So, I sort of was writing a Newsies story and just couldn't continue because of writers block... I began writing this instead. I feel badly about giving up, but I had to get this out there. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own anything about the Teen Titans. Shame...
Raven always knew Beast Boy was the worst possible thing that could happen to her. He was naive, annoying, told the worst jokes known to mankind and never gave up. He was everything she despised.
"Beast Boy!" Raven yelled as she swept across the Commonroom in one swift motion. The rest of the team watched as Raven grabbed Beast Boy's collar, lifting him up by one hand. "What did you do to my room?"
Beast Boy's eyes went twice their size and he coughed, "I don't know what you're talking about, Raven!"
"Oh, yes you do," Raven hissed. "I know my book is gone. Where is it?" Beast Boy whimpered and pointed to the couch. Raven placed him back on the couch and turned, seeing her new spellbook laying on the couch. She walked over, grabbing it.
Beast Boy said, "I just wanted to know what you do in your room all the time..." Raven turned to him, her hood falling off in the process, revealing two devastatingly angry eyes.
"I've told you almost a million times," Raven began, "Stay out of my room. Do you know how dangerous it is in there?"
Putting his hands up, Beast Boy replied, "I know, Rae-,"
"It's RaVEN," Raven interrupted. Robin took this moment to step in, placing a hand on Raven's shoulder.
Robin said, "I think Beast Boy gets it, Raven."
"No," Raven frowned, "I don't think he does. He never does." Beast Boy's ears went down as he looked at the floor. "And until he gets it, I can't be bothered with him." Robin frowned.
The leader shook his head, "I think you're taking this a little too far, Rav-,"
"A little to far?" Raven asked, looking her leader in the eye. "Does he go through your things?"
"Does he intrude on your personal space and take your personal belongings?"
"No, he doesn't-,"
"Then, you obviously don't know what this feels like," Raven concluded. Robin sighed and watched as Raven looked back at Beast Boy. "I just want to know why."
Beast Boy looked back at his teammate, "Because I just want to understand you better, Raven."
"Understand me?" Raven asked. She looked away sadly. "I'm sorry, Beast Boy, but no matter what you do, you'll never be able to fully understand me."
Playing with his hands, Beast boy replied, "I could try..."
"Beast Boy," Raven sighed. "One week."
Raising an eyebrow, Beast Boy queried, "What?"
"I just want one week," Raven groaned, "Of peace."
Nodding, Beast Boy said, "Fine."
"Wait, really?" Raven asked. The whole time, Starfire and Cyborg stared at the pair in sheer shock. "You'll leave me alone for a week?"
Beast Boy shrugged, "If that's what you really want. I'm your friend, Raven. And if a week without me is what you want, then that's what you'll get." With that, Beast Boy walked to the couch, lifting up a game controller and beginning a new game. Raven stood in surprise. He actually said okay. He was willing to leave her alone for an entire week.
"Raven," Robin said, "Are you sure you know what you're doing?"
Raven smirked ever-so-slightly, "Yeah." She turned and went on the opposite side of the couch, sitting down and opening the book, reading. Starfire floated over to Robin, eyes still wide with confusion.
"Please," she began, "What has just began?"
Robin replied, "Silent, internal chaos."
Raven smiled as she woke up the next morning. Sitting up, she stretched and looked at her window. It was a beautiful, new day and she knew exactly what she was going to do. Standing up and walking to the hallway, she went towards the restrooms. As she walked down the hallway, she spotted a familiar green boy walking the opposite direction. On a normal day, Beast Boy would greet her with a large smile and a "Morning, Rae!" However, as the teen passed by, Raven did not receive her normal hello. She paused and turned, watching him walk away.
"Oh, yeah," she said, "I forgot. I get freedom." She smirked and continued to walk to the bathroom. As she washed up, Raven breathed in the newly obtained personal space... if that were possible. Starfire waltzed into the bathroom and smiled at her friend.
Starfire giggled, "The most wonderful of mornings to you, Raven!"
"Thanks, Star," Raven replied after spitting out her mouthwash.
As the alien began the strange alien morning rituals, she asked, "How is the silent, internal chaos going, friend?"
"Pardon?" Raven asked, baffled.
Starfire paused, thinking, "Oh. Perhaps that was not to be spoken of..."
"I worry sometimes, Starfire," Raven said, shaking her head. "See you at breakfast." Starfire waved as Raven left the bathroom and head down the hallway. On a normal day, Beast Boy would have put out Raven's teacup and smiled as she walked into the Commonroom. But, as the doors swept open, her teacup was not on the counter and Beast Boy was not smiling at her, but rather eating his tofu-eggs silently.
Raven brushed off the sad feeling in her gut and walked over, preparing her tea. As she sat down next to Beast Boy at the island, she saw him picking at his food. "Good morning," she said after an awkward silence. Beast Boy looked up at her and nodded before getting up and taking his plate to the couch. On the other side of the room, Cyborg watched the scene. He sighed and shook his head.
"You got what you wished for, Rae," he said to himself, "A week without Beast Boy." Cyborg continued to watch, seeing Raven's face fall and her mouth form the smallest of frowns.
Raven got up and grabbed her tea, sipping it silently as she sat. The doors swept open once more, revealing Starfire and Robin. "Morning, guys," Robin greeted his team.
"Morning, Rob! Morning, Star!" Beast Boy smiled. Raven's mouth visibly fell and Cyborg stifled a laugh. "What's the plan for today?" The changeling asked, eating his tofu-eggs.
Starfire giggled and circled in the air, "I have done the figuring and realized that we do not have anything planned for today, so I believe we shall go to the park and commence in the art of Picnicing!"
"A picnic?" Raven asked from the counter.
Robin nodded, "Sure. We haven't done that in a while."
"It will be most wonderful!" Starfire smiled widely.
Cyborg stood up and ran to the doors, "I'm gettin' the frisbee!"
"I'll get the football!" Beast Boy followed his metallic friend out the door. As they reached the hallway, Beast Boy slammed into a metal chest. "Dude!" He exclaimed, rubbing his nose.
Arms crossed, Cyborg asked, "What are you doin', B?"
"What are you talking about?" Beast Boy asked.
Cyborg replied, "Raven? Ignoring?"
"She asked for it, dude," Beast Boy shrugged, "A week without me. She's got it."
Sighing, Cyborg said, "Alright, man. You're right, she asked for it."
"Trust me," Beast Boy puffed out his chest, "She'll miss me before day three."
Cyborg rolled his eyes and smacked Beast Boy's stomach playfully, "Yeah, yeah. Get your shit together, Grass Stain."
"Shut up!" Beast Boy laughed, hitting his friend's arm, only to cringe in pain and rub his hand. As the two grabbed their things, Beast Boy couldn't help but think that, on a normal day, Raven would already be yelling at him for something. Maybe a little time apart was better than he thought.