A/N: Hey everyone! This is my Dark Knight fic that I've been writing for...well a while now. Anyway, it's basically the event's of the movie through the eyes of Theresa Dent, Harvey's younger sister, that will lead up to the sequel I have planned. I switched the ages around a little bit, just to make it fit my story better. Anyway, enjoy!
Disclaimer: No, I do not own The Dark Knight or any of the character's from the movie. They belong to DC comics, Chris Nolan, and Warner Brothers. Unfortunately. :)
"No! I wont allow it!"
"Harvey!" I whined back, "It's Thanksgiving! I'm not going to not come home."
I heard him sigh on his end of the phone. "Look, things here aren't safe for ordinary citizens, for you it'd be even worse. You're related to me remember?"
I rolled my eyes at that. Sure, he was the new district attorney, Gotham's "White Knight," but he was also my annoyingly over-protective big brother, a title I knew he would always have. "How could I forget?" I said sarcastically, "Harv, just because I'm your baby sister doesn't mean you have to baby me. Trust me! I can take care of myself." I said light-heartedly to ease the mood. "Anyway, I've already bought my train tickets, and my train gets in Saturday at 1:35. I'll see you there ok? Don't be late now!"
He sighed again, "There's never any convincing you is there?"
"Nope!" I replied, "C'mon, you should know that by now!"
I heard him laugh, "I guess I should. I'll pick you up Saturday at 1:35, and I won't be late."
"I knew you wouldn't be able to resist your baby sister! Thanks Harv, you're the best! I'll see you then, bye!"
"Bye Rese, Don't get into any trouble before then!" He cautioned.
"Don't worry Harvey, I'll be fine. I'm in the middle of a cornfield, remember?"
"I'll talk to you later sis."
"Alright, alright, fine. Bye! I love you."
"Love you too." And with that the connection ended and I headed off to class.
Later that day, as I was packing my bags to go home, my fiery red-haired friend Sarah walked in my dorm.
"Hey girl! So, your brother finally caved, huh?" She said waggling her eyebrows.
I laughed and pushed my dirty blond hair out of my face. It was no secret that she had a crush on him, for she told me almost every time she saw me.
"It's sad. I'm a senior in college, and I need my big brother's permission to come home. For Thanksgiving much less! There is definitely something wrong with this picture."
"Aww, c'mon Theresa! He's just being protective of his widdle swister! I think it's cute!" she laughed.
I threw a sweater at her. "You're never gonna give up are you?" I laughed too.
"Nope!" Sarah said proudly. "I'm only…" she paused to count on her fingers, "eleven years younger!"
I rolled my eyes at her smiling. "Yeah, but he has a girlfriend, remember?"
"Oh yeah." She sighed, slumping her shoulder, "Her. Well, she won't last long anyway right?" She asks hopefully.
I smile, "Sure."
She rolls her eyes at me and throws my sweater back at me laughing. "You're such a kill joy! You'll see, one day! And then we could be sisters!"
"You're crazy," I tell her, and she smiles back.
"Crazy in love!" We both laugh at that as I continue packing.
Sarah and I had been friends since the previous year when we were both studying abroad in Rome together, but we instantly clicked. Ever since then we've been pretty much inseparable, especially since she met my brother. I really had no problem with her crush, as it was more of a running joke between the two of us anyway.
"So anyway, do you wanna take the train together? My flight's leaving out of Gotham International on Sunday, and you know how I hate taking the train alone!" Sarah pleaded with me.
"I'd love to, but I'm heading back on Saturday. Unless, of course, you'd want to spend the night with us? I could drive you to the airport on Sunday."
Sarah grinned; I didn't even have to wait for her to respond, already knowing the answer. "Oh, well, I wouldn't want to be a burden or anything!" She said, still grinning.
"Alright! I get it!" I said laughing at the expression on her face, "I already bought my ticket for the 11:15 train, so you're gonna have to get yourself one."
"Thank you!" Sarah shot up and hugged me, "You are the best! Do you know that?" she exclaimed heading towards the door.
I laughed, "Yeah, you've mentioned it a few times."
After I finished packing, Sarah and I headed to dinner discussing our plans for our day in Gotham. We decided after we dropped our stuff at my mom and step dad's house we'd head back into the city to go shopping and have dinner. Sarah could hardly contain her excitement, as she was from a small town in Pennsylvania and rarely got to spend time in any big cities. I was excited too. I couldn't wait to get home and see my brother and Rachel.
Sarah and I soon finished dinner and headed our separate ways; I had a big night of studying before me that I was not looking forward to. As I headed to the library
I mused of an email I had gotten earlier in the week from Harvey. He asked me how I would feel if he popped the big question to Rachel. Of course I emailed back that I was fine with it, but I couldn't help but feel it might be too early in their relationship. Yeah, they were great together, but there was something there I couldn't put my finger on. Though, I could tell he was nervous about the whole situation, so I tried not to interfere too much with it. I knew he'd figure out how to ask her and it would be perfect.
As I sat in the library, I could tell I had a long night ahead of me. I smiled at the thought that after tomorrow I would finally be home. That thought would get me through the next day and my two tests. It was going to be a great trip.