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Ever since Dick had become pregnant her relationship with Wally has been strained. Between work, Wally's crime fighting, and Dick not being allowed to do anything, they had been fighting constantly. At the moment the twins were at a friend's house for a sleepover and Wally and Dick were fighting in the kitchen, again.
"I don't see why you're so upset about this!" Dick shouted at Wally with her hands on her hips. To say that she was angry with her husband was an understatement and it had nothing to do with her hormones. She was only four months along and had a slight baby bump, but she was just as tough as she was before she had become pregnant.
"You shouldn't have been helping Bruce! You should be resting right now!" Wally nearly screamed back. He couldn't believe that Bruce had actually asked Dick to help in a recent case he had in Gotham.
"Wally, I was hacking a computer system for him and watching the monitor in the Batcave. It wasn't like I went out into the field to fight! I might be pregnant, but I'm not a doll," she told him, trying to make he see some sort of reason.
"You know that stress is bad for the baby! You can't be irresponsible like this!" Wally said angrily.
"Wally, you have to stop this! You're stressing me out! You always come home and yell at me! I thought that you were happy about me having a baby! You said that it wouldn't change things between us! Did you also lie when you said you didn't care that I was a girl? Has our whole relationship been a fraud!" she screeched with tears running down her face.
"You know what, sometimes I wish you were still a guy, then maybe you wouldn't be such an emotional mess all the time!" he shouted back at her.
Dick took a step back like she had just been slapped and ran out of the kitchen. Wally sagged against the counter he was leaning on. He hated when they fought like this, but he couldn't get thought out of Dick not being a girl out of his head. That was when he felt something hit the back of his head and he went down hard on the ground.
Wally groaned as he got up and rubbed the sleep out of his eyes. The last thing he remembered was getting hit in the head in the kitchen. When he looked around he found himself in a bed, that wasn't right…he then felt someone wrap their arms around his waist. Nope, this definitely wasn't right, if anything he was going to be sleeping on the couch for a week after the argument they just had.
"Morning, Wally," a very familiar voice said from behind him, but it wasn't Dick's voice it was Artemis'. He nearly had a panic attack as he turned around and saw the archer lying next to him.
"Morning," he squeaked out nervously. How did he get here? Where was Dick? What was going on?
"We've been dating since we were fifteen and you still blush when you wake up next to me," Artemis laughed as she got up and went into the bathroom.
Wally sprang up out of bed and looked around the room. He was in an apartment that was completely different from the one he had been living in with Dick. It was much smaller and seemed to be filled with school books and college material. He didn't see anything remotely close to the hero life lying around the apartment.
He picked up some photo albums and looked through them. He took one from the previous year and saw that a young man in Nightwing's costume. The closer he looked at the picture the more he realized that he was looking at the male version of Dick, who was all grown up.
"Wally? What are you doing looking through those? I thought you were done with the hero life?" Artemis asked as she walked back into the room with a smile on her face.
"Feeling a little nostalgic, I guess," he replied on his feet. What had happened when his head had been hit? Was he in some alternate universe or something?
"You should call Dick. You haven't talked to him in months since you told him he was manipulative and turning into Bruce. You really need to apologize," she told him as she bent down and pecked him on the mouth before sauntering out of the apartment.
Wally picked up his cell phone right away and dialed Dick's number. After the third ring someone picked up, but it didn't sound like the Dick he knew, this Dick's voice was a deep tenor. "Hey, Wally, I haven't heard from you in a while. Is something wrong?" he asked worried.
"No, I just wanted to meet up like old times," Wally replied nervously. He had wished that Dick was a guy again and now that it had happened he wasn't sure he liked the outcome.
"Sure, I'll meet you in Central City Park in an hour. I'm glad that Artemis finally convinced you call me. See you," he said as he hung up. Wally sighed and ran a hand through his hair. He figured that going would be his best bet for answers.
The speedster got up and ran to the park and sat down on a bench. He waited for about ten minutes before someone sat down next to him. He looked at the person next to him and saw that it was a male version of Dick. Wally kept nervously glancing away
"Something is wrong. Wally, what's going on? We might not be on the best of terms, but I know that you're upset about something," Dick asked completely concerned with his friend.
"I don't feel like I belong here," Wally answered.
"Wally, you belong anywhere you want…I'm not quite sure what you're talking about," Dick replied putting his hand on his distressed friend's shoulder.
"No, I mean in this dimension. I woke up this morning remembering an entirely different universe. I was married and my first kid was on the way. I don't know what's going on here. I feel completely lost," Wally said with his head in his hands.
"I've never heard of something like this before. Are you sure it wasn't a dream?" he asked putting his hand up his friend's forehead to check Wally's temperature.
"I doubt I could dream up nearly ten years of my life in one night," Wally replied quietly. He really hoped that it wasn't a dream.
"Well, what do you think was the trigger to you waking up here?" Dick questioned his friend.
"I'm not sure, I was fighting with my wife, there had been a lot of tension between us lately. The thing about my wife is that she was experimented on as a teen and was genetically changed from a guy to a girl by the Joker. I stood by her for the entire thing and we ended up falling in love. We got married, but we had been fighting recently. I had been overacting to a lot of things since I was stressed and wished she had never been changed into a girl. The next thing I knew I was here," Wally answered with a wistful smile. All he wanted was to go home and all he could think about was what if the Wally from this dimension was with Dick right now!
"That's a very strange story…who was the person before they changed. Maybe we can see if they remember your alternate time line as well," the acrobat suggested hopefully.
"No, he doesn't," Wally replied with a sad smile. Dick tilted his head to side confused.
"How would you know? Have you already talked to him?" he asked crestfallen that Wally would shoot his idea down so quickly.
"I'm talking to him right now," the speedster replied point blank.
The two sat in silence for fifteen minutes before Dick had the courage to speak again. "You're telling me that I was married to you?" he questioned. Dick had never admitted to anyone that he was gay before. He dated a few girls to keep up the image of a playboy, but it was never anything serious. He had a huge crush on Wally back in the day, but he had never acted on it.
"You did and we were extremely happy. It's strange to be in a world where we never dated. It's kind of funny that the Joker's experiment brought us together and without it we never got together," Wally said with a sigh.
"I hope you can make it back to where you were. I'm sure the Dick Grayson there misses you at lot. Did anything happen recently? Like were you hit with any rays or lasers?" the acrobat asked him as he leaned back on the bench.
"Yea, I wish I was back there more than anything," he sighed out as he closed his eyes. He leaned his head on Dick's shoulder and realized that he was taller than him. They didn't fit together the same way they did back in his dimension.
Wally closed his eyes and felt a wave of exhaustion hit him again. When he felt the fogginess in his head clear up he heard a soft feminine voice fill his ears.
"Wally, wake up. You're scaring me!"
His eyes fluttered open and he was met with Dick's bright blue eyes staring back at him. He realized that he was on the floor of the living room of his home with Dick. When he really looked at Dick he realized that she was back to a girl and pregnant.
"Dick? Is that really you?" he asked hopefully. He really didn't want this to be the universe playing a cruel joke on him.
"Thank goodness you're back!" the acrobat exclaimed as she wrapped her arms around Wally. It was obvious that he and the Wally from the other dimension traded places for a short while.
"Any idea what happened?" he asked his wife, who he assumed figured the whole thing out and got him back here.
"You had been on a mission earlier yesterday afternoon and you were hit with a ray gun. No one thought it had any effect on you, but it seems to switch people with their dimensional counterparts, but it only works for a few hours. Rather strange invention. I'm glad that Superboy blew it up. I never want to spend another day with the Wally that was dating Artemis. He's so much colder. I missed you. I'm sorry for fighting with you. I should have been more careful not to get into stressful situations," Dick explained as she helped him off the ground.
"No, I really need to apologize to you. I had been completely irrational. I was treating you like you were injured and out of action. You should still be allowed to help your father. I had just been worried and stressed and I took it out on you. Can you forgive me?" he asked hoping for a positive reply.
"Of course, I wouldn't trade you for the world," she replied giving him a quick kiss on his lips before she took a step back leaving him wanting more.
"Now, where do you think you're going Mrs. West?" he asked her in a teasing manner.
"Where do you think I'm going?" she answered him as she took a few more steps backwards.
"I don't know, why don't you give me a hint," Wally said as he approached her and pinned her against the wall behind her. He kissed her passionately and after they broke apart Dick gave him a sly grin.
"I was going to bake some celebratory brownies, but I like your idea better," she told him as she pulled him down for another kiss, but right before their lips connected he just had to say something.
"Brownies come after kissing," Wally replied as his stomach gave a growl of protest, which they both ignored as they began kissing once more.
"Of course they do," she mumbled under the pressure of his lips. Wally and Dick both came to a mutual agreement that day that they wouldn't trade what had happened to them for anything because they would have never gotten together.
So, I enjoyed writing this one and thank you so much to Auri the Awesome for giving me the idea to write this chapter. It probably isn't the way you envisioned it because I took the idea and tweaked it a little bit. I still hope that I did the idea justice =) Anyway, I can't promise anything soon for this one unless I get a really good idea like I did this week. This chapter ended up so much longer then I thought it would. I probably could have made this into a mini series if I wanted to, but I didn't. XD I would be writing way to much then.
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