After three days of remedial instruction on mission protocol (and why you do not neglect to call) courtesy of Batman himself, Aqualad, Robin, and Kid Flash are released from subjectively eternal torment. At 8 AM on July 8, they're asked to travel via Zeta tube to Mount Justice, where they will finally get to hear more about their new team.
Rain waits outside of the Zeta tube's entrance, bouncing on his heels, wearing civilian clothes and a smile. His fashion choices are simple and pretty nondescript; a solid black t-shirt and charcoal grey cargo pants, tucked into heavy looking boots.
Within half a second, Kid Flash is plastered against Rain's side with an arm slung around him. He's in civilian clothes today, a red shirt over a faded band t-shirt and scruffy jeans.
"Good to see you, buddy. Where've you been?"
Correction: Kid Flash is now scooped up in a gleeful bear hug. Despite his strength, Rain is very gentle. He will absolutely not squish his friend.
"Hi! Good to see you, too! Shadowcrest Manor, mostly. It's a magic house!"
"Aw, man, we - eep!" Kid Flash was not expecting a bear-hug.
"Yeah, uh, we've been getting lectured by Bat-dad for the last three days, it sucked...wait, magic house?"
...Robin will just be over here cracking up.
Since Batman won't let him reveal his secret identity to the others, his outfit for the day includes a pair of dark glasses along with a green hoodie.
"Magic house! It moves to different places sometimes, and I needed to get a spell put on me so I could reliably see it, and it's got doors that go to different places and there's one to here now, and it's cool! Also it comes with parents and a sister, I have those now, having those is pretty great."
"You got adopted?" Robin translates.
"Cool! By who?"
"Eventide! And his wife. I like them, they're nice. Though I'm probably not going to have a secret identity, so we're not going to call attention to the fact that Eventide's my dad now to the public. But he said it was fine to talk about it to you guys, so I can actually tell you."
"It is good to know that you are in safe hands, my friend," Aqualad says.
He's in civvies like the others, a blue and black tracksuit with a high collar. The outfit was clearly designed to hide his gills and tattoos.
"I look forward to working with you once again."
"Yeah, I can't believe we're gonna be an actual team! And we get a secret base and everything!"
Having extracted himself from hug, Kid Flash is racing around pushing buttons to see what they do.
"Oh, man, I hope Speedy's joining us."
"Yeah. It sounds like I should meet him." Bounce. "Oh, speaking of meetings - my sister's here fixing the appliances, do you want to meet her before Batman's all gruff and serious at us?"
"Sure!" Kid Flash skids to a halt in front of Rain.
"Lead the way!"
"Sounds like fun," Robin agrees.
"Also, I think you meant Bat-dad," he says with a shit-eating grin, nudging Kid Flash.
"Oh man, did I - did I really say that?"
Robin just cackles.
"Shut up!" He's blushing, which only makes Robin laugh harder.
Rain giggles, but doesn't comment. Best to save Kid Flash by providing something else for them to talk about. He leads the way to the kitchen.
A voice echoes around the corner.
"Who's a good microwave? You are! Yes you are, you're not going to make weird cold pockets in food, are you? No, you're not -"
.... This does not help with his giggling. This really does not help with his giggling. Since he's too busy giggling to talk, he waves expressively towards the kitchen in lieu of an introduction.
Where a redheaded girl of about fourteen sits on the floor, sweet talking a microwave. The microwave is glowing a misty silver.
"- and you will clean yourself up and save everyone so much work, because you are a good microwave. You won't be like the oven and give me trouble, no you won't..."
The microwave stops glowing, and she smiles and pats it.
Robin had almost managed to stop laughing before they walked in, but gets another brief gigglefit at this little speech.
"Rain's new sister, I presume?"
"Hm?" She looks up from the appliance on her lap. She blinks, considers her audience, then she starts slowly turning pink.
"Yeah! Hi, did you fix the microwave?"
"Yes, yes it is so fixed now. With my, uh, definitely very necessary magical incantation, yep."
She coughs, then stands and awkwardly returns the microwave to its place on the countertop. She is so very busy being concerned about plugging it in, it's clearly such an important thing to do that requires her total and complete attention.
Kid Flash is suddenly leaning on the counter next to her. "Hi, I'm Kid Flash! And this is Robin, and that's Aqualad."
He smiles. "What's your name?"
She jumps a little at the casual display of superspeed, but she returns his smile.
"Um, Yvette. Hi. Or - did you mean superhero name, because I don't, er, have one of those..."
"No, no, it's fine, you're not a superhero," Kid Flash babbles.
"I'll tell you my civilian name if you like..."