Dick opens the door to find a girl of about four sitting on the bed next to a woman who he had gotten the phone call from. “Hi”. He says. He had woken up this morning to a phone call from the woman saying she is in the hospital with cancer, and that she needed to see him. He had dated her for about a month a few years back, so he was confused as to why she wanted to see him now.
“Hey”,she replies,“Emily how about you go play with your toys over there.” The woman says.
“Okay, mommy” Emily says as she gets off the bed and heads over to the chair in the corner, all the while giving a curious look to Dick.
“Why did you need to see me.” Dick asks somewhat stiffly.
“That’s your daughter,” The woman replied tearfully, thinking how she wouldn’t get to see her baby grow up,“ and as I don’t have much longer to be with her I wanted to introduce you two so I could know you would take care of her”.
“What?"Dick asks looking at the girl.
"She is your daughter.” The woman repeats to make sure he understands. “I don’t have any family to take her, so you are her only option besides foster care. Will you take her?”
“Yes.” Dick replies instantly looking at the four year old he now understands is his daughter. “How much longer do you have?"he asks quietly.
"A week at most. Emily come here ,baby, I want you to meet someone.” She said, holding out her arms for her daughter. Emily climbed onto the bed and sat by her mom giving Dick a curious look. “Emily this is your father, Richard.”
Emily continued giving Dick a curious look for a little bit longer before saying,“ Daddy?”
“Yes, baby, he is your daddy.”
At this point Emily got down off the bed and walked to where Dick still stood by the door reaching her arms out and saying, “Up.” Dick lifted her as requested and she hugged him and he hugged her back.
Dick spent the next few hours getting to know his daughter and discussing with her mother what these next few days would hold. It was decided she would stay at the hospital with her mother as long as possible. He went home to the mansion that night to questions of ‘What happened’ and 'What took you so long’. To which he quietly and excitedly explained that by the end of the week the mansion would become home to another child.
Five days after Dick met his daughter he got a call from the hospital saying her mother had passed away; and that he needed to go get Emily and bring her home. When he arrived Emily was being held by one of the nurses, she looked up and saw him and immediately said" Daddy", and reached out for him.
“Hi sweetie.” Dick replied taking her from the nurse. After a whispered 'thank you’ to the nurse and picking up Emily’s bag of stuff he carried her out the door and to his car. Emily doesn’t seem to understand that her mom is gone yet; so Dick just explains that she gets to live with him now and that she gets to meet his family.
It had been decided earlier that Emily would need some time to adjust so when they arrived at the manor only Dick’s brothers Alfred and Bruce were there to meet them. Emily insisted on walking to the door herself, when Alfred opened the door she ran back down the stairs to hide behind Dick’s legs. “ It’s alright Emily”, he said “That’s Alfred.”
“Owfwed(Alfred)?” Emily asked, as she followed Dick up the stairs, less confident this time.
“Yes baby,” Dick replied" You ready to need the rest of your family?“ He asked.
She wrapped her arms around his legs and shoved her face into the backs of them and proceeded to shake her head 'no’. At this point they had made it up stairs, but hadn’t made it inside to where Dick could see his family waiting, some excited and some tiredly. At this point he sat her stuff down and turned around to pick her up, in her way up she caught a glance at all of them and proceeded to curl into Dick’s shoulder.
After Dick had settled on the couch with Emily in his arms, Bruce sat down next to them while his brothers stood uncomfortably, not sure how to act, around the room."Hi Emily, I’m Bruce”, Bruce tried. Getting her to look up at him from her Dad’s shoulder. “Hi”, he said again when he saw this, “can I hold you, while your dad goes and puts your stuff away?” He asks her. She looks at him suspiciously for a few seconds then nods 'yes’ and releases her grip from around Dick and allowed Bruce to grab her and Dick to get up and leave the room. Bruce sat her in his lap facing out towards the other couch and chair where Dick’s brothers had migrated.
Tim smiled waved tiredly and said “I’m Tim, nice to meet you”.
Emily waved back, with the tips of her pointer and middle finger of her other hand in her mouth. She then latched her eyes on Jason, more specifically his white streak; after a minute she whispered to Jason,“I wike yo haiow(like your hair), it’s fancy.”
This caused Jason to smile and say,“Thanks, the names Jason by the way”.
Emily the in turn turned to Damian who sat curled in a chair looking angry. She stared at him and him at her. They were about a minute into this when Dick rejoined the group, and Alfred walked in from the kitchen withe a plate of cookies. Emily didn’t even glance up when they walked in. Damian tried to look angrier, and Emily copied him and said,“Why aow(are) you so angwee(angry)?” This caused them all to laugh except Damian. Seeing this Emily got comfortable quickly and within the hour had the present members of the family wrapped around her little finger.
The next morning, Emily being the stubborn four year old she was decided she was going to get Damian to smile, no matter what. Damian having met Emily for the first time the day before was unsure how to act around her because he had never been around a small child before; and despite his grumpiness the day before he actually wanted this small child to like him, and maybe he could help her be less annoying than her father. So when Emily went and found him sitting in the living room and sat down almost on top of him on the couch he stayed.
Emily started out with a funny face, and then another after that one didn’t work. Damian didn’t realize what she was doing until she made the second face, at that point he said,“ It’s not going to work I’ll never smile.”
To which Emily replied,“Yes you wiwa(will),” as she climbed on his lap so he couldn’t get away. She then made another face, and tried to tickle him.
Dick having woken up to Emily not being in her small bed in his room, got up to look for her and found them like this. “What are you doing Emily?” He asked, holding back laughter.
“Twieing(trying) to get Damian to smiow(smile).” She stated turning to look back at Damian.
An hour later Barbara ,and Stephanie arrived, Cassandra couldn’t make it that day, at the manor to meet Emily, who had not given up on getting Damian to smile. Dick greeted them along with Alfred at the door. “Hi Dick, how’s she adjusting?” Babs asked.
“I think she’s adjusting well,” he replied. “She only had trouble getting to sleep last night, but she has spent the last hour trying to get Damian to smile.”
The two girls smiled at that.“ Can we meet her now?” Steph asked eagerly.
“Yah, one second,” Dick said poking his head in the living room to see Emily still sitting on Damian’s lap squishing his face into weird positions. “Emily, there are some people here I want you to meet.”
“Oh, no,” Emily said to this. At which Damian couldn’t help but snicker, the little girl turned her head back to face him an amazed look on her face. “I did it, you smiowed(smiled)!” She said hugging the teenager and giggling.
Barbara: “If you eat that piece of bacon I swear to god this friendship is over"
Dick: *sneaks up on unsuspecting sibling* *randomly drops and crushes said sibling with all their weight* "HUMPBACK WHALE!!!"
Jason: "Hey come here, I have to tell you a secret. Closer. Little closer.” *sticks tongue in their ear*
Cass: “I’m sorry but I really don’t like you and I want you to stay outside of my house or maybe just be dead and burn in the darkest pits of hell please"
Tim: *loses battery for the remote* "WHY WON’T GOD JUST FREAKING LET ME DIE I THINK I’VE EARNED IT BY NOW"
Stephanie: *accidentally sets fire to counter* "You know, maybe you shouldn’t play with fire anymore” “Yeah, maybe-” *lights match* “-but not today"
Damian: "You know once a kid dared me to stick up the middle finger in kindergarten and I did and the second I did it he called the teacher and she made me sit out recess that day and this is why I have trust issues"
Alfred: *banging pots and pans* "GET THE FRICK DOWNSTAIRS YOU PEASANTS I MADE CUPCAKES AND NEED VALIDATION ON MY BAKING ABILITIES"
Bruce: "hOw DaRe YoU dIsReSpEct mE!!! i aM tHe KiNg Of tHiS LiViNg RoOm!!!"
What if everyone in Gotham knows that Bruce Wayne has one biological child…
But none of them knows who is?
See, each of his five children acts and looks so much like Bruce that they can’t figure out which one it is. Most swear it’s Cass. She’s the one whose origin they know the least about, plus she acts the most like their father, so the majority of the population assume it’s Cass. Others think it’s Tim, since no billionaire would give his very important company to his kid unless he were his actual child. But a lot of people also suspect that Jason is the product of one drunken night between Bruce Wayne and some random woman who died and left him Jason to take care of, which would explain why Bruce adopted some random street rat without warning. Though questions often circulate about whether Dick Grayson was actually the son of a pair of acrobats, or if it was all a ploy to hide his true origin, which was a scandalous love affair that occurred between Bruce Wayne and Marie Grayson during a trip to see the circus.
Nobody suspects Damian, though. The Bruce Wayne that Gotham knows and loves is a rich playboy who likes picking up ladies and going to fancy parties. Damian Wayne is too grumpy and angry to possibly be the biological son of that guy, right?