i’m really emotional about jason’s enormous capacity for sweetness this morning.
like. i just imagine him and one of the batkids getting into a particularly impossible fight and at the end them just kinda slumping over and smiling at each other and the other person be taken aback by jason smiling at them in this bloody grin that’s equal parts adrenaline & violence and triumph & sweetness and just like. suddenly believing every kind thing he’s ever done for them. (maybe tim’s the best batkid for this scenario)
i get really sappy about jason showing tenderness and people being kinda surprised because he’s usually such a showy asshole and like forgetting about how sensitive and perceptive he is. which, is kind of a huge part of his character. like, don’t get me wrong, he’s violent and cynical and he’ll lash out under the right circumstances but he has such a huge capacity for love and his love is so fierce and loyal and wholehearted.
and i get really emotional about his eyes and how they betray him all them time bc he doesn’t want people to realize how emotional he is, which is why he plays up the theatrics a lot, but you can always see what’s going on through them bc his emotions are just so big and full whatever they may be, so you get these moments where like, maybe jay is comforting someone and he just has the most soulful look in his eyes and he’s being super gentle with his big, gruff hands and it’s all that kind of kindness that just breaks your heart bc he’s typically so rough around the edges and where did this sweetness come from this mangled, damaged kid.