Chapter OneShe sat at the top of the tower in the eve of the night, wind blowing her orange hair. Thoughts, so many thoughts plagued her mind. A single tear rolled down her left cheek before she quickly wiped it away. No, she couldn't cry. She had to be strong. She had to be brave, for her friends.
"Starfire? What are you doing up here so late?"
Starfire whipped her head around to see a man in tights, his black mask always covering his eyes.
"Oh. Robin. I just came to do the thinking." She explained as he took a seat next to her.
"At three in the morning? What's wrong? Can't sleep?"
Starfire smiled and shook her head. "Nothing is wrong."
Robin knew, though. He knew the truth. Starfire was always terrible when it came to lying to him. He could always see right through her.
"You're worried about Tamaran, aren't you?"
Starfire sighed and turned her attention to the water below them, crashing onto the small island that their tower resided on.
"Yes. I cannot get through to anyone. I fear my dreams are more real than I thought..."
Robin wrapped his arm around her shoulder, bringing her close to him. She laid her head gently on his shoulder while he rested his head on hers.
"Tomorrow we'll all be going to check things out. Don't worry so much. For all you know, they're having some kind of crazy festival where they have to eat a bunch of strange things. I don't think you have anything to worry about."
Starfire sighed and nodded, closing her eyes as she tried to relax against him. Even if Robin made sense, there was something inside of her telling her that something was terribly wrong on her home planet.
"Lets go inside. It's getting cold out here. Come on, I'll make you some hot chocolate."
Immediately, Starfire shot up and looked at him. "Can I have the tiny, white pillows in mine?"
Robin laughed and nodded. "Of course. Anything for you, Starfire."
He grabbed her hand to help her up but never let it go as they made their way back into the tower to the kitchen.
It was late. Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy were already fast asleep in their beds, awaiting the morning to take the long trip with Starfire to her home planet. She knew that she should be sleeping too, but with all of the dreams she just couldn't.
She sat down at the counter as she watched Robin put on a pot of boiling water before pulling out to packets containing the contents for hot chocolate. He then turned and pulled out the large bag of small marshmellows and handed them to Starfire.
Her eyes glanced up to Robins face, studying him carefully. As worried as she was, he always put her at ease. She smiled delicately at him before removing a marshmellow from the bag. But before she could place it into her mouth, a voice rang through her mind.
"STARFIRE! PLEASE HELP ME!"
Starfire dropped the marshmellows before jumping out of her seat and falling to the floor in a hurry. Robin immediately rushed to her side.
"Starfire! Are you okay? What's wrong?"
Starfire looked up at Robin, tears streaming down her face.
"I heard him. My K'Norfka...he's in trouble...what I feared before is true. Something terrible has happened to my beautiful home..."