Disclaimer: Characters owned and operated by DC comics, used without permission and without profit. No copyright infringement is intended. The song "If You Could Only See" is copyright the musical group Tonic, it also is used without permission.

Author Notes: A tiny plot hole: Cissie King-Jones has gone on this mission as Arrowette even though she is no longer an active part of Young Justice if Anita and Lobo are on the team.

* * * * *

If You Could Only See
By Gen X

* * * * *

If you could only see the way she loves me...


So it all happened so fast, you see? Badda bing. Badda boom. Isn't that just the way life goes? You think that for one moment you can get some peace, that the roller coaster ride just maybe has stopped, and that's when you go a-hurtling through the loop-de-loop.

It was cloud nine, I'm telling you. In a word: bliss. The odd thing was I couldn't even tell you when it started. One moment she's my stalker, then my teammate, my friend, my girlfriend, and all the while she just started to be more. More and more important to me. I blissfully gave her little bits of my heart and she gave me all of hers.

So yeah, to say she's important is an understatement. The understatement. Of the century.

She's just Cassie. Everything she does is Cassie. No one can imitate it, no one can duplicate and I wouldn't want anyone to try. Only she can smile like that, or frown and pout. And then there's this look, you see? She gets it every so often. Usually about trivial stuff but sometimes about the serious mushy stuff. Her eyes light up, her voice changes slightly, it's not a reaction you can fake. It's something real and spur of the moment and just Cassie. That's what it is: the Cassie look. So that's why I'm doing this.

I ain't the Kid for nothing and I'm not going to let the last visage of her be that determined snarl she fixes on her face when she's fighting. So I'm going back, simple as that. Ain't no one gonna stop me.