Starfire smiled to herself as he agreed. “Good, so maybe I won’t get completely destroyed this game.” She joked, stopping the ball with her foot before picking it up. Thinking about his question for a moment, she let her brown eyes wander around the vast court. “Half,” She finally answered back, content with her final answer. Starfire dribbled the ball from one hand to the other to get used to it. She hadn’t played in at least a year, maybe more. The orange ball bounced up once more, catching it, before moving back to the center, towards Robin, tossing it to him once she was close enough.
“Well I wouldn’t think to quickly now.” Robin said covering his mouth so he wouldn’t laugh. He nodded with her answer and bent down to tie his shoelaces tighter. He wasn’t sure how his game would turn out, but maybe if he so desired, he would let the girl win. He always recalled his father telling him it was only right to let a lady win. Getting back to his feet, Robin caught the ball as it flew towards him. “We can play till someone reaches the score of ten.” He paused as he tossed the ball from hand to hand. “Since ladies are always suppose to go first, you can start.” Robin continued as he bounced the ball on the concrete ground towards Starfire.
Turning towards the sound of his voice, she instantly grinned at the sight Robin standing in front of her, ball in hand. “Nah, I didn’t wait that long,” She stated, before taking a step towards him and wrapping her arms around his neck, pulling him into a hug. They stayed like that for only a moment before Starfire reached to knock the ball out of his grip. Grabbing the ball, she smiled triumphantly as she threw it into the basket, making it off the backboard just barely. “I’m a little rusty; promise you’ll go easy on me?” She questioned casually while passing by him to grab the ball that was rolling away from the pair.
Robin raised a brow at her as she responded. “Good.” He said before her arms wrapped around his neck. HIs slight blush was covered up by a wide grin that plastered across his face as she hugged him. Robin was quick to return her hug. Despite it only lasting a moment, to him it felt much longer. “Hey!” He growled as the ball was knocked out of his grip. “Hm, alright. I suppose I can go easy on, you just this once.” He sighed, running towards the center of the court. He turned from left to right, taking in the full size. The court was rather large for two people to play alone, which made Robin wonder whether they should play half or not. “Do you want to play the full thing, or just half?” He shouted towards Starfire as he crossed his arms.
Starfire walked back into her small dorm, moving gracefully throughout the small living space. She was getting ready to hang out with Robin, one of her closest friends. Getting changed, she pulled on some leggings and an old band t-shirt that was given to her as a gift. She pulled up her long, prominent red locks into a ponytail, before pulling on her old running shoes and making her way towards the basketball courts. The small girl had visited the courts on rare occasions, whenever Cyborg and Robin were both around to play against each other, or if there was a game and she wasn’t doing anything in particular. As she strolled casually towards the courts, she couldn’t help but let her mind wander. Kori thought about how it had been the longest time since she and Robin had hung out together, just the pair. She realized how happy she was just to be around him after the weeks of separation from her group of friends. Soon arriving to her destination, she shook herself out of her daze and stepped onto one of the many courts, looking around for her friend, a hand on her hip, with her back turned from the entrance.
Robin pulled on his plain t-shirt and a pair of basketball shorts. Since his time at Ringrose, he hadn’t played much on the basketball courts. To him that came as a shock, since back at home he was always seen around them. Maybe it was due to him having very few people to play with. Cyborg hadn’t shown his face, which meant Robin was alone when it came to basketball. He met a few other new faces, but he still didn’t find anyone to play ball with. However he was currently heading towards the courts to play basketball with Starfire. Robin knew she wasn’t the best challenger, yet it would still be fun. He was more looking for to hanging with her then playing the game. It had been a while since he had hung around anyone from there group and was more so happy that it just so happened to be Starfire he was going to be with.
He grabbed the ball that was held under his shoulders and spun it on his ring finger as he walked. A trick learned as a child, the ball spun smoothly until Robin pulled away. As he did that the ball crashed towards the ground, coming right back at the boy. Robin repeated that act until he reached the entrance of the court. “Hope you weren’t waiting long.” He said towards the girl who stood with her hand on her hip. A part of him hoped that he hadn’t kept her waiting.
Same thing. I’m free now, if you don’t mind.
No it isn’t the same thing. They are completely different. Alright, see you out on the courts.
You’re just a sore loser, Robbie. Yeah, sure, I have nothing better to do.
I am not. I just dislike losing. Alright, whenever you are free.
I’ll try my best to win both of my events. And, excuse me? I recall kicking your butt at Guitar Hero. Yes, I miss Cyborg. I mean, if you really want to play basketball, I can try to be challenging.
Good, you should always try. Guitar Hero, alright. That game isn’t easy and all you have to memorize where the bottoms are. You just got lucky. I am sure he is hiding somewhere around here. Don’t worry. Well I wouldn’t mind that, but do you really want to play?
Well then Mr. Grayson, name a time and a place and we’ll see who beats who.
Hm, I don’t see how now can’t work?
Of course I do. I’d say I’ve tried to play it about… Three times, maybe? I don’t know. I’m athletic, but I prefer racing to team sports. Well, except things like relays. Those are team sports that I like. I guess I can see how it would be dangerous, but as long as there’s a net or something below, it shouldn’t be that bad, right?
My experiments are safe, don’t worry. Besides, if I blow something up, my dad will kill me.
Three times? That isn’t hardly enough. Racing? Like track. Starfire does that, don’t understand why people enjoy running though. That’s rather tiring. Right, but were is the fun in that? It being dangerous was fun.
Well, I just went to the lab and hung out with Professor Utonium for a while.
Professor who? I don’t believe I know who he is.
200 meter sprint and the 4x400 relay. I’m expecting you to be out there cheering me on. Hey, I’m pretty good when it comes to video games. As for basketball, I may not be the greatest opponent , due to my size.
Ah, well of course I would be. I expect you to win your events by the way. Okay maybe you are, well not better then me, but still alright. Yes, you aren’t rather tall unlike Cyborg.