Another BatJokes HeadCanon ♠♦♣♥
+ The Joker has a weird infatuation with Bruce Wayne – Something about the billionaire (And not even the money) calls to him. Maybe it’s his open handsomeness, or how much of a pushover he seems to be. Maybe it’s because if he holds his hand up just right, the lower half of that Adonis-grade face reminds him of the man that makes his blood boil. Bruce just seems more… attainable? So, because of this, whenever there is some kind of Bruce Wayne Event, he finds a way to infiltrate it. In disguise of course. Lowest-Key-Possible. He doesn’t want to get noticed (For once) or kicked out or even really let the guy know he’s there.. but EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. there is a ball or a gala, he attends.
Bruce… knows this. In fact, much to Alfred’s chagrin, he makes it kind of easy for the Joker to get in– the first time, which was years ago, he was very uneasy but he’d only met the clown’s eyes, they hadn’t talked or even gotten physically close, but he knew (How could he not?) and since the clown had only really just observed (and eaten, a bunch) he figured… why not. Better to keep an eye on him in an environment that he was in control of. So this naturally leads to Bruce throwing a lot of parties. Maybe once or twice a month, but for a socialite, it’s quite a bit and it sets a social precedence.
He also likes to fuck with this little sneaky shit so he’ll throw themed parties to specifically mess with the Joker. Drag Ball. Everyone-Dressed-As-Batman Ball, (ego trip #1) Everyone-Dressed-as-Joker (Ego trip #2) and so on and clown still hasn’t quite figured out that Bruce is Batman – yet. But is totally falling for him over time. A man I don’t want to kill! They casually bond over how much better Batman is than Superman, a love that he didn’t know that they shared. The real struggle for Batman is to not let his growing affection for the Joker convolute how they interact when they are fighting.
Bruce figures something big is happening to them when the Joker cuts out of a fight early to get ready for a Bruce Wayne Gala (without admitting that he has other plans) etc. this is gonna kill me. shit. damn. @melamungous what have you started?!
Okay, this is all for now– just needed to get this out of my head for the next story I’m now strongarming myself into writing