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Libido - Cassandra, PG 13

Fandom: DC Comics
Title: Eyes Wide Open
Characters: Cassandra, Barbara
Rating: PG13
Prompt: #22, Libido
Word Count: About four hundred
Spoilers: None
Warnings: Fluff
Disclaimer: Don't own.
A/N: Set during the period when Cass was living in the Clocktower.


Cass waved her goodbye. Babs did a quick double check on her systems -yes, it *was* almost noon, it wasn't just her tortured circadian biorhythms tricking her again- and halted her with a raised hand.

Cass going out. During the day. In civilian clothes. It was a minor miracle, and Babs almost let it go without inquiring. But she was Oracle, after all. Knowing things was what she did.

"Where are you going?" Babs winced a bit inside; when had she started turning into Bruce?

Cass just rolled her eyes. "Date."

"A date?" Barbara narrowed her eyes involuntarily. "With whom?"

"Victim."

She gave it a little thought. "Somebody you rescued last night, right?"

Cass nodded, her body language the very essence of patience in the face of irrational delays. Babs would have wanted to ascribe that to Cass' unique training, but it was mostly a function of her being a teenager.

A fact that also opened other venues of consideration.

"Cass, don't you think that we should check him first? There are all sorts of dangerous people in Gotham, and..." Barbara stopped and fought the urge to rub her temples. Considering Cass' nightly activities, it was a ludicrous warning.

Cass smiled at her. "Followed home. No baddie." Cass' smile widened. "Cute."

Well, at least stalking was part of the family's traditional courtship activities. Still, there were dangers beside the obvious ones.

"Cass... I realize we haven't yet talked much about this" -or anything else, Barbara told herself with some degree of guilt- "but... um, he eventually will want to" -there was some minor flailing of hands- ", you know. Um. You know?" Babs looked at her main screen, hoping for a sudden disaster to rescue her from this conversation. Villains, being the evil people they were, didn't oblige.

Cass nodded earnestly at her, and started sketching motions. Very explicit, detailed, *specific* motions. It took Barbara twenty seconds to gather her wits enough to stop her.

"Okay, okay, I get the idea. Jesus, Cass, where did you get those ideas? Have you been hanging out with Roy without letting me know?"

"Saw victim."

"He was doing that? On the street?"

"Yes. No. Wanted."

Babs felt the first, small touch of relief in the entire conversation. "You read all that in his body language, right?"

Cass nodded again. Babs wondered at how much effort it must take for her to interact with people who, from her point of view, was mostly deaf, blind and unbearably clumsy.

Babs smiled mischievously, and Cass' interest perked up. "Can you do that from a video feed? Read what people would want to do?"

Cass shrugged. "Think so."

Barbara controlled the urge to rub her hands in a very supervillain-like way. "When you come back from your date, would you mind watching a few surveillance tapes of JLA meetings with me?"

.finis.

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katarik
Jun. 27th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Go, Babs, go! *ahahahahaha* <3

And *Cass*. Eeeeeeeee. *pets her* Stalking is totally Bat-courtship. Just ask Tim.

Darn it, I need more icons. I want a Cass icon to reply to posts like these!

__marcelo
Jun. 27th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Just ask Tim.

*hahahahaha* It's a tradition.
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arch_schatten
Jun. 27th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
Ahhh! I must see the JLA meeting review!

Babs winced a bit inside; when had she started turning into Bruce?

Talking about rivers in Egypt, Babs. You can't blame that on B! Surveilance is the batclan kink of choice.
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Surveilance is the batclan kink of choice. Yep. I love how Bruce, Babs, Tim (and, I suspect, Alfred) all developed as sneaky stalky people in a quite independent way - it's just how they are :).
onijade
Jun. 27th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Now I want to know what Babs does once she's got blackmail material on all of the JLA.

Good job.
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Thanks!

mmmm, that's a good question...
nos4a2no9
Jun. 27th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
This was *hilarious*. Love the take on Cass and sexuality. Love Babs and her bone-deep denial. And I *love* the idea of Babs using Cass to spy on the JLA. So tricky. Great stuff!
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! Today I got stuck thinking about Cass and sex *stops and rephrases* I got stuck thinking about Cass' aproach to sexuality. Given how much she can see of people, it has to be, dunno, different for her, maybe? At the very least, all the complexities of letting somebody else know you are interested are moot with her: she knows almost before you do, and futhermore, she knows *precisely*.

When you think about it, it's kind of intimidating...
caiusmajor
Jun. 27th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
HEE! I want to see that JLA meeting report, too. :D

Cass is wonderful.
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Yes she is. And I think I'm going to have to write that JLA meeting... Babs' ideas always get me in trouble! :P
razorsmile
Jun. 27th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
... You're going to have to write that JLA meeting now; I mean, you know that, right?
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
I figured out as much, yes. After the fact, sadly. *g*
rubynye
Jun. 28th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh, yum. :) This is just gorgeously them, and Babs, never ask questions you don't want answers to!

(Also, Titans Tower has a great page on Slade Wilson, as does Wikipedia, believe it or not.)
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
never ask questions you don't want answers to

Words to live by *g*.

(Also, Titans Tower has a great page on Slade Wilson, as does Wikipedia, believe it or not.)

Will check them out, thanks!
jarodrussell
Jun. 28th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha!
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
:) Cass == all sorts of unexpected awesome
amarin_rose
Jun. 28th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
*snerf* Oh, the things Babs could find out... Blackmail!
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Blackmailing is a very useful tool in the Oracle's arsenal. Making Bruce nervous afterward is merely a boon. *g*
chevauchee
Jun. 28th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Babs, now is a perfectly appropriate time to call the Birds, make sniffly noises, and announce that your baby has grown up (and will be performing party tricks with JLA footage later).
__marcelo
Jun. 28th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
and will be performing party tricks with JLA footage later

You've been reading my mind again, have you? I'm visualizing a very big screen, popcorn, and the R-rated MST3K of the ages...
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brown_betty
Jul. 4th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh Babs. Traumatic new information is just another tool for The Mission. And by The Mission she means gaining leverage over anyone and everyone.
__marcelo
Jul. 5th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
*nods a lot* If Babs were the kind of person who puts "vision statements" in her office walls, those two phrases would be up there.
onfireforhigher
Jul. 8th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
hahahahahahahahahahaha

yesssssss.

Must write!

(you know, after reading the many things you've written about Cass, returning to the chatty-er version of the later Batgirl run disappoints me -- they should have let her stay mute!)
__marcelo
Jul. 9th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Apparently, it's very easy to get me to do things :)
dessieoctavia
Nov. 16th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
*giggles diabolically*

I've been reading through your various challenge fics, and they're pretty much all awesome. This one, though... Heheheheh.
grey_bard
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I agree. mosellegreen linked me, and this is *priceless*.
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