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From A Vantage Point Chp 24
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Alfred ran his hands through his hair, had he always been this tired, this alone? He had already received news of Rachel earlier, he then wondered where Bruce and Sarah were. She would've called, and he would've shown up. The morning was grim, a bleak sky sped across the city of Gotham. It looked like rain, gray clouds shrouded the city, making its outside finally match its inside.
No, he thought If the outside were to match the inside, it would be pitch black.
Alfred was never nervous or upset about being left behind, and he would certainly like to be here than out there, but something about it bugged him. Just as the clouds outside began to swirl, so did his emotions. He closed his eyes and squeezed his eyes.
It was a rainy day, in the distance an old man could be seen, he is holding an umbrella. Beneath him are two children, one a boy, and the other a girl. Tears stream down the boy's face, the girl remains still...but both clutch onto the old man's coat. The man looks out, the sky
The Kidnapping before ChristmasBruce thought it couldn't get any worse as he held the shattered body of his son, his small body traumatized and broken. But that was before the roof decided to collapse, snow, and wood coursing down on them. Batman quickly leaped atop Robin, covering the small child's body with his own, protecting him from the onslaught of rubble.
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Knocking rubble off his back, Batman looked up, thankful that most of the roof above his head had remained intact, but it was only a matter of time before it gave in. With a new sense of urgency be began to gather Dick more securely in his arms.
"B-B-Bruce?" Teeth chattering, Dick looked questioningly up at his Guardian, the weeks of torture at the hands of his abductors, showing on his young face,
"Yeah it's me, chum, hold on, I'll get you out here. You're safe now." Bruce reassured the exhausted child, holding the boy closer to his chest, rubbing Dick's arms in attempt to keep hypothermia at bay.
Staring around angrily at what was left of the l