Disclaimer: I don't own the Teen Titans. Also, I got the idea for this story from an e-mail of the same title. I just transferred it to TT mode.
Story of a Girl

Starfire was watching the sun go down from the roof of Titans Tower. She sighed. It was wonderful.

"Hey, Star."

Her heart skipped a beat at the sound of his voice. "Hello, Robin. Will you watch the sun set with me?"

"Sure." He came up next to her where she leaned against the small wall. Starfire watched him from the corner of her eye. He was so focused. He was always focused. And determined. Often stubborn, but always kind and understanding. There were so many things she loved about him.

"So, what are sunsets like on your planet?" he asked.

A little surprised by the question—he didn't often ask about her home—she answered, "Nothing like this. On Earth, each day begins and ends with rainbows. On my planet, the light simply dims or brightens, but the color of the sky is never anything but purple."

Robin looked at her. "Purple?"

"That is the color of the Tamaranian sky."

"Oh." He turned back to the sunset. It would be over in a very short while.

Starfire began watching it again, as well. But her mind was not on how beautiful the colored lights were. She was thinking of something else. On many of the Earth programs she had seen on the Television, she knew that dusk was considered a very romantic time of the day. Glancing at Robin, she could see why. The color of the fading light made him seem even more handsome than he was in the full light of day. It made her think about how much she would enjoy the exercise called kissing, as long as it was with the boy beside her.

She had cared about him for so long. There were times when she was certain he felt the same way, but at other times, he seemed not to care.

"Robin," she said before she could stop herself.

Robin turned to look at her. "Yeah?"

Suddenly unsure of how to begin, she asked, "Do you think I am pretty?"

Robin looked momentarily surprised by this question. Then he looked troubled.

"No," he said quietly.

Starfire's heart began to pain her. "Do you want to be with me? Forever?"

"No," he said.

Starfire inhaled, trying to ease the pain. "Would you cry if I left?"


Starfire wondered if this was what a breaking heart felt like. "Do you even like me?" she finally asked.


She had heard enough. Starfire turned and walked away, tears streaming down her face. She would go to her room and cry. And tomorrow she would leave Earth forever.

Before she reached the door, she felt Robin grab her arm. He turned her to face him and took hold of her shoulders.

"You're not pretty. You're beautiful," he said. "I don't want to be with you forever. I need to be with you forever."

Starfire gasped.

"I wouldn't cry if you left... I'd die.

"And I don't like you, Starfire. I love you."
Aww. Wasn't that sweet? Just a short bit of fluffiness to make your day.