The Powerpuff Girls copyright Craig McCracken
Green Lantern copyright DC Comics/Warner Brothers
a male teen groaned as he was awoke from his slumber.
he blindly banged against the alarm clock, trying his best to SHUT IT UP.
once the sweet sound of silence returned.
the young man sat up and rubbed his eyes.
he glanced over at the digital clock.
it read: '5:24PM' in bright red.
the boy exhaled sharply.
he didn't look forward to getting up.
but, he knew that he had to.
the brown haired teen threw the covers off sat up on the side of teh bed, then finally got up.
he arched his back..which made a slight cracking sound.
then, he made his way to the bathroom door that was in his bedroom.
once in the bathroom, he turned on the light removed his night clothes and stepped into the shower.
he turned the shower on, which sprayed cold water on him.
overcoming the shock, he soon relaxed as the water became warm.
he exhaled sharply, his mind lost in deep thought.
Eric Smith was not looking forward to today.
sure, it was his birthday.
but, it was also the day he would have to leave..to go to WAR.
finally satysfied with his shower.
Eric turned the water off, blindly grabbed a nearby towel and stepped out.
drapping the towel around himself.
he carefully walked across the bathroom and approached the sink.
he look into the mirror.
his light brown hair was like a rats nest.
and, he had dark circles around his light blue eyes.
groaning, he took a comb and, began to brush his hair.
when that was finally done he began to brush his teeth and put on some deoderent.
Eric looked at himself again..then, sighed sharply.
"happy flipping birthday." grumbled Eric
Eric finally walked away and exited the bathroom.
approaching his closest and drawer he removed his towel and began to put on some clothes.
he was soon wearing a pair of blue jeans a white t-shirt and a black leather jacket.
he then returned to his bed for One Last Accessory.
Eric reached over to a small table and, grabbed a green metallic ring with the image of a 'lantern' on it's face.
he put the ring on one of his fingers..which flashed bright green as he did.
It almost seemed like only yesterday that Eric was chosen to join the Green Lantern Corp.
but, in reality..it had been THREE YEARS since his ring transended time and space to find him.
Three Years since he proved himself a 'Superhero' in his own right.
Eric looked to see his black cellphone ringing and vibrating.
he soon reached over, grabbed it flipped it open and pressed the 'TALK' button.
(("Eric?")) began a female voice
(("It's ME, Sandra Keane."))
"Ms. Keane?!, wa-what is it?"
(("I need you to meet me John's house."))
Eric knew that by "John", Sandra was refering to 'Professor Utonium'.
(("I don't have time to explain right now..but, it's URGENT."))
well..alright: i'll be right there."
Eric closed up his phone and laid it down.
he paused for a moment, trying to process what was going on.
"Urgent?..what could Keane mean by "Urgent?!" said Eric to himself
Eric tapped his chin, pondering.
"c-could utonium be hurt?
No, he couldn't be: Keane didn't sound very worried."
Eric exhaled sharply.
"oh, well..guess i'll find out Soon Enough."
Eric charged his ring, which glowed with bright green energy.
the energy wrapped around his body..until the glow subsided, revealing a Green-and-Black uniform.
Eric then opened his bedroom window.
then, with a green aura surrounding his body..flew out, leaving behind a light trail.
Eric flew down onto the front lawn of the Utonium House.
reverting back to his civilian clothes, he ran for the door.
Eric gently knocked the door.
there was no answer.
so, Eric knocked again..this time, harder.
this made the door swing open.
Eric stared wided eyed.
he then walked carefully into the house.
"Helloooo..." said Eric, his voice shakey
Eric looked around: the entire house looked deserted.
feeling agitated, Eric carefully made his way into the dark living room.
suddenly, the lights turned on.
"SURPIIIIIIIIISE!" exclaimed many voices
Eric looked and saw a group of people gathered..whome he soon recognized.
he saw Ms. Keane and Professor Utonium for one.
the Powerpuff Girls: Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup AND Bunny.
the Rowdyruff Boys: Brick, Boomer and Butch.
and, a curly gingered red haired boy, who Eric knew to be Dexter, Blossom's boyfriend
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIC!" exclaimed the group
Eric finally took notince of a banner above them that read: 'HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY, ERIC!'
Bubbles flew over to Eric and, happily placed a cone-shaped hat on his head.
"B-But, i don't understand..How did you know?!"
"i told them."
Eric looked back and saw a woman approach.
a woman with paper white skin and, long serpent-like hair tendrils.
it was Sedusa..Eric's mother.
Sedusa smiled as she approached him.
"you-you remebered my birthday?"
Sedusa smiled, her eyes moist.
she then gently touched her teenage son's face.
"i will NEVER forget the day you were born..you were my most precious treasure."
at that moment, Ms. Keane walked in from the kitchen with a birthday cake.
she smiled as she approached Eric and held it to Eric.
"now, Make a Wish..and, blow out the candles."
Dexter rolled his eyes at this.
"wish..heh, such utter nonsense."
Eric thought for a bit.
he then finally inhaled deep..and, blew out the candles.
the others clapped (though, Bubbles clapped the most.)
"Good." said Keane
"now, everyone to the kitchen to eat some Cake and Ice Cream."
"AL-RIIIIGHT!" exclaimed Butch, his fist charged with energy
"I. AM. STARVING!"
Butch flew off at lightspeed into the kitchen.
Brick just rolled his eyes, groaning.
as the group made their way to the kitchen..Eric looked at the Powerpuff Girls and Sedusa.
"you all planned a surprise party for ME?"
"it was Sedusa's idea..and, Buttercup's.
we thought it best to make this your best day ever..even if you DID sleep through half of it."
Eric looked away, blushing.
"y-yeah..sorry about that.
i didn't get much sleep last night: had too much on my mind."
Blossom had a solome look on her face.
Buttercup frowned (as did Sedusa.)
Blossom then did her best to smile.
"So, ANYWAY..let's go and enjoy the rest of your party!"
"yeah..i'd like that."
the group all walked to the kitchen to rejoin the others.
[Later That Night]
After hours and hours of food and games had passed
Eric's birthday party reached it's conclusion as it approached the main event: The unwrapping of GIFTS.
the group had returned to the living room, all sat in a circle.
"Here, Eric..open MINE, first." said Bubbles
Eric smiled as he took the flat box.
he undid the blue ribbon and lifted the lid.
inside was a glossy picture of Green Lantern HAL JORDON.
"I bought it as a Comic Book Store." said Bubble with a smile
"well..that's nice, Bubs.
but, to be honest: it looks nothing like the REAL guy."
"how so?" questioned Boomer
"the nose is all wrong." replied Eric, bluntly
The Rowdyruff Boys then brought out a large box (and, i do mean a REALLY large box.)
Eric eyed the footlocker-like box..then, back at the boys.
"We all pooled our resources and got you this." said Brick, proudly
Eric opened the box..which had a kevlar infantry suit and, an assortment of weapons and technology inside it.
Butch crossed his arms, smiling proudly.
"admit it: we got you the BEST gift ever.
TOP THAT, YOU GIRLS!"
Buttercup just scowled at Butch.
Dexter then snapped his fingers.
"I have also participated in the exchange of material items."
Eric looked at Blossom.
"Dexter says that he got you something, too." said Blossom
Dexter handed Eric a shiney metal cube.
he pressed a button, making it open with a HISS.
inside was some kind of device.
curious, Eric reached over and took it.
"it's an 'Omnitool'." said Dexter
"Utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
it can mechshift into a number of important vital tools.
from an energy blade, a mini-blowtorch, and-"
Eric pressed a button..which made something pop out.
Dexter clears his throat, smiling proudly.
"Like i said: it provides ALL vital tools.
I recommend you keep it with you.
to my knowedge, that Ring of yours loses it's charge after awhile so, my Omnitool would prove most benificial to you should the worst come to pass."
Blossom brought out her present.
Eric took it and opened it.
"I like to think of it as "research" for us heroes."
"I also got you something." said Bunny
the purple puff handed Eric a flat box.
Eric took it and opened it..inside was an 'Anger Management' book.
"I've learned to control my rages, better.
but, i hear that you have "problems" with those Red Lanterns."
"like you wouldn't believe."
"Well..maybe that can help you."
"thanks..i'll be sure to keep that in mind."
Prof. Utonium and Ms. Keane were next.
they handed Eric yet another flat box.
Eric opened it, and saw a picture frame inside.
"you're wedding picture?"
Keane smiled and nodded.
"we have plenty of copies but, me and john want you to have this one."
Eric looked at the dark haired adults.
Utonium looked at his wife..then, back at Eric.
"well..as you know, me and Sandra had our 'differences' in the past."
Keane frowned, then smiled weakly.
"but, when you, umm..disappeared three years ago.
we mourned you, and s-spent more time together.
in a way, i guess you sorta brought us back together.
so, we owe our marrage to you, Eric."
"more like you owe it to my RING.
the whole reason i disappeared was because i was chosen and taken to Oa."
"be that as it may..we still want you to have this."
"okay..if you say so."
Eric looked at Sedusa and Buttercup: the LAST ONES to give him a gift.
"Soooo...what did you two get me?"
Buttercup was silent, looking away.
Sedusa then took our a small jewery box.
Eric took the box from Sedusa's hands.
he opened it, and saw a silver music box within it.
"play it." said Sedusa
Eric took the music box out.
he turned the wind-up key..then, released it.
the lid slowly opened up..and, played a soft, sweet melody.
Eric widened his eyes as he listened.
"w-wait..i think i..remember this."
"yes..i sung that to you the very moment you were born.
and, i sung it to you every night, up until i gave you up at that orphanage."
Sedusa then looked down, frowning.
"i still regret that decision with every fiber of my being."
Sedusa looked at Eric.
"if only i could go back..and, redo everything.
i wouldn've kept you close, and NEVER let you go."
Eric looked at Sedusa..and, smiled.
"i know, mom..i know."
Buttercup exhaled sharply.
she then looked right at Eric, a frown on her face.
"E-Eric..i thought hard, and looked everywhere.
but, i couldn't find the right gift to give you."
Buttercup scooted closer to Eric.
"but, i do have ONE gift for you..and, it's exchangable."
with that, Buttercup grabbed Eric by his shirt.
she pulled him close..and, kissed him passionently on the lips.
Butch couldn't resist..and, made 'wolf' sounds.
Buttercup retaliated by zapped him in the butt with an energy shot from her index and middle finger..while still kissing Eric.
Buttercup finally broke away from Eric both teens gasping for air after their long kiss.
"wow..what a kiss."
Buttercup frowned, then looked away.
"can you blame me?" began Buttercup, pain in her voice
"my boyfriend is going to war.
for all i know, this is the LAST TIME i'll ever kiss you."
Eric looked at Buttercup, frowning.
"i'm..i'm sorry, butte-"
"IT'S NOT FAIR!" snapped Buttercup angrily, tears in her eyes
"The war you're going to isn't even in our own universe, IT'S NOT YOUR FIGHT!"
"Yes, it IS, Buttercup." said Eric, sternly
"The Anti-Monitor and the Manhunters are the single greatest threat to the Corps, AND all the known universes.
The manhunters are programed to terminate anything that they deem Hostile.
and, due to flawed programing, they believe anything that feel Emotion is hostile.
but, the Anti-Monitor..it's the WORST of the Worst.
it converts Matter into Anti-Matter and consumes it.
it was built to be the ultimate being, capable of time-and-space travel among other things.
it destroyed an entire universe, rendering it an empty, dead void."
Buttercup cried softly, keeping her face hidden.
Eric then reached over and touched her chin, making Buttercup look at him.
"baby..it has to be stopped.
if it destroys the Green Lantern's home universe it'll just move on to the next one, and the NEXT.
i DON'T want that thing coming HERE..and, destroying what i care most about."
Buttercup quivered her lip, tears streaming down her cheeks.
the green puff then embraced Eric tightly, crying in his chest.
"(sob, choke) i don't want you to go..YOU COULD DIE!"
Eric looked at the others..who had unreadable expressions on their faces.
he finally looked to Sedusa, his mother..whose own eyes were moist, close to tears.
Eric finally placed his hand on Buttercup.
he held her close, and gently ran his fingers through her black hair.
"yes..i could die." said Eric, finally
"but, in the Green Lantern Corp..
we are taught that when we put on the ring, the life we live stops being our own.
that growing old in the corp is a privilage..and, that WE die, so innocent people don't have to."
Buttercup continued to cry.
Eric then brought her face to his.
I do not plan on dying anytime soon.
but, i am willing to put my life on the line to protect YOU, your sisters and everyone else."
Buttercup looked at him, tears still streaming.
she choked and sobbed, trying to hold back her tears.
"i don't want you to go..i don't want lose you, again."
Buttercup felt fresh tears coming.
she couldn't take it.
the powerpuff finally got up and ran out the room.
the others heard rapid footsteps up the stairs..then, a loud SLAM of a door.
Eric sighed sharply.
he hung his head low and gripped his temples.
after a long, uncomfortable silence..Keane finally spoke.
"well..guess the party's over, then."
Brick got up.
"Yeah, we'd all better get home."
the Rowdyruff Boys soon got up and, made their was to the front door.
Dexter also stood up.
"well, see you around, bloss."
Dexter then gave Blossom a quick 'peck' on the cheek, blushing.
"you too, dexter."
Dexter soon left.
Blossom looked at Bubbles and Bunny..then, exhaled.
"come on, girls.
we'd better go upstairs and talk to Buttercup."
the three girls threw off in multi-colored lights.
Prof. Utonium and Ms. Keane looked at Eric and Sedusa.
then, the two finally departed for the kitchen..leaving mother and son ALONE.
after a long silence..Sedusa spoke.
"you know..Buttercup isn't the ONLY ONE who isn't too thrilled about you putting yourself in danger."
Eric rose his head up and looked at his mother's pale face.
Sedusa narrowed her yellow/green eyes, glaring at her son.
"there are Thousands of green lanterns out there, Millions.
those "smurfs" have plenty of lanterns to make their army.
you DON'T have to go with them to war.
ONE Green Lantern won't make any difference."
Eric glared at his mother.
"One green lantern ALWAYS makes the difference, mother..ALWAYS."
Sedusa suddenly banged her fist on the table hard.
"D*MMIT, Eric!" cursed Sedusa
"you are my only son!
giving you up was the hardest thing that i ever done!
and, i'll be d*mned if i let you go off and kill yourself fo-"
"This isn't about ME, anymore..it's about EVERYONE.
and, I am a Green Lantern, a Galactic Protector: i have to go."
"NO YOU DON'T!, I Forbid it!"
Eric rose up, keeping his eyes trained on Sedusa.
"I'm eighteen years old, mother.
i'm practically an adult, i'm not a child anymo-"
"Your MY Child!
you will ALWAYS be 'MY CHILD'!" shouted Sedusa, also standing
Eric and Sedusa glared at one another.
though, Sedusa finally broke her gaze..and, cried hard.
Eric quickly ran to her.
Sedusa quickly embraced Eric, crying hard.
"please..don't go, eric!
i don't want to bury my baby."
Eric held his mother in his arms.
he shut his eyes, tears forming in them.
"i'm sorry, mother..but, i can't.
i love you all too much to let you all die."
"we can die together.
just..PLEASE: don't go!"
Eric parted and, looked into his mother's eyes.
"i'm sorry, mom..but, i can't."
Sedusa looked at Eric.
then..she fell to her knees and cried.
Eric frowned as he looked down at her.
he then leaned down and hugged her one last time.
"i love you, mom..always."
Eric then rose up and walked off.
Eric looked up at the staircase.
he exhaled, then walked up the stairs.
Eric was at first tempted to go to the girls door.
but, he wasn't really sure what to say to them..or, Buttercup.
Eric instead looked to a more familiar door.
the door that once belonged to his bedroom during the short time he lived here with with girls.
for whatever reason..he felt compelled to go in.
Eric approached the door.
reached over and gripped the cold handle.
turning the knob, he opened the door..and, looked inside.
the room was dark, lit only by the light of the full moon.
it was empty, of course since Eric have previous moved all his stuff out three years ago.
back when he was 'angry' with Buttercup
and, didn't want to be around her, anymore (Eric mentally cursed himself fo being so angry back then.)
Eric stepped inside, not bothering to turn on the lights.
all that remained in the room was a lone bed.
a bed that looked to be well kept for some apparent reason.
Eric exhaled sharply.
he walked over to the bed and sat down.
he hung his head, lost in his thoughts once again.
Eric didn't like the idea of leaving anymore than the others did.
and, he certaitly wasn't looking forward to fighting an enemy who could quite easily kill him in one single blow.
but, most of all..he hated that he was hurting Buttercup.
even if what he did was all for her, and was all to protect her.
Eric shut his eyes tight, allowing a tear to fall.
"i'm sorry, buttercup..i really am."
Eric looked up to see Buttercup standing at the doorway.
Buttercup's eyes were dark and redden and, her hair was also a mess.
Eric had to look away feeling ashamed that he caused her such pain.
Buttercup entered the room, closing the door behind her.
she approached Eric and finally sat down beside him on the bed.
Eric then spoke.
i wish there was another way, but there ISN'T."
Eric looked at Buttercup.
"i CAN'T let the Anti-Monitor and the Manhunters invade this universe.
i WON'T let them kill you, and everyone else that i care about."
Buttercup looked down..then, nodded.
"i know..i know.
you're just being a hero, a soldier, trying to protect us."
Buttercup then embraced Eric.
"but..your also my Boyfriend, my..l-love.
and, i don't want to live without you."
Eric embraced Buttercup.
"i feel the same way, darling.
and, that's exactly why i'm going: to ensure that you keep living."
"even if you must die to do it?"
Eric brought Buttercup's face to his.
"buttercup..when i said that i'd "die for you"..i meant it."
Buttercup shut her eyes tight, tears fresh escaping them.
"i want to believe that you'll come back home to me..but, i'm afraid."
"have faith, Buttercup."
"i know, but..i-in case you don't come back if this truely is the last time we'll be together.."
Eric eyed Buttercup.
"b-buttercup, what are-"
Buttercup looked at Eric.
"eric..i want to have your baby."
Eric's eyes widen, his face pale as a ghost.
"i want to have your child."
Eric finally broke from his shock and looked at Buttercup.
"B-But, Buttercup..we're only teenagers!"
"we're eighteen..practically adults."
"But, it still isn't right..not like this!
we're suppose to do that kind of thing when we're-"
"Eric, YOUR GOING TO WAR!
a War that you may not survive!" snapped Buttercup
Buttercup gripped Eric's shirt, aggressivly.
"DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND!?
the wedding day that i've dreamed of for so long may NEVER come!
and, if this is the last time we'll ever be together..
if i am to never again embrace you..then, i want something left of you to remember."
Buttercup loosened her grip, looking down sadly.
"i..i always hoped that we'd start a family, together." began Buttercup
"but, if fate has deemed that impossible..
then, i want to at least hold your child in my arms.
i don't care if it's a SON or a DAUGHTER.
i'll raise it, love it, protect it.
and, someday..tell it about their Brave Daddy.
who gave his life to protect his family."
Eric stared at Buttercup.
stunned and touched at her words.
Buttercup began to cry.
but, Eric just touched her face gently.
"i..i didn't know you felt that way."
"your the only man who i want to be father of my children." sobbed Buttercup
"oh, i know..
and, to be honest: i always hoped we'd start a family, someday."
Eric looked at Buttercup's face..her beautiful, Beautiful face.
he stared into her emerald eyes.
and with his fingers..wiped her crystal tears away.
"i..i don't want to take advantage of you."
Buttercup smiled weakly tears still present in her eyes.
"a-according to Blossom's 'girly' romance novels..
it's not Sex, and it's NOT Rape..it's 'Love'."
Eric gently touched her chin.
"i do love you."
Buttercup touched the side of Eric's face.
"then, show me, eric.." began Buttercup
"make love to me..before you go to war."
Eric and Buttercup's faces leaned closer and closer.
the two teens closed their eyes slowly..then, kissed.
they embraced one another as they kiss deepened.
they finally laid down on the bed.
all the while, continuing to kiss..and, blindly reaching for each others clothes.
This is a PPG/GL oneshot..but, it's a LONG oneshot.
Anyway..this takes place in the canon of my fanfiction 'Lantern's Light' and, the timeframe is obviously some time in the future.
The purpose of this 'mega oneshot' was to tell the traditional story of a soldier going to war and, leaving behind his pregnant love, who will wait for him to return.
in this case, OC Eric Smith (a Green Lantern) has to go to war with other Lantern Corps (Green Lanterns, Red Lanterns, Yellow Lanterns, ect.) to fight the Manhunter robots, and their new master: The Anti-Monitor.
but, mostly..this is about Buttercup's fearful trauma that her boyfriend may die, and she will be alone.
which is (the ONLY REASON) why i had her be pregnant during the story. and, see how others would react to this "irresponsible" decision.