Another “What if Marinette was the daughter of …” AU ft. Dr. Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn.
So Harleen had a one night stand, it wasn’t exactly her thing but it happened and now she was expecting a little bundle of joy.
Does she go look for the father?
No because She’s a Smart Independent Woman who got her Doctorate and doesn’t need a man.
Thus her little sunshine Marie Margaret Quinzel ( named after Mary Ainsworth, a pioneer in childhood attachments , and Margaret Floy Washburn, first woman to get her Ph.D in Psychology) was born.
Harleen made sure to spend time with her daughter and ensure she knew she was safe and protected, she’d seen enough patients with abandonment issues on the job.
She wanted the best for her little sunshine and when the offer came to work for Arkham Asylum
with the big raise in her salary and hours she could get off work she agreed. Sometimes she regrets ever making the decision .
Marie grows up learning to analyze people just like her mama. Harleen knew that she had always been an abnormal child,
apathetic and borderline obsessed with learning the small things about people in some ways, it was the reason she was interested in psychology in the first place, but she knew it would prove useful for her daughter in the future.
Then she met him .
The thing that destroyed her mama and one of the few people Marie loathed.
Harleen hadn’t told people about Marie, she knew the people she worked with (both patients and co workers) weren’t exactly the most reliable or stable. She hasn’t even mentioned a thing to him.
She had felt it coming, her falling for Joker and tried stopping herself butbwas infatuated.
She wanted to learn everything about him.
But that made him dangerous.
Harleen wasn’t sure what to do but she decided it would be best to send her baby away with her cousin in Paris, Tom Dupain, who she’d attended the wedding of a few months after Marie was born.
Harleen hadn’t realized it but it was probably the best thing she could have done for her daughter.
Harley did her best to keep contact with her daughter but with all the insanity and her need to please her Puddin’, she suppressed her memories of Dr. Harleen Quinzel and fully immersed herself into the role of his Harlequin doll to the point she forgot she ever had a daughter in the first place.
It wasn’t until Mari sent Her a birthday present that she triggered her memories and completely broke down.
How could she forget her own daughter?