DISCLAIMER: I do not own Teen Titans or its characters, TV show or otherwise. This story is for entertainment purposes only. It will take place within the universe of the TV series, and be after the end of said series as well as the movie Trouble in Tokyo. It will be a Raven x Jinx pairing, along with the Robin x Starfire pairing established by the series and movie. If you don't like yuri, don't read any further. Same thing if you don't like the Raven x Jinx pairing. If you don't like Teen Titans, then I have no idea how you found this story in the first place. Rated M. Also, I do not own "Leave Out All The Rest" by Linkin Park, which is not only the title of the epilogue but also the inspiration for it.

Author's Note: Now that you all know what happened to make Jinx so angry with Raven, it's time to see what happened after Raven passed out.

Nothing Is Harder Than Love

Epilogue - Leave Out All The Rest

"Raven?" Jinx whispered apprehensively. She felt as though her heart was being crushed to nothing as she watched Raven's one semi-open eye slowly close. "Raven?" she said louder. And as realization stole over her, she clutched the woman she loved tighter to her and screamed out, "RAVEN!"

Jinx refused to let Raven go; fortunately, Starfire was more than strong enough to carry them both to the Tower's infirmary. She and Jinx hurriedly did what they could to stabilize Raven until Cyborg, who was better trained in the medical gear of the Tower, could get there. They actually didn't have too long to wait; after they'd finished putting an IV line into Raven, and hooking up a blood pouch (it had been labeled 'RAVEN') to the line - along with a dose of antibiotics, Cyborg, Nightwing, and Changling burst in to the infirmary. Nightwing had to get Jinx away from the bed so Cyborg could get to Raven, but she proved to be stronger than he was expecting. Starfire came over and laid her hands on Jinx's, causing the frantic, pink-haired hex girl to look at her.

"She will be fine now," the Tamaranian told her gently. "Cyborg will do everything he can and more to heal her. But we must leave so he can do so."

"But-" she began.

"It'll be alright, Jinx," Nightwing said, easing his grip on her shoulders.

"You don't know that," she whispered, tears falling down her face again, her heart feeling as though it was being consumed by an aching nothingness.

"You're right," he agreed. "But I do know that Cyborg won't give up. All we can do right now is get in the way."

Reluctantly, Jinx allowed herself to be led out of the infirmary. She expected to be taken to a cell, or at least Nightwing's office, but they went in the wrong direction for that; Nightwing and Starfire led her into the common room. Going to the couch, Starfire sat Jinx down and then took a seat right beside her, while Nightwing sat just a little bit away. For a few moments, nobody spoke.

"What have I done?" Jinx whispered almost inaudibly.

"You were hurt in spirit, Jinx," Starfire told her. "That is not an easy thing to do the getting over of."

"It's no excuse," she replied despondently. "No matter what she did to me, she didn't deserve what I did to her."

"She thought differently, you know," Nightwing said, causing Jinx's gaze to snap to him.

"What?"

"She . . . disappeared around the same time you did," he explained. "We didn't know that she'd gone until after you left. She didn't leave a note or a clue to here whereabouts, so we had no idea what was going on." Before she could ask the obvious question, he went on. "She came back six months later . . . different. At peace with herself."

"But what happened to her?" Jinx asked, desperate to know.

"She confronted her father."

"What? Why?"

"Those nightmares she was having? Her growing distance from you, the one person who meant everything to her? He was behind it all, manipulating her through her subconscious," Nightwing answered.

"So none of it was her fault?"

"Fault, no. But she was responsible for her actions." He sighed. "I know you still love her, and that's why your pain was so great. But Raven's pain was just as great. She hated herself for what she'd done, for what she'd allowed herself to become. Back to what I was saying earlier. When she came back, she wanted only one thing: closure with you. She knew how you would be feeling about her, and what you probably would do if the two of you ever met again."

"And she still came to face me," Jinx said slowly, her heart aching even more. "Why didn't any of you stop me? Why didn't she?"

"She told you why she would not," Starfire replied. "And . . . she made all of us promise not to. We did try to convince her otherwise, but in the end we had to promise. She would have gone to you - and your new Hive Five - alone if we hadn't."

"And because of me, now she's dying in the infirmary," Jinx said, feeling crushed and broken.

"I wish I could tell you otherwise, Jinx," Nightwing said regretfully.

"I know," she replied, sniffling. "And I suppose this is the part where you tell me that I have to be imprisoned, isn't it?"

"Not . . . exactly." That slight hesitation gave Jinx hope for strange reason. "If she manages to pull through, we could put you on something like community service," he explained. "You know, you agree to work for us and you don't go to prison; something along those lines."

"And if . . . . if she . . . dies?" the twice-reformed villain asked.

"Then you may have to go to prison," he told her. "But know that we'll do what we can to at least avoid the death penalty."

"Either way, it's better than I deserve."

There was a cough from the common room's doorway, and the three of them turned around to see Cyborg and Changling. Jinx felt her heart jump to her throat and the bottom fall out of her stomach.

"She's awake," Cyborg said. "And she's asking for Jinx."

Less than a minute later, Jinx was at Raven's side, holding her beloved's hand. Raven blinked her eyes and squinted, trying to focus past the oxygen mask. Upon recognizing Jinx's face, a smile formed on her face that made Jinx's heart soar.

"Hey," she said hoarsely.

"Hey yourself, Sweets," Jinx replied, smiling even as tears made their way down her cheeks. Her eyes widened as Raven's hand shakily rose up to brush the tears away.

"No . . . crying, 'kay?" she said, taking a deep breath.

"I don't want you to die," she said, her eyes watering up again. Raven just kept smiling.

"I wanted . . . to tell you . . . that I love you," the injured girl said, "and . . . that I'm sorry for . . . what I did."

"It was as much my fault as it was yours," her beloved said. "If I had pressed you when it all started-"

"Hush," Raven interrupted. Taking a deep breath, she tried to continue. "It doesn't . . . matter anymore, my love. We . . . both messed up."

"But you could die because of me!" Jinx whispered fiercely, her sorrow and grief coating her tone.

"If I do, then I would . . . rather die at the hands of . . . the only person who means more . . . to me than anything that . . . could exist than from . . . anything else." Raven tried to laugh, but it came out as a bunch of coughs. Once she'd calmed down, she said, "Sorry. I was just . . . thinking about how I . . . wish I could give you . . . a kiss right now."

Jinx smiled at that and said, "It's the thought that counts, right?"

"Yeah."

"I wish I could do something to help you," she said softly, "but my power is bad luck."

"I don't . . . agree."

"It is, though."

"It can't be . . . bad luck if it . . . brought us together," Raven told her. "And . . . I'm hurt too bad . . . for my powers to work . . . right on healing me."

Jinx opened her mouth to speak when an idea struck her. Her powers . . . Raven's powers . . . her powers . . . . . Jinx's eyes grew wide.

"That's it," she whispered.

"What's . . . it?" Raven asked.

"Our powers," the other girl said, looking down at her beloved. "My powers wouldn't work right for this, and you're too weak for your powers to heal you without draining your energy. What if we used them both together?"

"How?"

Jinx clasped Raven's hand with both of her own, and said, "You use my energy, my powers, to strengthen yours."

"It could . . . kill us both . . . if it fails," was the labored reply.

"Then we'd better not fail."

The first clue that the other Titans had that anything was going on was when the entire floor seemed to shake. Shortly after that, an alarm went off warning of a detection of enormous power readings - from the infirmary. Oh, shit! they all thought at the same time, and rushed to the infirmary. But when they got there, they couldn't get in. It didn't matter that they could unscramble the scrambled security code of the electronic lock; the locking mechanism had become fused from the intensity of the energy flaring up in the infirmary.

"Raven! Jinx!" Nightwing shouted. "Let us in!"

"Move!" Cyborg yelled, raising his sonic cannon. Rather than blasting through the door, the almost point-blank shot exploded against it, the force knocking all four of them away from it. Changling turned into a bull and tried ramming the door, only to knock himself out. Starfire tried busting through the door by punching it with every once of force she possessed; she only ended up denting the door.

"RAVEN! JINX!"

"Leave Out All The Rest" - Linkin Park

I dreamed I was missing

You were so scared

But no one would listen

Cause no one else cared

After my dreaming

I woke with this fear

What am I leaving

When I'm done here?

So, if you're asking me, I want you to know

Don't be afraidWhen my time comes

Forget the wrong that I've done

Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed

And don't resent me

And when you're feeling empty

Keep me in your memory

Leave out all the rest

Leave out all the rest

I've taken my beating

I've shed but I'm me

I'm strong on the surface

Not all the way through

I've never been perfect

But neither have you

So, if you're asking me, I want you to know

When my time comes

Forget the wrong that I've done

Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed

And don't resent me

And when you're feeling empty

Keep me in your memory

Leave out all the rest

Leave out all the rest

Forgetting

All the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well

Pretending

Someone else can come and save me from myself

I can't be who you are

When my time comes

Forget the wrong that I've done

Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed

And don't resent me

And when you're feeling empty

Keep me in your memory

Leave out all the rest

Leave out all the rest

Forgetting

All the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well

Pretending

Someone else can come and save me from myself

I can't be who you are

I can't be who you are

Written by Chester Bennington, Robert Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, and Joseph Hahn