All Hail Trigon
Chapter 02: Fateful Reunion
[India, a Few Months Later]
Rachel hummed a silent tune as she cooked some food in the kitchen.
once she was done, she took the many plates and walked to the dinner table.
as she set up the table, her eyes flashed white.
after several minutes passed, two green skinned males soon entered the room.
"eat up, boys."
Azari was the first to sit down and bit into his steak.
Garfield just ate some Tofu while Raven ate a salad.
after awhile, Garfield spoke.
"you certainly know how to cook some food, Rae."
"i've had Plenty of time to practice."
"well, your a natural."
as the family ate their dinner, they heard a faint knock.
Rachel looked up.
a figure soon entered the room.
a young woman with dark skin, "pom-pom" hair.
and, wearing a Black-and-Yellow, full body suit.
Karen smiled, then opened up her arms
as Azari ran up and hugged her.
"hey there, kiddo."
"how's your "arrowhead" of a husband??" asked Garfield
Karen smirked at this.
Karen then looked down at Azari...then, exhaled.
"anyway...i need to talk with you guys."
"sure!!, what about??" said Garfield
Karen darted her eyes...then, looked back at her friends.
Garfield and Rachel's expressions immediatly changed.
after a moment of silence, Rachel finally spoke.
Azari looked at his mother.
"why don't you go outside while the adults talk."
Azari crossed his arms, scowling at her.
"you guys can talk all you want...i'm not a-"
"Azari, PLEASE...just do as i say."
Azari eyed his monther.
he finally exhaled, then stormed off.
once he was outside, Rachel eyed Karen sternly.
"alright, "Bumblebee"...what is it??"
Bumblebee looked at Rachel/Raven.
she exhaled sharply, then spoke.
"there's...Trouble back home."
"that isn't our problem, anymore." said Raven, bluntly
"i know, I KNOW...but, just hear me out."
Raven crossed her arms, eyeing her friend.
"it's the Brotherhood of Evil."
Garfield's eyes widened in shock.
"yes...the late Doom Patrol's arch-enemies are back.
WORSE, they've gotten most of the Titans enemies together."
"your point??" said Raven, still unnerved at this
"Nightwing believes that the Only Way to stop them...is for ALL the Titans to unite at one."
Raven scowled at Bumblebee.
she knew for a fact that "Nightwing" was Robin's new identity.
and, even after a decade...
Raven STILL hadn't quite forgiven Robin/Nightwing for what he did to her husband (and, herself.)
"well...Good Luck with that." said Raven, turning away
"Rae...this is SERIOUS.
we need to work together to-"
"NO!!" snapped Raven, turning back at her friend
"I will NEVER trust Robin-"
"Nightwing." corrected Garfield
"WHATEVER...the point is: I don't trust him.
and, i will NEVER work with that traitor again....EVER."
"i know how you feel, Rav-"
"then, WHY bother to tell me this!!?"
Bumblebee sighed sharply.
"because the Brotherhood were just as "legendary" as the Doom Patrol.
they are NOT the H.I.V.E. Academy...OR, Slade for that matter.
these guys are seriously dangerous...and, they have been beating us BADLY.
so, with all Titans working together...we were hoping you guys would-"
"no." said Raven
"i'm sorry, but NO...we ca-"
Raven looked at Garfield...who had a serious look on his face.
"i really think we should re-consider this."
Garfield faced is wife.
"Rae, i was a member of the Doom Patrol..." began Garfield
"i've fought the Brotherhood...i KNOW of their Goals and their Methods.
and, Bumblebee is RIGHT: they are dangerous, perhaps Too Dangerous for even Nightwing."
Raven eyed her husband.
"Gar...he BETRAYED us!!
we put our Faith and Trust in him, and he Turned On Us!!"
"this is BIGGER than us, Rae." said Garfield
"the Brotherhood want to Rule The World...ALL the world.
if we STAY and do Nothing, then they'll just beat the Titans and eventually come HERE."
Raven looked at Garfield...then, looked away and sighed.
Garfield touched her chin, bringing her face to his.
"honey...don't do this for HIM.
do this for Azari...our Son."
Raven exhaled sharply.
she then looked at Bumblebee...who was silent.
Raven then narrowed her eyes.
"if he betrays us again...i WON'T be held responsible for my actions."
Bumblebee turned and left the room.
shortly afterwards, Azari returned and looked at his parents.
"Mom, Dad...is something wrong??"
Raven looked at her son.
"no...nothing is wrong.
we're just going on a trip."
Azari widened his eyes.
"something Important has come up, Azari." said Garfield
"so...we're LEAVING the jungle!!?" said Azari, getting excited
now, let's all finish our dinner." said Raven, her tone silent
[Jump City, The Next Day]
Nightwing was sitting at the command center of Titans Tower, tapping his finger.
he exhaled sharply, feeling a little impatient (not to mention Anxious)
Nightwing looked and saw Starfire approach.
"are you okay??"
i still can't believe how EASILY the Brotherhood beat us."
"do not dispare...your plan to unite our teams WILL succeed."
Nightwing exhaled sharply.
"i hope so, kor...i really do.
because every other plan that i've made has failed Terribly."
Starfire looked at Nightwing with saddened eyes.
she really hated to see her husband, her LOVE to be in pain like this.
just then, the Titans Mainframe beeped.
Nightwing pressed a button, bringing up an Audio Link.
(("Hey, "Richie"..it's ME."))
Nightwing smiled weakly.
"hi, Bumblebee...how's progress on your mission??"
(("you can ask them yourself when we arrive."))
Nightwing widened his eyes.
"y-you mean...their COMING??!"
Starfire smiled, feeling joy swelling within her.
it took some "convincing", but their on-board."))
"GLORIOUS!!!" exclaimed Starfire
"how soon will you all arrive??" asked Nightwing
as if to answer, Nightwing and Starfire saw a T-Ship fly-by right out the window.
"nevermind." said Nightwing.
Starfire immediatly flew out the front door at a quick speed.
Starfire flew out of Titans Tower and saw the T-Ship land.
she was soon joined by Nightwing (as well as Cyborg, Jinx and Flash.)
the T-Ship powered down and the hatch opened.
Bumblebee flew out and approached the group.
Starfire looked passed Bumblebee.
just then, some figures stepped out of the T-ship and down the hatch.
the first was a pale skinned woman in a dark blue leotard/loincloth
and, long, flowing hooded cape (which partially consealed her face)
the second was a green skinned man in a white/purple skin tight jumpsuit.
with them, was a teenaged boy with olive green skin and purple hair
who wore dark blue pants and a purple, short sleeved shirt.
the three approached the group and looked at them.
they took some time to observe was the "Titans"
Nightwing had changed "radically", instead of his red-and-green uniform
he wore a jet black, full body costume with a "blue falcon" emblem on the chest.
his hair was no longer upright and spikey.
now, it was straight and long (flowing down from his back)
his "domino mask" was also different.
it now covered his nose like a "beak", with smaller white lens eyes.
Starfire hadn't changed that much.
while she still wore her purple top and skirt...she now had silver armor over her body.
her hair style had also changed, now "curly" instead of straight.
Cyborg had only changed "slightly."
his Organic parts had obviously aged...and, his robotic parts were more "upgraded"
Raven raised an eyebrow at the two "new" members of the team.
the first she noticed was JINX.
who now wore her how down, instead of in upright "pigtails"
the second was someone neither Raven, nor Garfield even knew.
a man in a red, full body suit with a yellow lightning bolt image on his chest.
Raven, Garfield and Azari finally approached them.
Starfire rushed over and hugged Raven.
"FRIEND RAVEN!!, you have returned!!"
"for the moment." said Raven, in a deadpan tone
Starfire parted, then hugged "Beast Boy"
"FRIEND BEAST BO-"
"I'm not called "Beast Boy", anymore."
Starfire parted and looked at him.
"it's "Changling", now."
"then, i guess NOW
we should call you "C", huh??"
Starfire then looked at Azari.
Starfire hugged the surprised Teenager.
"so good to see you, again!!"
Azari looked confused.
you mean, we've met before??!"
"it was a LONG time ago, son." said Raven
Raven then eyed Jinx.
"a VERY long time ago."
Jinx looked away for a moment.
she finally approached Raven.
i know we've never really been friends-"
"heh!!, that's the Understatement of the year." said Raven, darkly
"the last time we met, you tried to drop an entire building on me."
Jinx looked down, feeling ashamed.
"i know...and, i'm sorry.
but, i've CHANGED...i'm a Titan, now."
Raven's expression remained unchanged.
"More likely your my "replacement."
Raven then glanced at Flash.
"i guess that makes YOU my husband's replacement as well."
Flash looked at Raven, sternly.
"look...me and Jinx were Never-"
"forget it...i don't care, anymore.
the only reason I am here is to protect my son from the Brotherhood...NOTHING ELSE."
everyone fell silent.
then, Azari spoke up.
Raven looked at Azari.
"i'm getting kinda bored...you mind if i-"
"sure...go into the Tower.
i'm certain you'll find something to do in there while we all talk."
he then ran off towards the tower.
Nightwing watched him leave, then smiled.
Raven then approached Nightwing, glaring COLDLY at him.
"and, if you hurt him...i'll make you SUFFER."
Nightwing looked at Raven, surprised (though, not THAT surprised) at her anger.
"you-you mean your still-"
"mad at you over what you did to Garfield and Me??...YES."
Raven faced Nightwing, looking right at him.
"not a day goes by that I don't think about your Treachery.
how you forced us both into Exile, demonized our Reputation, Ruined our lives."
"i know...and, i'm so-"
"Sorry??..."sorry" won't undo the damage you've done!!"
"LOOK...me and my husband are Only here to stop the Brotherhood of Evil.
and, during that time...you are not allowed to go anywhere near Our Son."
Raven brought her face CLOSER to Nightwing's.
"and, don't even think about using your "Beastbuster" tech."
"it's no longer my tech, anymore." said Nightwing
"it will ALWAYS be "your" tech...even if somebody else is using it, now."
Changling finally grabbed Raven's shoulder.
Raven looked at her husband.
she then scowled back at Nightwing.
"i mean it, "Robin"...keep away from my son."
Nightwing stared at Raven...then, exhaled sharply.
at that moment, MORE T-Ships approached the Tower.
indicating the arrival of more Titans.
[Meanwhile, Inside Titans Tower]
Azari strolled into the Common Room/Command Center of the Tower.
the boy was in awe at the advanced technology in the room
considering that he spent his entire life in the "tech free" jungles of India.
just then, Azari's stomach began to growl.
"whoa...Hunger Alert." said Azari, to himself.
Azari looked to a section of the room...which looked like a kitchen.
licking his lips, he ran over to the kitchen and opened up the fridge.
at the same time, a door slid open and Mar'i walked into the room.
she didn't see Azari, due to her face being "glued" to a book about Exotic Flowers.
Azari finally walked out of the kitchen, holding a plate of food.
he was so focused on his lunch that he didn't even see Mar'i...until-"
the two teenagers blinding ran into each other and fell on down.
groaning, they both sat up and looked at each other.
they both froze as they stared at each oher.
"w-who are YOU??" said Mar'i
"who am I??!, who are YOU!??"
"I'm Mar'i: "Mar'i Anders Grayson."
I live here with my Mom and Dad."
"oh...well, I'm Azari: Azari Roth Logan.
i'm here visiting with MY Mom and Dad."
"yeah!!, my parents apparently used to work here."
Mar'i raised an eyebrow.
"you mean...they were Titans??"
"Uhh..YEAH, i guess so."
Mar'i stared at Azari, tilting her head.
"you know...you look kinda Familiar."
Azari stared at Mar'i as well.
"yeah...you look familiar, TOO."
Mar'i looked around...then, noticed the mess on the floor.
"OHMYGOSH!!, THE FLOOR!!"
Azari looked down at the Floor.
"whoops...Sorry about that."
"oh, don't be...i wasn't watching where I was going."
"well, neither was I."
Azari soon stood up.
he then bent down and helped Mar'i onto her feet.
the two paused for a moment, Azari holding Mar'i's hand.
then, at that moment...a large group of adults entered the room.
Nightwing and Raven were the first to see the two teens...HOLDING HANDS.
"DAD!!" said Mar'i
"MOM!!" said Azari
Nightwing and Raven eyed their teenaged kids sternly.
it was at that moment that the two realised what they were looking at.
Azari quickly released Mar'i's hand.
they both looking looked away, blushing in embarassment.
"it's, uhhhh....n-not what it looks like."
"YEAH, what he said!!"
Changling and Starfire just looked at each other.
who UNLIKE their spouses...were taking this situation alot better.
"betcha Twenty Bucks that Rae gets "over-protective." said Changling
"Fifty on Nightwing." said Flash with a smile