Chapter 27: To the Amusement Park Again

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As the team's space rocket landed smoothly, they all jumped off and took a taxi and a ferry home. When they reached home it was near midnight, so they all decided to sleep but Raven stayed up as usual and sat on the rooftop, meditating but for strange reasons, she couldn't. And, unexpectedly, Robin had stayed up to.

"Hey," he said, sitting himself next to her. Raven turned her head to look at him and looked back to the city. "That was some strange trip, right?"

She just shrugged.

"With all the stone turning and power taking away kisses," Robin tried to get her to talk. She shrugged again.

"I'll be going to sleep now, if you don't mind," she said.

"Wait!" Robin called out, but it was too late. She already transported to her room. He gave up for that day. Just because she wouldn't admit that she loved him. Was it because she was too shy? She already did anyways around Christmas. Was it because she was too ashamed? No, it wasn't that. Well, was it because she was too loyal?

'Yeah, that's it, I guess,' he thought to himself. Robin hated to say it, but she was a loyal friend.

He turned himself in for the night and woke up to the smell of food and arguing. 'Already?' He shrugged it off and showered and went downstairs.

"Happy Valentines Day!" Beastboy and Cyborg celebrated. Raven sat there, drinking her tea while Starfire cheered something else.

"Cheerful Day of Saint Valentines, dear Robin!" she called out. The three boys looked at her oddly and ignored her. Starfire flew up to Robin and squeezed him and handing him a present.

"Uhh... what's this?" Robin asked.

"Please remove the wrapping!" she smiled. He just shrugged and opened it. It was a chromed locket and when he opened the locket it had all the pictures of Starfire and Robin from all the memory full events. They were all holographs, and when she taught him how to use it, he figured which button to press when he wants to see the next picture. There were pictures with them two at the park, at the carnival, at the tower on her birthday, his birthday and when they went dancing too. He couldn't help but smile at these memories.

"Whoa. Star, how'd you-"

"With her planets advanced technology and with my computer skills, we made that," Cyborg informed. After several minutes of silence, Robin spoke up again.

"What time is it?"

"2," Beastboy said. But Starfire looked into his eyes.

"Do you not like this?"

"No- Uh- don't take it the wrong way, Star! It's awesome," Robin grinned. He tied it around his neck and looked at her which made her giddy.

"Why, thank you, Robin," she smiled again. "Shall we celebrate the day of Saint Valentines?"

"Sure," he said. As he got up, he caught Raven watching him but she suddenly turned her head away with a blush.

"Let us all celebrate it together!" Starfire cheered.

"Let's play foot ball at the park. Man, after being stuck as stone for a freakin' long time, you get kinda stiff!" Cyborg suggested.

"No! Let's go clubbing! There're a bunch of girls, just waiting for this right here," Beastboy said smoothly, pointing at himself.

"Foot ball!"




"Hold it guys," Robin told them, "Since Star suggested celebrating, let's let her choose for once."

"Fine," the two other boys muttered.

"Umm... the clubbing of girls and the football of un-stiffening sounds marvelous... but perhaps we shall venture into the park of amusing?" Starfire said.

"Oh yeah!" Beastboy and Cyborg agreed.

"I dare you to go on the largest roller coaster ever!" Beastboy said to Cyborg.

"Then you're coming with me!" Cyborg countered.

"No way!"

"What're you? Chicken?"

"He could be if he wanted to," Robin laughed. Beastboy glared.

"You're not helping."

"Stop fighting, just go on together. You guys are annoying," Raven said, putting her book down.

"Then why don't you go?"


"Are you chicken too?" Cyborg laughed.

"No, I'd rather stay here and read than go on useless rides," she said.

"I'll give you ten bucks," Beastboy said, slamming his money on the table.

"Man, that's not enough. 30 bucks!" Cyborg grinned. Raven looked away from her book to the money. She reached out to the money.

"Oh yeah! She's taking it!" they said until she placed her hand on the money and pushed it back to them.

"I don't need money," she said calmly.

"Raven, please let us go together so we may enjoy each other's presence," Starfire said. Raven raised an eyebrow and looked at everyone else. They seemed to be pleading her too.


When they reached the amusement park, Beastboy and Cyborg dragged Raven to the largest roller coaster and since it was a two person carriage, Raven sat alone behind them. When they rode, there were twists and turns and going faster than the one she and Robin had once rode together. On they're final twist, they quickly rode down the biggest slope.

"AHHHHHHHH!!!" Beastboy and Cyborg clung to each other with tears out of their eyes. When the ride was over, Cyborg's and Beastboy's knees were shaking and they found their way to the nearest garbage to throw up in.

"Pathetic," Raven said as she readjusted her cape on.

"Hey! Why aren't you sick like us?" they asked her.

"Because I don't scare easily," she said. She then walked off to find a bench to wait on until they were done for the day. After Beastboy and Cyborg headed to the arcade for the game playing, Raven watched couples and children playing. She sighed and closed her eyes until she heard someone sitting next to her. When she did open her eyes, she found Robin to be sitting with her. "What?"

"Hey, I promised I'd win you something!" he remembered. He pulled her hand and she followed.

"Right. A promise is a promise," she muttered until they reached an archery booth.

"Hey there fellow folks! What can I do for you?" he said.

"Can I get three bow and arrows?"

"9 dollars for three then," he winked, giving them to Robin. "OK! Let's do this for real, now."

Robin shot all three of the targets and was awarded the biggest and best prize there was... another Chicken for Raven.

"Yay." Raven thanked sarcastically.

"Haha, didn't know it was going to be a chicken," he smiled.

"Yeah, Beastboy won me one too," Raven said without another glance up at Robin.

"Beastboy? When?" Robin's jealousy grew within him.

"Yes Beastboy. When you were protecting your-oh-so-beautiful Alien princess from her sister, remember?"

"Right." He mumbled jealously.

"So where is she?"

"I asked her if I could talk to you..." he trailed off.

"And she let you?"

"Just for a little bit."

"I see," Raven shrugged and began to walk away with her chicken. Without a thought, Robin pulled on her arm and the thing she wanted to hear the most came tumbling out of his mouth.


"What?" she turned around hiding her blush.

"Would you—Um... Since Starfire let me... Would you--?"

"Would I what?" a grin began to form on the inside. Was he going to ask her out? She hoped so although she wouldn't admit it to anyone.

"Do you want to go on a Ferris wheel or something with me?" Robin asked scratching the back of his neck. Ok, well that wasn't what Raven really wanted to hear but close enough.

"Whatever," she grumbled.

"Alright!" Robin smiled. He took her arm and dragged her to the ride. As they went in, they were silent. Robin had to bring up something. "So... how's the view on your side?"

"Good." She said, just staring at her fingers.

"Oh- Um.. About Starfire and I... I just wanted to let you know," he stammered. Raven looked at him as they sat next to each other.

"You guys love each other more than ever, knowing that you didn't lose her to-"

"Not that, but even if we are going out," Robin began. "Starfire said to me, while you were on the roller coaster, that if I didn't want to be with her, then it's alright to love you."

"That's mature of her."

"Yea, it is," Robin said. Silence over powered them.

"So what's your point?" Raven asked.

"Just wanted to know-"

"I won't go out with you," Raven assured.

"OK.. Just asking," Robin said, not staring into her eyes.

"I can't believe you asked," she said.

'I can't believe you declined,' Robin thought.

"Well just wanted to know," he said.

"It's not that I don't love you," she started blushing.

"Oh," Robin blurted out. He scratched the back of his head nervously, "Heheh."

"I don't think I can handle being in a relationship right now," Raven told him.

"Then tell me when you're ready," Robin grinned. "I'll be waiting for you."

"Huh?" she became silent and she looked down. Suddenly, the ride ended and Starfire flew up to Robin as they got off.

"What has happened?" Starfire cocked her head to the side and hoped for a wonderful answer.

"She- we're staying together," Robin forced a smile onto his face.

Without being rude, Starfire threw herself onto him and smiled. Beastboy and Cyborg came out of the arcade with Cyborg having a smug look on his face as Beastboy frowned.

"What happened?" Robin asked.

"He-" Beastboy began.

"I BEAT HIM AT DDR!" Cyborg laughed. "YEAH!"

"Why did he beat me at that game!?"

"I don't know," Raven said, as they decided to go home.

"I- He... I can't believe it! I beat him every other game and he beat me at the game I'm best at!?" he whined.

"Hey, don't take it so hard. I just have undiscovered talent!" Cyborg grinned.

"Yeah, who knew chrome-man, can dance," Beastboy insulted him.

"Chrome man?" Cyborg asked.

"Yeah, you heard me, Robot wannabe," Beastboy stuck out a tongue and unfortunately for him, Cyborg caught it.

"I'm a cyborg not a robot," Cyborg glared and for the rest of the ride home, they ignored each other.

"Friend Raven?" Starfire scooted over to Raven on the ferry ride back.

"Yea?" Raven asked.

"I must ask-" Starfire was interrupted.

"'Why I don't want to go out with Robin?' Is that what you were going to ask?" Raven questioned her as she squeezed her chicken.

"Yes," Starfire asked. "May I have an answer?"

"Because," Raven started to explain, "I see that you love him more. It's not like I do, anyway." She couldn't tell Starfire this. She would feel guilty for once. Starfire was only one who befriended her when she first arrive don the planet.

"But Raven," Starfire said, "Is it a lie you are telling? Perhaps you do not want to hurt my feelings? Please, I will not get angry with you. Please tell me the truth." Her eyes were pleading for an answer.

"Um," she didn't know what to say, "I guess I could love him."

"Oh," Starfire frowned.

"I said, could. Doesn't mean I do," Raven raised an eyebrow. "Why do you want to know anyway?"

"Hehe- I would just like to announce that," Starfire said, "if you do love Robin, that you may and that you shall be together if you do. I have discovered that Robin does already. But somehow, it only hurts a little. Raven, you are my friend as well. I do not want to hurt you by being with him."

"So?" Raven asked.

"I allow you to love him!" Starfire giggled. "You are my best friend, Raven. Do as you may please."

Raven, taken surprised, blushed at the thought of being with Robin.

"Fine," Raven told her, "I'll tell you the truth."

"Huh?" Starfire was confused.

"I would be with him, but I-" she tried to tell her but...

"You may tell me," Starfire insisted.

"I can't control my emotions, so I'm not ready. You could stay with him," Raven confessed. Starfire smiled.

"Thank you," she showed gratitude. After their talk, Starfire glided back to Robin.

'Today was a very long day,' Raven said, slouching in her seat. When they got back Raven headed to her room but saw Robin had gotten there before her.

"What did you say to Starfire?" Robin asked. Raven shrugged.

"Nothing," she said. "Move. Now. I have to meditate." She pushed past him and went back into her room. Robin hung his head in defeat and walked away.

Inside her room, Raven sat in her bathtub and soaked herself, trying to get all her emotions washed away. She threw her head back and let it rest on the edge. Raven sighed and closed her eyes, but at the same time she had ot lock all the emotions she had inside the depths of her heart.