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Sector 2814. Planet Earth. Middleton USA
On the surface, with the exception of one, these thirteen names didn't seem very special. The names Maxwell Lord, Amon Tomaz, Hank Hall, Arthur Curry, Jennie-Lynn Hayden, Carter and Shiera Hall (no relation to Hank), Boston Brand, Eobard Thawne, Ronnie Raymond, George "Digger" Harkness, and Ron Stoppable don't sound out of the ordinary. Only the name J'Onn J'Onzz seemed out of place due to its Martian origins.
But these thirteen people (with the exception of Max Lord, former Black King of the government organization Checkmate, and former government liason for Justice League International) were known to go by other names.
Osiris, Hawk, Aquaman, Jade, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Deadman, Reverse Flash, Firestorm, Captain Boomerang, Blue Lantern, and the Martian Manhunter. These heroes and villains had two things in common; they had all died, and they had all been resurrected by the white light; the primal life force.
One of those thirteen, Ron Stoppable, sat in his attic bedroom. Over his course of his life he had been many things. A son, a best friend, and a sidekick. Then a reluctnat Monkey Master, a boyfriend, a big brother, and above all, a hero. When the Mystical Monkey Power was torn from his body by an alien named Amon Sur, Ron received a new power; the ring of a Blue Lantern.
Ron looked at the blue power ring on his finger, and then at the power battery in the shape of a blue lantern he was holding. These two objects relied on the blue light of hope, the most powerful light in the emotional spectrum. Ron was given this ring because of his ability to inspire hope in others. But right now he wasn't feeling all that hopefull himself.
Just hours ago Ron had a terrifying vision of Gil Moss, a Red Lantern, killing all of his loved ones. The voice of the white light had told Ron to stop this from happening. This was Ron's new mission. The Blue Lantern of Earth stood, pressed his ring against his power battery, and began to recite his oath.
"In fearful day in raging night, with strong hearts full our souls ignite! When all seems lost in the War of Light look to the stars, for hope burns bright!"
"Ring power levels at 100%," the ring said.
"That's one thing down." Ron sighed, returning his battery to the pocket dimension where it was stored. His ring could charge itself off the hopes of those around him, but Ron wasn't going to be around anyone for quite some time. He needed to top off the tank.
"Don't go," a little voice from the nightstand squeaked.
"Sorry, Rufus," Ron said. "I have to do this. I have to stop Gil once and for all!" He saw the sad look on the naked mole rat's face. "Look, Rufus, I'm not really sure where Oa is! If I'm gonna get lost in space, I don't want to get you lost too. Besides, I need you to keep an eye on Hana. Okay?"
"Kay," Rufus said in a defeated voice.
"Brother save Sister?" a voice from the door asked. When Ron looked behind him, he saw his parents and his adopted baby sister waiting for him.
"You didn't think we'd let you go without saying goodbye, did you, Ronnie?" his mother said.
"I didn't want to worry you."
"We're worried no matter what," Ron's father Dean said. "You just came back to us. We don't want to lose you again."
"Go with Brother?" Hana asked.
"Sorry, Intruder," Ron said with a weak grin, "but I need you here to make sure Mom and Dad are safe. Can you do that for me?"
Hana nodded with determination. She had her mission and she would carry it out.
"What are you going to do?" Dana Stoppable asked.
"Get to Oa, find Kim, and take down Gil. I need to do that before he can get back to Earth and hurt all of you."
"But how do you know this Gil person will even be able to escape? What if all you had was some post traumatic hallucination?"
"Then I get to see the universe and surprise KP," Ron said. "But I don't think I was seeing things, Mom. I don't know how I know, but I know you're all in danger, and that I have to stop it. Besides, hallucinations don't usually make me light up like a spotlight or turn my uniform white, y'know?" With that, Ron's ring lit up, surrounding him in a blue glow. Ron opened the window, waved to his family, and flew off. "Next stop, the center of the universe."
Sector 2814. Planet Earth. Boulder USA
A violet streak shot across the sunny Colorado sky. Even though the central power battery of the Star Sapphires had been destroyed and all Monique Davies had was what power was currently in her ring, she was still a Star Sapphire and she still had a job to do.
Just as Ron wielded the blue light of hope, Monique was powered by the violet light of love, and that light was leading her to the source of terrible heartache. Monique's ring created a tether between herself and that source of emotional pain; a small house in Boulder, Colorado.
When the glowing young woman landed, she saw a middle aged woman with long dark hair standing in her front yard, staring up at the sky. "You're one of those Lantern people," she said without even looking.
"Yeah," Monique replied. "I'm a Star Sapphire."
"They say my son had one of those rings for a while. A red one. As if he hasn't gone through enough changes."
Monique saw the name "Moss" on the mailbox, and was able to piece two and two together. "You're Gil's mom."
The woman finally turned her attention to Monique. "I recognize you. I've seen pictures of you with Kim Possible and her sidekick." When Monique flinched, the woman held her hand up. "I don't blame your friends for what happened to Gilbert. He took that Stoppable boy's free swim time without even thinking about it. And then he was revenge crazed when the changes started to happen."
"Look, Mrs. Moss..."
"My name is Jillian," the woman said. "Like I said, I don't blame any of you. Gilbert was always an angry young man, especially after his father left us. No, this is my fault. I sent him to that awful camp, and I wasn't able to help him cope with his dad not being around anymore. And now I don't even know where he is."
"I can help with that," Monique said. "He's on a planet called Oa in the center of the universe. The Green Lantern Corps is holding him."
"But why?" Jillian Moss demanded, the tears threatening to start.
"It's a long story," Monique sighed. "And it's not a nice one. Perhaps we should sit down somewhere."
Sector 0. Planet Oa. The Sciencells
Pandemonium. That was the only word that could describe what Honor Lantern Kim Possible was seeing. What was supposed to be a routine prisoner transfer to a specially made cell had turned into a free for all. Gil Moss, former mutant and current Red Lantern, had been rendered medically comatose by Corps medic Soranik Natu shortly after his capture. Somehow he had broken through the medicated stupor to fight back.
Gone was the modicum of calm that Ron Stoppable had provided when he cured Gil of his mutation. Now he was pure rage, spewing burning red blood from his mouth and ring. Kim looked over at an orange skinned being with a bird like beak and a fin on his head. "Tomar! Flank left!"
Tomar Tu, the Green Lantern of Sector 2813, nodded. He struck with inhuman speed, conjuring a containment cube with his ring. Kim also sprang into action, coming in from the right with a ring generated battering ram to shove the Red Lantern into the cube.
"So not happening, sparky!" Kim grunted, pouring on the willpower.
"Kim!" Tomar shouted. "He's burning through my construct!"
"Herd him towards the cell!"
"No good! He's breaking free!" An explosion of red and green sent both Green Lanterns flying.
"Tomar! You okay?"
"If by 'okay' you mean I feel like I was hit by an entire Khund battle fleet, then yeah, I'm fine," Tomar grumbled.
Kim quickly scanned for Gil with her ring. "So not good." She quickly got on her ring com. "This is Honor Lantern Possible. The Red Lantern called Gil Moss has escaped. All Lanterns to full alert! Repeat, all Lanterns to full alert! Any and all off duty Green Lanterns are ordered to report to the sciencells immediately!" Kim looked over at her fellow GL. "We're gonna need all the help we can get on this one."
Interstellar space; hyperspace transit from Sector 2814 to Sector 0.
"Are you sure you know where you're going?" Ron asked his ring for the millionth time.
"Affirmative," came the monotone response.
"I mean really sure?"
"All will be well."
"I sure hope so," Ron sighed. He was having trouble getitng that vision out of his mind. Gil Moss was standing over the dead bodies of Ron's family, as well as the Possibles. He was holding a battered and bloody Kim by her wrist, destroying her with his corrosive blood. The aura around him was burning like a red sun. Burning like a pyre.
Ron rubbed his eyes and shook his head. "I just want to know what this all means."
Sector 2814. Planet Earth. Boulder USA
Jillian Moss had listened intently to Monique's tale. "I just can't believe it," she finally said. "My boy is no killer!"
"With that ring he is," Monique calmly said. "The red light of rage is on the far end of the emotional spectrum. The further you get from the center, the harder the light is to control." She looked down at her own ring. "I know that from personal experience. The violet light of love is on the other end of the spectrum. It can be almost overpowering, especially when I feel heartache like yours over what happened to your son."
"So what happens to Gilbert now?"
"I don't know," Monique said. "We can't take that ring of his off without killing him. His heart stopped the moment that ring went on his finger. A Blue Lantern like Ron could cure him of all the nasty toxins the ring left in his blood, but we'd need a fully staffed cardiology unit to get his heart beating again."
"Negative, Star Sapphire Monique," her ring said. "A tether between the subject and a person who shares his love will be enough to make his heart beat again."
"Then there's no hope at all," Jillian sadly said. "Gilbert's never had a girlfriend. I don't think he's ever loved anyone. Especially himself."
Sector 0. Planet Oa. The Sciencells
Gil's vision was tinged by a red haze. All he felt was anger and hatred; for those who imprisoned him, for those who wronged him, and at himself for being captured.
"Rage," a pair of voices said. One was the ring on his finger, and the other came from a large vault to Gil's left. Without thinking, Gil let loose a torrent of corrosive plasma from his ring, which ate through the vault door like the most powerful of acids.
Gil sneared when he saw what the vault held. A second red ring. He immediatley reached for it.
"Ring vault 742 breached," Kim's ring reported.
"Great," Kim muttered. "What was stored in that vault?"
"The Red Lantern power ring recovered on Earth by Honor Lantern Possible."
"Oh no," Kim said, remembering that ring. It would have taken over Shego during the Blackest Night had Kim not captured it and sent it to Oa.
"Please tell me that doesn't mean what I think it means," Tomar said.
"It means that Gil might have two rings now," Kim said almost to herself.
"I told you not to tell me that!"
Sector 0, just outside of Oa's star system
Well, here we are, Ron thought. The exact dead center of the known universe. I thought it would, I dunno, look older.
"Ring, power check."
"Power levels at 87.1%," came the reply.
"All right then." Ron set his sights on Oa. "Time to go pay KP a visit and make sure Gil is still locked up."
Next time: Kim and Ron vs Gil. Again.