I'm so sorry that it's taken me this long to update! I've been so busy with school stuff, like summer reading and a math packet of evil! Enjoy the story, I'll give you more details at the bottom! =D
A loud, almost inhuman, bang wakes me up. I jolt my broken arm and nearly fall out of bed. "Tim, get up. We need to leave in less than an hour. I'll be in the kitchen if you need me!" I hear Clare yell through the door. I turn my head to the clock next to my bed and see that it reads 6:00am. Despite the rumors that the Bat clan doesn't sleep and doesn't need it, in reality we do. I haven't had a goodnights sleep in about a week. I'm running on twelve hours of total sleep over the course of seven days…and I got the majority of it last night when I slept for about five hours after I finally found a good position to keep my arm in.
I sit up, minding my arm, and see that there's a small pile of clothes at the foot of my bed. I look them over for size. It looks like they'll fit without a problem. It seems to me that I'm wearing black jeans, a green polo shirt, black converses and a pair of sunglasses. I can only wonder who left them for me, was it Clare? Wally? Dick? It was probably Dick since I didn't hear the person come in. I grab the clothes and head to the bathroom.
I can't believe that I could still be sleeping right now if Wally hadn't suggested that I spend the day with Clare. They both know that I have feelings for her. We had a long talk the morning after I first met her. Wally thinks it's cute and Dick isn't sure that it'll work out. I don't think that it's going to work either…the relationship would be impractical. I think that Dick and Wally might be the only set of guardians to force their charge to go out on with a girl. They can be so weird. I'm pretty sure that Wally wants me to try the relationship. I don't think Clare wants a relationship anyway. She's the one that said she doesn't do long distance relationships!
There's also another road block, and he goes by the name of Apollo. The last time I met Apollo he looked like he was developing heat vision when Clare kissed me on the cheek. I can only imagine what he'd have done if I kissed her.
"Timmy, hurry up. You have a busy day ahead of you and you still need to eat breakfast!" Wally sings from the other side of the bathroom door breaking me out of my thoughts. I'm told that I think too much…and sometimes I wonder if they're right because I walk out of the bathroom to see Wally, in civilian clothes as well, pointing at the clock on the nightstand and it's now 6:30. That means I've been contemplating my nonexistent love life for a half hour.
"I'm coming, sorry for taking too long," I apologize and Wally just grins and ruffles my hair. Ugh, I hate it when people touch my hair.
"Put your shoes on and hurry up or I'll do it for you," Wally tells me tapping his foot on the floor impatiently. I hate living with a speedster sometimes, they really don't have much patience for people of human speed.
I go over to the bed, sit down on it and begin to tie my shoes, with my one good hand. "Too slow," Wally mutters. The next thing I know Wally is tying my shoes. When he finishes I notice two things, first his finger is caught in the knot and Dick is standing in the doorway with an amused smile on his face.
Dick is wearing nearly the same thing as I am, except the shirt is blue and he isn't wearing sunglasses. "Wally, we went through this when he was a kid and when we were kids, you can't tie shoe laces going at super speed. You always get your fingers caught," Dick reminds him and Wally's face turns the same color as his hair.
By the time we finally got Wally's finger free of my shoe it was ten of. I run down the stairs to the kitchen where Clare is standing there and she isn't looking pleased with me. Clare is dressed in black cargo pants that reach the top of her knees, a light green short sleeved shirt with a small silvery designs on it and black tennis shoes with a white lining. She definitely isn't a girly girl.
"You only have a few minutes to eat your breakfast," Clare comments as she hands me a bowl of cereal. Not sure which kind, but I shovel it down at a speed Wally would be proud of.
"I'm ready whenever you are, Clare," I tell her politely and she gives me a slight smile.
"Alright then, come on down to the cave with me and we'll be on our way," she replies softly as we make our way to the grandfather clock that leads to the Batcave.
In all honesty this version of the Batcave isn't much different from the one back home, maybe the software is updated a little bit more? Other than that there's the same giant penny, the same dinosaur, the same joker card and the same rack of suits. Well, except for the early female Robin suits that Rachel wore.
"Is your Batcave any different from this one? You seem to be looking at it closely," Clare questions lightly as she types in the coordinates of her home into the zeta tube system.
"It's not all that different. Well, besides your mother's Robin costumes that is…" I reply offhandedly. Suddenly, Clare grabs me by the arm and pulls me into the zeta tubes. The computer announces our departure before I even know what's going on.
We end up in a darkly lit room with a large computer as its only illumination. Clare claps her hands twice and all the lights come on. It's almost like the Batcave we just left except there are Nightwing and I guess Conner's costumes. There's also one other costume at the very end I don't recognize…it's black like the Nightwing costume, but it has a blue S-shield adorning it. This might be Clare's costume!
"Like my super hero outfit?" Clare asks coyly. I almost blurt out yes…almost, but I didn't. I shrug my shoulders indifferently. I really hope I don't look like an idiot.
"Aren't we supposed to be looking for those pieces that your mom has hidden in the house?" I question her and she nods her head.
"Well, they aren't really hidden. My mom told me about the parts after she dismantled the portal. She hides them in plain sight, so they're fairly easy to find if you know what you're looking for. Come on, they're upstairs," she answers excitedly.
This is the first time that I've actually been inside another girl's house alone…this probably isn't the best time to be thinking like this. Stupid hormones!
Hi, again! I feel terrible for not updating for so long...but school got to me. Even during summer vaction it gets in the way! I have to read two trilogies (so six books) and a play. And then a Pre-Calculus refresher math packet for my Calculus class. UGH, why can't they just let me finish my summer in peace!
So, there you go, that's why I haven't been updating...I'm almost done with the reading. One more Trilogy to go and then 16 more problems on math...(goes to cry in corner...WHY? WHY? DO I HAVE TO DO MATH, WHY?)
Okay, my ranting is done for now. I hope you enjoyed the chapter! I will be posting more really soon. You will be seeing Apollo in the next chapter! I hope someone was looking forward to that. =3
REVIEW! =) I'll give you a virtual Robin cookie with chocolate chips!
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