Post by Hartley Rathaway on Apr 14, 2021 14:31:46 GMT -5
Participants: Hartley Rathaway + James Jesse
Location(s): Hartley Rathaway's apartment, Central City
Time of Day: Roughly 3:00am
Weather: Clear night sky
Summary: A ghost from the past pays a visit.
Getting attacked by Evan in his own home had only strengthened his resolve. As much as this costume was a reminder of everything he'd lost, every mistake he'd made, cruelty he'd committed, if it meant stopping the Rogues and putting an end to another death before it even started, well, then he'd endure it. Trying to stop the Rogues hadn't gone well in the past - It hadn't even gone close to well. He'd only had encounters with Axel and Evan so far. He didn't know how many had returned to the team. But surely if the Rogues wanted him out of the way, Snart would have paid him a personal visit like Evan had?
So where was Snart?
Something wasn't right with the Rogues. Something was different with the Rogues - Something dangerous.
He'd been on patrol since much earlier in the day, when the sun had still been out and bright. It was far too late, far too dark by the time he'd decided to go home. He needed to call Wally, to give him a heads up about the Rogues, but... That was easier said than done. Okay technically it was pretty easy. He still had Wally's number and even if that had somehow changed, he knew where the Justice League was and as a former Rogue, he knew how to avoid a Flash's attention, thus it wasn't hard to figure out how to get a Flash's attention.
But he hadn't contacted Wally, or anyone for that matter, since he'd been let out of prison. The only people he'd come into contact with were Axel and Evan - and it hadn't been entirely by choice. He'd just... He'd turned himself in after aiding in the death of some kid. He felt like he'd crossed a line Wally wouldn't have been able to forgive, especially since he'd also had a hand in Bart Allen's murder prior to that. He knew there was a chance - a good chance - that his worry was for nothing, but the chance that he was correct, that Wally would look at him and just see a criminal, regardless of whether he was in this costume or not... It was too much to take. So he never dialed the hero and if Wally tried to call him, he let it go to voicemail and then never checked his messages.
He felt like a coward but despite having willingly turned himself over to the authorities, he didn't feel brave enough to face all of the potential consequences of his past actions. However those consequences didn't seem likely to give him a choice.
He knew the second he slipped in through a window, back to the room. He had three rats that roamed the apartment and none were in the living room, as if something had spooked them and they'd scurried off to another room. He knew because at least one would usually be there, right at his feet to greet him no matter what time it was. He reached for his flute. Had Evan sent another Rogue after him? Just who all were on the team? Or had Snart finally decided to pay him a visit? With one hand, he slid the window close and locked it. Cautiously, he started to turn around to see if he could catch the intruder, even if just a silhouette in the dark, just as a light was flicked on.