The storm grew more intense. She tugged at her blue cloak even more. Splish. Splash. Splish. Splash. Her feet made those soft but loud sounds as she continued toward the beach. She wanted to go to the beach. No, she HAD to go to the beach. She and the beach had become one ever since Lighting and Thunder were defeated. Oh how the quietness of the beach calmed her whenever she faced her problems.

When you cried I'd

Wipe away all of your tears

When you'd scream I'd

Fight away all of your fears...

Tears shone in her once cold eyes. She tried her best to fight back the watery liquid in her blue eyes, but it overtook her. The tears left marks on her wet cheeks. She looked at her surroundings. Everyone seemed happy, oblivious of the fact that one of their most important city protectors was hanging by a thread on life. They were so happy. Raven couldn't understand why, but they were.

'If only they knew'.

She finally reached her destination. She sat on the sandy beach watching the waves grow and break once they reached the shoreline.

You used to captivate me

By your resonating light

Now I'm bound by the

Life you left behind...

The muddy grains of sand soon became filled with tiny holes in front of her. Her cloak was now soaked by the billions of raindrops and her own melancholy tears. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

"Thanks Raven," BB said before gripping his wrist tightly and rubbing it. He smiled. It was a smile she had never seen before. The kind of smile that just makes you want to embrace somebody who is very special to you. "No problem," she replied with a smirk of her own. She eyed his left hand, which kept rubbing his right wrist. She placed a hand on his wrist. It glowed a pearly white. She withdrew her hand and grinned.

He returned the grin and stared straight into her eyes. She followed suit. The sensation was so powerful that both of them were nearly swept off their feet. Starfire and Robin had just walked into the kitchen. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

She then got up and started flying toward the tower. The wind whipping across her face felt good, but it was no cure for what she was feeling now. There was absolutely no cure for it, save for one. That one specific cure was hope. It was hope that made the world go round. It was hope that made everything turn out right. But hope is something that can easily be found but can't easily be rebuilt.

Her feet finally touched the soft, muddy grains of sand that the tower stood upon. She entered the tower. Her shadow was cast upon the walls as she opened the door. The echoing of footsteps followed after that. She looked around in the darkness and flipped the switch. She plopped on the couch and turned on the TV. 'Oh great,' she thought as her eyes fell upon a scene from Beauty and the Beast.

A young woman in a white long sleeved shirt and a blue dress was bending over a body of a dead gigantic beast. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she ran her fingers through the dead beasts hair. "Don't go," she whispered.

"I-I love you."

The last pedal fell off a pink rose. Streams of bright light came down upon them. The beast's body hovered in the air. Wind was swirling around his body. His feet transformed into that of a human, same as his hands and head. He fell on the cold ground. He got up and cast his eyes at the woman.

Raven turned off the television, feeling disgusted and melancholy at the same time. She strolled up the stairs and into her dark bedroom. She tucked herself in and lied down, wide awake. Thoughts about Beast Boy swarmed and buzzed around her head. More tears came.

'God I hope he makes it through,' she thought. Tears were now streaming down her cheeks and onto her bed. Her surroundings suddenly became blurry and she quickly closed her tired eyes as sleep swept over her slim body.