Hey hey, Tammy's back! Okay, so I'm experimenting a bit. I think I'm best at fluff, but I wanted to try some new things. I've tried writing action in my other story, Frightful Combination, but I'm not quite sure I was all that great at writing fighting scenes. So now, I'm going to try my hand at somewhat angsty stuff. I'm not sure how this is going to work out. I'm generally a pretty happy person, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get into the whole angst scene... but I want to try. I got this idea and I really want to write it. Besides, I suppose if I really stink at it, I can always stick to fluff. I'd really appreciate if you reviewed!


As the coffin was lowered into the deep, dark ground, Raven felt as if her heart was being buried as well. All around, people were crying openly.

Even Robin had allowed a few tears to escape, as he rubbed Starfire's back comfortingly. The young alien shook in his arms, crying over the loss of one of her first friends on Earth.

Cyborg had been hit hard by his best friend's untimely demise. The large half-metal man had a steady stream of tears flowing from his human eye.

Raven was had reacted strangely to the 'incident'. For the two weeks leading up to the burial, Raven had acted as if nothing had changed. She never brought up their green friend, and she never cried over him.

Even when they had first found out; when Cyborg had fallen to his knees, and Robin had punched a hole in the wall and Starfire had gasped and started to cry; Raven hadn't even blinked an eye.

'He's fine,' she had told herself. 'This is just one of his stupid pranks.'

Now as she watched the first shovel full of dirt hit the lid of Beast Boy's coffin, realization finally struck; he was never coming back. Things would never be the same again.

Suddenly, Raven felt like she couldn't keep up the façade any longer. Without warning, Raven fell to her knees, heart wrenching sobs escaping her mouth. Her shoulders heaved and her breaths came in short gasps.

She felt as if her heart had been ripped in two, as a sharp pain arose in her chest.

'Why did he do this to us- to me? He should have been more careful! Now he's never coming back. He's never coming back…' the thought repeated in her head, causing her to cry even harder, if that was possible.

She wasn't aware that several trees surrounding the graveyard had exploded. She wouldn't have cared anyway.

She didn't acknowledge a comforting hand on her shoulder. She was vaguely aware of the fact that she was being carried away from the grave and back to the tower with her understanding friends. She couldn't have cared less when she felt herself being placed carefully onto her bed and the door closing to give her some privacy.

She couldn't bear it. She had lost one of her best friends and realized his importance to her too late.

In the shadows of the room, his heart broke as he watched the usually stoic girl weep so hard. Slowly walking over to her, he placed a comforting hand on her back, but she didn't seem to notice.

'Don't cry for me, Raven,' He thought sadly. 'I don't want you to be upset. I promise I'll be back soon.'

Beast Boy stood up, his mostly transparent features set in determination. He had agreed to the deal, and he would do everything in his power to do the tasks assigned so he could return.

Okay, so what did you think? This was just the prologue and I've already got the first chapter written so the next update should be pretty soon. Oh, and I don't really like the title, so if anyone has some suggestions, that'd be awesome.