*sniffles* yep. *sniffles* Ella is leaving in this chapter. And, as much fun as this story was, it's time to end it. Officially.
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The Recollective Last Thoughts
Ella just stood in the basement area, all the Titans around her, two with watery eyes. "So, you're really leaving huh? It's . . . It's all over for sure?" Cyborg asked, stepping out of the small circle they had formed around her.
Ella nodded once, very animatedly. The meak expression holding on her face. "Yeah, I can finally go home now and not have to worry about whether or not everyone else wakes up tomorrow." She joked lightly.
Cyborg was one of the people with watery eyes, but only she could see it in the dark. One of the traits she'd picked up from a certain half-animal parent. Faster then would have been thought possible for someone his size, he ran and hugged Ella. "I'm gonna miss have someone like you in the house. Someone to shut Beast Boy up and get Raven to get mad without blowing something up."
Ella giggled and hugged back for a few seconds. "Don't worry Cy, I still do that."
He let go and then Robin stepped forward. He was smiling slightly. "It was nice to know we have a good future to look forward to." He said.
Ella shrugged, still smiling slightly. In an instant she grabbed him and hugged her future Uncle. "You're a gonna be a amazing leader on day Robin." She whispered. "You just need to learn when to let loose sometimes." She hissed, teasing as she released the Titan leader.
Starfire then zipped forward as soon as Robin stepped back. "Oh Ella! I do not wish for you to go!" She cried.
"I have to go Starfire." Ella said, her voice muffled slightly in Starfire's shoulder as the alien engulfed her in a bear hug.
"Oh but friend! I will miss you!" Starfire whimpered, not willing to let go.
Ella felt very hollow saying these words. "No you won't. You won't remember me at all."
Raven seemed curious. "But . . . will you remember?"
Starfire finally released Ella, her eyes watering slightly. Ella looked away for a few seconds before looking up and smiling at them weakly. "Who knows? But, if I'm lucky, I will." She laughed quietly. "Maybe I can come in handy one day for you guys."
Beast Boy was next up as he walked towards her. He crossed his arms, smiling smugly. "You're quite a handful, aren't you Elles?"
Ella grinned. "You wouldn't love me if I was anything different." Beast Boy held out his arms which Ella gladly excepted. It was nice to hug Beast Boy without any awkwardness. He didn't have to pretend anymore. "I'll miss you Beast Boy." She said. Then, lowering her voice so even he could hardly hear, she breathed. "You're gonna make a great father one day."
His eyes then began to water slightly as he pulled away. Beast Boy stepped backwards and suppressed the tears as Raven ran forward and engulfed Ella in a hug. Ella was the only one not surprised. "I'm sorry I put you through all of this." Raven muttered to Ella.
Ella sighed. Like a mother would, trying to get her child to understand. In this case the situation was opposite. "I wouldn't be who I was today if I hadn't gone through all of this Raven. If I didn't have this . . . I don't know what I'd be. But rest assured Raven, I don't regret any of it." She said calmly.
Then, Ella released Raven and stepped back, facing the wall. A hole appeared in front of her and a body, blonde and dressed in black stepped out in front of her. "Are you ready to go?" Ella asked.
Tetra nodded. "Yeah. Look, I'm sorry-."
Ella held up her hand to stop her. "I know. You were possessed. I could see it from your eyes. I told you the day I met you, Tetra isn't your real name and you damn well know it."
Tetra shrugged. "I can't go back to who I was though."
Ella smiled. "But we can go back to where we came from."
And with that, both girls locked hands. An eerie white light slowly grew into a large and bright portal. Electric currents ran across it, Ella and Tetra's silhouettes seemed vaguely peaceful from the glow. Finally, with a last wave goodbye, they stepped threw, and in an instant, they were gone.
Two Hours Later
Raven stood alone in the basement, staring at the place She had disappeared. Footsteps told her someone was coming to get her. "Raven?"
"In here." She replied.
Beast Boy came and stood next to her, her eyes remained on the space in the corner. He looked at it as well for a few minutes before turning back to her. "What are you looking at?"
A mental flood of images filled her head. A fuzzed out vision of a hug. Someone smiling at her. Someone arguing with her. Someone in extreme pain. Someone fighting her. Someone yelling at her. Someone trying to guide her. Someone only trying to help . . .
Slowly the images faded away and she realized Beast Boy was waving a hand in front of her face. "Hello? RAVEN? Are you in there?"
She jerked her head back and glared at him. "What?"
"You just kind of zoned out there, you okay?" He asked, looking concerned.
Raven stared at the corner that now had now meaning to her. She tried in vain to remember why she was down there, but couldn't think of a reason. "Yeah. . . I'm fine." She said after a few minutes before turning and leaving the room.
He hurried to catch up with her. "What are you doing down here anyway?"
Raven paused at the door to upstairs, her hand on the doorknob. "I . . . I don't know." Then a comment filled her mind. "To get away from you I suppose." She answered as she opened the door an continued walking.
Beast Boy glared at her. "What is that supposed to mean?" He shouted after her as he hurried to catch up once again.
"Think about it." She called over her shoulder.
And with that, the two continued up the stairs. Raven wasn't sure if she was tired, or some shadow and light combination had caused her to see something that wasn't there, but as she glanced behind her, she could have sworn she saw a shadow with a white dress and long black hair facing away from them. Just standing there. She froze and whipped around.
Beast Boy paused as well. "Something up Rae?"
Raven stared at the spot where she thought the figure had been. All that was there now was a white curtain, flapping a little from the draft down in the basement. "No." She said after a long pause. "Nothing." She said the last part almost to herself.
And with that, they left the basement. And unbeknown to them, leaving everything they had once known behind them. Never to be remembered or heard of again.
Or . . . would it?
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Goodbye for the final time! Later!