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AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is unbetaed (or however you spell that) so all mistakes are mine and feedback is especially wanted since I couldn't come up with a title for this. Also I have written other birds of prey fics at my site (www.geocities.com/clocktower_guardian) so feel free to comment on those stories (which are all also unbetaed). If anyone is interested in betaing my stories send me an e-mail. Finally this fic is based off of lines from the song "Bloody Valentine" by Good Charlotte which are shown in italics.
ARCHIVING: Only with the permission of the author.

By clocktower_guardian

Helena stood up and looked at the damage she had done.

I ripped out His throat

Windpipe and trachea were gone. A huge hole in his neck was where she had torn them out. Blood was splattered all over the bedsheets and pillow as well as her hands. The organs themselves had been flushed down the toilet.

There was Police and Flashing lights

Her feral senses easily detected the sound and sight of the New Gotham PD. Quickly she leapt out of the window and into the night. Away from the act she had just committed.

The rain came down so hard that night

Being part cat Helena did not like to get wet. Especially on a night like this. However it did wash away the scent and sight of blood on her.

And called you on the telephone

The next morning the brunette decided to call Barbara. Knowing that the older woman had a right to know.

Just in time to hear you cry

"Hello..?" the redhead tried her best not to release another sob she felt forming.

Headlines read A lover died No tell-tale heart was left to find

"Barbara I the read paper."

"Yeah well it's not like you did it," Barbara said with a choked laugh. Her sadness somewhat fading away. "I know you didn't like him..."

"Barbara I did," the brunette stated firmly.

"What?" immediately the grief came back and hit the redhead hard.

He dropped you off, I followed him home

"I followed you two to the resturant. Then to your apartment then to his." Helena heard her friend whisper an 'Oh god...' under her breath but kept going.

Then I stood outside his bedroom window

"I climbed the fire escape and watched him get ready for bed."

Standing over him, he begged me not to do

"Then I opened the window and walked over to his bed. He begged me not to do it."

What I knew I had to do cuz I'm so in love with you

"But I did. I'm sorry Barbara." At the begining of the narrative she had been strong but with each passing statement her resolve weakened. "I had to do it. I knew that as long as he was around you would never see me as anything more then a friend. You see Barbara...I killed him because I love you."

There was no response from the redhead. Only sounds of sobbing which melted Helena's emotions as well.

Oh, my love
Please don't cry

"Barbara don't cry...please..."

I'll wash my bloody hands and
We'll start a new life

"If you want I'll turn myself in and then we can have a life together after I get out. Or we can runaway together and start all over."

I don't know much at all
I don't know wrong from right
All I know is that I love you...

"Now that I think about it," Helena continued as the sounds of crying began to dissapate on the other line. "What I did was rash and stupid. But one thing I do know is that I love you. I don't know for how long but, I do. So what do you say Barbara?"

The End

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