Hearing the Kiss

I don't own TT.

"Hey Rae," Beastboy's annoyingly perky voice broke through Raven's reading.

"Ra-ven. Is it so completely impossible for you to say one extra syllable?" she snapped.

"Oh come on, Rae. I've got a great joke.

"A little kid asks his father, "Daddy, is God a man or a woman?"

"Both son. God is both."

After awhile the kid comes again and asks, "Daddy, is God black or white?"

"Both son, both."

"Daddy, does God love children?"

"Yes son, he loves all children."

The child returns a few minutes later and says, "Daddy, is Michael Jackson God?"

Beastboy cracked up. He leaned over holding his side while Raven just stared at him emotionlessly.

"That was probably the worst joke I've ever heard." She blinked once then went back to her book.

Beastboy paused then slowly an evil grin came to his face. With an, almost, graceful leap, he plopped down next to the dark teen. He slung his arm over the back of the couch just behind her shoulders and grabbed the remote. For a minute or two, Raven did nothing.

But, of course, this is Raven and she couldn't let it go. "Beastboy, get your arm away from me."

He bit back a smile. "But Rae, I'm a man and men need to let their limbs stretch."

She rolled her eyes and, without looking up from her book, answered, "Well, I don't think a human like you counts as a man. Plus your limbs are hardly worth stretching."

Okay, so that hurt. But the boy was not fazed. He smiled and put his arm fully on her shoulders to give her a playful shove but the arm stayed in place even after. "Such a kidder."

He turned his attention back to the television and kept flipping channels. Warmth soon encased his skin from the contact. Raven, surprisingly didn't say anything.

"Beastboy." Oops, spoke too soon. "Don't touch me."

Beastboy leaned over and put his chin on her shoulder by his arm. Yeah, it was an awkward position. But it got the point across. He stuck his bottom lip out in a pout. "You know you love it."

She sighed heavily and cocked her head to look at him, not one-bit disturbed by his face so close to hers. "Tell me, why would I love a hormone ridden teenage boy's stringy little arm on my perfectly clean shoulder?"

He smiled broadly. "Cause you loooove me."

Raven's eyebrows rose. Then, with what sounded like laughter in her voice, she replied, "I love you? Right. Because dorks turn me on."

Beastboy, still unfazed, just nodded and said, "Yup." Then, with audacity only known by the craziest of adrenaline junkies, leaned over and kissed her square on the mouth.

Raven, being Raven, was shocked for about quarter of a second then shoved him back. Angrily, she rose to her feet, closed the book and slapped the smirking green bean across the face.

With a, "Humph, stupid ass," she marched out the door with her jaw set. No need to mention the gaping hole in the wall. Nope. Blame it on Beastboy.

The boy was still sitting on the couch with a stinging cheek. That girl had an arm on her. But he smiled. 'No Rae. That was worst joke you've ever heard.' Then he paused and raised an eyebrow. 'Can you hear a kiss?'


Don't ask me what possessed me to write this. And I'm not sure what to think of it. Please review.