bludhavenguardian: (Tim)
Dick Grayson (Nightwing) ([personal profile] bludhavenguardian) wrote2009-09-01 12:30 am

Prompt 15: Fate, Chance, Destiny

If the people I've talked to are to be believed, I'll be Batman someday.

I don't want to be Batman. There was a time when I thought I'd be the next Batman. Of course, then there was the whole thing with Jean Paul Valley-- but that's all in the past. He even did give me the cowl for a while.

Of course, this is different. And again, I can't say I'd choose differently. I certainly wouldn't want Robin to have to take over or anything. I mean, I'd hope we could just manage without Batman, but if for some reason, we needed to...

But that's not the point. I might be able to understand the choices the other me made, but I don't want that to be me. I don't want that to have to be me. What about free will? If this is the future, does that mean nothing I can do would have any affect? If I got shot tomorrow, would I wake up in a Lazarus pit with a cape and cowl? What if I walk away? Jason Todd is alive. If I go find him, will I save him from whatever's making him hate me now? Or will I conveniently be unable to find him and then get a concussion and forget all of it?

I don't want to live a life that's already been set out for me. I want to follow my own path.

But I know me. I usually do think out my decisions and whatever I do, it's usually because I think it's best. And when I don't, well, there's usually at least an excuse for why I'm not thinking.

So what if I'm doomed to live out my fate, just by being me? Maybe fate is because despite all our much-touted free will, we'll make the same dumb choices every time?

I don't know. this is getting a little too philosophical.

I hope I never have to be Batman.

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