Valentine’s Day, it’s a day when girls get treated special chocolates, flowers, etc… Don’t get me wrong I used to love this day. My dad always shower’s me and my mom with gifts, my mom and her puddin (a.k.a my dad) always look so in love on this holiday. Not that long ago I used to spend this day with my own puddin. that was still this last year.
My puddin’s name was Beck. We had a lot in common, murder, left, etc. Needless to say I’m exactly like my mom Harley and my dad Joker to a T. Me and Beck had a similar relationship to my parents but I was more in charge than he was. He always just wanted me to be happy, and with him I was. But last year we were just out walking around spending time together when one of my dad’s greedy business partners…
~~~~~~~~~~~ past \ flashback~~~~~~~~~~~~
Me and Beck Decided to sit down in a park under a tree. He has his left arm around my shoulders holding my left hand in his. And he is playing with my right hand. I’m currently leaning into him. We just kept cracking jokes and planning our next theft. When we decided to get up and leave because it was around 11 p.m. as we went to exit the park, suddenly a man I recognize from one of my dad’s business meetings/deals started walking towards us, he has a gun in his hand already cocked from what I can tell.
“You know your father really shouldn’t let you out after dark. It’s too much of a great opportunity” the man said with an evil-looking smirk.
Beck move me behind him, both of us carefully watching the gun.
“ What do you want?” beck asked. While we link our hands.
“ What do I want? I don’t want your little girlfriend dead. That’s what I want. To send a message to Mr. J, that he can’t mess with everyone rule everyone! That there are consequences. What better consequence than seeing his daughter dead! “ He said laughing like a madman.
I moved in front of Beck.
“Then do it.” I said. He looked at me shocked. “ Do it. He will tear you to pieces. You think he’s bad now, imagine what his wrath will be like when his princess is dead.”
He started laughing even more and he raised the gun and pointed it at my head.
“ don’t worry this is gonna hurt” he said with us a sadistic smile .
What happened next when all so fast. I heard the gun go off. But then Beck jumped in front of me. Because he’s taller the bullet hit his chest. His lungs to be exact. He fell to the ground I moved him in my lap and I put my hands over his wound trying to stop the bleeding.
“No, no, no, no, no.” I say while tears start to run down my face. “ No I-I can’t lose you. I-I can’t”.
He reached up stroking my cheeks. Blood running down his mouth. “ Hey, shhh, it will be okay. Maybe not me…” he started to cough up blood. “ Not going to make it I know that so I-I need to tell you something.”
“O-o-k anything” I said trying not to sob.
“ Babydoll, I love you have since the day I met you and I always will, even after I die. Please don’t shut down after this, please…”
“ H-how Do you know I would shut down” I said, more as a statement than a question.
“ cuz I know you, just as well as your dad does… babydoll I get if you do shut down for a while but please promise me not for long, okay?” He asked me.
“I-I pr-promise “ I said my voice shaky. “ I love you, always remember that, okay”
“ I will, I promise.” he says then we kiss. When we pull away he smiles then I See the Light leave his eyes.
That’s when I hear the man laugh again. “ I’ll Always Love You, blah blah blah blah.” he said mockingly I put my knife out of my boot and then throw it at him hitting his heart directly.
I look back down at beck And I start to sob loudly, really glad now that the parks in the middle of nowhere, so no one can hear me. I pulled his body closer and I dropped my head on his chest sobbing.
Me and Harl’s we’re just getting back from dinner and a heist. We went to our room I changed out of my black and white suit, and Harley got out of her new dress I got her for today. It was around almost 4 a.m. I decided before I went to bed to go check up on my princess. As I’m walking to her room I noticed the door open a crack, when she’s asleep she always has it shut, in fact whenever she’s in there she has the door shut.
I pushed the door open I look around and she’s not there. Her curfew is 3 a.m. beck her boyfriend as much as I hate the idea of her having someone other than me and Harley loving her (and Frost caring). Beck always has her home on time.
“HARLEY!” I yelled she came into the room and looked around then turn to me and looked confused. “ Track her on the laptop through her phone, text me the location. FROST” He entered. “ Pull the car around, we’re going searching for my little girl”.
We were near the outside of Gotham when I finally got the text from Harley said she was in a park a little bit outside of Gotham. Once we knew where to go Frost speed Up.
As we pulled up I jumped out of the car. We walked into the park after a while I saw 1 figure lying down And a little further there were two figures 1 hunched over the other. When we got closer I noticed a business partner one I was going to have killed, he had my daughters dagger in his chest. I turned to the other two figures and that’s when I noticed that the one hunched over was my daughter and she was hunched over Beck. Oh God, this is going to hit her hard.
“ Frost, have 2 goons take the Traders body and dump it off where his men will see it. Then come over there” I told him well motioning with my head over to by my daughter.
I walked over to her and I kneel down behind her. “ Sweetheart, princess… what happened?” I asked her while putting a hand on her shoulder.
She lifted her head and looks up at me in that moment I swear my heart cracked. The broken look in her eyes with tears stains all down her face, mixed with blood.
“I-I-I tryed, I-I-I t-tr-tryed to stop the bleeding b-but, I couldn’t.” she kept looking back and forth between me, Frost, and Beck. While new tears came streaming down her face.
I move my hand up and down her back trying to comfort her.
“H-he saved me. He s-saved my l-life. And I c-couldn’t save his.” she said in between sobs.
“ shhhh… “ I pulled her into my chest rocking her trying to calm her down the best I could. “ shhhh… It will be okay. Let’s go home and get you cleaned up.” I started to pick her up but she wiggled away clinging to the boys body.
“ no I-I can’t leave him” she sobbed into his neck.
I stood up “ Frost, put the boy in the far back of the car. I’ll lay her down in the back and we’ll head home”.
I leaned down again “ princess, we will take him with us, wrap your arms around my neck.”
She did As told and I picked her up Bridal style. As I started to walk back to the car she buried her face in my shoulder. Once we got to the car I laid her down in the back.
On the way back to the house y/n fell asleep.
Once we got home I picked her up and carried her into the house.
“ Hey ya puddin! Did ya find-” Harley started the say but once she saw y/n in my arms. She walked over checking her over.
“Harl’s . stop.” I said, She looks up at me like I’m crazy. “ it’s not her blood.”
“ Then whose is-” she started to question but then Frost walked in with the boy’s body. I could tell by the look on her face she connected the most visible dots.
“ Put the boy in the garage for now, tomorrow we will get the full story. As for now. Let’s get some sleep… it’s been a long night.” I Sighed.
I walked up the stairs to y/n’s room, I walked into her room and went to her bathroom set her down a counter after waking her up. I washed the blood off her face and hands\arms. Harley then came in with clean clothes. I left the bathroom and shut the door letting Harley help her change.
All I can think about while waiting was how her face looked when I was cleaning her up. She looks so broken. She hasn’t spoken since the park. I knowing my princess she’s going to shut down and keep everything inside and not let it out. She gets that from me. The door to the bathroom opened y/n kept her eyes Down, Harley comes out behind her. I lean down and scoop y/n up and walk over to her bed, Harl’s pulls the sheets back and I place my princess down and pull the sheets over her. She curled into a ball, I leaned down and kissed her forehead.
As me and Harley went to our own room. Once we got in bed. “ Puddin, It’s not ya fault. I know that’s what’ya think, But it’s not.” she said Running her hands up and down my arm.
“ Harl’s Our little girl is heartbroken. She’s only sixteen she shouldn’t be heartbroken at this age, she shouldn’t be heartbroken ever. Harley she’s not going to forgive herself for this.” I sighed.
“She’s heartbroken, yes. She’s never going to forgive herself because she couldn’t do anything to help her love of her life and he died protecting her. She will never forgive or forget but it will get easier. She’ll probably shut down for a while ya, but she will be happy again, in time” Of course Harley knows what to say, she was a chiatrist at one point.
I turned around and flipped off the light “ I hope so Harl’s”.
I woke up and remembered everything I really hoped it was all a dream but it wasn’t.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (end of) past \ flashback ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yeah that’s how it went I told Mom and Dad everything that happened. I shut down for about 2 months. Then me and my dad went on ‘many’ killing sprees. And anyway I’ve been helping my dad a lot. (oh and after that night we did give Beck a nice funeral).
Anyway back to, today it’s valentine’s day again, the first one since Beck’s death. I was in my room designing my next tattoo and my door open, “Daddy, what’s up?” I asked him. He came over to my been sat down next to me, he kissed my head.
“ Princess I was wondering what you want to do today?” he asked.
“ Dad, no offense but I hate today, so I don’t really want to do anything.” I told him and went back to shadowing.
Then he grabbed my pencil.
“ Look. Princess. I know last year’s Valentine’s day was good and then horribly terrible. But I want to do something with you.” He told me an in a voice that if anyone else used towards me I would kill.
“ Okay, like what?” I asked giving my full attention but had a sarcastic smile on my face.
Once he got a look at the smile on my face he did his signature laugh. He then pointed his finger at me “ You, my sweet darling daughter are so much like me. And to answer your question we can shoot up some stores, kill people, anything.”
“ Can we get soda and other junk and just hang out at Ace Chemicals? You and Mom can redo her vow like you do every Valentine’s Day.” I asked looking up at him he looks a little shocked that I knew what him and Mom do every Valentine’s Day.
“ Of course we can, and if you want I will teach you new ways to kill.” He said.
“Let’s do it” I said and we both did his laugh. Needless to say I actually had a good day considering the situation.