Aqualad thought it would be better if the Team divisé, split in half for the flight over. So Holly, Revenge, Artemis and Wally were on one plane while Robin, Megan, Connor, and Kaldur were on the other.
houx had listened to every song on her iPod and watched every video she had downloaded. She was bored and there was three hours left in the flight.
Artemis was asleep and Wally was drawing a moustache on her face. houx couldn't wait until Artemis woke up.
houx glanced over at Sam, which she had recently discovered was Red Revenge's secret ID. He had his sunglasses on and his hat low on his head. houx couldn't tell if he was asleep ou not.
She spotted his iPad. She glanced at him one plus time and slowly snuck her hand toward it.
Six inches from the device, Sam's hand grabbed hers par the wrist.
"Don't." he said.
houx sighed and looked out the window. Clouds and a twenty thousand foot drop before she hit the cold, icy ocean. Life didn't get much worse than this.
houx pulled out her iPod and saw she had a notification in one of her games. She opened it. All of the sudden, Robin's face appeared on the screen.
"Yes!" he screamed into her earbuds. "20,000 feet and still hacking!"
"Shut up kid!" some guy in front of him said.
"Definitely not feeling the aster." Robin muttered, then turned back to Holly. "What's going on over there?"
"Nothing much," houx whispered. "Wally's drawing a moustache on Artemis, not sure what S- Revenge is doing. I'm bored beyond tears."
"Ouch," Robin said. "Your flight isn't near as eventful as ours. Megan almost gave up her secret ID when-"
"Are toi sure talking about that on a plane is wise?" houx interrupted.
"Good point." Robin said. "So nothing's going on over there?"
"That's an understatement. The place is plus like a morgue."
"Well prepare to feel the aster!" Robin said. He punched a few buttons and suddenly Holly's iPod went crazy. She checked her playlist. She couldn't even count the number of songs on there. She had enough films to last her a month.
"Where in the heck-?"
"Expert hacker." Robin replied.
houx looked at him.
"Joking!" Robin said. "I bought them."
"What are you? The son of Steve Jobs?"
"Holly, toi know I can't tell toi that." Robin said.
"Right, sorry." houx said. "Thanks though!"
"No prob! Hey, tell Artemis to wait and kill Wally at the hotel."
Robin's face blinked off. houx turned around and tossed a piece of paper at Artemis. She groaned and opened her eyes.
"Hey Artemis, I think toi got something right here." houx said, gesturing above her lip. Artemis pulled out her mirror and her expression went from sleepiness to rage in a second.
"Wally!" she exclaimed.
houx turned around grinning.
"Did toi have to do that?" Revenge asked.
"The place is dead." houx replied, turning on Harry Potter as the two teens fought it out.
The rest of theTeam met them outside the airport waiting on a taxi. Robin walked over to Holly.
"I thought I asked toi to tell Artemis NOT to beat Wally to death." the boy wonder said, gesturing at a bruised Wally.
"Couldn't help myself." houx replied.
Robin looked at her for a moment, then grinned. "Yeah, I probably would've done the same."
Aqualad turned to the Team. "Batman a dit to divisé, split into groups of two so it goes as follows: "Megan, Connor. Artemis, Wally. Revenge, Holly. And Robin and me." Aqualad pulled some cash out of his wallet and handed it out to everyone. "One of toi is in charge of the food, the other of hotel. We will survey the area we are supposed to watch, then meet at a location I will send to all of you. Remain as conspicuous as possible."
The Team nodded and divisé, split up. They each grabbed a taxi and headed in their separate directions.
"You gonna take that off?" houx asked, gesturing to Revenge's hat and glasses once they were in the taxi. "The rest of the Team won't see you."
Revenge hesitantly removed the hat and glasses. He glanced at Holly. "Why is it so important for me to remove my glasses and hat?" he asked.
"Conspicuous." houx said. "And toi need to act like toi do at school. Sam Grant acts one way, Red Revenge another."
houx couldn't tell, but she thought she detected a faint smile on Sam's face.
"Revenge reporting in, they're bringing in some plus decorations over here. What about on your side Aqualad?" Revenge said, squatting on the haut, retour au début of a roof in the cold, drizzling rain.
"All clear over here." Aqualad reported in. "What about the rest of you?"
"Fine," houx checked in. The rest of the Team checked in their statuses. No one had tried anything yet.
Yet was the key word.
"The opening ceremony starts in half an hour, let's take a break." Aqualad said. "Dry off, get warm, and get back out here in fifteen minutes, that's when the leaders of the countries will start to arrive." Aqualad said. Revenge was about to interject, but bit his tongue.
After about five minutes, houx walked over in a rain manteau and looked at him. "Too tough for the rain, huh?"
Revenge looked at her. "Something like that, yeah."
houx sat down on the edge of the roof. "What's your story?" she asked after a moment.
"What?" Revenge asked.
"I mean, why did toi become a hero in the first place?"
Revenge turned back to the setting below. "I thought I could do some good in the world. I started out as just a neighborhood protector. I slowly took on plus and plus until I was finally taken in par the Justice League. I worked for them for a while, joined the Team not long before toi did."
houx looked at him. "I believe everything toi a dit except for your reasoning. There's always a motive."
She could tell Revenge's expression hardened.
They sat in silence for a while, watching the people déplacer in supplies.
"I forgot my veste at home." houx said, attempting to change the subject.
"You found one." Revenge pointed out.
"Yeah, but the one I had was black and matched my suit." houx said.
"We'll get toi another one tomorrow." Revenge said.
"I'm broke, besides the money Kaldur gave us." houx said.
"I'm not." Revenge said.
"Watch it," houx said, elbowing him playfully. "I think a little too much of Sam is getting into Revenge's character."
"Revenge is courteous." Revenge said. "Sam's nicer about it. That's the difference."
"Hey, are guests supposed to arrive this early?" houx asked.
"Five minutes before they're supposed to." Revenge said. "Team-ahh!" a high pitched sound rang through his earpiece.
"What?" houx said.
"Communications are scrambled. Something's going to happen. Get the Team, hurry!" Revenge said.
"But I'm on the haut, retour au début of a building!" houx protested.
"Here. Go!" Revenge handed her his grappling gun. She nodded and ran off. Revenge stood up, his cape flapping in the wind. He pulled out a pair of electro-binoculars and surveyed the area. Nothing. This was too wrong to be right.