Oops, terrible sleepy painting. I’m glad I didn’t try inking my Real Painting.
She sighs, frustrated. Pressing a button on the side of her cowl, Batgirl begins taking the crime scene photos.
When Black Bat arrives, Batgirl has just begun to photograph the scene. Watching Steph study the area from a distance, Cass took her time to soak in the oddness of the tower. She caught on to the unusual quiet first, holding onto that- hoping to never experience this kind of stillness here again. What she notices next is how attentive Steph has turned herself onto the scene. It wasn’t her typical pattern of working, and it worried Cass.
She moves behind Steph, looking up to the gaping hole that towers upward where the window once was, “We won’t be able to fix that.” she states flatly, not even wanting to bother with glue and shards of glass smaller than she can imagine. She squeezes Steph’s shoulder, firmly, trying to get her friend to decompress. This was stressful for all of them, and working through the pain didn’t always work out best.
Having finished her conversations with Jason and Kyle, Steph put away her phone and finished up with the crime scene photos, reassured by the guys, but not still uneasy over the whole ordeal. Comically startled, Steph flinched hard at the sudden familiar voice in her ear and the hand on her shoulder. “Jesus H Christ, Cass! We’ve got to put a belle on you!” she said, letting out a shaky laugh as her heart jack rabbited against her chest.
She didn’t pull out of Cass’s grasp, though, and caught the concern on her friend’s face. Yeah, Steph seriously needed to relax. She took the nonverbal cue and took a deep breath. “Definitely not. Do we even have insurance on this place, or do we tap into some emergency fund?” She frowned at the glass at the hole in the window. “We should at least try to find a bullet hole, if at all possible. Jason’s running ballistics for us, and he thinks the shot would have left one in glass this thick. Want me to start on that party and you check the security footage? We can pull it up in here.”
by Bob Kane (pencil) & Charles Paris (ink)
COMM MSG: Sniper shooting isn’t exactly along the lines of drug running, no, but we’ve been finding threads of connection through everything lately.
COMM MSG: Anything seems Hatterish in this or future investigations, shoot a message my way.
[Text]: That’s not good. Well good we’re finding stuff, bad that there’s stuff to find.
[Text]: I will, you will be the first person I call.