It's weird...but my interest in this story has suddenly died down...probably cuz there's only one chapter left...watch, I'm going to sit like a bump on a log for days on the end after this story's over cuz I won't have anything to write about...jk, I'm a quarter way done with the one-shot I told you about some fifteen chapters earlier.
Another announcement...LOL..."We're in Heaven" is a story I'm co-authoring with Diamond Blue Eyes, and I hope all of you'll read it...I promise it'll be a whole lot better than this one, partly because Marissa's a whole lot better of an author than me. LOL.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who's ever reviewed this story! It means a lot to me. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
K, this whole chapter's in normal POV. Just so no one gets confused. Just the flashback is in Kori's POV.
Disclaimer: don't own TT
Kori arrived at home, giggling madly at random moments. It was a good fifteen minutes after Richard had officially asked her to date him, but the happiness wouldn't wear off for a while, she knew. She giggled again before knocking at what Galfore would think of the state of her clothes. The ones she was wearing at this moment were Richard's, as her others had been dirtied up in the alley when Xavier had kicked her. Kori's smile vanished for a moment, and she remembered the throbbing pain in her side. Being with Richard had taken it away, but now a dull ache remained. She ignored it and opened the door.
"Galfore? Galfore, where are you?" she called. Hopefully Galfore would be home, as she had been out the whole day. She tried to smooth out the tremendous amount of wrinkles on her shirt, hoping her make-out session with Richard on the couch wouldn't be too obvious.
Once she had determined that Galfore wasn't home, she crept upstairs to be stopped by Koma. Embarrassedly, Kori hugged herself in an attempted to hide her clothes. Koma had no interest in them. She was carrying a suitcase and was out of breath.
"Where are you going?" asked Kori.
"None of your business. Get out of my way," snarled Koma. Kori didn't move.
"What's in there?"
"I said MOVE!"
Kori lunged at the suitcase. Koma tried to swing it out of the way, but she wasn't fast enough. Kori ripped open the zipper while Koma tried to tug it out of her grasp. Inside lay a single, familiar object.
"You took Mom's safe!" gasped Kori. Koma tried to punch her, but she dodged it, grabbed her hand, and twisted it. Koma cried out in pain, and Kori relased her. Koma stumbled down a few steps, breathing heavily. "Give it back!"
"No," Koma panted out. She lunged at Kori, and this time her aim was true. Her fist embedded itself in Kori's stomach. Kori doubled over, trying desperately to breathe. She coughed and spluttered, but Koma had already made it down the stairs. Kori ran after her, reaching her just before they hit the front door. With another well placed punch it was over: Koma was unconscious on the floor. Kori grabbed the nearest phone and called up Richard.
"Hey baby. Miss me already?" he joked.
"Richard...Koma...stealing...help..." Kori wheezed. She heard the line click dead, and hoped he had gotte her message.
Sure enough, Richard arrived five minutes later. Kori opened the door for him. He grabbed her and kissed her.
"She's unconscious, right?" he murmured huskily. Kori nodded. "Good." He kissed her again. Kori rolled her eyes.
When Richard had grudgingly pulled away, he suggested calling the police. "After all, she did technically steal your property."
Kori bit her lip. "But calling the cops on my own sister?"
"What else do you expect to do? Kori, she's going to wake up any minute, and she's going to try and steal that stuff again. Unless you want to hide it at Wayne Manor?" he said.
Kori shook her head, her eyes lighting up with an idea.
Koma woke up not long after. She saw Kori, groaning and holding an ice pack to her head, and heard the horn of the taxi she had called blaring outside. "What happened?"
"You hit me," whined Kori as best she could. "I can barely move."
Koma got to her feet unsteadily. "If you don't mind, I'll be leaving."
"Where are you going? You can't just leave me here!" cried Kori.
"Too bad. You'll have big, tall, and ugly here to look after you. Bye-bye, sis! Enjoy life in poverty!" Koma cackled. She walked out the door, with Kori trying to catch up to her.
Once her taxi was out of sight, Richard walked down the stairs.
"How'd it go?"
"Perfect. I don't think she's coming back anytime soon."
"Wait! But how'd you get Koma to believe that she still had the safe and everything?" asked Gar.
"She still has the safe. I just took all the money out of it. It's hidden in Wayne Manor, in case she decides to come back," explained Kori.
"But what if she comes back for you?" asked Angelina. "After all, you tricked her. And now you're alone in the house."
Kori blushed. "Actually...I moved." Angelina raised an eyebrow.
Richard grinned. "She moved in with me. It solved Galfore's real estate problems, too. He got Kori's old house. His family's coming in from Tamaran to stay there." Suggestive smirks adorned everyone's face. "Ha ha. You people are hilarious."
They were all at Richard's Christmas party, which had long since ended. However, they were snowed in. There had been a blizzard every day for the past week, since the day it had first started to snow. Richard, Kori, Vic, Karen, Wally, Alan, Roy, Nicole, Jenny, Angelina, Collette, Gregor, Rachel, and Gar, with an arm around Rachel's waist, were all sitting in a circle in the living room. Richard and Kori had one couch to themselves, as everyone else had declined the invitation to come and sit next to them. Richard pulled his girlfriend on to his lap and sighed.
"Well...where do you all want to sleep?" he asked. Everyone shrugged.
"Aw, don't be a party pooper, Rich!" complained Vic. "We're gonna stay up all night!"
"No were not. It's going to become a problem eventually, and I'd rather settle this when you're all awake."
"Come on, Dick. Do you really want to get up now? You look pretty comfortable with Kori sitting on top of you," said Rachel, smirking. Kori blushed, but Richard didn't even bat an eyelid. He was starting to get used to this stuff. He pressed his lips on Kori's, and she deepened the kiss.
"Way to get them busy, Rae!" congratulated Gar, pecking her on the cheek. "Let's go swimming!"
"Swimming?" asked Jenny skeptically.
"Yeah! Dick has an indoor pool. I can beat Gar racing butterfly...again," challenged Alan.
"Dude! You SO did not beat me last time!"
"Yeah I did."
"You're just trying to show off for your girlfriend!" Gar yelled. A rare burst of color appeared in Angelina's cheeks.
"Yeah? Well you're just trying to show off for your girlfriend. And it's not working! Is it, Rachel?" Rachel rolled her eyes.
"Oh, it's on."
"I don't know, guys," whispered Nicole fervently. "Maybe it's not such a good idea."
"Come on, babe," said Roy easily. "Loosen up a little bit."
Richard and Kori were so engrossed in each other they didn't even notice everyone else leave. Or so everyone else thought. As soon as they were out of earshot, Richard pulled away and rested his forehead against Kori's. "We finally got rid of them," he murmured.
"Mmhmm," Kori mumbled back, focusing on his lips. He grinned and kissed her again.
"Dick, you jerk! Why didn't you tell us the water was freezing?" screamed Gar. He was absolutely soaked. Richard cocked an eyebrow.
"Why'd you go swimming? The pool's never heated up in the winter. You don't even have a swimsuit!"
Gar shrugged. "So? Well, you could have told me before I cannonballed into the pool." Richard just stared, and Kori giggled.
"Wouldn't you test the water first?" he asked.
"Yes, Garfield. You didn't have to make us test it for you," said Collette irritably. Gregor grunted his agreement. The rest of the gang trouped in, muttering under their breath and soaked to the skin from Gar's cannonball. Gar smiled weakly, and Richard groaned.
"You're dripping water all over the place!"
"Sor-ry, Mr. Neat Freak. It's not like it won't dry up!" argued Wally. Vic yawned widely.
"Looks who's gonna stay up all night," commented Karen.
"So I yawned, big deal! I can too stay up! Hey Rich, you got any coffee?" Karen rolled her eyes.
"No, but I've got tons of spare bedrooms. You guys are here a lot, you know where they are, just pick one. Gregor, Angelina, Collette, you can pick 'em out too. Just follow these dorks." Nicole cleared her throat. "Sorry. Follow these dorks and Nicole, who is not included in that insult." Kori cleared her throat as well, and Richard sighed in exasperation. "What? You're staying with me. You aren't included either!"
Kori got up as they left, leaving a disappointed look on Richard's face. "I'm going to go change. I think I might pass out any minute."
"If you have to. Why don't we all just leave Dick because he suggested, key word there, I didn't command, everyone to go to sleep. As if its a cri--" He was silenced by Kori's lips.
"Do you have a spare bedroom for me?" she asked innocently.
Richard grinned. "No. I guess you'll just have to stay with me."
All of Kori's stuff had been moved here in less than a week. She officially occupied the room across the hall from Richard's. Officially. As in: what she told everyone else, who just stared disbelievingly at her.
This past week had been a dream. How was it possible to never be sad, or angry, or worried? She didn't even care that Koma was gone. As long as Richard was here, everything was okay. She knew, in high school, love was about as unheard of as retirement. Still, this feeling had to be somewhere up there.
She thought back, remembering the kiss that started it all, and the hug that made her rethink their hate/hate relationship. That sick feeling she had gotten when he was with any other girl was gone. She knew what it was now. Jealousy. Kori was never the jealous type (come on! She's Kori! Who could she possibly be jealous of? Unless they happened to be liplocking with Richard) so it had had a huge effect on her. It wasn't something she wanted to experience again.
"Hey Kori, are you alive?" asked Richard from outside. Kori rolled her eyes and opened the door.
"No. How could you spoil and pamper me to death? I didn't think it was possible."
"Spoil and pamper? I do not!"
"Yes you do. And I love every minute of it. It's no wonder I'm dying, Richard!" He gazed at her thoughtfully.
"You're the only one who calls me Richard...besides Alfred."
"Well, I like it a lot more than Dick," Kori giggled. Richard colored furiously and was about to retaliate, but a green and blonde blur interrupted him.
"Hey Dick! Dude, have I ever told you how cool your butler's name is? You know what it would be if he went to Mexico? Al-fray-doe. Like the sauce!" yelled Gar, running into sight with a large pair of pants. Rachel followed him, looking worn out.
"Dick, I thought I told you to put the caffeinated drinks where Gar couldn't reach it. It shouldn't be that hard. He's a midget," she groaned. Richard smiled apologetically.
"Yeah...I don't think I was listening..."
"I forgot. Kori must have walked in the room," smirked Rachel. Kori blushed again, and Richard snapped his fingers.
"That was it! I knew it had something to do with--"
"GARFIELD! YOU COME BACK HERE WITH MY PANTS!" roared Vic from the other room. Gar hiccupped and grinned.
"Gotta jet!" he said, running off. Rachel sighed.
"I'd better get Gar to give Vic his pants back..."
Richard pulled Kori into his room. "Finally. Some peace and quiet..."
"And by that you mean: finally, we're alone," interjected Kori.
"You know me too well." He kissed her deeply, but still managed to hear the voices from outside the door.
"What do you think they're doing?" asked what sounded like Roy.
"Man, I don't even wanna know," said Vic.
"I don't hear anything. Maybe you guys are wrong. In the right and wrong sense, I mean. You're already sick," whispered Karen.
"They're making such a big deal out of this," murmured Kori.
Richard kissed her again, not able to get enough of it. "That's because they have no lives. G'night Kori."
I love you...
Sobbing It's over! Quits crying fake tears Good riddance. Twenty seven chapters, can you believe it?
Again, thank you to everyone who's ever reviewed this story! I almost got 250 reviews!
Okay, so now I've got a little poll for the story you all think I should write next. They're all RobStar, maybe a little bit of the other couples thrown in.
A.) Angsty/Romance: Starfire and Robin get in a huge fight (and I mean HUGE) and Starfire leaves to Tamaran. Finally swallowing his pride, Robin follows her, only to find that she's been brainwashed, multiple times. She doesn't remember him at all, and she's depressed beyond Raven's wildest dreams. Plus, there's an executioner waiting for Robin. Apparently he's committed a crime. LOL I'm not gonna tell anything else! Rated T.
B.) Another Angsty/Romance: Indirectly, Robin speeds Starfire's death. A lot. Nightwing, from six years in the future, comes back to stop this from ever happening, while Robin is thrown into the future, suddenly having to realize how dark and desolate his world would be without the alien. The worst part is, he can't do anything. He can just hope Nightwing doesn't mess up like his past self. Rated T.
C.) Humor/Romance: Starfire goes to Tamaran for some royal business, and Robin writes her a series of letters that he plans never to send. Really long Oneshot. Rated K+.
D.) Romance: Richard Grayson and Kori Anders are arranged to marry each other by their foster fathers. Problems come up, and it seems like this couple will never even make it to their wedding day. Rated T.
E.) Please spare us the pain of having to read another one of your stories!
LOL. I'll be surprised if I don't get at least five E's. I hope you guys liked this story, cuz I had a lot of fun writing it.
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