red robin iii

When Steph has had enough
  • Tim: This villain is dangerous.
  • Stephanie: Yeah, I know.
  • Tim: You sure you don't need any help?
  • Stephanie: I can handle it on my own.
  • Tim: But he almost took you out--
  • Stephanie: I can handle it.
  • Tim: Well, Steph, denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
  • Stephanie: You should know, you steer the boat.
  • Tim:
  • Stephanie:
  • Jason: Oooooooooh. OOOOOOOH. BURN! Street kids, up top! *high-fives Steph* That's what I'm talkin' about!
  • Bruce: I can understand your desire to fight alone, Stephanie. Your family links you to this problem. But you cannot let your dismal background play into this.
  • Stephanie: Yeah, my dismal background with a druggie mom and a criminal dad and yet I still manage to have better manners than you.
  • Bruce:
  • Stephanie:
  • Jason: *slow claps* Two for one, today is my lucky day! You, you special snowflake, YOU are sitting next to ME.
Kiss (Tim Drake x Reader)

Note: So, I was feeling particularly down today and decided to write this to try and cheer myself up a little. I think it turned out kinda cheesy, but I’m happy with it.
Word count: 397

Not tagging anyone in case of being a bother.

He smiles at you and with that, it is as if your hand moves by itself. Suddenly, Tim is leaning on your touch, humming and lifting his own hand to grab your wrist. He had told you before he liked it when you did unexpected things, and you have learned to take your chances in surprising him.

 “To be honest, I was expecting you to kiss me" he says bluntly, pressing his face against your palm “Not that I’m complaining, I, um, like this kind of greeting very…” A sigh that makes your heart flutter scapes his mouth and you continue to trace spiral figures on his cheek. He closes his eyes.

 He had been away for almost a whole week, with no  texts other than the ones to assure you he was alright, so you tell him:

 “I missed you" in a whisper.

He doesn’t open his eyes to look at you, but you are able to imagine the spark they have under his eyelids in the way small lines form at their sides “I missed you too”

 “Mmhm” you say, concentrated on how his thumb starts to move up and down, slowly.

You stare at him for a while, the length of his eyelashes doesn’t do much to cover the dark, deep spots under his eyes, which makes your stomach sink with worry. You know how messed up his sleep  pattern is and judging by how worn out he looks, he probably had been awake for at least forty eight hours straight, not counting the ones he spent on the plane. You decide to forget about the movie date and convince him to get to bed.

The sides of his lips curls upwards when you run your fingers throughout his dark hair, making you blush at the thought of how pretty he is. Tim opens his eyes to connect them with yours, a soft beam filling his sight as he watches your cheeks turn redder. He has a way of making your heart speed up that can’t be healthy.
He pulls you towards his chest with another smile.

 “You smell so good" He murmurs in your ear, his breath sending soft waves of an emotion you can’t quite describe down your spine. He smelled good, too, but that is the last thing you think about when he says with a giggle:

 “Can we kiss now?”

okay so in red robin issue #20, tim has this little internal dialogue

but then 5 issues later, someone asks him where he sees himself in the future and he pictures this:

(don’t even get me started how the first thing he pictures is that he’s dead in 10 years okay)

but. i zoomed in on that last one…

and it’s a little lumpy, but that really looks like a dog to me of all the things he could see, he sees himself sitting at a computer with a dog sleeping at his feet


anonymous asked:

I was on reddit the other day and something made me think. If you say, diverged the timeline and made it so that everything after 2004 happened a little differently for Tim so that none of those editorially driven family/friend/girlfriend deaths happened, not even Batman, would he become Red Robin at all? I was just thinking for if the New 52 hadn't gotten rid of his Robin, since it did get rid of all those deaths as well. And relationships in general. And his good looks. But anyway.

Nah, probably not.

Taking the question literally, Tim only took on the Red Robin identity because Dick kicked him out of being Robin and he needed SOME secret identity before he ran off to prove Bruce was alive, and hey, there was a Red Robin costume lying around. So, there wouldn’t be any need to use the Red Robin ID. (I do think he would have moved on eventually, but probably to a different/his own new identity.)

In terms of personality, Tim did change a lot in response to the deaths. Without them, I think he would have been overall a more stable, happier and healthier person. (He still did have problems—his relationship with his dad was kind of rocky, for one thing. But before Jack died, he and Tim were starting to come to an understanding about their relationship and about Tim being Robin.) He’d have living parents (Jack and Dana), so no need to be adopted by Bruce, which might affect the way Damian responded to him. I also like to think that he’d have been more secure in himself, so Damian’s barbs wouldn’t have hit as deeply as they did. And he probably wouldn’t have been kicked out of the Robin role because Bruce had been pro-keeping Tim Robin before his death.

Do you think Tim Drake is a rich kid who got way in over his head? Because if you do, you're dead wrong, son.

Tim Drake, you see, is a rich kid who grew up all alone in a posh house with people hired to watch him, longing to mean something. He’s the kid who came home late at night with scrapes and bruises that he patched himself and wished desperately that he needed to hide from his ever-absent parents. He’s the kid who hated his swanky neighborhood because it was so far from the places he felt he belonged, so far from the places where he wanted to do his work. He’s the kid who got involved in the most dangerous thing ever invented because he wanted to help someone.

He’s the kid who put everything on the line for a dumb wish to help and a little prayer that he could, and if you don’t think that’s the shit, get off my fucking blog.