AN: I do not own anything in this story. Please R&R.

Raven Roth opened one eye blearily and glanced at her alarm clock. Way too early to get up but she couldn't get back to sleep once she'd opened her eyes. She took a shower and came down for a nice cup of herbal tea. Her parent's were already up.

"Good morning princess!" Trigon, Raven's father, said smiling at his only daughter.

"Dad, I've told you a million times not to call me that stupid name!" Raven said loudly.

"I can't help it. It's an ingrained reaction." Raven rolled her eyes at that.

"Oh stop it Raven, just let your father have this one conceit." Raven's mother, Arella, said. Both of her parent's were rich but they were also very kind and most of their money went to charity. Also they did not surround themselves with luxury nor did they spoil Raven. The family lived in a simple one story suburban house. Raven even had to take the bus to school which made the girl very embarrassed. She was a senior in high school not some little kid, but unfortunately she had failed her driver's test 5 times already and couldn't try it again for a couple of months. Today was her first day of the semester and she was hoping she had some good teachers.

Garfield Logan, or Gar as he liked to be called, got up and swiftly changed and showered before running out of his house. His father and mother were both asleep and he didn't want to wake them up. His arms throbbed and some blood trickled down his hands. Dad must have hit me harder than I thought. Gar thought to himself. His parents had constantly beaten him throughout his life, but Gar never told anyone. Instead he created an easygoing personality that made him popular with all kinds of people. Running towards the bus, Gar just managed to get on before it left. He instantly spotted Victor Stone, his best friend and star football player. He sat down and the two boys began talking very rapidly about the newest videogames and movies.

"Could you keep it down? My IQ is dropping just from hearing your pointless conversation." A monotone voice spoke up from the seat behind them. Gar was about to really give the guy a piece of his mind when he saw who was talking to him. Shoulder length hair, dyed purple cascaded down the girl's face and her skin was pale but not a sickly pale and her eyes. Gar was drowning in those purple orbs. Raven stared at the odd boy before her. The boy was short and had spiky blond hair and green eyes. His mouth was hanging open and Raven was annoyed at that. "Are you mentally challenged or just stupid?" she asked. Raven poked the boy a little hard on his shoulder.

"OWWW! What did you do that for?" Gar said, rubbing his injured arm.

"You were staring at me like I was a piece of meat or something." Raven said.

"I'm sorry for staring at you but you don't go around poking people in the shoulder!" Raven just rolled her eyes. "I'm Gar by the way. And you are?" Raven sighed heavily.

"Raven." Gar started laughing when he heard her name. "What's so amusing?"

"Are your parent's hippies or what?"

"I don't know, were your parent's cavemen, because Gar sounds like a Neanderthal's name."

"Alright guys, calm down." Victor said getting annoyed at the verbal insults. "You really should apologize for hurting my pal."

"I'm sorry." Raven said. Gar then held out his hand to her and had a goofy looking smile on his face.

"Apology accepted, Rae!" He'd only known her for a couple of moments but Gar liked this girl, even though she was kind of mean.

"It's Raven." But she took the boy's hand and shook it.

"Hey what class do you have first period?" Gar asked.

"English, with Mr. Wilson." Raven said, hoping that the boy would leave her alone. What he said next put an end to that.

"Awesome, me too! I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship Rae!"

"Super." Raven remarked dryly.