Summary: Jason learns he’s going to be a father.
Warnings: mentions of drug use, cursing
Word count: 701
As soon as those two words left your mouth, Jason was beyond floored.
After a few seconds of pure silence and shock plastered to his face, his lips parted. “I can’t be a father.”
His words felt like punch to the gut. However, you knew where he was coming from; this man once was a boy who grew up on the streets, fending for himself, while his own father was in and out of jail. And his mother? She was hardly a motherly figure, passed out on a chair, the whites of her eyes showing as the drugs raided her system.
Your hands find his face, thumb stroking his cheek. “You’re not them, Jason.”
“No you don’t understand, I’m a selfish asshole. I can barely handle myself on a daily basis, I’m broken. I’m in no shape to ever be a father and-”
“I know, Jason. I know you’re broken. I know who you are, and I have no doubts you’ll be a great father.” you watch as his eyes searched yours in a yearning sort of desperation, trying to believe every word. “You know how I know that? Because you’ve experienced hell, Jay. I know you want better for those you love than what you got, you fight for what’s right — even if it means they die.”
“I kill people, I’m not father material.”
“I know who I’m dating. I know your beliefs differ Bruce’s. I know you’ve suffered the greatest tragedy of having to live again. But you’re changing,” your hands find his, grasping them before placing them over your stomach. “and we both love you.”
Jason’s eyes searched your face for any sign of doubt, to find none. “Hell, if someone as serious as Bruce can do it, why can’t I? I’ll just have to work harder at it.”
With a grin, you toss your arms around his neck, pressing your forehead against his. “I love you, Todd.”
“And I, you.”
“Ooh! Look, guys! It’s the lady who swallowed a planet!” Tim’s voice rang out from the manor living room as you waddled in.
“Shut it, Drake,” you mumbled, shooing Dick away from your favorite spot on the couch. “Honestly if this baby doesn’t pop out within the next few days I’m gonna pull it out myself.”
“Ooh can I help?” Damian asked, earning a glare from Jason. “What? She’ll need assistance…”
“Touch my wife, and you’re fucking dead Demon Brat.” Jason hissed.
From the corner of the room, Dick snorted before his eyes trailed down your body. “Uh guys? Guys? Is that normal or did what I think I saw just happen?“
Before you could even blink, a sharp pain rang in your abdomen and that was when you felt it. The unnatural warmth between your legs that wasn’t unlike overflowing on a menstrual cycle.
“Fucking hell!“ you blurted.
Despite all the pain and agony, the sight before you was completely worth it. Jason clutched the small bundle in his arms, sitting in a nearby chair, staring into your child’s face with admiration.
With a tired smile, you took in the sight, fighting off the hormonal tears.
“She’s beautiful, just like her mother.” Jason said, looking up into your exhausted face. He wouldn’t have admitted it out loud, but he was completely and totally in love again with this tiny human. He knew he would search the corners of the universe for her, and give her all the happiness that was possible.
And God, was he smitten with you. For believing so much in him. For sticking around all these years.
You couldn’t help but roll your eyes. “Shut up,”
“No I’m serious,” Jason admitted, carefully sitting beside you when you scoot over. “How did I get so lucky?”
With a hum and small smile, you place your head onto his shoulder, watching the sleeping baby girl in his arms. “By being you, Todd. The world is repaying you for what you’ve done and survived.”
With a swelling heart, Jason pressed his lips to your right temple before you succumbed to sleep.
“All I ever deserved was you.” he whispered before turning back to the child in his arms. “I love both my girls.”