Cover of Cat-Tales: A Girl's Gotta Protect Her ReputationA Girl's Gotta Protect Her Reputation

The story begins with the Batman and Catwoman in denial about their mutual feelings for each other. Selina mentions the stories in the press in passing, just one more example of the liberties the tabloid Gotham Post has taken with her name, saying she was at the Watchtower for a three-way with Batman and Black Canary, saying she and Batman had been lovers so long, Nightwing was their son. She allows that his reaction to the stories about her being arrested was the final straw, and she's thrown by the revelation that reading the Post means he must have seen those other stories as well.

For his part, Bruce's reaction to the stage show is best summed up by his reaction to the naughty grin: that is his, and he doesn't like her sharing it with strangers. He's more affected by her view of him than he wants to admit, and their confrontation in the last chapter is the climax of the tale. Now that so much has been said out loud, can they ever go back to where they were? Would they even want to?

Like all Cat-Tales, A Girl's Gotta Protect Her Reputation can be read online on the Cat-Tales website or mobile mirror, and can be downloaded as an ebook or pdf, which is sized for printing at Cafe Press. It is also one of the few tales available as an audio book. It is collected in Cat-Tales Book 1.