Batman? Pffff, what dumb superhero, I'm totally over hi — [trips] [hundreds of thousands of Batman pictures spill out of tailcoat] What a - what a weirdo, t-these aren't mine, I'm just [gathering them up and frantically sweating] Ok, ok, listen - I hate the guy, l-listen [thousands of Batman pictures scatter across the floor] Oh my gosh, I-I'm just holding them fo-for Harley, oK jUsT LIS T E N
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
I’ve had this piece and I’ve been waiting to pull the trigger, cheering her on and lemme tell you its absolutely worth it. You guuuuuys. She’s been working so hard on it and it’s turning out sosososo well. Please read and send her all your love.
And of course a humongous thank you to @drabblemeister for letting me partake in your creative journey <333 -muah muah-
Batman headcanon that when Dick and Jay were Robin they were very vocal about Batman not being their dad. Dick because he had his own parents he missed and Jason out of anger and insecurities. While everyone could see that Batman clearly thought of his Robins as his children, they most likely weren’t his biologically.
Then Tim comes along and Tim is very quiet and practical. He doesn’t know that the previous Robins have loudly proclaimed to the entire GCPD/Rogues gallery that they are not related to Batman at all. So whenever the question comes up, Tim dodges and redirects so he won’t give away anything important. So basically, everyone thinks after a while that Tim is the Bat’s actual kid since he’s the only one not denying it. He does make the claim once he’s more established and Nightwing, with tears of laughter in his eyes, tells Tim that it’s okay to tell but it’s too late, no one believes him now. Riddler will make snide comments about offing the Bat’s “real kid” and Tim is just there with a silently screaming face while Bruce just gives him an odd look. Tim is so embarrassed but nothing he does can convince people he’s not actually related to Batman.
So when Damian comes along, he learns pretty quickly that Gotham thinks Tim is Bruce’s actual child and is, of course, very offended by the very thought. Because he is so extra, he then spends all his time on patrol gripping Batman’s cape and calling him ‘Father’ really loudly and Bruce just kind of wants to die but Damian won’t let up. So now Gotham thinks Tim and Dami are his two blood children and that’s why they fight so much “just like any other siblings” and Tim has worked for years to dispel this myth please let him live the embarrassment alone will kill him if Damian’s possessiveness doesn’t first.