Bullshit With The Bats- part 1
Aria and Iris headed further into the theater after paying for their tickets. Aria pulled out her wallet, as Iris put hers away. The cashier waited patiently as the two girls discussed their orders.
“Iris, what do you want? I mean, of course, I want popcorn, but I’m thinking about an Icee.” As they deliberated, a group of four boys stepped up behind them.
“I want popcorn, duh.” Iris turned to the cashier with a small smile. “One large popcorn and two large Icees.”
The cashier nodded, ringing them up, she pulled out the receipt. “Your change is $2.52.” Aria grabbed the change.
“Oh, we could buy an extra popcorn, ” Iris said in awe.
“We could.. or we could split it.”
“Oh true,” Iris commented.
“It’s exactly even. Here,” She handed her a dollar, a quarter, and a penny.
"Oh yay, I’ve always wanted…"
“A dollar twenty-six!” They finished in unison. The cashier gave a bland smile, and the smallest boy from the group behind them started tapping his foot impatiently.
“Idiots,” Luckily, his complaint didn’t reach their ears. “Shut up, Demon.” another hissed.
As Aria turned, her drink slipped out of her hands, falling onto him. Iris grabbed some paper napkins as Aria showered him in apologies. “I’m so sorry!” She said as she rambled on.
The boy sneered, snatching the napkins from the girl’s hands. “First I find out you both are complete idiots. How am I not surprised at your appalling lack of competence?”
“Damian!” One of the taller boys scolded him.
“Listen here, you little gremlin.” The boy furthest from the little one snickered, as the tallest started laughing. “First of all, we’re not idiots. I dropped my drink on you on accident. It’s a shirt. I think you’ll live.” She remarked dryly, as the boy sputtered in outrage.
“It isn’t so bad, is it? Why don’t we act mature about this,” Iris said, trying to keep a straight face, though she was still snickering over her friend’s remark.
“You act like children.” He spat.
“Sorry, we’re just acting your age.” She shot back. Turning, she picked up the popcorn off the counter.
The tallest snickered a bit more at that, as the oldest of them clamped a hand over his mouth before he could reply. “So sorry, but we should go clean up his shirt!” The boy- Damian, as Iris recalled, was practically screeching and glaring daggers at her best friend as all three boys dragged him off.
Iris narrowed her eyes at them, “Serves that little brat right. Can you believe him?” She asked her friend before tugging her into the theater to watch the movie.
As the end-credit scene finished, Aria turned to her friend. “That was so good! I can’t wait for the next one!”
Iris nodded as they made their way out of the theater. She spotted the group of boys again.
“Well, isn’t this a coincidence,” Iris drawled.
Damian scoffed, “We ran into each other before, so I’d call it bad luck.”
“Feeling’s mutual, Kiddo.” Aria said, earning a scowl.
The oldest stuck out his hand, stepping in front of the others. He gave them a charming smile. “I’m Dick, and it’s nice to meet you. These are my brothers, Jason, Tim, and the one you talked to earlier is Damian.”
Aria shook it, introducing herself and her friend. “Aria, and this is Iris. Nice to meet you.” She glanced at Damian. “Well, most of you anyway.”
He scoffed at her, looking away.
“Anyway, I think we should get going now,” Iris grabbed Aria’s hand. “Wouldn’t want to keep the 1st grader out past his bedtime.” Tim snickered.
As they walked away, Iris gave a small smirk. “I kinda hope we see them again.”
“Maybe. Dick seemed nice enough. Jason too.”
“You think that about anyone that has your terrible sense of humor.” Iris snorted.
“I’ll have you know, I think my sense of humor is awesome.”
“That’s the problem.”
“Words hurt ‘Ris. Words hurt.”
“You know, I think the tall one likes me, ” Jason stated as they walked away. Damian rolled his eyes, “Of course, they seem to have bad taste.”
Dick shook his head, “Can we not insult each other? More than we already do? Besides, you do realize those girls could have been worse- and really Jason? They seem a bit too young for you.”
“Maybe, but Aria still got you good, Demon.” Tim grinned.
Damian bristled, “She did not.”
“Oh, but she did,” Jason added.
Dick facepalmed, “No one hears me, I swear. Can we please not fight? This was supposed to be a fun bonding experience. No? Okay then.”
“Wait till we tell Steph!” Tim had a twinkle in his eye. “Now what were you gonna say, Dick?” This earned a groan of exhaustion.
“Nothing Tim. Let’s just go.” He dragged a hand down his face.
“Well, I for one hope we never ever see those disgusting harlots again,” Damian said.
“You’re just mad because someone finally told you off, for once, Gremlin.” Jason teased.
“I will gut you,” Damian said as they got into Dick’s car.
Opening the door to their shared apartment, Aria threw her keys onto the counter and promptly flopped onto the couch. “I’m so glad it’s Friday. No work, and I can finally finish my book.”
“Yeah,” Iris tossed her purse onto the couch, “Don’t forget about that internship thing. You know, it’s finally summer- Let’s go to the pool in the morning?”
Aria waved her hand as she read. “Yeah, sure, that sounds awesome.”
“Whatever, try to actually get some rest.”
“Like that’ll happen.” She snorted.