Why the fuck someone would write fanfics about Rugrats is something I'll never know.
Anyway, you know you're in for something when the author's note at the beginning is like this:
"This is just a nice Tommy angst story. I started writing this as a one-shot but thought that it would be good as a full story with songs as the names of the chapters. This is also in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks (even though it's way in December.) Anyway, the first chapter is called More Than A Memory by Garth Brooks. Happy reading:)"
9/11? Garth Brooks? Angst? OH BOY THIS SOUNDS LIKE FUN!
Tommy watched on the screen as the two planes hit the Twin Towers. His girlfriend Lil was on one of those planes. He gulped and felt tears run down his cheek. "Lil.", he said to himself. The news reporter came on. "Oh my god, a second plane has just hit the towers. Apparently, that plane was heading back to California.", the reporter said.
"Tommy stood up and ran out of the Java House with Chuckie in hot pursuit.
"Tommy!", Chuckie said chasing after his best friend.
"Why? Why today? Why now?", Tommy asked as Chuckie caught up to him.
"Maybe she wasn't on the plane.", Chuckie said."Yeah right Chuckie. That was her flight.", Tommy said"
Pfft. She's dead, you dumbass. *rolls eyes*
"Tommy went out the door to the bus. "Wait. Don't you want some breakfast?", Didi asked.
Tommy shook his head. "What's the point?", he asked.
Didi sighed and watched as her older son walk out the door."God, mom, don't you know breakfast is meaningless!? We're all just gonna die anyway!
"Tommy looked around him. He didn't think he could deal with the pain of losing her. How many times must he wake up all the lonely nights without her by his side. He sighed and looked at the clock. Twelve midnight. The usual time that he wakes up screaming Lil's name. He wished she was there with him."
Oh, hold on. I need to set my Wake-Up-Screaming alarm.
"Lil picked up her cell phone and dialed Tommy's number. "Hi. You have reached the Pickles' residence. Leave your name and number and I will get back to you. Thanks bye.", Tommy's answering machine answered. She sighed. "Hey Tommy, it's me Lil. I'm coming home soon. Luckily, my dad and my mom was late getting to the flight. Well, you know my cell phone number. Call me back. Bye.", she said as she smiled.
She hung up the phone and looked at her mom and dad. "I'm ready to go.", Lil said as she smiled and dragged her luggage to the cargo hold and sighed. She was finally going home to the man of her dreams. And her friends. Life was now perfect. But, what she didn't know was that he was waiting at the station."
Wait, wait, wait. What timeframe does this take place in? Does this whole story take place over the course of two days? So, Tommy burns all his pictures of Lil and wakes up screaming immediately after he hears about 9/11? And he doesn't call her to see if she's still alive? He just assumes? Tommy, you stupid fucking dumbass.
The second chapter is a boring follow-up songfic (a Billy Ray Cyrus song, too. ugh). Tommy and Lil get married. Howard angsts over losing his daughter. Lil tells Tommy she's pregnant. Yawn.
This whole thing is mediocre and lame. LAME, I SAY. 1/5