Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: Jim, Batman (Could be seen as pre-Jim/Batman.)
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 113: Scene of the Crime
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 6 November 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to DC Comics, not the author, and are used without permission.
Jim realized, biting back a shudder, that he was almost beginning to look forward to murder. It wasn’t that killing was so common in Gotham or the many years of police work that had made him such a harder man than the idealistic youth who had first taken on the badge. It was simply that, as he walked the scene of the most recent, brutal crime to hit Gotham, he knew he would soon no longer be alone.
There was even every chance that he was already no longer alone as he stepped carefully around the corpse, straining to take in every tiny detail. He could practically feel him in the night. He paused as he thought he heard the rustle of a cape, but even as his skillful gaze rose to search the surrounding rooftops, he knew what it would take to make him show -- and it wasn’t just this killing.
He’d have to shine the light; he looked forward to doing so tonight with reason. He needed to see him. He needed the physical, visual reminder that he was not alone in this never-ending struggle. Jim smiled in the midst of carnage, knowing his hero would come tonight.