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Author: QueenPersephoneofHades PM
UNDER MAJOR REVISION! REWRITE IN PROGRESS!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin & Richard G./Nightwing - Chapters: 16 - Words: 25,286 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 04-05-13 - Published: 05-26-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8153250
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Artemis ducked behind another tree as a blast of hell-fire flew past her, blazing a trail of destruction through the forest she was in. Great. It just had to be Klarion who'd been stealing the supplies from Stone City. Apparently he'd been doing it 'for fun', since he'd been 'bored' ever since Dr. Fate had been removed from power a few months ago.
The Team had been sent to investigate, but all they ended up doing was finding Klarion and pissing him off; royally. So, that was how they found themselves under heavy fire (literally) from his spells as they tried to fight him off without getting burned to a crisp.
Miss Martian had been captured quite easily, along with Superboy after he flipped out when she'd been scorched by a blast. Kaldur had soon joined them after getting burned extensively all over his arms and chest. The three of them were now imprisoned in a magic cage floating next to the demented Witch Boy, and he took great joy in randomly shocking them full of lightning.
Wally was somewhere out of Artemis' sightline, probably busy running into traps on accident or getting pelted with fire bombs. Zatanna and Rocket were holding their own, Rocket keeping a kinetic shield around them while Zatanna tried to use several different spells to attack Klarion. He simply flicked them away like pieces of paper, calling them 'amateur spells' and 'baby magic' before blasting the force field so hard Rocket almost dropped it.
The thing that worried her the most, however, was that she hadn't seen Robin once since the battle began. Was he hurt? Had Klarion captured him, or sent his messed-up familiar Teekl after him? Or had he been….. hit by one of the fire spells?
Artemis doubted the last option – she'd seen Robin train back at the Mountain before, and he hardly ever got hit by anything they threw at him – but just the thought of it made her sick to her stomach. Robin was, after all, the only other complete human on the Team, and one of her best friends; there was no way she'd let him die.
Artemis was pulled out of her worried musing when a huge shower of batarangs rained down from the ceiling, making her grin a little. There he was!
But her ecstasy evaporated when the batarangs bounced harmlessly off of Klarion's shield and exploded in midair. A huge hand made of red energy shot out of Klarion's bubble and disappeared for a moment in the dark, before reappearing with a figure clasped in it; Robin. Artemis' breath caught in her throat.
'No!' she thought, terrified. She'd been keeping an eye on the cage, and she was pretty damn sure if a human with no special abilities was shocked like that a couple of times, they'd be dead in a minute.
"Klarion!" she yelled, diving out of her hiding place with an arrow pulled taut on her bowstring. Releasing it at the hand, she winced as it disintegrated uselessly on it.
"Oh, lookie! Archer Girl wants to play!" Klarion cackled, making Artemis wince even more – God, he had such an annoying laugh! "Let us oblige her, Teekl!"
Suddenly the energy-hand snapped back, flinging Robin around like a doll and launching him at her. Artemis screeched a little in surprise as they collided, thrown back to the other side of the clearing by the force of the throw.
Robin recovered first, rolling onto his hands and knees and glancing down at her, rubbing his head ruefully. "You okay?" he asked, all traces of his usual goofy nature completely gone. It was a little unnerving to see him so serious, but Artemis ignored that fact and nodded at him anyway.
They both got to their feet and turned to Klarion, ready to fight for all they were worth.
But suddenly Teekl meowed loudly at his owner, making him glance over. "Aw, really? I was just getting started!" Klarion complained, sighing dramatically.
Artemis' eyebrows furrowed in confusion, but Robin seemed to pick up on something. "The League is coming!" he exclaimed in hushed tone, grinning over at her triumphantly.
Artemis would've let out a whoop, but Klarion's next words stopped her. "Well, if I must go, I may as well give my old friends a parting gift!" he cackled before turning toward the two humans and lashing his hand out, encasing them both in an energy field.
Artemis cried out in shock and tried to struggle free, but her efforts were wasted. Robin was tense, but his face remained neutral.
Klarion grinned, and for a moment, his sinister voice was all she could hear. "I'll send you somewhere they'll never find you, and your death shall be assured! Eid ot leirmat ot meht dnes!" Klarion chanted.
And with that, there was a flash of violet light, and the two humans were gone.
"NO!" Zatanna screamed as her friends vanished. She collapsed to her knees, tears tracking down her face, and she ignored the fact that Klarion escaped and Rocket let down the force field.
"Zatanna! Get a hold of yourself!" Rocket exclaimed at her, but it was muffled, distant.
She knew the spell Klarion had used; she'd read about it, a long time ago, in one of her father's books about forbidden spells. It was only used a few other times before, to send ones enemy to a realm of eternal torment. There wasn't a crueler spell in existence. 'And now Robin and Artemis are….' Her thought broke off as she shook her head fiercely. 'No! That can't be true! There must be some way to bring them back!'
Before she could think of any way to fix this situation, Wally suddenly shot past her in a blur of yellow to go help M'gann and Kaldur up from where they'd been left to fall in a heap.
"The League's almost here! What happened?" he asked, his eyes landing on her and Rocket. Rocket shrugged, but the answer to his question caught in Zatanna's throat and she clamped her mouth shut. If she had to explain, she'd rather do it once, in front of the League.
A/N: Ho-ly CRAP! New fanfiction already? ! Yes. This plot bunny has been bugging the crap out of me for a while, so I finally decided to act on it! Now, this story is only going to be updated on Saturdays, so I don't want any of those shitty 'please update soon' reviews! LEAVE A REAL REVIEW! And also, don't just read this and favorite it; I want to know what you think of it! Anyway, see you next week!