I have a headcanon that When Bruce is being a jerk or ignoring Him, Damian will go to Dick's apartment for the night or sometimes a whole week, and that's how Dick first realized that he's Damian's safe/happy place.
What a way to start the day— (´⌣`ʃƪ)
It’s not a patrol night so Dick is sleeping home when someone breaks into his apartment. It’s out of pure intuition that he wakes up at all, the intruder makes close to no sound at all, which alerts the man enough to grab a hidden escrima stick while still pretending to sleep. There’s a long silence before he hears few more steps, light, not only because of skill but because the owner actually doesn’t weight that much. “…Damian.” he says, realizing who it is.
The man pushes his blanket off, sitting up and putting the stick away to it’s hide place. “Seriously buddy… One day you’ll get injured, sneaking up on people like this…” he speaks lightly, pretending to not notice the grim facial expression on the boy’s face. “/or/ you’ll give me a heart attack, is that what you aim for, eh? Halloween is not here yet, save the tricks for later” he reaches and grabs the other’s wrist, alarmed by the lack of reactions, his babbling /always/ gets a reaction out of Damian, whatever snarky or suppressed yet happy.
Dick tugs him closer, surprised by the lack of resistance. “Hey there…” he looks up at him, the room is too dark for him to see his face clearly but he sees enough to pull him onto the bed near him. “You’re.” he pushes him beneath the blankets “Are sleeping with /me/ tonight” he announces, only to get a small sound in response. Was it supposed to be his annoyed TT ? Didn’t sound remotely close to that, the teen is seriously upset, huh?
And if Damian is this upset there’s only one person to blame, Bruce of course.
“Dunno what you had a fight over..” he says after a while, feeling the anyways tensed body near him tensing up even more “..but relax now, alright?” he wraps an arm around him and pulls him flat against his chest, eyes closing as he smooches his head once. (so what if he uses the moment to sneak some affection that otherwise would have been rejected, Dami needs it).
“You can stay here for how long as you like” Dick says and smiles when he feels Damian shifting closer, muttering something. “Hmn? Didn’t hear ya babybat, speak up” Damian repeats, louder this time but muffled against Dick’s chest. “Forever…?” Dick sounds amused when he repeats, “I’d love to but…” he imagines Bruce breaking into his apartment to kidnap his son back to the manor. “…nah… “ he shrugs “Who cares, not gonna give you up to the big scary bat, no worries” he feels a smack on his side and practically can feel Damian rolling his eye. “Hahaha… Sleep well, babybat” he murmurs.
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