"You didn't even flinch!" Wally's angry voice reverberates around the hollow mountain. "We are the only family you have now Robin, and you let us die?" That one hit close to home, I feel tears prick the edges of my masked eyes. We just had this training simulation...every one died. For a while, after Artemis died, I cried. of course no one saw. "Wally please don't bring family into this!" he shakes his head and shoves my shoulders "No robin, don't play the orphan card." I feel the tears once again spring to my bloodshot eyes. "I already had a telling off from Batman Wally...he already told me how disappointed he was." Wally snorts and gets in my face. "Good, 'cause you fell short." As soon as he say it I can see he regrets it, but im backing away. He reaches out to me as I fall down onto my backside. "No, Rob I didn't mean to say that-" I stand up and smile, salty tears finally coming out my mask and cascading down my cheeks. "It's fine...the fall never bothered me anyway." With that I run out. Wally calls my name, but he doesn't come after me...why should he? its not like he knows me, not the real me.


When I get deep into happy harbour its beginning to get dark. I hadn't stopped running until I got to the town centre. Slowly I climbed up to the top of the tallest building. Once at the top I sit on the ice cold, treacherous ledge. The mountain looks so beautiful...so peaceful.

The sun sets down on the mountain tonight
I'm a broken bird without a wing
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I'm the King

clumsily I whipe away my drying tears.

They were shouting, like they never knew I'd cried,
Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tried.

I began to get upset with Batman a little while back. When I was unhappy he always told me to put on a fake smile and carry on. Simply because 'if Dick Grayson's feeling depressed, Robin can't be'.

Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the happy kid you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know...

But I suppose he did teach me one thing...

Well, now they know

He taught me to fly again! I launch of the building feeling the air whip around my tear stained cheeks.

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door

He would be disappointed if he knew I was doing this, but to hell with it. I drop my mask through the spiralling wind below...It's falling, just like they did.

I don't care
What batmans going to say
Let the team rage on,
The fall never bothered me anyway

I perch on the edge of a huge, gothic tower of flats. Suddenly standing up straight, I throw a smoke pellet or two to the ground. Jogging lightly in front of the spewing smoke.

It's funny how some distance
Made everything seem small
But the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all

It's so long since their de- that day. But that's what made me who I am, that's what made me save people.

It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No smiles, no lies, no rules for me
I'm free.

Once again I fly through the air, grappling line jetting out in front of me.

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry

Here I stand
And here I'll stay
Let the team rage on..

Landing again I pause to think: I watched my new family die, like I watched my true family fall...I guess I really did fall I continue swinging through the barren streets, throwing a few flips in on the way.

My body's falling through the air into the ground
Their blood was splattered in gushing puddles all around
And one thought scares me like my unforgettable past...

No. Don't go there, not now.

I'm never going back,
The past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect boy is gone

I stand on a new building, dropping my line. Then I turn my back.

Here I stand
In the light of day

"Robin! Stop!"

Let the team rage on.

I see Wally running towards me.

The fall never bothered me anyway...

I fall backwards, allowing gravity to take me.


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