When he was called to the principal's office and told to ‘befriend’ a new student who had been acting up since he got here, he wasn't necessarily surprised, but he wasn't happy about it.
“Hello, Jerome. My name is Bruce Wayne and as I don't like relationships to be based on lies, I want you to know that Principal Henrys asked me to try and befriend you to try and curb your destructive tendencies.”
“Oh goodie, a government assigned friend. Always wanted one of those.”
[Bruce makes friends with resident new kid and delinquent, Jerome Valeska, and realizes that A) he is not the best judge of character and B) He does not know how to process his own emotions.]
- Part 1 of batjokes hijinks
Jerome scaled up the side of Wayne manor like he had done it a hundred times before (of course he hadn't, it was only like 4 times). He pulled himself up to Bruce's window, hopping in and straightening his ratty coat, hoping to surprise the little shit. Sadly though, it didn't seem like the kid was in. He shrugged, he was already here, so of course he had to do something. He decided, like the generous soul he was, not to completely destroy the kids shit, but to just snoop around a little.
[Jerome goes through Bruce's things and finds things he probably shouldn't have. decides to be a delinquent.]
- Part 2 of batjokes hijinks