Hey, I am so so so so so so so so sorry that I haven't updated. I am so sorry, I was at camp the past week and didn't have any time to update this before. Thank you for the reviews and in response I have to say that Triple Threat won't be coming back for the next chapter or so. In order for this story to progress I need to get some Pheobe and Roy stuff in here first. But don't worry they will be coming back! Camp was so much fun, and I even got a boyfriend! He's really sweet but instead of hearing me rant about my life, why dont you read my story! Thanks for the reviews, I hope you like it! Please read and review!
NEXT NIGHT: STAR CITY ALLEY WAY
Hernando paced up and down the alley way, looking over his shoulder every so often. His gaze flickered around him, checking his surroundings, his hand twitched inside his jacket pocket touching the cold steel of the gun. He pulled the gun out quickly and turned when he felt a tap on his shoulder.
Roy stood facing Hernando, palms raised in the 'I surrender' pose. Hernando visibly relaxed as he saw Red Arrow standing there. Putting the gun back into his pocket, he looked around nervously before speaking. "They're coming after me, man." Roy looked at the Hispanic man confusedly. "Who?" Hernando looked frustrated at Roy's ignorance. "The assassins, they know I've been speaking to you, man. They're going to kill me."
Roy looked at Hernando "How do you know this?" Hernando paled "That assassin you were wanting info on, that Violet chick, came to me earlier. Said that if I kept talking to you that they would shut me up permanently." Roy looked at Hernando, "You're freaking out because she threatened you?"
"Look man I'm serious here. I can die for even talking to you now. They can come out at any moment and BANG I'm gone." Roy noticed Hernando's seriousness about the subject. "Look, you're not going to die" Roy noted the doubtful look on Hernando's face "I promise nothing or no one is going to kill you." Hernando still looked doubtful "You promise?" Roy nodded and crossed his arms "Good, now go home and lay low for a while." Hernando nodded at Roy and said thanks before leaving the alley.
Roy started making his back home when he noticed a figure sitting on a ledge of a nearby rooftop. Curious, he made his way over to the roof.
Pheobe, who was in her assassin suit, sat on a ledge of the rooftop looking at Star's City's buildings. She should go back to Central Falls, since she had school the next morning, but she couldn't bring herself to move from her place. So she sat on the ledge doing nothing more than thinking. It was a few more moments of aimlessly thinking when she heard someone land on the building. Turning around she saw Red Arrow standing, staring at her. "Are you stalking me?" she asked raising an eyebrow.
Roy landed on the rooftop, 'What is she doing here?' he thought as he saw who was sitting on the ledge. "Are you stalking me" Violet asked him. Getting over the surprise feeling, Roy ignored the accusation and narrowed his eyes at the assassin. "Stay away from him" he said changing the subject. Violet looked at him innocently "Him?" she said. Roy frowned "You know who." Violet looked at him quizzically "You mean Voldemort?" she said, but seeing Roy's unfazed stoic expression she added "Oh, you mean your snitch."
Roy's temper flared "How do you know about him?" Violet smirked when she heard the anger in his voice. "Assassins have snitches too" she said shrugging. Roy's glare got colder "If you harm him in anyway" he said leaving the threat hanging. Violet laughed as she stood up "Whoa tiger, relax. As long as he doesn't talk to you, no harm will come to him."
Violet said walking up to him. "Although I was curious on what he told you" she said, without giving Roy a chance to answer she continued in a more playful tone. "If you wanted to know my name that bad all you had to do was ask." Roy continued to frown "I didn't think you would had given it to me" he said playing along. Violet laughed at his answer "You're right, I wouldn't. Which brings me back to my first question, are you stalking me?"
Roy didn't answer immediately; instead he changed the subject once again. "What are you doing here?" Violet caught the subject change and smirked "I asked you first." Roy narrowed his eyes again "It's my city, I was patrolling." Violet seemed content with this answer "I was thinking" she told him truthfully.
Roy looked at the assassin weirdly "Thinking?" he questioned. Violet rolled her eyes "Yes thinking, but I wouldn't expect you to be familiar with it, you do need a brain to think." Roy half glared at Violet's quip. Violet shifted her stance so that she was standing next to the archer and looked back out into the city, ignoring his presence. With neither of them talking the two fell into an oddly comfortable silence.
Roy gave a sideways look to the girl standing next to him. She was staring out into the city, her face unreadable as she looked over the city's lights. He took a closer look at her face, most of it was covered by a domino mask but he could tell that she was about as old as him, give or take a year. Roy thought of her personality next, their banter was filled with witty exchanges that showed her sharp thinking and tongue, they teased and fought like they were best friends and she never did fail to surprise him. Looking back at the assassin he wondered why exactly she was evil. What made this girl, who looked and acted normal become an assassin? Roy was certain that if they had met under different circumstances that they would be friends, or if he was honest to himself maybe something more. With these thoughts in mind, he broke the silence.
"Why do you do it?" Pheobe seemed surprised at the question. Sighing quietly, she sat back down on the ledge. "Why do I do what?" Roy took a seat beside her "Why are you an assassin?" Pheobe's surprise increased slightly, why did he want to know? She looked over at the archer. "It's a long, sad story" she said hoping that he would leave it at that. Instead he shrugged indifferently, "I've got the rest of the night."
Pheobe turned a bit to face him. "Aren't you supposed to be patrolling?" Roy shrugged again "Green Arrow can handle it." Pheobe looked at the archer weirdly, her curiosity peaked knowing that the scarlet archer's distaste of his former mentor. Pheobe sighed inwardly knowing that she couldn't get out of this and strangely not really wanting to, she forced her gaze out onto the city.
"I was an orphan who nobody wanted, so when Sportsmaster found me on the streets one day and offered me power, I took it. Something about having power sounded good to an orphan that had nothing I guess. But I bet you wouldn't understand, you probably had a perfect family…" she trailed off, wondering why she had told him this much of her past.
Roy winced slightly at the 'perfect family' remark, knowing that it was far from the truth. "Actually I'm an orphan too" he said quietly. Shock was clearly seen on Pheobe's face, "Oh, I just assumed…" Roy shrugged again "Everyone does. But that still doesn't answer my question, why are you still evil?"
Pheobe avoided Roy's intense gaze, looking down on the ledge. "It's all I know how to do" she said, hoping that this time he would take that as an answer. Roy didn't and he pressed "No, you could your skills for good. You could be one of the good guys, you could become a"
"A hero?" Pheobe finished for him, her head snapping up to stare at him. She laughed cynically "I was trained to be an assassin not a hero." Again Roy wasn't happy with the answer he received and pressed even harder. "So? Just because you were trained to be an assassin doesn't mean you have to be one. It's your choice, you can choose to be a hero or a villain." At Violet's emotionless stare he continued "I know there's good in you Violet, so what's holding you back?"
Pheobe didn't know how to answer, she wasn't even sure if she knew the answer. Why was she evil? She'd be lying to herself if she said it was because she wanted power, she learned a long time ago that she didn't care about power. So why was she evil? Not having a suitable answer, she decided to ignore the question. "It's getting late" she said standing up. "Wouldn't want any capes seeing you with an known assassin. Might ruin your reputation." She said smirking.
Roy stood up after her, holding her wrist lightly "Violet" he said, not sure of what he was doing, all he knew was that he didn't want her to leave. "I had a nice talk, Archer" she said pulling her wrist out of his grip. "Looking forward to the next one" she said before she jumped off the ledge and hopped onto the next building.
When she was gone, Roy just ran a hand threw his hair his chest constricting slightly. His emotions were jumbled and he didn't know what exactly he was feeling. Sighing he decided that maybe getting some sleep would help him sort through his emotions. Turning around he started walking the opposite way as Violet.