Rain (Part 2)
Raven knows that nothing can ever be perfect, but she wouldn't want it any other way.
[Insert redundant disclaimer here]
Raven had never been so comfortable as she slowly drifted in and out of sleep, idly listening to the soothing sound of the rain against her window. Her bed was soft, her blankets were silky, and her pillow was incredibly warm. But it was also moving.
She knew what, or rather, who her pillow was, and though her judgement was no longer clouded by the previous night's beverage of choice, she wasn't embarrassed, or appalled, or anything of the like. She was happy. Pleased. Blissful, even.
She had told herself countless times before that Beast Boy was nothing more than a friend - but that was a lie. She knew that he was so much more than her teammate; her comrade. He was the person who made her smile and laugh, even after she claimed she couldn't. He was the person who could get her to open up, even though she vowed to guard her secrets. He was the person who taught her so much, even when she acted as if he knew nothing. And he was the person who proved she could love, and be loved, despite everyone saying it was impossible.
But he was also the person who couldn't, for the life of him, stay still for longer than a few minutes.
Raven had no idea what he was doing, but it caused her head to jostle as he wiggled around. She had felt him stir earlier, but she was hoping he would have fallen back asleep by now. Though she was happy to learn that he loved her, she was a little hesitant at facing him. It would undoubtedly be awkward for a good portion of the morning, and she'd rather sleep until they had to get up.
But Beast Boy had a knack for ruining her plans as he shifted once more.
"Can you stop?" Raven growled, tightening her hold on him as she burrowed closer. She could feel him stiffen at the sound of her voice, before his wiggling continued.
"Sorry..." he replied sheepishly, though he made no effort to stop.
Giving up on falling back asleep, Raven lifted her head from his shoulder and stared into his eyes. They were bright with apprehension and pure innocence, and she suddenly found it a tad bit harder to be upset with him. But she really valued her sleep, so the anger didn't completely dissipate.
"What are you even doing?" she questioned, slowly releasing his torso.
He shifted a bit more, obviously hesitant to answer her question. But Raven was patient; she was in love, after all. It was such a new, wonderful feeling to proclaim. It made her feel a little lighter. It made the rain seem a little less gloomy, and the sun shine a little bit brighter. It was an amazing feeling; one that she wouldn't trade for the -
"Uhm," he began, ripping her from her thoughts and reminding her that the guy making her feel so wonderful was also the guy disrupting her sleep.
"What?" she groaned, giving him a pointed look as she sat up. She watched as his gaze idly traced along her frame, before a blush appeared on his face as his eyes darted away. He slowly sat up as well, and Raven caught herself giving him an appreciative look of her own.
"I have to pee."
But the appreciation disappeared rapidly, and Raven felt her glare only intensify as her green teammate gave her a sheepish smile.
They both continued to sit there in silence a minute longer, before the empath motioned with her hand towards the door. "Then what are you waiting for? Go!"
Beast Boy flinched at her tone, before pulling himself out of her bed and racing towards the door. Once he reached it, though, he spun back around, giving his teammate a confused look.
"Do I - er, I m-mean, c-can I come back?" he asked hesitantly.
Raven almost smiled as she pretended to seriously consider his question, before letting out an exasperated sigh. "Yes, Beast Boy. You can come back."
The changeling gave her his signature toothy grin, before pressing the button to open her door and exiting the room. Raven was about to look away, but the sight of him throwing himself back into her doorway to stop the door from closing caught her attention. Giving him a confused look of her own, she cocked her head to the side.
He let out a nervous chuckle, one hand rubbing the back of his neck sheepishly as the other held the door in place.
"Uhm, with or w-without my shirt?"
Raven immediately felt her face heat up and her jaw drop. It seemed as though her teammate was intent on pushing his luck. Luck that he was starting to run out of.
Regardless, she quickly regained her composure, before shooting him a fierce glare.
"Without," she replied dryly.
Another smile almost broke through as she observed his dumbfounded expression, and she almost even giggled as the boy's mouth opened and closed rapidly, before her words seemed to have finally registered. Nodding his head awkwardly, Beast Boy quickly backed out of the doorway and raced away, allowing Raven's smile to surface as her door hissed shut.
This was hella short. Seriously - it's like the shortest chapter/oneshot I've ever done lol. But I hope it was entertaining, as well as satisfying as a little end to the "Rain" saga. Even though they didn't have a proper kiss or anything, but I have plenty of other little oneshots bopping along in my head, so I hope you guys aren't too disappointed lol.
Review? God knows how much I love them! Oh, and suggestions are most definitely welcomed! :)