A/N: Alright well this is a product of my crazy mind, some really good stories on this pairing, and a desire to change pace a little. My other story Resonance Effect is my main focus, this is a side project, which means it doesn't have a set update rate, although I've got these two stuck in my head right now.

This fic involves a lesbian relationship if that bothers you please leave, on the subject of lovey doveyness, I've never written it before so go easy on me ok?

I would like to thank SepticMind, her fics got these two stuck in my head and gave me the inspiration to put it to paper, digital paper,… you get the point.

Disclaimer: I do not own the Teen Titans in any way shape or form, nor do I own the song 'somewhere I belong' really I just got inspired by them.

Enjoy


Somewhere I belong

Hmmm she even looks cute upside down. Jinx thought watching the Titans duke it out with some criminal, currently hanging upside down from a streetlight. The Titan in question had nabbed her attention some time ago, and Jinx could not be distracted, the fact she couldn't be distracted in and of itself was a small miracle. Spontaneity was a constant of her life, very rarely did she question and action or thought before doing it, at least outside of work anyway, but this usually worked well for her, through skill, cunning, or sheer dumb luck she would come out no worse for the wear in whatever decision she made, this time however she was thinking about it, carefully.

Oh, what the hell let's just see what happens shall we? Could be fun. With her mind made she simply had to wait for a good opportunity, it came a few minutes later.


Raven had, in recent years, gained immense control over her powers, she found herself needing to meditate less, and that her demon side was not constantly struggling against her control, but had in fact seemed to submit itself to her. That had set off warning bells originally, but a conversation with her other half in a dream had changed that caution to hope for a better life.

-A few days ago-

Is this Nevermore? The thought seemed to echo off into the distance, the place seemed like her mental landscape floating pinnacles of rock, in an inky blackness. But it was no part she had ever seen.

"That is because I've never wanted you to see." Raven turned to the new voice, to see herself, sort of. The other wore the same clothing as her, A close fitting black long sleeve shirt, black cargo pants, and her usual cloak, but this other also had small black demon horns poking through her hood, a black demon tail, and two glowing red eyes.

"Who are you, you aren't one of my emotions." The other shook her head.

"No, I am your demon half."

"How come we've never talked before?" The dark titan replied carefully, searching for some trap.

"I never wanted to talk to you before, under father's influence I was barely even sentient." She stood and shook herself slightly as if disgusted by something. "I have since rid myself of the last of his influence, after you defeated him I was able to slowly push him out."

Raven continued to watch her demon side carefully.

"That's 's why I haven't been fighting you, I don't want to anymore. Now that my mind is clear I can feel your influence, hints of emotion, of feeling, of a whole new existence he had hid from me." The venom in her voice upon saying the last part, surprised Raven.

Her demon half was cursing her demon parent.

"I have fought you for control for all our life, now… now I just want to be a part of you."

This was incredible, if her demon side was willing to submit, to merge with her, all of her emotions would combine, she could be whole.

"I have sat here for a long time holding on to hints of emotion drifting over from you." She let out a soft huff of laughter. "Perhaps it's you that has poisoned my mind."

"You are truly willing to submit? To allow my human half to have control?"

"I want to, but we must find something first." Raven had not been expecting the conviction in her voice.

"What must we find?"

"An emotion that affects you as much as me, a common ground for our merging."

"One we do not already have?" Her counterpart nodded.

"I will try but you do not know what emotion we need?"

"It could be one of many, it must simply affect us equally."

-End flashback-

She had been trying to find this common ground, but could not think what it could be, demons and humans are different, emotions affect them differently, and now her own demon side was changed by her human side and reacted in yet another way. Common ground was difficult to find.

"Raven!" Robin shouted.

"Wha- OOF!" Cinderblock knocked her away during her brief loss in concentration, to send her flying away to skid to a halt on her back under a streetlight.

"Ow" As the titan opened her eyes she was met with Pink cat eyes staring down at her from above. "Jinx?"

"The one and only!" The hex caster replied cheerily.

Raven floated up to her so they were eye to eye. "Why are you upside down?"

"Gives me a different perspective on things."

"Raven are you ok?" Robin said looking over to where she was then looking up to where she was floating. "Is that Jinx?"

"I'm ok just give me a sec, gotta catch my breath." Raven replied, the leader shrugged and re-joined the fight.

"Now why are you here?" The empath asked Jinx.

"Wanted to see what all the ruckus was about, thought I might get a chance at something too." The hex caster replied.

Raven raised an eyebrow. "A chance to do what?"

Just then the other Titans finished off Cinderblock, the massive golem falling to the ground unconscious. With the fight over the titans began to regroup over by Raven.

"A chance to do this." With that Jinx pushed off Raven's hood, grabbed her head and kissed her.

With Jinx being upside down, this made for a strange kiss indeed, with Raven to stunned to move, so stunned she almost didn't notice Jinx putting something in her pocket before breaking the kiss. "Call me."

And with that she nimbly flipped off the streetlight, and disappeared down a dark alley.

Raven slowly floated down to the ground where the rest of her team gathered around her.

"What was that all about?" The boy wonder asked.

Raven's mind was filled with a storm of confusion, but one thing was forefront in her mind. "Mint?"

"What? Raven that doesn't make any sense."

She tastes like mint, I would have expected bubblegum.

"Yo earth to Raven." Cyborg said waving a hand in front of her face, finally popping her bubble.

"Huh? What?" She looked at all her team staring at her questioningly, her face turned red as a tomato, the streetlight they were standing under exploded. "Imgoinghomeseeyouguyslater."

And with that Raven sank into a portal shortly arriving back at the tower.

She kissed me!

It taste like mint.

Why did she kiss me?!

Like good chocolate minty.

Everyone was watching!

I can still taste the mint on my tongue.

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHGHH HHHg!"

I need to clear my head, and get this taste out of my mouth, Tea yes tea.

Raven moved over to the kitchen preparing a kettle, and grabbing a random pack of tea from the cupboard. Still distracted by thoughts of the pink haired thief.

Why would she do that? Was it just to mess with me?

You don't need to use your tongue to mess with someone.

Blush

I… really need to drink this tea.

Sitting down she took a sip of the tea allowing the flavor to swirl around her mouth and cleanse her mind.

Ahhhh it tastes just like her. Wait.

She quickly looked at the used package of tea.

"Mint tea…" An empty glass exploded on the counter.

Plan B shower.

Stepping into her bathroom, she turned on the shower, and began stripping off her clothes while it heated up. While removing her cargoes, a crinkling sound caught her attention, sticking her hand in the pocket revealed a slip of paper with a number on it.

"Call me"

She placed the paper on the counter with her Comm and wallet, before getting in the shower.

Later. Knock, knock, knock. "Raven are you in there?"

Starfire

The door opened a few inches. "Star."

"Friend Raven are you well? We are most curious as to why Jinx did the kissing action with you."

Raven was glad she remembered to put up her hood, because it now hid her blush. "I don't know why Star."

"Would you like to come and join in the consumption of pizza with the rest of the team?"

Because that wouldn't be totally awkward. "No Star, I think I'm just gunna stay here."

Closing the door she moved back to her bead and, moved into a lotus position to think.

Think why would she do this? What does she have to gain?...

She thought on this for a good hour, but could not think of any plausible reason for the thief's actions.

I need a new perspective, maybe I should ask Robin… didn't Jinx says something about perspective?

Still in lotus position she slowly turned herself upside down.

This is weird… everything is upside down. Maybe that's what she meant, change your perspective physically, and it kind of forces a mental shift.

So looking at this differently, why would Jinx kiss me if we were normal people?

Because she likes you.

It was oddly enough , the most plausible explanation she could think of.

She isn't a HIVE member anymore, she isn't with Gizmo, or Mammoth, come to think of it we probably haven't heard anything from Jinx in over a year… Has she gone clean? No she would have said something, brag about it probably. So why else go through that kind of risk?

She brought her phone and the slip of paper over to her, dialing the number and waiting. The phone rang once before she answered.

"I'll have two large pizzas cheese only." Came from the phone.

"Doesn't the customer usually call the restaurant, not the other way around?" Raven replied.

"… Damn, you got me."

Raven smiled. "Well you got my attention, what do you want?"

"I want you to meet me at the Green Dragon café in an hour." After that she hung up.

She stared at the phone for a minute soaking in what just happened, 30 minutes later she was walking through the common room.

"Raven?" Robin asked from a position on the couch.

"I'm going out for a bit, clear my head, I don't know when I'll be back." The boy wonder nodded back.


I wonder if she'll really come? Jinx thought sitting back in a booth feet on the table.

She probably won't.

I figured as much.

Then why did you hang up instead of waiting for a reply? Save yourself the time to just hear "no" and then not come out here and wait.

Because I could always get lucky.

She chuckled quietly to herself. Always refreshing talking to myself.

She looked up to check the time. Looking back down she jumped a little seeing Raven seated across from her. Damn she's quiet.

"Did I startle you?" The dark titan asked tauntingly.

"Not as much as I startled you earlier today." Jinx smiled upon seeing Raven blush. "But you came."

Raven sat back a bit relaxing. "I did… I want to know some things."

Another Cheshire smile. "Ask away."

"You aren't with the HIVE anymore?"

"Nope, I still see Mammoth and Giz, every now and again, but I work alone now."

"But you do still 'work'." Raven replied.

"Plenty of opportunity for one such as myself, no other individual possesses my unique and well honed talents."

"Right, so what do you do? We haven't heard anything regarding to you in over a year."

"I'm a thief, I wouldn't be very good if I got caught."

"You do know I could arrest you right?" Raven replied one eyebrow raised.

"But you won't." Cutting off the expected question. "Because you haven't, if you were going to you would have, but you haven't, next question." The thief replied with a smile.

The titan sat silently for a moment composing herself. "Why mint?"

Raven could see Jinx's brain lock up for a second, before throwing her head back bursting with laughter. Raven briefly compared Jinx's laughter to birdsong, before confirming that it was a far more enjoyable sound than the annoying birds. Pulled from this brief and strange comparison, Jinx was digging around in her pocket, shortly depositing a fistful of wrapped mint chocolate candies on the table.

Raven picked up one of the candies examining it. "Right, so why did you do it?"

"Kiss you?" Raven only nodded her face lighting with a blush.

Jinx leaned back again. "It was the easiest way to get your attention, and I will admit I really wanted to.

"So… you like me?" Raven said slowly frowning.

It was Jinx's turn to blush a little, nervously rolling her shoulder. "Yeah I do… this is probably one of the stupidest things I've ever done, I mean I don't even know if you swing that way, or if you're taken, or-"

"No one has ever expressed an interest in me." Raven interrupted Jinx's high speed babble.

Jinx looked genuinely shocked. "You mean you've never been in a relationship before?"

Raven just shook her head.

"How is that even possible, you're freakin' beautiful!" Jinx sat forward, Raven's blush darkened. The thief sat back in her seat again, and said quietly. "Will you go out with me then?"

Raven's emotions went crazy in her head.

Happy immediately voiced her opinion. Do it!

What if we get caught? Robin would skin us alive. Knowledge spoke up.

I'm sure they would understand

Really? You really think that?

It could happen.

Rage suddenly butt in. Bird brain would have a heart attack if he found out, I HAVE to see the look on his face.

I second the statement. Brave agreed.

Timid quietly voiced her opinion, unheard by all but Raven. She is pretty cute…

Love finally irked enough not being able to voice her own opinion suddenly shouted. DO IT OR SO HELP ME I WILL DESTROY ALL OF YOU! After her outburst returning to normal size and smiling at them.

"Yes?" Raven suddenly said, as if the word had been knocked out of her.

Jinx's face raised. "Really? I mean great, uhm here's my number."

Raven took the offered slip of paper. "So uhm, I don't really know how this works…"

Jinx giggled. "Well call me next time you have nothing to do and we go meet up somewhere, we can see a movie, or go out to eat or, just hang out and talk."

Raven looked moderately surprised.

"What did you expect me to say we would go clubbin' or something?"

"Kind of…"

"I don't work like that, really I would like to just sit and talk with you."

And so they did, for the next several hours, they talked about all kinds of things, from magic to music. Raven was actually surprised to find she enjoyed the thief's company. The late evening found the two girls walking down the avenue on the shore towards Titans Tower, stopping and looking at each other.

"I… I had fun, thanks Jinx." Raven said blushing lightly, hands I her hoody pockets.

"Me too, call me and we can meet up again."

Raven nodded. Kiss her!

Jinx watched confused for a moment while it looked like Raven had some sort of internal debate. Just as she was about to ask her what she was thinking about Raven quickly brought her head up and pressed their lips together. It was short, a few seconds at most, and just a light kiss, lips touching lips nothing more, and Raven teleported right after, but Jinx nearly couldn't keep herself upright, her legs seemingly having turned to Jell-O.

Damn, if a quick kiss like that nearly brought me to my knees what would happen if she… Jinx blushed bright red before quickly walking back toward her apartment.


Raven appeared back in the tower's front entry, taking a few moments to compose herself before taking the elevator up to the common room. Walking in to find the usual scene, Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy playing a videogame with Star floating behind the couch cheering them. Robin turned his attention to her.

"Feel better?"

"Yeah, I found a good café to visit." She replied walking past to her room.


A few weeks later.

"Does it seem like Raven's been… happier to you?" Robin asked Cyborg while they were playing a game.

"You mean less grouchy? Then yeah a bit why?"

"It's not like her, and she's been going out a lot lately."

The two boys sat on the couch in silence for a while longer before both seemed to come to an epiphany at the same moment, looking at each other.

"You don't think…?"

"Raven? Man I dunno"

"But what else could it be?"

Raven walked into the common room, and over to the kitchen area to prepare some tea.

"Hey Raven, can we ask you something?" Cyborg glared at Robin for bringing him into this by saying 'We', but Raven seemed not to notice they had said anything at all, going about making her tea.

After a few moment Cyborg spoke up. "Yo, Rae you there?"

She stopped and looked as if suddenly realizing they were there, she pulled down her hood to reveal a pair of headphones, pulling one side off her head. "You need something?"

The two boys looked at her as if she had grown a second head.

"What?"

"Since when do you listen to music?" Robin asked.

Raven shrugged. "I've kind of been recently introduced to it, never knew what I was missing."

"Oh she's gotta be seeing someone." The robotic titan said quietly to his leader as Raven replaced her headphones.

"Definitely."


Raven walked down into the garage looking for Cyborg, finding him immediately underneath the T-car.

"Cyborg?"

"Hmmm?" The robotic titan moved partially out from under the car. "Hey Rae, what's up?"

"I was wondering if I could talk to you about something… personal."

Rolling back under the car the titan replied. "Just between you and me, what's on your mind?"

Raven smiled at the robotic man, she could always talk to him. "I'm well… I'm seeing someone."

"Rob and I figured as much, it was the only explanation we could think of for your unusual behavior."

"Yeah, well I'm kind of worried about her."

"Her?"

"Is that a problem?" Raven replied with a little bit of force.

"No of course not, but BB owes me fifty bucks." Raven rolled her eyes.

"I'd appreciate it if you waited a while before collecting on that."

"Of course Rae, but who is this lucky lady?"

Raven waited a moment. "Jinx"

THUD

Cyborg pushed out from under the car holding his forehead. "Like HIVE Jinx? The criminal?"

"Yeah" Raven smiled. "The one and only."

"You know what Robin would do if he found out?"

"Part of the reason I originally accepted her offer was to see if his head would explode if he found out."

He looked at her in utter shock. "She's rubbing off on you."

"I love her."

Cyborg thought on that for a moment wiping oil off his hands with a rag. "How long have you two been going out?"

"Ever since that time she kissed me, a few weeks ago."

"Be careful Rae."

"I know, it's just, I have fun with her you know? I can talk to her, and she listens really listens to me, and I'll be damned if she isn't the most unique individual I've ever met."

Cyborg chuckled at that. "They have a term for that level of unique, it's called crazy."

"Yeah, she is crazy."

"That seems unlike you, you're all calm and order."

"I know, she's just chaos, but I love that about her."

"Only you know what you want Rae, but be careful."

Walking back up to her room, Raven thought about what would happen if Robin found out, would he kick me out? Tell me to stop seeing her? I won't allow that. Her demon half growled from the back of her mind. Hmm seems she's affected you just as much as me… wait THAT'S IT!


"So you're half demon?"

Raven nodded.

"Your father almost destroyed the world but you beat him?"

Another nod.

"And all your emotions are split into separate people inside your head?"

Again a nod.

And now you think that you can use your feelings for me as common ground to merge your emotions and demon side into one person?"

Nod.

"Damn your as fucked up as I am! I thought hero's were supposed to have nice backgrounds."

"All that and that's your response?"

"What did you expect?"

"Running in terror at the abomination you had been dating."

"Pfffft, we all have our little quirks, besides who else can say they've banged a demon?"

"You can't"

"Yet"

"Well I'm going to attempt the merge tonight, if all goes well I'll see you tomorrow much more expressive."

"And if all doesn't go well?" The thief asked with concern.

"I'll see you like I usually do." The empath replied shrugging.

"What no horrendous consequences for failure?"

"My demon half wants this as much as I do." Raven leaned over to her girlfriend slowly. "Wants you"

Jinx had never heard Raven speak seductively, it sent shivers down her spine. Raven slowly moved closer laying kisses across her jaw up to her mouth before locking their lips together, Jinx wrapped her arms around Ravens neck and they sank to the floor.

It hadn't gone beyond this for the pair so far, Raven said she couldn't trust herself to maintain control and not blow up the apartment if they really got into it, Jinx had accepted this after a lamp exploded during a particularly heated kiss. But if Raven could do what she said that wouldn't be a problem, the thoughts that filled her head at that would make a prostitute blush.


Raven sat in the lotus position hovering above her bead, meditation mirror in front of her.

Inside her mind she stood across from her demon half, her emotions arrayed out around them in a circle. They move close together, then Raven gathered her power eyes glowing white, while her demon counterpart gathered her own strength, eyes glowing red.

And they thought of Jinx, their beautiful precious thief. The hand mirror shattered.

Raven walked into the common room smiling, a huge smile, grinning like an idiot really.

Beast Boy was stunned by the sight a forkful of tofu something halfway to his mouth. Robin and Cyborg were playing there game and didn't see, nor did Starfire who was currently drowning something in mustard. Just as Raven was about to announce her success to her team the warning klaxons went off, Raven frowned. Oh well it can wait.

Robin leapt into action. "History museum! Lets go!"

The boys ran to get into the T-car while Starfire and Raven would take to the sky. Following the T-car Raven took a few moments to contemplate her new control, merging with her demon half gave her not only more control but a vastly greater pool of strength from which to draw energy. She found her powers came with merely a thought requiring almost no concentration, to do things that would normally have taxed her willpower, flying was as easy as walking.

Arriving at the museum the Titans gathered at the door.

"So do we know who this is were dealing with?" Cyborg asked.

"No, I've been working with the police on this case though, someone's been stealing artifacts from museums, no trace on who or how, but we figured out a few likely targets and added some security, like the silent alarm we're responding to now." Robin replied.

Cyborg nodded and Raven got a sinking feeling in her gut.

"Spread out, we need to catch them now or they'll go off the radar." Robin ordered his team.

Raven moved off to search, she needed to find Jinx before the others did. She was certain the thief they were after was Jinx. Moving through the museums dark hallways for several minutes before finding her, working on a display case. Moving up behind her quietly.

"Boo"

Jinx nearly jumped out of her skin, she turned around holding her chest and brandishing one of her lock picking tools. Raven was wearing Jinx's smile.

"Jesus Rae, you scared me to death." The thief replied lowering her tool and breathing heavy.

"I couldn't resist, but you need to go, the rest of the Titans are here looking for you."

"What? Howd they know?"

"Robin's working with the police they added some security to likely targets."

"Oh that's cheating."

Raven rolled her eyes. "Come on you need to leave."

"Alright, good thing I already got what I came for." The thief replied patting her satchel, she quickly moved close and kissed Raven, a quick but passionate kiss. She broke off and began to move away, when a bird shaped bolo flew and tripped her, she fell to the ground landing with an 'oof'.

Robin walked out from a dark entryway, giving Raven a heated glare.

Ah, shit.

The rest of the Titans followed close behind, the two sides facing off. Raven standing next to Jinx staring at the ground, Robin and the Titans on the other.

"Raven, what the hell are you doing?" Robin spoke evenly but with the force of his anger.

"I fell in love." Raven replied quietly knowing that wasn't going to appease him any.

"That's no excuse to let a criminal get away!"

"I know, but it's all the excuse I needed." Raven said looking up to her team mates.

"Give me your T-com."

"Robin" Cyborg started to speak up.

"She can have it back when she's over this nonsense."

Raven slowly pulled out her comm, running her thumb over the beaten and weathered cover.

Somewhere I belong- Linkin Park

When this began

I had nothing to say

and got lost in the nothingness inside of me

I was confused

And I let all out to find

That I'm not the only person with these things in mind

Inside of me

But all the vacancy the words revealed

Is the only real thing that I've got left to feel

Nothing to lose

Just stuck hollow and alone

And the fault is my own

And the fault is my own

I wanna heal

I wanna feel

What I thought was never real

I wanna let go of the pain I've held so long

Erase all the pain til' it's gone

I wanna heal

I wanna feel

Like I'm close to something real

I wanna find something I've wanted all along

Somewhere I belong

And I've got nothing to say

I can't believe I didn't fall right down on my face

I was confused

Looking everywhere only to find

That its not the way I imagined it all in my mind

So what am I?

What do I have but negativity

'cause I can't justify the way everyone is looking at me

Nothing to lose

Nothing to gain hollow and alone

And the fault is my own

And the fault is my own

I wanna heal

I wanna feel

What I thought was never real

I wanna let go of the pain I've held so long

Erase all the pain til' it's gone

I wanna heal

I wanna feel

Like I'm close to something real

I wanna find something I've wanted all along

Somewhere I belong

I will never know myself until I do this is on my own

And I will never feel anything else,

Until my wounds are healed

I will never be anything til' I break away from me

I will break away

I will find myself today

I wanna heal

I wanna feel

What I thought was never real

I wanna let go of the pain I've held so long

Erase all the pain til' it's gone

I wanna heal

I wanna feel

Like I'm close to something real

I wanna find something I've wanted all along

Somewhere I belong

I wanna heal

I wanna feelLike I'm somewhere I belong

I wanna heal

I wanna feelLike I'm somewhere I belong

Somewhere I belong

CRUNCH