Wally was vibrating in place; he was so impatient to learn what Batman had found that he was shaking at super speed. He crossed his arms and sighed loudly while he waited for the Dark Knight to appear in the mountain.
“Wally stop vibrating!” Artemis yelled.
He glared at her, only encouraging the shaking.
“I can't! I want to know what Batman found out!”
“So do we!”
Both Heroes straightened up at the sound of the voice; geez where did Batman come from! It's like he lived in the shadows! Oh wait. Wally thought. He kinda does. Even zaidi so now that Rob... wally shook the thought out of his head. Robin wasn't at blame here; in fact Wally was the guilty party. Sure, he'd been very aware of the Boy Wonder's actions, but that hadn't really aliyopewa Wally any right to yell at the boy. They'd been Marafiki for years; he should've trusted Robin's hidden motives. Because if the Boy Wonder wasn't around, then Wally was left regretting his words and eating out his own broken heart.
If he was honest with himself at that moment when he was faced with a decision, Wally would admit that his moyo had been torn in two. He loved Robin, he wanted to be with the boy. Wally blinked at his own revelation. He was in love...with Robin? Yes. I guess I am. How else was he to justify the reason he'd been overprotective, alert, and even persistent to see Robin was always there? To make sure Robin never left his side? Guess that didn't work, he thought ruefully. It was at that moment that Wally noticed two things:
He needed to find Robin and tell him everything.
Batman had been talking.
“...anybody have any clue as to who she is?”
Wally looked up at the screen. It was covered with Robin's e-mails sent to...Rachel Roth? Who was she? Why was Robin e-mailing her? How'd Batman even find these? Wally scanned over several of the e-mails, only kusoma what interested his jealous mind.
Rachel:“How's the WR problem going?”
Robin: “Hmmm...debatable. I don't know what to do about it. I feel really bad but something weird is happening. Help!”
Rachel: “Chill, Robin. Just take a deep breath. Okay so tell me how wewe feel around WR.”
Robin: “At first it was fine. Everything was fine. But then something happened. I don't know what but something definatly happened and I'm really freaked out.”
Rachel: “Sounds like you're in love.”
Wally stopped reading. His moyo probably stopped beating. Robin was in love? With somebody only known as WR? Wally swallowed, feeling his moyo break in two. Robin was in love. With somebody else. How did that happen? How did Wally not notice it? He'd visited Dick Grayson plenty of times to see how many boys and girls at his school pretty much drooled over him. Had one of those student's captured the elusive little bird's heart? Wally blinked the tears back fiercely, kusoma more.
Rachel: “Any change?”
Robin: “No. He's still mad. What'll I do?”
Rachel: “Come live with me. If wewe don't want to be around those people anymore, try a change of scene.”
Robin: “...I don't know. My dad..”
Rachel: “Would want what's best for you. He loves you. That's not hard to see.”
Robin: “I know. But..”
Rachel: “Forget the team Robin! I've heard nothing but sad letters from you. The teams wearing wewe down, your father's being...well Batman, and the upendo of your life won't talk to you. Stop thinking of them and, for once in your unhappy life, think about yourself! I can't stand seeing wewe hurt.”
Robin: “... he's not the upendo of my life.”
Rachel: “Oh please! Before things started to become awkward, I heard nothing but WR. And now he's not talking to you. You're hurt, sad, and depressed. Stay with me.”
Robin:”I-I don't know Rachel..”
Rachel: “Think about it.”
Wally felt a little better; he now knew two things. The jerk who'd stolen his little bird's moyo was a guy and this Robin had been smart enough to use his hero name in case of a situation like the one they were in. Such a smart little bird; always thinking. But it didn't change much. Wally was still in upendo with Robin and he needed the Boy Wonder to know. All he had to do was find out all that he possibly could about Rachel Roth.
Robin smirked as Raven exited her room, her now shorter cape in hand.
“What? I didn't want wewe getting hurt in battle.”
He turned to walk away but was suddenly pulled backward kwa Raven's telekinetic field. He was held in front of her, smirk still on his face.
“I appreciate the thought behind it Robin but I'm only going to tell wewe this once. Don't. Touch. My. Cloak!”
Robin nodded, swallowing his laughter. Raven let him go and sighed as he ran off. But she was actually relieved; it was the first time in three weeks that Robin had laughed au even attempted to smile. She smiled thankfully and turned to another door. She pulled out the spare cloak, wrapping it around her body. Ready for the day, Raven headed in the direction Robin had went. She knew where he had gone and knocked on the closed door.
“You done?” she asked.
The door opened and Raven was pleased with the sight of a kevlar, armored suit and matching gloves and boots on the Boy Wonder's slim but strong build. It was as black as night with a long blue wing shaped streak around the chest of the body suit. There was also a domino mask like the one he wore as Robin in his hands. She smiled, running a finger down his chest.
“Very nice. So this is what NightWing looks like!”
Robin smiled, placing a gloved hand on her shoulder.
“Are we feeling a tad attracted?”
Raven rolled her eyes.
“As if! I'm just glad to see wewe smiling.”
Robin looked down before looking back into her eyes.
“Thanks Raven. I couldn't have done any of this with out you.”
Raven smiled brightly.
“Your welcome. I protect those I upendo and wewe happen to be sekunde on that list.”
“Who's the first?”
Robin laughed his signature cackle at her comment. If anyone could get him out of a depressing time, it was Raven.
“I'm glad you're here Dick.”
Robin smiled sweetly, forehead resting against hers.
“I'm glad you're always there.”
Raven smiled, wrapping her arms around his neck. Robin returned the embrace. Raven had become his best friend, maybe zaidi than that. And it never mattered what he did. As long as he was smiling, Raven would be beside him.