Sorry to keep you all waiting. But, I wanted to torture you all! (Insert cackling.) Okay, just kidding. I had no idea what I wanted to happen next, but now I do! XD
Anyway, here's an update. Let's see what happens next, shall we? Oh yeah, before I forget…the couplings will stay the same as I had said in the first chapter. They will stay as triangles…ah…triangles…pure evil…Also, I edited the first chapter a little bit. :)
fiddler jones: Sorry about that with the timing. Let's just say it was around five o'clock when they left and arrived a little after the hour struck. : )
Remember, anyone want me to read their fics, let me know! I'll read them!
-Raven A. Star
Robin and the other available Titans grouped back into the living room after a long but much needed search of the Tower. Looking throughout the Tower, they couldn't find the culprit who hurt Starfire.
Robin frowned and his gaze fell to the floor. "Well, we searched and didn't find anyone. Maybe…"Terra clung onto Beast Boy in slight terror and interrupted Robin. "What if he's still here and we just didn't see him!?"
Beast Boy placed an arm around her and brushed loose strands of hair out of her face. "It'll be okay, we won't let anyone hurt anyone else, right guys?"
Cyborg nodded. "Maybe he escaped, who knows?"
Robin sighed. "If he did escape, he would be bound to come back and hurt someone again here. But we won't know until morning comes. For now, all we can do is wait until morning to search much more thoroughly and to hope Starfire heals up fast."
"Speaking of Starfire, how is she?"
The leader's face seemed to distort slightly from the mention of the Tamaranian's name. "She's okay right now, still unconscious, but she's alive and Raven healed most of her wounds. We just got to hope for the best."
Terra released her grip from the changeling's arm. "Maybe we should go up and keep a close eye on her, and have all of us stay together so nothing happens again."
Cyborg nodded. "Yeah, something could happen to Raven."
The Titans all looked at each other. "Raven!"
Robin made a mad dash to the door. 'I left her alone and forgot all about the attack! Stupid me! I hope she's okay!'
Robin was about to turn to dash up the stairs when he ran into a dark figure. He fell backwards and rubbed his head in a daze. Looking up, he saw a pale hand extended.
"Sorry about that Robin."
Raven helped Robin to his feet. Robin brushed off dirt that he had gained from the fall.
"What are you doing out here? I thought you were with Star."
Raven nodded. "I was, but I had to come back and get you, Starfire is now fully stabilized but she should be waking up soon. She's exhausted."
Robin breathed a sigh of relief. 'At least Starfire is okay. And so is Raven.'
The empath raised an eyebrow. "Are you okay, Robin?"
The leader shook his head. "The culprit wasn't found in the search. We looked all over the place and couldn't find him."
Raven stepped towards him as he turned away from her. "Maybe he escaped. You never know."
Robin shook his head. "I don't know, maybe he's hiding and we just didn't see him."
Just then the other Titans walked into the hallway. Beast Boy was the first to speak of the bunch.
"Yo, I thought you were with Starfire, Rae."
Raven turned and faced the changeling. "I was, but I had to tell Robin the current condition on Starfire."
"Well, let us hear too," Cyborg broke in.
"She is now fully stabilized, but she won't be waking up just yet. She's exhausted and is resting."
Everyone's faces went from a look of strained worry to a flooded relief. The leader's breath sounded loudly as he sighed and everyone glanced over to him.
Robin felt a heavy hand be placed on his shoulder. "Don't worry Rob, we'll figure out who did this. No one gets away with hurting our friend."
The leader nodded, but walked up the stairs he had originally been charging up to find Raven. "I'm going to the medic; anyone needs me I'll be there."
Terra looked to Beast Boy nervously. "Do you think we will be able to go back to our rooms and rest? I'm tired."
Cyborg shrugged. "It shouldn't be too bad, we're in lockdown."
Terra yawned and left the others to her room. That was, however, after she planted a sloppy kiss on Beast Boy's cheek. She turned giggling at the sight of the love struck changeling.
Raven snorted, but looked up to see Cyborg giving her a slight smile. "You should head to bed Rae. If you need anything, you know where we are."
Raven watched as Cyborg headed back to his own room to charge up. She took one last scan of the hallway and went back to her own room.
Robin entered the medic with a swish of his cape and stood beside the bed Starfire laid on. The Tamaranian looked so peaceful in her sleep. The monitor beeped with each pump of her alien heart. Chest rising and falling in rhythm tic pattern, Robin took a seat beside her and watched over the red-head.
'I wonder who could've done this.' Robin pondered to himself as the beeping faded from his senses. Thoughts began to swirl in his head as he tried to figure out who could've done it.
'Blackfire? She's been in that prison. Slade? He would've attacked much more viciously. The Hive? They would still be here. Who? Who could've done it?'
Robin rose from his seat and paced back and forth, checking the monitor every so often and back to the sealed window. He spun on the metal bottom of his boots and stopped when he stood just above Starfire.
Placing a hand on his chin, he spoke out loud this time. "What if it was…" He paused. "No, it wouldn't be possible."
He sat back in the chair and waited for Starfire to awaken.
Cyborg pulled open a drawer in his room and pulled out a cable. Opening up the charger on his chest, he was about to start charging for the night when a knock came from his door. He groaned and placed the cord onto the metal bed.
Cyborg yawned and opened his bedroom door to come face to face with Beast Boy. "Yo, B, I thought you were going to bed."
Beast Boy tapped the tips of his gloved fingers together with a sheepish grin on his face. "Well, I can't sleep…"
"Got a certain blonde girl on your mind?"
Beast Boy's grin grew. "How did you know?"
Cyborg rolled his human eye and allowed Beast Boy to enter. "So, what do you want?"
"Well…" Beast Boy placed a hand thoughtfully to his temple as if in thought, "I was thinking that after we get over this Tower break-in dilemma that I would take her out on a date or something. Where should I go? What should I do? You know, the whole idea."
The half human half robot stared wearily. "You came in to ask me about what you should do on a date with Terra?"
Beast Boy nodded vigorously. "I would've asked Star, but she's way out of it. I would've asked Rob, but you just say 'hi' and he has that bo-staff ready to knock you into next Tuesday. Then there's the certain matter of trying to avoid asking Terra directly to where she wants to go…and then there's Raven, but she wouldn't know the meaning of the word 'love'."
Beast Boy sweatdropped. "It was a joke. Well, and then there was you left, and I decided 'Hey! Let's ask Cyborg!' And here I am."
The robot could only suppress a grin from appearing. "You know B, that's why you're not the leader of the group. And that's another reason why I won't let you cook breakfast or any meal for me."
A question mark appeared above the changeling's head. "What does that have to do with dates?"
"Never mind B." Cyborg sweatdropped.
Terra leaned against the headboard to her bed and placed the headphones onto her ears. Picking up the base to it, she turned up the music and began to tap her shoeless foot onto the mattress while bobbing her head up and down to the beat.
She closed her eyes and began to hum along to the tune. She became so enveloped in the music she never heard her door swish open, and close just as quickly.
The blonde girl climbed off her bed as she continued to dance to the music. She pulled the blankets down and was about to climb in when suddenly, she felt something grab her from behind.
The walkman fell from her grasp and fell to the floor with a clank. Her blue eyes widened as the figure wrapped their hands around her throat. She gasped for air as the intruder lifted her off the ground and choked her. She kicked her feet desperately.
Her foot flew up and kicked the suspect in the stomach, giving the blonde a moment to scream.
"HELP! BEAST BOY!"
Beast Boy's elf-like ears shot up. "Terra!"
Both Cyborg and Beast Boy charged out of the room and dashed down the hallway to the blonde's quarter's.
Robin shot up from the chair and grabbing his bo-staff, he sprinted down the hallway to the source of the screaming.
He was almost to her room when Raven rounded the corner. "What's going on?"
The leader shrugged. "I don't know. Sounded like it came from Terra's room."
Beast Boy pounded angrily on Terra's door in gorilla form. He bashed it once more and it fell from it's bars and clattered loudly onto the floor. He ran in and quickly changed to human form with a gasp.
The changeling kneeled beside the blonde and lifted her limp head. She groaned and fell into unconsciousness.
Cyborg bent over and did a scan. "She's alive, but she's unconscious, like Star was."
Raven and Robin entered just as Beast Boy lifted up the girl.
Robin glanced at the girl. "What happened?"
Cyborg narrowed his eyes as he inspected the damage. "There was another attack. And this time, whoever it was attacked Terra."
Raven's eyes traveled around the room. "So that means…whoever attacked Star…that person is still in the Tower."
-End of Chapter Two-