First of all I want to apologise if there is anyone still reading my story. I am so so very sorry.

It was like everything in my life just happened all at once, and it was so much pressure from everywere. Again I am sorry.

This chapter is for WinterRain and Highlander348, who didn't stop writing me. Thanks both of you and sorry this chapter is so short


It was during that night that Ellie had her first, of many to come, nightmares.

She was standing in some sort of old abandon factory. She was on her knees and in front of her was Bruce lying, face down. She screamed his name but nothing came out of her mouth. Then someone grabbed her from behind and yanked her on her feet. A man stood before her, but his face was all wrong. Then she realized he had a mask on, a mask of a scarecrow. Ellie screamed.

But as before no sound came out of her lips. Then the man grabbed her, pinning her arms to her sides and started saying her name, over and over again.

''Ellie, Ellie, ELLIE!''

She yanked awake as she struggled to get free. She now heard that it was Bruce that had been calling her name and that what have felt as arms were her covers that had somehow tied itself around her. She took a few deep breaths to try and calm herself down.

''Are you allright?'' She heard Bruce said as he tried to untangle the covers from her.

When the covers were away from her she sat up and instantly wrapped her arms around Bruce's neck.

''Hey, it's okay. Why are you shaking?''

''Nightmare.'' Ellie said and just thinking about it made her shudder.

Bruce didn't say anything, he just wrapped his arms around her and hold her tightly against him. That's one of the many things she loved about him. He didn't question her, just waited till she calmed down.

After that she must have fallen asleep, for the next thing she knew she opened her eyes and she was lying on the bed and it was morning. She felt someone holding her hands and turned her head to the side. Bruce was sitting on the side of the bed, holding her hand. He had his office clothes on and smiled that wonderful smile of his.

''You're awake. I thought that we were going to be late for sure.'

Late? Ellie thought. Then she remembered. It was her first day back to work!

She shot up from the bed and looked for some clothes to wear.

''Why didn't you wake me?'' she asked frustrated.

''Well, I wanted to let you sleep.'' Bruce said.

Ellie instantly regretted snapping at him. Half dressed she went over to him and gave him a soft kiss on his lips.

''I'm sorry'' she whispered and looked him into his eyes.

''Give me one more kiss and it's forgotten'' Bruce said, a gleam in his eyes.

Ellie chuckled slightly and gave him another kiss.

Ellie was back behind her desk at Wayne Tower again. She was translating some papers but she couldn't really concentrate. There was too much noise around her. She heard everything. The person next door, clicking away on his computer, the secretary making coffee on the other side of the office, people talking, people coughing, people lying, heartbeats.

She stood up abruptly and made her way to the elevator. She needed to get out of her.

And she knew she had to find a way to control this somehow. She couldn't go on like this, she has to learn how to block it out or it will make her crazy.

Well out if the tower she took a few deep breath, thinking about were she could go.

She decided for the park, there it wasn't as much noise.

When she arrived she found a bench she sat down on, trying not to think about anything and just focus on her breathing. Just her breath going in and out of her lungs, in and out...

Then she heard a muffled scream. Her had snapped up and she tilted her head, trying to find the source of the noise. She heard it again and she stood up. It didn't take her long to find it.

Behind a grove of trees there stood a man and he was holding a boy. The man had his arm around the boy's chest and his other hand clammed on the boys mouth, o keep him from screaming. The boy was crying.

Suddenly Ellie felt anger surge trough her, anger like she had never felt it before. And something else, like raw power just filling her up, caused by the anger.

Before she really thought what she was doing she called the man's attention.

''Hey, what are you doing?'' she said walking towards them.

The man's wild eyes turned to her.

''That is none of your business, girl.'' he hissed.

Ellie felt that anger in her again, she felt that power like it wanted her to do something.

Without really knowing what she was doing she put her hand up, palm against the man. Suddenly the man flew backwards, away from the boy. He landed with his back against a tree and lost his consciousness.

Ellie looked down at her hands, the anger had vanished.

What the hell just happend? She tought.