Tired of Raven and Beast boy's flirting and arguing, Starfire and Robin decide to end it all by locking the two in the basement of the Tower.

Like Lovers Do

Chapter 1 : The Plan

Raven glared at the green boy across the table. "Would you please leave me alone?" she asked him in a calm and menacing voice as she shoved the plate of tofu away from her face. "I already told you I don't like tofu!"

"Don't like it!?" Beast boy exclaimed in amazement. "How do you know? You never tried it!"

"Maybe, I don't want to," Raven declared as she crossed her arms over her chest.

"Robin," Starfire whispered in a manner so the fighting teens wouldn't hear her. "What is going on?"

"You got me," Robin replied with a shrug. "A moment ago, she was complimenting him and the next she's attacking him."

"What does that all mean?" Starfire asked, uncertainly. "Why would she attack him?"

Robin watched as Raven continued to lecture Beast boy on his tofu. "I think it means," he began with a unsure look on his face. "In her own twisted way that she likes him."

Starfire gazed over at Raven and studied her. "Yes, I see what you mean," she told him with a understanding smile on her face.

"Just try it," Beast boy pleaded toward her. "Come on. You know you want to!"

"No, I don't!" Raven shouted as a cup, nearby glowed and then exploded. "Would you leave me alone?" With that, Raven stood up and headed out the kitchen in a hurry.

Beast boy looked down at his plate of tofu and sighed. "I can't do anything right around her," he muttered to himself.

"Robin," Starfire began in a rather loud voice. "Does this mean that Beast boy also likes Raven?"

Beast boy jumped immediately at her remark. "Whoa!" he shouted in shock. "What!?"

Starfire played with her napkin with a innocent smile. "Robin just told me that because of the way Raven acts around you that it means she likes you. So, I assumed that it went the same way concerning you."

"Wait a minute!" Beast boy shouted a he waved his hands in front of him in a frantic manner. "Raven likes me?"

"You have to admit," Robin replied. "For the past few days she had been getting on your case about every little detail. And, she seems to pay most attention to you."

"Raven likes me?" Beast boy repeated to himself.

"You can not tell?" Starfire asked with a frown upon her lips as she watched Beast boy smile, absent mindedly.

"I thought she always hated me," Beast boy began as he stood up. "What should I do?"

Robin gave him a quizzical look. "Well, if I were you I would apologize."

"Apologize for what?" a new voice asked from behind. The three turned to see Cyborg enter in the room with a yawn. "What's going on?"

"Beast boy likes Raven," Starfire replied in a hurry.

Beast boy nearly fell over. "I do not!" he yelled at the green eyed alien. For a moment, he stopped unsure of what else to say. "And, you got it all wrong. She hates me." Without another word, Beast boy turned and headed out the door.

Cyborg bit back a laugh. "Beast boy likes Raven?" he asked, making sure he got complete understanding of the situation.

"It is uncertain of his feelings for her," Starfire began. "But, Robin says that Raven definitely likes him."

"We are still talking about gothic and 'I can't not feel' Raven, right?" Cyborg asked, unsurely. Robin nodded, knowing fully that it was a hard concept to take in. "Wow," the half machine sighed. "Who knew that Raven could fall for BB."

"What should we do?" Starfire asked. "Should we help them?"

Cyborg immediately waved his hands out in front of him. "No way! I'm not participating in any match making plan!"

Robin gave a thoughtful look. "Well, for BB, I would do it. But, I'm not sure how Raven would take it."

"Perhaps we can lure them into a secluded area," Starfire suggested, looking from Cyborg to Robin.

"Not listening!" Cyborg rang out as he placed his hands over his ears and hummed.

Robin turned away from the half machine and smiled. "That could work, Star," he replied. "We could lock them in basement. You know? Make it look like an accident."

"That seems extreme," Starfire began. "But, I shall do anything to help Raven find happiness."

"Raven's happiness?" Cyborg broke in with a mock look on his face. "If Raven finds out you're planning this, she'll throw a fit."

Robin and Starfire didn't seem to hear him as they continued on with their plan to get Beast boy and Raven together.


Beast boy walked through the hallways of the tower. I can't like Raven. She'd kill me for having such thoughts. All morning, Beast boy found himself thinking about the gothic pacifist. He thought about the way her moved and talked. He thought about her cloak swayed as she walked, showing off her legs and thighs.

Beast boy shook his head and stopped. Starfire did say that she liked me... he thought to himself. He gazed at a certain door that stood only feet away from his position. Maybe, I should ask...

Without thinking, he walked up to the door and began to knock. A few moments later, it opened slightly, revealing half of Raven's pale face.

"What do you want?" she asked in a bitter voice.

"I, uh, wanted to talk to you," Beast boy began in a weak voice. He began to shuffle his weight from once foot to another as he placed his hands behind him. She's going to think I lost it.

"What's the catch?" Raven asked in defense as she gazed around to make sure he was alone. "This isn't another way to get me to eat your tofu, is it?"

"No!" Beast boy shouted as he waved his hands out in front of him. "I just wanted to say I'm sorry..."

Raven gazed at him with intense eyes for a moment. It felt to Beast boy like she was searching for something as she stared. Timidly, he placed his hand behind his neck and scratched.

"Rae," he began with a bolder tone in his voice. "I am sorry."

"I know," Raven answered, intently. "But, let's just save your excuses, shall we?"

Without another word said to each other, Raven quietly slid her door back shut. Beast boy, who was left out in the hallway, slumped over and sighed.

*** End of Chapter 1 ***

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After Notes:::

Note that the rating might change into NC 17 or may not. I haven't decided yet. The deal with the title is actually from a good song by Heather Nova called 'Like Lovers Do', which I will use on later in the story. I hope you enjoyed this chapter. See you hopefully for the next.