Title: In noon's false night
Characters: Cassandra, Bat-family
Prompt: #1, Transference
Word Count: About a hundred
Disclaimer: Don't own.
A/N: AU. Won't make any sense if you haven't read The truth I found, the truth you seek.
Together with her legs, she had lost silence. It felt strange, now, being able to approach his bed unheard and unseen. Forbidden in more than one sense. But she needed to know. She needed to understand.
He was happy. Safe. Glad. Father, said his shoulders. Mother, said his hands.
Fear, said his forehead, but it was a fear behind and beyond what he was seeing now. It was a deep dread. His body knew.
And now, screamed his entire body, he saw. No said his arms. Please said his face. Not again was written in his back.
His shoulders twitching told her about every shot. His strangled cry the tears he hadn't given.
She went away.
The next time, she went to his bed before he entered the alley of his nightmares, and willed herself to sleep with her body touching his.
She would try to dream of stopping the killer.
Perhaps then they could both get some peace at night.