Just before I started this chapter, I got a request for me to kill
Terra….There are some sick people in this world, arent there? Dont
worry; death will not come for any of the titans.
Chapter 6, Cyborgs will. (part1)
Midday in the tower. Some of the titans were out for the day. Raven
and Starfire were at the city mall doing some shopping, and Terra and Beast
Boy were on a pizza date. Asura, Robin, and Cyborg were doing what each of
them usually does. Asura was going through his usual routine of cleaning
and cooking, Robin was reviewing the newspaper looking for signs of Slade
activity, and Cyborg was testing out the new processing chip that Asura
He was outside on the obstacle course. With the new chip, Cyborg was
able to change his blasts from a constant beam to a pulse of shots. He
could even charge the intensity of the blasts. He kneeled down on shot at
moving targets with incredible accuracy.
BOOYA!! Cyborg yelled. Im loving this new processing chip!
Around the obstacle course were the remnants of the
slade-machines that attacked the tower a few weeks ago. Some of them were
still barely active. None of them were able to move, but their optical
processors were still barely glowing an eerie red glow. Cyborg decided to
do a little clean up around the tower. He began to go around and blast the
remaining parts and scraps of slade bots.
As he did, he noticed that a small, bug like machine was escaping his
blasts. Cyborg chased after it. hold still you little piece of scrap
metal! he yelled. The small machine then jumped into a small ventilation
vent that leads to the towers basement.
Oh great, now I gotta go after you. Man, and I wasnt finished with my
blaster yet. He said with an annoyed groan.
Cyborg went inside the tower and headed down the stairs into the dark
depths of the basement. One of the rooms of the basement was the towers
fuse box, so Cyborg knew he had to find it quickly. Cyborgs shoulder lamp
popped up and lit the surrounding area. He walked around for a little
while without seeing anything. Then, he saw a red light streak across his
path. Cyborg rushed to catch it, but it was gone.
Then out of the corner of his eye he saw another red light streak down the
hall way of the tower. The hall the little machine ran down was a dead end
eventually, Cyborg ran down the hall to meet the machine. You aint
getting away from me now! Cyborg yelled. As he rushed down the hall, he
could faintly see the machines red glow. It wasnt moving, but it was
clearly taking a defensive position. Lights out little guy said Cyborg.
Just as Cyborg took aim, the machine charged at him, zigzagging at
incredible speed. It was climbing the walls and ceiling. Cyborg tried his
best to blast at it but couldnt hit it.
Cyborg started to back away from the tiny, yet ferocious machine that was
charging at him. Until it looked like he had a clear shot at it, Cyborg
took aim and fired. The machine jumped up and latched itself on
Cyborgs face. YAAAAH!!! GET IT OFF ME!!! he yelled. Cyborg tried to
tear the small legs of the machine off its face, but it maintained a solid
grip. Cyborg ran all over the room, blinded by the machine, until he hit
his head on a pipe and fell on the ground unconscious.
When Cyborg awoke, he was in his room on his recharge table with an
ice pack on his head. Oh man, what the hell happened? he asked himself.
Just then his door opened and Asura came inside. He was carrying assorted
medical supplies along with a tool box.
Oh good, youre awake. That was some hit you took, any idea what
happened? he asked.
Well, I was just doing some clean-up around the tower, until I saw a
small robot run inside the towers basement. When I went to go catch it,
it attacked me. explained Cyborg. When Asura heard this, he noticed that
Cyborgs voice seemed to be somewhat monotone, as if there was another
voice under his.
Cyborg, are you okay? asked Asura
Yeah, other than the bump on the head, I feel fine.
Then whats wrong with your voice?
My voice? What do you mean?
It sounds like someone else is repeating you under your voice.
When Cyborg heard this, his face went about as pale as it could get.
Oh no, get Robin in here, quick! ordered Cyborg with a sort of
urgency in his voice. Asura dropped the supplies and ran to Robins room.
When he came back, Robin asked, whats the matter Cyborg?
I think that machine that attacked me corrupted my systems. I need
you to check it out for me.
Cyborgs monotone voice startled Robin.
Cyborg, why do you sound a little like Slade? he asked.
Damn, I knew there was something fishy about that
machine. Looks like you are going to have to do a virtual de-bug, Robin.
Whats a virtual de-bug? asked Asura
It means that Im going to have to act as anti-virus software by
using a program that allows me to take a virtual form, go inside Cyborgs
systems and get rid of any viruses from the inside. explained Robin.
Robin then went to Cyborgs computer terminal and started to type in
commands. After a few seconds, snake like wires came out from Cyborgs
recharge pad and inserted themselves into the plugs in his arms, legs, and
head. After another few seconds, five large mechanical columns came out
from the floor.
Do you need help, Robin? asked Asura
No, I need you here, incase the other titans get here. If they do,
press these keys to make the other pods activate. he said as he pointed to
a set of five numbered computer keys. I should be able to do this by
myself though, so dont bother calling them.
Robin then opened the door to one of the columns. As soon as he did, it
lit up with electronic lights and sounds.
Asura, you can monitor Robin through that computer monitor next to
my recharge unit said Cyborg. Asura sat down in front of the monitor.
Automatically, the monitor turned on. The image was a virtual
representation of Cyborgs systems. It looked like a huge city that
spanned hundreds of miles. The buildings looked similar to Cyborgs
The monitor then zoomed in on the center complex of the city. There was a
pixilated formation of what looked like Robin. Gradually his detail became
better. From 8-bit, to 16-bit, to 32-bit, to 64-bit, constantly doubling
in detail. A few minutes later, he looked almost photo-realistic.
Asura, put on the head set so I can talk to you. said Robin.
Asura looked around and saw a headset and microphone hanging from the
computer monitor and put it on. Can you hear me? asked Asura.
Loud and clear. I need you to activate my anti-virus software.
Say, command, option, anti-virus, R-1 Asura repeated Robin. What looked
like futuristic armor appeared on Robins body. He also was equipped with
assorted weapons. Okay, now say command, option, full-map Asura
repeated Robin, the monitor then showed a picture of what looked like
Cyborgs body, minus his organic components. Some of the sections around
his head were highlighted in red, and in big red letters the word
INFECTION appeared near the highlighted area. Where is the virus,
Asura? asked Robin.
it looks like its in his head said Asura.
Great, just where I want it to be said Robin sarcastically.
That would explain my headache noted Cyborg
Asura, say command, move target, neck Asura repeated Robin, he
then disappeared and reappeared in
Cyborgs neck. The virtual city inside Cyborgs neck looked fine, but up
ahead, Robin could see large red explosions in the distance. Robin started
to run toward the explosions. There he saw virtual
Slade-bots attacking Cyborgs own natural defense systems and components.
Robin counter attacked the mechs by throwing birdarangs into the heads of
the larger machines. Any machines that approached him were sliced in half
by a virtual katana that Robin had in his hand. A few flying mechs dive-
bombed Robin, he responded by throwing birdarangs into their heads. Good
going, Robin, looks like you are really doing damage to the virus said
These things arent the virus, these are its defenses. The real
virus is probably deeper within Cyborgs head somewhere. He said as he
continued to hack and slash his way farther into the infected areas of
Cyborgs head. As he continued through, he could see the infected
components starting to degrade. I must be getting close. Robin said to
himself. As he approached the central processing center inside Cyborgs
head, he could see what looked like a large red leaf-less tree implanted in
the processing hub. Robin lunged at it tried to swing his katana at it.
The tree responded by knocking Robin away with a large swipe of one of its
branches. Robin was thrown away and bounced on the ground a couple of
times. Robin got to his feet and pulled out a small cyber-pistol from his
belt. lets try a long range attack Robin squeezed the trigger and shot
at the tree a few times.
The tree quickly responded by knocking away the bullets with its branches.
Alright, lets try the heavy artillery Robin pressed a few buttons on the
pistol and it changed shape into a large rocket launcher. Eat this!
Robin shot at the tree with three large missiles. The missiles hit the
tree dead on; they exploded with a thunderous BOOM. When the fire and
smoke cleared, the tree appeared to start to melt away. Yeah! That got
it! Cheered Robin.
But when he looked again, he could see a figure in the mucky mess.
It looked like a human, but its arms were long and skinny, it had huge
claws, and it wore the most bizarre looking armor. But the one tell tale
sign that got Robin on the defensive was the Slade mask it wore. Oh
great, looks like Ive got more to deal with. The virus then jumped up
onto the side of a building, and started to bounce around the cityscape.
Robin was not going to be able to catch him without flying. Luckily the
virus entered a section of Cyborg where gravity is non-existent. Robin
followed the virus and as soon as he entered, a large claw swiped at his
face. Robin responded by blocking the claw with his katana. The two
exchanged a flurry of swipes and slashes. Robin managed to land a hit on
the face of the virus. It flew back and grabbed the wall. It seemed to
stay still, Robin charged at him, just then, a dark hole appeared in the
armor of the virus, and it started to shoot lasers out of it. Robin dodged
the first few, but was then hit by the next three and was knocked out for a
Robin! Are you alright? asked Asura. Robin awoke and rubbed his
Yeah, Im okay Robin looked around but couldnt find the virus
anywhere. Asura, where did the virus go? Asura looked around the Cyborg-
The main infection is still in his chest, but the virus looks like
its heading to Cyborgs left arm.
My left arm?! Robin, hurry the hell up! If it gets control of my
sonic blaster, it could do some major damage! Yelled Cyborg.
It looks like the room Im in can take me to any part of your body
really quickly. I can already see a way into your arm. But man, I really
wish I had some help here said Robin. Just then two figures entered the
Robin! it was Starfire and Raven. They too were dressed in their
anti-virus armor. Starfire looked like a futuristic warrior, and Raven
looked a little like a female angel of death, complete with a cyber scythe.
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you, Raven and Starfire arrived just as
you were knocked out by the virus. noted Asura.
Awesome, listen up guys, you arent able to use your powers in this
place, youll have to rely on your anti-virus weapons. Explained Robin.
Raven took a look at her cyber-scythe and said, No problem with an evil-
Alright, lets go! said Robin, and the three of them headed into
the electric tunnels leading to Cyborgs arm.