"For the last time Beast Boy, shut up."
Raven was walking down the hall, followed closely by Beast Boy.
"No, I'm serious. Something's going on and you better tell me about it!"
"Drop it Beast Boy!"
"No." Beast Boy got in front of her and cut her off. "Why won't you tell me?"
"Because it's none of your business."
Raven glared down at him. He was being a pest, again. She wasn't going to tell him. Why couldn't he get that through his thick skull?! She could she the determination in his eyes; he wasn't about to stop. She almost softened. Those eyes almost made him look… She cleared her head. It was time for this to stop.
"Look, I'm going to my room and you're going to stay out of my way. There's nothing wrong, I just need to be alone." She pushed past him and continued to her room.
"I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice!" he called after her, "I could get Robin!"
"And that," she answered just inside her door, "would make you a tattle tale. Grow up." She slammed the door in his face. Damn! He hadn't actually planned on getting Robin, he was just hoping for a response with information. He hated when she told him to grow up. Just because he was short and chose to be goofy instead of depressing didn't mean he couldn't be just as mature as she was.
Something was wrong. He knew it. If he had been asked how he knew this, he wouldn't be able to say, but something was definitely wrong with Raven, and he was going to find out what it was. Raven already pulled too much inside herself; he didn't want her disappearing in there. Time to do some research; he hated research.
He decided to start with Starfire. She knew mare about Raven than anybody. Maybe she'd noticed something.
"Hi Beast Boy." She was watching a movie with a large batch of odd-looking popcorn. "Would you care to sample some of my popped corn with snorge sauce?"
"Um, sure." He carefully picked up a piece and placed it in his mouth. He chewed it a bit, getting the texture and taste, then swallowed. "Not bad," he told her as he took some more. "Starfire, I've been meaning to talk to you," he said as he hopped over the sofa to sit next to her.
"What is it you wish to talk about friend?"
"I was just wondering, do you think Raven's been acting… odd lately?" he stared at the popcorn in his hand, not wanting to look at her as she answered.
"She has had more of the gloom, but I do not think it is a horrible gloom, just a passing thing."
"Ok, thanks Star." He grabbed a handful of popcorn and hoped off the couch. "I think I'm going to work in the gym awhile."
"Come back if you would like more of the popped corn!" she called.
As he walked down the hall towards the gym, munching on the popcorn, Beast Boy heard something. He couldn't quite make out what it was. His ears morphed into that of a bat's as he strained to hear the noise more clearly. There it was! Beast Boy's face fell. Someone was crying.