|The Feline Infuence
Author: Cat o'thWind PM
After a sudden wake up call, new visitors are discovered in Starfire's room; a cat and her kittens. The teens decide to take them in, but why is Raven reacting to them so oddly? Whens omethign happens to both Raven and a kitten named Swift, how will theyRated: Fiction T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,474 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 01-19-05 - Published: 05-29-04 - id: 1883795
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Note: I don't own anything except for the plot and the cats.
A shriek was not the usual wake up call in titans tower. Oh, yes there were the alarm nights, when the team would be torn out of bed at some ungodly hour to fight, as Beast Boy put it; "Those crazy bastards who don't know about curfew." While one would wonder why anyone who was stealing would care about curfew, most of these comments came immediately after they had been forced out of bed and their brains weren't at optimal function.
But in the predawn hours of morning, when the sun was almost peaking over the bay and calm normally reigned, a shrill cry rang through the halls of the T shaped building. There was a fizzling sort of sound as if something was burning and then silence. But the still was only the time in which everyone tried to gather what was happening. After that the response came quickly. The swish of automatic doors opening and dashing footsteps could now be heard. Still very sleepy, two forms collided in the dim.
"What is happening?" The irritated voice was Raven's.
"How am I supposed to know?" That was Beast Boy of course and he too sounded annoyed, though is a bleary sort of way.
"Someone get the light." That was Robin, logical as always.
Someone flipped the lights and as they stood blinking, the last person was revealed to be Cyborg. But there was no Starfire. Everyone looked at each other and the Boy Wonder needed not to say his classic order to go. They all leapt forward in the direction of Starfire's room. But it appeared they had wasted too much time, for suddenly her door sprang open and she flew out, quickly closing the door behind her. She was panting and her eyes looked fearful.
"Friends!" She called suddenly and zoomed towards them. "There is a creature in my room. At first it was very nice, but when I moved it growled at me and began to come towards me. When I defended myself it grew in size and became much louder. It walked along the walls very very fast. Please, I wish to not go in there alone again."
Raven, whom was already stringing together connections in her mind, walked towards the door, followed by a whimpering Star and the boys stalking cautiously behind. Opening the door smoothly, she carried a pitch ball of energy in her hand, but her stance was relaxed. Peering in, the energy dissipated and she smirked. The rest of titans watched in confusion as she glided into Star's room. There was a pause and then some odd cooing noises that were so uncharacteristic of the dark teen that BB turned in amazement to Cy, his eyes asking if he too had heard that. Then, slowly, and large sphere of dark energy floated from the room, which Raven following, her hand held out to direct it. Inside of it, sharply outlined in white, but a small creature, eyes large and staring at the ground in surprise.
"A cat?" Was Robin's question. Raven nodded in response.
"This seems to be the little terror that Star met." With that she turned to emerald eyed girl. "You scared it Star, that's why it run around and raised it fur. But it was purring , not growling, seems to be a friendly creature, but doesn't like to be picked up." She motioned at the still hovering cat to show that this was the only way she could get it out of the room.
"Purring?" Starfire sounded confused. While she knew much about large animals watching Beast Boy fight, she had only encounter him in cat form a few times, and he had so grossly Disneyified his form for cuteness, that Star had no hope of recognizing a real cat.
"Yes, purring is, it means a cat likes you." Confirmed Beast Boy.
"But how on earth did it get in here?" Asked Cyborg to no one in particular, but of course is was Robin who responded, the detective skills in him beginning to surface.
"Not through the window, the Tower is too smooth for even a cat to climb up to the fifth floor." He was looking around in curiosity now. "It had to get in through the door, and Star, your door is open quite a lot, so it probably just snuck in.
"But that doesn't explain how it got onto the island." Was Cyborg's response, as he too looked around as if the cat had somehow left visible tracks of what had happened.
"Er, Rae? I think you should, well the cat isn't happy..." BB trailed off as Raven glared at him for calling her by the 'pet name' but once she realized what he was saying, she turned to look at the cat, whom had begun to struggle in it's little prison. Looking oddly sorry, the pale girl began walking down the hall, the cat trailing irritably after.
"I'm going to put it in the spare room." She said without turning around.
Just then, the cat gave out a wailing yowl that was answered by sharp mews coming from Starfire's room.