(AN:) So, I decided to have a collection of one-shots with different songs for each couple, family members, or best friends. I've been listening to my IPod the whole weekend, and thousands of ideas just popped in my head! So here I am!

First one, this is son and father, Bruce and Richard. Richard's older, not married yet, and hasn't taken over Nightwing. Bruce, well, is still Batman and that's the end of that.

Disclaimer: I do not own the Teen Titans or Perfect by Simple Plan


"Hey Bruce," Richard greeted as he walking into the Wayne manor one morning.

"Richard," Bruce simply said, sitting near the fireplace reading a newspaper.

"You might be wondering what I'm doing here," he began standing in front of the covered man.

Hey Dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?
Do you think I
'm wasting my time doing things I wanna do?
But it hurts when you disapprove all along

"Of course not, this is your home if you've forgotten," He said from behind the newspaper. Richard was getting a little mad that he wasn't talking face to face. He took a deep breath; this wasn't the time to argue about something like that.

"Yeah, I know. Bruce, I was wondering if you're proud."

He placed down the newspaper on his lap, looking at his adopted son shocked.

"What? Dick, are you feeling alright?"

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I
'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can
't pretend that I'm alright
And you can
't change me

"Do you want the truth or the lie?"

"The truth."

"I'm not fine at all. Ever since I left, wanting to take charge of my own city, I've been a mess."

'Cause we lost it all
nothing lasts forever
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect

"Why didn't you tell me this before?"

"I was afraid that you were going to say how perfect I'm not."

"You're a human being, Richard, no one is perfect."

Now it's just too late and we can't go back
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect

"What changed your mind about coming and talking to me?" Bruce asked, standing up and looking eye to eye at Richard.

"Starfire said it would be best that I let out everything I've been holding in for the past years."

I try not to think about the pain I feel inside
did you know you used to be my hero?
All the days you spent with me
now seem so far away
and it feels like you don
't care anymore

"It would be great if you told me everything," Bruce said, placing his hands in his pockets.

"Really?" Richard asked in surprise.

"Yes, how else are we suppose to fix problems if you don't tell me them? I'm your father, remember?"

"Yeah, and you always will be no matter what."

And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I
'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can
't stand another fight and nothing's alright

"So, tell me everything," Bruce said.

Alfred walks into the room, but when he sees Richard, he quickly leaves. He hides behind the wall, hearing what Bruce and Richard are talking about. There's yelling, screaming and whispers. Could this be a start of another fight?

'Cause we lost it all
nothing lasts forever
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late
And we can
't go back
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect

"And the most important thing that bothers me is that you're never proud of me for what I do!"

"I'm always proud, Richard. You're on a team with great friends, a wonderful wife, and leader of the biggest team!"

"You never express. Sometimes I think that you don't even care anymore."

Nothing's gonna change
the things that you said
Nothing
's gonna make this right again
Please don
't turn your back
I can
't believe it's hard just to talk to you
But you don
't understand

"You never understood how it felt knowing how it feels like to have your dad not notice the things you do."

"You're always on the news."

"That doesn't mean you say it to my face."

'Cause we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it
's just too late
And we can
't go back
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect

"That's the real reason why I left here. I felt like you blocked me completely out of your life once I took over Robin."

'Cause we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it
's just too late
And we can
't go back
I
'm sorry I can't be perfect

"I wish that you could at least show some appreciation towards what I do. I always do that same to you when you're Batman. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I left Robin and became normal Richard Grayson again."

"Are you going to do that?"

"I'm starting to think." Richard lowered his head, looking at the ground.

"Well, I would never talk to you again."

Richard's head then shoots up, looking at him. He was serious.

"Do you honestly think things would be a lot better if you dropped the hero work? No, it wouldn't. You're who you are now and I can't change that. Even if you wanted to even think what it would be like, don't.

"So, you really care?"

"Of course I care! I may not show many emotions, but inside I do. I was a robot before you took over Robin and before, when I had you as a sidekick; it felt as if I was born again. When lost my parents it felt as if-"

"-nothing could ever make you happy again?" Richard filled in; sharing what he felt when he lost his parents.

"Yes, but I was wrong. We needed each other, we both knew that, but I never agreed to it. I'm sorry. I can surely assure you that I've changed as you grew up."

Richard's eyes wondered up to the ceiling, trying to hold in the tears of happiness that wanted to escape.

This night was going to be a good night, he can tell.


(AN:) Well, I know it's a crappy ending, but I really didn't know how else to end it. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to send it to me, and I'll add it. Of course, give credit to you :]