Disclaimer: I don't own Young Justice.
Author's Note: for the SNAFU (Situation Normal: All Fudged Up) on the Young Justice Fanfiction Challenges forum. Prompt: 'About to be Eaten Alive'.
Also It is a very BIG room. Thought I should make that clear.
EDIT: Noticed 'Delaware' instead of 'was aware' damn iphone...
It was not supposed to end like this. Hell he wasn't even supposed to be in this mess. But there he was, dangling like a silly and amusing cat toy over a giant carnivorous flytrap.
He couldn't stop thinking that Artemis had something to do with this. They only had one mission together before this one and they were in the same room for all of ten minutes. He hadn't fully began to trust her yet.
Anyway, His team was supposed to have his back, but they were no where to be found. The only people in the room were the green villainess and her captive.
"Shhh shhh," the woman cooed to her baby, "Just a moment, you know how mommy likes to play with her food."
The large plant purred with hunger and anticipation as its dinner hanged above it.
"Oh if only the Bat was here to see this," Poison Ivy said as she stroked her hand along the bright yellow utility belt that belonged to the hanging figure, "I'm sure he would like that. What do you think bird boy?"
Robin struggled against his thick and strong vine bindings. He did not respond, he knew if he didn't he would be played with longer, and the longer he was being played with the more of a chance his team would have to save him.
"He is going to be so angry when he finds out you've been turned into plant food," She said bringing him closer and stroking him under his chin, "if I'm lucky he will blame himself for sending you here and off himself! Or better yet, come and seek revenge. Yes, revenge is more of Bats style. He will make excellent-"
"Shut up!" Robin said despite himself as he tried to pull away from her green gloved hand.
Ivy gave a laugh that sent chills down Robin's spine.
"Struck a nerve have I?" She said in an alluring tone, "Well you won't have to worry about that anymore."
With a wave of her hand the vine that constricted Robin swung back so Robin was above the starving plant once again. She turned him upside down and slackened the vines grip just a little.
'Where the hell are they?' Robin thought, beginning to panic. His eyes went to the door on the ledge. There was no noise coming from behind it, or none that could penetrate the loud ringing that was going on inside The boy's ears.
"I'd love to keep this up but I just can't torture my poor baby any longer," she said giving goo-goo eyes to her creation, "Goodbye Bird Boy."
Without another word or taunting remark, she released him from the vines. Robin couldn't help but let out a yell of terror as he plummeted down dowager the chopping monster.
He was then seeing everything in slow motion. A slow a faint sound rang out in the room. Two arrows came at him and he covered his face. They did not hit his face, instead they pierced his cape. The arrows pulled him away from the rapidly approaching teeth and pinned him to the wall. The beast reached a vine up to snatch the boy but two more arrows were shot, this time hitting the plant. Two more came, and two more after that. Robin looked up Artemis was on the ledge shooting her arrows. The rest oh the team just entered and quickly took in the scene.
Kid Flash, Superboy, and Miss Martian all rushed after a now fleeing Poison Ivy. Aqualad advanced on the beast, aiming to electrocute it.
The relief that his teammates brought him did not last long, his cape was ripping from the holes the arrows gave it. The cape tore and once again he was sent falling down toward the yet to be vanquished beast.
He looked up to call to Artemis for more arrows, but she was no longer up there.
"Aqualad!" Robin shouted to the atlantein below. Aqualad's head whipped around, he sent jet of water out to form a slide but was knocked off balance by a vine causing the water to collapse to the floor.
All he needed to do was stand still and regain his balance and he could jump down with his acrobatic skills and help his team.
"Robin!" a voice shouted from below. Robin looked down, their was Artemis with his utility belt attached to an arrow. She shot the two arrows to a place on the wall below him.
He bent his knees and hoped that her arrows were strong enough to hold him - they were. He landed with a thud and almost fell off them. He reached down and put his utility belt back on. He needed to hurry, he could feel Artemis' arrows breaking. He took out a grappling hook and shot it across the room. He swung just as tue arrows snapped and fell into the flytraps mouth.
Robin swung through the air and landed next to Artemis, who was shooting her seemingly infinite number of arrows into the beast.
"Thanks," he said taking out a few birdirangs.
"No problem," she replied curtly, to preoccupied with the mission to focus on pleasantries.
Robin felt the urge to say something else. For his hint of doubt he felt earlier. He also just then was aware he never even welcomed her to the team.
"I trust you," he blurted out as he threw the birdirangs at the gait plant.
This made Artemis stop firing. The randomness of the outburst had caught her completely off guard.
"I trust you too," she said a little confused, "But I don't think now is the best time."
She was right, but it could not wait.
"Just know that I trust you OK?" he said again, "and welcome to the team."
"Thanks," Robin could hear her say softly as he rushed at the thing that tried to eat him alive.
That was easier to write than I thought. ^^
I hope the Artemis thing didn't seem "out of nowhere" or anything like that. It's just that Robin and Superboy never told her in the episode this, and in the next one 'Denial' ROBIN WASN'T EVEN THERE! -angry face- I'M SERIOUSLY GOING THROUGH ROBIN WITHDRAWS! Mainly because no knew episode until March 4th.
Oh you guys should really look at the Young Justice tv series comics. The 0# sounds hilarious and 1# is about Miss Martian and Superboy choosing rooms (cause they freakin' live their!) but Super boy is seeing things. O.o
Reviews = Robin! (I miss him...)
~ Sincerely MNM