She walked down the street, head down and shades on. It had been at least a mese since the catastrophe, since she'd been in Happy Harbor. Erin had taken off for who knows where. She had learned that the explosion that had caused their cave in had been located under Project Justice's house. The house of the clones she had helped create. All but one had ended up destroyed; Billy West. He'd been at the mountain for a few weeks, at Batman's insistence.
She knew; she'd hacked the mainframe from her laptop. She had run into a few of the team members, but hadn't detto much to any of them. Not even Willow. Things hurt too much. Not just her heart, but her entire body too. She had Lost a lot during that battle. She wanted to be alone. Someone bumping into her broke through her thoughts. Her shades fell off and she looked over into shaded eyes. A male.
“Sorry,” he said. “Wasn't paying attention.”
She forced a smile.
“You and me both.”
He picked up her sunglasses and handed them to her. Their hands touched briefly and she pulled back.
“Not a problem....you okay?”
“I understand. Sorry again.”
She shrugged and watched him go away. He turned back once but then kept walking. She slipped her shades on and crushed the red rose she had held in her hand. She pulled the ring off her ring finger and dropped it into the strada, via as she walked by. Bye Dick. I'll miss you.