Chapter one: Missed curfew

It was eleven thirty at night on a Friday and Titans Tower was almost completely dark. The only light was coming from the television in the common room where two of the heroes watched a long action film. Both heroes were extremely tired and were slowly nodding off, but they had to stay awake. They were waiting for one of their friends to return home from a long day out in the city.

"Man, how long is BB going to be gone? It's almost midnight and he isn't home yet." Cyborg said in between yawns. Robin nodded his head.

"I don't know Cy, but he has been gone for a while and he missed his curfew." Robin said, sounding almost just as tired.

Just then both heroes heard a door opening and the lights turned on. Both heads turned toward the source of the sudden change of lighting and found Beast boy standing there looking content yet tired. Robin and Cyborg were surprised to see that Beast boy wasn't in his normal Doom Patrol uniform but was wearing normal civilian clothes. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans and green button up shirt.

Beast boy looked toward the couch and froze, shocked to see that two of his friends were still awake.

"Um, hey guys. What are you guys still doing up?" Beast boy said, his voice sounding content and nervous at the same time.

"We were waiting for you to get home. You missed curfew you know." Robin said slightly annoyed that a member of his team ignored one of the most important rules. Beast boy laughed a little and scratched the back of his neck.

"Yeah, I lost track of time. I'm sorry it won't happen again." Beast boy promised, Robin reluctantly nodded and turned off the TV.

"So BB, why were you gone for so long?" Cyborg asked, curious as to why his best friend was gone for so long. He then noticed that Beast boy instantly got nervous and avoided contact.

"I…um… I, uh. I was out with some friends." Beast boy said as he turned away from them so the others could get a good look at his right cheek. Both heroes froze for a second when they saw what was on his cheek. Right in the center of his cheek was a bright red lipstick mark where someone had kissed him.

"BB, is that lipstick on your cheek?" Cyborg asked in shock, he didn't know Beast boy had a girlfriend. Beast boy instantly covered his cheek with his hand and rubbed the makeup off of his face, he looked at the others and he had fear in his eyes. 'Oh crap.'

"Beast boy are you seeing someone?" Robin asked curiously, his eyes never leaving the changeling. Beast boy let out a defeated sigh

"Crap." He muttered as he looked at his friends, he took a deep breath and told them the truth. "Yes, I am seeing someone. I wasn't with some friends, I was on a date." Beast boy closed his eyes and prepared himself for the undeserved teasing but it never came. He opened his eyes and saw that his friends were shocked. Finally Cyborg shook out of it and whistled.

"Alright BB!" Cyborg shouted, sounding very pleased with his best buddy. "First date you ever had, how does it feel man?" Cyborg asked, Beast boy just looked at him nervously.

"Actually Cy, this was my third date with her. I've been seeing her for a couple of weeks now." Cyborgs eyes grew twice the size and he froze.

"Why haven't you told us about her?" Robin asked sounding slightly concerned. Beast boy shrugged his shoulders.

"Thought you guys would tease me about it. I wanted to keep it a secret as long as possible, plus I don't want the girls to know." Both boys nodded their heads in understanding.

"Didn't want Raven to know about it right? I can see that. She would go berserk if she found out." Robin said nonchalantly, Cyborg nodded his head in agreement. Beast boy looked confused for a second.

"I was talking about Starfire, I don't really want to be locked into one of her death grips again and I don't think I could take all her giggling." Beast boy paused a second and looked at the others questioningly. "Why would Raven get mad? I'm sure she wouldn't care if I went out with someone." Beast said. The others looked at each other and sighed.

"You're probably right B, ignore what Robin just said." Cyborg said. Beast boy didn't know it but Raven has been falling head over heels for the changeling for the past year now. It had been painfully obvious to the others and the boys even had a bet as to when she would finally make her move. She even admitted it to them a couple weeks ago when Beast boy was out at a comic book convention.

Getting back on the subject, Robin looked at Beast boy and asked the obvious question. "So who is she and where did you meet her." They noticed that Beast boy slightly loosened up.

"I met her at the comic book convention; we were both waiting for a show to start when we bumped into each other. We got talking and we hit it off. We spent the rest of the night together and when I was about to leave she asked me out. Long story short I said yes and we have been dating since." Beast boy said quickly.

"What's her name?" Cyborg asked.

"Her name is Mikala." He said with a slight smile. "I'm seeing her again tomorrow for lunch so I better hit the hay. I don't want to be tired for my next date." Beast boy walked toward the door and was about to leave when he turned around to the others. "Oh and please don't tell the girls yet, I'd rather be prepared for Starfire's hugs than be taken off guard, so please don't tell them yet." the others nodded and Beast boy looked relieved. "Thanks guys. I'll see you tomorrow." And with those last words he left through the open door leaving the other two heroes on the couch. Cyborg turned to Robin and had a worried look on his face.

"Raven's going to be pissed when she finds out about this." Robin silently nodded as he looked at the now closed door.

"You got that right, but we can't do anything about it now. Let's get some sleep, tomorrow is going to be interesting." Robin said as he got up from the couch and left the common room leaving Cyborg on the couch alone. He looked out the window one last time before he yawned and he too decided to retire for the night.

"I hope Beast boy knows what kind of mess he just got himself into." Cyborg said to himself before he too went to bed.

I've had this story in my head for a while now and i needed to write it down on paper. i'm still going to work on my other story, this is just a side project. enjoy