WWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO LAST AND FINAL CHAPTER OF RETURN OF THE NIGHTMARE!
Hold on. Let me relish this for a sec.
98 pages. 28, 422 words. 29 chapters. and so many faithful readers and reviewers who have stuck it with me since the beginning.
I'd like to take this moment to give a special thanks to a handful of said readers.
SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO:
the strong silver flower
Sadie Aurora Night
my best and awesomest amiko, Phantommouse1115, who as of a while ago has moved to GhostRat.
and the amazing Jay'sWings, who has been with me since this story's conception and has been helping me with character development and just...everything. I give a big thanks to her.
AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO REVIEW THROUGHOUT! I THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVING SUPPORT AND DEDICATION!
HERE IS THE FINAL CHAPTER OF RETURN OF THE NIGHTMARE!
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Moving On
Slade's gone…he's really and truly gone.
Robin woke up to a dark room, and could almost swear he could see Slade lurking in the corner, but anything he thought he saw disappeared the minute he blinked his eyes. He sighed.
"I'm gonna just have to get used to that," he muttered under his breath.
Groggily moving out of bed he stumbled in getting dressed into uniform, glanced quickly at the device which had held Slade's message, and then walked clumsily out towards the main room, where the Titans were all sitting around the couch anxiously. Starfire looked around then saw Robin enter, and squealed.
"Oh Robin! Why did you not inform us of your awakening? You should not be moving around!" she worried, flying over to assist him, which caused him and the others to smile wearily.
"I'm fine, Star, but I appreciate your help," the leader replied, taking her hand. Starfire led him down to the couch where he was gently, but firmly hugged by the rest of the Titans. Robin was caught off guard, but accepted the group hug without rejection. After everyone pulled back (Beast Boy was pulled off by Raven), Bruce came in, joining the teens.
"How are you feeling?" Raven asked, glancing at Robin carefully.
"Like I woke up…from a really long and horrible dream. And trying to stabilize where I am now. That everyone, everyone's here, and okay," he said, looking down slightly, mentally cursing himself for acting so emotional in front of the team. Everyone smiled warmly. Robin turned around, and embraced his foster father in a hug, a tight loving hug. "I can't thank you enough, Bruce," he whispered softly. "After all this time, just…it means so much to me." Bruce smiled and stroked Robin's ebony hair.
"You're not just my "ward", Dick," he whispered in return. "You're everything to me. You, and Alfred and all of our rag tag family. You all are everything to me. I'd be a horrible father if I didn't come." He pulled away from Robin. "Now," he said in a louder voice than the whisper. "As much as I would love to stay here in Jump City, I have to get back to Gotham." He glanced to the five teens, looking up at him in awe and, for some reason, familiarity. Bruce smiled inwardly. He must remind them of Robin, the way he acts as a leader. "But I extend an invitation. All of you are welcome to stay in Gotham with me at any time." Beast Boy's eyes bugged out.
"y-You mean, like in the BATCAVE?! STAYING WITH BATMAN!?" Beast Boy hyped, giddy with excitement. Bruce smiled, and patted the green changeling on the head.
"Yes, but you may call me Bruce. The Bat Cave isn't suitable for hosting guests, so you'd be staying in my home." Robin smiled.
"We'd love to. I'll let you know in advance when we will want to stay, then we'll assign another Titans group to patrol while we're in Gotham," Robin explained, before placing his hand on the still-fanboy-spazzing Beast Boy.
"Well, see you soon, then," Bruce finished after a moment of brief silence. He ruffled Robin's hair, to which he blushed and playfully scowled, and then simply left. Afterwards, there was a longer moment of a more awkward silence, which was then broken by Beast Boy.
"So….since Slade's permanently out of commission, who wants to celebrate with pizza, ice cream, tofu food, and all out video gaming?!" Raven groaned, Starfire squealed in delight, Robin simply smiled, and Cyborg pouted.
"Well, grass stain, I'll take everything but the tofu food!" he joked, hitting Beast Boy's shoulder, causing the green boy to frown.
"Come onnnn Cyborg, just this once! You've never even tried tofu beforeeee!"
And so they went on, while Robin, Starfire, and Raven sat on the couch, enjoying the show. Raven turned to Robin.
"Are you sure you're going to be okay?" He paused, thinking, staring into space.
"Yeah," he answered finally, chuckling at Beast Boy's attempts to force a tofu burger down Cyborg's throat. "I will be."
I will be.
Aaannnd that's it! *fanfare ensues*
I'm so relieved, and also sad it's over, but I know that with ROTN's completion I can pursue my many other fanfics and finish them as well! I can reach the stars!
Oh yeah XD
*in the DaddyBats Mobile* so, why don't we stop at McDonald's, Nightingale? I mean it's on the way...
Nightingale: sure, why not? Sounds good to me!
Slade: *inside thermos* NOOOOOOOO THE HORROR OF FAST FOOD GET IT AWAAAAYYY
Me and Nightingale: *evil grins as we pull into the drive thru* Uh yes, we'll take a large of everything on the menu, since you no longer super size (whehehe I can use my authoress powers to supersize)
Slade: NOOOOOOOOOOOO! THE HORRROOORRRR!
Me: *restrains Slade's soul, which I now am able to make eat food, which is now supersize* EAT THIS BIG MAC! HAHAHAHAHAAA
Nightingale: YESSS AND THESE DOZEN CHICKEN NUGGETS
Slade: BLSGJSGJBGNSJGSJ *choking down unhealthy food*
Me and Nightingale: MWAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAA~!
Me: NOW to the real destination! XD
Slade: *can't talk since choking, is thinking* OMMYGODDD WHAT NOW
*magically makes DaddyBats mobile fly into the clouds, where appears the magical land of Care-A-Lot, filled with Care Bears all ooh-ing and aah-ing at the car*
Me: AAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA! *releases Slade in a large cage made of clouds and gives him to the Care Bears* Have fun with Slade, and make sure to hug him every time he tries being evil!
Care Bears: oookkaaaayyyy! :D :D :D
Well Nightingale, I'm sad to say, but this is goodbye. *salutes farewell*
Nightingale: *salutes back*
Well everyone, I hope you've enjoyed this fanfiction and I also hope you continue to read/write fanficion and review! And Also I hope you all continue to read my fanfics, as there will be many more :D
~DarkMousyRulezAll, signing out!