Worth part VIII
Looming in the gap in the wall was a huge mutant similar looking to the one Superboy was fighting. They were no longer fighting though. Nobody was.
All of the red-robe-monks faced the gaping hole in the wall. A huge mutant much like the one Superboy had been fighting stood in the hole. From the tears in his prison uniform and layer of drywall on his clothes, hair, and skin, he had been the cause of the hole. He was glaring at Superboy.
Beside the mutant was a very tall, very ripped man. He wore black pants with a golden, snake head buckle and belt, red gloves covering the leingth of his forearms, and a red cape with a hood much like a snake head.
"Kobra," I heard Aqualad mutter.
"Children," Kobra said, stepping forward, "causing problems again I see." He motioned to his two hulking mutant friends. The gray one closest to Superboy grabbed Kid Flash, who had stopped running circles around the group of annoyed monks, by the collar and grabbed something from his hand.
He tossed KF to the side were Artemis and Becca caught him. The mutant presented his prize to Kobra. When Kobra held it up, I realized it was the disc shaped Weapon.
"Well," he said, "this has been fun, but I have other... Business to attend to." He turned to go.
"No!" Scarlet yelled beside me. An inferno of flame erupted next me were she had been standing. I stepped backwards as did Gravity Boy and Aqualad. As if it were a signal, the jr. heros jumped into action.
Scarlet launched a burning ball of flame at Kobra. Unfortunately, one of the mutants stepped in front of him at the last moment and was hit instead. Fortunately, we once again had Kobras attention.
"Kill them all," he ordered, clearly irked at the attempt on his life.
Once again the battle resumed, but we were no longer on the defensive. Scarlet cleared a path to the others and we hurriedly regrouped. Now only a few feet seperated us from Kobra. "Cyrus, Shade," Aqualad ordered.
"Occidere!" Becca and the brunett yelled. The gray mutant's eyes rolled back and fell to the ground. Artemis unleashed a hail of arrows on the closest wave of monks, Aqualad was bashing another group with a water-hammer, Robin chucked explosives, while Kid Flash knocked more to the ground. Though Becca and Cyrus looked winded, they delivered tiered kicks, punches, and a squick of useful magic here and there. Superboy was back to wrestling, this time with the other, charred mutant. Scarlet and Lucas stood back to back, seemingly determined to hold their position. I glimpsed all this in a moment before racing after Aqualad out the gaps.
Once back in the hall, we chased Kobra down a set of corridors. He sped ahead of us, though we managed to keep him in our sights. Kobra slammed through a door and I checked my mental map, realizing where he was leading us.
"Aqualad," I said as we approached the door, "he's going to the roof." Sure enough, the door led to a staircase. Looking up, I saw that Kobra was already far ahead.
"He'll get there before us," I said.
Aqualad's eel tattoos pulsed with light as water swirled beneath his feet. "Hop on," he said. Slightly uncertain, but with no time to argue, I stepped onto the spring as we shot up into the air. We arrived at the top just as Kabro ran through the roof access.
We ran after him and blinked in the harsh light of day.
"There's nowhere to go, Kobra," Aqualad stated, "Give us the Weapon." I had a wierd sense of de jas vous, realizing how similar of situation was compared to my predicament the night before.
"You do not understand its power," Kobra yelled, "It is not a toy for children to play with." Only then did I notice the thudding of rodars in the distance. He was stalling.
"What makes you think you understand it's power?" Aqualad yelled back, taking a small step foward. He had notice the sound too.
"I understand it to a far greater extent than you ever will," Kobra responded. The helicopter came into view, the wind churning the air. Aqualad shot a turrent of water at the chopper, but it veared away with ease.
The chopper lowered slightly and Kobra leapt into its open door. Aqualad and I sprinted up to it, but it hovered over the edge, too far a jump for either of us.
"So long," Kobra said, waving the Weapon in his hand. A sudden wave of anger rushed through me as the helicopter rose into the air.
Out of pure instinct, I yanked a throwing knife from my belt and projected it at his wrist. The knife spun in the air. Kobra gave a surprised yelp as it hit its target, dropping the Weapon.
I realized my mistake as the black disc fell toward the ground. Panicked and without thinking, I leapt off the roof, clasped the case in my hand, and fell toward the canopy of trees. I was aware of a wail of defeat, a thudding from the chopper as it flew off, someone screaming my name, the wips and slashes of the braches, and a distant explosion before my world went black.
*Second to last chapter (I think)! I stayed up pretty late (is 1 a.m. technacilly early?) working on this so I hope you like it. I'll have up the lag chapter(s) ASAP! Hope you like!