RupertLover09 here! This is a new story that I created in my head. I wrote everything out in my head, and, surprisingly, I remembered it all. That's a huge accomplishment for me, cuz my memory sucks. I'm serious here people. I have a terrible memory. Now, I've gone out of my element and have decided to write a RobStar fic that also features a little bit of BBRae and tad bit of CyBee. I'm not good at writing other pairings other than RobStar, mainly because I'm a stubborn person and only write a pairing that I feel is the best or most important. The show definitely supports the RobStar romance, and I'm going with that. I don't like the fact that people think Robin and Raven are "meant to be," or whatever, cuz I don't think they are. I think they're too much alike and I totally believe in the whole opposites attract thing. Sorry, I'm rambling. It's a bad habit of mine that I'm trying to work on breaking.
I don't own the Teen Titans, but I do own a tv so I can watch the
RobStar relationship-supporting episodes whenever they come on.
And, I own a computer so that I can write fanfictions about them.
I also don't own Eminem, Simple Plan, Kelly Clarkson, Click Five, Drake
Bell, Dashboard Confessional, or Yellow Card. :sniff:
As always, my first chapter is dedicated to my friends Sarah and
Stephanie for supporting me and sticking with me even when I was being
a bitch. I love you, chicas! I would also like to dedicate
this to my friend Candice who's my only friend that's going to the same
high school as me next year. You rock!
Shadows of the Future
Chapter One: Burn the RobRae Shippers! HBP is the Best Book Ever!
It was just a normal day at Titans Tower. The sky was turning a dusty purple with hints of pink, and the sun was sinking low on the water. The peace was undisturbed, and the Titans had gone to their own tasks. No assults on the city had been made for almost two weeks and the day-to-day repitition was getting to the Titans. But, if you looked at the first sentence, you would know that things wouldn't be normal for much longer. After all, this is a story about the Teen Titans, is it not?
"So, remind me again why I'm doing this?" Cyborg said, poking the tofu that was perched on his plate with a fork. It jiggled and Cyborg tried not to lose his lunch. It seemed to be laughing at him.
"Because Beast Boy said he'd pay you one hundred bucks, which, by the way, he doesn't have." Robin said, not looking up from the computer. He had been filling criminal reports out since dawn and wasn't in the mood to talk to anyone, unless it was Starfire who would frequently ask him questions.
"I think he's telling the truth,Cyborg." Starfire piped up from the couch, where she was reading. Her spare time which had been spent with Robin mostly, had greatly improved her English over the last two years and she was talking like any other teen, though their friends still teased them about how much time they spent together.
"So you're tellin' me that I almost ate BB's tofu crap for nothing?"
"Yep." Robin said.
"That little grass stain's toast! Hundred bucks my ass! If he ever does that again..."
"Please control your language, Cyborg." Raven told him as she entered the room. "The vulgarity of it shouldn't be allowed." she shot a glance at Robin.
"Yeah, sure, whatever. Don't cuss, Cy." was Robin's response.
"Oh yeah, Rob. That'll stop Cy from cussing." Beast Boy said sarcastically, as he sauntered down the steps.
"Shut up, Beast Boy." Robin snapped. "I'm not in the mood."
"Hey, who's CD is this?" Beast Boy asked, snitching the CD off the coffee table.
"Mine." Starfire replied, her eyes glued to the pages in front of her.
"Can we listen to it?"
"I don't care."
"Sweet! What's on here?"
"Eminem, Yellow Card, Dashboard Confessional, Drake Bell, Simple Plan, Click Five, Three Days Grace, Green Day, and there's a Kelly Clarkson song."
"You listen to Eminem?" Beast Boy exclaimed.
"Do you have a problem with that?" Starfire asked, peeling her eyes away from her book and glaring at him.
"No! I just...didn't know you liked his music."
"Well, I do."
"Oh, okay." Beast Boy said. "Why?"
"Are you going to listen to that, or are you just going to stand there and ask stupid questions?" Raven said snidely. "Because I'm sure we'd all like to know."
"I'm sure you would." Beast Boy retorted.
"Just put the damn CD in the stereo!" Cyborg bellowed.
"Fine, fine." Beast Boy muttered, placing the CD into the stereo. Eminem started blaring from the speakers.
Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted, one moment
Would you capture it, or just let it slip? Yo
"'Lose yourself'? That's the song that you have on here?"
"Yes, Beast Boy."
"You like this song?"
"Beast Boy! Leave her alone!" Robin said.
"Touchy much?" Beast Boy mumbled.
"I heard that."
"'I heard that.'" Beast Boy mimicked. "Geez, what's wrong with you?"
"Late night. Don't talk to me."
"I'm sure it was." Cyborg snickered. Robin hadn't been in his room the entire night, and Beast Boy had claimed that he'd seen him and Starfire come out of her room at the same time. Of course, Beast Boy had developed a nasty habit of lying too. This time, it was Starfire who snapped.
"Shut up, Cyborg!" she yelled.
"Can we please change the song?" Raven asked.
"No." came Starfire's answer.
"Why not?" Beast Boy said.
"I said: NO!" Starfire turned around with her eyes glowing.
"Okay, okay! Geez!"
Here, my dear readers, is where the normality ceased. A large black hole appeared in the middle of the living room/kitchen, and five kids tumbled out. The first to stand up, was a tall girl with cherry tinted black hair. Her eyes were hidden behind a mask that looked exactly like Robin's, and she had on blood red pants, shoes, and halter top. Her utility belt was gold and the armor on her arms was gold too. Flipping her hair over her shoulders, she glanced around the living room and the kitchen. The first words out of her mouth were "Low tech," then she turned around to face her friends, who had untangled themselves. "Honestly, Nightwing." the girl said. "Did you have to bring everyone else?"
"Yes, sister. I did." the boy responded, running a black-gloved hand through his spiky hair which was the same color as his sister's. His blue-green eyes gazed at the Titans nervously, and he twitched his cape behind himself. He was wearing a very Robin-like costume with an "N" in a circle. The colors of his outfit, however, were different. Black and dark blue cloth encased his body and he crossed his arms glaring at his sister. He towered over her considerably but cowered in her icy glare.
"Don't remind me that I'm related to you. You know I hate it. I may be your twin sister, but you'll treat me like your leader."
"You are fifteen!"
"So are you, genius!"
"Oh no you did not!"
"What if I did, sister? What is it you shall do to me? Kick me?"
"Hey! Guys!" a girl with green hair pulled back into a bun with brilliantly colored violet eyes stepped in between the feuding siblings. She had on a black cloak with a white leotard and black shoes and a belt exactly like Raven's tied around her waist. A chakra stood out on her pale face. "Stop it!"
"Stay out of this, Arella!" the raven-haired girl hissed.
"No, Moonfire. You two do this every day, and the three of us are getting sick of it. Right?" she looked back at the two remaining boys who nodded their heads rapidly.
"Just stay out of it!"
"Hey, relax, Toots! Breathe!" one of the boys spoke up. He had a bow and arrows on his back, and he was wearing an outfit that looked like Speedy's. He took out a mirror and started to comb his perfect blond hair. Moonfire destroyed the mirror with something that had strongly resembled a purple starbolt.
"Don't. Call. Me. Toots." she growled. "My name is Moonfire. Do you need help understanding that?"
"I'll take any help you can give me." the boy said, his blue eyes roaming her shapely figure.
"Stop being such a perv, Dash." Arella spat.
"Oh, come on, you know you two love me. I mean, what girl doesn't?" Dash retorted.
"All of them." the final boy said. He was a miniature version of Cyborg, except the fact that his muscles were yellow.
"Shut up, Waspy."
"My name's Wasp."
The Titans had watched this exchange with open mouths before Beast Boy recovered his power of speech. "Uh, dudes?" he said.
"Oh, hey. What's crackin'?" Moonfire said, turning to face them. "Woah! Is that a Gamestation?"
"Who are you?" Raven asked.
"Your kids." Dash replied. "Anybody got a mirror?"
"I'm hungry. You guys got any tofu?" Arella added. "I haven't had any for two days."
"Wait, you're our-our-" Raven couldn't finish the sentence.
"Yeah. Do you have a problem with that?" Moonfire replied, giving her a very Robin-ish look and standing like Starfire.
"Yes. I do."
"Hm. Well, that's not my problem."
"Look, I don't mean to sound rude," Robin said, "but what are you do you want? Why are you here?"
"Eh. We're here to stop Timeline, so we figured we'd crash here. We don't have any money for a hotel, because Dash spent it all on his mirrors-"
"Hey! Those are vital!" Dash exclaimed.
"-and there's no other place for us to stay. So we sort of figured that'd we'd hang here."
"Who's Timeline?" Starfire queried, she had perched herself on the kitchen counter and was trying to avoid Dash's frequent stares without much luck, before Robin sent him a death glare that made him shiver. Robin sat himself next to Starfire and turned his attentions to Moonfire, but it was Nightwing who spoke.
"He is like your Warp. He time-travels to steal important artifacts."
"So he's sort of like your biggest enemy?" Robin said slowly.
"Nah, our biggest enemy is Slade." Moonfire responded.
Robin's foot twitched and Starfire placed a hand on his shoulder, giving him a warning look. Robin, as it was well known, still obsessed over the fact that Slade was still alive.
"But Timeline couldn't have gotten here. Our censors would have detected him." Cyborg protested.
"Not necessarily." Wasp answered from the stereo, where he was examining Starfire's CD. "He has ways to time-travel undetected by even the most sensitve censors. He's been sneaking around for a while, but he keeps getting out whenever we lock him up. That's why we're here, we need your help."
"We don't need any help." Moonfire snapped. "We can do this fine on our own."
"Damn, Robin, she sort of has your temper, doesn't she?" Beast Boy said. Robin glared at him and kicked his shin.
"Hey, who wants to go to the movies and make fun of how small the screens are?" Arella offered.
"We need our clothes, smart one." Moonfire told her as she started to dismantle the Gamestation.
"Hey! No touchy the Gamestation!" BB exclaimeed, taking the game console from her hands.
"Chill, Uncle B! I was only going to upgrade it!"
"It doesn't need to be upgraded! It's the fastest version! Wait, did you just call me uncle B?"
"Yeah, but I could make it the fastest Gamestation in the world!"
"I don't want it to be the-wait! Did you say fastest in the world?"
"Knock yourself out." Beast Boy said, giving the game console back to her.
Arella waved her hand, and a towering pile of differently colored luggage appeared by the stairs with a loud thump.
"My replacement mirrors!" Dash hollered, not noticing that Arella held the mirrors captive in her hands. One by one, she and Moonfire destroyed them, exchanging a high five when they finished. Apparently, they were the jokesters on the team while they guys took everything seriously.
"I love revenge." Moonfire grinned and lugged her suitcase out of the room.
"Sooo...I take it we're letting them stay?" Raven said when the other five teens left.
"I don't think we have a choice." Robin replied. "I mean, we can't just kick them out. Can we?"
Starfire sat at the kitchen counter, her chin propped in her hand as she stared at the wall out of boredom. She was donning a plain white long sleeved shirt layered over with a light baby blue T-shirt and a pair of faded blue jeans (a/n: you know that outfit Amanda Bynes wears in the movie What a Girl Wants? From the scene where they're shooting the gun? She's wearing an outfit like that). A tan belt was tied around her waist, the tassles hanging over the edge of the stool on which she sat. Moonfire fluttered around her, fussing over her mother's hair. She talked nonstop about random things as she searched for a hair clip. She was wearing the same outfit as her mom in green and white and had discarded the mask, revealing two dramatically colored bluish purple eyes; she bore an amazing resemblance to her aunt (a/n: if you don't know who that is, then you're just slow peoples! I'm talking about Blackfire here, duh).
"How do you plan on catching Timeline?" Starfire asked as soon as there was a pause in Moonfire's ceaseless chatter.
"Oh, I don't know. I was hoping you could help." Moonfire said. Discovering the hair clip, she caught Starfire's hair up in it.
"Well, then I'm afraid that you come to the wrong person. I don't make the plans around here. That's Robin's job."
As if on cue, Robin walked into the room, he was wearing jeans and a plain white dress shirt that he'd left untucked. Raven and Beast Boy trailed after him carefully avoiding eachother. Raven was wearing very dark blue jeans and a Dashboard Confessional tour T-shirt. She looked disgruntled and was ignoring Beast Boy's presence. Beast Boy however, was talking Robin's ear off. He was wearing khaki cargos and a white T-shirt that shouted "Party Animal" boldly in all caps.
"Raven!" Starfire exclaimed she dove for her friend and pulled her into a corner. "She doesn't shut up!"
"Who?" Raven asked.
Starfire jerked her head towards Moonfire who was now talking to Robin who looked slightly taken aback. He leaned against the counter and shoved his hads deep into his pockets. "I only said about seven words!" Starfire continued.
"Hmmm. Well, all I can say is: there's a sign that she's your kid. You don't have to worry that Robin's gone and done something with another girl." Raven smirked.
"You spend entirely too much time around Beast Boy! That was nasty!"
"What was?" Beast Boy asked as he approached.
"Nothing." both girls said at the same time.
"I think I might get my hair cut." Starfire said thoughtfully, fingering the waist-length red locks.
"Chicks." Beast Boy muttered and walked off.
"Should we hit him?" Starfire asked her friend.
"He asked for it, why not?" was the response.
"I say we pants him." Starfire suggested. Raven snickered and used her powers to make Beast Boy's pants drop around his ankles. Both girls burst into laughter and fell over as they cracked up. When they realized everybody was staring at them, their laughter ceased and they stood up, blushing. "She tripped me." Starfire said.
"I did not!"
"She tripped you, and that's why uncle B's pants are around his ankles?" Moonfire said, looking at them skeptically.
"I-I lost control of my powers." Raven stuttered.
"I'll just be in my room." Starfire announced, smiling in embarassment and exiting the room.
"And I'll be...um...on the roof...meditating." Raven mumbled then teleported herself to the roof.
Robin watched Starfire's retreating form and chuckled. "God that was funny."
"I wish I was more like her." Moonfire said. Robin and Beast Boy looked at her. "I mean, she's so funny and strong. Me? I throw myself into my work and don't let myself enjoy the good things in life. Mom does. She's so carefree, just like Nightwing. That's why we don't get along. I'm too jealous of him to even try to be his sister. Have you ever done that?" she asked Robin.
"He's done it more than you could possibly know." Beast Boy told her. "He wouldn't know a good thing if it danced around naked in front of him with cowboy boots and a sombrero on."
"And neither would you." Robin retorted.
"Where's the damn tofu around this joint?" Arella demanded as she floated into the room. Rather than changing completely out of her uniform, she had thrown on a pair of jeans over her leotard and simply tied her belt around her waist. Her hair was still pulled back into a bun.
"We made Beast Boy throw it out. It was getting moldy." Robin responded.
"Herbal tea then?"
"No got." Beast Boy said. "Raven just drank the last of it. There's soy milk though."
"I would rather die."
"What do people have against soy milk?"
"Do the words 'it's not real' say anything to you?" Starfire asked sarcastically as she walked in again with Nightwing at her heels.
"Idiot." she muttered. "Where is everybody?"
"We're comin'." Cyborg said. He entered the room followed by Raven, Wasp, and Dash. Dash had put on jeans and a black T-shirt with the words "You Know You Want Me" printed across his chest.
"We have a problem." Raven said. "The T-Car only fits five people."
"We can fix that!" Cyborg said.
"Do we even want to know how?"
"I knew we didn't want to know." Raven growled. She had been stuck in the front of the car. In Beast Boy's lap too, much to her disgust. Starfire was sitting in Robin's lap behind Cyborg, Arella was sitting in Nightwing's lap next to them, and Moonfire was sitting in Wasp's behind Raven and Beast Boy.
"Yeah, but it does have it's perks." Moonfire said, motioning to the roof where they had tied Dash who was begging them to let him in.
That night, Robin dreamt about Starfire dancing around wearing nothing but a sombrero and cowboy boots.
I have to say. I think those last three paragraphs are my favorites. I also like the line break thing above them. It just goes to show how evil I can be. I also liked Arella's "Stop being such a perv" comment. I thought it would be funny.
Okay, so I know Starfire was out of character, but I wanted her to be different, as this story takes place when they're all little older. I think that Star and Robin are gonna be eighteen, Beast Boy and Raven are gonna be seventeen, and Cyborg's gonna be nineteen. So, please review. I really will respond when you review for my story. I swear!
On the Radio Now: Simple Plan "Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me)"
Random Tip: Never try walking a Great Dane that's twice your size when it's raining outside and the deck outside your apartment is slippery. Your elbow will get scarred and it'll hurt really, really bad.