The people came down, accompanied by an ‘old friend’. It was Red Arrow.
“Apparently, you guys don’t know the meaning of: leave and don’t ever come back and stay out of my way” I growled
“Phantom, we’d like to know if you wanted to join our team” offered the one I saved.
“Who are you?!” I asked
“I am Aqualad. This is Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Super Boy and Artemis. And Red Arrow, you already know” Aqualad introduced
“Great, now leave” I said. I started to usher them out. They didn’t budge.
“How about a deal. You beat one of us, and we stay out of your way. We beat you, and you join our team” Aqualad offered. I considered for a moment.
“Fine. But just to make it a fair fight, it’ll be me versus your strongest teammate” I shook his hand.
“Are you sure? I trained with Black Canary herself” Super Boy asked
“I’m sure I can hold my own” I smirked. I took off my cape and belt. I clicked some buttons on my computer and a caged arena popped up around us.
“Let’s just get this over with” I sighed. He ran at me. I dodged out of his way. I kept dodging his attacks.
“Stand still and fight!” he exclaimed. What he didn’t know was that I was studying his techniques and attacks. This time when we punched I caught his arm and flipped him over. I held down and held his wrist at an angle so if he moved, he would hurt it.
“So, you give up?” I asked. He struggled, but his wrist was at a too awkward angle for him to get up.
“So? Do you?” I asked
“I give” he muttered. I let him up and he shook out his wrist. Suddenly, a massive weight jumped on top of me. It held on to me as I struggled against it. I flipped backwards and landed on my back. I did this numerous times until whatever was holding onto me let go. I turned to find Super Boy on the ground. I put my foot on his chest and held him down.
“Give up” I insisted
“Why don’t you?” he asked
“Because I’m fighting a winning battle. You are not” I pointed out
“Prove it” he managed
“I am. Who’s keeping whom down?” I said
“True, but you haven’t faced our strongest member yet. Together, we are one. That makes our whole team our strongest member” Aqualad pointed out. I let Super Boy up.
“Okay. Me verses the seven of you” I said