Full summary. What if after an exercise Wally and Dick switched minds, they can thank Miss M. Now the boys must live each other's lives until a J'ohn comes back from an off planet mission. It's exactly what they wanted or is it? The boys find out their life's are harder to live than it looks. No SLASH just brother friend stuff!
Dick entered through the big wooden doors that belonged to Wayne Manor.
"Evening Master Richard. How was school today?" the kind butler greeted as he entered the kitchen.
Same, boring as always. "It was ok. Is Bruce home?" Dick asked hopefully, maybe they could play a fierce game of basketball.
"I'm afraid not, he is at a very important meeting. Master Bruce will be home very late, and then he still has his night duties to attend." Alfred said with a hint of sympathy in his voice.
"Oh." Dick said causally grabbing a cookie from the tray Alfred held. He pretended to not be hurt by this. Ever since he was little he had always hated it when Bruce got too busy.
"Well I got hw to do. See ya Al!" the acrobat grinned munching on a cookie. Alfred sent him a disapproving glance for talking with his mouth full. Dick swallowed, grabbed more cookies, and ran up the stairs, yelling "Thanks for the cookies!"
Alfred shook his head, but somehow a smile managed to form on his lips.
Dick gently closed his bedroom door. With a sad sigh he flopped onto his bed. Every day it was the same. Wake up. Go to a snobby school. Hopefully not to die of boredom, occasionally have some laughs with Barbara. Try to avoid kidnapers. Then come home to a distant, gigantic, what felt like an empty house. Say hi to Al. Go to his room, do hw. Then if he's not on patrol he goes to Mt. Justice. Because of course Bruce is rarely home. That's how his days were spent, with sprinkles of adventure.
Not that he didn't care for his life, because one it really was an awesome life, it was just every day since the day of his family's murder, it's been well lonely. No matter how hard Alfred, Bruce, even Babs, try to make it feel like home, he still feels uncomfortable. No matter how much his friends make him laugh, he still feels sad. But he would always hide it. Nothing is wrong with having a second family, or third if young justice counted as new family, but he always missed his first. With his mother, father, uncle, aunt, and cousin. He felt as if something in his life was missing. And nothing, no one could fill up that feeling, of loss loneliness.
What he needed was a change, something different. Something to distract him from these thoughts. Sometimes he wished that just for a day, he could feel what it felt like to have a biological mom and dad again.
He bitterly laughed at himself, "I'm thinking the impossible, and should just be happy with what I got." He looked around his huge organized bedroom, before adding in a whisper "But I'm not."
Little did Dick know, someone wanted to have his life just for a day.
(Central City. 3:42p.m.)
"I'm home!" the redheaded said enthusiastically, throwing his back pack on to a nearby couch.
"I'm in the kitchen Wally! Your dad's still at work." He heard his mom call back. "How is it that my son is the fastest boy alive yet he still takes nearly an hour to get home after school?" she muttered to herself.
"Sorry ma, some trouble came up." Wally said zooming right next to her, she gasped. "Stop scaring the living daylights out of me." She scolded. "I swear you and your uncle will give someone a heart attack one of these days." The teen laughed. He opened the fridge, and tried to grab a couple of snacks.
His mom slammed the door close. "No you don't. We just went shopping you're not eating us out this time mister."
He gave her a guilty and quite ridiculous look, "B-but I'm hungry! I am a speedster." He reminded.
Mary avoids eye contact, knowing if she looked into his eyes she let him win. "Well even speedsters can wait for dinner time." At that moment his stomach let out a loud growl.
She bit her lip, why was it so hard to say no to him? "Oh alright, but only one." She said in a motherly tone, turning back around to watch the stove.
"Thanks Mom!" he of course grabbed five instead of one, and zoomed to his room before she could take his snacks away.
He locked his door. Wait for it…"Wallace!" he heard his mother's annoyed/angered.
Wally ignored her and contently gobbled his snacks. As he avoided the big piles of things on his floor, a shiny poster picture caught his eye. He picked it up, "Ninja Fight Extreme!" The poster read. He must give this to Robin!
He randomly wondered what the boy wonder was doing. What does that guy do? I mean he has to go to school, but what kind of stuff does he like. And what about family and friends? I wonder if they know his secrets like my family…
Wally was snapped out of his thoughts when he heard laughter. Wally went to his window, he saw kids playing on their lawns running around crazily without a care in the world. Wally smiled at the sight. "Run my minions! Destroy and convert the world with your childlike minds." He joked.
Maybe Robin did that after school? Nah, he'd be told old to be playing pirates or something.
What does a hyper ninja do? Train, came an obvious idea.. But other than that… I dunno came another thought.
Maybe he likes sports or has a sister. I hardly know anything about his other life! I need to ask him.
He decided to text his best friend.
KFWW: WYD! im bored u at Mt. J?
RDGR: no and I just finished my hw...
KFWW: how long did it take u?
RDGR: idk around 40 mins
KFWW: wow. Ur slow
RDGR: not everyone has super speed like u
KFWW: yea cuz not everyone can be as cool as me
RDGR: rigghhttt. 'cool' hey heard BC was planning something new for training
KFWW: Oooh on my way! Later
"Mom I'm going to Mt. J, is that okay?" he hollered a hand already on the door knob.
"Did you finish your hw?" she called.
"Umm yeah!" he said zipping over to the couch, finishing it up in 4 seconds breaking the pencil in process, a little smoke coming off of it.
"Good. If it's important go ahead." He heard his mom.
"Later!" Shesh my mom nags me so much. I wonder if Rob's parents are like this? I'd like to meet them… I bet they're just as chill as he is. Funny thought, what if I was the boy wonder? How cool would that be.
[Mt. Justice. 4:05 p.m.]
"Now that everyone is here I'll explain the exercise. This is a virtual maze, you will all be placed in a different area. You all must find a civilian. Megan will connect you all in the mind link, no one is to talk. After everyone has found a civilian, you must all find a way out of the maze helping each other." Black Canary instructed.
"The point of this is…" Kid Flash asked finding this pointless.
"It's training in the flied, using instinct, and powers. Plus you will be timed. Mess up, you start all over." Their den mother of the week explained.
"Sounds easy enough." Superboy commented.
"Sounds fun!" Megan floated excited.
"There will also be virtual criminals scattered around so be on alert. Remember this is a team exercise, don't be afraid to ask for help from other members. When ready you will begin." Black Canary added.
[In virtual maze)
'If this is a team exercise then why are we being separated?' robin questioned telepathically amused.
"Everyone is ready Black Canary." Kaldur mentioned out loud.
"Begin." Her voice boomed out of nowhere. Then all lights went off, "I forgot to mention it's in the dark."
It was going okay until, Artemis screamed. ~Artemis! What is wrong? Do you need assistance?~ Kaldur asked in the mind link.
"Stupid jerk!" Artemis screamed at Wally, who sheepishly grinned.
"Jee Artey it was only a virtual villain. Why does it matter that I cut off Cheshire's head?" he asked confused.
Thankfully Canary's voice boomed and she didn't have to explain. "Artemis and Kid Flash spoke, begin again. Kid Flash heroes do not kill."
So this went on for a couple of hours, searching, fighting villains, finding each other, talking, restarting, teaming up together, it was starting to get frustrating. They could not pass this simple exercise.
~Ugh begin again? If I hear those words one more time I'm going to…~ Wally's thoughts were cut off.
~Shut up! If I have to hear your annoying voice one more time in my head I will personally knock you out myself.~ Artemis mentally yelled.
~Please, do not argue. I know we are all tired but if we just work together just for a little longer I'm sure we will be victorious.~ Aqualad reminded them.
~Yeah, I agree with Kal. Common on guys let's just try to finish this I'm pretty sure even Canary is tired of saying Begin again, soon she'll be saying "You know the drill" hehe~ they heard Robin's cackle come from somewhere in the maze.
~At least we failed so many times we know this whole maze.~ Superboy tried to lighten it up but only made it feel worse. He heard several groans come from his team.
Megan was the only one who was quiet during all this, she had used up most of her energy holding the mind link, and for so many hours too, especially when the teens thought/talked so much, it was exhausting.
~Hey where's Miss M.?~ Robin asked noticing her presence gone from the chattering.
~I'm here.~ she answered weakly.
~M'gann are you ok?~ Conner thought? worried.
~yea just tired, I agree with Kal and Rob let's get this over with!~ she said more forcefully.
~Status report does everyone have their civilian?~ the leader asked. He received all 'yeses'.
~Alright find each other and make our way out of here.~ he ordered.
~I'm next to what feels like a big crooked tree.~ Megan said filling in her report.
~Cool, I'm a couple turns from there. I'll meet up with you.~ Robin said making his way towards the Martian.
~Hey, I'm not far from there. Why don't we all meet up at what I think is a giant rock thingy. The exit is close.~ Wally advised, everyone else agreed.
About a couple minutes later they all heard some sort of crash, then they felt a wave on energy hit them.
Everyone ran to the rock place. Kaldur looked around, he squinted in the darkness. He saw Artemis close, and Supeboy standing next to him but the others?
"I know you guys are going hate me cuz I talked but I stumbled on some bodies on the floor. And I can't enter the mind link." Artemis said out loud. BC turned on the lights, blinding them all for a moment.
Once their eyes adjusted, they hurried to the bodies, surprised at what they saw.
"Black Canary! Robin, Kid Flash, and Megan need medical attention. They are unconscious." Superboy said frantic unsure of what to do.
"Perhaps they were ambushed, though I do not think a virtual villain could cause so much damage as to make them lose consciousness." Aqualad said analyzing.
After inspection, they found out that none of them had serious injuries, which only confused them more on to what caused them to fall unconscious.
That night none of the fallen youths awoke.
While Megan stayed in the medical wing, the stubborn Batman took his protégé home. He was positive they would all awake by morning.
Seeing what Batman did, Flash did the same. He hoped his nephew would be okay.
A/N: KFWW=Kid Flash Wally West RDGR= Richard Dick Grayson Robin. Kind of spoilers next chapter the two boys figure out they aren't in their own bodies anymore. While Wally lives the life of luxury, Dick gets to live the life of a simple loving family something he's been dreaming about.