Wally sped into Artemis’ door and fell onto it headfirst. Hearing the noise, Artemis turned and smiled.
“Artemis! Uh…can I come in?” he asked.
“Er…Sure.” she said, slightly sniggering. Wally opened the door and stopped in surprisal.
The doors to the infirmary flew open as Robin flew into them, ramming his feet against them to open. He rushed in, searching all the beds for Zatanna. He found her and ran over.
“Zatanna…” he said, whispering over her still body.
“Robin.” she said quietly.
“Are you all right?” he asked urgently.
“Yes. I just…He stripped me down to underwear and bra, Robin. I don’t know what he did while I was unconscious. I don’t know if he…” Robin was shaking his head.
“When I find him, I will personally throw a birdarang at his head and watch it explode.” he said. Zatanna smiled.
“Thanks, Robin, but…I don’t think I’m going to make it. Teleporting three people out of a heavily anti-magic compound is not exactly easy, even my dad would be unconscious for a while. The only way I’ll make it is if…”
“Is if what?” he asked.
“Nothing.” she said. “Pretend that I said nothing.”
“Zatanna, if there is a chance to save you, no matter how small, I’ll take it. Tell me what has to happen.” She bit her lip.
“If you do what I really think he did.” she said. “Robin, I care for you. A lot.”
“I care for you too.” he said. “For me to do what he did, do I…do we have to…”
“Yes.” she nodded. “If there was any other way, I-” he was shaking his head.
“No.” said Robin. “I…I’ve been trying to think of a way to ask you…if you want to… you know.”
“Actually, Robin?” he looked up. “Since we’re all confessing things.” she took a breath. “Me too.” she said. Robin’s face lit up with a delighted smile.
“I’m presuming you don’t have enough energy to transport you and me to my room?” Zatanna narrowed her eyes.
“I never said I didn’t have enough energy. If anyone asks, especially my Dad, I never said that. For the confession, not the energy.” she said. Robin nodded. “First, elbuod a su ekam!” A second Zatanna appeared directly over the real Zatanna, and a second Robin appeared over the real Robin. “Second, moor sih ot nibor dna em dnes!” Then smoke filled the room, the real Zatanna and Robin vanished, and the second Zatanna and Robin into the exact position that the first Zatanna and Robin were.
“Artemis, are you all right? What did that…that madman do to you? And why are you in bed with what looks like no clothes on?” asked Wally. She looked around nervously, and leaned in to whisper in Wally’s ear. His expression went from big grin to furious frown. “He did WHAT?” he screamed. Artemis scooted away from him.
“Not so loud, Kid Idiot. Geez.” she said.
“When I get my hands on him, he’s dead!” Wally yelled.
“Wally, it is nice to see your concern, but…would…would you like to do it, just…this time I’m willingly allowing it?” Wally smiled.
“You sure?” he asked.
“Yes.” she said.
“Then yes.” he said, and started to get in bed along side her.
“Just…” Artemis hesitated. Wally frowned.
“He secreted some sort of black…I don’t know. Gel, maybe, into me, so that if a boy does what he did, that boy would never be able to have…you-know-what…until that…’man’…is killed.” Wally stopped.
“Will you be all right, like no pain or so on after this?” he asked.
“Yes.” she answered. He dimmed his eyes at her.
“Let’s go.” he said.