tiny jason todd defending his mothers honour when kids at the fancy prep school bruce sends him to start to make fun because she was born and raised in crime alley.
tiny jason interrupting bruce’s lectures about the city and telling him that he might be from gotham, but he’ll never understand it the way jason does. you were raised on the outskirts in a manor, bruce - jason was born in the heart of it. he’s grown up feeling the rage that gotham can bring, the despair and the greed. he’s burned from all the injustice gotham has thrown at him: but he’s also seen the beauty the community can produce. the way everyone sticks together. the old lady who lived next door who kept his mothers personal belongings years after she passed on, the kids he grew up with who dreamed of a better future. yes, it’s a breeder of filth but you say that to a gothamite and you’ll be lucky to walk away with only a split lip.
No one is more Gotham than Jay.
And I genuinely believe one of the reasons why he’s so special to Bruce is that he saw everything good and true and beautiful that Gotham can be in him.
hajahahahahhq I found a giant spider above my pillow (huge! i could see it in the dark! wah) and I tried to be cute and catch it in a water bottle except I failed and now it’s somewhere behind my bed hahahahaah I’m gonna die