He couldn't do anything, he couldn't move his limbs to stop himself, he wasn't in control.
"Kill them." came the voice of the crazy clown, and that made him try and stop, he succeeded, but it didn't help.
Freakshow detonated a bomb, and they died. He tried to do anything, but he couldn't. He wished someone would break that orb so that he'd be free, to save people again. He would only have to wait two months.
His name is Danny, either Fenton or Phantom, he's a halfa, half ghost half human hybrid, he's 16. He's a hero, he's been through ice and flames and survived, he's been to his own personal hell and stayed sane. He's fought his worst fear twice and survived, but he's on the edge now, when all comes crashing down.
It's been two months, they're in Jump City, he's supposed to rob a jewelry store, just to catch the eye of the local heroes. He's made it to the rooftop, black cape billowing and hood covering his face, Freakshow is waiting in the shadows, he steps out, when something flies and freezes the clown to the ground, Phantom can feel some satisfaction since he hates the "man".
The heroes have arrived.
"Robbing jewelry, how unoriginal." Trafficlight, I mean Robin, says.
Phantom doesn't say or do anything, how can he, when the orb is being used?
Freakshow however, "I just did it to get your attention, Minion!" he yells the last word and turns to Phantom with a crazy smile "kill them."
His body acts on it's own again, his mind screaming No! No, not again, not more death! Noo! But just like always, he can do nothing but watch.
First Cyborg falls, his legs are not connectet to him and glued to a wall, Raven is stuck because of ecto-goo as is Beast-Boy, Starfire is half inside a wall, only Robin is left. He's one step away from the edge, Phantom fires an ecto-blast and Robin stumbles, plummeting towards certain death. Phantoms human side finally takes control and his eyes become green, everyone on the roof notices, he flies to catch Robin, he makes it just in time. He grabs hold and flies back up, making the goo also vanish, Raven, Cy and BB are free.
He's losing control again, he looks Robin in the eyes.
"Loosing... get the... orb... plea..." he gets out and starts twitching, his eyes flickering between green and red. He looses, he starts to fire, but doesn't get the chance. He can hear something shattering, he stops, he can feel his control coming back, but now the two months of no sleep and no eating catch up to him. The green glow dies in his hand and it falls to his side, he can't stand anymore, he hears Freakshows outraged roar befor he falls and darkness takes hold of him.
Robin watches as the person who was attacking them relaxes when Raven shatteres the chrystal, he smiles as he becomes limp and falls to the ground. He hears him whisper "Free." before he hits the ground.
"No! I lost my most powerful minion. Again! Do you know how long it took for me to find another chrystal? I had him for two months, all my work for nothing! You haven't seen the last of Freakshow!" Freakshow screeched as the police were taking him away, meanwhile a ring of light formed around the cloaked teen's waist, split, and traveled up and down until they reveal a 16 year old teen with black hair and blue stripes. He's wearing dark jeans, black steeltoed combat-boots, a black T-shirt with long sleeves and a silver locket, one that you can put a small picture inside. His face has a scar, it starts at the top of his right temple and stretches all the way over to the bottom of his left cheek.
BB's jaw hangs when he sees the scar "Duuude." he says, amazed by it.
Raven fazes Star out of the wall
"We should take him to the tower, he looks like he needs medical attention." Robin says.
Cyborg picks him up and palces him in the backseat of the T-car.
The ride to the tower was silent, the teen was in a sitting position between Starfire and Raven, BB had transformed into a kitten so that he could sit in on the teen, Robin was in the front while Cy was driving. When they got to the tower, Raven levitated him to the med-bay and laid him on a bed, she felt calm around him for some reason. Cyborg hooked him to a heart-monitor.
"His heart rate is slower than normal, and he's too cold." Cyborg said with a frown.
"Maybe it's normal for him, or it's a side effect from that orb thing." Robin said.
They left it at that, Cyborg checked on their patient every five hours. The next day all of them went to check, Robin had found out who he was. Well, they knew he was Danny Phantom but they needed a human identity.
"You found something?" Raven asked in monotone.
"Yea, his face matches Danny Fenton, who's been dead for two and a half months." he replied and looked at the sleeping teen "Something must've happened, his parents said that the local ghost "menace" Danny Phantom killed him, but the "evidence" doesn't exist. The Fentons died a week after they pronounced their son dead. And Jazmine Fenton, Samantha Manson and Tucker Foley were killed in an explosion a week after that." He looked at his teammates "Since we saw him change from Fenton to Phantom, we can safely assume he didn't kill himself."
They heard a hoarse voice "Thanks for the vote of confidence." They looked to see that he was awake.
"So what's the real story?" Robin asked.
Danny sat up and looked at them with ice-blue eyes "Jack and Maddie found out that I was half-ghost, and since The GiW was destroyed after one of the agents almost shot the president's daughter, they tried to capture me and make my half-life a living hell, they told everyone I killed myself to turn the town against me. My arch-enemy used the chance to kill Jack, but it resulted in an accident that killed all three of them, Jack, Plasmius and Maddie. A week after that, Freakshow escaped again and he'd foound a second orb so that he could control me, the forst thing he tried to make me do was kill my sister and friends. I managed to stop myself, but he killed them instead. I'd changed my look that day, so no-one knows it was Phantom who did those crimes he made me commit, though now I have to change my costume again. My human side fought the mind-control daily for two months, I'm glad I was able to save you from falling." he said, then seemed to think of something "By the way who shattered the orb?" he asked, Raven raised her hand he smiled "Thanks."
There was a silence, but it was broken by Danny's stomache, he rubbed his neck sheepishly "Um, I kinda haven't eaten in a while..."
"Pizza place!" Cy and BB yelled, they grabbed Danny who blinked and transformed into Phantom, but without the cape, he wouldn't risk someone recognizing him, he was wearing White combat-boots, white jeans with black trims, a silver belt fith a white and green thermos strapped to it, a black turtleneck, white fingerless gloves and a silver locket with the DP insignia on it. His hair was white with green stripes and his eyes were green. The others just shook their heads and headed to the garage. When they got there Cy was in the drivers seat and Danny was in the frontseat with BB as a dove sitting on his head.
Cyborg saw them coming "Hurry up! Danny hasn't eaten in who knows how long! Let's go!" he yelled.
Robin, Raven and Starfire sat in the backseat and Cy drove off.
They finally reach the pizza place, and then the standard fight starts.
"Stop!" Danny yells after a second.
They all look at him.
Danny sighs and rubs his temples "Look, we could get one veggie, one meat and one whatever we want." he says.
"That is a great idea." Raven says and raises an eyebrow at the two who were arguing.
So they order what Danny said they could order and for once they could finish without being overly late.