"Where'd you leave her diary?"
"I didn't LEAVE it anywhere dude I told you someone stole it. What's it matter anyway…"
"If she wants you that bad Robin why would she care you read it?" Beast Boy shot Robin a look of disgust, hurling the basketball he was dribbling at his chest. Robin caught the ball with ease, shrugging off Beast Boy's attitude.
Up the middle of the court Robin dribbled, tucking the ball under his legs, like a kangaroo he shot up in the air, smashing the ball into the net with a powerful lay up.
"You suck." Beast Boy said, spitting.
"GET OUT OF MY HEAD LUST!" Raven beat her pillows, tangling herself in her covers as she fought frantically. Her room was pitch, the atmosphere silent, but inside she was a twisted hormonal beast.
"Why am I in Nevermore Knowledge?"
"A better question would be, how did I get you here? Lust is doing everything in her power to fight the rest of us. It was a miracle that Happy was able to distract her long enough for me to reach you."
Knowledge ribbed Raven, directing her attention to her other emotions. They were huddled in a circle like a group of playground kids watching a fight.
"What's going on?" Raven asked, forcing herself into the huddle. She stopped when she realized what they were watching. Happy and Lust were in a free-for-all. Happy was doing her best, but Lust was sending her one hell of an ass whoopin.
"STOP! STOP FIGHTING THIS IS RIDICULOUS!" Raven burst into the ring trying to pry Lust off Happy.
"NOBODY STOPS ME FROM GETTING WHAT I WANT! NOBODY!" Lust screamed.
Robin thrust the basketball at Beast Boy's chest without saying a word, his eyes were unflinching. Snatching the ball out of the air Beast Boy flew down the court. Dip, tuck, he spun in the air, sending the ball swishing through the net. He finished off hanging from the net in ape form, screeching loudly with triumph.
"Dang that was ugly." Robin teased, not intending to be malicious.
"What'd you call me?" Beast Boy snarled, shifting back into human form. He didn't waste another second. Lunging at Robin, he tackled him to the concrete.
"You have Starfire, why would you mess with Rae?"
Robin fought his way out of the hold Beast Boy worked him into, jabbing Beast Boy in the rib with his left elbo. He wasn't trying to hurt him, but Beast Boy was really going for the kill. Hollering out in pain, Beast Boy kneed Robin in the stomach, barely missing his groin. Wincing slightly, Robin managed to play the blow off like it was nothing. He sent a swift punch zinging into Beast Boy's gut leaving him on the ground begging for air.
"Nothing happened on the beach Beast Boy." Robin dusted off his shirt and began walking away when Beast Boy managed to pull himself onto his feet.
"You think that stuff she wrote is about you?"
Robin halted in his tracks. Turning to face Beast Boy who wiped a drop of blood from the corner of his lip. Robin stared back at him, nearly feeling sorry for him, he wouldn't fight over a girl he didn't care about.
"She was flirting with ME, I pushed her away, but she wouldn't give up." He tried to pacify Beast Boy, but he wasn't buying it. There wasn't an ounce of peace left in his heart.
"Rae doesn't flirt."
"I HATE WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO US! YOU'RE DISGUSTING! YOU'RE JUST USING PEOPLE! YOU DON'T CARE WHO RAVEN WANTS, YOU'LL SCREW ANYONE!" Happy cried, her face was a mess of blood and tears.
Raven felt sorry for her. It was clear that she only wanted the best, but Lust was so determined to have her way. She wanted to help, but what could she do? Without control over her emotions, she was just a passive character in her own story.
Abandoning the fight, Raven left Happy and Lust to their own brutish devices, in pursuit of Wisdom. She was always close by, but silent in the presence of foolishness.
"Wisdom how do I stop this?" Raven pleaded, but she pushed her away.
"Stop acting naïve, you know what to do. It's been the simple answer this whole time. You never needed Lust's diary. It was just a tool to help you figure out what you want. Just admit IT already and all of this non sense will disappear on its own."
"ADMIT WHAT?" Raven hollered. She was at her wits end and completely out of her element. All this craziness, these emotions, hidden desires. Why couldn't she just live her life in peace without feeling anything? That's how she was living before, and she was… ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE.
Like a slap in the face, reality had hit her.
Beast Boy was right, Robin thought. Raven, wasn't acting "Ravenish" at all. How was he going to prove his innocence now? It was going to be REALLY hard defending his honor when everything he was saying sounded like a lie. "It happened Beast Boy." Robin groaned, hanging his head. I don't know why she likes me, but she does. I've been trying to end it."
Beast Boy sidled up to Robin, murdering him with his eyes. "No you haven't." He growled. "If you were, you would have set her straight a long time ago. You want her. It's not enough that you have Starfire and fangirls chasing after you, now you've gotta fuck Raven too!"
Robin's Jaw clenched. He wanted to hit Beast Boy so hard his dead parents would feel it. For him to accuse him of wanting to take advantage of his own team mate for personal pleasure was disgusting. Without trust, there was no team. He couldn't stand the sight of Beast Boy. Eyes closed, he began to walk away again, but Beast Boy grabbed him by the back of his shirt.
"Beast Boy, this is done."
"So that's what leaders do Robin? They walk away when things get rocky."
"BEAST BOY SHUT UP."
"You're not a leader, you just screw your friends over, you screw anything that will hold its legs open long enough!"
That was it. Robin barred his teeth, turning on his heels. "Really? Cause I didn't screw Rae and I could have!"
Beast Boy's blood sizzled in his veins. He Hated Robin. HATED HIM. Bastard could have any girl he wanted and he chose the woman he had secretly wanted for himself. His heart sunk to the bottom of his stomach. The one girl he thought couldn't be won by anyone, the one he tried so hard to please, the one that he couldn't please, the one that he thought might one day give him a chance, and Robin was ruining everything.
"I HATE YOU. NO ONE LIKES YOU ROBIN! NO ONE! STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM RAVEN! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK YOU READ SHE DOESN'T WANT YOU!"
Robin saw the pain in Beast Boy's eyes and he wanted to stop himself, why didn't he stop himself? He couldn't, the damage was done, now all he could do was feed the fire. "Why wouldn't she want me? I have more in common with her than anyone on this team. Who did she run to when her father was terrorizing the world? Was it you Beast Boy?"
The court fell silent, while both titans stared at each other venomously, each refusing to budge. Then Robin broke the silence. "Nothin to say? Thought so. While you were busy jacking off to her picture, she was wrapped in my arms."
"SHUT THE FUCK UP!" Beast Boy snarled, spittle forming at the corners of his lips. His nails became razors, and his eyes were ravenous as he transformed himself into a monstrous BEAST. "I'm going to enjoy this."
Robin readied himself for the attack, head low, and fist ready for battle.
"What now?" Robin thought, turning to see who it was. The distraction side tracked Beast Boy as well and he shrunk back to human form. Both titans saw a scraggly old bat out of the corner of their eyes. The crypt keeper had come out of her hole after locking them in a leaking basement all night AND stranding them on an island for an entire day. What could she possibly want now?
She grinned, showing all her nasty yellow teeth. "I think I know how to help you two sort this out."