The FanFic Challenge request from DeltaYJ
Artemis lay in the grass, feeling the breeze roll over her. She closed her eyes against the sun, feeling it warm her body. She heard footsteps and then something shaded her face. Opening her eyes, Artemis smiled when she saw Dick above her.
“Hey,” she said.
He leaned down. Pressing a kiss to her lips. Artemis smiled up at him. She moved her head from the grass to his lap. He rubbed her back and Artemis purred.
“Are you tired kitty?” Dick asked.
“Meow,” Artemis answered with a nod.
Dick laughed and kissed her again.
“You wanna go do something?” he asked.
“Sure,” Artemis answered.
She sat up and stole a quick kiss before standing. Dick stared at her for a minute and stood. He grabbed her hand and she entwined their fingers together. They walked down to Happy Harbor, pleased that they had a day to themselves. Dick lead her into the ice-cream shop and Artemis was instantly awake. Her boyfriend was the best.
“What flavor do you want?” Dick asked as he sat her at a table.
“This one,” Artemis answered.
She leaned up, kissing him. When she pulled away, Dick smiled and flicked her forehead. Artemis gave him a fake pout.
“You can have that flavor later,” Dick teased.
“Okay. I guess mint chocolate chip will have to hold me over.”
Dick stuck his tongue out before moving to the counter. Artemis looked outside, lost in thought. Dick may be younger than her, but he was also a lot more mature than most of the boys she knew. And he was sweet. Sure, he had his childish moments. But everyone did at one point or another. She sighed deeply, happy. It was the first time in her life she'd truly been happy. And she knew Dick felt the same. She could tell when they had these rare moments. Or when he would hug her tenderly. Even when he almost possessively touched her arm when they would make out. Artemis smiled and was brought back to earth by the smell of her ice cream.
“Here you are m'lady,” Dick said with a playful bow.
Artemis smiled, taking the cone from him.
“Why thank you kind sir.”
Dick sat across from her with a chocolate cone in his hand and Artemis wrapped her legs around one of his. Dick trapped them with his other leg and Artemis smiled.
The rain poured hard on her as Artemis sat outside. She didn't know why but something had made her want be outside. Now it was raining and she didn't have the energy to move. She herd footsteps and an umbrella covered her. Dick knelt down beside her.
“Hey there kitty,” he whispered. “Are you a stray?”
Artemis turned to him, half her face buried in her arms. She gave a small nod and Dick smiled.
“You wanna come home with me? I have food and a warm bed for you. I'll take good care of you if you do come stay with me. What do you say?”
Dick's smile grew and he handed Artemis the umbrella. He scooped her up bridal style and Artemis nuzzled against his neck.
“Ready to go home, kitty?”
“Meow,” Artemis said.
Dick gave her several Eskimo kisses followed by a quick peck before walking into the base. He had already checked and knew it would be there's for the weekend. Wally was at his house, Kaldur was in Atlantis, and Megan and Connor were in their apartment. Dick walked into Artemis' room and sat her on the bed. He started to move away, but Artemis didn't let go. Dick laughed.
“I'll be back,” he whispered. “Get changed and I'll be right back.”
Artemis licked his neck, mewing slightly before she let go. Dick smiled at her and left the room, closing the door. Artemis stripped from her wet clothes and into dry ones. She blow dried her hair and sat back on her bed. Dick came back, two mugs in his hand. He handed her one and Artemis drank the hot chocolate. They cuddled together on her bed and Artemis just now realized he'd grown taller than she was. She melted into him and put her head on his shoulder.
“I love you,” she whispered, looking up at him.
He looked down with a warming smile.
“I love you too.”
He gave her a kiss and then shifted to look at her better.
“Since the others are away, we have the whole place to ourselves for the weekend. And Bruce gave me the week off so we can do whatever you want. What do you think?”
Artemis smiled and looked at him, placing a hand over his heart.
“I think you kiss pretty whelmingly.”
Dick smiled at her. He leaned forward till their foreheads were touching.
“I'm glad you think so. Cause you might want to practice.”
“Care to show me how it's done?”
Their lips touched and they couldn't hear the rain anymore. All the could hear was their hearts and all they could feel was each other. That's how they wanted it.