“Suddenly it wasn’t only a personal thing to me […] And it was too late to tell them that there was still good in it, and they wouldn’t believe you if you did. It was too much of a problem to be just a personal thing.”
PSA: When it comes to invasion of privacy, secret keeping, and manipulation, the robins are no different than Batman. They all keep tabs whether their teams know it or not, they all keep secrets, they all do what Bruce does when it comes to things like that.
And the teams are always surprised! Every damn time! They’re always like “How could you keep this from me” or “How could you do this to me” or “I can’t believe you would act like this”. You know what, yeah, be mad, Dick shouldn’t be manipulating you, but you’ve known him long that you shouldn’t be surprised.
“Dally had spent three years on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten. He was tougher than the rest of us— tougher, colder, meaner. The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn’t present in Dally. He was as wild as the boys in the downtown outfits..” - S.E. Hinton The Outsiders