Dorkpool and Indometus walked out of a holodeck.
“I had a nice night,” Indo said.
“I did too, mostly because you were there to spend it with me,” Dorkpool replied.
Indo blushed a bit, then asked, “Why exactly were we watching Independence Day, the two Captain America movies, and Team America: World Police?”
“Because it’s Independence Day, the day when Americans celebrate telling the British to fuck off by setting off fireworks and getting drunk!” Dorkpool answered, somewhat astonished that Indo asked that.
“I know that, but I thought you were Canadian,”
“At heart, I am. But technically, I’m American, which means a good portion of the world already hates me.”
“Well, I don’t hate you,”
“Why, thank you. That means a lot to me,”
They both kissed rather passionately. Dorkpool then asked, “So, want to go to my quarters and make some fireworks of our own?”
“What? No. Are you kidding? If you celebrate Independence Day, then that means we can light fireworks! Don’t you know I love explosives?” Indo responded.
“Right, sorry. Well, you want to invite Mirror along then? I’m pretty sure he likes explosives too.” Dorkpool said.
“Sure, I guess. Where is he, anyway?”
Mirror Dorkpool stood in an airfield, wearing a flight jacket over a suit. He was standing on top of a truck, and addressing a rather large crowd.
“Good morning,” he said. “In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind.”
He looked down for a second, then continued. “Mankind -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.
“Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:
“‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive!’"
Mirror allowed himself a brief pause, then finished by saying, in a voice filled with passion and emotion, “Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!”
The crowd cheered at this. And in the crowd were Dorkpool and Indo, who came in towards the end of the speech.
“Should I be more impressed at the lengths he went through for all of this, or that he did it so passionately?” Indo asked.
“I’m just impressed that he remembered the speech,” Dorkpool said.
Mirror spotted the two, got off the car, and walked towards them.
“What are you guys doing here?” he asked.
“Watching your re-enactment of a movie speech,” Dorkpool said.
“We wanted to know if you wanted to light some fireworks with us,” Indo clarified.
“Oh, sure, that sounds fun,” Mirror responded.
“Great!” Dorkpool exclaimed.
Half an hour and some holodeck programming later, each of the three were setting off fireworks.
“You know the great thing about holodeck fireworks?” Dorkpool asked.
“What?” Mirror responded.
“This,” Dorkpool answered, lighting the firework. It went off in the sky, and created a picture of…
“Dickbutt?” Indo said, slightly confused.
“Yep. Isn’t it glorious?” Dorkpool asked, wiping a tear from his eye.
“Kind of an eyesore, actually,” Mirror said.
“Fine, you do better.” Dorkpool said, mildly peeved.
Mirror lit his firework, which went off in the sky, creating…
“Team RWBY?” Dorkpool observed.
Dorkpool put his face in his hands, and muttered, “I swear, you’re going to beat that joke to death,”
Indo said, “Boys, boys, let me show you what real fireworks look like,” and set one off.
In the sky, a picture was formed of…
“Chuck Norris riding a bald eagle while firing a machine gun at Stalin?” Dorkpool asked, surprised and impressed.
“Yep,” Indo said.
“Ok, you win,” Mirror said.
“Just a minute,” Dorkpool said, lighting a firework. In the sky, the words, “HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM CREEPYPASTA RIFFS” were formed.
The three observed this, and then Indo said, “Yeah, mine’s still better.”