“How'd you know?” Robin asked as he helped Becca settle into her room at the mountain.
“About you being Robin?”
He nodded, hanging one of few pictures Becca had to the wall. She laughed a little and he moved to sit on the floor beside her.
“Please. Any good detective would have realized it, which proves I'm the only good one. Robin showed up at Batman's side not very long after Dick Grayson was adopted by Bruce Wayne. Robin is a skilled gymnast and fighter. So was Dick Grayson. Robin can hack through any computer and is always on his toes. So was Dick Grayson. Robin was always able to get away with a narrow opportunity of escape. So was Dick Grayson. The facts are there and all you have to do is look at them. I mean, even though Dick Grayson takes dancing instead of martial arts like Robin, if he wasn't flexible, Robin wouldn't be able to do anything Dick Grayson does outside from public view.”
“Wow. You not only discovered my secret identity but Batman's too. And you knew about Young Justice and I bet you knew about the Watchtower too.”
“Yep. I know everything about Young Justice, your missions and even your social lives. Which most of you don't have.”
“You know about all of us? Including Artemis?”
“You heard right, Boy Wonder. I know everything about everyone; including Artemis. But I respect her so don't ask me to tell you anything.”
“Well we don't know much about her past or name.”
“You mean like the rest of the team knows almost nothing about you?”
Becca smiled triumphantly as she took the books from her box and slid them onto a shelf.
“What else do you know?'
“I know that Superboy has been turned down by Superman, which causes most of his anger. I know Aqualad is the son of Black Manta. I know-”
“WHAT?! AQUALAD is the SON of BLACK MANTA?!”
“Yeah. Aquaman took him away so he wouldn't be influenced by his dad. There's another reason Black Manta hates Aquaman. Let's see...oh. I know that Kid Flash has been adopted by his aunt and uncle because of his parents were abusive.”
“Wally was abused?”
“In a way. I mean, his father was more abusive. Drunk and very addicted to drugs. Wally's mother was more...limited than his father but he definatly has had some rough times with her. It's not that they don't love him, Rob. They do. They just don't know how to take care of him like a normal parent would.”
“I-I never knew that.”
“Yeah well somethings are better left unsaid. Miss Martian is an open book so there's no hidden news on her. And I already told you that I'm not speaking about Artemis.”
“Okay. Tell me, did you find stuff on the JLA?”
“Yeah. Let's see, Black Canary was trained by a criminal/assassin. Red Tornado has had many re-program attempts, which you knew. And I also know that Batman only let me on this team because you talked him into it. Did you know that there are only three things Bruce Wayne can't fight?”
“Really? What's that?”
“Alfred's logic, Selina Kyle's seduction, and your own logic only enhanced by your very adorable expressions.”
Robin blushed at the compliment and Becca laughed out loud.
“You're so easy to embarrass.”
“Wow. It's hilarious how yo two flirt.”
Both young heroes looked up at Wally who was standing in the doorway.
“You mean the same way you flirt with Artemis?'
“We don't flirt.”
Becca raised an eyebrow and Robin giggled behind his hands.
“Robin we need you to fix the computer. We kinda overloaded it or something and now it won't work.”
“You need me now?”
“Batman's orders. He already left but said to get you to fix it.”
Robin nodded and got up to help.
“I'll see you later?” Becca asked.
She smiled as he disappeared but it was gone when she met Wally's cold gaze.
“May I help you?”
“Yeah. You can tell me why you're flirting with Robin and what you're really doing here.”
Becca got up and moved to the door.
“First off, I don't flirt. Robin and I have been best friends for thirteen years. It's called joking. Second, I will not tell some jealous, nosy rat what I'm doing just because he wants me out. And if you know what's good for you Wally, you'll stay out of my way.”
Becca slammed the door shut, leaning against it. He anger boiled over and she practically threw one of her books at the wall. It landed quite loudly but all Becca wanted was to be left alone. She took a few choice weapons out of her box and went looking for Robin. She put on a pleasant forefront when she approached him.
“Hey. I'm out of practice so can I use your gym?” she asked.
“Sure. What you using?”
She held one out and Robin took it. She watched him test in his hand, twirling the other one in her hand. Robin caught sight of the movement.
“Wow. You're really good Becca.”
“Thanks. Maybe I'll teach you how to use them someday.”
She took the weapon back and, because Wally happened to walk into the room, Becca kissed Robin on the cheek.
“Thanks for being so sweet Bot Wonder.”
“No problem,” Robin said nonchalantly. But he was blushing when he said it.
Becca smirked and turned to walk out of the room. When she met Wally's gaze, she raised an eyebrow at him, smirk still in place. As she walked out of the room, she twirled both weapons in her hands and walked away as calmly as possible. Wally followed her and sped to stand in front of her.
“Why are you still crossing dangerous territory?” Becca asked.
“Because I'm still waiting for an answer. Why are you here?”
Before Wally knew what happened, a very loud smack echoed throughout the cave and his cheek was starting to sting. He stumbled backwards, hitting the Wally and sliding to the ground. Becca stood above him.
“This will be your final warning. Stay out of my way Wally West. Why I am here is not your buisness yet. And if you dare get on my bad side, you better watch out. Because I am not someone you want as an enemy.”
Becca turned and stomped off, ignoring the looks she was getting from the rest of the team. Artemis followed after the young warrior while the others checked up on Wally.
“Are you okay?” Megan asked.
“Ow. I learned something very important today.”
“Oh yeah?” Robin asked, helping Wally to his feet.
“Yeah. In situations like this, it's good to have rapid healing powers.”
“What happened?” Superboy asked.
“One minute I was talking to that psycho warrior and the next I'm feeling pain.”
“She probably slammed her escrim stick into your face,” Robin offered. “And she's not crazy.”
“Dude! She beat me with a stick!”
Robin couldn't help the smirk that formed. Wally had just turned a painful situation into a funny one.
“You gotta understand something about Becca, dude. She never really had friends. I was her only one. She also keeps herself distanced so she won't hurt people.”
“Sounds kinda like you.”
“A little. But don't bug her; she has taken self defense classes, martial arts, is a perfect gymnast, and also happens to have wonderful balance. Point is, don't go up against her in battle; she'll cream you.”
“Yeah. I know.