“I'm bored!” Wally exclaimed.
“So find someone else to bug!” Artemis replied, turning back to her book.
“And why the heck not?!”
“Because Kaldur went with Aquaman, Superboy and Megan are who knows where and Robin didn't come today. You're the only one here!”
“Well stop bugging me! I have homework. Besides, don't you have some report Batman gave you for snooping around his house or something?”
Recognized: Robin B01
A grin spread across his face.
“Too late. Rob's back!”
Wally sped off and tackled his best friend as he stepped through the kitchen/living room doorway.
“Wah! Wally! Get off of me!”
“I missed you. You haven't been around for a whole week.”
Artemis rolled her eyes and scoffed.
“Sometimes I wonder if you're gay,” she said to Wally.
He 'humph!'ed and stuck his tongue out at her. Robin laughed and headed inside the room, towards the fridge. Wally noticed he was in his civies, sunglasses in place, and carrying a basket.
“You and Becca have a picnic?” he asked.
“Did she like your surprise?”
“That was really sweet of you Robin,” Artemis complimented.
“I wanted to do something special for her,” he explained, grabbing a water bottle and taking a drink. “I mean, she went through a lot already and she deserved to have her parents somewhere special.”
“I agree. I'm starting to wonder if she's taking good care of herself. She never comes over anymore.”
“She'll be over tomorrow.”
“Really?” Wally asked. “But wait! Don't you have that thing with Batman?”
“Yeah. But she still wants to come; she misses you guys.”
“That's why I like Becca,” Artemis said. “She doesn't come just for her boyfriend.”
Robin smiled and, placing the basket on the counter, took a seat next to Artemis.
“What are you working on?” he asked.
“Ugh! Stupid chemistry homework. Why is it so confusing?”
Before Wally could speak up, Artemis turned her tongue on him.
“Don't you dare say it's not hard. We aren't all science geeks like you!”
Wally snapped his mouth closed and stuffed his hands in his pockets.
“Here,” Robin said on a laugh. “Let me help.”
“What do you know about chemistry? Besides what you and Becca have.”
“This was a required class Batman had me take while I was Robin-in-training. I know how to do this.”
Artemis handed over the pen and paper and Robin took over. Halfway into his “session”, Artemis began to understand what he was saying (thank goodness he'd put it into something she could relate to) and finished what he'd started. When she had finished, she heaved a heavy sigh.
“Thank you so much Robin. You not only helped me understand science but you also managed to hush Wally.”
“All in a day's work.”
“Rob? Wanna play some video games?”
“Sure Wally. Let's go.”