"Come on, Bruce! You promised I could go tonight!" Jason said as he put on his Robin mask eagerly. The young boy had been training for forever to go out with his adoptive father. And Bruce had promised that tonight he was allowed to go. When Jason finally turned fifteen. And there was no way Bruce was going to bench him. Jason would just sneak out if that would be the case. "I guess I did. Alright, Kiddo. Let's get ready then." Bruce said with a slight smile. Jason jumped into the air with excitement before he hugged Bruce tightly.
"Thank you! Best birthday ever!" The young boy went to grab his Robin outfit and quickly got changed before he rushed to the Batmobile. Bruce was already inside of it and once Jason had strapped in, they went out into the streets.
Best. Birthday. Ever!
"God you're a character, Bruce. I've never seen you hit Joker this hard. And you 𝐇𝐀𝐓𝐄 him." Jason spat with a sly smirk on his face. His helmet broken from the hits he's been receiving. He had killed Penguin. While the whole city watched him do it. And man did it felt satisfying. Not that Bruce was all to happy about it... He went after Jason with the intent of bringing him down.
Well that fight was a bit over a week ago. If it wasn't for Roy, Jason would probably be in Arkham by now. Now? He was alone. He told Roy to leave after thanking him. He didn't want Roy to get in more trouble cause of him.
Sitting alone at a table he raised the glass of whiskey to his lips and downed it one go.
He hated this day. With every inch of his being. There had only been a few birthdays he enjoyed. And those were all a long time ago.
A lifetime actually.
"Robin watch out!" Batman yelled as he tackled a thug to the ground who had his gun trained on the young boy. Jason looked at Bruce with wide eyes as the dark figure cuffed the man and walked up to him. Kneeling down he laid a hand on Jason's shoulder.
"You should be more careful. I know this is your first time out. It was the same with, Nightwing. You're eager. You want to help. You want to prove yourself. And that's okay. But keep yourself safe first and foremost, Robin. Okay? I'll always have your back. Always.