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TEEN TITANS: LOVE HURTS MOVIE POSTER CHALLENGE!
If you're a fan of Teen Titans: Love Hurts, then I have a treat for you. Create a movie poster using any medium you want and let me know when it's finished so that I can add it to my favourites on deviantART. My username on deviantART is physicsgoddess. If you aren't on deviantART, and still want to participate, then I would recommend using Photobucket and sending me the link. Once everyone has submitted an entry, we can then have a vote as to which poster will be used for the story. Any questions feel free to ask me! Okay, start your crafting!
Chapter 10 – APGW FM
"This is DJ TJ from APGW," the voice crackled from the radio in the Spectre Speeder. "What's your sighting?"
"I'm at the Nasty Burger!" a woman's voice trilled. "The monster is terrorizing the people trapped inside!"
"Step on the gas Jazz!" Danny instructed. Jazz nodded, and the Spectre Speeder raced towards its destination. Once they arrived, the teens piled out of the car. Electus was holding up a car. Starfire was flying around his head trying to retrieve the person trapped in the car.
"Well Electus," Danny shouted up at the villain. "That's impressive! Now let them go!"
"Oh my friend you have seen nothing," Electus replied. "Just wait 'til I get through because I'm bad, I'm bad, come on! You know I'm bad, I'm bad, you know it! You know I'm bad, I'm bad, come on you know! And the whole world has to answer right now just to tell you once again who's bad!" Raven's hands began to charge with black energy.
"Let's stop this before he starts singing showtunes," she growled.
"I don't know how to attack him!" Beast Boy exclaimed. "Every time I get in contact with him, I get shocked!"
"Well then just stay out of the way," Raven replied. "Let Danny and me do the work. Come on Danny." Beast Boy stared at her.
"Sure Raven!" the ghost boy grinned. "Let's fry this guy!" Raven chuckled.
"How come she laughs at his jokes?" Beast Boy muttered.
"What's wrong Beast Boy?" Sam asked him.
"N-nothing," he stuttered. "Let's move back. Are there still any people that need help?"
"Feel useless?" Sam smiled.
"Am I that easy to read?" Beast Boy chuckled.
"I know the feeling," Sam assured him. "That's why I have this." She handed Beast Boy a Ghost-blaster.
"Uh," Beast Boy shifted uncomfortably. "I've never really used a gun before..."
"Don't worry," Sam smiled. "It's easy." She walked around so that she was behind him, put her arms around him, and placed her hands on his. "I'll show you."Beast Boy blushed.
"Okay," he nodded. Sam showed him how to fire the blaster. Neither of them noticed Raven hovering above them, a sad look on her grey face. She was so preoccupied, that she didn't notice Electus behind her. The electric ghost-villain raised an arm, moulded it into an electric sword, and swung it at her. Danny flew forward, grabbing Raven and pulling her out of the way before the sword could hit her. Unfortunately, his momentum caused them to land in a heap on the ground. Hearing the noise, Beast Boy looked up.
"Huh?" he noticed that Raven and Danny were on the ground. Raven was rubbing her head. He ran over to them, and dropped to his knees in front of Raven. "Raven, are you okay?" He asked her.
"Yes, I'm alright," Raven winced. "Thanks to Danny."
"No problem," Danny grinned and winked at her. A soft growl escaped Beast Boy's lips. Raven looked up at him.
"What's with you?" she asked.
"Nothing," Beast Boy muttered. Raven gave him an odd look, but said nothing. Behind them, Electus was terrorizing the people inside the restaraunt. Starfire flew up behind the villain, and hurled another car at him. The car smacked the villain on the back of his head, knocking him down on the pavement.
"Success!" Starfire did a loop-de-loop to celebrate. Electus crackled.
"I'll be back!" he promised, sounding like Arnold Schwarzenegger from The Terminator, and then leapt into the electrical wires.
"I'm getting tired of this," Cyborg sighed.
"I'm getting tired of Danny helping Raven and vice versa," Beast Boy muttered.
"What?" Cyborg asked.
"I said I'm tired of not being able to help," Beast Boy replied.
"But I thought you said..." Cyborg began.
"Waugh!" Beast Boy flailed his arms.
"We should leave now," Robin suggested, and moved towards the T-car. Starfire swooped down and hovered in front of him.
"Robin, did you see the way I opened the can of the butt-whoop on Electus?" she asked. Robin opened the door for the alien princess.
"Yeah," he smiled at her. "That was a great throw Star." Danny remembered the obstacle course that he had constructed.
"Hey Raven!" he swooped over to her.
"Yeah Danny?" Raven looked at the ghost-boy. Beast Boy felt a twitch go through his body. Raven looked interested in what the ghost-boy had to say. He clenched his fists.
"I was wondering if you could come back to the lab for a bit," the ghost-boy could barely contain his excitement. "I have something I'd like to show you." Beast Boy blinked. He wondered if he had heard that correctly. He could feel his rage increasing.
"Excuse me?" he demanded, cutting in between the ghost boy and the telekinetic Titan.
"Huh?" Danny was confused at Beast Boy's sudden aggression.
"You aren't going to show her anything!" Beast Boy growled. "Not if I have anything to say about it!"
"Uh I just wanted to show her the new obstacle course that I made," Danny stammered. He felt uneasy with Beast Boy bristling in front of him.
"Ha!" Beast Boy snorted. "Like I'd fall for that!" Raven swiftly stepped around him and faced him.
"What is wrong with you?" she demanded.
"Nothing is wrong with me!" Beast Boy bellowed. "I just don't trust this half-ghost freak not to..." He was cut off by Raven slapping him hard across the face. He stared at her, and touched his fingers to his stinging cheek. Raven stared back at him, and looked down at her hand. As much as she might say cruel things to him, she had never physically hurt Beast Boy before.
"Uh," Robin broke the silence. "I think we should get back to Sam's."
"Good idea," Cyborg agreed, staring at Raven. She didn't speak, just turned on heal and followed Danny back to the Spectre Speeder. Beast Boy stared after her, turned as though in a trance, and climbed into the passenger seat of the T-car. Everyone else climbed in, and Cyborg started the engine. No one spoke during the drive. Beast Boy turned to Sam.
"Sorry for calling Danny a freak," he mumbled. "I didn't mean it." Sam grasped his hand in hers. Beast Boy felt numb. He still couldn't believe that Raven had struck him. He felt tears welling up, and tried to suppress them. Sam squeezed his hand, and Beast Boy felt the tears beginning to spill down his cheeks.
- Scene Break -
Raven stared out the window of the Spectre Speeder. No one had spoken since Jazz had started driving. As far as she was concerned, there was nothing to talk about. Beast Boy had been out of line, and she had dealt with it. She tried to block out the hurt expression that had been on his face when she had struck him. Beside her, Danny fidgeted uncomfortably. He could almost feel the untapped power in her slender frame. A few times, he opened his mouth to speak, but he couldn't find anything to say.
"So," Jazz broke the silence. "What do we know about this new ghost?"
"He seems to be some sort of hybrid," Raven replied. "Ghost and electricity."
"Wow," Jazz was clearly trying to make conversation. "Do we know where it came from?"
"One of our villains mixing with one of yours," Raven answered.
"Really?" Jazz was clearly surprised at this.
"They both share a fascination of technology," Raven was getting bored with these questions. Jazz looked in the review mirror and saw Raven's bored expression. She smirked.
"So, any cute boys in Jump City?" she asked innocently.
"Huh?" Raven was caught off guard by this question.
"Jazz," Danny slid down in his chair, embarrassed by his older sister's question.
"What?" Jazz grinned widely. "I'm just curious."
"Not really," Raven answered her question, trying to remain calm. "No."
"I find that hard to believe," Jazz seemed to be enjoying herself immensely.
"Well believe it," Raven replied darkly. "They're all just annoying and stupid, with their stupid pranks, and jokes." Jazz considered this.
"Sounds to me more like one particular guy rather than all of them," she mused.
"What are you talking about?" Raven demanded. She was liking Jazz less and less by the second.
"Oh nothing," Jazz chuckled. "Forget I mentioned it."
"What are you getting at?" Raven demanded. Danny had slid way down in the seat at this point. "Do you think I'm talking about Beast Boy?"
"Why of course not!" Jazz feigned suprise.
"Are you insinuating that I secretly like Beast Boy?" Raven demanded.
"I would never!" Jazz feigned insult.
"Well good!" Raven could feel her face heating. "Because he's an annoying, green, idiot, who will stop at nothing to make me smile!"
"How dare he!" Jazz was definately mocking her now. Raven could see that.
"Jazz stop that," Danny spoke from somewhere on the floor of the Spectre Speeder.
"Thank-you," Raven glared at Jazz. Jazz just turned back to the controls of the Speeder, smiling in a satisfied sort of way. Raven continued to glare at her in a way that would have made anyone shrivel away in fear.
"Danny, if you sink down any further, you're going to go through the Speeder's floor!" Jazz lectured her brother.
"I'm perfectly comfortable here thank you very much," Danny muttered from the floor.
"Danny you should listen to your sister," Raven insisted. "You could get hurt down there." Jazz smirked. "What?" Raven bellowed.
"Oh I can just think of a few people who wouldn't be thrilled with this conversation," Jazz replied.
"Huh?" Danny piped up from the floor. "Who?"
"Well that would be unfair of me to tell you now wouldn't it?" Jazz asked.
"Just tell us already!" Raven demanded.
"I doubt you're going to like it," Jazz mused. Raven looked like she was going to burst a blood vessel in her neck. "Okay, okay, well Beast Boy for one."
"What are you talking about?" Raven exploded.
"And Sam for another," Jazz ignored her.
"Huh?" Danny asked again.
"Clueless," Jazz sighed, shaking her head. Raven struggled to keep her Rage under control.
"Hey!" Danny scowled from his place on the floor. Jazz just laughed. Raven could barely keep Rage in check.
"Well, we're here," Jazz announced. Raven was relieved. She exited the Speeder, and shot a very ugly look at Jazz before stalking off.
"Did you really have to get her so riled up?" Danny demanded of his sister.
"It got her mind off of her green friend, didn't it?" Jazz asked.
"I actually think it did the opposite sis," Danny replied.
"And does that bother you?" Jazz wanted to know.
"Huh?" Danny asked again, blinking. "Why should it?"
"You seem very protective of your new friend," Jazz pointed out. "I don't think Sam would approve."
"Tucker said the same thing," Danny mused. "But I'm sure you guys are just reading too much into it."
"Think what you want," Jazz shrugged and went into the house. Danny stared after her, and then ran to catch up. He found Raven standing in the basement next to the new obstacle course.
"This what you wanted to show me?" she asked.
"Yup," Danny answered. "This is our obstacle course. My parents built it a while ago, but I'm usually the only one that uses it."
"They don't know that you're a ghost," Raven remarked.
"Heh," Danny laughed nervously. Raven could tell from his face that she was right. "Well, half technically." Raven rolled her eyes.
"Whatever," she looked at the obstacle course. "So are we going to go through this thing or not?"
"Yeah," Danny agreed. "Sure." He readied the machine, and crouched down at the starting line. He changed into his ghost-form. Raven levitated silently beside him. "Ready? I switched the equipment around earlier today, so it'll be new to both of us."
"Sure," Raven shrugged. She waited for the course to start. The moniter began to count down from three. Raven wasn't expecting much, she had been through Cyborg's obstacle courses. Surely this teenage boy couldn't create a better obstacle course than the technologically savvy Titan.
"Go!" said the moniter. Raven and Danny flew over the starting line and into the obstacle course.
- Scene Break -
Cyborg sat in the middle of the library, bits of Skulker's armour around him. For the first time in his life, the robotic Titan was stumped. He reached over and poked a piece, but no ideas came to him. He sighed.
"Hey Cyborg," Tucker's voice made the robotic Titan look up. "How's it going?"
"This stuff makes no sense," Cyborg groaned. He picked up a piece of the armour and inspected it carefully with his electronic eye. "I can get the mechanics, but the power source is an entirely different animal. I've tried everything, but nothing is matching this specific energy signal." He put the piece down and picked up another. "Maybe there's some kind of hidden converter, or..." He trailed off as he continued to scan pieces.
Tucker looked over Cyborg's shoulder, "Hmmmm." He considered. Cyborg slumped his head down on the desk.
"I give up," he muttered.
"Well," Tucker furrowed his brow in concentration. "What if the technology runs off of the residual life force that the ghost gives off?" Cyborg blinked. The gears turning in his head. He reached out and picked up a piece.
"Interesting theory," he mused. "I wonder if it's possible. To run a machine on life force." He turned the idea over in his head. "Yeah!" He exclaimed at length. "Yeah they could! At least in terms of ghosts anyway!" He began scribbling figures onto a piece of paper.
- Scene Break -
Beast Boy sat on the porch of the Manson's mansion. He was holding his hand over the red mark on his cheek from when Raven had slapped him. He couldn't understand why Raven was standing up for this person that she barely knew, and why he was so angry about it. Mostly he was surprised that she had slapped him. This slap had been full of malice, not like her usual smacks.
"Hey B.B.," he looked up to see Sam peering down at him. "How're you feeling?"
"Like that glob of old gum on the sidewalk that everyone steps in," Beast Boy muttered. "Did I say I was sorry?" Sam sat down next to him.
"Yes," she confirmed. Beast Boy stared out, not saying anything. Sam slipped an arm around his slim shoulders. "She really hurt you didn't she?"
"It's the shock more than anything," Beast Boy tried to smile at the goth girl. "Trust me I've had worse than this. Part of the job."
"Not from your own team though," Sam pointed out.
"Doesn't mean I didn't deserve it," Beast Boy shrugged. Sam put her other hand on his face and turned him to face her.
"You didn't," she insisted. Beast Boy shook his head.
"I was out of line," he said. "I shouldn't have said that. You guys have been nothing but kind to us." Sam looked at him, and something finally clicked. It would explain why Beast Boy would be so annoyed at the amount of time that Raven was spending with Danny. The shape-shifter must have deeper feelings for the telekinetic Titan than he was willing to admit.
"She's got a bit of a hold over you doesn't she?" she asked. Beast Boy started at being found out, but said nothing. His cheeks began to burn with embarrassment.
"I guess you could say that," his voice was barely above a whisper. Sam wrapped her arms around him and gave him a squeeze.
"It's nothing to be embarrassed about," she insisted.
"The way I've been acting is something to be embarrassed about," Beast Boy mumbled. "I've just been feeling so jealous about Raven spending so much time with Danny." He paused and then continued. "It's just...Well how would you feel if the person you liked was spending time with someone else?" Sam could feel her own cheeks beginning to burn. Quickly she turned away from the shape-shifter.
"I know what you mean," she murmured.
"Really?" Beast Boy blinked at her. Sam realized what she had said and felt her cheeks beginning to burn.
"I-I mean I think I know what you mean," she stuttered, fidgeting.
"Oh," Beast Boy grinned widely. "I get it. You like Danny."
"No I don't!" Sam said too quickly, her face turning red. Beast Boy grinned even wider and waggled his eyebrows.
"Then why are you blushing so much about it?" he asked.
"I'm not blushing!" Sam blustered. "It's just...really warm out here!"
"Liar," Beast Boy gently poked her shoulder. Sam continued to blush. "Hey don't worry." Beast Boy smiled. "I won't tell anyone." He pulled an imaginary zipper across his lips. Sam looked up at Beast Boy and moved closer to him.
"You promise?" she asked.
"Cross my heart," Beast Boy replied, drawing a cross over his chest. Sam leaned forward so that her lips were almost touching his ear.
"What's going on here?" the two teens jumped at the sound of Cyborg's voice. The robotic Titan blinked at them. Sam pulled away and blushed a deep red.
"Dude!" Beast Boy glared at Cyborg. "You have the worst timing!"
"Did I miss something?" Cyborg scratched his head. "Is there something going on here?"
"No," Beast Boy said, a little too quickly, his cheeks colouring slightly.
"There is?" Cyborg's eye widened. "Oh man! I gotta tell everyone!" He ran off.
"Great," Beast Boy ground his teeth, shifted into into a cheetah, and took chase. Sam stood up, and chased after the whooping robotic Titan. Her face was still beet red.