Phoenix's Soul: Ok everyone. I've managed to avoid Raven for right now, but I don't know for how long. Now I know many of you were surprised by the actions of our two friends Raven and Beastboy in our last chapter, but fear not it was all for the greater good. Now on with the show.


-Apologies and Surprises-

Raven could see it all happening again only instead of through her eyes she saw it from outside her body. There she was cleaning up the glass she had broken. Beastboy was only a few feet away sniffing around as a blood hound. Why couldn't she just turn to the side and see him? Why wasn't he letting her know he was there? Beastboy was moving closer to her not even thinking what he was doing. Raven screamed for Beastboy to stop but he couldn't hear her. Too late, Beastboy had pressed his nose against her leg. Raven watched in horror as she witnessed everything happening all over again, and she was powerless to stop it from happening.

"Beastboy," Raven said reaching out with her hand. "Beastboy, I'm sorry I didn't…"

Beastboy cut her off, "Stay away from me Raven.

"I didn't mean to," she pleaded.

'Oh god no here it comes,'Raven moaned trying to cover her ears.

She didn't want to hear him say it again. She began to cry as she crouched burying her face in her knees trying to block everything out, but she couldn't. She could still hear everything, she could still see everything.


That one word reverberated throughout her entire body. Over and over again. She couldn't get it out of her head. Now she saw Beastboy, he had that same scared look he had when she brought him back from that other dimension. Then his face changed. It was no longer scared, but angry instead. He seemed to radiate this hatred. Hatred for her, for what she had done to her, for what she was.

"I hate you!" he said in a low whisper.


"I hate you!"

'What are you saying?'

"I HATE YOU!" he shouted at the top of his lungs.

Raven awoke with a gasp. Her heart was beating frantically and she realized she was sweating her sheets and pillow were soaked. She pulled her knees up to her chest and rocked back and forth softly, crying and thinking about what she had just dreamed.

She had to go and see Beastboy. She had to try and explain to him what had happened. Even if he didn't want to listen to her she still had to try and make amends for what she had done to him. As she reached the door a soft knock came from the other side. Followed by an even softer whisper that she could barely hear, but she knew it was him and she knew what he was saying.

"Raven? Look I'm sorry."

'Sorry?' she thought to her self. 'Why should he be sorry? I'm the one who hurt him.'

"I shouldn't have called you a witch. I was scared, confused, and angry. But I know it wasn't your fault."

Raven began to cry again. 'Please stop Beastboy. You had every right to call me that. I should never have lost control like that.'

"I just wanted you to know that, Raven," Beastboy said in a choking voice. "I hope someday that you can forgive me."

Beastboy turned to leave. No sooner had he raised his foot an inch off the ground did he hear Raven's door open and a pair of arms wrap themselves around his waist and hold him. He felt her pull him to her, her head resting against his back and their bodies so close. He craned his head to look over his shoulder and saw tears running down Raven's face. When she spoke it was not in her usual monotone, but rather in a soft fragile voice that seemed unnatural to his ears.

"Beastboy, I'm the one who should be asking for forgiveness not you. No, not ask, I should be begging for your forgiveness. What I did to you was a terrible thing. I'll understand if you hate me for what I did, but don't ever think that you need me to forgive you. You had every right to call me what a witch. That's what I am, I'm a terrible person."

Beastboy couldn't stand it. He had never seen Raven like this. It scared him, she was one of the strongest women he had ever known. And here she was begging him to forgive her. He didn't know what to do, in the heat of battle he would always let his instincts take over. Wait that was it he would just let his instincts guide him. He let himself go and just did whatever he thought was right.

He removed Ravens arms from around his waist and turned around and held her hands in his. He got down on his knees, and Raven did the same. He gazed deeply into her eyes and gave her a soft comforting smile. She looked back at him and blushed a little. She always did like his real smiles over those big flashy ones he did when he was joking around.



"I'll forgive you, on one condition."

"What's that?"

"If you will forgive me."

Tears filled her eyes and a lump welled up in her throat. She couldn't speak, but she nodded her head. Beastboy smiled softly again and pulled her into a hug his right hand on her head.

Raven didn't know why but she cried even harder while she was in his arms. She guessed it was because she felt so safe there. Like nothing mattered any more. Then something she couldn't explain came over her. She looked up at him and he was looking down at her. She leaned forward and pressed her lips against his. Her eyes closed as their lips met and everything felt right.

They were like that for what seemed like hours before either realized what it was that they were doing. They pulled away from each other quickly and stood. Raven blushing and Beastboy smiling at her.


"Yeah, Raven?"

"Come by my room later tonight."


"Because, I'll have a surprise for you," and with that she stepped back into her room and closed the door leaving Beastboy out in the hall with nothing but the memory of their first kiss and the thought of a surprise later that night.


-a man with a trench coat and hat covering his face walks out-

Man in Hat and Coat: Um yes, Phoenix's Soul asked me to come by and wrap up this chapter for him. Well that's it for now. "Until the Next Chapter."-claps hand over mouth-Oops.

Angry Raven: There you are. I've got you now.

-Man in Hat and Coat runs off. The hat flies off to reveal Phoenix's Soul-