Brick: Butch, can I talk to you?
Butch: Sure, Brick, what’s eatin’ you, Big Bro?
Brick: Well, it’s just that…we’re brothers not only by name but also by blood…and we know a lot of things about each other.
(Butch nods his head in agreement.)
Brick: It’s also true that you and I are super close, even back then when we were pint-sized morons.
(As Brick and Butch are having their conversation, Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are listening in with sneaky smiles on their faces.)
Butch: Yeah, I mean…we sure care a great deal about each other…and I always thought highly of you. Sure, we got a younger bro in Boomer, buddies like Mitch, Mike, Floyd, Lloyd, Elmer, Harry, and Pablo, awesome babes like Blossom and Buttercup, and someone we can call little sister-in-law like Bubbles, but something tells me that something is missing.
(Beat. Brick is pondering what else to say until he decides enough is enough.)
Brick: Ah, screw it! You know what, Butch?! I…..love….you!
Brick: Yeah, you heard me, bro! I love you so much and not just as a brother but as my greater equal. You were and will always be the only man I have ever loved. Screw all those other guys like Mitch or Mike or even Boomer, I can’t even imagine starting something with him. It’s you I desire, Butchie! And yes, I may have Blossom as my wife and you may be married to Buttercup and we do trade partners. But when all is said and done, they’re just only parts of what makes us strong in everything we do. Butch, the point is, you make my life all the more complete! You’re not just my favorite brother, Butch, you are my everything and I would gladly sacrifice my life for you.
(Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are still in hiding and silently muttering “Go Brick and Butch!”)
Butch: But…Um…Brick…why me?
Brick: Well, because you’ve always been a great listener, especially when I have my insecurities to deal with. I love sparring with you and every time we’re in the training room I felt this surge of adrenaline flow through me all thanks to you. Plus, I always admired your muscles. You really know how to put those babies to work. More than anything, you’re not like other guys who are just all talk and no action. You are very much true to yourself and that’s what I love about you.
Butch: Wow, Brick. I never knew you felt that way about me. In fact, I’m kind of jealous of you because guys always look up to you and girls fall in love with you. I guess people were just so scared of me and I seemed to walk in your shadow. But you weren’t scared of me. You could put up with me better than anyone else and we work great as a team. I’ve always admired just how brave and strong you are and you never back down from a fight. And yeah, you’re an awesome sparring partner as well. You’re able to find out my strengths and weaknesses when we train and we very help each other.
(Pause. After Brick and Butch poured their souls out, they blush at each other and are rather tongue-tied.)
Brick: So, we’re an item?
Butch: Yeah, we’re an item. Bros or not, we’re gonna have each other until the end of time.
(Brick and Butch embrace each other tightly. While they are embracing, Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles emerge from their hiding place giving the two men a round of applause.)
Brick and Butch (surprised): You four were listening on us? How long were you hiding there?
Boomer: Long enough to say we’re proud of you, guys.
Blossom: You are proof-positive that love can transcend anything.
Buttercup: Yeah, you guys are totally destined for each other, and not just being a part of the Team Xtreme family.
Bubbles: So, for being brave enough to be a great item, we present you our gifts.
(Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles bring out four golden plaques which have inscriptions and pictures of them in the center.)
Boomer: For being the cool and awesome dudes that you are together and for being brave enough to tell and show each other how you really feel, you deserve the Boomer Award for Rocking On.
(Boomer gives Brick and Butch the plaque consisting of him doing the “rock on” sign.)
Blossom: For being commendable in your bravery, fortitude, and perseverance and for being Team Xtreme’s greatest assets, you two deserve the Blossom Award of Excellence.
(Blossom gives Brick and Butch a plaque consisting of the inscription, “Excellent!”, as well as a picture of her saluting.)
Buttercup: For being a kick-butt couple and for kicking loads of butt in general, you deserve the Buttercup Award of Oh Yeah!
(Buttercup gives Brick and Butch a plaque consisting of her giving two thumbs up and the inscription, “Oh Yeah!”)
Bubbles: Finally, because you two are absolutely amazing together and because I support you two as a cute couple, you deserve the Bubbles Award of Cuteness!
(Bubbles then gives Brick and Butch a plaque consisting of her with sky blue hearts in the background and the inscription, “Cute!”)
Brick: Wow. Thanks so much, you guys.
Butch: We couldn’t be any more touched. You’re the best!
(All six superheroes give each other a group hug.)
Brick: So, Butch, now that we’ve got our crazy emotions out of the bag, what do you say we go town. I know a great amusement park we can go to.
Butch: Sure, Brick, I’m totally up for it.
Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles: Awesome! You guys are going on a date! Yes!
Brick: What are we waiting for, handsome? Let’s go.
Butch: Way ahead of you, stud.
(Brick and Butch hug and kiss each other and fly out the door.)
Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles: Have fun on your date!
Narrator: I always knew Brick and Butch we’re going to be an item. So, once again the day is saved! Thanks to Team Xtreme! I can’t wait to see what adventures will unfold for these two gentlemen.
So, there you have it. My crazy, creative mind came up with something that is a link between my ultimate guilty pleasure pairing, Brick/Butch, my first most beloved OT4, Brick/Butch/Blossom/Buttercup, and my second most beloved OT4, Boomer/Blossom/Buttercup/Bubbles. And what more can you expect from a superhero team that has each others’ backs through thick and thin like Team Xtreme? It seems clear that Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are really supportive of Brick and Butch being together and will do everything they can to make them an item.
I hope you Brickutch fans enjoyed this piece of work. I know I kind of thought about the story on a whim as I was making this piece of fan art, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. Have a lovely summer.
Brick, Butch, Boomer, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.