Disclaimer: I still don't own YJ.
Today was the prom. I got dressed up in my short blue dress. I had to walk downstairs to call Megan to do my hair and make-up. When I walked down afterwards, everyone simultaneously gasped.
Zatanna said, "Artemis, you look absolutely amazing!" She started running her hands through my hair.
"Quit petting me, I'm not a dog!" I said, giving her a smile to know I wasn't being mean.
"I beg to differ." Wally said. He obviously got over his shock. I chose to ignore him and walked around so everyone could see me.
"So what do you guys think?" I asked, looking down at myself.
"You look totally cute!" Megan said.
"Ditto." Conner said.
Robin came down the stairs in a tux and his shades, of course. He stopped and whistled when he saw me. "I must say, Artemis, you clean up nice. Seth will have a heart attack."
"So Seth's his name? I send my regrets." Wally said. I ignored him still and Robin and I went to the portals and went to prom. He went outside and I waited for Seth in the courtyard.
I was just starting to daydream when two hands cover my eyes. "Guess who?" He said. I turned around to see Seth wearing a white tux with a black shirt.
"Dare to be different?" I asked. He just smiled and put his arm around me, and we walked in together.
The reaction was so not what I thought it'd be. When we walked in, every girl in the room glared at me and started to whisper. I wasn't so sure about this now. My worry vanished when Seth pulled me to the middle of the dance floor and we started dancing to a fast paced beat. He was really good, so I pulled off a bunch of moves I was taught. I knew I looked hot, so I flaunted it. The song changed to a slow one and Seth pulled me to him. Our lips were an inch apart as I looked into his blue eyes. I couldn't help thinking he'd look much better with emerald green ones. At the end of the song he dipped me and pressed his lips to my throat. My breath caught and I stayed completely still until he pulled me upright. I excused myself to go get a drink. When I came back, Tabithia was talking to Seth. It looked like they were flirting too. I took a deep breath and plastered a fake smile to my face.
"Hey Seth, what's up?" I asked, but Tabithia answered me.
"Well, me and my boyfriend were just talking about how PATHETIC you are."
"Boyfrie-" I started to ask, but stopped when Seth started hungrily making out with Tabithia. "Oh. I see then." I turned and calmly walked out the door. When I got outside, I ran as fast. I ran for the phone booth. When I got to the cave and it announced my arrival, I ran up the stairs before anyone could see my mascara running down my cheeks.
"Artemis?" A voice called behind me, but I just sped up. I got into my room and slid down the door, letting the tears run freely. The voice called through the door, "Artemis, what's wrong?"
"Go away, Wally!" I yelled.
"Not until you tell me what's wrong." He yelled back.
"Fine, I'm taking a quick shower first." I said, giving up. I grabbed a black belly shirt and a pair of black sweatpants. I took the fastest shower of my life and got dressed in the bathroom. When I came out, he was sitting on my bed.
"So what's wrong?" He asked. His eyes are so distracting! All emerald green and staring right at me.
I shook my head. "It-it wasn't such a big deal. I just over reacted." I said, looking down.
Wally put his hand on my chin and tilted it upward so I was looking into his eyes again. "Artemis, what happened at prom? And don't tell me nothing, or else, you would still be there."
I shut my eyes. "Seth wasn't really asking me out for me. He was… no, is, Tabithia's boyfriend, the leader of the girls who hate me. I looked like a damn idiot." I opened my eyes to see Wally giving me a look of pity. "Like I said, I just over reacted. I'm fine now."
"Artemis, I…" he hesitated for a moment, then pulled me to him, kissing me softly. My heart started beating faster and I kissed him back, harder. We broke apart. "You don't know how long I've wanted to do that." he said, blushing as red as his hair. I kissed him again.
"Me too." I said, hugging him tightly.