⚡ It took Tim a long time to believe Dick, when he first started saying “Love you, little brother”. He thought it was a kind lie, to the boy in his colours, the boy who had followed him his whole life. The boy who was so obvious in his hero-worship. So he used to nod and smile and ignore the dull ache inside.
But one day (he forgets exactly when), he started to believe it. His smiles would be genuine and he would hug back just as hard, because he had the best big brother in the world.
He stopped believing it again after Dick replaced him.