A/N: Wanna kill me yet?
I've have no excuse, but I do have good news!
The next episode of Young Justice will premiere on September 29th!
Random note: For those of you who are curious about when this takes place, I decided it's sometime between Usual Suspects and Auld Acquaintance, which, time-wise, is kinda impossible, but this is FanFiction and I don't give a darn.
I.E. Wally knows who her parents are but hasn't kissed her yet.
Which means this is going to become slightly (REALLY)AU.
""KISS!"" Wally and Artemis shouted at the same time.
"Yup," Robin cheekily replied.
As the two-trapped teens stood there flabbergasted, Zatanna said, "Sorry guys, nothing personal."
"Are you kidding me?! That's about as personal as it gets!" Artemis snapped at the magician.
"I can think of something more personal," Robin quipped.
"Robin!" M'gann squealed.
"Well I can!"
"Down boy," Zatanna called. "Anyway; you two. Talk. NOW!"
With that, the trap-ees heard a distinct 'click', saying that their friends weren't talking to them anymore.
But were probably still watching.
"Why those-can't believe they- UUGGGGHH!" Artemis growled.
"This day just gets better and better, doesn't it?" Wally asked.
"Gee, ya think?" the blonde snapped looking at him before blushing and looking away.
They stood in silence for a moment before the red-head asked, "So, now what?"
Taking her seat back against the wall defiantly, Artemis said, "We figure out a way to get out."
As she began to go over every futile escape plan she had come up with, Wally remained standing.
'Ok Wall-man, you heard the Trolling Trio: you want to get out; you have to confess. To Artemis,' the thought alone caused the speedster's heart rate to skyrocket.
Then he remembered where he was.
"We're still in the cave right? So eventually Kaldur or someone would-no that won't work," Artemis spoke to herself aloud in the hopes of coming up with a plan.
And more importantly, to keep her from thinking about what Robin had said.
"Kaldur's visiting Atlantis and probably won't be back for a while. Besides, Wally and I don't live here, so he won't look for us."
'Confess to Artemis or stay in here,' Wally began to mentally rant, 'Tell a girl that hates your guts that you really like her; or, stay in this room. This little, room. This small, cramped room that's getting smaller….'
"Red Tornado might have noticed us zeta in, but not out, and might look for us…. but Robin and Zatanna could probably convince him this is a good idea…." Artemis grumbled, not noticing the speedster tense up.
'This teeny tiny, itsy bitsy room that is getting smaller and running out of air!'
As Wally began to hyperventilate, the archer finally noticed and, quick as a speedster, grabbed his hand and pulled him down beside her.
After landing with an "oomph", the redhead snapped out of it just in time to hear Artemis growl at him.
"Don't even think about freaking out again!" she ordered.
"No buts!" Artemis said, shaking his hand for emphasis, before saying in a quieter voice, "Look, I get that you don't like small spaces; but I promise you that so long as I am here, you will be fine! Got it, Baywatch?"
Wally was about to answer no when he saw the look on the archer's face, and knew, just knew, that if it was with her, he would be fine. As he nodded, he wondered, 'When in the world did I fall in love with this girl?'
Artemis let go of his hand, leaned her head back and said, "Good," as she closed her eyes.
After staring at her face for a second, Wally took a deep breath as he closed his own eyes, trying his hardest to stay calm.
They stayed like that for a while: Wally focusing on his breathing and Artemis focusing on a way to get out without having to confess.
'Confess to what? It's not like I like him or anything?' she thought before remembering a similar conversation she had with herself earlier.
'Ok, so I like him, but like as in a friend, not like as in lo-STOP! Don't think about that! Don't even think about him! Or how in shape he is! Or how his hair looks like fire when he's running… Or how his eyes are an impossible shade of green, with little flecks of-KNOCK IT OFF!' she shook her head violently.
'WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME! So I like him and think he's cute? So what?! Looks aren't everything!' she began to rant; conveniently ignoring her admission that she thought he was cute.
'He might have decent looks, but beneath those looks is a completely annoying guy, who's constantly infuriating me and getting himself into dangerous situations!' Artemis took a deep breath to try and calm down when something occurred to her.
'Then again, whenever he gets into a dangerous situation it's usually to help someone else get out of one. And, I guess he can be pretty funny at times, when he wants to be. And his science ideas have gotten us out of tough jams on more than one occasion.'
'Not to mention how brave, clever, and loyal he is in gener-' the blonde haired girl stopped short and opened her eyes wide as an epiphany smacked her dead in the face.
'I'm in love with Wally.'
Artemis dared to take a peek at the boy in question, and breathed a silent sigh of relief when she saw that his eyes were closed.
Leaning back against the wall and closing her eyes again, she thought, 'What am I going to do…'
Wally was wondering the exact same thing.
Ever since their so-called "friends" had stopped talking to them and Artemis had stopped yet another of his panic attacks, he'd been rehearsing his confession to her.
Needless to say;
It wasn't going well.
Every time he got halfway through one of his practice confessions he would imagine the look on her face, and if her beauty didn't cause him to stumble over his own words (which is hard to do inside one's own head) her look of rage or disgust would.
'What am I going to do? If I don't tell Artemis how I really feel, we're going to be trapped in here until Batman has a new mission for us, which could be days from now-and we have no food!' Just the thought of chow caused Wally's stomach to growl like Wolf when someone stepped on his tail.
Taking a peek at the girl next to him to see if she'd heard, he was relieved to find that her eyes were still closed and she didn't seem to have heard him.
Turning his head so he was looking at her with both eyes as he leaned against the wall, the speedster just sat there and took in the beauty of the girl he'd fallen in love with. He studied her tanned skin, her well-kept hair that he longed to touch, and nearly glared at the eyelids that kept him from seeing her beautiful stormy eyes that seemed to glow when she was happy, which, to his annoyance, wasn't often, and hardened when she was enraged.
But, the more he stared at her, the more depressed he got.
Finally he leaned forward and allowed his head to drop.
'What in the world am I thinking… she's the most beautiful girl I've ever met…. Forget the same league, we aren't even playing the same sport,' he looked back at her and sighed.
'I don't stand a chance with her.'
He nearly cracked his head against the wall when he saw her shake her own head violently.
Like she was disagreeing with him.
But her eyes were still closed.
Taking a deep breath he thought, 'Calm down Wall-man, she didn't hear you. She's…probably just vetoed some plan of hers, is all. It's not like she read your mind-' His mind blanked at that thought.
Artemis couldn't read minds.
But M'gann could!
'M'gann! Did you set up a one-way mind link?! Not cool!' Wally asked, glaring at he ceiling.
He got no response.
Closing his eyes again he thought, 'You had better not of! Especially when I'm in the middle of trying to confess! Mind-games are bad enough without telepathy getting involved! Not to mention being locked with her in this tiny room-oh crap…' The redhead mentally smacked himself.
'Why! Why did I have to remind myself how tiny the room is!'
Sure enough, once he remembered where he was, Wally couldn't focus on his confession any more.
Now all he could think about was how the room was closing in on him.
He squeezed his eyes shut and began trying to breathe deeply to keep himself calm, but it wasn't helping. He tried to do advanced equations and problems, but nothing was working.
He could hear the room shrinking
And he was beginning to hyperventilate.
'Shit! This is bad!'
Without thinking, his right hand shot out and clamped onto Artemis' left.
Two sets of eyes opened at the exact same time.
Followed shortly of the blushing of two sets of cheeks.
Wally and Artemis stared at their once again conjoined hands for a minute before finally daring to look eachother in the eye.
Clearing his throat and smiling sheepishly, the red faced red head said, "Sorry. I-uh-was having… another…panic…attack…."
Playing it cool (although inwardly freaking out) the archer replied, "Oh, um, that's-that's fine. Whatever-you know-helps."
With that, the blonde flipped her hand and grabbed his, entwining her fingers between his.
Both teens stared at their hands, silently amazed at how well they seemed to fit together, before leaning back and closing their eyes and letting the room fall back into silence.
Half an hour later
Eyes still closed, Artemis said, "When we get out of here, I'm going to kill those three!"
"No kidding. Which one are you gonna get first?" Wally asked, hoping to distract himself.
From another panic attack or geeking out over holding Artemis' hand, he didn't know.
"Good question…. I think I'll hit Bird Boy first. That way he won't know what to expect."
"Let me know if you need help with that. Heh, at this point, I'd be more than willing to help. And after him?"
"Definitely Zatanna! Still working on what I'm going to do to her, but it's going to be good!"
"Leaving M'gann for last, huh?" the speedster said.
"Yeah, but don't worry, I'll go easy on her. I get the feeling she was mostly along for the ride on this," Artemis sneered, "Besides, I'd hate to have to put up with your whining if I gave her so much as a bruise!" Artemis mentally smacked herself.
'What the hell did I have to go and say that for?'
Wally turned and frowned at the girl. "I would not whine!"
The archer, forgetting her previous thought, glared at him and said, "Oh, please! You fawn over her like she's some- some damsel in distress! Even though you know she's going out with Connor!"
"I do not fawn over her!" Wally defended.
""Babe, you are the best cook! Sugar, you are the sweetest dresser!" Bleh!" Artemis mocked. "You make me wanna throw up just listening to you, never mind the goo-goo eyes you make at her!"
The speedster slid further down the wall and lamely mumbled, "They were not goo-goo eyes."
"Really? Then tell, Mr. Know-It-All, what were they? Cause from where I was standing, they looked like goo-goo eyes to me!"
Wally's head snapped up. "Speaking of which; what were you doing, standing there watching me and M'gann, huh?"
"That-I-uh-I was-was-waiting for mission debriefing! That's all!" Artemis stammered.
"Really?" he asked skeptically.
"Yes." She forced herself to look him in the eye.
He cocked an eyebrow. "Every single time I was flirting with M'gann?"
"AHA! So you admit it was flirting!"
"I never said it wasn't!"
"Sure sounded like that to me!"
"Well-yes, it was! And I don't do it anymore!"
"Don't do it- you were calling her babe just a few hours ago!"
"That was different…"
"How was that any different from what you normally do?!"
"I wasn't serious-wait a sec-"
"You weren't serious!"
"Well, yes, but-" Wally tried to defend himself.
Artemis let go of his hand. "So you're just messing with her now, is that it?"
"NO! It's just kind of a reflex after all this time-"
"A reflex?! You call constant flirting a reflex?!"
"She knows I don't mean it! I get that she's with Connor! And I'm over that. This is just the two of us having, like, a little inside joke!"
"Flirting is not a joke, Wal-ly!" she sneered. "It's a way to show someone that you like them-"
"BUT I DON'T LIKE HER! I LIKE YOU!" Wally slammed his hand over his mouth, but it was too late.
Artemis' froze and just looked at him, her mouth open.
"You…what?" Inwardly she thought, 'I heard him wrong. I had to have heard him wrong. There's no way-' she blushed at where that thought went.
After unintentionally blurting out his feelings, Wally leaned back against the wall, eyes straight ahead, with both hands shoved into his lap.
Not daring to look the archer in the face.
'Well, Wally,' he thought, 'You started it; might as well finish it.'
Taking a deep breath and closing his eyes, he continued.
"M'gann is a sweet, smart, and wonderful girl-"
Artemis' heart sank.
'He's talking about M'gann…'
"-But she's not the girl for me."
Her jaw dropped.
"I need someone who's not afraid to tell me if and when I'm wrong; or, has no problem with getting in my face after I do something really stupid and dangerous. Someone with enough guts to fight the entire Injustice League with only her bare hands and strong enough to hold her own against them. Someone who's passionate, fierce, loyal and…is just like you," he finished quietly.
The girl could scarcely believe what she was hearing. Wally West, self-described bane of her existence, was…confessing to her.
She barely heard him continue.
"I know that when we first met I wasn't exactly…welcoming…but after Bialya…things changed. I stopped seeing you as Roy's replacement and just saw…you," he opened his eyes but still didn't look at her, "Clever, bold, fiery, you."
Artemis had practically stopped listening. Her mind kept circling around that fact that Kid Flash was confessing to her.
Well-known daughter of two criminals, and sister to another.
And Wally just kept going.
"And then… during the simulation…when I lost you…it felt like every fiber of my being just... shattered into a million pieces before melting into-into rage against the scum who had taking you from me," a hard edge found its way into his voice, "I vowed to kill every last one of them."
He finally looked at her, staring into her stormy gray eyes.
"I had never been so furious; before or since. Or so desperate when I thought I could get you back. And when I finally did get you back," he looked away, "I was so scared of how much I cared for you that I denied it and didn't dare tell you."
Artemis felt something wet streak down her right cheek and realized with a shock that she was crying. She was even more shocked when she realized that she didn't care.
"Artemis…what I'm trying to say is that I-"
"What I mean is-"
Wally felt his heart shatter all over again.
She was rejecting him.
He looked towards her, pleading, "Artemis-"
But got no further when he felt her lips press against his.
When they pulled apart, he was upset to see tears streaming down her face.
But he was happy to see that they were coupled with the smile that he loved so much.
"Wally, you talk way to much."
"Heh-heh, yeah, I…get that a lot," he chuckled as he used his left hand to wipe off the tears on her right cheek; looking at her with pure adoration when she leaned against his palm.
Wally leaned in and whispered, "I should've done this a long time ago."
"No kidding," she replied just before their lips connected again. Tilting her head for better access, Artemis stretched her arms around his neck as she felt his go around her waist.
He firmly, but gently pulled her into his lap so that she was sitting sideways.
She had just starting to run her fingers through his hair, and was enjoying the moans they elicited when-
"click-EW THEY WOULD GET TOGETHER! I KNEW IT!"
The new couples' heads jolted apart but they kept their hold on each other.
"It is about time."
"Way to get traught, Artemis!"
Both teens glared at the ceiling.
"I think you hit the intercom button."
"Zatanna." Artemis said icily.
"Are our ears deceiving us-"
"Or did we just hear the rest of the team up there?" Wally finished.
The two teens stared at the ceiling for a few seconds longer before Wally asked, "Still gonna kill'em?"
The blond thought about it for a moment before smiling coyly and responding, "Yes. But it's for a different reason now."
He cocked an eyebrow.
"Before; it was for locking in this tiny room together."
She smiled and pecked him on the cheek before whispering in his ear, "Now; it's for interrupting us."
Wally smiled wide and hugged her even tighter to his chest.
"Babe, you really are my spitfire."
A/N: Dee-de dee-de, That might not be all, folks!
If you guys want, I might do another chapter explaining how the Trolling-Trio was watching the show, how the rest of the team came to be watching, and maybe I'll through in a little Robanna while I'm at it.
Want me to do this?
All you gotta do is Read and Review!
I rhymed! ^^