~Opens in Titans living room, early morning. Cyborg, Robin, and Beast Boy are on the sopa watching television. Starfire is in the kusina making some weird alien food, and Raven is sitting quietly in the corner pagbaba a book. Cyborg looks out the window and notices the nice araw ahead of them.~
Cyborg: Man, would you look at that! The skies are clear, the sun is shining bright, and is it perfect araw out there or what? I’m feeling a tabing-dagat araw ahead of us!
Starfire: tabing-dagat day! Oh yes! That would be most joyous!
Robin: Hmm.. Cyborg is very convincing. ~Smiles.~ Maybe taking the araw off wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all.
Beast Boy: tabing-dagat DAY!! WHOO!! ~Runs down to his room and is back in the living room in three segundos dressed in swim trunks and tabing-dagat gear all packed and ready to go.~
Come on Raven! What are you waiting for! Get your bathing suit on!
Raven: ~Looks up at Beast Boy, one eyebrow raised.~ tabing-dagat Day? Sun? Bathing suits? Not really my thing.
All but Raven: PLEASE?!?!?!?!?!
Raven: Fine. BUT! I want to weeks without being forced to play video games or anything else stupid. I’m just now getting the skin back on my hands from when Beast Boy glued my hands to the controller.
Beast Boy: ~Smiles innocently.~
~Raven exits to get her swim suit on.~
Cyborg: So wait, we’re actually gonna see Raven in a bathing suit?!
~All have a startled look on their faces as if they had just realized what was ahead of them.~
~A few minutos pass and Raven steps out of the door into the living room in nothing madami than a black bikini. Everyone looks at her in shock.~
Beast Boy: ~Face as red as a tomato.~ Uh.. Raven.. I uh.. You look.. uh..
Cyborg: I think he means you look good girl.
Raven: Thanks.. ~Wearily said.
Everyone else but Raven and Beast Boy leave to get their swim bumagay on. Beast Boy continues to stare at Raven, amazed and dumbfounded at the same time.~
Raven: What are you staring at? ~Annoyed~
Beast Boy: I.. just uh.. didn’t expect you to uh.. look that good?
Raven: So you’re giving me a compliment?
Beast Boy: Yeah, you could say that. ~ Embarrassed ~
~As Beast Boy finishes his sentence everyone else enters the room ready to go.
Cyborg cuts in.~
Cyborg: Yeah, but he could say it better instead of being so nervous. ~Kidding around, smiling.~
Beast Boy: HEY! I am not nervous.
Cyborg: Then why can’t you just spit it out. ~Smiles evilly. ~
Beast Boy: Because I… ~Stops to ponder a moment. Raven stares at him and stands beside Cyborg.~
Robin: So, I guess we’re ready to go?
Starfire: Oh, yes! We are ready.
Cyborg: C’mon lover boy.
Raven: ~Chuckles and leaves.~
Beast Boy: ~Grumbles and walks behind the rest of the team.~
~Open to nice sunny araw on the public beach, where the Titans enjoy their tabing-dagat Day.
Robin and Starfire are playing Volleyball, Cyborg is flirting with some babes, Raven is sitting quietly under the umbrella, and Beast Boy comes in from surfing to sumali her.~
Beast Boy: ~To Raven.~ You should come in the water, it feels great.
Raven: No thanks, I’m perfectly fine here.
Beast Boy: But, it’s so hot over here.
Raven: Well, not to me.
Beast Boy: Well, we can do plenty of things here on the baybayin together! Like, Volleyball, or building sand castles or-
Raven: No, Beast Boy. I like sitting here.
Beast Boy: ~Looks very sad, eyes and ears droop.~ Ok, I guess I’ll leave you alone then.
~Cyborg notices the conversation and as Beast Boy leaves, he sits down sa pamamagitan ng Raven to talk.~
Raven: Before you waste you time, I’m fine sitting right here. I don’t want to do anything else.
Cyborg: Chill girl, I’m not here to pester you, I’m here to talk.
Raven: About what?
Cyborg: About Lover Boy. ~Smiles deviously.~
Raven: Beast Boy?
Cyborg: Yes Beast Boy! Haven’t you noticed? Ever since you put that bathing suit on, he’s been madami into you than ever!
Raven: What do you mean “more into me than ever?”
Cyborg: I mean, he really likes you and wants you to notice him.
Raven: Oh, believe me. I’ve noticed him.
Cyborg: Raven, we’ve ALL noticed Beast Boy. ~Chuckles.~
But try being a bit nicer to him, he’s really trying to get you to like him back.
Raven: Looks down seriously to think. Looks back up at Cyborg. uy Cyborg, can you keep a secret?
Cyborg: For you, girl? Anything. ~Smiles.~
Raven: ~Smiles back.~ Ok, well, I think I actually do like him back but I feel like I can't ipakita it, and I try to turn my emotions away from him because I’m afraid it won’t work out because of my past and the way I am.
Cyborg: Raven, if I know anything about love, which is not much, but what I do know is that when you pag-ibig someone, you find a way to make it work and you accept everything about that other person. I know for a fact that Beast Boy accepts everything about you.~ Smiles friendly.~
Raven: ~Half-grins.~ Hmm.. Maybe I should go over there and do something with him then.
Cyborg: Now that sounds like a plan.
Raven: Thanks, Cyborg.
Cyborg: I’m just helping out my paborito little lady. Oh, and good luck with Lover Boy!
Raven: ~Smiles back at Cyborg and starts walking away towards Beast Boy where he is waxing his surfboard in the sand, still looking droopy.~
So.. how do you work this thing? ~Looks down at surfboard.~
Beast Boy: You wanna learn how to surf? ~Says puzzled.~
Raven: You wanna teach me? ~Smiles at him.~
Beast Boy: ~Smiles back.~ madami than anything.
~Cyborg walks over to where Starfire and Robin are playing Volleyball.~
Cyborg: Well, would you look at that.
Robin: Look at what?
Cyborg: Raven and B.B. are getting along perfectly.
Starfire: Aww! They are so cute together. But does.. Raven know?
Cyborg: Awh yeah she does! I told her when we had our little chat. ~Smiles with arms crossed.~
~Starfire and Robin freak out.~
Robin: You told her?! How did she react?! Do we need to go over there and stop her from slapping him in the face?!
Cyborg: Relax man. She feels the same way about him.
Starfire: But please, if Raven feels the same way about Beast Boy that Beast Boy feels about her, but Beast Boy tries to make her laugh and include her all the time, but Raven ignores him and is very mean to him, yet they still feel the same way? ~Brain throbs, and eyes rotate in opposite directions.~ Your Earthly ways are very confusing.
Cyborg: No, Star. Even though Raven feels the same way about Beast Boy, as he does her, she was afraid of ipinapakita her emotions to him, afraid she might lose control and harm him. But we talked and it’s all good now.
Starfire: ~Eyes turn to hearts.~ Oh, I hope they work out and become a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Would that not be adorable? They were meant for each other! Correct?
Cyborg: Ok, don’t go all crazy chick-flick on me now, Star.
Starfire: Hee-Hee. Sorry. ~Smiles.~
Robin: Yeah, how about we leave them alone? ~Smiles.~
Cyborg: I think that is very appropriate for the lovely new couple.
Robin: ~Yelling to Beast Boy and Raven.~ Hey, we’ll catch with you two later, we’re heading back to the tower!
Beast Boy: Catch ya later, dudes! ~Turns back to Raven.~ So, what cha wanna do?
Raven: ~Chuckles.~ I don’t care.
Beast Boy: Hmm.. we can go get ice cream.
Raven: You don’t eat ice cream?
Beast Boy: No, I know this place where they have non-dairy ice cream. It’s really good!
Raven: Yeah.. do they have regular ice cream?
Beast Boy: Well, duh!
Raven: ~Smiling.~ Ok, sounds good.
~Opens to Titans living room where Cyborg, Starfire and Robin sit around the sopa waiting impatiently for Beast Boy and Raven to get home.~
Cyborg: AURGH!! Can’t they just get tahanan already?!
Starfire: I know! They are taking forever! I must hear about the evening they spent together!
Robin: Will you two relax? Raven and Beast Boy have finally come to understand each other and they are out understanding each other better.
Cyborg: They already know each other. ~Says very sternly.~ It’s not like they’re complete strangers.
Robin: Well even though Beast Boy shows how he feels about Raven all the time, Raven is very new to this and she needs to be with Beast Boy so that she knows it’s ok to let it out.
~Door opens and in walk Raven and Beast Boy, still in bathing suits, holding hands and smiling.~
Cyborg: And how was your evening together??
Raven: Very nice. ~Smiling.~ I never knew Beast Boy could be so mature.
When he wants to be. ~Straight-faced.~
Beast Boy: Heh-heh. But at least I got to finally meet the real Raven.
Starfire: The “real Raven”? Is this Raven a phony?
Beast Boy: No, Star. The Raven who isn’t afraid of ipinapakita how she feels. I know it’s a big step to do that and she feels comfortable around me.
Raven: madami than you think. ~Smiles and hugs tightly.~
~Starfire gets hearts for eyes and Robin and Cyborg get big shocked eyes.~
Robin: ~Looking at Cyborg.~ Raven’s…HUGGING, should we be afraid?
Cyborg: No, man. I think it’s cool. Should we check and make sure she’s still “Raven” though?
Robin: I don’t know, how about we wait for Beast Boy to mess up.
Cyborg: ~Laughing.~ That shouldn’t be too long.
Starfire: Oh, please tell me what you did to be gone so long and we couldn’t watch you two become the happy new couple!!
Beast Boy: Well we stayed a little longer at the tabing-dagat and then we went for ice cream in the park, and then we had a flying race back tahanan to see who was faster.
Cyborg: Lemme guess, B.B. got his butt whooped?
Robin: sa pamamagitan ng a girl?
Cyborg: Even better.. sa pamamagitan ng RAVEN!
~Cyborg and Robin fall to the ground laughing their heads off. Raven grins, still hugging Beast Boy, as his head sinks lower to his shoulders, looking very stern.~
Starfire: Oh, it does not matter who won the race, what matters is that you two are finally together and you can enjoy each other’s company and warmth and companionship.
Cyborg: ~Whispering to Robin.~ Yup, it’s still the same old Raven.
Robin: ~Trying so hard to keep from laughing.~
Beast Boy: ~Raven yawing.~ Well I think it’s about time for bed. C’mon, I’ll walk you to your room.
Raven: ~Giggling.~ Ok, sounds good.
~Raven and Beast Boy exit the room and head for their bedrooms.~
Starfire: So, if Beast Boy feels this way about Raven now, how did he feel about her before and during Terra’s visits?
~The room turns quiet and all seriousness sinks in.~
Robin: That’s a really good tanong Starfire.
Cyborg: I’ll talk to B.B. about it tomorrow.
Robin: We don’t want Raven to be hurt.
Cyborg: Oh, I’ll make sure he doesn’t. No one hurts Raven. She’s been through way too much for a heartbreak.
Starfire: I’m sure everything will be fine, yes?
Robin: Yes, Star, everything will be fine.
Cyborg: We’re just making sure.
**Make sure to read my part two coming soon!!
"The Truth Speaks" :)