Something that popped in my head while I was lying down letting my imagination run wild. See what you think. I LOVE Jinx…. But I love Jinx and Kid Flash even more.
Note: Throughout the story I may refer to Kid Flash as Flash. Just as a nickname. It is not referring to THE Flash.
Disclaimer: I do NOT own Teen Titans, Jinx, Kid Flash, or Madam Rouge. IF I did, there would be a lot more romance stuff between Jinx and Kid Flash.
You're different. Jinx mock mimicked Kid Flash. Jinx was stalking to the warehouse where said person was supposedly hiding out. When she got to the entrance she stood there for a moment. She didn't see anything right off the bat but she figured she would let her eyes adjust before she entered; just to be safe. She was about to step in when a figure popped from behind a crate.
"Jinx? Are you… you?" The figure asked. It was Kid Flash. She jinxed the water pipe causing it to burst under him, sending him flying in a wet mess.
"What the heck is that supposed to mean stupid?"
"Yep it's you." Kid flash sighed and leaned back against the crate his hair soaked and dripped onto his face. His breathing was labored. She took a few steps in, he looked terrible.
"What? Out of wind? Tired Kid Flash?"
He laughed and held up a finger to her in the known 'one second' sign.
She huffed and folded her arms as he pointed at her. "For the moment, but I'll be back and running in no time."
She shook her head and chuckled. "Ha… no you won't."
She pulled out the containment level4 and held it in front of her. "I'm not going to let you. Nobody makes a fool of me and gets away with it. Madam Rouge is MY 'hero' my role model… and you made me look like an IDIOT. I'm turning you in this time; you won't get away this time Kid Flash… not again."
Kid Flash slowly slid up the crate coming to a standing position; he looked as if he still heavily relied on the crate as he continued to lean against it.
"Jinx… you don't have to hurt people to feel good about yourself."
He looked at her. He wanted her to understand. She was different from other villains, she could be good. She could be a titan.
"You think this has to do with feeling good?" He kept looking at her. "Don't you think I would have tried to be good at first? I'm BAD luck Kid Flash… I can't be good. My powers are MEANT to be bad… I don't have a say in the matter."
"But you do… You can use those same powers against the…" he chose his words carefully he didn't want her to turn him off. "… The bad guys. Same powers, different targets… different purpose."
He kept eye contact with her for a while before he started to grow weary again and lowered his head to his chest, fighting the urge to sit down again. He watched her on the corner of his eye. She kept her eyes on him for a time then looked to the device that she still held in her hands.
She looked back at him, "What if I can't do it? I've never been able to help… only hurt. I don't wanna try and then be let down. I won't be able to come back… I'll have nowhere to go."
He looked back at her. "Then you and I… we'll never give up on trying. If you don't get it at first we keep trying. I won't give up on you… I know you can be good."
"I suppose it won't be hard to…" She started to lower her arm and with it the device fell to her side. She wasn't going to use it on him.
He smiled as tamely as he could. On the inside he was singing and jumping and doing a retarded dance, he refrained from doing it on the outside. He was certain if he did, that alone would change what Jinx was thinking. She would probably turn on him just to spite him… or just to shut him up.
Apparently he did a rather good job with his tame and charming smile because she smiled in return; one that was tired and weak but it was still a smile.
She has a pretty smile…
Behind her he saw a shadow… his smile fell and in return so did hers. Before he could even warn her, Madam Rouge and stretched her arm out and snatched the device from Jinx's hand. No sooner had Madam Rouge's hands got a hold of it did he feel a sharp pain rip through him as he fell to his hands and knees; struggling to stay upright.
Jinx whipped around at the weapon being ripped from her hands. There stood Madam Rouge, holding the device and before she could say a single word Kid Flash's scream resounded in her ears. Everything seemed to go in slow motion at that point on.
She turned around to see Flash on his hands and knees sweat beading on his brow and dripping to the ground, evaporating once the sweat hit the net.
"That's just on level one." Madam Rouge was only a couple steps behind her now, her voice filled with anger and hate. It sent shivers down Jinx's spine, it actually frightened her. She almost laughed at how quickly things changed. From calling Madam Rouge her role model to being afraid of her. "Let us see what happens on level 5…" Madam Rouge almost purred.
She was enjoying this and it sickened Jinx to the very core of her being.
Jinx whipped around. "You're hurting him!"
"That's the point little girl!" Madam Rouge spat.
Jinx looked at Kid Flash again then back at Madam Rouge. "STOP IT!"
Madam Rouge struck Jinx hard in the face throwing her to the ground.
As Madam Rouge continued to raise the power Jinx watched helplessly as Kid Flash lost more and more strength, she could tell that he wanted to scream but was refusing to.
Her heart clenched at the sight of his pain, without thinking she jinxed Madam Rouge; the villain and the device flew into the wall. Jinx got to her hands and knees and started to crawl around looking for the device. When she didn't find it right away she began to panic.
Kid Flash gave in and screamed; her heart seemed to stop and before she did anything else she stood up and ran towards him.
She slid to a stop next to his body her hands hovering over him. He had fallen into a fetal position, shaking violently. She didn't know what to do.
"Oh Flash I'm so sorry. It's all my fault… I shouldn't have…"
"You made a big mistake…" Madam Rouge was standing at her 8 o' clock… and she was holding the damned device.
"Turn it off! Do whatever you want to me but let him go!"
"No." The evil woman flashed an even more evil smile.
Jinx was on her in a second, tackling the woman to the ground. The device flew out of the dangerous villainess' hand and slid across the floor.
Flash let out a whimper as he curled up into himself even more.
Jinx got up off of Madam Rouge and ran over to the device and reached for it, but Madam Rouge outstretched her arm and grabbed her legs, sweeping them from under her. She fell face first on the ground, her hands making a slapping sound with the cold cement floor.
She cringed at the pain that shot up her arms and knees but refocused on the device that was only inches from her. She managed to get her hand around it from where she was on the floor and jinxed it; causing the whole thing to burst and break into hundreds of pieces.
She smirked as Madam Rouge screamed her protest. "No! You INSOLENT girl! Do you see what you've done? You will regret your decision!" With that Madam Rouge ran from the warehouse.
To the Brotherhood to tattle no doubt. Jinx figured.
She slowly pulled herself off the ground and started to dust off, crazy lady… I can't believe I thought of her as a mentor. I mean really what kind of mentor is she. I bet that Kid Flash will be a much better-KID FLASH!
She ran over to his prone body; he was still shaking slightly, she hesitated to touch him in fear of hurting him.
"Kid Flash?" She whispered. "Oh God…"
She carefully maneuvered him so he was cradled in her arms; with his head in the crook of her left arm and her right arm wrapped around his waist. "Kid Flash wake up. Please." She removed her hand from his waist and brought it up to his red hair, still wet with water and sweat, she ran her fingers through the wet strands.
"Jinx…" He mumbled but did not really move or even open his eyes.
"Kid Flash… open your eyes, look at me." Please please PLEASE be okay.
"Jinx I'm tired."
Jinx frowned. " I know. Your safe, you can rest now. I'll keep you safe…"
"C'mon… I gotta get you out of here." She grunted as she moved them both to a stand. He was light but he wasn't that light.
As they walked Kid Flash thought about all that had happened. How Jinx had come to capture him, had a change of heart and then fought to save him. And NOW she was taking him somewhere, scratch that, carrying me somewhere...
His thoughts were interrupted as they came to a stop and walked into a dark room.
"Where are we?" he asked, he cursed himself for how weak he sounded.
"My safe haven away from the Hive Five. Nobody knows about it."
With Flash's arm around her neck and her left arm around his waist they made their way to her safe haven, after she told him where they were she brought him to her couch and laid him down. He moaned; and she ran her fingers down the side of his face, and left to get him so water. When she came back he was exactly how she had left him; pale, weak, and covered in sweat and water. She came up next to him and knelt down on the floor.
"Here…" She brought the glass up to his lips as she held his head up. He took the water greedily trying to drink as much as he could before she took it away.
"Hey, hey. Not so fast. I have more, it's not all the water we have." She let him finish the water in sips and then set the glass down on the coffee table behind her. She put the back of her hand on his forehead and then let her hand slid down the side of his face again with the back of her fingers. She smiled a bit when he leaned into her touch. She got up to get a pillow and blanket for him but was stopped when he grabbed her wrist.
"Don't go! She'll come back!" She sank back down next to him.
"Sshh, she won't hurt you. I promise. I'm not leaving you alone. You didn't leave me… and besides," she put her hand on his face. "You have to make me good remember?"
"Okay…" He whispered. She got up again but this time he let her go and get the blanket and pillow. When she came back she put the pillow under his head and covered him with the blanket, making sure he was comfortable. Then she set up a sleeping area for herself next to him on the floor.
"I'll be right here." She whispered. She was answered with deep breathing. Good he fell asleep. He needs it. She rolled over on her side, her back facing Kid Flash.
Kid Flash was lying in a fetal position on the floor. He wasn't moving, not even a slight twitch.
"Kid Flash…" She breathed. She ran over to him and cradled him in her arms. He didn't even stir.
"Kid Flash! Wake up! Open your eyes. C'mon Kid Flash!" She shook him a bit. "Kid Flash! Wake up. She's gone! You're safe now! You have to teach me to be good now… you gotta make me a hero! Flash please!" She shook him again this time harder. When he still didn't wake she began to cry. No… no he can't be gone… he… no. I was too late. "NO!" She screamed and held him close. "NO no no no no. Flash get up! Wake up Kid Flash"
She jolted awake and instinctively threw a punch at what was attempting to hold her arms.
"OW! Thanks. What a day! First I get captured and almost killed, rescued, and then punched in the face by the very person that saved me in the first place." Kid Flash held the bridge of his nose with his pointer finger and his thumb. He was sitting next to her on the floor, where she had been sleeping.
"Oh Kid Flash! I'm so sorry… I didn't. It was reflex… I'm… oh my god. I'm so sorry. I'll go get some ice…"
Kid Flash grabbed her arm again as she attempted to get off the floor. "Hey I'm fine, I can handle a broken nose." He smirked and she punched him in the arm. "Ow! Hey... Okay I MIGHT have deserved that."
"Wow for someone who was near death just yesterday you seem just like yourself." She huffed and raised her eyebrows.
"Hey you can't keep a good guy down… especially when they're good looking." He winked at her.
She rolled her eyes. "Whatever."
"Are you okay?" the concern in his eyes would have made her sick just yesterday morning but now she thought it was… sweet?
He looked uncomfortable and nervous, like he was afraid of what was to come next.
"You were having a nightmare." He closed his eyes, as if preparing for a hit to the head. Or a Jinx.
"Yah, I'm fine. I mean… I wasn't… but I am now." She smiled when he opened his eyes and looked like someone just told him that Adolf Hitler was a fantastic guy who loved all people and had a puppy named Jew and married Mother Therissa.
"Right. That wasn't the answer I was expecting." He furrowed his brows and rubbed the back of his neck before shrugging it off.
After a moment of comfortable silence Jinx spoke up. "I'm glad your okay Flash. I thought I had lost you yesterday."
"I had a good doctor…" They both smiled "Wanna talk about your nightmare? Sometimes it help-"
"One step at a time… I'm not going from secluded and anti social to telling you about all my feelings."
She smiled again as he held up his hands in defeat comically, "Alright cool. Understood." He smiled.
Kid Flash stood up and gave her a hand, she took it and got up as well.
"You want some breakfast she asked?"
She laughed, "Good. I know this great diner. They got EVERYTHING."
"Perfect." They left her haven and started for the diner.
IMPROVED AND EDITED VERSION!