As they headed back to the mountain, Wally saw Billy from the corner of his eye. He stopped and told the others to go on without him; he'd catch up. Right now, he wanted to have a talk with his clone. He went over to where Billy was shooting a pallacanestro, basket into the hoop. Wally sped into the practice, stealing the ball. Billy's eyes landed on him and he smiled.
“Wally! What are te doing here?”
“Nothing. What are te doing in Happy Harbor? I thought your team was located in Keystone city.”
“We are. But I was doing some shopping here so I thought I'd stop and practice a little. te wanna join? o is there something te want?”
“What I want is for te to stop coming around Willow.”
“Well that's a good joke, Wally.”
“It's no joke, Billy. I'm dead serious.”
“So te really don't want me around Willow?”
“Not even for a millisecond.”
“Why? I'm not hurting her.”
Billy looked at Wally, tilting his head. He smiled.
“I had no idea te and Willow got back together.”
“Oh? Then who are te to control who Willow talks to?”
Control. The same word Robin had used. Was this some kind of joke?!
“Look, I'm not controlling Willow.”
“Then you're jealous!”
“I am not jealous!”
“Whatever te say Wally.”
“I'm protecting her!”
“From me? Man, te are messed up.”
“What's that supposed to mean?!” Wally exclaimed.
“You think I'd hurt Willow? All I've ever done is comfort her. te may want to protect her from someone who's already dumped her twice because he thinks he loves her and still flirts. In other words, protect her from yourself.”
Billy sped over, stealing his ball back. His tossed it towards the net, smiling when it swished it.
“See here's the thing about te Wally. te have this natural need to flirt. But te also think te Amore Willow. So both sides of your brain are confused, causing te to go to animal instincts. Doing that, te end up flirting anyway. If te really loved Willow, you'd flirt with only her. Like I do!”
“Look Billy! I don't need a lecture from you! I just want te to stay away from Willow!”
“That's going to be hard to do, Walls.”
“And why's that?” Wally sneered.
“Well didn't te know? Willow and I are getting married.”