I stood up and wrapped my arms around myself. Somewhere, something still did not feel right in my mind. I sighed. They still think I'm fully recovered, only I'm emotionally scarred.
I close my eyes and stand outside of the Cave. The moon is shining on my face as I gaze across the harbour. I could have been lost forever. A tear slides down my cheek. A wail slips out of my throat as more tears escape.
"Artemis?" asks a voice softly. I turn around, tears running down my cheeks. "Wally..." I whisper. He walks over to me and puts his arms...
I had not left the Med-Bay since we had gotten back to the Cave. Artemis was being tested, to see if her mental stability would be okay. I stare at the ground as Martian Manhunter approaches me. He will know. But I'm scared to ask.
"Wally." the martian says clearly, gazing down at me. I look up and frown. "Well?" He clears his throat before speaking.
"It looks as if she will never recover."
I close my eyes slowly. My life could not get any worse. "Uncle Jon!" Megan calls excitedly. "Hurry!"
I blink my tears back. My nightmares are becoming a reality. Another scream echoes in the hallway. I squeeze my eyes shut. "Artemis!" screams a voice. I recognize it as Wally's.
Wally! Where are you? I scream in my mind. I'm terrified. I'm here, where are you?
I don't know! I'm so scared and confused!
There is silence for a moment.
A crash explodes from the room I'm in. I scream and stand up, clumsily reaching for my bow. I have no clue what I'm about to face.
"She doesn't know this is what's best for her." I hear a voice say. I dare not open my eyes to see who has kidnapped me. "And what makes you think that it's best?" grunts a voice.
I should have known he would be behind all of this. My own father, but wait. He questioned this! So who is actually the kidnapper here?
"We need her for our plan. Your new Tigress failed. We can still make her relaspe!" A loud sound echoes though the room. "No you fool! My daughter is too dangerous to relaspe! If she relaspes, the first...
Kid Flash's POV
I slam my fist into the wall. Why is everything so complicated! Nothing is going right anymore. All the fights me and Artemis have, they're all in vain! Always about how much she needs me and how much she loves me. Those aren't things you fight about!
I fall into a chair and lay my head on the table. "Wally," whispers a voice. "Artemis?" I ask hopefully, sitting up. "No." Cheshire steps out of the shadows. "Cheshire!" I exclaim, clumisly stumbling backwards, falling over the chair.
I stare at the table I'm seated at. Wally is with me, as is Robin and Batman. Red Tornado and Black Canary come and sit at the table also. Green Arrow stands in the door, ready to back me up in case I can't continue.
"You may begin when you are ready Artemis." Batman says quietly, looking at me with something I have never seen in his eyes before. At least not when he looked at me. Concern.
I sigh and Wally squeezes my hand in reassurance. "Well," I begin. "To get you to fully understand the Tigress concept, I'm going to have to tell you about...
Kid Flash's POV
Branches and leaves whip my face as I run. Artemis is clinging to me, face pressed against my chest. I see Nikki up ahead, but no Jason. I skid to a halt and Artemis flips out of my arms. Any trace of anger is gone as she rushes to Nikki's side. "Nikki, it's okay. You don't have to be this way!"
I freeze as Nikki speaks. It's not her voice. It sounds metallic, almost hypnotic. "I have to fulfill what you did not. I have to kill him. And him. And you." I look to where she points and she Jason on the curled up on the ground. "Jason!" I yell. He doesn't move....
Kid Flash's POV
I stare at my hands in the BioShip. I tried to warn Artemis about Nikki, but she refused to listen. Maybe it's better if she doesn't know in case Jason lied to me. Jason told me that Nikki seemed to be in a trance after aruging, and that her voice sounded completely different.
Everyone is talking quietly amongst themselves. I risk a glance at Artemis. She is sitting next to Nikki, but not listening to her speak.
She's thinking., I tell myself silently. Suddenly she jumps up and points her loaded bow at Nikki.
I open my eyes to see Nikki admiring my bow and quiver. I'm glad she's my room mate. "You like archery?" I ask sitting up in my bed. She looks over at me. I know why she chose the hero name Sapphira. It's because her eyes are the purest, brightest shade of sapphire. "Yes. I'm an archer." she answers me.
"Great!" I say. "Now there are two archers on this team." Nikki smiles. "So how long have you and Wally been together?" she asks.
I smile. It feels like forever.