AN: Nope, still don't own Teen Titans. Try again later!
Chapter 12: You're My Everything
To say that Dr. Gibson was surprised to see Raven less than a minute later in the hospital would have been an understatement. But she didn't give him any time to ask her how she had gotten there. She wanted to see Beast Boy and she wanted to see him now. She had forgotten to put her ring on, but she didn't care. It didn't matter. As long as no stupid fans got in her way, she had no problem letting everyone see that it was her. The doctor quickly took her to a room to see him.
Raven couldn't recognize the man in the bed. It was impossible. His face was cut and bruised and his neck was in a brace. She slowly walked over to him, just to make sure it was really him. She looked to his left hand and saw the ring. She softly put her fingers upon it and slipped it off of his finger, turning him back to green. The doctor was quite shocked, but Raven ignored him. She felt tears well up in her eyes and they quickly fell down her cheeks.
He lay in the bed as still as stone, his chest slowly rising and falling with his quivering breaths. He was attached to a dozen monitors and tubes stuck out of every part of him. She took his hand and began to weep.
She looked up to the doctor and said, "I'm going to need some time alone with him. If you come in here and see something… odd, please don't worry. Here's my friends numbers, make sure to call them and inform them on what's going on." Of course, none of it came out that smoothly. She was trying to hold her sobs back and her powers were really getting out of hand.
"Okay," said the doctor, who had finally realized that he had two retired Titans on his hands. He gave her a small smile and left, closing the door behind him.
Raven looked at Beast Boy and felt more tears fall at the sight of him. "Gar, I'm so sorry," she sobbed, rubbing his hand. "I should have told you. I do love you. I love you with all of my heart. But I want to tell you so you can hear it. I love you and I'm going to heal you now."
She calmed herself down and concentrated. This was going to take a lot out of her, and she knew it. Healing herself was one thing, but when it came to others it always took even more of her power, because it was going to another person. She took a big breath in, released it, and let her hands rest an inch above his body. She cleared her mind and summoned her powers. A brilliant blue light seeped out of her fingertips and palms. The light washed over Beast Boy's body and absorbed into him.
Raven could feel her knees going weak and her head growing heavy. She had to hold out; she had to finish healing him. She couldn't pass out yet. She gritted her teeth and pushed all of her energy through her hands and into Beast Boy. The cuts and bruises covering his body faded and his skin became flawless once more. His broken bones fused back together and all of the damage that had been done to his organs was reversed.
It had been two hours and Raven was finished. The light ceased and Raven fell to the floor. She hadn't the strength to even fall backwards into the chair. She had passed out and now lay motionless on the floor.
Beast Boy slowly became aware of himself and his body. He willed his eyes to open and they did. He willed his ears to hear and they did. The sights of the hospital room and the sounds of all of his monitors bombarded him. He felt the large tube in his throat and began to choke on it. His monitors raced and he hoped that someone would come in to help him.
It only took a minute for the doctor to come in and see that Beast Boy was awake and aware, which was quite startling since they didn't expect him to last the night. Of course, they weren't going to tell Raven that. And, speaking of which, he saw her passed out on the floor. He quickly called for help to take care of the two Titans.
The tube was taken out of Beast Boy's throat and he breathed in deeply and choked, since his throat was dry. In between the various doctors he saw a couple nurses pick Raven up off the floor and get her into a bed.
"What happened?" he asked in a hoarse voice.
"You were in an accident, Mr. Logan," said the doctor.
"No, what happened to Raven?" he asked, clearing his throat the best he could.
"We're not sure," said the doctor. "But don't worry, we're taking care of her. How do you feel?"
"Fine, I guess," said Beast Boy. "I mean, I wish I could move my neck and my throat wasn't so sore."
"We're going to get you checked out and then we'll see what we can do," said the doctor. "I think a miracle has just been performed in here."
Beast Boy looked at him queerly. He wasn't sure what that could have meant. He felt fine, just strapped down by various tubes and casts that had no business being in or on him. They quickly took him to get some x-rays done to see if he was really okay and if a miracle had, indeed occurred.
Robin and Starfire arrived first, both worried sick by the news of Beast Boy. They had been out at dinner and had just received the message a few minutes before They made it past the desk and finally found Beast Boy's room and Beast Boy… sitting up… looking absolutely fine.
"Hey guys, what're you doing here?" asked Beast Boy who was now free of all of the casts, but still had a few IVs in him.
"Uh… we got a call you were in a bad car accident," said a very confused Robin.
"The doctor seemed quite concerned," said Starfire.
"Yeah, I was," said Beast Boy. "But Raven healed me up." He motioned over to the bed next to him where there lay an unconscious Raven who had her own set of IVs.
"Is she okay?" asked Robin.
"The doctors said she is," sighed Beast Boy. "But she's really weak."
"I have never seen her healing powers do this to her," said Starfire going over to the very pale Raven. "You must have been very damaged."
"According to the doctor I was gonna be dead by morning," said Beast Boy.
"Oh, do not say such a thing," said Starfire tearing up.
"Don't worry, I'm fine," chuckled Beast Boy. "In fact, once Raven's awake they said we can go home."
"Poor Raven," said Robin looking at his friend. "Can you imagine how it must have been for her to get the call that you were in an accident?"
"It sucked," came a soft voice that seemed to whisper out of Raven.
"Raven, you are awake!" said Starfire going to hug her, but Robin quickly grabbed her before she could crush the fragile young woman.
Beast Boy hopped off of his bed and dragged his IV bags over to Ravens bed so he could see her. "Rae, how do you feel?"
"It's Raven, and completely drained, no thanks to you," said Raven. The three smiled and Beast Boy leaned over and hugged her. "So, you're okay? I healed you?"
"Yeah, I'm back to being perfect," he said with a grin.
Raven didn't have the strength to give him a sarcastic grin, but he knew she was. They just knew each other that way. "Oh joy," she said, her eyes slowly closing and opening since they were so weak. "You asshole, you scared me to death."
"Yeah, I know," he said. "Sorry."
"Do you remember our little motorcycle talk?" she scolded.
"Yes," he said like a child in trouble.
Suddenly the room door opened and Cyborg walked in. He looked out of breath and panicked, but he quickly got a confused look on his face. "Uh… am I in the right room?"
"Friend Cyborg, you have come!" said Starfire.
"Kori, it's Vic," said Cyborg walking over to the group. "And what the hell happened? I got an urgent call from a doctor saying that Gar here was close to death."
"I was, but Raven saved me," said Beast Boy.
"And now she's in the hospital instead of him," said Robin.
"Ah," said Cyborg nodding, processing all of the information in his well hidden computer brain. He went over and saw Raven. "Jesus, you look like shit."
"Thanks," she managed to say with a bit of her normal attitude.
"So I drove all the way up here for nothing?" asked Cyborg.
"Hey, I am not nothing," said Beast Boy pushing him.
"Yeah, yeah, whatever," said Cyborg pushing him back.
A little while later Robin and Starfire headed back home. Cyborg helped fill out the final release papers for Raven and Beast Boy and then drove them home. Beast Boy carried her into the house, since he not only felt good but rejuvenated. Once Cyborg was sure that they were all set he headed back home, since he had a lecture to teach the following morning at eight.
Beast Boy carried her upstairs and lay her down in her bed. He quickly left to change into some pajamas, since he was in a pair of hospital pants and a shirt from the gift shop that he had to wear since the doctors had had to strip him when he was brought in. He then returned to take care of her.
"You saved my life today, you know that right?" he said getting a pair of her pajama pants out of her draw.
"I didn't want to lose my roommate," said Raven watching him.
"Oh, so you're gonna stay?" he asked with a smirk as he lay the pants on her bed and then went to get her a shirt.
"I may," said Raven, managing a small smile.
Beast Boy grabbed a tee-shirt and went back over to her bed. "You okay with me putting your PJs on?" he asked.
"It's not like I'd be able to get them on myself," she said and slowly lifted her upper torso up with her elbows as lifts. Beast Boy smiled and began to undress her slowly and carefully, almost like she was a baby. He slipped her shirt off, leaving her in her bra, and then slipped the tee-shirt on. Once it was on he reached around her and unhooked her bra, letting her slip it off. "My, aren't you talented," she smirked.
Beast Boy slightly blushed. Raven lay back down and unbuttoned her pants. She slid them down the best she could and then Beast Boy simply pulled them off. He grabbed her pajama pants and slipped them up her slender legs.
"And you're done," he said. "Anything else you need? You hungry? I know it's late, but I'm sure I can find something."
"Right now," she said slowly putting her hand on his. "I just need you."
Beast Boy looked at her for a second and then said, "Rae, I think that IV stuff has gone to your head."
"No, it hasn't," she said shakily lifting herself up so she was sitting. "I… I wanted to tell you something a few hours ago, but you were gone."
"What?" asked Beast Boy, scooting a little closer to her.
Raven hoped that she wouldn't pass out when she said this. She was tired as it was and it was taking all of her strength to keep herself sitting up. But she was willing give him the very last bit of strength left. He already had the rest. "Gar, I… I love you," she said, feeling her heart flutter and she nearly fell backwards from her lack of energy.
Beast Boy's eyes went wide with shock. "You… you do?"
Raven nodded and then frowned. "And when I went to tell you, you were missing and then I thought you had died on me. Do you have any idea how upsetting that was? I finally figure out that I'm in love with you and my worst fear comes true!"
While Raven was ranting Beast Boy had a large smile on his face. In fact, he had never been so happy in his life. She was in love with him.
"Are you even listening to me?" asked Raven.
"You love me," he said with a smile.
Raven blushed and said, "Yes."
Beast Boy leaned in and gave her a long, soft kiss that was nothing but pure affection. Raven closed her eyes and couldn't help smiling as he kissed her. It just felt so… right. So wonderful. And then she felt herself falling backwards onto the pillow. Her body was done for the day; or night as it were. Beast Boy smiled and crawled up next to her, settling his head on her other pillow. He leaned in and kissed her again, making both of them smile. He then wrapped his arms around her and held her close. They didn't budge until morning.
Raven slowly awoke and found that she was all alone. She felt a little dizzy, but was feeling better. She could have sworn that Beast Boy had fallen asleep next to her, but he wasn't there. Had she dreamt it all? The call, the accident, the healing. She felt very confused.
Suddenly her door opened and revealed Beast Boy with a tray of food. "Good morning," he said with a smile. "How do you feel?"
"Better," she said shyly, feeling a little odd that Beast Boy and she had said that they loved each other.
"Well, I've made you your favorite breakfast to get your strength back," he said and went over to her. She sat up and he placed the tray on her lap. It consisted of a cup of tea, two waffles, some tofu bacon, tofu eggs, and an apple.
"Gar, I never eat this much," she said.
"I know, half of that's for me," he said, climbing in next to her. "I figured we could have breakfast in bed."
"This is too weird," said Raven feeling very awkward.
"Why?" he chuckled.
"Because… it just is," she said blushing.
"Don't worry, just think of us still as best friends," he said. "I mean, we are still best friends, we're just… a little bit more now. We're a couple… right?"
"I guess," said Raven, who had never realized that they were going together now. "Yes, we are a… couple. Never thought I would say that."
"Me neither," laughed Beast Boy.
Raven smiled and took a sip of her tea, which was made perfectly. She sighed contently and gave him a loving smile that made his heart sing. He grabbed one of the forks and began to eat some of his eggs.
When they were done Beast Boy took the tray away and left her to get dressed. She had much more strength now and was able to dress herself on her own, though secretly she wanted him to do it for her. When she was done she headed downstairs.
"So what are we doing today?" she asked once she found him stacking the dishwasher.
"Dunno," he said with a smile. "Something worthwhile, though, since I almost died yesterday."
"Are you just realizing that now?" she asked, going over to him.
"So much has happened since then that I haven't been able to let it sink in," he said closing the dishwasher. "But now that I have thought about it, I'm a little freaked out. So I gotta live life like there's no tomorrow!"
"You already live like that," smirked Raven.
"Yeah, but now I have to live it like I'll never see you again tomorrow," said Beast Boy wrapping his arms around her. "I'm really sorry about what you had to go through yesterday."
"Well," sighed Raven. "It wasn't your fault, so I can't really get mad at you. But I never ever want to go through anything like that again. I almost killed myself healing you. You're lucky I figured out I'm in love with you or I would have punished you by letting you lie there in a veggie state."
"I love you too, Raven," he said with a smile and kissed her.
Raven smiled back and felt a wonderful feeling pass over her. "Please," she said leaning in to kiss him once more. "Call me Rae."
(AND NO FLAMES!)