Marinette was tired.
It was a cold dusk in Gotham and she was alone on her usual spot on the rooftop.
With a plate full of cookies, Marinette waited for Jason to show up. They met a few weeks ago and the guy was growing on her, specially because he was her only company in the night.
Much change in 5 years, Audrey Bourgeois offered an internship under her through out America. Not wanting to see Paris for a while, the bluenette accepted it.
She went to New York, then Detroit and, jumping from place to place, ended up in Gotham for half a year.
In the two weeks she’s been in Gotham, she was amazed by the city. Even with the cloudy always winter weather and the high crime rate, Gotham had hidden jewels like the Wayne gardens, dedicated to one of the troubled rogues.
And in the same two weeks she met two nice guys, one named Tim in a coffee shop near her part-time job and Jason, the guy who she saw every night on the roof.
Her sketch book had pages after pages full of design ideas, proofing the great week she had.
Marinette was sketching away the good vibes when the door open revealing a tall guy with a smoke ready to be lit.
“Hey Jay!” Marinette looked up to Jason. “Rough day, I see.”
Jason snort, eyes turning at the remark. He smirk down to the small girl, only the darkness under his eyes showing his exhaustion.
“You guess it.” He patted her head.
A knowing smile plastered itself on Marinette’s face and she reached for the plate next to her. “Perhaps this may help?”
“Heck yeah it will!”
He hugged Marinette and chugged down three cookies at once, having a huge childish smile since the moment he saw the goods.
“How’s your day, Pixie Pop?” Jason, now looking like a squirrel, said.
The bluenette laughed at the sight.
“It was nice. The company finally decided in the next production, so~ now I get to work on the outfits for the play.”
“That’s great news!” Jay pinched her cheek. “Which play is it this time?”
“One of my favorites, Heathers. I’m so excited to start the costumes!” Marinette grabbed her sketch book opening it on her lastest designs. “Look!”
Jason laid his head on top of Marinette’s and the works on display. A proud smile quickly appeared.*
“They look really great already.” He hugged her tight.
“Thanks, Jay.” Smiling widely, she turned around to face him. “So, are you ready for movie night?”
“Sweetie, I was born ready.”
Swinging from building to building, two figures were racing.
Damian was on patrol night with Dick, which meant running from him or being forced to a heart-to-heart.
This past couple weeks Damian felt unsettling and didn’t really understand why.
In the night he lies awake, feeling like he should be doing something.
In his dreams, he finds himself reaching out to something, someone, and wakes up whenever he gets close enough to make out a woman like figure.
In the day, he walks through the house as if searching for something and, of course, his brothers noticed.
Damian was tired and really snappy about it.
Specially now when his most overbearing brother is after him, looking to be helpful and supportive.
After realizing he was off route, Damian stopped on a rooftop nearby.
Dick soon followed, determination painted in his eyes.
“We need to talk.” He sternly said.
“I have nothing to say.”
The older boy frown. “You’ve been on edge this past weeks, what’s going on?”
“Nothing is going on.” Damian kept his face neutral, bottling up the anxiety inside of him.
“Don’t give me that Baby bird. I know you.” He stepped closer and grabbed Damian’s shoulder. “Whatever it is, I’m here for you.”
“Seriously, it’s nothing.”
Dick looked disappointed but still persisted.
A few minutes passed in silence and Damian caves in guilt.
“That’s exactly it, nothing has happened, nothing is going on but,” he bits his lip, searching for a way to describe it, “I feel on edge, like I should be doing something and I don’t know what it is!”
Dick hugs the boy, the frown softening in understanding.
“Don’t worry too much about it, it’s normal to feel that way sometimes.” He pulls away slightly and ruffles his hair.
“Hey!” Damian steps back with a frown, trying to put his hair back to place.
“Maybe you just forgot something, most likely to do your homework.” Dick laughed when Damian scoffed.
“Whatever it is, I’m here for you Baby Bird.” Smiled widely. “How about we finish patrol and race back to the cave?”
“Oh, you’re on.” Damian spoke, feeling at ease after the talk.
Before going back to patrolling the city, something caught his eye.
The most annoying of his brothers was hugging a small girl in the building next to them.
By the looks of it, they were close.
Damian grinned. He’ll have a field trip tomorrow.
Hey there! I saw that a lot of you wanted to see Lila going down and yeah… Not gonna happen for plot proposes. :)
But on a good side, Damian is back again!
Anyway, I was really looking forward to write Jasonette interactions and I look forward for what are your thoughts on this part.