Disclaimer: I own the disclaimer, but that's about it.

Author's Note: 'Play' is one of several oneshots branching off the premise that Dr. Quinzel worked with another theme criminal before Joker. This scene would be after Harleen's gone rogue.


He watches her commit murder. The crack of bone overshadows flesh slapping and snapping loose. Blood squirts, stains, pools—nowhere near so dramatic as movies portray though. Harley looks up slightly breathless, blonde hair sticky with sweat. Organs seep through tears in the victim's torso. He can't identify them anymore.

It is a side of her Jonathan understands he doesn't understand. The sheer ecstasy that can be achieved through bludgeoning a news reporter to death eludes him. But it is engrossing to watch the way her eyes light up, how that smile grows wider with every swing.

She'll never know.