You walked through the apartment with the laundry basket and sighed as you picked up stray bits of clothing and uniform as your boyfriend walked out of your bedroom.
“Good morning sunshine “ You smiled at him
“You’re in a fantastic mood.” Damian smiled back but it quickly left his face as he eyed you up holding his uniform.
“Uh oh.” You said noticing the change in his expression “What’s wrong?”
You saw panic flash over his face before he took the uniform and basket out of your hands.
“It’s just it’s my turn to do the laundry and I shouldn’t of left this mess. I’m sorry.”
“It’s fine!” You said confused “Have you ever done laundry though?”
You ended up asking that out loud to yourself as he had already left for the wash room with your clothes.
Your question was answered when he returned with your clothes. They were clean, some were just now too small and you now had a lovely selection of pink work shirts.
“I am beyond sorry.” He said as he saw your expression.
“I can fix this. I’ll replace them.”
Over the last few years you had grown accustomed to how Damian did things, most of the time he flourished and swept you off your feet with things you’d find super difficult. However there was always something he would royally fuck up which was very rare. Sometimes it was humbling and you two bonded over it, you wouldn’t lie either it was nice for him to not be perfect all the time. This was one of those times.
“It’s fine, I did say I needed more pink.” You laughed it off as you remembered you still had some work shirts in storage.
The smile didn’t return to his face though “I’ll be back in a bit.” He said before leaving without a goodbye.
You frowned thinking you had embarrassed him, and left him to go cool off.
You spotted his backpack on your chair which meant he was planning on returning to yours tonight and continued on with your day.
Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock!
You opened the door to a small child
“Hey there can I help you?” You asked sweetly. They nodded in response before dragging you out by your hand.
“Where are we going?” You asked as they continued, you figured they were mute as they didn’t answer any questions of yours and lead you down to the lobby.
They finally stopped outside and pointed to a ball in the gutter on the other side of the road.
“You came up five flights of stairs to ask me to cross the road and get your ball?” The child nodded
“Okay.” Strange you thought but kind of sweet they didn’t ask anyone else.
You crossed the road and picked up the ball and returned it to them.
“Thank you.” They squeaked before running off.
You smiled and walked back up to your apartment thinking about what you were going to cook for dinner. When you walked back inside you noticed a fancy box that wasn’t there before.
You were cautious about it and slowly opened it to reveal beautiful clothing and a note to an address and a time written in Damian’s handwriting.
“I’m guessing a Wayne party or dinner.” You smiled to yourself “Either way, no need to cook.” Which was something you didn’t enjoy doing.
When it was closer to the time you had gotten yourself ready and dressed I’m the clothes he had left for you, you made your way down to your car but were met by a uniformed stranger in the lobby.
“Excuse me are you Mr/Miss Y/LN?”
You nodded in response figuring this was another Damian thing. He had always been very “go big or go home.” Except his version was “go 19000x more than expected or don’t even bother.” even if you insisted he toned it down.
“The best for my beloved.” Was always his answer though even when you argued the best was a $2 cheeseburger and Netflix.
“This way please.” The man snapped you out of your thoughts and lead you outside and opened the door to one of his town cars.
“Thank you.” You smiled at him
The drive didn’t take you long, and he pulled up outside the Gotham Observatory. It was quiet but still open. You were confused, usually you’d hear the music by now if it were a party or atleast hear laughter of socialites.
You entered the observatory cautiously, you knew it was more than possible that this could be a trap. So you readied yourself mentally to defend yourself with combat Damian had taught you.
As you walked through the welcome area you couldn’t help but reminiscence as this was the first time you had actually talked to Damian. It was a trip set up by Gotham Academy and your partner suddenly came down with a sickness so your teacher reassigned you to partner up with Damian. You two became quick friends after that assignment and even after Gotham Academy you two stayed particularly close. Then after that you two just fell into what felt like a natural progression of dating.
You spotted Damian in the main observatory admiring the stars and smiled, letting your guard down. You were lost in memory lane you hadn’t noticed you had been walking on rose petals that led to him.
Once you approached him you wrapped your arms around him.
You felt him jump slightly “You’re late.” He said in an almost nervous voice.
“I’m sorry, I got stuck in memory lane.” You smiled before kissing him on the cheek. “What’s going on?”
You noticed the stars and planets show was playing above and there were flickering candles around the outskirts of the room.
“Do you know what today is?” You shook your head, you knew it wasn’t your anniversary. You were bad with dates but remembered you’d set a reminder on your phone atleast a month in advance. You went pale and reached for your phone and Damian brought your hands into his and chuckled.
“10 years ago today we were partnered together to study Venus.” You nodded slowly following along with him as he explained. “10 years ago today I gave your partner $100 to suddenly come down with a sickness of their choice.” He chuckled nervously
“10 years ago today I realised I was in love with you.”
“10 years later I still get the same feelings I felt for you when you first took me by the hand and pulled me around here.”
You cringed as you remembered, you were super excited to finish your research early to hit the gift shop and ended up pulling the poor boy around the observatory.
“It also took me 10 years to realise that my school crush, my best friend, my other half is really my soul mate.”
You smiled at him and pulled him into a kiss but he stopped you.
“Y/N would you spend the rest of your life, next to me, with me as my partner in life and marry me?” he knelt down and pulled a ring box out of his pocket.
“Do you remember my first words to you?”
He frowned “They were, “ ‘Did you do your homework?.’”
“Ok maybe the second then?”
“I’d love to?’”
“That’s the ones.” You smiled and pulled him up to kiss him.
“So.” He looked confused and broke the kiss “That’s a yes right?”
Oh man you guys. Max has been messaging me nonstop about the pjo zombie au… and let me tell you, my heart is breaking with every scene he’s wrote me. I’m half way though one of the more heartbreaking and angsty scenes, and oh gosh. OH GOSH. Do you guys even like this au? Cause if you do, I’ll continue with it. But if not, then I’ll suffer in silence and not bring out the older brother percy angst. Cause OH GOSH.