Chapter 7 If you love someone tell them

"I um…guess you better get going." Said Beast Boy almost sadly.

"That's Nol?" Asked Raven gazing off into the distance at the large castle surrounding the tiny buildings around it.

"Yeah that's it…but don't think anything of the appearance it seems much more depressing inside then outside," Said Cyborg chuckling a bit.

"Is that supposed to be comforting?" Asked Raven raising an eyebrow at the half man half machine.

"Yes?" Answered Cyborg slightly confused by this question.

"Umm…I guess we should go." Said Beast Boy staring at the castle rather sadly.

"Oh…Sure." Said Raven glancing at the changeling and then quickly back to the enormous castle in the distance.

Cyborg quirked an eyebrow at the two before him neither one of them were going anywhere, he knew this for two reasons. One, because they were just standing there, making no attempt to walk anywhere towards the castle. And two, he wouldn't let them. "Hold up." He said holding up his hand motioning for them to stay where they were. "Man, I don't think I can go anywhere tonight I need to recharge…how about we just stay here for the night?" He asked smirking slightly.

Raven turned to look at the metal man confused. "Don't you need something to plug your charger into?" She asked putting her hands on her hips, a small smile tugging at her lips though she managed to push it away.

"Right…don't worry I have a portable charger it'll work out here," Said Cyborg smiling brightly.

"Oh…well okay I guess one more night couldn't hurt could it?" Asked Raven glancing out at Nol and then back two the two boys.

"Course not," Said Cyborg putting his hands on each of their shoulders. "Now BB go get some firewood and Raven…can you cook?"

"I suppose so but-."

"Great! You can be in charge of that and I'll…umm hmm what can I do?" He wondered allowed.

"I thought you had to recharge?" Asked Beast Boy raising an eyebrow at him.

"Oh…right," Said Cyborg laughing nervously. "Well, I can do that tonight…I have at least an hour or two left on the ol' battery," He said glancing at his arm that was stating that he was eighty-five percent charged.

"Uhh…right," Said Beast Boy still looking rather confused.

Cyborg nodded and glanced at the green teen that was staring oddly at him. "What are ya waiting for grass stain! We can't eat cold food…go fetch the wood!"

Beast Boy shook his head as if shaking out whatever thought he was having right now. "Right. Firewood. Coming right up!" He yelled running off towards the woods.

Cyborg laughed. "Weird kid…but you gotta love him don't ya?" He mused shaking his head.

"Yeah," Said Raven in a soft monotone voice stepping beside him.

Cyborg smirked slyly looking down at the gothic princess. "Oh really?" He asked.

Raven's cheeks turned a bright red color and she quickly pulled her hood up. " I didn't mean it like that," She stated quickly turning around and walking away from him.

Cyborg's smile dropped. "Looks like it's going to take a lot more persuading then this to get anyone to admit anything." He mumbled to himself turning and dragging himself back to their camp spot.

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"What is it?" Asked Raven staring at the blob of white goo on a stick that was being held out in front of her.

"Just eat it." Said Beast Boy wiggling the stick tauntingly. "It's good."

"I'm not going to eat it unless you tell me what it is?" Said Raven. "And how you managed to cook it…I thought you put me in charge of cooking?"

"Don't take this personally Rae…but you're not the worlds greatest cook," Said Cyborg lifting up a stick with something undetectable and burnt to a crisp stuck too it.

"I'm not going to tell you what it is unless you eat it." Said Beast Boy smiling widely at her. "Pleeeease?"

Raven groaned. "Fine." She mumbled grabbing the stick from him and taking a bite of the food. "Hmm…it's actually not too bad, what is it?" She asked.

"Tofu." Said Beast Boy shrugging and taking a bite of his own tofu of a stick.

Raven paused for a minute looking at him bewildered "You've got to be kidding me." She said. "I always thought it would taste disgusting."

Beast Boy laughed. "Yeah well that just goes to show you never to judge something by its appearance." He said finishing off the tofu and tossing the stick behind him.

Raven smiled at him and pulled back her hood looking out towards the castle. "I guess I'll be dinning a little differently tomorrow night." She said sighing.

"I'm sure they'll have tofu for you to eat." Said Beast Boy forcing himself to laugh a bit. "Sides, you could always come and visit me. I'll cook all kinds of different things for you!" He exclaimed. "As long as it's vegetarian." He added smirking.

Raven looked back to him. "I'd like that." She said feeling herself smile.

Beast Boy blushed and smiled back at her. "Ummm…Raven?" He asked timidly.

"Yeah Beast Boy?" She asked feeling her cheeks go warm and begin to get a weird unknown feeling in the pit of her stomach

"I was wondering…are you…do you think that..." Beast Boy sighed. " Look, I don't know how to say this really but-."

Raven quickly slapped her hand over his mouth. "Then don't," She said leaning forward slightly.

Beast Boy copied this motion, the two moving closer and closer until-.

"Man, look at that sunset…isn't this romantic?" Asked Cyborg nudging Beast Boy.

"SUNSET!" Yelled Raven bolting up and spinning around looking at the setting ball of fire in the sky. Not even bothering to notice that Cyborg was being thrown into the air by a black aura.

"What's wrong?" Asked Beast Boy looking at her confused.

"Nothing…I-It's just getting late that's all," Said Raven calming herself down. "I'd better get to sleep."

"But it's only-." Began Beast Boy getting cut off by Cyborg landing in front of him.

"Girl you're not afraid of the dark are you?" Asked Cyborg popping his head up and looking at her confused.

Raven sent Cyborg a glare. "I just have to go okay?" She said heading towards the small house.

"Oh…well goodnight," Said Beast Boy sadly.

"Goodnight," Said Raven opening the door and glancing back at him once more before stepping inside.

"All right," Said Cyborg sighing. "Don't even try to tell me that you don't like her this time.".

"What are you talking about?" Asked Beast Boy turning away from the metal man.

"Oh come on my sensors are picking up some serious love vibes here." Said Cyborg tapping his left arm.

"Yeah right, I'm just bringing her back to Slade…or Malchior…whoever." Said Beast Boy rolling his eyes.

"Oh come on BB wake up and smell the tofu." Said Cyborg.

"Huh?" Questioned Beast Boy looking back to him confused.

Cyborg groaned. "Just go in there and tell her how you feel." He said.

"Cy I can't…I mean I don't…she wouldn't…I don't like her! " Stuttered Beast Boy. "And besides even if I did…and I had the courage to tell her that in the first place," He said laughing nervously. "She's beautiful and I'm…"

"You're a changeling…so what?" Asked Cyborg.

"Exactly." Said Beast Boy. "I'm a green changeling…stupid monkey." He mumbled standing up.

"What?" Asked Cyborg raising an eyebrow at him.

"Nothing." Said Beast Boy walking away.

"Where are you going now?" Asked Cyborg skeptically.

"Too get some air," Said Beast Boy.

"There's air all around us BB…you don't have to go anywhere to get it," Said Cyborg running up beside his green friend.

Beast Boy glanced at his cybertronic friend and then to the ground. "Look Cy, I don't know what you were trying to do tonight. You're charger says your fine…you don't need to recharge I'm not stupid."

"B, I know you're not I was just trying to help you-."

"Help me?" Asked Beast Boy raising an eyebrow at him. "With what? You don't really think I could possibly make Raven fall in love with me do you?"

"Well-," Began Cyborg.

Beast Boy laughed. "Don't even try to tell me that you think I can, she belongs with royalty and anyone that takes one look at me can tell that I'm not," He said sighing. "I just need to be alone to think things over right now okay?"

Cyborg nodded. "You do that B, take your time and sort out your thoughts, but there's no way that that girl is going to like princey down there more then she likes you right now. So if you want to make a move, and I know that you do, I'd do it now or sometime soon," Said Cyborg staring down at him waiting for a response.

"Maybe," Answered Beast Boy. "Right now I just need to be alone."

Cyborg sighed and turned around. "I'll see you when you get back then," He said beginning to walk back to the fire.

Beast Boy groaned and turned to look at the tiny house that Raven was inside. "What should I do?" He whispered his eyes slowly drifting upwards towards the dark sky.

I'mmmmmmm back! I had a bit of writer's block for the longest time, and some problems to sort out in my life…needless to say I haven't updated for awhile. But I'm back now and I'm going to try my hardest to update. Though I'm not sure if I'll be able to stick to my promise because my school starts tomorrow…(I really don't wanna go back.) lol.

ANYWAY! I hope you guys liked this chapter and I guess I'll only know if you did by reviews…so get to it!

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