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Fic: Security Blanket (1/1)

Title: Security Blanket (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl
Pairings/Characters: Bruce/Dick
Genre: Fluff
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Dick has a favorite time he shares with Bruce on patrol.
Date Of Completion: February 20, 2008
Date Of Posting: February 23, 2008
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 454
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Happy birthday, cavaleira ! :)
Dick is over 18 in this story!
Darn, looks like I missed the January 31st deadline for the second phase of quirky_circe ’s DC 20 Random Facts Fest. This story was inspired by Random Fact No. 11 in my 20 Random Facts About Dick Grayson

Dick sat cross-legged on the edge of the roof, his eyes scanning the activity below.   Not many people were out and about this time of night.  The neighborhood wasn’t particularly crime-ridden, but it wasn’t wise to wander around Gotham late at night in any district.

 

It was cold tonight, cold enough that he’d donned his flesh-colored body stocking under his uniform to keep his arms warm in addition to his legs.  His cape was longer now and covered him in a shower of sun-yellow, but it never hurt to have the extra layers.

 

Sounds drifted up to him: a car horn blaring a few blocks over, a dog barking, the footfalls of a hurrying pedestrian.  The streetlamps emitted little circles of light, illuminating cracked sidewalks and old brick buildings.

 

Luckily there was only the occasional gust of wind, or the cold could have become uncomfortable.  The stars were clear in the night sky, and he allowed himself to gaze upwards for a moment, seeing one move. 

 

Probably the Watchtower.  He smiled.  Or maybe Clark.

 

He heard a rustle behind him and smiled.  Bruce settled next to him, draping his cape around him.

 

Dick sighed happily.  This was his favorite time during patrol.  He loved sitting next to Bruce, watching over their city, the dark cape protective around him.  He could feel Bruce’s warmth as the older man sat close to him, slipping an arm around his shoulders beneath the cape.

 

When Dick had been a child, he had loved the security of the voluminous Bat-cape, Bruce’s actions speaking of his love and protectiveness.  Dick was his partner, but he was also someone whom Bruce loved enough to keep safe.

 

Dick saw no contradiction in that thinking.  It was always that way between them.  Partners and protectors.

 

And now lovers.

 

They didn’t speak.  It wasn’t necessary.  Dick could feel the strength around him, and he slipped his glove onto Bruce’s knee, knowing that Bruce would enjoy the touch of sauciness.  Dick saw the slight quirk of his lover’s lips and smiled. 

 

He returned his attention below, watching a pair of happy revelers sing and stagger drunkenly down the street.  He tensed slightly, figuring that he and Bruce might have to spring into action as drunken sots attracted trouble, but the twosome practically danced down the street and out of sight without anyone following them.

 

An ambulance siren wailed in the distance, Dick hoping that the patient would be all right.  He shivered slightly as a gust of wind blew up from the alley between the buildings.

 

Bruce’s arm tightened and he pressed them closer together.  Dick almost sighed with joy at the increased warmth.

 

Here was all the security and happiness he had ever needed. 

   


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bradygirl_12
Feb. 23rd, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
*sappy sigh of utter OTP-bliss*

Its just a little vignette, just a moment between them, but so full of the entirety of their relationship in a few soft touches.


Thank you, Silver! :)

That's a great description! I'm glad so much came through for you with this. :)
cavaleira
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
Awww, just what I needed before heading off to sleep. I love the image of Dick being wrapped up in Bruce's cape. :)
bradygirl_12
Feb. 23rd, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Awww, just what I needed before heading off to sleep. I love the image of Dick being wrapped up in Bruce's cape. :)

Always one of my favorite images! :)

Hope you're having a great birthday, sweetie! :)
whiterabbit1613
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:14 am (UTC)
So. A week ago, I drew the following picture:
http://whiterabbit1613.deviantart.com/art/Batman-and-Robin-Cloak-Moment-77780948
... and it amuses me that you wrote this fic shortly thereafter. This story made me really happy! Super cute!
bradygirl_12
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
LOL! I found the illo very amusing! :)

I'm glad you liked the story! :)
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bradygirl_12
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Aaaw, that was such a wonderful moment.

It was such a beautiful image, too, them snuggled up together on that rooftop... :)


Thanks, Louise! :)

As you can tell, I'm a sap for these two and sappy moments. ;)

greeneyelove
Feb. 23rd, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
That was...well, the word that springs to mind is pretty. So pretty and sweet. I love Dick's thoughts and the bond between them that doesn't need words.

Remarkable, as always.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
That was...well, the word that springs to mind is pretty. So pretty and sweet. I love Dick's thoughts and the bond between them that doesn't need words.

Remarkable, as always.


Thank you, Green Eyes! :)

Ooh, I like the word 'pretty'! :)

And somehow I don't picture these two as especially talky during a moment like this. :)
gilda_elise
Feb. 23rd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
This is lovely. And what a wonderful image.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
This is lovely. And what a wonderful image.

Thank you, Gilda! I'd had this image in my head for awhile and wanted to write it up. What better excuse than cavaleira's birthday? ;)
saavikam77
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
*happy sigh* ^_^ I so love the protectiveness, the closeness and warmth they share. Bravo!!!
bradygirl_12
Feb. 24th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
*happy sigh* ^_^ I so love the protectiveness, the closeness and warmth they share. Bravo!!!

Thank you, Saavi! They're at their best when they love each other. :)
ladybugkay
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Lovely and sweet. It's pure contentment between the two of them, and it's a wonderful moment out of time, because they wouldn't get too many of these quiet breaks from the rush of their lives.

Very, very nice.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 24th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Lovely and sweet. It's pure contentment between the two of them, and it's a wonderful moment out of time, because they wouldn't get too many of these quiet breaks from the rush of their lives.

*nods eagerly* Exactly! That's what I was looking for: a moment of time unsullied by craziness.

Very, very nice.

Thank you, m'dear! :)
zarabithia
Feb. 24th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Very lovely, and showed the bond between them perfectly.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 24th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Very lovely, and showed the bond between them perfectly.

Thank you, Pervy! Their bond is so strong that sometimes only a minimum of words is needed. :)
nightfall_0
Feb. 24th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
What a wonderful moment you described here! Dick watching the city, and Bruce sitting with him, draping his cape around him. That's so sweet, I loved it!
bradygirl_12
Feb. 24th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
What a wonderful moment you described here! Dick watching the city, and Bruce sitting with him, draping his cape around him. That's so sweet, I loved it!

Thank you, Nightfall! :)

I love the quiet moments between these two. :)
demon_faith
Feb. 24th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
*pile of mush*

Thank you for this.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 25th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
*pile of mush*

Thank you for this.


LOL! You're welcome, Faith! :)
amsdia
Feb. 25th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
*melts*

So utterly perfect. That little moment of quiet amidst all the craziness that their lives generally consist of. They really need those peaceful little moments, huh?
bradygirl_12
Feb. 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
*melts*

So utterly perfect. That little moment of quiet amidst all the craziness that their lives generally consist of. They really need those peaceful little moments, huh?


Yes, they do! Sometimes you just need a quiet moment or two to let your brain rest! :)
hermine_ichigo
Feb. 25th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
Oh...this was so cute....
*hearts*
<3

I love Bat's cape (it was one of the reasons why I did the costume) and so this little story made me very happy.
*yeah for capecuddling*

very well done!^^
bradygirl_12
Feb. 25th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh...this was so cute....
*hearts*
<3


Thanks, Hermine! :)

I love Bat's cape (it was one of the reasons why I did the costume) and so this little story made me very happy.
*yeah for capecuddling*


I have a thing for capes! Yours looks excellent! :)

Capecuddling should be a staple of fanfic. ;)

very well done!^^

Thank you kindly! :)
suki_blue
Feb. 25th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh just lovely! Wonderful sensory details and such warmth in their relationship compared to the cold roof. Nice contrast. And I could feel Bruce's body heat inside his cloak.

Loves! Now write more. La la la.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 25th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh just lovely! Wonderful sensory details and such warmth in their relationship compared to the cold roof. Nice contrast. And I could feel Bruce's body heat inside his cloak.

Thank you! It's all in the details. :)

Loves! Now write more. La la la.

LOL! I'm sure I will! :)
robin_lea
Mar. 9th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Very nice. Love the image of the two of them under the cape. I also enjoyed the 20 Random Facts About Dick Grayson. :-)
bradygirl_12
Mar. 9th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Very nice. Love the image of the two of them under the cape. I also enjoyed the 20 Random Facts About Dick Grayson. :-)

I'm glad you liked both, Robin! :)

Of course I love your name! ;)
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