Raven was still on her knees with her head in her hands.
"How did this happen? Why did I let it get this far?" She mumbled to herself
"Raven, what's going on?"
"Nothing I can't fix
" Beastboy sat on the floor beside her.
"Raven, just tell me what's going on?" He put his hand on top of hers; she pulled it away.
"Like I said, it's nothing I can't fix." She went to stand up when Beastboy grabbed her wrist.
"Beastboy, let go." She said with sternness in her voice but you could tell she wanted to cry.
"Not until you tell me."
"How could you not tell that wasn't me?"
"I-I don't know
"There is one thing that makes me different from my emotions. They don't release energy like I do."
"I noticed that, but I just thought you had better control with your powers."
"Beastboy, please let of my wrist."
"Not until you explain why your emotions kept coming after me. Especially that one." Raven spun around and wrapped her arms around him in an embrace.
" She was starting to cry.
"Avoiding you for the past month. I'm sorry."
"Raven, it's okay."
"I kept my emotions bottled up for so long. I wanted to tell you how I felt about you, but I was afraid to. Staying away from you only made me want you more. I guess that's where Lust came in." One of the windows in his room shattered.
"Raven, first thing first, please calm down before you destroy my room."
She looked at him with an eyebrow raised, "Destroy your room? Have you seen this place?" In her monotone voice.
"There's the Raven I know." He said with a smile, hugging her tighter.
"Yeah, yeah. Get off of me." He let go and she stood up.
"Wait, you said you wanted to tell me how you felt about me?"
"How do you feel about me?"
She pulled her hood over her face, "Not telling."
She smiled, "Goodnight, Beastboy." She walked out of his room and went to her own. Beastboy crawled into his bed and fell asleep.
Beastboy walked into the Ops Room in the morning. Starfire and Robin were making some breakfast, Cyborg was watching TV, and Raven was reading.
"Morning Friend." Starfire said as he walked over to the fridge.
"Good morning, Star." He took out some orange juice and poured a glass. Just as Beastboy finished his cup of OJ, the alarm went off.
"Cyborg, who is it this time?" Robin said as he was by Cyborg's side within seconds.
"Not sure. But it's in a building on the edge of town."
"Guys let's go." Robin said as he ran out of the tower.
When they got back to the tower after defeating Dr.Light, Cyborg went into the garage to work on his "baby" and Robin and Starfire went to train. Leaving Beastboy and Raven alone in the Ops Room. Raven sat down on the couch and started to read the Book of Azar. Beastboy sat down next to her. She was sitting in a cross-legged position with her hood up; as always. He remembered what she had looked like the other night. Well not her but her Emoticlone. She looked different without her clothing on. Duh, of course you look different without you clothes on, he thought to himself. But she looked beautiful that night, rather it was her or not, she would look the same.
"Why are you staring at me?" She asked not looking up from her book.
"Oh, was I staring
I-I didn't notice."
Raven smirked under her hood, "You're imagining me without clothes on aren't you?"
"N-no! No, I wasn't!"
"Someone sounds defensive."
" Raven closed her book and sat it on the coffee table.
"It's okay if you were. You can tell me. If you do, I'll tell you how I feel about you."
"That's not fair
"I think it's plenty fair." Raven took off her cloak and draped it over the couch. Beastboy blushed seeing her in just her leotard out of the corner of his eye.
"Fine, I was imagining you with just your bra and underwear on
" He flinched in case she was going to hit him.
"See that wasn't so hard."
"What about you?"
"I like you, Beastboy. A lot."
"I like you a lot too, Raven."
"Please I could tell that from last night."
"Oh right." He blushed harder when he felt Raven lie her head on his lap.
"Beastboy, shh, I'm tired." She closed her eyes and fell asleep on his lap. Beastboy smiled and laid and arm over her; softly stroking her hair every once in a while.
"Hey BB, have you seen-"
Beastboy turned his head and shushed him, "Raven's sleeping." He whispered.
"Oh sorry." Beastboy picked Raven up and carried her to her room. He laid her softly on her bed. As he turned around to leave, she caught his wrist.
"Beastboy, lay here with me." She responded softly. Beastboy smiled and crawled into her bed. She shifted her body weight, so that her head was lying on his chest. As she had fallen back to sleep Beastboy held her closer.
He whispered, "I love you, Raven." He kissed her forehead and fell asleep himself.