Hello again! Sorry for not updating in a while. I'll try to change that. In case anyone's curious about my multi-chaptered story, I've started bit parts of it, but I don't think I'll start uploading it until I have a good 70% of it done. I like to try to plan out my stories a bit so I'd like to have a potion of it done before I put it up publicly to avoid back-tracking/plot holes and such.
Buuuut enough about that. Enjoy! Please point out any mistakes.
It wasn't very often he thought too hard about the future, but when he did, there they all were. Standing tall and proud (him maybe just a little taller); standing together. If he had to pick a career after being a superhero, he'd pick acting, but really, he didn't want to ever stop being in a team- he knew one day he could live without the amazing rush crime-fighting gave him, but he didn't think he could ever live without his family. There couldn't be a morning where he didn't wake up in his bunk bed in his green room, a day where he didn't goof off with Cyborg and Starfire, didn't train and hang out with Robin, didn't pester and slowly grow to understand Raven. Not for him.
But even if in the end, things didn't go the way he expected, and the Titans were no more, he couldn't really imagine something like that keeping them apart. Even in the future he pictured with him as a big-shot super Hollywood star, there was still Cyborg and his good-natured ribbing and wise advice. Starfire and her eternal sunshine and unwavering support, Robin and his stern, but loving and friendly (and though Beast Boy hated to admit- undeniably cool) disposition.
There was still Raven and her amazing ability to somehow shatter and shake his nerves and at times, drive him up a wall, and yet soothe his worries and put him in a state of peace and comfort. They were all still there, no matter what future he pictured.
"You really think that?" she asked, her face deadpan but her eyes searching for reassurance.
He smiled. "I know it."
"Is your chakra sharp?"
She paused from her book and looked up.
"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly have topped 'Why are you named after a bird'…"
"Hey! I'm being serious!"
She scoffed slightly at this and returned to her book. She felt an extra weight settling down next to her on the common room couch, then a finger being pushed up against her forehead.
"Ow Dude, that hurts!"
"Do you normally just go around sticking your hands into objects you think might be dangerous?"
"Seriously, Rae! It's like you got a certified weapon right on your forehead."
She quirked an eyebrow at him. "Your teeth are probably sharper."
"No way dude!" In order to prove his point, he pricked his finger against his canine- the same finger he used on Raven's forehead.
"Aw sweet, Cyborg got Incredible Hulk band aids."
"You're a child."
"C'mon, you have to admit, it's a little cool."
Her expression indicated that she would not even grace his response with one of her own. He began to wrap the band aid around his index finger as they sat side by side on the common room couch and she bit her lip slightly.
"I'm, er, sorry."
He looked up. "For what?"
"For not warning you, I suppose. About my chakra."
"Nah dude, it's fine. Like you said, I'm the one that just kinda poked my finger in there. 'Sides, it's not even that bad! The bleeding stopped!" He flashed a grin at her and she sighed slightly. His enthusiasm really was endearing in it's own strange way.
"I'll just remember next time."
"Next time? What next time?"
He smiled at this and despite her odd curiousity, she didn't push the matter.
He leaned in towards her, and her breath hitched. He was closer than anyone had ever been before, and it was heightening her senses, making her emotions go haywire as she tried to calm herself, center herself, don't let yourself-
He kissed her forehead lightly, and the crackling of her powers made him laugh slightly. He moved his lip down from her forehead and toward her own, and she felt her eyes shut in anticipation as his breath sent shivers down her spine and his hand came up to lightly cradle her cheek and he pushed his forehead against her own- wait a minute.
Again, she sighed.