p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px;" data-p-id="355a7cb3995c5a5f70054a9668a499b9"Alanis Berry was walking to her apartment after she had just been settled into her new job. She had recently become employed at Wayne Enterprises- owned by Gotham's finest, Bruce Wayne. Alanis thought of her new boss as a man who works hard but was conveniently born into wealth. Still, she had respect for him. The average person in Gotham believed that Bruce Wayne had everything handed to him on a silver platter, due to their knowledge of his disgustingly rich deceased parents. Alanis began to expand on the thoughts she had about Bruce's infamous family name, thinking about his father Thomas, who was a very wealthy man who also happened to be a crime lord. Thomas had managed to keep this under wraps long after his death, but time caught up to him, and all dirty laundry had to be aired out eventually. The secrets that were buried with Thomas and Martha Wayne had gotten out to the public last year, during the infamous Dent campaign scandal, that also happened to be when Vicki Vale was revealed to be the cult leader and drug lord known by the false name of Lady Arkham. /p
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p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px;" data-p-id="09f1fe43642fe27be4813622255a55bc"It had been a while since then, and Batman was getting quite popular. Though there were still some cops that wanted to wring his neck, he definitely was good at his job. Since it had been almost a year since Batman's first big quarrel, he happened to have another, this one, arguably bigger. This predicament the bat had found himself in was Agency involved, and Amanda Waller - head of the Agency - was at the front lines of it all this time. Though the city had little knowledge of all the details of the situation it had been in at the time, it was a shit-show. This time it involved an extremely deadly virus, a troubled man with green hair, a huge drug addict that could crush people with his bare hands, an ice king, and a crazy clown lady. The green-haired man was known as John Doe, or "Joker." This "Joker" had a bit of a personal vendetta against Amanda Waller, as did Batman. Waller saw both men as a threat against her job, and all she wanted was power, but Joker had refused to give her that power. Throughout the whole situation and before, he and Batman seemed to have been inseparable, but Doe was sent (back) to Arkham Asylum, due to his many troubling personality disorders. John was a maniac, but for some reason, Batman loved him. Most people agreed with Alanis, why would someone with such a clear moral code be completely infatuated and protective of someone who had on multiple accounts committed em style="box-sizing: border-box;"capital murder/em?em style="box-sizing: border-box;" /emAbout a year later, John was released from Arkham, much to Gotham's dismay. He and Batman had connected one again, and Gotham then had two protectors - Batman em style="box-sizing: border-box;"and/em The Joker. /p
p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px;" data-p-id="2ca78109bb8ba619d3e6128aeef04651"As Alanis was recalling some of the interesting things that Gotham has going for itself, she realized that she had soon arrived at her apartment. She then opened the door and was greeted by her roommate, Willis, sitting on the couch with his laptop resting on his lap. Willis was a pretty skinny young man, that always looked like he needed a few more hours of sleep. He had a fresh new dirty blonde dye job done that made him look almost pretentious in a way, but Alanis liked it. She thought he looked like a model. The pair hadn't been close friends for over two months before they had decided to move in together, they just felt comfortable together, like they needed each other in a strange platonic-soulmate kind of way. Plus, Alanis knew she did not want to live alone in Gotham city. Anyone who would even walk out onto the street at night in Gotham would agree with her, it was not the ideal place for a young woman like her to be living alone./p
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p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px;" data-p-id="1b097280fe507e05c6aa6d4558061584""It was pretty good. Not much different than working at LexCorp, though I don't believe that my new boss is as egotistical as Luthor, which definitely makes me feel better about this whole thing." Alanis replied, her mind going back to the time when she had worked for Lex Luthor. She recalled his attitude as em style="box-sizing: border-box;"interesting/em. He was intriguing, to say the least, but not enough for her to keep her job there. /p
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p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px;" data-p-id="45733c957f5253b1e2252894ae8f9504"She placed her door keys into a small glass bowl and continued walking into her apartment to take a seat next to Will on the sofa. As soon as her body reached the soft cushion she had sunk the rest of her body into the comforting piece of furniture, finally relaxing. She had managed to keep up her "business person" attitude quite well, but the task was exhausting. She was a serious person, but all work and no play. Her eyes soon began to close and she decided to give in to the sweet feeling of sleep. When Willis was convinced she was out cold, he closed his laptop and carried his dear friend bridal style to her bedroom. He did this to be sure that poor Alanis would not wake up in the morning with a "broken neck" because he did em style="box-sizing: border-box;"not/em want to hear her complain about it in the AM. /p
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p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 24px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px;" data-p-id="735a7e17cf8e8f67eab4a7640578fca6"span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;"let me know what you think! i am currently very obsessed with batman: the telltale series and i think i played the enemy within like three times this month. i need someone to stop me. as you can see i have picked up after the end of the game, based upon the "fallen friends" ending. i just love these two characters and i believe this ending is perfect for expanding upon. /span/p
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