"Music has always had a prominent part in all our products, from the early cartoon days. So much so, in fact, that I cannot think of the pictorial story without thinking about the complementary music which will fulfill it." - Walt Disney
Any kind? Open ended requests leave me nervous.
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Raven meandered through the paths around the state park with curiosity, her fingers wrapping around the guide pamphlet as Beast Boy walked next to her in unusual silence. Around her stood tall, abandon buildings crumbling slowly in the sun, finally submitting to years of exposure from the elements. Some of the roofs had disappeared and many of the original houses were now simply a layer of bricks, popping up from the overgrown grass like old headstones. Each of the stones seemed to be holding on to itself, wanting to tell anyone who would listen about the history hidden here, and the lives that once called this park their home.
She glanced over at her boyfriend and regarded him carefully out of the corner of her eye. She had to admit, this was a surprising and unexpected choice for a date for him. Not that she minded the date, in fact it was quite welcome. This wasn’t a bad movie or a walk around town, it was something he had legitimately put thought into, even going so far as to pack a picnic lunch for their long drive up the coast.
"You look bored."
He jerked out of his silence and gave her a small smile, rubbing the back of his head. “No, just thinking.”
"About what?" Raven folded and tucked the park guide into her back pocket, turning her face up to the bright sun to old onto the warmth for a moment. "You’ve been pretty quiet this whole trip."
"I just wanted to make sure you had a good time." He smiled and took her hand, fingers sliding between her own. "I know that this whole… relationship has been hard because there’s always someone at the tower, and someone is always inviting themselves to be with us…” He trailed off, obviously thinking of their last date when Cyborg had invited himself along and sat squarely between them in the movie theater. “So, I wanted it to be just us.” He shrugged. “I guess ‘just us’ means we have to drive half way around the world to get away from them.”
"We’re only an hour and a half away from them, Gar. It’s not that far…" She looked around at the buildings again, admiring their history from her perspective. "I’m surprised that you thought of this though."
"I know how much you enjoy learning about new things, or reading about history. And I know sometimes you put up with my bad movie choices… or really just my date choices in general." He shrugged again, trying to hide his blush from her as he looked away. "I know, I can be selfish and a little childish sometimes… but I want you to know that I think about what you want all the time, even though it might not seem like it."
Raffe, Penryn and The End of Days
"Don’t laugh or anything because that could be disastrous. Have you heard that joke about—"
rule number one: trust no one. not even the white lotus.