We arrived home moments later and I run to Oliver's room, tears running down my face. I slam the door, then slide down it. Why are they still after me? What was that loud noisy I heard? These questions swim around in my mind until I hear knocking at the door.
"Jade, please come out, or atleast let me in.".
I stand back up and open the door to find Oliver standing there. He steps inside and closes the door, then he pulls me into a hug. The tears begin falling again and Oliver strokes my hair. He picks me up bridal style and carries me over to his bed and lays me down.
"Try to get some sleep.".
"Please don't leave me.".
"Never in a million years, my little fighter.".
I nod and then curl into a ball, choking back tears.
Zeus, Duncan, Gage and Dax are chasing me. I have no place to go, no place to run. I could call out to Oliver and Roy, but they'd get hurt because of me. So, I keep running, hoping, praying for a way out. I skitter to a stop at the Starling City bridge, staring into the churning, black, scary water of the river below. I can hear Zeus, Duncan, Gage and Dax catching up to me. I take a deep breath, and jump to my doom.
I bolt into a sitting position, badly drenched in a cold sweat. I take gasping breaths. I hear Oliver say, "Jade.". I look to my right and see Oliver lying next to me, wide awake. He sits up and looks at me.
"I don't know, Ollie.".
"Was it a dream?".
"Yes, a very bad one.".
Oliver lays back down, putting his left arm over his eyes. I lay back down as well. I scoot myself next to him and lay my head on his chest, trying to find a sense of security. About three or four hours later I wake up to a loud crashing noise and I'm wrapped up in Oliver's arms.
"Ollie, c'mon, wake up." I say in my sweetest voice.
"One more minute.".
I hear Becca yelling at Wally, for what who knows. I hear another crashing sound and then Oliver jumps up and grabs an alluminum baseball bat. I slightly laugh, not even caring where he got it from. I grab the wooden one from behind a chair and the two of us walk down the steps, weapons ready.
I can finally hear Becca shouting, "Wally West, quit using your speed powers!", "Wally, that's enough!" and "How much sugar have you had to add to your speed powers?". I accidentally knock a vase over and the water spills out. Wally hits the spilled water and goes careening into one of the couches. I sigh in relief, thankful Wally didn't get hurt.
Wally sits up and shakes his head, Becca still frowning a bit, Thea, Roy and Shawna laughing. I shake my head and say, "What was that.". That's when I hear squeaking, so I know it's a mouse. I begin looking around, bat raised. Then the squeaking becomes more puppyish. A little ball of black and white fur runs towards me and hits my legs, causing it to cry/squeak.
"Roy got us a puppy, all of us.".
I look around and see everybody nodding their heads. I pick the little guy up in my arms and begin soothing him, trying to get him to calm down. I look to Shawna and ask, "What's his name?".
"His name is Thor. Roy named him after the blonde guy in the Avengers.".
"Hello, Little Thor.". The puppy makes a yipping sound and jumps to Shawna's arms. I look at Roy again and ask, "How long have you had him?". Wally speaks up and says, "I went and got him for y'all. The person who owned his parents were giving them away and the crashing noise was me accidentally hitting the walls chasing this little guy.".
I shake my head, laughing as I do.
*Four Days Later*
I wake to the sound of thunder and Little Thor howling and whining. I look to my left (Shawna ususally sleeps on the right) and see Shawna, curled in a ball, scared of the thunder. I get up and walk over to the window watching each lightning bolt streak through the sky. I look down towards some trees and see...No, no, THEY can't be here, Zeus and his friends can't be here.
I walk backwards, trying not to trip over dog toys. I reach the bed and begin shaking Shawna awake.
"Go to Thea and Roy's room.".
Fear appears in her face as she holds her teddy bear in one hand and Little Thor in the other. I can hear them climbing up the wall, they're going to come through the open window. I watch as Zeus's head pokes up over the windowsill, an evil smile on his face. My hand fumbles for my combat knife that is supposed to be on Shawna's in table (I left it there for reasons such as this). Becca and Wally rush in, guns and tasers drawn.
"Cover your ears, Jade. DO IT NOW!" Wally shouts as he puts both weapons on the bed. I cover my ears, just as Becca screams. It the same high pitched scream for the park. Zeus falls backwards, I barely hear him hit the bushes and the ground.
Oliver and Roy come running in, each holding a baseball bat. I run over to Oliver hugging him, scared once more for my life.
"Becca, I think it's time to explain to Jade who you and Wally really are.".
"I think your right, Oliver.".
What were they going to tell me? Why are the going to tell me? What has my world come to?