Raven X Chapter 243.2: Demon Strations of Affection
"Raven Arella Xavier! Daughter of Trigon the Terrible! Behold, the Arch Demon Agathor, your executioner!"
Raven sighed, rubbing her forehead. "Again while I'm in the bubble bath...Well, if I send you back, will you stay gone? Or do I have to kill you?"
"Umm..." The demon seemed at a loss. He had expected rage, fear, or possibly embarrassment, since she was naked in the bath. Not...resigned boredom.
"I mean, I'd really rather not have to splatter someone else...demon blood is impossible to scrub out of linoleum. I had to take it all up and replace it." She stared irritatedly at the walls and floor. "And I hate the new pattern..."
Now the demon was worried. She didn't even seem concerned with him, and...splatter? "Umm...if it's not too much to ask, who did you splatter?"
"Oh, that one demon with all the X's in his name, I don't remembe
Raven X Chapter 22Season 5 Part 4 - Nothing ChangesRaven X Chapter 224 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven set the flowers down at the foot of the statue that was once a person...an enemy? A friend? A rival? She wasn't quite sure how she viewed her anymore. She turned to Beast Boy. "Will...she ever change back?" Normally, she'd be the one who knew the answer to that question...but her knowledge of mythical creatures was limited.
Beast Boy shook his head. "Never. A basalisk's gaze is permanent. You know...if she'd had just a hair's more control...something worth fighting for...she could have done this herself, turned herself to stone and freeze the volcano."
"How would that have been any better?"
"Then there's all sorts of magic and even mundane cures that could have been used to free her...or she might have managed it on her own." He sighed. "But now...she's trapped forever. Nothing will ever free her."
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They had arrived in Tokyo, seeking information about this Brushogun that had sent the attack on the tower. Robin and Starfire had gone to 'investigate'. Cyborg had gone exploring. Beast Boy stared up at the closed building he had hoped to tour. Raven watched him, smiling. That was her boyfriend; wisest person she knew in his own way, and a total nerd. She hugged him, and he smiled at her. "Hey."
"Hey." She watched his face. "I know you were looking forward to the tour-"
"There's something wrong here."
She stopped. The way he said that...he wasn't talking about the absence of tours. His animal instincts were telling him something. "Is it dangerous?"
"I don't know. Maybe."
"Then let's go elsewhere. Not our problem. The Chief Inspector said Brushogun is a myth, so let's just enjoy ourselves, like you said."
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Gather The Pieces
It seemed like just an ordinary day for the Teen Titans...until the alarm went off. Everyone ran to the common room, but instead of a mission alert, there was a message...from Batman.
"Teen Titans, please report to the Hall of Justice immediately. I repeat, please report to the Hall of Justice immediately. This is an Omega 7 Emergency." The message cut.
Robin gulped. "Cyborg, get everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - to the Hall of Justice, ASAP."
"Robin," Starfire asked concerned. "What is an Omega 7 emergency?"
Robin shuddered. "Armageddon."
Later, at the Hall of Justice... (1)
The assembled Justice League members and Teen Titans stood, waiting for the message. Everyone was there, as news of impending Armageddon had brought everyone together quite rapidly.
Batman took the podium. "Everyone, I know this is sudden, but I have several
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Raven cleared her throat, and Robin looked up. "Yes, Raven? What is it?"
"Well, there's a rather important holiday coming up, and I was wondering if I could invite some friends and family over to celebrate."
"Really? Sure, why not. It'll be nice to meet your family." Robin smiled, wondering what holiday was coming up. He couldn't think of one, other than Easter, which was a ways away. Then again, he didn't even know what Raven's religion was. It could be one he'd never heard of.
"Thanks, RObin." Raven closed her eyes, touching fingers to her forehead. Then she smiled. "Okay, the invitations are sent, they'll all be here."
"Cool." RObin thought for a bit. "Anything I can do to help set up?"
"Actually, think you could help me lock all the chumutz up in the evidence garage?"
"The what now?"
It had taken a few d
Raven X Chapter 293-?: A Moment Like ThisRaven X Chapter 294 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven stood, staring at herself in the mirror, holding the boquet. At her white dress.
She never thought it would actually happen, but today was the day. She'd loved him since she was small, and today, they would be together forever.
There was a knock at the door. "Yes?"
Her Uncle Eric stepped in. "They're ready for you, dear."
She nodded, and rested her hand on his arm.
"You're beautiful, you know."
She blushed. "Thank you."
Eric led her into the aisle, and music started to play.
-What if I told you it was all meant to be
Would you believe me, would you agree?
It's almost that feeling we met before
So tell me that you don't think I'm crazy
When I tell you love has come here and now-
Raven watched the guests as she walked. Both of her fathers, all the Titans, the Entire Justice League, the X-Men, the Avengers...and several gods and demon lords in human guise. She remembered what her fat
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Clean up the mess
Trigon continued to roar his triumph, power cosmic coursing through his veins, blood dripping from his fanged mouth. He roared again, and again, and the world shook with his roars.
As civilians, villains, and heroes alike quaked in respone to his roars, Raven sighed. Leaving her lounge chair, she floated up to his forehead, conjured a giant hand of dark energy with two fingers extended, and whacked him on the temple, right below his horn.
"Ow!" Trigon said, rubbing his forehead, and things slowly returned to normal.
"Okay, old man," Raven said, glowering at him. "YOu did your job. Now you can go home."
"Aw...you don't want me around anymore?"
"No, I don't want you frightening the civilians."
Trigon seemed to notice he was the center of attention. "Oh. That's a problem then?"
"Yes. It is."
"Very well. I'll be seeing you, then. But first..." h
Raven X Chapter 27The Ultimate Showdown, Part 3Raven X Chapter 274 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Screw the Rules
Trigon stood upon the Earth, glaring baleful hatred at his opponent.
Galactus stood upon the ground, staring wonderingly at this creature that had so caught him by surprise.
The ammassed heroes and villains stood, awed and aghast, at the stakes this battle had just risen to.
The civilians in their homes watched in wonder, not sure who to root for.
Cyborg had pulled out his video camera, saying, "THis is gonna be epic!"
Raven turned and offered the bowl to her friends. "Popcorn?"
Galactus spoke. "I know not who you are, hellish creature, but I am Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, and this world will be my meal, and you will not stop me."
Trigon spat on the ground in contempt. "I am Trigon the Terrible, Demon Conquerer of numerous dimensions who's names you will never know. And, as my incipient green son-in-law would say...I have dibs!"
Beast Boy tried hard not to laugh at this one.
"If you will not sta
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Play the Game
-Old Godzilla was hoping around
Tokyo City like a big playground
When suddenly Batman burst from the shade
and hit Godzilla with a bat grenade-
The assembled heroes and villains stood in Jump City, the predicted arrival point of Galactus on Earth. Various ships and transport methods were prepared to fight Galactus in space. Unfortunately, the Green Lantern Corpse weren't available to assist, as they had a major emergency of their own to deal with.
-Godzilla got pissed and began to attack
but didn't expect to be blocked by Shaq
Who proceeded to open up a can of Shaq fu
When Aaron Carter came out of the blue-
Superman pointed into the sky. Taal II, Galactus' mobius strip shaped battle station, became visible at the farthest distance. Everyone prepared to begin.
-And he started beating up Shaquille O'Neal
THen they both got flattened by the batmobile
but before Batman could make it to the Batcave
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'...as I walked through the woods, the monster inside consuming my body and soul, I thought back to the dark beauty who made it worth it. She believed in me, told me I was still me, when the monster took over. She made me feel like...I was still a man. But she could only ever be a friend. No matter how much I loved her, she deserved so much better than a monster in the skin of a man. But I would watch her. No one will ever hurt her again.'
Raven closed the book, trying to breathe again. She'd read it three times since getting it. It was a new publication, and was rapidly soaring as a bestseller. It was a tragic love story, a man cursed with lycanthropcy and the human woman - shunned by her village for her dark aura - who saw through the eyes of the wolf to the man inside. Every time she read it, she wished it could end differently, that somehow the love she could see be
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"Alright, everyone, time for today's training schedule..." Robin began, but he stopped. "Where's Beast Boy?"
"Probably still asleep," Cyborg said, rolling his eye. "You know how he is."
"He did seem less than his usual excitable self last night," Starfire commented. "He went to bed earlier than usual, if I recall."
"By three whole hours," Raven commented in an aside, "and he didn't stir the entire night. He usually tosses and turns a bit."
Everyone turned to stare at her. "And how would you know that?" Cyborg asked suggestively.
Raven glared at him. "Empath," she said blandly.
"Well, why don't you go wake him up then," Robin said decisively. "We'll wait."
Raven glared at Robin, then turned and stormed out. Truth to tell, she was worried about the green changeling - not that she'd even admit it to herself - and was glad of the excuse to check on him. Course, she'd never adm
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The next day, Raven felt strong enough to walk around the Tower for a bit. She left her room, heading purposefully for the common room. When she entered, all eyes turned towards her.
"RAVEN!" Starfire shouted, flying towards her. She embraced her friend, but gently. "You have recovered?" she asked hopefully.
"Not completely, Star," Raven said slowly. "But I'm getting there."
"Where's BB? He up an' at 'em yet?" Cyborg asked curiously.
Raven shook her head. "Beast Boy's still not getting any better. Not sure why."
"I'll go check on him-" Cyborg started, getting to his feet.
"Don't bother," Raven said. "I'm keeping an eye on him." She smiled at the joke only Cyborg would get. "Several sets of eyes, in point of fact."
Robin and Star looked confused. Cyborg's human eye widened. "Raven...what did you do?"
She smiled. "Let'
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The next day, Raven was finally able to stand up and walk around a bit. With Starfire's help, she was able to get dressed, which was a big releif for her. Then she had to lay back down.
Beast Boy still wasn't able to move too much, and his energy was really low. Raven was worried about him. Although he wasn't getting worse, he wasn't getting better either.
She could feel her magic returning slowly, and wonered if she might be able to do something with it to help him recover...or at least take better care of him.
She stared down at their meal. Both of them were now eating strict vegetarian, which confused Raven. Before, she couldn't stand tofu, and had always liked Cyborg's meat concoctions, although she didn't make a fuss about it. Now, though, the taste of real meat made her nauseous, and she found that Beast Boy's tofu meals were actually...quite good.
She shelved her thoughts on this matte
Raven X Chapter 17Season 4 - Birthright part 2Raven X Chapter 174 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven and Beast Boy were cuddled up on her bed. She had refused to let go of him the entire party, not that he was complaining. They were both finally at peace with themselves...and each other. There had been a few curious glances directed their way, but they didn't care.
He smiled down at his love. "So Raven," he started quietly, "wanna tell me what happened?"
She looked up at him and smiled. "Didn't Dr. McCoy teach you better tact?"
He chuckled. "Sorry. Couldn't think of a better way to ask."
She smiled. "Well, no, I don't want to tell you." At his hurt expression, she chuckled. "I'd rather show you."
He blinked, but he understood when her eyes began to glow, and images flooded into his mind.
Raven stalked across the barren, scarred landscape. "Trigon!" she shouted out. "This is YOUR domain, I know you're here!"
Raven X Chapter 14Season 3 part 1 - Crash, Haunted, SpellboundRaven X Chapter 144 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Beast Boy sat in the common room, playing a game. Whatever the game he was playing, the text wasn't in english. Cyborg came in behind him.
"Hey, BB...what are you playing?"
"The new Mega Monkeys 4."
"But...but that doesn't come to America for months!"
"My old man was out of the country a few weeks back, and he sent me an import copy as a souveneir."
"Dude! ...can you read that text?"
",,,Cool! Gimme 2P!"
Robin had begun to obsess over Slade, more so than usual, considering Slade was dead. At first, it seemed like things were going in a horrible direction, but then Beast Boy noticed an odd scent about him. Discussing it with Raven, she took a quick peek into Robin's head. Seeing what was happening, the team figured out rather rapidly that Robin was under the effect of a carefully crafted hallucinogen, and put him through detox.&
Raven X Chapter 19Season 5 Part 2 - Snowblind, Hide and Seek, Recruitment FailureRaven X Chapter 194 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Beast Boy shivered as they stood in the frozen reaches of Russia. He suddenly sneezes. "Why does it have to be this cold?"
"Why not just turn into an arctic or antarctic animal?" Raven asks, shifting in her robe. It had been enchanted to keep out all temerature extremes, so she was quite comfortable.
"I can't do a penguin cause there's not enough ice to slide on, and all other arctic morphs the primary adaption is the colorless fur! It helps to retain heat, but my fur - no matter my shape - will always be green, which mitigates the usefullness." He sneezes again. "Sorry, Rae, I don't mean to complain."
Raven looks down at him, concerned, then starts futzing with her robe and unitard. "Then do a kitten."
"Do the face."
"Uhh...okay." He shifts into the tiny green kitten form. *But I don't see how this will keep me warm-*
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"Okay, is everyone ready?" Robin asked the team.
"I sure am!" Cyborg said. "This is gonna be awesome!"
"This sounds most enjoyable!" Starfire proclaimed.
"Sweetness!" Beast boy declared.
"Why am I here again?" Raven asked sourly.
Robin looked at her. "Because this is a team building exercise, as well as a fun activity for all of us. We aren't just a team, after all. We're a family."
Raven rubbed her forehead. She hated when Robin talked about family. Given their various pasts, there was no way she could argue with it. "But...Halloween costumes?"
"Yep! And we're each going to choose a different team mates costume. No trades, no vetoes. All decisions are final, whcih makes this a trust building exercise as well." He glared towards Beast boy and Cyborg. "Anyone who picks a joke costume will be forced to wear it themselves."
"Uh...define joke costume," Cybo
Raven X Chapter 16Season 4 - Birthright part 1Raven X Chapter 164 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven stayed awake the night before her 16th birthday. She knew what was coming. Her father would approach, and bring with him the end of the world, and despite all her efforts...she still had no idea how to stop him. She would lose her family...her friends...everything.
Just after the stroke of midnight, she felt a feather light touch on her mind, one she recognized. She smiled as she opened the contact.
*Been a while since YOU initiated this, Gar.*
*Yeah, well, most of what I've wanted to say to you lately has been said better face to face.*
His mental voice was filled with concern, affection...and mischeif?
*What did you do?*
*Well...I kinda accidentally let it slip to the others that today is your birthday.*
*Oh...* She sighed. *And they're bound and determined to throw me a surprise party this evening?*
*Yep. And...I'm kinda sorta helping to set up.*
*Doesn't telling me this d
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Raven sat back, listening to Starfire and Jinx go on about their respective boys. It irritated her, given she was - and probably always would be - still single. But then again, she suppossed girl talk always devolved into talk of boys eventually, and it was interesting to listen to what it was that irritated the girls about their respective boys.
"Boyfriend Robin is wonderful...mostly. But I am concerned that it is unusual for the boy to spend more time primping then the girl does, yes?"
"You think that's bad?" Jinx waved her hand dismissively. "Have you seen the way CYborg goes over his car? Sometimes it seems like he loves that car more than me! It's irritating, I tell you, but what with his tech being sucha big part of him, I'd feel guilty making a fuss over it, so...yeah."
"At least neither of you has to listen to Beast Boy's blather," Raven found herself saying. "It w
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... ... ...
Charles and Eric had been working hard, each in there own way, to help Raven in what they both now knew was coming. Charles had been working with Raven, helping her to develop both the strength and control of her powers, while consulting a few mages he knew with how to proceed in training her skills.
Eric's approach was different. In between everything else he was doing, he scrounged the world for every book of magic and spells he could get his hands on, everything from the crafting of a golem to throwing fireballs to summoning elementals. First he'd go through them for anything that could be used against Trigon. If he didn't find anything, he gave the book to Raven to add to her spell library.
Of course, not all the books she received from her Uncle were spellbooks. Some were bedtime stories and fairy tales. When he broguht those, he would always read them to her. Not that she couldn't
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Terra felt a warmth upon her lips that slowly spread across her entire body. Her weight shifted, and she fell to her hands and knees. She coughed a bit. Why did she feel so stiff?
"Here," a voice near her said. "You'll need these." She looked up and saw she was being handed a set of clothes and a pair of strange bracers. Looking up, she saw it was held by a familiar green boy.
"Beast Boy!" she shouted, hugging him.
"Umm, no," he said, gently disentangling himself from her. "My name's Azrael."
Terra stepped back...and noticed she was naked. She grabbed the clothes. "WHere did my clothes go?"
"They were stone. They dissolved," Azrael said simply, and waved his hand. A curtain of light sprung up between them, glittering green, black, violet, and red. "There. SOme privacy while you change."
Terra pulled the clothes on quickly.
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Robin, Beast Boy, and Cyborg walked along the beach, the sand crunching beneath their shoes. Looking ahead, they saw movement. They ducked behind a stand of palm trees.
"Okay, on three, we head out there, ready for anything," Robin said, reaching into his utility belt. Cyborg prepped his sonic cannon. Beast Boy got ready to shape change. "One...Two..."
"WHy is it always three?" asked a voice at his elbow.
They all jumped and spun. Kole smiled at them, holding a juice drink, looking relaxed in her swimsuit. "Hey, everyone. What's up? When'd you get here?"
Robin immediately began quizing. "Kole! Are you allright? Where are the others? Are they here? Are they allright? Is Starfire okay?"
Kole waved him into relaxation. "Easy, RObin, easy. We just decided to take a vacation.
Raven X Chapter 11Season 2 part 1 - Terra, Fear Itself, Titan RisingRaven X Chapter 114 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven came out onto the roof, knowing she'd find him there. She knew he'd been spending a lot of time with Terra while she was here. But now she was gone. It had hurt seeing him with her, but she had been hopeful that he had moved on, making him...safe. Safe from her.
But if he was heartbroken, she had to be there for him now. Like he'd always been there for her.
He looked up at her, his eyes full of tears, and she felt her heart fall. "I failed her, Rae."
Raven looked at him, confused. "What do you mean?"
"She needed someone...someone to trust and confide in...someone to help her overcome her past, the things that haunted her. I...tried to be that for her...be the friend that helped her put herself back together."
"But I failed, Raven, and she's gone. I couldn't help her, Raven!" He started to cry.
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Xavier rubbed the bridge of his nose. This was beginning to get tiresome.
"Eric, she entrusted me with her child, and I promised to take care of her. Of course I filed the adoption papers."
Eric Magnus glared down at his friend. "That's not what I mean, Charles, and you know it. Our concern is mutants, and keeping them safe long enough so they can master their abilities and protect themselves."
"And what kind of lesson do I teach these children if I turn my back on a helpless child simply because she is not one of us?" Charles finally snapped.
From the crib nearby, slight fussing could be heard. Charles wheeled over to the crib and reached in, stroking the pale sknned, purple haired infant inside. She quieted.
"Now please, Eric, let's not fight about this anymore. It's upsetting all of us, and the students."
The school had started in the past few weeks. Already, se
Raven X Chapter 6Raven Age 10Raven X Chapter 64 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven sat in the woods, deep in meditation. To anyone unaware of how her powers worked, they might think she was asleep, as she was on the ground, breathing shallowly and not moving. However, sleep was the farthest thing from what was really happening. On the astral plane, she waged war.
Xavier had followed Hank's advice, and started teaching Raven how to engage in psychic warfare. She was a very quick study. It wasn't long before every 'fair fight' had him on the defensive within moments. While he had more experience and knew more ways to strike, she was far quicker than he, and her mind worked in ways he couldn't conceive of. And then there were her demon traits, too.
He quickly realized she could outfight him when prepared, so he instituted a new training method. He would strike at her anywhere, anytime, without warning. She would have to be on guard at all times, ready to