It is delightful to me that Agent Flint has a fan. ^_^
Ultracrepidarian - Of one who speaks or offers opinions on matters beyond their knowledge
Carol looks up from her weeding, surprised. “Agent Flint! We weren’t expecting you, is something wrong?”
Arthur grins nervously. “Uh. Not really? I wanted some advice, and I thought you’d be the person to come to.”
Carol blinks, frowns, and then stands up and tugs off her gardening gloves. “Should we head inside to my office?”
"Oh, no. No. Not like professional advice.”
She peers at him. “…ok, you have my attention.”
There’s a long pause, and then he says it all in a rush. “What’s the best way to get Huntress to notice me?”
"I." Carol blinks. "That’s…not really my field, hon. She’s a little too…straight…for me. Maybe you should be asking my wife, she’s better with the whole dating thing."
Shelly frowns when he asks her, thinks about it for a moment, and then says, “I don’t know, honey. DC stuff isn’t really in my wheelhouse. Did you ask Carol?”
Arthur grins nervously. “She said to ask you.”
"Well…" She chews on her lip. "She’s sort of like a…Batman-type person, right? She wears all that purple? I mean…you could ask her for a crossbow lesson."
Arthur sits down on the garden wall and sighs.
"Hey, Agent Flint! What’s up?"
He looks up with a start. “Hello, Merlin. I didn’t know you were home.”
"Just got home. It’s semester finals, I had a half day." Merlin hops up onto the wall beside him. "Normally I’d hop over and go bug someone, but everyone else is busy. How was your vacation?"
"Hot." Arthur laughs. "Not that it’s ever not hot.”
"Yeah, I hear Haiti’s like that. Is your sister doing ok?"
"Better now that she’s out of the hospital. And the baby’s loud as hell." Arthur grins. "It was a good trip." Then he pauses. "…you don’t have any good tips for how I could get Huntress to notice me, do you?”
Merlin blinks. “Dude, I’m seventeen. I got my first real boyfriend by accident. Why are you asking me?”