Sometimes I’m not even sure how these things happen. Suffice it to say, @komadoriwonder and I were talking about Dick giving Damian a bubble bath and I decided it needed to be written. Thanks to @audreycritter for helping me with the animal idea.
Warnings: Blood, and a dead deer
Rating: I’m going to say PG because of the blood and animal death. It’s angsty, but does have fluff
Summary: Dick has always loved Damian’s kindness, but what he loves more is helping Damian realize how kind he is. And sometimes, helping him realize that means giving him a bubble bath so he wont run away.
Damian’s first words to Dick when he found him were a defensive, “I didn’t do it.”
It made sense that those would be the words he chose, he was covered in blood after all. Covered in blood with a deer of all things, cradled in his lap. Well, it’s head at least. It was too big for Damian to have the entire thing in his lap.
“I didn’t think you did.” Dick said.
“Yes, you did.” Damian insisted, with a frown. His tone was hurt. “It was all but evident in your eyes when you walked up.”
“Dames.” Dick sighed.
He looked so small, and scared sitting on the outskirts of Wayne manor’s property with his hands, gently on the deer’s head, one hand curled around it’s ear. It wasn’t just his hands covered in blood, but his face, chest, and legs. It almost looked like he’d been dumped in a puddle of the stuff.
There were tracks through the blood on his cheeks, the kind that were only made by tears.
“I was surprised.” Dick told him. “The last thing I expected to do was find you out here covered in blood. Bruce said you two had a fight.”
“Tt. I came out to clear my head.”