|Before the Storm
Author: Team-Klaus PM
2 months before the start of The Dark Knight Rises, Lily Smith, granddaughter of Alfred Pennyworth comes to Gotham. She shows up around the same time the new cape crusader Batgirl does and two villains, The Penguin and Riddler. One night patrolling the city Batgirl runs saves a cop named John Blake from the penguin. Can the two save Gotham from the Penguin and Riddler, John / OC.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - J. Blake & Alfred P. - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,813 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12-08-12 - Published: 09-08-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8510202
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I Do Not Own Batman or anything else, except my OC(s)!
Picking up the phone I could hear the sound of metal items hitting the floor.
"Hello?" I asked as more sounds of metal hit the ground.
"Hey, my tiger-lily!" Erik said cheerfully and I felt a little creeped out by his nickname for me, "I was just wondering if you would like to come to the facility tomorrow and check out the Cut O'tron 2?"
I bit my lips as I tried to think of something to decline his offer kindly.
"Tomorrow? Darn, I have this thing tomorrow with my Grandfather. He likes to go cave diving, and I hate it when he goes alone, especially when he's sick. So I'll be with him tomorrow all day, maybe some other time?" I told him as Papa watched me with an eyebrow raised.
"I'll explain later" I mouthed and he nodded.
"Oh, darn it, I guess we'll have to reschedule then. Well bye" Erik said and hung up.
I shook my head and looked at Papa.
"Who was that?" He asked me.
"Some weird guy I met at the park earlier. He works at the Wayne Scientist facility and he wants me to go there and check out this pet hair cutting device he made" I told him and Papa nodded.
"How did he get this number?" Papa asked.
"I gave it to him, but I wasn't really expecting him to call" I told him.
"Could have given him a fake number" Papa said as we walked to the living room.
"Yeah, but I couldn't think up one at the time" I told him and he chuckled.
"Well I have to go do laundry, then start fixing dinner. If you need anything just call" Papa said before walking out of the living room.
"Do you need any help? I can do the laundry or cook dinner" I offered and Papa shook his head no.
I frowned and watched Papa go upstairs to do the laundry. Once he was out of sight I walked to the kitchen and started on dinner. Lasagna and garlic bread. After putting the lasagna in the oven to bake, Papa walked into the kitchen with wide eyes from seeing me making the garlic bread.
"Thought I should get off my lazy behind and help fix dinner. I hope lasagna and garlic bread is good" I said smiling as I placed the piece of bread on a pan.
"Yes, it's fine. I can take over now, if you'd like" Papa said and shook my head.
"Nah, you go and rest. I'm sure you need a break once in a while" I told him.
Papa chuckled, nodded his head and left the kitchen, while I fixed another slice of bread. After two hours, dinner was ready. Papa and I sat in the kitchen eating, while Bruce was up in his room. Papa told me he was having a bad day. Once we were done eating, Papa got up to take Bruce his tray of food, but I told him I could do it. Papa thanked me and went to wash dishes. I was about to tell him, I could wash those once I give Bruce his food, but Papa gave a stern look.
I nodded my head and left the kitchen. I walked up the stairs with the tray. I stopped in front of the locked door that lead to the east wing. I took the key, that Papa gave me and unlocked the door. I walked into the wing. I walked through the darken hallway and looked around for any sign of Bruce. I heard the sound of his cane and turned around to see him hiding in the shadow. I tilted my head as I looked at him.
"Trying to scare me?" I asked him as he walked out of the shadows slightly surprised.
"Uh, no, I th-thought you were someone else" Bruce said looking down, "Is that dinner?".
I nodded as I set it down on a table near by.
"Lasagna and garlic bread. Hope you like it. Papa did" I told him smiling.
"It's one of my favorite meals" Bruce said as he walked over to the table.
He began to eat and stopped for a moment.
"Did you make this?" He asked me and I nodded, "It's delicious"
"Thank you" I said with a small smile.
I left the wing letting Bruce eat his meal in piece. As I made my way to the door I stopped after seeing the row of pictures. There was a picture of a woman. A woman had met a few times over the years when I had visted Bruce over the years, all until she died. I frowned and saw that the next picture was older, torn in half and burnt. It was a picture of his parents. I glanced back at Bruce who was still eating his food. I smiled saddly before leaving the wing. I locked the door behind me and back down to the kitchen, where I cleaned the dishes.
When I was done, I ran into Papa, and told him I was going to bed. He wished me goodnight and I walked up to my room, where I put my Batgirl outfit on. I snuck out of my room and took one of Bruce's speed bikes. I rode to the city and parked the bike as I heard screaming and gun fire near a building. I got off the bike and looked around quickly.
I saw people running out of a bank. I ran to the back of the building for an exit door or maybe a window I could sneak into, I found a window and snuck into the bank. I could hear the laughter of the Penguin and the sound of a gun going off. I ran quickly to main part of the bank and saw him holding umbrella towards a man in a suit. I quickly jumped behind a counter and watched him.
"So tell me Mr. Jones, where are the golden bars? I know they're here!" The Penguin shouted at him.
"I-I don't know! I don't know where they are!" He cried.
"Hm, too bad" The Penguin said frowning and was about to pull the trigger of his umbrella gun, when the front door of the bank opened and two of his tuxedo men came in dragging someone with them.
The Penguin looked up from the man and growled at the two tuxedo men.
"Did you find him?" The Penguin asked the two.
The two men threw the tied man down in front of him. My eyes went wide as I saw Officer John groan as he rolled onto his side.
"Yeah, he put up a good fight. Knocked Freezer out" One of the men said.
"Hm, well then. What should I do with him?" The Penguin asked more to himself as he made his way over to John.
"Let him go, Penguin!" I shouted jumping out from behind the counter.
The Penguin laughed as he saw me.
"I've been expecting you, Batgirl" He laughed and I heard movement from behind me.
I turned around and fell backwards as a man punched me in the gut. I grabbed my stomach and coughed a little. I growled and got up from the ground. I punched and kicked the man in the gut making him fly backwards into the wall. I turned back to the Penguin and glared at him.
"What do you want Penguin?" I asked him.
"Justice" He hissed, "Justice for the way I am! And the way people of Gotham has treated me as a freak of nature!"
The Penguin raised his hands showing no fingers just fins. I felt a little bad for the guy. He must had been picked on a lot as a kid, and the anger he had gotten growing up, turned him into this.
"I know you're angry at the people who have hurt you, but you shouldn't let things like that get to you" I said as I catiously walked over towards John, who had mange to get to his knees.
"Why should I listen to you? You have no idea how much pain I have felt! You and people like him they always look down on me and call me monster!" The Penguin growled pointing his umbrella at John's head.
I stopped walking and gulped. I wished I had some type of weapon like Batman did! I looked around for anything that might be able to help me, but found none.
"Penguin, killing him will do nothing, but fuel that hatred for people! Let the cop go" I told him.
The Penguin moved his umbrella away from John's head and at me. I froze and took a deep breath.
"You're right, but killing you might help" He said and fired his gun.
I jumped out of the way and heard a grunt before something hitting the ground. I glanced behind me to see the man that had attacked me earlier dead. The Penguin growled and aimed his umbrella at me, when all of a sudden John get's up and knocks the Penguin down with his shoulder. I ran over to the Penguin and lift John up.
"You'll pay for that" The Penguin growled as he glared at us.
"Not if you're under arrest" I said grabbing a set of handcuff's from John's belt.
I bent down and was about to put them around the Penguin's wrist when an explosion happened throwing John and I away from the Penguin.
I let out a groan as the Penguin stood up laughing. He waddled over to the giant hole in the ground and turned towards us.
"Seems like it's time for me to leave" The Penguin laughed, "This isn't over Batgirl and cop" and then he jumped into the hole with the rest of his men.
I sat up and glared at the hole for a moment before turning my attention to John.
"You okay?" I asked him.
He let out a groan and sat up.
"Yeah, I'm fine" He said.
"That was a stupid thing you did back there" I told him and he laughed.
"Yeah, but I did save you" He pointed out.
I stood up and looked down at John with a small smile on my lips.
"It seems so" I said and helped him stand.
I tied the ropes around his wrist.
"Thanks" He said and I nodded my welcome before turning away from him to leave.
"Batgirl" He said and I turned around to see what he wanted.
His hand reached out towards my mask. Before he could reach my mask I kicked his feet out from under him causing him to fall to the ground. I sat on his stomach and pinned both his hands above his head.
"Sorry, but can't let you see what's under the mask" I told him in my low voice as I moved my face above his.
"Why? Afraid to show who you really are?" He asked and I shuddered feeling his warm breath on my cheeks.
"No, to protect the ones I love" I told him and quickly got off of him.
I stood up and ran towards the window I had came through earlier. I jumped out of it and ran for the bike. I hopped onto it and rode quickly through the empty streets of Gotham back to Wayne Manor. I drove into the garage and placed the bike where I had gotten it from. Leaving the garage I ran to were the make shift rope was hanging from my window. I quickly climbed up it and through my window. I fell to the ground after my foot got caught on the window still. I let out a groan as I stood up.
I sat on my bed and took my mask off, before taking my suit off. I quickly slipped on a tank top and a pair of sweat pants. I laid down on my bed and closed my eyes wondering why the Penguin was wanting to know about some gold bricks and I couldn't help, but wonder about John. The Penguin was after him now. I had to keep an eye on him somehow.