He only made it through the first few months because Xander stepped between the fledgling god and the vamps that wanted to kill their new master.
The room full of fledgling vampires was ready to pounce.
He knew he owed Cynthia Byrne the truth in spite of what it would do to their fledgling relationship.
Jenn would come back with enough information on the Black God's organization, that Damian could counter the fledgling god for quite some time.
Even a bird is smart enough to push the fledgling out of the nest when it fails to fly on its own.