Okay, this is totally over due, BUT I HAVE EXCUSES!!!
1. I have been busy (not predictable at all, nope, not at all!)
2. I caught mono. Now I know your probably like 'well you deserve to get it if you caught it, cause you can only catch it by kissin' someone' and that'll be where you're wrong. I've never kissed any random person, or anyone other than my parents, for that matter. Its unfortunate, but at least I can prove my innocence. It is now 'officially' considered an air born disease. It just is gairentied if you kiss someone who has it. So watch out.
3. I've had a few issues with editing, none of which were my editors problems. Mainly it was my fault, for pushing Burnt Out Souls too hard, when she has her own problems to deal with. I hope she wont be mad at me for posting this before she could mail me back, I just didn't want her to be any more stressed than she already is.
4. MAKE UP WORK!!! I HATE MAKE UP WORK! I JUST FINISHED THE LAST OF IT TODAY, SO I'M EXTRA HAPPY!!
Thank you all for waiting so patiently for this. I hope it fits your expectations. I will thank everyone at the bottom. Also!
CHECK THE BOTTOM FOR AN IMPORTANT NOTE!
Oh, and before I forget, the pic for this chapter:
'Here for you' http://bbissocute. deviantart. com/ art/ Here-for-you-CLWY-62203465 (remove spaces)
DISCLAIMER:-sigh- I know I don't own 'em, 'kay! Stop rubbing it in…
"WHERE IS HE!?!?" Raven's rage-filled voice encased the room, the others trembling in her wake. One brave-and possibly stupid-soul attempted to settle her down.
"Now Raven, calm dow-" The leader was instantly seized by the dark girl, who, for the second time in 3 days, rammed him into the adjacent wall.
"DON'T YOU DARE TELL ME TO CALM DOWN!!!" Her eyes blazed into his. "Tell me NOW, or, Azar HELP ME, I'LL-" Her rant was suddenly put on pause when the sound of a door nob turning cut through the now silent room. Four sets of eyes were drawn towards the back, where a curtain hung still, covering a door, whose handle quivered.
"Friend Raven, I must insist: you need to rest! How will you be able to sustain your energy if you do not-"
"I don't need to sleep. I need to be here. I need to watch him. I can't go." Raven's voice was clearly exhausted, as was she, but she refused to relinquish her position. She would not leave him, no matter what. He would never be taken from her again, so long as she lived. Never again.
"Raven, if you don't sleep, how will you be able to take care of him? If you fall asleep and something happens…" Her eyes widened, turning to find the speaker of these accusative words. They stopped on her leader, giving him a glare frightening enough to mentally scar even the bravest man.
"What are you trying to say? That I'm not responsible enough to take care of him?! If anything, Rob-bin, I am the most qualified, and if you even thin-"
"Raven, I didn't mean that. I just meant that if something happened and you weren't in your best physical and mental states then you could-possibly-maybe make a small mistake…could."
Raven looked at the frightened boy, still making an effort to get her to rest, and glanced back to the figure in the bed. She was about to respond when she was suddenly overtaken by the need to yawn, and did so. Cyborg took this opportunity to try convincing her while she was silenced.
"Don't worry, Raven; we can handle him. You need to get some rest. Go." She sighed, stifling another yawn. She raised her eyes up to his face level.
"Fine. But Azar help you if anything, anything, happens while I'm gone and you don't tell me…" and with that she took one receding glance at the bed, and left, bound for her room.
The smirk on Robin's face grew as she stared intently at the curtain, but she did not regard it. She did a quick mental head count and was surprised to find them all accounted for. 'Who could that be then?' Butterflies fluttered about her stomach as her mind supplied a solution. Her breath caught in her throat as the curtain rustled aside and a figure stumbled out from behind it.
There he stood, right in front of her, not hurt, not dieing, but living; breathing; awake. Her heart skipped a beat as she stared at him, her mouth agape.
He did not take any notice of her, however, for he was currently struggling with himself, attempting to straighten his clothing. He gave a wrinkle a nasty look and, grumbling under his breath, began fiddling with it in attempts to flatten it.
Raven still stood mystified. She rubbed her eyes a few times, thinking that maybe she was still asleep. A small pinch cleared that matter up, but she still couldn't grasp the anomaly before her.
Beast Boy began to speak, still working on the misplaced crease.
"Cy, we seriously need some sorta iron or something, so that these kinda travesties never happen. I mean, come on, this is redic-"
He glanced up only to see a smug look on his friend's face. And it was in that instant he noticed Raven.
In that moment Raven discovered that her legs had the ability to move and she leapt forward to embrace him. Tears streamed down her face as she held him, and he held her. He wiped them away, a concerned look replacing his confused one.
"What's wrong?" he asked quietly as she pressed against him harder, still weeping furiously.
"I thought I lost you." Her whisper didn't carry, so no one but him could hear. He gave her a gentle smile and clasped her tighter against himself.
"You could never lose me. Never."
She smiled at him, her tears still flowing. They stood there for a while, not speaking, just holding each other tightly. Then, just as the last of her tears seemed to subside, a thought struck her. This made her weep again, but this time for regret, not happiness.
"Rae, what's wrong?" Beast Boy asked, his apprehension building as he heard her sobs. As soon as he said this, though, her cries hardened. She whispered, 'I'm so sorry,' and something else at him, but the rest became inaudible as she pushed her head into his shirt.
"What? Why are you sorry? You didn't do anything," he murmered soothingly, trying to calm her down, but this only resulted in another assault of cries from her. He cupped her head in his hand and began to rock back and forth, still not knowing the reason for her tears.
"What's wrong, Rae? Did I say something wrong? I'm really so-" She sucked in a deep breath in attempts to halt her crying, interrupting him. A glare took her face as she looked up at him through her tears.
"Don't you dare say you're sorry." Her voice broke as she continued. "Y-You have nothing to be s-sorry about." Immediately after saying such, her tears came anew and she hugged him tighter. "Its all m-my f-f-fault. I'm the o-one w-who did t-this. I-I'm the o-one who d-didn't st-stop him from h-hurting you and I-I'm t-the one w-who let y-you d-die."
She cried out again and rested her face in his shirt. Her body shook violently with every sob. He hated seeing her like this. But he stood there patiently, comforting her with his presence, not speaking, just holding her. She had begun to calm down, so he led her to the bed and sat her there. He took a seat next to her, still gripping her tightly. She continued to hiccup quietly and he spoke to her in a soft and slightly apprehensive voice.
"Raven, what are you talking about? You saved me. If it wasn't for you, I'd be dead."
"And if it wasn't f-for me you would have n-never gotten h-hurt in the first p-place," she replied, tears threatening to reappear.
"Raven, no one could have stopped that, not even you. You know that, right? If you hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here. Now everything's fine, and its all because of you. You made everything better. You always do." Raven sat quietly, still quite close to Beast Boy. She gave him a tight squeeze.
"I missed your voice," she whispered, sighing deeply. He hugged her gently in return and smiled.
"So I've heard." He chuckled lightly. There was a short pause before he continued. "Raven, I-"
"It's Rae." She pushed away from him and gave him a playful smile, looking up into his eyes. He smiled back at her warmly, his eyebrow raised.
"Since when have you ever wanted me to call you that?" he inquired snidely.
"Since now. Just do it," she said in mock anger. She gave him a small smirk. He laughed.
"Alright-y Rae. Just remember, you told me to."
"Don't worry, I will. Now what was it you wanted to tell me?" His gaze flowed to the floor, and he rubbed the back of his neck slowly.
"Well, Rae...I...just wanted to tell you that I love you. I've always loved you, and I always will love you." He paused, his eye's now fixed on her face. "You are the reason I get up in the morning and the reason I go to bed at night. I can never breathe when I'm without you because you're my air. I can't live without you." His voice was the only sound in the quiet room, and it wrapped around them tightly. She decided to speak up before he said anything else that would take her breath away.
"You know I love you too, right?" she said, barely whispering. He nodded slowly, then, taking her face in his hand, he leant over her, closing his eyes, thier lips only inches apart, almost touch-
"Friends! You are done conversing, yes?" Starfire burst through the door, making both Beast Boy and Raven jump. A blush crept over both faces, and Raven decided to break the uncomfortable silence.
"Star, what do you mean 'done conversing'?" Starfire's elated eyes drifted towards the floor.
"Well, after you and Friend Beast Boy were reunited and captured in a tight embrace, Friend Cyborg said 'We'd better leave before they start gettin' all mushy,' to which I pondered over, since, from what all I have heard of Earth biology, humans can not get soggy, but Robin later explained this as 'affectionate'-Oh, uh, so we exited the infirmary room. Then Friend Cyborg suggested we 'listen in' to make sure you two would be the 'okay'. I believed this would be good, since I wanted to make sure you would not get too squishy so that I would still be able to give you 'the hugs', and then is when Robin did the explaining as stated previously. So we did the 'listened in' and all of a sudden you were quiet and I feared that some terrible being had captured you and was going to-"
"Star, to the point please."
"Yes...he he...Anyways, then Friend Cyborg said you were probably the 'making out' and then Robin agreed and I had to make sure so I-UMP!" Suddenly two pairs of hands wrapped themselves around her lips and pulled her backwards.
"Oh, hey guys! I didn't even see you there! How's it goin'?" Cyborg's head suddenly popped up from behind Star's, giving them a 'I'm trying to look innocent' grin. Robin's followed with the exact same look.
"I bet your wondering why we're covering Star's mouth. Well, it's because, uh, she has, um, Glorkmar, uh, and it's, uh, some sorta disease that makes you tell lies, yeah, lies. So excuse us, we have to go and give her the cure. Bye!" Star gave a confused look as they raced out the room, their hands still wrapped around her mouth. As soon as they left, the two remaining titans began to laugh.
"Glorkmar? Is that the best he could come up with?" Beast Boy said, fighting off another round of giggles.
"I swear, they have no respect for privacy. Truly sad, they are." Raven said, wiping away a tear as her laughter died down. Quiet settled over them, and she turned back to him.
"Now, where were we?" she asked seductively. He smiled at her and bent towards her again.
They were inches apart now, barely touching. Raven closed her eyes as she felt his breath on her face. Suddenly the door burst open.
"WHAT NOW!?!?!" Raven screamed as Cyborg strode into the room, now stopping dead. "What is so important that it can't wait until after this?!? HMMM??!" Cyborg bent his head down, mumbling something about 'Star' and 'ropes'. Raven cut him off mid-explanation.
"Ugh, you know what, screw it!" Throwing her hands up into the air in exasperation, she reached over and roughly grabbed Beast Boy's lips in hers. A moment after he got past the immediate shock he began to kiss her back. Though it only lasted a few seconds, she felt it would last forever.
They finally separated, smiling at each other. A cough erupted from the doorway. The others stood there, arrogant smirks on the boy's faces, and a happy sigh erupting from Starfire every other second. A blush spread across the two's faces again.
"So," Raven spoke strongly, even with the blush threatening to turn her face a permanent red, "When did he wake up?" she asked, referring to the boy next to her in attempts to change the subject.
"Oh, a few hours ago." Robin replied calmly. Raven's eyes widened, and her frown returned. Robin, taking notice to her sudden expression change, decided to use Cyborg as a shield from Raven's rath, not wanting another meeting with the wall.
"And, why exactly didn't you wake me up? What did I tell you I'd do to you if something happened and you didn't tell me?" The volume in her voice rose with every word she uttered to him.
"Well, we were gonna...but…it's all HIS fault! He told us not to! Blame him!" Cyborg yelled, now cowering behind Robin, pointing a shaking at Beast Boy. Raven still wasn't pleased with his answer, her eyes turning to the boy to the right of her, an eyebrow raised. Beast Boy frowned at his friend for placing the blame solely on him, but admitted to his doings.
"Yes, I was the one who told them to not bother in waking you up. They said you hadn't slept for three days, Rae! You needed to get your rest and I didn't think you needed to get up just because I was." Cyborg looked at him relieved. This relief was short lived, however, for it instantly returned at Raven's next words.
"Yeah, fine, but that doesn't mean anything. They were still responsible for waking me up. And they are also responsible for my 'panic attack' from sleeping so late...That's why they deserve what they're going to get..." She smirked evilly at them. "Don't worry, guys, you will get what's coming. And just 'cause I'm feelin' particularly nice right now, I'll even give you a head start." The other's eyes widened. She smiled wider, her eyes practically squinting. "Go." They all ran in different directions, with the exceptions of Raven and Beast Boy. They stood there, smiling.
"You're not going to go after them, are you?" She replied to his comment with a simple grin. He smirked back. "You're evil."
"Yes, yes I am. Maybe now we can get something done." She leaned towards him for the third time that day.
"…Maybe…" And their lips met. And everything was right. Everything.
I don't know 'bout you, but this is one of my personal favorite chapters…This is the one with all the comedy. At least that's what my sister said…but we can't completely trust her yet…she hasn't completed the transformation to obsessed Titans fan…Muhahahhahaha…
Anyway, I hope this was a good last chapter, and now I'm really sad, 'cause I got nothin' to do now. -pout- Maybe if I get some reviews, I can get unbored…;)
Oh, and yes, I know there was barely any Starfire in the story, but she's always too happy so I didn't have the heart to put her in too much. But she did get her 15 lines of fame in this chapter. And in the last chapter too. At least I told you she was there…I'm sure by now you can figure out the reason she was giving Raven a 'small, sad smile' and why her eyes were 'just as red and puffy as (Raven)'s'. Just think, if he had died again, she would still be crying, not smiling at Rae. I can't make Star too OOC.
Anyhow, thank you everyone who reviewed for this story. I hope that this story will be somewhat popular for a short while, at least…I know, I'm being totally selfish, but reviews from my favorite and extremely talented authors -cough-(in no particular order) RabulaTasa, Sacred and Profound, Raven's Secret, Burnt Out Souls, Agent of the Divine One, Beast Boy's Swivel Chair, talim9, The Flying Frog, Ravens Wolf 23 (if there's anymore that I forgot to mention, please tell me)-cough- has to give me something to go on.
Again, thank you 'the reviewers', not just the ones mentioned above, but all, for so much of your support and niceness. I can't begin to thank you enough.
Oh yeah...the important Authors note at the bottom...
I am (as in maybe, might) considering posting the original idea for this. It deals with the roles being reversed and wont have this out come, in fact will probably be only a oneshot, but will be different none the less. I didn't know if that would be too redundant or if no body wanted to read it. Now its currently in its beginning stages, but it was the original idea for this fic. I didn't know if anyone would be interested in reading something similar to this...from me. It will not, I REPEAT, WILL NOT be an exact replica of this, in fact wont even have as nice of an out come as this.
I need to know, so tell me if you want it. If there is no mention of this in anyone's reviews (if you guys even review, after such a long wait) I will take it that no one wants to read it and wont post it. Now if people do want it and I decide not to post it, because it might sound like crap, I'll let you guys know. That probably wont be the case, though. AND I reserve the right to, if no one wants me to post it, or if I get no feed back, post it if I feel like it. Just because. I would really like to know what you thing. Thank you.
Okay, this is what will be coming up, eventually. I am planing on completely revamping 'The Fading Light' one day, though don't expect it soon. Also, My sister made a comic strip that is basically an overview of the entire thing. I'll be posting that on my deviant art account sooner than later. AKA when I get time. Even if I don't get the okay for the next plausible oneshot I'll be doing, I'll be posting a picture for in on my deviant art account also. I will be posting new art every once in a while, so If you like BB/RAE art, and aren't scared away by my pathetic attempts at a story, go ahead and check it out. I cant promise it wont burn your eyes, though. Its a chance you'll have to take.
Thank you all for all the time I have wasted.