Who, me? No, I don't own the Teen Titans...
Raven awoke as the light from the rising sun hit her pale face. She strained to open her eyes, and was momentarily confused as to why she no longer had a ceiling. Blinking slowly and attempting to sit up, she realized something was holding her down. Panic washed over her as she whipped her head to the side, only to be greeted by the sleeping face of her teammate. The events of last night soon came rushing back, and she couldn't help but smile.
"Beast Boy, wake up," she whispered to the changeling, shaking him gently. The boy stirred, but remained asleep. She rolled her eyes and hesitantly pried his arm from around her waist. When she was finally free, she sat up, only to groan in pain as her back popped loudly. "Never again," she mumbled to herself, looking down at the yoga mat she had fallen asleep on.
The pale girl bit her lip as she sat there, trying to recall what they had been talking about before sleep had claimed them. She remembered the kiss, that amazing kiss; their first official kiss- one that wasn't caused by intoxication or rash decisions. No, that kiss was perfect.
She also remembered that the green boy had called her beautiful. That was also amazing. She smiled to herself; though she knew he had said some other really great things, beautiful was definitely what stuck with her.
Then she remembered speculating on what was happening below them at the party; Beast Boy was certain that Cyborg and Bumble Bee would hook up, though Raven felt that they had a totally platonic relationship.
"They're really good friends; that would never happen," she recalled saying, earning a snort of amusement from the changeling.
"We're pretty close, too," he had teased, causing the empath to blush.
She felt herself smirking as she glanced over at her green boyfriend. Boyfriend... she mused to herself. I have a boyfriend... I'm sure I can get use to this.
"Beast Boy," she repeated, shaking the shape-shifter roughly. "Wake up."
"Five more minutes," he mumbled, rolling over.
Raven found herself sighing in amusement as she stood up, grateful that she had refrained from drinking last night. Who knows what could have happened? she thought with a cringe.
"I'm going to leave you up here," she threatened halfheartedly, earning no response.
She rolled her eyes again, letting herself be consumed by her dark energy as she phased through the floor.
Immediately the empath was greeted by a foul smell as she stood before the common room doors. Cautiously she opened them, only to see the room in utter chaos.
All the decorations had been torn down, and the pinata was lying in the middle of the room, massacred past the point of recognition. As her eyes adjusted to the dim light, she realized the birthday boy was laying face-down in a pile of candy, and beside him, a messy-haired heroine, who she assumed to be Bumble Bee.
"What the hell happened?" the half-demon whispered to herself.
"There was a party," a calm voice answered from the kitchen, causing the purple-haired girl to jump in surprise. "Sorry, babe- didn't mean to scare you."
Raven squinted as she started to make out the shape of Speedy, who was casually leaning against the counter, drinking a cup of what she assumed to be coffee. "You seem to be well."
The archer snorted in amusement as he sipped his drink. "This wasn't my first rodeo, sweetheart."
The empath rolled her eyes in exasperation as she made her way to the kitchen. "You can call me Raven," she deadpanned as she began filling her kettle with water. "And I seem to recall more people were here last night," she started, looking around the room. "Where is everyone?"
"Wally's in the bathroom," a new voice answered. Raven turned around and was greeted by the sight of Jinx. "Poor guy can't hold his liquor," she smirked with mock-sincerity.
"What a shame," the pale girl replied as she reached for her tea.
"Actually, it seems like nobody could- pretty sure I heard bird boy dry-heaving on my way in here," the pink-haired girl mused as she poured herself a cup of coffee.
"So did everyone get completely wasted last night?"
"Nah," the archer yawned. "Jericho left with Kole and Gnarrk after an hour, and I'm pretty sure Wonder Girl and Argent took off not long after."
"Aqualad was looking for your guys' pool last time I saw him," Jinx added with a smirk.
"We don't have a pool..." Raven stated in confusion.
The former-villain shrugged nonchalantly. "Then I have no idea where he is."
"Probably in a bathtub somewhere- he always does something like that when he's drunk," Speedy smirked. "He's my little fishy."
"You guys didn't seem like you were very chummy last night," the empath pointed out dryly as she removed her kettle before it whistled.
"Well, right after you left we started making out."
Raven almost spilled her water in shock while Jinx choked on her coffee. "What?!" they exclaimed in unison.
Speedy tried to hold back his laughter, but was failing miserably. "I'm kidding! Oh man, you guys are too easy."
The pink-haired girl joined his merriment. "Haha, oh my god, I was gonna say that I totally would have remembered something like that happening!"
The archer raised his brows in amusement. "Nah, I don't think you would have; you seemed a little too preoccupied with getting puked on."
"Ugh, don't remind me!" the girl groaned. "That was one of my favorite shirts, too!"
Raven gave the former-villain a quizzical look, before realizing something. "Is that my shirt?" she asked incredulously, gesturing to the girl's outfit.
Jinx's face was consumed by a smug smile. "Yeah- it's really cute, too. It's a shame you're always hiding under cloaks and hoodies."
"It really is," the older hero agreed coyly.
The empath ignored the archer as she glared at the pink-haired girl. "You went into my room?"
"Duh," the girl yawned as she took another drink of her coffee. "Did you expect me to walk around covered in puke?"
"What's wrong with Starfire's clothes?"
"Uhm, hello," the pink-haired girl scoffed. "I wouldn't be caught dead in neons."
The pale girl sighed in understanding. "Whatever; just make sure I get it back."
"Sure thing," Jinx smiled sweetly, twirling a piece of her bubblegum-colored hair.
Suddenly the common room doors opened as a very tired-looking alien dragged herself in. "Friends..." she sighed as she entered the kitchen. "I am unwell."
Speedy smirked as the redhead leaned her forehead against the freezer. "I thought you prepared yourself, doll face."
Starfire waved him away with her hand. "It seems I was over-confident in my abilities to withstand the effects of the drunk."
Raven gave the orange girl a sympathetic smile. "Did you and Robin talk?" she asked tentatively.
Immediately the alien's face lit up in excitement. "Yes, we did... Boyfriend Robin had a lot to tell me..."
Hearing this, Speedy huffed playfully, while Raven smiled, genuinely happy for her friend. "That's great, Star-"
"OH MY GOD!" Jinx exclaimed as she rushed over to the orange girl. "You and bird boy finally got together?!"
Starfire regarded the pink-haired girl quizzically. "Yes..?"
The former-villain grinned as she shook the alien. "Now you guys can double date with Wally and I!"
At this, a fearful look passed over the redhead's face. "Oh!" she squeaked with a forced smile. "How... glorious!"
Jinx continued to hop in excitement. "This is so amazing- you don't know how long I've waited for another super-couple! What should we do?"
"How about y'all keep it down," a groggy voice answered from the floor.
The four titans turned their attention to the half-robot who was attempting to sit up. "Take it easy there, bro," Speedy smirked.
Cyborg was halfway up before a wave of nausea hit. "Oooh, baaad idea," he moaned as he laid back down. "Can someone get me some aspirin?"
"Ditto..." Bumble Bee agreed as she sat up and leaned against the back of the couch, holding her head in her hands. "Oh, boy... what a night."
"Tell me about it," the robotic titan mumbled into the floor.
Raven watched as Starfire searched the cabinet for the pills. "I am most sorry for inflicting the sickness of the alcohol," she whispered shyly.
"No, don't be sorry, Star; everyone's hangover is different," the Titans East leader insisted as she stood up from the floor. "Alright, Sparky, time to get up!"
Cyborg groaned in protest as the smaller titan somehow managed to help him to his feet. "Thanks, Bee..."
The black-haired girl smiled shyly in response. Maybe Beast Boy was right? Raven thought to herself in mild amusement.
"Oh!" she exclaimed out loud when she remembered the changeling.
Her outburst earned bemused looks from the archer and former-villain. "You okay, Rae-Rae?" Jinx teased halfheartedly.
"Yeah, sorry; I just remembered Beast Boy is still on the roof," the empath admitted nonchalantly.
"BB passed out on the roof? How'd he find his way up there?" Cyborg asked as he sat down at the kitchen table.
Raven rolled her eyes fondly. "He didn't pass out; he didn't even drink last night."
"What?!" the half-robot exclaimed, causing Bumble Bee to glare at him. "The grass stain didn't drink? What the hell was he doing?"
At this, Raven instantly blushed a bright red color. "We needed to talk about... something."
"Did you drink, girly?" the Titans East leader questioned.
"N-no... Like I said, we needed to talk, and it wasn't something we could do while hammered. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go wake him up." And in a flash of dark energy, the empath disappeared from the kitchen and reappeared on the roof.
She breathed in the fresh air, thankful she was no longer cooped up in the smelly common room.
"Morning, Rae," the changeling smiled as he sat up from the yoga mat. "You look radiant."
"Radiant?" the purple-haired girl repeated, arching a brow. "Have you been consulting a dictionary while I was gone?"
Beast Boy smile sheepishly as he stood up and sauntered towards the empath. "Can't a guy compliment his girlfriend?" he teased, lacing his arm over her shoulders.
A pink hue returned to the pale girl's face as she resisted the habit of shrugging the boy's arm off. "I'm just surprised you've expanded your vocabulary."
The shape-shifter grinned, his fang poking out. "So, is everyone alive downstairs?"
"Everyone who's still here," Raven replied dryly. "Wonder Girl, Argent, Gnarrk, Kole, and Jericho left last night, and I'm not sure what happened to Hotspot and Herald."
"And the Titans East?"
"Speedy's been up for a while, and Jinx saw Aqualad last night. Oh, and Bumble Bee just got up," the half-demon replied, before looking away from the changeling. "And, uhm, you might have been right about her and Cyborg..." she admitted sheepishly.
"I knew it!" Beast Boy laughed in triumph. "They totally hooked up, didn't they?"
Raven playfully glared at the green boy. "I didn't say that," she clarified. "Although Robin finally manned-up and asked Starfire out- though I can't be certain he'll remember that..."
The changeling snorted in amusement. "For his sake, he better remember- otherwise Starfire might actually kill him."
"I wouldn't put it past her..."
The two titans fell into a comfortable silence as they gazed across the bay at the city.
Raven tentatively leaned her head against Beast Boy's shoulder, which caused him to smile as he pulled her closer. I can get use to this... he sighed to himself.
The pale girl suddenly broke the silence. "You know, since you're my boyfriend now, I get free rein to all of your hoodies," she teased lightly.
Beast Boy rolled his eyes fondly. "Yeah, well, since you're my girlfriend now, I get to do this," he began as he quickly turned her to face him.
Raven stared at him bewildered, before he gently pressed his lips against hers.
Yeah... they thought in unison, smiling through their second official kiss. I can definitely get use to this.
*Sighhhh* Ohhhh, the fluff!
So this story is over... and it's very bittersweet... and I'm not sure what to do with myself anymore!
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