Prompt: Tim’s having a hard time feeling like he’s being babied by Dick because of Jason. He vents to his best friend Konner, and learns some things about Dick he didn’t know before.
Super deep, whimsicalcolouredflames. Really. Poor Jason, poor Tim, poor Dick :C my little baby Robins.
"Dammit, Kon, I hate it. Nightwing’s babying me." Tim moans to his best friend, leaning back against the bed.
Konner glances at Tim, but doesn’t say anything yet, he knows his best friend needs to vent.
"It’s so damn annoying. I’m not Jason. I’m more careful than Jason. I’ve been trained, but Nightwing purposefully doesn’t let me anywhere near any missions involving the Joker. I can handle myself! I mean, I know what happened to Jason was awful…it really was. Batman’s still torn up about it, but at least he trusts me! Nightwing doesn’t think I can handle anything, really." Tim vents, punching a nearby pillow in anger.
"Well," Konner says carefully, trying to figure out how to say what he needs to say without getting Tim even more riled up. "I think Nightwing is right to be worried. You know he’s different than Batman," He says when Tim shoots him an irritated look.
"He’s more emotional than Batman is, that’s why he can’t be Batman. I mean, think about it. First, Nightwing loses his parents in a tragic event, and then he loses Jason? It can’t be easy, especially for someone as empathetic as Nightwing." Konner says, trying to make Tim understand.
"What do you mean, about what happened to his parents?" Tim asks, suspicious dawning on his face.
Konner shuts up quickly.
"Kon, please. Just tell me. I won’t tell Nightwing you told me."
Konner sighs. “Well, Nightwing lost his parents when he was really little, some gangsters sabotaged the trapeze of his parents act. They fell to their deaths, right in front of him. And now, another villain hurts someone he cares about, especially when he should have been able to do something about it? Come on, Tim, cut the guy some slack.”
Tim Drake doesn’t answer, he just tries to put the pieces together. He guess he could cut Nightwing some slack, for now.