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Jun. 26th, 2006 | 05:56 pm


Robin is on a rooftop, but it's only early evening. He's looking up, up at the orange sky.

Watching a bright red cape stream away.


Robin smiles, and waves.


When Batman returns they go out on patrol.

Robin plants his feet a little wider on the ledge, and folds his arms across his chest.

Doing that makes him slow to launch his line, though, and he lands a good couple of seconds after Batman. Who frowns.

On the next building he keeps his hands free and goes back to a crouch.


He tries not to talk about him, but it was exciting, and a little scary, and maybe Batman's right that he should always remember he isn't human, but still, x-ray vision would be so cool.


Dick has some gloopy stuff for his hair that sometimes makes his bangs stay in place. Maybe it'll work for this.

He makes faces in the mirror until he gets it right.

It's not that different to normal. Still... curled.

He goes downstairs to breakfast.


Bruce hands him the International section of the Gazette and Dick reads out the piece on the Montenegro arms dealers while he eats his scrambled eggs.

Alfred won't let him have the OJ until he can ask for it in Serbian.

Bruce raises his eyebrows above the headlines when Dick demonstrates his familiarity with Balkan cuss-words, but what did he expect?


Dick grabs his schoolbag and runs down the stairs, stopping just one above where Bruce is waiting.

Ready, he's about to say, but Bruce is looking at him. Really looking.

And he keeps on looking until Dick wishes he could look away, only Bruce has a very small smile and a hand on his shoulder.

He brushes his fingers back through Dick's hair, messing it--no. He's rearranging it.

Ready, Bruce says. Smiles more, but it's sharp.


Robin is on a rooftop, in the gritty middle of the night.

He's not watching the sky--

--they're jumping off, up, fast.


Takes place after Robin/Superman Legends of the DCU #6, although I hope it doesn't depend on familiarity with that. I was aiming for you, dear reader, to see this. Like, um, manga, with small details highlighted: Dick's arms folded staunchly, Bruce's eyebrow above the newspaper.

The talented jemppu drew two wonderful pieces to go with this story: Dick, with arms folded staunchly and Bruce and Dick in the style of Tim Sale.
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Darwin's Bulldog

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from: sparcck
date: Jun. 26th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)

I forgot about this one, and how perfectly Robin it is, how human in the face of everything that is non-mortal. This is really so so lovely, even better, somehow, after watching Superman. <3

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don't call me moonpie

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from: cindyjade
date: Jul. 2nd, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)

bruce's fingers in dick's hair!!! i'm still all about it omg, *hearts*

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from: sarahol1
date: Apr. 12th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)

This was great, and so very "panel-like" in its style. Also, kudos to your artist at the end--it was a perfect expression of your written word in the third bit. I must also guiltily admit that for some reason I'm delurking to comment on *this* and not the AWESOME "Corridors" or "Merchant Banker"--my apologies...

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