After two hours of having to drive Aqua around to get to Police Plaza, Holly was sick. He kept annoying her with his adolescent comments, and worst of all, he just didn’t know how to shut up.
Trouble Kelp was going to have a hard time.
“Aqua, can I ask you a favor?”
He beamed. “Sure, baby. Anything you want.”
“The council will hold a meeting about this. They have no clue that you aren’t Artemis, so for the love of Frond, please let them believe that. Listen and don’t say anything stupid or unhelpful, and above all don’t even look my way. Got it?”
“I don’t know, Holly. The last one sounded hard.”
“You can’t be serious! You’re Artemis Fowl the second, how can you be so…ugh…”
“I am not Artemis Fowl,” argued Aqua, sounding hurt. “I’m nothing like him.”
“That I knew.”
“Do you like me, then?”
Holly thought it would be a great idea to discourage the boy as much as possible. “No, I like nerds.” That wasn’t strong enough. “I meant that seriously, I-”
“Well, if you like Trouble, why not me?”
The elf scowled. “You don’t even remind me of Trouble, or Arty. So why don’t you be a good mud boy and shut up?”
“Will you like me then?”
“Will you shut up and stop looking at me like that?”
Aqua laughed. “There’s nothing to worry about, sweetheart. Being a pervert is Pisces’s job, not mine.”
Holly squinted at him. ‘Artemis has a perverse side?”
The alter leaned uncomfortably against her. “Don’t we all?”
The elf shrugged him off. “No, we don’t! You think I enjoy seeing people in their underwear?”
“Well Artemis kinda did, when you two had to go back in time to rescue Jayjay.”
“IDIOT!” yelled Artemis. And he had thought Orion was bad. He couldn’t believe what Aqua was saying. Worse still, the words came from his own mouth.
“Now that we’re introduced,” said Pisces. “Would Holly perhaps like me?”
Orion snorted. “I do not think the princess is too thrilled to meet you.”
“She’ll love me when she finds out how fun I can be.”
Leo laughed heartily. “Heck yeah, in your freakish stupid dreams. Piss.”
“Piss,” Cancer joined in. “Piss. Pissssssssss…”
“Will you stop that?” snapped Virgo. “It’s just his name!”
“He also behaves like it. Come to think of it, why does Virgo sound like a girl to me?”
“It’s only is personality,” defended Orion, indignantly.
“HER personality, you mean,” giggled Cancer.
“Shut up,” said Artemis. “All of you. Opal Koboi has returned, according to Holly, and having Aqua occupying my body at such a time is a major disadvantage. Is there any way I can get back in control?”
“I told ya before, Arty. No.”
‘Actually, yes,” said Taurus. “One, your body loses consciousness for a long while, two, he faces extreme shock, or three…” he hesitated. “The Complex returns.”
A/N: I will update soon.