I've decided to take a break from my newly formed series entitled Shadows of the Future so I could write this. My friends all think it's really good, but it all depends on ya'll if it stays on here or not. I think it's one of the better things I've written, but it's still not my favorite. Anywho, let's get on with the disclaimer and the dedication, shall we?
Disclaimer: I only own the random plot of this story. The Titans ain't mine.
Dedication: This goes out to my friends Sarah and Richsean. They've always supported my love for writing and have both totally inspired me in so many ways. I love ya'll!
AS AUTUMN LEAVES
Chapter One: Twisted
"Okay, right hand red." Cyborg announced, looking up from the spinner at his four tangled friends. Robin was at the bottom of the pile with his arms crossed to both touch a red spot, and his legs each bent in an abnormal position. Starfire was next, stretched over her leader in a position like that of a bridge with her arms threatening to give out any second. Then came Raven who was looking very ticked off. She was twisted around Beast Boy who was struggling to reach the nearest red dot. The half android chuckled as he watched. He'd never seen anything more funny in his life, especially because Star's arms finally did give way. She and Robin collided and landed on the floor with grunts of surprise.
"I am quite sorry!" Starfire exclaimed, rolling off her friend and into a free area of the room.
"S'alright." Robin groaned, crawling away from the Twister mat. "I'm fine." He pulled himself up onto the couch next to Cyborg, and Starfire plopped down next to him as Cyborg called out the next move. "Aiight, left foot yellow." Beast Boy looked around for a second before performing his only optional move. He swung his left leg over Raven's waist, and settled his foot on a yellow spot. The result caused both teens to turn red as their friends doubled over in laughter.
"Man, I haven't seen anything this funny since the time Robin almost lost his trunks at the beach!" Cyborg howled. Robin immediatelly stopped laughing at the mention of the incident. "This is priceless!"
"No," Raven snapped in her monotonous voice. "This is embarrassing. Give us the next move."
"No can do, the mail's here and the part for my baby should be here today. Later!" the metal Titan called out as he raced from the room. Starfire followed him saying something about a magazine, and Robin followed her muttering obscenities about how his files from the Jump City Police were taking too long to get to the tower, and maybe they'd finally be there today. Raven and Beast Boy stared after them dumbly.
"Hey! Guys! ...Cy? ...Star? ...Robin? ...Hellooooo? Two very uncomfortable Titans here!" There was no response to the green changeling's pleas.
"Beast Boy, if you don't move, I swear I will send you to another dimension."
"I can't move, Rae! It's part of the game!" Several windows shattered and the Gamestation exploded, sending bits of hot plastic and metal soaring through the room.
"Damnit, you green idiot, move!"
"I told you, I can't!"
"You can and you will! Do you want to be sent to a living hell?"
"Then I suggest you move!"
"No! I'm not losing Twister to a girl!
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"Ooooooh! A Halloween party!" Cyborg squeeled. "Can we go, Robin? Huh? Huh? Can we, can we, can we?"
"Cyborg, calm down."
"Puuuh-lease? Please, please, please? I really wanna go!"
Robin sighed. "We'll go if you shut up."
"Sweet! Isn't that awesome, Star?" The robotic boy and the Boy Wonder turned to face the alien girl who was deeply immersed in her magazine. She looked up at them blankly and blinked.
"Good, cuz I've already got the perfect costumes for you two already! You should go as Batman and Robin!"
Robin rolled his eyes behind his mask. "No."
"Aw, come on, dude! You could go as Batman, and Star could go as you! I mean, you gotta admit, she can pull of the tights better than you can." Starfire turned a page fo her magazine idly as Cyborg pointed to a picture on the wall. It depicted the red head sitting on the couch with her feet propped up on the table, probably the day Robin had gone to see the True Master. She was wearing Robin's uniform in true Starfire fashion. The shirt was bearing her bellybutton, the belt was hanging off her hip, and the green spandex "tights" were being worn like capris. Rboin turned red. "They're not tights." he mumbled.
"Suuure they aren't. Come on! My idea's awesome, right, Star?" Once again, Cyborg's question earned him a blank stare. "Okay then, how about Cinderella and that Prince Charming dude?"
"How about a couple of clowns then?"
"No." Robin replied looking over Starfire's shoulder. It was some girly magazine with an article about the All American Rejects (a/n: yeah baby! I'm lovin' them right now! Dirty Little Secret is now my favorite song! ahem...sorry about that...).
"Oh! I got it!" Cyborg bellowed. Robin and Starfire looked up. "Romeo and Juliet!"
"Cyborg, how much money will it take you to fucking shut up?"
Robin sighed. "Twenty-five."
"Deal." Cyborg said, holding out his hand. "Pay up."
The obsidian haired boy rolled his eyes and reached into the back pocket of his jeans and pulled out the requested amount. "Here."
"Sweet!" Cyborg cheered. "Now I can buy that part for the T-ship! Later!" And once again, he went racing from the room. Robin and Starfire stood in silence for a few minutes, the only sound that could be heard was the turning of the pages of her magazine.
Said girl looked up at her friend in curiosity. "Yes?"
It took Starfire a few minutes to comprehend what he had said. "I am sorry, Robin," she said, shaking her head slightly and nibbling on her lower lip. "I am busy. Perhaps tomorrow if neither of us is busy?"
Robin forced a smile. "Uh, sure." She smiled back and turned her attention to her magazine as she walked away.
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"Where are they?"
"Oh yeah, Raven. I really know the answer to that question."
"This is all your fault."
"My fault? How could it be my fault?"
"Because you wanted to play this pointless game."
"Yeah, well, you didn't even have to play."
"It's not like I wanted to."
"So why did you?"
"All of you forced me."
"Do you think they forgot about us?"
Raven growled at him and bared her teeth. "No, Beast Boy. That's why Cyborg's sitting there calling out moves, and we're fucking ignoring him."
"That was a sarcastic comment, wasn't it?" The empath glared pointedly at him for a few minutes before he spoke up again.
Beast Boy winced as several lights were annihalated. "I hafta pee."
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Robin sighed and sat down at his desk. Tomorrow was what? He looked over at his calendar as his computer went through the stages of turning on. Friday. Wasn't Friday the designated date night or whatever? And if he was going to the movies with Star tomorrow...
"Shit." he cursed aloud.
The paparazzi were going to have fun with this one. And so were Cyborg and Beast Boy. Robin growled and hit his head against his desk. "Damnit, Robin. You idiot!"
To be continued...
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Um... ta da? R and R please?