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Beast Boy woke up groggily, his arm draped over something warm that was rising up and down periodically. There was something heavy on top of his legs, and his other arm was tangled in something warm. A blanket was left crumpled and forgotten on his right side, only a corner still covering his foot. Blue jays chirped their good mornings to him as he opened his eyes and tried to remember what had happened.
Beast Boy looked over his left shoulder to see Raven's soft figure dreaming peacefully. His hand was tangled in her soft hair, he saw. Slowly, he took it out, careful not to pull any of Raven's hair. He removed his arm off of her stomach and moved her leg off of his. Then he reached over and laid the blanket on top of her. She smiled in her sleep.
He got up, looking at her sleeping peacefully. I can't just leave her like that. Waking up on concrete is not good for your health, he thought, stretching his sore back. The boy bent down, and struggling a little bit, picked her up bridal style. She shifted in his arms. He froze. After a few seconds, he relaxed and started carefully walking towards the door. Trying desperately hard to find the doorknob, Beast Boy tightened his grip on Raven. Finally, he found it, and the door swung open with a quiet squeak. He stepped into the hallway, now walking with more ease.
Beast Boy didn't think much of the squeak of the door, but it was enough to wake Raven up. Slowly, she opened one eye and realized what was happening in a matter of seconds. Quickly, she shut her eyes and pretended to be asleep once more. A smile graced her lips as she thought. He would do this for me? Go through all of this trouble just to make sure I'm comfortable? He knows Robin will kill me for leaving the med bay, so he's carrying me back… He's so sweet…
Lost in her thoughts, Raven inadvertently opened her eyes. Beast Boy noticed and stopped. Raven looked up. Beast Boy looked down. Their faces were a mere two inches apart. He could feel her breath on his face. She could see the faint smile playing on his lips.
"You're awake," he whispered, smiling. She just looked at him with those beautiful indigo eyes of hers. His heart melted when she smiled. Her stomach flipped when he gazed at her. He thought about her soft face. She pondered about his mysterious eyes.
The door to the roof swung slowly open due to the wind outside, squeaking the tiniest squeak. Raven's attention snapped to the doorway. She looked back up at Beast Boy, her mind slowly checking into reality. She blushed.
"Um, you can put me down now." He smiled devilishly. "No way! I'm carrying you all the way!" He laughed and started twirling her all around, spinning in dizzying circles all across the hall. She started laughing, too, when he brought up a hand and started tickling her stomach. She kicked her legs a little and even slapped his chest lightly, her head swirling from giggles. He grinned as she threw her head back, laughing hard. Finally, after spinning all around the hallway, they reached the doorway and he stopped tickling her. She let out one last tired chuckle and drew in a deep breath. For a few seconds, they just stood there, panting, smiles painted brightly on their faces, looking deep into each other's eyes.
Beast Boy sighed contentedly and stepped through the doorway. Still looking at Raven, he walked slowly around a corner and into the med bay. Their eyes were still locked as he set her down on the bed and pulled the covers up over her body.
"You should get some more rest," he whispered, kneeling down beside her. She shook her head playfully. He grinned. "Oh, yes you are. You've been a very bad girl, and you need to take a time out," he said, shaking a finger at her mockingly. She glared half-heartedly and pulled the covers up more.
And then it happened again. The same warm feeling washed over them as their eyes locked and their bodies froze. His breath on her face made her blush, and her gaze upon his face made him grin stupidly.
After what seemed like hours, Raven finally looked away. "Um, I'm kinda tired, so, um, like you said, I'll just… take a nap now." He blinked, startled. "Uh, yeah. Sure. Of course." He got up and smiled down at her. Her heart skipped a beat.
"Call me if you need anything." He bent down slightly and smoothed away a strand of hair that was falling into her face. "Sweet dreams." And then he was gone.
Raven sighed. Had it all been a dream? A wonderful romantic fantasy still caught in her memory? Were the butterflies in her stomach real? Wait, WHAT am I thinking? she thought. Beast Boy and me, romantic? Yeah right… I must be delusional from the lack of sleep. Nodding her head slightly in agreement to… well, herself, Raven settled back in the covers and fell asleep once more.
Beast Boy sighed dreamily as he pranced around the hallway leading to his room, waltzing to an imaginary tune, dancing with an imaginary partner. A grin was plastered all over his face, his eyes slowly closing as he "waltzed" around the hallway. Raven had smiled at him, like, more than 5 times in the past two days! That's more than she'd ever smiled, EVER! His heart skipped a beat as he thought of when they were so close, when she was pressed against his torso, hanging limp in his arms.
A door opened somewhere down the hallway, a certain half robot stretching his arms up into the air. Beast Boy continued waltzing around, blissfully unaware of his fellow teammate standing in the doorway of his room. At this point, Cyborg had seen BB dancing around and had froze mid-stretch. "Uh…" he subconsciously let out. Beast Boy froze, arms in the air, one leg held up. Slowly he turned and looked at Cyborg, returning to a normal standing position. He grinned nervously and scratched the back of his neck. Cyborg raised an eyebrow.
"Uh…" he repeated. Beast Boy grinned sheepishly. "Sleepwalking." He scratched his head. "It gets me some weird places, sometimes." He looked around at the hallway like he didn't know where he was. "Hehe… uh… what was I-I, um, d-doing?" Nice, Beast Boy, stuttering a whole lot more will make him believe you for sure! he thought as Cyborg began detailing his grand jete across the hallway after the double pirouette and plie.
"… and then you ended with the imaginary dip of your imaginary partner! After that, you twirled around and woke up," he explained. Beast Boy put on the best face of confusion he could muster up. "Huh? My dream was about flying pink elephants, slithering orange beetles, and a huge neon green fly!" Cyborg raised an eyebrow. "Huh…" he murmured before going back inside his room.
Beast Boy let out a sigh of relief. That was way too close. And plus, she doesn't even like you. All the evidence you have that she likes you is… well, none. All you have is that she looked at you weirdly. He sighed. Yeah. That's it. She doesn't like me.
And with that thought, he continued down the hallway to his room and sulked all the way to his bed, where he collapsed in a heap of tiredness.
Raven woke up to the blaring of the alarm throughout the tower. Outside the door, she could hear everyone rushing to the common room for a briefing. She slid out of bed and quietly walked out of the med bay and stood behind Cyborg to hear the news.
"…Cinderblock. He's trashing downtown Jump. Titans, let's go!" Robin said as everyone began rushing towards the garage where the T-Car rested. The lights automatically turned on as they ran into the garage, and everyone got in.
"Everyone buckled?" Cyborg yelled over the roaring of the engine as it started up. Robin nodded. Starfire grinned. Beast Boy said, "Yeah, let's move it!" and Raven said, "Yes. Let's go." Cyborg grinned. "Ok then!" he said, and he started out the driveway at full speed. And then screeched to a halt 5 seconds after he started. "ACK!" everyone yelled as the seatbelts tightened around them. Someone coughed. "What the…" Robin began, but Cyborg cut him off.
"Raven! What are you doing here?!" he half yelled, half asked. Raven sighed. "Isn't it obvious? I'm helping with the mission," she said. The others gasped. They hadn't realized that Raven wasn't supposed to be there. It just felt… normal.
Cyborg sighed. "No. Get out of the car. Beast Boy, you stay here with her. I will NOT let you endanger yourself when you're not fully recovered." Raven glowered. Beast Boy gulped. Cyborg glared.
Raven: (glare hatefully)
Beast Boy: (Gulp)
Cyborg: "NOW, Raven! Cinderblock is getting away!"
Raven: "Well, whose fault is that? We could have been there by now."
Beast Boy: (Gulp)
Cyborg: "Raven, I didn't want to do this, but you're forcing me, here." (Gets out of car)
Raven: "Wait, what are you doing?" (Locks the door)
Beast Boy: (Gulp)
Cyborg: (Unlocks door miraculously and opens it) (Glares) "Now are you going to get out by yourself, or will I have to force you to? Because staying is NOT an option!"
Robin: "Um, guys?"
Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven: "WHAT?!"
Robin: "Hehe, um, Cinderblock is getting away." (Points to Cinderblock in the distance, running away)
Cyborg: (Doesn't wait for Raven to answer- unbuckles her and picks her up) (Puts her on the ground)
Beast Boy: (hurriedly gets out of the car)
Cyborg: (Gets in the car and drives away)
Beast Boy: "Hehe…?"
"Hey, Raven." Beast Boy walked into the med bay. The curtains were pulled back, letting sunshine flow into the room. Raven was sitting on her bed, looking out the window. She turned her head to face him.
"Hello, Beast Boy." She sighed.
"Bored?" She nodded. He grinned. "I know just the thing! Come on!" He grabbed her hand and jerked her up on her feet. Then he ran out the door, Raven close behind.
"Uh, Beast Boy? Where are we going?" Raven asked confusedly as they rounded a corner she didn't even know was there.
"You'll see!" She could hear the grin in his voice as they stopped in front of a door. She looked closely. It resembled… an elevator?!
"We have an elevator over here?!" Raven exclaimed. "When did Cyborg put THAT in?!" Beast Boy looked at her weirdly. "Uh, it's been there since we moved in…" He chuckled. "You need to get out more." Raven glared.
Just then, the elevator arrived. The doors slid open with ease, and Beast Boy stepped in. "Come on, are you coming?" he said excitedly. Raven frowned. "It depends where we're going." Now it was Beast Boy's turn to frown. "It's a surprise." Raven's eye twitched involuntarily. "I don't DO surprises." Beast Boy tried to mock Raven's eye twitch, but ended up looking like an earthquake struck his face. His face was scrunched up, and his nose was quivering. His eyes were wide, and his mouth was pressed into a thin line. It was truly a sight to see.
At this point, from frustration from not being able to twitch his eye, Beast Boy gave up and returned to normal. He sneezed and scratched his nose. He looked at her and rubbed his neck in silence. Then, his fingernail caught on one of his hairs. He pulled his arm back, and it yanked his hair out. He yelped and started shaking his hand to get rid of the hair. He inadvertently banged his foot on the ground while jumping around. Then, he lifted his foot up and started hopping around on his other leg. Losing his balance, he crashed into the wall and fell back onto the ground. The elevator doors closed with a quiet thud.
Raven couldn't help herself. She burst into laughter. And she laughed and she laughed. She held her side and giggled until all the smiles were gone from her face. Then she opened her eyes and wiped them, looking down at Beast Boy. He was looking up at her in awe.
"What?" Raven indignantly put her hand on her hip. He grinned stupidly.
"I like your laugh."
"Oh." She stood there for a moment. "Thanks." Then, "Oh, here." She offered him a hand. He gladly took it, and with her help, stood up and dusted himself off, both hands wiping off imaginary dirt. For some reason, she found herself missing the feeling of his hand in hers. She shook the thoughts out of her head and pushed the elevator button. A small bell went off in the system, and the doors opened once more. She got in.
"Come on. Are you coming?" A hint of a playful smile crept onto her face. Beast Boy grinned mischievously. "It depends on where we're going." Her mouth involuntarily twisted into a smile. "It's a surprise." Beast Boy chuckled and got in the elevator. "See, it would have been much easier if you had just complied with my request like I am doing now." He pushed the button that said '7th floor'. The elevator doors closed, and it jerked upwards.
"Complied. Big word for you."
"You'd like to think so."
"Oh, I don't think so. I know so." She just stared straight ahead, stony faced.
"Is that so?"
"What, too stumped to come up with a reply?"
"You'd like to think so." She looked at him smugly. He half scoffed, half laughed, then opened his mouth to say something. But he was cut off the happy chime of the elevator as the doors opened to a dark hallway. He closed his mouth and grinned. "Come on."
Raven followed the smiling teen down the dark corridor. He turned right and opened a door. Beast Boy smiled. "This is it." Raven walked over and looked inside. And gasped.
Inside was a wide, at least 50 feet around, pool with beautiful, crystal clear, turquoise blue water. Next to it, a hot tub as big as a bathroom bubbled quietly. A changing room was off to the side, labeled "Boys". Raven looked the opposite direction. Another one was labeled "Girls" on the other side. A bathroom and two water fountains accompanied both changing rooms. A janitor's closet was at the back, and next to it, a door labeled "Toys". Raven slowly walked over to the door and opened it.
Inside there was every water toy, floaty, water gun, tube, kickboard, and diving rings to ever exist in the world. They were organized by class on about 8 wooden shelves, some left carelessly on the tiled floor after being played with. Raven's mouth hung open. "Oh. My. God." Beast Boy smiled behind her.
Raven closed the door and walked around the pool slowly. She stopped at the deep end and looked at her reflection. She saw Beast Boy behind her. She saw his face break into a wide grin, saw his hands come up to her back. She watched as if in slow motion the reflection as he pushed her hard in the back, sending her careening into the 6 foot deep water below.
A piercing scream echoed throughout the room. Raven plummeted head first into the deep blue water. Her eyes shot open, and she gulped in a mouthful of water. She choked, her lungs expecting air. She flailed her arms and legs helplessly, her brain forgetting about her powers. Slowly, she rose up to the surface for a single moment before plunging back down to the bottom, weighed down by her belt, boots, and cape.
And in that single moment of that one breath of air, Raven managed to choke out, "Beast Boy, help me…"
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