This is my first Fan Fiction here. Most of my Fan Fictions that I've done elsewhere have been a bit less dark than I'm thinking of making this, but it's MH-rated nonetheless. So... here's my attempt. If you have critique, I'd appreciate it. ~ ~ ~ ~ Chapter One ~ ~ ~ The telekinetic's reflection stared back at her with an expression of fear. Her purple hair and blue cloak flowed slightly as she collapsed onto the table beneath the mirror. It was impossible - she stopped it from happening. She was hallucenating. Trigon was dead. But on Raven's forehead was proof otherwise: the mark of Scath. ~ ~ ~ The alarm went off in Titans Tower, causing all five heroes to run into the operations center. "What is the problem?" Starfire asked, green eyes wide. A glance at the screen told Robin what had happened. "We've found Slade," Said the masked Titan. Raven stood immobilized as the other Titans exited the room. Her own name snapped her into reality. She left the room slowly, thinking but one word: No... ~ ~ ~ It had been dry for the past few weeks, causing many forest fires. But there was one big difference about this inferno: It wasn't natural in any sense. Slade turned to face the Titans, his orange-and-black mask reflecting the flames' glow. He spoke no words as he begun to create fire at his fingertips, for he needed none. Not only did he have his long-extinct flame powers alive again, but a red mark was inscribed upon his forehead: The mark of Scath. "Raven?" Robin gasped, turning to the Telekinetic, "What on Earth is going on? Why does Slade have these powers? What are you hiding?" "I don't know," Raven said quietly. At a look from the leader of her team, she added, "I'm being completely honest, Robin. I don't know what's going on. Trigon is dead." "That's only as far as you know, Raven," Slade said, his voice sending chills down the Titans' spine. Not only did Slade have his former powers, but he was speaking with two voices: Trigon's and his own. Raven's eyes narrowed with rage before glowing white. She leapt into the air and levitated above Slade, disks of dark magic glowing between her gray fingers. "You're posessed, aren't you?" Raven said, rage in her voice. "Here - let me get my father out for you!" And she shot the disks from her hand at nearly the speed of sound with a slight flick of her wrist. When Slade didn't flinch, she aimed a flying kick at his head that would have broken a mortal's bone. She tore up the earth beneath his feet, dumped burning trees upon him, all to no avail. "Raven, get back!" Robin cried as Slade aimed a beam of flame at her head. Raven dodged and lighted on the ground. "What are you doing here? Why are you doing this?" "Trigon may be deceased, but there is a way to raise the dead, Raven," Slade said with both voices. "You are still the portal, even if you deny it!" And Slade grabbed Raven and pulled her away from the Titans, only to be coated in darkness and thrown through several trees. "Don't even try to use me for this!" Raven screamed, her voice twisted by her anger. "I won't be his 'gem' this time!" "Raven, get outta there, nothing's working on him!" Cyborg yelled. But Raven was as posessed by her anger as Slade was by Trigon. She kept aiming her attacks at Slade, telekinetic and dark energy spells flying at her enemy until red glowing markings covered her body. She gasped as she realized that this was what Slade and her father wanted. Slade said but one phrase: "It begins again."