It's the last chapter! lol whoops, I thought I was gonna have more, but whatever. Hope you guys liked it!
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Disclaimer: I don't own TT or minesweeper but I like that game :)
"Starfire," Robin repeated in awe. The alien princess bit her lip, waiting for him to do something, or say anything other than her name. Robin realized everyone was waiting for his reaction, and suddenly didn't know what to do. "Uh...I...um...I'm really glad you're okay...?"
Whispers of 'idiot' could be heard from the other three Titans, but Starfire gave him a huge smile. "And I am glad you are undamaged as well, friend!" Hoping he'd done something right, Robin was well aware that the spotlight was still on him. He didn't like it.
"Um...yeah, well, I...uh...thanks." Starfire's grin faltered a little bit. That wasn't what she was expecting. Nighwing had sounded so sure when he'd said Robin would practically throw himself into her arms, but here he was, edging away semi-inconspicuously.
"How was your trip to the future, friend?" she asked timidly. Robin shrugged.
"Okay, I guess."
"It was 'okay' that I was not there?" Starfire questioned with a raised eyebrow.
"No! Of course not, I just meant...well, I didn't really spend too much time there..." he lied. He'd spent about a week, give or take, and it had seemed like forever, but he chose not to mention that. "So...you sure you're okay?" Starfire nodded. "Great, so now we can all go back to norma--"
The alarm started to ring, and Robin sighed in relief. Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy were giving him dirty looks, but they turned to the giant, now repaired T.V. "Dr. Light," Cyborg announced. "Downtown."
Robin cast a side glance at Starfire. "Do you want to--"
"Of course, friend. I am in working order, I believe." Starfire felt horrible. She hadn't meant to rub it in, but she was miserable again. And technically, Robin was her friend. But she still saw his mask twitch slightly, as though he was wincing.
"Okay. Everyone who can fly, fly. Otherwise, get in the T-car." Starfire followed him into the T-car, and Robin pretended not to notice. It was a silent, bumpy, and very uncomfortable ride. Robin had never been happier to reach the crime scene.
Dr. Light was stealing from a bank. "How original," Cyborg muttered, firing up his sonic cannon. This would be over quickly. He had waffles in the fridge that were calling his name.
Ignoring the lame puns and pathetic insults thrown their way, the Titans attacked on a signal from Robin. Beast Boy morphed into a rhino, charging at their adversary, and butting him with his horn. Starfire flew in jerkily, grabbing the bags of money from his hands. Raven encased the villain in an aura of black, and Robin dialed up the Mayor on his Communticator, smirking at the howling Dr. Light.
"You know, dude, you kinda look like a monkey," said Beast Boy to Dr. Light thoughtfully while they were waiting for the police to arrive. Dr. Light scowled at him, smart enough to realize he was in no position to retort.
"Great work, you guys," Robin said nervously, wondering if his team was still mad. Apparently not. Cyborg slapped him on the back, and he stumbled forward a few steps before catching himself.
"I'll say! Sorry, little guy, I forgot I gotta go easy on you. Who wants WAFFLES?" The robot man said gleefully. Robin grinned, shaking his head. His team was in much lighter spirits with Starfire okay, and for that, he was grateful.
Speaking of Starfire, she was a few feet away, leaning on a wall and half-hugging herself. Robin hesitantly walked over to her. "You okay, Star?" She looked at him and smiled.
"Oh yes, I feel wonderful. Merely tired." Robin smiled, and, on a sudden impulse, hugged her. He wished he'd never have to let go. Starfire snuggled close, sighing in pleasure. She felt the ground disappear from under her feet and shrieked, looking up and Robin's smirking, handsome face. "What...?"
"I'm carrying you. You're tired, right?" he asked cheekily. Starfire giggled. He was indeed carrying her bridal-style, and it would be an understatement to say she was pleased.
"Very much so. And I believe I shall be tired for the rest of the week, so you will have to carry me from my room to breakfast, and to the training room, and then to lunch, and back to my room..." Robin grinned.
"I don't mind."
Starfire would have said more, but Beast Boy and Cyborg had stopped their unnecessary celebrating. "Yo, lovebirds! I need waffles! Let's go home!" The two of them blushed.
"We're coming!" Robin called. He let Starfire down. She held out a hand, and he took it, his smile never faltering. Lifting off into the air easily now, Starfire flew up to the clouds and dived, laughing until she felt a weight on her leg. She looked down and laughed again. Robin looked scared out of his mind, and he was holding on to her for dear life. She slowed down, flashing an apologetic smile at him as they reached the roof of the tower. He wobbled as he tried to walk, swaying and falling back on to her. Starfire could barely hold herself up for laughter, and fell back with him.
"I...am...sorry...friend..." she gasped. Robin let a mock-snarl adorn his face as he climbed on top of her.
"You're gonna pay for that."
"NO!" Starfire screamed as he tickled her. She could already barely breathe, and this made it so much worse. When she started to turn blue, Robin stopped and waited for her to regain her breath, smirking in satisfaction. Her eyes sparkled with glee, and her hair was completely messed up by now. He could hardly help himself as he leaned closer and pecked one flushed cheek. The silence turned extremely uncomfortable, and Robin sat up, his face an unbelieveable red.
"I'd better go in now..." he muttered, holding out a hand to help Starfire up. She shook her head, and he shrugged, walking inside the Tower. Raven came out minutes later.
"Robin said you were on the roof." The corner of Starfire's mouth twitched at the mention of the Boy Wonder.
"Are you sure you're okay? Robin's being even more stupid than before, and what with Nightwing and all..." Raven started. She wasn't the greatest at girl talk.
"Nightwing's visit was...pleasureable. Do not laugh, I have no other word for it! But...I feel like I am cheating, loving both Nightwing and Robin at once, though they are one person. They are...different." Raven nodded, trying to look like she understood more than she did.
"They're the same person, Starfire. You made Nightwing who he is. Both times, the loss of you made him appreciate you more. Robin knows what it's like, now, but there's a difference. He still has you, and now you two know exactly how you feel about each other. There's nothing to fear."
Starfire smiled. She'd never thought of it that way. "Thank you, Raven. I believe I need to talk with Robin..."
Robin paced in his room, spewing out choice words at himself. "I shouldn't have done that...I'm her best friend, that's all. That's all I could ever be. She deserves better, someone who'll--" The door to his room opened, and he jumped, relaxing slightly when he saw who it was.
"Hmgh mamgn. Guew ookghai?" asked Cyborg, munching on a waffle. Robin winced as crumbs fell on his otherwise spotless floor.
"Dude, you okay?" asked Beast Boy. Robin shrugged. "That fight was so awesome! I was like 'RAWR' and Star was like 'PZING' and Rae was like 'FSWOOP!' and you were like 'Hey, mayor dude, what's up?'" Robin raised an eyebrow at Beast Boy's words, along with the accompanying agitated hand motions. "Don't tell Raven I called her 'Rae'."
Cyborg swallowed his waffle.
"Listen...did anything...you know...happen...between Star and Nightwing?" Robin asked embarrassedly.
"You don't wanna know, it was too gross for words. They were sucking face twenty-four/seven," groaned Beast Boy, shuddering. Cyborg nodded his agreement, and Robin blushed.
"Oh. I don't think...that doesn't..."
A loud 'ping!' resounded from the Ops center five floors down, and Cyborg's face lit up. "My waffles!"
"My tofu waffles!" Beast Boy added.
"Aw, man, no one wants your nasty tofu stinking up the Tower!"
"Maybe I want my nasty tofu stinking up the Tower! ...Hey!" The two's bickering was heard even through the elevator, and Robin sighed in exasperation. No wonder Starfire was his best friend. He sat down at his computer, and started playing Minesweeper. His door opened again, and Robin looked up to see Starfire smiling sweetly at him. He X'ed out the game and grinned uneasily back.
"Greetings, Robin. I believe Cyborg is serving waffles downstairs, and I would like to go. I also believe you have agreed to carry me around the Tower, so..." Robin chuckled.
"You just walked from the roof down to my room, so apparently you're not tired anymore. Deal's off," he replied cockily. Starfire mock-frowned.
"Very well, then. I suppose I shall have to 'do the thinking two times' before bargaining with the famous Robin again." Robin was about to give another one of his not-as-witty-as-he-thought comebacks when she swooped down and kissed him soundly on the lips. He froze in shock as she pulled away, beaming, and then practically skipped out of the room. It took him a minute to register what just happened, and then...
"Star! Hey, Star! WAIT UP!"
Nightwing chuckled to himself, remembering his and Starfire's "first" kiss. He walked down the hallways to the Ops center, hoping to catch a certain alien princess on the way there. He wondered if his wife was having the same flashbacks as him.
Wife. He couldn't believe he was referring to Starfire as 'his wife.' A golden band encircled his finger where he thought his body had been deteriorating not days before. He couldn't remember the wedding, and still had memories about his time without Starfire. It had confused him at first, but he understood now.
Out of the corner of his eye, he saw the telltale fiery hair, and made his way towards it. Starfire had stopped in the middle of the hallway, and was giggling to herself. He approached her from behind, wrapping his arms around her waist. She didn't even flinch, knowing him by touch alone.
"Greetings, my love. I was just remembering--"
"Our first kiss?" Nightwing asked. Starfire nodded.
"How did you know?"
"Those two are rebuilding our history. We're going to have an entirely new life now, I think."
"That makes sense. I cannot remember anything about the past six years." Nightwing rested his head on her shoulder, kissing her cheek.
"You will. Come on, I think Cy's making waffles."
I don't know, I was just eating waffles for breakfast today, and I had to show my love for them somehow :) So, this is actually the ending. And he messed up, too. I don't know. I'm confused and tired, so I'll just stop rambling now.