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I don't own the Teen Titans. The song is by Rascall Flatts, I don't own them either, but have most of their cds.
God Bless the Broken Road
It had been a nerve wracking day for Robin. Not because of any
criminal activity, no, it was far worse and way more frightening than that.
Today, Robin, Richard Grayson, was going to propose to Starfire.
I set out on a narrow way
Many years ago.
He thought back to that awful day his parents died. The only ones
who loved him as only blood relatives could.
Hoping I'd find true love
Along the broken road
It was true that Richard had been taken in and adopted by Bruce
Wayne, the multi-millionaire who was also Batman. But even though he
and the Bat were in some ways very close, in other ways, ways that really
mattered, they were strangely distant. Their relationship could best be
described as that of a mentor and an apprentice. Robin had always hoped
for the one thing that Bruce Wayne couldn't give him. Robin hoped to be
part of a family again.
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept
Things got much better when Robin went out on his own. It was
then he met Beastboy, Cyborg, Raven, and… Starfire. The Titans had
been through so much together.
I couldn't see how every sign
pointed straight to you.
They had battled many crooks and villains through the years. All of
the Titans had grown very close to Robin. Cyborg, Beastboy, and Raven
were the best friends he had ever had. But Starfire had always been
special, though he wouldn't admit it to himself for the longest time.
That every long lost dream
Led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart
His heart had been broken many times. By the deaths of his parents,
and his close but strangely distant relationship with his adoptive Father,
They were like Northern Stars
Pointing me on my way
All of the good and bad times he had experienced with the Titans
had only made him grow closer to the others, to the point of being family.
Especially Starfire, Robin could never forget that she had stayed with them
to fight Trigon. It was after that Robin had had let himself admit he
thought of her as more than a friend.
Into your loving arms
It was on the trip to Tokyo that he had first kissed Starfire and
knew she was the one.
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
As Robin looked back, He knew God had been with him all along
and had helped him meet the ones he now considered his family. How
else could he have been at the right place, at the precise moment, to meet
and befriend the alien Princess?
That led me straight to you
Cyborg and Beastboy both suspected that Robin was finally going
to propose to Starfire. They both had seen Robin at the mall jewelry store,
but had refrained from confronting him. They felt they owed it to Robin
not to give him a hard time over it. After all, it had taken the boy wonder
forever to get up enough nerve to even ask her out, and this was so much
more frightening. Cyborg and Beastboy thought if they teased Robin the
least bit, he would become a confirmed bachelor for life. That didn't
concern them as much as what would happen to THEM if they were to
be the cause of Robin remaining single and Star finding that out. They
wanted no part of Tameranian righteous fury directed at them. Nope,
Robin knocked on Starfire's door. She opened the door and smiled
at him, causing his knees to buckle.
"Are you feeling well?" Star asked.
"Uh, yeah, sure Star." Robin chokingly replied.
"Oh." She said, wondering why Robin was so nervous. Then an
idea struck her: "Perhaps Boyfriend Robin is going to do the Proposing!"
She then got very nervous too.
The rest of the Titans watched as the two lovebirds got into the
T-car. Robin had asked Cyborg to let him use it, as he was afraid it was
going to rain that night.
Cyborg smirked and said: "Rain, yeah, right!" As he looked up
into the perfectly clear night.
Beastboy laughingly said: "I can tell you right now she's gonna
say yes and probably loud enough to hear her in Gotham City!"
Raven just smirked and nodded her head in agreement.
I think about the years I spent
Just passin through
Robin and Starfire were at a nice restaurant. Each trying not to
appear nervous and both failing at it. Robin was talking about all the
things that happened since they had met.
I'd like to have all the time I spent
And give it back to you.
"Star, I'm sorry it took me so long to tell you how I felt about you."
Robin softly said.
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
"Robin, it is ok. I too, had the feelings for you that I did not reveal
at first. I was afraid you did not have the same feelings for me." She
answered while looking down at her plate. "Oh, is he going to do the
proposing soon?" she squealed in her mind.
It's all part of a grander plan
That is coming true
Robin swallowed the lump of pure fear that had formed in his
Starfire was so nervous that she almost passed out when she saw
Robin get down on his knee.
"Koriand'r, Starfire, will you marry me?" He asked, very afraid
she'd say no.
"Yes Robin, I will gladly marry you!" she screamed as Beastboy
predicted she would.
At the tower, after their ears had stopped ringing, Beastboy smugly
looked at Cyborg and Raven and said: "What did I tell you?"
Now I'm just rollin home
Into my lover's arms
Back at the restaurant, the newly engaged couple held each other
close and kissed. The other patrons in the restaurant clapped and cheered.
Out of nowhere reporters appeared and many pictures were taken. This was
a major story, Robin and Starfire, the two Titan lovebirds were finally
"Um, is it not traditional on this planet for the boy to give his
betrothed a band of highly polished precious metal adorned with an
equally polished stone?"
" Yes, it is, why?" Then it hit him, he hadn't given it to her yet.
He reached into his jacket and took the ring out and slipped it on her
ring finger. 'I hope you like it Star."
"Yes, of course I do Robin, it is quite pretty."
Robin smiled and said: "Lets go tell the others!"
Star enthusiastically replied: "Oh yes! Let us go there at once!"
As the happy couple got into the T-car, Robin smiled at the last
words of the song on the radio:
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.