Batman: Heroes Never Sleep Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Encounter
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The Dark Knight struggles with the guilt he feels after Dick Grayson's departure, when all of a sudden, he meets a skillful child who has lived a life not unlike his own... (repost from @lester_w).

Batman: Heroes Never Sleep Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Encounter

I look out at the sprawling streets below in a rare moment of silence and clarity.

I look out at the sprawling streets below in a rare moment of silence and clarity. Everything seems calm, but of course, this is Gotham City, I knew it wasn’t going to last for long.

I look out at the sprawling streets below in a rare moment of silence and clarity. Everything seems calm, but of course, this is Gotham City, I knew it wasn’t going to last for long. The shattering of glass echoes down below followed by the sound of screaming.

It takes less than 5 seconds for me to get there, I barely bother to survey the situation outside of identifying the victims and the offenders, I stopped giving criminals the benefit of the doubt a long time ago.

It takes less than 5 seconds for me to get there, I barely bother to survey the situation outside of identifying the victims and the offenders, I stopped giving criminals the benefit of the doubt a long time ago. There’s two men, both armed, threatening a store owner, I notice a child in the back, unarmed, I immediately spring into action.

I incapacitate one of them before anyone has any time to react.

I incapacitate one of them before anyone has any time to react. Noticing the other turning his gun to me, finger on the trigger, I reach for my batarang in order to jam the gun before it can fire…

I incapacitate one of them before anyone has any time to react. Noticing the other turning his gun to me, finger on the trigger, I reach for my batarang in order to jam the gun before it can fire… but it isn’t there.

I incapacitate one of them before anyone has any time to react. Noticing the other turning his gun to me, finger on the trigger, I reach for my batarang in order to jam the gun before it can fire… but it isn’t there. The bullet hits me in the shoulder,

I incapacitate one of them before anyone has any time to react. Noticing the other turning his gun to me, finger on the trigger, I reach for my batarang in order to jam the gun before it can fire… but it isn’t there. The bullet hits me in the shoulder, it hurts, but it’s far from fatal.

Immediately following this, almost as if I never got the shot in the first place, I move with lighting speed and knock out the second criminal before he could even begin to think about firing another shot.

Immediately following this, almost as if I never got the shot in the first place, I move with lighting speed and knock out the second criminal before he could even begin to think about firing another shot. I hear the store owner start to say something,

Immediately following this, almost as if I never got the shot in the first place, I move with lighting speed and knock out the second criminal before he could even begin to think about firing another shot. I hear the store owner start to say something, “B-batman! T-tha-”,

Immediately following this, almost as if I never got the shot in the first place, I move with lighting speed and knock out the second criminal before he could even begin to think about firing another shot. I hear the store owner start to say something, “B-batman! T-tha-”, but I leave before I can fully hear it.

I don’t like looking at the aftermath of my encounters,

I don’t like looking at the aftermath of my encounters, so I don’t.

I don’t like looking at the aftermath of my encounters, so I don’t. Fading back into the darkness of the night, I still don’t know how I could’ve lost a batarang, they’re kept quite secure in my utility belt and the only way for someone to really take it was if I were to be distracted in the heat of ba-

I don’t like looking at the aftermath of my encounters, so I don’t. Fading back into the darkness of the night, I still don’t know how I could’ve lost a batarang, they’re kept quite secure in my utility belt and the only way for someone to really take it was if I were to be distracted in the heat of ba- realization hits me hard.

The kid.

The kid. I spring from rooftop to rooftop, looking at the streets below. I’m impressed that he was able to slip by me, it’s not an easy task.

The kid. I spring from rooftop to rooftop, looking at the streets below. I’m impressed that he was able to slip by me, it’s not an easy task. Eventually, I spot him stealing the tires off a car.

For someone so young he should not have to resort to petty crimes like this, I wonder if I cou-

For someone so young he should not have to resort to petty crimes like this, I wonder if I cou- no, I can’t think about that.

For someone so young he should not have to resort to petty crimes like this, I wonder if I cou- no, I can’t think about that. There’s a reason why Dick left, after all.

For someone so young he should not have to resort to petty crimes like this, I wonder if I cou- no, I can’t think about that. There’s a reason why Dick left, after all. I drop down, and in the shelter of the night, move unnoticed as I approach the kid.

“You shouldn’t be taking things that don’t belong to you”,

“You shouldn’t be taking things that don’t belong to you”, I say with the usual monotone, slightly bitter persona I take on when out on the streets like this.

“You shouldn’t be taking things that don’t belong to you”, I say with the usual monotone, slightly bitter persona I take on when out on the streets like this. “Yeah, well you should be minding your own busines-”,

“You shouldn’t be taking things that don’t belong to you”, I say with the usual monotone, slightly bitter persona I take on when out on the streets like this. “Yeah, well you should be minding your own busines-”, he responds as he turns to face me.

I get a much better look at him now, unkempt, jet black hair, blue eyes, and tattered clothing, judging from his appearance, it’s clear he’s about 12-13 years old.

I get a much better look at him now, unkempt, jet black hair, blue eyes, and tattered clothing, judging from his appearance, it’s clear he’s about 12-13 years old. “I-it’s you!”,

I get a much better look at him now, unkempt, jet black hair, blue eyes, and tattered clothing, judging from his appearance, it’s clear he’s about 12-13 years old. “I-it’s you!”, he says in a tone and face that takes on a mix of both shock and fear, an effect I’m used to having on people.

“Yes, it is, give back what you stole, now.” I bluntly ask of him, a stoic expression on my face.

“Yes, it is, give back what you stole, now.” I bluntly ask of him, a stoic expression on my face. “N-no! I need this! Do you know how much money that could go for? It would be enough to feed me for at least 3 months!”, he shouts back.

I know that type of desperation. I can already feel a sense of empathy for what this kid must have gone through.

I know that type of desperation. I can already feel a sense of empathy for what this kid must have gone through. Every fiber of my being wants me to take him under my wing, but I can’t. I can’t put people in harm’s way again.

I know that type of desperation. I can already feel a sense of empathy for what this kid must have gone through. Every fiber of my being wants me to take him under my wing, but I can’t. I can’t put people in harm’s way again. “...tell me, what’s your name?”, I ask, once again keeping my firm, stoic expression.

“I’m Jason,

“I’m Jason, Jason Todd”.

Hello! If you didn't notice, this is a repost from my main account: @lester_w.

Hello! If you didn't notice, this is a repost from my main account: @lester_w. This is the very first chapter in my DC universe!

Hello! If you didn't notice, this is a repost from my main account: @lester_w. This is the very first chapter in my DC universe! More chapters and series' will come soon!

If you want to get notified when future chapters come out for this one, please let me know!

If you want to get notified when future chapters come out for this one, please let me know! Have a great rest of your day!

Sincerely, Your friend, Lester W.

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