Becca snuck inside, tiptoeing across the floor. She was halfway to her room when the light to the living room flipped on. She froze where she was. Robin came into view and Becca looked like a guilty child.
“You really shouldn't hack into the system. Especially when I'm upgrading it.”
Becca bit her lip, looking even और guilty.
“So...I'm in trouble?” she asked.
Becca rubbed the back of her neck, looking at her boyfriend.
“Where are आप coming in from? It's well past midnight.”
“I just had to run an errand. To my house.”
“Oh. I thought I may have left my house unlocked. I didn't.”
“Mhmm. Look, I don't mind that आप have personal buisness या whatever. But don't make up a lie about it. You're a terrible liar.”
Becca smiled, feeling relieved.
“No problem. Just make sure Bats doesn't find out.”
“You heading to बिस्तर या still upgrading security?”
“What do आप think?”
“Go to bed. You've लॉस्ट enough sleep with your nightly patrols. Let me finish security.”
Robin looked at Becca through narrowed eyes. She was giving him her कुत्ते का बच्चा, पिल्ला dog eyes and it was working, just like it always did.
“Fine. But don't stay up to late.”
Becca saluted playfully.
Robin चुरा लिया a quick किस before heading off to bed. Becca smiled and took his laptop into the living room. She turned on the TV and scrolled through the channels until she found one with music. Half listening to the background noise, Becca proceeded to upgrade the required security system. It was almost complete and Becca didn't have much work to do. But she had one other thing to add.
“Let's see. Add hero. B0-25 Red X. Hmmm...no voice alerts. No required training. Do not add to superhero roster. No information. No alerts. Allow entrance to all files...Allow access to all computer systems. There. Red X is added.”
Becca sat back, releasing a sigh. She pulled out a com link, not her YJ one. Pressing the button, she spoke into it.
“You're in X.”
“X-cellent Becca. Thank you. I'll leave your pay under the door.”
“I look आगे to it.”
“My apologies, Jade. I didn't know आप were out here.”
Jade looked up with a smile.
“Kaldur. Don't apologize, just sit. I think I'm the one who took your spot anyways. I just प्यार to admire the ocean.”
“You are one of the few people I've met that just watch. Most go right past this view. But not you. How is that?”
“I don't know. I guess it's because most challenge the ocean. But they can never win. It's like I told Becca when she was learning how to surf. आप challenge the ocean. But even if आप own one wave, it doesn't compare to the millions of waves ready to take it's place.”
Kaldur smiled at her.
“You see things in a different light then most people.”
“I guess it comes from spending so much time on other planets. आप learn to appreciate beauty anywhere.”
“Oh. I'm sorry Kaldur. I must go see what Becca wants.”
“No. Don't apologize. I hope to see आप soon.”
Jade blushed, a smile on her lips. She stood, bowed her head and left. She was walking so quickly, she almost bumped into Becca.
“What's the problem, Bec? Is something wrong?”
Becca pulled on Jade's arm, her nails digging into Jade's skin. In a quiet whisper, Becca spoke.
“We're being summoned.”
“Becca. I'm scared. What if we're found out?”
“Then we tell them the truth. If they hate our guts...I'll go back to what I was doing before.”
“Working for your mentor?”
Becca didn't दिखाना any sign of recognition.
“You know आप worked for a criminal?”
Still no response.
“A criminal who happens to be on Batman's bad list?”
Jade must have struck a nerve because she turned to Jade, fear and hatred in her eyes.
“ I know that! I know all of that! But if Young Justice hates my guts...if Robin hates me...then I would rather live fighting him than never see him again.”
Becca turned back, walking towards a lit building. They were in the outskirts of Happy Harbor and the two were getting further from the mountain and closer to Gotham.
“Becca...maybe we should rethink this.”
“Too late. We're here.”
Becca walked up to the building, knocking twice. A small eye slit opened, looked at the two girls, and closed. A सेकंड later, the door swung open.
“They are waiting for you,” a robotic voice sounded.
Becca strode inside confidently, Jade hesitating before going after her friend.
“Becca! Love! You're here!”
A red-haired male stood in front of her. His light green eyes sparkled and his smile was sincere. He wore a thick black कॉलर hung around his neck, along with silver dog tags. His outfit was simple, black and red complimenting each other over his green t-shirt.
“Dusk. Good to see you.”
Dusk ran a hand through his red and white-highlighted hair.
“Really? आप missed me?”
“Yeah. About as much as I miss living with the rats.”
Becca moved past him.
“Still so mean to me,” Dusk said. “But it makes आप even और desirable.”
“Dusk! Stop hitting on Becca. She's here on buisness.”
A girl stood in the doorway. Her black hair was long and silky. Her बैंगनी, वायलेट eyes were framed in बैंगनी, वायलेट glasses. She looked all buisness, dressed in a schoolgirl's uniform of white कमीज, शर्ट and black skirt. Her नारंगी, ऑरेंज tie seemed to be the only real color on her outfit.
“Dawn. Pleasure to see आप again.”
“Pleasure is mine, Becca. But enough with the formalities. The boss is waiting.”
Becca walked beside Dawn as the high school girl lead them to a meeting room.
“You're brother hasn't changed,” Becca said.
“Not in the least. आप have though. Working for the good side I see?”
“What?!” Dusk exclaimed. “Why? The dark side has cookies!”
“Horrible ones. Why I changed sides isn't your buisness, Dusk. But let's just say I had a....change of heart. A really big change.”
“Becca. Jade. You've arrived.”
“As आप ordered, X.”
“Good. Take a seat. All of you.”