oh i’m straight up not having a good time
oh i’m straight up not having a good time
sorry but i literally do not care abt taylor at all
August 8, 16:35 PDT
Jenna was a little jealous that the rest of her team got to have fun at the beach while she was busy with Black Canary during the day, but at least she was still on summer break and hadn't been the one stuck at school like Wally.
"Thank God we're done. If I smell anymore smoke, I might throw up."
Black Canary laughed at Siren. "Well her name is Bonfire. It's a given."
Siren grumbled. "I could have been at the beach with my friends today! Instead, I think I wound up with singed eyebrows." She reached up to touch them with a frown, but a beep from her pager caught her attention. She pulled the object out of her pocket. "Batman wants the team suited up and at the Cave in a few hours."
"You might want to go home and change then," Canary pointed out.
Siren glanced down at her soot-covered suit and scoffed. "You don't think this'll pass for stealth tech?" she quipped.
With a playful shove from Canary, Siren went to retrieve her bike and go home to clean up.
Jenna finished braiding her damp hair back, grabbing the mask that hung on her doorknob. Just as she left her room though, she heard a knock on the door.
She hoped that it was someone she knew because the last thing she wanted was there to be a door-to-door salesman or neighbor wanting a favor waiting just after she suited back up. Going up to the door, Jenna glanced through the window blinds and her eyes lit up. She opened the door.
"Jenna. Just the person I needed to see," the man answered.
Jenna gave a wry smile. "I hope it's not going to take long because I was on my way to the Cave."
"Well, that's why I'm here." Green Arrow stepped to the side, revealing a blonde girl.
Almost instinctively, Jenna stepped behind the door to shield her outfit. It was then that she saw that the unfamiliar girl was dressed in similar colors to Green Arrow's, mask and all. Opening the door further, Jenna allowed the two guests to enter her home to avoid prying eyes.
"Jenna, meet Artemis. My new protégée and your new teammate. Artemis, this is Jenna. But you'd probably know her better as-"
"Siren. Right?" Artemis finished, eyeing the familiar black and white clothing that Jenna donned.
Jenna nodded with a smile. "That's me. Nice to meet you." She looked over to GA. "I'm guessing this is why the team's meeting at the Cave? Why'd you come here?"
Green Arrow gave Artemis a glance to which she nodded, leaving Jenna to eye the both of them in confusion and suspicion.
"I'm not going to give all the details because that's up to Artemis, but we're keeping her private life a secret. So we're introducing her as my niece. I wanted you to know about it before we introduced her to the rest of the team."
Jenna looked between the two archers -at least she assumed so by the quiver on Artemis' back- before crossing her arms with a shrug. "Okay."
Artemis looked wary. "Okay? You're not going to ask why or anything?"
Jenna shook her head. "It's none of my business. I'm sure you have a reason, but I'm not going to bother you about it."
Artemis' shoulders dropped slightly, conveying subtle relief. "Okay."
Slipping the mask over her face, Jenna looked at Green Arrow. "Are we ready to go then? And can we go through the back door? You're insane for coming into my house from the street dressed like that."
August 8, 19:55 EDT
"Recognized, Green Arrow, zero-eight. Siren, B-zero-three. Artemis, B-zero-eight."
When the trio walked in, they found the mission room to be empty besides Batman and Red Tornado.
"You told her?" Batman asked as they approached.
"Yes, she knows," was Green Arrow's response.
Siren put her hands on her hips. "Uh, she is standing right here." The adults looked at her. "It's not my place to tell, so I won't. You have nothing to worry about, I swear."
Seeming to be satisfied, Batman nodded then he looked to the hallway entrance where the team was slowly coming in from. "Gather around. We have something to discuss once everyone is present."
Siren turned at the sound of her youngest friend's voice. It was almost like she blinked and all of a sudden Robin was by her side. She saw the rest of her team following behind.
"Hey, Rob. How was the beach day?"
"Fun, too bad you and Wally had to miss out."
Siren snickered. "Hey, I just had to work. Wally was the one who had to go to school."
Siren looked over to Artemis. "Kid Flash," she supplied. "Speaking of, this is Robin. Over there is Miss Martian, Aqualad, and Superboy. Guys, this is Artemis."
"It's so nice to meet you. Are you joining the team?" Miss M asked Artemis as she floated over next to Robin.
"Uh, yeah, I am."
"We welcome you aboard," Aqualad greeted warmly.
"Now if only everyone was here to meet our new teammate…" Siren turned back to Robin. "Where is Kid anyway? Wasn't he going to be here after school?"
Robin cackled. "He's late. As usual."
"For a kid who's fast, he sure doesn't know how to time manage," Siren snorted.
"Recognized, Kid Flash. B-zero-four."
Siren turned her head to see the form of the said speedster. As the light dimmed, she saw him carrying beach items and was dressed in his trunks. Looked like someone forgot to give him the message or he forgot to check.
"The Wall-man is here! So let's get this party star-"
Wally stumbled forward, tripping over his surfboard. He fell to the ground, dropping everything. The beach ball went bouncing, flying past Siren's head which she calmly dodged. She rolled her eyes, looking down at the redhead as he let out a heavy sigh.
"-ted?" Just then, he noticed the new person in the room.
"'Wall-man', huh? I love the uniform. What exactly are your powers?" Artemis asked.
Siren smirked. Oh, she liked her already. Wally walked up between Robin and Siren, frowning.
"Uh, who's this?" he asked.
"Artemis, your new teammate," she answered.
"Kid Flash. Never heard of you."
Arrow stepped forward, putting an arm around Artemis. "Uh, she's my new protégée."
"What happened to your old one?" Wally asked.
"Recognized, Speedy. B-zero-seven."
Speak of the devil.
"Well, for starters, he doesn't go by Speedy anymore. Call me Red Arrow."
Siren raised an eyebrow, looking Roy over. He looked completely different now. Instead of his old "Speedy" garb, he wore a red and black suit and had a new bow. He looked more mature, albeit a bit angry. Siren had to admit, he looked good. Like, really good.
Green Arrow stepped forward. "Roy, you look-"
"Replaceable," the teen retorted as he brushed past Siren.
"It's not like that. You told me you were going solo," Green Arrow defended.
"So why waste time finding a sub? Can she even use that bow?"
Siren huffed. So what if GA had a new protégée? It's not like Red would come back to join up with him again. Ollie had the right to teach someone else to be a hero.
"Yes, she can," Artemis defended herself.
"Who are you?" Wally spoke up.
"I'm his niece."
"She's my niece."
"She's his niece."
Siren's voice overlapped with Green Arrow's and Artemis', forcing her to hide her wince. Yeah, that was subtle alright.
"Another niece?" Robin chuckled, causing Siren to glance over at him. She silently groaned. Wonder Boy was notorious for sticking his head into things that were meant to be left alone. Siren gave it by the end of the night before he knew everything.
"But she is not your replacement. We have always wanted you on the Team. And we have no quota on archers," Aqualad explained.
"And if we did, you know who we'd pick," Wally added before Siren reached over to smack his shoulder.
"Whatever, Baywatch. I'm here to stay," Artemis said.
Red Arrow made a move to leave, but Aqualad stopped him.
"You came to us for a reason."
"Yeah. A reason named Doctor Serling Roquette," Red answered.
Siren's eyebrows raised at the same time as Robin's eyes widened in recognition.
"Nanorobotics genius and electronics expert in Royal University at Star City. Vanished two weeks ago." As he spoke, Robin pulled up info on his computer and put it on a bigger screen for everyone to see.
"Abducted two weeks ago," Red Arrow corrected. "By the League of Shadows."
"Whoa! You want us to rescue her from the Shadows?" Robin asked excitedly.
"Hardcore!" Wally piped up, fist-bumping Robin.
"I already rescued her. Only one problem," Red said, walking over to the computer.
"The Shadows had already coerced her into creating a weapon. Doc calls it 'the fog'. Comprised of millions of microscopic robots. Nanotech infiltrators. Capable of disintegrating anything in their path. Concrete, steel, flesh, bone."
A chill ran up Siren's back at the last two examples.
"But its true purpose isn't mere destruction. It's theft. The infiltrators eat and store raw data from any computer system, and deliver the stolen intel to the Shadows. Providing them access to weapons, strategic defense, cutting edge science, and tech."
"Perfect for extortion, manipulation, power broking. Yeah, sounds like the Shadows," Artemis muttered.
"Like you know anything about the Shadows," Wally scoffed.
Artemis looked over her shoulder and smirked slightly. That seemed to tick Wally off.
"Who are you?!"
"Roquette's working on a virus to render the fog inert," Red Arrow continued.
"But if the Shadows know she can do that-"
"They'll target her," Siren finished Robin's sentence.
"Right now, she's off the grid. I stashed her at the local high school's computer lab," Red Arrow said.
"You left her alone?" GA asked.
"She's safe enough for now."
"Then let's you and I keep her that way."
"You and I? Don't you want to take your new protégée?"
Green Arrow stepped toward his former partner but was stopped by Batman with a hand to the shoulder. They exchanged looks before the older archer backed down.
"You brought this to the team. It's their mission. Which means it's hers now too," he said.
Red Arrow scoffed. "Then my job's done."
"Roy," Siren began, stepping forward to follow him to the Tubes.
Before he had the chance to step inside, Siren grabbed his arm. "We need to talk, but you won't answer my texts or calls."
His eyes narrowed. "You're busy with your new teammate."
"Hey," she snapped back, reaching out to poke him in the chest. "I'm not the one who walked out. We gave you a chance to join and that offer still stands by the way." Her tone softened. "If you don't want to talk now, fine. But can we please talk later?"
She didn't get a response as he pulled away, stepping into the Tube.
"That's Red Arrow. B-zero-seven. Update."
The light turned on, engulfing Red Arrow as it teleported him away. Siren stared at the Tube with a frown. Behind her, the Team had started to disperse so she sighed and turned away to follow. Wally left to change, and the rest of them made their way to the Bioship. Siren caught up with Artemis.
"Don't listen to Spe- Red Arrow. Or Wally. I think you'll be a good fit here," she said grinning.
Albeit a little shy, she got a smile in return. "Thanks, Siren."
"No problem. Hey, we're basically family, we gotta stick together," Siren said with a laugh, though she glanced back at the Tubes sadly.
August 8, 21:53 EDT
Siren sat on the edge of a computer table where Doctor Roquette was sitting. Artemis was sitting beside her so it gave her a chance to subtly look the new girl over. She was curious about her. She seemed genuine and if GA trusted her, then so did Siren. She was just confused as to why she wanted to hide her identity. Sure, most of the Team would just go along with the idea of her being Oliver's niece, but obviously, Siren knew otherwise and she imagined Robin was catching on.
"Ugh, this is weird," Artemis commented.
"You'll get used to it," Siren assured.
"But it's distracting. Coding a distributed algorithm virus on a kiddy computer with less RAM than a wristwatch is hard enough. Now I have to hear teen think in my skull?" Roquette held her head in her hands in frustration.
"Lady, do you always complain when someone tries to help you?" Kid Flash asked.
"Pot, kettle, have you met?" was Artemis' snarky reply.
"Hey, hey, I do not need attitude from the newbie who drove Red Arrow off the Team!"
Artemis jumped up and pointed at Kid. "That is so not on me!"
"Fate of the world at stake?" Roquette snapped, making Siren hold her head. Arguing over the mental link was getting extremely annoying. And painful.
"She started it!" Kid Flash huffed.
"How about I just help Miss Martian and Superboy patrol the perimeter?" Artemis suggested as she walked off.
"Good idea." Aqualad agreed.
Siren stood up, walking over to the boys. She crossed her arms, glaring at Kid Flash who was munching on his candy bar.
"She did not drive Red Arrow off the team, Kid. You know he chose to be solo all on his own way before she came along. So cut her some slack, will you?"
"It was her arrow that saved your butt against Amazo," Robin added.
Siren subtly raised an eyebrow. She hadn't figured out that little tidbit. It made sense though. Green fletching on the arrow but a different head design? And a few days later, a girl in green turns up as Green Arrow's new protégée? Good thinking, Robin.
"What? No! That was Speedy- I mean Red Arrow's- arrow. Right?" Kid asked.
"Not so much," Robin answered.
"Huh, well, still not giving her the satisfaction."
"You know I can still hear you!" Artemis called out.
KF groaned, clutching his head in his hands.
"I couldn't get the Justice League," Roquette muttered.
"The virus will not be of much use if we cannot find it. Can you track it?" Aqualad questioned.
"My utility fog is not a weapon. It's science. Brilliant science. And of course I can track it, but I'd have to go online. Might as well rent a billboard with this address and 'Assassinate me' written in neon," the doctor complained.
Siren frowned. Not a weapon? What could destroy anything and anyone in its path and not be considered a weapon?
"We will protect you," Aqualad promised as he laid a hand on her shoulder.
After a moment of contemplation, Roquette pressed a key on the computer.
"Tracking the fog now."
Siren leaned up against the wall beside Robin as they waited. After a moment, she felt a buzz come from her pager. Pulling it out, she noticed a new message from Robin. She glanced at him with a curious look before reading the message.
So a niece, huh?
Siren sighed to herself. He couldn't have given it until after the mission? She paused to contemplate before responding.
Not my place to say. I already know you'll go digging, Mr. Detective Jr, but you're not getting anything out of me…Not that I know much anyway.
"Mmm, that boy."
Siren's fingers froze as Artemis' thoughts drifted into her head. Oh my god, she sounded like Kid. Siren had to bite her lip to hide a laugh as she hit send on her pager. Hey, anyone who had vision could see that the team's resident Kryptonian was easy on the eyes.
"He can hear you. We can all hear you!"
Siren winced, noticing the defensiveness and jealousy in the Martian's voice.
"Oh, I know," Artemis said, not at all embarrassed,
"Miss Martian, Doctor Roquette has located the fog. Reconfigure the Bio Ship so that Robin and Superboy can pursue."
Siren turned back to Robin, giving him a swift fist bump. "Good luck."
"Back at you." He answered before taking off to meet up with Superboy outside.
"Ready," Miss Martian said a few seconds later.
"Kid, scout the halls. Be sure no one gets inside this room." Aqualad then instructed.
Kid Flash sped over to the door, leaving it cracked open. Siren moved over to stand on the other side of Roquette, facing the computer to watch over her shoulder. Files blurred by as she kept a close eye on the fog's location. Siren just hoped Robin and Superboy would be able to find it before there was any more damage.
Suddenly, Siren could hear a weird noise that was rapidly getting louder just before Aqualad whirled around and dove to protect the doctor from whatever it was. Siren grabbed the doctor's shoulders as she stood, moving her away from her seat. "Get down!" the heroine demanded.
Siren pushed her down, dropping low herself as more projectiles flew toward them. The lowest one was coming straight for her head, but Aqualad pushed her away, allowing the shuriken to embed into his skin.
Siren looked up to see a woman with dark hair run into the room. Her face was obscured by a mask resembling a cat. Where the hell is KF? He was supposed to prevent anyone from getting in!
"Hm. That had to hurt," the woman said slyly, charging toward them with her sais drawn.
"Atlantean skin is quite dense," Aqualad retorted, his skin icons glowing as he drew his own swords to fight back.
"And my shuriken are quite poisonous."
Siren pulled the doctor away from the fight, using her body to shield her. "Miss Martian, Artemis, Kid, we're under attack! Get in here now!"
"On our way!"
The fight advanced toward Roquette and Siren as they moved back. Amidst the fighting, both Aqualad and the assassin were knocked down to the ground, but the pause in battle allowed the assassin to throw a sai at the doctor specifically. Aqualad just barely managed to conjure a whip to knock the sai off target, ramming into the board centimeters from the doctor's and Siren's heads. Siren's breath hitched. Too close.
"Almost. Poison slowing you down?" the assassin taunted, whipping out a small dagger. Aqualad blocked her swings; the two struggled to overpower the other.
"Jellyfish toxin. I'm largely immune."
The woman headbutted Aqualad, knocking him and his bearers to the ground. "Largely."
She twirled her sai, raising it as she prepared to strike Aqualad while he was down. Siren grabbed the sai by her head, yanking it out of the wall and throwing it at the assassin's hand. Siren's aim was successful and knocked the sai out of her hand, however, she still had the extra dagger in her other one.
"I always have a backup," the woman sneered at Siren, pulling her arm back to plunge the weapon.
An arrow flew in from the doorway, repeating the same thing Siren had done, but this time making impact with the woman's wrist, temporarily immobilizing her. Artemis had arrived.
"Don't move," she commanded.
"This gig's getting interesting," the assassin mused, pulling out a thin sword. She knocked away Artemis' array of arrows, broken pieces flying everywhere. Just then, Miss Martian and Kid Flash ran into the room, joining Aqualad and Siren in covering the doctor.
The assassin noticed the newcomers. "Maybe a little too interesting."
With the four of them behind her and Artemis ready to let more arrows fly, she analyzed her options. Pulling out a small smoke bomb, she threw it down while blocking Artemis' arrow just as Kid Flash ran forward. Siren pulled her jacket up to cover her nose and mouth, still shielding the doctor in case the assassin tried to come after the doctor while they were all distracted. When the smoke cleared, the assassin was nowhere to be found.
"Gone," KF snapped.
"She's getting away! You're letting her get away!" Roquette yelled at them.
"This is all your fault," Kid Flash accused the new member. "You were on perimeter. How'd that Shadow get in?"
Miss Martian walked up to the two. "That's not really fair. I was outside too."
"Outside being distracted by her!" Kid Flash argued. "Besides, I can't be mad at you."
"You gave me mouth to mouth." The speedster's thoughts filtered into their link. She did what now?
"We heard that!" The rest said in unison.
"Dang it!" Kid Flash cried out, embarrassed as he stalked away. Siren shook her head. Would he ever learn?
Miss Martian approached Artemis, laying a hand on her shoulder. "I didn't do half as well during my first battle, and I know you can't have been Green Arrow's sidekick for very long."
"Focus, everyone," Aqualad spoke up. "The Shadows will be back."
Siren turned to Aqualad. "We can't stay here. If one Shadow knows we're here, then no doubt she or any others will keep coming until they succeed," she pointed out.
Their conversation was halted when a voice entered their comms.
"Robin to Aqualad. We're over Philadelphia. We've located the Shadows' next target: Star Labs. We're too late. It's destroyed, totally destroyed. The fog decimated it." Siren hung her head. Things just kept getting worse.
"This is bad," Robin continued. "Star Labs is cutting-edge science and now their secrets are in the hands of the enemy. What's our next move?"
Aqualad faced the doctor. "Rescan for that fog. Find it. We're moving the doctor."
After their communication with their other two members ended, Siren moved over to the computer the doctor had been using. She opened a web page to make a quick search. "There's an internet café a few blocks away from here as well as the city hall. The doctor could still work on stopping the Fog at either place, but the Shadows would just find her again."
"What if we split up? I could disguise myself as the doctor and some of you 'protect' me, while the doctor works at another location," Miss Martian suggested.
"That's a great idea, Miss M," Siren said with a grin.
"Agreed. Move out," Aqualad commanded.
Aqualad and Siren covered the perimeter outside the city hall, keeping an eye out for the Shadows but waiting to conduct their ruse.
"Stop it, both of you." Aqualad suddenly spoke through the mind link, making Siren turn to him in confusion.
"What?" Both Kid Flash and Artemis' voices overlapped. Siren scoffed. Guilty, much?
"I can hear you glaring." Aqualad made his way beside Siren.
"Miss Martian, stay in camouflage mode and make a wide perimeter sweep. Siren, patrol the streets."
Obviously, Miss Martian wasn't there, nor would Aqualad make vocal commands with the mind link, but they had to play the part to fool the rest.
"Yes, Aqualad," Siren also spoke out loud, leaving the area to "patrol". In reality, she would make her way inconspicuously down to the café where Roquette was really stationed.
She stayed close to the shadows, keeping to stealth so no passersby would notice her, but allowing herself to be visible just enough for the Shadows to see her leaving the city hall.
Once Siren was further down the street, approaching the café, she slipped inside through a side door to the kitchen. Entering the main room, she found Roquette working hard on the computer.
"Aqualad will be here soon. We should be fine, with us holding up the act of you being in city hall, they'd have to be really smart to figure you're actually here," Siren spoke up.
"Good, because I'm almost ready to start uploading," the doctor said.
Siren moved beside her, leaning against the desk as she saw Aqualad arrive. "Took you long enough," she teased.
"The assassin brought friends this time," Aqualad said.
Siren flinched. "You should have let me stay to help."
"You were needed here to protect the doctor. I managed," he assured.
Siren looked up as there was a thump on the roof. Huh, maybe they were that smart. "Time for round 2," she muttered.
"We've got company," Aqualad said, impatient tones in his voice as he addressed the doctor.
"Uploading now," Roquette answered, turning to them. "And by the way, you said you'd protect me."
"And we will. But we don't have all night waiting for this Fog to be destroyed," Siren said.
A ball rolled into the room, releasing smoke into the air. Siren readied herself, prepared to attack at the first sign of movement. However, after a pause, Aqualad whirled around in the other direction just before multiple darts struck him in the chest. The female assassin dropped down from the ceiling.
"Let's test the limit of your jellyfish immunity, shall we?" the woman taunted.
Aqualad hissed, shaking his head as he was no doubt trying to fight past the poison entering his system. He ran toward the assassin. Siren could tell his moves were becoming sluggish as the woman easily dodged his attempts at striking her. She kicked him in the torso, knocking him face down on the ground. "There. Limit tested."
Siren stood in front of the doctor with a scowl. "He's got backup. Don't assume you'll succeed."
The woman drew a sai from her hip. "I don't have to assume anything."
Siren let out a sonic cry, but the woman dodged, rolling into a somersault then letting her sai fly. Siren pivoted, shoving the doctor away as she ducked. When she turned back around, the assassin was upon her, grabbing her by the arm and throwing her across the room. Siren slammed into a table, causing it to tumble over along with her.
"Now, doctor. Time for my appointment," Siren heard the assassin say. She let out a small groan as she pushed at the table to slide out from underneath. Rising up on her hands and knees, she saw the assassin had the doctor by the collar, sai pointed toward the poor woman's face. Then there was a beep coming from the computer, indicating the upload was complete.
"So, you finished the virus. Eliminating the reason for your elimination, though not the entertainment value," the woman sneered, leaning in close before she let the doctor fall with a shove. "Lucky for you, my orders are clear. You live to program another day. After all, doctor, the Shadows may find another use for you."
With those final words, she left. Siren staggered to her feet. She could have pursued, but her teammate was currently down. She wasn't going to leave him behind. Siren hurried to Aqualad's side, turning him over on his back. He was beginning to wake up, pain etched on his features.
"Hey, fearless leader. How're you holding up?" Siren chuckled, helping him sit up.
"I will be fine. Roquette?"
"Breathing, although a bit terrified," the doctor spoke from behind Siren.
Siren helped Aqualad to his feet, letting him put weight against her as he recovered. Her pager then beeped so she pulled it out to check the new message. Who else was it from but the Boy Wonder?
Fog is neutralized. The infiltrators have been outfiltrated.
Siren laughed. "Robin says that the Fog is neutralized. At least we accomplished something."
She helped Aqualad move to the exit so they could group up with their other teammates. When they made it outside, they found Artemis standing on the sidewalk.
"Artemis, where's the assassin?" Aqualad asked, his breath still labored.
"She, uh, she got away."
Kid Flash appeared by her side, coming from city hall. "From you? Big surprise. Notice we got ours." At that moment Miss Martian appeared with two other Shadows tied up. Kid noticed something by his feet: the assassin's mask. "Cool! Souvenir."
"Her mask?" Aqualad noted, now able to stand on his feet though Siren stayed close by. "Did you see her- her face?" He grunted softly as he pulled the darts from his chest.
"It was dark," Artemis defended, clearly on edge. Siren watched her with concern. She wouldn't blame Artemis. This was her first mission after all and it had been a rollercoaster. But something about her tone seemed off.
"It is fine. Robin and Superboy neutralized the Fog and Doctor Roquette is safe. Thanks in no small part to you." Artemis turned back around at Aqualad's kind words. "Welcome to the Team."
Artemis smiled as they gathered around her. She and Aqualad shook hands as Miss Martian laid a hand on her shoulder.
"I've always wanted sisters," Miss M said. "Here on Earth, I mean. I have twelve back on Mars, but trust me, it's not the same."
"I wouldn't know," Artemis said with a short laugh. "But thanks."
"Hey, now we're not so outnumbered," Siren joked, looking at Miss Martian. "And now I have someone to talk to who can truly know what it's like to be around Green Arrow."
Kid Flash had still yet to say anything, so Siren elbowed him in the side right at the same time as Miss Martian had to his other side.
"Ow," KF grumbled. "Yeah, welcome." Artemis was the first to stretch out her hand for a shake which Kid begrudgingly obliged.
August 9, 12:55 EDT
As Siren made her way to the Zeta Tubes, she sided up next to Artemis. "So? How was your first mission?"
"It was...fine," Artemis answered. Siren frowned at her hesitation. They both stopped near the Tube entrances.
"I get Kid Flash can be a handful. If he keeps giving you crap, I have no problem with-"
"It's not that, don't worry. I'm just…" Artemis' eyes shifted to the side as if expecting someone from the team to appear, but the others had gone home or to their respective rooms after the mission. "…dealing with some personal stuff and tonight brought it up again."
Siren watched her new friend with concern. After a moment of deliberation, she placed a hand on her shoulder, causing the archer to look up.
"I'm not going to push you for information. You can tell me as much or as little as you'd like." She let go of Artemis' shoulder to reach into her pocket. "But if you ever need someone to talk to, I'll be here."
Siren opened her phone to enter in a new contact. "Give me your phone number and I'll text you. That way you can get a hold of me at any time. Even if you just want to go out for coffee or something."
Artemis gave Siren a hesitant look before accepting her cellphone. A couple of moments passed before she handed it back over. Siren looked down to see beside Artemis' name was the little bow and arrow emoji. She smiled as she sent a quick text to Artemis' number.
"I guess I'll see you later?" Siren asked as she backed closer to one of the Tubes.
"Yeah," Artemis said.
The last thing Siren saw before she teleported away was Artemis' smile.
Thanks for reading! Artemis is my favorite character so I was excited to finally include her. Plus, I'm hoping to do well in writing the bond between her and Siren since their mentors work together.
I have some news! I decided to open up a Twitter account as a central location for scheduling updates, questions about my stories, and anything else that may be related to my writing. You can find me at septic_stories. Til next week!
can they PLEASE break up
I truly believe they're the superior duo..
For the past two years I have done daily lighting-the-candles Hanukkah drawings with these cute woodland friends. This year I can only manage the one, but I’m so glad to share at least this with everyone! I hope I can add a little light <3
[image description: Pen drawing of a nine woodland creatures in old-fashioned European clothing gathered around menorah, as seen from outside a cozy cottage window. Snow falls outside the window, and on the windowsill there is a plate of latkes, a plate of sufganiyot, and two pots with spoons in them. On the left of the image the animals are a red squirrel, a robin, a shrew, a frog, and a hedgehog. The the right, the other side of the menorah, a mouse with a shawl holding an empty candle box, an owl and mole who both have big round glasses, and a crow wearing a green bandana.]
Jason: *snarls* he's not a kid anymore- i can hit'em!
Dick: *holding him back, scoffs* like that hasn't stopped you before-!
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Issue 183
ROBIN 2021 ANNUAL SKETCHES BY ROGER CRUZ ON TWITTER
sometimes i forget that tim drake was robin for almost 20 years in real life, like his actual impact from the comics started when he succeeded again a secret identity from his brother, and when writers accidentally started writing him exceedingly homoerotic with his best friend
-”We’ll fight next time! No point squaring off if you’re not at your best!” Luffy remains the world’s most unusual gentleman, lol.
-JESUS. Yeah, this gelatinous blob isn’t going down so easily. So much for the navy...
-And now it’s throwing little pieces of itself. Lovely.
-skjdfhskjdfhdsjf god dammit I love the trope of the good guy clobbering the bad guy while he’s distracted by monologuing
-Today I learned that Sanji’s appearance was inspired by Steve Buscemi, and now I will never be able to unsee that.
-Man, I’d love this moment of Nami plunging into dangerous waters full-tilt if it was actually Nami in there.
-Lmao, Luffy really out here like “I spent years developing a resistance to iocane powder.”
-WELL CRAP I THINK I SPOKE TOO SOON
-...wait, it’s affecting Law too? What the shit?
-”My, how you’ve grown, Law.” Oh son of a bitch who’s this guy
Robin: Fell off bed. Face first. 10 stitches. Huge scar on forehead. Totally going to start telling people my parents died fighting Voldemort.
Haven’t posted in a while anyways here’s some wips
i wanna make a batman movie cause i know i'd do it right where as everyone else (except lego movie creators) does it wrong
There are three different friends.