A/N: Well, here's Achoo! I hope you enjoy chapter 1, my pets.
Beast Boy thought there was something different about that morning. He sat on the couch, watching his usual mindless cartoons, arguing with the resident half-robot about what was food. Robin and Starfire sat together, talking sweetly about some random topic. All of that was the same as every morning. But one thing was missing. The purple-haired half-demon, curled up in her armchair reading her latest novel and sipping a steaming cup of herbal tea. It was rare for him to beat her to the common room. Actually, it never had happened before. He was about to ask about it, but Robin beat him to it.
The green changeling, half-robot, and alien princess all shrugged, looking around as if she would hop out from behind the toaster at any second.
"Beast Boy, go get her."
"What? Why me?" Beast Boy pouted. Raven scared him a little, and he didn't think that going in her room and waking him up was very wise.
"Because, Cyborg's cooking, and Starfire and I are in the middle of a very intelligent and important conversation. So go. Or double chores for a year."
"Fine, Fine," the green boy grumbled, making his way towards our favorite empath's room. As he was leaving the common room, he thought he heard Starfire say something about cheese.
"Yeah," he thought, "Very intelligent."
He made it to her room,
hesitating before gently knocking on her door.
He knocked a little
"Raven?" he asked again. Still no answer. He banged loudly on the door. He heard a small moan, but no sign of her getting up. Sighing, he opened the door and edged toward her bed. She was there, a large lump under her purple blanket. He gently shook her shoulder.
She turned in bed, looking up at him. Realizing who she was looking at, she screamed, sitting up. A lightbulb broke in the hallway.
"What do you dink you're doing in my room?"
He backed off, putting his arms up in defense.
"Robin made me! Robin made me do it!"
Raven raised an eyebrow.
"Relax, I'm not going to hurt you."
"Why are you sleeping so late, anyway? And did you say dink?"
"I dink I hab a cold."
"HAB! YOU SAID HAB! AND DINK!"
He laughed wildly, literally rolling around on the floor.
"It's not my fault. Da cold has stuffed up my nose."
He continued laughing until he noticed her deathly glare.
"Now, what do you want?"
"Uh, Robin sent me to get you for breakfast. But I suppose you aren't in the mood."
Raven shook her head,
lying back down in bed. Beast Boy nodded, going to the door.
"Just, er, y'know, call if you, uh, need anything..."
Beast Boy scrambled back
to the common room.
"Where is she?" Robin asked, a little frustated.
looked at Beast Boy curiously.
"I didn't know Rae... got sick."
Beast Boy shrugged, scarfing down his morning tofu. Cyborg rolled his eyes.
"What's wrong with
"She has a cold." Tofu flew from his mouth as he talked. Cyborg shuddered as he got hit with a tiny piece. Starfire gasped.
"Oh my! Raven has... "the cold"? I shall fetch her a blanket!"
"No, Starfire," Robin said, grinning,"She has a cold. As in, the illness."
"Raven is... ill?"
Robin nodded. Star began opening cabinets and pulling out ingredients.
"I shall make her the
Tamaranian Glorfnaka pudding! It helps to cure many
"Er... she's not hungry right now, Star." Beast Boy said, feeling a little sorry for Raven."
"Oh..." Starfire frowned.
Suddenly, a loud beeping was heard. Red lights began flashing.
"Trouble!" Robin exclaimed. "Er, Beast Boy, you're going to have to stay here with Rae."
Beast Boy groaned, but
didn't complain. The other three left, leaving him alone in the large
common room. He finished his eggs and looked around for something to
do. Sighing, he decided to make Raven some tea. He put a kettle of
water on the stove and took out a teacup and teabag. He knew how to
make the herbal tea from watching Raven do it everyday. A loud
whistling signaled that the water was done. He poured it into the cup
where he had put the teabag. Smiling at his work, he accidentally
poured a little of the water on to his green hand.
"OW!" he screamed at the top of his lungs.
He dashed to the sink, putting his hand in the water with the soaking dishes. He took it out after a couple of minutes, frowning.
"How come she never does that?" He thought as he picked up the tea and, once again, walked the distance to Raven's room. He knocked before entering.
"What do you want?" she asked grumpily. Her words were mumbled as her face was still buried into her pillow.
"Erm... I brought you some tea."
She turned around, sitting
up. Beast Boy couldn't help but laugh at her cherry red nose. She
rolled her eyes, but gratefully took the tea from him.
"Uh, thanks," she mumbled.
He smiled awkwardly at her, watching her sip at the steaming cup of tea. She looked so cute, drinking from the teacup, two purple strands of hair hanging on the sides of her face. The red nose complimented the adorable scene. God, Rae was beautiful.
"Wait," he thought,"Did I just think that? Raven is the creepy one. She's not pretty... is she?"
"Um, Beast Boy?"
He was drawn out of his temporary trance.
"You can... leave now."
"Oh," he mumbled, a blush creeping to his face, "Sorry."
He ran out of the room, sitting on the couch as soon as he made it there and massing his emerald temple. He had a whole lot of thinking to do.
A/N: Well? Did you like it? Please, please, pretty please review. I will put up the second chapter soon, as well as Freaky Thursday's second chapter. Which reminds me... would you mind reading and reviewing my other stories as well? Much love to my faithful readers(and, hopefully, reviewers)!