Quality Time - Chapter 16 Pt4A short while later BeastBoy sat with his elbows propped up on the kitchen table, holding his head in his hands as he hunched over in his seat. A single overhead lamp and a few small fixture lights in the kitchen dimly lit the dining area where BeastBoy sat as Raven waited patiently by a kettle on the stove.BeastBoy hadn't said a word the whole time she'd brought him from his room to the kitchen. Only the occasional nod or shake of the head would serve as a response. And amidst all of this he'd still kept a few feet distance between himself and Raven on the way there. An understandable notion given the circumstances, one which Raven seemed to honor. No stranger to the notion herself she was more than willing to grant him a little space even though it was the very thing she had been trying to get to the bottom of. Which, incidentally, she had.Having touched with BeastBoy's mind filled in a lot of the blanks. Maybe a few too many than she would've wanted all at one time but she'd found
Quality Time - Chapter 16 Pt3BeastBoy's ears perked up, detecting movement from behind him. He spun around, still on hands and knees. He was already alarmed.Another figure moving towards him could be vaguely seen through the fog ahead.It hardly made BeastBoy any less fearful. Still shaken he merely stood as firmly as he was able, plating one foot in front of him. He leaned forward slightly, gauging friend or foe. Making ready to either run or attack at a moments notice.He watched as the figure drew closer, swallowing hard as its general shape began to take form through the fog.It came out plainly into view, stopping just in front of him a few feet away."R-Raven" BeastBoy said plainly only able to state the obvious. His voice was still not without uncertainty.Raven stood before him just staring. She looked away briefly, observing the other Titans or at least statues of the former.BeastBoy looked as well, though not able to bear the sight for very long, quickly looking back at her.Raven looked back at him, a
Quality Time - Chapter 16 Pt2Beastboy sat upright on a stool in the med lab; his feet perched on the stainless steel frame. He rotated his shoulder a few times before pausing to rub his forearm, attempting to relieve the soreness that was fading but still achingly present from combat practice.Raven stood near an open supply cabinet mounted on the wall picking through a few medical supplies. Locating a container of aspirin she popped the lid off as she carefully shook the bottle to empty two capsules into her hand before returning the bottle to the cabinet. Not exactly serious medicine but then BeastBoy's injuries weren't exactly life threatening either. She had already used her powers to ease the pain somewhat. This would merely help alleviate whatever minor discomfort still lingered as a result of his physical injuries.All the while she couldn't help but be distracted, occasionally looking over her shoulder as if expecting BeastBoy to break into a fit of incessant whining or belly aching about being in need of
Quality Time - Chapter 16 Pt1Almost two years. Almost two years without an update. Almost two years of hindrances and obstacles thrown my way by life. Almost two years of reassuring readers the story isn't dead. Almost two years of fate conspiring against me.
I just wanted to see how many times I could say 'Almost Two Years' without resisting the urge to render blunt force trauma to my person.YEAH, ALMOST TWO YEARS!*PUNCH**BLEED**CRY*In all seriousness, my most sincere apologies for the exceedingly long wait for anyone out there checking up on my story (apparently more than a few gauging from my e-mails and notes on DeviantArt) We all have to work, and mine has been more sporadic than I would've liked. I'm not gonna go into detail cause I know the last thing anybody wants are long winded excuses. Just know that it was NEVER about not knowing what to write, only the time needed to write.I dried as many tears as I could, trying to reassure and PM back as many readers as possible with the exception of an