"Are you ready yet?" Dick shouted up the stairs to his sister. She had gone to get ready over an hour ago, so she was ready for her date to arrive. The process had been lengthened by the arrival of her sister, so both twins were now getting ready.
"Almost done" she shouted back. Jason chuckled at the top of the stairs.
"I can't believe you're actually walking into that death-trap Gray" Dick scowled at Jason at the return of his nickname.
"It's not a death trap Jason" Sarah called from her room. "It's just a joint prom night"
"Oh yeah. All the local schools and academy's seniors and graduates in one place. WHILE there are people looking for the teenager that make up the team" Jason said defiantly to the closed door to his sister's room. "How can that not be a trap?"
"Stop being grumpy Jason or I'll drag you along too." Charmaine shouted back. "Our dates haven't arrived yet"
Jason's savage growl was heard by the twins.
"You wouldn't dare"
"They would Jason" Dick added from the bottom of the stairs.
Jason stalked down the stairs, keeping a wary eye on the door separating him from the twins. Dick laughed at him.
"Don't let them take me Dick" Jason whined, causing Dick to laugh harder.
"Remember boys, we can hear everything you say" Sarah shouted. This caused Jason to hide behind Dick, who was now leaning over, unable to support himself as he was laughing so much.
"Alright, we're ready!" the twins shouted in unison. Dick stopped laughing and looked to the top of the stairs as the door was opened. Jason gawped at the sight of the twins.
Charmaine had chosen a long black dress that highlighted her slim frame. It flowed down the stairs behind her and was accompanied by elbow length black gloves, which were covered in intricate patterns, highlighted by red beads. Her long auburn hair fell in straight lines over her shoulders, almost hiding a black and red crystal pendant that had the same silver designs on it as the gloves.
Sarah had chosen a long emerald green dress. It floated down the stairs behind her and, like her sister's, highlighted her slim frame. Her gloves were also elbow length, but the patterns were different and highlighted by silver beads. Though her hair was longer than her sister's, it came to the same length as Sarah's was in tight curls. Her pendant was the same colour as her dress, an emerald in the centre of an antique bronze swirl.
"You look whelmed Jason." Dick said, waving his hand in front of Jason's face. Jason pushed his brother's hand away.
"Stop with the word play Gray. I can't deal with it."
Sarah opened her mouth to say something, but she closed it again as Alfred announced the arrival of guests. Jason turned to the door and waited for the dates to appear, while everyone else practically ran to it.
Zatanna came through the front door first, she was immediately greeted by Dick who was smiling and laughing with her. Jason smiled at his brother and tore his eyes away from the couple, looking at the other two people whose arrival had been announced. Jason didn't recognise them, but the twins did.
The first one to walk through the door was quickly swamped by Sarah in her emerald green dress. His light brown hair was visible over Sarah's head.
Jason looked past them to see Charmaine and her date in the doorway. Unlike her sister, she had not immediately embraced her date. Instead she stood back and looked at him, as if they hadn't seen each other in a long time. Jason examined him closely, his presence making him feel a little uneasy.
Rebellious black hair gave way to a pale face hiding grey eyes. He had not been traditional and was wearing a black leather jacket over a black shirt, followed by black jeans. This theme was continued by shiny black shoes that were just visible over Charmaine's dress.
'What is it with this guy and black?' Jason thought to himself. Then he remembered Sarah could read minds as she replied.
'So you didn't notice that she's wearing it too?'
Jason was about to take a better look at his sister's date, who was no longer hidden by the green material, when Alfred pulled up in the limousine outside the front door.
Jason chuckled to himself. They would arrive in style to the biggest event of the year, how was he the only one that could see the whole thing was a death-trap?