Frosty Pickle Juice does not own the Teen Titans.
"Systems shut down, Jinx. Clear for entry." Gizmo's voice crackled through her earpiece. She pressed a finger to her ear. "Gotcha, Gizmo. We'll be in before you can flick your antenna." Gizmo grumbled under his breath. Jinx dropped down from the ceiling, soon followed by SeeMore, Mammoth, Kyd Wykked, and at least three Billy Numeri. Jinx smirked and cast an eye around the warehouse.
"I think our friends in the computer company left us a little present, boys! Hive Five, clean 'em out!" The boys all grinned evilly and sprinted off to gather up as much stuff as they could hold. Jinx walked nonchalantly across the floor, heading for the vault at the end of the warehouse. She cast a quick hex and the lock spun open, the door releasing its grip on the doorframe with a pneumatic hiss. Jinx grinned as she began to gather up the stuff inside the vault.
"Easy as taking pie from a baby!" One of the Billy Numeri shouted. Jinx sweat-dropped at his badly mixed metaphor. No one else seemed to notice. And I thought Gizmo was smart. She practically 'tsk'ed, but settled for shaking her head gently. "Come on guys! This is going great. Let's get out of here before something goes-"
A red and yellow blur sped past, almost simultaneously grabbing everything Mammoth, SeeMore, and Kyd Wykked were holding. Jinx groaned. "Wrong."
Kid Flash skidded to a halt, cocky grin in place. "You guys never give up, do you?" Gizmo practically screamed with rage. "Man! Why'd Madame Rouge have to go and destroy that level four containment field?"
Kid Flash's eyes flicked briefly to Jinx. So that's what she told them happened. Billy Numerous split himself into five more people, to add to his already copious amount. "Who cares? Let's get him!" He said. Billy Numerous jumped towards Kid Flash, only to make a dog pile on top of nothing. Mammoth held out an arm, which Kid Flash sped right around. SeeMore shot an eyeball at him, but it bounced harmlessly on the ground. Kid Flash zoomed around Kyd Wykked, and ended up heading straight for Jinx. Their eyes locked and they were frozen in their movements.
Unfortunately, Kid Flash's movement was running. At the last second, she was able to wrench her eyes away from his and she dove to the side, doing a graceful flip.
Kid Flash skidded to a halt and ran for the control center. Flipping the switch, he ran off. Sirens started sounding and a red light flashed. "Get out of here!" Jinx shouted. Her team complied, running off in the opposite direction of Kid Flash.
Back at the headquarters, the attention was drawn to a small whiz kid as Gizmo huffed and crossed his arms. "We would have had the stinking dirt-muncher if we still had that level four containment field!" he grumbled.
SeeMore rolled his eye. "So build another one, Einstein!"
Gizmo looked to Jinx for approval. She sighed. "Yeah, make another one, although I'm not sure what we'd do if we caught him. There's no question of calling Madame Rouge." Jinx glowered. A thought crossing her mind gave her a start. She looked up to the clock on the wall. "Shit!" she cursed under her breath. She sprinted for her room, her teammates looking after her questioningly.
In a few minutes, she came back up the hallway in different clothes, still zipping up a boot while hopping on one leg, and holding a hairbrush in her mouth. Practically tearing off the black bands on her hair, she slid them over her wrists and ran the brush through her hair a couple of times. She tossed the brush on the table and continued making her mad dash for the door. "Where are you going?" Gizmo asked.
Jinx shot a glance over her shoulder. "Out. Order yourselves a pizza or something, and try not to blow the place up!" She slipped out the door and shut it tightly behind her before they could utter another word.
Kid Flash glanced at his watch. 7:10 He sighed. Maybe she's not coming. It would be kind of understandable, considering what happened not two hours ago. I don't know why I thought she would come in the first place! Come on! Stop fooling yourself! What on Earth would she want with you? His train of thought was cut short by a tap on the shoulder. "Excuse me, sir." He turned around to see a sly grin on her face. "I was supposed to meet someone here at 7, but I'm a little late. You didn't happen to see him, did you?" He smirked. "Ah! I think he just left! Which is a shame, because I'm sure he would have loved seeing you look so beautiful!" She blushed and laughed at him. "Well, since I've been left all alone, can I join you?" He stuck out an elbow with mock aplomb. "It would be my pleasure!" She graciously took it, allowing him to lead her up to the ticket line.
He turned to her, grinning "What movie would you like to see?" She was taken mildly aback. No "What do you think you were doing robbing that place!" or "Ha, ha! Now I have caught you and you shall go to prison!"? No mention of that at all? She looked up at the daunting Marquee.
"Um…How about The Necklace?" He glanced up to see the movie's name on the board. "There's a showing at 7:25, that should give us enough time to get snacks and a seat." He said with a smile. "I'll pay."
She raised an eyebrow at him. "I would think that superhero-ry wouldn't pay well." He laughed. "It doesn't! I had to beg, borrow, and practically steal money from my parents. Which is exactly why I'm paying. I worked hard for that right!" She smirked at him. "Well, I guess I wouldn't want to deny your efforts at 'practically stealing'." He blushed slightly as he handed the cashier his money.
"It's from parents. It doesn't count." He muttered. They let that strain of conversation drop there, in favor of snack choices.
"I just want popcorn and something to drink." Jinx said, after perusing the options on the giant, light-up menu. "That sounds good." Kid Flash nodded as he ordered the biggest popcorn they had and two drinks. He handed over his money, pocketing the pennies that were left of what he had had before. He tried to hide the amount left from Jinx, but she noticed anyway. She lay a hand on his upper arm, sending an unexpected jolt through them both. "Why don't I pay next time?"
He grinned and nodded sheepishly. It was only once they were in the theater that they both realized what she had stated in that question without meaning to.
Kid Flash grinned at the realization, even as a blush burned on his cheeks. She's gonna go out with me again! Oh, yeah! Go KF! He almost started into his 'happy dance', but decided against it.
Jinx turned away slightly, feeling like fire was jumping on her cheeks. Oh crap. What if he doesn't want to go out with me again? What if this goes horribly, horribly wrong and we get caught? How do I even know that I want to go out with him again? I was supposed to blast him to pieces the next time I saw him!
His 'happy dance' feelings were cut short when he noticed how stiff and turned away Jinx had gotten. He gently touched his fingertips to her shoulder and she jumped like they had been razor sharp tacks jabbed all the way into the bone. "Jinx?" he whispered. "Jinx, are you ok?"
She opened her mouth as if to speak, but instead shut it and sighed. She shook her head. He slid his fingertips down her arm and slipped his hand into hers. "What's wrong?" he asked, frowning with worry. She sighed again, turning her head slightly as she looked at him out of the corner of her eye. "I-I just…" she paused, blowing out a breath of annoyed air.
"I'm just so confused right now. I mean, logically, I should have blasted you across the room long ago. And I should have told the Hive Five about this so they could ambush you. And I-I just shouldn't be here…and you shouldn't be making any of this possible. You're a hero, I'm a villain. It doesn't work."
He looked down at their hands and then back at her face. "Jinx, we don't have our costumes on. Out here we're not heroes and villains. And…And being here with you feels…so right. I can't possibly imagine it being wrong."
She turned away an almost imperceptible amount, pulling her hand from his. In a voice so quiet that he had to strain to her it, she said. "But what if what happened tonight happens again? What if we have to fight each other?"
"I don't know, Jinx. I'm not going to lie. But…" He sighed and frowned.
"You know it too. We can't keep doing this forever. Eventually, my team's going to realize that I'm not trying to beat you up. And the Titans are gonna realize that you still haven't sent us to prison. How's it going to look? We may not be heroes and villains when the uniforms are off, but we're still ourselves with them on. As much as I hate admitting it, I don't think I could beat you up when I'm being a villain unless I was pissed at you as a civilian. And I guess you can't take me to jail, otherwise you would have already."
He bit his lip. "You're right, Jinx, but…I mean…I'm sorry, but I don't particularly feel like worrying about that!" He took her hand back. "Jinx, I would do anything in the world to be with you. I-I…" His eyes opened wide and he stared into space for a few seconds, disbelieving. "I would become a villain for you." He said softly, wonderingly. She turned to him in shock, eyes opened as wide as his. "Y-You'd do something like that?" She asked incredulously. "For me?"
He nodded. He lifted her hand to his mouth, kissing it gently. The motion sent a shiver all the way through her. He lifted a hand to cup her face, pulling it gently towards his own. This time there was no Gizmo to interrupt it. Wally grinned right before he touched his mouth to hers. The electric shock surprised them both.
He pulled back far too soon for both of them, but the movie had started. While the opening credits rolled, Jinx leaned over and whispered in his ear. "Don't do it. Superhero-ry may not pay well, but the perks of villainy are zilch. "