Babs had a few quiet moments at work and browsed through the daily newspaper, there was something classic about the feel of a real newspaper.
Newspapers just felt so much more tangible than scrolling through a cellphone app.
Inside there was a featured article on being single in Gotham at Valentine's Day that caught her attention.
Hmm, there were plenty of listings of events, concerts, movies, late night museum tours, and bars with special cocktails.
Gotham always had an abundance of culture available.
She turned the page to the movie section, it's been a long time since she'd gone out to a night out at a movie theater, it was usually just Netflix and takeout food.
She could seriously get into an action or adventure movie today.
Anything but a love story, anything but that!
She still hadn't heard anything from him socially in a while, only summonses to a crime scene, and that wasn't exactly a romantic night out. Not with him.
Hmm, Alita Battle Angel; Spider-man, Into the Spider-verse; Ralph Breaks the Internet... oh, Bohemian Rhapsody was still playing at the midnight movies over in Bludhaven!
She hadn't seen that one yet, and she really could get into some classic Queen music.
Okay, she figured that sounded like a plan, she checked online to see if tickets were available, and yes they were, this night was beginning to turn out better and was going to be fun. She reserved a ticket at the box office.
Well it's not like she wasn't safe out there alone at night? Barbara could still kick ass anywhere and anytime.
But Bruce's ass would make a good target right now!
Now to find where she could enjoy a dinner near the theater.
She found there was an Indian restaurant a few blocks east that had its own parking lot.
That sounded like a good idea, and they had dinner reservations open, she chose an early hour, leaving her plenty of time to catch the movie.
'Now I think I've got some solid plans for tonight, dinner and a movie,' she thought.
She wondered what she should wear, but as long as it was fun and sharp looking it didn't matter that much.
Not like she had to impress anyone but herself.
Bludhaven was like Greenwich Village, anything goes there.
Her apartment was walking distance from work, and she could get home in plenty of time for a quick shower and still have time left to change her outfit before heading out for the evening.
That was a solid plan, leaving her no extra time to think about her latest over too soon love 'em and leave 'em night with mister tall, dark, and broody.
The hell with him, all that money he has still couldn't buy him a heart.
With her keys in hand, Barbara was about to shut the lights and lock the doors as a late customer appears at the front steps of the library as she's getting ready to leave for the night.
Damn it, she just wanted to get the hell out of here and celebrate Singles Awareness Day all on her own.
She'll need to politely explain they're closing, good bye, and have a good night.
Whoops, that one snuck out. Maybe a short nap in case she gets another late night call that she's needed.
Again. Damn him!
To be continued---