Raven sobbed and heaved as she fell to the ground. She clutched her legs to her chest as she tried to catch her breath. Her heart was beating fast and she could hear things shattering and breaking in various places around the room.
Foot steps were fast approaching in the hall. The door was slid open. Two strong arms wrapped around her, helping her to sit up, trying to calm her down.
"Rae. It's alright. I've got you. It's alright." The voice of the changeling soothed. He smoothed her hair and rocked back and forth gently.
"No, I'm so stupid. My powers… I can't do this…." Raven cried "Let go of me. You can't just hug me and expect everything to be alright Gar. That's not the way things work. I'm not like Terra; I'll never be like Terra!"
"I don't want you to be like Terra. I love you, Raven… I love you." Beast Boy said as softly as he could manage, holding her ever closer.
Raven came back angrily with "You shouldn't! I'm a demon. The only reason I'm alive is because my father needed me to destroy this world. I would have destroyed you too, and everyone!" She was obviously very upset "Then I open my heart to someone I think understands me and he just uses me! That's all I am, something to be used. You just want to use me too! A replacement for your oh so pretty little girl friend who won't have you anymore!"
"Raven, I know you don't mean what you're saying. You can't mean it." He said softly over the breaking glass and crashing objects "I love you Rae, with all my heart. I'm not like Malchior or Trigon! I want you to marry me. Raven, I love you."
"You don't understand, I can't marry you." Raven said no longer shouting "I can't have feelings. It would be hard for me to even kiss you. Dangerous. You'd never be happy, I would never be enough. I can't be like other girls, Garfield."
"I don't want you to be like other girls. I love you the way you are." He rested his head against her hair. "I don't care if you can't kiss me. You don't even have to hug me if you don't want. Just tolerate me, just let me be around you, just let me love you even if you don't love me back. Raven… I want you to be happy. I want you to be so happy, I don't care. I just want to be near you."
"Garfield. I can't do this. I can't…" She broke herself away from him and fazed herself through the floor, taking a parting look at his sorrowful eyes.
Raven woke up from her dream and looked around to see the changeling who had been so sad in her dream sprawled contently next to her. He was resting his face facing her, his forehead to her cheek. One of his arms was wrapped around her and the other scratched his rib cage in his sleep.
Raven sat in silence for so long as he slept that when he spoke she was startled. "Raven, you're so… sexy… when you do that thing… with your mouth…" Raven was about to ask him what in the world he was talking about when he followed his statement with a growl like snore. "Yes… I'd like fries with that…. And a cola… and more of that yummy…. Pink stuff…."
Raven was almost afraid but she turned to face him. Her forehead was touching his and she allowed herself to enter his dream.
"Raven! Raven!" the young Beast Boy ran up to Raven's child counterpart. He grabbed her elbow as she was walking away and smiled at her goofily. "Will you walk with me?"
"Do you come with a leash?" Raven asked sarcastically. As she broke his hold on her arm and continued walking.
"Raeeee." He whined following after her like a puppy even though he was in human form "I want to spend time with you! I know! Let's play a game. We can get Cyborg to play tag with us!"
"My name is Raven and I am not playing tag with you." She answered in an annoyed tone.
They were sitting on the roof. They had to be about 16 years old or a little younger.
Beast Boy's gloved hand reached for Raven's. He took it and she blushed looking away at the night sky.
"Hey Cy." Beast Boy was about 17 years old and was sitting in a chair with his feet up on the table. "You remember when we were inside Raven's mind, right? Remember all the other Ravens?"
"Yeah," Said the mechanical teen who was doing the dishes.
"Well, do you think it would count as cheating on Raven if I did it with her emotions? I mean, I bet the green one is wild in bed and I think happy is so pretty when she smiles. It could be like having sex with a bunch of girls, only all of them would be Raven. Timid is probably-"
Cyborg dropped a dish and turned to his best friend with angry shock etched on his face "No you don't. You stay away from Raven and the hell out of her mind. NO way am I gonna just sit back and let you have sex with my little sister, especially not some sort of sick mind orgy." He moved closer to Beast Boy and pointed his finger in his face "If you so much as lay one hand on her before you're married and I find out you are a dead man, ya hear. Keep your green self under control you little grass stain."
Gar put his hands up defensively "It was a hypothetical question." He laughed nervously.
Cyborg sighed and returned to doing the dishes, mumbling under his breath "I need to hide Raven's magic mirror… and put a better defense system on the lock to her door…"
Beast Boy's hand touched the side of Raven's face, turning it to face him. Her eyes widened with shock for a moment but started to slowly close as his face approached her's. Closer.
"Garfield…" Raven spoke softly. She ran her fingers through his deep green hair as he rested his head on her lap. "Are you awake?"
He stirred slightly and opened his eyes to look up at her. "Yeah, just resting my eyes. You should take your hood down, the sun feels good."
Raven looked around at the rest of the people in the park. "I'd rather not, Gar."
He saw her eyes dart about and smiled. "Alright, Rae." He said and closed his eyes again, letting the warmth wash over his face, only it wasn't reaching him. He opened his eyes to see what was blocking the sun to see raven with her hood down, smiling over him.
And closer. Their hearts beating faster.
"I want to be the very best!" Cyborg shouted as he dove into the living room.
"Like no one ever was!" Beast Boy added and jumped onto the coffee table. "Doo! Doo! DooDoo!"
"To catch them is my real test! To train them is my cause!" Cyborg belted out as he danced around the main room of the tower.
"I will travel across the land, Searching far and wide!" Beast Boy said making a slow scanning gesture over the couch with his hand. Raven sat there watching them make fools of themselves.
Cyborg jumped up from the couch behind her "Each Pokemon, to understand the power that's inside!" She stood up startled and Beast Boy grabbed her pulling her on to the coffee table. "Pokemon! Gotta catch em all!"
"You know it's our destiny." Beast Boy forced Raven to dance with him, spinning her around. "Oh, you're my best friend, in a world we must defend! A heart so truuuuuuue. Our courage will pull us through! You'll teach me and I'll teach you."
"POOOOKEMON!" Cyborg took time for his solo as he did the cat woman eye dance thing in front of the table. "Every challenge along the way, with courage I will face! I will battle every day to gain my rightful plaaaaaaaace!"
Beast Boy then elbowed Raven in the side, and nodded his head pleadingly. She said, not sang, in a very bored and annoyed tone "Come with me, the time is right… there's no better team… arm in arm we'll win the fight." The boys didn't seem to notice the dull tone Raven spoke in and kept dancing to the song as if it were fast paced "Its always been our dream… It's you and me…"
"I know it's our destiny!" Beast Boy shouted as he went into his air guitar solo.
Rae then continued "A heart so true…"
"OUR COURAGE WILL PULL US THROUGH!" Cy chimed in as he did some sort of disco move which involved falling to his knees and then jumping back up.
"You'll teach me… And I'll teach you…" Raven droned on, her arms crossed as she stood on the coffee table next to Beast Boy who was getting so into his air guitar solo that it looked like he was having a heart attack.
"POKEMON!" Both boys sang loudly.
Raven stood slient for a moment until Cyborg elbowed her. She sighed. "Gotta catch em all…"
"POKEMON!" Cyborg and Beast Boy sang out as loud and obnoxiously as humanly possible. They both collapsed.
Raven got off of the table and walked off into the kitchen with out another word.
And closer still.
The sun was shining through the window in the small kitchen of the coffee shop. Raven stood infront of it, humming a tune as the sun shone down on her. Her hair and skin were glowing in the golden light.
Gar walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist. "I love you." He whispered in her ear.
Raven didn't turn to try and face him, she just faced the window "I love you too."
Their lips met. Beast Boy's arm crept around Raven's waist pulling her against him. His other hand still holding her's.
Raven, with her free hand gently touched his cheek. Her lips parted allowing his tongue access to explore her mouth. He bit down lightly on her lip so his fangs softly grazed her skin.
They broke their first kiss and looked at each other breathlessly. A shattering sound could be heard and Raven turned into her soul self and disappeared. Beast Boy sat alone on the roof "Wow."
GET OUT OF MY HEAD! RAVEN!
Raven snapped to reality to see Gar laying on the bed gripping his hair and mumbling "Raven, get out! Get out!"
"I'm out." Raven said touching his shoulder nervously. "Sorry."
"You can't just go into my mind without permission. There is some private stuff in there and it's mine." He told her in an annoyed and still slightly groggy with sleep voice.
"I'm sure it's nothing I haven't seen before." She countered, using the phrase he had used the previous night.
In the last chapter I referred to "FLCL". It is a show in which one of the main character's drives a vespa and when Beast Boy gets his moped in employee of the month it resembles the vespa and he even changes his clothes to include accessories similar to that of Haru Haru Haruko.
In this chapter Cyborg, Raven, and BB sing the pokemon theme song. I ran out of ideas.
- Thanks for all the comments everyone.