Authors: Lovely White Violets and Snaptdragon

Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Genre: Humor/Romance

Pairings: Starfire/Robin, Raven/Beast Boy

Rating: PG-13

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 fanfic. Starfire/Robin. Raven/Beast Boy.

Disclaimer: We don't own the Teen Titans...or anything else for that matter. Except the plot. Yeah.

Author Notes: Sorry if this gets a tad confusing. If you pay attention to point of view, you should be able to figure out who's who.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Session 6: A Mile in Her Boots

Starfire was unconscious.

And from the look of things, she wouldn't be regaining consciousness any time soon.

Raven contemplated taking this chance to get some sleep. It certainly was dark enough, Starfire had stopped sneezing, and this was probably the quietest the alien girl would be all week.

In the end, physical comfort won out and Raven decided that she should at least try to push Starfire off of her.

Raven made a half-hearted attempt at pushing Starfire over, not expecting to be able to move her without using at least some telekinesis. To her surprise, Starfire not only moved, she went skidding halfway across the room.

Raven winced as she stood up, feeling very sore, stiff and... she absently scratched her arm, wondering why she suddenly felt itchy.

Looking around at the room, Raven could barely make out the glittering shine of glass shards on the floor. Even though both girls were wearing shoes, there was no point in taking any chances. Raven reached out with her telekinesis, intending to lift both herself and Starfire out of the room.

And... nothing happened.

Raven gasped. It felt like trying to reach out and open a door, only to find that not only had the door vanished, but there was a huge void of nothingness where it had been.

Raven had only felt this twice before. The first time had been when she wasn't willing to accept her fear. But Raven wasn't afraid right now, if anything, she was plain annoyed. The second time...

At that moment, the boys arrived.

The boys had come home to a mess. All of the furniture was blown apart, either half ruined or hanging off the ceiling. The lights were flickering on and off again, and all of the doors in the tower had opened. The kitchen had been flooded since one of the pipes had apparently broken.

It wasn't hard to follow the trail of destruction to the evidence room, where Robin had sent the two girls.

Cyborg's shoulder light illuminated the wreckage of the evidence room while Robin nimbly dodged around the glass, headed towards Raven.

Shouldn't he be more concerned about Starfire? Raven wondered.

"Are you okay?" Robin asked, helping Raven up.

Raven nodded as she watched Beast Boy go to Starfire's side.

"I tried calling you on your communicator, but you didn't answer," Robin continued, apparently not concerned at all that Beast Boy seemed a little too worried about Starfire.

"There was an explosion," Raven said, wondering why Robin seemed shorter. For a moment, she was too distracted to notice how squeaky her voice sounded. "Shouldn't you be checking on Starfire?"

Robin gave her a strange look. "Are you sure you're okay?"

Raven felt her patience ebbing away from her. She turned towards where Starfire and Beast Boy were and saw the changeling picking up a dark blue bundle.

Something about all of this didn't make sense.

She turned back towards Robin with a feeling of increasing dread.

"Let's go to the lab and make sure neither of you got hurt," Robin suggested, brushing a stray strand of Raven's hair out of her face.

A bright red strand.

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"How could this have happened?"

"You're telling me."

"No, I believe I am asking you. Telling is when one does not wish to have an answer, yes?"

Raven decided that now wouldn't be the best time to point out that Starfire's last sentence was technically a question that she would 'not wish to have answered.'

"Maybe we should talk about it when the boys get back," Raven suggested.

"Yes," Starfire agreed reluctantly, even though she continued to pace rapidly around the lab. "Once we explain what happened, Robin might know a way to reverse it."

While Raven didn't share Starfire's optimism, she nodded absently and continued the diagnostic she was running on herself.

"Why is it that you did not already inform Robin of what happened?" Starfire asked suddenly.

Raven hesitated for a moment. "I'm not sure. There wasn't much time. They left us here and went to clean up the evidence room. Almost everything in there is dangerous. They probably wanted to make sure nothing was about to explode."

"But something already exploded," Starfire protested. "And we were switched. Which I still do not understand. When the controller landed in the blue flames, the horrible wooden toy died, and the magic inside was destroyed. This switching should not have happened."

"True." Raven paused. "But, the controller hit the remote..."

Starfire let out an exasperated sigh.

"If it had not been for your shield, the controllers would not have fallen to the ground."

Raven felt a twinge of annoyance, which she tried—unsuccessfully—to suppress. "If it had not been for your allergies, I wouldn't have knocked the controller to the ground in the first place."

"Well, it was not I who caused the other two controllers to crash together."

A display screen in the room became encased in a black sphere and shattered.

Raven desperately tried to reign her temper in, but failed and instead, muttered quietly. "Right, just like it wasn't you who destroyed my laundry."

"It was an accident." Starfire amended. "Unlike the unjust cutting of my hair."

"Unjust!" Raven exclaimed. "It was unintentional. There was too much gunk in your hair to save it."

"You were unable to graciously accept my giving of clothing to you, so you cut my hair with cruel, purposeful intent!"

"Your skimpy outfit may have given me a sunburn, but I certainly did nothing purposefully to hurt you or your hair!" Raven replied, acerbically.

Another display screen cracked and fizzled quietly in the corner. Raven realized, with some relief, that she wasn't the one controlling the telekenisis anymore.

"Control yourself," she snapped.

Starfire sent Raven a venomous look surprising even herself. But Starfire managed to regain enough control over her emotions to keep the lab intact. Starfire felt more than a little pleased that she hadn't entirely lost the control she had gained when they had been switched.

"You should control your emotions as well," Starfire cautioned haughtily, nodding towards Raven's hands.

Startled, Raven looked and saw that both of her hands were encased in glowing green power. Raven let her righteous anger fade, watching with satisfaction as the green glow faded as well.

Her satisfaction faded as her gaze returned to Starfire, who happened at this moment to be wearing her body. Starfire seemed to think the same thing.

And they both seemed to blame each other.

They both eyed each other unhappily for a moment, then turned away from the other with a loud harrumph.

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"Starfire?" Robin called, worriedly.

Robin entered the lab, where the two girls sat facing away from each other with identically angered looks on their faces.

"Starfire. Raven." Robin acknowledged both of them, but he went straight to Starfire. "Are you two alright?"

"Yes." They both replied, sullenly.

"So what happened?"

"Starfire sneezed. On accident." Starfire said.

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Raven really wasn't in the mood to deal with Robin's questions.

But, unfortunately, he seemed to interpret that as some sort of desire to talk alone.

Robin pulled her away from the main group as soon as he could find a suitable excuse. Raven was oblivious to the glare that Starfire shot her from across the room although two light bulbs did burst. As soon as the others were out of earshot, Robin placed both of his hands on her shoulders.


"Uh..." Raven suddenly recalled exactly whose body she was occupying. "Oh, right, yeah. What?"

He raised one masked eyebrow. "Are you all right? You seem...different."

I'm not different at all...I'm just in the wrong body. Raven tried to form the words but no sound came from her mouth.

"You know you can tell me anything."

She opened her mouth again. I'm Raven! Why can't I say it? Something very strange was going on, aside from the obvious. This would have concerned her more, if Robin hadn't chose that moment to draw nearer to her.

He wrapped her in a hug, which was kind of awkward because, first of all, Raven didn't do hugs, and secondly, Robin was shorter than she least, he was shorter than Starfire. Who she was coincidentally enough.

She thought the 'hug' was bad enough, so when Robin started to release her, she felt relieved. Robin drew himself up to his full height, and Raven found he was a lot closer to her—Starfire's—height than she had realized. And, Robin was a lot closer to her than she had realized.

Then to her horror, his head started getting progressively closer to hers. She panicked and scrambled backwards, trying to get away. But, those damn boots that made walking nearly impossible—no wonder she flew everywhere, Raven thought with a curse—tripped her, sending her sprawling backwards with Robin still attached.

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Beast Boy couldn't help staring at Raven.

There was just something...weird about her.

Maybe it was the fact that her expression didn't have the usual Raven scowl that he had come to associate with her. Maybe it was because she seemed more approachable. Or maybe it was because she was glaring rather jealously at Starfire and Robin, who seemed to be tangling themselves up nicely in the corner.

Maybe she just needed a hug.

Not that Raven would ever admit that.

Beast Boy walked over to Raven, more than a little bit nervous, and hesitantly, said, "Heh you need anything?"

Raven spoke as though she barely noticed he was there. "What is she doing to Robin?"

"It's about time if you ask me."

"It is not time for anything! And I did not ask!"

"Uh...yeah, you did." Hopefully, his acerbic wit would keep him on Raven's good side.

Raven turned to him with narrowed eyes as another light bulb shattered.

Taking a chance, Beast Boy stepped forward and put his arms around her, drawing her closer. Raven uncertainly returned his embrace just as Starfire disentangled herself from Robin and glanced back at the couple.

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"Why'd you hug Beast Boy?" Raven demanded, once she and Starfire were left alone again.

"Well, what is wrong with that? He is your friend." Starfire replied. "Friends occasionally do 'the hug', yes? There is 'the group hug' as well, yes?"

"I don't do hugs."

"What you were doing to Robin looked like a lot more than a hug."

"I didn't do anything! He tried to kiss me! Er... you! Well, this body." Raven clarified.

Starfire gave Raven a skeptical glare. "And that is why you threw yourself at him."

"I tried to throw myself away from him. If you have to blame something, blame these boots!" Raven exclaimed.

"That's nothing to complain about. I am trapped in this pale, fleshy body with no strength!"

"Hey, who're you calling fleshy? I'm shapely." Raven was seriously beginning to wonder if she was going insane.

"Did you remember to tell Robin about our condition?"

Raven blushed, realizing that she hadn't and knowing that Starfire would misinterpret that as well. "I can't. I tried to say the words, but something prevented me from revealing my true identity."

The skeptical look that Starfire gave her was enough to exasperate even the ever-patient Raven. And now that Raven was in a body that could accept such feelings, she felt mildly tempted to use it. So a discernable note of frustration crept into her voice as she said, "If you don't believe me, maybe you should go try to talk to him yourself!"

"Perhaps I will." Starfire said, storming out.

"And, don't use my body to hug anyone else...especially Beast Boy!"

Watching Starfire storm off, Raven huffed. The nerve of her! The last thing Raven wanted to do give Beast Boy the impression that she liked him. Because she didn't. Really. And, she certainly wasn't about to let Starfire give him the wrong impression. Because it was the wrong impression...


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The boy in question had just been on his way to his room, thinking about Starfire's strange reaction to his affections, when he found himself face-to-face with Raven in the hallway.

Robin nodded his head in her direction, and together, they walked down the length of the hallway.

Raven looked as though she struggled to say something for a moment, but couldn't quite manage to say anything. After a few moments, she finally said, "Starfire is not acting like herself today."

"I noticed. After everything she's been through, I should have been more thoughtful. I don't know what I was thinking."

"It is nothing you have done. I think perhaps something is wrong. But it is not due to your actions."

"Yeah, maybe." Robin couldn't hide the concern on his face.

Robin noticed that Raven was looking at him with something oddly like concern. Shouldn't Raven be telling him that worrying was pointless?

But instead, Raven reached out and caught the Boy Wonder in a hug that he awkwardly returned.

Neither saw the small green figure that fled from the scene.

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Beast Boy needed advice. If he needed advice on fighting, he would have gone to Robin. If he needed advice on the latest game, he would go to Cyborg. But, for advice on women, there was really only one person he could go to.


The red-haired alien girl turned to him with an unnatural glare from her position on the couch. "What?"

"You know Raven pretty well, right?"

"Yes. You might say I know Raven better than she knows the moment."

"Well, I need some advice." Beast Boy said, carefully. He looked around, checking for any witnesses, then whispered conspiratorially, "You remember what we talked about last time?"

"Last time?"

"Yeah, come on, Star, you remember."

"Uh...I do not...uh...recall...uh...exactly what was said. Please, refresh...uh...the memory."

"Come on, Star, don't make me say it again."

"Say what?"

Beast Boy shook his head. He had felt so special when Raven had returned his hug, but apparently, that was nothing to be too proud of since he had just seen her hug Boy Wonder in front of his room just a few minutes ago. "Well, anyway, I think she likes someone."

"Well, whatever you think, it's probably wrong. Raven's not acting like herself right now." Starfire said, with obvious panic.

Beast Boy stared at her for a second, and mentally slapped himself. How could he have been so stupid? Starfire obviously liked Robin, and here he had gone to her to complain that Raven liked Robin as well. This was a new level of tactlessness, even for him.

If anything, Starfire's response told her how upset she was. She was in denial over the situation. Starfire wasn't competitive by nature; Blackfire had to threaten her very life or her home planet in order to spark any rivalry. And, even then, Starfire didn't hold a grudge against her sister. So, rather than view her friend as a rival for Robin's affections, Starfire refused to see that Raven obviously had an interest in Robin.

"Oh, uh...right. She's probably fine. Sorry. See you later, Star." Beast Boy said quickly, beating a hasty retreat before Starfire could say anything.

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For once, Raven was glad to have Starfire's strength. She grabbed Starfire, careful not to bruise the body she hoped to find herself in very soon, and yanked her into the nearest room where they might have some small measure of privacy.

So, it was in the broom closet that war was declared in Titan Tower.

"You told Beast Boy that I liked him!"

"You like him!?"

"He came to me and told me that he knew I liked—"Raven paused, evaluating Starfire's confusion. "Well...if the 'someone' wasn't him, then who was he talking about?"

"I don't even know what you are talking about!"

"Okay, tell me exactly what you did in the last hour."

"Well, I talked to Robin as you instructed me to," Starfire paused.

"You didn't hug Robin by any chance, did you?"

"Robin is your friend, yes?"

"That is it."

"It is?"

"Starfire, I told you not to use my body to go around hugging people."

"Then you should not have hugged Robin to begin with. Besides, I attempted to tell him what had happened and was unable to, so I tried the 'hinting' which failed as well. I thought perhaps..." Starfire's voice faltered. "Perhaps if I hugged him, then he would feel the difference. Perhaps he would feel that it was me inside of your body."

Raven tried to hide her frustration. "Well, he probably at least suspects something strange is going on, but there are better ways to drop hints. Ways that don't involve using my body to convey the hints."

"I do not understand your concern. Communicating to the boys that something is wrong should be our concern. We must have their help to reverse this. And besides, you did hug Robin earlier."

"I told you, he hugged me." Raven was glad that this body could take a little anger. It was very relieving to be able to express her anger, for once. "This conversation is pointless. You are never going to listen to me, even though it's my body that you're running around in right now."

"I have more than tried to be accommodating to your wishes. If you cannot appreciate that, then perhaps we are not as good as friends as we thought we were."

"Friends? From now on, Starfire, this is war."