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Dr. Horrible Fanfic: Everything I Ever Wanted (Gen, PG)
So yeah. Uh... remember when I said I probably wouldn't write any fic for Dr. Horrible? Well, apparently, I lied.

Title: Everything I Ever Wanted
Warnings: Spoilers for all 3 parts of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. Do not read this if you have not seen all of the parts. They available for watching at that link free internationally until Midnight July 20th I believe. Trust me. Huuuuge spoilers.
Word Count: 1200-ish words
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon is the evil overlord on this 'verse.
Rating: GEN, PG13
Characters: Dr Horrible(Billy), Moist
Summary: ...a bit of retcon maybe? Oh, and maybe some angst?
A/N: No, it's not Supernatural. Yes, I know I've got Supernatural stuff I need to work on. I'm working on it. This thing just kind of squished out of my brain sideways and then commenced bashing me over the head until I wrote it down. Will probably be the only fic I ever write for Dr. Horrible. Also, I'm playing fast and loose with Dr. Horrible canon. Which... uh. Yeah. Boggles all hell out of me too. *headscratch*
ETA: Cross-posted to horrible_fic because holy crap there's a fic comm for Dr. Horrible! o.O



Everything I Ever Wanted
by CaffieneKitty
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Dr. Horrible Blog Entry:

The evil league approved my application. Killing a "hero's girlfriend" is pretty huge, even if she...

I never...

She was...

I wish...

If the death ray hadn't malfunctioned-

If I'd shot that moron when I had the chance instead of hesitating and grandstanding and, and
monologging like I was some new punk kid who never read the Handbook-

If I hadn't adapted the stun ray to be lethal in the first place, none of this would have happened, and she-

I had the freeze ray. I stopped time. I just stopped the wrong part. She's gone. She's gone, and everyone thinks I killed her and I can't-

I can't.


-

"She's dead, man," Moist said, watching his friend pace. "You can't bring back the dead."

"Why not? Why can't I? I've got-" Billy waved his arms at the lab equipment. "-science stuff! I'm a genius! She is the only thing, the only person who ever mattered to me, Moist!"

"Ouch," Moist said quietly as Billy raged on, unhearing.

"What good is any of this if it can't bring her back?"

Moist shrugged, shoulders leaving a damp patch as they slid up the wall. "I hate to say it, you know I do, but causing her death is what got you into the-"

"Don't." Billy turned, hand clenched around the neck of a one liter Erlenmeyer flask, some green chemical concoction he couldn't be bothered to remember the name of swirling in the bottom. "Don't ever say that, Moist."

"I'm sorry, man, but it's true. The Evil League of Evil accepted you because you killed Penny."

"Don't say that!" Billy was across the room and had his hands wrapped around Moist's throat, flask shattering on the floor, green contents steaming through the linoleum. "I didn't kill her!

Moist continued, unbothered by the chokehold since Billy's grip failed to find purchase on his friend's slippery neck. "They're going to be saying it at the Evil League, in the papers, on the news... No matter what you feel, Doc, you've got to be the one who killed her, or the Evil League-"

"What? They'll reject my application because I didn't kill her?" Billy gave up the grip he'd known was useless anyway and stalked away from Moist. "They'll make me go out and kill someone else? I don't care. The Evil League can go to hell."

Moist looked sorrowfully at his friend's back.

"They'll kill you, man."

Billy placed his hands against the edge of the lab bench. "Let them."

Moist tipped his head to the side and frowned. "I mean really kill you. You know no one gets that far in the Evil League of Evil application process and fails without being killed. There's too much of a chance failures will go good in retaliation."

"I know. I don't care."

"You don't care about being dead? Really dead? 'Hoof-prints in your head' dead?"

"Goodbye, Moist," Billy breathed, not turning around.

Moist peeled himself off the wall and walked out the door, looking back only as the door was closing. Billy stayed standing at the lab bench until the sun went down and the only light in the room was from myriad pieces of equipment.

In the dark room, speaking to the racks of test tubes, he repeated, "Let them."

-

Dr Horrible curled up in his giant armchair, still in his trademark lab coat, flipping through news reports of how heinous and awful a villain he was for killing Penny.

He felt like it. Heinous and awful. One mistake after another, it had all lead to this. Infamy, public hatred, people cursing his name, membership in the Evil League of Evil, and the chance to really make his mark on the world. Everything he wanted. Only it wasn't.

Penny was dead. He didn't care anymore.

If only he'd timed the charge on the freeze ray's capacitor. He glared across the lab at the freeze ray on the floor where he'd dropped it, next to his goggles. Maybe it was broken now. Good. He wanted to smash it to pieces. Something that stopped time shouldn't have a time limit. That was stupid design and it had got Penny killed, and there was no way to get her back....

He blinked. Straightened up in his chair and stared at the freeze ray.

And then he started to smile.

-

"Hel- whoops!" *clatter* "Hang on, dropped the phone, just a sec... Heeello!"

"Moist."

"Oh thank god. You're still alive! Are you hiding out somewhere? No. Wait. Don't tell me. They can't torture it out of me if I don't know. Not that that'll stop them from torturing me but-"

"The Evil League of Evil membership acceptance meet-and-greet is tonight. Are you coming?"

"Wh- what? I thought you weren't going to-"

"I can bring one henchperson, Moist. Are you coming or should I find a stray dog I can make super-intelligent later?"

"No, fine, okay, of course I'm coming! But-"

"Good."

"You know they're going to stand you up in front of the entire league and go on about how you, uh, murdered Penny?"

"Yes."

"And you're okay with that now?"

"I can find that stray dog in two seconds if this is bothering you, Moist."

"I said I'm coming, okay? I just wanted to, y'know, make sure you weren't gonna melt down about Penny onstage, 'coz if you lose it in front of the league, I'm gonna get splattered too, and not just by your brains."

"I'm not going to melt down about anything. I- It's fine. I murdered her. The Evil League will have no reason to doubt me. I can't have it any other way."

"Good. Good to hear. I think."

"It starts at nine. They'll pick you up at eight-thirty. Try to look like a competent henchman."

"Okay... You know, uh, I kind of worry about this sudden change of-"

*click*

-

Dr. Horrible Blog Entry - [Private Lock]

I've got it! I've got the answer! I can do it! I don't know why I didn't see it before! It's so simple, that must be why I missed it!

I can bring Penny back!

I've got the freeze ray, see, and it works, it works great, it stops time. That's all I need! I can take that, develop it and find a way to make it
reverse time! That's everything I need!

I can- I can go back, get Penny out of the room, or go back and tell myself to take that shot before the freeze ray quit, or go tell myself not to even try making that death ray and just- I don't know, something! I'll figure out the details when I've invented it.

And,
and! I can invent it now. I'm in the Evil League of Evil! I don't have to steal Wonderflonium by the dinky little suitcase, I'll have access to the Evil labs and financing! I can get Wonderflonium by the tanker-load with a snap of my fingers! I've got henchmen now! Well, not yet, so far it's just Moist, but if I work my way up, I'll get more access, better subordinates, more resources... I can make it work!

... The only downside is until then, I'll have to be the one who murdered 'Captain Hammer's girlfriend'. I have to be the one who killed Penny. I can't let anyone know my plan to bring her back, not even Moist. It'd invalidate my membership and I can't get killed now. I can't lose this chance. I have to live so I can bring her back.

I'll save you, Penny, I swear. I'll bring you back. I don't care what it takes. It's only a matter of time.

Ha ha. Time. That's a good one.

Oh, I'm private-locking this so nobody can get at it, especially Captain Dick. He took her from me once, he won't do that again. Not ever.

Penny was right. Everything happens. And this? Is going to happen.

Dr. Horrible out.


- - -
(that's all)

ETA: (...except it's not.)

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Current Mood: indescribable indescribable
Current Music: "Brand New Day" ~ Dr. Horrible

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heidi8 From: heidi8 Date: July 19th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I feel slightly better now.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 19th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly why I wrote it, sweet. *hugs* For a show that's less than a week old we got kicked in the teeth awful fast.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: July 19th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice. *nods enthusiastically*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 19th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :-)
orehime From: orehime Date: July 19th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dont know you, but I <3 you for this *squeee*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 19th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I needed something with a bit of hope after that ending I think. :-)
snogged From: snogged Date: July 19th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is freaking marvelous

I think you captured Dr Horrible's brilliance quite well :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 19th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I'm glad it's alright :-)
lavastar From: lavastar Date: July 19th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*unhappy sigh* I just watched Part 3, so I'm still kind of...traumatized. I should expect this kind of stuff from Joss, and yet it surprises me every damn time he kills someone! Um, anyways...

This actually did sort of ease the hurtiness. *sniff* I especially liked how you wrote Moist--he's a very amusing character, and I'm sure if he were real we'd be nerdy, incompetent friends. *nods* But seriously! Um, focusing. This was indeed quite enjoyable and hope-giving, so, glad the idea, um, slithered out of your brain and gave birth to itself...or something...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 20th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I should expect this kind of stuff from Joss, and yet it surprises me every damn time he kills someone!

I'm new to Joss, (although I did get a hint of Whedon Death Syndrome from watching Serenity) but I'm primarily a Supernatural fan, so... Trauma has been a big feature of this hiatus. :-P

I'm really glad the story gave you some hope! :-)
trudirose From: trudirose Date: July 19th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you SO much for that!

I really, really needed that right now. :)

Are you going to continue it, or is it a one-shot? I'd love to know what happens! (But I'm fine with an open-ended bit of hope too if that's all it's meant to be.)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 20th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Well, I'm not planning to continue it. It was more of an 'open-ended one-shot of hope' thing, but I hadn't been planning to write this story in the first place originally, so who knows.
snowpuppies From: snowpuppies Date: July 20th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, good job.

The relationship between Horrible and Moist is lovely here - Moist is a good, slippery friend. *g*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 20th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Moist is a good, slippery friend.

Everyone needs a slippery friend. Er. I mean a moist friend. A friend like Moist. Yes. *koff*
sinemoras09 From: sinemoras09 Date: July 20th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG I LOVE YOU!!

That is all XD
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 20th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay then! Thank you! :-D
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Bless You!

That is just what I was hoping would happen--maybe I have a sick mind, but still, that is where I would go with it. You definitely have the character down--but you always do, talented person:) It definitely makes me feel a little better about his ending though:) He and Kripke should both hire you to write--keep you busy:)

Sharon
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 20th, 2008 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Bless You!

That is just what I was hoping would happen--maybe I have a sick mind, but still, that is where I would go with it.

It might just be because the 'messing with time' plot device was left dangling there.

You definitely have the character down--but you always do, talented person:)

*blush*

It definitely makes me feel a little better about his ending though:)

Mission accomplished! \o/

He and Kripke should both hire you to write--keep you busy:)

HA! Hahahaha! Yeah. Sure. Like I really need to be more busy! ;-D
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 21st, 2008 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for that little bit of hope....I needed that. And I agree that the time travelling issue was in the air and I hope they use that. I want Penny back.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 21st, 2008 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad it gave you some hope. Temporal manipulation is not a thing to be left up in the air lightly. :-)
lunalovegoddess From: lunalovegoddess Date: July 21st, 2008 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
If I'd shot that moron when I had the chance instead of hesitating and grandstanding and, and monologging like I was some new punk kid who never read the Handbook-

Exactly my point!

I'm so glad that you wrote this. My husband and I have been tossing sequel theories around, like what if Dr. Horrible clones Penny? or what if he uses the freeze ray to go back in time?

Because, seriously? I need more Neil and Felicia harmonies.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 21st, 2008 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly my point!

Yes! The Evil Overlord Handbook clearly states that monologging while you have the hero exactly where you want him is a no-no. Or rather gloating, but same difference. It's Number 6 on the list.

My husband and I have been tossing sequel theories around, like what if Dr. Horrible clones Penny? or what if he uses the freeze ray to go back in time?

So many possibilities! The thing that's starting to sink in for me about Dr. Horrible is how much potential there is in it. There's also some really cool AU ideas over on horrible_fic already.

If Joss Whedon and co make more of these in any format, I will be very very happy. And the soundtrack cannot be released soon enough!

Because, seriously? I need more Neil and Felicia harmonies.

Absolutely! Also, yee gawds and little fishies I had no idea Neil Patrick Harris had frigging pipes! And could really act! :-D I think the last thing I saw him do was Doogie Howser, and everything I've heard about for him since then seemed like a cheeseball self-deprecating reference to that role. Now I want to go track down if he's done any serious stuff.
lady_entropy17 From: lady_entropy17 Date: July 21st, 2008 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Ok, so this is canon now to me. I knew Act 3 wasn't going to end happy because...it's Joss fucking Whedon, but I was still upset. This filled me with the hopeful tingles and you got Dr Horribles voice down very well. A sequel would be nice, no pressure *squeezes*
lady_entropy17 From: lady_entropy17 Date: July 21st, 2008 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
wait...you write Supernatural fanfic too? Rock! I write Spn fics all the time, well Dean fics anyway because he invaded my brain and I'm working on a Dr Horrible fic so it's spiffy to see somebody with similar interests. I'm not going to post mine though cause, you know, I'm a pussy and what not
kitty_poker1 From: kitty_poker1 Date: July 21st, 2008 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Is it wrong of me to really feel sorry for Moist, the unappreciated best friend and henchman?

Excellently done, and cheered me up a treat after the typically Jossy ending. I know Joss well, being a huge Buffyverse fan, and should've expected it, but he blindsided us once again. *kicks something*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 21st, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it wrong of me to really feel sorry for Moist, the unappreciated best friend and henchman?

Maybe not UNappreciated, but UNDERappreciated. That's the way friendships are sometimes though, when one person gets obsessed with something and it's not shared with the other for whatever reason. Definitely not wrong for you to feel sorry anyway.

I know Joss well, being a huge Buffyverse fan, and should've expected it, but he blindsided us once again.

I'm almost completely unfamiliar with Joss's other stuff, only having seen the series finale of Buffy and the Serenity movie, so this has been a bit of a baptism in fire for me. :-)
puckhiggins From: puckhiggins Date: July 21st, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good fic! LOVE Moist.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 22nd, 2008 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
He's got a lot of character dynamic potential, Moist does in this show.
gwendolyngrace From: gwendolyngrace Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen the fix-it fic out there? It's also brilliant.

And naturally, turning back time is entirely possible for Dr. Horrible. He has a Ph.D. after all.

Doubtless, that shall be the subject of the feature film.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 23rd, 2008 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I want a web series. Now-ish.
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