The Team stood in front of the bank. The robbers were tied up and the money was in the bank's safe.
Robin bent down and looked at the rope the robbers were tied up with. What he saw shocked him. He stood up and turned around to the Team.
"This is rope Batman uses." he detto simply.
"So?" Artemis said. "What makes it so special?"
"It's a special nylon chord designed specifically for Batman. It's nearly unbreakable. Only Batman has access to it."
"Strange," Aqualad said. "Could it be Batman?"
"No," Robin said. "He's...elsewhere."
"I see, then who-"
"There!" Superboy said, pointing at the corner of the building. A figure was hiding in the shadows. When he saw he had been discovered, he disappeared. Aqualad, Robin, and Miss Martian went around one end of the bank, while Superboy, Kid Flash, and Artemis went around the other.
Robin's keen ears heard the figure near where the bioship was parked.
'Megan! He's near the bioship!' Robin yelled telepathically.
'The bioship has no life form readings.' Miss Martian replied.
'He's there! KF, get back there now!'
'Rodger that' Kid Flash replied. He ran to where Miss Martian had parked the bioship. He looked around but saw no one.
'No one' he communicated.
'Use infrared!' Aqualad said.
Kid Flash put on his special goggles. He took a 360 degree view. He saw nothing.
'Could he have possibly gotten away that fast?' Aqualad asked.
"Dunno," Robin detto as he rounded the corner. "But he had to leave some evidence behind."
The rest of the Team met in the back of the bank as Robin looked around.
"Ah hah!" he exclaimed.
"What?" Kid Flash asked, speeding over.
Robin looked up triumphantly, holding a small, red, dagger shaped item. Kid Flash bent down to look at it.
"Um, why is it blinking?"
Robin looked at it and his eyes widened in surprise. He threw the dagger away.
"Down!" he yelled, tackling Kid Flash to the ground. Everyone else flattened as the dagger went off. Smoke filled the air. Kid Flash got up and looked through infrared. Nothing still.
He deactivated infrared mode and waved his hands. The smoke soon dissipated. Robin and the rest of the team got up. He picked up what was left of the dagger.
"We are in so much trouble." he detto aloud.
"Cave to the Team." Red Tornado's hollow voice sounded over their comm.
"Team" Aqualad replied.
"Return to the Cave, Batman wishes to see you."
"Rodger, on our way."
"We are so dead." Robin detto as soon as Aqualad disconnected the comm line.
*. *. *. *. *.
Batman, Green Arrow, and Red Tornado were standing in the main room of the Cave when the Team walked in.
"I hear te didn't stop that bank robbery." Batman detto as a way of greeting.
"No," Aqualad agreed. "We did not, but someone else did."
"We found this da the bioship." Robin said, stepping inoltrare, avanti and giving what was left of the dagger to Batman. Batman took it and looked at Green Arrow. He slid it into his utility cintura and looked back at the Team.
"I'm assuming te didn't catch this person o find out who he was?" Batman detto as più of a statement than a question.
"No, we did not. If not for Superboy, we wouldn't have detected him at all." Aqualad said.
Batman looked at them for a moment, he nodded to Green Arrow and left.
"We have another mission for you. We need te to-"
"Hey!" Kid Flash interrupted. He looked over in the direction of the active zeta-tubes. "Where's Batman going with my souvenir?!"
"Batman is taking the dagger to be tested." Green Arrow said.
"Just shut up and listen to the man!" Artemis said.
"Uncle," Kid Flash corrected.
"My uncle, your superior." Artemis replied.
"Then why didn't te call him uncle?"
"Back to the matter at hand." Green Arrow interrupted. "Currently, Solomon Grundy is terrorizing San Francisco. The Hawks, Batman, Superman, and other critical Justice League members are elsewhere performing various duties. We need te to get in there and stop him."
"Um, how do te kill a zombie?" Kid Flash asked.
"Figure that out among yourselves. Tornado," he said, turning to the robot. "We have business elsewhere. Zeta-beam the Team there and unisciti me in the Hall of Justice.
*. *. *. *. *.
"Superboy! Maneuver Nine!" Aqualad yelled.
The Team was currently in mid combat with Solomon Grundy, who had torn part of San Francisco apart.
Superboy grabbed Aqualad's arms. He began to spin him through the air.
"Now!" Aqualad yelled. Superboy let go and Aqualad flew through the air towards Grundy.
Aqualad formed a spear from a nearby shattered water hose and rammed it into Grundy. It shattered. Grundy picked up Aqualad and began to squeeze him.
"Let him go te overgrown corpse!" Artemis yelled, shooting three explosive arrows into Grundy's fist. Grundy howled in pain and threw Aqualad. He flew into Artemis, causing one of her arrows to go askay. It flew toward a civilian.
"Wally!" Aqualad yelled.
Wally looked up. He saw the Arrow and sped toward it. Before he could get there, another arrow, a red Arrow flew through the air and demolished Artemis's arrow. Wally screeched to a halt.
"It's Red Arrow!" he yelled happily.
"Wally! Look out!" Artemis yelled. Wally turned in time to see Grundy's fist hit him in the chest. He flew back twenty feet into a brick bacheca and slid to the ground.
"That's going to hurt in the morning." he muttered.
Grundy ran towards Kid Flash. Wally darted to the side and Grundy ran into the wall. He groaned and turned towards Wally.
"Missed ya big oaf." Wally taunted.
He ran behind Grundy again.
"No, over here!"
"Here I am!"
Wally darted back and forth, taunting Grundy. Grundy roared and ripped up a telephone pole. He swung it around. Kid Flash ducked it.
"Somebody is in a bad mood." He said.
'Wally!' Megan's voice rang through his head. 'There is a fuel line thirty feet behind you. Lure Grundy there and Artemis will detonate it.'
'Does the Justice League kill people?' Wally asked.
'He's a zombie!' Artemis interrupted. 'Or hadn't te noticed that funny guy?'
'Then how do te stop a zombie? Headshots only work in video games!' Wally protested, running around Grundy.
'Just get him to the fuel line and we'll discuss zombies later!' Artemis detto in his mind.
'Wally, do it. It will not kill o mortally wound him.' Aqualad detto calmly.
'Aren't those the same thing?' Wally asked as he began backing up toward the fuel line.
"Here te big, dumb, old zombie! Come and get your brains! Mines huge!"
Wally continued backing up. He tripped over something and fell on his back. The something he had tripped over was the fuel line. Grundy roared and lifted his telephone pole.
'Guys!' Wally yelled telepathically.
'Wally! Get out now!' Aqualad yelled.
Wally sped away to where the Team was standing.
"Now Artemis!" Aqualad yelled.
Artemis's Arrow flew straight and true. The fuel line detonated, throwing Grundy through the air towards a building with a handful of civilians. They ran as Grundy rammed into the building. A little girl wasn't so fortunate. She fell out the window and was left hanging da one hand from a window.
"Wally! Get her!" Before Wally could move, a figure swooped in on a zip line and grabbed the girl, throwing something into Grundy's lap. The figure tossed the girl into a room with other civilians and disappeared. A secondo later, whatever the figure had dropped in Grundy's lap detonated.
The Team rushed over and handcuffed Grundy. He groaned, but couldn't resist.
Wally picked up the Arrow laying on the ground. "Cool! Souvenir!"
"Let's go home." Aqualad said. "Contact the Justice League and inform them that Grundy has been defeated."
"Kid Flash to Hall of Justice, one zombie and team of young Heroes ready for pick up." Wally detto into his ear piece. The seven of them were zapped to the Hall of Justice. Red Tornado, Batman, Black Canary, and Superman were waiting for them.
Superman dragged Grundy inoltrare, avanti to Superman and walked back without saying a word. Superman's expression softened a bit, but he and Red Tornado dragged Grundy off.
"Good Job." Batman said. "I did not believe te could complete the mission, but te have proven me wrong."
"Well without Red Arrow and your help we couldn't have." Wally said.
For the first time, Batman's expression was slight shock. "My help?" he repeated.
"Yeah, te saved that girl hanging from the window." Wally said.
"I was discussing something with Superman during your mission and Red Arrow is halfway across the globe on a mission." Batman said.
"Then who did?" Superboy asked.
Black Canary and Batman looked at each other. Canary raised an eyebrow. Batman shook his head no.
"What? Who is it?" Robin asked.
Batman looked at the Team. "Do not concern yourself with it."
Batman walked over and took the Arrow from Wally. "I need to test this."
"Awww! That's two souvenirs you've taken from me!" Kid Flash complained.
"Here," Batman said, tossing the remains of the coltello over his shoulder to Wally.
"Yes! Um, thanks." Wally said.
Red Tornado returned. "I will escort the Team back to the Cave." he said.
"Understood." Batman said. "Send them home and return here."
"Understood." Red Tornado replied.
*. *. *. *. *.
Artemis was sitting in the living room floor of her apartment checking her arrows when her phone rang.
"Y'ello," she detto lazily
She was surprised when she heard Robin's voice.
"We need to talk, now."