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"I love you."
She didn't expect an answer.
It had been eight hours since Robin suggested she act as a decoy for Adonis, seven hours since she broke up the fight between Robin and Beast Boy, at least six hours since he'd locked himself in his bedroom, and five hours since he roared for her to shut up, go away and slammed his fist into the wall inside his room.
Raven had shrunk away, back slamming into the wall opposite from her vigil at the door. The force of his fist against the wall hadn't frightened her; it was the pressure of emotions that hit her.
She couldn't feel Beast Boy or Garfield Logan anymore.
The beast was awake and on the other side.
The violet haired teen had slid to the floor and hugged her knees against her chest. For five hours, she stared at the door as words jumbled around her head and stopped on her tongue.
Five hours later, she crawled across the hall back to her spot next to his door. She placed a soft yet shaky hand to the door.
"I love you."
Raven had forgotten every planned and practiced line, and she wasn't sure where these words were coming from.
"And it's funny because our roles are reversed right now." She admitted. "Typically, I get upset. I shut you out of my room." She confessed in a small voice. She took a deep breath. "I shut you out, and you,"
She paused, guilt and shame bubbling at the back of her throat.
"You stay with me. No matter how many times I shut you out, you stay." Raven spoke gently. "You don't care how cold, or mean, or inhuman," That word rolled off her tongue like venom. "I am. You love me."
Even though the heavy walls of the tower prevented her from hearing him, she knew that he was listening.
"You love me." She breathed amazed. "You love me even though I haven't been the easiest person to love." She closed her eyes, resting her face against the cold metal of the mechanical door. "I'm not affectionate. I'm not good at this, but," She paused, fingers curling and eyes closing as she forced her words out. "I love you, all of you."
Her eyes wetly fluttered open. "I love you, and I am not going anywhere." She whispered. "So, when you're ready to open the door, I'll be here."
Even though the silence around her was loud and unnerving, she refused to move. Beast Boy had placed himself in this spot for years for her; it was her turn now. The empath settled against the floor, face and shoulder resting against the door.
"I'm not going anywhere, Garfield."