"…and back to our regularly scheduled programming…" click
"…tired of those nasty zits…" click
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"…Lance, will you ever forgive me…" click
Cyborg flipped from channel to channel absent mindedly. He was to distracted by other things. One of which was he just got Robin to admit that he liked Starfire and now the team leader was going over how he was going to approach her. He wasn't doing anything but that's what drove Cyborg crazy! He was so used to a jumpy green boy next to him or a giddy alien near. Robin was as still as a statue, you couldn't even tell he was breathing. He looked out the window every twenty minutes like clockwork and just stare for ten minutes then go back to staring at the floor.
"Okay man what gives?" Cyborg said. Who knew that doing absolutely nothing could annoy someone so much! Robin looked up at his confused friend.
"What? I'm trying to figure when the right time is to talk to Starfire." he answered simply. He returned to staring at the floor when Cyborg interrupted him yet again.
"Well cut it out okay, just seeing you doing nothing out of the corner of my eyes is irritating. Give yourself a break already." he said. Robin rolled his eyes (though all you could see was a slight movement of his mask) and nodded.
"Fine, then what do you suggest talking about then?" he asked. Cyborg gave him a sly grin.
"Why don't we…"
"And if you say spy on Raven and Beast boy, I'm going to give you extra training all week." he said. Cyborg frowned and leaned back in his seat.
"You really think he's going to do it?" he asked, once his pouting was finished. Robin shrugged.
"I don't know. I still can't believe that he likes Raven." he said. It was Cyborg's turn to look confused.
"What do you mean?" he asked
"I mean that Raven just doesn't seem to be his type. He's energetic, happy, cheerful and annoying and she's…dark, placid, reclusive, and misunderstood." he said. Cyborg cocked his eyebrow.
"That sounds a lot like a certain cheerful, energetic alien and a reclusive, misunderstood leader I know." he said slyly. Robin gave him a look.
"look man, haven't you ever heard of opposites attract? You and Star are opposites and you're gaga over her." Robin threw a threatening glare his way. Cyborg smiled nervously "I can't believe you didn't see it man. BB's been flirting with her since they first met!" he said, like it was obvious.
"Well actually I haven't seen it." he said matter-of-factly. Cyborg shrugged.
"I suppose. Though I do recall Raven hugging Beast boy at one time." he said casually. Robins head snapped at him.
"What? When?" he practically stuttered.
"Remember that weirdo dragon she liked?" he asked. Robin nodded.
"Well, BB went and paid her a little visit afterward. I saw the whole thing. I never saw him like that before, he was being deep. Anyway it must've won Raven cause she came out of her room and clung on to him." he said. Robin was in mild shock the whole time.
"Wow, heh and I thought I was the one she first hugged." he joked, but Cyborg's face darkened.
"You don't…like her too do you?" he asked. Robin shuddered.
"She's like my sister, we're close but we're close like twins. Don't ever think that again." he said in disgust. Cyborg sighed in relief.
"Good, wouldn't want Star to get jealous." he chuckled. Robin groaned.
"You had to remind me of her didn't you?" he said, worried about how he was going to tell her how he felt. He was never good at that.
"Dawg just relax. Just take her someplace nice like a restaurant or something and tell her. You know she loves to get dressed up." he said. Robin considered this then flashed him a smile.
"That's not a bad idea. Thanks Cyborg." Robin said hurriedly as he jumped off the couch and ran out the door. Cyborg just shook his head and turned the TV back on.
"All in a days work for cupid." he said to himself
"Pick a prize any prize."
Beast boy glanced to the side where Raven stood. She cocked her eyebrow at him but he just smiled back at her.
"How about that one." he said to the man in charge of the bottle ring toss booth. The man handed Beast boy a stuffed animal and he took it smugly.
"Told you I'd win you a prize." he said to Raven. Raven raised her eyebrows at the oversized stuffed animal, it was…a raven. Beast boy handed it to her and she accepted it awed.
"Thank you Beast boy" was all she could say. Beast boy smiled at her proudly.
"Better than the giant chicken huh?" he chuckled. Raven smiled in response.
"I have to say…" she started "…this day has been…really nice." she admitted. Beast boy beamed at her. They walked to the edge of the pier and sat on the edge.
"Really? You mean this hasn't been totally painful for you? I thought you'd claw me to death when I took you on that roller coaster." he joked. Then something happened. Something he swore he'd never see or hear again. He heard the most beautiful sound he'd ever heard. He heard Raven laugh…at HIS joke, for the second time that week.
"H-hey. I made you laugh again." he said, his lips stretching to an ear to ear grin Raven stopped her laughing and looked at him, she smiled softly.
"Yes you did. That's twice." she said. Beast boy beamed.
"Okay now I have to know. In all seriousness, no lying or gloating, do you think I'm funny?" That was the dreaded question that Raven would never have answered yes to in a million years. That was a fact. But what came out of her mouth completely shocked her, possibly more than Beast boy.
"Yes." she said. Her smile disappeared instantly and her face was covered in a rosy blush. Saying that she thought Beast boy was funny was the equivalent of saying "I Love You", but this unwritten meaning was only understood by said titans.
Beast boy stared at her flustered face in shock. He was the happiest man on earth. At this moment he couldn't stop the blush on his cheeks. He flushed so deep that his green skin and the peach skin from his hologram fused together to form an odd colored blush. When his head was somewhat clear he smiled and did something that was forbidden in Raven's 'Unwritten Rules of Raven' , he hugged her…tightly.
Raven was surprised by the embrace and as soon as she felt the warmth of his body radiating off of him her pinkish tint spread throughout her face and deepened to a dark crimson. Her heart felt like it was going to flat line, she had to concentrate to keep her head from spinning and to keep her breathing regular. She was relieved, yet somewhat saddened when Beast boy broke the hug.
"Thanks Rae" he said, though he looked completely calm and happy. Raven could sense some nervousness brewing inside him.
'This is it.' he thought.
'It's now, don't screw it up.' he said. Beast boy knew exactly the words that he wanted to say but he couldn't bring himself to say them.
'Just do it!' his mind screamed.
'What are you waiting for! Ask her!' he thought, he opened his mouth but hesitated.
"Raven?" Beast boy said. Raven blinked.
"Yes?" she said in return. He couldn't tell but he had a feeling that she knew what he was about to ask.
"Do you want to go on the Ferris wheel?" he asked. 'STUPID!' his mind scolded. Raven quirked her eyebrow.
"Okay, that sounds good to me." she said. Beast boy could swear he heard a hint of disappointment but with Raven it was always hard to tell.
"Okay, c'mon let's go." he said, he stood up and took her hand without asking. Both Raven and Beast boy felt something that was similar to a spark of electricity. It wasn't static electricity s much as it really was…energy. Sparkling energy. Raven and Beast boy's faces grew red as Beast boy pulled on her arm and hoisted her up.
"er…let's go." Raven said after a minute of silence. They both walked awkwardly and hurriedly to the Ferris wheel.
After about a minute or two of waiting in line, they entered the car and waited for the ride to start. They started and stopped every cart so that someone could get on and off. Finally, after what seemed like ages, the wheel began to spin in a continuous circle. Raven and Beast boy sat awkwardly next to each other, refusing to look at each other, for fear that they would do something they would regret. Beast boy knew that this had to be the time. While they're still on the Ferris wheel, he had to ask what could be the most important question he was going to ask. The wheel stopped spinning, as always they were checking the machine and delaying everyone's ride. Raven and Beast boy were lucky enough to end up looking out at the ocean and stars. Night had fallen rather quickly and the sky was alight with stars. Beast boy knew that it was now or never, there was no second chance.
"It's beautiful tonight." he said randomly to start up a conversation. Raven looked at him oddly.
"Yes it is. It's very beautiful." she said, gazing out over the ocean again. Beast boy turned to look at her.
"Yeah, beautiful." he said softly, though he was sure Raven heard him. She felt someone's eyes on her and she turned to Beast boy. Normally Beast boy would look away quickly and pretend he was never staring at her, but not this time. He found her eyes and attached his to hers. She could not break eye contact.
'now' Beast boy's mind echoed.
"Raven?" he said. She did not answer, for she knew that he did not say her name as a question
"No one's here, I would rather say this to YOU." he said, Raven quirked her eyebrow. Beast boy took her hand and pulled off her holographic ring, her alias Rachel Roth was no more. There sat Raven, in all her beauty. Her soft violet hair blowing in the breeze, carrying a soft scent of sage and leather. Beast boy could get drunk off that scent. He pulled off his own holographic ring and looked her in the eyes again. Her deep, violet eyes.
"Raven, will you go out with me?" he asked. Raven's eyes widened, her blood rushed to her face and she tried to hide herself form view, by letting her violet hair fall like a curtain between them. She was in shock. She had a feeling that he was going to ask her that but there was no possible way she could have been sure. Beast boy gently brushed her hair back behind her ear. She looked at him and he smiled at her.
"You don't have to give me an answer if you don't want to." he said smiling, though his voice held a bit of disappointment.
"yes." she whispered. Beast boy looked down.
"I know." he said, thinking that she meant that she won't give him an answer right away.
"No I mean, yes Beast boy. I would like to go out with you." she said, desperate to get her point across. Beast boy looked at her surprised.
"Raven make sure that you mean what you said. I don't want you to feel like you have to. I don't ever want to force you." he said. Raven shook her head and smiled.
"No Beast boy. I'm positive. This is what I want. I want to go out with you." she said. And as a way to tell him (and herself a little bit) that she was sure, she leaned closer to him. Beast boy felt his heart skip a beat as she planted a kiss on his cheek. Raven felt her heart stop completely when his skin met her lips. She thought that for that moment, she could feel everything that he was feeling. Every emotion, every thought, every heartbeat.
Suddenly they heard the sound of cloth being torn. Raven and Beast boy swiftly turned around in time to see a poor stuffed raven's head being exploded by dark energy. Raven's eyes froze with fear, she desperately searched her neck to make sure that she hadn't lost the necklace somehow. When she found it her fear turned to confusion. She then smiled and held the pendant tightly in her hand. Beast boy was shocked as well and was thinking the same thing. He turned to Raven in worry that the necklace didn't work anymore but when he saw her smiling he was incredibly confused.
"What? Are you okay?" he asked. Raven smiled at him.
"You made me feel too much, even with the necklace I have limits, but that's to be expected." she explained. Beast boy sighed in relief, he caught her eyes again and this time neither of them was thinking anything but each other. They leaned forward painfully slow. They began to slowly close the gap between them, their lips centimeters apart. They closed their eyes, able to taste each other's breath.
The Ferris wheel jolted to life and the two were snapped out of their moment. Beast boy then remembered the holographic rings and gave Raven hers. She put it on before anyone at the fair saw them as Teen Titans. Once the cart had descended, they got out of it awkwardly and looked in opposite directions. Their "almost" kiss, replaying in their minds.
"So, when's our first date?" Raven asked to break the tension, which was strange cause she was not normally the one to do that. Beast boy was snapped out of his trance and his head snapped to her. He rubbed the back of his neck awkwardly.
"Well I had one idea of somewhere where we could go tonight but I know you wouldn't like it." he said.
"What is it?" she asked, fearing it was a fancy restaurant.
"Well, it's this dance club. Not many people go there cause it's on the darker side of town, but I know dancing's not your thing but, if your willing to try new things…" he said. Raven raised her eyebrow.
"You mean like the one Blackfire took us to?" she asked. Beast boy nodded. She shrugged.
"That doesn't sound too bad to me." she smiled. Beast boy beamed. Then why don't we go home and change, do you have anything to wear." he asked. Raven stopped in her tracks as Starfire's words rang through her head.
"Perhaps you will wear it on a date…Perhaps you will wear it on a date…Perhaps you will wear it on a date…Perhaps you will wear it on a date."
Raven smiled to herself 'okay albeit' she thought.
"Actually, I do have something." she said, Beast boy raised his eyebrow.
"Really?" he asked, somewhat surprised. Raven just rolled her eyes and engulfed the two of them in a black aura.
The black raven shaped aura took flight to titans tower, it flew through the roof and into the hallway that contained the two titans rooms. Raven let down her aura and took off her ring.
"I'll go change. You'll do the same?" she assumed. Beast boy merely nodded his head. He never was going to get used to transportation.
Beast boy stepped out of his room and looked in Raven's direction. She wasn't ready yet so he leaned against his door. He wore a maroon flannel shirt with a loose tie and black pants. He had his holographic ring off for the moment. He knew he didn't need it yet and it was always annoying to have it on his finger, it was so heavy he could feel it slide on his finger and he had to constantly make sure that it didn't fall off. He needed to wait only a few more minutes before he heard Raven's door.
"Okay, you r-rea…whoa." Beast boy gaped. He had never Raven wear anything like that in his life. She looked amazing!
Raven blushed mildly at his reaction to her wardrobe. She chose to wear the tank top with the wide strap and thin strap that showed her stomach, for tonight. Something in Beast boy's response told her he liked it.
"So I guess you like it?" she asked a little nervously. Beast boy smacked himself back to reality.
"Like it! Rae you look hot!" Beast boy instantly slapped a hand over his mouth at what he just said. Raven blushed vibrantly. She was flattered but at the same time nervous. She knew she could trust Beast boy with her life but…he's still a guy…with hormones. She just didn't want to find out that he liked her for the wrong reasons and leaving her to feel violated and betrayed. She did not want him to become a Malchior. Beast boy sensed this and he put a hand on her shoulder and gave her a comforting smile. She returned the smile with hope.
"Shall we go malady?" he asked, holding out his arm. Raven nodded and took it, blushing still. Beast boy was blushing mildly as well.
"Oh, wait. I almost forgot." he said, he dashed inside his room quickly and came back out with something behind his back. Raven raised her eyebrow and was about to ask, when Beast boy showed her a beautiful white rose.
"Beast boy." she gasped, he smiled "It's beautiful." she said. Beast boy smiled even wider.
"C'mon Rae. I've got class. I know what to give a girl on the first date." he said. Raven smiled and snapped the stem in half. Beast boy gaped and felt a sharp pain in his chest but it quickly dissolved as he saw that she was merely shortening the stem so she could put it in her hair. Beast boy smiled, warmly.
"You look beautiful." he said as he led her down the hall once more. Raven blushed and turned to the side, she didn't answer. Beast boy smiled at her beautiful being. He couldn't keep his eyes off her. It was this that caused him to bump his elbow into the wall.
"ow!" he remarked. Raven put her hands on his arm and a bluish glow surrounded her hands. Beast boy gripped her hands tightly, causing the glow to fade and for Raven to look at him strangely. Beast boy had a stern look on his face.
"No. It's my fault, I wasn't watching where I was going." he said.
"That's because you were too busy watching me." she retorted under her breath, but Beast boy's sensitive ears picked this up and he flushed even deeper.
"Uh…right well…don't worry about it Rae. It's not even gonna bruise." he said, Raven looked at him disbelievingly.
"You aren't going to let me heal you at all anymore are you?" she asked. Beast boy shook his head.
"Only if it's major, I'll let you heal me if you want. But if I pull a muscle or get a bruise anymore no." he said.
"And this is all because you're worried about me?" she asked. Beast boy nodded "I've been okay with healing you guys for the past years, I'll still be okay with healing you now." she assured.
"No." he said surprisingly stern "I'll keep it a secret that healing us hurts you a bit but if I would have known earlier, I would never have let you heal me at all. The end of the world is over Raven. You don't need to make up for anything." he said, sweetly. "And I don't care how many times we argue about this I'm not gonna let you heal me." he said. Raven rolled her eyes.
"Where are we going exactly, I can teleport us there if you tell me where it is." she said. Beast boy shook his head.
"Nah, we're taking my wheels this time." he said smugly. Raven turned to him sharply.
"Please do NOT tell me you got that ridiculous moped." she scoffed
"Nah, I'm over those, I got the next best thing." he replied. He pressed the garage door button and walked to his ride while Raven was wondering how she could have not noticed that they were going to the garage this whole time.
"I just hope you're okay with it." he said as he patted the seat of his forest green, motorcycle. He strapped a helmet to his head and gave Raven hers. He looked like he was trying to remember something then his face lit up. He pulled two rings out of his pockets and gave one to Raven. As soon as he put his holographic ring back on, he was the blonde haired blue eyed Garfield Logan once again. Raven placed hers on her finger as well and Rachel Roth reappeared.
"Are you sure you know how to drive this?" she asked, as she put on her helmet. Beast boy laughed.
"Trust me. Cyborg made sure I was motorcycle material before he let me share the garage with his "baby" over there." he said, pointing to the T-Car. Raven chuckled as well.
"Just buckle in and, let me know if you're uncomfortable." he said. Raven nodded, she got on the cycle as it roared to life. It startled her so much that her hands immediately went to Beast boy's waist. They both blushed furiously as Beast boy pulled out of titans tower and took the bridge that was between the tower and the mainland. Raven clung to Beast boy the whole time. He tried to ignore it and watch the road but it was hard. She was so close to him and her fragrance danced in his nose. With his enhanced senses he could feel her heart beating at twice the speed of light, as his own heart matched that pace.
Raven was slightly worried about Beast boy driving. He wasn't reckless, he was just speedy. Or maybe she just wasn't used to being on a motorcycle and he really was going only the 40 miles that law insisted. She held on to him tight, like if she didn't let go she not only would be thrown off the speeding vehicle, but she would never see Beast boy again. Her worries were calmed when she rested her head on his back and took in his musky scent. There could possibly be no other like it in the world.
Before she knew it the cycle was slowing down and she lifted her head. They were in a maze of abandoned warehouses. Raven could not understand how Beast boy could find his way around so easily, then she heard it. The sound of drumming dance music. Beast boy's ears were more sensitive so he must have been able to follow it with ease. Straight ahead Raven saw a huge warehouse, like the one Blackfire had taken them all to with blue, green, yellow, and red lights dancing in the high windows.
Beast boy parked the motorcycle near the warehouse and dismounted it. He took of his helmet and ran a hand through his messy blonde hair. Raven took off her helmet and noticed that the flower was slightly crushed, she mumbled a few magic words and a glow surrounded the flower as it suddenly returned to the way it was. Beast boy noticed this and pointed to the flower questioningly.
"I put a spell on it. It's preserved so it won't get crushed or die. It'll last for as long as the spell." she answered.
"And how long is the spell?" he asked.
"Years." she relied simply. Beast boy beamed at her, he felt extremely flattered that she was going to preserve that flower for years to come.
The two rounded the corner and headed for the door of the club, which was guarded by a tough bouncer. Raven was sure they were never going to get in, until the bouncer noticed Beast boy and smiled widely.
"Yo Garfield ma man! How you been blondie?" he asked, Beast boy smiled nervously at the name.
"Not much, just came here on a date." he said. The bouncer just looked at him oddly.
"I thought you told me you were going to ask out that other girl?" he said, Beast boy's eyes widened as well as Raven's. A hurt expression crossed her face and she suddenly wanted nothing more than to go home. She was surprised however that Beast boy was laughing.
"What other girl?" he said, he winked at Raven though she didn't know what that meant…until the bouncer replied.
"You know that Teen Titan girl Raven." he said. Raven smirked at Beast boy.
"Really?" she said, sounding offended, though it didn't fool Beast boy. He only quirked his eyebrow at her "And what does Garfield say about her?" she asked. Beast boy grew nervous.
"Well, just that she's the most beautiful girl he's ever seen uhm…her laugh's like his lullaby…even her glare is beautiful…and a bunch of other mushy stuff. Oh! And didn't you say that you might lo--"
"OKAY, that's enough. Gotta seize the night while it's still young, great talking to you dude, bye!" Beast boy said, quickly as he pulled Raven's arm through the door. Raven was slightly shocked by his reaction but she was almost certain she knew what the bouncer was about to say.
"Not very bright is he." Raven commented, trying to hide a smile.
"Tell me about it. Hey, do you want anything?" Beast boy asked, a light tint in his cheeks as he pointed over to the bar on the side of the room. Raven looked at him strangely.
"Beast boy we're underage. I'm NOT drinking." she said sternly, offended by the thought. Beast boy chuckled.
"They have virgin margaritas Rae. And if you don't want that I'll just get you an iced tea or water or something." he shrugged. Raven nodded.
"Just water then, thanks." she said. Beast boy smiled.
"No prob. I'll be right back." he said, dashing in the opposite direction. Raven studied the warehouse.
It was nothing like the club that Blackfire took them to. This place was completely…vamped, for lack of a better word. If you looked up high enough, you could see the broken glass windows that resembled an actual warehouse but everything else looked like they were in a lounge! Obviously someone had bought this place for precisely this reason. There were booths that sat on the edges of the huge building, a bar that was to their left, an enormous dance floor packed with people, blinding flashing lights and to top it all off, there was a stage against the back wall where live bands could play. There was currently no one there however and the music was playing through speakers. It was only a moment before Beast boy stumbled over with their drinks. Two waters, go figure. Raven took her water gratefully and gulped it down, suddenly aware of how thirsty she was. Beast boy did the same, his throat incredibly dry. They both finished about the same time and soundlessly wandered to an empty booth.
Once they found one they sat down and stared at the table in an awkward silence. Both were suddenly aware that they were on a date…with each other. Beast boy fiddled with his thumbs, awkwardly while Raven sat perfectly still. Beast boy looked up at her and took a deep breath.
'Okay, just relax. Use the old Beast boy charm.' he thought.
'Even though it hasn't worked on any girl in this entire city.' he countered in his mind. He looked at Raven again who was staring intently at her water bottle. He took this chance to really study her. He saw the way the dance lights flashed brightly and gave her black hair a certain glow each time they alternated colors. Though he wasn't satisfied with this girl sitting before him…not at all. This was Rachel Roth, black hair, peach skin, blue streaks, and…not Raven. This girl was a complete stranger, just as Garfield must be a complete stranger to her. He wished so much for no one else to be here so they could take off their holographic rings and be themselves. He wanted to see the real Raven, he knew she was right here underneath this mask or Rachel, but he felt like he hadn't seen Raven in years though it's only been a day. Raven sensed someone staring at her and she looked up at him and raised her eyebrow.
"What?" she asked. Beast boy blushed.
"Nothing, nothing," he said quickly. He had to think of an excuse fast "it's just that necklace looks really great on you." he said, which was very truthful. Raven looked down and smiled, her hand subconsciously wandering to the necklace.
"Yes, I…really love it. It's done more than look nice Be -- Garfield!" she caught herself "It's given me so much more than that and I don't know how to thank you." she said, meaningfully. Beast boy rubbed the back of his neck nervously.
"Well, you could pay me back by letting me dance with you." he said. Raven's smile faltered.
"Only if you want to!" he added quickly "I don't want to make you something you don't wanna do."
Raven looked at the other people on the floor. She grimaced at the erotic display of lust being shown so publicly. She was very nervous that that's what Beast boy intended to do. Beast boy followed her gaze to the sea of people. He saw their vulgar dance moves and his face flushed instantly, realizing why Raven was so hesitant.
"N-no! No, no Raven. I don't mean dance like that!" he said in disgust. "I would never do anything so early and I know you're nervous about this, I am too." he said
"I just want to know if you would like to dance with me…with some distance between us of course." he said. He stood up and held out his hand.
Raven looked him in the eyes and she realized that he would stand like that all night if he had to. He would give her an eternity to think about what she wanted to do and he would wait. She saw nothing but trust in his eyes. Trust that had taken over five years to build. And not once through out those five years had Beast by lost a fraction of her trust. It remained strong and sturdy. He respected her and cared about her greatly and he was willing to do anything to strengthen that trust. He awaited patiently for her answer…too patiently for Beast boy. Raven knew that standing there must be strenuous for him. She smiled and took his hand. Beast boy frowned.
"Only if you want to Raven." he said softly. Raven looked at him again and nodded sharply, indicating that she was willing to trust him if he was willing to sustain it. Beast boy smiled and led her to the dance floor.
As the first song started up, Raven and Beast boy stood in front of each other, and swayed to get a hold of the beat. Raven was having some difficulty being confident enough to dance around all those people so she couldn't help but think about her movements and made sure that they were very subtle. Beast boy however was able to pick up on the music and he began to sway his hips loosely and his arms were flying about at his sides. He noticed Raven having trouble and he stopped dancing for the moment to help her out.
"Like a gift from the heavens it was easy to tell
It was love from above that could save me from hell
She had fire in her soul it was easy to see
How the devil himself could be pulled out of me…"
"Rachel!" he shouted over the crowd. Raven looked up at him questioningly.
"Try this." he said. He took her arms and moved them around "Don't think about anything. Let the music move you. If you think then it'll completely mess with your dancing." he said.
"So I take it you're a pro." she joked. Beast boy realized she was relating to his thinking level…like always. Beast boy rolled his eyes humorlessly.
"Just trust me on this! Do what I do!" he shouted. He moved her arms again and felt the beat. He swayed his hips and moved Raven's arms loosely. Raven tried but she couldn't get a feel of it. Beast boy smiled.
"Relax! Loosen up! Think of it as meditation!" he said as he began to dance again. Raven didn't argue.
"…There were drums in the air as she started to dance
Every soul in the room keeping time with their hands…"
Raven closed her eyes and moved her legs to the rhythm and swayed her hips to the beat. She released the tension in her arms and left them alone. When she opened her eyes she was surprised to see that she was dancing quite smoothly, well not dancing as much as…gliding. Her movements were so fluid that she could have been water in human form. She realized that she had failed to notice her limbs moving out of her will, the music coursing through her veins.
"…And we sang ay-o-ay-o-ay-o-aye
And the voices rang like the angels' sing
And we danced on into the night…"
Beast boy was dancing as well with his eyes closed, when he opened his eyes his jaw dropped completely. Raven was moving so gracefully and fluidly, it was hard to believe that this was the robotic girl he had to teach dancing 101 to a few minutes ago. He was hypnotized by her, he couldn't stop staring. Every twist, every turn, every step she took was exercised with such rhythm. She looked like a hypnotic siren, and he was the unfortunate sailor to become entranced by her dance.
"…Like a piece to the puzzle that falls into place
You could tell how we felt from the look on our faces…"
He moved closer to her. She could smell his familiar musky scent as he approached, she opened her eyes as they moved in sync with not only the music…but each other. They began to stare deeply into each other's eyes. Not aware of the people that were stopping to watch them. They began to circle each other in a sort of courtship, their eyes glimmering with excitement.
"…Spinning in circles with the moon in our eyes
No room left to move in between you and I
We forgot where we were and we lost track of time
We sang to the wind as we danced through the night
And we sang ay-o-ay-o-ay-o-aye
And the voices rang like the angels' sing
And we danced on into the night…"
Beast boy took a hold of Raven's hand and he began twirling her around fast but also gently. She took to immediately letting him spin her around as they let their bodies sway where they may and not worry what the many people who stopped to watch, are thinking. Beast boy suddenly pulled Raven closer to him, almost and inch away from his face before picking her up and throwing her across the room. She landed stealthily on her feet and flipped backwards into his arms. It was like their limbs had minds of their own. People were staring at them in shock and awe.
Beast boy recognized Raven as the only person in the entire universe right now. Nothing mattered but him and her. He watched as their bodies moved separately as one and how freely they felt. He could hear his heart pumping in his ears, like a beating drum and Raven was pounding the hell out of it. He was amazed at how quickly Raven was able to pick this up. She was now virtually a pro at this, her tantalizing dance was enough to entrance him further into her eyes when they made contact. He could feel that sensual, exciting feeling of releasing all the intensity of the emotion they were both feeling though their rhythmic courtship.
"Like a gift from the heavens it was easy to tell
It was love from above that could save me from hell
She had fire in her soul it was easy to see
How the devil himself could be pulled out of me
There were drums in the air as she started to dance
Every soul in the room keeping time with their hands
And we sang ay-o-ay-o-ay-o-aye
And the voices rang like the angels' sing
And we danced on into the night
(And the voices rang like the angels' sing)
And we danced on intoo the niiight."
Raven slid off her holographic ring with relief. Wearing a heavy chunk of metal on your finger, not exactly your favorite fashion statement. Beast boy took off his bike helmet and removed his ring as well. He slipped the piece of metal into his pocket and shut the garage door of titans tower. Raven looked at him and smiled, this was one of the few times that day that she saw him as the Beast boy she has come to know and…well she didn't know about that yet.
Beast boy smiled his toothy grin that showed his sharp fangs. Raven smiled in return, she turned her back to him without a word and walked slowly out the door. Though she stopped dead in her tracks when she heard Beast boy comment on something that she completely forgot about.
"I thought you said you didn't get a tattoo with Star?" he asked. Raven's eyes widened and she bit her lip nervously. She could hear Beast boys footsteps behind her and her body stiffened when she heard them stop.
"I like it, it matches your necklace." he said. Though he said it in his normal voice, Raven could not help but sense of bit of seductiveness in it. His voice was so close to her. Her heart was beating faster than she ever thought it could and she had to struggle to keep her breath regular, though she wasn't feeling this way out of fear. She wanted nothing more than to turn around and stare into his forest green eyes.
Slowly she turned around and looked up to his smiling face. She smiled as well and lost herself in his eyes. Beast boy gazed deep into her eyes as well and found that he could not look away. Once again, their bodies were moving painfully slow. Raven hesitantly took one step forward and craned her neck upward. Beast boy moved his face closer to hers, closing the gap between their lips. Raven lids slowly descended and she readied herself for what was about to happen. She could feel his hot breath on her cheeks and she could already taste his breath on her tongue.
Beast boy stopped before their lips met. Raven noticed this and realized that he was making sure that this is what she wanted. Unspoken words were passed between them as Raven opened her eyes slightly and gazed into Beast boy's half-lidded grass green orbs. He searched her for any sign of hesitance, any sign that she wasn't ready to take this step, anything that would tell him to stop right now and back away. Though she wished he didn't have to.
'What are you waiting for?' Raven thought telepathically to him.
And that was all he needed as he crashed his lips with hers and encircled his arms around her in a tight embrace. Raven's eyes widened and her body stiffened from the shock but as soon as she felt the warmth of his body connecting to her through their lips, she closed her eyes and drew her arms around his neck, tangling her hand in his hair. His scent was intoxicating as the kiss was passionate but loving. The way Beast boy held her in his arms wasn't rugged and domineering, nor was it gentle and light. Her held her safely in his arms, as his lips pulsed against hers, making their first kiss one of the most erotic yet romantic moments of their lives. Beast boy regrettably withdrew his lips from hers for air.
Raven was just as happy to breath but also saddened that it had to end. Beast boy rested his forehead against hers, their chests moving rhythmically with their breaths. Raven gave him one of the most genuine smiles she'd ever given him. Beast boy's breath caught in his throat. There was that magical smile again. The one he'd come to obsess to get her to show over the years. He smiled in return and hugged her. Not a word was said between them, for not a word was needed to be said, as they walked up to the common room. Raven and Beast boy did nothing but smiled and stare at each other the entire way as they entwined their fingers together. Unfortunately this caused Beast boy run into the wall and tap the edge of it with the same arm he bumped earlier. He cringed and looked at Raven who was stifling a giggle.
"Still glad I didn't heal it?" she asked, Beast boy rolled his eyes.
"Yes, very." he said nudging her playfully. They opened the doors to the common room and stopped dead in their tracks. They both flushed a bit as they saw all three of their friends waiting for them. Cyborg had on a victorious smirk, Robin and Starfire were smiling as well. The only thing out of the ordinary was that Robin was dressed in a tux and Starfire wore a sparkling pink dress. Beast boy was about to ask when Cyborg spoke first.
"I made a bet with Robin so I need to know this. Did ya kiss her?" he asked. Raven blushed furiously and Beast boy flushed even deeper. Starfire giggled. The boys eventually told her about how Beast boy felt and she spilled what she knew about Raven.
"Dude that is so none of your business! And you made a bet with him!" he asked shocked. He then turned to Starfire "You told Starfire!" he practically shouted, more or less shocked rather than angry. Robin and Cyborg shrugged, still smirking.
"You told Robin and Cyborg!" Raven shouted just as shocked to Starfire. Starfire rubbed the back of her head nervously.
"Whoa look at the time!" Robin said glancing at his watch "Glad you kids had fun, but Star and I have a date." he said proudly. Starfire blushed and giggled. Robin put his hand on her waist and led her to the garage. Leaving Beast boy to glare at Cyborg.
"So did ya kiss her?" he asked again. Beast boy rolled his eyes and closed the steel doors.
"Our friends." Raven said sarcastically. Beast boy smiled.
"So you had a good time?" he asked, just to be sure. Raven smiled.
"I had a great time. Thank you so much Beast boy, for everything." she said. She leaned up and kissed him on the cheek. With that she turned to walk down the hall to her room. Leaving a flustered Beast boy to hold the place on his cheek where she kissed him with a dreamy smile.
"Dude you forget. My eye has X-ray vision. I just saw her kiss you. Man you did kiss her didn't you!" came Cyborg's muffled voice through the steel door. Beast boy scowled and walked in to yell at his 'Best Friend'.
Raven who had heard what Cyborg said merely rolled her eyes and kept walking. She could hear the muffled sounds of Cyborg and Beast boy arguing…again. She could just see it though. Sooner or later Cyborg "the big brother" would site Beast boy "her boyfriend" down and give him a stern talk on how if he were to break her heart, they would kill him. Boyfriend, that word rang in her ears. She couldn't believe it. She could actually say that she had a boyfriend. And though she was happy for Robin and Starfire, it was inevitable. But her and Beast boy…that was totally unexpected.
She punched in her code to open her locked door and walked in. She used her powers to get a vase out of one of her drawers and placed her flower in it. The white Rose was sparkling slightly due the enchantment placed upon it. Raven lay on her bed and stared at her ceiling. This was the exact same place where Beast boy had given her the necklace and she had put it on for the first time.
Her fingers drew up to the raven shaped pendant and they enclosed around it. Who knew, who could ever know, that her life would have been changed completely and for the better, because of a little Dragon Bone.