"Batgirl Rising: Robins are Red..."
Batgirl 8 Legion CPS 001
Batgirl #8
March 10, 2010
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Cover by Phil Noto (miscredited to Stanley Lau)
Interior Art by Talent Caldwell, Yvel Guichet, John Stanisci
Colored by Guy Major
Lettering by John J. Hill
Edited by Harvey Richards, Michael Siglain
Previous Issue Red Robin #9
Next Issue Red Robin #10
Stephanie: '"How many?"
Tim: "Twelve-plus. How do you want to play this?"
Stephanie:"Hit 'em till they stop?'"'
Tim: "Just like old times."
Stephanie: "No..." *Rips her dress to retrieve fighting staff from her legband* "Better than old times."

The RED ROBIN crossover begins here! When Tim Drake returns to Gotham City, the last person he expects to find in the Batcave is Stephanie Brown. But when Ra’s al Ghul attacks on Batman’s closest allies, Red Robin and Batgirl will have to put the past aside to save Leslie Thompkins’s life. Continued in Red Robin #10!

Summary of Stephness: Stephanie was practicing with her combat droids when she was surprised by Tim.

Tim still acted angry at Stephanie, asking her if she was "playing dress up again". She snapped back not to throw stones, because at least she wasn't dressed as Dr. Mid-Nite. They get into an argument, with Tim asking Steph, "could you not be useless right now" and Steph telling him he didn't get to take that tone with her after how he treated her when he left. Tim told her she hadn't changed much. Suddenly they were interrupted by a signal saying Ra's was hacking into the files of Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Tim sped off and Stephanie followed him. She was upset by how much harder and colder he fought. Tim appeared behind her, telling her he grew up. Stephanie was startled, and Tim accused her of letting her guard down. "What can I say? You have that effect on me," Steph admitted. This amused Tim.

Eventually, Tim had to admit he needed Steph's help to stop the assassins attacking Leslie. Steph proclaimed, "PWNED!" and Tim grabbed her a dress so she could take Leslie aside at the ball. When the assassins attacked, Steph and Tim teamed up. Stephanie's plan was "hit 'em till they stop" which Tim said was "just like old times". But Steph ripped her dress and retrieved her staff, saying, "better than old times."

They handily defeated the ninjas, but Steph got so caught up remembering those "old times" that she accidentally punched Tim in the face when he suddenly popped up in front of her just after the last ninja dropped. Tim said, "nithe hook" while she apologized, and said it was better than a brick to the face. Steph was startled he remembered their first meeting, but Tim said it was hard to forget.

Tim told the party goers the day had been saved by Batgirl. Up on the roof, Steph informed him she had changed, and she was fighting for all the people in Gotham now. Tim told her he was proud of her. They almost kissed, but Steph cut it off, saying it wasn't good for her right now.

Tim's assassin friend Prudence appeared, interrupting.

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