A/N: Hey everybody! Glad to see that this story actually got some readers interested! I do love to see that I was able to keep people entertained with a story!
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Robin's mood was grim. Although he road home in victory, the sweetness of it was embittered by what had transpired. Beast Boy's demeanor had drastically changed during the battle, and the savage rage of his attacks unnerved him. When they had pulled Control Freak's pudgy form from the tangled wreck of his suit, his already sickly completion had paled considerably more if that was even possible. He whimpered pathetically, like a frightened child, as the police loaded him into the back of the prisoner transport.
Robin slowed his bike to a stop at a red light, his mind still wracked with questions. Why had Beast Boy become so enraged? He had left in a hurry as soon as the battle was won before Robin had a chance to speak with him. The last time Beast Boy had become so emotionally unstable was when he was struggling with his inner Beast and He prayed that this was not some sort of relapse.
But Beast Boy wasn't the only one who had Robin distraught. When he and the other's checked on Raven she had already healed what damage had been done to her. She had left almost as soon as she responded to their concerned inquiries on her condition, fading into the floor of the building, teleporting away to the tower. Raven was dodging the rest of the Team and Robin had no idea why. Raven was always reserved when it came to her wellbeing, but never cold.
The light changed to green and Robin began to wonder if Cyborg's story was a little less farfetched then he had originally suspected. He doubted it went to the extent Cyborg had claimed, but something was definitely amiss with his fellow Titans.
He was defiantly going to have a chat with Beast Boy and Raven.
Raven glided through the empty halls of the tower. She was searching for Beast Boy, who had mysteriously fled the battle after its conclusion, something he never did. She needed to talk to him. Damn it, she had been afraid of this in the beginning. Their feelings were getting in the way of the effectiveness of the team, and she cursed herself for letting things get out of her control. She knocked briskly at Beast Boy's door.
She had checked the common room, gym, kitchen, and now his bedroom. All where devoid of the green teen and she sighed, unsure of where to look next. She looked up suddenly, a realization dawning, and she phased up into the ceiling.
Beast Boy sat quietly on the edge of the tower, looking out into the ocean. It was already late afternoon, and the sun hung low in the air, not quite yet turned into the evening orange. He fidgeted with his hands and his face was drawn into a frown. He kept staring ahead, even when he had heard the tell-tale swoosh of his teammate materializing through solid metal of the roof.
"Hey Raven, you feeling better?" he asked softly, almost to himself.
"We need to talk." She replied simply.
"Yeah I guess we do."
"Mind if I sit here?" Raven asked, stepping beside him.
"No." he said, his eyes still on the crashing waves.
Raven took a seat next to him, staring out into the ocean with him and the two sat there for a moment, both quietly staring out into the sea. Raven suddenly found herself reluctant to speak, unwilling to break the seemingly peaceful moment that had descended between them. She almost let out an audible gasp when Beast Boy suddenly broke the silence.
"Raven, what happened today. . ." Beast Boy began, his hands still fidgeting, "I don't know what came over me."
Raven merely turned her head to look at him, waiting for him to continue.
"I was just so angry when he hurt you.", Beast Boy finally turned his head to meet Raven's stare, and she was surprised to see that he was on the brink of tears. "He could have killed you, and he just laughed like it was a game." he grimaced at the memory.
"Beast Boy, our lives are in danger every day", Raven put her hand on his tentatively as though she were unsure of how to do it, and his face seemed to brighten a little, and he looked down at her hand.
"I know, but it was different this time." he looked up from her delicate hand and into her eyes, he was searching for the right words to say. "I really care about you Raven."
Raven' cheeks flushed slightly, and she drew her hand back slightly.
"Really, Raven I do."
"I care about you to Beast Boy." Raven said her hand returning to his. "But we can't let our emotions effect the team."
"Maybe this won't work out. . ." Raven looked out to the sea, her eyes forlorn.
"No." The forcefulness of Beast Boy's words drew her eyes back to his. "I want us to be together."
Raven was struck by these words.
Raven hadn't even yet considered the idea of her and Beast Boy as a couple. She was still far to confused about how she actually felt about him, and yet. . .
Raven felt strangely elated by the idea; a warm fluttering feeling dripping down to her stomach, and she began to realize that she was being naive in her doubts about Beast Boy.
She did care about him. More than just a teammate. More than just a friend. She was just too stubborn to admit it.
"I want us to be together too." she interlocked her fingers with his, and, slowly, they began to lean closer to one another.
Their lips met softly, lingering in a moment of bliss.
When they had parted Beast Boy gave her a toothy grin, his singular fang pointing out as always. Raven smiled too, finding it hard to resist his infectious joy.
"So..." Beast Boy began slowly, "Does this mean we're dating?"
Raven rolled her eyes at him.
"If that's what you want to call it."
Beast Boy could help but throw his arms up in the air and let out a triumphant "Yes". Raven merely shook her head in mock annoyance at his childish antics, folding her arms across her chest.
Beast Boy paused from his celebration looking quickly over at Raven frowning slightly, his head tilted slightly.
"So are we going to tell the others or what?" Beast Boy asked.
Raven's smile fell from her face. She had forgotten about the others. Robin was surely going to be questioning them both on their strange behavior, and if there was one thing Raven knew about their leader, it was that he was persistent. painfully so.
"We might as well," Raven said with a shrug. "They are going to figure it out eventually."
"So how are we going to tell them?" Beast Boy pondered, stroking his chin thoughtfully.
"I don't know but whatever we're going to say, we better think of it fast, that's them coming home now".
Looking down off of the top of the Tower, the two could make out the shape of two vehicles approaching Tower's garage. The two made their way back inside, and frantically discussed amongst themselves the best way to break the news to their friends.
Robin strode purposefully out of the garage and towards the common room. He was going to get to the bottom of his teammates strange behavior; and he was going to do it now. He tried to ignore the protests from Starfire as he made his way through the halls of the tower on the way to the elevator that would lead him up to the common room.
"But Robin, they may be fatigued from our previous battle, maybe we should. . ."
"No, Star, I need to know what the hell happened back there." Robin interrupted.
"But surely if something was wrong they would let you know. . ." Starfire trailed off, knowing persuading Robin against this was futile.
Robin and Starfire were joined by Cyborg who followed just behind them. The three Titans soon found their way to the common room and where surprised to find Beast Boy and Raven standing in the center as if waiting for the Team to arrive.
"Beast Boy, Raven, good thing I found you," Robin began, "I'm not mad, but we need to have a-"
"Beast Boy and I are dating." Raven said flatly, interrupting Robin. Beast Boy, to Raven's apparent displeasure, gave her a small hug as if to affirm her statement.
Robin faltered, suddenly unable to speak properly. The three Titans just stared at Beast Boy and Raven dumbly, trying to process what they were hearing.
"You. . .", Robin trailed off. "What?"
Starfire erupted into a fit of giggles, smiling broadly at the two. Cyborg had a look of pure satisfaction on his face as he crossed his arms and looked up smugly at Robin.
"Yes, Beast Boy and I are romantically involved, we are sorry it affected the battle today but I can assure you that it will never happen again." Raven said quickly.
"Oh this is most joyous indeed!" Starfire squealed, floating over to the new couple and embracing them in a bone crushing hug.
"I knew it!" Cyborg shouted. "I told you, I told you didn't I?" Cyborg asked boastfully to Robin and Starfire.
Robin still couldn't hide the sheer surprise from his face.
"When did this-" He sputtered "How did-"
"Just what the hell is going on here!" Robin shouted.
"What do you mean, dude?" Beast Boy asked breaking away from Starfire's painful hug. "We're dating what so strange about that?"
Robin's eyes narrowed and he gave Beast Boy a look that told him what he already knew.
"We're dating so what?" Raven said deadpanned. "It's not like we're the first people in the team to date each other."
Robin and Starfire both flushed.
"Damn BB, of all the people that I could have thought of to win over Raven. . ." He trailed off, chuckling at the sheer audacity of what was happening.
"Ok enough of this." Raven said annoyed. "Can we do something else besides prod into our personal lives."
"Sure, how about a movie?" Beast Boy suggested.
"I think it's Raven's turn to decide." Robin said, trying to regain some of his composure.
"Yeah what are we going to watch tonight babe?" Beast Boy asked, wriggling his eyebrows suggestively.
"Don't ever call me babe." Raven said flatly, giving him a death glare. Beast Boy shrank back and gave her a sheepish smile.
Raven walked over to the Titans extensive collection of movies and after a few moments of deliberation found a movie she wanted. The titans were surprised at her choice.
"Raven are you sure?" Starfire asked confused. "I thought you hated the romance movies?"
"I used to. . ." Raven trailed off looking at Beast Boy, giving him a small smile. "But I think things are different now." Beast Boy gave her a huge grin.
The titans all piled onto the couch. Cyborg with his copious amounts of snacks, Robin and Starfire leaning against each other, and now Beast Boy, with Raven laying in his arms. Raven watched the movie in quiet, even after the rest of the Titans had promptly fell asleep. She cherished the warmth of Beast Boy's body, listening intently to the rhythmic beating of his heart, and the slow, rising and falling of his chest.
She smiled, knowing that finally, she felt truly loved.
Uh oh! looks like i finished... But don't worry, I am sure that eventually I will follow up on this story with a sequel or two. Im sorry if the ending seemed rushed, this was my first attempt at a multi-chapter fic, and I didn't want it to be too, long. To be honest I wasn't exactly sure where I was going with the story and I think that this was a good place to end it. I thank all of my readers and reviewers and can't wait to give you more stories to love!