Well, this is Jay: The son of Raven chapter 3! Enjoy this, guys! P.S. I don't hate Starfire btw!
Disclaimer: It's getting sadder to say that I don't own Teen Titans.
Chapter 3: I Don't Learn My Lesson
I watched my son and Raven fly off towards the city. After they were nothing but specks in the horizon, I turned towards Starfire who also gazed at the sky. She caught me staring at her and scowled. I had never seen her so aggravated. Especially at me. The kids were talking rapidly at us asking if Jay was coming back. I told them he might, but I highly doubted Raven would let him go. I then told them to stay outside and I gestured for Star to come with me inside. She gave me a stony nod and we went inside.
After I shut the door I said, "Look, Star I'm sorry. I didn't mean for this to happen."
"Then why did you, Richard? You do not love me?" Starfire said to me in a calmer, firm voice.
"That was 8 years ago, Star. I don't love her, I love you. Forgive me." I pleaded.
"Very well, Dick. But I will have trouble trusting you again." Starfire replied. She walked away into the kitchen to cook. I gave an inward sigh of relief. I was glad that Star took cooking lessons so now no alien food.
When we passed the city, I heard my mom mutter dark insults about Dad in the Azarathian language. Meanwhile, I was worried about how much trouble I was in and what she would do to me. I knew she loved me, but sometimes mothers care way too much.
I looked down at the city, my second view and it was still Thursday. I didn't feel free and excited anymore. I just felt guilty, naughty, and sad. Sad because my mom didn't give Dad a chance to explain anything to her, or even talk. Well, an actual civilized conversation not a shouting match. I turned towards my mom. I knew she had a rough life. She always had to control her emotions and that took a lot of meditation. Mother couldn't show her emotions or else things would blow up when she was young. It always pained her to be cruel to her friends and I could tell when she talked about their life in the Tower. She knew that she was destined to destroy the world from day one and was constantly reminded by the monks of Azarath. Mother thought that she could protect her friends and was reluctant to join them at first knowing what she would do one day. When she brought Trigon to Earth as the Portal, she became a child and my dad saved her from 'down there'. And As Nightwing said, she quit to raise me-her only son. We only had each other. I hate to say this, but I wanted more than this. I couldn't live like this and expect a life with adventure and heroism. There was more that I could do to benefit the world; it had to start with me flying away again.
"Jay, we're home." my mom said in her monotone voice.
I started to go into my room but my mom stopped me. "You are going in the Room."
I groaned. The Room was a power proof cell that prevented me from using my powers. Mother had showed me it before and she had said that it was a temporary cell for villains and if I was in major trouble.
Guess which one it was.
"I'm very disappointed in you, Jay. I hope you learn your lesson."
"I'm sorry, Mother."
I silently walked into the Room and my mom closed the door which automatically shuts itself. I heard some clicks which meant she was putting me in here for a certain amount of time. The sound of my mom's footsteps decreased until there was not a single sound. I sat down. I had to wait to run away again.
"Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!" I yelled. Nothing happened. I decided to meditate and gain more power to try to break out of here, although Uncle Cy said nothing should be able to break in or out. "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos. Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos." I chanted. I waited for 30 minutes, then I tried again.
"Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!" I shouted. Nothing. I was stumped. How was I gonna get out of here?
I meditated for another hour. I was ready to try again. "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!" I yelled. A rush of energy flicked into my body, nothing more. That hasn't happened before, I noticed. I needed to let my emotions go free.
"AZARATH, METRION, ZINTHOS!" I screamed as my body became the dark energy warrior. I punched the walls. They crumbled easily. I looked at the sea and powered down. I smiled. I had done the impossible.
I flew out and tried to stay unemotional since my mom could sense emotions and use my emotions to track me down. I wanted to find my old babysitter, Lola. Maybe she could help since she's the one who helped land me in this mess. I remembered something that could help me…
"Wow! This is your house, kiddo?" Lola asked me, her hazel eyes examining our high-tech cave.
"Yeah! Up!' I cried. She smiled at me warmly. I was 4 years old and I liked people to carry me when I was at that age.
"Lucky! You know what kind of house I have? Guess!" Lola said.
"Whoa! You must be psychic! I actually do. It's in the poorest part of Jump City. It's a baby blue color and it's all broken and damaged. Ugh! But Superman and all those people said we superhero babysitters have to keep a low profile. So I'm stuck with THAT!'
"Hahahaha! You're funny!"
"Actually, I'm not joking…"
End of Flashback
So yeah, my old babysitter lives in a shack. But at least she wasn't a hobo.
I went to Ditch Street (which is the poorest street in the city) and tried to find a broken down baby blue shack. I walked down the road and found many broken down houses. Some looked like they had been ready for Halloween and others wore so worn, I couldn't tell what the color was. Disgusted, I turned to leave. But out of the blue-and I mean literally, the blue-Lola was screaming my name.
"JAY! I'm right here!" she screamed.
"I can see that, Lola. You haven't changed a bit." I said.
"Yeah, I know! Isn't that awesome?" Lola exclaimed excitedly. "So you finally found me in this dump, huh? Where are you going?"
"Titans Tower. To talk to Uncle Cy and I figured that he might want to tell me more about my biological father."
"You mean your daddy? Was he cool?" she didn't like me to be technical.
"Uh, yeah. He was okay. I have 3 really hyper half-siblings by the way and a mean step mom."
"Poor little dude. And this happened…?"
"Are you CRAZY! You ran away the second time today? Does Raven know you're here? OMIGOSH your mom is gonna kill me! Or send me to another dimension which I don't really want cuz I LIKE this dimension! And then you could like, get in MAJOR trouble! Do you wanna die before you're ten?" Lola scolded me.
I sighed and looked mat her with a firm gaze. "I want answers and it took guts to get here. I broke outta the Room-and you know what that is-and I might have to chat with someone other than Cy! Because I want my answers! WHY WOULD MY MOTHER FALL FOR HIM?" I yelled, losing my patience.
Lola looked into my amethyst eyes and nodded seriously.
"Good. I have to carry you if we're gonna fly 'cuz walking is too slow." I explained and I grabbed her arms and took off into the skies.
"Hey kid this is fun!" she cried and laughed.
Lola noticed my stony faced gaze and chuckled. "Have some fun kiddo. I know you are probably gonna get in big trouble but hey, we have to start somewhere."
"Thanks Lola." I thanked her.
"No prob, little dude."
The Tower was right in front of us. The windows gleamed and grass grew on the tiny island. I saw Uncle Cy taking a nap while Dominic and Patty played in the water laughing with delight.
"Daddy! Daddy! Jay is here!" they screamed and woke poor Uncle Cy up.
"Wha-Oh hey Jay how's it goin'?
"Good. Can I ask you some questions?"
"Sure. Who's this little lady?"
I was about to answer but Lola interrupted me. "I'm Lola. One of those superhero babysitters."
"So you are Jay's babysitter?" Cyborg asked her.
"Was before Raven fired me for letting Jay hack her laptop."
Cy laughed. "Yeah, don't mess with her. Come on in y'all."
We entered the Tower. I gasped. It looked a lot like home, so I guess Mother wanted it to look as much as her old home. Using the knowledge that my mom had described to me, the Tower probably hadn't changed. Aunt Bee was lounging on the couch watching Don't Mess with Grandma.
"Oh hey Jay! Where's your mama?" Bee asked me when she noticed.
"Uh…busy. So my old babysitter's watching me."
"What are you doing here?"
"Wanted to talk to Uncle Cy if you don't mind."
"Not at all! Borrow the kids while you're at it."
We all laughed, then excused ourselves into Cy's media room. We sat on the couch. I think my mom said that the media room used to be Dad's room.
"So…" Uncle Cy said, trying to get me to talk.
"Oh. *Ahem* Right. Well, what kind of relationship did Mom have with Dad?"
"Excuse me? Who's your dad?" he asked, trying to look dumbfounded.
"You heard. I know already Uncle Cy. Except how she found him, er, appealing."
"Well, I only knew after you were born. But I know how it started."
Cy started to start about the beginning of the Teen Titans to get Lola caught up. Even though I had grown up knowing these stories by heart, I was fascinated. He gave it more of an…insightful point of view. I learned more about their relationships in greater detail. Then he talked about my mother and father.
"They had a connection. She had been in his mind and his personality was more like hers. Raven and Nightwing were close friends. He was the one that rescued her to help against Trigon. She gave him hope and he gave her hope as well. Man, I thought they were gonna ended up together and I was kinda right. Changeling was all in the dumps when he found out they secretly dated, but because he loved Raven, he never said anything."
"What? Changeling loved Mom?" I sputtered.
No way! Hehehe, that's why Mother always got that strange look in her eye when she talked about him! Reason, my emotion, said.
"Yeah, he did. A LOT. No offense, but when you were born he was depressed. 'Course, he wasn't there I told him." Uncle Cy explained.
"Aw…" Lola sighed. "That's sooooooo tragic!"
"Heh, yeah it was. Is that it?" Cy asked, standing up to leave.
"Actually, one more thing. Where's Changeling?"
I carried Lola (again) towards the city. Uncle Cyborg told me where Changeling was currently staying. The park. He told me Gar liked it there and it felt like home, except people thought he was a hobo in his 'home.'
It wasn't to hard to find a green skinned man with a black uniform with a white stripe going through the middle, a gray belt, and white boots. He was snoring on the bench and slightly drooling. Changeling seemed content.
"Um, Mr. Garfield person dude? Can you wake up?" I asked awkwardly.
Changeling shifted positions and did not seem to have heard what I said.
"Oh gimme a break! HEY MAN GET UP THIS KID IS TRYING TO TALK TO YOU!" Lola screamed at the top of her lungs. She started to poke him and he woke up.
"Hey cut it out! Five more minutes…"
"That isn't gonna cut it!"
"Fine! What do you want?" Changeling yawned as he sat up. Then he noticed me standing next to Lola. I hate being short. His eyes widened in surprise. "Hey, you're Raven's kid, aren't you?" Changeling asked.
"Yup. That's me Changeling." I answered.
"Call me Gar. What's up?"
"Nothing much, Gar." I winked at Lola who grinned. "We were wondering if you wanted to come over to my high-tech cave of a home."
Gar scratched his head. "I dunno."
This is where my card came to play. "My mom's there and she would like adult company…" I coaxed.
"You bet! I mean, sure for the sake of adult company." he finished nonchalantly but I could tell he was excited.
"You two go ahead. I'm gonna walk to my shack." Lola said.
"Bye Lola! C'mon Gar. Let's go see my mom." I smiled. He grinned in return and changed into a raven, happily flying besides me toward home.
It was 6:00 by the time we got to our destination. Truthfully, I brought Gar along for dual purposes; my mom gets her secret love and I don't get into that much trouble. Being a brilliant 8-year-old pays off. We landed in front of the door and I entered the password (we don't have a doorbell). Within five seconds my mother teleported in front of us.
"Jay what were you thinking? Making a fool out of Cyborg's security system which was a bit impressive! How could you run away again?" my mom scolded. I knew she was glad to have me back.
"Hi Rae!" Gar grinned happily as he saw me getting busted.
My mom's jaw dropped. "G-Gar? What are you doing here? How did you find us? Jay did you-"
"Yes he did! You've go quite the kid here! He's awesome. Besides I thought we could chill here and catch up."
My mom gave him a small smile and slightly blushed. "Sure. Jay, why don't you go to your room and do something quietly?"
"Okay Mom. See ya, Gar."
"See ya, Jay."
Wow Jay! He's a little matchmaker! In case you didn't get it he set Raven up with Gar so now they're gonna start dating. See? It's not entirely RobxRae! BBxRae forever!