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I saw you eating ice cream, pal!
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[meme] first lines

Via dorrie6 and musesfool, the First Lines Meme. In compiling these, I realized I haven't posted real fic since March. Oy. Also, it's worth the agony I expend on first lines; these make me smile.

Oz went to Scotland seeking peace, but, in the way of things, found war instead. (Colours come and go)

When Tina arrived at the stables, she was dismayed, although not at all surprised, to see that the girl was nowhere to be found. (Knowledge of the Hand)

Three seconds later, Bart's already sitting up and pushing his hair out of his eyes. (Red Lobster)

Well before he discovered Steve's identity, Bucky moved into Steve's tent. (Sleeping Arrangements)

They escape from the Luftwaffe officers' party by the skin of their teeth. (One Pale Season)

"Don't even know why you made me come," Dick says and yanks back the bedclothes. (Some Enchanted Evening)

On the whole, Clark hates having to keep secrets. (Little secrets we bring along)

Tim never gets to drive the Batmobile. (Perfect Example)

The tracers still worked. (Untitled Bruce/girl!Dick)

Dick helps her into the disguise—pinning up her hair, binding her breasts down, buttoning up the shirt. (Tell All the Stars)

"Wednesday's no good," Steph tells Tim. (The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill)

Something's wrong. (Terms of Psychic Warfare)

Studying superheroes has not prepared Val - in any way whatsoever - for living with one. (Participant Observation)

His life fucking *sucks*. (Good Guys Don't Wear White)

When they - his friends, his only family - tried to kill him, Zan lay still for a very long time. (Black and Bright and Red All Over)

The sky out here, vast and *dark*, always comes as a shock. (My invisible hands are not at play)

The King's Letters contain far more than spells. (The Language of Birds)

There's a story that Owen likes to tell people. (A fever still within)

Robin might be in love. (Unfair to experience)

Theirs was a meeting of the superpowers, a staredown of near-infinite proportions, a summit of enormous mental ability and even greater *will*. (Meeting of the Minds)

Other people would have wasted their money on theatrical trappings, ridiculous equipment, absurd mood-setters like red candles and studded leather cuffs. (All other fetters)

When the knock sounds at his door, Tim ignores it. (Seeing Through Clothes)

Clark believes that he is settling in well. (Salt Point)

Things have a way of getting out of control when Hopey's around. (Locas contra el muro)

Given the uncertainty and rampant anomalies still reining at the close of what the media had dubbed the Anno Horribilis, it proved fairly easy for Tim to persuade both the JLA and DEO that his plan was sound. (Just Young)

As a child, Mark watched --. No. (A Very Special Episode)

Imperfect knowledge encourages magical thinking. (Whatever life you wear)

Travel, they say, broadens. (Paris Is for Brothers)

The Cave's files maintain that whatever the extent of Superman's powers (and the files' author remains doubtful that those powers have yet to be adequately described), one thing is certain. (Green, not of this place)

One minute, everything's normal. (Intricate Days)

Tim almost misses that weekend at the Tower. (No dull flesh)

New York's got something for everybody. (Here be monsters)

Metropolis was rebuilt in a day. (Eye of the Beholder)

Proximity blurs the boundaries. (The very thought of you)

Dick keeps every costume he's ever worn, all lined up in chronological order. (Work It)

Tornado season over the heartland, far too dangerous to fly for man or machine, so Kon and Tim are grounded here in San Francisco for the night. (Reform it altogether)

Commissioner Gordon looked up from his cluttered desk. (The Pleasures of Civic Duty)

Roy's pretty sure there isn't a jingle out there that's called "I Saw Robin Kissing Batman". (Don't let me be your eyes)

When the heroes take to the sky, Bart watches them go. (Zeno's Elegy)


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a drabble or ficlet with the same first line (from any of the above) and leave it in my comments here.
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