Promp #3 with Damian and Dick?
For some reason the answers to these asks keep getting longer and longer, and guess what? I love it. I tweaked the dialogue a because it flowed a bit more naturally this way.
Summary: Dick’s life has gone from busy to the busiest since he took up the mantel of Batman. He’s late and running later to a meeting, but in trying to explain that to Damian he hurts him instead. Dick’s trying not to do the same things Bruce did when he was Robin, so how come he keeps falling into the same traps Bruce did?
Dick was busy. It seemed to come with the territory of being in charge of– well everything. He had no idea how Bruce had done it. It seemed an impossible task to balance Wayne Enterprise work, meetings, the cowl, and raising a Robin. Add to that Dick’s social life, and he was pretty sure the hours needed to do everything in his day didn’t match what the sun had in store for him.
If he’d ever thought he’d been busy before, he’d had no clue. Not a single one. He’d never realized what Bruce dealt with on a daily basis. No wonder he liked to skip charity events, they were time suckers that Dick could use doing literally anything else. He got tired just thinking of his schedule for the day.
Already he was running late for a meeting, one that was bound to take forever since John Harris was going to be there. The man did not know the meaning of brief. Or subtle, for that matter. Dick wished he could skip the whole thing, but Lucius wouldn’t appreciate him missing so, he was going.
He piled everything he needed, loose papers and a folder, on top of a binder and made his way out of his office feeling a little like he was back in school.
When he walked out Damian was sitting at the kitchen bar, working his way through the homework Alfred had assigned him for the day. Dick had tried to convince him to attend regular school, as a way to have interactions with people beyond his brother and butler, but he’d refused. That was fine, he was young and adapted quickly, Dick had just hoped to give him something of normality.