Originally Posted by trustyside-kick
Jason Todd- 'Many live that diserve death'
1 Hour and 25 Minutes Later- Gotham City
Jason returns to his loft apartment two blocks away from Crime Alley. Damaged, Jason tends to his wounds. He looks out his window where Wayne Tower used to be standing and only sees dust and ruble. He then walks over to his closet and turns the handle inward rather than outward; a series of locks seem to unwind and a two-door compartment opens to his left.
"Damn, looks like I am kinda running out of supplies again."
Jason takes off his jacket and hangs it on a chair and removes his kevlar suit and throws it onto the floor. He then removes some grenades and gadgets from his jacket and slips off his kris dagger's holster and places them back into his two-door compartment. He then lets out a small sigh of pain as he bends down and removes his boots and then unzips his pants.
Looks like I pulled my shoulder a bit...well only one way to fix this.
Jason let's a scream escape his mouth as he pops his arm back into place.
He then walks over to his bathroom, removes his boxers, turns on the water faucet and enters the shower. Jason welcomes the hot water as it hits his bruises and scars.
How did Batman endure these kind of injuries for all this time? The kevlar only protects so much! This hurts like a *****...
15 Minutes later
Jason walks out of his bathroom looks out his window again. Only this time he notices something in the view further beyond where Wayne Tower once stood.
"The Clocktower...I wonder..."
Jason begins to get suited up. He does not take that many gadgets with him but never leaves his kris dagger behind. He walks out of his loft apartment and locks the door; he heads out of the building and hops onto his bike. As he is about to leave however, three figures approach him.
"If yous gonna be on our turf yous gotta pay. I'm the Tax Collector here."
"Oh I'm sorry...I believed I used all my cash up when paying for gas."
"Then yous about to be get a beating and be in debt."
"Oh, well no one likes debt."
Jason hops off of his bike and one of the thugs runs at him with a knife.
"You call that a knife? You should see mine."
Jason whips out his dagger and swings at the thug approaching him and slices through his knife clean. The thug looks in shock.
"That's not all she can do!"
Jason then stabs the thug into the chest, twists it, and pulls it out twisting in the opposite direction.
"Y-y-yous crazy man!"
The other two thugs run off into the alley. Jason takes off the dead thug's bandana and wipes the blood off of his dagger.
"Betsy, I think it is time we go sight-seeing."
He then hops onto his bike, and heads for the Clock Tower.
Jason Todd- 'Many live that diserve death'
15 Minutes Later- The Clock Tower
Jason pulls up to the Clock Tower wearing a mask of confusion.
But...from the distance it didn't look anything like this! What happened?
Jason walks up to the door and sees that there is no handle, not much of a door left either; just boards piled up and nailed in partially sealing the entrance shut. He attempts to pull the top board but it appears to be nailed really tight. He starts walking back towards his bike and trips on some rubble. He hops on his bike, turns it on and throttles up heading towards the door of the Clock Tower and knocks it down. He enters the Clock Tower entrances and is in complete awe.
How long was this place abandoned? It looks nearly completely destroyed! What happened?
He begins to walk up the spiraling staircase that leads to the top of the Clock tower. As he walks he step he takes creates a low creaking noise.
"I swear if I fall from this height...well...I cannot do much if I do but that will suck."
Jason continues to walk up the stairs and approaches the top. He approaches the door that leads into Oracle's Command Center. A water drop hits Jason's head and he looks up.
Holy crap...I did not notice there wasn't even a roof outside! But wait...that would mean...
Jason tackles down the door and enters the room where the computers once were.
What? Nothing here? But...what about Babs? Is she ok? My god...what happened while I was gone? This place just...
A thought hits Jason. He quickly scans the room.
"Babs would have had an escape plan...a way to get out even from this height."
Jason spots a hole in the wall next to the face of the Clock Tower itself. He punches the wall and more light is revealed. He continues to hit the wall revealing the escape route.
"Stairs...leading down...towards the bushes?"
Jason takes the stairs down and is relieved when they are made out of some metal and not wood. He finally reaches the ground and pushes a few bushes aside. Infront of him is a damaged motorcycle.
Babs would not only have one motorcycle...she must have gotten to saftey...but where would she go--
Suddenly it hits Jason and he runs over to his motorcycle and takes out his bag. He opens it and starts searching for something.
Come on come on come on! Where is it! Ah!
Hmm...I wonder what has become of Gordon's place...
Jason puts the map back into his bag, zips it up and hops onto his bike.
5 Minutes Later- Gordon's Apartment
Looks like Gordon is home. But I don't see any bike...how long ago was the attack on the Clock Tower?
Jason peaks into the window. James Gordon lies on the couch and the TV is on.
Looks like Gordon is asleep...that's good. I wouldn't want to have to go hurt 'ol Jimbo there.
Jason goes around the corner and parks his bike in the alley by the fire-escape stairs. He then jumps onto the nearby dumpster and from there jumps for the stairs. He lands and starts climbing up the fire-escape.
Now...where was Bab's old room again? Was it on the top floor? Or the second to top? One way to find out...
Jason stops at the second to top floor and looks into the window.
Let's see...some shoes...a little TV...bed...oh...a cigar...gotta be Jimbo's.
Jason continues to climb the stairs and stops at the top floor window and enters the bedroom.
Ok ok...now if I know Babs like I think I do...she would not risk the chance of losing all that data incase the Clock Tower ever became vulnerable...so where would she hide the data?
Jason starts looking through the desk and finds nothing. He looks through the drawers of the night-stand and he notices that the top drawer has a hidden compartment on the side. He pulls out the compartment and finds a key.
Rather small key...for...a briefcase? Or perhaps...
Jason scans the room and opens the closet.
Where would see keep one of her laptops...ah.
Jason finds a box appearently full of pictures and papers.
Looks like this is her college stuff...I wonder.
Jason takes out a peculiar looking package in the box and opens it. Inside is a small, slim briefcase.
Found it! Now where did I put that key.
Jason unlocks the case, opens it, and takes out a small silver laptop. Jason turns on the laptop and begins searching through the files. He stumbles across one called 'Spring-Break Party photos'.
Yea...right...like she would have time for parties as Batgirl...or even as Oracle.
Jason double clicks it and the folder is full of documents.
"Wow. She has dirt on everything."
Jason takes out a gig-stick from his pocket and plugs it into the USB port on the side of the laptop. He then begins to copy and paste the files to his gig stick. Once the files are done being copied and pasted, he opens a few files and stumbles across a peculiar file on superheroes.
Jason double clicks the file and a bar pops up.
Password eh? Hmm, let's see...
Jason tries Batgirl, Oracle, Bruce, Wayne, Batman, Robin, Dick, Nightwing, etc. and all possible passwords fail.
Jason attempts again with a different password.
"PixieBoots. Access Granted."
"Haha, and Babs use to always deny having any affection for Dick."
The file on Superman pops up but to Jason's surprise still has many restrictions on it.
Yea yea...Weak to Kryptonite...came from an unknown planet called Krypton...come on! I could have read an article that could tell me mor--
Jason pauses. He begins to read a seperate paragraph about something that was not to his knowledge.
"What? Huh? The hel--"
Jason doesn't say a word...too many are flying through his head.
WHAT? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? SHE KNEW ABOUT THIS? BRUCE KNEW ABOUT THIS? AND THEY DIDN'T TELL ME?! HOW COULD THEY KEEP THIS FROM ME...FROM OTHERS?
Jason continues to read more and more about the event. He then looks back at the picture of Superman from the profile.
"That is so...so...out of character...so--there were other things he could have done to stop--"
Jason's scream wakes up James Gordon from the couch and he starts running up the stairs. Jason hears the footsteps, removes his gig stick from the computer, turns off the computer, picks up his helmet, and exits out the window. Gordon knocks the door open with a bat in his hand.
Gordon looks arounded the room and finds the laptop on the bed. He scratches his head in confusion, puts the laptop back into Barbara's closet, and walks out of the bedroom. On the roof Jason sits in the rain with his arms on his knees like a lost child.
"How...how could he..."