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Bruce Wayne ([personal profile] master_bruce) wrote2010-10-09 10:00 pm
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OOM: Dinner date

The door opens onto the foyer of Wayne Manor. No Alfred this time though.

Bruce is dressed in a really good suit and he seems to wear it with confidence. There's a slightly different air to him as he holds the door for her, still himself but a little less unsure of things.

'Shall we?'
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
X is also dressed in a really good suit.

It seemed more sensible than a dress, considering Gotham is foreign territory for her. Storm agreed. (So did Pam.)

She is, however, wearing her usual boots.

There are limits.

And at Bruce's question, she nods.

"If you are prepared."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay," seems to be the extent of X's response.

She takes a step closer, though, and reaches out to tangle her fingers with his --

Just for a second.

Then she looks up at him, head tilted.

"You are driving?"
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
The expression that settles on her face at first is most properly described as blank incomprehension.

Then --

"Oh."

Beat.

"It is part of your cover?"

Beat.

"Or he likes to drive?"
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay," X says.

And, carefully --

"I do not mind."

You know, in case Bruce was worried.

"But I did not know."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"I do," X says. "Multiple vehicles. It is useful."

She pats his arm again when he offers it, then starts making her way through the front door on her own. (X and expected social cues are still not BFF. It happens.)

She doesn't quite smile when she sees Alfred, but she does nod, the tension in her shoulders easing a fraction.

"Hello. Alfred."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thank you," X says to Alfred, very seriously.

Then she takes a seat in the back, half-turning to look out the open door.

"But I will have to see you drive, first."

Practical considerations are very important.

Especially when it comes to the capability for pulling off evasive maneuvers in a speeding vehicle.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"That is because you are not stupid," X says equably.

She seems to be satisfied with that. She is also, of course, taking the measure of the car's interior.

And once Alfred starts driving, she'll be evaluating his skills in that area, too -- just in case she needs to make plans later.

(She has been very well-trained.)
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
X does not even hesitate, though she does shift the majority of her focus straight onto Bruce -- at least for a few seconds.

"I would like to see the city. It is better for situational evaluation than relying only on maps."
Edited 2010-10-09 23:36 (UTC)
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-09 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"There are benefits to both," X offers. She's talking about street-level and rooftop-level. "I would like that."

Then she flicks a glance toward the driver's seat, and Alfred.

"Thank you."

X spent over a year on the streets of New York, particularly Mutant Town. Certain parts of Gotham might almost feel like coming home -- or they would, if she had ever thought of New York as home.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-10 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
X peers out the window, gaze flicking from Wayne Tower to the nearby buildings.

She's probably picking out sight lines.

"It was constructed like that? Deliberately."

She is curious.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-11 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
X turns to look at him, head tilting very slightly.

"I do not think the tower was built first."

Which means that is the one whose placement might have been deliberate.

X is not sure.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-11 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"It was more economical to reroute the utilities?"

It makes sense to X, mostly.

And then, a little more carefully --

"You have been there a lot? Wayne Tower."

She flicks a look toward Alfred in the rearview before returning her gaze to Bruce. Maybe she caught the amused look.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2010-10-11 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
X considers that, head tilting as she studies him.

"You will be going back? Now that you are here."

Sometimes that is important.

Sometimes it is not. X, for instance, has not been back to her cousin's house in all her time in San Francisco.

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