AN: I thought these might be some interesting ideas to work with. This first one is about a conflict between Robin III and Arsenal [post "True Colors"]…I thought it would be a fun thing to see Raven trying to resolve this.
(Some of the songs might not seem relevant to the story, but the tittle of the songs would be an inspiration for me!)
Song Used for Chapter: KIDS IN THE STREET by the All-American Rejects
Mark the chapter, but turn the page
Always keep, to kids in the street
When we were kids in the street
"Okay, Nightwing, this is the fourth time you've called me to come fix your team, what the hell is the problem now?"
"Hello to you to, Rae," Nightwing greeted and kissed her cheek. Raven smiled slightly at the former apprentice to Batman.
He wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her into his embrace. Raven stopped him by firmly putting her hands on his chest, "Nuh-uh. You called me to help you, not hump you." Nightwing smirked, "I thought you loved me, Rae."
"A pissed, emotional half-demon is not what you want, Boy Blunder. Me loving you is not equivalent to how pissed I am right now."
Nightwing feigned hurt, "Ouch, Rae." Raven let out an exasperated sigh, "So what did you want again?" As Nightwing opened his mouth to say something, two adolescent, teenage voices interrupted him.
"You were completely reckless!"
"Oh lighten up, Bird Brain."
Nightwing pinched the bridge of his nose and muttered under his breath, "Right on time."
Raven eyed the vigilante, "What exactly-?" Nightwing interrupted, "Arsenal and Robin haven't exactly been getting along. You think you could…?" His question trailed off because she already knew what he was asking.
Groaning, Raven opened the doors and muttered, "You're lucky I love you."
Nightwing couldn't help but enjoy his view as Raven walked towards the screaming/fighting.
"You could've gotten us killed, Arsenal!" shrieks Robin, accusingly.
Arsenal gives him a malicious smirk, "Oh c'mon. Remove the stick from your ass and have some fun!" Robin glared, "These missions are serious procedures! How can you be so-"
"Good-looking? Smart? Not a complete stick in the mud?"
"Arrogant! And cocky! You are so-"
"Enough, both of you!" interrupted Superboy. Mal stood behind him, arms crossed, "Don't you two strain your voices from all the yelling?"
"And we're tired of hearing you two fighting," added Batgirl.
Robin's glare towards Arsenal wouldn't melt any time soon, "I'm not doing anything wrong!" "Ass," Arsenal pretended to cough.
Both arguing superheroes turned towards the source of the voice. Nightwing was standing firmly (and slightly angry) with a woman behind him. She had long, dark hair, hair that was too light to be black but too dark to be purple. She looked rather intimidating towards the younger members of the Team. Hell her outfit made her helluva lot fiercer (motorcycle gang member meets all-in-black-spy, Robin thought).
Everyone was shocked when Beastboy ran to the woman. "Raven," he called happily, like a boy during Christmas.
Her expression softened as she softly pat the changeling's back, "Hello Beastboy. As nice as this is, why do you keep hugging me?" He smiled up at her, "Because we're not teammates anymore and I don't see you as often as I used to." She smirked at him and he finally unwrapped his arms from her waist.
A large number of the Team's members (excluding Bumblebee, Mal, and Beastboy) had been on a long mission across the country. They had only heard stories about some visitor that was helping Nightwing manage his team. They had no idea it was one of his and Beastboy's old teammate- one that they barely heard (if any) stories about.
"Everyone who's been away for a while…this is Raven," Nightwing introduced. They all muttered a "hi". In a way, she scared them.
Raven pinched her temple. Nightwing looked at her concerned, "What's wrong Raven?" She shakes her head, "I didn't think I needed to meditate before I came here. Their shock…and fear…is rather overwhelming."
"Wait! You can…you can feel our emotions?" asked Miss Martian. Raven nodded, "It's one of my few…skills." Beastboy smiled widely, "And it's not even the impressive one!"
Nightwing coughed, "Anyway…what were you two fighting about now?"
Arsenal and Robin went back to glaring at each other. "Oh nothing, just this guy, 'Mr. I'm-Better-Then-Everyone', thought it was best to compromise the mission with explosives…again!"
Nightwing scolded, "Arsenal-" Before he could get his attention, he was interrupted.
"I'm sorry if your little toys weren't working this time!"
Robin argued, "They were working perfectly fine! The entire plan was working fine until you ruined it!"
"I'm sorry if I'm not Batman's bitch and I don't follow every damn thing. You think with a book Robin, not your brain!"
"How would you know? You've been on ice for eight years!"
"You are such a-"
"Don't you dare-"
In a matter of seconds, Robin and Arsenal were wrapped around in two black tentacles and were floating feet off the ground.
Everyone looked for the source of the tentacles. They saw Raven: eyes white and glowing, hand shooting the black tentacles, and a sneer on her face.
"See," Beastboy whispered, "Told you her being an empath was the least impressive."
Raven walked closer to the boys (ignoring Nightwing's smirk), "I've only been here for five minutes and I already have a headache, so I can't imagine the sort of pain your teammates have been going through."
There was a chorus of "Yep" and "She has a point" from the audience.
"Look," Raven said, her tone softening slightly, "You two are supposed to be teammates. I'm sure everyone here isn't asking you to become BFFs, but get along enough where you can work together. Am I being understood?"
Both boys nodded, both slightly terrified of the way the tentacles were swaying towards the walls and the floor.
"Now you're going to apologize to each other, and mean it. If you don't mean it, I will send you both to an alternate dimension where you can't escape and technology is rendered meaningless. Got it?"
Both boys stared at each other, not knowing if they should believe the former Titan. Raven sighed, knowing they wouldn't give in (both way too proud) unless she was being serious.
With her free hand, Raven formed a small whirlpool on the ground, something she used if sending people to alternate dimensions was necessary.
The boys began to squirm in her grip and she did her best to hide her smirk. "Who wants to go first? Arsenal, you will!"
Raven lowered Arsenal slightly above the portal. "I'm sorry," screeched the panicking redhead, "I'm sorry I didn't follow the plan. You were leader and I should've followed your instructions. I need to remember that I'm working on a team now…and I'm sorry I called you Batman's bitch." Robin murmured, "Thank you."
Raven smiled in approval and turned to the third boy wonder, "Robin?" Robin was hesitant to say anything.
With an eye roll, Raven began to lower Robin towards the portal. Robin put his hands up (as if he was surrendering), "Okay, okay! I'm sorry Arsenal. I shouldn't be so hard on you, I mean, you are still getting used to everything. And I guess I shouldn't be so harsh, I…I haven't really been through what you must've." Arsenal's eyes softened at him, "Thanks."
Raven closed the portal beneath them, and gently dropped them both gently on the ground. She put her hands on her hip, "Now shake hands." Afraid of what she was going to do next, they obeyed without complaints. She walked up and put a hand on both their shoulders, "Good. Now you don't have to particularly like each other, you just need to learn how to work together. I don't really want to have to send you to another dimension."
"Afraid we might get ourselves killed?" asked Robin. Raven smirked, "No. It takes up too much of my energy."
Arsenal whispered to Robin, "She scares me. And I don't scare easily." Robin whispered back, "I think she scared me more than the first time I met Batman, and that's saying something." The boys shared a small laugh.
"See Raven? I wasn't the most annoying one on the team," comments Beastboy. Raven glares at him, "Are you kidding me? At least I could get them to shut up. You kept coming at me: joke, joke, joke."
The corner of Beastboy's smile rose on his face, "Oh, I got another one. Now why did the-"
Before Beastboy could finish, Raven flicked her wrist and telepathically pulled his underwear over his head. She couldn't help but let out a small laugh, remembering the first time she did that.
As he walked her out, Nightwing smiled approvingly at Raven, "Thanks again, Rae." Raven groaned, "That's four you owe me, Boy Blunder."
Nightwing wrapped one arm around her petite waist, "Four what exactly?"
Raven rolled her eyes, "I think I'll come up with the appropriate punishment."
He smirked at his she-devil, "I think that sounds…kinda kinky."
She let out a hearty laugh, "Get your mind out of the gutter, Robin." He pulled her even closer, "Please, I was pure the entire time we worked together. My hormones are just catching up."
Raven gave the Boy Wonder a chaste kiss. Of course he protested when she pulled away, really wanting to make it longer.
She separated herself from Nightwing. He groaned, "I thought we were going to catch up? We didn't get to last time." Teasingly, she said, "You called me to help fix your team, not to catch up." Transforming into her soul self, Raven blew him a kiss and departed.
Nightwing's smirk remained. He would get back at her for it next time he needed her help.
Was it weird he hoped that time would be soon?
I'm always going to be a RobRae shipper, so I wanted to incorporate that whenever I write Teen Titan/Young Justice crossovers.
I think my next chapter is going to be about Robin III (Tim Drake) and Raven…I'm not 100 percent sure yet.
These are just one shots (some of them seem connected, some of them aren't) about Raven helping with (medium-sized) hints of Nightwing/Raven.
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