Friend vs Fanboy alt. ending
Title: Friend vs Fanboy
Characters: Kid Flash, Robin, KF/Dick
A/N: “I will forever have the mental image of Robin and KF working together to steal THE Dick Grayson’s dog.” - A Bibliophile, FF.net
Friend vs Fanboy alternate ending
Robin didn’t know how he let himself be talked into this. Life would have been so much easier if he just revealed his true identity ages ago instead of humoring Wally to such an extreme.
“Cheezus Christ! Is that the dog? It’s huge!”
From their well-hidden position up in one of the many trees that lined Wayne Manor, Robin dropped his head into his hands. Wally hadn’t even known about the dog until he made the mistake of mentioning it.
Unfortunately, Wally thought dognapping was a great idea.
“What did you expect?” Robin hissed, glaring at his friend. “A chihuahua?”
Kid Flash crawled a bit further out on his branch, his neck straining for a better look into the lawn. “No, I just figured Richard Grayson was more of a golden retriever kind of guy. Or a golden lab. Or maybe a Lassie dog type.”
“You mean a collie?” Robin corrected as he leaned back against the tree’s trunk and crossed his arms petulantly. “What is he, America’s embodiment of every boy that owned a famous dog to you?”
“No.” Kid Flash remained silent for all of two seconds. “Do you think he likes beagles?”
The pine cone Robin threw hit Kid Flash right in the back of the head.
“Okay, we’ve seen his dog and know that there’s no way we can possibly steal a great dane. Can we go now?”
Kid Flash’s pacifying arm wave hovered near his butt. “Hang on. He’s looking this way. I think he’s cataloging my scent.”
Robin’s eyes widened and he immediately straightened. “What? Oh no, we need to—”
His instructions were interrupted by a deep, resounding bark that caused him to flinch and KF to fall out of the tree.
Robin watched as Kid Flash froze in absolute terror at the monstrosity that was bounding toward him and in a moment of pity, leaped down from the tree to put himself between his friend and his pet.
“Shoo!” Robin hissed, his elbows spread wide in order to hide KF behind his cape. “Get out of here! Go on! Go!”
Rather than obey, Ace slowed his trot to a stop and cocked his head to the side.
“Bad dog! Bad!” Robin pointed toward the mansion. “Go home!”
Ace lowered his head with a whine and stepped forward a few more paces before dropping sadly to the ground.
Robin’s arms fell uselessly at his side as Kid Flash’s head peered over his shoulder. “Did you just…hurt his feelings?”
Suppressing a wince, Robin turned and began pushing the other hero back towards the tree. “He’ll get over it. Let’s just get out of here before we trip an alarm or something.”
As the two high-tailed it off the Wayne property, Robin made it a point to drop a treat behind for his dog.