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Author's Comments: Hey guys! I know I said this was finished, but Agent of the Divine One requested that I continue the story. So this chapter is my final chapter. Hope you guys like it! If anyone is a user of YouTube, I've recently created an account. I'm collecting videos of Raven and Beast Boy, obviously. If anyone has one that they want to send me, please do! I have about 15 right now, and want more! There's one in particular that I'm looking for. I'm not exactly sure what it's called, but it's to the song 'I Wish I Had an Angel' by Nightwish. If anyone has this, please send me the link and I'll love you forever. Thanks!
Chapter 4 – You've got to be Kidding!
An awkward silence hung in the Titan's living room. Robin stood facing his two red-faced team-mates, a perplexed expression on his face. He looked from Beast Boy to Raven, as though waiting for some sort of explanation. Neither Titan said a word. Beast Boy shifted his weight from foot to foot, staring at the floor. Raven met the gaze of the Boy Wonder with an icy glare.
"My, aren't we perceptive," she finally broke the silence, rolled her dark eyes, and crossed her arms over her chest. Beast Boy glanced up, and grinned.
"Yeah no kidding," he continued. "Now if only he could tell what Starfire thinks of him." Robin's face turned an unattractive shade of purple at Beast Boy's words.
"That's completely," he paused to think for a moment, "out of line Beast Boy!"
"Dude," Beast Boy frowned. "You're only saying that because it's you!"
"Enough," Raven interrupted the two boys. She knew that there was tension between the Boy Wonder and Beast Boy, she just didn't know why. She turned back to Robin. "So what did you want anyway?"
"Oh yeah," Robin had almost forgotten why he had sent Raven to wake up Beast Boy in the first place. "I need you two to do the dishes. They've really piled up." Beast Boy's mouth dropped open at Robin's words, but Raven gave him an evil glare. Slowly she advanced upon the Boy Wonder.
"You sent me to wake up this idiot," here she motioned to Beast Boy. "Just so that we could do the dishes?" Beast Boy's large pointed ears drooped. Robin nodded. Raven's voice dripped venom. "And I have to do the dishes with this moron why?" Beast Boy looked down at the ground, and his shoulders sagged.
"Well Cyborg's in Steel City," Robin replied. "Star's sick in bed with the flu." Beast Boy snorted at this and muttered something inaudible. Robin glared at him. "And I have work I have to do. I figured that you'd get it done faster if it was the two of you." With this being said, Robin turned and walked back to the computer. Beast Boy looked tentatively up at Raven. She glared at him, and he flinched.
"Let's get this over with," she growled, and levitated over to the kitchen. Beast Boy shuffled along behind her. She scowled at the mountain of dirty dishes in front of her. She couldn't believe that Robin had resorted to blackmail in order to get her to do a bunch of dishes. She turned on the hot water, poured in the liquid dish detergent, and began putting dishes into the soapy water. Beast Boy grabbed a dish-towel and began drying what she washed. "I can't believe he's making me wash dishes." Raven muttered.
"Yeah," Beast Boy agreed, cracking a small smile. "I think Robin needs his head examined."
"I heard that!" Robin exclaimed from across the room. Beast Boy stuck his tongue out in Robin's general direction. The two Titans continued to clean in silence.
"Raven," Beast Boy began quietly. "Do you really think I'm an idiot?" Raven put down the dish she was washing and glanced over at him. His large deep green eyes were sad.
"Not all the time," she replied at length. Beast Boy grinned widely.
"Well that's better than all the time right?" he asked. Raven rolled her dark eyes, and continued to wash the dishes. For a while neither Titan spoke, but Raven felt eyes on her. She turned to see Beast Boy hastily look down at the dish he was drying, his olive-green cheeks turning red. After a while, he cleared his throat awkwardly. "So, uh, Raven?" She turned and looked at him. He looked down at the floor. "About what I said earlier…"
"Getting off the subject," Raven interrupted. Beast Boy glanced up at her, a surprised look on his face.
"But Raven…" he began.
"Getting off the subject," Raven interrupted forcefully.
"But all I wanted to say was that what I said was true," Beast Boy looked down at the ground.
"Getting off the subject!" Raven turned and yelled at him. Several dishes exploded.
"What's going on over there?" Robin asked.
"Nothing!" Raven yelled. More dishes exploded.
"Well make sure we still have some dishes left to eat on," Robin replied. Raven glared at him, and then went back to washing the dishes.
"Dude, what is your problem?" she glanced over at Beat Boy. His eyes were angry and sad. "I'm the one who's being vulnerable here, and you just throw it back in my face! You're acting like a heartless demon!" As soon as the words were out of his mouth, Beast Boy regretted saying them. Instead of getting angry, Raven's dark eyes filled with tears, and she turned her back to him. Tentatively he shuffled towards her, and put his hand on her trembling shoulder. Raven flinched at his touch. Beast Boy gently turned her to face him. "I'm sorry Raven." He said softly. "I didn't mean that."
"Yes you did," Raven replied bitterly. "And it's true, I am a demon."
"You're only half-demon," Beast Boy argued. "You're human too Raven. You can't let your demonic side run your life."
"I have no choice," Raven replied bitterly. Beast Boy pulled her closer to him.
"What are you afraid of Raven?" he asked softly. "Are you so afraid of someone having feelings for you? Of me having feelings for you?"
"I don't believe you," she responded, trying to pull away from him. "Terra…" Beast Boy put his finger to Raven's lips.
"Terra was a mistake," he said. "I never actually loved her. I just thought I did. You're the one who's always been there for me Raven. Despite your insults, you're the one who's always stood by me. That's why I love you." He brought her even closer to him, so that their bodies were pressed together. He could feel her heart beating against his chest, and he gazed into her beautiful dark eyes.
"I can't do this," she whispered. Her face only inches away from his.
"Why?" he asked. "I'm not afraid." Raven knew that he was referring to what her powers might do.
"Garfield, I…" she was cut off as Beast Boy put his finger to her lips again.
"You don't have to say anything," he whispered, and brought his face to hers. Raven closed her eyes, and felt his lips brush hers tentatively. Beast Boy caressed the side of her face with his gloved hand, and pressed his lips against hers more confidently. Abruptly, there was a flash of light. Beast Boy pulled away from her, and cocked one of his black eyebrows. "Raven?"
"It wasn't me," she replied defensively. Beast Boy frowned.
"Then who…" Beast Boy trailed off, and both Titans slowly turned around. Cyborg was standing a few paces away from them grinning widely, a camera in his hands.
"Oh I'm going to get a lot of use out of this," he grinned. Beast Boy and Raven's cheeks burned with embarrassment. "Hey Robin, come take a look at this! B.B. and Raven were…" Black energy sealed Cyborg's lips shut.
"Unless you want to be turned into scrap metal," Raven growled, "you will not finish that sentence." Cyborg nodded, and Raven unsealed his lips. "Now hand it over."
"Y'all are going to have to catch me first!" Cyborg replied, and sprinted out of the living room.
"Dude, you are so going down!" Beast Boy exclaimed, and he and Raven raced out after the robotic Titan. From his station at the computer, Robin shook his head. He turned at the sound of the door opening. Starfire shuffled into the room. A pink blanket was wrapped around her. Her orange skin was still pale, and her auburn hair was still matted, but she looked a little healthier.
"Friend Robin," she began. "Why are Beast Boy and Raven chasing Cyborg? Are they engaging in the tag?" Robin smiled at the alien's broken English.
"No Starfire," he replied.
"Then…" a puzzled expression crossed the alien's face.
"It's a long story Star," Robin sighed.
"A story?" Starfire clapped her hands together with excitement. "Please friend Robin, begin sharing!"
"Well," Robin paused to think for a moment. "I guess it started when I sent Raven to go wake up Beast Boy."