From up in the air, the marks from the earlier fight had made a warning mark. It was Robin's symbol but a sword was “drawn” through the infamous “R”. Megan grabbed Becca in her arms, taking them down to the ground slowly.
“Megan! Let me go! I have to find him!”
The martian ignored the girl's please and held on tighter as Becca struggled to get free.
“What's wrong?” Artemis asked; if Becca needed to be held back it was a sure sign something was wrong. Almost everything was.
“No. Nonononononono! Megan!”
Becca sank to her knees as Megan landed on the ground, still hugging the girl tightly.
“Becca relax! We'll find him.”
Becca covered her already hidden eyes with her hands. Artemis knelt down and tried to comfort the wayward hero.
“Can you tell us what you saw?” she asked.
“No. But I can show you.”
Becca removed her mask and blinked her teary brown eyes. She looked around and slipped a pair of sunglasses similar to Robin's on.
“Just in case,” she muttered.
She pressed a button on her mask and a photographic chip popped out. She placed it in one of her gloves and brought up the file.
“My mask is designed to take pictures every five segundos with no flash and it seems to take no picture at all thanks to the small camera hidden there. When I was up in the tree, it snapped this fotografia from an overhead view.”
She opened the picture for everyone to see and it was clear the minuto tension hit. She kept it on for a few segundos and swiped it off. She replaced the chip and refitted the mask onto her face. Megan released her and Becca stood.
“I don't care where they took him or which way they went. I'm going to find them, I'm going to kill them and I'm going to get Robin back.”
“Whoa Becca! We all want to find Robin but-”
Wally hesitated when she turned to glare at him but he soon spoke again.
“But you can't kill them. They're criminals yes. Dirty, despicable, low-life, crazy, paranoid-”
“You're not helping Wally!” Artemis screamed. “You're trying to persuade her not to kill them! But all of your adjectives are only making her want to kill them even more!”
“Point is you can't kill them,” Wally finished rather quickly.
“Why the heck not?! If I don't then Robin will be killed!”
“No he won't! He can take care of himself.”
Becca turned to look away, her body language tense and stubborn. And Wally only knew of one way to change her mind.
“And if Robin knew you became a murderer because you lost control, because you were trying to stop them as permanently as possible, then what do you think he'll do?”
Okay. So maybe convincing Becca that if she killed the kidnappers the Boy Wonder would break up with her wasn't the nicest way of doing it. But he knew he got through to her por the way her shoulders slumped and her head fell forward. Besides, she'd probably kill him for it later anyway so it's not like she'd be the only one hurting. Wally waited awhile before Becca turned to look at him.
“Just tell me which way to go before I make all of your speedy particles trapped in this soil for all eternity.”
Wally smiled a little. He looked at the tracks before point towards the city.
Becca nodded and used a grappling hook to balanço to the nearest building. If everything was normal, Wally would have laughed at how much Becca had modeled her gadgets after the Boy Wonder's. But this was no ordinary situation. So he smiled instead.
“Have they found out?”
“Not yet,” Becca answered.
She looked behind her and could tell the others were dragging behind.
“Good. We have mais work to do first.”
“Why can't I just tell them?”
“Too soon. Besides, you're hearts already distracted.”
“Well, alright. But I still don't like it.”
“You don't have to. Just wait until the little bird is found. That's all I ask.”
“Okay. I just hope...”
“Nothing will happen between you two. You'll just grow closer because of our secret. No hurry. Time is short and I'm afraid his life may be also.”
[b] sorry if you don't like this!