A/N: The last and final chapter to what I believe was a great success. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR LIKING THIS STORY AND STICKING WITH ME! Over 300 reviews, I'm so grateful. I may not be the greatest writer on fanfiction but I love what I do and love seeing people love my writing so much. Please, kind words and last thoughts in your reviews, they are greatly appreciated.
Also, to all my Teen Titan fans and dedicated readers, I WILL be posting a new story based off the Tekken video games, so please check that out? The poll results were very obvious: well over half of you, about 65% to be exact, said to simply continue with Teen Titans, and the other 35% either said "write both" or "I have no idea what Tekken is". So this is what I've decided to do with the results of the poll.
I could use all the support I can get I'm very nervous to stepping out of my Teen Titans comfort zone. But not to worry, I also will be starting a new story I believe as well as continuing "The Caged Bird", so look out for all that good stuff that's to come! Please read the Author's note that will be at the bottom when the story is done. It has to do with my next Teen Titan story idea.
Disclaimer: I do not own Raven or Robin or the other teens. Simply the idea for this story.
Raven gasped for breathe as she sat straight up and woke with a start, practically panting out. She placed her hand over her heart and felt it pounding against her chest, as if about to burst at any given moment. She looked around, confused and scared, to see herself in her bedroom and in her bed. She felt her hair, shirt, and tossed the covers away to look down at herself.
She wasn't dead. She was in the tower. She was alive.
She got up without a word and levitated to her mirror, staring at her 16 year old face and body, and suddenly it smiled back at her. She hadn't known happiness like this in a very long time. That dream – that nightmare – with Robin –
Her eyes widened and she dropped to the floor on her feet with a soft thump, taking off to the door and sliding it open, running down the hallway in search of her leader's room. The adrenaline she felt inside of her was barely containable. Their earlier fight didn't matter anymore. She needed him. Needed his arms around her and his comforting words.
"Robin!" she called out as she turned a corner and continued to his room, suddenly halting when she saw him running though as well in her direction, in mid call of her own name.
"Rave - ! … Raven…" he stopped running as well now as the two stared at each other in the hall from feet away, unmoving for a moment. Finally Raven sprinted back over to him and grinned as he opened his arms to her as she jumped into them, wrapping her own arms tightly around his neck and buried her face in it.
"Azar, you're here, my dream… "
"You too?" he questioned softly, stroking her hair as he held her against him. She glanced up, shocked.
"I think we just... that dream?"
She nodded to his question. "I think our bond is stronger then we first thought."
"That's fine with me," he said with a small smile. "You're in my arms again where you should be…"
"Now ain't that just swell?"
Raven and Robin slightly jumped in surprise and glanced back to see Cyborg who had just blurted out with the other two standing beside him, all still in their night wear with small smiles.
"Would you two like to partake in breakfast with us?" Starfire kindly asked in a hopeful tone. The two birds exchanged a glance and nodded, Robin looking back at Starfire.
"Count us in," he said with a smile to his alien friend. She nodded back and the three of their teammates continued down the hall towards the Main Room, already debating on options.
"Come on… let's join our team," Robin said as he gently set Raven back down on her own feet. He took her hand in his own and was about to walk down the hall when there was a light glow from Raven's side through her pajama shorts. Both teens looked at one another before back at her side.
"Do you know what that…?"
"I have no idea," Raven cut in, hesitating for a moment before slipping her hand in the pocket and wrapping her hand around the glow. She took it out only and opened her hand palm up to see a diamond. Her brow furrowed in confusion.
"What the… "
Suddenly Raven froze and stopped speaking, staring intently at the gem as realization took over. She looked up and both Robin and herself shared a knowing look.
"The Amethyst Diamond," Robin whispered.
And as Raven stared at his eyes, she knew they had been in anything but a dream.
Dear sweet Jesus and people of fanfiction spare me. I blanked… completely on how to epically finish this off. But basically the entire story was indeed reality – not a dream like the two birds originally perceived. Oooo scary…
Please leave kind thoughts and look out for my upcoming story: The Name of the Game (Tekken).
NOW as for the new Teen Titans story I wish to post… I have a few (okay, A LOT) of ideas and would like to know what you guys want to see more. So please, after reviewing, go to my profile and vote on the poll for what story you want to see me write next. You can vote for TWO. Thank you all so much once again – I have some of the best readers and reviewers around. (: