(A/N: I know. It's been soooooo long since I've last updated. I really am sorry for that. If you really want to know why, I wrote the reason down below at the end, because I think you guys deserve an explanation.
Anyways, LAST CHAPTER. ZOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. You excited? I AM. I hope you guys like it. Enjoy!)
Jinx awkwardly sat on the counter of the Teen Titans kitchen countertop. All of the hero's that had fought at the Brotherhood of Evil headquarters had all gathered at the Titans headquarters. Jinx took a sip from the bottle of water she had in her hand, as she watched Kid Flash zoom around. A girl, dressed in black and red, approached her.
"You look like you're having fun," She commented, looking Jinx up and down. Jinx looked down. "Is she already judging me?"She thought.
"How could you tell?" Jinx answered, looking at her bottle of water. The girl gave her a smile.
"I'm Argent," She introduced herself. "I like your style,"
"Thanks," Jinx smiled, slowly letting down her guard. "I like your style, too,"
"Jinx," Jinx turned at the voice. Bumble Bee was standing in front of her. "Long time no see," The african american girl gave her a smile. Jinx blinked and felt her smiled widen.
"Yeah, I haven't seen you since... the school was destroyed," Jinx gave a small laugh. Bumble Bee joined in.
"I'm glad you came over to our side," Bumble Bee said, sincerely.
"Did you used to be a villain?" Argent asked, leaning against the counter. Jinx hesitated.
"Yeah, I used to be. Not that I was any good at it," Jinx said, giving a humorless laugh. Argent tilted her head.
"So, what are you now?" Argent asked, bluntly. Jinx blinked. Was she really a hero after a few weeks of not being a villain? Was it that simple and easy?
"She is a Titan," A voice interrupted the conversation. Starfire and Robin were walking up to where Jinx was sitting.
"Sorry, didn't mean to intrude," Robin said, a small smile on his lips. Starfire flew over to Jinx.
"Thank you for helping us," Starfire said, grabbing Jinx's hands. Jinx looked into her eyes: they showed nothing but kindness and warmth.
"It... It wasn't just me," Jinx said, looking down, her ears turning pink. "Kid Flash was the one who brought me. He was the one that changed me,"
"Well, it's a good thing he did," Robin said. Jinx stared at the mask. It was unfathomable, but Jinx could tell that he was being friendly.
"You really... forgive me? After all that I did to you guys?" Jinx asked, looking at Robin who looked at her solemnly.
"Kid Flash says you've changed for the good, and you proved that in battle. I may not trust you right now, but I trust Kid Flash's judgment. What you did before is in the past now. What matters the most is what's going on now. From now on, you're a Titan," Robin said, seriously, as he handed Jinx a brand new communicator. Jinx felt her mouth open wide as she stared at it.
"Oh, please, take it, friend," Starfire said, smiling. Jinx took a deep breath and stared straight into Robin's mask.
"Are you sure?" She asked, hesitantly. Robin gave her another smile and put the communicator in her hand. "Stay in touch, Jinx. You know who to call," He said, waving as both he and Starfire began walking away. Jinx blinked and stared at the familiar communicator in her hand.
"Why are you so unsure of yourself?" Argent asked bluntly. "You don't have any reason to be. My god, girl, have some faith in yourself! Otherwise, you won't be a good hero orvillain,"
Jinx looked at Argent in surprise. Suddenly, she laughed.
"Sorry," She apologized to the two heroes, who looked a little stunned at her sudden laughter. "It's just that... I really needed to hear that," She smiled at Argent, who smiled back.
"Well, you're a better hero anyway," Bumble Bee assured, patting Jinx's shoulder.
"Thanks, who'd have thought I would have made a good hero?" Jinx asked, smiling at Bumble Bee. "Me, the bad luck witch?"
"Luck has nothing to do with it," Argent said, a little shortly. Jinx was beginning to see that was the way she talked: bluntly. She could tell that Argent was the type to always say what was on her mind and Jinx liked that already about her.
"If you really think that your powers determine who you are, than you are an idiot," Argent continued, her red eyes boring into Jinx's pink eyes. "It's you. I mean, you're the bearer of the awesome powers, it's up to you to decide what to do with them. Bad luck means nothing,"
Jinx pondered that. She had always stuck in her own little self pitying world, she realized now. But now, she could see that there was really so much more than the small world she settled for.
"You're right," Jinx admitted, finally. Argent gave her hand a comforting squeeze to show she meant no harm.
"I'm glad that you're on the right side now, Jinx," Bumble Bee said, earnestly.
"Congrats," Argent said, smiling a little. "So... You and Kid Flash?" She asked, giving her a knowing look.
Jinx turned red.
"W-what?" She stuttered. Bumble Bee giggled.
"You guys are an item, right?" Argent asked, leaning forward.
"I saw you kissing," Bumble Bee winked. "Duringthe battle," Jinx pressed her hand to her warm forehead.
"He.. He was the one who converted me," Jinx said, smiling to herself. "I don't know why he did, but he chosesomeone like me,"
"Aw, the chick's in love," Argent said to Bumble Bee, who frowned at Jinx.
"Why did you say it like that? That he chose 'someone like you'?" Bumble Bee asked. Jinx motioned to herself.
"Oh, come on," Jinx said. "Look at me," She gestured at her skeletal body. "He could have anybody in the world and he chose me, a stupid low-grade villain,"
Bumble Bee groaned.
"Why would you even say that?" Bumble Bee shook her head. "Jinx, you're smart and funny. You are so beautiful! Any guy would be damn lucky to have you as a girlfriend," Argent nodded in agreement.
"Seriously. It's not as if he 'chose' you," Argent made air quotation marks when she said that. "If anything, you were the one who let him in your life. You were the one who decided to trust him. He was always chasing you and you finally let him in. So, technically, you chose him,"
Jinx looked at the two heroines that were standing there, encouraging her. She felt a lump in her throat as she smiled at them.
"I guess I'm lucky to have people like you keep me straight," She said, beaming at them. Bumble Bee laughed as Argent linked arms with Jinx.
"You're lucky to have friendslike us to remind you how amazing you are," Argent said, sincerely. Jinx looked at her in surprise.
"We're friends?" She asked, her voice a little squeaky. Argent laughed.
"We're all on the same boat and we kick ass. Might as well, right?" The gothic beauty said, nudging Bumble Bee.
"Don't worry, we'll all hang out. By the way, Jinx, what are you and Kid Flash going to do after this?" Bumble Bee asked.
"Hmmm?" Jinx asked, tilting her head at her.
"Well, now that the Titans are back in Go City, Kid Flash doesn't need to watch over the city for them. So, are you going to move with him to his city, Central City?"
Jinx froze. She realized that foolishly, she didn't even think about the future with Kid Flash. She had always assumed that he would be there no matter what.
"I don't know," Jinx said, looking away. Suddenly, she felt suffocated in the huge room. She looked around the room to try and find Kid Flash but couldn't see him anywhere. Jinx set the bottle of water on the counter and stood up.
"Need some air," She mumbled to the two girls and exited the room. Quietly, she stepped outside. A warm breeze hit her as she walked into the small island that the Titans Tower was perched on. She took in a deep breath as she tried to use the fresh air to clear her head.
The quiet stillness on the island was a pleasant change from the bustling business inside the tower. Jinx walked to the edge of the island and sat down on a large rock, admiring the view. The moon was large and bright. Jinx felt herself mesmerized by it as she gazed into the moon.
Suddenly, she felt another presence. She quickly turned to see a familiar figure standing a few feet away.
"Cyborg," She said, her eyes wide.
"Jinx," Cyborg said, walking closer. He was hesitant, but his voice was sincere. "Can I sit?" He asked, motioning to the spot next to Jinx. Jinx nodded and brought her knees to her chest.
"Wow, it's still weird not seeing you as Stone," Jinx laughed a little, referring to the time when he infiltrated the H.I.V.E. Cyborg laughed a little awkwardly.
"Yeah... Is it too late to apologize for destroying your school?" He scratched his head. Jinx shrugged.
"I was angry at the time. But not because you destroyed the school," Jinx said, smiling her twisted smile. "I was angry for... other reasons," Why was she even bringing this up? Their romance (not even) was way over before it even began. Looking at Cyborg now, she only felt the dull pang of sadness from his betrayal.
"I was angry at you, because it was so easy," Jinx said looking down. "It was easy for you to suddenly leave. Leave everything you worked for. I even enviedyou," Jinx finally looked into Cyborg's eyes.
"I guess... I guess even I wished for a way out. You could've been one of us. But you just left. No regrets at all," She sighed and smiled bitterly at him. "Why was it so easy for you and so hard for me?"
Cyborg leaned back. "It wasn't that easy for me either," He said, solemnly. "That was the first time I felt like I really belonged. My previous school experience wasn't the best and coming to school again made me feel... normal. And I only had one regret," He said, looking at Jinx. Jinx tilted her head questioningly at him.
"My regret was you," He said. Jinx coughed out a laugh.
"Oh wow, thanks a lot," She said, slightly hurt. Come on, they went to a dance together and he carried her books to class!
"Not like that," Cyborg said, hastily. "I meant that I wished that I could've seen that you were looking for a way out. I really regret not being able to see that. I was supposed to be a hero,"
Jinx patted his hand comfortingly.
"If it makes you feel better, I wasn't ready to be saved at the time. I was in too deep at the time. There was nothing you could've done, even if you wanted to," She said, a little softly.
"Do you think... In a different time and place, it could've been me?" Cyborg asked, hesitantly. Jinx paused and looked down. Finally, she turned to Cyborg.
"No," She said, smiling sadly at him. "It could only be him," She said simply, thinking of Kid Flash. Cyborg smiled at Jinx.
"Yeah, I know," Cyborg said, quietly. "In a way, you guys were meant for each other. And... I'm really happy you guys are together," He said, sincerely. The two shared a smile. Suddenly, they heard a throat clear behind them.
"Am I interrupting something?" They both turned to see Kid Flash standing behind them. Cyborg stood up and patted Jinx on the back.
"I'll talk to you later, okay?" He said to her, "It's good to see you on the right side,"
As soon as Jinx saw Cyborg leave, she felt a huge weight lift from her chest. This, she knew now, was what closure felt like.
"Cyborg," She called out. Cyborg turned back. "For what it's worth, I was happy that it was you," Jinx said, honestly. Cyborg gave her a small smile.
"Thank you," He said and walked back inside. Jinx turned to look at Kid Flash.
"Should I be worried?" He asked, taking a seat next to her. He nudged her playfully. Jinx shook her head.
"So, why aren't you there partying with everybody?" Kid Flash asked.
"Why aren't you?" Jinx countered back.
"Looking for you," Kid Flash said and leaned over and buried his face in her neck. "Found you," He mumbled. Jinx smiled a little before clearing her throat. After talking to Bumble Bee, Argent and Cyborg, she felt confident enough to say what was on her mind to Kid Flash.
"Wally?" She whispered. He faced her and smiled at her. His smile lit up his whole face and Jinx couldn't help smiling at him.
"I'm gonna miss you," She said, her smile twisting a little. Kid Flash tilted his head.
"Miss me?" Kid Flash asked. "Where am I going?" Jinx blinked.
"You... You're going back to your city.. right?" Jinx asked, a little hesitantly. "I mean, I knew you weren't going to stay here forever,"
"But.. Jinx!" He gave her a puppy dog look. "I'm not going to leave you,"
"Oh, Wally," Jinx sighed and took his hands. "I really appreciate everything you've done for me. I really do. If it wasn't for you, I'd still be in the H.I.V.E Five. I'd still be lost within myself. But thanks to you, I'm not scared anymore," Jinx paused to take a breath. "I am going to be fine. You are going to be fine. But your city's not. So you need to go back. You don't have to worry about me anymore. I can stand on my own now, thanks to you," She beamed at him. She was really going to miss him. But, she knew she was strong enough to stand on her own.
Kid Flash leaned in to kiss her. "You make it seem so serious, Jinx," He gave her an easy going smile. "You give me too much credit. The truth is, it wasn't me. It was you. It was all you. You left the H.I.V.E on your own. You made your choice. I didn't do anything but be there," Jinx raised an eyebrow at him.
"You know, you don't have to be by yourself all the time. I don't want you to be alone. I want you to be with me," Kid Flash went down on one knee and took her hand in his. Jinx widened her eyes.
"Jinx, come with me to Central City," He was smiling at her but his eyes were serious. "I know it's a big step in our relationship but I want you to be with me," A pause. "I know you'll be fine on your own, but I don't know if Iwill be," He sighed. "Stay with me, Jinx," He said, almost pleading.
Jinx gulped, a slow smile spread on her lips. "You... You want me to move with you?"
Kid Flash nodded, grinning at her. Jinx stood up suddenly.
"Oh my god!" She cried out, laughing. "I mean, are you serious?" She twirled around a couple times to release some of the excitement building up inside her.
"This is crazy! Moving in with you!" Jinx said, smiling widely. Kid Flash stood with her.
"I know," He admitted. "But I'm crazy. And you're crazy. And I have a really good feeling about this," He leaned in to kiss her but Jinx stopped him.
"I have a bad temper," She warned him. "And, I hate cooking. I'm not morning person. I have trouble sleeping, too. Are you positive you want to do this?"
"Jinxy," Kid Flash said, wrapping his arms around her thin waist. "Then, I'll cheer you up. I'llcook for you. And I'll stay up all night with you. Jinx, I'll do anything for you,"
Jinx paused before jumping around again. "Oh my god! I can't believe I'm finally getting out of this city! Wally, I get to see the world, and actually see the world. I... get to have a home," Jinx smiled, looking in Kid Flash's electric blue eyes. Pink met blue. "A real home,"
"Together," Kid Flash said, warmly. Jinx could feel his heartbeat buzzing crazily. He let out another relieved laugh.
"You're going to love Central City! I'll show you all of the museums, my favorite cafe's, the best movie theatre with the best popcorn EVER. I can't wait for you to see the city park there, it's so beautiful! We can have picnic's there," As Kid Flash kept talking excitedly, Jinx just kept smiling. She felt like she was going to explode from being too happy.
"Wally," She said quietly. He didn't hear her and kept jabbering on. "Wally," She said, a little louder. Kid Flash paused.
"I love you," She said, honestly. She had never been so sincere about anything in her life. She had no idea what this constant buzzing feeling in her chest was. She had no idea why every time she was near Kid Flash, she felt butterflies dancing in her stomach. She had no idea why every time she kissed Kid Flash, she felt sparks. Until now. All she knew is that it all had to do with him.
"Oh, Jinx, I love you too!" Kid Flash picked her up and spun her around. "I love you, I love you, I love you," He kissed her on her lips, her cheek, her nose, her forehead, and finally, the lips again. They just stood there, not letting each other go, grinning at each other and kissing passionately. Jinx felt fireworks. Boom boom boom.
"When can we leave?" Jinx asked, after pulling apart. Kid Flash took a deep breath.
"Now," He decided, impulsively. "As soon as possible. I mean, we need to see what apartments are on the market. If we want a good deal, we need to go now,"
Jinx let out another breath of excitement. "This is so surreal," She squealed. "I can't wait. I really can't. I can't wait to fight crime with you, side by side. I can't wait to... to bewith you,"
Kid Flash took her hand in his and kissed it. "Let's go home," He said.
Together, they walked hand in hand, side by side. There were no spaces in between them, no uncertainty, no doubts. "From here on out, we're going into our future, together. Not alone anymore,"Jinx thought to herself. Only good things could come from this. As long as they were together, everything would be alright. She had no way of for sure knowing this, but with Kid Flash by her side, she would take everything one step at a time. Because, being with Kid Flash gave her hope again. He gave her the strength to be who she really wanted to be. Maybe this was all she really needed in life. Jinx smiled to herself. She walked forward with renewed hope, each step getting her closer to her new beginning.
(A/N: Oh my gosh. It's done. It's really done. OH WOW. I finished. Was it worth the wait? I hope so! I'm so sad but proud I finished my first Fanfic!
Yeah I know, a bunch of you guys were expecting some big Robin blowout, but I just don't see Robin as that sort of guy. Yeah, he has a bad temper, and he tends to see things as black and white, but I think people forget that he does have a compassionate side to him and he's not that kind of arsehole.
I had to add in that Cyborg bit. I think they both needed closure. :)
I know it's been a while since I last updated but it was a lot of personal reasons. I had to go through a treatment process for depression and self harm. It was a really dark time and I couldn't find time to write. But I'm better now, thank goodness!
I would like to thank everyone who read this for their kind reviews. I'm so happy and grateful! Without you guys, I would have never found the strength or confidence to finish this story. So thank you guys. There is a saying out there that I would like to say: Even though a writer paints the story, it is the reader that makes the tale breathe and come alive.
Thank you so much. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Anyways, you'll see more of these two! I'm putting them in my other story Behind The Grinning Mask. So make sure to check them out! Other upcoming projects: I'm toying with a Xiaolin Showdown story. We'll see how this goes. Review please!)