Look, I'm extremely sorry this took so horribly long...but i think it's a little bit longer than usual at least. And I think the next Chapter will be my last. So here you go!
Beast Boy studied the security camera in front of him. The lens had so many cracks covering its surface he was surprised it had stayed in place.
He and Cyborg had been playing in the main room about a week ago when disaster struck. Well, Cyborg had been playing with Beast Boy really.
The green elf had beaten Cy in "Crash 'N Brash 6". In his attempt to save face, the mechanical man had stolen BB's controller and dangled it over his friend teasingly. Somehow or another, he controller had been sent sailing across the room, smack into the camera.
The guilty duo had decided to keep it a secret from Robin, after ensuring the well-being of the precious controller. Cyborg had ordered a new lens and would just keep Robin from looking at the security screens.
However, Cyborg had not yet gotten the new lens, and the camera no longer provided a clear picture or any sort of sound. A fact Beast Boy sorely regretted at the moment.
This would have been the absolute, perfect revenge for dear Raven. He could have shown her "moment" to all the Titans – on the Big Screen.
Beast Boy's day dreams were interrupted at that moment though. Robin came in, with an unhappy looking Cyborg. At first Beast Boy was afraid Robin really wanted to see the security screens, and that Cy was having a hard time putting up a fight.
Upon closer inspection, however, Beast Boy found Robin to be pleading with Cyborg for something.
"C'mon Cyborg, it's just a few hours!"
"No! She's my car and the fact that you don't realize how much can happen in 'just a few hours' is exactly why you can't borrow her."
"Cy you know we won't do anything reckless. We'll be extremely careful."
"Yea? Well, if you really want to take her, you have to tell me where she'll be going. She's my baby and I get to know where my baby will be."
At this Robin blushed, just a tiny bit and mumbled something incoherent. Shaking his head he said, audibly, "Look we just need it for a few hours. We – "
At this moment, Beast Boy cut in from his perch on the back of the couch.
Both Titans spun to look at him. They had been so busy arguing they had walked straight passed him, into the kitchen area. Since he'd been unnoticed, BB cleverly walked a few paces a way from the camera and found himself to be right next to the couch, so he hopped on.
"Oh, Romeo here wants to take Starfire out on the town," explained Cyborg. Beast Boy's interruption was enough to jog the metal man's memory as to why he left the sanctuary of his room in the first place.
Cyborg turned to the fridge behind him and rummaged through it. He pulled out a seemingly edible piece of pizza. Robin sighed.
"Cy, I just need it for a little while. You know I can't use my R-cycle. Do you really think Star would let anything happen to something her friend…cares so much about?"
Cyborg rolled his eyes and kept munching on his, slightly purpled, pizza. Robin looked around the room, back to Beast Boy. He walked to the huge window in the front of the room.
In the calculating silence that followed Beast Boy felt very uncomfortable. It wasn't that he knew that there was more arguing to come, that was normal. It was the fact that Robin was getting closer and closer to the broken camera as he paced thoughtfully.
BB continued to watch him, growing steadily uneasy until Robin crossed some invisible line. Warning sirens went off in the shape-shifter's head. TOO CLOSE!
Cyborg hadn't yet noticed.
"Uh Cy…you know…um…" he started but couldn't come up with anything subtle.
Cyborg looked up, one eyebrow quirked.
"Mhya?" was all the response Beast Boy got, other than a small spray of pizza sauce.
Beast Boy looked from Cy's eyes to Robin and back again, as obviously as possible. Thankfully Robin had stayed facing the window. Cyborg didn't get it though. Beast Boy pointed towards the broken camera, then at their leader who would be furious if he found out.
Unfortunately, the fact that Cy's head was made of metal, through and through was being proven. He was still completely confused as to BB's frantic gestures.
Sighing, Beast Boy mimed something sailing through the air and crashing into something else. The mechanical man only shook his head.
Beast Boy, as discretely as he could, picked up his wireless controller and showed it flying through the air in the direction of the camera. The camera Robin was getting closer and closer to.
Cyborg looked from him, to their still oblivious team mate, to the camera and his face was taken over by terror. He dropped his pizza and jumped up to where his green friend was standing.
Beast Boy now mimed shoving their third team mate out the door. Cy showed his hands to be empty, silently asking how. BB thought for a moment. He looked at his friend apologetically. He then mimed driving a car and pointed to Robin.
Cyborg caught right on to that one. He folded his arms across his chest and shook his head vigorously. BB threw his hands in the air. When his mechanical arms stayed crossed the elf looked at him then pointed to the camera. 'Your fault' he mouthed.
They had agreed the day it happened that it was Cy's fault but out of being a good friend Beast Boy promised to help keep the secret. However, he was not about to get a lecture when they could so easily avoid it. All Cy had to say was yes.
But the teen seemed to be thinking along the same lines.
"Err, um, well why don't we go have a look at the car, ya' know, make sure she's already for her night out." Cy said, defeated.
Robin spun around quickly, a look of sheer surprise plastered to his face. Then suspicion took over.
"Really? There aren't any…stipulations?"
"No, no. C'mon, let's go before I change my mind."
With that the two traipsed off to the garage, Cy sending him a disgruntled glare before the doors slid shut. Once again, he was alone in the main room.
'Whew! Man, we got off lucky! Bird boy would'a had a fit if he knew. Maybe we should get Starfire in on this, so she can help. No, Star wouldn't be able to keep the secret…Raven would be really helpful. But we might have trouble getting her to actually help us. Maybe I should find some way to bribe her. Wait! She's the reason I'm in here in the first place. I still need revenge, I can't be going to her for help! Well, I could hold it over her head that I know something she doesn't…wait a minute…I'M A GENIUS!'
Beast Boy looked again at the camera. This time a plan formed in his head.
"So you expect me to help you out, after you just made me give up my car? Not likely."
Cyborg was still bitter about the turn of events earlier. But Beast Boy needed him for his brilliant plan, and wasn't going to give up easily.
"It's just one tiny, teenie-weenie, little thing!" Beast Boy said, holding index finger and thumb barely apart.
"Yea," the other Titan sighed, "what is it?"
"I need to use your computer."
"The one with security footage,"
"The one with security codes,"
"The one that tells us if the city's security is in danger,"
"Awww Cy! What can I really do?"
"Give it a virus and have to get Gizmo, then the two of you have to get really small and go inside and fix it."
"…That's only happened once. And everything turned out ok, besides what are the odds of that happening again?"
"With you," Cyborg did some calculations on his arm computer, "about 85 chance."
"But that leaves me with a," Beast Boy poked some imaginary buttons on his sleeve, "pretty good chance it won't happen!"
Cyborg rolled his eyes.
"Why do you need to use it anyway?"
"Um…well I just wanted to look at some of the footage."
"Because. I just want to ok? It won't hurt anything, I'm just going to look through some of Tower footage."
Cyborg sighed again.
"Ok, 10 minutes."
Beast Boy raced into his friend's room. It was dimly lit and the sound of whirring machines filled the overly cleaned air. He felt like he was in a hospital room. But Cy didn't have clothes, or bed linens, or anything else that would give it a normal-bedroom-musty smell.
Thankfully he knew which computer he was looking for, other wise it would have taken him the whole day to figure out which one of the 15 or so computers that lined the walls he needed.
He hurried to one with a huge monitor and many blinking lights. He turned it on and sat down. The screen loaded and he pulled up the latest Titan's Tower footage.
The other night wasn't the first time Raven had fallen asleep on the couch. If he could make Raven believe he had footage of her little slip up, she would have to do something for him.
Maybe he'd have her clean his room, or make her wear the bunny suit Mother Mae I had put on him.
He scrolled through a list of times and rooms in the tower. Finding the main room he clicked on another clip that showed Raven sleeping on the couch, her book as her pillow. He knew he wouldn't have to be very detailed. The fact that he might have it would be enough, and if she wanted to see it there'd only be a couple of seconds before she cracked and begged him not to show it.
Well, she'd probably threaten him, actually. Raven would never beg, she was too smart and tough. She'd bargain or maybe she'd ignore him and know that he wouldn't really want to show the clip. She was smart, she'd realize he just wanted to get one over her.
He continued watching the clip. Nothing eventful had happened. Raven had adjusted a little bit, curled herself into a little bit of a ball. However, he found himself enraptured.
Every little detail he'd never noticed seemed to jump out at him. For the first time he noticed Raven's small waist, the exquisite shade of her hair and the way it shone from the far off lights out the window.
Beast Boy shook his head. It had to be lack of food or something.
He slid his disc in and prayed it worked. He'd never be able to ever use anything of Cyborg's again if he broke this. That and he'd never get the footage he needed.
The light flicked to green, saying his save had been successful.
Cyborg was sweating. Well maybe not literally, but he was getting really worried. He didn't know why he had agreed to this. First his car, now his room. He'd be lucky to have anything that worked tomorrow.
'Ok. I'll count to 10. When I reach 10 I'll walk in and make sure everything's still in one piece.
1 Still no noises.
2 Something beeped.
3 Nothing again.
4 Something clicked.
5 A huge crash came from behind his – no, wait, that was only his imagination.
6 He started humming to stem the expectant silence.
7 He ran out of songs.
8 He tapped his foot and begged for ten to hurry up.
9 C'mon, just one more to –
Beast Boy sauntered out of the room, a disc in his hand and a grin on his face. No smoke trail, no burn marks, everything looked ok. He wasn't even trying to get away from the scene of the crime quickly.
He watched him round the corner then bolted into his room. Nothing was out of place or on fire. He breathed a sigh of relief.
dun dun dun... Like I said earlier, blame the band teacher. All his fault...even though I'm out for the summer...what ever. So I hope you liked my long over due chapter. Please Review even though I made you wait. I appologize again...hehe...Sorry.
And like I also said earlier, Chapter 10 should be my last chapter for this story. I have some outlines for a few other stories. (part of the reason this took so long is that I had way to many other stories crowding in my head.) So keep an eye out if you liked my style.