Authors: Snaptdragon and Lovely White Violets
Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Pairings: Starfire/Robin, Raven/Beast Boy, Cyborg/Jinx
Summary: Starfire and Raven fall into a trap. With their luck changing from bad to worse, will the girls ever get out? Raven and Starfire friendship. Starfire/Robin. Raven/Beast Boy. Cyborg/Jinx.
Disclaimer: We don't own the Teen Titans. If we did, cosplaying would be a lot easier. We also don't own the title, "A Series of Unfortunate Events" since Lemony Snicket has that honor.
Author Notes: This is our first fanfiction written together. It'll be fun...at least, for us. Enjoy!
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Session 1: Stuck On You
"Teen Titans, GO!"
Behind his mask, Red X rolled his eyes.
"Robin, ever think of saying something different?"
A steel-toed boot in Red X's face was Robin's reply. The thief expertly dodged it and hurled a handful of his trademark exploding red "X"s at Beast Boy and Cyborg.
Throwing another punch at an enraged Robin, Red X continued his casual banter. "I mean, 'Teen Titans, GO!'...not very straightforward syntax, is it? You could just say, 'Go, Teen Titans!' or 'It's Showtime, Titans!'"
"I think it gets our point across." Robin said, with a grin. He ducked and Starfire charged from behind him, throwing a starbolt in Red X's face. He jumped away, temporarily blinded.
"Hey, cutie, what do you have against me? I helped save you last time. Can't I get a kiss for my efforts?"
Starfire paused mid-flight. "Are such things customary on Earth?"
Robin shook his head and punched Red X with a little more enthusiasm than normal. Red X was hurled into Beast Boy's gorilla form, receiving a large "hug" from the green shape-shifter.
"Sorry, Beast Boy. Starfire's more my type." The thief shot him a grin while pulling out a small red x and attaching it to Beast Boy's arm. The device blinked once, and red electricity flickered across Beast Boy's body until his grip faltered. A well-placed kick sent Beast Boy sprawling backwards into Robin.
Raven narrowed her eyes at the thief.
"Azarath Metrion Zinthos!" Raven yelled, sending two large dark orbs at him. He dodged both with unnatural grace and impudently smirked.
"You'll have to do better than that, sweetheart."
Starfire floated next to Raven. They gave each other a knowing look then charged towards the thief together. Right before they hit him, both split to either side of him, intending to turn sharply around and hit him from the back. He backflipped away as black and green orbs struck the ground where he had been, and he tossed three red "x"s in their direction.
Raven dodged left, Starfire dodged right, and both managed to avoid two of the "x"s which sailed past harmlessly. The third "x", however, was now headed straight for them. They both tried to dart away from each other, but failed.
The "x" hit Raven's left wrist, and to her relief, it didn't explode. Instead, it wrapped around her harmlessly like a bracelet. This wouldn't have been so bad...except that when Raven looked down, she realized that this "bracelet" was also attached to Starfire.
The alien girl stared bewildered at the sudden change of events. Out of the corner of her eye, Starfire saw Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy attack Red X. She tugged experimentally at her wrist, and inadvertently pulled Raven into her.
Raven turned an angry eye to Starfire.
"What are you doing?"
"I am trying to free myself."
"You're going to yank my wrist off!"
"My apologies." Starfire blushed, realized she had been exerting quite a bit of force on the "bracelet"...and in turn, on Raven's wrist.
Having dispatched the boys with relative ease—indeed, there were three suspiciously lumpy heaps of his sticky red substance on the ground next to him—Red X laughed. "This is better than I expected. Getting two girls at once!"
Starfire and Raven turned on him simultaneously and showered him with various projectiles. Red X didn't find the situation quite so amusing when he was hit by a bus, courtesy of Raven's telekinesis. That was enough to convince him that it was time to leave.
Bidding an adieu to the two girls, Red X vanished in the night.
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"Well, he's used up the rest of the gadgets that he stole, and without the belt, he shouldn't be able to cause any more trouble for awhile." Robin shut the door to Titan Tower.
Raven held up her hand (and consequently, Starfire) and with an acidic glare, muttered, "This seems like more than enough trouble to me."
Robin frowned. "As soon as I make some more of the solvent, I'll have you free. If we hadn't used so much of it on the rest of us during this battle, we would have had more."
"Whatever. How long until the solvent is done?"
Robin looked thoughtful, calculating the time. "I didn't plan on facing Red X again since he doesn't have the belt, so I don't have all the ingredients. If I go out and get the stuff now—" Robin regarded Raven's angry glare for a moment. "—which I guess I will, then it should be about two or three days."
"DAYS!?" Raven and Starfire asked in synchronism.
"But, what if another emergency comes up?" Raven asked.
"How are we to fight in this condition?" Starfire demanded.
Robin the All-Knowing Leader shrugged. "You two already seem to be thinking along the same lines."
"It can't be that bad, right? After all, at least you're both girls." Cyborg said, trying to brighten the situation. "It could be worse. You could be handcuffed to BB over there."
Raven shuddered. "Ugh, and have to listen to his jokes all day? At least, Starfire is capable of being quiet."
They tried sleeping in Raven's room.
"Raven? Are you still awake?"
Starfire glanced timidly at the menacing birds and empty masks that adorned Raven's room. The shadows seemed to take on a life of their own like horrible demons, only waiting for an opportunity to...
"Raven, are you still awake? Raven? Raven?" Starfire rolled over and started shaking her new roommate. "Please wake up, Raven. Do not leave me with these horrible decorations."
"First of all, I'm awake, and it's impossible to sleep with you talking to me every five seconds. Secondly, what's wrong with my decorations?"
"Right. Good night."
Five seconds passed rather uneventfully, then...
"R-raven? You are still awake, yes?"
"Yes, yes, of course!"
They tried sleeping in Starfire's room.
"Do you always sleep with your feet on your pillow?"
"It is the proper way to sleep on what is called a bed, yes?"
"It is not called a bed?"
Five seconds passed, rather uneventfully.
"Starfire? Starfire! Starfire, wake up!"
"You're on my side of the bed...In fact, you're on top of me. And, for being so skinny, I don't know how you manage to weigh this much."
"I am heavy?" Starfire said, with a slight waver in her voice.
It was going to be a long night.