This is my attempt to recreate the movie Shrek in a teen titans version. Hope you enjoy it.
Chapter 1 Feeling Green
"Once upon a time there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort which could only be broken by love's first kiss. She was locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison, but none prevailed. She waited in the dragon's keep in the highest room of the tallest tower for her true love and true love's first kiss." Marie Logan looked down at her son sleeping in his bed. "Goodnight Garfield." She whispered.
The little boy's eyes popped open and he looked up at his mother. "Mommy, finish the story." he said yawning.
She smiled down at him. "Not tonight Gar." She said leaning down and kissing him on the forehead. "You need your sleep." She said blowing out a candle on the nightstand by his bed.
Gar yawned. "But I'm not sleepy Mommy." He said.
His mother smiled. "You will be." She said.
"Nuh uh." Said Gar sleepily.
She smiled standing up from his bed and putting his book of fairy tales next to him and slipped out of the room.
Sometime in the middle of the night there was a faint tapping sound from Gar's window. It got louder and louder until it woke up the little boy. Gar sat up looking around his room confused. "Hello?" He asked pulling the covers tight to him. "Who's there?" he asked.
Gar slid out of bed and looked out the window. Outside was an oddly colored monkey, green to be exact. Out of curiosity Gar opened his window and climbed out. He followed the monkey into the jungle thinking he had found a new friend, it was an animal but none the less it was his friend, or so the little boy thought.
Gar followed the monkey deeper and deeper into the jungle until he got close enough to it. "Hi." Said Gar.
The green monkey walked up to him tapping him lightly on the head. Gar laughed. "I wonder if my parents would let me have a monkey for a pet?" He wondered aloud.
The monkey continued to observe him until Gar held his hand out to pet it. The monkey quickly bit him and climbed up a tree away from the boy.
Gar let out a loud yelp and stumbled backwards. Pain shot through his body and he tried to stand up. The boy ran back to his home wrapping his arms around himself trying to stop the pain. He climbed inside of his window and laid back down in his bed pain shooting through his body.
Gar let out a loud cry and hugged himself tighter.
The last thing he remembered was his parents running into the room and their horrified cries.
When Gar opened his eyes he saw lab equipment and lots of it. His parents were scientists but they had never allowed him to come inside when they were doing research.
"He's awake…how ya doing son?" Asked his dad.
Gar rubbed his head he could feel different wires tighten around his body as he moved.
"Hang on there Gar I'll get you out…you feeling any better?" He asked.
Gar sensed something funny in the way his parents were looking at him. Then he saw it his hands they were green. "Mommy, Daddy, what happened?" Asked Gar looking around.
His mother sobbed into his father's shirt.
Gar quickly pulled the wires off of him, ran into his room looked in the mirror, and let out a loud scream. Green. His face, his eyes, his hair, everything was green. Gar gasped waving his hand in front of the mirror making sure that it was actually his reflection.
After a few minutes he realized that no matter how long he stared at himself in the mirror, he would never really look like himself again. He was still human…mostly, but he sure didn't look like one.
Gar sighed walking over to his bed and picking up his book of fairy tales flipping through the pages. He landed on a green creature. "Ogre?" he asked himself. "Is that what I am now?"
Another pain shot through him. "It's because of that stupid monkey." He said to himself. A vivid image of the monkey came into his mind. When Gar opened his eyes he saw a monkey staring back at him. He gasped backing up and tripping over a wooden trunk in his desk. Gar sat up rubbing his head and looked in the mirror again. He was normal again, okay so he wasn't normal but be was human...green but human.
"What am I?" He whispered.
"Gar." Said his mother's voice from the door.
"Mommy…what's wrong with me?" Asked Gar running over to her and clinging to her leg.
"Gar." She said sighing. "We've always told you to never run around in the jungle alone." She said picking up the little boy and sitting him on her lap. "You got bit by a green monkey Gar, we thought you were going to die." She said hugging him to her.
"Will I ever be normal again?" Asked Gar tears forming in his eyes.
His mother looked down at him sadly. "I'm afraid not Gar." She said.
Tears poured out of the little boy's eyes as he buried his face into his mother shirt.
So this was chapter one, was it good, bad? Tell me what you think.
Gothic goddess 14