(18368 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Justice League International (Comics), Blue Beetle (Comics), Booster Gold (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Michael Carter/Ted Kord, Michael Carter & Rip Hunter
Characters: Ted Kord, Michael Carter (DCU), Rip Hunter, Barbara Gordon, Beatriz da Costa, Ralph Dibny, Sue Dibny, Mary Batson, Maxwell Lord
Additional Tags: Kid Fic, Alternate Universe - Canon, Super Buddies, Reconciliation
Summary: Booster looked as young and bright and matinee-idol gorgeous as he had when Ted had last seen him, and for a heart-stopping moment it was as if the past three years had never happened, as if the concentrated effort Ted had made to excise Booster from his life and his heart had never taken effect, and Ted could walk up to him, throw an arm around his shoulders, and tell him his latest idea for a prank to pull on Guy.
Then he saw the baby.
*** *** ***
I was so wrecked by this fic, but the good way. The middle was so sad, so the end was super happy. I feel like I’ve always wanted this story but wouldn’t have understood this version when I was younger, so it really got me now.
xposted from Dreamwidth here. comments. Reply there