First American Dragon story and third to feature a Jonathan Coulton song the other two are in the random zone stories.

Disclaimer: I do not own American Dragon: Jake Long or the song "The Future Soon".


Spud: Last week I left a note on Stacey's desk
It said I love you signed anonymous friend
Turns out she's smarter than I thought she was
She knows I wrote it, now the whole class does too

Upon this happening everyone began laughing at him save for Jake and Trixie who tried to comfort him.
Spud: And I'm alone during couple skate
When she skates by with some guy on her arm

Stacey skated by with Brad on her arm, while Spud sat in the center of the ice rink dejected.
Spud: But I know that I'll forget the look of pity in her face
When I'm living in my solar dome on a platform in space

Now Spud was deep in a daydream of his version of the futureā€¦
Spud: Cause it's gonna be the future soon
And I won't always be this way
When the things that make me weak and strange get engineered away
It's gonna be the future soon
I've never seen it quite so clear
And when my heart is breaking I can close my eyes and it's already here

He saw himself wandering through a giant laboratory full of all kinds of incredible things including a Mega Spud Man suit and everything else he would need to defend Spudopolis in his spare time.
Spud: I'll probably be some kind of scientist
Building inventions in my space lab in space
I'll end world hunger I'll make dolphins speak

"Corn!" The test-subject dolphin yelled. Spud jumped for joy and yelled "Success!"
Work through the daytime, spend my nights and weekends
Perfecting my warrior robot race
Building them one laser gun at a time
I will do my best to teach them
About life and what it's worth
I just hope that I can keep them from destroying the Earth

The robots eyes glowed red and rampaged through the portal to earth. Spud fell down and screamed "Where did I go wrong?!" Meanwhile on Earth the robots destroyed everything in their path. People ran screaming in all directions. Jake's Grandpa was punted all the way back to China by one.

Spud: Cause it's gonna be the future soon
And I won't always be this way
When the things that make me weak and strange get engineered away
It's gonna be the future soon
I've never seen it quite so clear
And when my heart is breaking I can close my eyes and it's already-

Here on Earth they'll wonder
As I piece by piece replace myself
And the steel and circuits will make me whole
But I'll still feel so alone

A hologram of Stacey appeared.
Spud: Until Stacey calls me home

He jumped for joy and then got ready to leave on the next rocket to earth.

Spud: I'll see her standing by the monorail
She'll look the same except for bionic eyes
She lost the real ones in the robot wars
I'll say I'm sorry, she'll say it's not your fault
Or is it?
And she eyes me suspiciously
Hearing the whir of the servos inside
She will scream and try to run
But there's nowhere she can hide
When a crazy cyborg wants to make you his robot bride

Within a ruined chapel Spud and a terrified Stacey were being married by a Robot Minister. The robot audience cheered them on.

Spud:


I never had any plans to write this story. It came about from listening to Jonathan Coulton's song "The Future Soon". I felt that it actually fitted Spud and it seemed like something he would day dream. I had the change the lyrics a bit for it to fit though (In the song the girl's name is Laura). Well I hope you enjoyed this little song thing oneshot.