R-Violence, strong language, and sexual contentIntroduction
Let's get this out of the way, shall we? I don't own Teen Titans. Nobody does, so why do I bother? Anyway, enjoy the story.Chapter One: A Way
It had been a year now. Terra was still stone. She stood in the same place near her plague, which read "Terra: A Teen Titan". There, without any hope of being revived, she stood.
This brought grief to all the Teen Titans (even Raven, though she couldn't show it), but not as much as it did to Beast Boy. He had lost the one person he loved in the entire world. He liked to visit her when he was free, but it took a lot of strength to do so. As painful as it was, he never forgot why she was turned to stone.
She had been working for Slade, their sworn enemy. Once she joined the Titans they were all put to danger. They found out while she was away with Beast Boy, when Slade had taken her back to him. She had sacrificed herself for them, which was why she stood where she was now.
Here's where the story really begins…
A year had past so soon. They never really noticed it. It seemed like yesterday when all this happened.
Beast Boy got out of bed, brushed his teeth, got dressed, and joined the rest of the Titans for breakfast.
"Morning, BB," Cyborg greeted.
Beast Boy didn't reply. He just sat silent at the table. Nobody had to question his behavior, for they already knew why it was.
"Beast Boy, will you just get over it?" Raven said, grumpily as usual. "That was a year ago. Why don't you just get with the program?"
Beast Boy didn't say anything.
"She's right, man," Robin said. "You have to forget about that. This is a new time. Just start over."
"Beast Boy, you must get over it, like the others say," Starfire said. "You must stop and forget."
With that, he got up, and walked back to his room. He lay on his bed, thinking.
Maybe the others are right, he thought. Maybe I should just forget about it. I mean she's never coming back. No matter how much you want, it's never going to happen.
Getting up from his thinking, he decided to take a walk. He opened his window, turned into a bird, gliding below to the ground, and turned back to his normal self to start walking. It seemed like hours before he returned, to find the tower completely empty, except that Raven was reading a book.
She noticed him walk by, and said, "Where have you been? Everyone's looking for you."
"I went out," he said. "Just clearing my mind of a few things."
"Listen, she's gone," Raven said, apparently making things worse. "She's never going to come back. I know you're sad, we all are. But we got it out of our minds, and now we started over. It's all gotten better for us."
"Shut up," Beast Boy said, silently hoping she would hear him.
"What?" She had heard him.
"I said 'Shut up'," he said again. "You don't have any idea what I had to go through. Terra and me had something, and it was taken away. You expect me to live with that?"
That was it. Beast Boy, out of anger, had grabbed her by her throat.
"You emotionless bitch! Do like to see me in pain? You never liked her in the first place, so you can just-"
Raven had used her powers to clog his throat, more painfully than he did her.
"I don't want to hurt anybody," she said, "but if you threaten me, those will be the last words you'll even say again."
She released him, making him kneel down for air.
"Fuck…you," he managed to say.
If it had not been for the Titans, Raven would have surely laid Beast Boy in his coffin with her bare hands. The others walked in to see the two were in the living room.
"You found Beast Boy," Starfire said.
She flew over to him to give him one of her most deadly hugs. Once released, he was sent back to the ground for air.
"Where have you been all this time?" Robin asked.
"I went for a walk," Beast Boy said, "then I came back."
"Don't run off like that again, dude, you had us worried," Cyborg said.
Beast Boy walked away from them to his room. He once again started to think.
"He's never coming back to reality," Robin said, shaking his head.
"Has he ever wanted to?" Cyborg asked.
"No, I guess not."
While he slept in his room at night, he started to have his usual dream. He saw Terra. She seemed to be running. She was running away from a dark figure behind her with a shadow mask on. Slade.
She kept running. He tried to get her, but he seemed to be frozen and unable to move. That's when she fell. Slade had caught her. Once in his grasp, he took out a knife, and stabbed her five times.
He woke up in a cold sweat. Beast Boy, he thought, you can't go on like this. You need to move on like everyone says. He made up his mind. Starting tomorrow, he would forget about Terra, and go back to the life he had before he met her. Which meant going back to being the funny (not funny, really) guy, the strange kid who can turn into any animal he wanted, the boy who had the crush on Raven… Probably by the next day he would cross that out, but in the meantime, he would have to get over it.
The next morning, everyone would've certainly noticed a difference in Beast Boy's attitude. He seemed to almost run to the breakfast table.
"Good morning, everybody!" he greeted.
They didn't say anything, but just stared at him. He quickly gobbled up his food, threw his bowl to the sink (he missed every time), got up, and did something very peculiar. He kissed Raven on the cheek. He then quickly ran off out of the Tower. She blushed, and, as her powers are based on emotion, her cup of tea exploded.
By the end of the day, he was so happy that he had completely forgotten about his dream and Terra. He had finally gotten over it. After playing some video games with Cyborg, who let him beat him to cheer him up, he finally went to bed.
While there, he started to have the dream again. This time it was worse. After Slade was done stabbing her, the other Titans appeared. They seemed to be powerless, because Slade easily grabbed them one by one, killing them all.
Beast Boy immediately woke up. He couldn't take it anymore. He had to figure out something to get it out of his head for sure. But how?
The next day, he tried talking to Robin, who was at the moment working on a new invention: the Ultimate Combat Robot (UCR).
"Uh, Robin?" Beast Boy said to him.
Robin stopped working, and turned his attention to Beast Boy.
"What's up?" he asked.
"I wanted to ask you something," Beast Boy started. "I've been trying to get Terra out of my mind like everyone wants me to, and so far I haven't had any luck. Do you think you can help me?"
"Well," Robin said, "you could have your memory of her erased completely-"
"No! Nothing like that. I just want to forget the bad stuff."
"You can't forget the bad stuff. It was a part of her. Erasing that would erase just about everything else of her that you want to remember."
Beast Boy was silent.
"If you could bring her back from the dead, would you?" Robin asked.
"Of course I would," Beast Boy said.
"There just might be some way to do so."
Beast Boy looked at him for a moment like he was insane.
"There just might be a way to bring her back."
Chapter one is all done. Send your reviews, and tell me what you think. Thanks!