Disclaimer: With every new story there must come a disclaimer I guess. Well here it is. I don't own the Teen Titans or any DC character. So the lawyers can settle down now.
Rated T: For language and just to be safe.
Well I started playing around with this in my head while I wrote my other story (Emotions Reborn – go check it out ) and decided to start this story as well. It's sort of a side project but I hope everyone likes it. A few things before you start reading. I'm a BBXRae fan (Beast Boy paired up with Raven as a possible couple) so if you don't like that pairing then please don't flame me for it. Also on the subject of Control Freak's real name…I don't know what it is. Actually last I checked he had no real name so I named him after the person who thought him up. Well hope you enjoy my story. As always please Read and Review. Flames on pairing or immature flames will be ignored and are not welcomed.
The way I write:
"You sure I look ok?" asked a nervous teen as his eyes scanned his reflection once again.
"Dude you look great. Don't worry bout it. She will be putty in your hands." cheerfully replied another teen as he handed his friend a black sports jacket.
The two friends were an odd site to be seen. One of the teens was dressed in a black tuxedo from a world renowned designer. His large frame fit oddly well within the confines of the elegant suit which made him look oddly presentable. His normally unwashed red hair was neatly styled and tied in a pony tail. His normally greasy and unshaved face was smooth and trimmed. He looked at his reflection and could barely believe it was him. He straightened his jacket once more and turned to his green friend to get the final opinion. The other teen was dressed in a simple black t-shirt and black cargo pants, his green hair messily styled with a small amount of gel. His friend simply gave him his trademark toothy grin and a thumbs up as the chubbier teen looked at him for moral support. A few months ago anyone who knew they were friends would have probably thought that hell had frozen over and that Lucifer was cheerfully handing out hot coco. As the chubbier teen finished adjusting his tie the other teen handed him a single red rose.
"What's this for?" asked the chubbier teen taking the rose and inspecting it.
"Dude whatcha think its for?" replied the green teen in his usual duh voice. "Girls love small tokens of affection. Trust me. That one rose will mean more to her than you think. Just trust me. Have I ever given you any reason to doubt me?" asked the green teen with a smile.
"Umm I don't know how bout the countless times you and your friends beat the snot out of me?!" replied the chubbier teen with an irritated look.
"Dude that was BEFORE you reformed. And frankly you deserved it. Anyways c'mon. As a fellow geek would I ever steer you wrong?" replied the green teen, his smile never fading.
The chubbier teen's look of irritation faded. It was true. After he had reformed no one would hire him or even trust him until his new friend vouched for him.
"Gar…do you think this will work out?" asked Control Freak, his voice full of worry.
"Trust me Dwayne she will love it." replied Beast Boy with a confident look in his eyes.
It had been almost six months since the Brotherhood of Evil was defeated and most of the world's villains put on ice. Even though most of the villains deserved their icy prison Beast Boy was glad a few were paroled. Control Freak wasn't exactly what he would call a 'danger to society' but according to Cyborg he could still be a problem. On advice from Robin a few of the lesser villains were thawed out and slowly reintegrated into society. Most couldn't handle the change and returned to their criminal ways but luckily Beast Boy had found Control Freak before that could happen, albeit by pure coincidence
It was about two months after the incident in Tokyo and things in Jump City were pretty quiet so the Titans where enjoying some much deserved time off. Beast Boy had been planning on spending most of his time at his favorite comic book shop with others who shared in his geeky hobbies. As he opened the door to his favorite shop the pleas of a familiar voice caught his ear.
"Please!!! I need this job. It's the last condition of my parole and if I don't get a job soon I'm going to be thrown back in jail." pleaded a chubby teen in a dirty black t-shirt and a pair of worn jeans. His voice and face were familiar but Beast Boy couldn't put his finger on it.
"Sorry kid I can't do it. I mean don't get me wrong. I'm an ex con myself and I know how hard it is to get a job once you are out. But without any references or referrals I can't give you the job." replied a man in his fifties from behind the display counter.
"PLEASE!!! I NEED THIS JOB!!!" shouted the teen, falling to his knees. That's when it finally hit Beast Boy.
"Control Freak?" asked the green teen with a confused look on his face as he walked over to the ex villain.
"I don't go by that name anymore…"replied Control Freak before realizing whose voice that was. "Oh…it's YOU. Look I'm not a bad guy anymore Beast Boy. I'm just trying to get a job like everyone else." added the chubby teen in a defeated tone. This wasn't the hyperactive fan boy that Beast Boy remembered. He looked drained, as his last hopes for a normal life seemed to be on the verge of disappearing.
"Gar you know this kid?" asked the elderly man turning to the green teen.
"Yeah I know him." replied Beast Boy turning to the elderly man.
"So is he reformed or is he just pulling my leg?" asked the elderly man as he reconsidered the pleading teen.
Beast Boy could have told the man about the countless times he and his friends had beaten the second rate villain that was now begging for a job. He held Control Freak's fate in his hand and could have crushed his hopes without a second thought. As he looked at the former villain staring back at him, something inside him felt sympathy for the chubby teen. True they used to be enemies but now he had a chance to change things for the better. Beast Boy's attention turned back to the owner of the shop and he flashed his signature toothy grin.
"Yeah he is reformed. He is also one of the biggest geeks I know. I think he'd be perfect for the job Carl." replied Beast Boy.
"Oh. Well if my best costumer vouches for him I guess he can't be all bad. Ok kid come on over to the back and if you know half as much as I do about the wonderful world of comics then you got the job." added Carl with a small smile as he made his way to the back of the shop.
Control Freak's face brightened instantly. He shot back to his feet and was about to follow the elderly man when he turned to the green teen who had just helped him. "Umm…thanks." was all he could say.
"Don't worry about it. But if you this mess up or betray Carl, you will wake up missing a few vital organs." added Beast Boy morphing into a green Grizzly and baring his fangs at Control Freak.
The chubby teen gave a small shriek of terror before dashing into the back of the store. The green bear morphed back into the green teen that now had a wide grin on his face. He turned his attention to the aisle with containing the week's newest comics and chuckled softly. "Geeks have to stick together."
The doors to the Common Room slid open as a cloaked figure made its way to the kitchen. The figure started to prepare her usual cup of tea as her attention drifted to the unusual peace that covered the room. The room was oddly quiet even though most of the Tower's occupants were in it. Robin and Starfire had taken a seat on the couch as they waited for Cyborg to finish setting up the team's new home theater system. The alien princess' head rested on the boy's shoulder with a small smile gracing her face. The two teens had officially become a couple after their adventure in Tokyo a few months ago and now spent every moment they could together. Raven finished preparing her cup of tea and was about to head back to her room when Cyborg jumped out from behind a large speaker.
"BOOYAH! Ladies and gentleman we now have the biggest, the baddest and the most pimped out theater system in the western hemisphere." shouted the metal man as he pulled out a huge control and pressed a few buttons on it. Instantly speakers of every imaginable size burst through hidden compartments in the room and switched on.
"Oh great. We could always use more noise around here." added Raven in her usual sarcastic tone as she headed back towards her room.
"Friend Raven will you not be joining us for the movie night?" asked Starfire turning her attention to her friend.
"Yeah Rae you gotta stay for the first test run of my new baby." added Cyborg as he petted the controller with a look of pure bliss.
"C'mon Raven. We chose a movie that everyone might like." added Robin glancing over his shoulder.
Raven looked around as if expecting one more person to pop out of nowhere and try to convince her but the voice never came. She looked around the room and realized who was missing. "Where is Beast Boy? I would have thought he'd be the first to be drooling over that mechanical monstrosity Cyborg built." asked Raven in an unusual tone. Though she relished the quiet and calm atmosphere she had been getting lately she couldn't help but feel awkward with the absence of the green teen. He still got on her nerves but lately he had been more distant and this had caused most of her emotions to voice out their concerns.
"Oh. The little grass stain said he'd be back by nine. He said he had a few things to take care off before then." replied Cyborg carrying two large buckets of freshly made popcorn to the couch. He handed one over to the couple and kept the other for himself before turning his attention to the clock. "It's a little past nine so he should be back any minute now."
Raven was about to speak when the doors to the Common Room slid open and she felt something bump into her back. The cup in her hands was about to slip from the impact but two gloved hands shot out from behind her and grabbed the cup before it spilled. Raven felt an all too familiar heat rise up into her cheeks as the gloved hands returned the cup to her hands and retreated back behind her. She turned around quickly and found herself looking straight into a pair of emerald eyes. She stood there shocked for a few seconds before reacting. "Speak of the devil and he appears." she said trying her best to resume her usual emotionless tone.
"Sorry Rae. But at least you didn't spill your tea." replied Beast Boy with a nervous smile.
Raven glared at him before making her way to the couch. She was glad for once that her powers didn't react to the sudden shock or else something in the tower would have exploded. She sat next to the metallic teen before taking a sip of her tea. The warmth from the liquid calmed her back to her serene state before she turned her glance back to the green teen. "Are you going to stand there while the movie is playing?" she asked in her usual tone.
"Um actually I think I'm going to crash early tonight. It's been a long day." he replied faking a yawn and heading out of the room.
The team exchanged looks as the changeling left. Beast Boy was never one to miss movie night especially since it had originally been his idea. Also he never went to sleep so early, he usually stayed up later than anyone watching cartoons or movies. An eerie silence swept the room before Robin finally broke it. "Ok…that was weird."
"Yes. Friend Beast Boy never misses the movie night." added Starfire as a look of concern appeared in her face.
"C'mon guys I'm sure it's nothing. If there was anything wrong he would have told me about it." replied Cyborg turning his attention back to the television. He and Beast Boy were inseparable most of the time and they had developed a brotherly bond long ago. Whenever Beast Boy needed to talk he usually went to Cyborg immediately for advice.
"Perhaps Beast Boy has found a girlfriend." cheerfully added Starfire before one of the lights in the room burst into pieces. The teens turned their attention to where Raven was sitting but found the spot empty.
"Ok…that was just weird." said Robin breaking the silence.
"Hey I'm just happy she didn't blow up the speakers." added Cyborg settling back into his seat.
"Should we not go see what is troubling our friends?" asked Starfire with worried look.
"They have to solve this on their own Star." replied Cyborg with a grin before turning on the DVD player.
A vortex of black energy materialized inside Raven's room as the dark teen appeared on her bed. Her hands were clutching the sides of her head as numerous voices caused an uproar inside her mind.
"Quiet!" she screamed before picking up a strange beauty mirror from her nightstand. She carefully ran her fingers over the surface before gathering her thoughts. 'Why are all my emotions so riled up? So what if Beast Boy has a girlfriend?...' her train of thought was interrupted as a multitude of colored tendrils shot out of her mirror and wrapped themselves around her. Before she could protest the tendrils forcefully dragged her deeper into the mirror. "What the hell!?" was all she could scream before disappearing into her mirror. The mirror floated in mid air for a brief moment before settling back on the nightstand.
End of Chapter 1. So what did you guys think? Hope you liked it. As always reviews are highly welcomed. I love hearing from you guys. Check out my other story called Emotions Reborn. I just posted Chapter 9. Well I hope I can update this soon. I will try not to take too long.