For a change in my writing, this is written in first person. I've had this idea in my head for a while now and now that I have it out of my head, I can say it turned out differently than I thought it would. I am excited for the song choice though!

Disclaimer I do not own the Castaways, nor the song, Boulevard of Broken Dreams. (That belongs to Green Day)

Broken Dreams

Written for September's Castaway Kingdom's Prompts

I don't really know what I have to complain about. Sure, my life's hard, but I'm good at it. It helps people. It does the work of the Lord. But sometimes it's too much for just person and his dog. I have long since realized that my life is a curse, but I rarely think about that. I'm immortal you see. I'll never age. I'll never grow up. Never have a life of my own. For many, I'm sure the idea is appealing. For some, repulsive. For me, its what I have, and I work with it.

I walk a lonely road

The only one that I have ever known

Don't know where it goes

But it's home to me and I walk alone

I try not to think about the downside of my "gift", and I usually succeed. Every couple of years, I take a night like tonight to mull things over. Being frozen forever in your teenage years, I think its acceptable to brood once in a blue moon. Ned agrees with me, under the condition that he doesn't have to listen to it. He's asleep at my side; keeping me warm on this cold winter night, tail twitching in his sleep.

I walk this empty street

On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Where the city sleeps

And I'm the only one and I walk alone

Ned. He's my family, my compass, and my best friend. That black Labrador is like an extension of my shadow. It's a friendship that's lasted centuries. Together we've survived the impossible. Together we're invincible. We share the burden; it makes it easier for both of us.

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me

'Til then I walk alone

Don't get me wrong; there are some perks to the job. I've had more friends than anyone in history. I've outlived all of my enemies. I've tasted foods from all kinds of places and met all kinds of peoples. I have the knowledge that Ned and I have changed the world for the better. It's a good feeling that fills every cell in my body. But it never lasts long. We always have to leave. Things would be so much better if we didn't have to move every few weeks.

I'm walking down the line

That divides me somewhere in my mind

On the border line

Of the edge and where I walk alone

The things that get's me the most are my dreams. Not bad dreams involving the Dutchman, or good ones with the Angel. I'm talking about the dreams of the future I will never have. These dreams are broken, shattered.

Read between the lines

What's messed up and everything's alright

Check my vital signs

To know I'm still alive and I walk alone

But is there hope? Will my mission one day be done? Will the Dutchman one day stop haunting the seas and finally sink beneath them? Will my dreams then be mended? I don't know, but I like to think so. It's what helps me get to sleep on nights like theseā€¦

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me

'Til then I walk alone...

I like the ending, and the song choice. (horribly depressing song, but it fits the Castaways extreamly well)

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