Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: Ivy/Harley, Joker/Harley
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 559: Vow
Word Count: 250
Date Written: 8 August 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to DC Comics, not the author, and are used without permission.
She remembers well the vow she made the first time Harley came to her as she did last night. She promised her she would never hurt her, but at the time, she didn’t know how much she would regret those words. She stares at her now, her insides quivering as tears fill her green eyes. “You’re going back to him?” she asks, her hollow-sounding words echoing in her still garden.
Every time Harley comes, she thinks this will be the time. She thinks this time will break her free of the Joker’s curse, that this time she will choose to stay with her, that this time she will choose sanity and true love over whatever it is she thinks that mad clown offers her . . . But every time, Ivy’s wrong.
Her vines wrap around Ivy’s arms and legs, doing their best version of a hug for their mistress. Some creep toward Harley. A tree towers just behind her. But none of Ivy’s plants will harm her as long as their mistress forbids it, which she does just as she forbids herself from forcing Harley to stay. To force her will upon the girl would be to harm her; sher won’t do it.
“He needs me,” Harley protests, her bottom lip trembling.
Ivy steps out of her way, forcing herself not to reach out for her as Harley walks by her. She kisses her cheek. “Thank you, Red,” she says. Then she’s gone, leaving Ivy to fall into her plants and cry.