Status: In Progress
Pairing(s): Conner Kent | Kon-El | Superboy x Match x Original Female Character, Richard Grayson | Nightwing x Original Male Character, Diana | Wonder Woman x Clark Kent | Kal-El | Superman, Tim Drake | Red Robin X Barbara Gordon | Oracle | Batgirl
Series: Jason Todd Deserves Better
Tag(s): Bruce is a terrible father fanfiction love family richard grayson family relationships healing grievance bad things happen to good people romance
Author’s Note: This is going to be a rather long story and a lot of people are not going to like it. As usual, please leave the story if you aren’t interested in seeing how this turns out.
He is vengeance. He is the night. He is Batman.
They are broken. They are lonely. They are in need of help, help that even the caped crusader can’t get them.
There is no scheme, no plan, no Batarang or last-minute save for the years of unspoken pain, betrayals and discord in the family, but there is hope so long as the kids want it, Alfred is there, and Bruce is prepared to swallow his pride, his mission, and realize that saving the world means nothing without family with which to enjoy it. If he knew the world of trouble and tough love he was getting in himself into when he decided that adopting her was a good idea, he may have just went to counseling like Alfred suggested years ago.
Of the five children he’s adopted, one hates him, one is more or less a neutral party, the other nearly refuses to come home, and the other two are always at each other’s throats. If only Bruce had just gone to therapy, he might have saved himself some of the migraines, bottles of scotch, wakeless nights, and the cost of being a vigilante.
That’s okay though. Demi will get him, the batfamily, and all of Gotham straight.
Updates on random Wednesdays.
Last Updated: October 3, 2018