It was amazing how Rachel could change. She has been here already for three weeks. She is calling everybody with their normal names. Expect Artemis and me. au maybe she does. But that is the trouble when your hero and normal name are the same. She hadn’t even noticed that she is calling them not with their super names. Batman and the other adults are worried. The team doesn’t really care. They all like her. She is taught Megan how to cook. Connor how to stay talk about totally nothing. What really flabbergast everyone, including Batman. Although no one knows that expect me and Alfred. She became Marafiki with everyone expect me. For three whole weeks she has been avoiding me, like I’m a disease. I was sitting on the couch, zapping. I wished I could have telepathy just to see a little bit of what she thinks of me.
“Can I finally take a bite, Megan?” I was sitting at the dining table. Megan had baked two pie’s. One chokoleti and one apple. She turned around, looking at me angry. My eyes widen. Did I make her angry. “You can’t. I need to choose which pie Connor liked.” I frowned. “What do wewe mean?” She let out a deep sigh. Her angry looked left her face. But was quick replaced kwa a tired one. “After wewe taught me how to bake apple and chokoleti pie. I went to Connor, so that he could be the first one to try.” “Ooow. So that is where wewe went with the pies.” She blushed, averting her eyes. “After he took a bite of each of them. I asked him what he thought of it.” “And???” She hit her head against the table. Her head stayed on the meza, jedwali while mumbling something. I had to bent down a little bit to hear her. “I upendo that one zaidi than the other. I asked which one. And he just smiled and walked away.” She got up, looking at the pies. “Which one does he like?” Her voice sounded like she was going to cry any moment.
I couldn’t stop myself. I was laughing so loud the whole cave could hear it. Megan’s eyes widen. Her dumbfound face made me laugh even louder. I even fell from my chair.
“Awwwwwwww. Come on Arty. We are going to watch with everyone. And everyone includes you!” I kept walking, ignoring kid whining. He was being at the juu of annoying. He made sure he was in my eyesight. Why didn’t he understand that I knew why he asked me. If I came to the stupid movie night Megan and Rachel comes. No way he is going to use me. “Artyyyyyyyy.” He was stretching the y on purpose. I glared at him, walking in the kitchen.
Rachel finally stopped laughing on the ground. She was sitting again, still chuckling. I was annoyed that she laughed. But she looks like she was going to die. I put down the glass of water in front of her. Her eyes were watching me. “You should drink some.” I looked away, giving the pies all my attention. “I’m sorry.” Her voice was small and quiet. “It’s just I realized things myself and seeing wewe worrying about such easy thing. I couldn’t help myself.” I turned around, smiling widely. “I will forgive wewe if wewe help me.”
Her skirt, upindo and hair twirled with her movement. In that sekunde she looked like a picture out a fairytale. “I will forgive wewe if wewe help me.” My mind was yelling run when those words were spoken. Somehow Megan’s cuteness and those words were giving me the creeps. “……..” Zoom. There was wind in the –no window- room. Wally’s back was against mine, leaning with some weight. “Hey Rachel? Arty doesn’t want to come to the movie night.” From the corner of my eyes I saw Artemis come in the room. I smiled at her before talking to Wally. “When is the movie night?” ”Tonight. over 5 au 10 minutes.” I stood up, pushing with my back him away. I looked at Artemis, who had moved to stand inayofuata to Megan. “I will make sure she will come.” Artemis glared at me au Wally. Not that I cared. “Thanks.” Wally left, making our hair songesha because of the wind. “Rachel. I ain’t going. He isn’t going to use me.” I tilt my head. “What do wewe mean?” She crossed her arms. “He just wants wewe and Megan to come to that stupid movie night.” She was going to say zaidi but I probably looked weird. With my hands I covered my mouth. I was shaking from the trapped laughter.
I stopped when Megan began to cry. Artemis looked shocked. I walked to her placing my right hand on her shoulder. “I will help. Both of you.” She looked up, tears gliding of her face. “Really?” She was good at this. Artemis placed her hand on my shoulder. For a sekunde I thought she would squeeze hard, but instead she smiled. It wasn’t a nice one though, it was one with a hidden warning. “She alisema she would. Didn’t she?” I smiled back, placing my left hand on Artemis shoulder. “Yes. The both of you.”