Oh dear, dear me! Hasn't it been a while?! For those who don't know, I posted this story a veeeery long time ago. However, I'm back again to fix up all the little errors I forgot to do back then and hopefully add to the story, finally finish it up and make it pretty awesome. Hope you guys can forgive me for taking so long!
Raven stood at the window looking out at the vast ocean. She was searching for something but she wasn't sure what. She was so caught up in her thoughts that she didn't realise Starfire had entered the room. Starfire glanced over at her friend before gliding over to her.
"Friend Raven!" Starfire smiled as she approached her. Raven turned her head slightly to see Starfire beaming at her. She simply rolled her eyes and turned her attention back out at the ocean, back to her deep thoughts. Starfire noticed this and tilted her head in confusion and frowned.
"Friend Raven…?" Starfire questioned as she gently put a hand on Raven's shoulder.
"What do you want Star?" Raven said bitterly.
"I was only..." Starfire was cut off.
"Would it pain you to be less annoying for once?!" Raven growled and turned towards her. Starfire's eyes widened as Raven's hand began to glow.
"I do not like to be threatened Friend Raven."Starfire's eyes began to glow green as she flew into the air slightly.
As if on cue, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Robin walked into the room to see the girls about to throttle each other.
"Whoa!" Robin said as he ran over to the two.
"What's going on?" He asked as Starfire slowly floated back down, landing beside the leader.
"Friend Raven…" Starfire was once again cut off.
'"Do not go blaming this on me." Raven said darkly. Starfire decided it was best not to argue with the empath and simply sighed before floating out the room.
"What was all that about?" Beast Boy pitched in. They all turned to face Raven who was now staring back out of the window as though nothing had happened.
"Rae…" Cyborg began to walk over to her.
"I don't have time for this.' Raven glared at them before teleporting to her room.
"I've never seen her like that before." Cyborg frowned as he stared at the spot his 'little sister' had last been.
"She's always been creepy. It's not that big of a shock." Beast Boy folded his arms and glanced up at Cyborg.
"Something's wrong, she's never been like this. I'm going to find out what." Robin remarked as he jogged out of the main room and towards Raven's sanctuary.
"Man, that dude's crazy!" Beast Boy exclaimed, flailing his arms in the air to exaggerate his point.
Robin finally arrived outside Raven's door and lightly tapped on the metal frame that secluded her from the rest of the tower at the best of times.
"Raven…?" He waited a few seconds for any sort of reply however he was answered with nothing but silence. He punched in the pass code and entered her room, without permission, as the door swished open in front of him. He knew he shouldn't have, and could lose any limb for that action, but Raven was acting different and he wasn't about to let it drop. He wanted to talk to her.
"Raven?" He whispered as he slipped into her room, his eyes battling with the darkness as he surveyed the room for any sign of her.
"Get...out..." She growled darkly from where she sat on the middle of bed. Before Robin could reply, Raven reinforced her point but enveloping one of her lamps in her magic and flinging it in Robin's direction. Luckily, with his quick reflexes, Robin was able to roll out of the way before the object collided with his face. He brushed off the action and proceeded to stand back up and face her.
"Raven, what's wrong?" Robin frowned as he slowly walked over to her bed. "Why would she just attack me without good reason?" Robin pondered as he inched closer and closer to the purple-headed vixen. His whole body was telling him not to move another millimeter closer to her but his heart told him otherwise.
"Why would you care?" She spat as she diverted her eyes to avoid his stare.
"Because I'm your friend. Friends are always there for each other." Robin said as he finally reached the edge of her circular bed.
"Mine weren't." Raven whispered as she looked down at her hands resting in her lap. "So pale, always so pale..."
"What do you mean that" Robin frowned. Raven just stared at him.
"What do you think? You can surely work it out, oh great mastermind." Raven growled as a few books flung off the bookshelf and landed with a clear thump on the dark carpet below.
"Raven stop this, this isn't you." Robin tried to be a bit more forceful with his words.
"You don't know me." Raven deadpanned before twisting her body to face away from him. There were a few minutes of silence, as the last comment had Robin pretty stumped as he tried to piece the puzzle together, until Raven's mirror began to glow a light shade of blue.
"Err, Raven?" Robin eyed the mirror carefully.
"What?" Raven snapped as she looked up at her leader, still at the foot of her bed.
"Your mirror." Raven jumped up quickly to see a light blue glow cascading from her mirror. "Why now, of all times?!"
"Robin. Get out now." Raven wouldn't take her eyes off the mirror as she commanded him.
"But…" Robin began.
"You need to leave now." Raven warned.
"Raven what's going on?" Robin refused to leave. He was too stubborn and he knew Raven knew that too. Raven raised her hand to him, muttered her mantra, and he was forced backward out of her room by her powers; causing him to lose his footing and stumble down to the ground. He tried quickly rushed back to his feet and banged on the door, calling out her name, before repeatedly pressing the code for her door back in, each time it failing to open.
"Raven, open your door now. That is an order!" Robin knew he'd get nowhere with his authority but it was worth a shot, he didn't have many options. He pressed his ear up against the side of her door to see if he could hear absolutely anything that would give him a clue as to what was going on in there. Nothing. "What is going on with her?" Robin pondered as he sighed to himself and stepped back from her door. "Whatever it is, I guess she'll deal with it in her own time." With that final thought, Robin twisted on his heel and headed back to the main room.
"So, how'd you do?" Cyborg questioned from the couch Robin entered the room.
"She was very hostile towards me, she's never been like that. Never that bad at least. Something big must be up, that mirror of hers started glowing and she literally forced me out of her room and locked me out." Robin summarized.
"Told ya she's weird." Beast Boy said.
"Shut up, grass stain." Cyborg warned as he glared down at the changeling.
"Think we should go help?" Cyborg suggested as he turned towards Robin, who was now leaning against the back of the couch.
"Go help? Go help with what?!" Beast Boy piped up before Robin could get a word in, "you KNOW she's strange and super weird, it's probably normal for her! We should just leave her alone. Nothing's gonna happen to her! Right?"
Neither Cyborg or Robin answered him, they both just exchanged looks before Robin sighed, deep in thought about what could be causing Raven to be acting so out of character all of a sudden. She had been fine the past couple of days. "Oh, Raven. I wish you trusted me enough to tell me what was wrong."
Officially updated the first chapter, again! I added parts to it but I didn't want to strip it too much of what it previously was as that is the story some of my reviewers and followers fell in love with so of course I wouldn't want to change it up completely.
I hopefully will succeed in adding more detail and depth to this story before continuing on with the trilogy that this story is part of. I will fix the structure of the story so you pretty little readers can distinguish between the different scenarios and where we are in the story at each given time as I recognise some 'flowing' issues that I didn't pick back up in 2008, sorry about that!