Prompt 17: Choices
She could feel Jinx's presence before she even walked through the door.
"What are you doing here?" Raven asked, unable to keep the agitation from her voice at finding her least favorite villain-turned-ally standing in her bedroom. "You of all people should know my distaste for-"
"Me?" Jinx provided with a smirk.
"No, people in my room."
"Damn. I was close, though," the pink haired sorceress waved off the cold tone. "I told Cyborg I needed to see you and he sent me up here."
Raven raised a questioning eyebrow. "Did he say you could wait inside my room?"
"In the hall, in the room, same difference," Jinx shrugged nonchalantly. "Look, I'm not here to argue, alright?"
"Then what are you here for?" A short silence followed Raven's words.
The empath's eyebrow shot up. "Excuse me?"
"I'm sorry that," Jinx rolled her eyes, "I went into your room, wore your cloak, kicked you out of and destroyed your home, ate all your food, tried to destroy the city any given number of times, kicked your ass, made fun of you that time at the mall, caused you…" the pink haired sorceress had been ticking the offenses off on her fingers one by one as she spoke, but she paused for a moment as though she were trying to recall the right phrase to use, "…physical or mental stress of any kind, lowered your team moral on occasion, and caused other…acts of criminal misconduct that might've interrupted an otherwise…uh…peaceful day." Jinx tilted her head to the side for a moment, realizing that she had run out of fingers to count on.
"How many times have you rehearsed that?" Raven finally asked after a stretch of silence in which she attempted to comprehend what she'd just heard.
Jinx's forehead wrinkled with frustration. "A couple."
"You should've practiced more," the empath commented, striding over to her closet and stowing her cloak on a hanger. "You made choices. Bad ones. That's all there is to it."
"The point is that I'm sorry for making them."
"I regret making them."
"No you don't." Jinx seemed surprised by the response she recieved, then smirked again.
"No, I don't."
"So why are you here Jinx?" Raven had settled into a comfortable meditation position on her bed and regarded the pink haired sorceress with a critical stare.
"Kid Flash said I should be," Jinx replied with a sigh, leaning against the far wall with her arms crossed over her chest. "It's part of his 12 Step Program for me."
"Of course. It certainly sounds like Kid Flash to encourage you to make amends," Raven nodded as she spoke.
"It was my choice to come, though. And I did."
"If you're finished, I'd like to meditate now."
Sensing that there was nothing more she could say, Jinx crossed the room towards the door and let out a breath she hadn't realized she'd been holding as the door slid open in front of her. Suddenly she looked back.
"I really am sorry, Raven."
The empath was already meditating peacefully in midair, but she cracked an eye open to issue a curt reply.
Just because I'm sorry doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it at the time.