A/n: OK, guys, this is it. The end of an era. Or a fic. We're not fussy. Just want to say thanks to everyone for the great reviews! You guys rock!
This chapter is by Kat097.
"Beast Boy?" Raven said. Beast Boy looked up.
"We have half an hour left in the cupboard. We need to decide what we're going to tell the others." Raven told him. He looked thoughtful.
"We could tell them that… we're going out?"
"But we're not. We haven't even been out."
"OK, we'll tell them that we like making out in the cupboard." Beast Boy said, leaning into kiss her. She put a hand on his face and pushed his head back.
"OK, OK…we'll tell them that… we have developed feelings for each other and would like to see where it leads."
"Better." Raven agreed.
Beast Boy looked at her.
"I think we should go out."
"I'd like to. I rather need to visit the bathroom." Raven said wistfully.
"Not like that. I mean, when we eventually get out of here. I'll take you out somewhere. Where you wanna go?"
Raven looked at him, surprised.
"I don't mind. You can choose."
"Well… what about one of your café places? Those depressing ones."
"Beast Boy, we both know you'd hate that." Raven pointed out. Beast Boy considered.
"Yeah, you're right. You choose somewhere." Raven thought about it for a moment.
"Well… if we could decide on a movie we both like…"
"That's a good idea! I'll look up the listings when we get out. Which is when?"
"26 minutes." Raven said. Beast Boy stretched.
"First thing I'm gonna do is drink some soy milk. I'm sick of water."
"Herbal tea." Raven said, closing her eyes.
Beast Boy looked across at her.
"I know this is weird… but I'm kinda glad they locked us in here." She opened her eyes, "Well, you know what I mean. If they hadn't you'd still hate me and-"
"Beast Boy, I never hated you." Raven said, shocked. Beast Boy grinned.
"Really. I can't believe you'd think that."
Beast Boy leant forward.
"Maybe you'd better prove it…" he said, with a devilish grin.
Cyborg looked across at Robin and Starfire.
"You know, they're pretty quiet… maybe Raven just cracked and killed him."
"Nah, they're probably just waiting for the barrier to give out. Which is in about five minutes. Let's go and wait for them." Robin said.
Starfire got to her feet and went to the refrigerator. Cyborg and Robin stared as she proudly held up a cake.
"Look what I have prepared for our dear friends on their departure of the cupboard!" On the cake the words 'Congratulations on your new friendship Raven and Beast Boy!'
"Oh, that's nice Starfire." Robin smiled. Cyborg grinned.
"Looks great, Star! C'mon, let's go and see how they're doing. Besides, if they're still fighting I've got a spare barrier." He held up the disc.
They walked idly through the corridors of the tower until they reached the cupboard. All was silent. Robin looked at his watch.
"OK, the barrier's down. Why aren't they coming out?" They looked at each other worriedly. Suddenly Cyborg's theory didn't seem quite so ridiculous.
As one, the three friends leapt towards the cupboard, throwing the door open. What they saw made Cyborg's jaw fall open, Robin take a step backwards and Starfire drop her cake.
Raven and Beast Boy were lying on the floor of the cupboard, kissing passionately and apparently hadn't noticed their new audience. After a few stunned moments Robin cleared his throat. Raven and Beast Boy froze and slowly looked up. Instantly Beast Boy leapt up and said,
"Raven needed help with her…"
"Tongue?" Robin asked innocently. Starfire had gotten over her initial shock. She gave a squeak, seized the door to the cupboard and slammed it shut. Robin stared at her.
"Starfire, what are you doing?"
"It is very important on my planet not to interrupt the ritual of Sulashka!"
"The ritual of what!" Beast Boy yelled through the cupboard door.
Starfire whispered to Robin who went red.
"Um… Starfire, I don't think that Beast Boy and Raven were performing the ritual of Sulashka…"
"You are quite certain?"
Beast Boy looked at Raven inside the cupboard.
"What is she on about?" Raven gave him a very dry look. Beast Boy looked as though his head was about to explode.
"NO! DEFINITELY NOT!"
"Starfire, it's OK. Beast Boy and I weren't… performing any rituals." Raven called through the door.
Starfire warily opened the cupboard door and peeked around it at the pair.
"Then why on earth were you engaging in such unusual activity?" She demanded. Raven and Beast Boy looked at each other.
"Well… it's kind of a long story…" Raven said.
"Yeah, what happened was- Hey, is that cake?" He fell to the ground and snatched up a piece. Raven looked at him in disgust and he shrugged.
"What? I like cake."
"You were making out! With tongues and groping and everything!" Cyborg said, pointing at the offensive cupboard floor. Robin pulled a face.
"It definitely wasn't what we expected to see… I mean, I know we wanted you to stop arguing…"
"Yeah, we wanted you to make up, not make out." Cyborg grinned. Raven threw him a dirty look.
"Cyborg, shut up. Starfire, calm down. Robin… well, actually you didn't do anything wrong. But shut up anyway. Yes, Beast Boy and I have decided that we would like to have a relationship as more than just friends. We don't know what is going to happen and if you have any questions ask them now."
Cyborg raised his hand.
"I have one."
"How did you go from yelling at each other to making out in a closet?" Cyborg said, bewildered.
"I was trying to get Beast Boy to stop talking. Anything else?"
Starfire was looking from Beast Boy to Raven.
"You are… to date?"
"Yes." Raven said. Beast Boy was still eating cake off the floor. Starfire clapped her hands joyously.
"This is most wonderful! My best friends are to date and be very happy! But not too happy?" She asked, looking at Raven cautiously.
"No. I'm going to have to meditate a lot more but I think we'll be OK."
"Joyous day! I must prepare a new cake!" Starfire said, floating happily. Robin pulled her back to earth.
"Are you sure this is such a good idea?" He asked. Beast Boy got to his feet, brushing cake crumbs away from his mouth.
"Dude, it'll be OK. We know what we're doing."
"I'm just not so sure. I mean, it's dangerous… not to mention your friendship could be ruined." Robin said, frowning.
"Robin, we have been through this and we realise the dangers." Raven said calmly. Beast Boy nodded.
"Yeah, we'll work it out somehow."
"I don't think you're looking at the situation properly!" Robin replied impatiently.
Starfire stamped her foot crossly.
"Robin! You will not ruin their happiness!"
"Starfire, I am not trying to ruin their happiness, I just want to make sure we're all safe." Robin replied.
"You are being a Gorflack Neezer Rup." Starfire said angrily. No one was quite sure what this meant but the tone of Starfire's voice left very little to the imagination.
"Starfire, please calm down." Robin said, his temper wearing slightly thin.
"No! I will not please calm down because you are being very unpleasant to Raven and Beast Boy and their happiness! I will not permit you to ruin it!"
"I am NOT going to ruin their happiness; I am merely going to-"
He was cut off as Beast Boy and Cyborg pushed both him and Starfire into the cupboard. Raven slapped this disc onto the door. Robin yelled,
"Hey! What are you doing?"
"We think you need to work out your differences." Raven called innocently. Starfire cried,
"Please friends! Let us out!"
"I'm afraid I don't know how to Starfire. You'll just have to stay in there for the next 24 hours." Raven said, a tiny smile touching her mouth. Beast Boy snickered.
"Besides, there are plenty of board games in there."
"We have board games?" Cyborg said incredulously.
"Have fun guys. See you in 24 hours." Beast Boy called.
Cyborg looked at them.
"Well, I'm going for pizza. You guys wanna come or are you… you know, doing a couple thing?"
"Actually, pizza sounds good." Raven said. Beast Boy grinned.
"Vegetarian Extravaganza, here we come!"
"Uh, I don't think so Green Genes. We're having the All Meat Experience."
"No way, dude!"
"Do you want me to lock you in a cupboard?" Raven asked sharply. They fell silent. Raven looked at them both.
"Cyborg, you get a meat one. Beast Boy, you get a vegetarian one and I'll share with you both. Fair?"
"I guess so." Cyborg replied, grinning. Beast Boy smiled.
"You're hot when you're all justice-y."
Raven blushed, pulling her hood up. Cyborg pulled a face.
"On the other hand, I'm not hungry. Think I'll go watch TV."
They watched him go. Beast Boy looked at Raven.
"See? Now we can order what we want."
"I do not give you enough credit." Raven said in disbelief. Beast Boy grinned and took her hand.
"C'mon. We can get a pizza and then catch a movie."
As they walked out of the tower, Raven couldn't help smiling. Beast Boy caught the grin and said,
"You're pretty when you smile."
"No, I mean it."
"Hey, I really mean it! Anyway, this is when you're supposed to say how incredibly hot you think I am."
Raven cast him a sideways look. He grinned.
"Hey, we can work up to it. And if not, we can always play scrabble."
"I'm not against a game of scrabble." Raven smiled.
And as we leave this happy scene we can just about hear the two voices coming from the cupboard.
"I do not understand!"
"It's really quite simple, Starfire. You make words with the tiles and get points for different words."
"But there are not nearly enough apostrophes!"
"I think we have to play it in English, not Tamaranian…"
Kat097's A/N: OMG, I can't believe it's over! Just wanna say thanks to everyone who reviewed. You're all so nice. But the biggest thank you has to go to my wonderful co-writer Blackfire for the production of Chapter's 2,4,6,8, 10 and 11! Fine chapters from a great writer. And now, over to Blackfire!
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