BATMAN: Ways of War (Part Three)
thnx y'all !!! Now Part Three...
Batgirl turned off her phone on her Batcycle, and walked towards Batman, who was recording all the evidence found.
"Okay, Dick's on his way to the Iceberg Lounge. What now?"
"Penguin has no real use for that kind of artillery," answered a stern Batman. "He's committed countless crimes in Gotham before. But he has openly committed himself to being 'reformed.' I've been to the Iceberg Lounge many times for business. He's one of the few villains who's actually sane in mind. He's from a rich family, and he knows a place like Stongate Prison isn't for him."
"Then why did he steal all the explosives and weapons?" asked a confused Batgirl. "If he's half as sane as you say he is, he would've - - "
"Remember his motto... 'Living well is the best revenge,'" Batman snapped. "He's probably doing it for the money. Somebody's paid him to pull off the heist. The only question is who. With his conglomerate, he can make sure every illegal activity he does is irradicated, and he knows I can't do a thing about it. I can only stop him from pulling off the crime, but I can't get him in jail."
"So any ideas on who may have paid him?" asked Batgirl.
"Right now, that's Dick's job." answered Batman.
"What about us?"
"It'll be our job as well. There are three big underworld gang leaders in Gotham: Roland Dagget, Arnold Stromwell, and Rupert Thorne." stated the Dark Knight. "Your job will be to investigate all three of them. Check if they have any evidence or records in connection with any military contacts or the Penguin."
"What about you?"
"I'll do my part."
Batgirl lifted her eyebrow in suspiscion. But she knew there was a job to be done. She turned around, readied a grapple hook, and swung away into the night.
Batman also turned around to see the GCPD investigating the vessel. He knew that with most of the evidence found by him and Batgirl, the police wouldn't find anything or be able to do anything. That was good... the Dark Knight didn't want any distractions from the GCPD. he didn't want to turn this into a International Crisis.
"Commissioner," Batman said as he approached Gordon. "If I were you, I wouldn't do anything about the case... yet. We don't want this turning into an international incident. It's better if we keep this low."
"Notify the US Armies in Afghanistan, and let them know about what's going on," Batman ordered as he readied he grapple hook and swooped off into the night.
"Are you gonna listen to that pointy-eared freak, Commish?" asked an angry Bullock.
"Afraid so, Bullock. I've never turned my back on him. And with everything's that happening, I'm not gonna stop now."
Wayne Enterprises Building... Rooftop
After landing on the rooftop, Batman disassembled his grapple hook and returned it to his utility belt.
"It's all insane," he said to himself. "With all that's happening, who knows what will happen with those weapons..."
The masked hero took a look at his beloved city for five seconds. He frowned for nearly a second before pulling out a watch, with red and black colors in the center....
"It's me... I haven't done this that often... but I need a favor."
The Iceberg Lounge
"and what is your name sir?"
"Okay Mr. Grayson. Just let me write down your name for a second.... okay! Follow me. I'll direct you to the table of your choice."
As Dick sat in his table on the balcony, he started looking around for any clues...
He looked at the band playing in the center of the club...
"Brian Setzer Orchestra, eh...." Dick said to himself. "Guess the music industry has sunk to a new low."
After a pleasant few seconds, Dick returned to his investigation. He saw one of the waitresses pass by.
"Excuse me... uh... Elaine. Um... Do you know someone named... Chester Wilford?"
"yes. Actually, he's one of the waiters... he's right there."
Dick turned his head, and saw him walking through the halls on the second floor.
"How do you know Chester?"
"uh...we went to College together.... gotta run."
"hmmm... nice guy," Elaine said to herself.
As Chester walked through the crowd of people in the halls, Dick kept a clse eye, and followed him.
Chester walked toward a door that had, "Forbidden Access" written on it. He walked up to the door and stood there for five seconds. All of a sudden, the door opened and he went through.
Dick was puzzled. He walked up to the door and noticed a little red dot...
"Retina-scan..." Dick said to himself. "Thank you, LuthorCorp."
Dick knew he couldn't get in like this. So he had to get in the only way he knew how...
Forbidden Access Room
"Are you sure you haven't seen any sign of that pointy-eared freak of nature?"
"I'm sure, Mr. Penguin sir. Nothing."
"Knowing Batman, he's already found your wallet. It's not like him to just let something like that go..."
All of a sudden the glass window on the far side of the room shattered in pieces... and in came dark figure...
Penguin jumped off his seat and screamed, "What in God's name..."
"-- have you done with those weapons, Penguin?"
Nightwing had crashed in.
"I know you're the one behind the heist tonight. What have you done with them? Who's it for?"
Penguin could only sit back down and sip on his wine.
"Hehehe... I guess Batman couldn't come talk to me, himself -- "
"Who's talking about Batman, Cobblepot... I asked you a question..."
"Here's your answer... boys..."
BALLROOM - Iceberg Lounge
"What's that sound?"
"It sounds like.... gunfire..."
Well that's all from part three. this could be long... but at least i know i'm doing ok on this story... i'll be back for more as Nightwing takes on the boyz of the Iceberg Lounge... i gotta study now
Last edited by dc_gothamite; 02-10-2002 at 11:57 PM.
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The son becomes the father, and the father becomes the son."
--Superman, Superman Returns