Author: Tonycakes PM
After Arkham City is closed, a new facility is built called Arkham Hill. Sarina just wants to put everything Arkham behind her. Unfortunately for her, she just can't get away and is thrust back in to a new adventure. Sequel to A Dark Knight in Arkham CityRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 44,215 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 09-29-12 - Published: 03-27-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7964295
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(Hey guys! I'm sorry these chapters have been coming in slow lately. This has been the craziest summer ever! Anyway. I hope you guys like this chapter. Please review!)
Tim Drake stared in horror at the scene before him. His girlfriend was tied up in Joker's little office. He could only imagine the sick and twisted things Joker was doing to her. He observed this from the ventilation shaft just above Sarina. She had jut woken up only to be sedated once again. It killed him to see her like that. He had to get her out of there. But….how? Batman! He would know! But where was he anyway? He hadn't heard anything from him in a while. And whenever he tried to contact him there was no answer. He'd have to find him another way. Batman had to be here somewhere! Tim was going to find him. Might as well stay in the vents. "If it ain't broke don't fix it." Tim chuckled to himself. That's what Sarina tells him. Sarina's TV used to randomly shut on and off. She kept neglecting to call the Cable Guy. Tim decided to try and fix it. But when he was through, her TV screen went purple. They had to call three different cable guys to try and fix it.
Anyway, back on task. He had to save Sarina. He turned to look at his girlfriend. Still tied up. Joker was concocting all sorts of chemicals at his lab table. Harley giggling away. Made him sick. He continued forward. God, he didn't know how she did this. Sarina practically crawled through vents for a living! She could get anywhere she wanted in Wayne Manor through the vent system. The vents moaned and groaned under his weight. Must be all that muscle he was putting on. Yeah, that's it. Okay, so where was he going to find "B-man"? Maybe…..Joker had him? Nah! Joker capture Bruce? Please! He continued forward. Crawling through. He thought he was doing great, until the vent came to a dead end. Guess he had to get out. It was going to happen eventually. He crept out of the vent and back into the building. It was quiet…..too quiet. Where was he?
"Alice….Alice my darling where are you?" Tim heard a voice mutter. He walked towards it. He knew that voice. Mad Hatter sat in a cell. Muttering. "Alice, why can't you be here with me…we'll invite the dormouse and the rabbit." Time walked closer to him. What was that guy muttering about….? All of a sudden the Mad Hatter froze. He snapped towards Tim. "You! Where's Alice? Have you seen her?" Tim was about to say something but he stopped himself. He was going to yell at him for being a psycho but maybe he should play on his level. Maybe then he'd help him save Sarina. Or "Alice" as Hatter preferred.
"The Jabberwock got her." Tim explained. Mad Hatter gasped. "I'm off to save her."
"You're going to save my precious Alice?" Hatter questioned.
"Yeah." Tim replied bluntly.
"Oh…be careful….. The jabberwocky has her mind." Hatter explained.
"Her mind?" Tim inquired.
"The remote controls Alice." Hatter sighed. "The Jabberwocky has the remote. Therefore the Jabberwocky controls Alice." Tim began to piece the puzzle together. "Oh dear. This is not good. Not good at all. What would Alice do?" Tim sighed. That was all he was going to get out of Hatter. So….he moved on. He continued down the hall as the Hatter continued to mutter.
Okay…let's think. The Jaber- I mean Joker has the remote. What the hell is this remote? And apparently it controlled Sarina. God he was so confused! He continued walking down the hall. Once he turned the corner he was shocked to see what he found.
Plants covered the hallway. Clinging to the walls and just hanging freely. Robin instantly knew who it was. Ivy was up to her old tricks again. And he was going to stop her. He continued down the hall. The plants seemed apprehensive as he walked by. Like they were afraid of him. They wiggled and shook.
"Shhh my babies. I won't let that mean man hurt you." A voice soothed. Pamela Isley was in love with those plants of hers. He continued towards the end of the hallway. A red mist inhabited the area. Along with Poison Ivy. Her red hair looked so light and airy. Her fingers slowly caressed a small flower. Her small shirt barely covered her. Pamela's skin, if you could call it that, was pure green and covered in vines. Tim couldn't help but stare at her long, shapely legs. And her big- Focus Tim! You're on a mission!
"Pamela." Robin spat. Poison Ivy's green eyes darted towards him. A small smirk crossed her face.
"Robin darling. Have you come all this way to see little old me?" She inquired. Her voice was as smooth as honey. It was music to any man's ears.
"I've come all this way to stop you Ivy." Tim snarled.
"Such a shame. I was hoping we'd get some time to play together." Ivy said with a slight pout.
"P-Play?" Tim stuttered. Ivy's smile grew wider. A vine came out from the wall and rubbed Robin's chin.
"Come here big boy. A small defenseless girl needs a big strong man like you to protect her. It's dangerous." She whimpered playfully. Robin couldn't help it. He had to be near her. His feet dragged across the floor. Slowly moving towards the woman. Before he knew it he was kneeling before her.
"Pamela-I came to sto-" Robin started. Pamela put her finger to his lips.
"Shhhh. Call me Ivy." She whispered in his ear. Her breath smelt like tulips. She leaned in closer. Her lips brushed against his cheek and down to his lips. Robin could honestly say that that was one of the greeters kisses he had ever had. It pulled him into a trance. Sweat poured off of his brow. His heart pounded. His blood boiled and rushed through his veins. It's as if her kiss were…toxic. That's when it hit him. Her lips were filled with poison. He instantly pulled away. His eyes widened. He felt his throat closing shut. Ivy only smiled. A small chuckle escaped her lips.
"Poison…..you….." Tim gasped.
"They don't call me Poison Ivy for nothing love." She smirked. "You'll make great fertilizer for my babies." Robin collapsed to the floor. Gasping and withering in pain. Ivy just laughed. Vines began to encircle him. They slowly started to pull him into the bushes. His lips were on fire. So this was how it was going to end huh? Turning into plant mulch. Tim wasn't exactly expecting that one. But there was a way out of this. There's always a way out. Okay let's think. What did Batman tell him? He told him something about Ivy's poison kisses. What was it?! What was it?! One kiss makes you mulch….the second…..the second brings back your pulse! The second kiss was an antidote! That's it! But there was no way he was going to get a second kiss. Not now. What else could he do? Let's see. The plants gave her her power. Right? So the antidote must be in her plants. There was only one way to find out. In one swift motion, Tim Drake sunk his teeth into the vine.
"AAAAAAHHHH!" The plants…..Shreiked? did he hear that right?
"My babies!" Ivy cried in agony. A purple liquid leaked from from the vines. Tim drank it. The second it touched his lips the burning sensation subsided. The vines withered away in defeat. Tim's heart crept back to normal and he began to breathe once again. "How DARE you hurt my babies!" Robin scrambled to his feet. This was not going to end well. She stretched her arms out. A see of vines emerged from the walls all headed towards him. This would be a good time to run. Tim Drake ran from the plant life racing towards him. How in the hell was he getting out of this one? He noticed a metal gate above him. If he could close it at just the right time he'd be home free. Now how could he do that? That's when he noticed a small red button on the wall. A well aimed batarang would be perfect. He whipped it out of his utility belt. Here goes nothing. He gave it a quick kiss and flung it at the wall. Maybe he put to much spin on it…..just maybe.
A smile spread across his face as the gate began to close. He sped up to top speed. As soon as he was close enough he slid under the gate. With perfect timing, it slammed right before the vines. Robin smiled. That was incredible. One of his best stunts yet. He stood up and dusted off his hands.
Now….what was he doing again?
"Tim? Can you hear me? Tim?!" Barbara's panicked voice sounded over her walkie talkie.
"I'm here Barb. What's up?" He inquired.
"Oh thank god!" She sighed with relief. "Bruce hasn't been answering. I'm just glad someone's responding."
"Yeah. He's not answering me either." Robin sighed. "Can you tell me what's going on."
"I'm as lost as you are. All I know that Joker has Sarina locked up in the cell blocks." Barbara said.
"I know that much." Tim muttered.
"Bruce isn't showing up anywhere on the security cameras." Barbara added.
"Figures." Tim commented.
"And Joker has the remote." Barbara sighed.
"Hatter said the same thing? What is this remote?" Tim questioned.
"Before this whole thing started Joker implanted Sarina with one of Mad Hatter's mind control chips. She had been having weird dreams for practically months. It also gave her hallucinations. Hatter's been toying with her mind on Joker's orders. Not only can the remote control it thoughts. It can control her completely. Now that Joker has it, He's in full control of Sarina." Barbara explained.
"Shit." Tim muttered.
"You're telling me." Barbara replied. "You need to find Bruce, Stop Joker and save Sarina. Think you can handle it?"
"No sweat." Robin sighed with little confidence.
"Tim, I know you can do this. I have faith in you." Barbara consoled.
"Thanks Barb." Robin smirked. "If I don't talk to you again-"
"You will." Barbara interrupted. "If things get too messy I'll call my dad. Hopefully it won't have to resort today. People find out Joker's alive, it'll be chaos. Good luck." With that, the line went dead. Robin sighed.
"I'm gonna need it." He groaned to himself as he continued down the dark hallway.