Chapter 4 – Promises

A/N: I'm so sorry this wasn't updated. Can't believe it's been nearly two years since I've updated this! Secondary school life needed some adapting to. Well, do expect some slight changes in my writing, too. I've also realised there are some weird loopholes in previous chapters, but nevermind that...

And it's been awhile since I've written Teen Titans material. So, now this is the final chapter! And it hopefully ties up the loose ends of the story.

Disclaimer: I don't own them, or else season six would exist.

Dull pain shot up Raven's spine as she hit the floor hard. She groaned audibly.

Her clothes were soaked with oil. Great.

And it didn't help that Aqualad was on top of her.

He had unknowingly spilt some of Raven's candle oil on the floor, and it was unbeknownst to the empath. Although he had took to attempting to catch her while she collapsed, he himself had stepped on the slippery substance and made the situation even worse.

"Raven, are you okay?"

Raven groaned slightly. "No. Not really."

Both titans then realised how close their faces were, and they made no attempt to widen that distance, nor did they get up from the floor. Raven felt her cheeks redden tremendously, and without her hood shielding her face, she knew that Aqualad had noticed it, for a grin was evident on his face.

Before she knew it, she felt his lips brush against hers for just a fraction of a second.

What would she say? Would she give in?

Thoughts raced through the Boy Wonder's mind, as he imagined how their conversation would take place…

"You know, you don't have to lie."

"I don't know what you're talking about," she replied.

"I saw it. It was no accident," Robin answered. Raven frowned slightly, and looked at the ground, her guilt obvious to him.

Raven looked up at him. "I'm sorry, Robin. It really was an accident. Sure, Aqualad is good-looking-" Robin stiffened at that. "-but you're even more so."

"I'm sorry; I only want to be with you."

Robin took a deep breath and steeled himself. You're the Boy Wonder, he thought to himself. Can't you even handle something like this? With that, he slowly approached the door, with the plaque that read 'Raven' hung on it…

His train of thoughts were broken, as he widened his eyes as he looked into her room. What he imagined was never gonna happen…

Both titans were on the floor. Aqualad was on top of her. He was kissing her.

The situation dawned upon Robin, as it registered in his brain.

That was it.

"What are you doing?"

Robin stormed into the room, rage taking control of him. It was maddening enough that the Atlantean fancied his girl, but it was even more so that he kissed his girl. He just couldn't take it.

He walked right up to Aqualad, as he broke the contact with Raven, and stood up from the ground. Raven did the same, and with worry in her eyes, she watched as Robin, who was nearly a head shorter than Aqualad, yell.

"What were you doing to her?"

"It was an accident," Aqualad replied, though he and Raven both know it wasn't. It was a white lie, though. "Gravity decided to make fun of us."

Robin wasn't pleased.

"You're lying," Robin said through clenched teeth.

Both males stared at each other fiercely for a moment or two, before Raven spoke.

"Just cut it out," she said, not looking at both of them, and having her back faced towards them. "It was an accident."

Robin stared at her.

"What am I to you, Raven?" he shouted. "You feel happy toying with my feelings, huh?"

Raven shut her eyes, as Aqualad answered for her. "I kissed her. It had nothing to do with her."

Robin pretended that he never said that, and continued looking expectantly at Raven.

She knew he was looking at her. She suppressed her anger by clenching her fists. "Robin, why have you become so sensitive?" she looked over her shoulder, as she responded. "This isn't the Robin I know. This whole thing was an accident."

She hesitated for a moment, and turned her head back. "We're only friends."

"Friends? Do friends share a bed? Do friends share a kiss? Right…" Robin said as he turned away with his arms across his chest. He sighed. "We can't keep quarrelling over this anymore…"

"Is this even working out, Robin?" Raven asked, now turning fully around.

Robin sighed again, and shut his eyes.

It wasn't. He knew it himself. He had tried so hard, but still…

"It's not," he answered her. She stared at the ground, then looked back up at him.

"You're a great guy, Robin. There are others out there more worthy for you…"

There was an awkward silence.

"Is this it?" Robin's eyes darted from Raven, to Aqualad. "Is this where we end?"

"I'm sorry, Robin…"

He hesitated, then decided to face up to the truth, as much as he wished it weren't like this. He nodded solemnly.

"I'm sorry too…"

Raven stood at the corridor, while she observed the titans occupying the main room.

Cyborg was whipping up something again, with Bumblebee's, Mas' and Menos' help. Beast Boy and Speedy were on the GameStation. Robin and Starfire were sitting beside them.

Raven watched, as she saw Robin pay attention to Starfire for the first time in what seemed like years.

"On my planet, out form of entertainment is very much similar," the redhead was saying.

"Really? How so?" Robin asked. He looked genuinely interested, although Raven could sense hurt still lingering inside of him. She felt a pang of guilt at that.

Starfire's eyes were bright, and full of energy, as she began talking about how there was some kind of 'GameStation' on Tameran. "We do not have consoles, but we literally partake in the gaming," she was saying. "It is very enjoyable. We get to throw slugs at them, and they would do the freaking out…"

Raven leant against the wall. She recalled the time she had promised him about them...

"Will we remain like this?" Robin asked.


"You know, we're like together now, can we remain like this in future?"

Raven remained silent and looked up at Robin before speaking. "Robin, look at me." The leader stared into dark bird's amethyst-blue coloured eyes. "Of course we can remain like this," Raven said.

"We can. I promise."

Robin smiled and gave her a small hug...

She had broken her promise. She was truly sorry for hurting Robin. But there was no other choice...

Breaking herself from her train of thoughts, she headed towards her room, and found Aqualad sitting on her bed. Closing the door behind her, she sat down beside him.

"You sure you're okay?"

"Yeah... I'll live," she replied.

Silence fell between the two titans, and Raven leant her head on his shoulder.

"I'm probably going back to Atlantis…"

Raven looked up at the titan. "Really? Then what about the Titans East? You know you're indispensable to them."

Aqualad flashed a smile at her. "I'll be gone for only two months."

"That's really long already," she said.

She sat up in her seat, looking at Aqualad. He watched her curiously.

"I'll follow you. I'll follow you to Atlantis." He looked at her, raising his eyebrow. "Is that possible?"

"Of course," he replied, beaming. "That's definitely possible."

"You promise?"

Raven mimicked him, as a small smile spread across her face. "I promise."

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