Post by cjmarlowe on Sept 12, 2009 16:04:02 GMT -5
Well, it's sort of a continuation of the conversation....
"Don't worry," said Adam in a faux-gravelly voice, kneeling next to the couch in the lounge and bouncing the plush toy up onto Kris's stomach. "I'm Batman and I'm here to save you!"
"Have you ever even seen Batman?" said Kris, putting down his book to pluck the toy out of Adam's hand.
"Of course I have," he said. "Christian Bale, George Clooney, nipples on the batsuit. I know all about it."
"Well, then that was just about the lamest Batman impression I've ever heard," said Kris, looking at Batman's little plush face. "Did you steal this from me?"
"It was in one of the boxes of gifts you haven't forwarded home yet," said Adam, taking it back to replant it on Kris's stomach and affecting that gravelly voice again. "What kind of peril are you in?"
"Well, uh, I think Danny had bean burritos after the show?" offered Kris. "But that's about it. Besides, you said I'm Robin. Batman doesn't save Robin, he--"
"Oh I just bet he does," said Adam.
"Perv," said Kris, grabbing the Batman toy back just to toss it at Adam's head. It bounced off and the cape sort of fluttered as it hit the floor and started rolling lopsided with the sway of the bus towards Anoop's feet.
"Batman can't fly," said Adam as it finally came to a jarring stop, rubbing the side of his head as though a couple of ounces of stuffing did more than fluff his hair. "Even I know that."
"He had an invisible zip line," said Kris. "He had more pressing things to do. Now Robin gets to save the day."
"Of course he does," said Adam. "Robin's nobody's sidekick."