Prompt: #11, Castration Anxiety
Word Count: About a hundred and seventy words.
Disclaimer: Don't own.
Years later, she has a recurrent nightmare.
She is sitting in the Manor's studio, reading one of the plays Alfred has taught her to appreciate and enjoy, when Shiva enters the room dragging behind her Batman's bloodied body. Cassandra tries to fight her, but she can't loose the books from her hands, and with them she is too clumsy to match Shiva.
Sometimes she manages to drop them, but then Shiva turns into Black Mask, and he has a map in his hands indicating where is Spoiler, but she can't read the map or even ask him where Steph is. She bends to pick up the books she dropped before. and when she does she is holding the knife her father had given her. The knife is bloodied, and the blood's color isn't red.
She always wakes up then, covered in cold sweat. Once a week, at least, and more often near certain dates. It's not that bad, though.
Bruce always wakes up when she does, and he knows about nightmares, too.