A/N: This started out as just a writing exercise with a neat idea I found surfing around the anime sections of FFN and then turned into a kind-of fic. The story is basically a 20truth—which is pretty self-explanatory—for each of the Titans, with each chapter featuring a different Titan. Most of these are just observations I've made or things I've thought up about the characters. Some of the information is comic-based but having a thorough knowledge of DC comics isn't necessary to read this. If you do see something weird or possibly inaccurate, though, PM me because I like to have my information right. And yes, there are hints of pairings here—as in not-so-subtle hints of RobStar and BBRae. If that's not your 'ship of choice, you are more than welcome to continue reading but you're doing so at your own risk and flaming me for differing opinions will only leave both of us feeling frustrated.

All that said, please read, enjoy, and review—because reviews help fight global warming. Al Gore said so. Bono agrees.

Oh, one more thing—the Breath Strip thing mentioned below? Yeah, don't try that.

Disclaimer: I do not own the Teen Titans. Or Jones Sodas. Or the Killers. Or really much of anything.

20Truths: Beast Boy

1. He never particularly liked the color green. He's okay with it now but he kind of had to be. It's not like he's going to wake up tomorrow and be blue. Not only is that impossible but the smurf jokes would be unbearable.

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2. After he was cured of Sakutia and found out he could change into animals, Chief Tawaba said his powers were a gift, and Beast Boy believed the man. Then he turned into the Beast and although he's decided that does not mean the chief was wrong, he's learned that gifts and curses aren't really that different.

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3. He can swing dance. And he's good.

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4. He knows that his friends love him. He's just terrified to know what they actually think of him.

Beast Boy does his job well—he wouldn't be a Titan if he didn't—but he is also extremely aware of the fact that his joking demeanor has not given him a glowing reputation as a hero and that Robin has had to defend his presence on the team to Batman at least twice. He knows people think of him as the team's weakest link. Robin is a martial arts master as well as one of the world's greatest detectives. Starfire's strength enables her to accomplish feats that thirty full grown men wouldn't dare attempt, and her starbolts can melt titanium. Cyborg's mostly metal body makes him nearly invincible, and no one in their right mind would stand against his sonic cannon. Raven can fly, heal, move through time and space, and just the thought of what she can do with her powers made some criminals wet themselves.

Beast Boy can change into animals. That is it.

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5. He would never—never, never, never—tell her this but he thinks Raven needs a knight. Oh, yeah, he knows she can more than take care of herself but everyone needs someone to look after them every once in awhile right? And she is a princess (in a really bizarre manner of speaking), after all, and every princess needs a knight in shining armor. Beast Boy thinks she needs someone strong and brave and capable, and he wishes he was suited for more than just a jester's cap…

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6. Sometimes, he has dreams that Warp attacks but instead of Star disappearing into the swirly time-portal, he does. Then he's twenty years into the future but the city looks like something out of a 1940s detective movie—cold and dark, with snow and ice freezing everything. That's not the worst part of the nightmare, though. The worst part is when he suddenly finds himself in the Tower, his friends are still there—and they haven't missed him at all.

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7. He also has dreams that the Titans are all lifeguards and the girls are in bikinis á la Baywatch and Raven actually laughs at his jokes. Yeah, Beast Boy likes those dreams much better.

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8. He really likes the Killers but he can't listen to "Mr. Brightside" without thinking about Slade, Terra, and himself.

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9. He really resents the Geico gecko. People think that little guy so friggin' cute but when he changes into a tiny, talking lizard, girls flip out and call animal control even after he changes back.

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10. People might think of him as the dumb Titan but he's good at biology. Really, really good—and why shouldn't he be, when he has the ability to turn into any animal imaginable and had world-famous geneticists for parents? But the others must not realize this because they all looked pretty freaked out when they caught him watching a documentary on Mendelian genetics and immunology. Just as a joke (because the disbelieving looks they were giving him were getting annoying), he asked if they actually thought he was completely ignorant. Then he had to pretend he didn't noticed their hesitation. Beast Boy hasn't watched the Discovery Channel since.

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11. Once, secretly, he tried Raven's tea. It took six Jones Sodas to rid his mouth of that taste.

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12. Despite everything, there's still some small part of him that wants to prove to Mento that he does have what it takes to be a superhero. This is more than teenage rebellion and determination. It's the fact that every little boy, no matter how old he gets, will always want his father to be proud of him.

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13. Now he has a new appreciation for Beauty and the Beast. The movie gives him hope sometimes but it's the last line of the narrator's prologue that sticks in his head and keeps him awake at night—"And who could ever love a beast?"

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14. Adam Sandler is funny, George Clooney is smooth, and Jason Statham is badass—but Humphrey Bogart is the man and his favorite actor. Beast Boy could quote Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and The African Queen line for line by the time he was nine, which was the same age that he decided he wanted to be an actor. It's been years since then but he can still quote those movies. And he still wants to act, too.

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15. You know in movies, when a girl likes a guy but doesn't know how he feels, she'll go buy flowers and do the whole he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not thing? Beast Boy thinks it's stupid but that doesn't stop him from buying an entire bouquet after the whole Trigon ordeal and spending three hours on his rock, picking off petals. He always seemed to end on "not".

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16. Cyborg once dared him to put one of those Listerine Breath Strips up his nose. It burned but oddly enough, it also cleared up his sinuses.

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17. He's pleased with his accomplishments as a superhero and he still has nightmares about some of the things he's seen both as a Titan and as a member of the Doom Patrol but it's the moments he's experienced as simply a teenager among his friends that he cherishes the most. One of his biggest regrets is not hugging Raven back after. One of his favorite memories is singing karaoke with the others in Japan. One of his proudest moments is the time he got Robin to laugh so hard Dr. Pepper sprayed out of the Boy Wonder's nose. One of his most terrifying moments is when he discovered that Pantha had a crush on him.

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18. Every phone number he brought home from Japan has disappeared, and even though he can't be sure, he suspects Raven knows where they went. She was the one most annoyed by his fans. He considers asking her—and then remembers he likes living.

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19. Sometimes he still leaves flowers in Terra's cave. He isn't sure why he does this—it's not like he hasn't moved on with his life—but maybe he just wants to make sure that someone remembers her. If it were him, he'd want someone to remember.

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20. The others don't know this but Herald asked him to lead Titans South. He almost said yes—but he didn't. He wasn't sure why at first because he could think of so many reasons why he should do it. He could be a good leader, he knew that now, and leading a team would be a great opportunity. He wouldn't have to be thought of as the slacker or the brainless one. He would get a new start with a team that would not only like him but also completely and totally respected him from the very beginning. For once, he would have people looking up to him. He would finally make Mento proud. So why had he turned the offer down?

And then he went back to the Tower and saw Robin and Cyborg playing Mega Monkeys XIV. They told him he could take on the winner. Starfire was in the kitchen, preparing God-probably-doesn't-even-know-what, but she beamed and waved at him. Then Raven appeared next to him to say that there was a plate of tofu waiting for him in the fridge because whatever their resident alien was fixing was likely toxic, and she didn't feel like having to heal him this evening. But she was almost smiling when she said it. Beast Boy smiled back.

He knew why he said no.