Shattered Dreams (TT) Shattered Dreams ShadowOfAGhost “Dream on, dream on Dream yourself a dream come true Dream on, dream on Dream until your dream come true Dream on, dream on, dream on... Sing with me, sing for the years Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears Sing with me, if it's just for today Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away” -Aerosmith, Dream On Chapter 1 Robin dodged the kick that was directed at his face and retaliated with a sweeping arc with his bo staff. He didn’t know who this strange new villain was, but he could fight. And fight well. The stranger wore a cloak the color of blackberries, purple so dark it was almost black. His movements were smooth, yet unpredictable. The mysterious man jumped over Robin’s bo staff and gracefully danced around Starfire’s starbolts and Cyborg’s sonic cannon. His extra long sleeves fluttered like streamers from their unseen hands. Beast Boy morphed into rhino form and charged at their attacker. The mysterious man dodged to the left and planted a kick on his side with unbelievable amounts of force, sending Beast Boy into a nearby lamp post. “Azarath Metrion Zinthos!” Raven’s black energy enveloped the broken half of the light post and sent it spinning through the air after the mysterious attacker. He performed a back flip over the beam and landed on his hands and followed up with a flawless handspring out of the way. The mysterious man ran down the nearest alley with the Titans in hot pursuit. Questions poured through Robin’s mind. Who is this mysterious man? Why is he attacking the Titans? Does this guy have a mission? Does this guy even have a name? The Titans reached the entrance to the alley just as rain began to pour down hard and observed as the attacker surveyed the dead end he had come across. He immediately turned to face the Titans. For the first time, he spoke. “Well, well. It would seem you have me cornered.” He said in a cool sly voice. “Start talking!” Robin ordered, “Who are you? What do you want in Jump City?” “So pushy. Frankly none of that is any of your business, but I will tell you any way.” The man paused to lower his hood, revealing a heavily scarred face with several large burns. He could easily be compared to Freddy Krueger. “My name is Brother Evirie, and my mission is to succeed where Brother Blood has failed.” “What do you mean?” Cyborg asked. “Dreams always fade, but nightmares never cease to haunt you.” Brother Evirie put his hands in front of himself and formed a triangle with his thumbs and index fingers. Twinkling Blackness like the night sky began to swirls around him. “Prick your finger, it is done.” “What is he doing?” Beast boy asked quizzically. He raised his hands high in the air and splayed his fingers. “The moon has now eclipsed the sun.” “Uh, Raven, any idea what is going on?” Robin asked, sounding slightly worried. Brother Evirie held his hands straight out to the sides. “The angel has spread its wings.” Raven began to back away, “It’s the curse of Verbannte Traume! No time to explain just run!” He held his hands strait at the Titans with his palms facing them. “The time has come for better things!” The Titans had begun to flee, but each had barley moved five feet, and now each of them slowed to impossibly slow speeds as if they were molasses. The entire world turned black and a thunderous boom exploded through the air. Each of the Titans lay unconscious on the ground. Each of them prisoners of their own minds. “They should give me no more trouble.” Brother Evirie said, replacing his hood, “Unpleasant dreams, Titans.” chapter one was kind of short by my standards. The next chapter should be longer.