Author: Metron99 PM
AU Despite defeating Trigon, Raven is STILL having difficulty with her powers. things get worse when Trigon returns and corrupts Beast Boy by using her Demon Self. in order to Save him, Raven sacrifices a normal life by becoming "Half Ghost" BBxRaeRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Raven - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,847 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 02-20-12 - Published: 02-11-12 - id: 7826935
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Teen Titans copyright DC Comics/Warner Brothers
Danny Phantom copyright Butch Hartman/Nickelodeon
Chapter 09: Mission of Mercy
my failure to stop Beast Boy took a heavy toll on me... wrote Adult Raven
i started to doubt myself, and my own abilities.
i even wondered if making myself Half Ghost made a difference AT ALL!
but, i soon realised that power or not, i was "inexperienced"
and, if i was to help ANYONE, i needed proper training.
and, there was only One Place i could get that.
Raven (in Ghost Form) grumbled as she put a headset on.
"are you SURE about this, Cyborg?"
Raven looked at the other Titans (Cyborg, mostly)
"of course i am." began Cyborg
"if you HAVE to go into the Ghost Zone on your own we can at least "be there" with that Audio/Video Headset that i built."
Raven tapped it with her finger.
"so, you'll be able to SEE and HEAR everything i can?"
"yep, that's how it works." said Cyborg with a smile
"besides, this will have to do until Cyborg finishes constructing a vehicle needed for us ALL to explore that Dimension." said Robin
Raven turned and faced the Titans Ghost Portal.
"Opening portal NOW."
Cyborg pressed a button, opening up the steel doors.
the room became lit with a faint, green light as the Swirling Vortex became visible.
Raven looked at Starfire.
Starfire ran over and hugged her friend.
"PLEASE me careful." said Starfire, as she parted from Raven
Raven nodded with a smile.
Raven faced the portal.
she then levitated (shifting her legs into a Spectral tail)
she exhaled, then flew straight into the vortex.
Raven flew out of the portal and stopped, her eyes still closed.
she then opened her eyes...which widened as what she saw.
a wide open, endless void of black space with green smoke-like clouds random, swirling vortexes and floating, purple doors and islands.
it ALMOST looked like the inside of Raven's Mind (when she went there via her "Magic Mirror")
"whoa..." said Raven
(("yeah..."whoa.")) said Cyborg over the InterCOMM
(("amazing...it looks like it goes in FOREVER.")) said Robin
"I think it DOES." said Raven
Raven began flying forward, traveling DEEPER into the Spectral Dimension.
for some reason, she felt "stronger" the longer she spent in this world.
Raven figured since this Dimension was pulsing with endless Ectoplasmic Energy then, it made her own Ghost Form stronger, granting her limitless power.
it kinda felt GOOD, actually.
Raven suddnely stopped, shocked at hearing the sudden scream.
Raven looked into the direction of the scream.
(("Raven, what is it!")) said Robin
"someone's in trouble...and, it sounds like a Kid!"
(("are you sur-"))
Raven immediatly flew down towards the scream.
she came across a large landscape that looked like a "Graveyard"
THERE...she saw what looked like a little girl.
a girl whose back was against a tree, and was being surrounded by green skeletons.
the ghostly girl cried out, terrified.
Raven gasped, then narrowed her glowing eyes.
she flew towards the skeletons at high speed.
"GET AWAY FROM HER!"
Raven began shooting at the skeletons with rapid fire Ecto Energy.
she then landed on the ground, sending a powerful wave of energy, knocking them down.
Raven stood between THEM and the girl.
her fists glowed with energy as she glared at the Bestial acting skeleton ghosts.
"Who are you!" exclaimed the girl
"i'm RAVEN, now STAY BACK!"
Raven flung orbs of energy at the ghosts, shattering them into ghostly bones.
once enough of the skeletons were down, Raven grabbed the girl and flew off into the "sky"
Raven finally found a lone floating island and landed on it.
she put the girl down and exhaled deeply, feeling her adrenaline fading.
"t-thank you, Miss Raven." said the scared girl
Raven finally took a good look at the girl.
her body had a white aura, inmdicating she was a Ghost.
she had blonde hair, olive green skin, cherry red eyes and, wore a pink "mary jane" dress and bow in her hair.
she looked about Six-Years-Old.
"do you...have a name?" asked Raven
"Yes, it's "Madison" began the girl
"Madison Daniels..but, my friends call me "Maddie"
Raven knelt down to Maddie's level.
"where are your parents?"
Maddie looked down, looking like she was about to cry.
"i...i don't know, i'm not even sure where i am."
Raven looked confused.
if Maddie was a "ghost", shouldn't she know she was in the Ghost Zone?
"do you remember where you last saw them?"
"a little...i remember being in my house at Jump City.
my Mommy and Daddy left me with my Aunt Sally, and..."
"and, what?" said Raven, getting a little worried
"Aunt Sally smoked alot...even though Mommy told her not to.
i think she dropped her cigerette, and...the house caught on fire."
Raven widened her eyes as Maddie told her story.
"Aunt Sally ran, I tried, but...i couldn't.
there was Fire and Smoke EVERYTHING, I cound't breath, and-"
Maddie paused...then, spoke.
when i woke up, i found myself HERE."
Raven was frozen in shock.
right then and there she KNEW...that this child just told her how she "died."
Raven finally turned and activated her InterCOMM.
"guys...did you hear all that?" said Raven
(("yeah, we heard it.")) said Cyborg, his tone emotionless
(("i dug up somthing, apparently a "Madison Daniels"
DID die in a Housefire a few days ago in Jump City")) said Robin
"and, her "Aunt Sally?" asked Raven
(("she's in Jail."))
Raven sighed sharply.
then, a though ocourred to her.
"guys, you think that we could-"
(("i don't see why not."))
Raven turned and looked at Maddie.
"why are you talking to yourself?"
Raven smiled weakly, then cut her COMM link.
Raven knelt down to the Ghost Girl.
"now...do you want to see you Mommy and Daddy?"
Maddie's eyes lit up.
"good, because i can take you to them."
Raven picked the child up and held her close.
she then hovered up and flew off, leaving a spectral trail behind her.
[Later, Somewhere In Jump City]
a young couple sat ALONE in a cheap looking apartment.
the woman was holding a picture frame, staring at the image of a Little Girl.
the woman cried loudly, clutching the picture.
"it's my fault...it's ALL MY FAULT!
i never should of went on that trip, I SHOULD OF STAYED HOME!"
the man sitting beside her (her husband) sighed sharply.
"no...it's my fault.
i never should of let my "sister" watch her, i should of known better."
the woman hugged the picture, crying hard.
"i can still hear her...LITTLE VOICE!" sobbed the woman
"mommy?" said an echoed voice
the woman widened her eyes (as did the man)
"hey, i can hear her too." said the man
the couple looked and saw a Ghostly girl floating above them.
the woman dropped her picture frame and gasped (her husband was also shocked)
Maddie lowered down and looked at her parents.
"mommy, daddy...why are you crying?"
the woman stood up, staring at her "daughter"
"m-maddie?...is that really YOU?"
Maddie stared blankly, tinting her head.
the woman hesitated, but finally reached over to Maddie.
she placed her hand on Maddie's head.
she gasped as she felt her daughter's COLD skin and hair.
Maddie touched her mother's hand, grasping it.
"i missed you, mommy." said Maddie
the woman smiled, crying happy tears.
the woman pulled her daughter to her and hugged her tight.
the man also joined in the hug, crying as well.
"we missed you too, maddie...we misse dyou, TOO!"
unknown to them, Raven (who was invisible) had watched the whole thing she smiled and finally flew off, phasing out of the building.
as Raven flew off and headed back to Titans Tower...her Ghost Sense went off.
he immediatly stopped and looked around, unsure if she was in danger or not.
"I saw what you DID." said an echoed voice
Raven looked around, but saw NO ONE.
"Who are you?, WHERE ARE YOU!"
at that moment, a figure became visible before Raven.
it was obviously a Ghost, wearing a red hooded robe with a jeweled brouch.
Raven recognized the robe and brouch: it was AZARATHIAN.
"you know who i am."
the figure then grabbed it's hood and pulle dit back.
Raven gasped at the face looking right at her.
it was an elderly female with long, snow white hair yellow and red eyes, pale blue skin and a chakra stone on her forehead.
Raven immediatly recognized her...from Statues she had seen on Azarath.
"in the Ectoplasmic Flesh."
"so...your the "halfling" that my Granddaughter trained on Azarath."
Raven was speechless.
she couldn't believe she was speaking to THE Azar, the Original Leader of Azarath.
it was like meeting a Famous Celebrity...and, Raven felt like a "hopless fan"
"that was Noble of you...to reunite those poor parents with their child."
Raven blushed, then looked away.
"well, i...you know-"
"I understand you are in need of some TRAINING...i think i can help."
Raven looked at Azar.
"yes, though you are skilled at your new Ghost Powers I can see that you need more training...and, I am willing to give it."
Raven smiled sheepishly.
Azar then waved her hand, which glowed with Ecto Energy.
at that moment, a swirly green vortex materialized.
"whoa!, you can create your own Portal!"
"of COURSE...and, someday, you will TOO."
Azar looked at Raven.
"NOW...into the portal, I shall take you to my "home."
Azar then flew into the Ghost Portal.
Raven hesitated, but followed her "mentor" into the Portal...which disappeared behind her.
Author Note: This Chapter was meant to show just what kind of good that a Half Ghost Hero with access to the Ghost Zone can do
(I.E. reuniting loved ones with their deceased family members)
I also introduced AZAR (Founder of Azarath and Raven's Mentor) as a Ghost
who will train Raven in using her powers (similair to what Frostbite did for Danny in "Urban Jungle")
Note: the girl "Maddie" obviously ISN'T the same Maddie whose Danny Fenton's mother, just so you all know.