Why hello there tumblr! This is the newest fic, which is a collab with the wonderful just-violet! We wrote this one together and I’m gonna be taking the next chapter, be sure to go and follower her for updates as well!
It had started off like any other normal day, the titans had actually managed to persuade Raven to attend lunch with them, on condition that she could bring her latest novel of course. What the dark empath didn’t know however that the titans lunch plan happened to involved a certain green changeling planning to confess his not-so-secret-feelings, Raven seeming to be the only one who didn’t notice his affection.
“So Raven.” said Beast Boy from beside her. She looked up, noticing his slice of veggie pizza that hadn’t been touched.
“Yes?” she asked, at a part in her book in which the characters were fighting their worst fears, she didn’t want to put it down now. She was sensing emotion from her friend she didn’t quite understand, as if he were confused or nervous. Beast Boy looked at Cyborg, who opened his eyes really wide and smiled. Not much of a help.
“I… What’s up?” Raven raised an eyebrow from beneath her hood.
“I’m eating lunch… With you.” she said. Beast Boy seemed to brighten. “…And my other friends.”
“Right. Well, I need to tell you something. You… For awhile now, I’ve been thinking, and I realized that you make me-” Raven looked behind Beast Boy, hearing someone scream. She watched as a certain villain entered the restaurant.
“Who wants to see a magic trick?”
Beast boy immediately spun round, as did the other titans. Beast boy sighed inwardly, he had been so close! Stupid Mumbo!
His inner thoughts was suddenly cut off by a familiar catch phrase, causing the rest of the titans to spring from their lunch table.
Mumbo looked up, a smirk presenting itself on his face.
“For my next magic trick, I’ll need a volunteer! How about you, Beast Boy?” Beast Boy rolled his eyes, waiting for Robin’s signal to attack. Now it was personal, and Raven hated Mumbo, so beating him up would be even more pleasurable. He morphed into a tiger, but Mumbo’s smirk only grew. “Oh, Beast Boy.” he clicked his tongue and shook his head. “No pets allowed inside. That’s what you are to the Titans, right?” Beast Boy grimaced, Mumbo knew how to push all the Titans’ buttons.
“Titans go!” Robin yelled, sprinting forward Bo-staff in hand. Robin thumped Mumbo’s side, sending him crashing in to table, while Beast boy pounced onto him, cheese sandwiches wooshing into the air.
“Get the hat BB!” Cyborg yelled, as he and Starfire got the civilians out of the way, struggling as they pulled out their phones to film the fiasco. Raven flew ahead, sending a blast of black energy towards Mumbo as he broke free of Beast boy. Mumbo deflected, sending a giant flock of Doves flying into her face. Raven became flustered, trying to rid the doves from her view.
“Bunnies, doves… What other random animals will be thrown my face?” said Raven, clearing away the birds. When she did, it revealed Mumbo grabbing her book from the table. No, thought Raven, hurdling toward the con man with Beast Boy by her side. But he only grinned.
“I thank you kindly for participating.” he said, the twirled his magic wand, capturing Beast Boy in fake magic. “One less Titan. I’m doing the world a favor!” The magic started pulling Beast Boy into the book, a book he wouldn’t know what to do if he were in those situations.
“Raven!” they grabbed each other’s wrists, but it wasn’t strong enough, and they disappeared
into the book altogether.
Robin stared at the scene that had just unfold in front of him. He was speechless, truly and utterly. Had he really just witnessed his friends being sucked into a book?! Reality suddenly gripped him as Cyborg and Starfire called out to him.
“Robin! Get that book, we’ll take care of magic man!” Robin registered Cyborg’s command, giving him a nod. Mumbo laughed chaotically, tossing the book aside.
“Well looks like I’ve done enough, have fun with your dilemma!” With that the blue man dispersed in a puff of swirling smoke, Starfire’s starbolt cutting through the smoke and hitting a wall.
Raven opened her eyes slowly, then sat up, touching a finger to her temple. She looked around, her setting unfamiliar. From behind her, Raven heard a voice.
“Wha?- Aw, MAN!” turned around, seeing a certain green teen stumble to his feet behind her. Raven hurried over, glad to see Beast Boy, though she would never admit it. “Rae! Oh, good, I’m not alone… Where are we?!” Raven looked around, then turned back to Beast Boy.
“We’re in my book.” she said, recalling the earlier fight with Mumbo. Beast Boy knit his eyebrows, then opened his mouth wide.
“OOOHH… Yeah, I remember, You tried to save-Oh, this is my fault!”
“It doesn’t matter. With my powers, it’ll be easy to get us out, or at least make contact with the others.” she said, but didn’t deny it was Beast Boy’s fault. It was. Raising her hands, Raven looked at the sky and closed her eyes. “Azarath, metrion, ZINTHOS!” she chanted. But she didn’t feel anything. Nothing happened. Raven took off her hood and turned to Beast Boy. “Turn into something!” she said, fear growing in her mind.
“Okay! Sheesh!” Beast Boy said. “Um…” Beast Boy started making weird movements. He jutted out his neck, made punching movements, raised his left leg, jumped up and down… “I can’t! I don’t have my powers!” he said. Raven’s eyes grew, now she was nervous. Being in one of her books was dangerous enough, but without their powers… Raven wasn’t sure what to do.