Chapter Seven- "...And مزید Clashes (With a side of plot twists)"
Revenge leaped onto the roof, landing in a crouch. The assassin had fled to the trees, but she would have to re-appear soon. Revenge's ھٹی, ترش mood was worsened سے طرف کی the archer re-appearing اگلے to him.
"I thought I made it clear--"
"that آپ can't handle one assassin?" Artemis asked, smirking and putting a hand on her hip. "Yeah."
"She's good." Revenge said, turning back to look at the forest.
"Whatever helps آپ sleep at night." Artemis smirked.
Revenge frowned at her, سے طرف کی turned to the park at the sounds of commotion. Police were firing wildly into the trees. And someone was returning fire.
Red Revenge waited.
"Ummm... Aren't آپ gonna do something?" Artemis asked, notching an arrow in her bow.
"Shut up." Revenge said.
Artemis frowned. "You know what? You're a pain in the --"
Before she could finish her sentence, Cheshire landed behind her.
"Hello, Jade." Revenge said, still in the same position, watching for Holly.
Artemis had an arrow at Cheshire's throat as the Assassin responded to Revenge's greeting.
"I assume you're attempting to find a way to defeat Holly?" Cheshire asked.
"Is that even her name?" Revenge asked.
Artemis slowly released her hold on the arrow. What in the heck was going on?
"You Interested?" Cheshire asked.
"Maybe I am." Revenge replied, lowering the binoculars and calmly placing them in his belt.
ہولی landed behind him, knives drawn and a devilish smile on her face.
Artemis took a few steps back, unsure of what was about to happen--scratch that. What was happening?!
Artemis's eyes darted back and forth between the three. She noticed Revenge's hands and arms tensing up, but the two assassins seemed as calm as ever.
As if some unspoken signal had been given, the three leaped at once. Revenge had daggers in the ground where he had been and was leaping out of the way, triggering the explosives as Cheshire leaped at his former position.
Artemis didn't see ہولی coming until too late. The assassin's چھری pierced Artemis's arm. Artemis fell back, drawing her crossbow and firing several rounds.
All of which the assassin dodged with almost liquid movements. She grabbed Artemis's arm and twisted it behind her back. Artemis screamed in pain. سیکنڈ later, Revenge tackled ہولی to the ground. Artemis flexed her arm and stood up.
Lights flooded the roof and the humming of a helicopter sounded above.
"This is the New York City Police Department. Stand down یا we will be forced to use deadly force!"
Cheshire grinned, lifted her mask, and stuck her tongue out at the helicopter.
Artemis saw it before she heard it. سے طرف کی the time she had hit Cheshire full speed, the helicopter's machine gun was firing onto the roof. Artemis rolled and was on her feet in a second. The سیکنڈ after that, an arrow hit the gun and foam expanded around it, preventing it from firing.
"Archer! Stand down!" the same megaphone voice called out.
But the archer and her sister were gone.
Artemis landed in the alley and Revenge followed. He pulled a چھری from his arm and gestured down the street.
"Blur Boy is two alleys down. I'm assuming he'll wanna fuss at آپ for saving Cheshire." Revenge said.
"I suppose آپ know why then?" Artemis snapped back at him.
Revenge hesitated before turning away. "I would have." he said. "If I had any."
"Any what?" Artemis snapped at him.
"Family." Revenge replied, taking off his mask and running a hand through his hair. His brown-blonde hair was matted and sweaty with clumps of blood in it. He quickly replaced the mask and turned back around.
"I believe your work is done for tonight." Revenge said. "Report back to Batman and get out of my city."
As Artemis walked past him, he smacked her in the back of the head.
"What was that for?!" Artemis exclaimed.
"Not bad." Revenge said, smirking underneath his mask. "For a girl with bow and arrows."
Artemis smirked and walked off. For some reason the compliment meant something to her. She wasn't sure why but it did.
"I need to talk to Artemis, and Artemis alone." Batman said. "Head ہوم Wally."
Wally nodded and departed, shooting Artemis a glance. One she understood only too well.
Batman pulled up footage from her fight with Revenge on the roof. He paused it as she knocked Cheshire out of the way of the bullets.
"Artemis," Green Arrow spoke behind Batman. "If the mission is too personal for you, we can pull آپ out."
"Perhaps I can get Wondergirl to take your place." Batman said. His voice had softened slightly.
"No!" Artemis exclaimed. Batman and Green Arrow raised an eyebrow. "I mean, don't آپ think Grant will notice if Zatanna Zatarra shows up in New York City around the same time another girl starts taking an interest in him? And Revenge-"
Artemis cut herself short.
"I'm listening." Batman said.
"Red Revenge can barely stand me. He couldn't stand the smart-mouth." Artemis said.
Batman thought for a moment before turning to Green Arrow who shrugged in response to the silent question.
"Very well." Batman said. "But feel free to pull out at any time."
"Don't, however," Batman hit play on the footage of Artemis firing at the helicopter. "Shoot at a government vehicle again."
Artemis nodded and walked back into the zeta-tube.
"Recognized. Artemis. B-07."