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Mark Kent Lemley

Beast Boy Of The Junkyard

Chapter Ten-What's This?

Gene, Beast Boy and Naru were flying over Jump City on Carpet.

“So you knew Carpet since you were born?” asked Beast Boy.

“Yeah, he’s a friend of the family. Wow. I can’t believe how much has changed. I gotta take a better look at this city.” Said Gene.

She then took off on her own down to the city where she felt compelled to…SING!

What’s this? What’s this? There’s glass windows everywhere. What’s this? There’s telephone wires hanging in the air.” Sang Gene flying around the city.

What’s this? I can’t believe my eyes I must be dreaming. Wake up Gene! This isn’t fair!” sung Gene taking a liking to the new time period.

She then starts to hear Max singing “What’s this?”

She starts to fly to investigate. She then sees Tech singing a Disney song in the junkyard.

What’s this? What’s this? There’s something very wrong. What’s this, there’s people singing songs. What’s this?” sung Gene.

She moved over to another part of the junkyard.

This place is lined with little rats who when they see the humans they just simply decide to scat! But here everybody seems so happy. Have I possibly gone daffy? (She changed her head into Daffy Duck’s for that part but soon changed back) What’s this?

She soon flew over to a bank that was being robbed and the Titans were there to stop them.

What’s this?”

The fight soon started.

There’s teens throwing star bolts instead of ones of magic. The masked one had build weapons but not to make them dead.”

But the instant she finished that verse the Titans had already finished beating up the bad guys and left so Gene went back to the junkyard.

These homeless people are acting like a family. Oh, I can’t believe my eyes. And in my magic bones I feel the warmth that’s coming from inside.”

She then saw that Tech and Max were playing a banged up version of Gamestation. It looked like it had been through a war zone but Tech got it to work.

Oh, look, what’s this? They’re playing some sort of game.” Max just blew up Tech’s character. “He won? Why that looks so unique. Inspired!”

Gene flew over to a school bus and inside she saw that Sarah was reading Jenna a story and Jenna was getting sleepier by the second.

The small girl has gathered to hear a bed time story…with the lack of chestnuts on a fire!”

She flew over to another part of the junkyard.

What’s this?”

Apparently she flew into Max’s room where there was an apple tree.

What’s this in here? He’s got a little fruit tree. How…eh I guess that’s okay.” Said Gene.

She then saw Beast Boy swooping down on Carpet. Apparently this was his home.

There’ll be a smile on everyone, so now correct me if I’m wrong. This looks like fun. This looks like fun. Could it be I’ll get my wish? What’s this?”

She flew back over to the school bus and saw Jenna asleep.

Oh my, what now? The child is asleep. But is there anything underneath?

She looked under Jenna’s ‘bed’ and didn’t find anything.

Good. No ghouls, no witches here to scream and scare them or ensnare them. I hate fighting those things!”

She flew a little closer to Jenna.

Only cozy little things secure inside her dreamland. Sigh.

She tucked Jenna in a little tighter and stayed for a second or two.

What’s this?” sung Gene as she flew away.

Jenna bolted awake. She could’ve sworn there was somebody just there.

The monsters are all missing and the nightmares can’t be found. YES! And even though they’re homeless there seems to be good feeling all around. At least when Gar is around, or that’s the vibe I’m getting.

Instead of screams, I swear I hear music in the air. No seriously, am I the only one who notices this? The smell of cooked frozen pizzas are absolutely everywhere.”

She moved over to Sarah and her boom box that was playing her favorite song. (She had her ear phones on that it wouldn’t interrupt Gene’s song but both could still hear it.)

The sights…” She looked at Max who was working out. “The sounds!” she listened in a little on Sarah’s music. “They’re everywhere and all around. I’ve never felt so good before. Mainly because I was locked up in a book for so long but I digress. This empty place inside of me is fillin up! I simply cannot get enough! I want it! Oh, I want it! I want a human life for my own. I’ve got to know, I’ve got to know what is this place that I have found?

She then started to fly faster looking for an answer.

What? Is? This?”


Gene had met the wrong end of Jillian’s frying pan.

“Did you really think we wouldn’t notice you flying around singing your head off?” demanded Jillian.

“Yeah, you scared us.” Said Max.

“And you woke me up.” Pouted Jenna.

“You have five seconds to explain yourself missy!” said Sarah.

“Guys! Wait! Stop!” said Beast Boy flying in on Carpet.

Jillian dropped her frying pan as she saw Beast Boy coming in for a landing.

“Beast Boy…” said Jillian.

Once Beast Boy landed Jillian started to crush him with a hug.

“Oh Beast Boy, don’t you ever scare me like that again! I thought I would never see you again!” said Jillian crushing Beast Boy’s rib cage.

Everyone smiled a knowing smile at this and Jillian immediately let go.

“Way to go Gar, you got it going on!” said Gene.

“Wait a minute…Beast Boy do you know her?” asked Jillian.

“Yeah, guys this is Gene. She’s the genie of the book and well now she’s my genie.” Said Beast Boy.

“Gar has told me so much about each of you. Muscles over there must be Max, this little princess here has got to be Jenna…” said Gene.

“I’m sleepy.” Said Jenna tiredly.

“Donut boy here has got to be Tech!” said Gene.

“Hey!” said Tech.

“Judging by your hair color I would have to say that you’re Sarah. And that must make you Jill!” said Gene.

“Actually it’s Jillian.” Said Jillian.

“Let me tell you Jill girl, Gar has gone on and on and on about you! I couldn’t shut him up, no seriously I tried.” Said Gene.

“Beast Boy, could I have a word with you…in private?” asked Jillian coldly.

“Tough luck dude, you in the dog house now.” Said Max.

“Uh…” started Beast Boy.

Jillian then started to drag him away by his pointy ear.

“Ow! Ow! The ear! Ow!” said Beast Boy.

“Oh no. I really don’t like it when those two fight. Gene is there anything you can do?” asked Jenna.

“Not without the book.” Said Gene.

Naru then put the book into Jenna’s hands.

“Okay, now I can do something, just not love keep in mind.” Said Gene.

“Then how about this?” asked Jenna.

She then started to whisper something into Gene’s ear.

“Kid, you’re a genius!” said Gene.

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