"A Day After": Six weeks after the deaths of Donna Troy and Lilith Clay, Dick Grayson sits in a dark room and stares at a photo of the original Teen Titans. Roy Harper calls and leaves a message on his answering machine.
- What happened to us out there? We've been ambushed before. But we lost focus. We feel apart. And the worst thing of it all--it's like, every single one of us has seen people die. We've lost people we love. Everyone on the team. We swore we'd work together to make sure it would never happen again. We thought going through all that made us stronger. But it didn't.
- — Robin
Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files and Origins 2003 is an issue of the series Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files and Origins (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 2003. It was published on October 1, 2003.
Synopsis for "A Day After"
Six weeks after the deaths of Donna Troy and Lilith Clay, Dick Grayson sits in a dark room and stares at a photo of the original Teen Titans. Roy Harper calls and leaves a message on his answering machine. He asks Dick to talk with him so they can get through things together. After he gets no response, Roy cuts his hair, changes to a new costume, and makes another call to S.T.A.R. Labs.
While flying in the sky with Beast Boy, Starfire inadvertently causes a jet to lose control. The two of them are able to rebalance it. Starfire says that being part of the Teen Titans has no meaning for her anymore. Beast Boy says the team can have a different meaning by teaching new kids.
At Smallville High, the hall monitor warns Conner Kent that he'll get detention if he misses another English class. Superboy disregards the warning and flies away instead.
In New Orleans, Black Lightning argues with his daughter, Anissa. She wants to become a superhero like him now that she has graduated college, but he will not allow it. He wants her to help people by being a doctor. She stomps the floor and releases a shockwave, saying she can do things that doctors can't. Jefferson relents, and tells her to wear a wig if she refuses a mask.
Outside Gateway High, Wonder Girl grapples with a griffin. Staff members watch from the windows, and decide to call her mother to discuss Cassie's future at the school. Elsewhere, Ares says it's pathetic that Cassie has power but no direction.
Bart Allen calls the Themysciran Embassy to try to locate Cassie, but hangs up when they can't help him. Jay Garrick enters his bedroom to discuss Bart's low scores on the Keystone City High entrance tests. Bart says that learning from books and studying are boring, and he already received basic education through virtual reality in the future.
At S.T.A.R. Labs, Roy walks with a scientist named Chelsea. She explains to him the features and characteristics of the synthetic organism they named Indigo. The organism is contained and studied inside a fluid-filled container. Roy is upset because Indigo's actions resulted in the deaths of two friends. Cyborg arrives and tries to reason with him. Roy says if they won't destroy Indigo, then they should reactivate her and let him be responsible for her use.
In another part of the building, a S.T.A.R. Labs employee watches Shift in action and analyzes the data. Afterwards, a second employee gives Shift discs with files that he had requested. Everyone (Shift included) believes that he is Rex Mason returned from the dead. The second employee assumes that he wants a press conference and statement to announce his resurrection, but Shift emphatically tells her that he doesn't want anyone to know. He goes to his room and loads a disc. It contains photos of Rex Mason's family, however Shift can't remember them.
In Gotham City, Nightwing and Robin meet on a rainy rooftop. Robin expresses difficulty dealing with what happened to their friends. He feels that it's his fault, and knows that Nightwing feels the same way. Nightwing says he doesn't know what they do next, but they should do it alone.
Appearing in "A Day After"
- Teen Titans
- Gateway City
- Gotham City
- Keystone City
- New Orleans
- San Francisco
- Smallville High School
- S.T.A.R. Labs
Synopsis for "Who Was Donna Troy?"
The Amazons and various superheroes hold a funeral for Donna Troy. Afterwards, they attend a reception at her apartment. Her friends talk, reminisce, and console each other. Marcia Long angrily confronts Wonder Woman. She blames Donna and the superheroes for the deaths of her family. Meanwhile, Superman blames himself for Donna's death because it was his robot that killed her. Diana tells him that it's not his fault.
Cassie cleans up after the reception with her mother. She takes a break to look through Donna's photo albums. Later, she finds Diana on the terrace. They talk more about Donna, and Cassie's future as Wonder Girl.
Appearing in "Who Was Donna Troy?"
- Teen Titans
- Donna Troy (Flashback only)
- Angle Man
- Helena Sandsmark
- Lian Harper
- Marcia Long
- Terry Long (In a photograph only)
- Robert Long (In a photograph only)
- Jennifer Long (In a photograph only)
- Anaya (Cameo)
- Artemis (Cameo)
Marcia Long was Terry Long's first wife, before they divorced and he remarried Donna. Terry and their daughter, Jennifer, eventually died in a car accident.
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Links and References
Secret Files and Origins