Author's Note:'Conqueror' is one of several oneshots branching off the premise that Dr. Quinzel worked with another theme criminal before Joker. This scene would be after Harley's gone rogue.
He hates her sometimes. She laughs easily, smiles quickly, spins stories at the drop of a hat. It's familiar and different (he tells himself on a stiff bed, staring out at nothing); Jonathan argues that Sherry wasn't the same person. Harleen doesn't tease at his expense. She—
If Joker asked, she'd betray him in a heartbeat. Living her own life under her own colors, it would still only take one word. This is what he reminds himself when her arms wind behind his neck, tongue thrusting into his mouth while fear or something more primal compels him to respond anyway.