Hamilton Hill High School
19th of April, 14:45
The Freshman known as Matthew McGinnis had only just finished his final class of the day before he found himself throwing his backpack over his shoulder and plugging a pair of earbuds into his cell phone. He merely tapped a small icon labeled "Voice-mail". A smile appeared on his face when he hung up the phone, wrapping his earbuds around it and sliding it back in his pocket as he pushed open the back doors of the High School, walking past his usual bus and giving a slight signal to the driver when the doors opened, simply continuing on his way down the road, and eventually, out of the school zone. The walk to Wayne Manor was a long one. Matt preferred it that way, it gave him time to think. Knowing from the way Terry spoke about him, a "special task" from the former Batman, especially those involving his old friends, either involved a hefty amount of explosions, an almost annoying amount of espionage, or fetching the fine china and teapot. Seeing as how this was the first time he had ever been called into the Batcave following his taking up the mantle of The Boy Wonder, Matt presumed it would be one of the former.
Matt arrived at Wayne Manor some time later, and showed himself into the gates and up the rather large walkway. Presuming Terry and Bruce were already waiting for him in the Batcave, Matt didn't bother knocking before opening the front door. He whistled a tune as he closed the door behind him and made his way to the large Grandfather-clock in the main library and study room. Turning the arms to the appropriate setting, Matt could hear the barks of the Great Dane Ace from within the cave as he made his way down the stone steps. Opening the metallic door at the bottom of the stairs, Matt walked in to see ace nearly running towards him, going in between his legs and nearly jumping up onto his hind legs to nip and lick at the boy's face. Matt chuckled and droped his backpack to the ground, rubbing his hand along the dog's back. Truly, Ace had taken quite a liking to Matt following his introduction to the Batcave, at least, he was far more accepting of Matt than he was of Terry.
The newest Robin peered at the Batcomputer and saw his elder mentor. Ace shoved his face against Matt's chin before he got the chance to speak. "So, where's Terry?" he asked, scratching the back of the dogs ears.