bookishdea asked: Hey... 1 or 10, Tim/Cassie? *grins*
They try not to make a big deal about it. They calmly tell their teammates what’s up (Tim was down for secrecy, but Cassie wasn’t, so they made a formal announcement.) But they still have to keep up public appearances, so Cassie helps Tim with her body’s makeup. It’s surprisingly soothing. Tim runs Cassie through his exercise regimen. Cassie takes notes for herself later. But she HATES the meds and vitamins.
They have one VERY awkward conversation about dealing with the fact that, yeah, they will have to go to the bathroom, shower, etc, and there will be nakedness and they’re like “Um, I trust you.” “Uh, same. Ack.” “Yup.”
They start getting worried when Zachary does the switch-back spell and it completely fails to do anything. So they have to wait for his cousin to come back from her JLA mission to try.
While Cassie Sandsmark is publicly Wonder Girl and can go off-grid for a while, Tim Drake-Wayne cannot. So Tim has to teach Cassie his media persona. They also freak out Damian, because he is not really accustomed to Drake’s insults coming from the mouth of an attractive female. So they basically have to live together, and grow closer as a result.
- accidental baby acquisition
1. Gotta say the first thing that still comes to mind is OYL! Tim and Cassie accidentally acquiring a re-cloned!Kon. Either Tim’s cloning succeeds, or he and Cassie actually pool their resources to bring Kon back, but get a baby instead of a teen.
2. Though I can also seen an AU in which they are adults, and Tim has been Red Robin for several years. He’s made Wayne Tech’s stock rise high as anything, and he’s at the top of his game. But he’s lonely. He looks in the mirror and admits to himself that he’s lonely. And he’s terrible at bridging the gaps with his family. He sees them, but old arguments still come up, and Tim realizes that he wants to be loved unconditionally, something he doesn’t even believe in anymore, if he ever did. The only time it seemed real, was when he loved Dick and Bruce like that…. when he was a kid… and that’s how Tim comes around to the idea of adopting.
He tells people he’s thinking about it, though many of his family don’t take him entirely seriously. The Titans, however…
Cassie is leading a mission against an evil married couple, and when the Titans win, the antagonists accidentally die. That’s when she hears a toddler crying… Normally, it would be a bit tragic, but they could just send the kid to social services and be done. But the little girl has superpowers. As the most experienced baby-sitter (and heck, in some ways she babysits the younger Titans every day), Cassie takes temporary care of the tot upon herself. And once she remembers that Tim was looking to adopt, she considers it strongly… it’s true that Tim is trying to maintain a secret identity, and the kid is noticeably strong…. but he could manage, maybe? Right?
It takes a bit of time, but they arrange a meeting in Tim’s Gotham apartment. It’s a nicer reunion than either of them anticipated, since Tim hasn’t been an active Titan in a while. It feels good—really good—to catch up.
The little girl seems to like Tim, and Tim is enchanted by her. With a surprisingly heavy heart, Cassie prepares to say goodbye, takes her farewell hug, and leaves.
But she gets a call from Tim at 3 in the morning. Because the little one had a nightmare and is calling for her, and Tim needs to calm her down, difficult to do, since she just fractured his arm…
The tot is willing to stay with Tim, she just doesn’t want Cassie to LEAVE. As a compromise, Cassie promises to visit a LOT. There’s ultimately only so much difference between play date, and date…