Originally Posted by Andy C.
"Hnh......look at you.....the big damn hero," the Joker said, giggling to himself in a daze from Batman's taser. "Is it everything you were hoping for?"
Outside, the whine of police sirens began to sound, growing closer as the Blüdhaven police closed in on the house.
"'Need professional help,' pffft!" the clown snorted derisively as consciousness faded. "What.....and give up showbusiness?"
By the time the Bludhaven PD came through the broken down door, I was long gone. The man and woman Joker had hostage were freed, but the damage to them had been done. I said my goodbyes to Black Cat and began to process of heading home. The jet was halfway to Gotham when the call came through.
"How did it go, sir?"
Alfred ask on the other end of the line.
"As expected. The Joker is under arrest, but he still managed to hurt people."
"At least he is back in police custody where he belongs."
"We'll see how long that lasts..."
"Something bothering you, sir?"
"Nothing I can't handle. I'll be home in twenty minutes. Batman, out."
The line went dead and Alfred's voice was replaced by the steady, dull roar of the jet engine. Left alone with nothing but my thoughts... and the Joker's words.