Re: Library: Ra's and Iris
[Her heart continued to hammer at the thin cage of her chest, making each breath a shivering thing to take. She was sitting, yes, but at the very edge of her chair, perched there like the bird he named her as. Her entire body still angled toward that door, the escape that it offered.
The mention of friends rocked a shudder of memory through her body - someone that would target those she loved instead of hurting her. And in the past, she would have preferred to be the target. Being a target was always preferable to someone else getting hurt. But now, though her mind beat with the refrain of 'al Ghul', there was a child unborn, someone else she had to care for. Or stop. Her throughts were tornadic confusion, trying to make sense of the best answer and coming up with only fear. And though she knew, or at least hoped, that Bruce at least could defend himself against the man in front of her, she wasn't certain. Nor was she at all certain about the rest of her family. But if she wasn't there at all...
It was the same seductive thought that it always was, but she needed freedom first in order to see it through.] You know I just get... upset. Sometimes. [The words were so soft as she looked down at her lap, at her hands clenched around the book. It wasn't a false statement.] It's worse now that I can't take anything.