Okay, all BB/Rae fans want to know how it got started, right? Well, this is my version of how it all happened. But we might as well face it. A date between Titans will not be normal. *sly smile* It wouldn't be fun if it was normal though.
I do not own Teen Titans. I never did, and I never will.
Chapter One: Why not?
"Beast Boy? You've been standing outside my door for half an hour. I was waiting for you to say something, but it's been thirty minutes, and you still haven't done anything. You're just...staring."
Beast Boy just about jumped out of his green skin. Yes, he had been standing right outside Raven's door for half an hour, but he hadn't realized she knew. How could she have known? Wait, wasn't she a -?
"I'm an empath, Beast Boy. I can sense people's emotions. While I was trying to read, I recieved a sudden burst of anxiety. That was you."
Oh. He felt like an idiot. He knew she was an empath...he just didn't think about it. No! He had planned so carefully, and yet he still managed to mess it up. But he still had a chance. He just needed to play it cool.
The door Beast Boy had been staring at for the past thirty minutes suddenly swooshed open. A very irritated Raven took its place.
"Beast Boy, I know your tiny mind can't take much, but can you at least speak?"
He had blown it. And he knew it.
Beast Boy tried to look her in the eye but had to return his gaze to his shoes. "I'm sorry. I was just...checking your door for termites! Yeah, that's it! And it looks like your door is clean, so I guess I'll be going now, so bye!"
He was down the hall before Raven could even think of a snappy sarcastic remark. She shook her head and went back in her room. Beast Boy was a mystery to her. That much was certain.
Beast Boy was now in his room where he planned his next attack. His first plan was a total complete waste. He was going to have to think of something different. He had to; he just had to. He would -.
Knock. Knock. Knock.
Oh, no. Beast Boy knew from the faint sent of violet that it was her. He summed up what dignity he had and went to his door.
"Hi Raven. What's up?" Play it cool, Beast Boy. Just play it cool.
Raven looked at her green teammate and sighed. "Your anxiety has increased tenfold. Do you want to talk about something? Let's face it. Your 'termite' excuse was pathetic. Worse than usual."
Beast Boy gave a shy smile. Now or never. "It's just...willyougooutwithme?"
Raven's features twisted in confusion. "Can you repeat that? In English?"
Beast Boy took a deep breath. "Will. You. Go. Out. With. Me? Please?"
Raven's eyes widened. Now she was truly in shock. Something in Beast Boy's room exploded, but neither noticed.
"You want to go out with...me?"
"Why would you want to go out with me? I'm creepy."
"Raven, your a great teammate and an even better friend. You're not creepy; you're just different. You're unique."
Raven turned her head. She couldn't take this. The last time she had trusted a man, she had gotten hurt and used. But who was it that comforted her after that happened? The changeling in front of her. But still...her powers! They couldn't take any kind of affection - yes, they did...with Malchior. But she didn't even like Beast Boy. Well, that wasn't true. She found the young hero annoying, but she did enjoy his company when he was serious.
Raven was running out of excuses.
"Beast Boy, I - I don't think I could..."
Beast Boy took a tentative step forward. "Raven, I don't want you to feel uncomfortable. It's just that I want to get to know you better. You don't have to think of it like a date. Think of it like a time for us to become better friends. Besides, there's this really awesome vegitarian place I want to try out. And I know how much you love tofu."
Raven looked at the green changeling and suppressed a smile. "I draw the line at tofu, but I guess I could...but we can't tell the others. I swear that I will send you to another dimension if you dare tell anyone about this."
Beast Boy pouted. "Aww, but how am I going to prove to Cy that I can get a date?"
Raven raised an eyebrow. "I thought you said I didn't have to think of this as a date."
Beast Boy blushed and nervously rubbed the back of his neck. "Right, it's not a date. So...later tonight?"
Raven took a deep breath as if preparing for a huge dive. In a way she was. "Yes."
If only Raven wasn't too distracted by the new upcoming to realize the sudden spike of excitement coming from a certain half robot that was just down the hall. Cyborg gave a silent evil chuckle. "It's about time. I can't wait 'till Rob finds out..."
Yeah, this chapter didn't have much humor. I promise the next chapter will be a lot more humorous. I promise! But until then...