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[Nessie isn't surprised that there wasn't a lot of turnout for this "Be a Big Sibling" sign up event. Although everyone in Gotham City knows that crime affects the children of the city, there aren't a lot of people willing to help fix that.]

[Of course, the stringent background check required for it might also scare some people off.]

[She hands off a copy of the brochure and says,] "I hope you'll consider being a Big Sibling for one of our foster kids in need! They could use more good influences in their lives."

[The woman smiles at her, and moves on to Nessie's boss for the presentation.]

[Nessie hears another person step up to her table. She holds up another brochure, and says again,] "I hope you'll consider being a Big Sibling for one of our needy foster kids!"

Date: 2016-08-26 02:31 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (lost in thought)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
I think we knew that.

No, I'm sorry. I didn't mean that. It's just that... [He lets out a frustrated sigh.] I want to reach him, but I have no idea how.

Date: 2016-08-26 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
[Dick looks a little startled - he hasn't really had to put this into words before.] Well... that is, he's not -

He's killing people. He's, I don't know, he's lashing out at us. He seems like he thinks none of us even really cared about him. He's hurting, and he's hurting other people, and I just want... I don't know. To talk to him. To know where his head is, for him to know where mine is.

Date: 2016-08-26 02:54 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (no goodbyes)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
[He shoots her a rueful little smile.] Do I have to choose?

... I want him... I want to make sure he's not - no. I know he's still hurting. I want to know how to help.

Date: 2016-08-26 03:03 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (no goodbyes)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
I guess it's not. But I... I don't know if I can stand by while people are dying.

I don't know if he wants to talk to me, either.

Date: 2016-08-29 02:45 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (no goodbyes)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
What? Of course not. If I can stop them, I will. You think I just - let them walk away?

I know he's not killing indiscriminately. But these are people's lives we're talking about.

I know he thinks he can't measure up. I know there's a lot of shit to deal with. I just... I want to talk to him without. Without worrying that if we just walk away from each other, someone's going to die.

[He sighs.] I don't know what to do with any of this. I just want everything to stop for a little while and deal with all this- this without anything else getting in the way.
Edited Date: 2016-08-29 02:45 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-30 12:24 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
What? I'm - I'm his brother. I care about him, no matter what else has happened. I-

Shit. He died, okay? He died and none of us could help him, and now we have a second chance and - and what are we doing with it? What am I doing with it? Have you ever lost someone you loved? Told yourself you'd do anything, give anything for another moment with them? And then they actually come back and just - nothing about it is right?

Date: 2016-08-30 02:00 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (boss mode)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
I'm pretty sure Bruce just keeps making it worse. [Dick shakes his head.] Bruce is terrible at this sort of thing. And I know, I know, he needs to learn, and he needs to figure out how to handle it, but - that shouldn't come at Jason's expense. I just keep feeling like it's different, like he might be more willing to listen to me and I might come off as...

... no. [Dick shakes his head again, hugging himself a little.] No, fine, that's not the whole story. I want to have things be okay again. I want them to be okay! I want my brother back, and not just by - by waiting around for Bruce to pull his head out of his ass! [He snaps the last words - he can't help it. He loves the old man but sometimes they're all so frustrating.]

Date: 2016-08-30 02:15 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (lost in thought)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
[Dick lets out a sort of stuttering laugh.] Should I just... throw rocks through his window with nasty things about Bruce written on them? Leave phone messages ranting about Bruce? [He makes the same noise.] I don't even have his number. The only time we even really run into each other is on the job, where... other concerns have to come first.

[And there's that noise again, bordering on a sob.] This... this is the first time I've admitted it like that. I don't. Really know what to do with it.

Date: 2016-08-30 02:28 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (lost in thought)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
[He nods, and accepts the proffered contact, dabbing at an eye.] That's... probably the right call.

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to dump all this on you - God, we've just met. It's just that... there aren't a lot of people I can talk about this with. The people who are in the know already have so much invested in all of it and the ones who aren't invested, don't know.

[He breathes.] ... thank you. [He tries to smile.] You really are good at this, you know that?
Edited Date: 2016-08-30 02:33 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-30 02:47 am (UTC)
iamthenightwing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
[He takes a few deep breaths, calming himself down.] I guess maybe sometimes... it's easier to talk with people you don't know. When you don't have to deal with the expectations.

But anytime you need someone to return the favor... feel free, okay? It's the least I can do for your best.

Date: 2016-08-30 02:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] iamthenightwing
[Dick... well, the line isn't word for word. But the echo makes him double-take, and laugh again with the general cocktail of emotions that it brings.]

Thank you. I'll... I'll try to call when I need.

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