As she left the meeting room, Lilah's eyes scanned the corridors, following them in caution. Her light brown hair was tied back in a long ponytail, due to having little patience when it came to having to brush out the knots. But, one thing was certain if nothing else: the last thing she wanted was to run into Dr. Crane, especially after that meeting. Shaking her head, Lilah took a short breath, trying to calm herself as she entered the dining room and took a seat at the unnecessarily large table that sat in the middle of the room. She didn't want anyone of Carmine's 'friends' in her house. She had her own issues, for example, her mother being married to Carmine Falcone, that was the big issue and for nearly eight years she had been trying to convince her mother that he wasn't good for her, but would she listen? No. Apparently love meant more to her then the safety and well-being of not only herself but her own children. Fair enough, Lilah was old enough to look after herself, in two months time she would be 28 years old, Mercious however was only nineteen, he needed a mother and a proper father-figure more then anything. He needed someone who could lead him in the right direction and more importantly to make him realize that there's more to life then partying.
"Lilah?" Stopping in her tracks, she turned to lock her eyes onto the dark haired man, who in her opinion was more of a boy than a man, himself, his hair was a tangled mess and his blue eyes were tired, "Why is there a lawyer in our house?" He yawned. Lilah smiled,
"He's not a lawyer, he's a doctor. His name is Dr. Jonathan Crane." She answered. Mercious shrugged,
"Doesn't he live in Gotham?"
"Yes." She answered.
"Then why is he here?" Mercious asked, his brow furrowing in frustration, "I'm sick of having to lock my door in fear of some psycho kidnapping me or killing me in my sleep." He whined.
"I know." She nodded, "But, what do you want me to do? Our dear stepfather makes sure we do as we are told. He's married to our mother remember?" She replied. Mercious crossed his arms, moving closer towards her,
"Fine. But, I still don't understand why this 'Dr. Crane' is staying with us." He said, his brow furrowing as he spoke. Lilah watched him, if anyone was going to get hurt, it would be her. There was no way she would ever let anything happen to Mercious, she owed that to her father, her real father. Looking at Mercious, it was almost looking at a photo of her father when he was young, the resemblance was uncanny, but whether or not he would be proud of what his children would be was another story. Adrian Doute spent his life trying to bring down organised crime. A well respected officer of the law. That was, before he was shot dead in an empty alleyway. It was a year later when her mother married Carmine Falcone. From the law to the mob. That was a change that could only be made by her charming mother. Everything her family stood for was demolished and now, Lilah was responsible for co-handling the Falcone's drug industry alongside Carmine and his son, Mario Falcone. She was a criminal herself, a very good one, hence why she was able to keep the maintenance for her house and avoid prison at the same time and yet, she was constantly playing the honorable card with her brother,
"He's here for only a little while, then he's gone." She said, "Then everything goes back to normal." Mercious laughed lightly,
"I love how you still think this isn't normal." Lilah pursed her lips,
"Mmhm, now do me a favour and don't do anything to piss off Crane. I've already done that honor for the both of us." She mumbled.
"What did you do?" Mercious asked. Lilah smirked, her eyes falling to her feet, it seemed only Mercious was aware of her hatred for Carmine Falcone.
"What I always do." She said, "He died today you know. Our dad. Our real dad." Looking back up, Mercious raised both his eyebrows, he was able to recover from their father's death so much faster. That was an uncanny ability he apparently adopted from their mother,
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Unwanted Allies- Dr. Jonathan Crane StoryFanfiction
When Lilah Doute receives a visit from her stepfather Carmine Falcone, she quite distressed upon learning about her new houseguest and even more so when she works out what he's really like. Dr. Jonathan Crane/OC Warning: This is set before Batman...