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Chaos ficlet: Prime Time Heroes

August 26th, 2011 (08:55 am)
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Title:  Prime Time Heroes

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  eviinsanemonkey asked for how about Casey versus various television baddies.  Therefore all randomness is her fault.  No beta on this one so mistakes are entirely my poor typing skills.

Summary:  It’s not like a fight Casey has been in before.


It’s not like a fight Casey has been in before.

Yes, there are fists flying and feet lashing out.  There are grunts of pain and glancing blows.  People are bleeding and falling away.  Casey moves with the utmost efficiency; he doesn’t see people, he sees openings and possibilities.  He sees the vulnerable in step, the head ducked forward for perfect kneeing action, the lift of an arm that makes it ideal for breaking.

These things are normal for Casey.

So he’s not sure why this fight bothers him so much.

Because he’s not trying to see people--personalizing combat is rarely effective--but they’re still somehow clear to him.

First, there’s Wo Fat, from Hawaii Five-0.  He’s smirking a lot, but since he generally leaves his dirty work to his henchmen, he goes down easily.

Then, he sees Sylar from Heroes.  He tries to do something with his mind but he’s spending so much time looking ominous that he forgets to block a basic punch.

Next is the creature that became Locke on Lost, and he puts up a fight at least, but when Casey kicks him repeatedly in the chest, there’s a whiff of smoke and the man goes down.

He’s a bit more surprised when Morgana from Merlin shows up, because she looks rather out of place with her hair and gown, but she puts up a surprisingly good fight and Casey has to deck her repeatedly before she finally is incapacitated with a shrill shriek of ire.

Then there’s an entire mess of Kaos agents, each less memorable than the last, and when he finally gouges the eyes and pokes the throat of Bristol Palin from her season on Dancing with the Stars, Casey is feeling frustrated at prime time television.

When he’s done, his team is looking at him.  They look worse for wear--Michael is the only one sitting upright and he’s got a knot forming on his forehead.  Rick and Billy are slumped side by side on the floor, the former blinking almost in disbelief while Billy just giggles despite the blood staining his shirt front.

“What?” Casey asks roughly.  He’s heaving a little because downing countless armed guards takes work, even for a human weapon like Casey.

Rick’s eyes go wider and Billy keeps laughing, almost curling in on himself in utter bemusement.

Michael is the only one who manages to speak.  “How did you get out of your handcuffs?” he asks.

Casey makes a face.  “Simple pressure and appropriate force.”

“And you overpowered your guard?” Michael continues.

“He was more focused on trying to torture me than worrying if I was actually secure,” Casey replies.

Michael nods, seeming to accept that.

“And what about the drugs they gave you?” Rick asks, still blinking wide eyes as though he’s having trouble seeing.  “Aren’t they screwing with your head?”

Casey frowns as Billy’s laughs turn hysterical.

“It seems to be having an effect on all of us,” Michael explains.  “I’ve lost all depth perception and the ability to move my legs.”

“I’ve been seeing everything in double,” Rick explains.  “And the lights look really weird.”

Billy just laughs, so hard that it looks like he might hurt himself.

“What about you?” Michael prompts.

Casey frowns again.  He looks back at the guards, who are suddenly all dressed in plain black uniforms with nondescript Russian faces.  “Hallucinations,” he realizes.  

“And you don’t think that’s problematic?”

Casey considers this, but also considers how his rage against simple TV tropes was effective in the throes of battle, and shakes his head.  “Only if you value modern TV viewing as a means of pathetic escapism.”

Rick looks genuinely perplexed and even Michael looks confused.  Casey just bends down and works to free his team while Billy giggles on.


Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: August 26th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)

I love it! So awesome. Oh, Casey.

(your turn! :D)

Posted by: fara (farad)
Posted at: August 26th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Vin over his shoulder

LOL - lovely! Casey can indeed turn any situation to his advantage. And lovely choices, by the way!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 26th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
chaos group

I have to credit moogsthewriter for the choices. I emailed her desperately for a list of bad guys and those were the ones she came up with (minus Bristol Palin, I guess, LOL).


Posted by: Starrylizard (starrylizard)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
T - *ded* (Stephen Primeval)

Love your icon!
And lol! Awesome stuff! Morgana got a snort outta me!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 4th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
billy earnest

Thanks :)

And I do think Morgana would be quite the opponent for anyone.

(Which is now making me want the next season of Merlin, like, NOW.)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 26th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
chaos team 2

Thanks :)

(the team, waiting in line)

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: September 6th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)

here you are! I really hope it doesn't suck...

Posted by: blackdog_lz (blackdog_lz)
Posted at: August 27th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)

Definitely giggling now :)
Great story, of coarse Casey could take every baddy tv shows nowadays have to offer, he's bad ass that way.
And i love that everyone had a different reaction to the drugs.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 29th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
billy guitar

Casey would take them all with a flourish because he's awesome like that :)

And now I kind of want to write a drugged!Billy fic...

Posted by: blackdog_lz (blackdog_lz)
Posted at: August 29th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
James Murray

Then go on and write one :) A drugged Billy would probably be very fun, although it highly depends on the drug.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 29th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
billy watches

As if I need another plot bunny. And you sound like you'd have far more knowledge on the topic than I would.

Posted by: blackdog_lz (blackdog_lz)
Posted at: August 29th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)

The knowledge comes from the biology studies.
Very, very scary.
Considering they test all the drugs on men (getting pregnant would interfere with the trials), some of them can have total different reactions and effects in women. Like not working at all or at a different place. But it's not really been tested.
So sometimes knowledge isn't power :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 31st, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
billy guitar

And to think of what I missed out on studying literature and education!

If I happen to have time for that fic, I'll maybe consult your expertise.

(And also, your hit by a car fic is coming soon!)

Posted by: blackdog_lz (blackdog_lz)
Posted at: August 31st, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)

Sometimes I wish I'd studied something else too :) Well too late for that.
No problems if you want to pick my brain for info, I'll jsut hope that I can help.
And definitely can't wait for the fic. (Probably won't be able to read it after my vacation though)

Edited at 2011-08-31 06:36 am (UTC)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 31st, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
billy earnest

Well, most people second guess their career choices at least a little, so I wouldn't worry too much :)

And maybe when you get back from vacation, I will see if the bunny has percolated any.

Vacation is a worthwhile reason to delay fic reading. Big Bang is posting next week so I'll probably delay a bit anyway getting yours up :)

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