The girl walked in the cave, laptop in hands, wearing sweatpants, a T-shirt, and multi-colored socks. She sat down on the couch, her legs crossed, and opened the laptop, setting it in her lap. Immediately, the lock screen showed up, having her type in her password. After she typed it in, the laptop went to the main screen, a picture of her, Rosie, and Maxine appeared in the background. The red head moved the mouse pad and left clicked on the documents tab, opening a file about Joker that Zack had gotten for her. Rene put it on full zoom, pagbaba everything over a billion times, getting as much information out of it. She sighed, seeing all the same details as the last document had. She clicked the sumira mark button, making the document page go to the bottom of the screen. The sorceress put the computer on the mesa in front of her and curled up into a ball on the couch, head between her knees, trying not to burst out in tears. Her laptops screen started to change after not touching it for a few minutes, changing from different pictures of her with the team and school friends. The red head looked over at the laptop and quickly shut it, bring her head back in between her knees.
"Why can't I find anything else?" She sinabi aloud, talking to herself. Rene grabbed her laptop and stood up, about to exit the cave, when someone touched her shoulder. She looked back, seeing NightWing.
"You okay?" he asked. The red head nodded, smiling a fake innocent smile so he wouldn't pester her. He rose an eyebrow. "You sure?" She nodded again, walking out of his grip and going out the zeta tube, ending up in an alley way in Gotham. She teleported her laptop to her room and sinabi a spell to put sneakers on her feet so she wouldn't walk around in socks. As she walked onto the sidewalk, her stomach had a sharp pain go through it, like a kutsilyo had gone through her. The red head looked down at her stomach and saw the tip of a blade and blood. She turned and saw Joker standing right behind her. Rene growled, falling over a little bit.
"You jackass..." she said, trying to not fall over from the blood loss. He laughed manically.
"Sorry little girl, no time for fighting today. Maybe we can set up a play petsa in about, a week or so? Well, off I go. Bye!" He said, disappearing into the alley. The red head stumbled back into the alley and sinabi a spell while taking out the knife, healing the wound that went through her with the left over energy she was able to conjure up. Blood stains still showed on her white T-shirt.
"Shit," she mumbled as she walked towards her apartment, knowing that Zack might freak out a little. The red head walked into the apartment building, then knocked on the apartment door, remembering that she left the key inside. Her black haired boyfriend opened the door and smiled at her, then frowned seeing her bloody stomach. Rene smiled at him and came inside, grabbing her school work and working on it at the small table. Zack watched her, an eyebrow raised.
"Nothing," she said, answering short and sweet.
"I don't think nothing happened," he said, looking at the blood mark on the back of her shirt.
"Well, it was." Her red velvet hair surrounded her face as she leaned forward, Pagsulat down sagot to the tanong on her homework.
"Why won't you just tell me?"
"Because you don't have to know everything."
"And why is that?"
"Cause that's what I said." He stood there silent, unsure how to respond to her answer. The sorceress made an electronic keyboard appear in front of her, a map ipinapakita up in the air. She typed in a few places and located them on the map, then transferred them down to her homework. Zack shook his head and sat across from Rene, watching her plot points on a map. The red head pulled her hair back with a hair band on her wrist, putting it into a super high ponytail. She stood up, put her homework in a folder, shoving all of it into her backpack, and went to the cupboard, grabbing a small bottle. The black haired boy looked at her, watching what she was doing. Rene took out a small pill from the bottle, swallowing it.
"What's that?" he asked her.
"Advil," the sorceress sinabi flatly.
"Oh… well, you could take ibuprofen. It's stronger." Zack said, trying to help her a little. The red head stayed silent, sitting onto the couch, then getting back up and going to the closet on the corner of the room. She opened the doors, revealing one side filled with swords and javelins, the other with mga baril and tumawid bows; then shut the abruptly, making the walls shake a little bit. Zack watched her the whole time, trying to figure out what was wrong with her. Rene's eyes burst open, running into her room and locking the door shut. She started to tremor, unable to stop. The black haired boy went over and knocked on the door.
"Babe? You okay?" She quickly muttered a spell, making it so no one could get in or out of her room.
"Yeah," she said, her voice shaking, "perfectly fine."
"Can I come in?"
“Um, sure… I guess…” She quickly muttered a disabling spell, allowing him to open the door. Zack walked inside, seeing his girlfriend shaking on the floor. His eyes widened and he quickly knelt beside her, grabbing her hand and squeezing it.
“Rene, Rene, are you alright sweetie?” She didn’t answer, her body shaking still. “Babe how did this happen?”
“Apparently, Advil and not completely healed internal bleeding don’t mix…” she said, chuckling softly. He looked at her, his eyes wide in fear.
“How is that funny?”
“I was, just trying to lighten the mood a little.”
“It’s not working”
“I figured as much,” she said, shaking vigorously. “Will you grab the small purple test tube on the mesa for me babe?” He got up, not wanting to leave her side, and then rushed over to her desk. Zack grabbed the test tube and came back to her, handing Rene the tube.
“Here baby,” She smiled and shakily grabbed the tube.
“Thank you sweetie,” she sinabi as she popped the tuktok off, quickly drinking the liquid inside. The red head groaned a little as she heard her stomach bubble inside of her. Zack took her into his arms and started rubbing her stomach, trying to sooth it. Rene smiled up at him, holding the hand that rubbed her stomach. He kissed her nose, still moving his hand across her belly.
“Does it feel better?” he asked her. The red head nodded, still holding his hand.
"It's not bubbling anymore, so that's good." He smiled a little.
"How do you stay so positive while your dying?"
"I wasn't dying, that's for losers," she exclaimed, flashing a big smile on her face. "I was merely shaking nervously for about five minutos or so." The black haired boy shook his head and kissed her head.
"My positive girl, how do you do it?"
"It's just who I am babe."
"Yes, it is."