tim & jason have this competition as to who can get the other more flustered with nicknames. jay started it, and of course. tim doesn't back down and goes with it. it's a mess and the batfam will just see tim pacing around in the manor with a dust of red on his cheeks. //thankfully jay knows how to control his blush, somewhat. the tips of his ears are bright red and he may have created a hole in the wall from banging his head many times. as later found out, jason was flirting, tim's oblivious.
Awww, this sounds exactly like something our awkward nerd boys would do. I can imagine Tim being super competitive and wanting to win it, so he spends hours searching online and scouring all his resources to find the sugariest nicknames out there. Some of them are just plain awful and Jason ends up laughing so hard his side hurts and some of them are downright embarrassing. Like the time Tim called Jason Sweet Cinnabuns, he turned into a puddle of goo on the floor.
Of course, Jay’s nicknames for Tim are all super sweet and adorable because he’s so in love with Tim he can’t hold his feelings back. Naturally, Tim’s the last one to know because he’s completely absorbed in the competition and is horrible at picking up when people have feelings for him. On the other hand, everyone else knows and they all give Jay nicknames he can use. Dick’s are candy sweet, Steph’s are sarcastically fond, Cass’s are really simple and heartfelt, Barbara’s are really nerd, and Damian’s are really old fashioned (something that surprised Jay because he thought they would be insults). The longer the competition goes on, the more obvious Jason’s feelings becomes to everyone. Everyone, but Tim.
It gets to the point, that even the Justice League knows and they’re all taking bets on how long it’ll take Tim to figure it out. Diana even offers to lasso the two of them together, so they can talk it all out. Jason is both really touched and horrified by this offer because Diana is his hero and she wants to help him, but telling Tim shouldn’t be that difficult. He can totally do this by himself. What actually happens is he gets so frustrated he ends up basically screaming his emotions at Tim. Tim just looks at him with these big puppy eyes and Jason feels horrible because he really loves, but damn does it get frustrating to be in love with someone so oblivious.
When Tim keeps staring at him and saying nothing, Jay’s pretty sure he fucked everything up and they’re going to have to go back to being awkward around each other. Then Tim does the best thing ever and tells him saying I love you doesn’t mean he wins the competition. It’s only going to get worse now they’re dating. They then become the most annoying and sickening couple on the face of the planet.