Wow thanks for all the reviews I got. Now I have a challenge for you: can you beat the review number? Haha! I'm not going to be upset with you if not just read and review. By the way, I'm going to try to use my signature (IP) more often through this one. Ok, the sequile to The Social Worker, How It Was! Please R&R! -IP

How It Was

Chapter 1

It was just a few days from Christmas, and, of course, Beast Boy waited until last minute to get his presents. Although he did his best to hide he waited, it didn't go unnoticed by the rest of the team.

"Watch cha got there, man?" Cyborg asked Beast Boy in the hall. Beast Boy got frightened by his sudden booming voice.

"Oh, you know, just some little mi-bobbers. Crap, if you will," Beast Boy said staggerly as he lied.

"Mind if I take a look?" Cyborg said as he approched him.

"No! I mean, uh, there actually Shelby's additional Christmas present. I found it and it seemed better than the other thing," he said half lieing. He did have Shelby's present but it wasn't her "second" one.

"Whatever, little dude," Cyborg said as he walked off.

Beast Boy put the things in his room and heard a knock at his door. He went and opened it to find Raven.

"Hey, Rae. What are you doing here?" Beast Boy asked.

"First of all, don't call me that and second, I was just checking on you. You've been out all day," she said simply.

"Aww, you were checking on me!" Beast Boy said, teasingly.

"Yes, I was and if you want to keep you head attached to the rest of your body, you won't do that again," Raven said, keeping her voice and emotion in check. Beast Boy imediatly stopped, as he knew his girlfriend was serious.

"Anyways, are we going over to Shelby's tonight?" Beast Boy asked, trying to change the subject.

"Well, you, me and Cyborg are. Robin's sick and Starfire insisted on taking care of him. I hear Shelby's baking tonight," Raven said, some what excited.

"Yes!" Beast Boy said dramatically. Raven smirked at this.

"So, see you tonight?" Raven asked.

"See you tonight," Beast Boy said giving her a kiss.

Beast Boy waited until she walked down the hallway to pull out the gifts. He had a present for Raven but he didn't think it was personal enough.

'Mabey Shelby will have an idea,' Beast Boy thought. Shelby was like that. She always had an idea.

When he finished wrapping the presents terribly, he walked to the common room to meet up with everyone else.

When he walked in, he saw Robin on the couch looking pitiful. Robin had Starfire hovering over him. She was frantically grabbed him things around the room. Raven and Cyborg walked over to him.

"Ready?" Cyborg asked. Beast Boy nodded, "Then lets go!"

They all went to the car and, amazingly, had a quiet right there. When they arrived, Shelby, Lea, and Madi greeted them at the door. Shelby lived in a beautiful four bedroom house with her sisters.

"Okay, I'm sorry, but I still can't get you guys straight," Beast Boy said.



"And Shelby!" the three said in sync, as they had done it a million times.

"Shelby," Beast Boy said when he found out it was her, "Can I talk to you alone?"

"Of course," Shelby said getting up from her purple couch. They walked into the den.

"Okay, heres the deal, I have a few books I got for Raven but I don't think its a great gift for Raven. I was wondering if you had any ideas," Beast Boy told her really fast. Shelby sat there for a second gathering what he had said. She suddenly grabbed him and bolted upstairs into her room.

When they got to her room, she dove under her bed leaving Beast Boy standing there.

"I will offer you a trade," she said holding a small box in her hand. She handed it to Beast Boy and Beast Boy opened it cautiously. Inside was a small necklace with a stone attached that was swirling.

"Jewlery? You were going to give her jewlery?" Beast Boy asked, shocked.

"Not just any jewlery. You should learn to listen. The stone in the center lets her feel a bit more emotion. She can't go to the place where it's made because it's forbidden for her to go to," Shelby said, almost loosing Beast Boy, "It's a little to intamate for me to give her but it's perfect for you."

Suddenly, Beast Boy grabbed Shelby, "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

"Your welcome. Just put my name on those books," Shelby said as Beast Boy let go.

They made their way back down stairs, Beast Boy very grateful.

Yes, I'm a loser who copied some peoples idea. But you have to admit: great story idea. Anyways, it doesn't end up like all the other stories. Review!