Hey! (waves and leans to the side to dodge pitchfork) I'm soo sorry I haven't updated this in like 3 months? I've had major writer's block and school has been uber stressful and- (eyes crowd getting angry at repeated excuses and holds up hands) Look, I'm sorry but at least I've finally got something up, eh? (Who? X3)
Just to clarify a few things, firstly, some of this did happen in real life. I saw most of these happen to somebody (some me and my family and some to random strangers) when I was on our annual ski trip (I board in case you don't realize by my descriptions below).
Another is, Dick's fall (mainly the tumbling part) doesn't actual hurt that much. Unless you hit your head, run into somebody, or hit something else that isn't snow, your falls don't hurt all that much. I tumbled down the hill and also fell off a hill (literally- I was almost at the very bottom and I fell forward). Unless you actually break your bone, the most you get are bruises.
Finally, for some unspoken background info (mainly stuff I didn't feel like writing directly in) Bruce and Dick can both ski and board but Dick favors boarding and Bruce is just doing it so e can compete with his son on the half pipe. Wally can ski and has been learning how snowboard but isn't amazing yet. Roy doesn't know how to do either so is learning to ski first under Bruce' tutelage (because Ollie isn't an amazing skier himself). Dick doesn't call Bruce 'Dad' in public- that's strictly and at home thing with a few minor exceptions. If I get around to it, I might write about Bruce teaching Dick to snowboard in IJU or an oneshot.
Disclaimer: Anything you recognize, I don't own.
Roy stared at the offensive items warily as if at any moment they would jump up and bite his nose off. Though his stare was nearing nuclear level the items refused to yield.
"You don't have to learn if you think you can't handle it," A voice startled the archer and Roy turned to glare at his younger friend.
"I'm not scared." The redhead huffed and Dick held up his hands placating though a smirk crawled onto his face.
"I never said you were," He responded, putting stress on the 'I'.
"Brat, stop picking on Roy," Ollie scolded as he walked into the room. His hand collided with the back of Dick's head as the blonde passed.
"I don't need you to defend me, Ollie," Roy protested but was summarily ignored by both his adopted father and his best friend.
"Hey!" Dick cried out indignantly, "Don't hit me!"
"Then don't pick on my son!" The blonde shot back, ignoring the acrobat's glare in favor of slipping on his ski boots.
"I wasn't picking on him! He did that to himself," The Boy Wonder defended. Ollie huffed and was about to respond but Barry's arrival interrupted what ever he had been about to say.
"Now, children, no fighting," The Scarlet Speedster admonished the pair. Both heroes turned to glare at him.
"Shut up, Barry." They growled simultaneously before turning to give each other horrified looks. Wally- who had been only two steps behind his uncle- started snickering as he walked carefully to stand by the long forgotten Roy.
The archer glanced down at Wally's feet and this own confusedly, "Why do we have different types of boots?"
"Different sports," The Fastest Teen Alive shrugged, "Me and Dick are going boarding." An excited smile stretched across the younger teen's face.
"More like I'm teaching you," Dick said as he turned away from his staring contest with Ollie (which Dick had won moments earlier).
"I'm not that bad!" Wally protested and the Boy Wonder tossed his friend a smirk. "I'm just not a pro like you claim you are."
"That has yet to be seen." Dick responded cockily but nudged the redhead with a wink, "Besides, I don't claim, I am." He tossed his head back cockily and leaned back on his heels.
"Oh lord," Ollie sighed and rolled his eyes. The acrobat scratched his neck and gave the older archer the finger in the process. "Hey!" The blonde exclaimed offended. Barry turned and gave his fellow leaguer a confused look.
"What's wrong?" The older speedster asked and Ollie gaped at him.
"Did no one else just see that?"
"Noo..." Barry trailed off shaking his head slowly and the archer slumped forward with a groan. The other blonde tossed a wink at the grinning acrobat.
"Stop fighting," Bruce commanded as he strolled into the room. The others flinched slightly at the sharp tone but Dick simply turned and stuck his tongue out at his father.
"There you are!" The acrobat exclaimed, "Where've you been?"
"Getting these," The Dark Knight rolled his eyes and held up the lift tickets in his hand. Dick's face immediately brightened and he cart wheeled over to his father. He reached up to grab the tickets but the Dark Knight moved them out of his protégé's reach. "Don't snatch. I didn't say any of these were for you." Bruce tapped the boy on his head with his knuckles.
"Come on, that's not funny." The Boy Wonder whined as the billionaire handed the tickets to his fellow heroes to put on their coats.
"You shouldn't whine either," Bruce told him as he finally held out the sticker for his son. Just as Dick reached out to grab it, the Dark Knight pulled it out of his reach.
"Bruuccee~" The acrobat whined again. When his father simply raised an eyebrow the youngest sighed and held out his hands. Bruce smirked at him and gave the ticket to his son.
"Grab your board and get suited up," The Dark Knight told his son before glaring at the rest of the room, silently telling them all to do the same.
Wally felt the wind blowing through his hair as he soared down the hill. He was picking up speed and leaned forward to prevent from veering to far to the left.
He ended up leaning forward too far and crashed forward. He skidded on his front spinning down twenty feet. When Wally stopped he was laying on his face with his butt stuck up in the air. The redhead groaned to himself.
"You okay Kid Klutz?" Dick called out as he rode past him and clipped his board playfully with his own. Wally groaned into the snow.
"I think I'm dead," The speedster mumbled and the Boy Wonder rolled his eyes as he turned his board and road to a stop in front of the fallen hero.
"Don't be such a drama queen," Dick told him. Ollie took the opportunity to ski right behind Wally and sprayed snow into his face while moments later Barry did the same thing going in a different direction.
"That's not cool!" The redhead exclaimed as he pushed himself onto his knees. The raven smirked from where he was standing.
"I thought you were dying," Dick told him and Wally scowled at his friend.
"Shut it, Boy Blunder," The speedster growled as he pushed himself to his feet. He threw his arms out to steady himself and slowly started to glide down the hill before picking up speed again. "Let's just find Bow Breath." Dick continued to smirk as he suddenly swung his board around and pushed himself down the hill.
He didn't even pause when he yelled, "Hurry up, old man!" to Ollie as he passed- Barry having already started down the hill after his nephew.
"Of course," Ollie sighed and pushed himself after his fellow heroes. The group reunited in front of the ski lift and Dick bent down to unclasp his right foot. Wally did the same with his left foot.
"Let's go!" The redhead exclaimed and the two pushed themselves down the incline to the loading zone. Barry and Ollie share a exasperated glance and followed the pair of laughing boys down the loading zone.
"Quick, grab some snow!" Dick commanded as the chair started to carry Wally and him up the mountain. They let their boards scrape up a bit more snow before Wally brought down the bar to keep them and their boards in place. "Wait, we don't need that." Dick stopped Wally and the redhead gave him an incredulous look. The Boy Wonder rolled his eyes and swung his board up so it rested on his foot that was free from its bindings. The speedster's mouth fell into an 'oh' shape and he copied the movement.
The two chattered aimlessly as the let the lift take them back up the mountain but soon Dick was nudging his friend. Wally looked down to see Roy sitting on the snow with his arms crossed and Bruce riding down to stop beside him. The two young heroes exchanged smirks and leaned down to scoop snow from their boards. They took turns tossing snowballs down at Roy- who looked up and gave them the finger.
"Assholes!" The redheaded archer yelled up at them.
"Love you too, Roy boy!" Wally called down, his fingers curling into the shape of a heart. Dick sat back and crossed his arms with a smirk. The redhead moved to scoop up more snow but stopped when Bruce turned and frowned up at them. The speedster froze before sinking back into his seat. "Shut up, Dick." He grumbled at the Boy Wonder's unabashed snickering.
"Whatever," The raven brushed off his friend's command, "Hey, I bet you I can hit Barry and Ollie by throwing it over the back of this thing." Wally turned to stare at his friend.
Dick rolled his eyes, "Here, let me demonstrate." The acrobat bent down to scoop another snowball off of his board and after making sure it was compact, tossed it over his head. The pair turned their heads slightly to see that the snowball had missed. "Damn." Dick muttered, snapping his fingers.
"Let me try," Wally said as he took aim with his own already formed snowball. He tossed it over his head and it almost hit his uncle but fell short by a couple of inches. Dick took his turn again and smirked when he heard the muffled curse signaling he'd hit Ollie. The redhead snorted but yelped loudly when a snowball collided with his head.
He turned to glare at his laughing uncle, "Hey! I didn't even hit you!"
"You still tried too! Not my fault you missed!" Barry called back joyfully while Ollie sat beside him trying to decide if he should be amused at Wally's indignant face or be pissed at Dick. The resulting expression was a twisted mix causing Dick to burst out into laughter again.
Wally huffed but nudged the raven and gestured at the approaching unloading zone. The two slid off their seats and down the incline with the two older heroes following several moments afterwards.
"Which hill did Roy and Bats go down?" Barry asked as he skied towards the preteens.
"Moser," Dick informed him as he used his right foot to push himself towards the edge of the hill. Barry nodded in reply as Wally sat down to put his foot back in the binding with Dick bending down to do the same.
"Why do you guys have different feet out of your bindings?" Ollie asked suddenly and Dick raised an eyebrow at him as he stood back up.
"You mean why I have my right out while his has his left?" The Boy Wonder asked as he tightened his gloves. At the archer's nod Dick responded, "Because I'm regular and Wally's goofy."
"Excuse me," Barry blinked and Wally snorted.
"It means," Dick sighed though his lips were twitching and Wally suspected he said it like that to incite a reaction out of the less informed adults, "That I ride down the hill with my left foot pointing downhill while Wallace rides down with his right foot pointing down."
"It's more common to go left foot first," The redhead piped up as he pushed himself off the ground, "Now let's go! I wanna catch up to Roy!" The speedster whined but instead of waiting for an answer he hopped towards the edge and slid over the side. Dick rolled his eyes and muttered a quiet 'of course' to himself before following Wally.
The two raced down the hill in search of their friend. Wally wove back and forth across the width of the slope, dodging the random icy patches. Dick was going more or less in a straight line though he'd veer right or left on occasion to catch some of the jumps. He wasn't doing anything to impressive aside from a few ollies and nollies. After a few minutes the troublesome duo saw their target up ahead.
"Pizza slice! Pizza slice, Roy!" Wally called out joyfully as he tore past his fellow redhead. Roy looked up startled before glaring at the speedster.
"Dammit Wally!" He roared but the speedster was already to the last major hill of the slope. Dick let out one of his eerie cackles as he skidded right behind the archer and sprayed his back with snow. He headed towards Wally who had sat down at a hundred feet down.
Roy glared after the two younger heroes. Bending down, he scooped up a handful of snow and expertly molded a snowball. The archer took aim and chucked it at his best friend. The snowball hit dead center on the back of Dick's hat and the young acrobat tumbled forward and actually somersaulted twice before stopping about ten feet to the left of where Wally had been sitting.
Bruce sighed from where he had been sitting somewhere in front of Roy and pushed himself up. He rode down the hill towards his son with practiced ease and Barry and Ollie were close behind him. The blonde archer smirked privately to himself and maneuvered so that he would slide right in front of the fallen acrobat.
"You okay, brat?" Ollie asked as he stopped. Dick shook his head slightly before smiling sheepishly up at the older hero.
"Is good," The acrobat replied, "My bindings are a little loose though." He murmured and the archer smiled.
"Here, I'll help," Ollie smirked and before Dick could protest the older man had bent down and started messing with the bindings. Within a minute he had undone both bindings and took off down the hill with the Boy Wonder's board in his hands.
"Really? I'm mean, really?" Dick called after the escaping archer. Instead of glaring after him though, the raven turned his glare on Wally whose laughter was increasing in volume beside him. "Shut it, ginger." He growled and the redhead quieted down though he wasn't deterred from grinning like a lunatic.
"Want me to go kick him for you?" Bruce asked as he crouched beside his son. The Boy Wonder turned to his father and rolled his eyes.
"In the balls please." The billionaire smirked and stood up. He leaned forward and was soon tearing down the slope on his snowboard. Dick exchanged a smirk with Barry and Wally when they heard Ollie's surprised yelp in the distance.
Shoddy ending but (shrugs). Sorry if it's messy- it's kind of raw (but any weirdness in Dick's speech is intentional).
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