TaliaJanet fic idea:
There was a post in the Janet Drake tag, with an AU idea where Tim actually was Bruce’s biological son. Because Jack was infertile, and Janet decided to do something about the problem. ‘Something’ being getting 20(ish) year old Bruce Wayne roaring drunk, and sleeping with him. Nine months later, Bruce is off on his training trip, and Janet Drake gives birth to a little boy the world thinks is Jack Drake’s son. Bruce doesn’t find out until Tim becomes Robin and he runs a DNA test against his extensive database, because Bruce is a paranoid man. He wasn’t expecting that, though.
Here’s where my idea comes in: During the Drake’s fateful trip to Haiti, it’s Jack who dies, not Janet. Janet is in a coma when the test is done, and Bruce can’t confront her because of that. He doesn’t tell Tim, either.
He does, however, confide the revelation with Talia, who is currently in Gotham for [insert reason]. Damian is six at this point, and Bruce still doesn’t know about him. Talia doesn’t know how to react to the revelation of Damian not being Bruce’s firstborn. She briefly considers a murder the hypotenuse solution, before discarding the option as counterproductive. She encourages Bruce not to tell Tim, ‘not until his mother has woken or died, at very least.’
The incident makes Talia decide to keep a much closer eye on Bruce and his lovers, lest another child pop up on her. Which is how, when little Helena Kyle is put up for adoption, Talia sees. And she acts quickly to get the little girl into her care. Helena is most emphatically not raised to be Bruce’s heir, as Damian is. Talia raises her to be an ordinary civilian girl, not in any way a threat to Damian’s status.
This has an odd side effect: When Talia says she’s had enough, she’s out, and leaves her father, she canonly did not take Damian with her. (Because Damian didn’t exist in canon at the time.) Helena, though, not being league trained, still needs Talia, and doesn’t tie her to Ra’s the way Damian does. So Talia goes out and takes over LuthorCorp as Ms. Head, with her little daughter in tow.
This is where things get real interesting. Because in addition to Nyssa, in this verse, there’s Janet Drake, sole CEO of Drake Industries in the picture. Janet admires a woman who can manage a hostile takeover like Talia did. And Talia is by any measure, gorgeous.
Janet decides she’s going to seduce Talia Head, and sets about the task with the single-minded determination that makes her so frightening. Part of her campaign to win Talia over involves making Helena like her. Janet’s not above bribing the little girl with candy, toys, or the promise of an older brother.
Tim gets brought in, and recognizes Talia and Helena. Talia and him usually end up exchanging bewildered glances across the room, because how do they break this news to Janet? Do they? And Talia is still the only one in the room who knows Helena and Tim are siblings-or, for that matter, that Helena and Tim have a brother.
Nyssa, meanwhile, has delayed her revenge just to watch the soap opera. (She’s totally getting her kicks by trolling everyone involved.)