Summary: Her wings were not just clipped, but painlessly removed from her body. But when she realized what they had taken away, she could feel the pain of each feather being ripped slowly off of her body. They had taken her flight, they had taken her freedom.

Okay, this is my first fic, so please be kind (but any and all constructive critisism is welcome)! Just a heads up, this is a Superboy x OC, Robin x OC, and Speedy x OC. So if you like a certain pair with any of these guys, sorry, but please at least read it, and have an open mind.

Disclaimer: I do NOT own Young Justice. If I did Superman would accept Superboy, maybe not as his son, but as some one who needs guidance. Or at least not look pained being in the same room as him.


I felt foggy. My head was clouded, and I couldn't remember where I was. I groaned and got up, well as up as I could. There was a metal bar right above me holding back what looked like rubble from falling and crushing me. The bar should have crushed me, with everything on top, but it was leaning against something. A pod. It must have crashed down, hit the pod, broke the glass on it and kept everything from crashing down on me.

I had cuts and bruises all over, from where glass and rocks fell on me. I was wearing a loose white dress from what I could see in the dim light, moonlight, perhaps. It was torn and stained red in some areas with blood from the cuts.

I ignored the gross feeling I got when I realized some one changed my clothes and tried pushing on the bar to no avail. It didn't even budge. The moonlight was coming in through cracks where the rubble was thin. I could hear voices, not in my head thankfully, but from outside.

I scratched at that area and it came tumbling down, giving me a way to escape. There was more in the way, but I climbed up removing them as I went along. My feet felt very sturdy on the debree, and to my surprise I easily found good footholds.

As soon as I pushed the last rock away I heard, "I AM SUPERMAN'S CLONE!"

"We'll, uh, we'll figure something out for you. The league will, I mean." I thought I heard Superman say to a boy in a white jumpsuit. It looked like he sported a Superman Crest, but it was torn and I couldn't see well, but Superman was there.

Feeling relieved at seeing a familiar face I stood up and called out, "Hey, Superman! You are still so great with words. Why're you being so cold to the guy?"

After I said that I realized pretty much the entire Justice League was there: Batman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and a bunch of others whose names I couldn't remember because of the foggy feeling. I tried to remain neutral as I saw Black Canary. Then I noticed they all looked surprised. I looked around and saw the destruction around me. It looked like an entire building had collapsed. I saw Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad looking pretty banged up.

"Oh gosh!" I said and crumbled to the ground. "This was not me. I swear. And you know I don't do that lightly. Or rather, ever." I could see all of their faces form into the same look of disbelief and confusion.

"Okay, then. I'll show you this weird therapy thing worked," although it didn't. No one helped me like they were supposed to, but I didn't need it anyways. I was already in control. I jumped up, but something caught on my foot, and I fell straight into the rubble.

"Oppsie, guess I need to pay more attention to my surroundings," I laughed it off. I tried again, and fell again. My eyes got wide with fear. I looked at my feet as I tried taking off again, but my left foot wouldn't leave the ground. But nothing was holding it.

What's going on, I thought.

We sealed your powers. You are a stepping stone in CADMUS' path to Victory.

"What?" I asked my head and to Superman. I thought he said something.

"Who are you?" he asked.


Authoress' note: Thank you for reading this far! I hope you enjoyed it. This chapter was short, but I really like it and I'm quite proud, especially because of the mystery of it all. I didn't describe the heroine, or give her a name for a reason, but don't worry, I did not forget. It will be revealed next chapter. You'll probably get to know a bit of her background, and how she got into a CADMUS pod. Any ideas? Please review, I'd love to read your likes, dislikes, and constuctive critisism is always welcome. This is my first fic, so any advice would be great.