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In His Footsteps

By UvsM

Adventure / Drama

Years Later...

Years have passed since the Manhunter's invasion, Aya disappeared and Razer went out to space to find her, all the hero's retired and began their new lives with their loved ones. Each settled down, as new generation begins a new life. Even as they live in peace, there is evil yet to come what they may not expected.

Earth…

Hal Jordan, once a test pilot for his wife, Carol Ferris, now he's the pilot monitor supervising any incoming pilots, crafts, and so on. Not much exciting than his previous job, not just to test pilot, but also when he was a Green Lantern; saving the galaxy, fight against evil, and gone through dangerous missions with his friends and allies. But that's all behind him as he retired from Green Lantern Corps, returned to Earth and married Carol, starting a new normal life together. By then, they started a family, when Carol gave birth to their first born son and named him, Harold Martin Jordan. While raising his son, he began telling him stories his adventure as the Green Lantern when he was a kid; and he enjoying hearing every bit of it. However, by the time Carol is pregnant with their second child, she had a talk with Hal about this Green Lantern stories he has been telling to their son, she worries that Harold might follow in his footsteps of becoming a Green Lantern himself, and go up into space fighting evil from other galaxies. Hal loves his son like any father would, and will do anything to protect him, especially from any evil from space.

Seven years later…

Harold, now 15 years old, has his mother's black short hair and blue eyes, but looks a bit like his father, wearing his coat light jacket, black shirt, sneakers, and blue jeans pants with a ripped on his left knee. As he's sitting in car while his father is driving him to his job at the Ferris Aircraft station, he just stare at the window all quiet and looking displeased of his father taking him to work for 'Bring your son to work day.'

"I can't believe you're dragging me to your job," he said,

"Don't be like that sport, you use to love coming to my job; plus, it was your mother's idea," Hal said while driving,

"Yeah, when I was like five, there's nothing to do around there," Harold said,

"Well it sure beats staying home, don't want to leave you all alone bored... or to hear from your mother about you going to summer school," Hal looked at him, which caused Harold turned his head to him,

"That's right, we know about what you been doing in school from our last parent-teacher conference," Hal said as he turned his focus on the road,

"How much?" Harold dared to asked.

"Let's see, where to start; how about when you started a massive food fight at the cafeteria," Hal started,

"It was a misunderstanding," Harold stated,

"You failed many of your classes, including physical education," Hal continued,

"All those teachers are out to get me," Harold point out,

"And above all, you insulted the principal after you beat up his son," Hal enlightened,

"He insulted me!" Harold protested, Hal turned to him,

"Harold!" he raised his voice at him. Which now made Harold looked away and back to the window with his arms folded, Hal sighed and calmed himself down from their argument,

"Listen, your mother and I... we just don't want you to make a repeat of what happen last year, we want what's best for and hope you succeed; you know that," Hal clarified and continued driving,

"Whatever," Harold said after he rolled his eyes.

There were some issues between these two over the years. By the time his sister, Callie Ferris Jordan, was born, Hal continues telling her his stories of being the Green Lantern, which around the same time, Harold slowly lost interest in his stories as he got older. As he considers all his dad's stories a myth, like the Tooth Fairy or Santa Clause. Then he started trying new things, which did cause some distances from his family. Most of them got him into certain amount of trouble; picking fights, skipping school, and being all rebellious towards other people, especially his father. Hal wanted to reconnect with his son, but every time he tries, Harold pushed him away, leaving him no choice but to give him space, though he does worry about him time to time.

Planet Oa…

The Guardians of the Universe assemble to a meeting, discussing the matter of recent action throughout the galaxy. As they feared there is a 'new evil source' out there threatening the universe, as they somehow found and reprogrammed the Manhunters under their control.

"So it would appears we're about to face a new battle," Appa Ali Apsa stated,

"And yet, we are unable to identify who is behind this," Ganthet said,

"It would be the best time of recruiting our previous members to investigate, and hope to defeat them as before," the Science Director stated.

"We could…" they heard a voice and all turned to the Three guardians, from the central aspect of the Guardian space, as they appeared with a proposition,

"Or perhaps… we could recruit some new members, some young blood to be precise," the First guardian proposed, they all looked unconvinced of where they're going at,

"It is best we direct your attention to the monitor..." the Second said as he displays a hologram of a space ship, bigger than an original ship but smaller than a planet; enough to hold over a thousand beings inside.

"We established an Academy where young Lantern are accepted to train and fulfill their duties based on their Corps they serve; we shall host a tournament to those who wish participate in a situation such as this, and those selected lanterns will be chosen and be part of this mission," the Second explained,

"Are you saying we need put the life of our galaxy in the hands on a bunch of…of… teenagers?" Krona asked not at all pleased.

"Some of them are considered young adults, plus there are already some participants well trained and teaching them in certain simulations and practice fields. All needed in case of a leader to lead and partake on this mission, plus we have some who are new generations from the previous lanterns," the Third answered and enlightened.

"So what do you say?" the First asked, the guardians turned to each other,

"It seems rather wrong of sending young teens on a very dangerous task such as this," Sayd concerned,

"Maybe, but if we don't do something about this havoc going on, we could lose half the galaxy, possibly the whole universe," Appa said, then with a moment of silence and thoughts. Then answered,

"Very well then..." he turned to the three guardians,

"Though in any case, we should set many pods in different coordinators to send out many rings in the galaxy, within the time they reached their destinated planet and choose their new lantern, there will be new recruits summoned to your Academy… once they said the 'oath'," he explained. Then turned to the other counselors,

"Then lets prepare the pods and set each coordinators to any planets," Appa stated, and by the time they started getting everything set, the Three guardians looked at each other as they were abled to succeed on their proposal.

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