World’s Finest #3
on We Heart It.
His teeth grit together. She speaks of his crush with a sense of familiarity and Tim understands Steph’s been in his shoes with the impossible unrequited feelings and how to process everything. He shifts on his seat, uncomfortable and uncertain. Her embarrassment is almost contagious. Tim can’t imagine him ever telling Kyle. He’d have to avoid the Watchtower for the rest of his life is the Green Lantern knew of his infatuation.
"Are you telling me this, so I will do the same and get it over with?" he asks, shoe nudging her back in a gentle push. Onlookers would think they’re playing footsie, Tim thinks with an audible grunt. He buries his face in his hands, elbows leaning on the table with his plate of food in between. "I can’t, Steph. I can’t risk it all. I need our cooperation to be as flawless as possible while the Mad Hatter is still plaguing the city. Telling him will endanger the oth of us."
Steph gives Tim a long look and sighs, watching the defenses fly up like Alcatraz. Some part of her wonders how close she is to crossing the line she’s toeing (no pun intended) tonight, but the rest of her is resigned to be straight with him about this. “It’s not up to me if you tell him, and I’m not going to push you in either direction. In my situation, that’s what I needed. You’re the only person who can make that call for yourself,” she says, reaching a hand out to gently pull Tim’s hands away from his face and look at her.
"Hey. It’s your call, Tim. But I wish that you would,” she says again. “You’re right that Mad Hatter isn’t making it an ideal situation, but I’m also going to call bullshit that that’s your only reason you’re not telling Kyle. I think you’re more scared of losing him as a friend than losing his ‘cooperation’. That’s okay, you know. So whether you tell him or not, just know I’m not going to judge you or try to out you, okay?” Steph promises, tone firm. “I think you’re dealing with a lot right now and that you’re being really selfless trying to hide that. But you’ve got to ask yourself: Is this really working for you right now?” She gestures to Tim vaguely, the pained, frustrated look on his face made the answer clear. No.
sakilya requested Stephanie Brown. Did this one first because it’s simple and I’ve been meaning to draw Steph for a while. Wasn’t sure if you meant masked or not so it’s half-half :p. Hope you like it!
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