So he may have overdone it a little on the grocery shopping. By overdoing, he really meant carrying a huge wooden crate filled with various fruits and vegetables packed together. Krypto was even carrying a smaller one on his back, with of course the requested item Tim had asked for, as they were making way towards Tim’s temporary residence. ” Really hope he didn’t bogey trap the door..or he’s not getting dinner.." He grumbled to himself, taking small steps up the stone steps, with Krypto trailing behind. Using his foot to knock lightly at the door.
“ Be nice to Krypto, he’s saved your shoes more then he’s chewed it. ” Trying to avoid the topic of Jack, even if Tim knew about surprise he still wanted it to be a surprise.
And this was why she talked to Conner, her fingers moved to the hands on her shoulders wrapping around his. She smiled, just for that, for knowing that he understood. Granted, he always had kind of understood her even when they were young and she was punching him through bathroom walls. Cassie had always felt that they made their own destiny, and that regardless of how a person was born they could decide their own fate. But he understood because he had his own things to go through, they all did.
"Hey Tim walked me through physics with sock puppets and mountain dew, he’s a genius as far as I’m concerned." yet she didn’t let his hands go for a moment, just a moment.
"Thanks Kon," her voice was quiet before she let out a breath. "Being Wonder Girl, that’s part of who I am but it doesn’t define me. I’m Cassie Sandsmark, a million things rolled into one. And I want to prove to myself, that I can make it work. That I’m more than just someone that can throw punches and beat bad guys. We’ve done it for so long and we were so young." And she’d watched him die, in her arms. Her head lowered a bit as her hands moved from his. "We’ve lost more than most people can imagine… been through more pain." She was strong but, was she always going to be that strong?
Whether it had been the fact that he and her had history together, or the past had tied in to their connection, he understood her as she did with him. All of them had a strange understanding of one another, maybe because it was the fact they all had been young and fierce. As Young Justice, they were wild and out of control, maybe a little too out of it, but it was also the test which had shaped them into the Teens they were now.
They had seen death, many friends falling, mentors and even himself…..All of them had lost someone important to them, Kon felt fortunate in a cursed way that he hadn’t lost anyone at the moment, because he was going to give it his all to make sure that they’d never lose another important thing, even if it meant he’d lose himself again…
The thought brought a slight frown upon his features…There was more negative in that plan, then positive…and one of the negative was right in front of him, especially if he were to upset her again.
Hand turned to enclose his fingers around her hand, gently holding it the slender finger in his palm, keeping her from pulling away. For this second he just wanted to make sure she was knew that she was not alone in her struggles. He listened to her words, taking in every world to think of an appropriate response for her. Was there really one to give out though?
” We still have one another...” He wasn’t talking only about him and her, the past of their relationship, but also the people around them. Each one who had also suffered a lost, who had been inflicted with the pain of a heavy heart and had become confused of their occupation as heroes and heroines. ” We make one another strong…we give strength to support and fight on. ” Tone raising firmly, his hand tighten just a little more firmly on hers. ” No matter if you lose strength, we’ll be your guild when you’ve lost your way Cassie. Like I said before, I will always be here to help you out, like you’ve done for me. ” His smile returning once more.
"I’ll be sure to do such. Don’t mind if Krypto may tag along and I think there’s another who wants to see you too. “
He couldn’t resist from chuckling at the demand for coffee. Again, go figure that he’d ask for that. ” Conner Kent’s air delivery service, on the way. I’ll restock your fridge with fresh produce. “
" Yeah, I’ll be over. Want me to bring you something? “
She was quiet for a moment, letting that settle over her as she clasped her fingers, raising her head to look at him. A small smile crossed her face before she let out a sigh, “I think.. I need to step back. You know? From the Titans from— everything. I was going to go to college.. in Gotham? I just..” She paused letting her eyes find something else to focus on other than Conner.
"I need some time to figure out what I want in my life? I’m not so smart that I can get amazing grades in college and be a full time Super Hero.. I’m not Tim, he got the brains.." she trailed off a bit at the end before she glanced back at him. Was that really all that exciting, throwing herself into a self imposed hiatus?
He understood her dilemma…because he had been the same. When he didn’t want to be known as only Kon-el, but also Conner Kent. Imposing himself in the idea of figuring out what he was, the battle over his mind upon the genetic make up that made him. Going to school in Smallville, the home where both his parental donors had lived, made him see a light that only he could have figured out and it brought him back into reality that he could now understand.
“ Don’t be so quick to put yourself down, Cassie. Tim’s smart, but he’s also not going to school. Remember this, I’m the guy who’s just barely graduating high school. ” He joked, to get her to relax a little on the worry in her mind.
Unfolding his arms to place his hand lightly on her shoulder ” Cassie, one day you may not wanna be a superhero, but you’ll always be Wonder Girl..If you need to take a step back, do it. The Titan’s will understand, we’re friends and we’re family. Remember, Titan’s forever. “