This is the final Chapter. :( I hope you guys get everything you wanted! If not, I might add a short extra...but very short indeed.
The next day the titans awoke to a shout of joy followed by Beast Boy's cry of "I'm a real boy!"
Robin groaned and rolled over, pulling the pillow over his head. He could feel his hair draping across his shoulder. Raven must have told Beast Boy the secret and now he was going to rub it in his face. Only a few minutes later, a harsh knock rang out on his door.
"Hey Vagina! Get up!"
Richard rolled out of bed and slid the door open slowly, growling at the disturbance.
"What do you want?"
"I find it funny that you answer to that now."
Robin's eyes narrowed.
"I was just going to show you my new look." He flexed. "What do you think? Normal Crew cut, pants, flat shoes, and no boobs!" he smirked. "I am 100% ma-male."
"And you think I care?"
Beast Boy frowned, hoping for a different reaction. "Well aren't you just a happy bowl of Cheerios? Getting your second period?"
"The wine caught up with me." then he slammed the door shut. "Go annoy Cyborg."
"I can't, he's normal too."
The door slid back open. "Green boy say what?"
"Raven, Cyborg and I are back to normal."
"Still exudes testosterone."
"Well, at least there's one."
"He's on the roof if you care."
"Well, I'm already awake." The door slid all the way open. "I might as well go greet the day. What time is it anyways?" He came out in a baggy t-shirt and red sweatpants, which bore his signature logo. His hair was tangled and fluffed.
"Just in time for sunrise...wait, why are you up? You sleep in until noon."
"I had to answer natures call."
"Good to know..."
"See ya later princess!" They parted ways in the hall.
First, he went to the ops room where Raven was sitting on the couch. "Morning."
"Morning. Where's Cyborg?"
"Hey there Madam Leader!" Two giant metallic hands grabbed his waist and lifted him off the floor. "How's our little princess today?"
"Put me down! What's with everyone lifting me up?!"
"You're just so cute Robby!"
"Unhand me you demented science project!"
He set him on the floor. "Sorry babe."
He hissed. "No you're not."
"In all seriousness, don't worry. You're the keenest one of all of us, you should be able to figure it out...I'm surprised you haven't already."
"I really haven't put much thought into it."
"Yeah, cause you still kick butt."
"I'm just glad I lost my black-cent, it was starting to get annoying."
"We all thought it was funny."
"Poor Starfire couldn't understand half the stuff I was saying."
"Neither did the rest of us."
Raven raised her hand from the couch. "Here here, Amen to that."
"Raven was pretty much the same." Robin commented.
"She's not super girly though, like Starfire."
"Yeah," He addressed Raven, "didn't you have a nightmare about Beast Boy riding a rainbow unicorn?"
She called back, "Didn't sleep for weeks afterwards."
Cyborg was thoughtful for a moment, "I wonder if moss head can change into a unicorn."
"That's a...Interesting idea..."
"I'm going to find out, see ya later Rob."
As he walked away, Robin had a momentary thought, the things we do on our days off.
On the roof, Robin met Starfire sitting at the edge looking over the horizon. A mug filled with Raven's tea, much like the one he had in his hand, sat next to her. He approached her, taking up his spot.
"You are not hanging over?"
"Huh? Oh. No, not really. A little when I first woke up, but I'm fine now."
"Cyborg said you'd be urinating."
"Yes, that was it."
He laughed. "No, not at you...just at Beast Boy. He woke me up, and rubbed his normalcy in my face."
"Is that not...sexual harassment?"
"Not literally, Starfire."
She blushed. "My apologies." She resumed her staring.
"Whatcha thinking about?" That was a question only a girl would ask.
Starfire had a thoughtful look across her face. "I was skeptical when Cyborg said that Beast Boy had nothing on his mind, because I am always thinking so I did not understand that men can really think nothing."
"I see." He sighed. "Any idea how to go back to normal?"
"I have an idea, but I do not know if it will work, I will let you know if it does."
"You have to be admitting we are finally the right height."
"Okay, I might be shorter then you, but not by much! I'm getting taller, thank you very much."
She chuckled and patted his head. "Whatever you wish to believe."
After a few moments of silence, she spoke, a bit melancholy, "How badly do you wish to become a boy again?"
He blinked, "Um...rrreeeeaallllyyyy badly."
"Oh, no particular reason."
"Star...you don't mean to say you want to stay like this do you?"
She sighed, "No, but then...never mind. You would not understand."
"Try me, I've become awfully good at understanding girls recently."
"Not enough to change you back."
"It is more...I do not wish to discuss the matter, then anything else."
"Well then, I guess I'll respect your privacy. If you we're a girl, you would want to talk about your feelings, but as a guy..."
"Not so much, no. Thank you for being willing to do so, though."
Later that afternoon, Robin sat in his office going over crime files. His hair was tied up in a messy bun. His anger and frustration was slowly increasing. He rhythmically spun his pen between his fingers and clicked it. A loud, obnoxious, rapid knock came from his door and practically made him pee himself. "Wahyouwant?!"
"Come to the commons room!"
"We have a surprise for you!"
"If this is a prank your doing laps...a thousand of them! No super powers! And Raven will make sure you don't cheat!"
"It's not a prank!" Cyborg swore.
"We promise!" Beast Boy echoed.
Then the sound of them lawling down the hall was heard. Robin sighed, got out of his chair, and drudged down the hall.
He walked into the commons room. "What?" Suddenly, his thought processes stopped as his true love stood in front of him. A female. He wanted to cry.
"Robin! I have achieved my normal form!" She flew to him and hugged him. "Now we can do the styling of each other's hair and go to the mall of shopping and have the slumber parties!"
"Robin wouldn't mind the slumber parties even if they were both normal." Cyborg mumbled. Beast Boy giggled.
"And we can greet each other as 'hey girlfriend' and we can watch the sad romantic comedies while eating ice cream!"
"Yes, let Robin stay a girl so I don't have to have the 'girl time' with her anymore."
Robin died inside. NNNNOOOOOOO! He loved the girl, but...no. This was just wrong. He literally started crying.
"Robin, are you hurt?" she asked concerned.
"It isn't fair! Why are you guys hiding the solution from me!? Do you want me to stay like this?! I can't figure it out, I'm trying to keep my role as a the team leader but I'm tragically failing! Why do you do this to me?!"
Starfire patted his head in comfort. "So you do not wish to do the styling of the hair with me?"
"Not now, Star."
"Dude, chill out."
"You don't need to get all weepy on us."
"We'll tell you the secret."
"Duh! It'd be totally cruel if we left you like this."
Starfire frowned while playing with his hair.
"Here, read this." raven handed over a book.
"'Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars'?"
"I found it at a bookstore the other day."
"Sweet!" He snatched it up and ran back to his room, his hair slipping out of Star's hands in mid-braid.
A few hours later, after the use of spark notes, Robin began to feel strange. Shrinking feeling in some places and a swelling in others. his mental processing changed gears and his voice deepened. That's it? He ran a hand threw his now short and mildly disheveled hair. All right! He emerged in his traffic light uniform. "Ah, much better! And I can breathe!"
He walked back into the commons room where everyone was doing their own thing. "Alright! The Titans are back!"
"You're rather chipper aren't ya?" Cyborg spoke while playing video games.
"I am. Aren't you?"
"Yeah, sure. It's just weird seeing you so happy."
"Yeah dude, when you were a chick you were the queen of PMS."
"You are very welcome."
"In the gym. She was angry about something."
"Be careful dude, Starbolt burns suck!"
He blew them off and went to the gym.
At the door, he admired the alien princess as she repeatedly hit the punching bag. With a shriek, it broke off the chain and it shot across the room and exploded against the wall. Two other destroyed bags laid in a heap. She picked up a new one and hooked it up.
"Everything okay?" He asked hesitantly.
"Life is, as you say, 'peaches and cream'."
She stared at him with glowing eyes. He held his hands up in defense.
"I know you're lying, I'm not stupid."
"That is debatable." She returned to her punching.
"Okay, but you still haven't answered my question."
"I am angry that we are back to normal."
"When we had reversed, you were very open with me and we had special moments. We depended on each other because we were both confused. I felt closer to you then I had before..." Everything she said was emphasized with a punch. "But now, everything will go back to the way it was. And I hate it!" She punched a hole into the bag and then dropped her fists.
Robin swallowed and approached her. "We will still depend on each other, I know I will at least. I depend on you to catch me in a fight, and to make sure I eat when I work in my office too long. As for me being open...I just need to work on that. I promise I'll try." Then he rested a hand on her shoulder. "And things don't have to go back to the way they were."
She was distant. "Do you deny that a relationship more like the one we had would be dangerous?"
"I know you very well. I know you would have jumped on an opportunity sooner if you had found it beneficial for the rest of the team."
"If only I was that selfless."
She blushed. "What do you mean?"
"The reason it didn't make a move sooner was because I'm stupid when it comes to relationships. I can't express the way I feel, as you know. To think that us being together would be dangerous is thinking that villains are blind and you are helpless. They already think we are a couple, heck, our fan base thinks we are together already."
He kissed her. "I love you Star."
She practically fell over. "That was more then I was hoping for."
He panicked. "I'm sorry! I thought that's want you meant! I just- Gah! I'm such an idiot! Why do I-"
She threw her arms around him and kissed him back. Then she rested a finger on his lips. "And you thought girls were too talkative."
The alarm went off.
"How completely unromantic."
"Whoever it is, I'm going to kill them."
They ran to the ops room to see Raven searching on the computer.
"Who is it?" Star asked.
A crooked smile ripped across Robin's face as he cracked his knuckles. "Hehe...hehe...he...hehehe..."
Needless to say, Slade would return to the prison...and be the only soprano in the choir.
Starfire was laying on her stomach in pain. Her 'sickness' had returned the next day after she turned back. She hadn't avoided it, only prolonged it. She groaned as another cramp racked through her body.
A meek knock echoed on her titanium door. "Star, you okay?" It was Robin.
"No, I am feeling...under a cloud."
"Under the weather?"
He opened the door and sat next to her on the bed. "Do you need me to get you something? Stomach ache? Headache?"
"My Aunt Flo has come for a visit."
"Oh..." He turned red. Silently he got up and left the room.
Things have not changed at all. She sighed.
A moment later, the door reopened and he came back in. "Want some ice cream? I got your favorite!"
"Mint chip, marshmallows, and wasabi?"
"With extra anchovies." He smiled.
She sat up on the bed and he handed her her bowl. Taking a seat, she snuggled into his side as he stroked her hair. "When the cramps subside, do you want to watch a Romcom?"
"I would rather stay here with you." She gave him a peck on the lips.
He made a face.
"What is wrong?"
"You had some wasabi on your lips."
She giggled and snuggled closer.
Knock knock knock, "Raven!" Knock knock knock, "Raven!" Knock knock knock, "Raven!"
Her door slid open. "What?"
"Wanna hang out?"
"No." The door started to close but he rammed his fist between the opening. Ow.
"Are you mediating?"
"Can I join you?"
She blinked. "Green boy say what?"
"Can I," He pointed to himself, "join you," he pointed to her, "in meditation?" He made a mock stance, making an 'o' shape in each hand and going, "Oommm."
"Uhhh...I guess so...um let's go to the common room though..."
He smiled in his victory.
The boys sat on the couch. It was a Michigan vs. Notre Dame game. The score was 14-31. Their team was losing. It was in the fourth quarter, five minutes left in the game.
Starfire refilled her mustard and took her spot up next to Robin. Raven, likewise, between Beast Boy and Cyborg.
"It's Michigan's ball at the forty yard line." The announcer spoke.
Robin clenched his jaw. Cyborg rubbed his hands. Beast Boy gnawed on a pillow.
"Here's the snap...he's at the thirty...the twenty...ten...touchdown Michigan!"
Everyone jumped and cheered, all except for Raven who droned a "Hooooray."
"And for the extra point...it's good! That's game! Michigan wins 32 to 31 over Notre Dame! And what a game!"
"We are victorious!"
"And you know what that means..." Everyone looked at Raven. "You owe us a pizza because your team lost."
"Okay, fine. I can buy a pizza. But Beast Boy can buy his own cruddy vegan meal."
"Amen to that!"
"Race to the Pizza Place!"
"You're on, green bean!"
"Quick Star, let's get there first!"
From that day on, the titans learned a valuable lesson about each other. They all had special traits they could bring to the table, and they were all important. They were a team. Inseparable through all the trials.
Rumor has it that on that night, a green horse, coated with glitter and a toilet paper tube duct taped to its head, frolicked on the island in the bay with a robot man riding on its back.
"Unicorns are real!"
I'm not a sports person, but I grew up with a sacred Rivalry of U of M vs ND, so I just used what I knew.