//Oracle from Birds of Prey #9 and Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2 "Birds of Rage" respectively
She's still alive. She's still here, still breathing, living, still fighting the good fight and actually making a difference. That should make her feel better and it does. Mostly. She loads her refreshed cup of tea and then wheels herself back into the computer room.
Barb checks her various systems, finds that she has an IM from Dick. He's already checked in, called it a slow night in Bludhaven and gone home. It's not an unusual thing, especially not lately but she's not sure what she should say to that. Glad there's no crime; sorry you have to go home early?
She takes a bite of steak and reaches for the keyboard, to make some sort of comment back when the doorbell rings. She listens to Dinah's feed- nothing yet, so far, so good- and decides that she can at least check out the security feed and see who the hell is visiting at, what time is it? Eleven o'clock at night.
She takes her mug with her, her taser hidden along her side, easily within reach but out of sight, and heads for the door. At the security panel, she tunes the monitor to the front entryway and almost chokes.
Dick, dressed in a suit (non-Bat related), holding a bouquet of flowers. They look fresh and local, like he picked them himself, the ones that she likes on the way from Gotham to Bludhaven. He looks good and she takes a glance down at herself and sees that sweats, the t-shirt, old and faded, hair in a ponytail, glasses on. She's a mess. Crap. Still, it's Dick, he knows she's home and he's Bruce's son, so if she doesn't answer the door, he'd climb the wall or something and end up inside anyway.
She rings him up, unlocks the elevator and tries to make herself look presentable. Not exactly the easiest thing to do when you can't actually run around like a chicken with your head cut off. She sets the mug on the hallway table, no time to run it back to the kitchen and he's up in the apartment and out of the elevator before she can really start to freak out. [Continued Below] #elitedeep