Title: Don't let your faces turn to stone

Fandom: Watchmen movieverse

Disclaimer: not my characters; just for fun. Title from Adrienne Rich.

Warnings: spoilers for movie

Pairings: none

Rating: PG

Wordcount: 170

Point of view: third

Dan hisses, "Don't even think about it," to Jon and Adrian, but Rorschach knows he's too dangerous to be kept alive. He will never compromise, will never subside.

Dan's a good man, and Rorschach supposes Jon used to be. But Adrian—the smartest man in the world has gone mad with power, with his idealistic vision of a better world—at the expense of this one.

Rorschach will not let his vision pass unchallenged, and he's already too late to stop the first part. But he will not stay silent—he will tell the world. Humans are corrupt and disgusting, but they must be given the chance to choose.

"Don't even think about it," Dan tells the god in man-skin and the greatest mind on Earth.

But Rorschach stalks into the tundra and knows Dr. Manhattan has already seen how this ends. Rorschach will never be silent, and so he cannot live.

Jon hesitates. Rorschach waits.

He has a moment to think, It doesn't hurt and Comedian was right and—