OKAY! I probably should have put this here a little while ago, but here's the deal--these first two/three chapters are informative. We don't see much of the plot just yet. And yeah, I wrote these first few chapters two years ago, so they're not as good as my more recent ones. I promise you, if you stick with this story and make it past this background information, it will get more interesting.
Disclaimer: Sadly, I am not the owner of the Teen Titans...or Red X.
CH. 1: Goodbye
She stood on the roof of Titan's Tower, with what few belongings she packed in the bag slung over her shoulder. Raven stood here as the sun slowly rose from over the horizon.
'I wish I could stay, but I can't keep him waiting. Goodbye, my friends…'
As the other Titans began to stir, Raven noiselessly glided off the roof of the tower and flew across the city where- awaiting her arrival- a masked figure paced the floor of his apartment.
The masked teen looked up to see Raven entering his hideout. He walked over to her and she hugged him. "Did you have any trouble getting here?" he asked.
"No, I left while they were still sleeping," she replied.
"Good. Did you remove the tracer from your communicator and turn it (the communicator) off?"
"Yes. I did what you told me to."
"Ok, then. Let's go," he said. He held Raven around her waist and pressed the button on his belt that teleported them out of the city.
In the Tower, the other four Titans were sitting in the living room when Starfire declared, "I shall go see if Raven would like some of my Zorka berry juice!" and she flew off to Raven's room.
"I wonder what's been bothering Raven lately?" Robin said, more to himself then anyone.
"What do you mean?" Beast Boy questioned.
"Come on, BB, you can't tell me you haven't noticed how sad-looking she's been lately?" Cyborg said, getting some eggs out to make breakfast.
"Well, yeah, I have, but I thought she was just…you know, being Raven." Robin was about to respond, when Starfire called to them over the communicators.
"Friends! Please, come quickly!" She cried.
"We're on our way," Robin replied. He looked at the others, then they all went to Raven's room, where Starfire was standing, a note in her hand and tears in her eyes.
"What's the problem, Starfire?" the Robin questioned.
"Raven, she has left!" Starfire said, handing the note to Robin, who read it aloud:
I am sorry, but I have to leave. Maybe someday we will meet again, but it won't be any time soon. I will explain everything to you in due time. I miss you already.
"What the-? She left!" Robin said, handing the note to Beast Boy and Cyborg. When they read it, Beast Boy said,
"She loves us? Dude! Hey, wait, there's more!"
"P.S. Please smack Beast Boy for me if he thinks I love him as more than a friend just because I said 'Love, Raven'."
Cyborg smiled maliciously at Beast Boy and slapped the back of his head. "Ow!"
"Why would Raven leave so surreptitiously?" Robin asked.
"I don't know. She must have had a good reason though," Cyborg started, sitting on Beast Boy who had tried to hit him. "She's the most responsible of all of us, after you."
"Should we search for her? Put up the flyers of the missing?" Starfire asked.
"Raven is smart. She's not going to let anyone find her if she doesn't want to be found," Robin said, a little anger and annoyance in his voice.
"I'll do a search of the city on my computer. Maybe a security camera spotted her or something. I doubt it, but I'll try anyway," Cyborg said, leaving the room.
"I shall search her room. Perhaps there is a clue as to why she left here," Starfire said, flying over to inspect Raven's bookcase.
"I'll help you," Robin said, going to Raven's closet.
"And I'll go help Cyborg," Beast Boy said, leaving the room as well.
Somewhere in Raya City
"Well, this is where I live," The teen said. Raven set her bag down by the door and looked around. "There's a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and one bathroom." Raven looked at him, wishing he would once more remove his mask so she could see his eyes. She saw the tattered cape, the black outfit, and the white skull mask that hid his face from unworthy eyes; Red X, her friends' enemy, and her fiancé.
Back at Titans Tower
"Cyborg, Beast Boy, we're going to a restaurant to check old reservations, to see if Raven's been there," Robin called over his communicator as Starfire flew him across the water and to the city.
"Ok, we're still checking the security systems around here, then we're going to go interrogate people at Raven's favorite hang-outs," Cyborg replied.
Back with Raven
"Hey, X?" Raven asked, sitting next to him on the couch in his living room. He looked at her expectantly. "Do you remember the first time you 'asked' me out?" she asked. He nodded.
"That was a perfect plan to get you to agree…."
"Titans, Go!" Robin yelled on the roof of Titan's Tower. Red X had purposely set of the alarm on the roof's entrance, and was now dodging an array of star bolts being fired at him. He did a few graceful back flips and was out of the line of fire, when Beast Boy turned into a humming bird and flew around him, pecking him. Red X teleported away from Beast Boy and closer to Raven. Robin and Cyborg came running towards him, shooting freeze disks and sonic cannons as they went; X dodged them easily. Raven used her powers to throw a rock she had gotten from the shore at him, but he jumped over it and ran for Raven.
"Azarath Metrion Zin-mmm!" Raven cried out. X had shot his gloved hand over her mouth, grabbed her, and teleported them away, all in the time frame of three seconds.
"Raven!" Robin yelled.
Raven and Red X had appeared in the bed room of an apartment.
"Let go of me, you jerk!" Raven yelled.
"Awe, come on now. Isn't 'jerk' a bit harsh?" Red X asked, clearly amused, and not letting her go. She glared at him, and phased out of his arms, re-appearing by the door. Red X walked closer and closer to her, until he was about a foot from her.
"Don't come any closer." Raven said, a tone of warning in her voice. He smirked.
"What will you do, Raven? Call your team mates to come save you from the big bad Red X?"
"No," she said dangerously. "I will tear you from the inside out."
"Promise?" he asked, stepping a bit closer. "Well, go ahead then. Tear me up," he said. She did nothing. "That's what I thought." He turned and walked to the bed, seemingly a mistake on his part, because then Raven used her powers to pick up a lamp and throw it at him. But somehow, he had seen this coming, and quickly teleported behind her, holding her hands behind her back.
Raven was shocked that he had known what she was going to do, but quickly regained her normal additude, and began struggling against his grip. "Tsk tsk tsk. Raven, you should know better than that. It's not very polite to throw lamps at people," Red X teased. Raven glared, and phased through the floor. Red X looked around, trying to figure out where she would re-appear. He didn't have to wait long. She phased through the wall on his left, and threw a punch to his face, hitting her mark. Red X turned to face Raven, smirking--unbeknownst to her. With lightning fast movements, he bent down and slid his legs under her own to trip her, and stood over her as she lay on her back. She glared.
"What do you want with me? Why did you bring me here?" she demanded. He simply extended his hand to her, to help her stand.
'What the-? Since when is he a gentleman?'
Raven cautiously took his hand, and he helped her off the ground. When she was standing, she made to pull her hand away, but he held it tighter. Not to the point of hurting her, just to keep her hand there. She looked from her hand, then back to him. He was staring at her intently.
'Hm...he's nervous about something. Why won't he let me go? He's acting...strange. Why is he looking at me like that? It's like, he's struggling to say something. But what?'
"You've yet to answer my questions, X. Why am I here? What is it that you want?" Raven asked, her tone still demanding. But if you looked hard enough, you could hear her curiosity. He just continued to look in her eyes, trying to decide how to say what he wanted to say, while secretly hoping she wouldn't phase away. Then, after a moment more of unnerving silence, the masked teen deeply inhaled, and asked the gothic bird what he'd been dying to ask for a while.
"I- I wanted to ask you something." He was nervous, and his voice showed it.
"Yes?" she questioned.
He sighed, then said, "Raven, will you go out with me?"
She was shocked.
Well, that's the first chapter. As always, review and let me know what you think! I kinda like the Raven and Red X pairing, don't you? hehe. Well, that's pretty much it! Later!