Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil
It's been a week. It's been seven days. It's been one hundred and sixty-eight hours. It's been so long since I've seen her beautiful amethyst eyes sparkle in the morning sunrise. Everything is so different like our team is puzzle that is missing a piece. But she isn't dead. I know it. I feel it every time I look at her still body trapped in a deep slumber. I haven't slept, or eaten anything. I wait day in and day out for her eyes to open. Part of me thinks my determination is wasted but I quickly shut off that negative voice. Cyborg entered the room quietly to check Raven's vitals. I turned to him and asked him the same question everyday hoping that he would say the words I so desperately wanted to hear.
"Everything's exactly the same. You should get some sleep maybe eat something too."
"Don't worry about me."
"Robin. I hate to say this but-"
"No! She's alive! I thought she was your friend!"
I exclaimed in his face with my finger pointed harshly in his face. He slammed me against the wall and angrily shouted back.
"She's almost my sister! I care just as much as you do! Probably even more!"
"Don't you ever say that!"
I said pushing Cyborg.
"Really? You think Raven wants you being this way? She knew what she was risking. She put her life in danger to save us! Just face it Robin! She's-"
The machines went crazy as Raven's heart started beating rapidly then she flat lined.
I screamed as I felled to my knees. My body shook as sobs took over me.
"She can't be. This is wrong!"
Cyborg gasped as I felt someone run their fingers through my hair. I knew who it was immediately. It was my Sun, my heart, my everything: My Raven. I raised my head slowly as looked into her lively amethyst eyes which held that same sparkle it did on the day I started to realize how beautiful she was on the roof five months from today. I would never take those eyes for granted ever again.
I wrapped my arms around her immediately and whispered.
"Raven don't you ever scare me like that."
"I'm so sorry for everything I did. I'm sorry."
I hugged her tighter to me as she began to cry.
"Don't be. It doesn't matter anymore."
We stayed there so long just holding on to each other never wanting to let go of each other never again because we knew that as long as we had each other we could face anything or anyone. Because there is no end only new beginnings. A new chapter on life. A new sunrise to a new day.
As he kissed my lips softly I saw one of the most amazing visions I had in long while. The images electrified my heart and made me smiled ear to ear.
I stood on the roof looking out at the ocean as the sun was starting to set. My hair was a bit longer and my uniform was white. I didn't notice when a much taller Robin walked up behind me and hugged me. His mask was off and his deep blue eyes never did change although his eyes show a glint of what seemed like anxiety.
"Still don't like sunsets huh?"
I laughed and kissed his cheek.
"I said that five years ago from today and you still remember."
"Do I get a gold star?"
"Raven, you know what else I'll remember on today?"
He pulled out a black box from his belt.
"This. Raven Rachel Roth I loved ever since I actually saw you but I never knew how to tell you. We've been through so much but we've always gotten through it because we had each other and I wouldn't want it any other way because you just aren't my girlfriend you're my best friend, back bone, my sun, my heart and everything else. So will you put this ring on your finger and be my Mrs. Grayson?"
Suddenly, the door to the roof fell open and down fell Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Bumble Bee.
"We weren't spying if that's what you think!"
Beast boy said obviously guilty. Starfire ran to my side and screamed like a little school girl,
"Accept friend Raven!"
"Yeah, we don't have all day little sister."
"Come on Raven say yes!"
"We don't have all day!"
I laughed and said
"Ohh…peer pressure. Well I don't know Richard Robin Grayson…maybe tomorrow…"
"Really why not to-"
"I was joking! Of course I'll marry you!"
I said as he picked me up spinning circles as everyone cheered.
Robin broke the kiss.
"What did you see?"
"You'll find out in five years."
The everyone exchanged confused glances at one another. Cyborg asked.
"Is it bad?"
"The complete opposite."
"What was it?"
"Do you really want to know?"
Everyone said simultaneously.
"Fine. Robin and I get married five years from now, Beast Boy and Starfire are together and you Cyborg are dating Bumble Bee."
Starfire smiled and hugged Beast Boy tightly.
"So do we need to call you ?"
"Shut up Beast Boy."
I said playfully. Cyborg rubbed his head and blushed. Robin just smiled and said
"You didn't need a vision to tell you I could have told you myself."
I smiled as I kissed him softly as the sun rose higher in the mid-morning sky. I can't wait until five years from now.
A/N: Thank you so much for reading this story. I never knew I'd get so much feedback. I am very sad that this story but I hope that you will read some of my others stories. Thank you all and for old times sake review and tell me what you think overall :) I'd also like to thank my inspiration music:
Goodnight Moon by Go Radio
Monster by Meg and Dia
Get Out Alive by Three Days of Grace
I'm Still Here by Vertical Horizon
Shattered by Trading Yesterday
So with a heavy heart I pronounce this story ended.
See You In Another Story :)