Becoming the Outlaw
4 years prior
'...and so it is with heavy heart that I must resign.'
Her boots slipped on, hair burned brightly in the growing sunlight, a cool breeze wafted from the balcony.
It was beautiful, this hotel in which they'd decided to create one last memory. Of course, the black haired beauty lying buried in those sweat soaked sheets didn't know it.
It was better this way, she kept telling herself. If anyone could understand leading a new life, it would be him.
'I ask you not to search for me. And let me rephrase this for you, my love, Do Not Search For Me (for I know how stubborn you can be).'
Yes, she knew him better than anyone. Better than he knew himself. Which is why she understood why his birdarang was now plunged deeply with the note onto the wall beside her.
"Not quite the way I expected you to wake up; then again, you are the Boy Wonder."
Kory turned around, hair heavily aflame, hand cocked on her hip to watch Dick Grayson rise from the bed with an impassiv
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It certainly explained why he woke up in the wee hours of the morning with Starfire by his side, her body on the bed and her head craning slightly off the edge.
Taking in a deep sigh, Robin smiled and reached for her. While she time and time again explained her sleeping habits weren't uncomfortable, he couldn't help aligning her normally, even if she did now have him sleeping with his head where his feet would normally go.
In the process of moving her head closer to his, he usually ran his thumb over cheek.
It became a ritual of sorts.
Previously, as just her best friend, it was a way to make sure no loose hair tickled at her annoyingly. Now, as 'her boyfriend' was added, it was also a way he took care of feeling her skin.
He found there was always a nice feel against her cheek; not too downy soft and