Coping Mechanisms for Idiots
After the Invasion, Dick and Wally decide to resolve their UST. Also, sad things. ///
After the Invasion, all Wally wants to do is get his life back on track. Artemis, however, wants to go back to fighting crime. No matter how much he begs and pleads for her to stay, she needs to do what makes her happy. And, Dick. Well, as the guy who convinced her to be a hero again, he's gotta make sure Wally's happy.
这篇里wally和dick的关系一直都很微妙，他们是最好的朋友，理应是最了解彼此的人，但都有着无法对对方说出口的秘密。dick从十三岁开始就喜欢wally，但他从来没有表露出来“he was loyal enough not to act on his jealousy”。wally渴望再次站到dick身旁和他一起战斗，但是他只能一次次拒绝dick关于归队的请求。
五年前曾经有一次潜入任务是在一个无年龄限制的gay club，男孩们穿着各种紧身暴露的衣服暗中监视毒品嫌疑犯，wally和dick假装一对couple在舞池跳舞。那晚是他们的第一次kiss，dick主动，wally告诉自己这是为了任务，他们说好任务后就当这个吻没有发生过。dick成功引起了毒品犯的注意，被单独带到隔壁的房间。在外面的生物飞船上待机的女孩们和舞池里保持警惕的男孩们通过无线电听到了犯人对dick赤裸裸的欲望，他们通过mind link叫dick停下，但是dick为了套出更多毒品的所在而无视了同伴们的警告。在那帮犯人开始对dick动手动脚之前男孩们冲了进去，dick安然无恙，但也在那一瞬间他并无对同伴救下自己的感激，而是愤于他们对自己的专业能力的不信任导致失去了挖出其他毒品下落的机会。任务结束之后wally跟dick大吵了一番，最后还是两人当时的女友——阿提和扎妹子的逼迫之下他们才互相道歉重归于好。（总之这一部里的妹子们和同伴们都是神助攻啊，也难怪阿提说她当年曾经嫉妒过I never got between you two and your bromance.）
‘You love him, he loves you, one of you is dying—can we just save this bad romance Nicholas Sparks novel for later?’ Artemis’s ire hit them hard through the link.
‘I never said I loved him,’ Wally protested fiercely. Looking to the corner of his eye, he imagined those bright blue eyes shining in his direction. ‘But I do, if that counts for anything.’
“Don’t even.” Her tone lifted lightly and she nudged him in the arm. “You deserve some happiness in your life. I told you a month ago and I’ll tell you now. You’ve got my blessing. Okay?”
His chest tightened. Dick looked to her, taking in the words heavily. For some reason, it felt like something was lifted off his shoulders.
Even if it was a sliver, it helped.
“Okay,” he said finally. Dick ducked his head back, letting all the blood flow to his brain. Cosmo’s fairy wings were sitting in a sad corner, forgotten.
“You really do love him,” Artemis said quietly after they stopped talking. “Don’t you?”
Even with all of the crap that’d gone down in the past few months. Dick’s eyes squeezed shut with a short, pathetic laugh. Yeah. “Yeah. I really do.”
Because he was in love with Wally.
Jason Todd finds himself in a Gotham strangely different from the place he calls home, and he's not happy about it. Now he must learn to deal with a Bruce that cares and a Dick Grayson that's only thirteen years old if he ever wants to make it home.
He didn't know how it happened. One moment Bruce was on the other side of the lawn, at least three feet away from him, the next he was in Jason's personal space like he'd been there all morning. Bruce's arms moved and Jason tensed, knowing there was no time to get out of the way, no time to really block an attack. But no attack came. Instead he found himself crushed against Bruce's chest in an embrace so hard it was almost painful. For a moment if felt like his brain had short circuited, because that was the only explanation for this. Bruce didn't do physical contact, especially not comforting physical contact, so Jason had to be going crazy.
"I'm sorry. I guess Clark isn't the only one in need of parenting advice. I'm sorry you were ever hurt like that." The words were said in Bruce's voice, but they couldn't be Bruce's words. They were too sincere, too full of self-directed anger and something that may have been love but couldn't be because this was Bruce speaking.
"Then you might as well kill me now."
虽然这篇无CP但我还是好喜欢wally和dick的幼驯染best friend CP感啊打滚~~
"This is totally your fault," Wally said mulishly.
He was out of costume, shifting his weight from foot to foot in agitation as Jason pulled up another emergency contact number to dial. He was surprised to know that Wally not only knew who Dick really was, but also knew where the cave was located. If there weren't more important things to worry about Jason might have been disturbed by how easily Alfred welcomed the kid into Bruce's mansion.
They were currently running thought the list of contact numbers for the members of Dick's team, including one boy who hadn't been present when Jason visited the base. Canary's number was on the list as well, followed immediately by a man named Oliver Queen. When this was all over Jason promised himself he'd find out why a multimillionaire was on a list of crime fighters. Maybe Bruce started a trend.
Wally's name was first on the list, and in less than a minute into the call he'd appeared next to Jason, scaring him half to death and coming close to getting a fist in the face out of pure reflex.
In the aftermath of the Reach Invasion, Dick finds himself questioning the life he chose, Artemis finds herself mourning a life she dreamed of, and Bart find himself fearing the life he's been gifted. Meanwhile, Wally wakes to a world not his own, but at least Jason is a familiar face to guide him home. Sequel to Collide
CP是, Artemis/Wally, Bart/Jaime
So, Dick turned back around and made for the closest zata tub in the vicinity. A small, secret part of Dick hated zata tubes. For that brief instant between one location and the next, that gray matter of a space, it felt like falling. Like dropping from a trapeze without a net to break the fall. It wasn't something he'd ever told Bruce, or Alfred, and definitely not something Dick would share with Tim when Tim still looked awed to be on the team half the time. It was the sort of thing one shared with a friend, a best friend. It was the sort of thing Dick used to talk with Wally about.
Mostly because Damien was a…dick. Ha! Yeah, only it wasn't all that funny, because the Dick Grayson of this world was more relaxed and smiling and happy then the Dick Grayson of Wally's world, and that was just weird. Every time this new version of Dick smiled or made a joke it did nothing but remind Wally of how long it had been since his Dick did the same. And that made Wally start to think about how stressful the high stakes games Dick plaid as leader of the team had to be. And that made Wally start to question his decision to retire, because what kind of a friend was he to have left Dick in that kind of a situation?
"Batman was my hero when I was a kid," Jason admitted." But Robin, you as Robin, as Nightwing? You were my idol. I wanted to be you, not Batman."
"Being me is what got you killed. I should have been the one on the mission that night. I didn't even know the team was sent out until it was too late," Dick said. And that kind of hit on it, didn't it? Everyone was dead, dying, or nearly dying, except for the twist of fate that had Jason taking the mission Dick was meant to be on.
The muscles in Bruce's arm gave a sharp twitch against Dick's back. Dick pulled away.
Jason's lips pressed together in a hard line before he responded. "If I had known that, I would have taken the suit. Even if I knew I would die, I would have taken the suit. It's selfish, but I would rather have it be me than either of you."
What do you say to that?
High On You
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Dick and Wally accidentally get high; hijinx ensue. Dick's ID and birthday, the beach, Batman Manor! Prompted from the YJAM.
For the purposes of this story, Wally doesn't know Dick's ID (yet).
Robin cradled his goggle-covered face in his hands, talking to himself. "It's ok. It's ok. It's just Wally; I'm at home …"
"This is your HOUSE?" sputtered Wally.
Robs hands dropped and his eyes flew open. "You should NOT be here," he realized. "What the hell are you doing here?"
"I don't know! I thought this was a hotel!"
"Why were you in my BED?"
Wally's mouth worked, but no sound came out. He gestured helplessly.
Robin snorted and sat down, narrowly avoiding tripping over the taser wires again. Augh, he sighed, letting his elbows slip down to his knees as his hands cupped his face.
Wally stood awkwardly on the other side of the bed. "So uh ... nice place you have here."
"You live with the GODDAMN BATMAN?" whispered Wally. "You live with BATMAN AND BRU—"He connected the dots. "Oh ..."
"Wally, what the hell am I going to do!"
"... that actually explains a lot," finished Wally.
Wally glanced at his pajama pants. "YOU PUT ME IN BATMAN'S FREAKING PJS? ARE YOU INSANE?"
The rumble grew louder and louder, almost directly below them now.
"ARE YOU TRYING TO HAVE ME MURDERED?" Wally hissed.
"Wally, the kitchen."
Wally sat in shock, eyes wide and mouth open. "... I've killed us all."
Wally was now bright red, and Robin looked green.
Batman considered the two flustered boys, who were shaking just slightly and staring at the floor in shock. He didn't ask who cleaned up the cookies.
Superboy cocked his head. "What's the matter with Kid Flash's heart?"
Flash clapped the Kryptonian on the shoulder and smiled grimly. "Don't worry, it's nothing he can't handle."
Batman, already half-way to the transfer, growled behind him: "He better hope so."
It took all Wally had to keep from passing out on the floor.
"Soooo ... pretty much the reason I'm alive is that it's your birthday, huh?"
"Yeah, maybe." Dick shut down his computer and grinned.
"I'm glad you were born today, Dick," he said softly.
Dick's black bangs flopped into his eyes as he tilted his head back and grinned at his very best friend.
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Wally never wanted to go on the stupid undercover mission in the first place! Now he has to deal with the problem of constantly reminding himself the gorgeous being beside him is off limits. Way off… Someone must’ve spiked the fruit juice.
And Wally had to laugh, because everything was so stifling and he wanted to see Dick smile again, even if it made him hurt, because the alternative was beyond excruciating. The alternative was seeing Dick be unhappy.
"Try smiling for me?" the redhead asked weakly. "I… ah. I love your smile." Then Wally blinked his green eyes twice. "Oh, I guess there goes my secret number one."
Dick smiled painfully and his shoulders shook in a shaky laugh.
"I know." Wally replied with a gently smile. "And I can't believe you put-up with me. I feel like the luckiest guy alive whenever I'm with you."
A soft chuckle, then "Secret number two?" Dick's fingers were starting to tremble in his hair again.
Wally couldn't believe the amount of effort he had to do just to lift his own hand to his chest and close it around Dick's own.
"Remember my first solo-mission?"
Robin's brow drew impossibly further in confusion and concern.
"Wally, you already mentioned that… Are you having memory lapses? Might be another side-effect of the drug." Robin took a breath and carefully asked. "Do you know my name?"
"Richard." Wally said softly, feeling Robin shiver, but maybe it was just the drug. "I won't ever forget your name, Richard John Grayson. You're my best friend, Dick. And I've been your fan since I saw you on that blurred TV news, Robin. You never have to worry about me forgetting you. I'd rather die."
"Wally, I…" Dick released a shaky breath. "I'll hold you to that. But since you still know who I am, you're not allowed to die. I forbid it."
"Sounds familiar." Wally laughed softly and met Dick's beautifully confused eyes with a fond smile. "You told me the same thing after my first solo mission."
"Yeah… And I never told you this, but I knew that you were the one who called Uncle Barry and asked about me, which lead him to look for me that night." Wally said. "He told me you told him not to tell me, but he told me anyway, so he told me not to tell you he told me, but I'm telling you now anyway… Pretend that made sense."
Dick's sigh sounded a bit like a genuine laugh that time. "Alright, I'll pretend it did. And this doesn't count as a secret, because I knew you knew."
"Dude, you gave me a scolding in level with my mom's." Wally chuckled. "You told me: 'Wally, don't ever go off on your own again without your mentor's consent. I forbid it.' Then you walked out and I had to promise I'll do as you said before you talked to me again."
"I was worried, sue me."
"I like that about you. I like that I can make you worry." A smile crept its way onto Wally's mouth. "Sometimes I wonder if I can make you squirm if I hold a knife to my throat."
"Wally, I know you're high on some drug with a fair amount of truth serum components." Dick said slowly. "But your secret number three sounds a bit…manipulative, sadistic and masochistic at the same time."
"Maybe I have more mental issues than anyone's aware of." Wally then found out shrugging while his back was on the floor and his head on someone's lap made the action awkward in the least. He didn't care. "I can't be right in the head when I keep picturing your lips on mine."
And then there was silence. Even the glorious nimble fingers running through Wally's hair stilled… The incapacitated speedster waited with baited breath for Dick to remove his hands and move away. When it didn't happen, he chose to open one eye and peek up at his best friend's face.
"In case you were wondering…" Wally began with a self-deprecating smile. "That was secret number four."
Dick's face was unrelentingly unreadable… And Wally didn't know if that was better than the disgusted expression he was expecting. He knew Robin was good at pulling poker faces, but he considered himself a decent enough reader of the looks Dick pulls off to hide his feelings… But now, he couldn't for the life of him figure this one out.
"It's funny." Wally said, if just to break the silence. "I think this look is way scarier on your face than those death glares you copy from Batma—."
And then Wally had to stop talking on account of Dick leaning down and stilling his babbling lips by capturing them in his own.
顺便说解药所在的地方也有够喜感的，最后batman来收拾烂摊子的时候面无表情地扫过那群战战兢兢的孩子们对YJ队下命令："Let them eat cake."
Clones Do Not Have Bellybuttons
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationship: Implied Dick/Wally
Superboy finds that he is missing something. Written for a prompt in yj_anon_meme. No solid pairings.
故事中当讨论到火星猎人是不是只用男子设施和超人有没有肚脐眼的时候，robin给出了肯定，众人惊讶地问他是怎么知道，robin只是回答"I just know."总觉得信息量巨大啊www
Dick and Wally exchange little mini-gifts for fun.
“你居然不知道罗宾？神奇小子？他和蝙蝠侠一起工作！他能做出各种各样的空翻能黑进任何系统他骑一辆超级帅的摩托还有……”wally看到朋友们古怪的表情终于中断了自己的滔滔不绝，"I just really like Robin, okay?"
Rating: General Audiences
Gotham was an...odd city. Robin came from there and he was always a little odd. He had calmed down some, since he and Wally started dating but the last thing that the team expected to see while in Gotham was Wally West making out with a strange kid, who couldn't possibly be Robin. Couldn't it?
当场被“捉奸”的两人，wally面对队友们的谴责和质疑百口莫辩，看着大家义愤填膺纷纷指责wally的样子dick忍不住笑出了声，那极具辨识度的鬼畜笑声顿时出卖了他的真实身份www Artemis不敢相信入学第一天就莫名其妙跑来跟自己合影的富家少爷就是robin，自己居然还傻乎乎地为他着想跟他说wally欺骗了你blabla，现在Artemis只想对robin吼——"You. Little. TROLL!"
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
When Wally makes an innocent joke, Dick gets angry at his best friend. The anger grows into an ongoing argument, and Dick has to figure out why he is suddenly so irritable when it comes to Wally...
He didn’t see Wally move – he was too fast for that. However, Dick DID notice where Wally moved, because it was into Dick’s personal space and Wally’s hand was on his face, on his cheek, and Wally’s mouth was covering his and Dick’s eyes widened at that. What the fuck… he didn’t know how to react, so he reacted in the only way he did know.
“Ow,” Wally hissed as he broke away to protect his ankle, “dude, you KICKED me,” he pointed out blankly and his face was red just like Artemis’ had been before, and Dick could only stare and let his mind process what had just happened.
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Wally and Robin think they are alone but when you got Batman for a dad you're never alone.
"Master Dick, I wish to inform you that Master Bruce is coming upstairs to your room. Yes well he didn't take down all of them…Master Dick please come down…I suggest that Master Wallace should—"
And then the line went dead.
Alfred then did what any loyal butler would do.
He poured himself a cup of tea put some biscuits on a small plate, grabbed a chair and got ready to enjoy the show.
Rating: General Audiences
The two of them had sleepovers all the time – they were best friends and all – but this was the first time Wally couldn’t sleep at one.
He should have been able to fall asleep. Hell, usually at these things, he was out like a light and an atomic bomb couldn’t wake him up. But this was different.
“’night Wally.” Dick mumbled softly, sinking into Wally’s embrace.
“’night Rob.” Wally replied, closing his eye slowly and let himself be swathed in sleep.