A.N. why do I only write when I'm tired as fuck goddamn it's like almost four in the morning why am I doing this to myself? Oh god this chapter is hard to write because I have to make some major plot decisions and shit and I'm not ready. Have a filler chapter instead I'm too tired to think. If it's too terrible I'll fix it later.

Raven walked up to herself, yeah she was never getting used to that, meditating on the roof and sat awkwardly trying to think of how to ask what was on her mind.

Raven was mentally preparing herself for the looming interrogation, but sense Raven's discomfort stopped and turned to her younger counterpart. "So, what do you need?"

Raven faltered for a moment "Um…I guess I'm just wondering, how…how do you manage to show so much emotion without damaging everything around you?"

She smiled slightly "Well, I don't know if I should tell you the whole story but here's what happened. I went through an existential crisis. I was tired of constantly remaining stoic and never letting anything affect me. I wanted to be more normal, to be able to smile and laugh without worrying about everything around me exploding. And, while I can't really tell you the whole story, Beast Boy really helped me. Though I don't really want to get into how. I started letting loose a little, without Trigon around I found I could express emotions without worrying so much. Although I still meditate often, that's always going to be important for me. It was a process; it's nothing I can simply teach you but I promise you'll figure it out someday."

Raven nodded, deep in thought "thanks for that… you've given me a lot to think about." And she quietly went back to her room to meditate.

Beast Boy joined his younger self, who was on the couch playing video games. "Hey, do you have time to talk?"

"Yeah sure, why?" he asked, pausing the game and setting his controller down.

Beast Boy sighed inwardly; this was going to be awkward "So, I know some stuff with Terra went down recently. And I know from personal experience you're feeling really down on yourself. I guess I just wanted to tell you that it gets better you know, and you'll get your life figured out and stuff and life will be good." He gave a slightly desperate thumbs up.

"Raven put you up to this didn't she?" he asked without hesitation.

He sighed "Yep."

"Wanna play video games?"

He grinned "Yes, I am going to kick your ass"

"Wouldn't that be kicking your own ass?"

"Shut up." He said, elbowing him in the ribs.

They both smiled like idiots and got to gaming.

A.N. Yep that's over with. Happy you little shits? I'm going to go to sleep now and make important plot decisions some other time. But yeah a turning point in the story is coming soon.