Title: I knew
Summery: Catalina's thoughts, continued just as Nightwing 95 is ending.
I look down at the marriage license, the one Richard. . . Dick, didn't
sign. I have to bite back a bitter laugh. I said that all I wanted was to
see him smile. Like they say, be careful what you wish for. . . You just
might get it.
I told him I knew him. I knew a lot of things, and I should have known
more. I knew I'd lose him before I ever really had him. I knew he was still
in love with his red-headed girl. I thought I'd lose him to her. Just like
I should have known what finally made him smile, I should have known that
it wasn't to her that I'd lose him.
I knew why he didn't try to hide that he was talking to Bruce / Batman. He
knows I would never give up the secret of Batman's identity, because that
would be a good as giving up the secret of his identity. Once you know who
one is, Batman or Nightwing, it's very easy to figure out who the other is.
I manage a small smile to the lady who'd been so kind, and then walk away.
I know I won't be back. Dick will eventually return to Bludhaven, but he
won't return to me. I've lost him, just as I knew I would. There are times
when I really hate being right.