Kyle: Yep. Do you like it?
PC1: Not really. It looks pretty generic to tell you the truth. If I was you I wouldn't expect to be making much money off of it. At least compared to the amount of money artists like that.
PC1 points towards another artist's exhibit which has many people around it.
Kyle: Well ... I try. *looking disappointed
PC1: Not enough it seems.
PC1 walks off towards the other artist's exhibit.
another potential customer comes to Kyle.
PC2: Don't listen to him. Being an artist can be tough, I know.
Kyle: You're an artist? Can I see your exhibit.
PC2: Oh, I don't have an exhibit here, but yes I'm an artist. Been one for some time now.
Kyle: Can I ask, what do you think of my work?
PC2: The beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder,
but the lady's got some points. I mean these are good and all, but they lack something.
They aren't bad at all, and it's clear you have talent kid. You just need more practice to hone your craft. Keep at it, not even the great Michelangelo got it in a day
Kyle: I guess ... I can see what you're saying.
PC2: No offense, but you don't get what I'm saying. If you knew what I'm talking about, you would have created better pieces of art in the first place.
Kyle *annoyed*: So you told me this a couple of months ago did you?
PC2 *hmph*: I'm just trying to help. Look, if it means anything to you, if actually had money with me I'd probably buy some of your works. It's just nowhere near as good as it should be. You can be much better than this. You only lack the courage to be brave and innovative. Too bad. Both the best and worst parts of history are shaped by brave and innovative people.
*PC2 walks off, with Kyle looking sad*
A few hours later at the end of the exhibit the owner of the building is asking for revenue for letting these artists renting the place out. Kyle is packing things up as the man comes.
Mr Hatashi: Do you have anything Rayner? Anything at all?
Kyle: Please Mr Hatashi, give me a few days to pay this off. I – I can pay this off in about a week.
Mr Hatashi: You don't have a week! I don't have a week! Rayner, I was using this exhibit to get some much needed revenue for this place and you know that. You told me that your art would bring in enough money to leave us both with something. Are you really telling me that you didn't make anything all day?
Kyle: I promise you, I'll have the money to you in a week.
Mr Hatashi: Fine! I'll give you one week. If you don't come back in one week with the money, I'll double it. Same with the week after that and so on. And remember, you better be thanking me for giving you both the opportunity to put your art on display and giving you an extra week to get your money together.
Kyle is walking out of the exhibit building to the back parking lot. He goes to his car and sits there for a few seconds, realizing he's never going to get the money for Mr Hatashi – or himself in time. He looks up to the sky for hope. Suddenly he begins to see a green light. The green light is very bright. It's also becoming larger and larger by the second. Kyle realizes that it's coming his way somehow. The light comes faster and faster until it comes to him. Then the light comes straight in front of him. Kyle hides in his car for a few seconds and then looks up to find one of the guardians of the universe. Or in Kyle's view – a random floating blue man.
Ganthet: Kyle Rayner of sector 2814. You are a being with the ability to overcome fear. You are needed if the Green Lantern Corps is to survive in this desperate hour.
Kyle: Green....Green Lantern Corps? Does this have something to do with the guy from Coast City?
Ganthet: The protectors of the universe. For countless millenniums the Green Lantern Corps has served as the protectors of the universe always making sure the beings throughout the galaxy were safe and secure.
Kyle: So...what does this have to do with me?
Ganthet: Recently the Green Lanterns were betrayed by one of their own. This Lantern released a threat that at first they could control, but it began to become more and more powerful. This threat declared war on the Green Lantern Corps, seeing the army as a group of oppressors. After many battles we sent some of our best Lanterns against this threat. We thought they would be able to handle the threat. We were mistaken. The best of our Lanterns were defeated.
Kyle: I'm still confused.
Ganthet: You, Kyle Rayner, are to be the next Green Lantern. You are to be the one who defeats this new threat that has paralyzed the universe with fear.
Ganthet takes power ring out of his robe pocket and holds it for Kyle.
Ganthet: This ring is what gives a Green Lanterns their power. It allows them to travel throughout the universe. They can create limitless amounts of constructs from it as well, as long as they have an imagination and the will!
Kyle *mouths* whoa
Ganthet: As long as the ring, itself doesn't run out of power. Do you accept this responsibility? *Ganthet stares at Kyle with interest waiting for a reply