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Fic: Just a Kid (DCU - *ME*, Superman) 1/1 - R [Oct. 13th, 2007|10:56 pm]
The DC Day in the Life Challenge

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Title: Just a Kid
Author: Saavikam
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.
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[User Picture]From: marag
2007-10-14 11:50 am (UTC)
::sniffle:: This is very powerful. It feels very real and very personal and I thank you for sharing it with us.
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[User Picture]From: saavikam77
2007-10-15 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I hesitated to post it, but felt deep down that it was something I needed to get out of my system.
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[User Picture]From: htbthomas
2007-10-14 07:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a scary situation. We practiced a lockdown the other day (it's standard the last few years) and I always worry what it would really be like to experience the real thing. So awful.

I love the twist you put on this, though. You're one tough cookie under stress!
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[User Picture]From: saavikam77
2007-10-15 07:26 pm (UTC)
The very thought of something like that happening just makes me angry. Furious, really, mad enough that I realize I just wouldn't take it lying down.

Thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: jij
2007-10-15 06:44 am (UTC)
Yeah...as a teacher, I know how it can be to really fret about what you'd do in a situation like this. I'm glad Superman was there to help out for your Earth-1 version... :)
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[User Picture]From: saavikam77
2007-10-15 07:27 pm (UTC)
Me, too! O_o If it were to happen in RL, I'd probably be dumb and angry enough to wind up getting shot... and still plow forward to try to stop the shooter/s. O_O

Thanks!!
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[User Picture]From: saavikam77
2007-10-15 07:28 pm (UTC)
Sorry! *wibble*

I'm glad this had the intended effect. Thanks!!
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