Batgirl is a symbol of hope and youth, often portrayed with exposed eyes, hair and mouth to appear more safe and approachable to citizens… And then there’s Cassandra Cain, the Bat that haunts nightmares of villains’ everywhere
This isn’t a fuck costumer story, she was genuinely one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of helping. The story is too unique not to share.
To start with some back story- I work at a chain pet store, and I was on the floor doing whatever to make myself look busy. This lady comes in, and asks me if we have any cat bowls that are microwave and dishwasher safe. I walk her back to them and read the fine print for her and we find some she absolutely loves. She tells me her birthday is coming up, and she wants to adopt a cat and give her birthday to a kitty (which I think is so sweet). So she was picking up some stuff for when she found the right one.
I take her up front and start to ring her out, and she tells me she has bills to pay so she can’t spend too much. It ends up coming out more than she expected, and she gets alittle flustered. I always keep a butt load of change in my apron for when I’m cashiering incase anybody needs it to help pay for their items. I start pulling out change and combined we have just the right amount for her to get the bowls. She thanks me profusely and goes on her way.
Later that evening, she comes back to the store and finds me. She thanks me some more, and then explains that she’s Wiccan (if I’m remembering correctly) and she believes in karma. She brought me 3 gold dollar coins and explains that they’re wish coins. One I give to someone in need for good karma, and the other two I spend on something and make a wish (ie a $2 lotto ticket and wish to win). She tells me she does tarot card readings and gives me her card so I can come get a reading from her. I remembered we were doing a cat adoption event that weekend, and tell her she should come in and check out what they have since it’ll be her birthday. Fast forward to that weekend- I come in and notice her sitting over by the shelter group. I talk to her and she tells me she found the perfect cat and she’s adopting her right then, just in time for her birthday! I can’t say I’ve ever been that happy for a stranger, it made my week knowing that I could help her (and a cat!). It was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of and it’ll definitely stick with me. My heart still swells with joy when I think about her.
“My friend is secretly a mythical creature” cliché aus
“You just busted in my house asking for help in bad english and I thought you were a kid who did some minor troubles at the comic con or somethiing judging by your costume but you’re actually an alien who crashed near and is researched by your planet’s authorities” au
“Caught you changing and you have wings binded on your back” fallen angel au
“Now that I think about it I never asked why is your house built around a giant-ass tree please explain” dryad au
“We had a sleepover and I woke up earlier than you so I wanted to grab something to eat and why the actual fuck is there so many blood packs in there” vampire au
“You’ve been avoiding eveyone since a couple days and I noticed your arm seemed paralyzed or something and I wanted to talk to you except when I grabbed said arm to stop you from running away it came out oops” robot au
“I see you every year at carnaval/halloweens/any costumed holidays with the best costume ever (though always the same one) and we exchanged numbers and became internet buddies but why won’t you accept to meet face to face any other days” centhaur/satyr au
“We were dicking around in chemistry but you accidentally received some of whatever we made and it turns out that this substance strongly weaken you/forces you to take your true form” shapeshifter/dragon au
“I came to your house for a sleepover but you weren’t here your house was trashed and when I found you again the next day you were naked and without any recognitions of what had happened” werewolf au
“We fell on each others and yo where the frick is your stomach dude” Wendigo au
“You had an accident and I thought you were dead bc I couldn’t hear your heartbeat but you turned out just fine” undead au
“I always thought you were our common friend’s sibling but you actually are a demon they summoned years ago and made a pact with“ demon au
“I keep freaking out whoever come to my old house but you don’t get scared easily and you actually seems interested by my story and past instead of just being here for the thrill wanna chat?” ghost au