"Uh yeah, what she said," Robin answered. "But Raven…what exactly do you plan to do to him?"
"He's been reading our minds," Raven answered smirking somewhat scarily at the boy wonder and the Tameranian princess. "And now I'm going to mess with his."
Chapter 15 'Mr. Mindreader'
Raven couldn't help the smug look on her face as she neared the common room. It was almost too unreal to believe the only reason Beast Boy had been the perfect boyfriend for her thus far was because he was reading her mind.
"I have to control my emotions, I can't mess this up," Raven whispered to herself before the common room doors swished open to reveal the green teen sitting on a barstool eating a tofu sandwich.
"Hey Rae!" He called cheerfully before chomping into his creation.
"Hi," she answered a bit too coldly.
"Uh…everything okay?" Beast Boy asked.
The dark girl cleared her throat before responding again. "Yes Beast boy, everything's fine. I must have just had something caught in my throat."
"Oh, okay," he answered nonchalantly as he went back to his sandwich. "So what are you up to today?"
Raven shrugged brushing past him, picking up her teakettle on the way. "Just came out for some herbal tea."
"Right, well I was wondering…if you weren't too busy with meditating or reading…or stuff like that…if you'd wanna go out tonight?" the changeling asked timidly.
"Did you have somewhere in mind?" Raven asked as she filled the teakettle with water.
"Oh, um right, yeah I was totally thinking…" Beast Boy paused trying to pick up some type of signal from one of Raven's many emotions running through her mind.
Movies? One of her emotions questioned.
"The movies," Beast Boy chorused.
Raven gave him a small nod before turning back to her tea so her back was facing him as she rolled her eyes. That just proved he was indeed reading her mind to play the perfect date.
"Which movie?" The goth girl asked turning back to him with a small smirk playing on her lips.
"Well I was thinking…something…"
Romantic. Was the first word he picked up from her mind.
"Romantic," he repeated with a smile.
Raven merely raised an eyebrow at this suggestion. "You want to see something…romantic?" She asked him.
"Well…I didn't…I thought you might want to…"
"That's…not exactly my style Beast Boy," Raven responded.
"Right, yeah, I totally knew that Raven," he joked with a smile. "I was just playing around, um what I really meant was…it's uh…a surprise."
"The movie's a surprise?" Raven asked.
"Yep!" Beast Boy exclaimed feeling a bit nervous about this whole thing. Dude what am I doing wrong? Maybe my mind reading powers are fading and I'm only picking up parts of what she's thinking! Alright, you can do this…just improvise. "Actually, the whole night is a surprise!"
"What are you talking about?" Raven asked looking more confused by the second.
"You don't expect me to just take you to the movies do you? I mean…it's technically our first real date right?" Beast Boy asked as he let out a nervous laugh.
"I suppose," Raven agreed as she pulled up her hood to hide the blush forming on her cheeks.
"So it's gotta be special!" Beast Boy decided as the empath looked at him with an amused smile gracing her lips.
"Oh, I'm sure it'll be special Beast Boy," Raven replied in her typical monotone. "And you always seem to know just what I'm thinking, so there's not a doubt in my mind that we'll both enjoy ourselves."
"Yeah, that's me, Mr. Mindreader," Beast Boy joked laughing a bit too nervously.
Raven turned back to her now boiling water as she poured just enough into her favorite mug and dropped a teabag in before looking back to the green boy. "I think I'm going to go meditate before we head out tonight. Just for safety reasons…you get it."
"Yeah, totally!" Beast Boy agreed. "I'll come pick you up around seven okay?"
Six would be better. She allowed her rude emotion to interrupt.
"No, wait, make that six!" Beast Boy corrected.
"Seven's fine Beast Boy I-."
"No, really, six is a much better time. I'll see you then Rae…ven, eheh," he responded with a smile as he watched the dark girl send him a quizzical glance before she disappeared from the main room.
The changeling let out a long sigh, thankful that he didn't screw up as badly as he had been expecting himself to do. But there was still the question of his mind reading powers being at stake. In a swift motion he quickly fled from his seat and down a series of maze-like hallways until he reached the garage of the tower and burst into the room.
"Cyborg!" He yelled looking around for his mechanical friend. "Cy, dude where are you? Oh!" Beast Boy exclaimed happily as he noticed his friend's giant feet poking out from under the T-car. "I seriously need your help! Trust me, this is way more important than fixing your 'baby'," he said making air quotes as he spoke.
"More important than installing a protective villain-proof shield to the T-car?" Cyborg asked.
"Uh…YEAH!" Beast Boy exclaimed. "Dude, I'm supposed to be going out with Raven tonight on some epic date that she's convinced we'll both enjoy because 'I get her'."
"What's the problem?" Cyborg asked. "Just read her mind and find out what she wants to do. Isn't that what you've been doing?"
"Yeah but I'm pretty sure my mind reading powers are fading," Beast Boy answered. "I mean I asked her what kind of movie she wanted to see, her mind answered me, and she totally looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested it!"
"What did you suggest?" Cyborg asked pulling himself out from under the car and looking at his friend with a confused expression.
Beast Boy let out a nervous laugh. "Well I heard one of her emotions suggest something romantic so I went with that…and then she looked at me like I'd just volunteered to eat a pound of steak."
"Man, this is Raven! Shouldn't you know better?" Cyborg asked.
"I know! I know! I panicked. But maybe there's something really wrong with this mind reading thing…maybe it's losing its effect on me!" Beast Boy exclaimed.
"Well, you knew it would happen sometime right?" Cyborg asked.
"Yeah but not this soon! I was hoping I could at least figure out most of Raven's mind before I lost it!" The green boy continued to panic.
Cyborg raised an eyebrow at his friend before letting out a soft chuckle. "Don't you remember being inside of Raven's mind? I think it would take a long time to figure everything inside of her mind completely."
"Totally not the point Cy," Beast Boy responded. "The point it that I promised some amazing date tonight and…really…I got nothing."
And he thinks I can help him?
"Yes I think you can help me!" Beast Boy yelled.
Cyborg stared at his friend confused for a moment before responding to his comment. "Um, your mind reading seems to be working fine B."
"Think something else," Beast Boy commanded.
Cyborg rolled his eyes. My best friend is insane and Raven is going to dump him if he keeps up this weird freakishly annoying behavior.
"Dude, I'm so not insane and Raven's not going to dump me! …As long as I don't ruin tonight," Beast Boy responded with a soft chuckle.
"See man, there's nothing wrong with your mind reading!" Cyborg exclaimed. "Now can I please go back to doing what I had been doing before being interrupted?"
"But…what if I need your help? What if I plan something completely un-Raven and she goes crazy and stuffs me inside of her mirror to be mauled by her creepy red cloaked emotion with those demon eyes!"
"BB, breathe," Cyborg commanded. "Raven already likes you okay? You should have nothing to worry about seeing how you've already gotten her to agree to be your girlfriend. So why don't you go up to her room and see if you can pick up any traces of what she may be thinking she wants to do tonight," Cyborg stated very calmly.
Beast Boy opened his mouth to protest once more but was quickly cut off.
"And if you can't find anything out from her, you know that Star's always willing to help out when it comes to planning date nights."
The mechanical teen did have a point, Starfire always did seem to be interested in matters of the heart…maybe there was hope for this date not failing after all.
"Good idea Cy!" Beast Boy exclaimed. "I'll let you know how tonight goes!"
If he's not trapped in Raven's mirror by the end of it. Cyborg mused to himself.
"I heard that!" Beast Boy yelled one last time before zipping through the doors and leaving his friend to go back to tending to his 'baby'.
I know how annoying I must be…not updating since January and all…but I've got two months of summer before I have to take my summer class so I'm trying to kick it into gear for you all.
If you've been reading my newest edition to my collection of stories on here, you probably knew that I was updating today. If not, then again I'm sorry for taking so long to update. Please, please, please forgive me! Your feedback is, as always, appreciated. Thanks for reading guys!