A/N: I blame this completely on New Years Eve, copious amounts of vodka, and finding out that there is actually a heroine named Squirrel Girl. Her power? Commanding large armies of—wait for it—squirrels. Seriously.
So, I thought, well, if anything's possible…and then this happened.
Disclaimer: If I owned them, we'd still have a show.
Robin stared at the screen, and when blinking a few times did not make the image go away, he shut his eyes very, very tightly. He then decided that he was going to count to ten, and when he opened his eyes again, reality would have reasserted itself into proper working order, and this would all be nothing more than a stress-induced hallucination.
Once he reached ten, the Boy Wonder let out the breath he'd been holding and opened his eyes to see that the situation had not changed in the slightest. He wasn't entirely surprised by this—after all, it was never easy to be a Teen Titan, and they had all long ago accepted the difficulties attached to their profession—but it was still disappointing. And utterly ridiculous.
Somewhere, Batman was laughing at him. Robin was sure of it.
Raven, on the other hand, had skipped shock and gone straight to irritation. "This is not possible."
"I believe it is." The dark girl turned her scowl toward Starfire, who smiled apologetically. "Forgive me, friend—I, too, find the situation incredible. But, as it is the reality, perhaps we should simply concentrate upon how this occurred, yes?"
"We can worry about that after we deal with this," Cyborg said, shaking his head. He waved a hand at the Common Room's communication/television screen. "This is just…man, there are no words!"
"Oh, I think there are."
Robin glanced at Beast Boy and was hardly surprised to see the changeling was wearing a large, smug smile. "Beast Boy, don't say it."
"Oh, no. No, no, no. I have waited years for this. Years, Rob. There is no way you guys are getting off without an I-told-you-so." Beast Boy looked positively gleeful. "I deserve this moment, dude, and you can't take it from me."
The Boy Wonder sighed and, knowing he would never be able to convince his teammate otherwise, settled for rubbing his temples to forestall his on-coming migraine. "Fine. Get it over with."
There was a pause—the others imagined he wanted to savor this moment—before: "Ha! I told you! I told you all for years, didn't I? And you guys kept saying it was impossible, and I was an idiot but ha! Who was right?" The green Titan looked expectantly at his friends. "C'mon, guys, tell me who was right."
"You were." The chorus of voices was resigned but clear.
Smug smile intact, Beast Boy cocked his head toward the only member of his team who had remained silent. She was still glaring at the screen as if it had personally offended her. "Rae, I didn't hear you."
His statement was followed by yet another pause, though the other Titans had a feeling the Azarathian was less savoring the situation and more reminding herself that homicide was punishable by law.
"Raven…?" There was a definite sing-song quality in Beast Boy's voice.
"Fine. You were right."
"Yes. Yes, I was." The changeling was still clearly pleased with himself as he ushered his friends to the door. "Now, let's go stop the gerbil commandos from taking over the city."