I got a sudden inspiration for a one-shot while watching Evanescence's music video for "Everybody's Fool".
Disclaimer: I don't own Teen Titans or Evanescence AT ALL.


Raven turned the water off and got out of the shower. She quickly dried off and dressed herself in her usual black and blue outfit. She studied her face in the mirror. She looked the same as she usually did. Short purple hair, purple eyes, pale gray skin, and a red diamond on her forehead. Normal, for her

On the inside…well, that was another story.

Her father's voice echoed in her head. "You are destined to do terrible things. You will become the portal. This world will be destroyed. All because of you. You cannot stop me. No one can."

She glanced in the mirror again, and this time, she saw something else.

She was looking at herself, but she had four glowing red eyes. Instead of the bathroom wall behind her, she saw Jump City, destroyed, its citizens turned to stone. The sky swirled red.

She couldn't take it anymore. Dark energy swirled around her balled fist. She punched the mirror as hard as she could. It shattered all over the sink and countertop with a loud crash.

"Calm down," she thought to herself, "Don't let Rage take over. You can't let Rage take over,"

"Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos," she said quietly. She felt better.

Raven opened her eyes. Small pieces of mirror still hung on the wall, but the majority was on the counter and floor.

She sighed and used her magic to fix the mirror. A sharp stab of pain in her right hand made her stop. A piece of the glass had pierced her palm. She finished fixing the mirror and inspected the wound. It was bleeding all over her hand, crimson dripping onto the floor.

She wadded up some toilet paper and pressed it onto her hand to subdue the bleeding, but made no attempt to heal it. She felt like this was a small punishment for what she was going to become. When it stopped bleeding she cleaned up her mess and left the bathroom.

Beast Boy stopped her in the hall.

"Are you okay?" he asked, "We heard a loud crash and we were wondering if you were alright."

She almost told him. She almost told him all about the Prophecy, Trigon, and what she was destined to do.

"I'm fine," she replied in monotone.

He studied her face and for a moment. She prayed that he would see through her mask. That this charade would be over

"Kay. I'm gonna go play video games with Cy." He ran off.

She watched him go, so innocent and full of life. How she longed to be able to relax and be just normal.

But she knew she couldn't. She was destined to destroy the world, and no matter how much she disliked it, there was no stopping what was meant to be.


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