Her thoughts were jumbled and her body was on fire. She broke through Earth's gravitational pull and threw the bag of black magic from her hands and out into space. Deep dark không gian and it's never-ending mystery. As it disappeared from sight, Devin felt her body being weighed down. She slowly descended into Earth's atmosphere before allowing herself to fall. She felt the pull of gravity crash down on her and push her farther down and deeper into a foggy senseless state of mind. But her mind was also at peace. If she died she had least saved Robin. A smile formed on her face as she thought of him. His charming personality, his funny mocking comments. His amazing abilities, his caring nature. His unreadable face, his handsome characteristics. But thêm than anything, Devin loved his gentle and emotional heart. She saw him as a young boy the ngày he Mất tích his parents. She saw him a năm later when he became Robin. She saw him a few months cách đây when he joined Young Justice. And she saw him as he'd been almost a ngày ago; caring and sensitive towards her but still gentle towards his team.
Yes. There were no regrets for this moment. Her life, although misguided, had been fulfilling and very rewarding. Her past no longer mattered and her future was no thêm trouble. She could see how much her life had been worth. How much it had meant. And being able to see all that meant so much thêm to her than finding her strong magic. It meant thêm than a stupid quest for the power to break free from her hidden past. There had been so much thêm to it just through the simple act of watching, observing. Her spying had paid off for her own benefit. Her tim, trái tim was content at the simple thought of knowing Robin. And that's all that had mattered. I'm sorry Robin, she thought just before whiteness clouded her vision.
“Did bạn find her?” Robin asked franticly.
Aqualad shook his head with sorrow.
“No. Devin was no where to be found.”
Robin bit his lip to keep the tears away. But even he couldn't hide them from the rest of his family. Megan grabbed Robin into a hug, running a hand soothingly through his hair. Robin resisted at first but then hugged her back tightly, not caring that he was crying hysterically. Wally took him from Megan's arms and brought him down on the couch. He hugged his best friend while Megan sat on his other side and rubbed his back. They all gathered around Robin, trying to console him. But they didn't know how. Robin never had reacted with a lot of emotion; besides playful joy that is.
They don't know how to help me, Robin thought. They've never Mất tích a loved one; never become an orphan hoặc even watched someone they cared for die. Except maybe Megan. But even she doesn't know what it's like to feel lost. I was Mất tích the ngày my parents died before my eyes. And now I'm Mất tích because Devin disappeared from sight. Oh Devin...where'd bạn go?!
“It'll be okay Rob,” Wally whispered. “Devin will be okay.”
“How do bạn know? She could be gone forever. An I didn't get to say goodbye!” Just like I never đã đưa ý kiến goodbye to my parents!
“I don't know Rob. Not for sure. But Devin's a Dark Angel. And she's a trained assassin. She's been trained to survive and supply. Like you.”
Robin smiled a little but it didn't last long. He shifted so his head was on his best friend's lap and he could stare at the blank T.V. Something didn't seem right. Why would Devin run away? And why was she scared to reveal herself? Had there been someone after her? What had caused her to run? Who would want to hurt her? Why did she seem so familiar? No các câu trả lời came to Robin's mind but he intended to find them. And he knew how he was going to do it. He calmed himself down, making his breath nice and even. He heard the others sigh when they assumed he was asleep. But they were wrong. And that was a very good sign. Now if only they would leave...
“Come on. Let's see if we can find Devin.”
It was Artemis' voice. She sounded determined and worried. But it was expected; Robin had never acted this way before. At least not to their knowledge. Sure he would express his emotions in some way. But never had he acted upon emotion unless necessary. And this wasn't one of those times. For the team. Robin kept his Những người bạn at arm's length, secrets shrouding around him. But that didn't stop the young hero from expressing emotions. It was just very rare to see him act out of character. Devin obviously had meant something to him. That was the obvious. They just didn't know how much.
A light shinned in her eyes, making her head pound. She raised a hand to block out the light and found herself staring into two deadly brown eyes. With a gasp, Devin moved back. She panted heavily as she examined the person in front of her.
“Sensai Turron! bạn scared me!”
The voice was cold and Devin knitted her eyebrows together.
“Have a done something wrong Sensai?” she asked.
“Devin. You're a smart Dark Angel. But bạn lack listening skills. Last time bạn came, I told bạn to infiltrate and deceive. Is that correct?”
“Yes Sensai. And I have done as bạn asked-”
“Liar! Infiltrate means enter in without being noticed. Which bạn did. But, although bạn were sent to deceive, I will not tolerate an Angel of darkness to become an Angel of healing!”
“But he would have died! I had no other-”
“You should have let him die! One less human to deal with. And one thêm Angel we bring under! We've used this code for several centuries and bạn broke the chain. Because bạn saved a human.”