600 words on the morrigan fic (which still needs a title)
380 words on “her favorite color is chrome”
Janet Van Dyne as the modern celebritante; heiress and star of her own reality show. She even has her own clothing line. So after the attack on New York superheroes were supertrendy, so she decided to get some superpowers.
One of the show’s PAs digs up a failed grant proposal from a Dr Henry Pym and the entire show crew descends on his tiny postdoc office, Janet at the lead. She offers to sponsor his research into size-changing-thingy, and he goes off on a huge speech about how it’s so much more than that, and talks about the entymological research possibilities, and this prototype device for communicating with ants he’s got plans for somewhere.
It all makes for horribly boring TV until Janet flips over the sketch pad she’d been working on while Hank rambled, saying 1) no ants for her, thank you and 2) she was thinking something more like this. Hank stares at the sketch pad and says wings? And Janet says yes, duh, can’t walk everywhere when you’re tiny. And the things coming out of her fists, Hank asks. “Energy bolts! Pew-pew-pew,” Janet replies, making little. punching motions.
And this begins a huge argument that the director and cameraman can see will make for awesome TV, especially when Hank storms out of the office, then storms back in, and tries to throw them out.
In the end, Janet wins, and Hank agrees to provide her with superpowers with wings AND energy blasts if she’ll fund him.
And the next few weeks require a lot of editing, as a lot of it is Janet lurking around Hank’s lab while he stares into screens and microscopes. Though there is the occasional revival of the original argument when Hank runs into an obstacle with the wings and tries to use that as an excuse to ditch the idea, or when Janet shows Hank the outfit she designed for his bug research (“Spandex?” “Spandex!”).
And eventually the big day comes, and the Janet steps into the treatment chamber after finishing her last course of DNA-rewriting boosters, and boom! It works. They work! The director is overjoyed to finally escape the same damn setting (all the interesting shots are taken), and Hank is just sitting dumbstruck with a smile on his face as Janet laughs and flies around the room.
Then AIM bursts through the wall, tosses a flashbang, and kidnaps Hank, because they’d been watching the show too. Superpower-granting scientists are in demand.
When they come to, the director has two regrets. One is that most of what Janet said before flying after AIM will have to be cut for language. The girl has a mouth. Second, and most painful, is that the miniature wristmounted camera he’d blown a big chunk of the budget on is still in its case.
Then he yells at the audio engineer about what the range is on Dr Pym’s wireless mike, and can they find out which way it went.
- "I just really need to have you here right now."
- "Didn’t you see what I did?!"
- "Oh fuck, oh FUCK."
- "Please come get me."
- "Where are you?!"
- "I’m coming, just sit tight!"
- "Look at me - just breathe, okay?"
- "I can’t breathe!"
- "You don’t have to stay."
- "It’s all my fault."
- "It’s all YOUR fault!"
- "Don’t fucking touch me."
- "Please I just… really need space right now."
- "I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere."
- "I’m gonna be sick."
- "Ever wonder if the world would be better off without you… ?"
- "I’m sick of being USELESS."
- "You’re not useless."
- "Shit, are you bleeding?!"
- "Please, put it DOWN."
- "Shh, c’mere…"
- "It’s okay to cry…"
- "Don’t listen to them. Don’t you EVER listen to them."
- "I’m not cut out for this."
- "Just leave me ALONE."
- "Please listen to me-"
- "You can trust me."
- "Don’t trust me."
- "What happened doesn’t change anything."