|Fic: Just a Kid (DCU - *ME*, Superman) 1/1 - R
||[Oct. 13th, 2007|10:56 pm]
The DC Day in the Life Challenge
Title: Just a Kid|
Fandom: Superman Returns
Characters: *ME* (oh, Gods...), Hector (a *fictional* student), Superman
Rating: R - for violence and language
Word Count: 2,685
Summary: Kids make mistakes, so do superheroes.
Warnings: This is not a happy, fluffy fic. This is a violent fic that deals with a painful topic: school shootings. I've never been personally affected by one, thank Gods, but living in Va, how could I not be affected by the ripples from the Virginia Tech shooting? One of the students killed there was a former student of the school I teach at. If you have had any kind of personal experience with a school shooting, I recommend you not read this. Please.
Disclaimer: DC and WB own it all. I own nothing.
Author's Note: This is my first fic written in present tense and from first person POV. I hope the stream of consciousness writing isn't too jarring. :/ I'm not teaching full time right now, but I have had my own biology classes in the past for a brief time. The abbreviation ESOL stands for "English as a Second Language". Also, I'm *not* posting this to my own LJ. It just feels too personal. This scenario has occurred to me several times over the last year or so, Superman included, and the very thought that a similar scenario *could* happen makes me very sad. Not sure what made me write this, but I just... felt compelled.
ETA 12-30-12: This story has been taken down, out of respect for the events that occurred in Newtown, Conn. on 12-14-12.