A second chance encounter (Bella)
It was curious, however, that the City should be doing something such as this. Perhaps it saw the brutality that he and Baba had gone after the asylum employees with and had decided to try to appease the others so that they wouldn't follow suit. Could it possibly be afraid of the two of them? Logically, there was every reason to be afraid. Hannibal might not have special powers, but Baba Yaga certainly did, and she didn't seem to be opposed to using them against the City. In fact, she seemed to be gearing up to do something fairly drastic. A thing he had read in her eyes and actions when they'd spent the evening together destroying the bodies of the two who had worked at Arkham.
Something he would discuss with her later. He had no doubt that they would have another meeting, and somebody else would die.
Today was not that day, however. Today was another work day for him, and he was on his way to the Hospital. He always walked. It got him out of the indoors and kept him in shape, not to mention it gave him a longer period of time in which he could peruse his mind for the events that had recently occurred and give them some thought.
It wasn't that he didn't see the girl. It was that she didn't see him. There was nothing he could do to avoid the impact of her crashing into him. Instead, he just steadied her with his hands on her shoulders.
Never one to forget a face, Hannibal smiled.
"Bella. It's been quite a while. I hope you are well."