Huntress: Yay, a new chapter! Thank you to all of those who have been reading this, it means a lot to me whenever I see a new review or a favorite or a follow. In this chapter, we have more of Beast Boy fails.
Speedy: And we introduce Kid Flash and his terrible girl logic. He's worse than I am.
Huntress: Quite true. And you're pretty bad yourself. Disclaimer?
Speedy: Disclaimer. Huntress of the Shadows does not own the Teen Titans, the idea of this scene or the song, Baby It's Cold Outside.
Huntress: Happy reading!
A week had passed since Beast Boy's first attempt to speak with Raven and he had made no progress what-so-ever. Sure, he had attempted to, but nothing had happened. The first try had been a complete failure, starting with him asking Raven out to her favorite tea house and ending with her slamming the door in her face. He hadn't worded his offer well in the least.
His other try had taken place two days ago and was something he wished he could delete from his memory. Influenced by Cyborg and Robin- neither of whom would ever be trusted with a video camera ever again- Beast Boy had dressed up in a Renaissance costume, stood on a platform lowered outside of Raven's window and recited Romeo's "Bright Angel speech. This resulted in a majorly pissed-off Raven, being locked out of the Tower and having a video of him, his attempt at romance and its after effects on the internet. Needless to say, he was not happy with his friends.
Today he was going to try again, in a desperate bid for success. Not that he was expecting to succeed, no siree. But he was determined to try nonetheless. Beast Boy's plan was simple this time. Nothing fancy would be involved, he'd just help her put Melvin, Timmy and Teether to bed one night. And then he'd ask her if she wanted to do something sometime with him.
Since the tiny trio of heroes had arrived at the Tower, other Titans had arrived as well for the annual winter party that would take place on the twenty-sixth and New Year's. So far, only Kid Flash, Jinx and Argent had shown up, the others still having another week and a half to arrive.
Beast Boy decided to approach Kid Flash on the matter at hand. The other boy was known to be rather experienced in these sorts of things. Hopefully he had some advice. If not, then he could always call Speedy for some help as well.
One night, Kid Flash challenged Beast Boy to a late-night video game duel. A dozen Cokes, a two pizzas and a giant bag of chips and the pair were set until the morning. They played for hours, one kick the other's butt, before the other got revenge in the next round. The cycle lasted until dawn, when the pair finally called a truce and sat back, exhausted.
"Hey, Kid?" Beast Boy asked tentatively, glancing over at the other boy.
Kid Flash opened one drowsy blue eye. "Yeah BB?" he yawned as he settled further into the couch with his hands on his stomach.
Beast Boy looked down at his own hands and twiddled his thumbs. "I, uh, need some advice. You know a lot about girls, right?"
The speedster nodded, motioning for him to continue.
"Well, I have this girl I like and I've been told that she likes me back. But when I try and ask her out, something always goes wrong and it seems like she hates me. What do I do?"
Kid smirked. "First off, is this source of yours reliable? If it is, then she probably just doesn't want to admit it. Next, sweep her off her feet. Girls love that romantic crap, though it does depend on who you're going after." He looked thoughtful for a moment. "It' Raven, isn't it?"
Beast Boy looked up in surprise, his cheeks darkening. "Yeah. How'd you guess?"
He shrugged. "Deductive reasoning. Star's might as well be Robin's girlfriend, Terra's gone, Bee's in Steel and not your type, Jinx is mine- though she doesn't know it yet-, Argent's madder than a hatter and Kole's too sweet and innocent. That leave's Raven. Who told you that she liked you?"
The green boy hesitated. "Star," he lied, not wanting to tell his friend the truth, "I overheard her talking to Bumble Bee."
Kid sighted. "I don't normally give this type of advice, but did you just try telling her? Raven's not the type to fall for the romantic stuff and it might just work."
"What do you think I've been trying to do?" Beast Boy groaned, dropping his head into his hands, "I've done every single thing I can think of and I'm still getting nowhere."
"Yeah, but did you just try telling her?" Kid Flash persisted, "It'll work. I think."
"Yeah, that's real assuring," Beast Boy snorted.
The red head rolled his eyes. "Just try it. The worst you'll get is a no and life will go on. She's probably up now; you can go talk to her."
After a bit more arguing, Beast Boy gave in to Kid Flash's pestering. With a sigh he stood and looked Kid in the eye and said, "If I don't come back, go retrieve my body." Then he went to go find Raven. He could hear footsteps up near her room. She must have just woken up. He headed down towards her room. Stopping by her door, Beast Boy called, "Raven?" and knocked softly on her door.
There was no answer; she must have left already. He was heading away from her room, back down to the kitchen, when he heard a soft sound, almost like singing. It was very quiet, barely hearable to his keen ears. He stopped walking and turned round in an attempt to pin-point the sound's location. It appeared to be coming from the bathroom he and Raven shared. It must be Starfire in there, looking for something. Maybe she had actually learned to sing.
When Beast Boy reached the room, he found the door slightly ajar and steam rolling through the narrow crack of an opening. Opening the door further, he could hear the singing better. It was soft and sweet, not very high and definitely not Starfire. As he looked around the room, he saw nobody at all and the shower was running.
Beast Boy tentatively stepped into the room, making sure he didn't make much noise as he entered. The voice wafted through the shower curtain, singing still and oblivious to his presence. He sat on the bathroom counter, still wondering who was singing, until he noticed the fluffy indigo towel on the rack. It was Raven's. No one- not even Argent of Jinx- would be mad enough to take one of her towels. That meant it was Raven in the shower, singing.
"Oh, I really can't stay," Raven sang, oblivious to Beast Boy being there, "I've got to go away. This evening has been so very nice."
Before he could stop himself, Beast Boy began murmuring the lines as well. He couldn't sing at all, not that he minded. "I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice."
"My mother will start to worry."
"Beautiful, what's your hurry?"
"My father will be pacing the floor."
"Listen to the fireplace roar."
"So really I'd better scurry."
"Beautiful, please don't hurry."
"Maybe just a half a drink more."
"Put some records on while I pour."
"The neighbors might think."
"Baby, it's bad out there."
"Say, what's in this drink?"
"No cabs to be had out there."
"I wish I knew how,"
"Your eyes are like starlight now."
"To break this spell."
"I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell."
"I ought to say no, no, no."
"Mind if I move in closer?"
"At least I'm gonna say that I tried."
"What's the sense in hurting my pride?
"I really can't stay."
"Baby, don't hold out."
"Oh, baby it's cold outside!" The pair belted out at the same volume. Raven's voice abruptly dropped off. A moment later, the water shut off as well and a delicate gray hand reached out from behind the shower curtain and grabbed the indigo towel.
Aw, shit, Beast Boy thought, his heart sinking, I'm doomed.
Raven's head peered out of the shower, her hair plastered to the sides of her face and her eyes wary. She instantly spotted beast Boy. "What," she said slowly, drawing out the syllables, "Are you doing in here?"
He gave a sheepish smile. "Singing a duet?" he offered.
Her eyes blazed red. "Get. Out. Now."
Beast Boy didn't hesitate; he ran for his life.
Huntress: Another failed attempt on BB's half. Ah, well. He gets one more shot at this, then the holiday mood will be gone.
Speedy: Huntress would like to take a moment before reviews to thank every single person who has favorited, followed and reviewed her story. Every time her phone vibrates with a new email from fanfiction, she almost dies of joy.
.skunk- I was hoping someone would notice it. I was going to have him stay awake, then I had this idea and I wanted him to have his happy ending later. This was too much fun to write. Thank you a million and one times for writing such wonderful reviews!
Lanamere- Thank you! It's fantastic to know that this is liked. This one was a little cruel too, perhaps…
Nkcandygirl- Thanks to thee, my friend!
Huntress: I will see you all next week for the finale of the holiday trio!
Speedy: Catch what movie this scene was based off of and win a Kid Flash plushie!