11:56 EDT December 11
"This is a joke right?" Wally asked.
"You must have misunderstood Batman's transmission." Artemis said.
"THERE IS NO WAY I AM WORKING WITH IT!" They both yelled at the same time.
"No," Red Tornado said. "I heard Batman correctly. You two will be working together on this assignment."
Artemis and Wally glared at each other. "Just great. Spending a week with you in Italy hunting down the mob!" Wally said.
"The experience is much less pleasant from this end." Artemis said.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Wally asked.
"I have to listen to you!"
"Well I have to deal with your sarcasm!"
"Well you wouldn't get sarcasm if you acted decently!"
"Decent? I always act decent!"
Robin snickered again.
Artemis laughed. "Decent?" she asked incredously. "Decent my-"
"Enough." Red Tornado said. "If I may, I will continue the pairing as Batman has instructed."
Wally could kill the Dark Knight.
Robin and Aqualad, Megan and Connor. Wally groaned and slid down the wall. Couldn't he have gotten the Martian?
"Hey," Robin said, putting a hand on Wally's shoulder as Red Tornado walked off. "Gives you time to bond."
Wally glared at him. Robin grinned and walked off.
23:59 EDT December 12
"Are you ready yet?" Artemis asked, lugging her suitcase into the main room.
Wally blew another tank to dust before pausing the video game and turning around.
"Are you going to use all that?" he asked, imitating her.
Artemis glared at him. "Arrows, bow, food, clothes, soap, bed sheets-"
"Where's the mattress and the tent Mrs. I'm-bringing-my-own-room?"
"Well Kid Lazy," she said. "We're leaving in five minutes."
"So?" Wally asked, turning the game back on and his back to her.
"So," Artemis said, snatching the controller from his hands. "Get packed, or no controller."
"Hey!" Wally yelled, jumping for the controller. Artemis held it over her head. Wally glowered at her and jumped again. His foot slipped and he fell over the couch into her. Artemis instinctively reached her arms out to catch Wally, but it did no good. They fell to the ground.
Robin covered his eyes. "I didn't see anything." he said.
Artemis and Wally looked over to see Robin standing in the doorway.
"Uhhhhh....." Wally said.
"Oh get OFF!" Artemis yelled, shoving the speedster off of her.
"Rob!" Wally said."Get her to give me the controller!"
Robin walked out.
"Some friend." Wally muttered. He turned to Artemis. "Fine."
He sped off. Artemis hadn't gotten up when he appeared in the room with a toothbrush in his hand.
"What?" he asked as Artemis just looked at him.
"That's it?" she asked.
"Well I'm not bringing my own hotel room!" he said.
"What about clothes?" she asked.
Wally showed her a ring. "My costume!"
"Oh!" Wally dashed to his room and back, a bag on his shoulders. "Done, now give me my controller!"
Artemis looked in his bags. "That's just a bunch of-"
"Uh, wrong bag." Wally said, blushing. He came back with a bag of clothes.
Artemis handed him his controller. No sooner had he hit 'RESUME' than Red Tornado's voice rang over the speakers. "Team, Report to the Mission Room."
"Aw man!" Wally said. Artemis sighed and left. As soon as she was gone, Wally stuffed all the games into his backpack.
He ran in at the same time as Artemis.
"Was it true you two were hugging?" Megan asked as soon as their foot crossed the door.
"WHAT?!" the two exclaimed before yelling the Boy Wonder's name.
Batman walked in. "Enough. You have all been briefed on your mission?" he asked.
The six teens nodded. "Good, you have everything you need? Good. Contact us if any super-villains show up."
"Got it." the Team said before splitting up into their separate zeta-tubes.
"Recognized: Artemis. B-Zero-Seven. Kid Flash. B-Zero-Three."
Wally hated it already.