NYE Fireworks

Summary:
December 31, 2014: Rowan and Babs watch the fireworks over the water.

New York


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This time Rowan has invited Babs over to his place. It's New Years Eve after all, another celebration, and he thought a dinner of fresh sushi (he's been learning how to make some of the simpler forms, seafood isn't an issue for him) and champagne and watching the fireworks over the bay would be something that Babs would enjoy. It's past dinner now and Rowan's taken Babs out onto the beach.

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Babs has managed to get to the Stark New Years party and catch a Way with Fenris to be able to be at Rowans place in time for dinner.

The dinner has been delicious and Babs has been having a wonderful time.

Babs is now situated on a blanket on the sand, watching the New Years festivities over the bay. She's convinced Rowan to build a fire and is leaning back against her hands. Her chair, has been left in Rowans apartment. "Dinner was lovely Rowan, thank you for the invitation. Are you enjoying the evening?"

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"I am." the Blue warrior grins, leaning back on the blanket they're both sitting on. "I'm glad you are too. Is it too cold?" He has more wood for the fire and a spare blanket if need be.

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"Not yet, but keep that fire burning." Babs smiles over "It's likely to drop in temperature quickly" The redhead grins "Have you seen fireworks, before… these are a bit more sophisicated, but still fireworks" As most of her weight is carried on her arms, she sifts slightly every so often redistributing the weight.

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Rowan feeds the fire with a grin, stoking it brighter and hotter. Then he sits back down and leans back watching the night deepen. It'll be a bit yet before the fireworks. After a moment he slips an arm across Bab's shoulders so that she doesn't have to take all her own weight. "Better?" He murmurs.

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"Thank you" Babs let's Rowan take up most of the weight as she leans against him. "I was a little embarassed when Mera was here… " she shrugs "She shouldn't have picked it before I did."

As the night darkens around them, Bab smiles softly "New Years, for surfacers here, is often about what they want to achieve in the future." Pausing a moment to enjoy the moonrise, Babs thinks hard "What's the one thing you would like to do in the coming 12 months Rowan?"

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"Oh, it's fine." Rowan chuckles. "Mera's demanding, but not in the usual way of roayalty…"

Fireworks start to go off and he smiles at the colors. "I'd like to still be in contact with you, if you find that agreeable."

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The fireworks are rather amazing and Babs rests her head against Rowans shoulder "These are generally synchronised to music… here let me show you" Babs pulls out her tablet, that she never leaves home without, and tunes in to the simulcast. Splashes of colour match the music that filters through her tablet.

His request leaves her confused "Well, that's kind of a given. Of course we'll stay in contact." Babs isn't sure how to ask the question again.

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"Well then, beyond that then I'd really like to…" Rowan takes a deep breath to find the words. "Be home. Not go home. Not go back. Just… I still feel like a stranger here. I don't know if it will ever be different, but if I could just for once walk into this place and… be home…"

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Babs sighs softly "I can't imagine what it's like" slipping an arm around his back "But can you find one place where that can happen for you… is there somewhere that I can help make that happen?"

The redhead watches the burst of colour over the sea and the music that filters through her tablet.

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Rowan shrugs and gives Babs' shoulders a squeeze. "I don't know Babs. But if I ever think of something I'll be sure to let you know. For now I'm just glad that you're here." He pauses. "That's… okay for me to say right?"

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"Of course, Rowan. Share anything with me and I'm glad you're here too." Babs shifts again and settles again, watching the display in front of them.

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"What do you want for the New Year Babs?" Rowan asks. His voice has gone soft and gentle and he's still looking out over the water, at least for a moment.

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A bright shiny Gotham, free of taint… that's what she really wants, but Babs is realistic. "For my loved ones to be safe from harm, to spend my time with people who know; care and love me…" It's really that simple for Babs. "Truth is Rowan, I have nearly everything I want right now, I just want more of that."

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"Well if I can at all help provide more of that, just let me know." Rowan blinks as the finale starts to go off and volleys of fireworks fly into the sky. "Anything at all Babs. You just have to ask."

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"I will and thank you." Resting her head against his shoulder, Babs looks up to watch the response to the finale, smiling as he blinks "What do yoy do you think of the fireworks?"

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"They're pretty." Rowan grins, glancing down. "Once I got over the noise. I'm used to bangs like that meaning something bad. It's amazing to see something so fun to watch come of all that boom." Explosives, turned to entertainment, will wonders never cease.

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"That they are." Turning her attention back to the display, Babs is happy to let the conversation die.

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Eventually the fireworks die and the fire itself grows low. Rowan picks Babs up, knowing she generally works late nights. "Do you need to get back to Gotham?" He can get her there. Very very fast if need be.

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"I should, but I don't." she's got her tablet and setup the monitoring to alert her in case of emergencies. "For one night, I've arranged to be away."

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"Do you want to stay over then?" She can have the bed. He's used enough to sleeping elsewhere and honestly the couch is softer than anything he ever slept on in Earth 81.

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Babs nods "I'll sleep on the couch, if that's alright. I don't sleep much and … can do any work that comes up without bothering you" It's been ages since she's spent a night out of the Tower, not working that is.

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"If you'd like." Rowan smiles. He's happy just to have her over. And he can try breakfast on her. Er that is, offer to make her breakfest, in the morning. He's getting better at basic things. It takes not long at all for Rowan to return to the apartment and make up the couch as a bed. "There, now. Anything else you'll need?"

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Bab's has been self sufficient for years, except maybe the eating regularly thing. "I don't think so… I might put a movie on and doze off, but I think I have everything I need." Gothams Information Goddess smiles at the Blue Warrior "Thank you, Rowan."

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"Of course. I'll leave the bedroom door open, in case you decide there's something you want." He usually does anyway. Sleeping with the doors closed doesn't feel quite right. "Sleep well Babs. And Happy New Year."

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