~When I think about the first time

I thought I found someone who cared for me

But things were not as they appeared to be~

Starfire came out of her room looking slightly worried, so the Titans all knew there was trouble. Starfire was never worried unless it had to do with Robin or her home planet.

"Star, what's up?" Beast Boy asked, hopping up on the couch to sit on the back of it. Starfire looked up and sighed, looking back down.

"The war on my home planet has ended." The other Titans looked at each other in confusion.

"Star, isn't that a good thing?" Robin questioned, not understanding. Starfire shook her head and sat down on the couch.

"My mother's dead. That means the princess-me-has to become queen. I do not wish to leave my friends!" Starfire began to cry and the Titans all crowded around her, surprised.

"Shouldn't Blackfire be the queen?"

"She cannot become the queen for she is in jail. I think that is why she committed crimes, so she would not have to become queen."

"Well that just stinks." Beast Boy spat.

"Shut up." Raven glared at him.

"Well Star, what can we do?" Robin asked.

"There is nothing you can do. I must go now." Starfire wiped a tear away and walked back to her room. Everyone else just stared at the hallway door as it closed.

~Rainy day man

On your shoulder I cried

When my first brush with love

Left me shaking inside~

Robin glared at the wall and Raven looked at him over her teacup.

"You're going to have to talk about it sometime." She said simply in her monotone, taking a sip of the bitter liquid. Robin merely glanced over at her and deepened his glare, almost growling at Raven. She just sighed and levitated a book to her waiting hands and flipped through the pages, settling back into the couch. Robin's glare slowly disappeared from his face as he realized that being angry wasn't helping to get Starfire's mother back. Sighing, he pushed back the tears that threatened to overflow his eyes and looked back over at Raven. She looked up at him and set the book down, understanding that he wanted to talk now.

"What are we gonna do without her? Are we going to get a replacement? No one could replace Starfire!" Robin said, remembering what he had said to Starfire after Blackfire was taken to jail. 'I meant it, too.' he thought firmly, not noticing the glare that was coming back to his face.

"You're our leader. You decide these things, not me." Robin looked at Raven with childish fear in his eyes.

"I don't want to lead anymore. I just want to be normal. I don't want to have to worry about her day and night like I do!" Raven raised her eyebrow and leaned forward slightly.

"You worry about Starfire day and night? Maybe Cyborg was right about you.That surprises me." It was Robin's turn to raise an eyebrow.

"What did he say about me?" He asked accusingly.

"Just that your hobby is Starfire herself." Raven smirked. Robin glared.

"Okay where is he?" He stood up and punched one hand into the other.

"Training room, where else?" Raven watched Robin run, lightning speed, to the training room.

~Rainy day man
Ever since I can remember

Just like a brother you've been strong and true,

Always been the one to see me through~

Robin returned from the training room, leaving a badly injured Cyborg. He saw Starfire dragging bags from her room and into the game room and ran up to her.

"You okay Starfire?" He asked. She looked up and nodded, wiping her eyes.

"I will be fine, Robin. Do not worry." Starfire's words reminded Robin of his earlier conversation with Raven and he half-smiled.

"How're you getting home?" Starfire winced at the mention of home and Robin touched her shoulder. To his surprise, Starfire brushed his hand off and looked out the windows. A ship that looked nothing like the flying saucers people think they see was coming in to land on top of the Titan Tower. Robin's jaw dropped. Starfire sighed and grabbed her bags.

"I will miss you Robin. Goodbye." She bowed her head and walked out the door and towards the spaceship. Robin followed her.

"Starfire wait!" He said, "There's something I need to talk to you about before you leave.

"Yes?" She asked. Robin bit his lip and wondered if he really should tell her. She was leaving, there would be no other time to tell her, and since when had he been chicken? Never. Batman wouldn't allow it. So Robin took a deep breathe, looked Starfire straight in the eye, and told her why he had saved her all those times before and why he had come up on the roof to comfort her after her sister had left, three simple words.

"I love you." Starfire froze. She tried to reply, but nothing came out of her mouth. Tears welled up in her eyes, and she put her head in her hands. Robin walked up to her and hugged her, trying to reassure her.

"Why are you crying?" Starfire managed to speak this time, "Robin, I do not wish to leave, I wish to stay here."

"You don't have a choice, do you?"

"I do not think so."

"We'll find a way. Do you have to leave now?"

"Yes. I will miss you Robin." She hugged him, grabbed her bags, and ran into the ship, crying all the way."

"STARFIRE!" Too late, the ship had already taken off.

~Rainy day man

You're much more than a friend

I would give anything

Just to see you again

Rainy day man

Rainy day, Rainy day man~

"Is he still locked in there?" Beast Boy asked.

"Where else would he be?" Raven replied with her own question.

"Training room?" Beast Boy suggested.

"No." Raven replied, flipping the page in her book.

"There's got to be a way to fix this mess." Beast Boy said. Raven looked up from her book, "Are you serious?"

"Yeah, why wouldn't I be?" Raven shook her head, and closed her book, "Never mind. So, do you think we can find a way to fix this?"

"We could try flying to Tamaran and get a replacement for Starfire so she can return." Beast Boy suggested, pointing his finger in the air.

"That may work." Raven got up from her chair and walked over to the alarm system, looking up a map of the galaxy. "Tamaran isn't too far, we could fly there in about a day."

"Great! I'll go get Robin and Cy!" Beast Boy began to run off, but Raven held him back.

"Let's leave Cyborg here. Someone will have to watch the tower."

"Okay!" Beast Boy ran off to Robin's room.

~Always been the one to see me through.
Rainy day man

On your shoulder I cried

When my first brush with love

Left me shaking inside~

The three titans walked into the ship, waved goodbye to Cyborg, and flew away.

"You sure this will work Raven?" Robin asked as he flew the ship through space. (This space ship is like the T-sub, except it flies!)

"It was Beast Boy's idea." Raven shrugged. Robin's jaw dropped.

"Hey! There a problem bud?" Beast Boy asked accusingly.

"Its just amazing B, sheesh." Robin said. Beast Boy glared in Robin's direction, though he couldn't see since he sits in the front and Beast Boy sits in the back. Raven sat in the middle, and a vein popped out of her head as she listened to the two argues.

"Just shut up!" The boys shut their mouths right on Raven's command and they continued flying to Tamaran.

~Rainy day man

You're much more than a friend

I would give anything

Just to see you again

Rainy day man

Rainy day, Rainy day man~

Starfire arrived at Tamaran and looked around. To her amazement, the Hanyous were at the solar port. She powered up her star bolts and prepared to shoot at them when the pilot grabbed her wrist.

"Don't. These ones are friendly. The ones outside are the ones you have to look out for." Starfire nodded confusedly and picked up her bags. Getting off the solar ship, she watched the Hanyous warily, eyes glowing green. A dull *THUNK!* behind her made Starfire drop her bags and whip around. The Hanyous that were supposedly harmless had shot the pilot of the solar ship, and were now aiming their guns at her. Preferring to run rather than fight, Starfire forgot her bags in the solar port and ran out. To her surprise and dismay, there was fighting going on. The Hanyous were winning, she had to intervene. Summoning up her anger at the fact that she had been tricked away from the Titans, away from Robin, she shot a star bolt at the nearest Hanyou and grinned when it fell over, twitching until it died. She glared at the rest. They responded with their ears drooping and running away. She charged up more star bolts and flew after them, blasting them one by one.

~ Always been the one to see me through.
Rainy day man

On your shoulder I cried

When my first brush with love

Left me shaking inside ~

The Teen Titans Ship landed on Tamaran, and the three Titans exited it. Beast Boy yawned and his ears perked a bit.

"You guys hear that?" He asked, getting ready to fight.

"Sure do." Robin got out his Retractable Bo Staff and ran off in the direction of the sound with Raven and Beast Boy following.

~Rainy day man

You're much more than a friend

I would give anything

Just to see you again

Rainy day man

Rainy day, Rainy day man~

Starfire continued blasting the Hanyous, making them fall one by one. She still had a lot to defeat, and she needed help. Just as she was wishing that, a green streak flashed before her eyes. She halted and saw a green rhino charging into the Hanyous, knocking out at least 3 at a time.

"Beast Boy?" She asked herself.

"That's me!" Beast Boy said as he morphed back to his normal form.

"Watch out!" Starfire screamed, seeing a Hanyou about to strike Beast Boy with its sword. The Hanyou was enveloped in dark light just before it struck, causing it to fly upwards, and explode. Starfire turned to see Raven with her bright, white eyes.

"Raven!" She exclaimed.

"Keep battling Starfire, there's no time to chat." Raven continued to explode more Hanyous. Starfire turned back to the Hanyous, and gasped. There she saw Robin taking out large numbers of them at a time. She smiled, happy to know her friends were still there to help her. She continued to blast Hanyous, and in a matter of minutes, the Titans had killed every one of them.

~ Always been the one to see me through.
Rainy day man

On your shoulder I cried

When my first brush with love

Left me shaking inside ~

"This was all a trick to kill Starfire." Raven said as they walked towards the Tamaranian castle.

"Yes, and we must find my mother, I am sure she has not yet died." Starfire said, and ran into the castle. She searched every room, and soon found her mother sitting in a storage room, gagged and tied up. She untied her and removed the gag, and hugged her.

"Mother, I am very glad to see you are safe!" Starfire said.

"I am glad to see your return." Her mother smiled.

"Mother, I do not wish to stay. I wish to return to Earth with my friends and continue to be a Teen Titan." Starfire bowed her head.

"If that is what you wish, you may return. This planet does not need you yet." Her Mother replied.

"Thank you mother, I am eternally grateful." Starfire bid farewell to her mother, and left with her friends to the ship.

"Robin, I never replied to your statement." Starfire said as they walked back to the ship. Beast Boy and Raven were further up ahead.

"So? I'm just glad you don't have to leave." Robin replied with a smile.

"Yes, but it is not polite to not reply to ones statement, especially if it is very important." Starfire said.

"And?" Starfire took a deep breath and looked at Robin. Deciding it was true that actions speak louder than words, she leaned closer to him and brushed her lips on his. Robin smiled and deepened the kiss, wrapping his arms around her. Starfire pulled away from the kiss first, smiling at Robin. He reached into a pocket on his utility belt and pulled out a ring (no, he's not proposing!). It was a silver band that looked like two hands supporting a heart in the center.

"I got this for you, if you came back. Here." Robin put the ring on her ring finger and kissed Starfire again. She smiled and looked at the ring. It began to rain, and they ran for the Solar T-Ship. Robin held his cape over Starfire's head so she didn't get rained on the entire way there. Inside the Solar T-Ship, Starfire smiled at Robin and said, "You are my rainy day man, Robin."