Robin hadn't known what to expect. Zatanna had told him to go talk to Wally. He had attempted to. But seeing the love of his life kissing someone they knew almost nothing about-Robin had freaked. He had let a small, sad whine escape him but had immediately rushed away. He had found Zatanna practicing in the missions room. She had smiled until she saw is face. As he slumped against a wall, she had come close. And with her gentle touch and her being so close...Robin couldn't resist. He'd kissed her. At first it was small pecks. But it had grown more intimate and tender with every new one. So when he heard Wally say his name, Robin knew that Wally had seen them kissing.
The Boy Wonder pulled free of Zatanna, looking at Wally. His best friend looked like a kicked puppy. But Robin felt like he'd been shot in the heart. So it was fair...right?
Zatanna slipped away, leaving the two alone.
“You were saying?” Robin asked bitterly.
“Why were you kissing her?!”
“Why not? You kissed Artemis.”
“But what? It was a one time thing? Like ninety percent of all your other relationships?”
“Why have you been avoiding me?” Robin cut off.
“You haven't exactly been available.”
“I would be if you talked to me! Instead of walking around and chatting with everyone else!”
“It's not like I want Zatanna over here all the time!”
“And I don't want you acting like you hate me!”
Wally froze inside. What? He didn't hate Robin! Far from it!
“I don't hate you!”
“Sure. That's why you act like I don't matter? I may be the youngest, but I'm smarter than all of you! I don't know why I'm on this team! You never pay attention to me anyway!”
“It's hard to stay focused on a needy thirteen year old whose daddy won't let anyone else know you're technically an orphan!”
Wally was shocked by his own response. And Robin...he looked like he was going break. Robin took a deep breath and tears rushed down his paled cheeks. Wally rubbed his neck.
“I can't believe I trusted you. I can't believe I let you play me like this.”
“No Robin! I-”
“You-I can't believe I fell in love with you. Well, if you don't want me, fine. I don't need you. I don't need this team. I don't even need Batman! I hope this makes you happy Wally. I quit!”