Chapter 3: A Gentle Hand

Robin is talking to Starfrie the next morning, informing her that he's there for her and that sort of stuff. What a sweetheart! The funny thing is that I was writing this chapter, in my notebook, in a doctor's office, next to my mother. Can you say awkward or what? I was afraid that she'd have me read this to her. That'd be even more awkward...

*NOTE* I had the title something, different without realizing it. I thank Star of Airdrie very much for pointing that out for me. I'm not gonna say what the title previously said. It's gross, a big mistake...

Disclaimer: I don't own Teen Titans. If I did, Beast Boy would end up with Raven, and Cyborg would be with Bee. But they aren't officially, sooo... Yup. Just start reading!

"Hey Star." Robin said the next morning at sunrise. "You ok?"

Starfire thought about his question for awhile. Then she shook her head. It was still haunting her. His cold touch, The pain. The feeling of being violated. It scared her. It made her afraid to have sex in the future. The memories from last night felt so new and fresh. Like a nightmare that you can't wake up from. It was scary.

Robin sat down on the roof, next to Starfire. He put a hand on her shoulder. It was kind and comforting, unlike Red X's touch. Robin's made her feel ok, safe. Red X made her feel as if he was going to hurt her, which he already did.

"Do you want to know something?"

"What is it friend Robin?"

Friend Robin. Oh how he hated that word when it described their relationship. But it was about Starfire right now, not about him.

He cleared his throat. "I am here for you. Most guys wouldn't know what the hell to do in a time like this, so they'd just wouldn't do anything. I don't know what to do right now, but yet I will try to help you in any way that I can." He put the rest of his arm around her shoulders. "I love you, Starfire. As if you were my own family." He quickly added in the family part. It felt weird to talk about his feeling to Star, yet it felt good. Perfect. Wanted. Needed.

Starfire smiled a sad, but hopeful, smile with tears in her eyes. She grabbed Robin's other hand. "I know." She whispered back.

They stayed like that for a few minutes, until Robin realized how close he was to Starfire. It made his breath go shallow. He had to get out of there, before all of his hidden feelings came bursting out. "I have to... um. I should..."


Robin looked at the alien girl, just before she wrapped her arms around him in a hug. Their frist hug since Red X raped her. It was rare for them to not have a hug each night. Robin let Starfire cry into his shoulder while he stroked her beautiful long red hair. It was wet, as if she just washed it. Robin thought that he could hear the water running all night long. Now he knew why. Starfire was taking a long shower. A cold shower.

"I am afraid, Robin. It... hurted, when he 'entered' me." Starfire manged to tell him between sobs. "It felt as if I was being punished by X'hal for a crime I did not commit. I was unable to use my powers. It made me feel, weak. Weaker than I've ever felt before."

"Star, you're anything but weak. You're that strongest girl I've ever known, and I've known a lot of strong people in my lifetime. You could never be weak. You are anything but weak!" Robin told his best friend. "Besides, you were not punished. What Red X did was for hiself. That isn't what sex was for. Sex is for a man and a woman, who are married, and loveeach other. Sex is for love, not lust." Robin squeezed Starfire's hand and kept it like that. "Trust me, a guy will come and marry you because he loves you for all you have to offer. He won't marry you for sex, but for love, Starfire." He smiled at her.

As long as the man is him, I will be happy.

Nobody can love her like I love her. Nobody.

*Dodges chairs being thrown at her* People, people, people! Please, calm down. Eat some fruit or something! *Dodges pineapple* Eat the fruit. Don't kill me with the fruit!

Ok, y'all have two reasons to be mad. One, I didn't update earlier. I'm sorry about that. But I have unfinished pieces, new ideas, family issues, and the one that really stopped me... a computer virus. All our memory got wiped out by it. Now everything is saved in two little jumpdrives (16 GB), and it's AWFUL! I don't know where all my RobStar and Teen Titans pics are now, and I hate it... *sigh* Poor RobStar and Teen Titans pics.

Two, short chapter. I know. I was going to make it longer, but then I could find anything else to add on and I liked the ending. Short but sweet. I'm very good at that. XD

Ok, I left you guys in the dark about what's to happen. Well, things get messy for Starfire. The other four Titans realize that something is up. And, I'm half way done writing it, and it's already longer than this chapter! *Jumps up and down on chair with excitement* YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! *Mom looks at her* Sorry.