It was silent at the mount Justice head quarters. All but Kaldur had gone out for their much needed day off. Sure they all loved the missions, craved them even. But after the mole scare and going head to head with the injustice league, a break sounded nice to everyone.
The Atlantian lied there in his bed, eyes closed. The base felt different when it was empty, He wasn’t quite sure if it were a good thing or bad. He had originally wanted to spend the day quietly at the base. But it seemed the more he tried to relax the more his mind was pledged with thoughts he didn’t really want to deal with right now.
Finally he decided the only way to get his mind off this was to do something productive. He didn’t feel like training alone, maybe catching up on his reading would be best. He grabbed his jacket and headed down the halls towards the library. The base had a wide variety of books, plenty to keep him occupied for the day.
After a while he was finally able to focus on the book he had picked out. It didn’t last long though; something had snapped him back to reality. He looked around for a moment before he heard it again. It was shuffling coming from the direction of one of the shelves, did someone stay behind after all? He thought to himself as he headed to the source of the noise. He could feel a smile tugging at his lips. He wasn’t expecting to see what he found. Jaynie, the team’s newest member, was sprawled out on the floor with a book, reading contently. It was comforting to know he wasn’t completely alone today. He was beginning to regret staying behind.
Jaynie had joined the team not too long ago and moved into mount justice with Megan, Connor and himself. She was an interesting one, she didn’t talk much but she was playful, always ready to spar with someone. She seems so care free when he would watch her from afar. Yet somehow he knew there was more to her. She looked so content there, he decided to leave quietly so not to disturb her.
“Do you always sneak up on people and watch them secretly” She spoke without turning around. She closed her book and sat up to face him. It was Kaldur, he seemed a bit surprised at her statement. He probably didn’t realize she was only kidding. It was cute when he didn’t get things, which wasn’t often.
“My apologiesI thought you had gone off with the others. “ He looked a bit embarrassed. she noticed there was something different about him. His eyes told her something wasn’t, right.
“No, it felt like a good day to get some reading done” She glanced down at the book she had set down, turning it over so the titled couldn’t be seen before making eye contact again.
“I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one who thought so.” He glanced down, clutching the book still in his hand. Despite how much time he had been there, he had barely even made a dent in it. That look flickered through his eyes again. This time she knew for sure something was bothering him.
“Are you busy at the moment,” she asked with a smirk. Before he even had the chance to answer she had shoved her book into her bag, jumped onto her feet and was tugging at his arm. “Come on!”
Where was she taking him? Kaldur wondered as she led him outside and along the perimeter of mount justice. Jaynie stopped and gave him a huge smile before looking up. Following her gaze up at the mountain he paused a moment raising an eyebrow before looking back at her. Was she planning on climbing to the top? Before he could ask, she was already on a ledge above him, leaning down to give him a hand. “What are you waiting for?”
What was she planning? He wondered before taking her hand and they began their way to the top. She was fast and agile, but he managed to keep up. It didn’t take too long before they had finally reached their destination.
They both just stood there for a moment, taking in the view. He couldn’t help but sigh. They had a perfect view of the entire harbor. “This is where I like to go when I’m fighting my inner demons.” She stated taking in a deep breath. The sounds of the ocean and wind echoed in his head in a peaceful serenity, it was truly soothing and calming. He took a deep breath as well, taking in all the wonderful earthy scents. He could see why she liked it so much. They both settled down in a comfy spot and took in the scenery.
“You know,” she paused before continuing “you really shouldn’t doubt yourself so much.” She stated looking him in the eyes. Kaldur was surprised, eye snapping to her attention. Was he really that obvious?!
“Pardon, How did you…?”
“Your eyes change when there’s something wrong, it’s subtle but it’s there.”
“I See” He looked away; he seemed distressed by her discovery. More so that is was so easily detected. Did she too doubt his leadership as the others did? The thoughts and feelings he was trying to keep away whelmed up inside him.
“You’re a great leader Kaldur, Don’t ever forget that” She said as if reading him. He met her eyes again before she looked away, blushing. “I admire you for that.”
LOL I didn’t realize how long it was, Will post the rest in a second part. My first Fan fiction, so Please tell me how I did so far! ^_^
I watch the whole of Episode 16 of Young Justice, I was like:
But my reaction totally changed when I noticed the difference between Artemis’ death and Kaldur’s death.
Now here’s me thinking they didn’t trust Artemis very much and they all respected and liked Kaldur’ahm, but no. Artemis dying is like the end of the f@*king world and Kaldur dying is like nothing ever happened!……