A.N. I was having kind of an off day today, but then Karma222 sent me a really awesome review, so I felt good enough to write. This chapter is darker than the last one. That one was about embracing your differences. This one shows results of the actions done to kids. Please enjoy.

Artemis walked leisurely up to the stage, her thoughts occupied. She had enjoyed the last song, but she thought that it was just a little perked up for the topic they were singing about. She wanted people to know what it really meant.

The crowd, still high from the energy of Gaga, went all out in their cheers. She gave them an awkward half smile and picked up the microphone Miss M had left.

"Stole by Kelly Rowland. Understand the actions you do," Artemis said. The excited flow of the crowd disappeared as they heard the angry bitterness of her voice. The DJ started and almost immediately, the sound of the music seemed to land on their shoulders, dragging them down.

He was always such a nice boy

The quiet one

With good intentions

He was down for his brother

Respectful to his mother

A good boy

But good don't get attention

Hot hurt anger steamed beneath her words, but even more noticeable was the underlying pain. The crow's buzz was gone. They couldn't move, breath, in fear something was going to erupt from the song.

One kid with a promise

The brightest kid in school

He's not a fool

Reading books about science and smart stuff

It's not enough, no

Cause smart don't make you cool, whoa

With a growing dread of everyone watching, they could see where this was going. They all wanted it to stop, but they couldn't. It was as if something was slowly eating away at their insides.

He's not invisible anymore

With his Father's 9 and a broken fuse

Since he walked through that classroom door

He's all over primetime news

A girl near the front, in the hospital section, closed her eyes and whimpered. It was the only sound that could be heard aside from the song. Artemis placed her dark eyes on her. The girl's head was wrapped in bandages. She seemed to be trembling.

Mary's got the same size hands

As Marilyn Monroe

She put her fingers in the imprints

At Manns Chinese Theater Show

She coulda been a movie star

Never got the chance to go that far

Her life was stole

Now we'll never know

No no no no oh

Miss M stared at Artemis on stage. And she understood know why Artemis had warned them. A tear slipped down her face.

They were crying to the camera

Said he never fitted in

He wasn't welcomed

He showed up the parties

We was hanging in

Some guys puttin' him down

Bullying him round round

Superboy couldn't explain the empty feeling he got from this. Where he went to school, everyone seemed to get along. Is this how everywhere else was like…?

Now I wish I woulda talked to him

Gave him the time of day

Not turn away

If I woulda been the one to maybe go this far

He might have stayed at home

Playing angry chords on his guitar

Speedy was probably one of the only people who understood why she seemed so attached to this song. Star City was a pretty clean city compared to most, but the teens were seething mass of anger. She had briefly gone to school there and then went back to her regular high school at Gotham. It was hell on earth there. He knew. He'd been there too.

He's not invisible anymore

With his baggy pants and his legs in chains

Since he walked through that classroom door

Everybody knows his name

Aqualad felt a strange surge of protection as he watched the anguished expressions of Artemis. She seemed to be trying to repress painful memories. He knew that she could kick any ones butt who tried to pick on her, so how come she was so upset over this? Maybe there was someone there she couldn't save…

Mary's got the same size hands (Oh)

As Marilyn Monroe

She put her fingers in the imprints (Ooh)

At Manns Chinese Theater Show

She coulda been a movie star (She coulda been a movie star, oh)

Never got the chance to go that far

Her life was stole

Now we'll never know

(Now we'll never know, oh)

KF admitted he and Artemis had never really gotten along as heroes, but as people, he considered her a sister. He would rather die than admit of course, but that didn't stop his feelings as he saw her pain. He wished he could make her roll her eyes, smirk, punch him, anything! She just needed to lose that dark, grief stricken face that clawed at his heart.

Greg was always getting net from 20 feet away (20 feet away)

He had a try out with the Sixers

Couldn't wait for Saturday (Saturday)

Now we're never gonna see him slam

Flying high as Kobe can

His life was stole (Stole)

Oh now we'll never know

Robin knew exactly what she was going through. He had seen that look in his own eyes. Seeing someone being beaten to death by another person. Physically, mentally, spiritually, he'd seen it all. And by the looks of it, so had she. But at least he Alfred and Batman. He knew her well enough that she was by far too proud to tell anyone about this, to let anyone comfort her.

Now we'll never never never know

Mmm now we'll never never never never know

Stole (Stole)

Oh whoa yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Green Arrow watched her singing with a sad expression behind his mask. Everyone else was staring at her with surprised expressions. Green Arrow ignored them all and just looked at Batman. The Dark Knight stared back. GA's expression was that of pained confusion. Batman sighed, but he understood.

Mary's got the same size hands (Same size hands)

As Marilyn Monroe (Oh)

She put her fingers in the imprints

At Manns Chinese Theater Show (She was gonna be a star)

She coulda been a movie star (Oh no)

Never got the chance to go that far (Never got the chance)

Her life was stole (Stole, stole)

Oh now we'll never know

(Now we'll never never know, no)

The audience wanted to get away. The horror seemed just to build and more than half of them had tears in their eyes or coming down. The girl Artemis had noticed was shaking and covering her ears. Artemis kept her eyes glued to that tortured face.

Greg was always getting net from 20 feet away (He had game, oh)

He had a try out with the Sixers

Couldn't wait for Saturday

Now we're never gonna see him slam (Never see him)

Flying high as Kobe can

His life was stole (Stole, oh)

Oh now we'll never know

(Now we'll never never know)

A nurse quickly helped the girl up and they headed back to the hospitals. The girl continued to cry silently as she was led away. Artemis felt the tears building up behind her own eyes, but she refused to let them fall.

Oh no no no

Yeah their lives were stole

A sharp silence followed. Artemis quickly dropped the mike and headed down, her fists clenched tightly. Her friends stared at her in sadness as she arrived. She clenched her fists tightly, but refused to give a comment. She looked at Aqualad.

"It's your time," she said. He gave her a final sad look and turned to go up.

A.N. I REALLY hope this all made sense to ya'll. This chapter means a lot to me. Please review and tell me what you think.