Warnings: Past mentions of major character death, minor character death
Usually he found the computers damaged and distorted voice comforting in his lonely existence, but, at that moment, it was just another reminder of his failure.
“Experiment failed,” the computer repeated again. He could have sworn that it sounded slightly more distorted.
Vlad wanted to tell it to cease talking and shut down but he was frozen in place. He felt numb.
He had failed. And the clone had died.
This one had lasted longer than the others. The first and the second clone had only lasted a day and two weeks respectively. This one had lasted almost two months. But he was still missing Daniel’s midmorph DNA and the clone had destabilized.
The image of him staring up in horror and fear at him as he melted was seared into Vlad’s memory. That look was familiar.
After all, it was the same look that Daniel had given him seconds before their mixed ghost halves had torn him to shreds.
He sat, kneeling in the ectoplasmic remains of the clone. Without his ghost half, Vlad realized that it burned like fire but was still cold as ice. It hurt, but he refused to get up. He’d had worse, after all.
He dipped his hands into the puddle and let the ectoplasm drain through his fingertips. The ectoplasm had once formed a boy, one who had been overexcited to have pancakes that morning and one who had just yesterday asked what life had been like before the Nasty Burger explosion. It had been a boy who was curious of the world around him and overall happy to be alive.
And now that boy was no more.
Vlad sighed heavily and took in the silence for a second before forcing himself to his feet. He had a job to do. He had to make another one, one that would survive.
Personality: He’s quiet and curious. Mel may seem distant at times, but he’s eager to learn and a good listener. He tries his best to keep a cool head, and most of the time succeeds, but he is still a child and does end up breaking down every now and then. He may have a lot to learn, but he’s got the makings of a future Jedi Master!
Brief Backstory Summary:
Mel La’Ari lived peacefully with his parents for the first few years of his life. As he grew older, it became more and more apparent that he was gifted with the force, putting a target on his back. Eventually, Inquisitors made it to his location, demanding that his parents let them take him in or have them all be killed. Mel was able to escape, but his parents were not so fortunate. Alone, Mel would not have been able to get far from the Inquisitors, but he was rescued by a Kaleesh bounty hunter named Aesop. The bounty hunter later revealed to Mel that his real name was Szarka G’rel, and that he used to be a Jedi. Szarka knew that Mel would need training to hone his powers, but lacking confidence in his own teaching capabilities, he returned to his old friend Nat Sko’dal in order to get Mel a proper Master.
Currently, Mel is with his new family of Jedi, bounty hunters, and old clone troopers. It’s a strange life to adjust to, but he seems to be carrying on fairly well. Nat has great faith in him, and continues to be his teacher.
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So I found this prompt and I thought immediately “Oh it’s Vlad and Danny” so have whatever this is. My only explanation is that I haven’t slept in 2 days and it’s currently 11 o’clock at night.
Show: Danny Phantom
Characters: Vlad Masters and Danny Fenton. Mentions of Maddie the Cat (like a lot of mentions)
“So, uh, what’s your evil plan?”
“Oh, is this a plot to get me to spoil my plan so you can find a loophole and eventually defeat me, little badger? Because that won’t work.”
Danny pressed his face against the steel bars of the cage he was held in. “No. I’m just curious to be honest.” He tried to look past Vlad to the table behind him. “I see a box of… I think that’s dog food, a framed photo of my mom, a sledgehammer…”
Vlad glanced behind him and shifted to block Danny’s view. Danny responded by moving to the side.
“There’s a stuffed owl, one of my action figures, a oujia board…”