JUST, OH LORD. SO AMAZING. UNF. I LAUGHED, I CRIED. IT WAS PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING I HOPED FOR.
‘W-Will you read to me?’
‘Youre perfectly capable of reading it yourself, Timothy’
‘I just thought maybe-‘
‘I’m busy right now’
And then, Jack had to leave suddenly and didn’t have time to organise Tim’s minder. Bruce offered to take care of him for the duration of the trip.
While there, Tim would be his usual tiny, self-sufficient self.
Making himself a sandwich, cleaning up immaculately afterwards. Tucking himself in at night, and reading by himself; garnering him ALL of Alfreds pity.
Until Alfred eventually side-eyes Bruce. And he oh-so-awkwardly attempts being parental.
‘What do fathers do - read to their children?’
He’d check on Tim, finding him reading and offer - awkwardly to read to him. Only to have Tim politely decline. ‘It’s alright, Mr. Wayne. I’m sure you’re very busy.’
And then Dick bounds in, unimpressed at being excluded from story-time.
Further horrified when Bruce refuses to do the voices and wrangles the book until it’s in a position they can all real, and doles out names to each person.
“I’ll be Robin, you can be Marian, Timmy. And Bruce can be the Sheriff, because he’s just as grumpy’ =__’=
WALLY: "Then why not bring me along?! I know your backstory, I know what that circus means to you: It's where you grew up, it's where you lost your--"
DICK: "--I left you behind because you know my backstory. I didn't want my best pal questioning my objectivity."
WALLY: "Dude, that's what a best pal's for."
DA BES FRENS
What went through Steve’s mind when he fell into the icy water.
The image that really got me was this one
I imagined them dreaming of me.
A pregnant Sarah Rogers touching her belly while her husband holds tiny baby clothes for the yet to be born Steve. It’s cute, touching and a happy moment between a couple that is eagerly awaiting for their child. It also conveys feelings of sadness, especially when you know that the Rogers don’t necessarily get a happy ending. A few years later Joseph will die of Influenza leaving Sarah and Steve, who will then face financial problems and threats of eviction. They will become poor and Sarah will slowly kills herself with work to support herself and Steve. Sarah will then die of pneumonia and Steve will end up alone.
But for that moment, in Steve’s mind, they are dreaming of him and they are happy.
From Mythos: Captain America
You know, when we were little— you couldn’t been more than 5— you just started asking questions. How come we didn’t have a mom? Why do we always have to move around? Where’d Dad go when he’d take off for days at a time? I remember I begged you— “Quit asking, Sammy. Man, you don’t want to know.” I just wanted you to be a kid…Just for a little while longer. I always tried to protect you…Keep you safe…Dad didn’t even have to tell me. It was just always my responsibility, you know? It’s like I had one job… I had one job… And I screwed it up. I blew it. And for that, I’m sorry. I guess that’s what I do. I let down the people I love. I let Dad down. And now I guess I’m just supposed to let you down, too. How can I? How am I supposed to live with that?