Beware the Court

The Court of Owls is interested in Richard Grayson. However, Bruce would never let anyone take his baby boy away.

The story takes place after Dick was adopted by Bruce. Dick is seven.

I do not own Batman or anything related (if I did Damian would not have died).

Part 1: Chapter 1

Bruce's POV

I was sitting in my study trying to go through a few contracts, when I heard the pitter patter of little feet running down the hall. The sound stopped suddenly right in front of the door. Slowly the door knob turned as the door creaked open; revealing a bright blue-eyed boy.


"Yes, Dick?"

"Can I um ask you something?" he asked nervously.

I motioned for him to closer. He approached the edge of the desk cautiously. I picked him up and set him on the edge. "Now, what did you want to ask me?"

Quickly he stated, "You don't have to if you don't want to. But I was wanting to know…. Well I was wondering if… I um…."

"Dick you can tell me anything. Okay?"

"Okay, I was wondering if you would… um… read me a bedtime story. Please."

Looking into his pleading eyes, I couldn't help but let a small smile escape my lips. "What would you like to hear?"

"Would it be okay if we read Robin Hood?"

I nodded my response. I leaned over a picked him up. He wrapped his arms around my neck and his legs around my waist. I carried him to his bed and tucked him in. I then walked over to the bookshelf and reached for the old worn-out novel. I would have replaced the book except for the fact that it had been a gift from his parents.

I then moved the chair a little closer to the bed and sat down. He then crawled out from underneath the covers and climbed onto my lap, bringing his stuffed elephant, Trumpet, with him. After making sure he was comfortable I began to read.

A little while later, he fell asleep. After tucking him back in, I returned to my room to get ready for bed. For some reason I had a really eerie feeling; almost like someone was watching me.