Not So Easy, is it?
Disclaimer: I don't own Teen Titans.
bk00- Thank you and that is very close.
Thingone- Read the AN below. As for what else changes, you have to wait and see.
B00K Freak- Hey, anyone would want payback and he's not turning this down.
Techno Skittles- Thank you, I'll keep an eye out for it!
YoungTitan213- Close, but not entirely it. Honestly, he holds a bit of a grudge against Raven for all the harsh comments, but him just becoming an empath kinda of amplified it. Even though he has surprisingly good control, he wasn't expecting it so he was briefly overloaded with anger since Raven was also pretty pissed at the moment. He does have some old memories resurfacing and he knows he's going to have to explain more then he wants to. Whether he eases up, you'll have to wait and see. His hate just got unleashed, so the question is whether he'll reign it in anytime soon. I'll keep an eye out for your story
Mnicknack- Read the above.
BeastBoyfangirl - It's nice to know I got fans. You may be closer than anyone with that one simple guess.
Ymere- Very close, but there is another factor.
A.N. I forgot about this in the first chapter. A special thanks to flood125 for the suggestion about the 'pie and chain' thing, he thought of it before I could. Also, just about everyone is right on the guesses but are missing a few things.
Beta: Dragon Wizard 91
Thoughts and Emotions talking to person outside mind
Demonic or Animalistic speak
Demonic or Animalistic Thoughts
non-demonic Higher Beings will change depending on mood
Translating to English
Beastboy woke up to the feeling of an unaccustomed presence in his bed. He opened his eye and saw that Raven, her green coloring confirming it wasn't a dream, had somehow ended up in his bed last night. He blinked, trying to recall when she even came into his room, before she started to stir a little. He decided to play a little game as he phased through the bed. Raven awoke with a sneeze. She looked around and noticed she was in Beastboy's room. She frantically looked around, trying to remember when she arrived here. She remembered going to the bathroom to get something to help her irritated nose, then nothing. "How'd I get here?" She wondered out loud.
"I'd like to know that as well." Beastboy said casually from behind her, having phased out from the top bunk upside-down, now holding onto the metal bars to keep himself up.
This effectively scared Raven out her skin and she fell forward onto the floor, "What are you trying to do? Give me a heart attack?" She yelled as she got her breathing under control.
"Aren't you the one that's always saying you don't have a heart?" Beastboy asked with a very convincing confused look, causing Raven to growl.
"Azarath Metreon Zinthos!" Raven chanted in anger, throwing her hand outwards on instinct.
Beastboy smirked as she realized what happened and blushed. Her eyes widened as she was encased in black energy and lift up until she was right in front of his grinning, upside-down face.
"I think you forgot something. I'm the empathic and telepathic half-demon and you're the shape-shifter." He said, stressing the 'I'm' and 'You're'.
"Yeah, thanks for reminding me, now put me down already. The sooner we get our powers in the right bodies again, the better." She said in frustration, muttering that last bit to herself.
"You know what I really don't get?" He asked, seemingly out of the blue, as he lowered her to the ground.
"What, why my powers work so well for you?" She answered with some resentment.
"Why you want to change back so badly?" He asked, ignoring her previous response as he flipped right side up on his bed, crouched in front of her on the bed and looking down.
"What kind of question is that?" She asked in confusion.
"You cry to yourself almost every night about your powers, emotions, father, etc," He listed off as she looked at him with wide eyes, "Yet when you have a opportunity to express your feelings, you try and hurry along the time you have until you can get your powers back. So that raises the question, why is someone that so desperately wants to be rid of her curse want it back so badly?" He asked, his tone was neutral and his gaze was calculative.
"Ho-how do you know about that?" She stuttered in shock, she never let anyone know about her crying.
Instead of answering, he reached out his arm to the side of her head and snapped his fingers, causing Raven to cover her ears at the sudden pain, "Those ears aren't just for looks, and you're avoiding the question," He explained as she glared at him.
A knock on the door brought them out of conversation, "Beastboy, I heard screaming. Everything all right?" Robin asked from the other side of the door.
"Yeah, Raven just snuck into bed with me, so I did something to make her scream." The former green now grey teen answered with a grin.
"...I'm going to pretend I was never here." Robin said, getting some images in his head he could have lived without.
"Wait! Robin, it's not what you think!" Raven yelled as Beastboy proceeded to laugh his ass off, causing her to glare at him as a blush worked its way onto her face, making her cheeks turn a little brown.
"What are you glaring at? I only told him the truth." Beastboy said smugly.
Raven growled at him, said growl being more animalistic then she intended. Beastboy smirked at her, "Come on, bring it Runt!" Beastboy said to her growl.
Raven didn't know why, but something told her to back down. She couldn't imagine why though. This was Beastboy, even if he was good at keeping her powers under control, he was still the same tofu-loving idiot that wouldn't hurt a fly. And why did she feel so aggravated by being called 'Runt'?
"Come on, time for breakfast." Beastboy said as he walked out the door. Raven growled as she followed.
As she entered the common room, her nose was blasted with the scent of meat. She saw Cyborg was fixing some bacon on the stove and walked over with a hungry look.
"I wouldn't do that," A voice cut through her fog of mind rather easily. She looked over and saw Beastboy munching on some tofu.
She glared as the fog dissipated completely and ignored him, "Cyborg, can I have some of that?" She asked in her regular monotone voice.
He looked uncertainly between the two before giving her some. She looked at Beastboy, who had an expression that said 'Don't say I didn't warn you.', before taking a bite out of the bacon, as the Titans all watched for her reaction. The instant she swallowed it, she fell to the floor, clutching her head and screaming. Three of the four other titans were at her side in an instant.
"Raven! What's wrong?" Robin asked as she continued to scream her head off.
She heard...roaring. Nothing but the roars of animals yet...she understood them. 'Come on, go hunt something!' 'Beat these weaklings into the ground!' 'Show the masked one who the real Alpha is!'
"Told you not to." Beastboy said simply as he walked over to her.
"What is happening to Friend Raven?" Starfire asked in concern.
"Her instincts, or 'Inner Animals' if you prefer, are riled up due to the meat." He explained calmly as she continued to cry even as her voice started to become hoarse.
"Is there anything we can do?" Robin asked.
"We, no. Me, maybe," He said as he crouched in front of Raven, "Raven," He said calmly, which she didn't response to, "Raven!" He all but yelled causing her head to snap towards him, looking at him with wide eyes. The voices had stopped just like that, "Sleep...," He whispered so low, none of the others could hear him. This word seemed to echo in her head as the voices/roars seemed to yawn and...-whimper?- before vanishing completely...for now. She looked up at him as she panted, trying to regain her voice. He stood up and held out a hand for her. She looked at his hand for a moment before growling and getting up by herself. She walked out of the common room, her appetite ruined.
"Man, what was that about?" Cyborg asked, not getting Raven's reaction.
"She's a runt trying to run before she can even stand on her own." Beastboy answered cryptically as began to follow Raven.
"And what does that make you?" Robin asked, understanding some of Beastboy's message.
"A loner wondering why he bothers at times," He answered as cryptically as the first as he exited the room, leaving three confused titans.
Raven glared at the floor as she sat on her bed and thought about the current events. It was no longer Beastboy having her powers that had the concern of her, it was her having his powers. He seemed to already have a natural grasp of her powers, yet...she tried changing last night before she somehow ended up in his room. She couldn't even figure out how to start changing. Then this morning, it wasn't the incident with the bacon that had her attention most, it was what he called her earlier, 'Runt'. That one word spoke millions more in her mind: Weakling, Pathetic, Hopeless, Useless, Pitiful, Worthless. The list went on and on. She had no idea why one word meant so much from him, but it did. The thought of him thinking that she was...a runt made her blood boil.
"You okay?" A voice brought her out of her thoughts. She looked over her shoulder and saw Beastboy leaning against the wall next to her bed. He looked concerned about her.
"That the reason you don't eat meat?" She asked, with a growl
"That's why I stopped, but not why I don't now," He answered simply, "I take it you're not ready to listen to me yet?" He asked with a glare as his answer.
"Guess we're going to need new names until we get our powers switched back," Raven said sarcastically, "Guess I'm Beastgirl until this is over."
"You're no Beast," Raven looked up confused and saw he was looking at her with a glare, "You're no Beast, you're barely an animal, Runt." He said as he phased through the wall.
Raven glared at the spot where he had been, 'I swear to Azar, before this is over, I'll show him that I'm no runt!' She vowed to herself as she tried to calm her anger.
Beastboy leaned against the wall as he rubbed the bridge of his nose. "Okay, someone's going to owe me for this crap, cause I just know getting her to listen to me is going to be hell," He muttered to himself.
'Haha, I'm sure little Rea Rea wouldn't mind giving us some 'rewards' for helping her in the end,' A voice cackled in his head.
'Well, well, well, I was wondering when one of you might show up. Not surprised it was you two,' He thought back with a smirk.
'Well, what do you know? I didn't even have to say anything for you to notice me!' another voice said in his head.
'I'm not going to have any problems with you guys right? I really don't want to go through that again,' Beastboy thought, annoyed.
'As long as I get to see that sexy, formerly grey ass in one of our suits, I'm good!' The First voice responded with glee and hunger.
'I'm...content watching the Runt squirm as she tries to become a beast without our help.' The Second Voice responded, with something close to sadistic satisfaction.
'If either of you two try anything with her and I find out...' He left the rest hanging as his eyes started glowing red.
'Now King, why would we try to harm Raven?' First Voice asked mockingly.
'After all, she is the one we all desire as our mate, even if she needs to learn who the Alpha is,' Second Voice said with a dark chuckle
End of Chapter
That's number two! Raven somehow ended up in Beastboy's bed and Beastboy has a little fun! Raven gets her first taste of instinct and indirectly vowed to prove herself to Beastboy. And Beastboy has a conversation with two unknown entities. Question to Ponder; How or why was Raven in Beastboy's bed? Why does Beastboy seem to like picking on Raven? Why does Raven hate Beastboy calling her Runt? What did Beastboy's words to the team about himself and Raven mean? What does he mean Raven's not a Beast and barely an animal? And who was he talking to at the end?