Author: Secret52 PM
A nine-year-old Robin goes after a supervillian alone. Warning: Parental spanking.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Batman/Bruce Wayne & Robin/Dick Grayson - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,812 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10-30-12 - Published: 10-25-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8641606
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Hey ya'll. This story takes place in the universe of "The Batman" tv series. I saw a pic that struck me with insperation. Enjoy! XD
Acting Alone by Secret
When the alarm clock rings at 5 in the moring, and it wasn't you who set it at that hour, you know you're in for a long day.
Nine-year-old Dick Grayson Wayne tumbled out of bed with a start. He slammed down on the off button of the alarm and tried to catch some more sleep. Unfortunatly, parents hardly ever help. Five minuets and one stinging swat to his bottom later he was heading downstairs for breakfast.
"Morning, Sleepyhead," Bruce grinned at his son. "How did you sleep?"
"Not well after five a.m. thanks to you," Dick retorted, grinning back at his father. "You don't play fair, that swat really hurt."
Bruce just chuckled and wagged his finger at his boy. "Parents don't have to play fair to get their naughty children out of bed."
"I'm not naughty!" Dick burst out, hotly, while Bruce just continued laughing at his son's denial.
It had been a month since Dick's discovery of Bruce's secret about the Batman. Bruce had finally and reluctantly allowed Dick to become the Batman's new partner, Robin. Ever since then Bruce had gotten Dick up at 5:00am to train down in the batcave.
At first Bruce had been extremely strict with the training, afraid that if he let up even a little bit Robin would be killed while out crimefighting. It had taken about two weeks for him to let up and realize that Dick's body was built for this kind of life. This, however, did not stop Bruce from being protective and cautious about everything concerning his new partner and he had made it perfectly clear to Dick what would happen if he dared to disobey an order while in the field of work.
The first night that they had gone out as Batman and Robin had been wonderful for Dick. He felt as if he was finally free and he hadn't felt this happy or free since his parents death. Flying through the air was a Grayson trait and one that would stay with the small boy forever. Batman had only let him take on simple thugs and said that it would be a while till he was allowed to take on supervillians. Robin didn't mind at first. He was happy to be helping his daddy and be fighting by his side.
One time Robin had leaped into action to stop some bank robbers before Batman told him. Patrol had been cut short and that night had been the first time that he had been punished while in his Robin suit. Batman had punished him down in the Batcave and had spanked him soundly with the ruler they used to draw maps. Bruce had comforted him and then sent him to bed with a reminder that if he acted alone one time to many his Robin career would be finished before it began. Robin had solemnly promised to be more mindful.
The last time they had gone on patrol Robin had been left in the Batmoblie on account of a supervillian coming onto the scene. Batman had gone of to deal with whoever it was leaving his partner sulking in the car.
This morning after breakfast Dick found himself training with his father in the martial arts. His concentration was broken when a bat flew in from the outside and into the safety of the cave. Bruce brought the young boy down easily.
"Getting distracted by a bat could get you killed out there, young man," Bruce scolded him sternly.
"Sorry isn't going to allow me to let you patrol with me tonight. I was going to see if you were ready enough for taking on more dangerous criminals but I guess not."
Dick's eyes shot open. "Really!"
"Well not with the way your training," Bruce raised an eyebrow causing his son to look down. Bruce smiled slightly. "Come on let's see you block a couple more moves."
Dick smiled up at his father and continued with his defense but surprised Bruce when he quickly changed his stance and went for offence instead, effectively sinking his teeth into his dad's arm.
"OW, Dick, stop." The nine-year-old felt a firm spank on his bottom causing him to open his mouth and yelp.
"Daddy!" he protested.
"Oh no don't start. You bit me," Bruce told him, crossing his arms. "That's not fair, Richard."
"But that bad guys don't play fair, or do they, daddy?" Dick said looking at him with innocent eyes.
Bruce caught the mischievous look and rolled his eyes. "Okay, you got me there, partner. Com're." Bruce caught Dick in his arms and through him into the air playfully before catching him and sitting the giggling child on his broad shoulder.
They went up into the Manor and Dick showered and got ready to leave for school. The day went along normally with Dick daydreaming about fighting his first supervillian. Maybe tonight will be the night. Dick thought, After all it is the weekend. If I get hurt I have all weekend long to recover before school on Monday.
Later that night Batman and Robin were once again jumping from rooftop to rooftop, patrolling Gotham City. An odd voice suddenly came through the police scanner radio that Batman kept handy reporting that the Penguin had escaped Arkham Prison and was headed for The First Bank of Gotham.
"Robin, head to the car. This is something you can't help me with yet."
"Aw, Daddy just this once."
"No," Batman told him harshly. "Car, right now, unless you need some discipline first."
"No sir." Robin dejectedly headed back to the Batmobile. He sat down in the co-pilot seat and turned on the police scanner only to hear that same odd voice suddenly reporting that the Penguin was going to hit a popular jewelry store instead.
Robin sat up as a plan began to form. If he could go to the jewelry store and take out Penguin before Batman arrived that should prove that he was capable of handling his own in a fight against a supervillian, right? The small boy grinned as he hurried toward the crime scene.
Yeay! Finished chapter one! Reviews how do ya'll like it. To dumb, just let me know and I'll see what I can do to polish it up a bit! ~Secret