Bring Me to Life
It's been a couple of hours since I've awoken to find myself in the medical ward. Starfire and I still haven't heard from the boys yet. I hope they are all right. I remember my attack with detail.
I watched as Beast Boy stormed past me, glaring furiously. I felt extremely angry for the way he acted towards us. However, a part of me couldn't help but feel concerned. He had never talked back to me before.
I turned and went back to my room. Beast Boy's strange behavior has caused my emotions to go haywire. I needed to meditate badly. I shut the door and floated in the air, my legs crossed. I closed my eyes. "Azarath Metrion Zinthos," I chanted over and over again.
Before I could enter Nevermore, I heard a loud roar, making me jump out of my skin. A roar that sounded angry and confused. The only one who could do that was Beast Boy. Concerned, I lowered myself to the ground and exited my room.
"Who's there?" I decided to check on Beast Boy. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight until I knew he was okay. "Beast Boy?" I asked once I was outside his door.
Suddenly his door was forced open. A huge green beast emerged from Beast Boy's room. I was afraid at first, but looking into the Beast's eyes, it wasn't ferocious. It looked at me with concern.
Without warning, the green Beast started to growl, its eyes staring wildly past me. I screamed in pain as I felt something sharp dig into my shoulder from behind. Before I passed out, I felt myself falling into the arms of the green beast.
A gentle knock on my door brings me out of my memory. "Friend Raven, Robin requests your assistance in the medical ward."
My heart leaps. The boys are back. But wait. Why the medical ward? Oh God, I hope everything's okay.
A few minutes later, I enter the medical ward. Cyborg is over by the sink, mixing chemicals. Robin is standing at the door, waiting for me. He looks pissed. A green figure is lying in the hospital bed, not moving. Beast Boy
"You wanted to see me, Robin?" I say in my usual monotone.
He looks at me importantly. "Yes. I need you to heal Beast Boy. Then Cyborg will give him the antidote to fight the chemicals in his system, and I will take him to jail so he can serve his time."
I stare at him incredulously. Surely, surely Robin's not planning to have Beast Boy arrested. "Serve his time," I repeat slowly. "For what?"
"For injuring you and attacking the rest of the team. Not to mention destroying the city. He needs to pay his debt to society."
What the hell? I was certain that Starfire told Robin what happened. I glare at Robin. "You are not sending him to jail if I have anything to say about it. He saved my life!"
Robin glares back. "Fine. We'll talk about it later. Just heal him and be careful. He might try to attack you."
I ignore Robin's last words and head over to Beast Boy's bed. I gasp as I see my green teammate. Beast Boy is lying there, unconscious. His body is covered in deep scratches, cuts, and torn skin. By the looks of it, he's lucky to be alive at all. "Beast Boy," I whisper in concern, my hand resting on his chest. I am comforted when I feel his chest rise up and down
I close my eyes and begin to chant, ready to thank him for saving my life.
I feel myself come into consciousness. My body hurts all over from the battle between Adonis and I. I feel too weak to open my eyes so instead I focus on the last thing I remember.
I was sitting in the lab with my teammates. Robin was leaning against the wall, looking grim. Cyborg was at the computer. Starfire was by the bed where Raven was floating up and down.
"She's alive, but she's in some kind of trance," Cyborg said.
"She's healing herself." Robin told him.
I couldn't believe what was happening. "And you're telling me I did that to her?" I stared at the grim and angry faces around me. "That's impossible!"
"We found you with her," Robin said.
I shook my head. "No! I wouldn't! I mean we had a fight, but I would never…"
"She was in your teeth," Starfire said quietly.
This was unbelievable. "That's a lie!" I said furiously.
Robin came closer, his face hard and angry. "I'm going to ask you to keep your voice down."
I wanted to leap out of my chair and tear him to shreds. My hands gripped hard on my chair. I noticed my hand started shaking. "What's happening to me?"
Cyborg started telling Robin about how my DNA was collapsing. I didn't care. All I cared about was Raven. "Raven…she's going to be all right, isn't she? I mean…she's not moving." I buried my face in my hands. "What have I done?"
"You need to tell me what happened." Robin said.
I stared at him, frustrated. "I told you. I don't remember-any of it. We had that argument, I went to my room, I was angry, and then nothing. Claws…a scream. Nothing!"
Robin moved closer, making me feel nervous. "Claws and a scream isn't nothing. What else?"
"That's all," I said, trying to stay calm.
"No it isn't. You have to focus."
"You have to remember!"
"I'm trying!" I was starting to get really angry. I couldn't understand why he didn't believe me.
"Try harder! If you can't tell me, I have to assume the worst. I have to put you in jail!" Sweat started rolling down my face, my anger almost to the breaking point. "You HAVE to remember!"
Suddenly I felt as though my body was being ripped apart from the inside. The sensation was so excruciating that I couldn't hold back the screams. "Get away from me!" I grunted.
Then everything went black.
I lie back in my bed as the memories flash in my mind. I can't believe the Beast within me escaped again. Or at least that's what Cyborg said when he ran tests on me. Did I really do what they said I did? Did I really attack my friends? Did I really hurt Raven?
Suddenly I start to feel much better. It doesn't hurt to open my eyes, so I do so. A blurry figure with violet hair is standing over me. Raven. A small smile spreads across her face, surprising me. I would gloat to her about smiling, but I feel too weak. Plus I'm so happy she's okay.
"Raven, you're okay," I whisper in relief.
She nods mutely and continues to heal me. I feel my strength return to me. With Raven's help, I sit up. I notice Starfire standing on Raven's left. "Beast Boy you are awake!" I can tell she wants to hug me, but is trying to restrain herself. I'm grateful, because I don't think my body can handle such tight hugs at the moment.
Cyborg is on the other side of Raven. He hands me a small vial with purple liquid. "Here you go, BB," he says. "This will flush the chemicals out of your system."
I down the liquid in one gulp. It tastes like turnips. I feel a burning sensation hit every part of my body. I guess this is the antidote working against the chemicals in my system. I refuse to look at anyone. "Will this help?" I ask quietly.
"While you were unconscious, I ran some tests," Cyborg says. "It looks like the chemicals infused with your DNA and released something…primal."
"And this will help?" I ask again, getting desperate.
"Not entirely, but you will be able to control it," Cyborg responds. I sigh in relief.
"How long will it take for the chemicals to flush out of his system?" Robin asks.
"About 24 hours," Cyborg answers scientifically.
"And until you have that thing under control, Beast Boy, you are not allowed to go on missions with us. We can't risk anyone getting hurt." Robin says.
I look up and glare at Robin. How dare he say that to me? Doesn't he know me at all? Doesn't he know I wouldn't hurt anyone? "That's not fair Robin! I didn't hurt anyone!"
Robin glares just as angrily back. "You came pretty damn close. Be careful of what you say or you'll be off this team quick!"
I try to get up from my bed, but Raven places her hand firmly on my shoulder. A shiver runs down my spine just by her touch. I glare at Robin, my teeth bared. I suddenly have the urge to lunge at him and rip him from limb to limb. "Robin, leave him alone!" Raven says sharply. I am so surprised that she's defending me, that my anger fades slightly.
"Everybody in the hall," Robin says. "Except you," he directs towards me, venom dripping from his words.
I lay back in my bed, still seething. How could Robin treat me like this? As if I'm some kind of monster, trained to kill. With my sensitive ears, I hear parts of the conversation outside.
"He's not dangerous."
"he has an attitude problem."
"It's because of the damn chemicals."
"He almost killed you."
"He protected me."
"I want you all to stay away from him."
I recognize the voices of Robin and Raven arguing back and forth. I'm kind of surprised that Starfire and Cyborg haven't had their say. Maybe Robin and Raven told them to stay out of it. Just the fact that Robin thinks so low of me infuriates me even more.
The door of the medical ward opens and Raven sticks her head into the room. "You are to stay in here tonight, then can go in the morning." She says. "And don't even think about leaving early, because if you do," she taps her head. "I will know."
I sigh irritably about having to stay in here, but say nothing. Then Raven does something she's never done before. "Goodnight Beast Boy."
I've been waiting months, years for Raven to say goodnight to me first. I smile at her. "Goodnight, Raven."
I close my eyes and fall asleep, thinking about the dark beauty who might finally be opening up to me.