Do I even care

By cheerful angel57

Disclaimers: I don't own Teen Titans.

Summary: A story of how BB and Raven felt so deep an emotion but couldn't tell it to one another until it's too late.

A/N: One of my first Teen Titans fics. I just love BB and Raven together! I just don't know why… I'm glad it's popular on the net or else I wouldn't have any inspiration. Anyway, everyone interested, please review, any kind of review is welcome.

--Chapter I--

(Raven's POV)

'Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos…' I murmured inside my head, the cool breeze whipping my short purple hair gently. I didn't know why I cared… or why I even bothered to come here.

I stared at the stone carefully, floating in mid-air, my hands in meditating position. I closed my eyes, crumpling them from sight. I knew that people were staring at me but I didn't care. I needed to finish what I came here for.

I stared at the name embedded on the stone: Beast Boy.

'Beast Boy…' the words that uttered in my brain brought tears to my eyes. I knew it was time for me to recall the memory once more. It would be an insult to his memory if I didn't recall it. I sighed and set my head back, leaning in for more concentration. And the memories over the years took over my brain…

"Hey everybody!" called a cheerful voice.

I opened my eyes slowly, annoyed at the cheerful Beast Boy since well… he was TOO bright and bubbly. It was not like I was envious of him but because he had disturbed my meditation. Everyone in Titans Tower knows that I didn't want to be disturbed while I was meditating.

I shot him a glare and closed my eyes once more. "Azarath… Metrion… Zinthos…" I murmured under my breath.

Then I felt a hand make contact with my arm.

My eyes shot open, just to see Beast Boy touching my sleeve. I automatically glared at him. "And just what do you want?" I asked him, annoyed.

"Hey Rae, I was just saying hi." Beast Boy gave me a sheepish, rakish grin, with the one fang sticking out of his mouth. I stared straight into his eyes and said, "Hi. Now will you stop bothering me?" I said icily.

"Geez, Raven, sometimes you need to chill out, you know. I wasn't doing anything bad to you." He said.

"Yes, but you were interrupting my meditation rudely." I shot back.

"Well, I'm sorry, RAVEN, but I guess you were so absorbed with your stupid meditation to even notice ME. Yeah, your TEAMMATE." He fired back sardonically.

I sighed. Beast Boy just had to be the most annoying creature on earth. I'll admit that he was KIND of cute, with those big eyes and the gelled-up green hair… especially that ragged, sheepish grin. Before I closed my eyes again, I saw him turning back to glance at me again and give me a small, disappointed smile.

Yeah, like, do I even care?

"Earth to Raven!"

"Huh?" I asked, opening my eyes. I glanced around, and I was on the couch, surrounded by my teammates.

Beast Boy's face was the first one I saw. Then Starfire's and Robin's and of course Cyborg's.

"W-what happened?" I asked woozily, feeling my head. Beast Boy was the first to answer. "Rae… you got us so worried… you never fell asleep during your meditation before, have you?" he asked. 'Oh, now he's calling me by a nickname!' I thought sarcastically.

"No," I said flatly. I sat up and a pain surged through my head. "OW!" I nearly shouted.

Beast Boy put his hand on my head. A tingle shot through my spine, electricity surging into every inch of my body. I didn't know why I was feeling like that. It was just so awkward…

I removed his hand from my forehead, feeling it myself. "It's okay, I'm well." I said flatly.

"Are you sure?" Starfire asked. I rolled my eyes. Rrright. Starfire was just too sensitive sometimes.

"Yes." I said exasperatedly. I hated it when they worried about me too much. It annoys me. Why can't they stop treating me like a kid?

"Hey, BB, watch over Raven while Robin, Starfire and I go out looking for some… um… battery." Cyborg said. It was obvious that he was lying. He wasn't a very good liar.

"Hey, Cyborg! You have batteries at the Tower! Really I saw it!" Beast Boy started to protest but Cyborg had already closed the door.

"Don't mention it." I said flatly.

Beast Boy looked at me dumbfoundedly and just started staring at me. He thought that I wasn't looking, but I was-from the corner of my eye while I sat gazing at the magazine, featuring a new horror movie.

"Um… Raven… I wanna ask you…" Beast Boy said quietly.

"What?" I turned my face to look into his catchy emerald green eyes.

"Um…" he looked to the floor. "…Do you have a boyfriend?" he blurted.

I was struck by the question. 'Ohmigosh… he LIKES me? Why else would he ask if I had a boyfriend?' I thought.

A/N: I think I left you hanging there… will be back for the next chapter. Please review…