Epilogue

"So, let me get this straight." Robin began, speaking from Beast boy's communicator, "Mumbo made a false alert so we would waste an entire night traveling to Steel City, just so that he and his cronies could destroy the tower, but not before beating you to a pulp." "And then Raven saved me and sent Mumbo, Atlas, and Cinderblock packing. All's well that ends well." Beast boy concluded. Robin pinched the bridge of his nose. "So, Why am I just hearing this now, at four in the afternoon the next day?" he questioned. Beast boy rubbed the back of his head. "Well, we were really tired. We didn't get to sleep until eight in the morning." He said. Suddenly, there was an audible mumble that came from neither Robin nor Beast boy, but clearly came from Beast boy's room. "Who's-" Robin began to speak but was interrupted. "Uh… oh, look at that, connection error. Looks like I'm about to lose you." Beast boy then shut his communicator and threw it into his dresser drawer. He let out a sigh and turned to the source of the earlier disturbance. Raven was lying on Beast boy's bottom bunk, rubbing her eyes as she'd just woken up. "What time is it?" she yawned. "Almost four thirty." He replied. "I guess Robin's not too happy about the false alert." She said, getting out of bed. "Well, he won't be back for a while. I wouldn't worry about it until then." Beast boy said cheerfully. Raven walked up to give him a kiss on the cheek once she got her cloak back on. Beast boy rubbed his cheek, blushing. "Hey, Rae?" he asked. Raven turned to him. "Why?" Raven was confused. "Why, what?" she asked. "Why do you love me?" he asked sheepishly. Raven blushed. "Well… I guess it's because you're so complex." She said. "How do you mean?" he asked. Raven and he sat next to each other on the bed.

"There's so much you don't show," she began. "You act childish and naïve, but when the time comes, you show so much intelligence and diligence. And you hide so much hurt from here," she gestured to his heart. "So that it clouds what's in here." she gestured to his head. "I suppose I've always liked that aloofness about you, but when you shared all of your problems with me, you seemed happier; as if a massive burden was lifted, and I was honored to have helped in that. And I don't ever want to see you unhappy. I want to be there for you." She said. She then gave a coy smirk. "And I think the ears are pretty cute." Beast boy smiled and blushed, his ears perking up. "What about you?" Raven asked. "Why do you love me?" Beast boy looked at her with confusion. "Why wouldn't I love you?" he asked. "You're, like, the smartest person I know, and you're beautiful no matter how you look." He said, causing her to blush and turn away. Beast boy pulled for her to face him again. "But that's not all." He said. "I love all the little things that make you unique. Like how you always have something witty to say when I say something stupid, or how you're never down, even when things are impossible. You always have to be the grown-up around here because you know everyone's counting on you, and you'd do anything for us. And the times where you do remember that your still a kid, you're really cute and charming."

He leaned closer to her. "That's why I'm always trying to make you laugh. I like it when you smile; when you loosen up a bit." He concluded, brushing a lock of hair out of Raven's face. "You're amazing Raven, from head to toe." Raven felt herself tear up. She leaned forward and kissed Beast boy, who gladly returned the kiss. They stayed in this position for who know how long, before they broke for air. "Hey," Raven began. "What do you say, we keep us a secret from the others. I bet they could do without the drama." She offered. Beast boy smiled contently. "Anything for you, Rae." He said. The two left the room, to seize the day ahead.

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