All the Batgirl chatter on twitter yesterday swirled around in my subconsious last night and popped out a little scene when I woke up this morning. I don’t claim to be in a position to submit a blockbuster script, but this was short and fun and I wanted to share. Enjoy!
Barbara’s father dried the dishes as she washed them. She could see him sneak furtive glances her way every second or so.
“What’s on your mind Dad?”
He cleared his throat awkwardly – which was a complete tell. Barbara stopped washing, crossed her arms over her chest and stared him down.
Her father didn’t look her in the eye as he said, “I’ve invited a promising young detective over for dinner tomorrow so I can mentor him.”
“So you can set me up,” she replied flatly.
“Is it a crime to want to see my daughter happy?”
“I’m too busy to date Dad.”
This time her father did look her in the eye, “I’m not stupid Barbara. No one is too busy to date. Why can’t you be honest with me? I promise whatever it is, I’ll be OK with it. I can handle it. I love you and I always will.”
He looked like he meant it, and she’d been carrying the burden of her double life too long. This was probably the best opportunity she would ever have to come clean.
She blew out a breath and said simply, “I’m Batgirl.”
“You said whatever it was you’d be OK with it,” she reminded him.
“I thought you were going to tell me you’re a lesbian!”
“I AM a lesbian!”
“WHAT?!?!?! You’ve been dating women too?!”
“NO, BECAUSE I’M TOO BUSY BEING BATGIRL!!!”