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Summery: Spectre Fusion. The deaths of his parents made him lose all belief in God, but when death takes him God gives him a task: Become the Avenging Spirit. His choices would change the fate of everyone he loved…BB/Rae fic, weren't expecting that were you? Strong Christian themes, not trying to be preachy but you've been warned! If Christianity doesn't suit you, then please hit the back button!Chapter One: The Alpha
The dark haired woman tucked the covers under her olive skinned youngster as she put him in bed. Sitting down beside him, she began to sing a song hoping to put her little boy to sleep.
"Jesus loves me, this I know…For the Bible tells me so…" his mother's voice sang to him as he lay in his bed. He was a five-year-old little boy who just couldn't seem to fall asleep. He turned with sleepy eyes to look at his mother.
"Mom, if Jesus loves me, why did I get sick?" he asked.
"I don't know sweetheart," his mother replied.
"If Jesus loves me, then why am I green?"
"I don't know, honey. I'm not Jesus so I can't tell you."
"But why—" Gar protested.
"Hush now, Gar, you need to go to sleep," Marie soothed softly. The five-year-old shifted underneath the covers.
His vision suddenly blurred and he strained to see the world around him. The City sky was dark, but there were no stars in the sky. All he saw was the people beside him, milling about, although they did not appear to see him at all. He wonderedif he was dead or if this was a part of his dream. He scanned the area, attempting to figure out what was going on.
He heard screaming and shouting coming from the inside of a church as terrified citizens ran towards a fallen figure. He could see his friends stooping over a fallen body. "What happened?" someone asked. "What's going on?"
"Hey, move out of my way!" Beast Boy shouted, but no one heard him. He reached out his hand to touch the shoulder of a woman in front of him, but to his surprise, his hand passed straight through her body.
"Dude, what just happened?" he asked himself. Beast Boy reached out and tried again. Still, the same results, he then decided to move forward and discover what everyone was murmuring about. He finally made his way towards the front of the crowd. He stopped, and stared down in horror.
No! No! No! No!" Beast Boy shouted. "It can't be! It can't be!"
The body lying on the ground was his. He was covered in blood and a long gash wounds that streaked across his chest, gushing from his heart. He looked around, trying to find the perpetrator of this crime.
"Why? Why did Brother Blood do this?" Starfire asked. "He hated us, but…why would Brother Blood kill Beast Boy?" She buried herself in Robin's arms as he attempted to comfort her.
"I don't know, Starfire," Robin whispered. "But Brother Blood isn't going to get away with this. We're going to bring him down…by any means necessary. No matter what we have to do, no matter what it takes, we're going to stop him."
"It—It just doesn't make sense, I was Brother Blood's nemesis, his rival. For him to go after B.B. is inconceivable."
"I shouldn't have let him go out alone, I knew something wasn't right," Raven said brokenly. "It's my fault he's gone."
"What are you guys talking about?" Beast Boy asked as he tried to reach out, touch them; grab them, anything to get their attention. It was no use, they could neither see nor hear him.
He looked down at his fallen form, trying to see what Brother Blood had done to him. He gazed down at the mass of blood and bruises that had been his body. It looked as if someone had beaten him with a club. No, not a club, but a whip; his green eyes went wide with horror as he let them trail from his shoulder to his arm.
He stared, there was something, something in his hand. He bent down to examine it. No! It was impossible, it was a nail, but it wasn't the type they used to build houses, this was another kind; it was larger and had a long, flat head used to inflict the most excruciating pain one could feel when it was driven through one's skin.
Beast Boy stepped back in terror as he took in the sight before him. He saw his body, fastened to a cross, with his arms outstretched. He stared at his broken body in shock. He had been stripped completely naked. Unable to stand it anymore, he turned and ran through the people to the outside of the church.
"God, why did You do this to me?" he demanded to the invisible Being. "You should've let me die when I was sick if You hate me so much! Why did You let me die?" There was no answer just the wind.
He turned and looked around the city, he looked up at the sky and suddenly, he heard a loud voice, "And Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote…"
Beast Boy awoke from his nightmare with a start, sweat pouring down his face. It was just a nightmare; it came from something he ate. It must have been spoiled tofu or sour soymilk that had caused him to have such a horrific dream. That was all it was, he tried to convince himself. What he had seen didn't mean anything.
He transformed into a small kitten and stretched himself as usual. Afterward, he straightened out his messy hair and threw on one of his many uniforms; this one was actually clean considering the messy pile of clothes that littered the floor of his messy room. He made his way out towards the kitchen, hoping to find some breakfast.
"Good morning Beast Boy, sleep well?" Robin asked as he came into the kitchen.
"It was alright, dude, I guess. Anything happen while I was asleep?" he asked.
"No not really, Raven's been reading, Star's been cooking, and Cyborg just modified the T Car."
"Well, I'm gonna get myself some tofu eggs. Want some?"
"No thank you," Robin replied. "I already made myself ham and eggs."
"Suit yourself, Robin," Beast Boy laughed and made his way towards the cabinets, rummaging through one, he grabbed some plates and cups and proceeded to make himself breakfast. Chewing hungrily, he tried to forget about the dream he had the previous night and concentrate on what he would do today. They would most likely fight crime, perhaps the H.I.V.E. might do something, or maybe the Amazing Mumbo would cause a little chaos downtown. He wanted to do something, anything to forget his dream and make it disappear.
He finished breakfast, putting away the dishes and cleaning up after himself. Robin walked over to him. "Beast Boy, are you alright? You seem awfully busy. Is something wrong? It's not like you to clean up after yourself."
"What do you mean it's not like me to clean up after myself?" Beast Boy asked.
"We usually have to remind you to do your dishes."
"Oh, well, I just—uh, needed to do that to—make sure I had everything finished. I'm—uh, gonna go find Cyborg now. Catch ya later, Robin." Beast Boy said, hastily making his way into the living room. He looked over and saw Raven reading one of her books.
"Have you seen Cyborg anywhere?" he asked.
"He's out fixing the T Car," she replied.
A minute later, Cyborg walked into the room. "Hey dude, I've been looking for you everywhere!"
"You didn't try very hard," Raven smirked. He didn't notice her and looked at his robotic friend.
"So you wanna play some racing now or what?" Beast Boy asked as he plopped down in front of their large television set.
"Sure why not? You know I'm just gonna kick your butt again!" Cyborg laughed.
"Oh no you aren't!" Beast Boy shot back and the two began their game. Beast boy was intense as he watched his green car streak across the tracks. He carefully watches as Cyborg's blue car crept up behind his.
"I hate to break it to you, B.B., but I'm gonna kick your butt."
Beast Boy's response was to slam his car into Cyborg's. His friend retaliated by blasting his car with missiles and sending it flying across the track and into digitalized oblivion.
Lights suddenly flashed behind Beast Boy's eyes and he saw himself nailed to a cross, blood seeping from his wounds and robed figures jeering at him. He dropped the game controller and shut his eyes tightly, trying to block out the vision and he placed his hands on his head and squeezed his skull as if he were trying to crush it. Cyborg noticed this and looked over at him.
"Beast Boy are you okay?" he asked.
"Yeah, I—I just have a headache, that's all," he said, blinking. "I just need a little break."
"I knew you played too many videogames," Cyborg teased.
Suddenly, the alarm began blaring, the lights flashing a deep red. In the red, Beast Boy saw only pools of his own blood; he was still trapped inside his hideous nightmare. He tried to leave it but it seemed impossible.
"Beast Boy!" Robin's voice shouted loudly in his ears. "What's the matter with you, we've got to go!"
Beast Boy snapped out of the vision and quickly ran out the door, trying to act as if nothing had happened. But something had, and he had no clue what it was.
The Titans drove out to where the distress signal had come from. They climbed out of the T Car and began looking around. "What kind of call did you say this was?" Cyborg asked.
"Someone said they saw some suspicious activities going on around here and they want us to check it out."
"I'm not sure if I should go in there," Raven said.
"Why Raven? You took me into a church before, and you didn't act like this."
"I know, but I sense something in there, something evil, and I'm not sure if I should go in."
"Come on, Rae, it can't be that….bad…" Beast Boy looked up at the building, and his dream flashed before his eyes. This was the church in his dream.
He gingerly followed the others inside, now very nervous about entering the building. The Titans walked up to the door, Robin stopped them with his hand, and they placed their ears against the doors.
"Hear me, my children!" the voice boomed out, "With the power of Lucifer the Lightbringer on our side, no one will be able to stop us! No one, not even the Teen Titans or God Himself!"
"It's Brother Blood!" Cyborg hissed, "but who is this Lucifer the Lightbringer person he's talking about? I thought he was just the Headmaster of the H.I.V.E."
"Cyborg, Lucifer the Lightbringer is what the Christians call the evil deity of the Devil," Raven said. "And they are the Church of Blood."
"How do you know that, Raven?" Robin asked.
"Have you forgotten what I am?"
"Should we strike now?" Cyborg asked.
"Yes," Robin replied, "before they can do anything else." He stepped back as Cyborg blasted down the door with his Sonic Cannon. "It's over, Brother Blood!" Robin shouted.
"No, Titans, this is merely the beginning of the end for you." Brother blood snarled.
"Titans, go!" Robin ordered and charged forward.
Brother Blood nodded at his minions and they moved to attack. Beast Boy stared, he felt as if his dream were playing out before him. Be barely managed to dodge a viscous attack by a member of Brother Blood's cult as he ducked and morphed into a tiger, snarling, he moved to counterstrike.
He leaped forward and slashed at the man with his claws as the man tried to avoid it. Beast Boy struck him down, wounding him. He turned and charged into another member as the man launched a spear at him. He moved out of the way and watched it hit the wall.
Cyborg activated his Sonic Cannon and fired on the group of Blood's followers as they charged him. He struck a man as he leaped forward with a sword and slashed atthe robotic Titan. Cyborg grabbed him by his wrist and sent him flying across the room into a group of people who were guarding Brother Blood. He leaped high and came smashing down on a man who was preparing to charge Beast Boy.
Robin stepped forward and drew a retractable sword from his utility belt. Pushing a button, he unsheathed the blade. "I'm not going down without a fight!"
He ran forward, leaping high, he executed a quick thrust and a swift strike, landing on his feet be began slashing at his attacker, who blocked and parried as he attempted to counter him. Robin struck the man in the face with his fist and brought the sword sweeping in from right to left as the man flew back and tumbled to the ground.
Robin whirled around to execute a swift kick to the man beside him and brought his sword sweeping back in order to parry a blow aimed at his midsection. Somersaulting back, he brought the sword slashing up, knocking the weapon from his opponent's hands. Using his momentum, Robin landed on his feet and leapt straight at his attacker, smashing his fist into his face, sending him back against the wall. The man collapsed into an unconscious heap on the floor.
Starfire flew straight into three members of the Church of Blood as they pulled out their guns and attempted to shoot her. She dodged the bullets and brought a flaming Starbolt to bear on them. She blasted them off their feet and sent a blazing stream of green laser fire from their eyes. She noticed a large, empty crucifix hanging on the wall, she directed her gaze at it and used her Starbolts to knock it off the wall.
It creaked and groaned and toppled onto two men who were running towards her. Brother Blood moved out of the way as it fell and began moving towards a back door. A black aura suddenly wrapped itself around him and slammed him against the wall. "You won't be going anywhere Brother Blood!" Raven said, moving towards him.
"We will see about that!" Brother Blood said, pushing a button, a timer began to beep. He looked at the Titans as they fought in the sanctuary. "In about one minute this church is going to fall to pieces. So what will it be; stop me or save my "followers" from their deaths?" Raven froze as she watched Brother Blood move swiftly towards the door.
Robin, he's going to bring the place down on us!" Raven shouted. Robin knocked the last member unconscious as the others began rounding up the others and moving them out of the building to safety. Raven remained frozen, staring at the door that Brother Blood had gone through.
"Raven, those people under the crucifix; get them out!" Robin ordered.
"I can't!" she shouted. "If I touch that, it will kill me!"
"Cyborg, get them out!" Robin ordered.
Cyborg picked up the enormous beams of wood and grabbed the two fallen members beneath it, they quickly ran out of the building and onto the grassy lawn outside. Cyborg looked up and waited for the loud explosion that was supposed to follow. The others watched and waited, but there was nothing.
"I can't believe this!" Cyborg shouted. "He tricked us! We let him get away!"
"The question is, why did he trick us?" Robin frowned, pondering their situation. What had happened seemed to be completely unexplainable and made little logical sense to any of them.
"I don't know, but whatever he's planning it can't be good," Raven added.
"It makes no logical sense why the Brother Blood would not destroy this "church" as Earth people call it, yes?" Starfire asked. The others nodded.
Beast Boy stared up at the ruined church and all he could feel was a sense of unexplainable rage. He had to wonder, if God was so powerful, then why did he let these things happen? Why did He let Brother Blood get away. He clenched his fist and felt the urge to shake it at the sky. The stress of his strange nightmares was getting to him. He joined his friends inside the T Car as they drove back into downtown Jump City. As much as he tried to forget it, the vague feeling of unexplainable rage still lingered within him…
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. Deuteronomy 32:22