Deathstroke - Chapter 8
Chapter 8 Gotham’s Law
Gotham’s nights will always be the same. In the buildings in the city center, high-end restaurants and nightclubs will never be short of guests. They spend a lot of money in exchange for physical or spiritual happiness. For example, eating a dinner that can cost half of the lives of the poor, or playing with young women.
In the alleys not far from these buildings, from time to time, screams and gunfire from others are heard. In the dark, sin is always the rule.
Any evil act can be seen in Gotham, no matter how incredible the crime itself or the perpetrator is, it can be seen in Gotham. This is the living museum of modern crime history.
Chaos and order are entangled, and the world of black and white is getting farther and farther, surrounded by gray areas.
Gotham’s night will never change, at least not for the better.
Having worked here for thirty years, James Gordon understands this deeply.
He started with a small murder detective, became a sheriff, and until today’s director, as a man, he struggled.
Not only because there is some discrimination against men in the world’s workplace, but also everyone knows that he is a righteous person, and the real innocent people in the city are so poor that anyone is more or less related to things in the dark Implicated.
The mayor is a frequent visitor to the Penguin Iceberg Restaurant. The senator is selling Arkham’s medicine to the scarecrow. The judge is the old boss of the double-sided woman. The black mask is attached to the Gotham Institute. Chemical plants are used to cover the area.
In such a city, he has not been killed as a police chief, and sometimes he thinks it is a miracle.
But reason always reminds him that this is not the case, this is not a miracle, but because there is always a shadow in the dark behind him.
That shadow came and went in the dark, jealous like enmity.
She will take over things that the law does not control, or things that the police cannot do. People who tried to kill Gordon in the past are not without, but there will always be a woman wearing a bat uniform to help them dispel ideas.
Yes, anyone who has darkness in her heart will be afraid of the bat in the dark. She is well thought-out, strong, and ubiquitous, never soft.
When Gordon was the captain, the Batgirl appeared for the first time. At first, Gordon rejected the masked volunteer.
Can’t just say you are a good person, I will let you cover your face in the city, and hit people at will. I always want to see if what you do is really effective for public order, not for the city. Become more messy.
Gotham of that era is far from what it is now. Gangsters dominated by the underworld boss Falcone are scattered throughout the city. Even half of the police stations are black policemen.
Drugs, smuggling, arms, slaves, they do whatever they make of money, and officials have formed a protective umbrella for them.
Gordon tried to arrest these gangsters, but there was always resistance. At this time, Batwoman helped him. She obtained evidence with violence and defeated the officials who colluded with the gang, so that Gordon could use the law to punish them.
And in the end, when Gordon and Falcone finally battled, the bat destroyed Falcone’s confidence, completely defeated the underworld magnate, and let the sun fall on Gotham.
Since then, Gordon’s attitude towards Batgirl has turned open and closed.
Her behavior is really good for Gotham, and it is good for the people. As for dressing up like a bat … Maybe it is a personal hobby?
Thinking back to the days of that time, Gordon inevitably smiled ……..
”Captain Gordon, I heard that the criminal who robbed the bank last night was knocked down by a weird woman wearing a bat costume. What’s the police’s opinion on this?” Reporters frantically surrounded the gate of the police station. There, Gordon, who was still the captain, was detaining the prisoner from the police car.
”It’s ridiculous! It’s ridiculous! Gotham has never been a weirdo wearing a bat tights.” Gordon was right.
”But we have video and evidence.” The reporters did not give up, and they said they all had real hammers.
”The forgeries are all forgeries. On behalf of the Gotham City Police Department, I express my serious concern and strongly condemn them!” Gordon immediately said solemnly.
But after the prisoners are locked up, he will run to the utility room on the rooftop, secretly call Batgirl to complain, what ’s the matter with you this time, can you avoid surveillance next time and start to do it more cleanly?
Batwoman was pretty good at talking back then, and her behavior was more astringent.
But as time went on, Gotham had a Batwoman incident, and it still spread. This attracted her fellow fans. Unfortunately, these masked people were all badass and neuropathy, which also made Gotham’s security situation has deteriorated rapidly.
Gotham after that, if someone reports the alarm, it will not be a small matter such as bank robbing or thief at home, but a major incident that wants to pull the whole city to hell.
For example, a lunatic hid a nuclear warhead in the city center and wanted to practice with Batgirl alone, or someone kidnapped hostages in hundreds of buildings and played a guessing game with Batgirl.
Fortunately, Batgirl finally solved these problems, but inevitably, her opponents also appeared in the city. They thought that it was the bats that had brought the world’s villains to Gotham.
The bat does not intend to explain anything about it, it is still its own way, and the means are more cruel.
Gordon also became the director at that time, and he immediately ordered the installation of a bat light on the roof of the police station, no longer covering up. Whenever the bat light is on, it means that he has something to discuss with the bat girl, and a new lunatic is coming in the city, which needs the bat girl to solve.
Yes, since then, the reappearance of criminals can no longer be dealt with by the police. It must rely on Batwoman. The role of the police is to wait for Gordon’s order to clean up the criminals left by Batwoman. At that time, criminals were often unconscious or disabled.
Fortunately, at that time, although Gotham was dangerous, at least people were not what they are today. At least then, people still had good expectations in their hearts.
Until the arrival of Batgirl’s biggest opponent.
No one knows where she came from. She has long green hair, a pale face, and always has an exaggerated smile on her face. She also likes to engrav this smile on others’ faces with a knife.
She did a few big things, telling people how crazy she was, and telling people that being crazy is a great thing.
Never worry about death, no longer worry about hunger and poverty, just laugh happily every day!
She planted the seeds of madness in the hearts of the Gotham deeply, and patiently, laughing and waiting for them to sprout, from time to time, she would also do something to promote the seedlings, just for more fun.
She was entangled with Batgirl, caught and countless times escaped, as if the city had become their stage, and she just wanted all the attention of the bat to be on her.
Until half a year ago, Jester thought of a new game and planned to invite Gordon to act as a prop. As a result, some troubles occurred during the abduction. Gordon’s daughter Barbara was hit by a bullet in the lumbar spine and became high paraplegia, The second half of my life can only be spent in a wheelchair.
At the end of the matter, Jester was caught by the bat again. Gordon wanted to kill her to take revenge for her daughter, but Batwoman blocked the muzzle and told him not to be fooled by Jesters, not to be madly dominated, and not to lose principle.
Gordon finally dropped his gun and chose to act in accordance with the law. The law has no judgment on mental illness and will only enter Arkham for treatment …
But who can cure Jester? The doctor who had treated her, instead, was transformed by her, and turned into Harley Quinn, today’s clown girl. Not only did she help her to escape, but she also created a monster, a double-faced girl.
Since then, Arkham no longer arranges doctors for Jester.
Jester seemed to be tired this time. She stayed in Arkham honestly, and there was no movement for a long time.
According to past experience, if the jester is caught, the clown girl will be completely calm like a lost soul. So for not catching Harley last time, Batgirl and Gordon didn’t care too much. It’s better, if you keep them in Arkham at the same time, it will cause an accident.
About half a month before Raj’s arrival …
As usual, Gordon woke up from a nightmare, shook his head, fumbled with his glasses and put it on. He found that he was not tied to a roller coaster in the playground by Jester, instead of facing crazy scenes, but in himself Bed at home.
Cold sweat soaked through the sheets, whistling sounds from the closed windows, and the curtains were lifted high by the wind.
The electronic alarm clock on the bed told him that it was only four o’clock in the middle of the night, and he had not lay down for two hours just now. In the end, Barbara fell into a pool of blood in his dreams, and Jester kept laughing.
Gordon’s first wife divorced him, said goodbye to Gotham and his daughter, and no more news. The second wife was a police officer who was murdered by courtiers to save the babies while on duty.
In addition to courtiers, they also often appear in Gordon’s nightmares. Now only the daughters who depend on each other have been made disabled by courtiers.
Gordon has a reason to go crazy than anyone, but he doesn’t. He still insists on justice and law.
He took the gun from under the pillow, first closed the unclosed windows, and then carefully checked each room to prevent bad people from coming in. Finally, he came to the door of Barbara’s room.
Pushing the door open gently, and seeing his daughter asleep in bed by moonlight, he was relieved, put his pistol behind his waist, and went to the kitchen to find some water to drink.
There were not many things in the refrigerator. When Barbara was still healthy, her daughter was doing housework or something at home. Gordon was too busy to go to the supermarket for shopping.
After searching for a long time, he only found half a carton of milk. It should not have expired, but it can moisturize his throat slightly.
Just as he closed the refrigerator door while drinking milk, suddenly a person appeared behind the refrigerator door, scaring him to almost throw out the bottle.
”It’s best to close the window next time you sleep.”
”Oh … damn it! Batwoman, can’t you make a little noise? It always appears so suddenly, it will scare me to death!” Gordon squirted milk from his mouth, and Batwoman was quickly dodging away, there was no drop on her cloak.
”Because … I’m a Batgirl!” Bryce answered blankly, her voice clearly changing through the voice changer.
”I know who you are and who you really are, I just don’t talk about it!” Gordon went to the rag with annoyance and planned to clear the ground: “It’s four o’clock in the middle of the night, and all the lunatics are locked up, you can’t you let me sleep well? You have nothing else to do at night?”
Batgirl completely ignored these words. Everyone knew that Bryce Wayne was a worthless rich woman who lived a life of paper drunk gold and nightly songs, but that was just a disguise.
She spoke directly about the business: “I must leave Gotham for a few days, and if I stay, it will threaten everyone.”
”Oh? What lunatic is this time again? I’ll call the office.” Gordon exhaled, dropped the rag in his hand, and went to his cell phone.
”I don’t know, still looking for clues.”
Batgirl shook her head and hid in the dark. The bat cape allowed her to blend into the shadows completely, but Gordon, who was familiar with her, could guess what she was like now.
”Then how do you know the danger?” Gordon wondered.
”Someone told me that in some ways, he was very credible.” Batgirl seemed to be touching something in her pocket, but didn’t show it to Gordon: “You and Barbara also immediately Come with me, otherwise the lunatics will use you to force me.”
Gordon was silent, and after a moment he shook his head: “No, I’m Gotham’s police chief, and I will never leave. No matter who it is, I want to make trouble in Gotham unless I die.”
”Are you sure? Although I don’t know the specific situation, but as far as I know, it is definitely far more dangerous than before.” Bryse discouraged: “Maybe you can take a month off and we will take Barbara by the way to find a doctor worldwide. ”
”No, I won’t go. You take Barbara away. I’ll stay here.” Gordon resolutely said that once Batwoman leaves, if he leaves again, Gotham will be over, maybe overnight, His thirty years of hard work would be in vain: “Even if they kill me, you must not return.”
”I won’t go, my dad can stay, and I don’t have to escape as a woman.”
It turned out to be Barbara. Since she was disabled by Jester, although her life is worry-free, the pain in her waist has often made it difficult for her to fall asleep. In addition, she is always nervous and will wake up when the wind blows. This time she heard about two talked, so she came out of the room in a wheelchair.
”Barbara, you can think about it, maybe …” Bryce said to her.
”No, not even Jester has killed me, others are even worse. I will stay here with my dad. I think the police station’s communication room is safer and can also use my computer skills.”
Barbara rejected her offer and said she would coexist with Gotham.
Bryce hesitated, seeing the two so determined, even she wanted to stay. But the mysterious person told her that if she continued to stay in Gotham, not only the city, but also the entire earth, would be in danger. She must leave.
With a cloak, she left Gordon’s house and headed towards Alfred where he was waiting for her.
Gordon held Barbara and cried for a while, strengthening his confidence and solemnly speaking into the darkness:
”We won’t leave, Batwoman, do what you do, I … wait, she leaves again? Why can’t you listen to me every time ?!”
Gordon was helpless. This time, Batgirl was like hundreds or thousands of times in the past. After suddenly appearing, he suddenly disappeared. He had never heard a word of farewell.
”Because Batwoman is like that, can you take me back to my room, Dad?” Barbara smiled, covering her mouth.