It had been a case of bad luck. Seriously bad luck. Batman had been fighting the man when Tim and Cass arrived as back up, neither of them or Bruce knew that the man was using magic. So when he whipped out a wand and swirling vortexes spun into life, one opened beneath Tim’s feet and he was falling before he knew what was happening. Even Cass jumping out to catch his hand didn’t stop them from slipping through the glowing portal.
They landed hard onto asphalt, Tim groaned as his head hit the ground, then Cass fell on top of him. Tim gasped, she might need to lose a little weight, as she pushed against his chest and sprang upwards. She stayed in attack mode though, staring around their surroundings, until she was sure it was safe enough to let Tim up.
They appeared to be in… the suburbs. Which made Tim really wish that they carried emergency civilian clothing, they stood out a little bit in their full uniforms and gear. But the clothing wouldn’t fit into the utility belts and unless it was Halloween in which case they were good.
Okay they stood out a lot but at least it was nice and dark out. If this place when close to the same time as Gotham than it would be around 2 am and hopefully there wasn’t much risk of being seen.
“Are you okay Cass?” Tim asked quietly, as he stood up.
“Good.” Cass murmured back, she was circling around Tim, keeping her eyes open for signs of anyone or anything out of the ordinary. Besides them.
“Great.” Tim pushed at her worried hand. “Cass… is that a bunny?”
The older vigilante whirled around staring downwards at where Tim was looking. Vigilantes, unlike a lot of people, looked all around and upwards just in case. But looking down when you were already on the ground wasn’t all that common. Unless you dealt with a lot of underground criminals.
But this was a bright white bunny with red eyes just sitting delicately on the sidewalk and watching them. In the middle of the night.
“Fluffy.” Cass cocked her head as Tim bent down and picked up the sedate creature. “Be careful.”
“It’s a bunny Cass. But there’s something vaguely frightening about having loose bunny rabbits in the suburbs.” Tim muttered as he pulled the fluffy creature against his chest and rubbed his hand along the soft fur. “I wonder where it lives.”
A shrug was Cass’s answer, Tim was proud to note that she was getting better at shrugs now they just needed to work on her sign language, and why was she looking at him like that?
Cass was frowning at Tim, well the bunny Tim was cuddling, the very cute and fluffy white bunny.
“Not right.” Cass finally muttered.
“Okay… What’s not right?” Tim asked slowly. If the bunny was secretly a time bomb about to go off he would like to know that. Sadly knowing his life there was a good possibility that he would eventually run into ‘Bunny Bombs’.
Cass remained silent, pursing her lips and twisting her fingers as she tried to find the right words. The whole while she was glaring at the small bunny cuddling against Tim’s chest.
“Bunny is…” She held up two fingers finally, bouncing them in front of her face and baring her teeth.
“What?” Now Tim was frowning, he was pretty sure that Cass wasn’t making bunny ears, but that left a whole lot that she could be trying to say. “Cass?”
“Bunny…” Cass looked frustrated, and slightly panicky as the bunny nosed at Tim’s shirt, pulling at her cape as she tried to not rip the bunny away.
She was interrupted again when a dog ran up to them, big happy looking, with a bright orange cat on it’s back. Cass was tensing, and Tim really needed to convince her animals were not something to be scared of… well normally.
“Whoa…” Tim danced back a few steps, holding the rabbit higher against his neck as the dog nosed his stomach. It was a really big dog and was it normal for cats to look so irritated?
“Good doggy, don’t eat the little bunny.”
Cass on the other hand seemed to take the new animals much better, dropping to her knees and staring the dog in the eye, before very carefully leaning back on her knees and digging in her belt.
“Cass is that a candy bar? Dogs can’t eat chocolate it’s poisonous.” Tim rolled his eyes upwards, just pet the bunny and everything would work out. “Why do you even have a candy bar in your belt?”
“Hush. He likes. Very tasty.” Cass held out part of her candy bar and grinned brightly when the dog gently took it from her hand. The cat looked even more irritated.
“Cass…” Tim frowned as the cat pawed at him again, nothing so orange and fluffy should look so irritated... unless it was Babs. That would normal than.
“They want their bunny back.” Cass looked up from where she and the dog were communicating silently. “Also don’t leave bunny by neck. Very dangerous.”
Tim paused looking down, now the cat was looking smug up at him, and both Cass and the dog had the same expecting expression. Honestly it was like watching puppies.
“Okay.” Tim moved slowly, bending down. Cass was rarely, as in never, wrong about things but he’d never heard of dogs and cats and bunnies getting along.
The dog started panting happily, wet tongue sliding up Tim’s face before it licked the rabbit too, letting the cat paw at the bunny until Tim placed it on the dogs back.
“Good.” Cass nodded again as the dog started backing up, the cat carefully laying around the rabbit and keeping it in place as the dog carefully nudged both Cass and Tim into moving before heading towards the houses, looking back to make sure that they were following.
“So…” Tim asked as they slowly trailed after the animals. “Why shouldn’t I hold the bunny by my neck?”
“Blood sucking.” Cass nodded firmly, wriggling her fingers by her teeth again, as she let Tim take her cape. “Danger bunny.”
Tim stopped watching as Cass continued on.
“Are you telling me it’s a vampire bunny rabbit?!”