their deaths.
He’s not reasonable.