The story takes place a little over a year after the movie "Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo". Beast Boy is about 17 years old, Raven's around 18, Robin's around 17, Starfire's about 18, and Cyborg is around 20.
There's a lemon hidden somewhere in this story, but you'll have to read the whole story to find it! (Hint hint, it's chapter 8, but please read chapters 1-7 and 9-12 too!)
This is my first fan fiction! I hope you like it! Please read and review!
Beast Boy awoke, not realizing he was screaming. He'd had another nightmare about his parents' death.
He realized he'd been sleeping on the floor, which usually meant that he got a good night's sleep, but not this time. He remained on the floor, and allowed streams of tears to fall down his face.
The anguished Titan looked at his hand and saw that he was holding the one picture he had of his parents from before the experiment that turned him green. He put his head in his hands and a heavy sob choked out of his throat.
"How could I let them die like that?" he wondered.
He'd managed to repress the grief he'd bottled up inside since he joined the Doom Patrol all those years ago. But it seemed that all that time was not enough for him to fully cope with the tragedy.
"It's all my fault," he whispered. "I'm so sorry, Mom. I'm so sorry, Dad."
He was about to break down once again when he realized that someone was knocking on his bedroom door.
"Beast Boy?" the voice rang. "Beast Boy?!" the voice was louder now.
Beast Boy snapped back to reality and put the photo of his parents back inside the drawer of his nightstand. But before he could walk away from it, he picked it up again and looked at it, a stray tear escaping. He fell onto his knees, giving him slight brush-burns as his knees dug into the carpet.
"I have got to start wearing pajama pants," he muttered to himself, kneeling there in his green and dark-magenta boxers, the tear still streaking down his green face.
He noticed that his door became encased with black energy, and he quickly stood up, wiping the tears from his face. The door slid open and Raven spoke softly in her monotone voice.
"Beast Boy, you all right?" she asked.
"Yeah," he lied, secretly feeling extremely grateful that it was Raven at his door and not one of the other Titans. "I'm fine."
Raven stared at him with skepticism in her eyes, seeing another tear or two that managed to escape from his tear ducts the moment she opened the door.
"Come on, Beast Boy, I can sense things much better than you can hide things," she said softly. She could easily sense how vulnerable he was, and she chose her words carefully, to avoid upsetting him. "Do you want to talk about it?"
He looked up at her, since he was still the shortest of the Titans, but he had grown considerably over the past year or two, and was now very close to Raven's height.
His eyes locked onto hers. Raven just wanted to comfort him. Raven, the girl who showed very little sympathy or emotion to anyone, if ever any at all. Raven, the person on this Earth that he loved the most.
He shuddered slightly at her gesture, and slowly nodded his head and moved to the side, and Raven stepped into his room.
Trying not to let Beast Boy notice, she held her breath before walking into his room.
She had come by his room on several occasions in the last few months, just finding an excuse to be able to talk to him and see him. And with each visit came an internal battle with herself as she would attempt to show him subtle inklings of her love for him.
But she knew the horrible stench that came from his room: body odor, piles of dirty clothes that nearly reached the ceiling of his room, and dirty dishes he had brought up there so he could eat his tofu without being judged. Lately Cyborg had been getting on his nerves about him eating tofu even more than usual.
Once inside his room, she walked toward the bedroom window and looked at Beast Boy. Her glance shifted to the window, then back to Beast Boy, as if signaling to him. He understood and chuckled slightly, granting her permission to open the window.
"I guess when you live in a pigsty, you kinda get used to it," he sighed sheepishly.
Raven took a big breath by the window and walked over to Beast Boy, who was laughing so hard he fell yet again to his knees, only this time the tears were replaced with howling laughter.
"Well, at least he's not crying anymore," Happy chirped. "At least we get to see that beautiful smile of his."
"NO!" Raven screamed at her whimsical emotion. "Happy, don't think that way! He's our teammate! We're not even supposed to LIKE him, remember?"
As Raven struggled with her own mind, Beast Boy looked up at her and realized that she was thinking and talking to her emotions, so he didn't interrupt. He had gotten used to the way Raven processed things in her mind, and he let her think without intrusion until she was ready to speak.
"But I do like him, I really do," thought Raven. "In fact, I think I love — NOO! We can't think that way! We'll only hurt the both of us!"
Beast Boy began to grow concerned for his mysterious teammate. He stood and cautiously walked toward her to comfort her, forgetting about his own nightmare.
Raven, still inwardly focused, put her hands to the sides of her head and intensified her focus into her self-contradicting mind.
"Don't fight it, Raven!" Happy sang. "You love him, don't you? Because I sure do!" She then started jumping up and down inside Nevermore.
"Yes, I do," Raven said, admitting defeat to her bouncy emotion, unaware that she'd spoken the last sentence out loud.
"Huh?" Beast Boy was on one knee with his hand on her shoulder. "'You do' what?"
Her mind returned from Nevermore into Beast Boy's room, where she became aware that she was on her knees next to him. Her heart skipped a beat when she realized he had his hand on her shoulder.
"Oh nothing," she lied. "It's nothing." She couldn't help but let a tear trickle down her pale gray face. Beast Boy reached toward her, pushing away the beautiful hair that had fallen in front of her face, and wiped the tear away.
"Please, Rae, it's okay to tell me," Beast Boy encouraged her. "I want us to be able to confide in each other."
She slowly looked up at him. He had a genuine smile on his goofy face. She couldn't help but smile back at that grin; at the tooth that escaped from his lips every time he closed his mouth.
Here she was, crying on the floor of his room with his arms now around her, when she had been the one to come here to comfort him because he was the one screaming and crying no more than three minutes earlier.
"Never mind," she said and quickly stood up, wiping away more tears.
She walked quickly toward the door but then suddenly stopped when she realized Beast Boy had stood up and had grabbed her hand. He gently pulled her back to him, and their bodies met.
He looked up at her, his eyes twinkling with his toothy grin. Raven looked at him, her eyes already welling up with tears. The intensity between their eyes seemed to create a magnet between them as their faces inched toward one another.
"Beast Boy..." Raven breathed.
"Raven..." Beast Boy whispered back.
Their faces were an inch apart now. Still gazing intensely into one another's eyes, their minds and hearts were racing.
"This is it!" Beast Boy thought. "Don't screw this up! PLEASE don't screw this up! You've waited years for this!"
"This is it!" Happy laughed, with a smile completely overtaking her face. "Just let it happen, Rae! Don't fight it!"
For one of the few times in her life, Raven just let go of everything clouding her mind, and she closed her eyes and leaned in toward Beast Boy. Beast Boy did the same.
An obnoxiously loud siren went off the instant their lips met, throwing them both backward onto the floor. Black energy encased the light bulb in Beast Boy's ceiling and shattered it, casting the two of them into darkness, except for the moonlight filling the room.
"Titans, trouble!" Robin reported over the intercom.
They remained on the ground, and looked at each other for a few seconds. Beast Boy smiled nervously at Raven and started scratching the back of his head, but Raven turned her head away and looked at the carpeted floor, and with the depressed look on her face that he had grown used to, she quickly stood up and walked to the door.
"Let's go," she said softly, with a definite sadness in her voice.
Beast Boy's smile disappeared, replaced by a sullen look, much like Raven's.
"Yeah," he said sorrowfully. "Let's go."
And the two of them sprinted toward the living room.
Just letting you know now: I tweak my stories on a regular basis to try to make them a little better, so if you see that I've updated my story but there's no new chapter, it just means i changed some of the wording of it, or maybe added a little bit to further explain something, or something like that...