I was getting kind of bored with All for Nothing, so I've started writing this story. It's short and I should be in the mood to write more of AFN when this is over, so consider this a way of passing my time. I hope you enjoy it, though. _______________________________________________ It’s a Date A pair of tawny hands slipped a purple boot over her polished toenails and up her leg. Standing up, she brushed her bright red hair out of her face revealing her large green eyes. Walking toward her bedroom door, she straightened her purple miniskirt and tugged at her silver gloves. The door opened with a soft “whoosh” and she stepped into the dark hallway. Her hands shook slightly with a combination of nerves and anticipation. She was sure that it was customary for the other gender to ask the question she was thinking of asking, but it didn’t really matter as long as she got what she so desperately wanted. She walked into a large circular room which seemed like a kitchen and living room combined into one. She stepped down the stairs and past a counter where a girl in a purple cloak sat, reading a large leather bound book. She peered over the top of her book. “Starfire,” she asked, “where have you been for the past twenty minutes?” “I have been…preparing,” replied Starfire quietly, quite uncharacteristic of her usual boisterous self. In typical Raven fashion, she decided not to press the subject and went back to reading her book. Continuing toward the living area, Starfire looked around for the person she most wanted to talk to at the time. She stopped at the black couch where two boys sat playing videogames. “I’m sorry,” she said, “but have either of you seen Robin?” A boy with green skin jerked his thumb to his left toward a boy with headphones. “Robin,” she thought to herself. Without so much as a word, she started toward him. “A ‘thank you’ would be nice,” complained the green boy from the couch. “Oh,” said Starfire, jumping slightly. “I’m sorry. Thank you Beast Boy.” The boy next to Beast Boy turned his partially metallic head slightly toward her. He found it strange that the usual giggle wasn’t in Starfire's voice, but was distracted by his car crossing the finish line. “Boo yah!!” he shouted triumphantly. “No fair,” shouted Beast Boy, leaping out of his seat, “I was distracted.” Tuning this out, Starfire started slowly walked toward Robin. “Robin,” she shouted so that he could hear her over his music. He pulled the headphones off and his spiky black hair sprang back into place. “Need something, Star?” he asked, tilting his head slightly to the left. “Um, yes actually,” she asked quietly. “You okay,” asked Robin with concern, “You seem kind of subdued?” “Oh no, Robin,” said Starfire, giggling. “Nothing is wrong; I just need to ask you a question.” “Sure Starfire,” he said, “You know you can ask me anything.” “Well, I was won-” A blaring horn caused her to break off in mid-sentence. Robin’s head angled toward a flashing red light on the ceiling. “Trouble,” he shouted to his friends. “Teen Titans, GO!” Everyone ran to the door except for Starfire. She just stood there in disappointment. “Timing…” she said, shaking her head and she flew after her friends to do their daily job. -------------------------------------------------- There. I'm actually proud of that piece.