Fandom: DC AU
Author Notes: This is a quite OOC, awfully self-serving piece of implausible, underplotted fic. I'm ashamed. But it was fun.
1. Turn Wayne Enterprises into a pure ultra-high-tech concern.
For Bruce, Wayne Enterprises had been a tool, but also a legacy. One of service, of community, of history with Gotham.
For Tim, it was a tool (besides, a 21th century business base wasn't going to cut it, not with all the alien civilizations and time travelers he had to deal with.)
2. Put a network of transporters and force fields over Gotham.
The Car was cool. The Car was, without doubt, cool. Even Dick's flying version of it (Dick and flying were never apart). But transporters and force fields were more practical, specially when people didn't suspect you were using them. After all, everybody knew that Batman was everywhere, right?
3. Forcefully transfer everyone out.
Bane had wearied Bruce by breaking out everyone from Arkham, a tactic that had been repeated after. It was, after all, a very easy way to distract Batman and create chaos and death. Tim loved Gotham, but not like Bruce loved Gotham (no one loved anything like Bruce loved Gotham). Transporting everyone from Gotham to the testing grounds of Wayne Rapid Architectural Development Technologies in Canada to keep them safe from a Joker-led mass breakout? A very reasonable measure, in Tim's opinion. He could take the crazies out without worrying about civilians in danger (and without the constant knowledge that, whoever he was saving at the moment, another person was being killed somewhere else).
4. Close down the city.
He had hated NML, and he hated cutting off Gotham from the rest of the world using force fields, even if all the (not too crazy) citizens of Gotham were already elsewhere. But being Batman often involved doing things he hated.
5. Stay away.
It hadn't been his original plan. But the Gothamites were out of the city, the crazies were in, and hadn't people quipped about the difference between Gotham and Arkham being just the higher rents?
He knew it was crazy to want to go into the city.
He knew he wanted to go into the city.
But right then, he had Gothamites to take care of.
Gotham City could wait.