A/N: I hadn't planned a second chapter, but the ladies were feeling left out, and wanted a conversation of their own. . . Takes place shortly after Nightwing #117
Picking up her phone Barbra dialed the right number, then waited for an answer.
"Hi, Selina. It's me," Barbra said, not bothering to identify herself. One effect of being Oracle was that her voice was better known than her face.
"What's going on?" Selina asked. With all the insanity of the last weeks there was no telling what was happening at any given moment.
"Don't worry, this is a social call," Barbra assured her.
"I just wanted to thank you for helping Dick. . . and Bruce," Barbra continued.
"Dick was the one to convince Bruce to tell me his secret, and really let me into his life. He helped me, and Bruce. I just wanted to return the favor. There were things that needed to be said; and since they were both too stubborn to start the conversation, I decided to do it for them," Selina explained.
"Yeah. As much as Dick likes to pretend he's nothing like Bruce, they are a lot alike," Barbra said. "He is so much his father's son."
"Yes. He hates how protective of him Bruce is, but Bruce protecting him is why he never turned into Bruce."
Yes," Barbra agreed. "It's why he's still able to trust, and reach out to people in a way Bruce can't. Dick doesn't need to be paranoid, because Bruce is."
"They think they fight because they are so different, but I think they actually fight because they are too much alike. Especially when it comes to being stubborn."
"I suppose it's part of their charm," Barbra said with a grin.
"I suppose," Selina agreed, with a slight smile.
"They were, and still can be, the perfect duo in a fight because they think so much alike. They both know exactly what the other one is going to do."
"Yes. It's amazing to watch when they work together, isn't it?"
"Yeah. I. . . I haven't talked to Bruce much since the Gang War. How is he?" She and Bruce certainly had their differences, but at heart she was still a member of the BatClan.
"Considering all the pressure he's under from Jason showing up again, plus the OMAC and other problems, he's doing very well. Once this is all over I'm going to convince him to take me to a tropical island for at least a week."
"He'd never do it for himself, but he'll do it to make you happy," Barbra mused.
A message showed on Barbra's computer. "I've gotta go, Selina. Thanks."