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It's been six months sense I was forced to become Slade's apprentice. At first I fought, I was stubborn; I wasn't going to go down without a fight. But as time went on, the beatings got worse, the training got harder, and the Titans didn't hold back. I can take the beatings and the hard trainings, but the day the Titans started treating me like any other criminal was the day I fell apart.
I was given the order to steal a priceless ruby necklace that belonged to Cleopatra. It was a pointless mission, Slade just wanted me to get out and do something. I wish he hadn't. Everything was going smoothly till half way through the mission when the Titans showed up. Normally they try to talk to me, to see if they could get me to come back. But this time was different, they didn't say anything, they just glared. Then Cyborg shouted what used to be my line Titans Go!. And they did and they didn't hold back. They hit me with everything they had. I almost didn't make it out of there.
I failed to get the ruby necklace and Slade was furious with me. But I didn't care; all I could think about was how they didn't care. How after all we've been through they just gave up like it was noting. Slade beat me for not retrieving the necklace, but I think he went easy on me. He could tell I was close to tears. He let me have a quick dinner, something he never did when I fail a mission, and sent me to bed. That night was the first night I cried myself to sleep sense my parents died.
That night I went into a deep depression. I didn't talk, except when absolute needed, which was maybe once a day. I stopped eating. Only eating enough to satisfy Slade; he wouldn't let me leave the table unless I ate something. I was constantly fighting back stupid tears that kept reappearing for no reason. I could be sitting and eating dinner and my eyes would start to water. Or I would be watching T.V and my eyes would water. It was a constant battle. I became a zombie, just trying to get through the day. The only emotion I had left was sadness, the rest were just gone.
I didn't think Slade noticed my changed behavior, or maybe he just didn't care. Either way I was shocked when he sat down by me when I was watching TV. I was allowed to watch one hour of TV a day. Normally I didn't watch anything; I just stared as a stupid random show played. Slade felt me alone, this was my personal time. He never came in and told me I could and couldn't watch. He just left me alone. But today was different. Today he did come and sit down. I barely noticed.
"So, Robin, what are we going to watch?" He asked. He didn't really care what we watched he just wanted me to say something.
I just shrugged and handed him the remote. He didn't say anything as he took the remote and started to flip through the channels. After about ten minutes of flipping he finally landed on a TV show called Supernatural. It was a show that I used to watch with Raven every week. I suddenly felt like someone kicked me in the stomach. Then my throat started to ach with suppressed sobs and hot tears invaded my eyes. I tried to hide it from Slade as best as I could, but he knew. He reached across and rubbed my back in small soothing circles. It only made me feel worse.
Half way through the show, Slade finally spoke, "Robin, you need friends."
I was confused and shocked at that statement. When I first became his apprentice he kept insisting that I didn't need any friends, all they did was get in the way and hold me back. A spark of hope flickered through me. Maybe Slade would let me have contact with the Titans. I knew it was a long shot, but I didn't want to screw up any chances that I had. I quietly and politely said, "I thought I couldn't have any friends."
"You can't have superhero friends, but you can have villain friends," Slade said bluntly.
The disappointment came crushing down on me like bricks, but I didn't let it show. I was proud of that.
"I'm enrolling you into Hive Academy. There are plenty of kids your age that you could become good friends with," Slade explained.
I didn't have it in me to argue, but is said, "What if I don't want to go?"
"You don't have a choice. You need to socialize with people other than Wintergreen and myself. You need to get out of this depression. Friends will help you with that. You start tomorrow so get plenty of sleep," with that Slade got up and left.
As I climbed into bed I tried to think of all villains that went to Hive Acadamy. There was Jinx, Mammoth, Billy Numerous, Gizmo, SeeMore, and Kyd Wykkyd. I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of any at the moment, I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
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