Social Butterfly (Jason Todd x Reader)
@ahs-elsa : “Could you write a Jason Todd one shot where the reader is super shy around him, so he thinks that she doesn’t like him & it sort of pisses him off and he rants about it to the other Robins and they’re like “dude she’s like in love with you” please?:D”
Schninner: Why of course!!! This is such an adorable idea, but I am pretty sure I butchered it. So apologies, but I hope you like it! This was also WAY longer than expected…
(Reader is a Female)
Key: [F/B] – Favorite book
Warnings: Just a few cuss words,
Word count: 1317
You lounged comfortably on the couch inside of the Wayne manor’s living room reading one of your favorite book. You stretched out feeling the warmth of the fire spread through you, and let out a lazy yawn as you curled back once more and continued reading.
Some might find it weird to be so comfortable in a home that wasn’t yours, and if it were any other house, you wouldn’t have even asked to use the bathroom. You were just that timid. This just happened to be the house of your best friend Dick Grayson. You guys had met when you were kids, and both went to Gotham Academy. You had been the awkward and quiet girl that nobody noticed, and you were perfectly fine with that. People had always made you extremely nervous, you just never knew what to say to them, so you tended just to keep to yourself.
Most people just ignored you, but Dick was not most people. He had seemed to make it his mission to befriend you, and in the end, he had succeeded. It wasn’t long before you guys started hanging out, and as the years went by, he eventually introduced you to his family.
You were quiet around them at first, but after a while you warmed up to them and essentially became a part of the family. You loosened up and become more vocal toward everyone in the family. Well… almost everybody.
Jason Todd. That was the name of probably the most gorgeous man alive, and it wasn’t even his looks that made him attractive to you. You loved how he acted like such a rugged bad boy, but in reality, he was just a big dork. You loved the way his blue eyes lit up whenever he heard someone mention his favorite book. And his smile? There were no words to describe the feeling in your stomach whenever he flashed you one of his dazzling smiles.
Of course, you had never told Jason this. In fact, you could never seem to form full sentences when you were around Jason. You spoke, but your more were usually incoherent mumbles or grunts. Simple to say, you didn’t talk to him much.
Just then, Dick plopped himself down right by your feet.
“Hiya [F/N]! What ‘cha reading?” he asked snatching the book away from your grasp.
“Dick, what the hell?” You squeaked in surprise as your friend looked at your book’s cover.
“[F/B]? Oh no, [F/N] not you to!” He said with an exasperated groan.
“What are you talking about-?” You start as you try to snatch you book back.
That’s when a hand reached up from above you two and grasped the book, removing it from Dick’s hands. A pair or bright blue eyes danced with excitement as they read the title of the book. Jason Todd then took his eyes off the book and looked to you, he smiled brightly as he spoke, causing your heart to flutter.
“[F/B]?! No way! [F/N] you like this series too?”
You nodded, avoiding any and all eye contact while letting out a small, “Mmm hmm.”
“Oh, don’t you just love the part when…” He went on and on bringing up several of your own favorite parts of the book. You gave him a small smile and nodded your head while he was speaking.
His phone then beeped a few times, causing him to pause while he was in the middle of angrily ranting about the antagonist o the book. He eyed the phone and gave a slight frown.
“Well, duty calls.” He said gesturing to his phone.
He handed you back your book, his thumb, accidentally brushing against yours, almost sent you into shock.
“It’ been fun talking books with you [F/N], we should do it again sometime.” He said as he walked toward the front door.
You managed to make a barely audible, “Mmm hmm,” and a little wave before the door shut gently behind him. You stared at the door for a while before turning around to find Dick smiling at you mischievously.
“What?” You said, trying to act as casual as possible.
“OOOHH!!! [F/N] got a crush on Jaybird!!!!!” He teased giving you a wide smile.
“Grow up Grayson! I do not!” but as soon as you said it, you felt your cheeks burn bright red.
“I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!” He replied giddily bouncing up and down on the couch like a six-year-old on Christmas day.
You groaned in defeat, and slumped into the couch covering your now bright red face with your book. He was never going to let this go.
Jason Todd did not get you. It wasn’t as if he didn’t try, in fact, some might say he’s tried a little too hard to understand you or get your attention. But it seemed to him that whenever he was around, you would tense up and immediately grow silent avoiding pretty much all eye contact.
At first, he thought you were just shy, but he quickly diminished this idea when he saw you casually chatting with Tim and Damian. He had tried to enter the conversation, but you had immediately found an excuse to leave the conversation.
At first, he thought he might have done something to upset you, but then he realized that you had never been in a conversation long enough for him to have insulted you in any way.
Then, a thought had crossed his mind.
“What if she just doesn’t like me?”
And that idea really pissed him off. It wasn’t just because he had had a crush on you ever since Dick introduced you to everyone, but mostly because he had done nothing wrong.
This is what Jason had been angrily ranting about to Tim, Dick, and Babs for the past 40 minutes. (Damian was there at one point, but he had “refused to tolerate listening to Todd’s sad love life.” Then left)
“… it just really pisses me off!” He angrily stated while walking back and forth.
Babs just sighed, this wasn’t the first time she had listened to Jason rant about you.
“Jay! Just relax, [F/N] is too sweet to hate anybody, your just over reacting.”
Tim gave Barbara an unsure look, “I’m not so sure Babs, I mean, why else would [F/N] not talk to him?”
Jason gestured toward Tim, “Thank you!” he shouted before collapsing in a nearby chair. He sighed angrily and leaned over, placing his head in his hands. He gave his head a firm shake before looking up. He looked over to where Dick was standing… silently?
“What’s up with you? Why are you all quiet all of the sudden?” Jason asked Dick.
Dick’s eyes widened, “Who? Me? Nothing’s wrong! I don’t know anything!” His voice cracked, and he quickly averted his eyes away from Jason’s.
Jason, Tim, and Babs all gave each other confused glances. Jason stood up from his chair and walked slowly up to Dick.
“Richard Grayson, you know something, don’t you?”
“Whaaat? Pfft! No…”
Jason looked at Dick with suspicion, “Well that’s a bummer, cause it would really be helpful if- “
“[F/N] doesn’t hate you, she’s just really really shy especially around you because she has a MEGA crush on you and she made me promise not to tell you but here I am telling you and she is going to kill me if she ever finds out so please don’t tell her that I told you!” The words came rushing out of his mouth, and as soon as he finished talking his shoulders slumped as if a large burden had been lifted from his shoulders.
Jason looked at the older male with wide eyed shock. His heart seemed to be beating faster by the second, and he could feel his face grows bright red. She-she likes me?
“Holy shi-! “