ladies who love Winry and who Winry loves back seeing her off when she goes to travel <3
Elicia is CRYING over Winry leaving and reaching out to her I can’t take it (yeah she hadn’t interacted with Ed and Al at this point in the manga so her despair is entirely about Winry leaving)
Batgirl (2000-2006) #25
"So. Now that you’ve sacrificed yourself… How do you feel?"
I drink tea with my murderer, too. It’s a very relaxing activity.
Everything about this sequence I just positively adore. I mean that. Shiva’s character, Cass’ confusion but strangely uplifted demeanor, and the conversation itself. Everything in this is amazing. I feel bad for chopping it up as much as I did in order to get it to all fit.
And Cass’ small smile when she answers at the end, it’s her realizing that she feels complete. She’s new. And that’s such a soft, gentle expression. She’s so earnest and relieved. I think it’s the first time we, or Cass herself even, have been made privy to her inner-self without the conflict of guilt and duty. And she’s beautiful.
Batgirl (2000-2006) #25
“You want to die.”
This is something I wish they could have done more in the series. Cass is remembering Shiva’s words over their tea break and sees them in her movements. She begins to make sense of Shiva and sees past the fighter.
Cassandra is literally seeing words in motion and it all suddenly makes sense to her. That’s really a trick that could have been employed more to help readers get a feel for how she sees and interacts with the world.
And, on a character note, this is what makes Cass one of the most amazing heroes in the DCU. Here we have Lady Shiva, master martial artist, deadliest killer in the world, and Cassandra Cain sees through her. She sees Lady Shiva’s humanity and understands her.
That’s freaking amazing.
Batgirl (2000-2006) #13
"Instinct. That’s… Who you are.”
And another one down for the quote books! I adore this quote to pieces, because it is both a very keen look at how Cassandra views people, and also a call back to this moment in issue #6 where Bruce and Cass bond after she shows how much she values human life. It’s a glorious little line and as cryptic as it may be, I think it harkens back to my old rule that Cass might say little, but her every word is packed with meaning and thought.
This also shows us exactly what she saw in the man earlier to cause her to trust him so openly. It’s just another great little issue for Cass all around.