Author's Note/Disclaimer- I don't own the TT. And this is just a prologue for a longer story, but i will probably only continue of i get reviews telling me they think i should. And points if you get the title! Thanks!

Novorum Nominum

Story By StormDancer


It is not light that we need, but fire; not the gentle shower but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Starfire stared out into the night sky, one hand clutching the emerald medallion hanging at her throat. It was his last present, and the only one she hadn't managed to leave or lose. Still, tonight she wanted the comfort of familiarity as well as the reminder the necklace trumpeted.

A barely audible sound and Raven stood beside her, cloak blowing slightly in the rooftop breeze.

"I'm sorry we have to be here," Raven apologized softly, also looking out over Jump City, "But I don't have the energy to take us any further tonight. We can leave in the morning."

"It is okay, friend Raven," Starfire replied in decent approximation of her usual cheer, "We will be out of here soon enough, and I will be fine then."

"Yes, but tonight of all nights," Raven mused, noting the other woman's grasp on the emerald.

"It is not your fault," Starfire's voice held little conviction, however true that fact may be. She didn't want to be here right now, but she had no choice unless she wanted to abandon her friend. Raven had already worked herself to pieces getting them here in one day. The women stood in silence a long moment. Then Raven spoke again.

"You really miss him, don't you?"

Starfire sighed. For the rest of the year she could pretend to be over him, but on this anniversary of her heartbreak, the grief showed through her cheerful fa├žade.

"Yes," she stated without reluctance or fear, "I do."

"I miss them too," Raven agreed, "All of them."