Preamble: As we all know, the Wonder Twins were written out of Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show after 3 appearances. This story will help explain just how they "left the team". As the 1984-5 school year begins, Zan & Jayna, in their civilian identites as college students John & Joanna Fleming, are in their senior year at Metropolis College, and looking toward getting associates degrees. John in Electrical Engineering, Joanna in Theatre Arts & Criminal Sciences. Her minor is----wait for it---Zooology. However, everything's about to grind to a halt......... Chapter 1: Setting: November, 1984 Place: Metropolis This wasn't an ordinary date for Joanna Fleming and her boyfriend of three years, Daily Planet reporter Jimmy Olsen. In fact, Jimmy had her blindfolded after they'd left Weisinger's, a popular 5-Star restaurant in the city. "Jimmy? Where are we going?", she asked. "You'll see soon enough, honey.", Jimmy replied, reassuring her that everything was fine. Their destination was a surprise. A short time later, the couple reached a modest cottage just outside the city. Jimmy led Joanna to the door, then, even though they weren't yet married, carried her over the threshold and into the house as she finally removed her blindfold. "Oh, my! What is this, Jimmy?" "It's your new home.", Jimmy replied as he put Joanna down. "Come, I'll show you around." "But what about----" "Your old apartment at the Anderson Arms? The building's been sold, and the new owners are converting it into an office building, so everyone had to find new living spaces. Didn't your brother tell you about that?" "No. I don't think he really had a clue." "Anyway, honey, this is a project I've been working on for the last two months when not at work or with you. One of my old college professors had passed on, and since he had no next of kin, the city took possession of the house, and put it up for auction. Once I heard about the Anderson building being sold, I knew I had to get you your own place." "So you bought the house?" "As part of a group from the Planet. Clark Kent, Steve Lombard, & Lois Lane all chipped in." What caught Joanna's attention, more than anything, was that Jimmy had set up a private closet in her bedroom for her costumes, just the way she had it at the Anderson Arms. He even bought her a hot tub, of all things. "Ohhhh, Jimmy. You didn't need to---" "It's okay, baby. Look at it this way. You've got a room just for your workouts, and the hot tub to relax in after." "I've got this all to myself?" "Yep. John & Mary Lou moved to another apartment building, rather than share the cottage. I think John's finding out about this right about now, too." Two weeks later, however, things would soon change. It started at the Hall of Justice, where Ron Raymond, the younger half of Firestorm, was trying to flirt with Jayna while both were being tutored by the other half of the Nuclear Man, Professor Martin Stein. After class, Jayna took Ron aside. "We've had this discussion before, Ronnie. I do not appreciate being hit on, especially when you're aware I have a boyfriend.", she said sternly. "But Jimmy's out of town now, isn't he? Working on a major story? You know what they say. When the cat's away, the mice will play.", Ronnie replied. "We've heard the stories about you flirting with the other female Justice Leaguers.", Zan put in, as he poked his head through the doorway. "Anyway, something has come up, and I think you need to be in the main hall, sis." Minutes later, a sub-space message was received from the twins' home planet, Exor. Xhi Xan, the prime minister, was addressing the team. "Our world is in the midst of a civil war. As much as we would like to have you come to Exor to help us, it is preferred that the conflict be kept, as you Earthlings say, in-house. To that point, Zan & Jayna, we need you to come home and help us." The Twins looked at each other. "We will do what we can for the sake of our homeworld.", Zan said, volunteering himself & Jayna for the mission. Soon, a teleportation beam appeared, taking the twins back to their home planet. Now, the question was, would they ever return to Earth? =================================================================== In chapter 2, we'll go to Exor, and see just how much has changed since the Super Friends' last visit in 1979 (Super Friends, 1st series, issue 21). However, what does this do to Jayna's relationship with Jimmy? Find out next time.