Natasha Irons felt the cold fall wind bite at her as she took the stage and walked toward the podium. She could hardly believe it had been 3 years since her best friend, Courtney Whitmore, had disappeared. Courtney had it all, young, beautiful, blonde....her CD "Born to Be A Star!" had been released a week before, and she was the daughter of the Star Spangled Kid, of the Justice Society. Natasha had recieved a phone call from Courtney the night of the disappearance. Courtney wanted to talk to her, they planned to meet, but Courtney never showed.
Natasha didn't have to shoulder the hurt alone. Almost all of Blue Valley High came out to the memorial. As she scanned the crowd she saw Courtney's best friends: There was Coutney's boyfriend Conner Hawke, his best friend Victor Stone, their minion and the Blue Valley Titans mascot Garth Logan, the third leg of their terrible trio Cassie Sandsmark and Natasha was pleased to see Rachel Roth (The bookworm editor of the school newspaper) there as well.
Courtney's disappearance was thought to be connected to that of former Blue Valley residents Jaime Reyes, Jason Hart, and Wally West. Though officially, no connection had ever been made. Those three cases had not been solved either.
Natasha took to the podium. "Today, we come together to cele....huh!?!" As she had begun to speak the stage had errupted into an explosion of energy. People began to panic and flee as the energy dissapated. Out stepped an older Courtney Whitmore.She opened her eyes and immediately they locked with Natasha's. Disbelief ran across her face as her lips fought to find the appropriate words...."Courtney??"
"Yes 'Tash and I need your help. All of your help..." she said pleadingly as she looked towards her friends and classmates in the audience. "But we need to go now!" Her friends rushed to her side and energy enveloped them....in an instant, Blue Valley had 6 more missing person cases.