“But he would have died! I had no other-”
“You should have let him die! One less human to deal with. And one مزید angel we bring under! We've used this code for several centuries and آپ broke the chain. Because آپ saved a human.”
“I had no choice!”
“No but آپ had other options! No human is worth saving Devin!”
“But he's my brother!!”
Devin bit her lip until it bled as the look in her Sensai's eyes went from surprised to downright deadly. And it was then that Devin noticed her angelic magic had been taken, changing her hair from brown to black. Her wings were gone as was her increased speed and strength. She took deep shaky breaths as she watched her Sensai carefully. And the look on her face sent shivers throughout Devin's entire body.
Devin screamed and jumped back when her Sensai leapt at her, sword in hand. Several swipes had cut Devin's skin but not enough to kill her.
“You lieing little wench! آپ dare lie to me?! Your master?! I took آپ in after آپ fell down here! I trained آپ and provided for your every need!”
“But آپ only cared about my abilities! I am talented in gymnastics, martial arts, and every other form of security. I can sneak into an place without being detected. And آپ knew that. Otherwise آپ never would have taken me in!”
Devin screeched when an arm wrapped around her, pinning her arms to her sides. Another hand reached out to clamp onto her mouth and Devin kicked her feet wildly. The person holding her squeezed harder and Devin couldn't breathe for a minute.
“You're ungrateful Devin! Your human eyes have kept آپ from seeing all the good Sensai Turron has done for you. And, after everything she did, آپ refuse to obey one simple command.”
The hand slid down to her throat and Devin resisted the urge to شٹر at the movement.
“Killing one human is small Travis,” Devin replied. “But killing an entire fleet of heroes for power is the most criminal thing آپ can do.”
A deep chuckle sounded in her ear.
“What's the matter Devin? Afraid to get discovered?”
“What about being a Dark Angel? No way. In fact the only thing I'd be ashamed of is the fact that I'm tied in with آپ and your league.”
The hand tightened fatally on Devin's throat and she choked out air, trying to receive some more. Black spots danced before her eyes and she thought it was over. But a fling dagger that hit Travis in the arm caused him to let go. Devin fell to her knees, gasping in air. She heard a scream and felt the earth beneath her tremble but she didn't move. A sudden figure kneeled before her and Devin caught sight of a black blur.
A hand was brought to her back and one on her knee.
“Are آپ alright Devin?”
“Robin. How-how'd آپ guys find this place?”
“Miss Martian is good with receiving information. But are آپ okay?”
“Yeah. I...I'm fine. But Sensai Turron...”
“Is gone. Megan and Artemis took care of her.”
“Why are they here? I didn't think they liked me.”
“That's my fault; I lead them here سے طرف کی accident. I wasn't planning on them to follow me. I just wanted to find you. I thought آپ were gone. And I had to find answers.”
Devin smiled slightly. She stood up slowly.
“Help your team Robin.”
“What about you?”
Devin looked at him with an evil sparkle in her eyes.
“I'm doing something I should have done a long time ago.”
She kissed his forehead before turning and running into the darkness. But her eyes adjusted and she could see the path in front of her. She followed it's mark, running as fast as possible. When she reached light, it was a fiery pit that lit up a large temple like structure. She ran up the stairs and through the doors. Inside the دیوار was a courtyard. It was shinning with a brilliant blue light that came from slitted windows on the center building. She ran inside and stopped, breathing heavily. She walked to the sphere that floated there. It's light came from inside but burst through the crystal clear shape. Devin took a deep breath and grabbed it with both hands. The light swirled around her hands and, with murmured whispers, entered her body. She felt the power jolt her as, with a sigh, she released the energy and sent waves of brilliant white power throughout the underworld realm.
“It will be destroyed.”
Her eyes became pupil-less blue orbs and she could feel the wings grow back on her body, the familiar power she'd been taken from escape into her veins. The energy around her shifted dramatically as the earth above began to close the portal to Hell. With one مزید burst of power, Devin transported Young Justice back to Earth. As the portal closed forever, Devin heaved out a huge sigh and allowed the power to seep back into it's containment. She felt serene and at peace; something she hadn't felt for a long time.
“What happened?” Robin asked. “Where's Devin?!”
Wally put his hand on the other boy's shoulder.
“Calm down Rob. I don't think Devin's here.”
“What?” Robin's voice was small and sad.
“I don't think Devin made it up here. I don't think she' coming back.”
“Think again speedster.”
Robin turned at the sound of the voice.
He ran and jumped into her arms, hugging her tightly.
“Hello Little Bird.”
Devin shot the team a smile. She raised a hand to smooth Robin's hair and he sighed.
Devin felt his hands run across the smooth feathers.
“Yes. My wings are white.”
“So آپ got your original angel powers back?”
“Not exactly. Let's just say I've been...cleansed.”
“I missed آپ Devin.”
“I missed آپ too. And I'm sorry for all the trouble. But it was the only way I could save آپ and the team. Trust me, I looked. This was the only way.”
Robin pulled away from her embrace, mask removed as he stared at her with blue eyes.
“What آپ کہا back there, about آپ being my sister. Was that true?”
“Yeah. I was only seven when I died. But I saw آپ as آپ grew up. آپ just never knew I was there. And our parents didn't tell آپ because they died before they got the chance to. I told آپ my parents died because of a fall.”
“Yeah. I just didn't expect us to be related.”
Devin smirked at him.
“I wanted it that way. After all, I was always there to make a miraculous rescue and آپ didn't even know آپ had a sister. آپ wouldn't have believed me if I had straight out told you.”
Devin laughed at his playful تبصرہ accompanied سے طرف کی his infamous smirk. She looked at his team and motioned for them to شامل میں the pair. They gladly complied, filled with curiousity and some unbelief. Devin repeated her story for Robin's دوستوں and was suddenly the interest of Wally's flirting.
“So you're Robs guardian angel?”
Devin shrugged lightly.
“In a way, yes.”
“Can I switch angels and have آپ instead?”
Devin rolled her eyes but Artemis beat her to the chase.
“Are آپ sure there's even an angel for you? I mean, آپ seem to get hurt a lot and I'm not sure your angel's doing her job right.”
Devin laughed along with the others while Wally pouted.
“Smart work Artemis,” Devin complimented. “I'll have to remember that.”
“Are آپ staying?” Robin asked suddenly.
“On Earth? No. I need to take care of some things up There first.”
Devin smiled lightly when she saw Robin's sad face.
“But I'll be back. And I'll always be watching over you. And besides, we're connected. You'll always be able to see me. I just won't make myself noticeable.”
Robin smiled and Devin kissed his forehead one مزید time. And it truly was the kiss of an angel.