Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: In a bloody Gotham alley, Batman is shocked into a confession.
Date Of Completion: July 9, 2010
Date Of Posting: July 13, 2010
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 291
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for silvertales for my 2010 Hurt/Comfort Fic Prompt Request. Characters: Bruce/Dick. Prompts: Night, Confessions Of Feelings. :)
The night belonged to the Bat, his shadow backlit by sunshine. In the next moment, the brightness would be swallowed by darkness, emerging again as ripples of sunlight fell to the ground followed by batwings that blocked out the stars.
There were shouts, curses, and flashes of gunfire, the smack of fists on flesh and suddenly an anguished cry as a rattle of more gunfire sent sunshine spinning to the ground.
The criminals scurried away like rats, leaving the Bat pleading with his Little Bird, strong hands trembling as he probed for wounds. He found a bullet in a thigh, and blood trickling down the side of his Beloved’s face as his heart thrummed with the fear that nearly choked him.
An alley. Always an alley.
“Dick,” he whispered brokenly as the fear entwined around his heart and squeezed, “Don’t leave me.”
Coldness swept through his bones as the smell of blood was sickeningly-sweet in the dirty alley. Broken pearls swam in front of his vision and he blinked, seeing his partner’s head move from side-to-side.
“Dick,” he pleaded. “Stay with me.” Desperation and the fear that tasted metallic in his mouth broke something in him. “I love you!”
Eyes fluttered open. Robin groaned. “Did you just say…that you…loved me?”
“I did,” Batman said shakily as pressed down on the leg wound to stop the bleeding.
“Well, that’s almost worth…getting shot.” Robin smiled despite his pain. “I love you, too, Bruce,” he said softly.
Batman’s hands stilled, then he smiled.
“Let’s get you home.”
Batman lifted Robin into his arms and Robin sighed happily as he whispered his love into his future lover’s ear, both of them leaving the alley and the fear behind as hope glittered in sunshine-yellow and moonlight-silver.