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H is for Helena Kyle


Her name is Helena Kyle. She has a surprisingly normal life. A couple more kidnappings than most kids go through, but when you get a nearly murderous Batman, the entire JLA, the Birds of Prey, the JSA and the Outsiders on your case forty seconds after you've taken a baby, kidnappers soon realize that it's truly not worth the risk.

She is smart, and pretty soon she realizes that her mother's income doesn't match her expenses. She is also straightforward, so she asks, and she soon learns who her mother was and what she used to do. She thinks it was cool, but says that *she* will be a firefighter and an astronaut.

Batman shadows her first boyfriend. Then her mother talks to Batman, and it doesn't happen again. She has to find another boyfriend, of course, but that's not too hard.

She fights a lot with her mother as a teenager, and says things that she actually meant. She never runs away, puts on a costume or tries to rob museum to prove a point, but there is no amount of bodywork that will make that car look well again. Both Helena and Selina are very scared by the accident, and things sort of calm down between them.

She goes to Harvard and ends up a lawyer. She never cares much for cats and she thinks bats are ugly, and takes her mother's bi-weekly visits with patient equanimity.

She's reasonably happy.

Selina smiled as the baby reached for her image in the mirror. It was a complicated plan, but she had pulled off crazier ones.

.finis.

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__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
Thanks!
katarik
Aug. 10th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
!

SELINA.

Oh, man, oh that's GOOD.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
onijade
Aug. 10th, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
Very nice.

In the Marcelo world though, the child is doomed.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Um... yes?
katarik
Aug. 11th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
She becomes Tim's Robin. He wrote this story already. Sorry, Selina.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
*smacks forehead* I had forgotten that story!

Damn! Thwarted by myself yet again!
rubynye
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
Three snaps up, Selina!
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
*g*
amarin_rose
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Um...I'm not getting the mirror thing? *confused* *fails like that*
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
Mea culpa. That last paragraph was supposed to reveal that the italized text was a daydream/plan of Selina, not a factual account; I guess I wasn't wholly successful with that.
amarin_rose
Aug. 11th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
I thought that might be it, but I also thoguht maybe Selena had stolen a magic future-seeing mirror or something.
__marcelo
Aug. 12th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh. Um. I wonder what she'd do with something like that...
brown_betty
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww, Selina!

But I do love that she sees parenthood as a heist.
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
*g* Go with what you know, I guess.
mtgat
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
I wish her luck with that. :)
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
:D She's *so* going to need it, isn't she?
arch_schatten
Aug. 10th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Ahh, my deluded gothamites! How do I love that they thing they are in control of their destinies. Mwahaha. But knowing Selina, she might even pull it off...
__marcelo
Aug. 11th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
*hahahaha* That's very true! Gotham is full of very smart and driven people who feel they are smart and driven enough to shape the city/their lives/the world to look like they want it to. And they come close to pulling it off, some times.

Too bad that they are all working against each other most of the time.
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