Disclaimer: Proving that I'm not dead. I am attempting to work on the epilogue of Hearts, but between school and family issues and the death of an instructor I looked up to very much I really haven't been much for writing recently. Particularly not for Teen Titans fics. So, this is a very short little thing written to try and get back into the feel of writing the Titans- it's not what I set out to write but seeing as it's at least in the right fandom I'll consider it a victory.

146. Something Stupid

Continuity: Not sure? Sometime in the future apparently, since they're in a bar.

She really could not have said how she'd ended up here. She had her suspicions, of course, and a great many of them centered on Cyborg, but she couldn't prove any of them. He'd gotten her in here originally by pleading with her to come listen to them singing If I Had A Million Dollars.

That didn't explain why she was still here.

Raven hunched further into her cloak and hoped she wouldn't be recognized. Of course, given that the bar and that whoever was up on stage tended to attract the most attention, she might be in luck there. She was also being assaulted by the drunken singing of "Wind Beneath My Wings" for the third time that night however, so she wasn't at all sure about her level of luck.

She was even less sure about her level of luck when he bounded eagerly up onto the stage. He was grinning and she was trying to figure out exactly how he could be that reminiscent of an eager puppy without actually shifting when the screen came up with the song title and she froze.

She very, very carefully did not look in the direction of the stage as he started singing.

"I know I stand in line, until you think you have the time to spend an evening with me- and if we go someplace to dance, I know that there's a chance you won't be leaving with me!"

Judging by the laughter and, in at least one case, actually swooning going on amongst the bar patrons he was really hamming it up.

"And afterwards we drop into a quiet little place and have a drink or two… and then I go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like…" There was a hairbreadth's pause that Raven was almost positive wasn't part of the original song. "…I love you."

She was certain she was blushing down to the roots of her hair, but she still steadfastly refused to look up from her table. It was a very nice table, really. The whorls in the wood grain would be very good for that silly cloud game that Beast Boy and Starfire seemed so fond of.

"I can see it in your eyes, that you despise the same old lies you heard the night before, and though it's just a line to you for me it's true and never seemed so right before."

She finally looked up at him. She knew immediately this was a mistake. Apparently, as she'd been inspecting the table, he'd been turning the full force of the most pathetic puppy dog eyes she'd ever seen in her direction.

"I practice every day to find some clever lines to say to make the meaning come through, but then I think I'll wait until the evening gets late and I'm alone with you." He was off the stage. When had he gotten off the stage? He was off the stage and moving through the tables and what had possessed her to sit at a back corner instead of next to an exit?

"The time is right your perfume fills my head, the stars get red and oh the night's so blue and then I go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like…" He was right in front of her. He reached out and without thinking she took his hand and he pulled her up and into a hug and murmured the last line.

"…I love you."

147. Oh, Susannah!

Continuity: See above.

Somewhere in the back of her mind she'd always expected this to become a regular thing, and in that same spot in the back of her mind she'd always expected him to manage to drag everyone else into it somehow.

This was Raven's excuse for where she was at this moment- seated at her regular table with Robin across from her. He was clearly not seeing anything but the Tamaranean princess currently up on stage and belting out lyrics as Beast Boy, Cyborg, Jinx, and Kid Flash all attempted (and failed) to ignore their mismatched heights in favor of an impromptu kickline.

"These boots are made for walkin'! And that's just what they'll do! One of these days these boots are gonna walk- all over- you!"

When Kid Flash started singing Oh Susannah, though, Raven decided it was time to leave.

GuardianSaiyoko: Something Stupid belongs to Frank Sinatra, as far as I am aware. My grandfather sang this to my grandmother during one of my family's odd spur-of-the-moment singalongs and it always struck me as such a cute thing to sing. That, and I was chuckling to myself at the line "I practice every day to find some clever lines to say." Second fic was written after consuming an alarmingly large quantity of energy tea and finding myself singing "Oh Susannah" while staring at Hearts file. My mind's working oddly recently.

I have finals this week, but I am attempting to finish up the epilogue to Hearts. I want it to be good so naturally it's being difficult to write.

Also, if you go to karaoke? Don't sing Bette Midler. It annoys everyone. So knock it off already.