Take Care of Me Part 2
Raven woke up slowly, her eyes blurry. Blinking, she looked around. She was in her room, in her bed. Okay, that was normal. She felt like she should remember something, but she was so tired...she just wanted to sleep...
"Beast Boy!" She tried to push herself up out of the bed, but she fell to the floor. She could barely move. And her voice...she had tried to shout, but she'd barely made any noise. What was wrong with her?
The door slid open. "Friend Raven! You must rest! Friend Cyborg says your vitals are still incredibly weak!" Starfire picked her up like she was a doll and put ehr back into bed.
"But...Beast Boy, he's dying...I need to be with him..." Raven could barely speak. She wasn't even able to struggle against Starfire's strength.
"Friend Beast Boy is stable now. He is no longer dying. Friend Cyborg thinks it is a miracle, but friend Robin thinks it has something to do with the feather. Tell me, friend Raven, did you save friend Beast Boy?"
Raven tried to work her way through what Star had just said. "Star...I don't understand...I can barely think right now...just take me to Beast Boy, please."
Starfire shook her head. "I cannot. Friend Cyborg says you must remain here until-"
"TAKE ME TO BEAST BOY, NOW!" Her four eyes open and red, Raven's voice suddenly had more strength than it should have had.
"But friend Cyborg says you must be laying down, and Beast Boy's bed is too small for two people to lay comfortably," Star said, qualing in the face of Raven's rage.
Raven's sudden strength departed, leaving her even weaker than before. "Then...bring him in here...my bed's certainly big enough..." Raven started to doze again.
Starfire flew out of the room, partially terrified, but at the same time...intruiged, and hopeful.
Beast Boy's eyes snapped open. He was in his room, and Cyborg was standing over him, taking readings. "Raven?" he tried to ask, but his voice came out a croak, barely audible and almost illegible.
Cyborg understood though. "Raven's in her room, BB. She's doing just fine, and so are you...somehow." Cyborg wiped his human eye, and Beast Boy realized he'd been crying.
"..." Beast Boy tried to say something, but his voice failed him. He tried to move his arm, but it was like he had no energy. What was wrong with him?
"YOu gave us qwuite a fright there, Beast Boy," Robin said, stepping into Beast Boy's line of sight. "Any chance you could tell us how you recovered?"
Beast Boy tried to shrug. All he could remember was Raven being willing to die with him...and doing something to prevent that. He had no idea what, though. All he could remember was the shift inside, the feathers...and fire.
He glanced down at himself. His uniform was gone, but that didn't tell him anything. He sighed. Answers could come later. Really, he wanted to make sure Raven was okay. He tried to lever himself out of bed.
"Woah! Easy there, BB! Where do you think you're going?" Cyborg put out a hand to stop his movement.
"Raven..." Beast Boy managed to squeak out.
"Now, I really don't you think you should be disturbing her right now, she's recovering from...whatever it was too, after all-"
The door burst open. "Excuse me, my friends, but Raven demands that Beast Boy be brought to her now. She was most insistent."
"Star," Robin began reasonably. "They're both in recovery. I'm not sure we should-"
"She gave me the demon eyes, friend Robin. I think we should bring him to her before she tries to come to him."
Cyborg nodded. "I agree with Star there. If Raven wants him there, I'm not about to argue. I don't want her angry with me when she fully recovers."
Robin nodded. "That's a good point. Pick him up."
Cyborg scooped Beast Boy up easily, and carrried him over to Raven's room. When they got there, she was awake, barely, and smiled when she saw Beast Boy. "Hey..." she said weakly.
Beast Boy waved back.
Cyborg laid him down on the bed next to Raven, still wrapped in the sheet from his bed. Raven rolled over and curled into him, and they were both asleep within moments.
The others tiptoed aour of the room.
"Umm..." Robin began. "Is it entirely appropriate to leave them like that...when they're both naked?"
"What? As weak as they are, you think you're going to try something?" Cyborg asked suggestively, with his eyebrow raised.
"No...I just don't think it's appropriate is all."
"Tell you what, leader boy," Cyborg said sarcastically. "WHen they're better, you can complain to Raven about it. I'll be in the next county, safe from the fallout."
Robin was quiet for a time. "I see your point."
In the room,behind closed doors, Raven and Beast Boy held each other close, taking comfort and strength from each other's presence.