Chapter 17

Raven and Beast Boy were on their way back to the table, smiling softly finally as the tension was for the most part gone before a sudden outburst caught their attention.

"Alright, fish boy, I may have said some questionable stuff last night but that does NOT give you the right to flirt with this bitch right in front of me! When I said I wanted to play the field, it meant that YOU stay at my beck and call, not with some blonde bimbo who can't even control her powers!" Blackfire had stood up, eyes flashing. Her rage was directed at Aqualad, who in that very moment had been talking to Terra about their respective abilities.

"...Oy. Calm down. You don't own me, and just because of last night definitely doesn't give you that right. Plus, we were just TALKING" he enunciated the word slowly, before cursing in Atlantean.

"WHAT did you call me?" she screeched, floating a bit off the ground.

"He called you a spoiled bitch, I believe. My Atlantean's a bit rusty" Terra suddenly interjected.

Startled, the entire table blurted out "How the hell do you know Atlantean?"

"Um... Where I come from, Markovia, they taught it to us. And, um... I was forced to enhance this knowledge during my, um... lapse" she finished off, referring of course to her time with Slade. This was because the crazed villain wanted Terra to help him conquer Atlantis next, starting with Aquaman and Aqualad himself. To do so, he used her knowledge of the language as the first step in his plan to infiltrate her... Although that plan never came close to fruition.

"That's... Actually pretty cool" Kid Flash commented, earning him an elbow in the ribs from Jinx as she shushed him. She wanted to listen to this shitshow!

"Whatever. Bitch, you need to back the hell up from my man, alright? I had him first, and nothing you do will ever change that" Blackfire said smugly.

"YOUR man?" Terra and Aqualad replied simultaneously.

"That is... I'm pretty sure he's allowed to make his own choices! Despite the obviously bad one of spending a night with YOU!" Terra replied, cheeks hot as she looked anywhere but Aqualad.

"Oh that's it, COME AT ME SLUT!" Blackfire dove forward and tackled Terra; both girls had glowing eyes, Blackfire's purple starbolts getting blocked by bits of rock that Terra was pulling from the outside window.

"You're... not gonna do anything?" Robin's question was directed at both his girlfriend and Aqualad, the latter with a somewhat amused expression on his face.

"No" he and Starfire both replied with a simple shrug.

"Well, this is lovely! After a great night with my girl, I get to watch a girl fight while eating a superb breakfast... This is the life" Kid Flash mused.

"You can say that again!" Speedy replied with a wink. Both teens were suddenly smacked by their respective women, however, and they remained silent after that.

"Alright... One more thing and I'll be ready to go!" Cyborg hummed to Sarah, who was sitting on the countertop munching on a waffle Cyborg had finished quickly and especially for her. He opened up a cabinet to put away the remaining syrup bottles and various knicknacks for cooking when..."OH SWEET LORD, NO!"

The little penguin stared back at him, surrounded by empty tuna containers and sardine tins. How he had managed to get those open, no one would ever know, as what happened next would forever overshadow the whys and hows of the moment.

The penguin let out a squawk and, startled, leapt out of the cabinet and landed right by the brawling girls. The two were so startled that they stopped fighting momentarily to separate, Terra skidding to the other side of the room and holding up a rock shield for the oncoming barrage of energy blasts from Blackfire. Suddenly, Kole let out a shriek and pointed at the penguin.

The little guy, in fact, was semi-bent over and looking a little worse for wear in that moment. Perhaps it was due to the enormous amounts of processed fish and oil that it was packaged in, perhaps he just needed this release. Whatever the case, the penguin let out another squawk before sending a jet of projectile bird poop out of his rear... And all over Blackfire. Terra was saved due to her shield, but it didn't stop her from looking over it to watch after she was sure she wouldn't get hit.

When the penguin was finished, it picked up a small rock in its beak that had chipped off of one of Terra's larger ones before waddling over to Beast Boy and Raven and dropping it between them. Beast Boy of course burst into shaky laughter while Raven simply stared at it.

"P...Penguins sometimes give each other rocks... When they want to show courtship signs... You know, when they need to build a nest and stuff... Duuuude!" he finished, clutching his stomach as everyone was still staring at the poop-covered Blackfire. She looked so mad that she could burst into flames at any second; the poop seemed to bubble across her skin as her eyes blazed with rage.

"Dear sister... Perhaps you would like to use my facilities of bathing?" Starfire piped up. Blackfire's head slowly, in a deadly way, swiveled to face her sister. Robin put his arm around his girlfriend protectively, just in case.

"RRRRRRRAGGHHHHHHH! I've had it with this stupid place! Good riddance!" Blackfire screeched, not sparing anyone a last glance before crashing through the window overlooking the bay, and then she was gone.

Silence for a moment, before everyone burst into hysterics.

"Did! You! See! Her! Face?!" Jinx cackled, while Herald and Bumblebee were crumpled onto the table shaking with laughter.

"Sarah, please don't assume every day in this place is like this... Well, actually, maybe you'd better. It's pretty crazy" Cyborg spoke as he led Sarah out of the kitchen, making a wide turn around the penguin poop on the floor that had failed to land on Blackfire.

"I'll have to come visit more often!" she replied with a grin, waving kindly at everyone as she and the half-robot left finally for their date in the park.

Terra sent the rock flying out of the now even more broken window (the first time it was her fault, but Blackfire had only widened the mess) before sitting back down next to Aqualad. She made a point not to look at him, but he nudged her with his shoulder and she caught his eyes; he smiled at her.

After breakfast, everyone split up into their respective groups/couples in order to decide what the next move would be for everyone. Beast Boy had pulled Raven off to the side, and she gave him a look.

"About what I was trying to tell you before..." he began, hand running through his hair for the second time as he spoke to her that day; she smiled at this gesture, and he faltered. "What? What'd I do?"

"Why do you wanna know?" she countered.

"Because I want to be able to make you smile like that all the time" he said with a sheepish grin that caused a blush to color her face.

"Umm... For now I'm not telling. You'll figure it out" she said, regaining her composure. He frowned a bit, but wrapped his arms around her waist to draw her closer.

"Fine. What I wanted to tell you, though, was that I-"

"-love you too, Gar" Raven finished for him. "I can sense your emotions, remember? It took me a while at first to figure out exactly what it was that I was feeling, but I think I've got it no-" she was cut off by his lips crashing down on hers in a passionate kiss that surprised but pleased her.

"Stop talking," he whispered against her lips, "and more kissing, okay?"

She rolled her eyes, but complied nonetheless.

OMG it's done, guys. HOLY SHIT.

Thank you all so very very much for all the love and support you placed in this story, and in doing so, myself! Ugh I could just hug all of you.

I'll start my shoutouts momentarily, but I'd like you all to pay close attention to this bit of the author's note... DO YOU WANT A SEQUEL?

I feel like I've set it up pretty well to end just here where it is, but if I did write a sequel it would be a fun task for me to undertake. Be warned, however, that I may or may not change the theme to something much less humorous and far more serious. I'd start to follow along the lines of the comics more, with the Titans growing up and everything changing along that format. Hell, it might even progress into a sort of Young Justice crossover (as I've been wanting to do that for a while now) but that's all up to you!

I'm not going to put a poll up for this, since I need the other one I have on my profile for now. SO THIS MEANS? REVIEW ME! Leave me a review telling me if you want a sequel or not, and I'll take into account how many people come out of hiding and ask for one (I'm talking to you, mysterious ghost readers who show up on my traffic stats! I love all of you dearly, but if you comment on this I'll love you even more AND you'd get more story out of it :3) and remember to include perhaps what you'd like to see in a sequel if one eventually comes to light!

That being said, remember my words! And now for the shoutouts section (sorry if it ends up being ridiculous and long, but I promised!)

To CleoArrow for being wonderful and reviewing every chapter, being my first reviewer for the story, and in general for being awesome (she guessed that it was Sarah, too, which was cool.)

To KRIVERS0308, LifeForce123, and TeenTitangurl4ever for also being among the first reviewers, thank you!

To Kitty-on-CRACK for being a great friend in real life and VITAL in kicking my butt to update (she bribes me with fries on occasion), thank you!

To Same As I Am for reviewing often, and making me smile with every reaction you had to the occurrences in the story... Thanks! :D

To Dahkoro5050 for your two sweet reviews commenting on two of my two favorite couples to write during this process, thanks a lot!

To BlAcKTiTaN1 for being the first reviewer to comment about the penguin, thank you!

To EX3451 for your frequent and lovely comments on my story, and for reviewing at all which allowed me to find your work (which I love) and for your enthusiasm and praise (especially for the penguin!) I thank you!

To JasonVUK for appreciating my, how do I put this, sensual descriptions of the Titans' intimate activities and supported my belief that yes, they are a bunch of horny teenagers so this stuff WILL happen... Thank you!

To LilBlackBird for your list of 10 important things, that made me smile! Thanks!

To Hazardous By Instinct for your encouraging reviews, thanks so much!

To patattack for your nice reviews and pairings approval, I thank you! :D

To Montydragon for reviewing often and for calling the Terra thing... I seriously snickered when I read that, and as BB would say... Dude, you got this! ;)

To Osbree for your lovely review, I'm glad you liked it! Thank you!

To titansoul123 for your frequent and hilarious reviews, they made me laugh and I'm glad you enjoyed the story! Thank you!

To mooncutie11 despite being sort of anonymous, thanks for reviewing!

To camilleRomance for your lovely reviews about the pairings, I'm glad you appreciated that I used comic references and that I got you to like Sarah! :)

To Soar Vandergeid for your comment on Raven and BB's illicit 'training activities' in the bedroom... I lol'd. Thanks!

To Starfire (although it was anonymous sort of) thanks for your comments! I'm glad you liked my writing! :)

To TheLittleKitty sorry for making you awkward, I feel like I addressed that in the author's note in chapter 14!

To Guest thanks for appreciating the penguin, and praising my writing! :)

To tsk9, all I have to say is that alcohol will do that to you. Thanks for reviewing!

To PuppyLuver3 for your encouraging review, thank you!

To 4Eva Dreaming for all your nice reviews and for sharing that interest in Blackfire in Aqualad's story, thank you!

To anon for your short comment about the penguin, thanks!

To daniiibabiii for the nice review that expressed your reaction, thanks!

To VioletEmerald for your sweet review and reaction to Terra, I appreciate it! Thanks!

To Shadows In Shadows, thank you for pointing out that there should be more RobStar! I tried to fix that in these last chapters, but it was hard since I'm a hardcore BBRae writer and I feel like I kinda suck at writing RobStar xD But thanks anyways!

Well, that's it for now. I hope you guys liked the ending, and I hope everyone lets me know if I should start pulling a sequel out of my brain somewhere!

Until next time!

xx Spotty