“Recognized- Infinity. B08.”
I added the final touches to my civvie clothing as I walked into the cave. I was greeted Von Connor and Wally sparring, the computer beeping to signify the few points Lost oder gained. Wally turned his head to say hi and was knocked to the ground, the floor buzzing and stating his failure. Connor chuckled slightly and pulled the redhead to his feet, nodding to me. Aisling ran up to me, in complete civvies. Her dark brown hair was sopping wet, and her green blue eyes shined. “Mind drying me off?” she asked sheepishly, blushing at her greeting towards me. I nodded, my expression blank, but underneath the dark glasses there was turmoil. I had to tell everyone what had just happened. “Um, okay- I need to tell Du guys something.”
Everyone, including Robin, Delta, Artemis and Quicksilver, who had all come in before me, turned their attention towards my small voice. “What is it Du need to discuss, Fin?” Kaldur asked. I shyly grabbed my left arm, a habit I had when I was nervous, then remembered the important things I’d seen before in class and dropped my right arm quickly.
“Today I did something I never thought I could do. I- I fell asleep and time traveled. Well, my mind did. I didn’t physically like disappear. But I saw-” I drew in breath, searching the astonished faces before me. “I saw something that used to happen with me. I saw myself, in my old... home... hiding in pain. And then, I saw something I believe to be the future. There was destruction and I’m sure that I saw us when we were older, like as adults.”
The blank stares that surrounded me looked as if they were set in stone. No one moved, simply sitting there with their mouths propped slightly open. Wally looked as if he was to go slightly insane, Kaldur was calmly astonished, and Delta and Robin were simply dumbfounded in a serious way. I finally broke the spell Von looking down at my feet. I was scared- I wasn’t going to admit it out loud, but I was nearly trembling Von what I had seen. I never, ever wanted to relive the moments I had spent with Slade. Ever. And it’s possible that the past could always repeat.
In a sudden instant I was blinded Von a warm, white light. In the huge portal I made out a female figure- tall, thin, and Du could clearly see her hair was long, going down to her mid back. As the figure grew clearer, I was suddenly flashing back to what I’d seen. There before me stood the woman in my Sekunde vision. Everything was the exact same.
Ebony hair, golden dress (or was it red?), and a belt, gloves, and boots to match the pencil straight strands that fell around her shoulders and covered the left half of her profile. Her mask clutched to her dust-stained face like it was dependant on her life. I would have bet that underneath that mask were a pair of sapphire blue eyes. I knew who she was, and yet I didn’t. She was vaguely familiar.
Everyone was still struck with shock from my story, even with the arrival of this new person. She looked at the whole room and sighed, which jolted them all back into consciousness. “What the hell... who are you?” Delta’s head whipped back and forth between me and the other. Nathan’s did too, but it was fast enough to look like a cartoon.
“My name? I thought Du might have known that. Actually, no, Du wouldn’t have. You’d know my old name. My name is Phoenix, but like always, I’ve shortened it. To Nix.” Nix assumed a position I’d used all my life, she leaned her weight onto her right leg and placed her hands onto her hips. Robin’s head titled sideways a bit.
“How would we know your ‘old name?’” he questioned, and a very familiar grin spread onto the other girls face. “Easy,” she replied. “You’d know me Von knowing her name.” She pointed to me, and it suddenly struck me the most obvious possibility to who this girl was. Robin turned to me. “Fin?”
Nix walked towards me, and I stood waiting. I still couldn’t tell if her dress was red oder gold, because with every small Bewegen it shimmered to a new color. It kind of looked like fire, the way it waved and flickered between the multiple hues. I finally got the courage to speak to her. “How would Du know who we are? What do Du mean your old name?”
“I know you, and Du know me- because I’m you,” she gave. It somewhat helped, but I waited for the last three words to leave her perfect lips with her wind chime voice.
“From the future.”