First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who reviewed/faved this story! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!
Title: "Make Damn Sure" - Taking Back Sunday
Ch.1: "Colorblind" - Counting Crows
Ch.2: "Lucky" - Jason Mraz & Colbie Calliat
Ch.3: "Something Inside" - Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Ch.4: "Glitter in the Air" - Pink
Ch.5: "Crash Into Me" - Dave Matthews Band
Ch.6: "Sound of Pulling Heaven Down" - Blue October
Ch.7: "Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot" - Brand New
Ch.8: "Okay, I Believe You (But My Tommy Gun Don't)" - Brand New
Ch.9: "Mockingbird" - Rob Thomas
Ch.10: "Possibility" - Lykke Li
Epilogue: "It Will Be Me" - Melissa Etheridge
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...
So, this whole idea really started last April (I know, I know), where I wrote this mini-explanation of Robin&Raven's bond on a bus on our way to Paris (long story). I showed it to my sister who said, "This sounds romantic."
Well, oops. As a rabid R/S shipper, this was a problem. So I tossed the whole idea and decided to refrain from going over to the dark side (this is, of course, a matter of opinion).
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this epic Teen Titans series I had planned (which, it would seem, will only ever exist in my head) had some serious problems. The biggest one being that the bond I've always perceived Robin and Raven sharing is the kind of bond that, well, ends with the two in love. See, for example, Lelila's Falling series or Kryalla Orchird's series, both which are amazing, but both have Robin and Starfire sharing that kind of bond which ultimately leads them to be inseperable.
So, now what? Well, then I figured, how WOULD this kind of bond work out? And, well, you see the result. The truth of the matter is, it's just too intense for these two private introverts (which may be repetitious, but whatever). Combine Robin's insane passion (and no can argue that that boy is passionate - just look at Apprentice/Masks/Haunted/Beast-Within/any-other-episode) with Raven's inability to properly express emotions, due to reasons beyond her control... We end up with a lot of pain. As you all see.
And that's really that. Perhaps if I was a rabid R/R shipper I could come up with a way for the two to be together. But I honestly think it's only going to hurt. It's not a very healthy relationship. Neither of them are very good at relationships and they both need someone who's far more willing to try. Whoever that is is your decision; I have my opinion but it's not very important to this story.
And, really, if anyone has a problem with Raven and Robin's kids getting together, you will have to get over it. Because I love these two together. I didn't really give much information on them in case I use them again, but I ADORE these two. They are so perfect.
Once again to you all, thank you so much. I wouldn't expect another R/R from me as I actually have some Gilmore Girls I want to write and some RobinStar I want to write, but you never know. The dark side isn't near as bad as I thought it would be and is actually quite addictive. But maybe we can blame those blasted cookies for that.