Chapter 1

So, this is the first chapter of my wonderful story. I want to thank DragonChild157 for inspiring me to write this ( Seeds of Evil, Howl of the Trickster, HOTT: Pack Seeker) . So I throw cookies and poptarts everywhere for readers! :D

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It was a quiet night, save for the silent purring of late night traffic and the occasional conversational banter of the homeless of Gotham. Every other house, building, and apartment was silent, creating long, rectangular silhouettes against the blackened sky. She grinned, looking around from her perch on a rooftop. It was a perfect night, and she was waiting for it to happen. She was almost expecting it to happen.

There. Her eyes caught the movement of a group of thugs executing their orders. From her position, she could see it clearly; 5 big and burly guys going after some teenage girls. Truly, seeing this was just disgusting. She let out a light chuckle to herself as she leapt out from her spot and jumped off the edge of the building. Granted, it was a 6 story building, but she enjoyed the second of free fall before the rope of the grappling hook she had left hooked to the rooftop went taught. She felt her body swing with the motion, and she did a graceful flip in the air when she let go, coming to a crouch on the ground, following it with a roll. She landed in an abandoned alleyway, and she stood up before coming to the opening of the alleyway. She heard a scream, and turned the corner to see the guys grabbing at the girls.

"Now, now," she said, leaning against the wall with her arms crossed. The guys stopped what they were doing and stared at her, "it isn't polite to gang up on girls, you know."

"Run along and play, kid," one of the guys spat, giving a menacing snarl. She scoffed, her smile getting bigger, as she kicked off from the wall with a gentle tap of her foot and took a couple steps forward.

"What, I can't play with boys who have no balls," she smirked, and the guy who talked let out a low growl. He took a couple steps forward, closing the distance between them.

"Last change, kid. Get outta here."

"First, I'm not a kid. Second, I say hit me with your best shot." The guy roared and lunged, his fist poised and ready to make the blow. She easily dodged it, countering with 3 blows that put the guy flat on his back, wondering what happened. The other guys quickly gave up on catching the girls and focused on the newcomer, delivering various punched and kicks that never reached their target. The two girls were against the wall, shaking in fear, as the guys were thrown about.

All within 3 minutes, 4 guys were on the ground, either unconscious or close to it and she turned to the fifth one, who had fear in his eyes as he turned to run. She let out a chuckle as she grabbed a smaller version of a grabbling hook, and the rope caught around the guy's legs. He tripped, and she kept the grip on the rope taught as she advanced toward the struggling man.

"W-who are you," the man asked, his voice shaking. She reached down and grabbed him by the scruff of his collar and hoisted him up.

"Who do you work for?" She ignored the man's question. He sputtered out a one-word response before reiterating his previous question. She just grinned in a maniacal way before punching his lights out and letting him collapse on the ground.

"I'm Pluto, someone you don't want to mess with," she muttered. She turned to see the two girls still standing against the wall, shaking out of their wits. "Go home." The girls jumped before running off in a direction. Pluto quickly tied up the thugs and hung them by their feet off of a light post and left her mark burned into the ground beneath them. She stepped back to admire her handiwork, her hands on her hips and a grin across her face. She'd let THEM deal with it, with bringing in the bad guys.

She perked up when she heard the familiar chuckle and the nearly silent swishing sound of fabric. She took that as her cue to leave, and she went back to the alleyway to grab her grappling hook from where she had left it. She climbed up the rope and went back to her hideout.