|The Jump City Journal
Author: titangirl797 PM
The Jump City Journal is just a regular tabloid magazine in Jump City, California. That is, until they begin bugging the Titans with increasingly outrageous stories. What does the paper have against the beloved Teen Titans?Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,106 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12-26-08 - Published: 11-28-08 - id: 4683316
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This short but to the point FanFiction is the product of a recent dream I've been having, where someone who looks vaguely like Robin is being harassed by a bug man and then later, the newspaper is saying that the bug man is his boyfriend and the cute man was gay. *sigh* They always are, aren't they.
No, there is no bug man in this but it's just as interesting, I hope. I totally made up the first three chapters in Chemistry class (thank god that class is an hour and a half long)
Disclaimer: Nope, don't own Teen Titans or DC Comics. Also, the Jump City Journal is owned by me, at least for the time being.
NOTE: I had to make up the name Redbird because I realized at the last moment that two people named Robin could cause some confusion. Sorry.
Chapter One: Robin
"Hey, Fearless Leader! You're the front page of the paper again! You and Bats!" the half – robot man named Cyborg called over to the kitchen, where Robin was making coffee. It was about eight in the morning, so he knew that in about an hour, when the coffee kicked in, it would be time for Beast Boy to join the rest of the Titans in the land of the living. Robin looked over at Cyborg curiously, wondering why his old mentor and he were on the same cover, seeing as they had terminated their partnership a couple of years ago. Batman had Jason Todd now.
Robin wandered over to the main room where Cyborg was sitting, watching the television. Raven was over in the corner meditating and Starfire was cooking something over in the kitchen. Robin took the paper from Cyborg, unfolded it, and gasped at the headline.
Caped Crusader and his Lost Lover are at it again!
Robin noticed Cyborg looking over his shoulder, so he turned, looking the metal man full in the face. Cyborg tried to hide a snicker, but it was immensely difficult, seeing as he knew exactly what the headline was talking about.
"Is something funny, Cyborg?" Robin asked threateningly. Cyborg gulped, shook his head, and backed away. Robin smirked.
He gazed back down at the article to read the rest.
Two years ago, Robin, the Boy Wonder, broke off his partnership from Batman, his mentor, claiming that the two had different views and that it was just time for him to start a life on his own. But is that the whole story? Most likely not, but all of the magazines and newspapers printed it anyway. But we at the Jump City Journal have discovered the secrets behind the blanked out eyes of the mask. There have been hundreds of accusations about what was going on between the Great Detective and his little birdie. What is the truth? Did the Boy Wonder leave Gotham because he was so Wonderful? Did he hurt Batman in unimaginable ways? Did Batman take advantage of a young boy that was crying out for attention? The answer to all of these questions is yes. "Robin did leave Gotham because he and Batman had different views. But it wasn't different views in crime fighting, as we were led to believe," one anonymous source said to The Journal. So what views were these? "Batman wanted to show their affection to each other to the world, but Robin was a little more hesitant, mostly because he had been developing a relationship with another member of the Bat Family, Batgirl." "The mysterious Batgirl has never been openly affectionate with Robin, probably because Batman would freak," another source said. So, if Batman and Robin were 'together' in every sense of the word, then why did Robin leave? "He felt smothered by Batman's affection, whether it was in the workplace or in the bedroom." Ever since Robin left, the mystifying Batman has been brooding even more, until recently. Just last week, in fact, The Jump City Journal was proud to announce the installment of a new Robin in Gotham, going by the name of Redbird. Is Robin being replaced? Has Batman's affection gone elsewhere? If so, our hearts cry out to you, Robin. We are here for you.
"Please tell me you're kidding!" a loud voice said from behind Robin. Robin whirled, only to see Cyborg standing there, evidently from where he had been reading over Robin's shoulder. Robin sighed, shoulder's sagging, dropping the Jump City Journal on the couch.
"There's nothing to do, Cy. They've been printing this garbage about Batman and me being sexually involved for about four years now. All we can do is let them say what they want," Robin said, sighing yet again. Cyborg just kept going.
"I can't believe the Stars beat the Knights again! So wrong!" Cyborg said, grumbling a bit.
Robin was amazed. "Weren't you reading over my shoulder about me and Batman being intimately involved?" he asked, confused. Cyborg looked at Robin like he was a piece of Beast Boy's tofu and said, "What are you talking about, man? You and Batman are sexually involved? That's just gross!" Cyborg cried. Robin sighed…again.
"What is this, Robin?" Starfire asked as she picked up the Jump City Journal and scanned the front page. With every word, Starfire's eyes hardened. She dropped the paper, glared menacingly at Robin, and blasted through the ceiling. Raven opened one eye.
"Where'd Starfire go?" Raven asked, monotone as ever. Robin shrugged but Cyborg said, "She's headed east." Something in Robin's mind clicked. East. East. Gotham!
"Oh my god, she's going after Batman. She read the stupid article and now she wants to beat up Batman. I should probably tell him that she's coming, so he's prepared for the verbal onslaught he won't understand and the physical one that he will." Robin walked to the main screen, typing in Batman's personal computer's security access code.
Cyborg watched him do this from across the room. He looked over at Raven and said, "This is what happens when you let an alien read the tabloids."
All Raven did was say "hmmmm".
It wasn't even eight yet and there was drama already.
Well, there's chapter one, Robin. Lol, poor Robin, those rumors have been going around forever! If you have no idea what this chapter was about, look it up on Wikipedia or something. A guy whose name I can't remember wrote a book about Robin and Batman being 'together'. *shivers*