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Title: tell me what it feels like getting over
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: canon-typical descriptions of blood and violence, some non-explicit sexuality
Pairings: eventual Bruce/Dick, Barbara/Kory, past Dick/Barbara, Dick/Kory, and implied past instances of Bruce/Harvey and Bruce/Selina
Characters: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Kory Anders/Koriand’r, Barbara Gordon, Tim Drake, Selina Kyle, Harvey Dent, Jason Todd, Cassandra Cain
Beta Credit: epigenetics and welcometodelphi
Summary:

Heir to the Grayson’s entertainment empire, Dick Grayson has lost two sets of parents and in the process, gained a younger brother as well as a loving found family. When his attempts at bringing his parents’ circus to Gotham City are met with threatening notes and suspicious packages, Dick winds up with a compellingly handsome bodyguard taking up space in his home as a murderer follows on their heels.

Author Notes:
This story was started when I asked myself several questions:

  • What if I wrote a role reversal story set in an alternate universe where Dick was the rich orphan and Bruce was a kid that grew up poor (and in Park Row)?

  • What if that story was also filled with queer relationships?

  • What if I managed to write a romantic relationship between Bruce and Dick that couldn’t rely on canon-typical expressions of their relationship (the pseudo-parental stuff as well as the years of history between them)?

  • What if there were murders and drama akin to an episode of NCIS but without all the fridging of women and POC?

  • Is it possible to racebend classic comic characters while using fiction as your medium?

I wanted to try to write a slow build story for my favorite pairing and this is as slow as they get. Originally started for the DCU Big Bang for 2012, this work of fan fiction is currently halfway finished and will have a regular (but slow) update schedule as I work to finish the story.

Chapters
(The links currently don't work as I haven't gone back and linked to AO3)
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen | Epilogue

Related Stories:
(To be added)
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Project Title: Fade to Black
Rating: PG-13 to a low R
Warnings: suggestive content
Pairings: Jason/Tim, Bruce/Dick, David/Dick, Bruce/Talia, and, Cass/Onyx
Characters: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Talia al Ghul, Jason Todd, Cassandra Cain, Onyx, David Zavimbe
Beta Credit: welcometodelphi

Summary:

Five different Batfamily-centered drabbles that follow the tried and true Harlequin romance novel style of ending romance or sex scenes scenes right before the best part.
When good parts start, it’s time to fade to black.

Author Notes:

I’ve been catching up with my Harlequin romances and that put me in the mood to try my hand at it myself (even though my stories are already pretty close as it is as far as AUs and goopy prose is concerned). Hence writing five stories that kind of nod at different tropes used in Harlequin romance novels.

The titles for the stories are the titles for the books that each story would be from if they were part of actual Harlequin romance novels.

Separated into different posts so that people don’t have to scroll past things they don’t ship, it’ll take me two and a half weeks to post all five chapters if I post one drabble every time I’m supposed to update this blog.

Stories:
(Currently, the links don't work. I'll be linking to the stories on AO3 ASAP)

Jason/Tim - The Bodyguard’s Close Call
Bruce/Dick - Catch Me If You Want Me
David/Dick - His Consort’s Request
Talia/Bruce - Not A Damsel In Sight
Cass/Onyx - Make Her Sweat