Only his left eye saw the ceiling. The right side of his head was heavily covered in gauze. He moved his arm stiffly toward his face. He ran it over the length of gauze wrapped around his head and his blinded right eye.
He saw many cords trailing from him. He turned his head to the side and examined the room. He saw Starfire sitting in a chair looking haggard. Her hair had lost it's bright red luster. She looked as if she hadn't washed it in weeks. He heard a door open off to the side. A shadow crossed over him as it moved towards Starfire. "C'mon, Starfire, wake up. It's time to go."
Starfire began to move and stretched. "Robin, why are we forced to leave our friend?"
"It's the rules. They're there to make sure we aren't running around the hospital at all hours of the night."
"Why would people be running around the building when their loved ones are inside it?"
"It's just that, well, people move around inside the hospital. They need to eat or they go to buy something to make their friend feel better or pass the time."
"I do not understand."
"What don't you understand?"
"Why I can not stay with my friend."
"If you never left, how could you protect the city."
Robin and Starfire looked around for the source of the intruding voice. Robin began to get angry. "I don't know who you are, but you better get out of here right now."
"To be honest, I'd love to leave. But I don't think the hospital would appreciate that too much."
Robin and Starfire looked to the bed at the same time. Starfire stared at the unmoving figure. "Friend Beastboy?"
"Yeah Star, nice to see you again."
Starfire looked like she was about to cry. Robin took his communicator from his belt. He flicked on the button to broadcast to the entire team. "All Titans report to the hospital."
Cyborg's voice filtered through the Com-link. "Di-did he, Is he gone?"
"No, He's awake."
There was precious little talking until the remaining Titans had joined them.
"Hey guys, How you doing?"
"How are we doing? You wake up from a three-month coma and you ask us how we're doing. Beastboy, you're some piece of work." Cyborg shook his head and placed a hand on his friend's shoulder. "It's good to have you back BB."
"It's good to be back. I had the craziest dream. Ten years passed before I woke up. Terra was back and engaged to be married. Jinx was a member of the team and Robin was Nightwing. It was really strange."
"Sounds like it. Anything else?"
"Nah, that was it." Even as he said this he was remembering when he confided his love of Raven to Terra. "It was too close this time." Beastboy's voice sounded pained.
"What was too close?" Cyborg asked.
"Death. It was calling for me."
Robin looked concerned. "Maybe you should get some rest. We'll see you in the morning."
With a sudden clarity that had never before pervaded his thoughts he knew what he had to do. "Raven, Could I talk to you for a second?"
Raven fell back and allowed the rest of the Titans to go out the door. "Yeah, is there something you want?"
"There is, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna get it."
"Hey, you nearly died trying to protect the city. They're pretty much going to give you whatever you want."
"This isn't something the city can give me." Beastboy pulled himself into a sitting position. "I nearly died, and there's something that I've wanted to do. I was just too scared to do it before. Now, I'm gonna do it, I don't know what's going to happen, but I won't lose this chance. Raven, I love you. I've known it for a long time but I couldn't tell you. I know that you can't love me, but I'm not gonna hide this. I'm not going to make that mistake again."
Raven blinked in surprise. "You what?"
"I love you. I have for a long time. I was just too afraid to tell you." Beastboy leaned back and closed his eyes. He had done it. He'd told her and it was out. There was no forgetting this. It was done.
Beastboy felt a slight pressure on his lips. He opened his eyes to find that her right eye was looking directly into his left. "You're wrong. I do love you. I love the way you always try to cheer everyone up, even if it can be a little annoying sometimes. I love the fact that the first thing on your mind is never yourself, but your friends."
Her mouth hovered just over his. "Your kind." She punctuated this with a kiss. "Your sweet." Another kiss. "And I guess that now, your mine. There isn't anyone else I would rather be with."
Raven leaned in for another kiss but was stopped by Beastboy. "You do realize, that the others are going to faint when we tell them?"
Raven smiled mischeviously as she leaned in for another kiss.
"That's their problem."
(A/N) In case anyone didn't understand why Beastboy was so shocked at the end of the last chapter, Garfield Logan is Beastboy's real name. I am only putting this in here because someone sent me a review that made me realize that most fans of the show have never even read the comics. Technically speaking neither have I, but I went and read up on the titan's histories.
Personal note. I think Robin is Timothy Drake and any story I write that mentions his name will reflect that.
Reason. Episode Future Shock of Static Shock, Static asked about Robin and Terry Mcginnis told him that Robin was a civilian now. The Robin they were talking about was Timothy Drake. In another episode Batman told him that the Robin was with the Titans.