Megan started the plane, while the rest of the team buckled in. She formed a 좌석 for me, right 다음 to Superboy.
Frankly, I was kind of afraid of him.
"Take a seat, Erica," Aqualad offered, motioning to the 좌석 다음 to Superboy.
I awkwardly sat 다음 to him. His eyes were what appealed to me the most, and his face was downright gorgeous... Snap out of it, Erica!
My subconscious scolded. You've got a job to do!
"Ready for take-off," Megan announced. "We'll be landing in an hour."
All of a sudden, I felt 나비 in my stomach. Why was I nervous? I took another peek at the Greek god 다음 to me.
Of course! The whole team has had training before, and I would look like a stick in the mud!
My breathing was unsteady. I would mess up this whole mission, and 배트맨 would regret coming for me!
Oh, why did I come?
"You'll do fine, Erica," comforted a familiar voice in my head.
"Don't worry about it, we'll be there to help you," said another voice. I was pretty sure it was Aqualad.
But his lips weren't moving...
"Isn't that cool?" Kid Flash's voice rang in my head. "We could hear each other's minds!"
"Gah!" I shrieked, out loud this time.
Robin snickered at me. "Get used to it. It might be kinda weird having all these voices in your head. But it helps to communicate!"
I clutched my chest. Then...does that mean, they heard what I said about Superboy?
"Yep, we heard everything," said KF.
I growled irritably. I needed some time to myself. I closed my eyes and folded my legs into criss-cross applesauce.
Hopefully, they can't interfere while I'm meditating.
"Cool! I wanna see the Dragon Spirit!" KF intervened excitedly.
"What the HELL is a Dragon Spirit?" Artimus questioned him mentally.
Oh my God, get out of my head already!!!
"Sorry," KF smiled back at me, looking apologetic.
I sighed and closed my eyes again. My mind was quickly transported to the familiar blue world I had been visiting every night.
Though Mom could keep me from using my powers, she couldn't keep me from meditating.
I followed the path through the trees, and spotted the little rock cave. I jumped over a puddle and landed inside.
"The Avatar..." greeted the Dragon Spirit.
"Help me with this mission!" I blurted out.
His long tail waved in the air while he was thinking. "Follow your instincts...rely on all of your powers...."
"Erica!" someone was calling me.
And the Spirit World faded away before my eyes.
"What!" I answered impatiently.
KF grinned at me apologetically again. "Before we left for the mission, 당신 said that 당신 had superstrength and could fly. How?"
"Normally the 아바타 doesn't have those powers," Aqualad added.
I straightened up in regular position. "My dad had those powers. I guess I inherited them from him."
"Cool!" KF exclaimed.
"We're over Drop Zone A," said Megan. "Erica, Robin, and Superboy, get ready."
Safety lines dropped from the 상단, 맨 위로 of the plane. I unbuckled and stood up. "I don't need one."
A hatch opened from below us, and we were free falling into the jungle below.
I lightly landed on my feet, followed 의해 a very loud BOOM!
"What was THAT?!" I whispered.
Robin glowered at Superboy. "We're supposed to be quiet, remember?" he hissed.
Superboy ignored him and joined the two of us in the thicket.
Robin touched his watch and a screen showed up. "Superboy and Erica, 당신 two go west of here. FIND THE JOKER. I'll catch up with Megan and the rest and disengage the alarm system." He raised an eyebrow at me. "Sure 당신 could handle this?"
I nodded. "Righty-o. Find the Joker. Got it." I ran off toward the west side of the forest, with Superboy close behind.
"Be sure to communicate through your minds," Robin reminded us through our heads.
"I know!" Superboy whined.
We sped through trees until we found an old abandoned building.
당신 think that's the one? I asked Superboy in my head.
"Yep. Sure looks like it," he replied.
We crept toward the building and peeked through the window. Inside, there were men dressed in clown costumes hauling crates into a truck.
"We have company," I sang quietly.
He frowned. "Mindreading, remember?"
He sighed. "You're gonna have to make a diversion while I find the Joker."
Alright. Prepare for a big one!
I punched the window, sending thousands of glass shattering. The men in clown 슈츠 looked surprised at my appearance, probably because I was new.
"The Super Brats!" one of them realized in a Jersey accent.
"Too late for that one, Buddy!" I punched him on the big red nose. Superboy, I'll be fine. Go!
He nodded and rushed off to another level.
"Ooh, a touch chick, huh?" a short, fat man picked up a crowbar from the floor. "Let's see how tough 당신 are when I'm done with ya!"
"Rely on all of your powers..." prompted a familiar voice.
I spread my arms out wide and clapped them. A big gust of air blew through the crowd of clowns, slamming them to the wall.
"Woo-hoo! Yeah!" I hollered. Pieces of earth flew around and knocked into the astonished faces of the thugs. Where's KF and Artimus? They're missing all the fun!
I thought as I burned a few 주황색, 오렌지 wigs.
My 질문 was later answered 의해 a sharp silence. Two muscled men carried KF and Artimus on their shoulders, and dropped them on the floor. They pulled out 총 from their pockets.
"Put your hands up, 또는 the brats get it," the taller one threatened.
I raised my hands slowly. Just when I was having a good time.
For a moment, I thought everything was perfect...
But that moment ended.
"For a moment, I thought everything was perfect...but that moment ended."