"To day was supposed to be the day!" I snapped, of course Icicle didn't care because he is the cause of my good day gone bad. Okay let me back up a few minutes so I can explain.
My name is Avery Jordan, and I live in Coast city with my adoptive dad Hal Jordan. My birth parents, not sure where they are and I don't care. Moving on I'm a Garden Goat Capricorn, sixteen years old, I am also the amazing Blue Lantern side kick to Green Lantern. Anyway, I'm in downtown Coast City, in my costume which materialized over my normal clothes, so my costume consists of blue knee length coverers, black leggings, a blue ruffled skirt, a black tub top with my lantern symbol on my chest and a black masked around my eyes turning my amber eyes into a bright blue. My blond pixie cut hair, had a black head band with a blue iris flower on the right side.
Back to the battle, so Icicle is using his ice gun thing-I really don't care what it's called-and I used my ring to create a shield deflected the ice creating piles on either side of me. Hal told me to wait for his signal but really he wanted to test my hope-power...any way I've been standing here for what feels like hours, when Icicle was finally shot with a green light, sending him in my direction. Dropping my shield, I made a large baseball bat and stood ready to strike, and swoosh Icicle when flying again back to Hal but before he could catch Icicle I shifted my bat into a lasso and hand it wound tightly around Icicle with a hard tug my lasso hog tied Icicle.
"I win." I told Hal as he stood on the other side of Icicle, we waited for police came and toke Icicle away.
"Don't get cocky." Hal told me, watching the police haul Icicle into a truck to be taken away.
"Sorry I forgot that, that was your job." I teased.
"We should go before you're late." He japed.
"Yeah cause to days the day!" I sang then blasted off towards the Hall of Justice Hal laughed and flew after me.
Landing in D.C I saw Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Aqualad, Green Arrow and Speedy staring at the 'Hall of Justice', Robin noticed me first greeted me with a smirk-cause the boy wonder doesn't smile-and wave, Aqualad gave me a polite smile, while Speedy congratulated me on being the second to last pair to arrive. Jerk.
"I still beat Kid Flash." I stated, unlike the others me and Roy worked together allot since Green Lantern and Green Arrow are friends.
"Today's the day." Batman stated, putting a hand on Robin's shoulder and Dear Lantern! He smiled!
"Welcome to the Hall of Justice." Green Arrow said.
"Headquarters of the Justice league." Aquaman added.
"Ready for your first look?" Hal asked looking at me.
"That's why we're here." I told him.
"Aww man." I smirked as I saw Kid Flash arrive. "Even Blue beat us."
"What can I say but, 'Sorry rabbit but this is a turtle race'." I said quoting Eminem, and Robin laugh while Aqualad look confused, Speedy was smirking and Kid Flash wanted to snap but our mentors stated to walk towards the H.Q.
As we got closer, we were surrounded by tourist, they were talking loud and taking pictures of us as we walked by. It wasn't too long till I made the mistake of looking towards the crowed and was blinded by the flashes. I managed to get tripped by my feet; I quickly closed my eyes waiting for impact and embarrassment but thankfully Aqualad and Speedy grabbed my arm subtly and balanced me out and surprisingly no one noticed. Thank Lanterns.
"Careful." Roy teased lightly as we kept walking neither released my arms. "Last thing you need is to kiss the pavement."
"Are you alright?" Aqualad asked acutely sounding concerned, he then released my arm but Roy decide to keep hold by lower his to my hand. My ring sensing my needs caused my mask to grow at the ends into a point to cover my cheeks and blush. Roy saw this and smirks, great.
"I'm fine! Thanks!" I said smiling brightly at Aqualad.
"Ready to see the inter sanctum?" Green Arrow asked Roy drawing his attention from me
"Born that way." Roy told him, squeezing my hand.
"I'm glad we're all here," Aqualad noted. Was he always this polite and sweet? Not that I'm complaining.
"Have all five sidekicks ever been in the same place at the same time?" Kid asked, and that's when Roy dropped his hand.
"Don't call us sidekicks, not after today." Roy snapped, he never did like being called that, but I never did see it as a big deal. Must be a guy thing.
"Sorry first time at the hall I'm a little overwhelmed." Kid admitted, holding his hands up in a 'don't hurt me' jester.
"You're overwhelmed; Freeze was underwhelmed, why can't everyone just be whelmed." Robin asked.
"Why not completely whelmed?" I asked as we ended the Hall, I was shocked at the size of the statues of the Original members.
"What do you think?" Hal asked me.
"I still think you're ego is bigger," I answered. "If that's even possible."
"Robin, Speedy, Kid Flash, Aqualad and Blue Lantern. Welcome to the Hall of Justice, you know have unlimited assessed to the gym, our full stock galley and library." Why was my name said last?
"Make yourselves at home." Flash stated. I quickly noticed that there were only three chairs which Kid Flash and Robin quickly states, Aqualad sat in the third seat he was about to get up and offer me a seat-cause he was just like that-but I sat on the arm chair next to him and he stopped getting up.
"Quick debriefs, to discuss the confidence of five ice villains attacking at on the same day. We shouldn't be long." Batman stated.
"That's it?" Roy asked, stalking towards our mentors. "You promised us a real look inside, not a glorified backstage pass."
"It's a first step. You have been granted access few others get," Aquaman said.
"Oh really?" Speedy gestured to the glass panel on the wall. "Who cares which side of the glass we're on?"
"Roy, you just need to be patient," Green Arrow said, stepping forward.
"What I need, is respect," he growled, turning away and facing the others. "They're treating us like kids. Worse, like sidekicks. We deserve better than this." Roy looked at us, and I turned my head refusing to meet his gaze. "You're kidding, right? You're playing their game? Why? Because you think they play fair? Today was supposed to be the day. Step one into becoming full fledged members of the League."
"Well, sure...but I thought step one was a tour of the HQ..." Wally trailed off confusedly.
'He knows something.' I thought, still not looked up.
"Except the hall really isn't the League's HQ!" I was right-but I don't want the cookie. "I bet they never told you it's just a false front for tourists and a pit stop for catching zeta-beam teleported tubes to the real thing; an orbiting satellite, called the Watchtower."
I looked up to see our mentors turned on Green Arrow who looked a little nerves, thought I would too if I was on the reseeding end of a bat glare. "I know, but I thought maybe we could make an exception." Batman's eyes narrowed menacingly, Chills . "or not."
"You're not helping your cause here, son," Aquaman spoke. "Stand down, or –"
"Or what? You'll send me to my room? And I'm not your son, I'm not even his!" Speedy glared, and pointed to Green Arrow. "I thought I was his partner...but not anymore." Speedy threw his hat down, before addressing the others. "I guess they're right about you four, maybe you're not ready."
I should be sad about this but I wasn't instead I was mad, Oliver did a lot for Roy and he was turning his back on him and he expected me to do the same, if it wasn't for Hal I'd still be on the streets or in some foster home I owed Hal everything and Roy knew this.
"Avery?" Roy asked quietly. "I know you, you can't be serially considering staying?"
"If you honestly think I'd betray Green Lantern like that, then you really don't know me," I told him standing up from my seat, "I'm staying,"
"Fine." He snapped, walking past me.
"Fine!" I yelled back, and I felt my heart break I wanted to cry but I stopped myself. I curled my hands into my fist trying to stop my rising anger.
An alarmed sounded drawing the eyes away from me, thank god. "Superman to Justice League, there's been an explosion at Project Cadmus; it's on fire." Superman voices came from the giant moniter on the wall and trust me when I saw giant I mean giant.
"I've had my suspicions about Cadmus. It may present the perfect opportunity to –" Batman said but was cut of by Zatara joining the party on the screen.
"Zatara to Justice League!" he gasped. "The Sorcerer of Wotan is using the Amulet of Aten to blot out the sun. Requesting full league response!"
Batman paused, "Superman?"
"...It's a small fire. Local authorities have it under control," he replied.
"Then Cadmus can wait." Batman quickly turned of the screen and start to contact the other members of the League. "All League members rendezvous at Zatara's coordinates." He turned to the four of us. "You four stay put."
"What? Why?" Robin exclaimed.
"It's a league mission." I states, turning to face our mentors. "And we're not league."
"You're not trained –" Flash tried to clarify but Kid cut him off.
"I meant you're not trained to work as a part of this team," he finish, gesturing to Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and himself.
"There will be other missions, when you're ready," Aquaman stated.
"And when will that be?" I scoffed, great I was letting Roy's words get to me.
"For now," Batman glared not answering my question. "Stay put."
After that our mentors left us, not even five seconds left before Kid opened him mouth. New recorded.
"When we're ready?" Kid repeated, and began pacing. "How are we ever supposed to be ready when they treat us like...like sidekicks?" He's starting to get on my nerves.
Aqualad frowned. "My mentor, my King...I thought he trusted me."
"Trust? They don't even trust us with the basics! They've got a secret HQ, in space!" Wally shouted, throwing up his arms.
I kept quiet not wanted to speak of this further, Hal earned my trust but know I'm wondering if Hal and Green Lantern where the same person.
"I have a better question; why didn't we leave with Speedy?" Robin questioned looking towards me; of corse the sidekick of the worlds greatest detective-second to Sherlock Holmes...Cumberpatch-figured out me and Roy were together.
"Why didn't you leave with him?" Kid asked me, glaring at me. Does everyone know? Well maybe not Aqualad the spilt second confused look was a hint.
"Hal's earned my trust, and I can't walk out on him." I stated glaring right back.
The room was silent until Aqualad spoke up tentatively, "What is Project Cadmus?"
"Don't know..." Robin trailed off, before a sly smirk formed on his face and he dashed toward the computers. "But I can find out." He began to type a series of codes into the computer.
"Access denied," the computer spoke.
"Wanna bet?" the Boy Wonder snickered, entering a few codes. Not wanting to be out of another loop I walked up to Robin.
"Whoa," KF gasped, amazement showed all over his face. "How are you doing that?"
Robin grinned. "Same system as the Batcave."
"That seems like a stupid mode." I voiced.
"Alright, Project Cadmus," Robin began. "...Genetics lab here in D.C. That's all there is."
"What's so special about it," I asked.
"If Batman is suspicious, then we should investigate."
"Solve their case before they do," Aqualad said, "It would be poetic justice."
Robin shrugged. "Hey, they're all about justice."
"But they said to stay put."
"For the blocking out the sun mission, not this!" he pleaded, excitement evident in his voice.
"Wait, are you going to Cadmus?" Wally asked excitedly, grabbing his friends shoulders. "Because if you're going, I'm going."
"Like hell I'm staying here." I told them I really wanted to get out of here. "Aqualad?" I asked the older teen, blinking slowly like I do with Roy when I talked him into doing something stupid that will get us in trouble.
"So just like that, we're a team on a mission?" Aqualad asked us with a small smile.
Robin gave him a determined look. "We didn't come for a play date."
"Question how do we get there?" I asked, already floating with ecximent.