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Downtown New Gotham, Wednesday evening
"You ready for this, Raven?"

Dinah was perched on the fire escape above Raven, watching the diamond district shops across the street. 'Bad Penny', the woman Arrow had been following, had started a series of smash-and-grabs after dark the week after New Year's, and hospitalized enough security guards and police personnel that Oracle had taken an interest. The pattern so far suggested she'd be hitting this street tonight.

A good time to try and break in a new crimefighter.

[for the one mentioned, but open for phone calls]

Raven took care of the worst of the injury, then sat back on her heels, wrapping one arm around her stomach as the pain worked through her. "You will be fine," she said. "The damage has been undone."

She looked up at Dinah. "Are you all right?"

Dinah did a quick check, now that the adrenaline was wearing off; bruises only, and nodded. "I'm good. Are you? I saw your Soul Self explode, I was afraid you were going to pass out."

She checked on Arrow, and muttered, "You're new in town. You were after Penny?"

Secret identity, secret identity... which was weird when she'd met someone in a fight zone as Dinah first, and had to remember that hey, she'd never met them before. She was pretty sure she'd failed at that part, though.

Sitting up, Arrow rubbed absently at the small burn in his suit. "Guilty on both counts," he allowed.

"Gotta say, you two showing up was a surprise."

Raven addressed Dinah's concerns first. "It was very painful, but I will be all right," she said. She still hurt, but she could sense her Soul-Self mending itself.

She gave Arrow a curious look. "Are you a superhero as well, then?"

"Crimefighter. And why surprised?" Dinah said absently, shifting on her feet. A siren was going off in the distance, probably triggered by a fire alarm. "We should get out of here. More explanation when we're not going to get arrested." She held out a hand to Arrow, then was annoyed at herself for doing that, because she'd meant to be cross-examining him, and okay, she was looking at his abs again.


With a small smirk, Arrow reached out and took her hand, pulling himself to his feet. "She's new in town. Wouldn't expect anyone to have picked up on her."

"We are very protective of New Gotham," Raven said. She wasn't sure just how much they should tell this stranger, even if he had aided them, so she'd let Dinah decide that.

She glanced to Dinah. "I do not think it wise that I attempt to teleport at this moment," she said. "We will have to leave by more conventional means."

"Yes. That." Dinah stepped over some of the unconscious thugs, and headed for the door, glad for the mask to hide her expression at one more mis-step at not being surprised enough. She held the door for Raven and Arrow, then started climbing the nearest fire escape on the building behind the store. "Also, Oracle keeps us updated..." She tapped her earring and lowered her voice. "Bad Penny in custody momentarily. Arrow and Raven with me."

"Arrow?" Barbara's voice was extremely curious. "Ask him how long he'll be staying in New Gotham. And tell him that I'd like to have consult."

"Oracle?" Huh. He looked bemused.

Then he glanced over at Raven. "Do you two have an exit planned?" Because if not, they could share his, he supposed.

"We came in from the roof," Raven said. "Ordinarily I could teleport us out, but Bad Penny's attack weakened me." She was a little worried right now that attempting to teleport with her Soul-Self still mending might send them to some random dimension.

[Sorry for the delay. Dying of plague. x.X ]

Dinah grimaced. She hated to accept this guy's help, but... "I can swing out with both of us, but if you have a better exit, we'll take it," she admitted. She put an arm around Raven's shoulders.

[*pats* and I was comatose, it's all good.]

The smirk that settled across Arrow's features was pretty aggravating, it was true. "This way, then, ladies."

Dinah followed him and muttered, "Bad Penny down, as well as minions, leaving the scene, Oracle." A pause. "With Arrow."

Tell him I'll be in contact soon.

Dinah looked up, and grinned upon seeing a camera following them. "Will do."

"We good to go?" Arrow asked, not pausing to look back at her despite the question.

"Lead the way," Dinah said, gesturing to him. "We'll talk when we're secure."