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Chapter 7: Which Dreamed It?
The Titans, Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango, Miroku, Shippo(who had been forced to watch over Beast Boy, Rin, and Starfire during the adventure), Sesshomaru, and Rin stood outside of the village. "Well, this was certainly a unique adventure," Raven said in her usual monotone. Most of the group laughed.
"Well, I guess this is good-bye," Kagome said sadly.
"Yeah, you think you can get us home Raven?"
"I think I can manage."
Raven's eyes glowed white and her hands glowed black. "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!" she chanted. The mirror they had taken from Kanna began to glow black. It grew larger, large enough for a person to walk through and its surface swirled. "Time to go."
"Good-bye new friends! And thank you for saving me from the daemon of mirrors!" Starfire said.
"Yeah," Beast Boy agreed, "thanks."
"I guess-" Cyborg began, but was interrupted by Raven.
"I can't hold this portal forever." The group smiled. Robin took Starfire's hand and they entered the portal. Cyborg went next, and then Beast Boy. Raven entered last. After she had passed through the mirror shrunk and its surface returned to normal.
"What do we do with it now?" Inuyasha asked.
"We could bury it."
"Mt. Fuji's not too far."
The Titans came tumbling through the portal into Raven's room. Robin held Starfire in his arms. The white mirror still lay on Raven's bed. "Wow," Beast Boy said, breathing heavily. "I wonder if we'll ever see them again?"
Raven sat in her room staring at the ceiling. It had been a week since their adventure in feudal Japan, and she had to admit, it was nice being around her own kind for once and not have them try to kill her. Raven's chain of thought was broken as Cyborg called to her through the speakers in the tower. Raven slowly sat up and went to see what the problem was.
Raven phased through the floor. Beast Boy jumped and screamed as she materialized next to him. "God," he yelled, "some things never change, do they?" Cyborg chuckled.
"There's a letter for you Raven," Cyborg said handing her the envelope. She took it and examined the letter.
"Who's it from?" Beast boy asked.
Raven checked the return address. The first line read:
Raven smiled widely and thought, I guess the adventure isn't over after all.
A boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July-
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear-
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream-
Lingering in the golden gleam-
Life, what is it but a dream?