Hey guys here's chapter three. But before we get to that I want to make a note. Since no one knows what Slade's actual name is I'm naming him Skyler so get over it. LOL J/K
The Titans flew throughout the entire night and into early morning. Terra wandered how much longer she could stay awake. They had reached the shores of Spain around midnight and now it was early morning and the group was flying over the Ural Mountains. She was going to have them stop in Moscow to retrieve Jen, but Terra had an odd feeling that Slade's Hench Men would be there waiting for them all. She hated the fact that she was going to leave Jen to fend for herself; but the girl was strong like herself. They all had to be; the only fighters of the Geomancer Colonies were females. They were the only ones with the powers.
'After mom died she fused her powers into me, so I never earned mine until the accident at the school. Now I'm the strongest Geomancer, I'm the only one who can create and manipulate all earth matter. But I won't tell anyone that…quite yet.' She thought as her eyes began to droop again. She nearly hit a mountain ridge.
'Terra find us somewhere to land, you need to rest!' Robin ordered, not wanting him to send Raven on her she found a large open space in the mountains where they all landed. Beastboy was over to Terra right in time to catch her as she collapsed.
"You over did it Terra. You know when enough is enough." Beastboy whispered letting her head lay in his lap.
"I want to get to grandfather. I just hope I'm not too late this time." She explained sitting up, the others looked like Eskimo's trying to start a fire. None of them were succeeding. Letting her eyes glow slightly orange a fire erupted from the stack of fire wood. She rested her head into the palm of her hand.
"Terra stop exerting yourself. You're going to get hurt!" Cyborg scolded her this time.
"And have you all freeze to death? I rather take the chance of getting hurt. I'll be back to normal in a few minutes. I just need a breather." She explained shakily standing up but fell back over, Beastboy caught her again.
"Will you stop it already? We know that you want to get there as fast as you can. But what are you going to do if you're completely exhausted?!" Raven snapped, the blond looked down and slowly shut her eyes.
"I haven't figured that out yet. But I can't give up! I won't let him kill any more people. Slade has been attaching the Geomancers ever since my mother di…" Terra stopped herself the second she realized what she was about to say.
"Since she what Terra?" Robin asked standing up glaring at the girl.
"…Ever since she divorced him after I was born. I was 8 years old when Slade killed them. I was supposed to be hiding but I ran out to my mom when I saw her fall to the ground after he shot her. I never realized she had fused the last of her powers into me…until I brought the roof down onto him…crushing him. Slade should have died that day, but he didn't. Only females hold these powers but we aren't supposed to retrieve them until a week before our 16th birthday. With my mother's power also inside of me…it makes me the strongest one of all. The only downside is…I'll never be able to control them. My grandmother was like me; her mother fused her powers into her when she was 4. She died a year after my mother was born because the mental state that her powers left her in was too great. She was only 28 at that time. Because of what happened…I'll be suffering the same fate but sooner." Terra explained hugging her knees.
"Why will you share that fate sooner friend?" Starfire asked, everyone watched the girl in front of them.
"Because, my mom's power was even too much for her and she fused it into me. My mom could bring a whole continent underground if she wanted to. That's how strong she was. I'm a spitting image of her and when I brought the school's gym down…it wasn't from a loss of control…it was because I was irritated from the noise. Something that was irritating to my mom would cause a low level earthquake. Mine was supposed to as well but since I also have her powers, it was much greater and it killed 4 students and a teacher. I can never lose control when I'm near people. I have no idea what would happen if I were to." She finished, Robin walked over and sat in front of her.
"We won't let that happen. Now my question is; who is Slade to you?" He asked studying her face.
"Biologically Slade is my father…but mentally I could give a rats ass about him. The day he killed my mother was the day my good side had died. I was always cold hearted towards everyone after that. But then…I met you guys. I felt like I belonged somewhere, but I still had my mission to accomplish so I had to play the role. After I ran away from you guys; that next morning I wanted to come back but…Slade found me before I could. I had the Tower in sight and everything, but I wasn't quick enough. I regret ever betraying you guys if I could redo everything…I would." Terra finished, Robin set his hand on top of her head.
"I know you would, but right now you need to rest. We'll set off again at sundown." Robin smiled; Terra smiled back then leaned into Beastboy's back letting sleep overcome her.
Terra walked through the halls of Slade's layer wearing a silk white nightgown. Bandages covered her arms and were stained with blood. Blood dripped from her fingertips and her eyes held no emotion. A scar was etched down her cheek and over her right eye; the eye which was covered by her sun colored hair. She walked up a set of stairs and exited a door seeing she was in her old home in Moscow; the one she lived in with her father, with Slade. Hearing arguing she followed the noise until she reached the kitchen seeing her mother and father arguing her and younger her peeking from one of the cabinets…Absolutely unnoticed to them. This was a memory she had long forgotten so everything was in Russian just like it used to be.
"You heard me Slade, my father ordered me to kill her. I have to she's a danger to not just the colony but the world as well!" Her mother screamed at Slade.
"Why would you say that Katya! She's your daughter for god's sake! You would actually kill your own daughter because she brought a cave in? Listen to yourself, you can train her to control it! By the time her powers fuse into her nervous system she'd know that control!" Slade yelled
"Listen Skyler, nothing you say or do is going to change my mind. Terra has to die. I'm taking her home with Allen and I Monday morning like planned. So don't try anything funny" Katya snapped and stomped off. Once a door was heard being slammed shut Slade punched a hole in a wall. Terra finally noticed this was her father before he went into his metal armor suit. She resembled him not her mother. The blonde hair, blue eyes and lean muscular form; her mother was very skinny and had no muscle to her, plus the woman had rich red hair and green eyes and was quite tan; Slade was pale like she was. Closing her eyes Terra didn't want to remember anymore.
Opening her eyes Terra saw most of everyone was huddled together asleep. The fire stood strong and it was past nightfall. She knew this would happen, but everyone needed their rest for the upcoming battle. Standing to her feet she walked to the edge of the clearing and stared off at the waste land of Siberia. This used to be her playground and training grounds when she received her powers. Slade killed her mom and step father to protect, at that time she didn't understand it. So not only was the memory of her erased from his mind, so was their time together now gone. For once she let tears cascade down her cheeks, Terra slowly collapsed to her knees covering her mouth to keep sobs from escaping. She doubled over until her forehead rested against the ground and her body shook. A set of hands rested on each other shoulders as she was pulled into an embrace.
"Everything's going to be fine. We'll make sure of it Terra." She heard Raven whisper to her.
"I'm not going to be able to kill him now…he only killed them to protect me." She cried wrapping her arms around Raven's waist. Raven tightly wound her arms around the girls' shoulders.
"I know, but you have to. He'll never regain those memories, so you have to kill him so he'll never suffer if he gained them. Don't let him suffer with the memories from when he beat and raped you. That was our mistake Terra that was why you betrayed us wasn't it? It was so he would stop doing that to." Raven asked waiting for her friend to calm down.
"I didn't want him to one day figure out who I was only to go insane for what he did to me. I swear I will kill my father to save him…but…My grandfather will fall by my hands for starting this mess!" Terra's voice held determination as she pulled away from Raven and stood up again. She faced the waste land again and glared at it.
"He knew all of this would happen and this is my vow. I will kill home before he does it again!" She hissed hearing the others wake up.
"The leave the other fights we'll face to us. Terra your mission is to take down Slade and your grandfather. Will you accept?" Robin asked walking until he stood merely a few steps behind her.
"I accept." Terra's voice held no emotion but determination.
Climbing back into the T-Jet, Terra summoned another boulder and flew into the sky, the Titans right behind her. They were at least another half days away from reaching their destination. Pushing past her limits Terra glared when other Geomancers came at them with fighting intent. Her eyes glowing a light blue she used the snow to blind her pursuers. Raven used her darkness and knocked them all unconscious. Clearing the way again they all pushed through and landed in front of an opened cave.
"Go on Terra we'll catch up when we can!" Robin shouted.
Nodding her head the blonde ran into the cave taking turns that she had memorized long ago. She fazed through the earth to escape attackers until she reached her destination…the training arena. Walking to the wall she pulled a pair Sai's off the wall and walked kept to the shadows. Slade and her grandfather stood talking in the center. She stood there listening very quietly.
"Why do you wish for me to stop pursuing Terra, Slade? I thought you wanted her dead for killing you?" Her grandfather asked, Slade only glared at the man.
"Because it was you who sent an innocent child into a suicide mission when you know well that's for grownups only!" Slade hissed, the old man began to walk away until he reached the edge of the lighted area.
"You don't know a thing Slade. You have no memories about who you were prior to 8 years ago. Unfortunately you still don't realize who your own daughter is." Her grandfather laughed, unbeknownst to him Terra took a step closer to him.
"Well…you don't know who I am grandfather." Terra hissed before shoving the sai into the middle of his back.
"You…traitor…Terra." Her grandfather chocked out and fell to the ground when she yanked the blade out.
"I'm not the traitor…you are. You sent me to death with no reason. Now a new leader can rise!" Terra hissed walking out and stopped when she was 10 feet away from Slade. He eyed her suspiciously.
"So you're betraying your friends again Terra?" He laughed crossing his arms across his chest.
"No I was ordered by Robin to kill my grandfather and you." Terra explained crouching into a fight position after throwing the sai's to the side.
"So it has come to this. A fight to the death…a fight to the death between father and daughter." Slade laughed sadly. Terra slowly stood until she stood straight, hands to her sides and eyes wide with shock.
"Don't look so shocked. You should have known that when I took over this colony that I'd go through all their files. I remember everything Terra. I remember the last weekend I spent with you until that time when you lost control. You were scarred and I understand why it happened. I want you to come…" Slade began to say.
"STOP IT! YOU THINK EVERYTHING WILL GO BACK TO NORMAL! BUT IT WON'T FATHER! IT WILL NEVER BE NORMAL EVER AGAIN!" Terra screamed backing away from Slade.
"It's okay to be scarred sweety." Slade said walking towards.
"I WANT YOU TO FORGET!" Terra screamed again an earthquake rolling in as a cyclone circled around Terra. She sent boulders and ice at him. Slade had a hard time dodging everything, but Terra never let up. Even the threat of bringing the whole cave down; Slade brought his fist back and it connected it with one of Terra's boulders when swung it forward, another boulder had hide behind it smashing into him sending him head first in the arena walls.
"I NEVER WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ME EVER!" Terra screamed bringing the cave roof down on him; everything stopped after that, she stood there completely broken. Never in her life did she believe that she could ever bring herself to kill her father for a second time. Terra broke into hysterics fall to her knees screaming nonstop. Robin was the one to run in first followed by ever one else. They all saw the body of Terra's dead grandfather and the rubble where Slade's now dead body laid. Beastboy ran over to the girl and wrapped his arms around her. Terra's sobs grew louder then died down till she was completely silent.
"Terra?" Beastboy asked, helping the girl when she wanted to stand.
"He remembered who I was and I got so angry though, I don't think he grasped fully of who I was. He didn't know, he only played the part…well tried to. Can we go home now?" Terra asked starring intently at her feet. She slept most of the way in Beastboy's section of the jet, Beastboy asleep in her lap as a cat. No one disturbed either of them until they reached the tower the next night; Terra slept through the landing so Beastboy had to carry her to his room.
"Goodnight…I love you Terra." Beastboy whispered kissing the blondes forehead then walked out. Opening her eyes, Terra sat up then starred out her window and sighed.
"I'm not ready to be a Titan yet…I have to train more. They'll understand, I will come back and when I do, I won't be weak anymore!" Terra whispered to herself getting up she wrote them all a note then packed her things. Fixing the bed she gently laid the folded note and laid it upon her bed, she refused to let her tears spill over this time. She snuck out the window of her room and ran towards the mountains, she turned to look behind her to see Robin watching her. She gave him a serene smile before turning again and running.
"Be safe Terra…and return soon. Beastboy is going to miss you. He'll be waiting." Robin whispered to himself then went to bed.
The next morning was a quiet sad morning they all were in the living area of the Tower. Robin stood in front of the window with a thoughtful look, Starfire sat on the floor starring watching Silky eat sighing sadly. Raven floated in the air trying to meditate but her thoughts were jumbled and she couldn't, Cyborg stood at the counter trying repair his arm but empty thoughts only caused him to break it more. Beastboy…he sat on the couch reading and re-reading the note that Terra had left them all. He began to read it out loud again.
"Dear Teen Titans, I don't want you all to think that I am leaving because of any of you. I think I should go out on my own again and train my powers, my mind is reeling and only the earth can help me sort them all out. Yes Slade was our enemy and the worst one at that, but…he was still my father and I have this gut feeling. I don't think I did the right thing, but my mind tells me I did. I'm so scared right now that I'm afraid my powers will run out of control and I'll accidentally kill you all.
Robin, you're the best leader anyone could ask for but you have some anger issues. You're still a growing teenager so live your life. I understand you have to hold that professional appearance, but you still need to be reckless at times. So go out and have some fun now and again. That's my challenge to you, and I will hold you to it when I return.
Starfire, one of the coolest aliens I've ever met! You always bring a smile to my face when I'm down. I left my entire makeup bag there for your use. I know you are madly in love with Robin. You're beautiful as is so you don't have to overdo it with the makeup. I bet Robin loves you the way you are. Because you know what, I do, so keep it up girl. You're the best.
Cyborg, the best video game challenger I've ever faced. You are the first one to have EVER beat me in a racing game…other then Jen, but she cheats a lot. You're a very good advice giver, and you've helped through a lot. Don't change, there's a certain someone who has their eyes out for you and you your eyes for them. Don't look at the limitations in life; see what you have in front of you before you loose them. Kay?
Raven, your all a friend and sister could ever ask for. You have no idea how sorry I am for what I've done to you and what I've put you through. Always there for me when I need a crying shoulder, you also gave me a lot of tips on how to keep my powers in control. Though meditating isn't for me, I still meditate…just not when your around. Don't let Cyborg slip through your hands, he's the best you could ever ask for. Just have a little patience, cause I know you have a tone it. Something I had always lacked, patience.
Beastboy, oh it hurt me so much knowing I had to leave you hurt again. I'll understand if you don't wish to be with me. I've done a lot of hurtful things to you in the past, a lot of unforgiveable things. Sometimes I think on how I was even able to get such a wonderful boyfriend who believes in me, and has never given up on me. I'm in debt to you and I promise, when I come back…thing will be much different. Because like a wise person told me It's my life, my choice…It's never too late to change. And they were right, things change, and it's never too late to change them again for the good.
I love you all,
Terra" He finished, setting the paper on the table in front of him he thin cupped his hands together and leaned his elbows onto his bent over.
"I can't believe she's actually gone again." Starfire said wiping tears from her eyes.
"She said she was going to return again right? So she'll be back…I know she will…she has to." Beastboy chocked out, tear drops falling to the floor. He wasn't sure if this time he'd be able to live without her again. He need his other half…his Terra.
There you have it guys, chapter three and this story has just began! WOOT! But yea until next time!