Distribution: The Nook
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended, no money made, no characters created.
Spoilers: Season One of JLU (episode This Little Piggy), Hints of Season Three of Batman Beyond, specifically the episode Out of the Past.
Summary: It's all in how you define the terms.
Word Count: 300
Terry McGinnis entered the small old-time diner and quickly found the person who had set up this meeting. The Police Commissioner of Gotham sat quietly in the corner.
"What's wrong?" Terry asked Barbara Gordan.
"I wanted to thank you for passing on the fact about Bruce at the Batman Musical. I used my connections to get a hold of the surveillance vid of the audience. I watched every wince and grimace."
"And you couldn't send a note to say thanks?" Terry teased.
Barbara smirked and waved a little vid his way. "I wanted to return the favor."
Terry was surprised and laughed. He had never seen the former Batgirl so playful. "You can?"
"Oh yeah. If you want me to?"
Barbara handed over the vid. "Don't let Bruce see it. It's from his glory days."
Terry flipped the vid over in his hands, quivering with excitement. "Anytime you want to return the favor, I think I'm going to say yes."
Barbara laughed. "You have to keep me in the loop to earn favors."
"You're as manipulative as the Old Man, you're just nicer about it."
"You're right," agreed the Commissioner as she left the diner. "Enjoy the vid."
"Oh, I will." Terry raced to the nearest vid galley and reserved an individual one for his use. He inputted the recording from Barbara and watched Batman Ising/I. He watched and laughed. At the end of the song, Terry reloaded the vid and watched it again, and again. Soon, he was singing along…
"Am I blue, Am I blue? Ain't these tears in my eyes telling you? Am I blue? You'd be too, if each plan that you had done fell through. There was a time, I was your only one, but now I'm the sad and lonely one…"