Sorry it's been awhile. If you're reading my other story, Perfect Time and Place, I'm in the process of writing new ones. The old Jr. high ones were unsalvageable except for the last one which i wish to save foe later. Plus my newest book has been priority number one lately, and doing nicely. well this is the first of a chapter story that I kinda stole part of from the comics plus some BB back story I made up. Enjoy
Me and Raven walked side by side down the street. It was a pretty good day, sunshine and all. But I was not in the mood for good days, Slade was on the loose and seen in this area.
"Beast Boy, you ok?"
I glanced over at Raven and for a split second, I felt guilty, than even angrier. This so called man took the first girl I cared for and corrupted her, than he goes and takes one of my best friends so he can give her to her devil father. He hurt Terra, than he tormented Raven, if I caught him, he was three ways dead. Even if I would have showed mercy, the beast wouldn't. I smiled my goofy smile. "Yeah Raven, just a little tired."
She gave me a look that plainly said she didn't believe me, but I still did my best to act the part. "Ooh, this place has good drinks, and I guess it does sell some books. Wanna come by here afterwards?"
Her face was still but I could tell from her eyes, she smiled on the inside, a tintsy little bit. "It is a book store doofus."
"Oh, so that's why they sell those books. I thought it was just a drink shop."
She rolled her eyes. "After, you know how Robin gets when Slade is around."
I scratch the back of my neck and put on a look of nervousness. "Yeah, he does go a little crazy doesn't he?"
She just stared in front of herself, I knew it had to do with the whole Slade thing. We all had bad beef with him, some more than others. Ya know, Robin once said I was a lucky a lucky one, that none of these villains were after me. I told him that it was because I tend to stay back, truth is, my villains don't stick around, and I try not to involve anyone else. The Brotherhood of Evil was too big for just me, but this job, I beat him a couple of times, I'll finish it now.
"So, what were you doing out here?" Her eyes meet mine, and I knew she wouldn't believe anything I said.
"It is May Beast Boy. You need a better one than that."
I pouted, she was not amused. "Well no fair, you can do that freaky magic thing and read my mind anyway."
"I would never do that, but I could feel the hate steaming off of you. Do you really hate him enough to look for him by yourself?"
I got angry, really angry. An animalistic growl came from my mouth. "After what he did to all of you, you don't?"
"Hate makes good people do stupid things Beast Boy. If I hated him like you seem to, I could destroy the city."
I looked at her wonderful, stoic face. She was brilliant, but dumb when it came to emotions. Me, I always knew how to deal with mine without telling too much. "Focus the hate and you only destroy one target. You're not the only one who could destroy something in a hate filled tantrum. Trust me."
She looked at me almost amused it seemed. "Could you destroy me?"
That's when all my anger drained and sadness replaced it. "No more than I could Terra."
"Is that where all this hate comes from? What happened to Terra?" Her face was almost sad.
"If that was the only thing, I would only capture him."
Her eyes widened into a look of horror. Not a look that you had to be friends with her to recognize but very obvious to everyone. Her voice even came out as a gasp. "How did you know where to look?"
I looked over at an old abandoned school house. He was in there. "An old friend. I was surprised that Robin found out where and sent everyone out. Shouldn't have been but I was."
Just then, the youth center down the street exploded, causing an uproar all around us. "Come on Beast Boy. We can talk about this later." With that she flew off toward the raging fires. I wanted to go with her. Wanted to make sure everyone would be ok, but I knew who was responsible. I don't have the book smarts like Robin and Raven, nor Cyborg's vast intelligence. I can't quote books and I don't see clues real good, and I don't even know how to know more than one language and culture like Star, but I'm not stupid. Call it instinct if you wanna. Slade was behind this, so we would go and see, giving him an opening to run. Not this time, he was mine.
Once I knew Raven was far enough not to see me, I took the tracer off of my belt and set it on the sidewalk and ran into the building. Luckily I didn't have to go far to find what I wanted. Slade was casually strolling toward the entrance, probably so he could gloat while we were busy with the explosion. He didn't count on the little green one going rouge. "Sup Slade. Going somewhere?"
His hands came from behind his back and in front of himself. He was surprised, but I didn't think it would be this easy to get the drop on him. "Beast Boy, how 'nice' to see you." I rolled my eyes at the sarcastic 'nice' part.
"Not really for you, but me? Oh it's real good to see you. Let's drop the formalities. Do you know why I'm here?"
He straightened his back, hands back in his military parade rest pose. "Let me guess, Robin sent out his pet dog to sniff me out? Maybe Raven wants to find me and used the idiot who never leaves her alone to find me? No, it has to be so you can demand me hand Terra back to you, memories and all. We went through this Beast Boy. She does not want you."
I growled and bared my fangs. "None of the above. The two most dangerous kinds of men are the ones with nothing to lose, and those who have something to protect. Too many times you've made me one or the other. No more. I was never the direct victim but I have been the one hurt most by you over the years. You made my life hell, so I'm going to send you there! Revenge and making sure you never hurt them again!" I morphed into a boar and charged. I wouldn't stop this time, all bets were off.
He jumped to the side last second. I quickly morphed to an anaconda and struck at him, he caught my head and I wrapped around him, squeezing the life out of him.
He gasped out in the pain. "I heal too quickly, and you are not strong enough boy."
I surprised him, would have surprised my own team, when I hissed out. "Now where'ss the fun in jusst killing you. Feel my pain." I morphed into a gorilla and grabbed his arms. I squeezed them till I felt them snap, and just to make it worse, I kicked his gut hard as I yanked back.
I let him drop, he hit his side and hurt his arm even worse. Morphing back to a human, I knelt down to his eye level. "I want you to know exactly who it is who killed you. The one left behind. The one who mourned the losses you caused. Not the ones you aimed for but the one left behind, every time." I growled as I picked him up to his knees by his head. "The hero inside of me says that this is wrong, but the beast wants your blood. Just so you know, you called it, not me."
He coughed and gave me an amused glance with his one eye. "I did look over you. You would have made an excellent apprentice."
My eyes glazed over for the evil I was to do. "Better men have tried."
I was too busy putting out the fire by directing the water from the hydrant with my powers to notice much. I just had this nagging feeling in the back of my head that said something was wrong. I was not even paying attention to the other titans as they saved the last of the people from the building and started to help me put out the fire. It was not until Robin asked me that I realized that someone important was missing and doing something very wrong. "Hey Raven. I thought Beast Boy was with you. Where did he go?"
My powers lost control and started going haywire. Lamp post shorted out, newsstands burst and threw papers everywhere, and even a dog flew through the air to be caught by Starfire. "He is going after Slade."
Robin and Cyborg flew toward me. "What!"
Cyborg started to dance around. "Man, oh man, oh man! He can't do that, what if something happens to him?!"
Robin pulled out his communicator. "Beast Boy respond." No reply came. "Best Boy, answer me." still nothing. He tapped on it for a little bit. "The tracer says He's in the same place as when the explosion happened. We have to find him. Slade could kill him."
They all looked at me and gasped at my glazed over, horrified eyes and face. "No, he is going to kill Slade."