"Hey BB, you got mail." he said, tossing the letter to the unsuspecting changeling.
"Dude! You just got me killed!" he said before picking up the letter while Cyborg did his victory dance. Beast Boy paled when he saw the return address.
Raven walked into the lounge and saw Beast Boy staring at a letter. She walked behind him and peered over his shoulder. "Who's it from?" she asked.
Startled by her appearance, Beast Boy turned around and hid the letter behind his back. "N... no one." He stuttered
Raven rolled her eyes and held out her hand, the envelope dislodged itself from Beast Boys grip and landed into hers. She examined the address but that didn't help very much. Absentmindedly she turned it over and started to open it.
"Raven! That's mine!" Beast Boy said, lunging for the letter.
Raven easily put it out of his reach and returned to opening it after he had fallen on the floor. "So?" she eased the paper out of its encasing and flipped it open. Her eyes skimmed the paper and she laughed once she had finished reading it, which scared everyone in the room.
"Is little beast Boy afraid to go see his mommy and daddy?" she laughed once more. Everyone stared at her. The cup she was holding burst and at once she realized what she was doing. Looking down at her bleeding hand, a scowl grew on her face. Ignoring the cuts, she drew her hood up, handed BB his letter and walked briskly to her room.
The other Titans stared after her for a moment then turned to Beast Boy who looked down at the letter in his hands. He gulped. "My parents want me to visit for some reason." he said quietly. His parents were the ones who had sent him to the Titans, believing that they could help him with his powers.
"We could guess that considering Ravens 'strange' reaction." Cyborg said.
Beast boy read the number on the bottom of the page, his parents wanted him to call them to find out when he could come. He relayed this information to his friends.
"Well, since crime has been pretty low lately, maybe we could all go?" Robin asked.
Beast Boy's eyes lightened up and he dashed for the phone. He took it into a corner of the room and dialed the number.
Raven stared at herself in her mirror. 'Stupid stupid stupid.' She said over and over again, mentally berating herself. 'You lost control again!' She wanted to smack her head against the wall but decided against it.
Sighing, Raven walked over to a corner of her room she had reserved for her 'relaxing time.' Which was any time she lost control and needed to calm herself once again. Plopping down onto the many bean bags she had put there, she let her whole body relax.
Letting her mind wander, he thoughts turned to beast boys letter. She didn't know why she wanted to know who was writing to him so bad but it had taken over her. She had felt relieved when she found out it was just his parents. She had been afraid that it was from some old girlfriend.
Startled, Raven bolted up. 'What in hell? Where did that thought come from.' She laid back down and ran over the thought again. Why would she care if Beast Boy had a girlfriend? A knot formed in her stomach at the though. 'I do not have a crush on Beast Boy!' she thought furiously but the knot in her stomach just tightened.
She opened her eyes to make sure no one had entered her room, a silly precaution as to see that her door was locked. She settled back down and allowed herself to think the one thing she refused to say out loud or even write in her diary. 'I... I like beast boy.' her eyes snapped open and she banished the thought from her mind.
No matter how many times she refused it, she knew it were true. She cared for him more than the other Titans and when Terra had shown up and taken what she had felt had been her place in Beast Boys heart, she felt torn apart and did not want to warm up to Terra. On the outside she was pleasant enough to her but her thoughts betrayed the true way she felt about the girl. Ashamed, she was happy to see the girl go.
A knock came to her door and she refused to get up. She did not want to face whoever it was, she just wanted to be alone.
"Raven?" came the voice of Beast Boy.
"Go away." was her reply.
"Ravey open up please."
Not able to ignore the little 'pet' name he liked to use when it was just the two of them, she sighed, getting up and opening the door. "What?"
He slid into her room through the small opening she made and sat on the floor. "Can I talk to you?"
Surprised, Raven beckoned him over to her bean bag pile. "What's wrong?" she asked.
"I don't want to go see my parents." he said quietly.
Raven was surprised. "Why not?"
Beat boy played with one of the ends of a bean bag. "There the ones who sent me here. I don't know why they would want me back when they banished me." he said in an even quieter voice that didn't seem to belong to Beast Boy.
Raven made a movement to touch his shoulder but pulled back, remembering what happened last time she tried to do that. A vase had exploded. Her hand dropped back to her side and she started playing with a bean bag. "I don't think they banished you. They sent you here to control your powers. I wish I could control mine." she added in a low voice.
Beast boy looked up at her and suddenly smiled. "Thanks Rave. And if you don't mind me asking, why did you take the letter away from me?"
Raven shrugged. "I don't know. I haven't meditated in a few days so my emotions might be out of check again." she lied, though at the same time she wondered if it were true. She never would have laughed like that if they were in check.
Beast boy smiled. "Oh yeah, I called my parents and they said we could all come to visit them in upstate NY. It's in a rural area so there are not much building wise but its nice, were staying for a week. Are you going to come?" he asked, eyes pleading.
"Is everyone else going?" she asked, when he nodded she sighed in defeat. "I guess."
Beast boy grinned. "Were leaving tomorrow so hurry up and pack." he said as he started out of her room. "Oh yeah, it's kinda cool there right now. Not freezing but just right though you might want something to keep warm." he added as he disappeared from sight.
Raven sighed, it was going to be a long week.
I do not own the Teen Titans. If I did, Raven and BB would be together always