[365 Toy Project: 023/365] Batman: Scarlet Part 5
"Come as you are, as you were. As I want you to be. As a friend, as a friend. As an old enemy." -- Nirvana
Barbara Gordon's Journal, April 5th 2019.
It is close to midnight. The signal is up in the sky. The police need the Batman.
What happens when the signal is lit is that you wait on the roof. If he shows, you'll turn around and there he'll be standing. You won't see him him coming, or leave. My father used to tell us stories. He has always regarded the Batman highly.
The same can't be said for Ellen Yin. When she first arrived in Gotham, she hunted him relentlessly. It was almost an obsession. She was the law, and he was a vigilante; the enemy of the law. But it's not always so black-and-white, not in this city, and Yin finally realised it.
She will be meeting the Batman tonight. Hopefully she will also hand over my analysis to him. I don't know why I am so excited about this. I guess part of me wants to impress the Batman. I wish I could work with him, like my father did.
I'll be up all night again, listening to the police radio.
This picture is part of an ongoing story. It's a very loose adaptation of a Sherlock Holmes novel (A Study in Scarlet) transposed into the Batman universe.
It's also taken for The Rogue Players, today's theme being picture a Nirvana song. I chose to literally interpret "Come As You Are"; Yin and Batman were once enemies but now she trusts him and needs his help. She lights the signal and asks him to come as a friend (and she isn't armed either).