Chapter 4: Under the Mistletoe the Sugary Sweet Ending

"Robin?" her soft voice caused the boy to shrink away. He was sitting with his legs dangling over the edge of the tower, staring out at the city. Starfire came over and sat by him. "Robin… why do you wish to have gotten me something else?" she asked quietly. She held the locket around her neck and fastened it.

"You were crying," he said blankly. Robin's eyes were downcast. Starfire placed a slender finger under his chin and tilted his face up to look at her.

"I was crying because it was beautiful," she said, her emerald eyes searching his expression. He blinked in confusion.

"What?" he asked cautiously. His hope returning. She gave him a tiny smile.

"I was crying because it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. And because I have never had a more wonderful friend," she said. Robin looked at her hopefully.

"R-really?" He asked, his eyes wide. "I thought you hated it… I don't like it when you cry," he said. She giggled. Moving closer to him, Star laid her head on his shoulder.

"I love everything you get for me," she said softly, her voice hushed. It seemed like it fit to speak quietly in the cool air as they sat there.

"Why?" he inquired, curiosity getting the best of him.

"Because you always try so very hard to get me things I will like. Even if you got something I did not like I would still cherish your effort," she replied.

"But, you do like the locket… right?" she laughed her silver bell laugh.

"Very much so," she said resolutely. He found himself idly playing with her soft auburn locks as they just sat, enjoying one another's presence. She sighed comfortably and he stiffened briefly as he felt her snuggle closer to him. He relaxed, realizing she meant nothing by it but there was a small prickle of disappointment at the realization.


Cyborg was fidgeting as they sat on the couch, an awkward silence hanging between them. "I'm gonna go check on the ham…" he made a bee-line to the kitchen and Beast Boy grimaced.

"Ham…" he screwed his eyes shut and wrinkled his nose in disgust. Raven just sort of sat.

"Beast Boy…" she said tentatively. He looked up.

"Hmm?" he asked.

"I'm going to my room. I need to meditate," she said as she stood. He nodded. She hesitated at the hallway. Turning swiftly back she went over to Beast Boy and laid a light kiss on his lips. He stared after her as she left, his lips still burning from their contact. He swallowed hard.

"Yeah… Merry Christmas to you too, Rae," he sat and stared at the wall feeling rather dazed. Cyborg coughed and pulled his head back into the kitchen. Talk about a weird Christmas, he thought.


Robin sighed. "We should go back to the others he said gently lifting her head from his shoulder. Starfire gave a small groan of protest and he laughed. "Come on… they probably think we died or something," she gave him a rueful smile but allowed him to help her to her feet. She squeezed his hand and he felt yet another blush creeping to his face. They walked down stairs like that, hand in hand as more than good friends… no matter what either would have told you. As they came into the kitchen they saw Cyborg and regretfully let their hands fall to their sides.

They nodded at the busy android and he grunted back. They were about to walk through the doorway to find BB and Raven when Cyborg cleared his throat.

"Y'all gotta kiss," they sent him a puzzled glance. "Y'all gotta kiss," he repeated, motioning up. They looked and saw what Cy was talking about. The mistletoe. They flushed red as Star's Santa hat but Robin took the girl's hand. Giving her a lop-sided grin he said softly.

"We have to," she lowered her eyes in embarrassment and Cyborg sighed.

"Fine, I get it, privacy," he threw up his hands in defeat and walked out of the room hollering something to BB about a rematch on some game. Star and Robin never heard. He leaned forward and caught her lips and she gave a tiny squeak of surprise before allowing his scent to consume her. They wrapped their arms around one another, partaking in the tender kiss enthusiastically. They finally broke for air.

"Merry Christmas, Star," he breathed. She giggled.

"I love you too, Robin," she replied. He smiled and kissed her again.

And that is that. Well I suppose you can call this you Christmas Gift from me. I probably won't be posting anything new until after Christmas break but when I come back keep and eye out for The Third Quadrant, The Ways of Tamaran, Wish Upon a Star and I Knew. Please, if you haven't reviewed on the other chappies, at least review on this one. Love you all!

Happy Holidays,

Princess Starfire of Tamaran