5/23/17 pt 2
pairing: jason todd x reader
warnings: cursing, fluff, idk
prompt: the date lol prompt list that i reblogged but don’t know how to insert soz
5: “ Why do you hate me? ”
17: “ Are you upset with me? ”
23: “ Why did you spare me? ”
or say other things like,
“Amazing, how you put up with her.”
Or once, when I was crying because my heel broke and it was raining and I lost the paperwork and it was a bad day and I had to be comforted by Trevor, as soon as he left Jason said,
“Had to call your boyfriend to come comfort you? Why’d he leave you here? Cant drive you home to watch cartoons?”
Let’s just say that we both said vile things to each other every time we had a short meeting.
Which brings me to today, where I have to go to a ball for the opening of another company’s new branch. I am here for diplomatic reasons and Bruce was gracious enough to give me a plus one. “Only two of my boys will be attending, feel free to bring someone along.”
I ask Trevor if he wants to come to a work event with me and he says no so I go it alone. When I call Bruce he says that it’s a shame but I am welcome to come over to the manor and carpool with them. He doesn’t say it like that but you get the gist.
It’s a winter ball and I’m wearing this navy/royal blue gown with long sleeves. My hair is that trendy “looks barely wet, out of the shower, but not ugly” kind of look and I pull a nude lip with a golden cut crease. I don’t plan on dancing so I wear one of my taller pairs of heels and drive over to the manor with some paperwork. Work doesn’t rest, does it?
When I get to the manor I have the joy of meeting Alfred again. He allows me inside and tells me that “everyone should be down in ten” and “oh, let me take those files for you, have fun tonight and blame the work papers on me!”
Mr. Wayne is in a tux already standing by the steps ordering Dick and Jason to hurry up and then I see them.
So handsome, Dick is wearing a black and white tux with accents the same colour as my dress and Jason, while I hate to admit it, looks dashing in his black but slightly maroon tinted tux.
“Where’s your date gone? Didn’t have work at the ball to help you with so he didn’t want to come?” (JT)
“Jason Peter, stop that at once.” (BW)
“It’s fine Mr. Wayne. Really, Jason doesn’t know how a proper boyfriend acts so he has to stalk mine.” (Y/n)
“Ooh, burn. Y/n, you look elegant tonight, I’d be happy to accompany you tonight.” (RG)
“Thank you Richard, it seems we make quite the pairing tonight.” (Y/n)
“The blue definitely makes your skin glow,” Dick says, “a dress fitting the woman wearing it.”
“It’s not the dress that makes my skin glow, thank you though. Your flattery is very well appreciated.” I giggle as we make our way into the car.
The drive is not too long, Bruce asked me about work and the recent activities in the work sphere and starts to talk to me about higher positions.
“Oh, Mr. Wayne, are you sure? I am quite young and would not want to upset the older offices that may want the opening.”
“Yeah, she actually just may upset herself, always stressed out enough as it is.” (JT)
“Jason, I think she can handle herself fine, she fits well with the family and there isn’t someone else I trust for this particular role.” (BW)
“I’ll definitely think about it and give you an answer tomorrow morning.”
We get to the ball and exit the car. As we waltz our way to our table I have this strange feeling and begin to worry.
“Hey, are you okay?” (RG)
“Oh, Dick, I am fine. I’m just a little queasy.”
“You’ll be fine, you’re probably just hungry. Let’s eat and we both can partner away for dances.” (RG)
“Of course, thanks Dick.” I nuzzle into his arm and let him lead me to the table.
Jason is glaring at Dick and I have no clue why. Does he hate me?
We sit at the table and begin our chat with some of the employees from the other company. They are so fruitful and lively. As we eat, I see something out of the corner of my eye.
“Is that Trevor?” I whisper. No one could hear except for Dick and maybe Jason if he was really listening.
“What?” Dick whispers back.
“Look,” I whisper even quieter than before, “he’s with anothe-”
And he kissed the girl he was with right then.
I gasp and immediately look down as if I was not supposed to see them. My eybrows furrow and I begin to pout.
I excuse my myself and run to the bathroom. I really didn’t want this to happen tonight, not with Jason here. This is embarrassing and making me angry. God, of all days?
“Of all days?” I yell into the bathroom mirror.
Luckily the bathroom was nearly empty and I swiftly left. I can’t stand Trevor. Gosh this is why we had to spend so much time at my work! All these nights he wasn’t spending with me he must have been spending with someone else!
I just entered the doors to the ballroom and quickly my left arm was being pulled and suddenly I was being pulled into an embrace. I am surrounded by the smell of Dicks cologne.
“Hey, how are you holding up?”
Dick smiles at me gently and guides me around the dance floor.
“Ugh, to be honest, not well but I’m going to get through it. I just don’t want to talk to him tonight.”
Dick dips me and we both rotate.
“Is this the first time something has happened like this?”
“Great detective, trying to solve another case?” I tease while swatting his bicep. “I mean, tonight was definitely a wake up moment but I guess I should have seen it all along.”
“Yeah? Jason tells me that you guys were real love birds in the office.”
“Jason talks about me? Haha, how sweet. You could say we were lovebirds, only in the office. I always wondered why he couldn’t stay the night or why we spent little time out of work hours. He was hanging around her during the hours without me. It makes sense now.”
“Don’t worry, you are a real catch, and if I could, I’d ask you out myself.”
“Oh, and why can’t you, billionaire bachelor?”
“Sweetheart, I already know someone who’s got eyes for you.”
The song is about to end,
And Dick bows me goodbye and I’m standing alone on the floor. I see Trevor dancing nearby and I hope he doesn’t see me alone! Oh gosh! What can I do?
There! Is this my only option?
My way out? I can’t believe that this is how I have to do this…
I tug on Jason’s sleeve and quickly switch with the girl he’s dancing with.
“Okay I am so so sorry but it’s an emergency.”
Jason groans and looks away.
“Are you upset with me?” I ask.
We are still dancing and Trevor is nowhere near paying attention to us. Still whispering sweet nothings to his other girlfriend.
I say nothing as we dance and soon Jason is pulling left and right and we sashay around.
“Woah! What are we doing?”
“Well, if you won’t tell me the emergency I am not going to stop having fun.”
“Jason I hate to tell you this, but my boyfriend is over there and I am trying to avoid him, or at least not be seen without a partner while I figure out what to do.”
I start dancing more fearlessly as Jason’s hold on me becomes more secure.
“Why are you trying to avoid him?”
Jason begins to look around and sees how he is acting with that other girl.
“Hey dumbass, don’t make it obvious. He’s cheating on me alright! I thought he didn’t want hang out with me tonight but he already had plans.”
I start to tear up and I slow my dancing.
“Hey, hey. Don’t cry, you didn’t do anything wrong.”
Jason strokes the side of my face and lifts my chin.
“I did though, I wasn’t that good of a girlfriend and he needed another one.”
I attempt to look down but Jason doesn’t let me.
Jason guides me to the balcony outside and continues our slow dancing.
“All this attitude and you only show it towards me, why not show it towards him, huh? Does that make me special?”
He smirks and the corners of my lips begin to rise.
“Don’t think of yourself too highly, Todd.”
“Why do you hate me?” He asks with stern eyes.
I was taken aback by that sudden question.
“What? I don’t hate anyone–”
“So why are we like this?”
“Jason, I dislike a lot of aspects of you but-”
“Stop cutting me off and listen you bloke.”
His lips shut in two second and I smile.
“You really want to know the truth?”
“I gotta tell you. The truth will hurt. Especially for a certain little daddy’s boy.”
He pouts and pretends to be upset.
“Okay, its honesty time. I don’t think we have each other a real chance. The first time we met was a disaster and I guess I still carry tensions because you wouldn’t apologize. You can blame my aggression on work or whatever, you were something to take it out on. I guess we were opposites and you know what they say about opposites.”
“That they attract?”
“They have more to fight about.”
We keep dancing in silence until he hand moves from my waist to my back.
“You look gorgeous tonight, just saying.”
“You look somewhat better than how I usually see you, thanks.”
He pretends to be hurt and I chuckle.
“Tell me Jay, why were you so mean to me?”
“Question of the century, why did you not spare me?”
I place me head on his chest and we continue to sway. I’ve almost forgotten what happened with my boyfriend.
“I like fighting with you. You are so cute when you’re mad. I also would like to take this opportunity to ask you out.”
He stares down at me as our dance paused.
I smirk and make my way to the bar, positive that he would follow me.
“Playboy, can’t you see I’m tired of having my heart broken.”
“Bubbling cider, make it two.” He orders the bartender and then looks me dead in the eye. “There is nothing I wouldn’t do to try and make you happy.” He proceeds to kiss my hand slowly.
“Cliche, much? Why me?”
I take a sip of my non alcoholic drink (a/n: soz I don’t drink and I don’t know anything about drinks sorry this is bland)
“You are a hard worker, brilliant, beautiful, why wouldn’t I?”
“Alright princess, ever since I met you, I’ve already known a little bit about Bruce’s little miracle worker. I caught you and tried to get you interested by making you a little jealous. It didn’t work, but at least we had a relationship that developed. I’ve been waiting too damn long to ask you this, so I’m asking you now. Will you go out with me?”
I grin, “ Of course, my hero for the night can get a dinner with yours truly.”
“You wanna break up with Trevor first.”
Jason smiles and tips his drink towards the happy couple.
“I forgot all about that, let me.”
I walk over to Trevor and right when he and his partner switch, I slide into his arms.
“Oh! Y/n, I can explain! I-”
“Yea whatever, we are over and I want all my stuff back by Thursday, you can bring them over to the office but be sure to leave it with the receptionist.”
I lean in close to his ear and continue, “Don’t be worried, no harsh feelings. Just don’t expect anything from me ever again. Like helping you explain what I’m about to tell your girl over there.”
His eyes widen and I leave him before he apologized. I then joined his girlfriend in a dance and explain everything. She storms mad at Trevor and leaves with out him, while I, leave with Jason.
“It was fun watching you dance kitten, you are so entertaining.”
He kisses my cheek as we head into the car.
Bruce and Dick are in the car, already sleeping while Jason and I spend the car ride cuddling and catching up on all we missed while we were spending months fighting each other.
It’s going to be a great relationship, sprouted from a coffee spill.