Ravage Part III 7
Artemis watched as the kid stumbled closer. He appeared dehydrated and exhausted. He kept stumbling toward them until he reached Artemis.
"So you're the great Artemis, huh? I thought wewe acted nice to your guests." the boy alisema after a moment of silence.
Artemis grabbed the kid and tossed him to the ground, pinning him with her foot and her spear. His mask... It was just like Nightwing's... But looks were deceiving. "You've got a sense of humor. That'll do wewe no good in the colony. My name's Artemis all right. How did wewe know?"
"Nightwing sent me."
"Idiot." Revenge muttered.
"What makes wewe think I have anything to do with the Justice League?" Artemis asked.
"You were Green Arrow's Protege for four years, dated Kid Flash for three. Retired six months ago. Worked on--"
"You've alisema enough." Artemis said. "My turn to ask questions: Who are you?"
"Red Robin." the boy replied, grinning. He leaped up and grabbed Artemis from behind, putting her in a head-lock. "Oh, and if I wanted wewe dead, it would've happened, clear?"
"Clear," Artemis choked out.
Revenge laughed silently. "Bird Boy has promise." he muttered.
Harvey and Jain raised their eyebrows.
"I've never seen anyone give Artemis her head like that." Harvey said, laughing.
"Shut up! We obviously can't trust him!" Jain replied.
"We can, we can. He's telling the truth. He's Batman's new sidekick."
"Partner." Robin corrected.
"Don't we all say that." Artemis asked.
"Indeed we do." A familiar voice alisema from above her.
Artemis turned to see Cassie floating above her along with Revenge and another guy.
"Cass!" Artemis exclaimed.
Cassie landed and hugged Artemis. Revenge patted her on the shoulder and Artemis turned and hugged him too. Revenge slowly returned the hug uneasily and Artemis backed up, laughing nervously and brushing a strand of hair our of her face.
"It's fine, Artemis. I told them."
"What?" Liam asked. "Are those two dating?"
Robin stepped inayofuata to Liam and looked him over. "Who are you?" he asked.
"That's Liam. He can read anyone's emotions." Cassie said.
"Hnh." Red Robin replied and turned back to Revenge.
"Hey! M'gann can read minds and wewe don't have a problem with that!" Cassie said.
"Emotions are different than thoughts." Robin said, crossing his arms.
"Okay, I'm just getting a head-ache now." Jain said.
Artemis turned back to her friends. "Oh! Jain, Harvey, this is Red Revenge, Red Robin, Wondergirl, and umm... Her friend?"
Revenge and Robin snorted in disbelief. Cassie frowned at them.
"Okay...guys, this is Jain and Harvey."
"Powers?" Robin asked.
"Sleep and Control over taiga related items." Artemis said.
"Nice to know, we need to get wewe out of here." Revenge said.
"So much for the party conversation." Harvey said.
"Where's the exit?" Artemis asked.
"Where's the exit?" Revenge repeated.
"Yes. Where is it?" Artemis asked again, placing her hands on her hips.
Revenge paused for a moment. "There is no exit."
"Somebody is going to have to blow us out. We need M'gann's help. She can contact Nightwing and he can--"
"How many of wewe came in here after me?" Artemis asked.
"The three of us, Batgirl, Miss Martian, Kid Flash--"
"Wally came in here?!" Artemis demanded. "We are not leaving without him!"
"Me and my big mouth." Revenge muttered, face-palming himself.
"And the ngome was completely destroyed?" Savage asked.
"Yes, Master. Unfortunately as well, the test subject was taken kwa the heroes. We just managed to send the last shipment of girls to the Culling." tarantula reported.
"Our inside chanzo reports that the Justice League sent their brats to rescue Green Arrow's former protege." Manta said. "We must act quickly while Batman and Superman are still out of touch."
"Agreed." Vandall replied. "Contact our...hired help."
"Already here." Sportsmaster said.
Vandall turned to see Sportsmaster, Deathstroke, and his daughter Ravager standing in the doorway.
"What do wewe want?" Ravager asked. Her father shushed her.
Vandall smiled. "The young team of Heroes is in the Culling. Take them out.
So commands...the Light."
TO BE CONTINUED!