|Rise Of The New Green Lantern
Author: Vampireboy45 PM
Hal Jordan has fallen. His replacement? Zane, the brother of Green Lantern John Stewart. John Stewart isn't to happy that his brother was chosen to take on the responsibility of protecting others. So can Zane prove to his brother that he's ready, while battling the one responsible for the death of Hal and others? Set on Earth 30Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Adventure - John S./Green Lantern IV - Chapters: 16 - Words: 22,133 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-11-13 - Published: 09-24-12 - id: 8552924
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Okay so first off, this is my first Green Lantern fanfic but overall my eleventh fanfic total so I kind of know what I'm doing. This story goes along with my current Batman Beyond Fan Fic and soon the the two heroes will make an appearance in each other's story.
*I don't own Green Lantern only my OC's
Chapter 1: Lost Of A Hero
Hal Jordan, the first human green lantern and one of four of Earth's protectors was currently in battle with his nemesis Sinestro. "Give it up Sinestro, you can't win' says Hal who then uses his power ring to form a giant fist, he swings at his opponent but Sinestro deflects it using his own yellow power ring along with his newly required red lantern ring. Hal goes for another attack but once again Sinestro blocks the attack and this time he uses his power rings to form two hands so he grasps Hal then he begins to squeeze.
"This is the end of you Hal Jordan," snarled Sinestro, Hal can feel the grip tighten and his ribs begin to break along with his breathing begins to falter. When Hal draws his final breath that's when Sinestro releases his death grip, he along with everyone watching the battle watch as Hal's lifeless body falls to the ground and when it reaches the ground it shakes as if hit by an earthquake. Sinestro satisfied with his work turns and flies off going back to his planet, people who had witnessed the epic and bloody battle walked out onto the street. They look down at the hole where Hal's lifeless body laid then suddenly his power ring lights up then flies off his finger and goes to look for Hal's replacement.
(The Streets Of Detroit Michigan)
A young African American man, about twenty-five is running down the street as some men in suits are chasing him. "Get back here Stewart," shouts the leader but the young man continues to run and doesn't look back as he enters an alleyway only to find that it's dead end. He turns to see his three chasers have cornered him, "The boss wants his money Zane…. And if you can't pay up then I guess we can make a arrangement where you can pay back by dying" said the leader as he and his made their way towards Zane.
"I'll…. I'll get the money…. Please, I just need more time," replies Zane, the leader throws a fist connecting with Zane's jaw knocking him back into the fence. The three men begin to beat down Zane, he tries to stand but he receives a kick to the ribs for his troubles. Zane wishes that they would just end his life and his suffering, he has no body…. His father died when he was young and just two months ago his mother passed away due to breast cancer. His brother… he never spoke of his brother.
"Leave him alone" came a voice from above, the three attackers turned around to see the Green Lantern known as John Stewart hovering above them. The three attackers knew better than to attack him so they took off running, John lands on the ground and goes to help Zane up but Zane yanks his arm away. "Zane… I'm only trying to help" says John, Zane looks at him and slaps John across the face.
"Now you want to help me? Where were you when dad died? Oh that 's right you were out saving the world with the Justice League, where were you when mom died? Oh yeah you were still to busy saving the world and I was left to mourn…. I was left to defend myself against men like them, because of you I fell into dark places that I'm afraid that I'll never get out of" replies Zane with anger in his voice. John looks at his little brother, not knowing what to say to him but Zane isn't finished, "Why do you bother with me…. You have a wife and a son who's what? Eighteen? So why don't you do me a favor and leave me the fuck alone" Zane pushes past his brother.
Zane walks down the sidewalk but not before pulling his hood over his head so in case he saw those men again. He continues to walk until he reaches his apartment that he shares with his girlfriend, he walks up the steps only to see his stuff outside and a note attached to one of the boxes.
I can't do this shit anymore, you don't have a job and I know that your in some deep shit with a loan shark so I'm sorry but I'm kicking you out and if maybe you can clean up your act and straighten out whatever you in I'll take you back
Zane stared at the note, not in anger but in sadness cause he knew that she was right so he knocks on the door and it opens. Standing there in a long shirt stood his currently ex-girlfriend Sam, "I know that you don't want to see me or other things but I just wanted to tell you…. Tell you that your right so I'm going to clean up my act and get my shit straight but I was wondering if I could at least keep my things here until I do but just my stuff… I'll figure someplace else to sleep," he said. She didn't responded and he could tell that she was thinking about it then she agreed so they started carrying his things back inside.
He left when he was done, he ran down to the corner store that was looking for help and went in for an interview. He answered their questions truthfully but when they got to the part about his criminal past and they learned that he had been to jail for robberies they kicked him out and told him to never come back. Zane felt lost and he was hurting, he had to pay back that loan shark to which he owed six thousand dollars. He only had four thousand, which meant that he was short two thousand but he didn't want to run to anyone and ask for it…. He knew that he had to earn it the right and truthful way.
Zane thought about ways that he could get money then it hit him, he ran down the street to the gas station now knowing that you a once and a million shot of winning the lottery but he had to try. He bought two tickets and scratched them off then handed them back to the clerk who ran them though the machine. Zane watched as the man threw one away leaving only one left, he closed eyes hoping that some good news would come out of it and then there was silence so he opened his eyes.
The clerk had a smile on his face then he said, "You didn't win the lottery but you did win one hundred thousand dollars" the clerk took the money out of the cash register and hand the money to Zane who had the look of a little boy who's dreams had come true. Zane left the store only to run into the men from earlier, Zane put his hands up just as the passenger door of the leading black SUV opened up and an older man wearing a black suit with a white tie stepped out.
"Mr. Jones…. I was just coming to see you, I have your money plus interest" said Zane, the older man walks towards him and reaches out his hand so Zane quickly pays him the money is owned. The man turns and walks back to the SUV but stops and turns back to Zane.
"You know son…. I don't like it when people who owe me money wait six months to finally pay it back so boys…. Break his legs," said Mr. Jones who then stands and watches as his men begin making their way towards Zane. The leader goes for a right but this time Zane is ready so he ducks and comes back hitting an uppercut to the man's jaw, Zane turns his attention to the other two men who are now on either side of him. The two men leap at Zane who leaps backwards making the two men crash into each other, "Nice moves maybe you should come work for me?" said Mr. Jones.
Zane stared at the man with confusion and anger then he says, "Sorry I don't work for scum" Mr. Jones shook his head then snapped his fingers. Four more SUV's pulled up and more men emerged from side, "Great…. I'm so dead," muttered Zane who took off running down the street into oncoming traffic, which made drivers slam down on their brakes. Zane looked back as he was running and saw that the men were following him, he kept running until he stepped into an alleyway where he hid behind a dumpster.
He waited there, he heard the men stop and argue about where he had gone off two, he took a deep breath and then he looked up when he saw a green light. A green ball came hurling down at him so he put his arms in front of his face to block whatever was coming at him but nothing came so he brought his arms down to see the green ball floating in front of him. He reached out his hand and the ball disappeared but floating in the air was a green ring, which landed in the palm of his hand. "What the hell?" said Zane questionly, he picked the ring up in his other hand then placed it on his finger.
He soon found himself surrounded in a green layer, he looked himself over then before he could say anything he was shot into the air by some unknown force. "AH…. SOMEONE…. HELP ME!" shouted Zane as he left Earth's atmosphere, he found himself leaving the Milky Way and he kept going until he came to a planet that he had never seen before. He entered that planets atmosphere then suddenly the aura around him faded and he fell to the ground hard.
"So this is the one whose suppose to replace Hal?" came a ruffled voice in front of Zane. He lifts his head up to see a giant pink hippo creature in a green and black suit standing in front of him. Zane's eyes open wide when he sees the creature, he stumbles to his feet and looks around him to see that he was no longer on Earth and that he was surrounded by creatures all wearing the same suit. The big creature that had spoken earlier stepped aside as five little blue creatures appeared.
"Where am I?" asked a confused Zane,
"Welcome to Oa, we are the guardians of the Green Lantern Corps" replied one of the blue creatures. Zane looked at them then back to the he looked at everyone else.
"Why am I here?" asked
"You have been chosen to replace one of our fallen brethren, the one known as Hal Jordan," replied the purple creature, Zane looks around still trying to process everything that is happening to him. Zane goes to say something but he's cut off by a voice that he knows oh so well,
"Zane…. What the hell are you doing here?" Zane turns to see his brother John making his way though the crowd, John looks down and sees the power ring on Zane's finger. "No, I will not allow my brother to take over for Jordan," said John who was angry that his little brother might soon be involved with the Green Lantern Corps.
"I am sorry, John but the ring has chosen the next Green Lantern… brother or not he will be the next Green Lantern," replied one of guardians. Zane looked at his brother who was staring at him.
"I know that you hate the idea of me being involved in whatever your doing here but I'm here now…. And I'm not going anywhere" said Zane with serious tone that he uses when he's going to stand by something no matter the danger it brings to him. John turns and walks away in anger, soon everyone walks away leaving Zane alone with the purple creature that walks up to him.
"Don't worry about him…. John's a tough man but he'll come around, I'm Kilowog by the way," said the purple creature now known as Kilowog, Zane looks at him with a smile and says,
"I'm Zane Stewart… the new Green Lantern"
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