Summary/disclaimer: Time for another chapter of Washed up city. Enjoy the 900-word chapter. I don't own Batman; DC and a few others do.

The destruction was something that was beginning to become eerily common to someone like Waterspout. He had heard police every night from when he had been reborn into this new form.

It still bothered him how calm things could be. Arkham had been taken back under control.

"You ran off without permission." Waterspout heard from Batman, causing him to hum as he turned back to look at the damaged building.

"Because he was going to kill her. I could feel it, like she was calling out to me. I can't explain it, but…" Batman nodded.

The more that he talked about it? the more he saw evidence that the duo had a telepathic bond of sorts.

He had entirely been accurate when it came down to finding Ivy. Whenever he talked about her, his biochemistry changed enough for it to register on Batman's cowl.

That, and Ivy seemed to have taken an interest in him that unless the girl had suddenly gained a crush and gone back to being a normal teenager?

It was clear something involving the nature of their powers was involved. That warranted further investigation.

"Crane went insane, he's working for someone else." Batman decided to change topics.

Perhaps if he was off topic, it would cause Waterspout to reveal something that could help him.

Barbara still believed in Ivy; they were friends. She knew very well that despite Ivy trying to hate humanity, she still had lines she wouldn't cross… she didn't forget the fact that her father was almost one of her first victims when it came down to it.

"I'm still questioning when and why he decided to go rogue. He just got here and he goes loco in a few nights? It doesn't seem to make any sense. I seriously don't get it, why throw everything away like this?" He asked, cocking his head to the side and looking at batman. Batman turned to the side.

It was odd for Crane to have switched sides, but it was clear the man had never intended to be a doctor at Arkham. He had the credentials, but his brain was obviously rotten.

Bruce was still looking into the man's history, curious as to why he would change sides, however.

"I'm sure we're find out soon… in the meantime, if you want to take this seriously? I would suggest not jumping straight into situations where you can get yourself killed." Batman watched as Waterspout's left lens expanded slightly.

The closest he would get to a raised eyebrow when it came down to it. his body was never going to be 'human' by the normal definition of things, but it was clear he wasn't inhuman.

He still had morals, he still had limits, and it was clear that he intended on using his abilities to help people rather than exploit them when it came down to things.

He didn't know if that made things worse, or if it mads them better. He didn't need another sidekick for when the time came… which it wouldn't, he would make sure of it.

Still? Bruce wanted to see the boy use his powers for something other then rob banks, other then hurt someone. He needed to stop trying to push himself so quickly, however.

"I've been fine, they can't exactly 'kill' water." It wasn't entirely a lie.

Its surprised Batman, however, Waterspout went back and forth between being able to adapt to his new form… and showing a lot of obvious distress when it came down to it.

Then again? Most people in Gotham were used to the insane and pure anarchy that often plagued the city. They did have a costumed hero when it mattered, something not many people would consider normal by any definition of the word.

Yes, that was the best way to describe it.

He noticed Waterspout had left, eager to find something else to do that would be a better use of his time.

Batman sighed, so it seemed someone had pulled what usually he usually did to others.

He had to look more into his connection to Ivy. If Waterspout had a way to reason with her? he would take it, he didn't want to have to fight a teenager. Bruce wasn't going to if it came down to it. he would make sure that it was a viable weapon against the plant wielding teenager.

He hummed and then shot his grapple out and into the sky, time to get back to work.

"You know he's going to keep trying to reach her. he isn't going to stop it; I know Ivy is also not going to give up anytime soon if it's up to her." Bruce heard from Barbara as he moved, questioned wondering what to do next, unsure what to really do at the moment.

He decided to come back to the Batcave, eager to get back to work.

Author notes

Phew, another chapter done! I want to point out that this story is probably going to hold. Next chapter will be in 4-6 weeks and will show Waterspout trying to make sure he could deal with Ivy and focus on mastering his power more then anything else. Until then, Lighting Wolf out!

Ps: I want to also point out Batgirl is on hold at the moment.