Did ya miss me? I'm sure your all ducking and covering at this moment. But fear not fellow fanfiction goers! I shall spare you my ultimate terror and peril and allow to read the story!

Did anyone notice that peril and perish are really similar words?

Oh, sorry . . .

Now READ, my child, READ!


Chapter 19

Still trailing Cyborg's mechanical hand, the two Titans maneuvered through various hallways of the villain's hideout under the guidance of Cyborg. Silence filled the distance between them, not sure what to say between either of them, lost in their own thoughts.

Beast Boy began a habit of glancing over at the dark empath, then quickly snapping his gaze forward again. What would happen if the battle they were soon to enter was to be their last? What if this would be the final time he would ever get the chance to talk to her alone again? This could be the last chance he was going to get, and he wouldn't waste it like he had before every other battle.

Raven stared fixedly ahead, never once turning her head in the direction of the changeling's direction. This was the way it was supposed to be, right? A stony silence always separating them, never allowing herself to give into a certain emotion that nagged at her every time Beast Boy was in the room. Yes, this was the way it must be, even though she secretly longed for more.

The only sound that filled the silence was the faint clicking of the hand on the ground and the soft swishing of Raven's cerulean cloak flowing behind her. It was awkward and tense, both wondering what the other was thinking, never daring to ask.

At last, after maybe 40 minutes of wandering the vast hallways of Red X's lair, Cyborg's hand jumped up and down, pointing at a cold steel door in front of them. It loomed in the darkness of the shadows cloaking its vastness.

Abruptly, Cyborg's hand crackled, electrocuting stings spurting from it. It convulsed violently in malfunction, and then dropped motionless, the illuminated red eye burnt out.

"Come on, let's hurry!" Raven said worriedly, starting to walk towards the door.

"Raven . . . wait," Beast Boy said in a sincere tone, gently grabbing her arm to stop her from going any closer. She stopped and turned to him.

"What?" she asked, her expression unreadable.

"I . . ." he trailed off.

"Beast Boy, what? We have to go . . ."

He began to panic, thinking she would leave. "Wait! It's just . . . listen, this could be the last battle we'll fight, and –––" he said all in a rush.

"Beast Boy, this isn't going to be our last fight. We'll be fine! Why are you so worried?"

". . . Because . . . I might not get the chance to tell you . . ."

"Tell me wha–––"

She didn't get to finish when Beast Boy took her in his arms and kissed her lightly on her pale lips. Her violet eyes widened in surprise. When they pulled away, Raven began to say, "I . . ." but was silenced by Beast Boy.

"Come on, we have to hurry!" he exclaimed, taking her by the hand and leading them through the steel door that lay before them.

They were never expecting what they found on the other side.


Sorry . . . couldn't resist the fluffiness! Actually, it's not technical fluff because fluff is pointless romance, but MINE, I tell thee, is SUPER COOL, so thus you will review!

Don't cha love how I turn it around on you guys like that? I'm sure you're now all screaming profane language at your innocent computer monitor, so I shall now take this moment to say, SHAME ON YOU ALL! PROFANE LANGUAGE IS INAPPROPRIATE! I know you love me so dearly, so I shall leave you with my super awesomely cool caps locked words of wisdom! Farewell!