You’re very hesitant to take Mr. Wayne up on his offer of dinner. You’ve been alone for so long now that the idea of tying yourself to someone terrifies you. But, you say yes. You’re surprised when he asks where you want to go, you were almost certain that he’d sweep you away to some upscale restaurant where everything would be just enh, overpriced, and probably not very flavorful.
You’ve spent a good amount of time scoping out the best food places in your area. You know who makes the best of everything, and where the best bargain is. So, you lead him to this little hole in the wall restaurant that makes the best bibimbap you’ve ever tasted.
Things are more than a bit awkward at first. You both stumble over bits of your personal lives, not completely sure what’s appropriate for a first date, or what’s appropriate for your soul-mate. Things only become comfortable after you admit that you have no contact with your family because they’re emotionless drones, and he admits to having six kids.
After that things seem to fall into place. He tells you all about his kids, and he glows as he talks about them. You find it more than a bit adorable and very, very sweet. He talks about growing up in Gotham and you talk about growing up in Connecticut. You end up staying until the owners kindly inform you that they’re closed.
Bruce walks you to your apartment after that and you say goodnight. Over the next week you spend every free moment you both have together. You spend even more time together in meetings. You hold IM conversations on your laptops while very boring reports are being given.
At the end of the week, two days before Bruce is scheduled to head back to Gotham, he asks you to come with him. You ask for twenty-four hours and he happily gives them to you. You return to the restaurant where you had your first date. You sit at the very same table and you begin your failsafe way of making decisions: a pro-con list.
By the time you finish there are many more pros than cons, but those cons still bug you.
You’ve only known him a week, he has kids that may not accept you, you’d have to move. The last one isn’t all that big, while you love South Korea you know you can always come back. Your job isn’t all that big of a deal either; Bruce has already offered you a job with Wayne Enterprises.
Still, you’ve only known him a week. Your mind flashes back to a moment with your grandfather. Despite your own parents rather cold exteriors, your mother’s father had always been a very kind and warm man. He had been an island of warmth in a rather cold sea. Unlike your parents, he and your grandmother had been soul-mates, and so in love that it should have been a fairy tale.
He had told you once: “You can never be sure with love. You just have to take your chances and hope it turns out well.”
And that was the big question, where you willing to take a chance?
You’re waiting for him at the airport when he arrives. Three rather large suitcases, holding everything you’ve deemed important, are behind you. When he approaches you, a smile on his face you simply hold up your one-way ticket to Gotham and tell him that your secretary is going to send the rest.
And, without another thought he takes your hand, and you take a chance: Together.