Song is When It Rains by Paramore.

I don't own anything except the plot.


And when it rains on this side of town
It touches everything
Just say it again and mean it
We don't miss a thing

They never expected this to happen, none of them.

All of them had their suspicions of each-other, the only one who still remained calm and collected was him. Maybe that was why they were in this situation in the first place.

There was nothing they could do as all three departed, no one made a move to stop them. No one knew how to stop them without hurting him.

They all knew none of them had the strength to stand up to him. Not with these revelations.

You made yourself a bed at the bottom of the blackest hole
And convinced yourself that it's not the reason
You don't see the sun anymore

They watched as the boy gave one last glance at them before joining the others on the helicopter, all of them too much in shock to notice the glint of something in the boy's eyes.

Regret.

Maybe it was good that none of them saw it because then they would have been more confused than they were now. Maybe it would have given them hope, but there was no way to know.

And oh, oh, how could you do it?
Oh, I, I never saw it coming
And oh, oh, I need the ending
So why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

The first one to react was Wally, he took off in the direction of the helicopter but by that time it was long gone. Too far even for him.

When he returned no one bothered to say anything in fear of the poor speedster blowing up at them. Artemis made no snarky remark to him, nor did he to her.

They just stared ahead as they all piled up into the bio-ship and headed back to the mountain, keeping their thoughts to themselves.

And when it rains
Well, you always find an escape
Just running away from all of the ones who love you
From everything

They didn't have an explanation for the boy's actions, he was just gone. A new question haunted their thoughts; how would they explain this to the mentors?

You made yourself a bed at the bottom of the blackest hole
And you'll sleep till May
And you'll say that you don't wanna see the sun anymore

His mentor, along with the rest them would be back at the Mt. Justice. Waiting for the team's information to arrive.

A simple covert mission they had called it, when did a mission ever turn out simple for them? For any of them?

And oh, oh, how could you do it?
Oh, I, I never saw it coming
And oh, oh, I need the ending
So why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

When the mentors would ask for an explanation they would have none to give, all they would be able to give would be cold hard facts. He was gone. He was the mole.

Take your time
Take my time

Anything. That's what they would have done to change that night's events.

Anything to make their teammate come back to them; to make him see reason towards his actions.

Take these chances to turn it around
Take your time
Just take these chances

Maybe if they had been quicker to react they could have talked him out of it, make him see the error of his ways.

But they didn't, they knew the second he boarded the helicopter they had lost him for good. And that would cost them all dearly.

We'll make it somehow
And take these chances to turn it around
Take my...
Just turn it around

How could they remain a team when the one who held them together was gone? How could they survive the guilt of losing their most values member? Why hadn't they noticed the signs?

He had been acting strange since the team had fought Sportsmaster and Kobra. Why hadn't they realized that something had happened to him during that time?

It was only until now that they noticed his strange behavior towards all of them.

The biggest question now, how did they get to him?

There had to be some point in time that Sportsmaster or even Kobra had talked him into doing this, some point where he was alone.

As their thoughts drifted the matrian made an announcement that they were arriving and everyone looked at her.

They noticed the tears falling down her face, of course none of them looked any better.

None of them had any sliver of hope in their hearts.

They silently waited as the bio-ship was landed and the doors opened.

The first person they were met with was Batman, followed by the rest of the league.

Wally didn't bother to say anything but left the room with a cold glare on his face.

No one spoke for a long moment until Kaldur cleared his throat. "I am sorry, we should have known."

With the words finally spoken Megan crumpled to the ground, letting out huge sobs.

Her uncle went to her and helped her up, leading her out of the room.

"How did this happen?" Superman asked no one in particular.

"We don't know." Kaldur spoke again. "We should have seen this coming long ago."

There was nothing you could have done to predict this, son. No one could have done anything." His king reassured him.

"He's really gone, I can't believe it." Artemis murmured grabbed her bow in both hands and made a quick decision. "I quit." She said it loud enough for everyone to heard before dropping her bow on the floor and turning to leave the room.

"Artemis." Black Canary and Green Arrow spoke up.

No one made a move to stop her as the zeta-beam transported her back to her home, her last words echoing throughout the mountain. "Don't try to stop me. This team won't be the same without him and we all know it."

With that the impact of the situation finally hit them all head on.

There little bird had flown away.

You can take your time
Take my time

This was officially mean to be a one-shot but if enough people like it I'll make it into a full story.

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