Some fan art I did for @princedeadend and their fic Don’t Break Connection, Baby. This scene is just so funny and cute and so typical of Lance lol. Please go check out this fic cause it’s amazing and give the author some love as well
Seriously the only way this shindig with Linstead/Jay becomes ooc is if after a breakup one of them starts dating someone else. You don’t fall out of love that easily. That’s it.But I don’t see that happening. If there’s a break, it’s because Jay’s finally taking the time to deal with his demons and if he’s unsure of how to, he’s the kind of man who’d feel guilty stringing someone along.
He’s one of the most selfless people on the face of the planet and he’d much rather be there for people then have them take care of him. It’s not easy for him given how much he’s been through. He doesn’t know how to let people in. He’s only ever grieved in private. It has nothing to do with trust, but rather in his head, he believes it’s best that she doesn’t see all the ugliness, the pain, the heartache. And perhaps some of that is stemmed from the fact that no one’s really stuck around in his life. Perhaps it’s parts of his survivor’s guilt. Perhaps it’s from the fact that he’s dealt with it all alone. There’s so much that goes into Jay’s character and the way he looks at life. (Let’s take 3x01 for example, Jay wasn’t at all messed up about what had happened to him because he was tortured alone. If there had been someone else in that room, if it had happened to someone he knows, he would’ve taken it worse. Plus, it brought his girl back.)
He’s often the one taking care of people, and people like that have no clue how to let others take care of them. Why did it take Erin 4 seasons to tell him she loves him? She ran at first. She distanced herself from him. And now it’s Jay’s turn to face all that, but this break, this is 653% in character. Let’s not forget that we’re talking about the guy who planned their retirement in Wisconsin long before the two had even moved in together. He sees his life with her 20 years from now. Jay Halstead is in love with Erin Lindsay and in his head, walking away for this time being is protecting her. It’s protecting himself. It’s protecting and securing their future with honor.
Jason was ‘dead’ during the Catacylsm in Gotham. The earthquake damaged Wayne Manor and Bruce had to rebuild.
Although he did rebuild it the exact same way, what if he maybe made slight changes just to improve the overall function of his home? A door added there, staircase here, wall removed there etc?
Jason by now has visited his old home a few times but sometimes he forgets that these changes happened.
He’d just be chatting in the living room and get up to leave and walk straight into a wall.
Tim and Damian just stare because wtf is their brother?
Dick just shakes his head and goes back to texting.
‘The door moved a little to the right, Jay.’
'Shut up, I knew that.’
Alfred demanded a door was added that finally connected the Dinning Room and the Kitchen.
During family meals, sometimes Jason will get up to go fetch something from the kitchen to help Alfred and will go the old way, via the servants corridor.
Damian and Tim just shake their heads.
'Father why is Todd going the long way around?’
Bruce looked pained and Roy just snorts coke all over the tablecloth.
'Jaybird forgot about the new door.’
Tim and Damian frown.
'What new door?’
Dick just smiles and pats their heads.
'I think we need to take a look at the old blue prints kids.’