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
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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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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
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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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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!"
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Shopping isnt my thing, you know that. You and the others go without me. Theres nothing I need. Raven replied monotonously, raising her book to read again. Starfire gave her a defeated look and walked up to the others, who were waiting by the door.
Very well Raven. We shall return soon! Starfire exclaimed.
Whatever. was the reply
You sure you dont want to come Raven? Robin asked.
Really? Cause a little fresh air outta do you good. Cyborg added. The vein in Ravens head throbbed dangerously. Why was everyone being so difficult? She suddenly felt her book fall from her hands and a small, adorable, little green cat jumped up onto her lap, looking up at her pleadingly.
Ugh! Why are you all testing my patience like this!? And Beast
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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
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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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Beast sat on the porch, sipping tea with Xavier, discussing recent events. "SO how goes Raven's training, Professor?"
"As well as can be expected, Hank. Her magic is growing, and her skill at manipulating it is impressive. But...her mind shields, while more than effective at keeping out any mortal probe, aren't enough to keep her father out. I've attempted to help her strengthen them, but...he breaks through every time."
"Perhaps it is the shape of the shield. He gets into her mind so easily, perhaps it is not her mind he is striking through."
"You suggest he might be striking through their blood connection?"
"Blood is a very powerful force for demons, according to my research. And there are those parts of Raven's bloodwork we were never able to analyze."
"Then what do you suggest I do?"
"Professor, we have no idea what we are dealing with. Our area of expertise is mutants, not d
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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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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
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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
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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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Beast Boy wandered through the streets of Jump City, riding his moped. It had been his birthday present last year from Captain America, too big to brign into the party room. He'd gotten it when they had left. It had certainly made travel easier for him and Raven.
They were wandering the city seperately. Raven's idea. She said it would make things go faster. He wasn't so sure about that, but he wasn't going to argue with her.
Suddenly he heard a commotion nearby. Sounded like some kind of fight. Glancing in the direction, he saw smoke rising. SUddenly his blood went cold.
Raven was that way.
Turning his moped, he hit the turbo. As he approached, he saw who he recognized as Robin duking it out with some kind of alien chick. He knew Robin was a hero, so not the threat. He wouldn't normally have gotten involved, but Raven was nearby. SH
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Helena had not taken the news well. Beast Boy had put her into a guest room, and let her cry herself out. He was still adjusting to her being here, being alive.
Not that he was unhappy with it, far from it. It had been just after the death of his parents that he had gotten the letter. She had been deployed, and was MIA, presumed dead. For a few years, since no body had been found, he had hoped she would show up, but Mento had taught him to be more realistic, to grieve and move on. And now she was here.
How did she survive? Where had she been all this time? Why hadn't she come for him sooner? His mind was full of so many questions, but he would wait to ask them.
Cyborg was working in the garage, trying to get control of his thoughts. Yes, Helena was smoking hot. Yes, she was a marine sniper, which by definition made her rough and tumbl
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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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Slade sat in his lair, watching the footage he had...acquired of the young green Titan who was the focus of his current interest. He watched that...other form rampage, taking the rest of the team apart. He watched that same creature easily dispatch the minions of Trigon the Terrible.
"Interesting..." he mumbled. "Such power hidden in such a pathetic man-child. But what brings it out? He obviously does not have control..."
He noticed that the Beast - as the Titans called it - was always angry when it rampaged. "Rage, is it? When I spoke with him earlier, he showed remarkable strength even in his human form when he became enraged. But what is the trigger..." He noticed the commanality. "Raven? But why would she be the trigger?"
He turned to his latest acquired footage. Beast Boy and Raven, laying back against a tree overlooking the ocean.
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Raven sat in Nevermore, at a podium in the center of the realm, at the head of an ampitheater. Gathered before her were all her emotions. A very important issue was at hand, one that would affect the rest of her life. A choice that would determine her future. Even Rage was here, at her insistence.
Raven looked down at her gathered selves. "I call this meeting of my mind to order. Knowledge, if you would present the issue?"
Knowledge started to step forward, but Rage stepped ahead of her. "We all know what's at stake here. They can not be allowed to interfere with what is ours! THey know nothing!"
Raven stared at Rage. THis was the last she expected from her most volatile emotion. She was even more surprised to hear a rumble of agreement from the others.
Bravery stepped forward. "Rage is right. We have to act.
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13 year old Melvin strolled through the library at home, looking for something to take her mind off of things. She had a perterbed expression on her face, and nearby Bobby stood a distance away, at attention almost.
She glanced at several titles, but none of them caught her eye. Then she saw a book she hadn't seen before. It had a white cover, and looked pretty heavy. Picking it up, she glanced inside. It looked like a story of a battle between a wizard and a dragon. Hearing her parents moving around, she decided to take the book back to hre room. She didn't really want to talk to them just now.
Back in her room, she read the story, marveling at the story. "Wow," she said, having finished the climax. "This Malchior sounds like a great guy. Wish I could have met him."
"That can be arranged."
"Eep!" Melvin threw the book away from her when it spoke
Raven X, Chapter 1Professor Xavier was riding in his car down the road, some distance from his incepient school. He was having a hard time handling everything that was coming up. More mutants were appearing all the time, he and Eric were having severe disagreements about how to handle everything that was happening, and on top of it all, what few officials he had contacted would be no help whatsoever. Even the Justice League couldn't help him in handling his end of the so-called 'mutant problem'. All he wanted to do was help those pour people to deal with what was happening to them, but it seemed the world was bound and determined to fight him every step of the way. He wasn't ure how he was going to make this work.Raven X, Chapter 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Suddenly, he sat up. "Stop the car!" he ordered his driver. The car immediately came to a halt. Getting out, Charles wheeled his chair over towards the pain he had felt so strongly. The source wa
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Eric calmly walked through the halls of the school, heading towards the main office. He had business here, as per usual. He never meant these trips to become pleasure visits, spending all his time with Raven, but somehow that's what always happened. Suddenly, he heard a high pitched squeel approaching him. He turned around just in time to see a pale purple blur, the source of the squeel, come rocketing out of a black portal in the celieng and slam into him, knocking him onto his back.
"Uncle Eric!" Raven shouted at the top of her lungs as she hugged him tight around his neck. "You're here! You're here!"
Eric laughed as he scooped her up and got back to his feet. "How did you do that, little one?" His voice, as it always was when he spoke to her, was full of affection.
She grinned up at him. "I learned a new trick." She giggled. "Daddy doesn't lik
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*Bang!* *Bang!* *Bang!*
Raven groaned. "Go away..." she grumbled.
"Come on, Raven! The sun's almost up! You gonna sleep the day away? You get the first solo session with me!"
Raven grumbled and groaned. Glancing at the time, she realized that 'the sun's almost up' was a gross exageration. It wouldn't be up for at least two hours. Then again, when Helena had offered to teach them all some marine combat techniques and some hand to hand she'd learned on Warworld, she had volunteered to learn. She hadn't liked getting her ass handed to her so early. SHe staggered to the door. Opening it, she said, "It's way too early."
"Not really," Helena responded. "It's half past four. If you were in marine training, you'd have been up for a couple hours already!"
She had no right to be so chipper this early. "Let's get
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Raven opened her eyes slowly again. The first thing she noticed was being very warm, and curled up to something that radiated a lot of heat. As her eyes focused, she saw a wall of green in front of her. She blinked a few times. She was staring at Beast Boy's chest.
Smiling, she looked upward. His eyes were open, staring down at her. "Hey," he said quietly.
"Hey," she said back.
They lay there for a while, just staring into each others eyes. Then Raven shifted a little. "Beast Boy, we need to talk."
Beast Boy nodded, to tired to wince. "Okay."
"About...about what happened in the med lab..." she began carefully.
"Before you continue, Raven, let me say something." She nodded at his insistence."Raven, I love you. I have for years, and I wish I had the courage to tell you sooner. I'm sorry I told you the way I did. I just hope you c