As it neared 9 am, Raven was still in bed, staring at the ceiling. 'What's the use of getting up? The others will be leaving later and I'll be left home alone. Well, not completely alone, Gar's supposed do be staying too...' She was a little bit upset that her secret admirer hadn't said anything to her. ' oh well. It was probably just some fan that was really scared and only said that he was coming.' she thought about what Starfire had said earlier when she came in to get Raven up.
"It's probably Beast boy. He was telling Robin that he liked you." She then exited the room before Raven could get out of her what she meant.
'Beast boy! As if. He's not like that... or at least, he wasn't...' she pondered this. 'He know's that I was confused about it... maybe... maybe he is... but how do I get him to prove it? If it even is him..'
Raven sat up. 'Alright, lets see. We saw Gar by the flower shop then I got a rose. He was always disappearing from the Tower early in the morning and returning with stuff. I got the raven necklace the second time but I was with him before I got it. Gotta figure that out, then lets see... the vase, he never listens to me when I tell him to stay out of my room. Same with the Ghaleon Scrolls. The roses, easy to deliver and the Poe book, easy to place when I'm not there.' She continued to think on it until Starfire knocked on her door again.
"Friend Raven, would you please come out and eat the lunch? We are most worried for your health."
Raven sighed. She glanced in the mirror, checking her hair. She blamed Starfire for getting her conscience about how she looked. She had decided to wear her leotard and cloak instead of jeans. Opening the door, she stepped out into the well lit hallway, blinking slightly.
"Alright." she answered as Starfire pulled her down the hallway to the lounge where the others sat at the table with a bunch of Pizza boxes.
"There you are Raven, we were worried about you since you didn't come out of your room." Robin said.
"I was thinking, that's all." She replied, sitting down next to Beast boy without so much as a blush on her face.
"Alright, dig in team!"
They sat around for a few hours just talking. They had put in a movie but no one was really watching it. When it started to get late, Beast boy excused himself from the table, muttering that he had some things to take care of.
Raven watched him leave. However, Starfire got her attention when she suggested that they go for a walk before she had to get ready for her date with Robin.
"Kory, what did you mean before you left this morning." Raven asked as they walked through the park, taking the same path she had with Beast boy a few days earlier.
"That I wished for you to get up and join us for breakfast." she answered.
"No, not that. The part about..." she paused and lowered her voice. "Beast boy liking me?"
Starfire looked at her with a face of mild surprise. "I never said such a thing, are you sure you are not mistaken?"
"Yeah... maybe... it was just a dream." Raven said, looking down at the ground. 'Back to square one I suppose.'
She didn't see Starfire's happy glint in her eyes.
As the two returned, Starfire asked Raven to help her get ready and Raven agreed because she had nothing better to do. After Starfire had changed, Raven helped her put up her hair in a style smiler to the one she had the night before.
"There, you look great Kory. Robin will love it." Starfire smiled. "Thank you friend Raven. There is still time to watch a show of your choosing before we leave."
"No thanks Kory, I think I'm going to go read in my room for a little while." She turned to leave.
"Please friend Raven, join me. You may read in the lounge." Starfire gave her the puppy dog eyes and she sighed.
"Fine." Starfire gave her a delightful squeal and led Raven out into the lounge.
"alright Star, I think were all set. You ready to go?" Robin asked as he walked into the lounge, dressed up in a tuxedo.
"Yes. Have a good time friend Raven!" she said as she took Robin's arm and they headed out the door.
Raven waved and Jinx, who had been watching T.V. with Starfire and herself, started tapping her foot on the floor. After a moment she said, "I swear, guys take longer than girls to get ready."
Raven nodded and set her book down. "Sometimes yeah. Where are you going?"
"Victor, Cyborg, as you call him, said that it was a surprise so I have no clue." She responded.
Raven nodded once more as Cyborg walked in wearing something similar to what he wore to the Sadie Hawkins dance.. "Ready to go?" he asked Jinx, blushing slightly.
She smiled and took his hand. "Ready when you are. Bye Raven."
As they left, Raven sat staring out the window. The sun was just starting to set as she headed for the roof. Though when she got to the top, the sun's colors distracted her from meditation and she decided to sit on the edge and watch the sun set.
The brilliant colors of golds, reds, and as it darkened, blues and purples set a watery fire on the river. She smiled slightly, it was calm and peaceful on the roof as the invisible wind blew her hair across her eyes.
"Your going to get a cold if you stay out any longer." came a voice from behind her.
"My cloak keeps me warm." she responded, not bothering to look around and see who it was. "Sit down Gar." He smiled and took a seat next to her. "It's beautiful, isn't it?" she asked.
He nodded. "Very." She glanced over at him and he smiled at her.
Chills went down her spine and she stood abruptly. "It's getting colder, I'm going to go in."
He nodded. "Yeah, it is." he stood and followed her to her room.
"Is there a reason your following me?" she asked, standing just outside her door.
"Actually, I was wondering if I could see that cd I gave you last night? I for got to write down the last cords." She nodded and entered the code to her room. When it opened, her eyes widened in shock. She felt a strong pair of arms wrap around her waist and the warm breath of Beast boy near her ear as he whispered.
Robin and Starfire were in a fancy restaurant, just sitting and talking after finishing their meal.
"This has been a wonderful night, Robin." Starfire said.
He smiled and took her hand. "I still got one more thing for you."
"You did not have to get me anything." she responded.
"Yes I did." he whispered, moving closer to her. He reached in his pocket and took out a small box. Handing it to her, he added. "Open it."
With trembling hands she opened the box. She gasped when she saw a silver ring set with a pink diamond heart. "Robin, it is beautiful." she said quietly.
He took it out for her and placed it on her ring finger. "It's a promise ring, Star." he looked into her eyes. "It means that I promise that, someday, I want to marry you."
Starfire's breath caught in her throat and her words were no more than a whisper as she wrapped her arms around Robin in a hug. "I love you, thank you Robin."
He smiled and returned the hug, giving her a kiss on the cheek. "I love you too Star."
"Where are we going Victor?" Jinx asked with a small frown.
"You'll see." he led her through the park and she was just about to protest until they reached a small clearing that had been freed of the small snow amount that had fallen and a thick blanket laid on the ground with a basket and small candles set around it.
"So, what do you think. I know it seems a little cold to have a picnic but I thought..."
Jinx silenced him with a kiss. "It's perfect." she whispered with a small blush on her cheeks.
Cyborg turned red and led her over to the blanket. He handed her a rose and she smiled. "You're the best."
His blush grew and he rubbed the back of his head. "No I'm not." he pulled her into his lap and kissed her cheek. "You are. I love you Jinx."
She smiled. "I love you too tin man." she said with a smile.
Raven just stared into her room. A soft glow came from the many candles that were placed all around her room. The scent of lavender that came from them, mixed with the scent of roses from the petals that covered the floor and her bed. A small table had been set up and small candles had been set on it as well as two plates and water goblets.
Finally, when she managed to speak, it was in a whisper. "You... you did this? For me?"
He nodded. "I was surprised it lasted this long. I thought that you would figure out that I was your secret admirer after the first day."
She blushed slightly. "Well, I just never thought that you would ever do something like this. I was still running on the old BB software." she added with a small laugh.
He smiled and rested his chin in the crook of her shoulder with his eyes closed. "I figured something like that."
Raven was extremely happy but managed to force it down so she wouldn't blow anything up. "This is..." she trailed off.
Beast boy smiled. "It's even better on the inside." he ushered her forward slightly and she walked in all the way to allow the door to close. The light that the candles gave off was enough to see perfectly in the room. Raven took a few steps away from Beast boy to examine the petals that laid on her bed.
She sat down on her bed an looked at him. "I still can't believe you did this all for me." she said quietly.
He smiled. "It's not over yet." he took her by the hand and pulled a chair out for her. "I hope you don't mind just a salad and vegetable lasagna."
She smiled slightly. "That's fine."
He poured water in her cup and set up the plates. "Cyborg said it was alright." he said nervously.
She took a bite. "It's good actually." He relaxed and they ate their meal in a comfortable silence. When they were finished, Beast boy took the plates and put them on a cart along with the other dishes. He folded up the table and headed for the door. "I'll be right back."
She nodded and sat on her bed, looking around. 'I can't believe this. I can't believe that I never figured it out. I feel like a fool... wait, Kory lied to me! He must have had the whole gang in on it. Oh great.'
Beast boy came back in with his hands behind his back and he sat next to Raven. "What do you have?" she asked, trying to see what he had.
He kissed her cheek and showed her. In one hand he held a rose which he gave her and in the other was a box. He opened it and she gasped. Inside laid a bracelet that was set with stones that were many different colors.
"Oh my... how did you... these stones are from Azarath! How did you get them!" She asked, picking up the silver bracelet lightly.
Beast boy laughed and took it. He gently wrapped it around her wrist. "Actually, it was Starfire who helped me. She had the idea for it and went to get it one night."
"Wow..." she was all she could say.
Beast boy smiled and leaned over. "Rae..."
Her heart started to pound wildly as he neared. 'Please don't let me blow anything up.' She thought as his lips met hers.
His soft lips caressed her own and what felt like a wild fire spread throughout her body as she kissed him back.
He pulled away and saw a blush on her face. He laughed and wrapped his arms around her. "You know, you look really cute when you blush." This caused her to blush even more.
"Do you want to go watch a movie? I have a DVD player in my room." he asked.
"Sure." He led Raven down to his room after blowing out all the candles. "Look at it this way." he said as they continued to his room. "Now you have a dozen candles."
She smiled slightly as they entered into his room. He made her sit on his bed and put in a movie. "I think you'll like it. It has vampires in it." She smiled once moreand settled back against the pillows as he sat down next to her. Halfway through the movie, he wrapped his arms around her and she complied happily, though with a small blush on her face. He smiled and kissed her lightly.
"Rae, I just want to let you know that... this has been the best day ever... and... I...lo."
She silenced him with a kiss. "No need to say anymore. Though, I do feel the same way." She smiled a true smile and cuddled up against him.
'I love you Rae.' he thought as he held her close.
AN: Alright, lame endin I know but it's done. Next chapter for RH will be up asap.
RR as always!
Love ya all!