Disclaimer: I don't own Teen Titans
A/N: IS THIS AN UPDATE? You know, only like 3 weeks late. It's so sad I had to reread my own fanfiction because I forgot what it was about ... I've come really close to deleting all my stories, because they aren't quality enough. But I'm not that terrible of a person to leave you all hanging, soooooo I will finish this, then hopefully the next thing I write is better. So I'm trying to wrap this up, but I honestly have no idea what's going to happen. If it's only just a dream ... that'd be such a troll ending I don't even. Hmmm ... leave a review on how you think this should end? I hope this chapter isn't too disappointing !
Sofia Michelle: Thanks for R&R as always ! ... and whoops shhh you didn't notice that ^^
TheRedDragon19: I'm surprised no one has killed me for killing them yet ... BB is alive... for now ;)
RavenBowie, Kichi93, and DyingWarrior: Thanks for reviewing, I hope you guys like this chapter !
His least favorite Titan, if truth to be told. The smiling fanboy never took things seriously like he did. And now, Beast Boy was going to have to get serious, whether he liked it or not.
The fallen boy wonder crept into the warehouse. Inside, in the back corner, a bubbling green liquid oozed in a clear tank. Robin stared at it calculatingly, then perched on a ceiling beam, waiting.
Before long, he arrived. Beast Boy took the bait. All it took was a simple letter.
"I have Starfire. Pier 49. Don't show up and she'll end up like the rest."
Show up and you'll end up like her.
The green Titan looked around, terror and anger apparent in his emerald eyes. "Robin? Come out, I'm here! Where's Starfire? Don't hurt her!"
Each step took him closer to the radioactive goo. Every step took him closer to his death. Robin waited until the changeling was close, then jumped down to kick him into it ...
When he was grabbed by an iron grip from behind. The ex-hero struggled, but whoever it was, he blocked his movement easily. Too easily. Almost as if he knew his moves.
The stern gaze from the cowl glared at him, his cold voice shaking fear into everyone that was in their right mind. Unfortunately, xenothium poisoning didn't leave people in their right minds.
"Are you coming quietly?"
Robin only looked back at him blankly, still trying to shake him off.
Suddenly, the swing of a bostaff was heard. The bat jumped back, letting go of the boy in the process. Robin, clad in orange and black armor, got up slowly and walked over to the wielder of the staff.
His mirror image.
The bat's grip around his utility belt tightened.
Slade and Batman stared at each other, silently, calculatingly.
"I'll deal with you later." was all the mercenary said before defending himself as Batman charged. The two, matched almost evenly, went at it.
Robin turned back to Beast Boy and attacked. But instead of shifting into an animal, he shifted into
The real Beast Boy was behind him, off to the side with Black Canary and Superman hovering protectively around him.
The apprentice snarled and whipped out a weapon from his utility belt. The Flash immediately moved, grabbing the device to see ...
A small low power grenade.
It exploded in his hand, sending him hurtling against a beam. The entire building shuddered, groaned as Robin hurtled himself at Superman. The kryptonian easily took the blow, then was about to punch the boy when a flash of green light made him stagger back.
"You carry kyptonite around?!" Just like Batman ... with Slade's ruthlessness Black Canary looked at him in horror, then opened her mouth to scream. The distance would kill the boy wonder, but ... It had to be done.
The supersonic scream was stopped by the leader of the justice league.
"No. Let me."
Martian Manhunter stepped forward, then looked at Robin, who was still holding the kryptonite. The boy gave a choked gurgle, then collapsed limply.
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman had come to Batman's aid, lassoing Slade as the Bat finally knocked him out.
The Justice League and Beast Boy looked down at the unconscious pair, both chained.
"...Take them back to Arkham." Batman turned away. Diana reached out for him, but he walked away quickly, disappearing off into the night.
Was it really over? Was the fight truly done?
Was things normal and alright now?
Robin woke up with a gasp. He was sitting in the middle of a padded cell, back in his straitjacket. His attention however, was drawn to the green Titan standing on the other side of the room. A look of pain flashed over Robins face.
"Beast Boy. I'm sorry. I'm so so sorry."
"Sorry won't bring them back."
"I know... I..."
"They told me about your xenothium poisoning. You were hypnotized. Tell me, Robin, are you ... Still there? This ... This is all some sort of dream, right? Any moment now, I'll wake up, and Cyborg will be making breakfast, Raven will be hovering in the living room meditating-" his voice cracked as tears appeared, sliding down his cheeks. He didn't seem to notice as he went on "-Starfire will be watching Cyborg cook, and you'll be standing in front of the coffee machine, making that nasty stuff ... Right?"
The last word was a sob.
"...right?" The changeling whispered again, watching Robin through tear filled eyes. Neither moved until a whisper broke the silence. A whisper that the changeling thought he'd never hear from his friend. Two words that should not ever be applied to the boy wonder. Liquid welled up in the ice blue eyes, threatening to spill over. And it did, just as Beast Boy felt his own cheeks getting wet.