"It looked like a button compared to the size of the wave coming at it."
"We're nearing the distress signal," Megan ব্যক্ত after my endless worrying. "Prepare for ejection."
From here, I could hear the screams from the SS Atlantis as I got up from my chair. I took a peek out my fog-covered window.
A giant wave was rising from the sea, towering over the poor ship. It looked like a button compared to the size of the wave coming at it.
"Team, we have to evacuate the people in the fastest way we can," Aqualad reminded. "Erica, try your best at controlling that wave."
The hatch under me opened, and I took a deep breath.
"Let's DO this!" KF shouted, jumping through his opening.
I flew through the hatch and steadied myself in front of the wave. Dang it! I need a solid place to stand.
I flew back to the ship and stood in the highest spot.
"Better." I raised my arms above me and took my left leg up. "It's like a little dance"
, I had explained to Aqualad once. A COMPLICATED little dance,
I added to myself.
That was when it happened. I could feel my soul flying out of this world, letting the অবতার inside me take control.
I felt as if I was dead. The wave receded back towards the ocean, away from the ship, away from the people.
I fell to the wooden boards, the crashing of water rang in my ears. I felt my soul coming back to my body, giving me an earsplitting headache.
"Erica! Are আপনি okay?" called Megan as she ran up to me.
I rubbed my head and got up on my feet. "Yeah, I just have a headache."
"What did I tell you?" Robin ব্যক্ত as he joined us with the rest of the team. "You did GREAT!"
He hugged me tightly, making my headache feel আরো painful.
"Your eyes started glowing!" KF exclaimed as we pulled away.
"Really?" I asked. "This was my first time in the অবতার state."
"Well, being in the অবতার state is AWESOME! I wish I could do that!"
Artemis laughed halfheartedly. "Being super fast isn't enough for you, Kid?"
Back at Mount Justice, ব্যাটম্যান was replaying the video of the evacuation over and over again. In the time I had sent the wave back, the team had at least 40 people on lifeboats, heading to land already.
Well, they're not the Young Justice for nothing.
"Good job, Team," ব্যাটম্যান congratulated solemnly. "Hit the showers, and then head home."
I was on my way to the showers when ব্যাটম্যান stopped me.
"Wait, Erica. I need to talk to you."
We waited until everybody was out of the room when he started talking.
"Erica, when আপনি were in the অবতার state, আপনি seemed even আরো powerful than আপনি usually do."
"And?" I challenged.
He seemed to look for words. "You don't know how to get in the অবতার state." It wasn't a question.
I shook my head. "Nope."
He turned away from me and looked at the computer. "Starting tomorrow, আপনি will be training with Aquaman upon the use of water. I want আপনি to get in touch with your অবতার as much as আপনি can."
"Really? That would be so cool!" I realized I was starting to jump.
"When আপনি get enough training, আপনি could handle most of the natural disasters."
"Yeah?" My hands were balled into fists, excited for what he was going to say next.
"And in time," he continued, "You could leave the team and become your own superhero."
My happiness faded. "Leave the team?" I repeated.
"But only after আপনি turn 18," he added. I'm 17 now, and my birthday won't be here until another three months.
I breathed a sigh of relief that three months would be a long time.
"But আপনি have to train well to become your own superhero." This time he was looking at me.
"Don't আপনি think it's a little too soon for me to be my own superhero?" I asked. "I mean, Young Justice was the bestest thing that has ever happened to me, and I don't wanna leave that early."
ব্যাটম্যান cringed at something he was thinking of. "Your thoughts might change. My first Robin left to be his own hero, and so did Speedy."
"Who's Speedy?" I demanded.
"Green Arrow's sidekick, but--"
"I thought Artemis was his sidekick!" I interrupted sternly.
He sighed. "That's what I mean. Speedy left Green অনুষ্ঠান- অ্যারো to be his own hero, and that's when Artemis came along."
"Ohhh," I said, understanding.
"Think about it," he suggested. "Like I said, your thoughts might change. Now head to the showers. আপনি smell like tuna."
I smiled at how he left his seriousness so quickly. "Alright."
As I went for the showers, I wasn't sure if I ever wanted to leave the team. I needed them আরো than anything.
But three months was a long time, right?
অথবা was it?
"I needed them more than anything."