Wally stared hard at the chess pieces on the chess board. Robin polished his batarangs and groaned. "Geez Wally make your pick already!" Wally signaled his finger to stop talking.
"B 1 to-" He paused for a second. "C 3!" He started to lift up the knight piece when Artemis approached the two heros.
"Wally your pawn is in its way. You can't put the knight there!" she snapped. Wally crossed his arm the chess piece in his hand.
"Why does every one call this chess piece-" He opened his hand. "A knight when it's a horse!"
"It's a horse!" Artemis squealed in a Wally voice. It was very convincing! Robin laughed his head off. He took big gasps of air since he had trouble breathing.
"Ha ha very funny" Wally said sarcasticlly. "Glad you find that amusing!" Artemis replied grabbing an arrow and examining it closely.
"It's called sarcasm. Ever heard of it?" Wally asked even though it didn't sound as if he asked a question. It sounded more serious."It is called a horse"
"It's a knight" Robin and Artemis said at the same time. Wally put the knight back at B 1. Robin placed his Batarang back in his utility belt.
"Impatient teenager here! Hurry and make your-" He stopped as Batman appeared running toward the mission room. The teenagers glanced at each other shrugging and followed the dark knight. Zatanna stood in the mission room and turned around waving her hand welcoming the rest of the teenagers.
"A bomb is planted in Gotham City Academy" Batman said quickly. Robin ran his fingers through his hair.
"Gotham Academy will be long gone!" Artemis looked at him suspiciously.
"Why do you care so much?" Robin nervously shrugged.
"You know-" he gulped. "Wouldn't want to have no school to go to!"
'Great goin Robin!' He turned away from Artemis. 'Blew it!' But as he looked back at her she was really buying it, looking shyly at Bats.
"It's main purpose isn't to blow up Gotham Academy but to give a distraction or a signal for the bomb planted in the Atlantic ocean to destroy its population of Atlantis's people for the kingdom of a Fire army. It could take centuries to fix Atlantis and the ocean. We need you to get the activation chip to me so I can dis activate it" Wally, seeming as dumb as ever, raised his hand up.
"Can't you disarm it yourself?" There he goes again! The other teens groaned and slapped their faces but expected something stupid to come out of his mouth. They pulled it all together. "Duty calls. Since this is an important mission, I will be rewarding you with a prize if you can get the chip to me" Batman explained.
"Just one prize or a prize for each of us?" Wally asked. Artemis slapped the back of his head.
"Stop being such a jerk!" Bats shook his head.
"Just one for you to share. Wally put his hands infront of him. "I'm not sharing!"
"You know what, you can have the prize. Im spoiled. If i get that prize it wouldnt even be fair" Robin said calmly after Wally's statement. "Wait what's that supposed to mean?" Wally asked trying not to sound so desperate.
"I think we should lay out some ground rules" Robin replied acting serious.
"Yeah I think we should"
"I think we should get the activation chip ourselves"
"Let's just stay out of each others way. No tricks"
"Just see who can get the chip back to Bats first"
"Let the best man win" The two male teens didn't notice Bats leave the cave as they made the mission a 'competition'. Robin walked over to Zatanna.
"We'll do this together. At least I'm not a hog" he looked back at Wally.
"Asking for help Boy Wonder?" Robin sarcastically laughed. "More chance of getting the prize" Robin took Zatanna's hand and headed to the motorcycles. Artemis snickered. 'Two best friends fighting over some stupid prize? Batman wouldn't give so much. They should know that!'
"Artemis" Wally snapped his fingers to get her attention. "Let's go" Artemis widen her eyes. "Really? Me? Can't you get Megan to come with you?" Wally shook his head and grabbed her arm. "Your coming with me if you like it or not. Besides Megan's on a date with Conner" Wally stopped at let go of Artemis's arm. He put his arm on her shoulder and started reaching for her legs when she staggered back away from him.
"Now way Wally! You are not carrying me!" Wally dropped to the ground in his begging position. "Please Arty! You know how much that prize means to me! It could be luxurious since Bats is a million dollar playboy!" Artemis scratched her head. "Bats is a millionaire?"
"Woops spoiler! No time come on!" He pulled her hands onto his shoulders giving Artemis a piggyback. They zoomed off into the sunset heading to Gotham Academy. Ofcourse, Artemis wasn't too happy about Wally's choice of her transportation.
"Put me down!" Artemis tried getting out of Wally's grip.
"Stop squirming or I'll put you down!" Artemis groaned.
"That's what I want you to do!" Wally grinned.
"Look around." Artemis stopped squirming and looked around her.
On the road.
She was on Wally's back traveling on a death threatening place to Gotham Academy which is also a life or death crisis. Artemis took a deep breath and calmed down.
"You have an excuse for everything don't you?" Wally looked up at her.
"He he. Yeah if you put it that way" Artemis wrapped her legs around Wally's waist firmly and put her head on his shoulder. She actually didnt mind. Not at all.
"You know I didn't imagine you asking me on our first date together so, demanding." Wally choked on a big gasp of air.
"You call this a, date?" Wally hesitated trying to keep his balance. "Sure why not? Mission is so quirky since we've been hearing it everyday. Don't you agree?" For the first time she felt so comfortable with Wally. Years fighting, arguing she felt so calm with him. She pressed her face against Wally's. His face was hot of all the flirting she's bein doing. Wally enjoyed it but didnt pay much attention as he tripped over a rock. But no not inches forward but all the way to Italy. Artemis screamed as they flew in the air. It felt so scary like that Superman ride she once went on. As they went down they prepared themselves for disaster.
Somehow Robin and Zatanna took the same road as Wally and Artemis. Robin was discussing his plan when he was overtaken by Wally. A strong vast of wind made him turn, butterflies in his stomach.
"When will they ever make out? Seriously. It's been too long!" Zatanna whined. Robin smiled.
"Oh sooner than you think!" Zatanna looked at him questioningly.
"What do you mean?"
"I made a little deal with your father" Zatanna slowed down as they approached a stop light.
"No you didn't!" Robin nodded.
"150 bucks to make it last for more than 10 minnutes. It's gonna be perfect! I know when, where, and how it's gonna be!"
"And when is that?" Zatanna asked feeling excited.
"In the morning. 8:00 sharp. I'm waking up earlier if any changes or 'activities' happen coincidently." The two heros headed for Gotham Academy. Robin had the thought he wasn't gonna get the prize after all. Since Wally has super speed. The moon began to be seen clearly as night began to fall. The stars were up shining, street lights lit up upon the streets of Gotham City. A cold wind clasped with the teens faces as they drifted infront of Gotham Academy.
"Well, here we are" Robin looked through the closed gates hoping nothing bad would happen like a sudden BOOM from the bomb. He took a deep breath and started climbing over the gates.