"This is awkward." Artemis whispered to Wally, glancing at the newest edition to the Team sitting in the bioship.
"We felt the same way." Wally replied back.
Artemis slapped him and sat up. Robin snickered in the background before Superboy elbowed him.
"Approaching target." Megan said.
"Switch to stealth gear." Aqualad said. Artemis, Wally, Megan, and Kaldur switched their outfits to a dark gray/black version. Revenge merely zipped up his áo khoác and tapped something on his sunglasses.
"Not much of a costume." Wally commented.
Revenge didn't reply.
"Don't think he heard me." Wally whispered to Boy Wonder.
"I heard bạn fine." Revenge said. "I have advanced hearing built in that rivals Superboy's."
Wally straightened up indignantly.
"At the Drop Zone!" Megan announced.
Three holes opened in the bottom of the bioship. Revenge, Artemis, and Robin jumped out. The three landed in a crouch and moved off as the bioship landed. The rest of the Team walked out.
"Alright, we'll chẻ, phân chia, split into teams and if one of us finds the Factory, contact the others via telepathic contact. Miss Martian-"
"Connected." Megan replied.
"Alright, Revenge and Artemis, Robin and Kid Flash, Megan and Connor, and me. Remember-"
"Stealthy, got it." KF said, putting his goggles on.
The Teams chẻ, phân chia, split up in different directions. Artemis turned, but Revenge was gone. She heard something go thump, and ran ahead. Red was standing over an unconscious ninja.
"Scout." he whispered.
"I could've handled it!" Artemis protested.
"Just stay out of my way!" Artemis said, walking past him.
He caught up with her. "Sure," he said. "Shadow."
Artemis stumbled back in shock as Revenge continued walking.
Artemis got over her shock and shoved Revenge against a tree.
"What is that supposed to mean?" she demanded.
Revenge shoved her hand off his chest. "I know your sister, Jade, also goes bởi the alias Cheshire. Your father goes bởi code-name-"
"Enough!" Artemis đã đưa ý kiến in a high whisper.
"What? Don't like the ugly truth?" he replied.
"No- Yes- What- How-?" Artemis stumbled verbally.
"No, Justice League didn't tell me. I found out." Red replied. "Now, we can discuss this later, hoặc I can tell bạn thêm about your past than bạn know."
Artemis glared at him.
"Hey! I think we found it." KF đã đưa ý kiến over the telepathic link.
"You didn't." Red said. "Throw a rock at it."
"Just do what I said."
KF complied. "What the-?"
"What is it?" Aqualad asked.
"A mirage." Kid Flash đã đưa ý kiến unbelievingly.
"Told ya," Revenge said.
"How did bạn know?"
"Too quiet in your head."
Artemis would've laughed if she wasn't in such a bad mood.
"Amazing. bạn can be on the other side of the jungle and hear what I do."
"Thank the Martian."
"She has a name!" Superboy interrupted.
"Whatever. And I'm not on the other side of the jungle because of a certain teammate of yours."
"Should've known Artemis would hold bạn up." Wally laughed.
Wally mentally laughed.
"Enough," Aqualad đã đưa ý kiến bored. "Back to work."
"Yeah, sorry it's taking bạn so long dude." Wally said. "That's why we never get partnered. Because she's so slow."
"I am not!"
Revenge rolled his eyes and walked off. He heard Robin snicker in his head.
"Found it." he said.
"How could you? You-" Artemis interrupted. "Where are you?"
"Aww, did someone lose their partner?" Wally asked in a baby voice.
"Shut up! He pulled a Robin!"
Robin dropped down beside Revenge.
"Hey!" Wally interjected. "Where did Robin go?"
"Aww, did someone lose their partner?" Artemis asked, imitating Wally.
Megan, Connor, and Kaldur came up beside Robin and Revenge.
"Should we leave the love-birds alone?" Robin asked.
"We need them." Aqualad replied.
"Artemis! One hundred feet ahead of you! Now!" Revenge said.
"Get over here KF!" Robin yelled telepathically.
The two arrived a few phút later, still arguing telepathically.
"Shut up!" Revenge said. "There is the factory. What do we plan on doing to get in?" he asked, turning to Aqualad.
Aqualad thought for a moment. "Take the back door." he đã đưa ý kiến with a hint of humor in his voice.
*. *. *. *. *.
The guards at the gate where no problem. Neither the ones at the door, nor the ones at the entrance to the prison cell. Red Revenge took them all out.
"Why do they call him red anyway? He wears all black." Wally whispered to Artemis.
"His logo." Artemis replied bitterly.
Wally raised his eyes but remained respectfully silent.
Red stood aside as the rest of the Team caught up with him.
"Is this really what we do?" he asked.
"Mostly, no." Robin replied, hacking the door. "Normally we 'Observe and Report'"
"This is ridiculous. I see thêm action at home."
"Open!" Robin announced.
A guard raised his gun at Artemis as the door opened and fired. Red stepped in front and took the bullets. He grabbed the gun and tossed it away, knocking the guard out with one punch.
"What happened to no superpowers?" Superboy asked.
"It's called a bulletproof vest, genius." Revenge đã đưa ý kiến as he scanned the area. "All clear."
Superboy grabbed his shoulder.
"Connor..." Megan said.
Connor let go of his shoulder after a moment. Red Revenge kept on walking. He arrived at the central vents. He touched his ear as if receiving a transmission. "Gotta go deal with something. Meet bạn back here. Only call me if bạn need real help."
Wally rolled his eyes as the figure walked off.
"That dude needs a lesson in manners. He makes Wally look decent!" Artemis đã đưa ý kiến as soon as Revenge was out of the doorway.
"Was that a compliment?"
"Let's go." Aqualad said.
"I'll follow Revenge." Robin said. Before anyone could interject, he disappeared.
"Man I hate it when he does that." Wally said.