peektuttut: (T; Smarts. I got 'em.)
Tim Drake ([personal profile] peektuttut) wrote2012-02-22 09:57 pm

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Now that we've had some distance from the horrors...I used to wonder how we came up with the heart symbol. You know, like this. [He holds up both hands, thumbs and forefingers pressed together to form a <3 shape.] Doesn't look remotely like a real heart, so it had to come from somewhere.

It started with a fig or ivy leaf - if you squint, you can see it here-- [he holds up a book, and on one page, a fig leaf; he flips forward a few pages, and shows an ivy leaf] See? People were using these in art, as early as...I think the third millennium B.C.E., and by the middle ages, people had turned a leaf into a symbol of romantic, courtly love.

[He shrugs, then reaches forward - not to the device, but to his computer. He fiddles for a moment, then pulls the communicator down so that it gets a view of his computer screen.]



This is a cardioid. Actually, you could call it a lot of things, but it boils down to math being romantic. Happy Valentine's Day, I guess, a little late.

[And a couple hours later, he will add with none of the earlier levity,] David's disappeared. I assume his friends already realized. I'm sorry I didn't say something sooner.

[Private to Regina]

So...Can we just forget that whole thing happened?

[Private to Cissie]

Two years ago today. [Why yes, he's being vague to catch your attention.]
batmanschmatman: (O RLY.)

[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
But who's going to make an embarrassing speech at the rehearsal dinner now? I've been working on mine for years!
batmanschmatman: (Mischief managed.)

[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
What? You are literally the worst brother ever.
batmanschmatman: (Prying.)

[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
Neither am I, I think your qualifications for "worst brother ever" need a little rethinking.
batmanschmatman: (Bitch plz.)

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[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
I rank in slightly higher than the two people who tried to kill you? I'm touched.
batmanschmatman: (I'm a major dork.)

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[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
Well, you're still my favorite. And not just because you haven't tried to kill anyone I care about.
batmanschmatman: (brb loling forever.)

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[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't- [Pause for some slightly icky sounding coughing.] - Hurt to hear it every once and a while, kiddo.
batmanschmatman: (So what do you think?)

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[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
It counts. And yeah, I guess. [NOT YOUR BRONCHITIS.] It's fine.
batmanschmatman: (Yeah I don't want to talk about it.)

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[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
[After the times he's tried killing you? No, no it doesn't. :|]

Yeah. I mean, I want him to get help, but- [How best to put this.] I don't know. Being in close quarters was rough.
batmanschmatman: (Pensive.)

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[personal profile] batmanschmatman 2012-02-23 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
No, but I mean, I get it. I just - [Have all the guilt for not being a better role model for him or just not being there enough and now he's fucknuts crazy and it sucks. :c]

He wasn't a bad kid.

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