sit down ted

  • Ted Kord: Someone shot at you?
  • Barbara Gordon: Yeah.
  • Ted Kord: Oh my God!
  • Barbara Gordon: I know.
  • Ted Kord: What can I do?
  • Dick Grayson: Excuse me, I'm Officer Richard Grayson. I'll be asking the questions. You want to sit down?
  • Ted Kord: Sure, I mean I didn't see anything. [to Barbara Gordon] When I got to the restaurant I saw the cops but I had no idea that it had to do with you.
  • Dick Grayson: You're an inventor and a businessman. Good looking guy. But yet you find your women online.
  • Ted Kord: Excuse me?
  • Dick Grayson: Can't you find any woman at work?
  • Ted Kord: Well, she was online too and she's great looking. [to Barbara Gordon] Your picture doesn't do you justice by the way.
  • Barbara Gordon: [smiles] Thank you. Yours either. The resolution must not be very good online. [moves next to Ted Kord]
  • Dick Grayson: Babs!
  • Barbara Gordon: Oh he's a Luddite.
  • Dick Grayson: Hey!
  • Barbara Gordon: [to Dick Grayson] That's someone who's afraid of technology.
  • Dick Grayson: I know what a Luddite is. [to Ted Kord] So are you saying that you were stuck in traffic?
  • Ted Kord: What? You think I shot at her? I'm a fundraiser for the Wayne campaign against gun violence. [to Barbara Gordon] Do you think I tried to kill you?
  • Barbara Gordon: He has to do this.
  • Dick Grayson: Yeah I have to do this. So, what time did you leave work?
  • Ted Kord: About six forty-five.
  • Dick Grayson: Any witnesses?
  • Ted Kord: Yeah, yeah, my assistant, Tracey, the client I was with, the valet that saw me pull out of the parking garage... I mean unless they are all suspects too.
  • Dick Grayson: We'll be talking to everyone.
  • Ted Kord: Well did you check the traffic report? It was a mess.
  • Barbara Gordon: He did. [to Dick Grayson] You did.
  • Ted Kord: Do I have to get an attorney?
  • Dick Grayson: Just stay close in case we need you for anything else.
  • Ted Kord: Yeah, sure. I mean anything I can do to help. [gets up to leave]
  • Dick Grayson: So this whole online thing, how long does it last because if it's just a way to hook up, I gotta tell you... It's pretty low.
  • Ted Kord: You know one of my partners met his wife online.
  • Barbara Gordon: You're kidding?
  • Ted Kord: No, they've been married for five years.
  • Dick Grayson: Doesn't mean it's not creepy.
  • Ted Kord: Okay. I'm sorry. Did I miss something? 'Cause I don't want to get in the way, or between...
  • Barbara Gordon: What? Uh, no.
  • Dick Grayson: No... No... God...
  • Ted Kord: Well, then, maybe we could reschedule dinner?
  • Dick Grayson: No!
  • Barbara Gordon: Sure.
  • Ted Kord: Great.
  • Dick Grayson: You know, I think someone needs this room. Let's go. [shoves Ted Kord from the room and places himself between Ted and Barbara Gordon]
  • Ted Kord: Uh, yeah. Sure. Well, I'll email you. Stay safe.
  • Dick Grayson: She will stay safe.
  • Ted Kord: [leaves]
  • Dick Grayson: [puts himself in the doorway of the room]
  • Barbara Gordon: [leans around Dick Grayson, trying to watch Ted Kord as he leaves] He's nice. Don't you think?
  • Dick Grayson: Yeah, he's nice... As a suspect!
  • Dick Grayson: [notices Barbara Gordon staring after Ted Kord] What?
  • Dick Grayson: [waves his hand in front of Barbara Gordon's face] Hello?
  • Dick Grayson: [moves in the door frame to block Barbara Gordon's view]
Some post-finale fanfic

As you all know, I was beyond unhappy with the ending, and so it felt necessary to write a oneshot of what I think could’ve happened after that horrid ending. It personally made it a lot easier to deal with, and I really hope it provides others comfort as it did for me.

This was written quite hastily, which I apologize for. I just wanted to get it up here. Please let me know what you think!


Robin smiled down at the man with the blue French horn. She remembered how he had always loved her, in what, at that point in time, felt like the best possible way. He idealized her. And he didn’t need her to have kids to be happy because he already had two of them. She, or at least the Robin in his head that he had fallen in love with all those years ago, was exactly what he wanted. She needed that. After the time she had spent apart from those who were once her best friends she needed to feel idealized and loved and anything but alone. In that moment, Ted Mosby was exactly who she needed, and like he always had been, he was the perfectly rational choice.

He rushed up to her apartment, kissing her immediately, mirroring their actions from when they had first gotten together with almost too much accuracy. It was Robin who pulled away, even after the years she had spent without any intimacy, the kiss didn’t feel right.  

“Ted, we can’t do this.” Tears began to form in her eyes, “I don’t love you anymore, and you don’t love me anymore. We can’t just pretend. We’re not the same people we used to be. And, for a second I think we both thought we could go back in time and be those people because it’d be so much simpler that way, but we have to face the truth. You can’t delete these past years and you can’t delete her death from your memory.”

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