I just couldn't get this idea out of my head to write little songfics using my favorite songs, especially since The Voice: The Live Shows is starting! Woohoo! Go Trevin and Team CeeLo! Anyways, I decided to ATTEMPT to make these Red Hood related. Not sure how well it'll work out, but I'm gonna try! It may be easier to understand everything if you read Changing Red, just a warning! Cuz I'll be throwing in a lot of characters and refernces to that. Enjoy! =)
Song: Sing by My Chemical Romance
Rated: T for Jason's mouth
Theme: Just a little feel good thing
Characters: Jason, Dick, Bruce, Alli (she's gonna appear in a lot of my fics; deal with it)
Description: This one is set when Jason and Alli have come to live with Bruce permanently.
Sing it out, boy you gotta see what tomorrow brings.
Jason sat in his room staring out the window at Gotham. He still wasn't sure he should go back to crime fighting after everything he'd done, but he was grateful for the chance. He was grateful to be back with Bruce and Dick, and to have Alli with him, and to be purged of his monsters forever. He was grateful for a second chance to live again.
Sing it out, girl you gotta be what tomorrow needs.
Alli wasn't use to this. To any of this. She wasn't used to luxury. She'd grown up on the streets! She wasn't used to having a family. Jason had been all she's had and even that had eventually been lost for a long time. She wasn't used to being on a team. She was more of a solo person. She wasn't used to being a hero. She'd always been in the shadows, watching for if she was needed, but had never really gone further. But she'd give it a try.
For every time that they try to count you out, use your voice every single time you open up your mouth!
They'd finally found a real home, a place they didn't have to scrounge for food, or steal, or have to be tough to defend themselves from gangsters. Here, they could speak out and truly make a difference.
Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls, every time that you use it, use it for the world!
They could help people more than they ever could if they'd stayed the way they were. They could help kids who were growing up like them sleep a bit safer, and make sure that no one ever experienced the horrors they had.
Sing it from the heart, sing it 'til you're nuts. Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts!
True, it would be hard, and they'd be met with opposition. Many people still didn't trust Red Hood from the events almost a year earlier, and many didn't trust the Scarlet Rogue still. Tim and Damian hadn't been told of the additions to the Bat Family yet (Tim was out on a mission, and Damian had gone to work with the Titans), but they knew that it would be a bit of a nasty conversation since they both hated Jason. But it would be worth it.
Sing it for the deaf! Sing it for the blind! Sing about everyone that you left behind!
They were leaving their old selves behind, leaving Alli and Jason in the past, to become Red Hood and Scarlet Rogue, to fight for the people who had suffered like they had and who were still suffering.
Sing it for the world! Sing it for the world!
Sing it out! Boy, they gonna sell what tomorrow needs.
Dick knew that this would be strange. He'd agreed to work with Bruce more often again, and now with at least two other people as well. But he was glad to have Jason back, and despite how much she annoyed him and enjoyed irritating him, he was glad Alli had also agreed to stay. They would be useful, and could be just what Gotham needed.
Sing it out, oh they're gonna kill what tomorrow brings!
Bruce had never had so many charges working with him actively at one time. But there was a first time for everything. He knew that they could and would prove to be incredibly useful.
You've gotta make a choice if the music drowns you out. And raise your voice every single time they try to shut your mouth!
Together they'd be able to clean up Gotham and Blüdhaven and all the other cities they could reach as well, more than any one of them alone could. It would be a challenge, keeping themselves and each other in line, and with all the arguments and bickering, but they would be far more powerful together than apart.
Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls. Every time that you use it sing it for the world! Sing it from the heart, sing it 'till you're nuts. Sing it out for the ones that'll hate you're guts! Sing it for the deaf, sing it for the blind, sing it for the ones that you've left behind!
They could defend innocents from sharing the pasts they'd had, and help clean up Gotham. Yes, it would sometimes be painful, but helping those he needed it, defending he defenseless, was as good a reward for all of it as anything. They'd all lost people they'd cared about and left behind their childhoods. Now was the time to avenge them and protect those who had been like themselves.
Sing it for the world, sing it for the world!
Together their shadows on rooftops would stIke fear into any who dared attack the innocent.