Samanthe2121: I'm glad, I really hope you like this last chapter just as well.
Lilia-Lavender: I have a feeling that hurts...what did you say you went through?
TheNextTitan: Thanks, hope you like this last part.
cottoncandyclouds: Of course, none of hte heroes die in my stories. Mostly. Yup Slade got just what he deserved.
Starwaterfariy343: It's good to know you like my stories so much. Of course I'd remember all my friends here at I hope you can catch some of my later stories. See ya!
RainDragon: Kill Terra, hmmm. Now te Titans wouldn't be much heroes if they did that would they? Sorry but she doesn't die, not this time. Maybe someday. Sorry if I disappointed you in that area. However I would liek to say that I'm glad your enjoying hte story anyway. Enjoy the final chapter! And don't worry about me, its actually hard for me to get hyper off of anything. Weird.
TTHPFan: YES! You loved this chatper. Now all you ahve to do is lvoe this last chapter and work here will be done. Though not really, casue right after I'm gonna get back to Titan Supremacy. You didn't think I would go and forget about it did you? Naa theres a good chunk of story left in that. I can't wait to finish it. I'm glad you liekd hte fight scene. Though I had thought of it happening three different ways. The first one thatI had considered didn't involve Starfire at all, she wasn't even going to be in the general area. Robin would lead Slade on as he did in hte finished project then Batman would show up, fight Slade for a while then Robin would take it from there. I soon realized that would be sort of a bleak way to go. I mean what's Batman supposed to do while Robin's fighting, sit and watch? NoI don't think so. The second oneI thought of was maybe having Robin leave Starfire at Titans East's tower and then she follows him to Slade's hideout then jsut before Slade is about to beat Robinshe comes in and saves him. That didn't work out. Soon afterI finally came up with what you read andenjoyed, whichI'm still happy about.
Are they really going to make three more Batman movies? Same people, same look and feel and everything? And four moreSpider-Man movies? Wow! DUDE I AM SO THERE! And who wouldnt want to gosee Batman once agian. I'dgo see it a fourth time but my Mom is all "Noyou've seen it enough times,save your money!" And of courseI know better, its not about spending money on a movie...its about spending moneyon a KICK ASS MOVIE! Ohh, man,I'm still geeking outabout it. SO! I hope you enoythe last bit of thisstoryandI hope you canenjoy some of myother stories. Laters!
Starfire-is-not-a-wimp: I findI'm always getting to bed around one in the morning.ThenIalways somehow wake up at 5:30 or6! What's up with that! If I go to sleep that lateI wanna sleep in clear till lunch time. Another thing that makes me so mad is whenI havea cold or somthing and hte six hour medince they give me only lasts forthree or four measly hours. Takes a damn thirty minuets to kick in too. Then when the stuff wears off my stuffy mose or sore throat wakesme up at 4 in morning. ARRRGGGGHHHHH I HATE IT:Takes a couple of lonnnngdeepbreaths: Sorryabout that
You really liked the final fight scene, man that's good to hear. I really didn'tknow what would happen, becuaseIhad come up with three different ways of it happening. The first one had Robin leading Slade on like in the one you read and then Batman would show up. This versionexcluded Starfire completely from the scene, shewould even have been inthe general area. Batman would fight for a while thenRobin would take it from there. For obvious reason I crumpled up and threw away that idea,I mean theres a reason Batman is only refferenced in the show. The second version would have had Robinleave Starfire at thetower at Titans East after theyhad their littleshpeel. She would then follow him to the Slade's hideout, and save Robinjust before Sladekills him or somthing. Isoon realizedthat all this time I was building the story up and up with each chatper and fight scence to this last one, the climatic final duel between hero and nemesis (listen meIsound like a director orsomthing). I figured that idea would only let downothers who wereexpecting some huge and spectacular battle scene. So I got myself a can of pizza pringles, two cream sodas, and a couple of TT episodes and set to making somthing that was actuallygood. And please dont take this whole paragraphthe wrong way, like I'm trying to boast about my story, I just like explaining everything. That's I'm. Also your one of my favorite reveiwers,so I feel like Ishould share this type of stuff withyou. AllI really careabout is that you liked it.
AndI agree,who in their right minds could possibly even think of killing off Starfire. She's one of my favorite characters andI'm just gonna go and killher. That's just plain rude. Its that adorable innocence that gives her a strength that some ofothers don't have. She is able to see things in theirsimplest form.Good is good and evil is evil, that's just all there is to it.That and she's just so funny, "They are like eating sweet tiny wheels." HILARIOUS! Well anywayI gots to go soI hope you enjoythis last chapter andmaybe you can catch some of my other stuff, in progress or onthe way. X'Hal!
Certified Teen Titan: That you likedit is all you need to say, I'm just as happy with that as a hugeola parragraph.
-88azngrl88-:NaaI think if you put your mind to it you could come up with somthing totally awesome. You never know until you try.And if itdoesn't go well the first time then dust yourself off and try again. Not many people like my stuff at first, in fact my first story "Shrapnel" got goose egg reviews, as inzero readers.That was prettysad, but nowI'm over that.Just give it a shot. And your welcome,I like responding to people's reviews. If they takethe time to check out my stories and then give me their take on it then they deserve a reply.
KaliAnn: Thank you, thank you very much. But the story is still one chatper away from being finished so Ican't wait to fins out what you think of it then. As for Terra, I think alot of people write her asa villain becuase she'sone of those characters youkinda "want" to hate and despise her. It all depends on how you write her. Somepoeple have her as the villain and still she ends up with BB inthe end, or they somehow kill her and it ends with BBRae. Your rightshe really is a complicated person to write about. Andyou wouldnt believe the troubleI went through to come up with that last fight scence. Man that took some thinking. Anyway! Hope you like thislast part. Later!
Anwen: Thanks, I'm a little doubtful of hte last chapter though. Iwould really like to know what you thought about it. Enjoy!
A Fan of Romance: Yeah Slade got his ass kicked twice over, but that's what happens when your a bad guy. You get beaten,bad.
Shemka Oka: Oh sorryif Igave you a bit of scareright there (hey that rhymes, go me). I thank you so much for reading my story and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope youreadsome of my other stuff that on the way. Enjoy!
hollyberries230: Alright, I'm not gettingannoyed by you so dont take this the wrongway. Its just that five people (you make six) have said this and to all those peopleIhave said "At the very begining of this story (ch.1) Isaid it was aStar Wars parody. So yes there were some connections with the movie. ButIdidn't copy it entirely, that wouldn't make much of a story. I really hope this didn't ruin anything for you. Thanks for reading it regardless.
Invader Crystal: Its amazing how many hours of entertaiment we can get out of somthing like that. Its the craziest thingI'llfind one, pick itup and whileI'm watchingTV or reading stories I'll jsut subconciously startpopping it. Its surprisingly fun.
blufirestar: Yeah I saw that tiny mistake once I read it over and I said "DOH!" But thenI said "Ahh screw it." andhopedpoeple would like it all the same. And youdid! WOHOO!
Kazzy 103: Manthanks alot, I'm gladto hear (or read, ahh whatever)you say that. But manI nearly tore my hair out trying to get that damn battling scene down. I thought it up three different ways, the last one was the one that you read. The first one seemed a little to bleak. Itinvolved Batman fighting Slade too and it was just not going towork. :throughs crumpled up peice of paper away: The secdon one had Starfire coming to save Robin butI felt that once didn't live up to the climax that I had been building throughout the story.
I am sorry butI dont see how I could make a sequal from this story, everything was too final. If you get my drift. However! I amcurrentlygetting back to a story called "The Titan Supremacy", which jsut happensto be a sequal to the one before it entitled "The Titan Identity". The first one was my version of how Starfire joined the Titans and it turned out pretty well. Though youmay have to read that to understand some of what's happening inthe sequal. Aside fromall that I'm also fixing to comeout with entirely new story, I really hope you get around to reading either of these. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this. Laters!
Oenone: You wouldn't think so, but it soon gets kinda tuff when writing an fight scene. Your trying hard not to repeat yourself (too much) or sound redundant (too much). I'm glad you liked it and I hope you like this last chapter. Enjoy!
SilverMoons BlackWings: THANK YOU! It just as exciting for me to hear what you have to say about it.
Story Weaver1: Ahh I'm sure she'll get over it, or she will go even more insane than she already is. We'll see.
Well I close another story. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing. I hope you had as much with it as I did. so without any further interuptions...ENJOY!
I will always be here for you
Robin ran with all his might hoping beyond all hope that whatever Batman had given him was helping Starfire right now. In the next instant the house behind them exploded in a gigantic fireball. Robin got down and shielded Star from small bits of shrapnel that flew in their direction. With Starfire still in his arms he got into a sitting position and eyed the large foundation that was now set ablaze. What parts didn't get blown up simply collapsed and were soon consumed by the fire. Robin then looked down at the one resting on his shoulder. He stroked her hair and felt a section of her neck. He then closed his eyes and let out the longest breath he had ever held as his fingers felt the smallest of pulses starting to come back. He let out a small chuckle from not having anything else to say. She peeked her eyes open and gazed up at him.
"Robin?" He nodded.
"Yeah, it me." She noticed a small cut across his face; most likely he got it from jumping through broken glass.
"You are, okay?" Robin couldn't believe how humbled he felt. Even near death Starfire was worrying about others. A small tear escaped him and he gave her a short nod.
"You bet I'm okay."
"Slade?" Robin thought for a moment then glanced off to the side and spotted something not far from where they were sitting. It was slowly being eaten away by the flames that now adorned it.
"He's gone," he answered quietly. Robin flipped open his communicator and dialed up the tower. Beast Boy's face appeared on the small screen. He gave Robin a surprised look.
"Robin? Dude where've you been?"
"I'll have to explain that later Beast Boy. I'm sending you our coordinates, tell Cyborg to get here as fast as he can Star still needs help." He then paused when he remembered Beast Boy was also recently afflicted. "Did Raven…"
"Yeah she took care of me then Cy confirmed it, no bugs in my body. Don't worry I'll tell him."
"Alright I'll see you guys in a little while." Beast Boy gave him a nod and the screen went black. Robin pocketed his small comm. link. "Well Star we made it. I know I've probably given you guys a really hard time but I'm sorry. I realize I've said it before but I'm gonna say it again, I'm sorry Star for everything. I really hope you all can forgive me?" He waited a moment but she didn't answer. "Star? Starfire?" He glanced down at her and finally noticed her chest rising and falling. Her hands rested on his own chest while using his shoulder for a pillow. She was sleeping like a rock. He smiled, put his arm around her and leaned back against a tree. He wanted to fall into a blissful slumber so badly, but was resolved to stay awake until Cyborg arrived to take them home. He heard Starfire mumble slightly as she slept. He couldn't quite make out what she was saying but he was sure whatever it was, was peaceful. Not far from them, a shard of Slade's mask, was slowly breaking apart as the small flame danced all around it.
TWO DAYS LATER…………….
Beast Boy walked upright down a long hallway, carrying a bag with him. He walked by several rooms containing all sorts of crazy and mixed up people. A nurse leading another patient passed him by. He turned a corner and reached a security checkpoint. The officer on duty motioned for him to pass through the metal detector then scanned him for anything else worthy of suspicion. He gave him a laminated pass and told the Titan to follow him.
"Down this way," he said pointing forward. They reached a solitary steel door and paused. "Usual visiting time is ten minuets, but city heroes get fifteen." Beast Boy gave him a smile of thanks but shook his head,
"Thanks but I won't need it." The officer shrugged and ran a key card through a small slot next to the door. It slid open and Beast Boy walked inside the small room. It had two windows, a bed, and a small TV. Terra sat at a table off to the side, tapping her fingers ever so lightly on the aluminum table. Beast Boy had insisted that she be at least given a room with plenty light, especially natural light. He sat down opposite of her and set the bag down beside him. She sighed.
"Beast Boy, have you come to rescue me? Please say yes."
"I'm sorry Terra but not today," he replied sadly. She stared off into space and raised her eyebrows.
"Oh? So why did you come?" Beast Boy shifted in his seat.
"I came to say goodbye." Terra brought her gaze to meet Beast Boy. "For now." Terra shook her head and curled her lip.
"For now," she repeated fiercely. "I can see it in your eyes BB; I'm going to sit at this table forever aren't I?"
"Not if you behave yourself," said Beast Boy sternly. Even he was quite surprised by his tone. It was very rare that Beast Boy spoke genuinely serious, even while doing his heroly duties. "This could have been avoided Terra, all you had to do was-"
"Don't lecture me Beast Boy," interrupted Terra. "I wouldn't have even run away if you had just kept our secret like you promised."
"Terra, Robin figured it out on his own. You have to admit it was pretty obvious from the start you had trouble with your powers." Terra looked around a bit trying to avoid his eyes. "Terra, I don't want you locked up either." Terra hit her fists down on the table.
"Then get me out of here!" He looked down at the small dents made by her outburst. He then trailed his eyes back up to her angered face.
"But you for right now this is where you need to be. I'm sorry Terra, but it's for the best." He got up and turned to the door. Her face changed from angry to troubled as she watched him leave.
"Beast Boy wait! Wait!" She grabbed hold of his arm. "Please don't leave me here!" He stopped and gave a downward glance. He then held out the unnoticed parcel he had earlier. She took it and looked back at him.
"I'll give you a call every week," he said softly. "Guard, I'm finished." The door opened and Beast Boy hesitated before stepping out. Terra watched him with wide eyes, dropped the bag aside and ran to catch up with him. Two guards met her on the way however and began dragging her back to her room.
"BEAST BOY! COME BACK!" She struggled against them but was helpless without her powers. "NO! STOP! BEAST BOYYY!" She was then shoved back into her room and the door closed with a snap.
Beast Boy walked out the exit of Arkham Asylum and up to the T-Car where Cyborg and Raven stood waiting. She opened the door for him but he paused just before he entered. He turned back and looked up at a window where Terra was staring back out at him. She pressed her hands to the barred off glass with hopeless look plastered on her face. 'Maybe someday,' he thought. He smiled up at her then climbed inside Cyborg's prized possession. Cyborg and Raven joined him and the T-Car promptly left the parking lot. Terra watched them leave then slid down the wall onto her bed. She put her head down on her arms then glanced over at the bag he left behind. She reached for it and nearly burst into tears when she saw it contents. She pulled out the heart shaped box he had made for her not long ago. With a trembling hand she opened it and found both a note and a Titans comm. link inside. She soon discovered that all she could do with it was talk with whoever responded. She unfolded the note and recognized Beast Boy's handwriting.
Terra, there's hope for everyone. One day we'll see you again here at Titans Tower. Until then try to remember that we wont give up on you. Like I said I promise I'll give you a ring every week or so. I'll be seeing you.
Terra finished it then noticed there was more. P.S. Yeah Raven helped me a little with some of that formal wording and stuff. Terra let out a small chuckle, the first real laugh she heard herself utter in a long time. She remembered how easily Beast Boy could always make her laugh. That being just one of the many things she had secretly missed from Titans Tower. She closed her case and set it down next to her bed along with the comm. link. Eagerly awaiting her first call she lay down on her pillow and drifted off to sleep.
AT TITANS TOWER……………..
Robin stood in the shower allowing the water to soak through his hair and wash away the four day old gel. He hadn't showered, slept, rested, or done much of anything ever since he had left the tower that night; so needless to say he much relished a nice warm shower. After a good twenty minuets taking a bath he wrapped a towel around his waist and left the bathroom for his room. Inside he got dressed and fixed his hair back to its old self. He was about to apply just a smidgen more gel when he felt a small tickling in his nose. He set the can down and let out a series of loud sneezes.
"Whoa. That was weird." The boy wonder walked outside and hadn't gone far when he ran into Cyborg.
"Hey Cyborg, you guys just get back?"
"Yeah, B man's still having a bit of a hard time but I think he'll work through it." Robin nodded and sniffled loudly. "Yow you coming down with something?"
"No, I never get sick. Why do you ask?" Cyborg put up his hands and shook his head.
"I'm just making sure. Can't ever be too careful these days."
"No I guess not," replied Robin. They walked side by side down the hall. Cyborg sent him a sideways glance.
"So…where you going?"
"Talk to Star," said Robin.
"Oh she's better?"
"Yeah she was better a while ago, just needed a lot of rest. That's all." Cyborg nodded.
"And that really big house you where at?"
"Blew up in a giant fireball," said Robin plainly as they rounded a corner.
"So Slade's dead?"
"He's extremely dead." Robin didn't seem much inclined to talk about the matter so Cyborg didn't press it any further. They came to a fork in the hallway, each intending on a different direction.
"Well Star's room is that way, you gonna go over there or what?" Robin gave him a mock glare.
"Maybe I will."
"Well go ahead and do it," replied Cyborg going down his way.
"Okay I will, you just watch me. See I'm going," stated Robin.
"Hey you're pretty tough when you're walking away," poked Cyborg.
"Oh shut up." Cyborg chuckled and left the area. Robin finally stopped before Starfire's door and straightened out his uniform. His balled up hand was inches away from knocking when her door flew open and Starfire collided with a very surprised Robin. The two lay sprawled out on the floor in front of her door, Starfire on top of him.
"Robin!" She jumped off of him and helped him to his feet. "Oh forgive me I did not realize you were directly outside my dwelling."
"That's okay Star," said Robin dusting himself off. "So, how you feeling today?" She smiled warmly and nodded.
"Very well thank you. I 'slept in' once more this morning, but it will not be repeated once more I assure you." He waved his hand dismissively.
"I wouldn't worry about that either, I tend to do the same thing my-my…ACHOO!" He sneezed once more and felt a soreness in his throat.
"Robin have you become afflicted with something yourself?" He smiled and shook his head.
"No, no I never get sick…ACHOO! Oh hell something's wrong with me." She took his arm and began leading him down the hall.
"Come then, we must see Raven."
"Star I don't think-"
"I must insist," said Starfire now dragging him behind her. They reached Raven's room and knocked before entering, of course. The door parted slightly and they saw not Raven but Beast Boy.
"Uhhh, can I help you?" Robin and Star glanced at each other.
"Is Raven in there," asked the alien.
"Yeah, uhh she's just not I the best mood right now." Starfire tried to ease her way in but Beast Boy tried to block her off.
"Please I am only asking for a moment of her time." She finally breached Beast Boy the barricade and caught sight of Raven. She sat on her bed with the dreariest look on her face. She held a hot water bottle to her head and Beast Boy just removed a thermometer.
"104," he reported. Raven groaned and lay back on her pillow.
"On planet 104 degrees is a very healthy body temperature."
"Good for you," said Raven in a very raspy voice. "I know why you're here Robin. You have a grade A, one hundred percent, certified flu. And you somehow managed to pass it on to m-ACHOO!" She sniffled loudly. "Or it could be just a really bad cold." Robin let out a short breath from his stuffed up nose.
"Must'b been all dat time in da rain." Starfire put a hand to her mouth.
"Goodness Robin you sound congested."
"Well dat's funny a feel it too. Raven…"
"Sorry Robin but until I'm on the mend myself all express healing is at a stand still." Robin hunched over and Starfire came and rubbed his back.
"Do not fear Robin I will tend to your needs until you have reached the mend." Not really feeling at all like protesting Robin allowed himself to be led out of Raven's room and down the hall. Beast Boy set aside Raven's hot water bottle.
"Beast Boy lock the door on your way out please."
"On my way out?"
"Uhh yeah, I…don't want you…to catch anything," she said hesitantly. He chuckled and shook his head.
"Dude I'm not going anywhere, you took care of me while I was sick now it's my turn."
"Really Beast Boy I don't think-"
"Really Raven do you wanna put in the extra effort to get me out of your room?" He moved his eyebrows up and down a couple of times. She knew of course that if she used her powers to transport him away it would take her twice as long to get over her illness.
"Well, I could use just a little more tea." Beast Boy clapped his hands together.
"Tea…sha la!" Raven regretted telling him about that and patiently awaited her tea.
In the living room Robin sat on the couch watching TV. His cape had been unclasped and folded neatly to the side. He sniffled once again and changed the channel to something maybe even more mind numbing.
"Here you are Robin, the soup of chicken and noodles." He reached up and gave her a tired smile.
"I have kindly asked Cyborg to retrieve a large quantity should you and Raven consume our supply."
"Let's hope it doesn't come to dat," he said blowing on the small amount on his spoon. She thought for a moment then remembered her next task. She retrieved a thermometer like the one used for Raven.
"Open please." He took in the measuring device and they waited.
…..three minuets later…..
She took it from his mouth and held it up. She seemed confused about the reading and Robin took another sip of soup before asking…
"What's it say?"
"Wet and windy." He raised an eyebrow.
"W-What, here let me see." She handed it to him and he read the label. With a small chortle that hurt his throat he handed it back to her. "Star that s a barometer." She finally noticed the label.
"Oh, one moment please."
…..another three minuets later…..
"Now what does it say," asked Robin.
"105," reported Starfire. Robin closed is eyes in dread and set his soup aside. She sat down next to him and felt his forehead. "Ohhh, your body temperature has now risen by another .3 degrees."
"Dat bad huh?" Starfire giggled and washed the thermometer at the sink.
"I hope our friends, the Titans East, are fairing well with the situation." Robin nodded.
"About dat, I spoke to Bee awhile ago and we said our sorrys and what not. She said she was just heated byda moment as was everyone else and dat they should get over it pretty soon. I just need to steer clear of them for a while." Robin frowned at how weird his cold or flu made him sound, the pains of having a stuffy nose. A wave of dizziness and fatigue hit him hard and he let out a painfully tired moan.
"I am afraid you will not be doing the saving for a while, at least not until you cease to be queasy every time you stand up. As stated in a portion of Raven medicinal notes."
"Star, I'm fine. Watch I'll show ya." He stood up, took one step and collapsed to the ground. "Ow."
"Raven is usually correct in such fields." She picked him up and sat him back down on the sofa. "I will have to ask you not to engage in stressful activity of any kind until you are well again."
"Oh don't worry Star."
"I am not worried," she said picking up his forgotten soup bowl.
"Yeah well, I was." She turned back to him. He was staring ahead sleepy eyed and as if he only had a semi awareness of his surroundings.
"I beg your pardon?"
"You had me so worried Star. You didn't have to come with me, Slade almost killed you. And it would have been my fault." She quickly sat back down next to and set the dishes aside.
"Oh no Robin, what Slade did was completely beyond your control. None of us blame your for what has happened. You must not think such things."
"But-but I don't know what I would do if I lost you…" He took in a long hard breath. Starfire could see that he was mostly letting this slip because he was starting to go through his flu's hardest stage. "If I lost you.." She sat up next to him and he leaned his head on her shoulder.
"Shhh, you are tired Robin. You should sleep." Robin wanted to say more but her scent was beginning to fill his nostrils and intoxicate his brain. Soon linear thought became near impossible from his senses getting all foggy. He felt his body become so heavily and relaxed that he couldn't hold himself up anymore and he slid down to her lap. Starfire was a bit surprised at first but began to gently to stroke his hair. "Go to sleep," she coaxed. Not far from surrendering to her words Robin cleared his throat.
"Will…you be here when..I wake up?" She smiled, bent down and kissed him on the cheek.
"Of course Robin. I will always be here for you, I promise." Robin allowed a few mumbled words to escape him though he was too sleepy to say them clearly. Starfire however didn't need to hear them in their entirety. She knew exactly what he had said and she felt no less for him. "I love you too, Robin." And that was it. Robin's mental defenses fell (only too willingly) and he was whisked away into a heavenly slumber.
Well there you have it. I really hope you enjoyed it; I sure enjoyed writing it for you. I also hope some of you can catch my other stories, some in progress others to come. Well thanks for reading. LATERS!