Genres: Angst
Warnings: Hints of NCS. But you have to tilt your head and squint.
Disclaimer: Not mine. Stop rubbing it in >>
Pairings: SladexRobin
Rating: PG-13
Series: Animated
Archive: Sure, why not

Summary: Robin tries to fight, but it's all in vain.

A/N: Okay, this is my first ficlet for this pairing, so sorry if it sucks. If you do think it sucks, don't worry. I'm don't plan on writing many others.

"I hate you."

"You shouldn't tell lies, Robin." A mocking tone.

"I'm not. I hate you."

You smile.

I can't see it, but I know it's there. My mind tells me to calm down, before it's too late, before he hurts them. But I can't.

"I despise you. You're a monster."

"Careful child. You wouldn't want your friends to pay for your mistakes." The same old threat. But it works. I won't be the reason they get hurt.

I bare my teeth, resorting to a snarl. The only resistance that I dare give.

You smile again. And I realize that I'll be paying for my insolence tonight.

But they'll be safe, and that's all that matters.