Original SWAT Kats Story

There You’ll Be

By Jennifer Munoz

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1,084 Words

A songfic based on Kristen Sharpe’s One Tiny Miracle is All I Ask. Chance reflects on his friendship with Jake.

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Title: There You’ll Be

Author: Jennifer Munoz

E-mail: ryoko75@hotmail.com

Rating: K+

Warnings: some strong language

Disclaimer: “SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron,” its characters and concepts are copyright to Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc and are used without permission.

Author Notes: This being my first fan fiction ever really put on the Internet, I wanted it to be special. So here it is. This actually took me one night to finish. Plus no stop listening to the damn song. This is based upon Kristen Sharpe’s fanfic; “One Tiny Miracle Is All I Ask”. Just one of my favorites that she has written. Although I have to admit, my writing is probably is never going to be anywhere near hers, but at least I can say I’m trying. So what else is there left to say. Oh yeah! Any comments, fumes, death treats are welcome. Only up to a point though. This one’s for you, Kris! Enjoy!

The small flight suit on the hanger. The two spare helmets sitting on the shelf. There they were. Where they have been for the past year. Untouched. Unworn. Woundable to dust.

That was all in his partner’s locker. Like now, Chance Furlong would occasionally open it and stare at these momentums for hours. Let all the memories come flooding back. For awhile, that’s all he had. The memories. All those times he spent with his best friend, Jake Clawson. The old Jake Clawson. Before fate would play its hand and change him into the alien ci-kat-a.

Sniffing, Chance pulled the flight suit off the hanger and held it. He felt the fabric between his thumb and forefinger. For a moment, he had to choke back an approaching sob and blink his eyes to avoid tears.

When I think back on these times

And the dreams we left behind

I’ll be glad ’cause I was blessed to have you in my life

So many missions. Victories and defeats. It was like living the ultimate kitten-hood dream. Getting to be a super hero. One of the good guys. Like the painted images on comic book pages.

When I look back on these days

I look and see your face

You were right there for me

“Remember that time, buddy,” Chance thought out loud, “when Dark Kat stole nuclear fuel rods for his homemade bomb? And Feral wanted to play hero and bring him in himself? Got his ass captured. Remember how you tried to disarm the bomb, even as it plummeted towards the city? You wouldn’t leave unless our hometown was safe.”*

In my dreams I’ll always see you soar above the sky

In my heart there’ll always be a place for you, for all my life

“Believe it or not, I think that was the first time I thought I lost you. Certainly wasn’t the last time. But, you pulled through it, kiddo. Just like always.”

I’ll keep a part of you with me

And everywhere I am there you’ll be

“Just like always.”

And everywhere I am there you’ll be

“Or that one time, I remember that one fight with crystal guy. Whatever his name was. Anyway, your banshee missiles didn’t work, but your idea of sound sure did. Then, you told me, ‘You did it.’ No, we did it . Together.”**

Well, you showed me how it feels

To have the sky within my reach

And I always will remember all the strength you gave to me

“Your ideas never ceased to amaze me. Even when they were too crazy to comprehend. Hell, you thought up things that kept me up at night just to figure out.”

Your love made me make it through Oh, I owe so much to you You were right there for me

“Still, no matter now crazy your ideas were, I have to admit, they were enough to get us out of a pinch. Even if we were always cutting it a little close. Yeah, we kind of have a habit of doing that.”

In my dreams I’ll always see you soar above the sky

In my heart there’ll always be a place you, for all my life

I’ll keep a part of you with me

And everywhere I am there you’ll be

“You’re still like that. Take now. Just when I think I’m going to lose my mind, you come through for me, buddy. You broke free from your ci-kat-a prison and proved everyone wrong. You fought back, and you won.”

‘Cause I always saw in you my life, my strength.

And I want to thank you for all the ways.

“You gave me my miracle.”

You were right there for me.

“You’re Jake again. My best friend.”

You were right there for me Always

“Everything that we’ve been through, buddy. Getting kicked out of the Enforcers, owning a stadium-size salvage yard and actually having to live in it. I swear, I wouldn’t trade it in for anything. At least you were with me.

In my dreams I’ll always see you soar above the sky

“You pulled me out of the dark and gave me something to believe in.”

In my heart there’ll always be a place for you, for all my life.

“Believe in me now, Razor. Just like how you didn’t give up on me, I’m not giving up on you.”

I’ll keep a part of you with me

“Not now….”

And everywhere I am, there you’ll be

“Not ever.”

And everywhere I am there you’ll be

“I promise.”

There You’ll Be

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*-References to “The Wrath of Dark Kat”

**-References to “Chaos in Crystal”

Author Notes: Well, that was it folks. My fanfic. I’m ready to receive your e-mails. Whether they be good or bad. To be completely honest, this song wasn’t my first choice. Believe me, I went through a well amount:

Inspirational Music:

“My Sacrifice” – Creed

“Death of Lisa” – Silent Hill soundtrack

“Voices” –  Macross soundtrack

“I will remember you” – Sarah McLachlan

“You’ll Be in My Heart” – Phil Collins

“Good Riddance [Time of your Life]”-  Green Day

Do I plan to write more fanfics? Well, that depends. Depends whether or not people like this one. Hey, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

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