13 Works in Oswald Cobblepot & Olga (Gotham)

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    "Do you remember what you did to Gordon when he investigated Kristen Kringle's disappearance?"

    Ed nodded; he would never forget his first steps on the way to becoming the Riddler.

    "I want you to do something similar to me this time."

    "You want me to frame you for a murder?" Even saying that out loud seemed preposterous.

    "Yes. And after today I know just the right pawn to remove from our game."

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    An entirely canon-compliant version of what happened to Penguin and Riddler during the six months after the fight with Bane, explaining what led to their imprisonment and how they spent ten years before the Batman arrived.
    Important note: I refuse to believe that such a powerful super-villains just sat still for a decade and did nothing to escape or turn the incarceration into an advantage. Gotham didn't pause for ten years waiting for Bruce Wayne, and I'd like to describe some scenes that I suppose could've happened during that time.

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    “An ultimatum, then,” [Jeremiah] said with startling gravitas. “I won’t just be your plaything. This isn’t a game, I’ve put it all on the line, and I won’t just do whatever you want for scraps anymore, Bruce. I’ve given you all of myself, and now? I need all of you.”

    “What’s that even supposed to mean?” Bruce asked helplessly, despising himself for having lost control.

    “Bruce,” Jeremiah sighed almost tenderly, scrabbling above his head. He brought a shard of scrap-metal up against Bruce’s throat. “My lover, my heart. My fearless Jack of Spades. Figure it out.”

    Bruce delivered a skull-cracking blow to the side of Jeremiah’s head before he could press the metal into Bruce’s throat any harder, rolling off him in sheer exhaustion.

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    Bundled tightly into her coat, Olga kept to the brightest-lit swath of sidewalk leading to the club's entrance. The red-lit neon fishbone had been replaced by a blindingly violet umbrella.

    Oswald's, said the awning, in copperplate typeface. She had to admit the name had dignity.

    However, the distraction cost her. Two young girls, hollering at the tops of their lungs, came racing from the mouth of the alley to her left.

    The first—dressed in black, curly blond bob flying—clipped Olga's elbow, throwing her off-balance.

    The second—raggedy green sweater and unlaced boots, red hair ablaze—ran fully into her, sniffling.

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    “Speaking of oddly-colored carnations,” Edward mumbled against Oswald's jaw, “Pride's tomorrow.”

    Oswald snorted, unbuttoning Edward's jacket so he could untuck Edward's sweat-damp cotton shirt.

    “Last time I checked,” he said, tensing deliciously as Edward tugged the scarf aside to nip at Oswald's neck, “this isn't the nineteenth century, and we don't do parades.”

    “We did when you got elected,” Edward shot back, lapping the spot he'd bitten, until Oswald melted.

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    “Isn’t that heartwarming,” said a chilling voice from the hall, before Oswald could lean in and kiss Edward. “Kiddies’ games and a lack of trust. What every family needs.”

    “Valeska,” said Oswald, stiffly, realizing too late that he’d neglected to lock the door. “What a pleasant surprise. You should’ve knocked.”

    “That’s what the cab driver said,” Jerome admitted conspiratorially, drawing a handgun from his jacket. He cocked and pointed it at Edward’s head. “So I knocked him out.”

    “We’ve met before,” said Edward, flatly, “in passing. That’s no way to treat an acquaintance.”

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    Edward rested his sticky cheek against Oswald's hip, sated. “I could sleep a little longer,” he said, “but since we only have seven days, we should...make the proper sacrifices. Visits...to.”

     “To?” Oswald asked, flopping back against the pillows, massaging Edward's scalp until he felt like mush.

     “Many cultures extol the virtues of appealing to one's dearly departed for success,” Edward replied lazily.

     “You just want an excuse to complain to my mother,” Oswald concluded, continuing to pet his hair.

    “For the club, Oswald,” Edward clarified, shamelessly relaxed. “We should leave flowers.”

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    “Why do you call her Cat instead of Selina?” Sveta asked, peering past [Edward's] shoulder. “Isn't that rude?”

    “Not since her latest term of endearment for me is Green Dad, no,” Edward explained with a startling depth of affection that didn't mask well as disdain. “Aha!” he exclaimed, finally retrieving an ancient Game Boy. “Oswald is on a business call,” he said, apropos of nothing, and left.

    “You legit work for a couple of man-children,” Sveta informed her aunt, whistling between her teeth.

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    “We're not leaving your legs,” Edward decided, swiftly releasing both of Oswald's ankles. He took a moment to stroke Oswald's trembling thighs before unfastening his trousers in earnest, pleased at the twitchy frustration evident in Oswald's fingers. “You can wrap those around me if you like.”

    “I'm going to slap that smirk right off your face as soon as we're finished!” snapped Oswald, petulantly.

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    “Thank you for continuing to bring this inept-vigilante circumstance to my attention,” said Oswald, yawning, not yet recovered from the previous day's medication gauntlet. “But there are real things we should be worried about, like crime on the up-swing. Crime over which we have no control. I'm almost beginning to regret I left city hall.”

    Offended even though Oswald meant none, Edward kicked Oswald's ankle under the table.

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    “The best-laid of my kind, for both mice and men, oft go awry,” said Edward, moodily. “What am I?”

    “You said we need to be cleverer than our enemies,” Oswald soothed. “Your plan just might be.”

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    “Oh my God,” Selina groaned, thumping the table. “Shut up the nerd squad already!”

    “There aren’t any situation-appropriate means I could use,” lamented Oswald, in solidarity.

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    Even at a distance, even in the dim light, Oswald could tell that Edward's door was just as he'd left it. Slightly ajar, not decisively closed as on most mornings. An invitation, perhaps a warning.

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    Olga hugged [Oswald] tighter for a split-second before letting go. “You must leave Ivy with me,” she instructed, looking Ivy's tattered clothes up and down. “I will feed her, but I do not have outfit for a girl."

    “Hey!” Ivy exclaimed, hands on hips, obviously offended. “There's nothing wrong with my dress!”

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