When are you going to update your story? I'd like to know what happens.
What it could Have Been By: Cathy
Chapter 4 is new
Disclamier: Don't own any of these characters
" What is this thing?" Timothy Drake asked turning over a foregin object around in his hands. Barbara Gordon looked over at him.
"No one knows." Barabara replied.
"What do you think it is, Dick" Tim asked shyly to him.
Dick Grayson looked up from the computer. He shrugged.
"Probably some boring arifact that is worth millions." Dick answered uninterested.
"Oh." Tim said hurted. Barbara sharply elbowed Dick in the ribs. "What!' Dick snapped at her. Barbara glared at him. He glared right back at her.
"I think, I'll just go back to bed." Tim said uncomfortablely.
"Whatever." Dick answered turning back to the computer. Tim watched his supposely "BIG" brother for a minute. Tim shooked his head and gave Barbara a "I feel sorry for you look', and ran up the stairs.
"Could you be any more nasty to him?" Barbara asked Dick sacrastically.
"If you want me to. I'll do anything for you." Dick replied sacrastically to her. Barbara glared at him. He ignored her and turned back to his work. Barbara sighed and looked wistfully at him. "Why can't things be the same between us?" Barbara wondered.
"Dick, can I ask you a question?" Barbara asked quietly a few minutes later. "What?" Dick asked sighing as he turned to face her. Barbara looked at him uncomfortable.
'Why did you have to leave?" Barbara asked sadly. Dick looked at her suprised. But it soon was replaced with a cold look.
"You already know why. I had to get away from HIM. Anyway, I had nothing to keep me here. I had nothing lefted for. Nothing to hold me back here." Dick answered coldly. Barbara looked at the floor in pain.
"You had me. You could have stayed for me." Barbara replied painfully. Dick looked at her again in suprised. He started to reach out to touch her, but then suddenly dropped his arm. 'Yeah, stay here and watch you make a play for Bruce. It sounds like my idea for fun." Dick snapped.
"You don't get it, do you? I don't have feelings for Bruce. I have feelings for you. I love you." Barbara said tearfully. "Well, right now, I don't even know if or why I loved YOU' Dick snapped back. They stared at each other in silence for one minute.
Barbara sudddenly slapped him across the face and ran up the stairs in tears. "Wait! Babs, I am sorry. I didn't mean it!" Dick yelled up the stairs. Dick collapsed into the chair. "I am sorry. Why do I always have to hurt her like this?" Dick whispered to himself.
"The Twelve Days of the Apocalypse"
"Where have I heard that before?" Barbara mused flipping through a stack of papers. A loud knock interrupted the silence. Barbara looked at the clock in suprised. It was three o'clock in the morning.
"I am coming." Barbara called out irritated. "What person in the right of mind will be visiting at this hour in the morning" Barbara thought to herself irritated.She headed toward the door. Then suddenly another knock broke the silence.
This time it came from the balcony.
Hesitating, Barbara reached out and opened the balcony. Nightwing entered the apartment. Barbara looked at him in suprised. "Expecting someone else?" Nightwing asked with a small smile. "Anyone but you.' Barbara said coldly walking towards her laptop.
"Look, I know what I said was inexcuseable. I am really sorry. I didn't mean what I said. I didn't know what I saying. I was angry. Please forgive me. I'll make it up to you, I swear." Nightwing pleaded looking at Barbara sincerely. Barbara turned to look at him. They gazed at each for a few minutes.
"Dick, you just don't understand. Nothing you can do or say to me will make up for what you said last night. You really know how to flatter a girl." Barbara said sadly.
Before Dick could answer her, another knock interrupted them.
"Barbara, is something wrong? I have been waiting out here for the past 5 minutes." Commissioner Gordon asked worried.
"In a minute, Dad. I am...............changing." Barbara called out. Barbara turned to Dick in annoyance.
"I'll forgive you, but I will not forget what you said to me last night. You know where the exit is." Barbara said coldly. Barbara turned away from him. She didn't want him to see how deeply he had hurt her. She still loves him.
"Wait. Lady doesn't want to leave." Nightwing said hopefully. Barbara looked at him in amusement.
"Who's Lady? Your imaginationery girlfriend?" Barbara asked in disbelief.
"No, this is Lady." Nightwing said quietly pulling something out from behind his back.
Lady whimpered. Lady had the sweetest face and softest and gentlest brown eyes, Barbara has ever seen. A big red bow was tied around her small neck. She was holdind a red rose in her tiny mouth.
Barbara stared at the tiny cocker spaniel puppy. Barbara then looked at Dick in suprise.
"You got me a puppy?" Barbara asked him softly. Dick nodded. "Don't worry. I have just begun to make it up to you." Nightwing said handing her the puppy.
"Honey, is something wrong?" Commissioner Gordon interrupted hotly. Barbara looked at door. When she turned back, Nightwing was gone.
Barbara shook her head smiling. "He always knew how to make an exit." Barbara whispered to Lady. Lady handed Barbara the rose. Lady nuzzled Barbara's cheek with her muzzle.
Suddenly the door bursted open. Commissioner Gordon rushed in with his weapon drawn.
"Where is he?" Commissioner Gordon asked. "Who?" Barbara asked smiling. She cuddled the puppy and walked out the room. Commissioner Gordon stared at her retreating figure in disbelief.
"I think my daughter is in love.I wonder who this man is?" Commissioner Gordon whispered to himself.
Two months later..............
Drip. Drip. Water dripped steadily down a side of the cave's long, grimy wall. A musty smell filled the air.
A motorcycle zoomed in through the tall damp forbidding entrance. Dick pulled off his helmet, and he looked around the cave. It was empty. Dick shrugged and ran up the steps to the manor.
The living room was also empty. Dick quickened his pace. He walked into the kitchen. Where is everyone?
"That's weird. Alfred is always cooking up a storm right before a party."Dick thought, surveying the room.
He ran his hand through his short hair, agitated. (He finally had his hair cut the week before.)
A sudden noise disturbed the ominous silence.
Dick looked up and ran out the kitchen, to the stairs. He took two steps at a time. When he reached the top, he saw that one of the guest rooms' doors was wide open.
Quietly, he walked to the door. Fear grew in the bottom of his stomach. His body grew tense as he neared the door. Suddenly a voice broke through the silence.
"Timothy Drake! When I find you, you will be sorry you were ever BORN!" Barbara cried furiously. Dick relaxed, smiled and walked into the bedroom.
"Hmm...he is learning rather quickly how to push her buttons. He is a natural, it took me months to get her this mad at me." Dick thought wickedly.
Barbara was standing in the middle of the room, covered in sticky white feathers. Her cheeks was tinted pink, and her eyes were filled with wrath.
Dick then noticed an overturned pail on top of the doorway.
"Is something wrong, Babs?' Dick asked, smiling innocently at her. Barbara turned around and gave him a death glare.
Dick tried valiantly hard to contain his laughter, as he watched her, trying to pull the feathers off her dress. She looked adorable when she was annoyed.
"You think this is so funny, don't you? Well, I don't. Do you know how much money this dress costed?" Barbara grumbled, indicating her tight strapless cobalt blue dress.
"No. But I never seen you look so beatuiful then you do right now" Dick said coyly, admiring her body.
Barbara rolled her eyes. Barbara felt her pulse speed up. "I am glad you noticed" Barbara said nervously, turning away from him.
Can you help me? Alfred called me earlier, he seems to be running a little late." Barbara asked, smiling as she watched Dick bemused expression.
" Tim refuses to put a suit on and has being hiding and pulling pranks on me for the past hour.
"Can you please find him for me, while I clean up?" Barbara asked weakly as she brushed a piece of hair from her face.
"Sure. But if you need help cleaning up..................." Dick said playfully.
Barbara smiled and shook her head. "Today, of all days, you had to decide to practice all your lines on me." Barbara said.
"Who says I am practicing?" Dick asked seriously, his eyes twinkling. Barbara blushed.
"Am I dreaming? Is he really flirting with me? No, he is only kidding. Right?" Barbara thought, hoping that this was not a dream.
"We'll talk later, ok? "Barbara said quietly, touching his shoulder as she lefted the room.
Dick watched her head towards the nearest bathroom and shook his head.
Dick walked down the hallway to the laundry shoot. He opened it, reached in and pulled Tim out by the shirt. Tim fell on the floor with a big thud.
Tim looked up, and smiled weakly at Dick. "Hey, how did you know I was in there?" Tim asked rubbing his neck. Dick glared at him. Tim looked at Dick with a guilty expression.
"In your room, NOW" Dick commanded, dragging Tim up and into his room by his shirt. "Get dressed and when you are done, come downstairs immediately. NO funny business. You hear me?" Dick commanded.
Tim nodded silently, giving Dick a pathetic puppy look.
Dick plopped down on the couch. Dick smiled to himself and shook his head.
"I was exactly like him, at that age.
What it could have been Chapter 4
Disclaimer: See Chapter 1
A sleek, black limousine swept down the highway, a wet trail of gasoline in it's tracks. Inside of the car...
"Oh! Don't tell me to calm down! You owe me an explanation!", Veronica Vreeland screeched at Bruce. In the front seat, Alfred winced.
"He doesn't owe you anything! Are you blind? He belongs to me!", Selina countered her face red. Veronica reached over and slapped her in the face. Selina and Veronica fell on the ground wrestling and struggling.
Bruce looked tp Alfred for help. Alfred said shrugged and said mildly "You shouldn't trifle with the affections of women, Master Bruce."
"I know ..." Bruce said ashamely. He was interrupted by the sudden stop of the car. The impact of the force knocked him out of his seat and he fell onto the still fighting women below.
"What happened?" Bruce demanded, dropping his playboy act as he stepped out of the car.
Alfred followed him to the front of the car, as he watched Bruce open it's hood.
"Nothing seems wrong." Bruce commented starting up his playboy act again for the benefit of the women. Selina and Veronica just stared at him in amusement.
"The gasoline line has been cut, Master Bruce." Alfred commented quietly.
Bruce's eyes narrowed as he felt dread and fear twist up in his stomach. He opened the car door, and pulled out his cell phone.
He dialed the Manor's number hastily. The others watched silently as Bruce turned pale.
"It's dead." Bruce said anger starting to swell up in his body.
"What does that mean?" Veronica asked as Selina slapped her arm. The two rivals glared at each other, hatred evident in their eyes.
"My sons are in danger."
Back at the manor...
Tim and Dick waited impatiently for Barbara to come out of the bathroom.
Dick knocked on the door again for the fifth time.
"Are you done yet? You have been there for over an hour. The guests are going to arrive soon." Dick asked impatiently.
"In a minute." Barbara called out frustrated.
"That is what she said a half an hour ago!" Tim whined.
"Women." Dick stated.
"So, what is this party is for?" Dick asked, trying to look uninterested.
"The Commissioner is accepting a donation from Bruce tonight." Tim said frowning, as Dick watched him fidget with his tie.
"I thought that was tomorrow. Lucis called me this morning and said that Bruce changed the date." Dick said surprised.
"No, Bruce called like 3 hours ago to tell us to set everything up." Tim whined.
"That's strange." Dick said uneasily. He had a strange feeling that something was not right.
Suddenly the door opened, and Barbara stepped out.
Dick and Tim tried not to laugh, but it was useless. They doubled over with laughter.
Barbara crossed her arms over her chest and glared at them.
Her once blue dress had turned purple!
A few minutes later, the boys finally settled down.
"You...uh look cute." Dick said trying not to laugh again.
"Well, thank Tim. By the way, where is the other dress, you have ruined?" Barbara snapped glaring at him. Tim turned red and looked at the floor, guiltily.
"Alfred, left it in Dick's old room." Tim answered.
"Why in my room?" Dick asked confused.
"Who cares, I have to change." Barbara said walking down the hallway.
Barbara opened the door... and gasped in horror at the scene before her.
Dick and Tim came running up behind her to see what happened. Then all three of them stood in shock surveying the scene before them. The room was in chaos. Brokern furniture littered the floor, clothes were drapped and scattered along the bed and the floor, the drapes were pulled down from the windows and thrown around the room and there was a enormous hole in one wall.
''What happened?" Barbara breathed.
"Someone's here." Dick said narrowing his eyes.
Dick reached down and picked up an overturned box, selecting some items from its contents (which were some of Barbara's clothes, left there from when they previously dated.).
"Here, put this on." Dick said quickly handing her an emerald green sweater and a black skirt.
Barbara nodded and watched Dick and Tim leave the room. Once outside Dick stopped in his tracks and turned to Tim. "Listen, we stick together ok? Nobody is to leave or enter this place until we find this person. Don't run off, just follow me. That is an order. You hear me?" Dick questioned.
Tim nodded. Just at that moment, Barbara came out of Dick's room.
"We have to get out of here." Barbara said taking Dick's hand.
"No." Dick stated, as Barbara looked at him in suprise. She looked into his eyes and gave him a very clear message with hers'.
"You want to put this young boy in immediate danger?" She asked coldly. Before he could answer back, he was interrupted by an arrogant sounding voice.
"Good choice, Robbie.'" someone stated.
The three young people turned toward the voice.
"Arensal." Dick stated with venom in his voice, as he pulled Tim behind him.
Out of the shadows, entered the entire Titans team with Arensal in the front as their leader.
When are you going to update your story? I'd like to know what happens.
Well, I am not postively sure I am going to continue with the story. I am not sure anyone likes it either. I probably let everyone know if I am continuing this story in probably two weeks. I really appreciate your feedback. I might post another part during my Christmas break, if you would like that. Well, I got to go. Thanks again for your feedback.
Intriguing story sweetdreams. I'm curious to see where you take this.
Yeah, this is really schway!! Hehe, you even wrote that Dick had short hair! I hope you continue this soon, because it's too good to just leave hanging.
You should definitly think about continueing with this story. I like hwo you have the characters of Tim, Dick and Barbara bouncing off each other. Some nice details here and ther - try fleashing those out some more, such as when you mentioned Dick cut his hair - great telling detail about what the audience is supposed to 'see', so to speak. And i loved the little 'catfight' Bruce was in stuck in the middle of. hehehe.
So...... anymore coming out way?
Please keep it up. I remember reading this a long time ago and wanting to see more. So, if you please, POST!!!
"In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory." -Aragorn's parting words to Arwen
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