Hola! Told you I was trying to be better! Luckily I'm not sick anymore, so yay! Ummm, I'm eating chocolate covered pretzels right now. They be yummy (it's amazing that I'm a writer with that kind of grammar P). Anyways, Chapter Forty Six people! Can you believe it? It feels like only yesterday I was getting ready to go to California and writing chapter one. Strange. Enough reminiscing though! OMG ALSO, I was snooping about and found a couple of articles saying that the CW was goign to do a show with our lovely Raven as the main character. Anybody else extremely excited? It basically said it's to take over for Smallville, which just ended. Eeek! Fun stuff. Okay, the show must go on, on with the show, or whatever. You know what I mean. I don't own the Titans (but I do own Alice, who is freaking awesome!). Rate. Review. Comment. Criticize. Suggest. Thank you dearies!
Not really looking where I was going, I ran right into someone, both of us tumbling to the ground.
"I'm sorry," I apologized, noticing the bright, hot pink t-shirt and and the blonde hair. Maybe god was trying to tell me stick with blondes. Gingers just destroy your beds, but blondes are easy. "That was all my fault," I continued, turning on the charm. "I'm Jason," I introduced, standing up and giving the ditz a hand up. She laughed as she got up. Just my type. My smile fell though when her eyes met mine.
"Nah, it's fine. I was distracted. I'm Alice,"
Looking around I tried to find the sign for beds. I mean, wasn't that how these furniture stores worked? Huge, stupid-proof signs telling everyone where everything was? I paused for a moment looking up and around. Without really paying attention, I began walking forward again, only making it a couple of feet before ramming right into someone, and apparently someone strong because it sent me sprawling on the ground.
"I'm sorry," they apologized, his voice indicating a guy. "That was all my fault," he continued smoothly. He sounded very sure of himself. "I'm Jason," he said, giving me a hand up. I couldn't help but laugh at his obvious flirting. Meeting his eyes, he seemed to freeze.
"Nah, it's fine. I was distracted. I'm Alice," I said back, trying not to show how uncomfortable his odd stare was making me. He cleared his throat, and threw on a smile, though I was pretty sure even the dumbest of people would have been able to see right through it. It was incredibly fake. Just my luck. I run into a cute guy, and of course I have this effect on him. I sighed in frustration at the irony of it all. "Umm, do you know where the beds are? I've had no luck in finding them," I asked curiously.
Did somebody up there hate me that much? I cleared my throat and forced a smile. Hopefully she wouldn't recognize me, but she was a lot sharper then she seemed. I was sure of it. She seemed to sense my discomfort before sighing. "Umm, do you know where the beds are? I've had no luck in finding them," she asked. Really? She was looking for a bed too? I momentarily thought of giving her wrong directions, but abandoned that thought and sighed. I momentarily looked down at my hands, before meeting here eyes, this time with a real smile. How in the world was she going to recognize me? She met me for a brief second and at that moment she was probably very confused. I was fine.
"Actually I'm heading there right now," I admitted, pointing the way behind her. She spun around, me trying not to laugh. Of course she couldn't find it. She was heading the in the exact opposite direction. "Care to join me?" I asked easily, offering my arm. She hesitated a second, probably confused by my sudden change in demeanor, but eventually looped her arm in mine and let me lead her towards the beds. "So, did you just move here? I don't think I've ever seen you around," I commented conversationally, using my upper hand to my advantage.
"Yes, actually. Some friends are letting me room with them, since their old roommate ditched," she answered easily lying. Then again, that wasn't exactly a lie from what I had gathered.
"Oh really? What are their names? Maybe I know them," I said, trying to hide my smirk. I was curious to see how she would react. But she didn't even blink.
"Probably not. They keep to themselves," she replied smoothly. Damn this girl was good.
"Try me," I countered, knowing I was beginning to push it.
"Well- Oh look there they are," she deflected, pointing to the beds. I rolled my eyes, but would let on my knowing of her changing the subject. "So why are you in the need of a bed?" she asked curiously.
"As it happens, mine was recently. . . um . . . taken apart," I explained lamely. I certainly wasn't going to tell her it was actually taken violently apart by a vengeful one-night-stand. She laughed.
"An ex, perhaps?" she guessed, right on the nose, sort of. She was good.
"Am I that obvious?" I asked jokingly.
"Nah, I'm just observant," she answered easily, grinning a Cheshire cat grin. She's kind of cute when she wasn't close to death or trying to kill me. I quickly shook that thought away. That kind of thinking would only bring me trouble.
I was lounging on the couch, alone in the large, open room, watching some TV when Starfire flew in nervously. She paced in the air behind the sofa before sitting down next to me.
"Robin?" she began quietly. I looked towards her, seeing her distressed.
"Star, what's wrong?" I asked concerned. It was odd seeing her so downtrodden. She was looking at her hands as she continued.
"Well, did I do something wrong?" she asked slowly, uncertainly. I blinked lost for a moment. "You just seem quite the distant," she continued as I just gazed at her.
"Starfire," I began, feeling guilty. "You have done absolutely nothing wrong. Nothing at all. I promise, I've just been distracted lately," I assured, taking her hands in mine. She met my eyes, hope in her own green ones.
"You do mean it?" she asked.
"Absolutely," I promised. I leaned in to give her a kiss on the cheek, but she turned into the kiss, pressing her lips against mine. I didn't even realize it happened until I noticed I was kissing her back on impulse. I pulled away, without trying to give the impression I was withdrawing. She smiled at me cuddled into me. What are you doing? I heard the doors slide open and turned quickly enough to see a flash of purple hair retreating.
What did you think? I thought I'd spice it up some with Raven and Robin. It'd be boring if they were just together, you know? And what did you think of Alice and X (and yes, I'm going on the theory that it's Jason Todd)? Rate. Review .Comment. Criticize. Suggest.