11/08/10(Mon)20:42 No. 21087223 >>21087204 Suddenly, we hear gunshots in the distance. Maya starts running, but not in the direction I'd think she would. "Nick, come on! Those shtos came from this way! Hurry!" "Uhh, Maya? Don't people normally run away from gunfire!?" "Duh! Gun shots means crime, and crime means Batman! If we're going to look for him, this is going to be our best bet!" I hate to admit it, but she has a point. Reluctantly, I follow her towards where the shots were fired from. Down an alley, we take cover behind an old dumpster. Across the street, in another alley, we see some guys in masks loading a truck with crates. Maya whispers to me, "these must be the guys that fired those shots, Nick." That may be so, but I still don't see this Batman character anywhere. Part of me feels like I'm on a wild goose chase, and Batman is only an urban legend or something. But then again, Luna did confirm his existence to me, would she lie twice? I hear a scream, a terrified scream. I try to get a better look at the next alley, but it's really dark out. It looks like those thugs are distracted, panicked. Something's rattled their cage. A shapeless shadow zips by. "Nick! Nick did you see that?" I didn't think I did, honestly. It was so fast I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. Suddenly, a large figure drops from the sky and onto one of the thugs. There's a struggle, and shots are fired. Lots of shouting. And almost as quickly as it began, everyone's floored. Finally, a tall, monstrous figure with long, pointed horns rises from the slaughter. What the hell is wrong with this City? I've been here less than an hour and already I've heard gunshots and have seen some demon kill at least five people... and something tells me it has no qualm killing me next. Relax, Phoenix... if you can just stay quiet maybe it won't see you... maybe it'll go away.