Hi again! Sorry that I haven't posted until now. I'm figuratively stealing a Fanfiction concept in putting the time and place at the beginning of each part of the story. I'm doing this because Raven and Beast Boy can't quite tell what time it is, but I figured you should just so you can see how long they've been there. When the power first went out it was about 7 pm. I'm also using the popular concept of showing the characters' thoughts. The things in italics and quotes are their thoughts. And since I haven't updated in so long I'm going to make this chapter longer. Anyways thanks and please review if you can!
Common Room, Titans Tower, 9:00 pm
Beast Boy was sitting on the couch, glumly watching as Raven was at the door, trying to figure out a way to escape. He wasn't sure what time it was, since all the digital clocks were not working. He saw Raven trying several methods to try and open the door. They were taking turns in trying to break open or unlock it. So far, nothing worked. Beast Boy had tried breaking through the doors in several animal forms, such as a T-rex, hippopotamus, rhino, and elephant. Raven couldn't teleport through, nor could she break through the walls. At the moment she was floating in the air in her meditating position, and her soul was separated from her body, trying to phase through the walls, like how she went inside Plasmus to make him explode. Even this proved useless. After Beast Boy had offered to let her sit closer to him she agreed, but after several more rounds of thunder and lightning decided she couldn't take it anymore. Beast Boy had considered offering to give her comfort, but decided against it.
"Beast Boy, have you tried searching for a crack in the door that you could get through?"
"I tried that five times; the door has no crack or anything. The bottom is even touching the ground." Beast Boy replied, again feeling the discomfort of Raven's book under the couch cushions.
"How about the air vents?"
"Tried that. They're all closed off."
"Cyborg just had to think of everything didn't he?" Raven said mostly to herself, while looking around the room for other possible exits.
"Well that's Cyborg for ya." Beast Boy said with a grin and a chuckle.
"Then I guess there really is no way out, which means we're stuck here until the power comes back on."
"Awh man..." Beast Boy said.
"What time do you think it is?"
"Not sure. Maybe eight or nine?"
"When do you think the storm will end?"
"Probably not till morning."
"Great." Raven sarcastically stated.
"You really hate thunderstorms don't you?' Beast Boy laughed.
Raven replied with a glare, but it didn't seem genuine. She walked to the door and leaned against it, sliding down to the floor and hugging her knees to her chest. When more thunder and lightning flashed she put her head down, resting her forehead on her knees.
'Poor Rae, this storm must really be scaring her. Maybe I should do something?'
Still unsure of what his plan was, Beast Boy sat next to Raven, his knees up against his chest as well. He put his hand on her shoulder, making her look up.
"We should probably call Robin and Starfire and see how they're doing." Raven pulled out her communicator and called Robin. His face came onto the screen. He appeared to be in his room.
"Robin, how long until the power comes back on? Have you heard anything from Cyborg?"
"He said the power won't be back until morning."
"Where are the others?"
"Cyborg and Starfire are in their rooms, and I don't know about Beast Boy."
"He's in here."
"Oh. Uh, good luck with that." And the screen went blank. Raven rolled her eyes and then called Starfire to make sure she was okay.
"Starfire, are you alright?"
"Do not fear, good friend, I am well!" She replied with a smile.
"Great. Bye." Raven shut her communicator off before her friend could say anything else.
She looked around and found Beast Boy walking around the room, checking different drawers and cabinets for something.
"What are you looking for?"
"A blanket. It's freezing in here."
Raven used her powers to open a drawer and pull out a blanket, which she moved to him until he had it in his grasp.
"Thanks Rae." Beast Boy said as he wrapped the blanket around himself.
"Can't you just turn into an animal that is used to the cold?"
"I could, but then I have to stay that way all night and I won't be able to talk." Beast Boy replied as he walked back to the couch and sat down.
"And that would be bad because?"
"Hey! Come on with all this time on our hands, I might be able to tell you a joke that will make you laugh!"
"Aww come on, Rae! Lighten up!"
"How can I lighten up when I'm stuck in a room with you until morning?"
"Okay, sorry I just thought maybe you'd at least want to make the most out of it. I mean, we hardly hang out, and we live in the same tower!"
Raven narrowed her eyes at him. "What would you want from me?"
"Hmmmm. You want to play a game?"
"Want to prank call other Titans with our communicators?"
"Want to sit and talk?" Beast Boy made his last attempt with a monotone and a slouch of his shoulders.
"Talk about what? Mega Monkeys 5? No thanks."
"Well no offense, but talking about books in other languages I don't speak isn't fair to me either."
"Well then I guess we're done talking."
"No! Come on Rae, at least try to have a conversation with me."
Raven sighed and looked up at the ceiling, then back to Beast Boy.
"If I do, will you finally stop pestering me?"
"Promise" He said with a huge grin.
"Hmmmm...who-" Beast Boy started asking a question when his communicator rang. He answered it and saw it was Aqualad, who looked more than furious.
"Beast Boy, you'll never guess what I just found."
"What is it Aqualad? What's the matter?" Beast Boy replied, his demeanor suddenly becoming very serious.
Raven got up from where she was sitting and made her way to the back of the couch to see what was wrong.
'If something's wrong then why is Aqualad calling Beast Boy for help?'
"I just found tons of empty toxic waste barrels at the bottom of the ocean. Anything within a fifty mile radius of Titans East Tower is probably polluted."
"Dude! No way! So not cool! Any sign of animals?"
"All the wildlife is gone. They either swam away or are dead."
"Well what should we do?"
"I'm about to go on a rescue mission. I need to warn the animals down there and have them all move out of harm's way. Meanwhile maybe you could tell the other Titans and come here so we can get to the bottom of it."
"He can't. The electricity is out and the Tower is locked. No one can get out." Raven finally spoke, making the two boys turn to her.
"Oh hi Raven." Aqualad greeted with a smile and a wave, making Raven blush on the outside and swoon on the inside.
"We should have the power back on tomorrow, until then can you handle it without us?" Beast Boy said, turning back to Aqualad.
"No problem. I'll call back in the morning. Bye Beast Boy. Bye Raven." He said as he smiled politely at her again, then hung up.
"Heh heh heh..." Beast Boy chuckled as he put his communicator away, all seriousness now out the window.
"What?" Raven said, narrowing her eyes at him.
"You like Aqualad." Beast Boy said in a teasing manner, poking Raven in the arm.
"No I don't." She growled at him, though the blush on her face said otherwise.
"Oh come on Rae! He just said 'hi' to you and your face turned red like a tomato!"
"I don't like him. He's just..." She trailed off, realizing that she shouldn't finish that sentence.
"Just what?" Beast Boy leaned forward, eyes wide, curious as to what Raven was going to say.
"He's just really handsome okay?" She finally admitted, pulling her hood up to hide the blush that reappeared on her face.
"Ooooooohhh Ravey has a crush on Aqualad!" Beast Boy mocked. He started poking Raven's arm again, until he looked up and faced her white eyes.
"If you know what's good for you you'll stop talking now." Beast Boy stopped his childish antics and stepped at least ten feet away.
"That's what I thought. And just to clear things up, I don't like Aqualad. I just think he's very handsome."
"I gotcha Rae."
"Now I have a question."
"Have you ever had a crush on anyone?"
Raven's eyes widened when he asked, resulting in Beast Boy smirking and raising his eyebrows.
"Ohhh Raven...have you ever had a crush on anyone?"
Instead of answering, Raven merely shrugged.
"That's not an answer! Come on you would totally know! Don't you have that creepy mirror that takes you into your mind?"
Raven just turned around on her spot on the couch, ignoring his question. She stared straight out the window, not noticing when Beast Boy came from behind the couch with a wide grin on his face.
"Ohhhhh Raven...you haven't answered yet..."
"You don't need to know."
"Yes I do!"
"Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please ple-"
"Fine yes! Yes I have had a crush on someone! Happy?!"
"Ooooooohhhh who who who who who who who who who who who who who who who who who wh-"
He became silent.
'Oops. I forgot about him. Now Raven's probably mad at me...'
"I, uh, I forgot about Malchior."
"So did I." Raven continued to stare out the window.
"Sorry for uh, bringing it up."
"You're not mad?"
"Mad at what? For you wanting to get to know me?"
"Beast Boy, I may be closed off but I'm not irrational. If you want to know more about me just ask."
"Sweet! Okay, uh, what's your favorite color? Wait no! Favorite food? Wait you only drink tea-"
"Beast Boy, why don't you just ask whatever comes to mind? My patience is running thin and I don't want to have to listen to you begging for another chance at getting to know me."
"Okay. Ummm..." Beast Boy trailed off in thought, until his wide grin returned.
"Who's your favorite out of the group?"
"Beast Boy that's ridiculous. I can't have a favorite person."
"I know but if you had to."
"Then I suppose Robin."
"What? Not me? Why Robin?"
"He's not annoying, he relates to me the most so he understands me the most, and he's the most mature out of everyone."
"Exactly! That's boring!"
"He's like a brother to me, he treats me with respect and understands me."
"Oh." Beast Boy slouched a little at Raven's remark.
"What about you?"
"If you had to have a favorite, who would it be?" She turned to look at him.
"Duh, Cyborg, he's my best friend."
"But you guys are always arguing over little things like video games and food?"
"Well yeah, but we never mean what we say. He's like a brother to me like Robin's a brother to you. We care about each other no matter what."
"That's..actually a very mature thing for you to say."
"See I can be mature too!" He grinned widely once again, sitting up taller.
"I spoke too soon."
"Okay another question."
"What do you think of the rest of us? What do you think of me?"
I realize the chapter is mostly dialogue, but because this is all in one scene, that's basically what it is meant to be.