Gotta Go My Own Way
Prompt: Could you do one for batsis where none of the boys seem to fully accept her which makes her run away and get lost so they look her up and when they find her she’s super badass and idk, you can continue it however you like. But with LOTS of angst pretty please? By @redbircl
A/N: This is the first batsis fic I have ever written (not counting the little first sentence drabbles I did a while back). I hope you guys like it!
“Why can’t you just trust me? I have been training just as long as you have.” Y/N said as she stalked across the cave after Tim.
“You aren’t as skilled as I am and you blow things way out of proportion, like you are right now.” Tim said as he dropped into the chair in front of the batcomputer.
“Just because I am not Robin doesn’t mean I can’t handle myself. And I am not blowing things out of proportion. You guys babysit me and underestimate me every step of the way. If I am not as good at fighting or problem solving as you are, it is because none of you have given me a chance.”
“Calm down, Y/N.” Dick said, putting his hands on her shoulders. “We just want to make sure you stay safe.”
“Yeah, sis, you know we don’t want you to get hurt.” Jason interjected.
“Are you protecting me or are you holding me back?” Y/N asked as she left the cave. She loved her brothers, truly she did, but she knew that she could do more than they gave her credit for. She wasn’t an acrobat like Dick, a first rate detective like Bruce and Tim, a sharpshooter like Jason, or a highly trained assassin like Damian, but she knew she could find her skillset if they just gave her the chance.
She sighed as she entered her room and closed the door. She knew they were well meaning, but the constant handholding and hovering were driving her insane. Just once, she would like to be her own hero as opposed to the sidekick of a sidekick.
She walked over to her bed and pulled a suitcase out from under it. Leaving wasn’t a decision she took lightly, she had been agonizing over it for months, but nothing was changing and she needed to make a move. She wiped away her tears as she packed her bag. The thought of how upset her family would be when they figured out she was gone was breaking her heart, but she was set in her decision.
She opened her window and climbed out. She made it to the edge of the property before a shadow dropped down in front of her. She honestly has been expecting him sooner.
“Lovely evening for a walk, isn’t it?” Bruce said in a bemused tone. He moved closer when she didn’t answer. “I know what you are doing. I am not happy about it, but I won’t stop you either. Just promise me you’ll stay safe, okay?”
Y/N nodded and wrapped her arms around her father. “I love you, daddy.”
“I love you, too.” He said as he kissed the top of her head. He watched as she disappeared into the night.
Y/N didn’t know if he told her brothers to stay away or if he simply kept them off her tracks, but she didn’t see them for several years. In that time, she trained with everyone who was willing to teach her. She steered clear of the League for fear that somehow word would get back to Damian and her family would come looking for her.
Five years after leaving, she stepped back into Gotham. She laughed at how dreary it was, exactly as damp and depressing as she remembered. And yet strangely, she loved it more than any of the cities she had seen while traveling.
She stepped into the apartment she had rented. She didn’t feel like she could go home, not yet at least. She had been gone too long to just walk up to the front door.
When night fell, she put on her new suit and headed out onto the street. As soon as she started jumping from roof to roof, she noticed her family watching her. She smiled and kept going until she knew they were following her. She landed on a rooftop and waited for them to catch up.
“Who are you and what are you doing in our city?” Damian said as he stepped forward to meet her.
“I am aware that Wayne Industries has sizable holdings in Gotham, but I don’t think you could really call it ‘your’ city.” Y/N teased. There was a moment of silence has they realized who was behind the new mask.
“Holy fuck.” Jason whispered. The boys had been lost as to where their sister ran off to. They had searched for months before Bruce finally shut them down.
“Y/N?” Dick said as he moved closer to her.
“In the flesh.” She said with a flourish.
“Where have you been?” Tim asked. They were honestly so shocked to see her that they forgot to be mad.
“Here, there, and everywhere. I needed more training so I went and got it.” Y/N answered with a shrug. Dick moved forward and enveloped her in a hug.
“Don’t you ever put shit like that again. We thought you were dead.” Dick said as he squeezed her tightly.
“I won’t. I got what I wanted and now I am back to stay.” She whispered as she hugged him back.
“Not to be a party pooper, but there is a hostage situation two streets away.” Tim said.
Dick let go of Y/N. “You want to show us what you learned, lil sis?”
Y/N smiled. “It would be my pleasure.”