Disclaimer: I do not own Teen Titans, if I did I would probably be able to afford more comics!

Philophobia

Prologue

And then it happened, the thing that I had been telling myself wouldn't, the thing that I had spent the past few weeks repressing.

We were talking about something stupid, or at least that's how it felt to me, but it was keeping us both entertained at the moment and so I had no desire to change the subject. It didn't happen the way I had thought it would, like a ton of bricks was hitting me, or there was a tidal wave about to hit. The whole world didn't shatter, there was no atomic explosion. I had thought that at least something would happen to alert the world that I, Raven Roth, the cynic and hard ass, had fallen in love.

But to me it just felt like the hand that was holding mine had somehow gotten inside my chest and placed itself firmly around my heart. I even looked down at our hands to check and make sure that didn't literally just happen, but of course it hadn't.

That's how I knew. I had never felt anything like this before, and now that I did I understood the intensity of the human heart and how I might never want to let him go.

And it scared me worse than he would ever know.

A/N: So I'm guessing that you noticed that I deleted Teen Mom. I decided that that story is just a writing experiment, something to sharpen my skills as a writer, and I wouldn't be that dedicated to it. That, and the fact that it's not a very orignal plot etc. etc. Anyway, this one will be much better. :)

Love,

RFE