I'M BACK! (Dodges bullets) Sheeshhh... Was I reallly gone THAT long? Haha. Sorry guys. Stuff has been banaynays around here. Many apologies mah lovelies. :L

Disclaimer: Story may not be updated for awhile. (momentary hiatus) School is back, ya kno? That stuff makes it hard to update... :/


Violet eyes fluttered open, daylight creeping through the deep green curtains of their room.

She yawned softly, curling her back upwards, and stretching her arms above her head. She was sore, which was to be expected from last night. Beast Boy's animal side didn't just affect his sense of direction, it also affected other things...

She groaned, and curled backwards into the covers. Her body ached, and sharp pains shot through her. That was another difference between Gar and Dick. Richard was soft and slow. Garfield was rather quick, and although not upleasant, he could at times be very rough.

Speaking of Garfield, where was he? As if an answer to her unasked question, the sent of eggs, bacon, and sausage filled her nose. Tofu, of course. But eggs, bacon, and sausage, none the less.

She rose slowly out of bed, tossing the cover off of her. She looked down at her legs, and noticed blue and purple bruises all over both of her thighs. She sighed, and walked out of the bedroom and into the kitchen.

Sure enough, there he was flipping a pan of eggs over the stove. Adding it to a plate of other various breakfast foods.

"Morning, beautiful." He said, walking over to kiss the top of her forehead. "How did you sleep?"

"Good enough." She spoke softly, taking notice of the fact that he was already dressed for the day. "You're having to leave early I assume?"

"Yeah." He sighed. "There just isn't enough hours in the day. Have to come in early. Jonathan called in sick."

"I see." She whispered. She should've expected this. He often was called in early to work. Jonathan, that bastard. He practically called in sick every other day. Just to get out of work. He'd get paid for the day, but Gar was still reqired to fill in for him, or else Gar would be be laid off.

"Yeah. Thought I'd get up early and fix you some breakfast before I left." He smiled, placing a plate of food down in front of her. "Eat up."

She tried her best to smile back, forking some food into her mouth. She hated that he had to leave her like this. But, he had to work to pay for the apartment. Plus, he was having to feed an extra mouth, that being hers.

"You okay?" He asked softly, brushing her bags behind her ear.

"I'll be fine." She whispered. "I just miss you when you leave."

He frowned. "I miss you too, hun. So much. But, it'll get easier over time, I promise." As if on cue, his watch began beeping.

He sighed dissapointedly. "Well, I'm off." He picked up his jacket from the kitchen chair, and pecked her lips.

"I love you." He said, opening the front door.

"Love you, too." She offered him a small smile, and he returned it, closing the door behind him.

She cringed as the door clicked shut, trying to fight back tears. He had been working for months in a business firm, she should be used to this by now. But, she wasn't. She hated to see him go.

A familiar tune inturrupted her thoughts. She walked slowly into the living room, and picked up her IPhone 4 from the couch.

The black screen lit up brightly. 'One new message' it read. She clicked on it, and smiled as she read who it was from.

'Morning, gorgeous. You sleep well? -Richard'

'I suppose so. How about you?' She typed back.

The familiar 'ding' happened again, as she received another message.

'I missed you. Thought about you all last night. Is Gar home?'

She grinned brightly, quickly typing a reply. He did that to her. One second she was upset, the next she was happy. He was her own little ray of sunshine.

She glanced down, as the screen lit up once more.

'Come over.'

That was all she needed to hear.

She quickly got dressed. She slipped on a pair of skinny jeans, a light blue tank top, and some Vans. She quickly hurried out the door, grabbing her black purse as she went.

She hopped into her white Lincoln, one that Beast Boy had bought her, and drove away. All thoughts of her beast were gone, her mind solely focused on the birdy that awaited her...

Gosh, cliffhanger I know! :P Sorry, next chapter will be better. May be awhileee before I update, with school and all. Butt, I shall NOT aboandon this. It's all good. No worries. ;) Haha. Review!