Minding the Nest Chapter 33. Word Gets Around
"What the hell?" Speedy demanded, coming into the tower to discove he was suddenly the oldest one there.
He was greeted by several giggles.
"Hell! Hell!" baby Bumblbee proclaimed, sipping around the air giggling.
"Hell!" baby Aqualad shouted, floating in the tub.
"Demonios!" a baby Mas and Menos proclaimed, the word being translated into Spanish.
Speedy sweatdropped. "I am in WAY over my head here..."
Working hard, he managed to get everyone situated. He mixed up a kelp mix for Aqualad, and some formula for the other babies. He had a real hard time getting Bumblebee to drink her formula, and Mas and Menos kept dashing around the Tower like crazy. He even went so far as to disconnect the alarm so he wouldn't have any headaches he couldn't handle.
He'd finally gotten Aqualad, Mas, and Menos situated in seperate sleeping areas (the tub for Aqualad, and cribs seperated by a wall for the twins), and wa
Minding the Nest Chapter 22. What's going on?Minding the Nest Chapter 23 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Cyborg arrived at the North Tower, feeling good about himself. He was here to help Jinx, and from the sound of her message, it shouldn't be that serious an emergency. Getting out of the T-car, he stepped out. "Jinx? I'm here-oomph!"
Jinx cannoned into him. "Cyborg! Thank god! I have no idea what to do, I need your help desperately!"
Suddenly, this didn't seem like such a small emergency anymore. "What's going on?"
"Come upstaris and see."
Upstairs, Cyborg saw Hot Spot, Herald, and Argent...in daipers. "Umm..."
"They've been turned into babies. Freaky, I know, and I have no idea how to handle kids!"
"Wildebeast seems normal, at least," Cyborg said, pointing to where Wildebeast ws unchanged.
"Well, he's only 3 to begin with. WHAT DO I DO?"
Cyborg held Jinx gently, trying to calm her down. "Well, first things first, I'll build some cribs a
Minding the Nest Chapter 11. The Worst That Could HappenMinding the Nest Chapter 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven and Beast Boy slowly flew back to the Tower. Beast Boy glanced over at Raven as they rode her black energy disc. "Come on," he said beseechingly, "you gotta admit, that was actually fun, and nothing terrible happened."
Raven glanced at him and sighed. "Okay, I admit...it was fun. You surprised me, Gar. I never took you for a theater buff."
He shrugged. "There's a lot you don't know about me, Raven. But if you'll give me a chance, I'll be glad to show you." There wasn't anything suggestive in the way he said it. He was being sincere.
She sighed. "I'll sleep on it, okay?"
He nodded. "Okay!" He was happy with this. He had been expecting a flat no. He actually had a chance.
They landed at the enterance of the Tower. When they opened the door, and their communicators went off.
Temptation Chapter 88. Bad EndingTemptation Chapter 83 years ago in Sketches More Like This
The Titans had returned to their various towers, although Jinx had returned with the main Titans to Jump City. She'd said there were things she had to work out.
Cyborg was in the garage, working on various projects. Jinx came in to talk to him. "Tin Man? You okay?"
The other Titans had asked him this. He'd told them he was okay, and they'd let it go. Somehow, he felt he owed Jinx more. "...no, I'm not okay."
"...wanna talk about it?"
He was silent for a long time. "...Jinx, how much do you know about my...makeup?"
"You mean you being half metal? Not much."
"When this...happened, I lost quite a bit. And I'm not just talking about the physical side. I don't hear anymore: I detect audio wavelengths, and translate them internally into understandable sound. I don't smell: I detect chemicals in the air and identify them. I don't taste: I
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Raven and Beast Boy walked out of the government orphanage. Beast Boy had Melvin clinging to his back, and Teether was in his arms. Raven was carrying Timmy in her arms. All were simply enjoying their new sense of family...and the feeling of completeness it brought them. Beast Boy glanced over at Raven.
"Not that I'm complaining...but how come I've got most of the weight?" Melvin giggled in response, and he made a funny face at her over his shoulder, eliciting more giggles.
"Cause you're the boy, Gar," Raven said with a smile, "and everyone knows that the boy gets all the heavy lifting in a new relationship. It's their responisbility." This last was said teasingly, poking fun at him.
He grinned. "And just what is the girl's responsibility in a new relationship?"
"Telling the boy what he's responsible for."
"That doesn't seem quite fair."
"Well you're stuck with it." She s
Minding the Nest Chapter 44. What Happens Now?Minding the Nest Chapter 43 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Speedy had managed to take care of the children at his tower a bit better, with Cheshire's help. However, this had led to a total abandonment of his hero work, his duties as a Titan. This was causing some problems. He didn't care, though. He had more important responsibilities just now.
Then the alert came in. Several meta-human villains were robbing a bank, and it had become a hostage situation. Speedy cursed. He had to do something, but...
"Go," Cheshire said to him as he watched the TV. "I'll watch the kids. You've got work to do, don't you?"
He smiled at her. "Thanks, Jade." He gave her a quick kiss on the cheek. "I owe you big." Grabbing his bow and arrows, he headed out.
Cheshire went and sat down by where the kids were. "He is far too trusting," she said to Bumblebee. "What if I were under orders
I'm a Monster Chapter 1010. Saying GoodbyeI'm a Monster Chapter 103 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Things had been very quiet at Titans Tower since Raven and Beast Boy's departure, 4 months back. They'd fought a few bad guys, but most had gone very quiet. They'd managed to stay a team, mostly by Robin being incredibly apologetic over the situation. He had realized that he was doing the one thing he'd hoped would never happen: he was turning into Batman.
As such, whenever Cyborg wanted him to do something rather...embarrassing, all it took was one reminder about that blasted file, and he was doing it. When he saw that many of these things made Starfire laugh, and helped her feel more forgiving towards him, he wasn't nearly as hesitant to do so.
One day, three fancy envelopes arrived at the Tower. Cyborg brought them in. "Pretty fancy caligraphy. There's one addressed to each of us...but there's no postage."
"Oh! Maybe it is from Friend's Raven and Beast Boy, and it arrived by ma
I'm a Monster Chapter 99. What Now?I'm a Monster Chapter 93 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Beast Boy and Raven lay in each other's arms, simply existing. They were each lost in their own thoughts. Beast Boy glanced at his love. "Penny for your thoughts?"
She chuckled. When he raised his eyebrow, she conjured an image of the penny he gave her once, and he laughed, too.
She looked at him. "Did you mean what you said to Robin? About what you'd do if he tried to hurt me?"
"Every word," he responded without hesitation.
Raven shuddered in pleasure. Beast Boy raised an eyebrow. She blushed. "Beast Boy...I'm a bit more demonic now than I used to be. Hearing that you would do such brutal violence for my sake was...exciting." She glanced at him, worried that this might upset him or freak him out.
He raised an eyebrow. "So that's why you started purring, among other things?"
She nodded. "That doesn't bother you?"
Temptation Chapter 99. Gimmie a RewriteTemptation Chapter 93 years ago in Sketches More Like This
And sometimes, just sometimes...people know what they're doing, and they take the right chances...
Cyborg looked up as the door to the garage burst open in a flash of pink light. Jinx stood there, tears streaming down her face. "Jinx?"
"Sometimes, Cyborg," she began, her voice breaking, "you can be a real idiot. Yes, I know how much you lost when you became what you are, but that's not the end." She walked up to him. "Sometimes...you don't need to touch to feel."
"What...what do you mean?" he asked, confused.
"I mean...feel this," she said, grabbing him by his ears and pulling him into a kiss.
He stood frozen for a time, pink and blue light sparking in his circuitry. Then he wrapped his arms around her, deepening the kiss. While he couldn't feel touch...he could feel this...
...and it was SO worth it.
Starfire looked up as she hear
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One day in spring, the Titans were surprised when Raven came out of her room in what looked very much like a blue ball gown. They all sat up and stared. Robin was the first to speak up.
"Uh, Raven...what's with the dress?"
"Yeah," Cyborg said. "Halloween's at the other end of the year."
"Friend Raven," Starfire asked, "are you going on 'the date'?"
Raven rolled her eyes. "I'm going to services." At their stares of mixed shock and vonfusion, she sighed. "Religious services."
Beast Boy got up. He had looked surprised at the dress, but not at the mention of services. "Can I tag along?" he asked.
She smiled at him. "If you can get in costume in the next ten minutes and behave yourself."
He nodded and dashed to his room. Five minutes later, he was back...as the Beast.
Raven blinked for a time, then smiled. "Did you pick that look as a joke, or to match me?"
Temptation Chapter 55. Dreams Come TrueTemptation Chapter 53 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Beast Boy started out racing across the sand, but as he passed the empty expanse, he began to slow down. He glanced around at the sun, surf, sand, and general air of tropical paradise of the island. THe sand squelched between his bare toes as dividing impulses warred within him. On the one hand, he really wanted to just enjoy this ultimate vacation. But on the other hand, something inside was fidgety, edgy, like an animal in a cage.
Animal in a cage...that's what was going on. His human side was perfectly comfortable here, but the animal in him, his instincts, were restless. THere was something going on here, and it was more than just a paradise.
"This place is too good to be true," he muttered under his breath, kicking a rock.
"And when did you get so serious?"
He spun, instinctively going into a crouch...and then went limp as his jaw dropped.
There in what would almost be called natural glory...stoo
Temptation Chapter 66. Back to RealityTemptation Chapter 63 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Beast Boy's ees opened. His mind was swimming. Part of him just wanted to let go, live in this perfect moment with Raven. But another part of him was screaming at him, trying to break free. Then he saw Raven's eyes, how they were somewhat glazed over...and he pushed her back.
"Raven!" he shouted. "This isn't you. THis isn't natural. Snap out of it!"
"WHat are you talking about?" she asked blandly. "Can't we just have a happy moment between us, no interruptions, no distractions, just once?" She leaned in to kiss him again.
Right then, Beast Boy did the only thing he could think of. Turning into a pterodactyl, he seized her shoulders in his talons and took to the air. As he gained altitude, his head began to clear, and he saw clearly just what had almost happened.
Suddenly he heard Raven scream in pain, and he dove back to the island. CHan
Temptation Chapter 44. Just be HappyTemptation Chapter 43 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Robin walked along the beach, lost in thought. He had changed to a set of black swimming trunks, but he kept his mask and boots on. This all seemed too good to be true, and his training under Batman had made him suspicious of sich things.
As he passed part of the beach, he glanced over and noticed Argent and Pantha. Argent was dressed in a red and black bikini, while Pantha was wearing a ellow swimsuit that resembled her normal wrestling outfit. They were indeed wrestling...in a mudpit. Robin hurried on before he got too...distracted. He wouldn't want Starfire to see him staring and get the wrong idea.
As much as he wanted to be suspicious, he couldn't seem to find anything to support his suspicions. Walking along the beach, he was just about to admit that maybe, just maybe, this place was perfectly safe after all when something suddenl closed over his eyes.
"Guess who?" a giggling, familiar v
I'm a Monster Chapter 55. Hot on the TrailI'm a Monster Chapter 53 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven flew quickly, the wind rushing over her, trying to escape what she'd done...what she'd become. She didn't want this...she didn't want any of this! Why did everything have to fall apart, just as things were going right?
She swooped down to the ground, backwinging to land gently. Digging her claws into a tree, she began to climb up it...but then she heard a small voice.
She turned. "Azar...no..." Of all people to see her like this and know her...not them!
"Raven, are you...okay?" The small blonde ehad approached her.
"Stay away!" Raven cried, leaping into the air...and away from the ones close to her heart.
A couple hours later, Beast Boy glided in and returned to human form. "Melvin? Timmy? Teether? What are you doing so far from the shrine?"
"Beast Boy!" Melvin and the boys clung to him, all crying. "It's R
Live for Today, Love Forever1. Live for Today, Love foreverLive for Today, Love Forever3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
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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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
I'm a Monster Chapter 44. Investigations and DiversionsI'm a Monster Chapter 43 years ago in Sketches More Like This
The Titans arrived at the police station. A tug off the street was being treated for a large gash in his arm. The officer in charge guided the Titans over to him.
"Alright, young man. Tell the Titans what you told me."
The man nodded. "Well, see, I'd just left the bar and I spotted this chick in an alleyway, and, well, it was pretty obvious she was 'in the mood', if you catch my drift." He gave Robin a conspiritorial wink until he caught Starfire's confused look, then shited uncomfortably.
"What gave you that idea?" Robin said acerbically.
"Well, she was bent over and stark naked, for one thing!" He chuckled. "In that part of town, that only means one thing, know what I'm saying?" Seeing the withering glances he was getting, he continued his story. "Anyway, I went to talk to her, you know, see what I could do for her - or to her - and she starts hissing at
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Raven awoke early one morning and stretched. Smiling to herself, she glanced down at her husband. It had been a year since he wedding, and some mornings she still couldn't believe her good fortune. Great friends, loving husband, beautiful children...it seemed so like a dream.
Getting up, she kissed Garfield on the cheek and headed to the kitchen. Garfield didn't have work today, so he'd be sleeping in for a while. That would give her a chance to put her classes to good use, and surprise him for their anniversary. She was going to make breakfast.
Garfield awoke when the scent of tofu bacon and soy waffles reached his nose. Stretching, he glanced to his side. Raven was already up. That didn't surprise him, she was always an early riser. No matter how much they had changed, some things never did.
Getting up, he walked into the kitchen and saw his b
I'm a Monster Chapter 11. Don't Look in the MirrorI'm a Monster Chapter 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven shot awake on the morning of her 18th birthday, her entire body screaming in agony. Her stomach roiled, and she ran to her bathroom. Benidng over the toilet, she evacuated her stomach. She stared down at the black ooze that came pouring out of her, and retched again.
Her body was screaming. Her bones felt like they were trying to reconfigure themselves. There was a pain in her head, her limbs, her shoulders, at her tail bone. It felt like her body was tearing itself apart.
"What...what's happening..." she managed to say before another wave of retching. Then in her mind she heard a familiar chuckle...one she'd hoped she would never hear again.
*What...how are you doing this to me? I defeated you!* she managed to scream in her mind, but he only laughed.
His laughter filled her mind. His voice departed, but the laughter remained.
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The Teen TItans were rather surprised one day when a rather large package arrived without any return address. Remembering the last time this had happened, they took all possible precautions to determine the nature of the contents before opening it.
Cyborg did a deep scan of the package. "Hmm...nothing that looks at all suspicious..."
Starfire examined it carefully. "It doesn't appear to be dangerous..."
Robin took swabs and ran tests. "Hmmm...no sign of dangerous chemicals..."
Raven scanned it with her magic. "Residue of a transportation spell...which means it got here magically..."
Beast Boy found the final clue. "Huh. It's addressed to Raven."
Raven came up and read the address. "THat's...that's Arella's handwriting."
"WHo's Arella?" Robin asked.
"My mother," Raven replied.
Carefully, they pried the lid off the box. A sheet covered the contents, and a note rested on top.
I'm a Monster Chapter 66. Let Me Help YouI'm a Monster Chapter 63 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Melvin looked up when Robin and the others arrived at the monastery. "What's up Robin?" she asked, feigning sleepiness. "It's kinda late."
"Sorry to disturb your sleep, Melvin," Robin said kindly. "This shouldn't take to long. See, we're trying to find Raven."
"Is Raven in trouble?" Melvin gave Robin her cutest innocent expression.
"She might be. We just need to find her. We think she passed by this way. Have you seen her?"
Melvin shook her head. "I haven't seen her. Timmy, Teether and I were fast asleep till you got here." She gestured to where Timmy and Teether were still snoring away. "We haven't seen her. You sure she came this way?"
"Admittedly...no." Robin looked flustered.
"THen why'd you wake us up? Couldn't you have just asked the monks or something?"
"YOu're right. Sorry for waking yo
A Special DayRaven sat on her bed, thinking. She was alone today, for once. She had the tower all to herself.A Special Day3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Starfire had taken Robin to Tamaran, saying that it was 'time and past' for him to meet her K'norfka. Raven still didn't understand enough to Tamaranean to know all the details, and had politely declined the invitation to accompany them when hey left three days ago. They were due back late this evening.
Beast Boy and Cyborg had told the ohers that they would be spending today doing volunteer work a the local nursing home. Raven had been the only one to believe their claim, as she could sense their sincerity. Robin had assumed they were just claiming it while actually hitting the arcade or someone similar. Starfire had asked for an explanation of a nursing home.
Sighing, Raven leaned back on her bed. *I still don't understand wy they make such a fuss over these olidays. Wat is tere really to ce
I'm a Monster Chapter 22. Leave Me AloneI'm a Monster Chapter 23 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Raven sat huddled on her bed, crying silently, when she heard the knock on her door. "Raven? Are you okay?" It was Beast Boy.
"I'm fine!" she snapped. She softened her tone. "I just...I need to meditate, okay?"
"Sure...are you sure you're okay?"
"I'm just fine, Beast Boy."
"You don't sound it."
Raven thought for a time. "I'm not just now, but I will be once I meditate," she said, just trying to make him go away. She didn't want him to see her like this.
"Okay, Raven." He sounded sad. He felt crushed. She heard im walk away.
Later, there was another knock on her door. "What is it, Starfire?" she said without thinking.
"Friend Raven, Friend Beast Boy said you were not feeling well. Is there anything I can do to help you with the feeling better?"
"No Star, thanks for asking. I just...need some time alone."
"Oh. ...all r
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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 mirror on Raven's bed glowed, crackling with energy. Then it flared with a bright white light that filled the room. When the light faded, Raven and Beast Boy lay on the bed, clinging to each other, contented smiles on their faces. They opened their eyes and sat up. Their outfits had changed.
Beast Boy was now dressed in wat looked like black leather, but on closer inspection was the same material as his original hero outfit, which changed shape with him. The outfit was black pants and a jacket, leaving his chest bare. Old scars, once hidden, crisscrossed his chest. His hair had gotten a little longer, and his whole appearance was now much more rugged. His eyes now had a wilder appearance to them, more feral. Looking towards Raven, however, they filled with softness.
Raven was wearing a white backless unitard and a cloak, white on the inside black on the outside.&