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Hand in Hand: Chapter 2Title: Hand in Hand
Chapter Title: Everything a Human Needs
Summary: Brainy's going to leave the Legion no matter what, right? No one ever said he had to be alone.
Pairing: Slow-moving Superman/Brainiac 5, Clark Kent/Querl Dox.
Quote: "Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours." - Vera Nazarian
The flash of light disappeared, leaving the two of them standing alone in Clark's kitchen. It was suddenly silent, far too silent, even though Clark could hear every sound beyond the apartment. Every breeze, a window slamming three blocks down, a dog barking a few doors over, everything was perfectly clear, something audible.
There were only two heartbeats in his apartment, though, and that was far too quiet.
Clearing his throat, Clark gave Brainy's hand a squeeze before releasing it, stepping over to flick his lights on.
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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