Fifteen girls. One Tim. A decision that Jason could’ve made in seconds not very long ago.
[Red Hood and Tim are kidnapped by a trafficker who wants his girls back, and he has no reservations about going through the closest available child to get to Hood.]
Bookmarked by megland (lovelife)
29 Nov 2022
Fandoms: Batman - All Media Types
20 Oct 2022
"Dude," Craig says, hushed, as Jason closes the gap with slow, deliberate steps. "That's the Red Hood. Think he'll smoke with us?"
Tim, cigarette resting between his fingers, goes white.
"M-My dad said you, you’d,” the kid says, swallowing. “That if I didn’t, that if I didn’t behave, he’d sell me to you. And you, you would…”
The shock burns away immediately; the ashes condense into a murky, muted sort of rage.
He stays still for a long moment, then pulls himself up against the wall. “Okay,” he says monotonously, taking a step toward the kid, and the kid- flinches. He flinches.
Jason reels back, not speaking yet, not trusting himself not to yell. And when he does speak, he says:
“Come on, kid. Let's go say hi to your dad."
The valet opens the door as he places a ticket under the windshield, a hot breeze lazily snaking its way into the backseat. Then, he climbs out and shuts the door behind him, and the air falls as still as a crumpled quilt.
He doesn’t so much as glance at the backseat window as he walks away, leaving Tim alone to wait.
And that’s… that’s probably fine! His parents did say that going to a gala with them was something for big kids to do, and he already knows big kids are supposed to be able to be able to be apart from their parents without throwing a fit, so maybe this is why. Maybe waiting like this is part of every grown-up event, and that’s why he needed to be a big boy before he could come with them.
So yes. He can be a big boy. He can wait, alone.
It’s even kind of exciting! He’s not sure he’s ever been completely alone, without even a nanny nearby.
He just… well, he wishes they could have left the AC on while he waits.
Day 15 - FEED A COLD, STARVE A FEVER
fever dreams| bees
- Part 9 of Whumptober 2021
Fandoms: Batman - All Media Types, Batman (Comics)
12 May 2020
Kiran Devabhaktuni wrecks his car on the lawn of Wayne Manor and thinks his life is over.
Then, a baby pats his cheek.