Huntress: So, this is just a series of drabbles, not really connected, that I'll post whenever I have a new scene. They'll all be Beast Boy and Raven; I'll try and post once a week, but no promises. This first one takes place a week or so after The Beast Within. It's rather cute. Happy reading!
Beast Boy: Huntress sadly does not own Teen Titans. We belong to DC Comics. She does own her plots though!
Raven sat in her room, alone, as usual. Alone, always alone. No matter what happened or what they all went through, she was always alone at the end of the day. No matter which way you looked at it, she always ended up alone. She had come accept it, really. After the Malchior incident she didn't believe it was possible for there to be anything else for her. No, it was better this way.
However, the others of the team didn't seem to accept this.
Especially Beast Boy.
All hours of the day and night he annoyed her. Asking her if she wanted to watch movies with them, or go out for pizza or anything that popped into his demented little mind. He didn't get that all Raven wanted to do was to lose herself in her books, in a fantasy world where good always prevails and no one could find her. But, of course, that wasn't allowed. He had to come banging on her door, shouting through it in an obnoxiously loud voice and whining about her being anti-social.
Every time, she sent him away with a dead-pan voice, threats of inter-dimensional travel and a death glare.
And every day, he came back with a new reason for her to leave her room. Today was no different.
Raven was jarred out of her book by loud banging on her door. "Beast Boy," she muttered, "I'm going to kill you." She stalked across the room; eyes narrowed dangerously and opened the door a crack. "What?" she snarled.
As predicted, Beast Boy stood awkwardly on the other side. "Um, hi Raven. I was just wondering if you might want to come watch a movie with us. It's something Star chose."
Raven narrowed her eyes farther. "No. I'm reading."
Beast Boy rubbed the back of his neck, his ears drooping slightly. "Look, I don't mean to pry, but why don't you ever spend time with us? I mean, we're your friends, right?"
"Yes…" she answered warily, not sure what he was getting at. It could be anything with him.
"Then why won't you spent any time with us?" he demanded, voice rising a bit, "We try to get you out of your room, but all you say is no! You'd rather read, or do whatever you do in there, than hang out with us! Why?"
Raven was startled. Beast Boy never lost his temper, especially not with her. In a rush, she remembered the Beast's appearance not that long ago. It wouldn't be a good idea to provoke him. "Sorry," she muttered, unsure of what to do.
Beast Boy shook his head. "It doesn't matter. I'm going." With that, he turned and stalked down the hall, to the stairs.
Raven leaned against the door frame, eyes closed. Maybe she should go talk to him. Explain why she stayed in her room. No. If he found out what she was, he'd hate her. They all would. It would just be best to stay away and keep them safe. Right?
After another moment of thought, she decided to go meditate. She carefully took off her cloak, leaving it on a peg near the door and phased through the ceiling, to the roof. She then sat in her favorite spot, facing the ocean. The sun had begun to set, casting a fiery glow over the water and the Tower. Crossing her legs, she closed her eyes and took in a deep breath of the salty air.
"What are you doing up here?"
Raven's eyes shot open and she scrambled to her feet, ready for a fight, only to find Beast Boy standing behind her. She pressed a hand to her now racing heart and relaxed slightly. "I was meditating. What are you doing up here?"
He shrugged, walking forward a few paces to stand beside her. "It clears my mind. I like being high up."
"Why aren't you downstairs with the others?" Raven queried.
He smirked. "I told you Starfire chose the movie, right? It was about the making of hotdogs- again. And I'm vegetarian.'
She nodded slightly. "Makes sense."
"I thought you said you wanted to be alone?" Beast Boy asked, turning his head to the side to look at her.
She shrugged. "So I did. I don't really care though. Didn't you want to be alone?"
"Yeah. Hey, we can be alone together," he laughed, plopping down and sitting with his legs crossed.
"I guess…" Raven sat down beside him carefully, waiting for him to spring some sort of joke on her. She closed her eyes and took in a deep breath of the salty air again.
Surprisingly, Beast Boy didn't do anything. He just sat there in silence, his body radiating heat in the chilly night air.
For ages, what could have been hours or millennia, the pair sat there, neither making a move nor speaking. The night air steadily grew colder as the sun set and the stars twinkled into existence. There was no noise except for the sound of the waves below and the wind above them. Raven gave a small shiver and squeezed her eyes shut tighter.
Something warm wound itself around her shoulders. Raven leaned slightly into it, grateful for its heat. Then, a thought struck her. She opened her eyes and glanced at Beast Boy, who was still staring at the horizon. Then, she looked to her shoulder. Beast Boy's was resting there, reaching around her.
She paused a moment, contemplating murdering him there and then. With a slight hesitation, she leaned into his side, resting her head on his shoulder, and resumed staring at the dark water below, now dotted with spots of silver. The stars in the ocean seemed to be dancing as the pair of friends slowly fell asleep to the sound of waves on the shore.
Huntress: Raven, will you do the honors?
Raven: *Sigh* Fine. Review. And if there's a certain kind of scene you'd like to see, PM Huntress and she'll do her best. Can I go back to reading now?
Huntress: Thanks for reading!