Last chapter, everyone... :(
Where in the world were the Teen Titans?
That was the question Aqualad's been asking himself since he got back to the van and to the village Rohan. He sought them everywhere around in the forest (upon hearing they would be camping yesterday) and still hadn't found them. He had started searching them after Mas and Menos told him to go looking, so they could replace those tires. Or, at least that's what he thought they'd said. You'd think spending a lot of time with them would make him understand what they were saying, but it wasn't. He could barely understand what they were saying.
If they weren't in the forest, that they probably were hiding in the village of Rohan.
And yes, he found them in the village. To be more specific, he found the others at the plaza, sleeping. This made Aqualad wonder why they were sleeping there, and not in their tents. And they were all sleeping in someone-else's arms. Starfire in Robin's, Bumblebee in Cyborg's, Jinx in Kid's and, strangely enough, Raven was sleeping hand in hand with Beast Boy. The only one sleeping all alone, was Speedy.
Now, Aqualad had the difficult task of waking them up. Which certainly wouldn't be easy. The only reason it wouldn't be easy, was that he certainly got three girls chasing him for waking them up, probably Speedy as well. Well, there had to be something to wake them up…
hadn't he found a swimming pool on his way to the plaza?
It's clear what Aqualad thought up. It didn't contain the purest water, but hey, Aqualad had no other choice. If he would do it in a different way, it might take a lot more time before they all woke up. And his method would make them all wake up within one second. The next moments, a large wave fell upon the sleeping Titans, waking them up immediately under the protest of all. When Raven noticed Beast Boy was lying way close too her, she catapulted him away from her, making the green boy scream some more as he crashed in a wall from a nearby cottage.
Many shot an angry look at Aqualad, who was looking at them with his arms crossed.
"Why did you do that!?" Bumblebee shouted. Aqualad grinned sheepishly.
"Someone needed to wake you up. Besides, the van is fixed. Who's coming?" the Titans shot each other a look before standing up and wondering what they were doing there, while they most certainly remembered falling asleep in the tents in the woods surrounding the village of Rohan.
They kept thinking about their strange dreams they had, not intending to share it with others. Bumblebee dreamed that she and Cyborg had a fight. Beast Boy has had a nightmare which resulted in almost getting his dream self killed. Kid Flash dreamed that he was carrying a big weight. Raven's dream included betraying her friends because of blackmail. And Robin dreamt he had to get Starfire back from someone he referred to in his dream as 'Rohan'.
Walking back to the van, Starfire and Robin were holding hands while carrying their stuff back to the van. On their way, both hesitated into telling each other theirs.
"Robin?" Starfire began. Robin looked at her, and he immediately noticed she wanted to talk about the dream they've had. "About our dreams…" He let her talk about it, listening to every single word carefully.
"You got a point, Star," Robin said when Starfire was finished talking, "it really is weird we all got the same dream… I need to talk to Raven and Cyborg about this…" the last one, he said more to himself than to his girlfriend. She put her hand on his shoulder.
"Do you think it was real?" He lifted his head, so their eyes locked for few seconds. A masked pair of blue ones looking into birth emerald eyes. To be frank, he didn't know if it had been real. He saw it in detail, heard every single word said, felt the tiredness, hunger, thirst and the losing of energy. Yet, Raven once created her worst nightmare for real, so he couldn't say if it had been an illusion or not? Eventually, he shrugged.
"Star, I don't think that…" that's when his eyes fell upon some steel lying at the side of the small path. He knelt to take a better look at it, just when Starfire noticed it as well. His gloved hand picked it up, and instead of some sharp steel stick, he found a strangely familiar sword. It was either the one Rohan was wielding, or the one he tried to defend himself with. If he hadn't looked in that direction, he wouldn't have seen it at all.
Now, when he looked up from the sword to his girlfriend. She looked at him with a look that could be translated as 'told you so!' .
"Maybe it was real," he said. Robin grinned, and Starfire did the same. It may have been real. Only the thought of that made her happy yet terrified. She was happy that Robin could rescue her after all, and that Charlotte and Rohan were together after all. And she was terrified her friends really had been turned into stone. It only had been temporally, but the idea of seeing some of her friends, motionless, with a grey color, it made her shiver.
Cyborg appeared, and was looking directly at the couple. The two were a good couple together, weren't they? Yet, Aqualad was ready to leave – not giving Speedy another chance to drive the van – and he would leave them behind if he could.
"Yo! You guys coming? If you don't, you'll have to find your way back on your own!" the metal man shouted, and both turned to him. Cyborg then noticed Robin was holding a… a sword? Why would he do that, Robin was more the type for his BO staff than that old rusty sword. He'd probably get in trouble if he decided to use that one in combat.
Walking to the van, Beast Boy walked next to him. He looked to his green friend, and back to the road.
"Why does something always happen when we're on vacation?" Beast Boy wondered. Cyborg shrugged.
"But we'll never know," he said.
Nobody looked back to the statue of Rohan, now smiling, and a heart engraved where Robin and Starfire found the chest.
Aaand... end of story! After working on it for three months, this has finally come to an end. Now, what I would like to know if there are any favorites scenes? And which sin (did you think) was overall most challenging? If you'd like to read more, I'm busy with other stories (not yet posted) so you'll hear from me. And a very big thanks to all those who have either reviewed, followed or favorited this story. I would have discontinued it if it wasn't quite popular. So, thank you, Pandawith an iPod, Zinnia99, juliananorena10, Aliceblu3, Penelope Rohdes, christina, mrilianwarrior18, wcmmppflfgg, magicchalkdust, redgiraffe25, Puck x 'Brina4ever, BeastGreen, DawnGuard Dragon, mannu227, spikey devil, Victoria, Boy Blunder Knows, SilverWolf957, imapeppergirl10824, Firewolf360, RekkaShinenMonk, Encrypted, starhinarose35, rhodders12, Lokitha29, HermoineRavenclawMalfoy. I'm sorry if I missed anyone or misspelled your username.
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