no rust on me.

I'm Artemis Crock - former hero. For now, I'm a student at Stanford, trying to balance school, a dog and a speedster. Wish me luck.


collegeboywest:

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collegeboywest:

Turning his head to look at her as he stood at the counter, he visible frowns, pretending to be saddened by her joke. “That’s just cruel. And here I thought you’d be happy to see me. Especially after I ran all the way here. Took me almost 2 hours, you know.”

Looking back to the counter, he takes a paper menu. Ordering it at the counter would be much faster. “half pound hamburger, rare, all the fixin’s. Dr. Pepper, 3 side orders of fries and half a pie. Thanks.”

“Trust me,” Artemis scoffed, smirking over at him from where she was sitting. “I was waiting here for you, remember? And besides, you so could’ve taken easier methods to get here.” The teasing grin never left her face.

Returning to the table to wait for his offer, the ginger frowns, taking a seat, “Look, I was just a little surprised. Besides, exercise is good for me. I don’t run as much as I used to..”

Artemis rolled her eyes again when he sat down. She stood up a bit and leaned over the table, pressing a gentle kiss to his lips. “Calm down, babe. I’m only kidding. Have you ran at all since I left?”



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Tucking her chair in, he chuckles “It can wait three seconds for my dead girlfriend.” Smirking, he places a hand on the tale before her, leaning down to give her a soft kiss on the cheek before following her instructions, and going over to the counter.

Artemis smirked. “Don’t worry,” She said, leaning back in her chair and giving Wally a once-over. “I’m not going anywhere. But believe me when I said your dead girlfriend isn’t sticking around if you pass out on the floor.”

Turning his head to look at her as he stood at the counter, he visible frowns, pretending to be saddened by her joke. “That’s just cruel. And here I thought you’d be happy to see me. Especially after I ran all the way here. Took me almost 2 hours, you know.”

Looking back to the counter, he takes a paper menu. Ordering it at the counter would be much faster. “half pound hamburger, rare, all the fixin’s. Dr. Pepper, 3 side orders of fries and half a pie. Thanks.”

"Trust me," Artemis scoffed, smirking over at him from where she was sitting. "I was waiting here for you, remember? And besides, you so could’ve taken easier methods to get here." The teasing grin never left her face.



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He pulls back to inspect the girl. Taking in her beauty with a fond smile that he hadn’t managed to put on since she left. Hands moves to her arms, looking at her with an expression that was similar to realizing you aren’t dreaming.

Pulling her into a brief second kiss, he moves, pulling her chair back out for her.

Her expression softened when she saw the way he studied her, and once again Artemis mentally thanked whoever was responsible for getting her off that ship. Even before they’d gotten an apartment, she and Wally had seen each other nearly every day, due to training and missions and dates. Not seeing him for so long had been awful.

She rolled her eyes playfully when he pulled out her chair, but didn’t comment as she sat down “Go get something to eat, first.” She told him, nodding towards the counter. “You’re probably about to pass out where you’re standing, babe.”

Tucking her chair in, he chuckles “It can wait three seconds for my dead girlfriend.” Smirking, he places a hand on the tale before her, leaning down to give her a soft kiss on the cheek before following her instructions, and going over to the counter.

Artemis smirked. “Don’t worry,” She said, leaning back in her chair and giving Wally a once-over. “I’m not going anywhere. But believe me when I said your dead girlfriend isn’t sticking around if you pass out on the floor.”



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He leans forward onto his girlfriend, resting chin on shoulder. He took in her scent. It was different now that she had been under the ocean, but it was still the same Artemis that he’d grown to love years ago.

Wally didn’t want to move. It was too comforting to be positioned just next to her neck. He’d missed her far too much.

Listening to her question, he didn’t even take a moment to think. He knew how it had been up until this moment all too well. The only word that could describe how he’d been feeling was,

Incomplete.”

Artemis leaned into him, more than pleased that they were finally getting a reunion. Kaldur had said he’d try to surface the ship as often as possible, but that proved to be more difficult than they’d expected.

“Mmm,” Artemis hummed contentedly, burying her face into his own shoulder. “Trust me,” she mumbled, her voice slightly muffled. “I know the feeling.”

He pulls back to inspect the girl. Taking in her beauty with a fond smile that he hadn’t managed to put on since she left. Hands moves to her arms, looking at her with an expression that was similar to realizing you aren’t dreaming.

Pulling her into a brief second kiss, he moves, pulling her chair back out for her.

Her expression softened when she saw the way he studied her, and once again Artemis mentally thanked whoever was responsible for getting her off that ship. Even before they’d gotten an apartment, she and Wally had seen each other nearly every day, due to training and missions and dates. Not seeing him for so long had been awful.

She rolled her eyes playfully when he pulled out her chair, but didn’t comment as she sat down “Go get something to eat, first.” She told him, nodding towards the counter. “You’re probably about to pass out where you’re standing, babe.”



collegeboywest:

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Still panting just slightly, he smiles at her, looking relieved and happy. He moves quickly yet again to her table, taking her hand to pull the blond up into a kiss. His arms wrapped tightly around her, and he didn’t press forward. This wasn’t a ‘I’t’s been awhile since we’ve had sex’ kiss. It was a ‘I missed you so much, I’m so glad to see that you’re okay.’ kiss. It was as if she’d went off to war, and he stayed home.

As the kiss wore off, he smiles to her, touching their foreheads together. His breath was steadying, but his heartbeat would not rest. “Yeah.. I know.. I’m an idiot.”

Her own smile widened noticably when he turned towards her, and she all too willingly allowed him to pull her to her feet. She wrapped her arms around his neck as she kissed him back, grinning up at him when they pulled away. “Don’t worry,” She chuckled. “I’ve gotten used to it.”

She took this opportunity to study his face, all the details she’d missed over the past few weeks. The exact colour of his eyes, the same of his lips, the freckles that had faded since they were teenagers but were still just noticable.

“So how’ve you been?”

He leans forward onto his girlfriend, resting chin on shoulder. He took in her scent. It was different now that she had been under the ocean, but it was still the same Artemis that he’d grown to love years ago.

Wally didn’t want to move. It was too comforting to be positioned just next to her neck. He’d missed her far too much.

Listening to her question, he didn’t even take a moment to think. He knew how it had been up until this moment all too well. The only word that could describe how he’d been feeling was,

Incomplete.”

Artemis leaned into him, more than pleased that they were finally getting a reunion. Kaldur had said he’d try to surface the ship as often as possible, but that proved to be more difficult than they’d expected.

"Mmm," Artemis hummed contentedly, burying her face into his own shoulder. "Trust me," she mumbled, her voice slightly muffled. "I know the feeling."



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collegeboywest

Of course Wally wasn’t bright enough to manage to get over there, but his legs were longer. He was a bit faster than he was as a kid, and it’d only been an hour. It was tiring, yes, but he knew he’d make it there in… well soon.

After another half hour of running, he realizes that there was a zeta back in california.. and plenty in new england. Slapping his own forehead, the speedster quickens his pace for the home stretch, before reaching the cafe, utterly exhausted. 

Not thinking much about it, he hadn’t changed either, and his shoes were practically gone. But it was too late to buy a new pair. Well the top still looked shoe-y, so he decided to go with it, walking into the mentioned cafe, looking around for a familiar face.

Artemis had bought and finished her second drink by this point, mostly so that she wouldn’t get asked to leave for loitering. She’d been quietly observing people from her table, but that’d gotten pretty boring pretty fast, and at some point she’d brought her head down to rest on the table. She didn’t fall asleep, exactly, just sort of rested her eyes. Training with Black Manta’s team didn’t leave much time for power naps, and she hadn’t noticed until now how tired she was.

Not long after that, her head snapped up as she heard the door to the cafe open again. Her table was right in the front, next to the door, so Artemis saw the newcomer before he saw her, and a slightly-sleepy smile crossed her face. “Did you really run all the way here?” She asked, smirking a bit as she leaned back in her chair.

Still panting just slightly, he smiles at her, looking relieved and happy. He moves quickly yet again to her table, taking her hand to pull the blond up into a kiss. His arms wrapped tightly around her, and he didn’t press forward. This wasn’t a ‘I’t’s been awhile since we’ve had sex’ kiss. It was a ‘I missed you so much, I’m so glad to see that you’re okay.’ kiss. It was as if she’d went off to war, and he stayed home.

As the kiss wore off, he smiles to her, touching their foreheads together. His breath was steadying, but his heartbeat would not rest. “Yeah.. I know.. I’m an idiot.”

Her own smile widened noticably when he turned towards her, and she all too willingly allowed him to pull her to her feet. She wrapped her arms around his neck as she kissed him back, grinning up at him when they pulled away. “Don’t worry,” She chuckled. “I’ve gotten used to it.”

She took this opportunity to study his face, all the details she’d missed over the past few weeks. The exact colour of his eyes, the same of his lips, the freckles that had faded since they were teenagers but were still just noticable.

"So how’ve you been?"




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collegeboywest

Of course Wally wasn’t bright enough to manage to get over there, but his legs were longer. He was a bit faster than he was as a kid, and it’d only been an hour. It was tiring, yes, but he knew he’d make it there in… well soon.

After another half hour of running, he realizes that there was a zeta back in california.. and plenty in new england. Slapping his own forehead, the speedster quickens his pace for the home stretch, before reaching the cafe, utterly exhausted. 

Not thinking much about it, he hadn’t changed either, and his shoes were practically gone. But it was too late to buy a new pair. Well the top still looked shoe-y, so he decided to go with it, walking into the mentioned cafe, looking around for a familiar face.

Artemis had bought and finished her second drink by this point, mostly so that she wouldn’t get asked to leave for loitering. She’d been quietly observing people from her table, but that’d gotten pretty boring pretty fast, and at some point she’d brought her head down to rest on the table. She didn’t fall asleep, exactly, just sort of rested her eyes. Training with Black Manta’s team didn’t leave much time for power naps, and she hadn’t noticed until now how tired she was.

Not long after that, her head snapped up as she heard the door to the cafe open again. Her table was right in the front, next to the door, so Artemis saw the newcomer before he saw her, and a slightly-sleepy smile crossed her face. “Did you really run all the way here?” She asked, smirking a bit as she leaned back in her chair.



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It was unbelievable how long one ship could stay underwater. Artemis had been waiting weeks for even the smallest opportunity to get back to land. As soon as her feet had touched solid ground, she’d sent Wally a message asking him to meet her at a small cafe in Bludhaven, seeing as Artemis couldn’t really get to anywhere else. It’d seem a bit suspicious if she showed up on the zeta tube records, and she didn’t have a car.

She’d been sitting there for a few minutes, at a table for two with her hands wrapped around a full coffee cup. Every few minutes her hand would jump to the pendant around her neck, as it often did. Artemis still usually did a double-take when she saw her own reflection, and got a flash of the dark hair and pale skin that she was so unused to. She’d finally shaken her fear that the charm would suddenly stop working, though. That was a good thing.

Artemis sighed, running a hand through her ponytail. She hadn’t received a reply from Wally, so she could only hope he’d gotten her message. Artemis had known that she’d miss him while working undercover, of course, but she hadn’t expected it to be as bad as it was. She was anxious to see him, as shown by the way she drummed her fingers on the table and tapped her foot.

Wally was lounging, as per usual these days. It’d been pretty quiet lately. Aside from Bruce’s occasional bark, that is.

He was working on some math equations for class when he saw a number. Unfamiliar. It just wasn’t Dicks, it was all he could tell. Considering it for a few second, he realized that it could easily be Artemis. The submarine was right over there. Though it could be a trap, he didn’t care. Running out of the house he leaves his phone on the couch, starting on the run that would actually take him a couple hours to make. Mad Idea to leave the cellphone when you’re running from the West to East coast in one shot. 

There’d better be food there..

Artemis sighed, taking a sip of her coffee without really tasting it. She’d checked again and again to make sure that she hadn’t received a new message, and that the one she’d sent had gone through to the right number. He could have been distracted, of course, or had his phone off. Either would be pretty unfortunate, because Artemis didn’t know how long she had before she’d have to return to the ship. It was currently in Bludhaven harbour, just deep enough that it wouldn’t be seen, when paired with some sort of cloaking technology that Black Manta had. Artemis figured she probably had until tomorrow night before it’d submerge again completely. 

"Ugh," She groaned, once again checking her phone. She’d sent him the message as soon as she’d been able, which was well over an hour ago. Artemis had figured he’d at least have the common sense to zeta there, if he’d even seen the message. Then again, this was Wally, after all. 

With another glance at the clock, Artemis decided to give him another hour. Then, she’d have to find something else to do with her newfound free time. Maybe she could meet up with Nightwing, and find out what was going on with the Team and the League. 



It was unbelievable how long one ship could stay underwater. Artemis had been waiting weeks for even the smallest opportunity to get back to land. As soon as her feet had touched solid ground, she’d sent Wally a message asking him to meet her at a small cafe in Bludhaven, seeing as Artemis couldn’t really get to anywhere else. It’d seem a bit suspicious if she showed up on the zeta tube records, and she didn’t have a car.

She’d been sitting there for a few minutes, at a table for two with her hands wrapped around a full coffee cup. Every few minutes her hand would jump to the pendant around her neck, as it often did. Artemis still usually did a double-take when she saw her own reflection, and got a flash of the dark hair and pale skin that she was so unused to. She’d finally shaken her fear that the charm would suddenly stop working, though. That was a good thing.

Artemis sighed, running a hand through her ponytail. She hadn’t received a reply from Wally, so she could only hope he’d gotten her message. Artemis had known that she’d miss him while working undercover, of course, but she hadn’t expected it to be as bad as it was. She was anxious to see him, as shown by the way she drummed her fingers on the table and tapped her foot.