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A pair of soft snores were coming from Beast Boy's bedroom.
"WAKE UP, GRASS STAIN, IT'S TIME FOR BREAKFAST!" boomed Cyborg's voice, bounding in the room with a sleepy-looking Robin and Stafire at his flanks. Something made them all pause. "Whoa, what do we have here?"
Beast Boy was laying on the floor, fast asleep, but that wasn't the reason why it surprised them all. Raven was curled up next to him; the back of her hand resting on his chest, her hair brushing against his jawline.
The sound of Cyborg's voice made the two groan, still half-asleep to notice.
"Cy, stop talking so loud..." Beast Boy grumbled.
"Some people actually like to sleep around here..." Raven rasped.
Their eyes then snapped open before they realized where they were.
"AHHH!" the two screamed, and within seconds they were on opposite sides of the room, Beast Boy against the side of his bed, and Raven in a corner. Their friends just started laughing.
"What happened last night?" Cyborg wagged his eyebrows and Starfire giggled.
Beast Boy looked over at Raven, who was running her fingers through her messy hair when she snuck a glance back at him; blushing a little, she quickly looked the other way.
"Nothing, dude," Beast Boy said, his voice huskier than usual.
"LIES!" Cyborg pointed his finger at him, and Beast Boy rolled his eyes.
"Hey, if Beast Boy said that nothing happened, then nothing happened," Robin said, his voice husky too. Guys tend to have deeper voices in the morning, its affect greater on Beast Boy and Robin than Cyborg.
"Oh yeah?" Cyborg turned on him. "And what did you and Star do last night?"
"Uh..." Robin looked the other way, and Starfire's sleepy eyes widened.
"Uh huh, that's what I thought," Cyborg said with a smirk.
"It was almost too much for me to handle," Raven said, finally speaking up. "I could feel your strong passionate emotions all the way from in here. I could barely sleep."
Robin and Starfire started blushing.
"What were you doing in here anyway, Raven?" Robin asked, destined to keep the attention off of him and Starfire.
Raven sighed. "I don't know. I just...decided to hang out with Beast Boy for a change."
"'Hang out' and 'Beast Boy' in the same sentence coming from your mouth?" Cyborg said in disbelief, however hiding another smirk from coming. "Who are you and what have you done with Raven?" He laughed, looking at the green teen next. "She didn't beat you up, did she?"
"No...?" Beast Boy said. "Why would she?" He looked at Raven again. "Her company was actually pretty nice." He smiled at her, and Raven gave him the smallest of smiles in return.
"Oooooh, how nice? What exactly did ya'll do?"
Beast Boy sighed heavilly. "That's it. Everybody out of my room!" He stood up, waving them away as they started to exit reluctantly. He saw a speck of grey, and he grabbed it gently. "Wait, Raven."
Raven turned her head. "What?"
"You...can stay if you want...I wasn't necessarily talking to you..."
Raven shook her head, a little flattered nevertheless. "Nah, I have to go to my room. Maybe get some meditation in and freshen up."
"Oh, okay." Beast Boy's ears drooped down.
Raven felt slightly bad; after looking to make sure that he was the only one to see, she gave him a full smile before walking away. Beast Boy's ears perked up and he smiled, closing his door.
The changeling pressed his back against it, sighing blissfully.
On the other side of Raven's door, the empath did the same thing before she walked to the front of her bed to perform her mantra.
"Who's the tea for?" Bumblebee teased. She was helping Cyborg cook breakfast; Aqualad, Terra, Robin, and Starfire were sitting at the table, amused by her comment. Beast Boy was boiling tea, saying nothing.
"He don't wanna answer, cuz he knows you know who you're talking about," Cyborg guffawed to her, and she giggled with him.
"Please stop the teasing," Starfire begged. "I think that it is wonderful that our friends are bonding. What they did the previous night is obviously none of our business." She shared a quick look with Bumblebee and Terra, and they knew; at the same time, Beast Boy snuck a quick glance at Cyborg, Aqualad, and Robin, whom were looking at him knowingly.
That was to be talked about later, separately between the two sexes.
"Star?" Robin said, wrapping his arm around her shoulders. "Can I pleeeease have my sweats back?"
Starfire was currently wearing Robin's sweats, leaving the boy wonder in his muscle tee and boxers.
"Maybe after we break the fast," Starfire assured him, and he chuckled. He didn't mind at all; she'd wear his clothes around the house if the opportunity was there.
"I smell meat," Aqualad said and made a face. "Please tell me that it isn't sea food." The sea boy wasn't necessarily a vegetarian, but he still didn't eat sea food; the reasons were quite obvious.
The doors slid open, now revealing the empath. As everyone looked at her, she nodded respectively before stepping down.
The first thing she smelled was tea.
"Here, Raven," Beast Boy said, walking up to her with a cup. "Um, I've never made tea before...hope you like it."
"You...made this?" Raven asked as she took it from him. Beast Boy nodded, his ears turning pink.
Carefully, she rose the rim up to her mouth, gently blew, and drank a sip. Beast Boy waited in nervous silence.
"It's...surprisingly good," Raven admitted.
"Yes!" Beast Boy cheered, pumping his fist in the air. "Dude, I would so hug you right now!"
"And you're not," Raven warned him, pointedly raising her cup of tea, and Beast Boy laughed. He followed her to the table, more cheerful now than he was a few minutes before.
"Can I hug you after-"
"But what about-"
Raven took the empty spot next to Starfire, continuing to drink as Beast Boy sat next to her.
"Mind telling me what really happened?" Starfire breathed to her excitedly.
Raven's eyes narrowed. "Not now."
"But later, yes?"
Raven didn't answer. Cyborg and Bumblebee came over to the table, placing plates in front of every Titan. On today's menu was cinnamon rolls, sausages, and hash browns. For Beast Boy, it was just him and his tofu.
And the cinnamon rolls too of course. No one could resist them.
As the Titans ate and made small talk with each other, Raven's mind retreated back to last night. She and Beast Boy spent most of their time in his bunk bed, Raven on top and Beast Boy on the bottom while he played video games and she reluctantly watched. When he had finished up and started up a conversation with her, she had ended up beside him. They had also listened to music from his phone, sharing earphones and laying down next to each other.
It had gotten a little awkward because their hands had been so close, and Raven would've came up with an excuse to leave his room if he hadn't challenged her to a game of chess.
Which was very surprising. She didn't know the boy knew how to play chess.
And that game took forever to finish, with Raven winning at the end of course.
"Hey, uh, Raven?"
Raven looked over and saw that it was Beast Boy who was talking to her. He was fiddling with his fingers underneath the table, unnoticed by Raven.
Time to use Aqualad's advice, Beast Boy thought as the conversations around them started to quiet down. God, these people are nosey.
"Wanna hang out later?" he asked her as casually as he could.
Raven opened her mouth to answer when-
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Beast Boy groaned inwardly.
Robin stood up, and was the first to reach the monitor. "Trouble! Downtown!"
"Who wishes to ambush our beloved town this early?" Starfire asked.
"Looks like..." Robin's eyes narrowed as he saw Slade's insignia. "Slade," he growled, pounding his fist in his hand.
"It looks to me like it's not Slade exactly..." Starfire took a closer look, pointing to the various red dots on the screen. "See? Possibly his...robot henchmen perhaps?"
"We can take him down either way," Robin said darkly before raising his voice. "Titans, suit up!"
Robin headed for the door, with his team right behind him. When Beast Boy paused to look back, the rest of the Titans stopped too.
Terra, Bumblebee, and Aqualad had stayed put.
"Aren't you guys coming?" Beast Boy asked them.
"You sure you want us to tag along? We can stay here. This is your town," Bumblebee said.
"We can use your assistance," Starfire said. "Slade is a dangerous villain."
Bumblebee and Aqualad exchange glances.
"Alright," Bumblebee said, and they smiled. "Count us in."
They too sped away with the others, leaving Beast Boy and Terra behind.
"C'mon, Terra!" Beast Boy urged, rushing down the stairs; he placed his hand on her shoulder. "We gotta go!"
"You go...You're the hero," Terra replied.
Beast Boy sighed. Not this again. "Terra..."
"You heard them. That's Slade out there," Terra told him, her voice shaking. "I don't want to s-"
He gripped her shoulders and looked her dead in the eyes. "We're not gonna let him touch you."
"B-But...I don't have a suit..."
"Your suit is in your old room. I always kept it clean and fresh just in case," he told her with a friendly wink and smile.
Terra had to smile at that. "Alright. Let's go kick some butt!"
"That's more like it!" Beast Boy beamed at her, and they ran out the Ops together.
Slade's henchmen were breaking into a bank. Specifically, they were causing chaos all over town. Sides of buildings were being blown up, glass shattering everywhere. This also caused a lot of car accidents to occur, cars crashing together while others pulled over, its occupants getting out and making a run for it.
The Teen Titans arrived on the scene, and got a closer look at them. Not only were their males, but females as well, the way the body suites were hugging their bodies gave proof to that. It was obvious that they weren't robots, but very human, and in similar suites that Robin wore when he was Slade's apprentice.
"Wonder what's Slade after this time," Cyborg wondered.
"Well lookey here!" said a voice, and a female figure dropped down from nowhere. To the Titans' shock, and Robin and Starfire's dismay, it was Kitten; she was dressed in the same apprentice outfit that Terra had worn, but in the black and bronze colors. "If it isn't the Teen Titans! And hellooo Robbie-poo, look how much you've grown!"
"Please do the shutting up now," Starfire snarled, holding out her arm in front of Robin protectively, and Kitten made a face at her.
"Looks like Slade found himself another apprentice," said Beast Boy.
"That's Head Apprentice to you, green boy!" Kitten snapped. "However, I'm not the only one leading them here," she gestured towards all of Slade's henchmen, who were waiting on her next command. "Meet my team!"
Someone else landed on Kitten's flank, her knives at the ready. It turned out to be Cheshire, her costume similar to Kitten's, except she had straps attached to each of her thighs, with slots that had small knives in them. She was in a fighting stance, with silver, black, and bronze colored shurikens in her hands. Her usual mask was now replaced with one that resembled a ninja's, her long hair hanging out in a ponytail.
Another person filled in Kitten's other flank, revealing non other than Johnny Rancid, his outfit the same as the other males except for with more weapons; a beam gun attached to his hip, and a shotgun strapped to his back.
The last person to jump down came to Raven's absolute shock. He landed on his hands and feet, smiling evilly as he continued to stare at the empath. His skin was grey, his hair long and white, his eyes a sinister red, his eyelashes quite long. He too wore the male attire, along with arm plates that covered his hands like arm warmers.
"Malchior?" Raven gasped, stepping closer, now standing by Beast Boy. It wasn't Rorek. She could tell. "How-what-?"
"Surprised to see me, my dear?" His grin widened as he stood up and backed away to stand beside Johnny.
"YOUR dear?" Beast Boy growled, his fingers twitching. The Beast growled furiously from inside him, ready to protect his self-proclaimed mate.
"I think we've talked long enough," Kitten said, pointing. "Slade's Slaughterers, attack!"
Robin could play that game, outbursting his battle cry. "Titans, GO!"
The good and the bad collided, creating an uproar.
Starfire headed straight for Kitten, Robin right behind her to take on Johnny. Robin punched and kicked his way through, and Starfire shot her starbolts and eyebeams. If someone were to describe them fighting together, one would say that it was almost choreographed. Even in the battlefield, they had chemistry. Robin would reach up, and Starfire would grab him and throw him at the enemy so he could take them down. If Starfire fell, Robin would catch her. If Robin wasn't looking, Starfire would take the hit instead and strike back with strong force.
"Here, kitty, kitty," Starfire snarled fiercely, her eyes and hands lit up as she approached the blonde.
Kitten smiled. "Hey, alien freak. Miss me?" She threw a punch at Starfire, who dodged and sent several starbolts at Kitten; Kitten started running away, and Starfire was flying above her, cartwheeling and flipping as she dodged Starfire's attacks. She did a high flip before she turned around, her beam gun in hand, and she pulled the trigger several times. Orange light erupted from it powerfully, and it hit Starfire square in the chest.
"Ah!" Starfire's body criss-crossed with Robin's-he too had been shot by Johnny. But before they could head in separate directions, Robin grabbed her and rolled them over.
"You okay?" Robin asked her as they stood.
"Never better!" Starfire reassured him, and they both smirked before launching themselves at Kitten and Johnny.
Bumblebee and Aqualad were indeed very usefull, Bumblebee zapping away and Aqualad Bending the water around him. He saw Terra being closed in on, and he surfed his way over to her, scooping him up in his arms before washing away.
"Thanks for the assist!" Terra giggled.
"No prob!" Aqualad smiled back at her.
Aqualad did what he was told with a nod. Terra extended her body out gracefully, feeling one with the earth as she rose her hands up just as she landed; spikes of earth burst from the ground, knocking many henchmen off their feet.
Cyborg was battling several henchmen at once, his blue beams from his gun nearly brightening up the entire street. He was enjoying himself as he threw punch after punch. Beast Boy was battling Cheshire, yelping as he lept out of the way of the knives she was throwing at him. He turned into a T-Rex and charged for her, but just as she jumped up, he rammed his head in the building.
A sharp pain stabbed in his spine, causing him to howl and phase back. His hand flew to his back, feeling something moist; to his horror, when he pulled his hand back, he saw blood. He whirled around with a growl, just to see Cheshire smiling at him, doing a few backflips.
"You might wanna check on your girlfriend," she said, and she disappeared behind a corner of a building.
Beast Boy whirled around just to see Raven battling Malchior, her black energy smashing with his white energy. It looked like she was losing, because he was quick, and he shot every object he could at the empath, and she could barely escape from every one. For the first time in a long time, Beast Boy saw fear in her eyes.
"RAVEN!" he roared, and Raven tore her gaze from Malchior to look at Beast Boy.
Unfortunately for her because a boulder slammed across her face, knocking her to the ground. Raven felt her jaw, sitting up as she blocked another attack. Her nose was now bleeding.
"You're pathetic, my dear," Malchior sighed.
"STOP CALLING ME THAT!" Raven snapped, standing up to throw the boulder back at him. He threw it off easily.
"You're going to make me angry," Malchior told her gently. "You don't want me to get angry, now do you?"
"Believe, me, you don't want me to get angry," Raven growled, her inner demon begging to come out. "I could care less about your anger."
Malchior chuckled darkly.
And then he started to morph, growing larger and darkening. Raven scooted back several feet as Malchior turned into his true form-a huge, fire-breathing dragon. Before she could do anything else, he scooped Raven up in his hand, his claws piercing purposely into her sides and stomach.
"Agh!" Raven gasped, feeling tiny bleeds of blood running down her legs. "Lemme go!"
"I told you you shouldn't make me angry," Malchior said. "You're weak against me."
"Azarath Metrion Zin-Ah!"
Before Raven could finish her mantra, his claws sunk deeper.
"I really don't want to hurt you my sweet, but you give me no choice," Malchior continued. "What are you, but a worthless half-demon. I don't give a damn about your powers. They're useless against me. You can never compete. And you can never beat me alone."
A loud, spine-tingling growl rose, nearly vibrating the entire city of downtown, nearly making everyone pause what they were doing.
"You shouldn't have said that..." Raven panted breathlessly, getting a little light-headed. Beast Boy was making his way over to them; but he wasn't Beast Boy anymore. He was The Beast.
Malchior growled, dropping her. The Beast caught Raven before her head could make a sickening crunch on the ground, gently setting her down on the ground before positioning itself protectively in front of her.
The Beast growled ferociously.
Malchior blew fire, and The Beast managed to get Raven out of the way. Then, he launched himself at the huge creature, making deep gashes in the length of its body; Malchior tried clawing and throwing The Beast off of him, but it had already made its way to the top of its head, not forgetting to leave several scratches and blood behind.
The Beast roared again, its claws heading straight for the dragon's eyes. It's primal stage was taking it over. It wanted nothing more than to gore out the monster that hurt his mate. Revenge was the purpose.
"AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!" Malchior screeched monstrously as The Beast continued to gouge out his eyes. Raven watched from the ground, clutching her stomach; she wished she could do something, but what?
Malchior managed to get a hold of it and threw it off. The Beast landed on its hands and feet, still growling; it wasn't done yet.
Malchior couldn't see, so he went with his instincts, swinging his tail, clawing at buildings and throwing chunks at The Beast. One slammed into The Beast's shoulder, making him rore and throw it back. The rest of things that were being thrown at it were dodged and hit by The Beast himself. Rage filled it. Taking over completely...
Much to Malchior's shock, he started to phase back; once he was in his human form again, he was clutching his eyes.
Kitten rushed to his aid.
"Slade's Slaughterers, clear out!" She yelled, throwing something in the middle of the ground. It burst, and smoke was everywhere, making everyone cough. By the time it cleared, the Teen Titans were the only ones left in the street, along with a few pedestrians.
The Beast was still growling, still tense as he sniffed left and right, punching and destroying any object near him in frustration.
"No one move," Robin commanded. "Wait till Beast Boy is calm."
Raven walked towards The Beast anyway.
"Raven, be careful!" Robin warned. "You don't know what he's gonna do!"
Raven gave him a look before looking forward again. She had a feeling, that if she could do it, she could make Beast Boy phase back.
"Beast Boy..." she said, touching his fur, and The Beast jumped back on instinct, sinking in a low crouch and growled at her. Raven took step by step, getting closer to his bared teeth.
Starfire gasped nervously as Raven put her hands on its furry cheeks.
"It's okay. I'm alright," Raven spoke to it in a soft tone.
The fierce look fell, and all was still. The Beast grew smaller and smaller until Beast Boy was back, his costume ripped.
"R-Raven," Beast Boy panted, cupping her face in his hands.
Raven nodded, and he embraced her. She accepted it with no hesitation, her arms around his neck as she held his shaking body.
So The Beast came out...
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