(set in DCnU)
“Knock knock. Is it alright to come in?” Miguel said as he nudged the bedroom door open a crack.
“Sure. We’re both decent.”
Miguel quietly walked in and paused in the doorway to take in the scene before him.
Red Robin was fast asleep on the bed, clearly suffering from the sudden illness that brought him down. However, he didn’t appear to be in as much pain as he had been when Miguel had found him collapsed on the kitchen floor after a hard mission. The lovely young woman he now knew to be named Tamara was sitting at his bedside, placing a cool compress on his forehead and smoothing his hair away from his face.
She turned to look at Miguel and gave him a grateful smile. “Thank you so much for bringing me to him.”
Miguel looked sheepish. “No worries, amiga. I’m just glad that I found your number on that necklace under his shirt. What does… Ah-spleh—”
“Asplenia,” Tam said knowledgeably. “It means he doesn’t have a spleen.” Then she sighed and frowned at Red. “Which means that when this idiot forgets to take his medication like he’s supposed to, he risks getting really sick. Like now… He’s got pneumonia.”
Miguel took a seat on the other side of the bed, opposite Tam, and looked down at Red Robin. He’d never seen him looking so vulnerable and relaxed before. It made him wonder about the woman across from him. “So… are you his girlfriend, Tamara?”
“Please just call me Tam, and girlfriend?” She thought for a moment. “Well, I suppose so. Tim and I were engaged once…”
Miguel’s eyes went wide. “Red Robin’s name is Tim?” Then his eyes went even wider and his voice rose slightly in volume. “Wait? Did you say ENGAGED?!”
((heheheheh… in my headcanon for this story I never wrote, Miguel has a serious affections for Red Robin, and is so disappointed when he thinks Tim is straight. Still, he becomes good friends with Tam, who adores Miguel. As Tim recovers, Miguel gets to know more about the actual man behind Red Robin, who actually seems to enjoy Miguel’s company as much as Tam’s. Eventually, it’s revealed that Tim is technically bi, Tam doesn’t mind sharing as long as it’s only Miguel, and they both provide Tim all the unconditional affection our poor love-deprived ex-Robin could ever want.))