I honestly wasn't expecting this to be posted. Cool!
Tomasi easily was the best writer on the Nightwing title and moments like this illustrate why. No pointless angst, no forced daddy issues that had preivously dealt with, no "waah Bruce doesn't think I can patrol the city on my own!". If Dixon or Grayson had been writing this Dick would have stormed out grumbling over how Bruce doesn't trust him to have his own base of operations. But, under Tomasi Bruce loves and respects Dick and Dick knows it. Not to mention Dick's relationship with Tim which was so unspeakably awesome in this run. After the current mess is over I want a Dick and Tim 12 issue road trip series written by Tomasi. I'll just have to settle with the BN tie-in for now.