I decided to do another one-shot with one of my favorite songs, since I believe that I have left you for far too long. The title of this fic is the title of the song, and the band name is 'Vertical Horizon.' Enjoy!!

Beast Boy was unusually quiet. He had been that way for a few days now, and nobody knew what was wrong. Whenever they asked him, he just sighed and walked away. Raven was fed up with it, seeing as this wasn't the Beast Boy she knew. So, after about a week of this attitude of his, she decided to go talk to him. She was walking down the hallway to his room, planning on snapping him out of his funk even if she had to use force.

"I swear if I have to threaten him, I will." Raven muttered to herself as she reached his room. She knocked on his door, but didn't receive a reply. She knocked again, only harder. "Beast Boy! Open up!" Again, nothing. She sighed, decided on going in there herself. "You'd better be decent in there!" She called, hoping he was. After again receiving no answer, she phased through, and saw that he was lying on his bottom bed, facing the wall. He either didn't know she was there, or he didn't care.

His stereo was playing, and she made out the music clearly. It sounded like Alternative rock. It was just loud enough so if she had listened at his door, she could've made it out. He hadn't heard her then. She was about to talk to Beast Boy, but the music caught her interest. And maybe it held the reason why he was depressed.

Somewhere there's speaking

It's already coming in

Oh and it's rising at the back of your mind

You never could get it

Unless you were fed it

Now you're here and you don't know why

But under skinned knees and the skid marks

Past the places where you used to learn

You howl and listen

Listen and wait for the

Echoes of angels who won't return

He's everything you want

He's everything you need

He's everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

He says all the right things

At exactly the right time

But he means nothing to you

And you don't know why

You're waiting for someone

To put you together

You're waiting for someone to push you away

There's always another wound to discover

There's always something more you wish he'd say

He's everything you want

He's everything you need

He's everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

He says all the right things

At exactly the right time

But he means nothing to you

And you don't know why

But you'll just sit tight

And watch it unwind

It's only what you're asking for

And you'll be just fine

With all of your time

It's only what you're waiting for

Out of the island

And into the highway

Past the places where you might have turned

You never did notice

But you still hide away

The anger of angels who won't return

He's everything you want

He's everything you need

He's everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

He says all the right things

At exactly the right time

But he means nothing to you

And you don't know why

I am everything you want

I am everything you need

I am everything inside of you

That you wish you could be

I say all the right things

At exactly the right time

But I mean nothing to you

And I don't know why

And I don't know

Why

Why

And you don't know

The song then ended and that's when Raven turned it off. She understood some of what the song had been saying, but other than that placed it in the 'Will Find Out Later' section in her mind. It was a good song, above all, she decided.

"Beast Boy?" She asked, going up to him. He didn't move, nor do anything to show that he knew she was there. She was about to see if he was asleep, but his voice stopped her.

"Why?" He asked. His voice and the question startled her, and she was slightly put off by it.

"Why what?" She asked in return.

"Why don't I mean anything to you?" After listening to the song, and hearing this question, it all clicked for Raven. The song was about him and her. She moved closer to him.

"Beast Boy, you do mean something to me." She said in a comforting voice. It got the opposite effect of what she wanted. Just as she was about to lay her hand on his arm, he shot up and spun around. He had tears in his eyes, and Raven could see all the pain and depression that was in there too.

"How can you say that when you treat me so badly?" He asked, the tears falling down his face. Raven could see previous tear stains, and she felt guilty for being the one to put them there. "I try to make you laugh, and smile; join in a group activity, but all you do is verbally abuse me, throw me into a wall, scream at me to leave you alone…" He trailed off, his voice now nothing but a mumble. "Sometimes I don't even know why I try." He slumped down onto his bed again, the look of pain and distress on his face as he stared at the floor.

"Beast Boy…" Raven tried her voice, but found it had betrayed her in her use for it. She sighed, then tried again. She sat next to him on his bed, but he still didn't move. He looked dead, if not for the tears still coming, and his breathing. She sighed again, not knowing where to begin.

She took his hand in hers, and gave a comforting squeeze, but it got no reaction from the dejected changeling.

"You mean the world to me, despite my better judgment in treating you." She said. He still didn't move, but his eyes looked at her is sorry disappointment. Obviously he didn't believe her. "Beast Boy, the only reason I treat you that way is because I wasn't raised with affection. I don't know how to express it." He still gave her the look that said he didn't believe her, so she took a different approach. "You know how on the playground, the little boys and girls will be mean to the ones they like because they don't know how else to show their affection?"

"Yes." He said quietly. It broke her heart to hear his voice so sad and withdrawn.

"Well, that's basically the same principle." Raven continued. "I have so many confusing feelings, and I don't know how to deal with them. I hope you can forgive me. I now that doesn't give me an excuse to the way I treated you, but that's the truth. I figured that by having you hate me, it would make it easier to fall out of love with you. Instead, it made you depressed, and I'm sorry for that." Raven hung her head, her eyes downcast.

"You…You love me?" He asked, his voice betraying the shock he felt. Raven looked up and saw that he honestly was startled by this news.

"Yes. I do." She admitted. "I've tried so hard not to fall in love, because I was scared, and unsure of how to deal with it. Instead, I only made it worse, and it hurt you. I'm truly sorry for the way I've acted, and if you want me to leave you alone--" She never got to finish her sentence as Beast Boy pressed his lips to hers. She felt millions of shockwaves charge through her veins; her blood increased its speed, warming up her body. She sighed into the kiss, basking in the feeling of true enjoyment. They soon broke the kiss, and Raven was happy to see that boyish smile back on his face.

"I forgive you." He said. "And I love you too." Raven smiled, before kissing him again.

"Oh and Beast Boy?" Raven asked against his lips.

"Hmm?" He replied.

"You are everything I want, but you also mean the world to me." Beast Boy smiled before replying,

"Me too."

With that, the two new lovers drifted off to sleep, waking up to a new world: one filled with love and happiness, of care and affection, of romance and understanding. One of togetherness.

Uh….well….there you are. Didn't come out the way I'd hoped it would, but you work with what you gots, and I gots nodda.

RDS: XD -- Last sentence. It was pretty good, and I have a knew song that goes with my character and Beast Boy too :) Better for BB/Rae, but it still works. There, I gave you a compliment and thanked you for making me something to eat when it took all my energy just to breathe. Happy now?

Yes. :D Very.