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Chapter 7

Returning Home

Raven and Beast Boy left Slade's hideout. "So tell me, how did you murder Slade?" Beast Boy asked as they flew towards Titans Tower. " You don't want to know," Raven said, her blue cloak swishing in the wind.

" Just tell me."

"No."

"Please?"

"No."

" I don't want to do this, but it looks like I have to," he said as his green wings stretched out towards her.

" You wouldn't dare!" she spat as she backed away from his outstretched wings. His wings stretched out farther. As soon as his wings met her waist, he started to tickle her. She didn't laugh or squirm. He stopped tickling her.

"I never knew you weren't ticklish."

" Now you know Nature Boy."

" Now will you please tell me?"

" Alright," she sighed, " I took Slade's magnificent sword and used it to slice him in half."

" Oh, so that's how you killed him. Must have been disgusting huh?"

" No, it wasn't," Raven sighed as she landed on the roof of the Titans Tower. Beast Boy morphed back into his real form.

" It wasn't? Why?"

" Because I didn't notice the blood seeping down his mask, and plus, it felt right to murder him."

"Okay," he said as they both entered the Tower.

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The next morning, Beast Boy saw Raven sitting on the couch; she looked sad about something.

" What's wrong?" he asked as he accompanied her on the couch.

" My mother, Arella, is really ill. She's at a hospital in Azarath, my home planet," she answered as she tried to fight back tears.

" Must be really awful to hear that your mother's sick," he said.

" Yeah, but I feel like I belong there, not here."

" Y-you just want to leave here and never see me again?"

" No. I-I don't know," she said, sounding much sadder than she did. " Well, if you do I'll take you to see your mother and leave you there to live your own life."

" I'll think about it," she said as Beast Boy stomped up the staircase and into his room.

When he left, she started to sing.

Right now I feel - just like a leaf on a breeze Who knows where it's blowin' Who knows where it's goin' I find myself somewhere I - I never thought I'd be Going 'round in circles Thinking about you and me How do I explain it when I don't know what to say What do I do now - so much has changed Nothing I have ever known - has made me feel this way Nothing I have ever seen - has made me want to stay But here I am - ready for you I'm torn 'n, I'm fallin' - I hear my home callin' Hey - I've never felt somethin' so strong - oh no It's like nothing I've ever known Now you're the one I'm lookin' for You're the one I need You're the one that gives me - a reason to believe Following a star - has lead to where you are I feel so strong now - This can't be wrong now Nothing I have ever known - has made me feel this way Nothing I have ever seen - has made me want to stay But here I am - waiting for you I'm torn 'n, I'm fallin'- I hear my home callin' Hey - I've never felt somethin' so strong - oh no It's like nothing I've ever known Right now I feel - just like a leaf on a breeze Who knows where it's blowin' Who knows where I'm going

She thought for a moment. Maybe I should visit my mother and live in Azarath, even though I'll probably never see Beast Boy again she thought to herself. She told Beast Boy her final answer.

" Well, you better pack your stuff," he said, his voice full of grief. " I already did."

" Oh, okay then, lets go."

And so they took off to Azarath. They stopped at the hospital to visit or, in Beast Boy's case, meet her mother. " He seems like a handsome teenager," Arella said as she examined Beast Boy. " Thank you," he replied as he blushed. He turned to face Raven. " Good bye Raven, I'll see you when I'm deceased," he said as he took off, a tear rolling down his cheek.

" Raven, why aren't you going with him?" Arella asked as she saw Raven's sad face.

" Mother, you know I belong here with you," Raven replied as she wiped a tear off her face.

" No, I think you belong with him."

" Why do you think that?"

" Because you love him."

" How did you know?"

" I am your mother, I should know."

" Okay, I'll go," Raven said happily as she kissed her mother and took off.

I hear the wind call my name The sound that leads me home again It sparks up the fire - a flame that still burns To you I will always return I know the road is long but where you are is home Wherever you stay - I'll find the way I'll run like the river - I'll follow the sun I fly like an eagle - to where I belong I can't stand the distance - I can't dream alone I can't wait to see you - Yes I'm on my way home

The Titans Tower drew nearer and nearer as Raven flew towards it. She could see Beast Boy standing on the roof crying.

And now I know it's true My every road leads to you And in the hour of darkness Your light gets me through

Beast Boy embraced her as she landed on the roof. Wind and leaves rotated around their bodies as they continued to embrace each other.

You run like the river - you shine like the sun You fly like an eagle You are the one I've seen every sunset And with all that I've learned Oh it's to you - I will always return

And Beast Boy locked her into a deep, passionate kiss.

The End

There's my 1st fanfic. I'll be working on my next fic Teen Titans: The Terror begins.