Sons of El

by TwinEnigma

Standard Disclaimer - I do not own Young Justice, Batman: Son of the Demon or any of the characters therein. I do not do this for profit, but rather for fun and skills building.

NB: originally posted on the YJ Anon Meme, de-anoning because I've already admitted it was me; for a prompt in which Clark is really hesitant about letting Superboy into his life because he and Lois are in a relationship and, when they discovered they couldn't have kids, they went ahead and adopted a son, Damian.

Warnings: AU, spoilers for Batman: Son of the Demon and YJ season 1


Prologue:

Damian Kent, aged four and a half (the half was very important), was not feeling the aster. He wasn't quite sure what that meant, either, but Robin said it when things were bad and, right now, things were Very Bad.

He was trying his very hardest not to cry, because he was big and big boys don't cry, but it was very hard. He had no idea where he was, only that the crazy old man who took him said he was his grandfather and that the lady with him was his real mommy. He couldn't get out of the room they locked him in. And, worst of all, he didn't know if his daddy could find him.

That is, if he wanted to find him.

Maybe his daddy didn't want him anymore. After all, his daddy already had another son now, a real Kryptonian one, one who could lift up cars and buses and run super-fast, and Damian couldn't do any of those things cause he was human, like mommy.

"Stupid Connor," he muttered, sniffling and wiping his eyes with the back of his hand.

Daddy could have his stupid real son. Mommy wouldn't let him be sent back to the orphanage, no way. Mommy loved him and she was probably very worried.

Except… sometimes she yelled at him when he tried to do things like daddy.

Maybe she didn't really want him either.

"I want my mommy," he whimpered, hugging his knees to his chest, and cried.