Gotham City Police Department.

Gordon received a report that the informant claimed that there was a gunshot in an apartment near the city hall, and there were casualties. Hearing the news, Gordon immediately led a group of special police officers to the scene.

“God, these people died so badly…” Looking at the broken limbs and remains all over the floor, Gordon’s assistant, Officer John, almost vomited.

Gordon had grim eyes because they had seen this scene before at the docks.

“It was the Dark Knight who did it. The body at the dock was sent for forensic medical examination before. The Dark Knight may have some laser weapon that can cut people alive.”

Gordon suppressed the discomfort in his heart. He looked up the corridor, “From the traces of the battle, it seems that the Dark Knight encountered this group of people from above. John, bring a few people with me to have a look.”

“Roger.” John waved his hand behind him, and a dozen special policemen followed Gordon up the stairs of the apartment.

Every time he walks through a floor, Gordon will visit every household on the floor and do some simple questions and investigations. When the gun battle broke out, most people were asleep. The sudden sound of gunshots and grenades awakened them.

When Gordon questioned these residents, everyone expressed that they knew nothing about today’s incident. In the past, residents would hear gunshots in the middle of the night, but the distance is far away, so they may not be very startled.

However, today’s shootout took place downstairs, and the residents of the entire building were terrified, begging the police to send someone to protect them.

“Don’t worry, we will strengthen the patrol team to ensure your safety.” Gordon promised, trying to appease the residents.

When they knocked on the door of the next room, a familiar face came into the eyes of Gordon.

“Rachel?” Gordon looked at the young lady in front of him suspiciously.

Rachel had already seen through the window that the police had arrived here, so she also pretended to be terrified.

“God bless, Gordon. You are finally here, I heard gunshots, it was really scary.”

“Rachel, there was a gunfight downstairs, do you have any clues about it, or did you see any suspicious people?” Gordon asked.

Rachel’s small eyes showed a frightened expression, “I don’t know anything, Gordon. I’m preparing tomorrow’s court materials, and suddenly I heard gunshots. I was terrified and, oh my god, what happened downstairs…”

Gordon stared at Rachel, “Those are members of a crime family. We preliminarily concluded that the Dark Knight killed them. Rachel, the Dark Knight appeared near you twice, it can’t be a coincidence. Do you know who could this Dark Knight be?”

“What? The Dark Knight?”

Rachel’s voice raised an octave, “Gordon, you mean, the Dark Knight…he’s following me?”

“That possibility is not ruled out.” Gordon nodded.

John on the side suddenly joked, “Maybe he is your fan, Ms. Dawes.”

Before Rachel could answer, Gordon glared at his assistant, “Your joke is too much, John.”

After being reprimanded by Gordon, John shrugged and continued to take notes for Rachel.

Rachel wiped the eyedrops from the corners of her eyes with her hands, “I don’t know any Dark Knights, Gordon. You know me, I hate anyone who tramples on the law, no matter who the Dark Knight.”

Rachel’s words are so righteous that Gordon has no doubts about her.

After the questioning, Gordon said to Rachel, “Considering that you will take Carmine Falcone tomorrow, follow me to the police safe house today. Before this matter is completely resolved, I must send someone to protect your safety.”

“No, I think I’m fine here, Gordon. I think they will definitely not come again.” Rachel felt that she was the safest here.

At least, Rorschach should be back soon. With Rorschach around, let alone gangsters, Rachel would not panic at all even if an army came.

“Well, I will leave a group of people guarding nearby. At least until this matter is resolved, I will not withdraw my people.” Gordon promised.

After all, America is a free country, Rachel is unwilling to go to the safe house, and Gordon cannot force her. Therefore, she can only be allowed to stay at home, and a group of people will be sent to guard nearby.

“Okay, I see. I’m going to bed. Good night, Gordon.”

Seeing that Gordon no longer insisted, Rachel was about to close the door. She felt that Rorschach was about to come back. She didn’t want Rorschach to meet Gordon.

Gordon prepared to leave. Before leaving, he asked again, “If any danger occurs, you must notify me as soon as possible, and I will come in time.”

“Thank you, Gordon. You are a good man.” Rachel said with a smile on her face.

After that, Gordon took his assistant, John, downstairs.

The incident tonight is already very clear. The gang members went after Rachel, but they don’t know if it was a coincidence or some other reason. They happened to meet the Dark Knight and then suffered a massacre by the Dark Knight.

“John, bring people to guard here, and I will send the collected evidence to the police station.”

After going downstairs, Gordon took several special police officers into the police car, John followed all the way to the police car and asked, “Commissioner, do you think they will come again tonight?”

“They probably don’t know, but as for the Dark Knight, I’m not so sure. My intuition tells me that the Dark Knight’s target is also Rachel.” Gordon said with great certainty.

“Then we should look for Ms. Rachel’s friends or social circles. Maybe we can find some clues.” John said with an idea.

Gordon nodded in agreement and said, “I think so too.”

After speaking, Gordon stepped on the pedal and quickly drove away from the scene. John watched Gordon leave, then began arranging the surrounding guard work.

At two o’clock in the morning, the night sky in Gotham is still gray. The sky seemed filled with a black mist that could never dissipate.

John leaned his head back on the driver’s seat of the police car, lit a cigarette, and took a deep breath, hoping to use the cigarette to keep himself awake.

“Hey, John, have a cup of coffee. I feel like you are falling asleep.” A black police officer walked up to John and handed him two cups of coffee.

“Thanks, Remy.” John took two cups of coffee, took one for himself, and gave the remaining cup to his partner in the passenger seat.

Watched the police officer named Remy walking forward with the rest of the coffee.

John drank the coffee in two or three sips, but instead of feeling refreshed after drinking the coffee, he felt that his eyelids were getting heavier.

Not long after, the police officer went back and forth, and after confirming that John and his partner were asleep, he took away the coffee in the car and then made a signal with a flashlight to the distance.

Soon, several figures stepped out from the shadows in the distance.

It was Rorschach in a high-end suit.

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Published On: May 26, 2023

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