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THE STREETS - Chapter 3 - by DanLuVisiArt THE STREETS - Chapter 3 - by DanLuVisiArt


The lands were similar to aged skin, pimpled with yellow and red rocks. Fragraq had been turned into a wasteland after the vicious Fraggles attacked some time ago. The harsh sun rendered the barren environment with a warm blanket of red, but through it, a faint green figure rose.

Before we take this final shot and finish off our operation, let me ask you this. Looking back, after everything we've done, have you grown accustomed to being out here, or do you miss it?” the green amphibian asked, pulling down his binoculars. Bert pulled his rifle down, watching as Kermit scouted for any possible Fragsurgents.

“Home?” Bert asked, not having heard the word for some time. He had been assigned with Kermit D., a senior CIA Agent otherwise known by The Frog, for half of Bert's tour. Now being it's fifth year, he was ready to move back.

Kermit nodded. “Yeah, home. Do you miss it or do you prefer these rock-ridden death valleys that I like to call Hell?” Kermit smiled, pulling a fresh cigarette out of his wallet. Bert nodded as Kermit offered the last, “No. Save it.”

To answer your question, at times I miss it. I don't really got much ever since my parents passed. No home that I can call my own.” Bert sighed, letting his rifle lie on the sandbags. “There is someone though. Someone back home.”

Kermit smiled, lighting the cigarette. It had been years since the frog saw his homelands, and it was beginning to render the frog cynical. But he'd be a fool to show it, let alone to such a veteran as Bert, otherwise known, infamously by the Fraggles, as The Pigeon. Girl?” he asked, breathing in the warm tobacco.

No,” Bert smirked. “Just my brother, Ernest. He doesn't too well on his own. Kid slacks off, always telling jokes and taking baths, never taking anything too seriously.”

Kermit leaned back on his lawn chair, taking puffs of his cig. “I don't have any brothers or sisters, no family that I can recall either. Back where I'm from, in the swamp, I was a bit of a loner. Enjoyed it for a bit until I moved my way out to Hollywood. Dreams of being some big actor one day, stupid stuff that I now laugh about whenever I think about it.”

Bert looked over once more. “Actor, huh? You don't show too much range of emotion out here. I assume that comes with the badge?”

Kermit peered down at his American Flag button. “They try to remove any sense of humanity from us when they deploy us to the field. But I used to want to be something. I wanted to have my own show, maybe even movies. Had a few friends and we tried put it together, but then these fucking Fraggles decided to declare war, so it all just faded away.”

The cigarette began to fade, the ash drifting away. Kermit put it out. “And now I'm here. Sometimes your dreams don't happen, but then another door happens to open, and you're forced to take those responsibilities.”

Bert leveled his veteran rifle, peering through the scope he had become far too familiar with. “I know the feeling, doesn't sound too far off from how I am with my brother.” he said, placing the scope to his eye.

Kermit noticed he struck a chord. Quick to remedy, Kermit passed a beer. “So, your brother, tell me about him.”

Ernest is my younger brother. Good kid, just doesn't have it all together in his head. I get far more angrier at him than I should, but sometimes I just grow tired of trying to take care of him. He needs to learn how to do things on his own one day.” Bert scanned the field for any possible threats, the cross-hairs looming over possible suspects. Vicious, fast, beasts, made of ash and fire.

Where's he now?” Kermit asked, taking a gulp.

Back in The Streets. When our parent's passed, we were sent around to orphan homes. He wasn't doing too well with the change, used to having everything his way. That's when I woke him up, starting helping him with school and work. Before I got enlisted here, the kid had it all planned out. Job offers at some big comedy-bars. I think he might be onto something, I just hope he keeps it together.”

Kermit leans back as he lifts his binoculars, scoping out the Fraggle target, but Bert has been watching him for the past several minutes. “Then I'd say it's time to get you home.” Kermit peers through, watching the Fraggle run across the yellow fields. A blur. “After you.”

The thin-crosshairs slowly balance between the target's black eyes, covered with hot pink fur. This would be Bert's 45th confirmed kill while in Fragrock, and it had been a long time coming; every kill bringing him one step closer to returning to the only family he had. However, Bert had no idea of what lied before him.

The gunshot shocked Kermit, shaking him to his core. Bert gazed over his sight, watching as the Fraggle's head popped, void of any emotion he once had. He pulled back from the rifle, looking at the smiling Kermit. “It was a pleasure, sir.”

Kermit returned the gesture, throwing the beer bottles off the cliff, and folding up his chair. Bert looked once more at Fragraq, an almost beautiful if not stoic scenery. He smiled, packing his rifle away, savoring the idea of finally leaving this godforsaken war, but unknowingly about to be involved into one far, far, worse.

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themarioman56 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Bert: *loads up the shotgun* this is for Ernie!
IKickAss97 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why does Bert look like Naked Snake in MGS3? Lol.
annaelice Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
so sexxyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ernest
Kululu17 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing piece in terms of artwork, a creative concept, and the included background story.
ZuhdiToons Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Student General Artist
When you call "The Muppets" childish.
Kockadoodle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Superbly brilliant!
ruizmario Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Dat ass kermit face lol
zenny66 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Great! Welldone love it.
Hmelliott1515 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Cmanheman hey I think you would appreciate this persons art!!!
AustinDR Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist
Brought to you by the letter P, for Pain.
masterzoroark666 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
it looks like some GTA V stuff in sesame street world
Heart-und-Seoul Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
just wow
Skyblue10 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Me being my meme addict self thought that Kermit was Pepe i'm sorry XD
bigfluffycow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
youre not alone xD
VinnyMartello Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This stuff is too amazing.
Top-Down Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Love the Elmo logo on the beer Kermit's drinking. It's the small things that count. (But, you know, the whole painting is good too.)
Finnsauce Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty sure that's animal from the Muppets.
Top-Down Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Oh, good point. I'm embarrassed now.
zJoriz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Great story. Rugged paintwork. Love it.
PolymerWantACracker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It ain't easy bein' green.
Blueguy5 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Damn, this is awesome. I NEED that book. 10/10 dude, amazing story, awesome art, and the whole idea of something lovable and innocent being turned into something gritty and hardened is so great!!
ScaryDisneyIsLove Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
This is beautiful.
buttsqaures Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
He needs a silencer
Goldham92 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
wow 0_0
BlueIceShards Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if only this was real on know, FOR KIDS
SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
So, who were the Fraggles fighting with when the war started?  The Doozers?
HSN06910611 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
glovannas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SuperJesse64 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"One day, Joel, I'm going to hunt you down and make you suffer, Joel."
glovannas Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SuperJesse64 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Destroy my shit son, Bernie."
fishofglass Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
very impressive work!
GasterBlasterMasterS Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better than Sesame Street.
XAlexthekittyX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you been smoking too much pot Joel?
TomkyoStudios Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I like the beard effect. Pretty well
SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
"ANIMAL" Beer.  That has real-world marketing potential.
Nighteba Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Just...Awesome. :)
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Bonus Multiplier: the rifle's name
blizzardblast101 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
s*** just got all too real...
Pvzfanone Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015

Xentheer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Fuck da Police, comin straight from the underground..."
PeterSFay Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what happens when you have Quentin Tarantino or Michael Bay make a Sesame Street movie for adults.
Thrashcatt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015   General Artist
This reminds me of Fear and Loathing 
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
'Doin' the Pigeon' down in Fragraq.  :devilish:
Domthetacolover Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You NEED to get this published and as I look at this I keep hearing fortunate son in my head!
colonelsargon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
it aint easy...
lord125 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AztecanGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! YOU should do these w/ Super Mario Toad and Yoshi!!! :) (Smile) 
Scheffy11 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
bout' time sesame street reflected the average american dream. 
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