Hello again. If you read my story Night on the Titanic, then you already got a glims at this story. I hope you all like it. Hear is Teen Titans: Beast boy's true power. No flames. I have something to say about flames, the most satisfying work invokes efforts we endorse as worthy expressions of our talents and character. Think about that next time you wright a flame. My words of wisdom. Thank you.
'Your good friend, Mr. S.' That was the last thing he wrote on his letter to one of the titans. Beast boy. He added something to the end, and walked over to a dresser to get a box. He then placed a small stirofom cover around a small vile and placed it in the box, and taped the letter to it. Satisfied with his work, he went outside and placed the box and letter in the mail box. He giggled a bit to himself as he did this. "Hm hm. I can't wait to see the look on the titans face when their own teem member, destroys them." he said in a gentlemen like voice.
Chapter one: the truth
The sun was beating down on Jump city California. A certain green changling was sitting on the roof of Titans tower, with his feet dangling over the edge. He always enjoying the nice view of the city this early in the morning. He was looking at the sunrise deep in thought. The colors of orange, purple, and red mixing in the endless sky above. Strangely enough, it reminded him about Raven, the empath of the group. Maybe it was because of a sunrise like this so long ago when they first meet. She seemed so beautiful to him. Everything about her was perfect. Her body, her face, her smile. Yep, you couldn't get any better than her even if you tried. The sad thing is she didn't see herself as such. He was determined to make her think otherwise, and maybe, just maybe, have her in his arms. You might say he has a crush on her, but the thing is, he was in love with her. He sat there thinking about her for the past ten minuets. 'I wounder what she's doing?' he wondered to himself.
Just then the doors opened up to revile Raven with a cup of tea in her hand.
"What are you doing up here?" she asked a little surprised.
"I could ask you the same thing." he said smiling. She just rolled her eyes. "Truth is, I've been coming up here for a while now." She took a seat next to him.
"It's beautiful." she said sipping her tea.
"Yes you are." he said. She looked at him and raised an eyebrow. He then began to panic. "Uh...I mean you are...um wright about that. Yeah." Though his answer didn't satisfy her, she dropped the subject. They just sat there for a few moments, enjoying each others company. Raven found herself staring at him a few times.
'Wow, he looks so handsome in the sun light.' She then froze. 'Where did that come from?"
"Is everything okay?" he asked.
"Huh...oh, yes I'm alright." He smiled and returned his attention to the sunrise. Raven pondered her last statement. 'God why is it so hard to talk to him all of a sudden?" Her thoughts disappeared as she spotted on the side of his neck. She got a closer look at it and realized it was a scar, and an old one at that. It ran down from his ear down his neck. 'How did I miss that?' she wondered. She ran her fingers across which in turn startled Beast boy.
"Uh Raven, what are you doing?" he asked.
"Beast boy how did you get that scar?" she asked a tone of worry on her face. He then grew worried.
"What, this? Oh that's nothing." he said slapping his hand over it." I got it when I was little. No big deal." he said in a rush.
"Beast boy, if something is bothering you, you can tell me." she said.
He sighed in defeat, for he knew that he couldn't convince her. "Look, I don't like talking about it okay." he spat. Raven drew her head back from his outburst. Beast boy realized his statement and immediately regretted it.
"I'm sorry." he said lowering his head.
"It's okay." she said. They sat there in an uncomfortable silence. Beast boy then decided that he had had enough since the sunrise was done, and walked back to the door. As soon as he left she found herself lingering back to that scar. How could she have missed it. It's not like it was well hidden, and the scar was huge. She then began to wonder how he got it. She shivered as her thoughts continued to roam. Deciding to drop the subject, she decided to head back inside.
She made her way to the kitchen. Seeing all of her friends in their usual spots. Beast boy and Cyborg were fighting their 'tofu vs meat' fight. Raven would usually call them idiots or something of that nature. She saw Robin and Starfire sitting on the coach talking back and forth and totally in love. Raven watch them flirt in their own way. Even though she was discussed by them, she couldn't help feel a little jealous. She wanted to fall in love too, but ever since Malchior she really didn't give any other guy a chance. Truth was, she was scared.
Her thoughts went back to Beast boy. Much to her surprise, the scar was gone. 'He must have covered it with make up.' she thought. He was given a make up kit when he was still an actor in Hollywood. The titans were still shocked when they learned that he was an actor. They even saw the program that he stared in. Which wasn't that half bad.
"Well I'm going to tack a shower." said the young green changling. With that he left the room. Raven found herself watching his every movement from the kitchen, out the door. Cyborg noticed this, so his teasing began.
"Okay, what's going on?" he asked her.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"You know what I mean. Like how you were staring at BB the entire time he was in here. What do you like him or something?" he said. Her face became beat red.
"What! No! I'm just... concerned. That's all." she said lowering her head. Cyborg stopped his teasing and decided to leave. When ever Raven worried over something she would get testy. At that moment everyone else followed Cyborg leaving Raven alone. Even though she was a loner, she always hated being alone. It made her feel like nobody cared about her.
She was walking back to her room when she stopped at the bathroom. Beast boy said he was going to tack a shower, but the water wasn't running. She decided to check on him as she knocked, she could hear music being played. 'He must have his iPod on.' she thought before entering.
She gasped in horror at the sight in front of her. Beast boy was standing up boxers still on and shirtless. He looked like he was just getting in the shower, but that was not what Raven was shocked at. All over his body was a number of incredibly large scars. They all over lapsed one another. Some were small and not so deep, others were large and very deep. The one she saw on the roof ran all the way down to his waist. He turned around with his earphones in not noticing Raven in the door way. She then got a good look at his back. It was worse. The ones on his back were long, gaping, deep, and old.
"Oh my God." Raven said. Beast boy shot back around to see what the noise was. He then saw Raven standing by the door way gaping at him. The two only stared at each other for what seemed like eternity. Beast boy lowered his head down as Raven entered the bathroom. She ran her hand across a particularly nasty scar and looked back up at him.
"Beast boy how did you get these?" she asked. Beast boy only shoved her out of the way and made his way to his room. Raven wasn't about to give up yet, so she followed him.
"Beast boy please, talk to me. I want to help you. You haven't been yourself lately and I'm worried." she said walking up to him. Beast boy just keept on walking. Being pushed away by Beast boy really hurt Raven, but she still wouldn't give up. She followed him all the way to his room. Befor he could enter, Raven stood in front preventing him from entering.
"Raven move." he spat.
"Beast boy talk to me. It really hurts when you push me away. I just want to be there for you. Let me please. You told me 'You think you're alone Raven, but you're not.' You're not alone either Beast boy let me help you." she said with pleading eyes.
"You can't help me no one can." he said in a whisper. That last remark cut worse than any blade, but Raven keep a strait face.
"Can you at least tell me how you got all of thoughs awful scars." she said with a worried tone in her voice. He sighed a long sigh and led her in his room. She was thrilled that he didn't shut her out, but was stilled worried about her green friend. He took a seat on his bed and she sat next to him.
"You all know I got my powers when I was real little right?" he started. Raven nodded her head as he continued. "Well, after my parents died I was, well, an orphan. It all started with a lake..."
'There sat a young boy siting on a rock just looking out on a lake. The strange thing about this boy was that he was green. His skin, hair, eyes everything about him was green. A large man wearing a traditional african robe came up to this boy and sat down next him. The boy could tell he didn't come here to have a pleasant chat. The look on his face says it all. Before he said anything, the boy already had tears starting to fill his eyes.
"Garfield, I'm afraid I have some bad news." he said in a deep but caring voice. Garfield sniffled before speaking.
"They aren't coming back are they?" Garfield said softly. The large man just sighed and nodded his head. Garfield now had tears running fast down his cheek. He had lost them. The two people he held dear to, was now taken away from him. His tears ran faster as he started to sob. The large man then took the small little green child into his arms.
"It's all my fault. I could have saved them, but I chose to save myself. It's all my fault. It's all my fault." Garfield said between sobs. The large man made Garfield look at him.
"No it wasn't. Don't you ever say that again. It wasn't your fault. Things just happen. Your parents wanted you to live even if it costed them their lives. They loved you."
By now Garfield had tears running even harder down his cheeks. He now just learned an important lesson. The world is a cruel place.
Five years later...
Garfield now had the power to change into any animal. He sat at the table of his new house. He was about eight years old now and had to be home schooled. He had to keep that a secret. His new dad didn't let him go to school. He said it would make him look bad. He slept in an old musty basement, bathed only when allowed, and was sometimes beat. The other thing is he didn't know that he could turn into animals. That part stayed a secret too.
Garfield was reading on his old bed when his so called 'dad' came home. He came down to the basement with a smile on his face. Garfield didn't like it. When ever he got that smile he was about to do something awful.
"Hey champ. Guess what. Your going somewhere really nice." he said in a cheery voice. Garfield sat up. He didn't expect this. His 'dad' was never nice to him.
"Where is it? Is it far away?" Garfield said.
"Oh not to far." he said as he reached for his back pocket.
"Ohhh what's it like?" Garfield asked.
"Oh it's got streets of gold and money grows on trees, and lots of old friends." he said pulling out a pistol from his pocket. "And this place is called The Logan's Fortune, and it's all mine." he said aiming the pistol at Garfield. As he pulled the triger Garfield turned into a snake. The bullet barley missed him. He then started to slither away while his 'dad' was shooting at him. Garfield escaped through a hole in the wall.
"I'll get you you little green freak, and that fortune of yours too. If it's the last thing I do." he screamed into the hole which Garfield used to escape.
One year later...
"And now ladys and gental men prepare to be amazed by the spectacular, incredible, the amazzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiinnng BEAST BOY." said the ring master. Then Garfield came out of the curtains as a green tiger. He roared as on of the clowns came up and puts his head in his mouth. Garfield then turned into an elephant. He lifted his trunk up high and the clowns and acrobats balanced themselves on it so they could make a vertical line. Garfield then shot them in the air, and they all landed on his back.
The crowed cheered throwing coins here and there. The ring master bowed as did all of the others. Garfield changed back so he could bow. He would have to enjoy his time now for he knew he would be punished later.
Five minutes later...
"You know changing into human on stage is forbidden young Garfield, and you also know what the penalty is for doing so." said the ring master.
"Please I'm sorry. I won't do it again. Please don't whip me." The ring master simply ignored him.
"Ten whips for disobeying orders. Take him away. Oh, and no dinner either." he said flicking his wrist. Garfield's eyes started to water. Two gardes grabbed him by the arms and start dragging him away.
"No please don't do this. I'm sorry. Please I'll do anything! PLEASE DON'T DO THIS TO ME! NOT AGAIN!" Garfield screamed as they dragged him off. The ring master simply chuckled to himself as he watched. His nine year old daughter was standing behind him watching in horror. She hated when they treated him like this. The ring master noticed his daughters behavior and confronted her.
"There is no need to be upset young Anabell. You must show these animals who is the boss." he said holding up a fist. He then placed his hand on her soft black hair and ruffled it a bit. He also straitened out the small sundress that she had worn today.
"But daddy why do you have to be so cruel to him? Besides, he's not an animal." she said in anger.
"Yes your right he's not an animal. He's a monster, freak, discussing piece of garbage." he said. They were interrupted by the sound of a large crack then Garfield's scream of agony. Anabell had tears in her eyes as she listen to his crys of pain. She then ran out of the room.
Later that night...
Garfield was taken to his cage with newly fresh scars on his back. He watched as all of the other animals had been feed while he got nothing but a beating. They were bleeding bad, but he didn't care. One man opened the gate to his cage while the other through him in. He then walked to the corner of the cage and huddled in fetal position. The last thing he heard was the yawn of the white bengal tiger next to him. It was saying 'Good night.' That tiger was the only friend he had there. And because of his powers he can communicate with him. Sleep was finally taking over and soon enough he was asleep.
Garfield was woken up by the sound of his cage door opening. He looked up and saw a small figure standing not but a few feet away from him. Panicking he started to force himself up against the cage bars behind him.
"Shhh. It's okay you don't have to be afraid. I brought you something." Garfield still didn't back down. He didn't trust this stranger in his cage. Not one bit. But then something caught his attention. Something smelled good, very good. He saw the intruder had a plate in it's hands. As it stepped into the light he realized his intruder was none other than Anabell.
She slid him a plate of...something. He eyed it questionably.
"What? Haven't you ever tried tofu? It's fake meat. I know how much you don't like meat so I got some for you." she said pointing at the plate. Garfield sniffed it questionably, but still took a bit. Strangely enough, it was really good. He loved it. It wasn't like anything he had ever tasted. As he ate one question remained on his mind.
"Why are you helping me?" he said.
"Because I hate the way daddy treats you. You're a human being not a monster." she said. Garfield checked her eyes to see if she was lieing. He found no evidence that she was. What she said next though made him speechless.
"I-I want you to run away. Save yourself. Please I can't take it anymore. You have to leave Garfield."
He finally had a chance to leave. This is what he was waiting for his whole life. He thought about it for a minuet then came up with a decision.
"Thank you, but I'm taking Tokan with me." he said pointing at the white bengal tiger. The tiger had woken up just in time to see Anabell about to bust him out. Anabell nodded her head and proceed to unlock Tokan's cage. Tokan gracefully jumped out of the cage.
"Lets go." Anabell said. Garfield nodded his head as Tokan mewed. It wasn't like a high pitch mew either. It was low and threatening. The three managed to get to the end of the circus without being caught. As Garfield turned to say his good byes Anabell already had him in a tight hug.
"I'll never forget you." she said. Garfield hugged her back as she started to cry.
"I'll see you again. I promise." he said. He then turned to his tiger friend.
"You be good now. I don't want to have to find you in trouble or something. Got it." The tiger mewed. Garfield then wrapped his arms around the tigers large neck. After he let go both the tiger and Garfield fled in different directions..."'
"I never saw either of them after that. After that I meet up with the Doom Patrol, and then you guys. That is how I got my scars Raven. Are you happy now?" he sat there soaking in every word. Raven was not happy, in fact she was just the opposite. Raven was having the hardest time trying not to cry. But alas, some tears did escape her eyes.
"No Beast boy, I'm not happy." she said her voice cracking a bit.
"Beast boy how could you have lived through all of that? I know I couldn't." she asked. Beast boy just shrugged his shoulders. "I don't know, I guess I just hoped." he said. Raven lowered her head and started to apologize.
"Beast boy I'm sorry." she said crying. Beast boy was now confused.
"Sorry for what?" he said.
"Sorry for being mean to you. Calling you names, putting you down, hitting you. If I had known what you went through as a child I swear I would have never done it. I just ask that you forgive me. Please." she said. Now she was crying full force. Beast boy hated to see her cry. So he put his arm around her shoulders and pulled her close.
"You don't have to apologize. I forgive you." he said. She looked up at him with hope in her eyes.
"Really?" she said.
"Of course that's what friends do." he said showing his smile. Raven felt her heart leap out of her chest. She then wrapped her arms around him.
"Thank you" she said into his chest. The two sat like for a moment when Beast boy said he really needed to shower. So she let go. Things between them were starting to go well, but deep down Raven had this feeling like something really bad was about to happen.
There it is the beginning what possibly could be my best story yet. Ha! No not really. I think it's going to blow. Oh well. Tell me what you think. Thanks.