Currently dashing the hopes of my parents. (lolasenvy) wrote in knivesandlint,
Currently dashing the hopes of my parents.

Mother's Ruin Part 3

Story Title: Mother's Ruin Part Three
Summary: Housecrashing
Genre: AU OC
Pairing: Joker/Harley Quinn/Desdemona/Johnathan Crane
Rating: R
Disclaimer: If I owned them, I'd be too busy fucking to write my name...
Author Notes: Thank you to all the readers who have been there for me during this very trying week. You guys are the best friends a girl could hope for, really!

Notice: I am looking for a beta/proofreader. Very important, if anyone is interested, please let me know! Thanks!

Matilda cooed as Harvey played half peek-a-boo with her. Desi watched him as she cleaned her breast pump and placed the milk into the freezer. "You know, you could just play with her regularly." she said, amused. Harvey looked at her, uncovering his face.

"I don't want to scare her." he said gruffly. Desi rolled her eyes and Matilda grasped at Harvey's burned hand, gripping one of his fingers in her fist. Desi smiled, "See?" Harvey looked at the little hand holding to him and said nothing. Desi rounded the counter and walked to table where they sat.

"Harvey, you have bee more than amazing." Desi said, hugging him to her side. "I really can't thank you enough for the past month." She made wild, animated faces as she loomed over Matilda, and Matilda giggled loudly as she stared up at her. Harvey's eyes seldom left the baby. "You don't have to leave just yet, do you?"

Desi looked at him, resting a hand on his shoulder. "I really should see him. He has a right to know, and besides, we can start up poker night again." she said reassuringly, "You always love that." Desi leaned down right near his ear. "Besides, I know you are really tired of Harley." she whispered.

Harvey chuckled softly as Harley bounced in, carrying groceries. "I think I got everything on the list." she said merrily, as Harvey and Desi glanced at each other. "He really should know." Harvey commented, and Desi nodded. Harley looked at them while Desi collected Matilda in her arms, rubbing her nose affectionately.

"Who should know what?" Harley asked. Desi walked back into the kitchen with Matilda as Harley emptied the bags. "I think its time Matilda met her Uncle J." Desi said, rocking her back and forth. Harley turned to Desi, visibly excited. "Like...Mistah J?" she squealed.

"Unless you know another clown that I've fucked." Desi replied dryly. Harvey laughed, and Harley danced around the kitchen excitedly. Desi carried Matilda to her bassinet and laid her down. Matilda immediately accepted her pacifier and relaxed. "She is such a good baby." Harley said whimsically.

Desi blinked a few times, looking down at her. She looked across at Harley, who was cooking dinner, and began folding up their clothing and placing it into bags. She placed each piece in slowly, letting her mind wander to the Joker. What might he say? she wondered, What will he want with Matilda?

Desi stood silently, lost in thought until Harley grabbed her arm, startling her. "Dinner's ready." she said cheerfully. Desi smiled, checked on Matilda, and went to eat. She went to bed with her mind full, not certain what tomorrow would bring.

The Joker had been enjoying himself the past few weeks. The streets were beginning to quiet down as lesser criminals were getting rounded up and the Batman's presence was definitely felt though he was still lying low. He paced around the room, adjusting his suspenders absentmindedly as he thought out his move.

There was a knock at his door and he turned, his eye exhibiting a slight twitch as he approached it. He reached the door, knife in hand and grabbed it suddenly, pulling it open. Standing there, looking radiant, was Desdemona. In her arms was Matilda, in a purple jumper. The Joker looked at her, licking his lips but saying nothing.

"Hello boss." Desi said softly. Before Joker could respond, from behind Desi Harley rushed him, kissing him all over. "Mistah J! Oh, I missed you so much!" Joker looked past her as Desi covered her mouth, muffling her laughter. Clearing her throat, she commented, "Harley, why don't you take Matilda so I can bring in our bags."

Harley smiled wide, turning from Joker to take the baby from Desi's arms and go sit on the couch. "You're welcome." Desi said. Joker looked at the baby, "Cute bastard." he replied. Desi tossed a bag at his chest, "Yes you are." she retorted. Joker looked at her smugly as she entered.

Desi looked around at the place, which was in disarray, and immediately felt better. She looked at the Joker, who dismissively said, "I'm not paying you child support. I'm not." He adjusted his straps again, looking at her mockingly. Desi laughed, slumping her shoulders as she looked at him. "Oh, whatever will I do?" she asked, laughing.

Matilda giggled at Harley, who was blowing on her stomach. "She does laugh a lot." Desi said seriously, "Maybe we should give her a knife, you know, see what she does with it." Joker turned to her, excitedly. "I'm kidding." Desi said, watching his expression fail. Desi walked to the couch, taking the baby as she began to unbutton her blouse.

"Can I at least watch?" Joker asked. Harley stood, walking over to the Joker. She leaned her head on his shoulder and batted her eyes. Desi looked up from the nursing at them. "For the love of..." she started, "Go play with your toys!" she ordered. Harley hopped and grabbed his hand as he pulled her toward the bedroom.

As excited noises echoed in the empty space, Desi looked down at Matilda. "Don't listen." she said sweetly, rubbing her hair as she nursed. Matilda turned away, and dozed as Harley loudly exclaimed, "Oh, Mister J!" Desi shook her head, standing to set Matilda into her bassinet and kissed her on her forehead.

Desi sat quietly reading the paper when the Joker emerged from his make shift bedroom some time later. He looked around, marking the quiet. "You put the kid to bed?" he asked. Desi nodded, "So did you, I see." Joker pulled a glass and filled it with water, sitting at the table with Desi. He was in his boxers, and his makeup was all but worn away.

After a long silence, Joker leaned forward, tapping the table lightly as if to keep his train of thought. "You're not retiring or anything, are you?" he asked. Desi crossed her legs, tracing around her bottle with her fingertips. "Hell, no!" she said seriously, "Don't think that kid has slowed me down any. I can't wait to get back to work." The Joker stared at her, clicking him tongue. "Think you still got it?" he asked dryly, "You have been out of work almost a year."

Desi leaned forward across the table. "This city hasn't seen anything yet." she said solemnly, "Once I have my pass, I am going to redefine chaos." Their eyes met for a solid minute before the Joker slapped his knee, jumping up from the table. "So good to have you back on our team!" he said, laughing. "I figured Crane was gonna turn you into one of those crazy types, eating flowers off the wallpaper. Should've known better." he gloated, "I don't pick losers."

In all the noise, Matilda stirred, crying as she woke. Joker made a face, clearly annoyed by the crying. "Put that thing in the broom closet, will you?" he snapped as Desi collected her up and rocked her. "She's just startled." Desi said assuringly. Joker looked nonplussed, "I got just the thing. A good shake will shut that right up." He walked toward Desi, who turned away as she pulled a gun and pressed it into Joker's cheek.

He stopped, surprised at her reaction. "Well, Desdemona." he said, amused, "Maybe the rest of the world has treated the bitch differently since she had the litter, but..." he grabbed her wrist, pulling her against him, "to me, you'll always be the same mutt that followed me home." He held her to him, watching her rage build as she stared at him. "This bitch nearly killed you once." Desi huffed, barely above a whisper, "If you ever hurt my child, I promise you, I'll succeed."

Joker responded by roughly and suddenly kissing her on the lips. Though stunned, Desi engaged equally in the kiss, finding herself very turned on after her long pregnancy hiatus. She was panting as he pulled away, and he laughed, "You're the best, you know that?" he commented. He then turned to join Harley in bed and Desi stood there, fanning herself before snapping out of it and placing Matilda back in her bed.

The next morning, Desi left Matilda with Harley and went out for supplies. She stopped by her old home, running through quickly to grab some money. She saw the desk turned on its side and immediately remembered the last time she was there and what had happened. Desi took a deep breath before moving quickly to pull some money and collect some of her clothing and leave. She closed the door behind her relieved, the way children do as they escape haunted places.

After shopping and picking up several items, Desi returned to the Joker's place. She entered, seeing Harley and the Joker at the table looking over plans. Matilda was no where in sight. Desi threw the items onto the counter as she rushed the table. "Where is Matilda?" she demanded. Joker looked up at her smiling, "She's in the broom closet, where I told you to put her last night." he said flatly.

Fire was in Desi's eyes as she marched to the closet and ripped open the door. To her amazement, it wasn't a closet at all, but a makeshift nursery. Large, crude designs were painted on the walls in black and white, with blood red accents, and there was even a crib. Matilda lay in the crib, staring up at a black and white mobile which turned around. She could hear a lullaby, and she immediately recognized it as "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails. It was, quite possibly, the perfect nursery.

Desi stood stunned as Harley came up behind her. "Let her nap, Desi." Harley said, "You deserve a break." She slipped her hand around Desi's, pulling her from the door. "Was that you? Did you do that?" Desi asked, almost speechless. Harley grinned big, "Nope, it was already done. Mister J did it." Desi turned to thank him, but he was gone. Looking around, she realized he left.

Desi sat on the couch as Harley sat on the other end. they crossed feet, and Harley painted Desi's toes as Desi painted hers. "He's been so amazing" Desi commented. Harley looked on happily, "Yeah, he sure has." she replied, "I wish there was something we could do for him, you know, to say thanks." Harley went to re-dip the brush and a smile crept across Desi's face. She turned to Harley mischievously. "I know something we can do." she offered.

Harley squealed and leaned in as Desi explained her plans for that night.

Mother's Ruin Part One Two

If you're lost, check out the first story, "What a Little Moonlight Can Do"
Part One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve

...And it's sequel, "Ain't No Sunshine (When She's Gone)"
Part One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve

...Or Part three, "Fearless"
Part One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve

These can now be found on Adult Fan!
Tags: featuring: harley quinn, featuring: the joker, featuring: two-face, genre: au, genre: het, genre: movieverse, genre: multi-chapter, pairing: joker/harley, pairing: joker/ofc, rating: r
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