Ace : Did you like playing with my new Royal Flush Gang?
Batman : Can't say that I did.
Ace : Yeah. They aren't any fun at all. I gave them their powers, and they still hardly ever play with me.
Batman : Can't imagine why.
Ace : When I was little, Cadmus used to make me play all kinds of games, but they weren't any fun either. They'd strap me into their machines and poke wires into my brain. "Ace, can you move this object with your mind?".
[Moves a tree into the sky]
Ace : Yeah, I can move it. They weren't really games, you know. They were training me. Turning me into a weapon, "for justice", they said. They got their weapon. I got cheated out of my childhood.
Batman : I know what that's like.
Ace : You do, don't you? You don't have to answer. I read your mind. That's how I knew you weren't going to use Ms. Waller's weapon on me.
Batman : [Brings out the device] No, I wasn't.
[Tosses the device away]
Ace : You were gonna try and talk me into fixing what I've changed... before I die.
Batman : Yes.
Ace : I'm dying very soon.
Batman : Yes. I'm sorry.
Ace : [Staring to cry] Would you stay with me? I'm scared.
[Batman sits down next to her, reaching over to gently hold her hand]