I apologize for taking so long but trust me
You won't be dissappointed.
This is my fav chapter. I enjoyed writing it.
The Dark Knight
Saving Lives, Ruins Others
Batman and The Joker
The Joker quickly turned to Bruce and he laughed softly stepping up to him. "Kill you...why would I kill you, if I did that, all my fun would fly out the window! Oh also, if you where to die...Batman, would be no more. Right?"
Bruce glared at him and The Joker grinned as he continued.
"And if Batman was no more, this town would fall back to what it was before, and truthfully. Nobody wants THAT! Oh, also!" The Joker wrapped his arm around Bruce's shoulders, pulling him close. "If Batman died...you would be gone too and eventually, with the two most known men in the city gone someone would eventually put it together and then..."
The Joker pulled his arm away and he went over and picked up the mask and he held it out in front of him towards Bruce, making it cover his eyes.
"Everyone would know that the man behind the mask is none other then the good ol' Prince of Gotham...Bruce Wayne!"
Bruce watched him quietly, glaring then he sighed. "What would you have me do...just to keep you quiet?"
"Bruce...I'm shocked! You actually think I'd give away your secret...why would I do that!? If I did that, you'd be locked away and I'd have no one to play cat and mouse with and then my hobby would fail and I'd be back to killing off mobs and such and let me tell you..." He shook his head in disgust. "That gets boring FAST!"
Bruce looked him over then he looked down to the mask. "If your only here for games, why are you killing everyone?"
The Joker chuckled softly and he stepped up to him. "Come on, I can't just run around being chased or chasing the Batman. That's just not me! I've got to have some kind of a hobby. I mean...you've got, what? About a couple maybe?"
Bruce watched him and The Joker began circling him.
"See, you've got two lives...Therefore, I need two lives. I want to be equal to you. During the day, I knock off a few mobs here and there. Maybe show off a few magic tricks, by the way, you've REALLY got to see my pencil trick. But, now, As for you, During the day, you go through stocks and stocks of different things. Buying and selling, buying and selling and if your not doing that. Your out having parties and buying hotels!!"
The Joker stopped in front of him and he grinned softly, drawing out his switchblade and he popped it open.
"Now, at night time...my second life happens. I kill people...I blow up things..." The Joker leaned close and he put his switchblade to the corner of Bruce's mouth, and he grinned wide. "...and I bring SMILES to peoples FACES!"
Things fell quiet between the two and the two looked each other in the eyes, Bruce stood before The Joker as Bruce Wayne, but as they looked at each other...his eyes showed Batman. The Joker quickly stepped back and he held his arms wide to the side.
"Now as for you, at night time, you glide through the air, wings and arms spread wide. You lock away mobsters that I usually plan to knock off. You take out the enemies that cops dream of taking out but can't cause there a bunch of wusses. You do all the things I'm sure a few little kids have dreamed of doing there whole life...you, are a superhero!" The grin then dropped from The Joker's face and he crossed his arms, resting his chin in his hand. "Then again, everyone fears you and wants you locked up so to them...your just a criminal, or in my book. Just a freak. Like me!!"
The Joker quickly stepped up and he wrapped his arm around Bruce once more. "Don't worry, see, that's what we have in common. We're both hated by everyone in Gotham and we're both freaks. See. We where DESTINED to know and chase each other!"
Bruce shook his head softly. "I have no destiny involving you, my destiny is to put people like you...behind bars. Or better yet, in padded cells."
The Joker raised a brow at him, then he lets his hands drop to his sides and he looks out the window sighing. "Oh Bruce, you remind me too much of the authorities...it kinda hurts ya know. Let me tell you something though..." He walked up to Bruce, putting the two inches a part. "You will NEVER lock me up, cause like I said...we are destined to know and chase each other, and when I say that, I mean FOREVER! Okay, not forever cause come on...eventually your secret will get out."
Quickly he raised his hand. "Don't blame me for when that time comes though!" He then let his hand dropped. "Anyway, I can't be caught and locked away. You know how I am, I can't stay in one place to long. I've got things to do and places to go! Also, you can't get rid of me...and you know why? Of course you do. Because of your one rule..."
Bruce looked down and The Joker smirked. "Of course, that can change...all you have to do is say so. And, you'll be happy go lucky and you can move on to the next big hot shot villain!!"
The Joker blinked, as Bruce looked to him. "I won't change anything, just to satisfy your needs. You may have me chase you, day in and day out. But thats all you'll get out of me...to protect this city and it's people."
The Joker then grinned widely and he laughed softly, clapping his hands. "Yes, now we're talking."
Suddenly the silence and darkness was broken as the entrance door open and Alfred looked over, seeing Bruce standing there. He couldn't help but smile seeing him alone. "Master Wayne, you've come home...After you called I figured I'd go out for a bit and get some more things for the pent house, I wasn't expecting you home until tomorrow." Slowly he began to walk to Bruce. "I apologize though I didn't..."
Bruce raised his hand, stopping Alfred from coming any closer. He looked up to The Joker, who only stood there grinning at him, hands held patiently behind his back. Bruce looked back to Alfred and smiled. "It's alright, I should have called and told. I'm not hungry though, you can head to bed now though...I've got a few things to work on."
Alfred blinked then he nodded. "Alright, Thank you sir."
After his door clicked shut, The Joker quickly stepped past Bruce and towards the door. "Boy, isn't it amazing how time flies. One minute your greeting each other and the next it's good-byes!" Quickly he threw the door open and he turned to Bruce. "I enjoyed chatting with you...I hope we can do this, REAL soon." The minute the door closed, Bruce snatched up his mask and left.
Standing over the city, blending in with the darkness. His cape fluttered softly behind him in the wind. Batman stared down on the city, gazing over the buildings, cars, and people. The Joker was right, the people did fear him, but deep down he knew they only feared what he was...not what he did. He knew they counted on and needed him. Another thing The Joker was right on. He couldn't kill him, doing so would only cause Batman to drop to a rotten level.
One thing he could do right though, was fight for what is right.
and the protection of Gotham.
Not to short and not to long, and come on. We all know this had to come to an end...sooner or later. This is my fav chapter of the WHOLE story. (I loved The Jokers words in this one and I LOVED bringing Alfred back) I hope you enjoyed this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I'd like to thank all my reviewers. You made this my most reviewed story EVER! I love you all!!
((Do not fret, this isn't the last of my Batman Stories. I'm still in my obsessed Batman Mood.))
We will meet again