The Best of Times and Worst of Times, Part 4
again! "Once more unto the breech dear friends." Here is
Part 4, and it concerns more memories and details to fill in on Fry
and Leela's growing relationship. This will take awhile because
I'm laying my groundwork, and there is much to fill in between
3004 and 3007. There are a lot of good memories for my two favorite
characters, but there will also be much more on the hardships and
tragedies they have endured and will endure to come. Again, I must
restate my disclaimer! I do not own Futrama or its characters. The
other Science Fiction, Anime, Cartoons, and Fantasy I borrowed
elements out of do not belong to me. I make no claim on them. Well,
that's out of the way now. So I give you Part 4, and I hope you
had walked back to the hanger to do her exterior inspection of
was completed she goes over the engine checklist, and asks Amy to do
an internal inspection of the vital systems. Leela then does an
interior inspection and opens up the main cargo bay for Fry to load
today's delivery. Now, with most of her work completed Leela
heads for the bridge to do the count down check until blast off.
She's in no real hurry and relaxes in the comfortable captain's
chair. Leela's thoughts can now point in the direction of her
concern over her husband.)
(to herself) "What could be bothering him? I'm pretty
sure he's worried about me, and what I said this morning at
breakfast. Well, I should put his concerns to rest and talk about it
with him in the open." (sigh) "I'm sure it has to
be a lot of other things as well. He has so many heavy
responsibilities now. This company, his employees who are his closet
friends, the promises he's made, myself, and the
direction our lives are headed, but there are a lot of other things
under the surface as well. Things we haven't even spoken about
yet. Bender aside, The Great Galactic War left the worst scars
on him. On his body and his soul. I haven't even told him my
whole story during those months when we were separated. Ever since we
became a couple he and I have had so many ups and downs. 3005 and
3006 was one hell of a roller coaster ride for us both. It wasn't
until the dawn of 3007 that our lives began to make sense again."
(groan) "Ok! That's enough. Now, lets think of something
happy. A good day. Hmmm……Mmmm….…Of
thinks back to the time when she and Fry were starting to get serious
together as a couple. It was after the Opera that Leela finally
realized that Fry really loved her and he was the one for her. They
worked together better than ever. Fry was happy to give her a 110%
for a kind word and a little appreciation. Yes, please and thank you
go a very long way for someone that loves you. Outside of work they
enjoyed the time they spent together even more. This would soon
become paramount between the two of them on Fry's birthday.
Leela had thought long and hard on her gifts because she wanted them
to be special. One gift was quite complicated and only the Professor
with his cloning wizardry could make it possible. Leela wanted to
clone and reanimate Fry's beloved long lost dog Seymour. Fry's
pet dog had been quickly fossilized into Dolomite and was nearly
brought to him back sometime ago, but Fry ultimately decided against
it saying that he lived a full and happy life back in the 21st
century without him. Leela had a strong feeling that the real truth
was far more tragic. Leela would be gambling on this one because she
wasn't entirely sure how he would react to this. However, she
did believe he would understand its meaning in wanting to give him
back something precious that he loved and lost from his own time, and
this would be perfect. This birthday was also a milestone for Fry
because he was now going to be 1,030 years old, but he preferred just
30. The other thing Leela had in mind wasn't necessarily a
gift, but it would be special nonetheless. Leela had decided she was
ready and wanting to go steady with Fry.)
had two good reasons for timing this on his birthday. One, Leela
wanted it to always be memorable, and two was that she had him,
wanted him, and didn't want any other woman or anything else
trying to take him away from her now. She knew that he felt the same
way but decided to be a bit more impulsive and ask him first. It was
going to be fun to see his reaction. The day of Fry's birthday
had been subdued and that was because of the surprise party the PE
staff had put together. The morning delivery had gone off without a
hitch except for Bender's usual bitching and moaning, and Fry
had stopped to play old style video games at an arcade on the way
back to the ship. Leela had become more tolerant of Fry's
distractions and nonsense because it wasn't worth throwing a
fit over. She even joined in with him now to show him that she wasn't
always serious and liked to have fun too, and Fry had finally figured
out when he could or couldn't fool around and press his luck
with her temper. It was simply best to stick to what he said about
doing better at work and not being as lazy. He had. On the way back
to Earth Fry had asked Leela if she would like to get a bite to eat
and catch a movie together after work. She had to be evasive in
answering him and was pretending to annoyed with his fooling around
after the delivery. Her intention was to stall for time until they
were ready to surprise him. She soon got the signal after landing
that they were ready, and it was now time to maneuver Fry to the
lounge. She could hardly wait.)
(insistent) "Come on Phil! There's one more thing that I
need you to do."
(exasperated) "Oh! What could be so important? And why won't
you answer my question about going out tonight? Are you still mad at
me or something?"
grabs his hand and pulls him along.)
"Come on! Or I will be."
and Fry enter the darkened employee lounge.)
(curious) "What's all this?"
lights come on and the entire crew yells "Surprise! Happy
nearly falls over from the shock. His friends had decorated the
entire lounge and have a beautiful cake saying Happy 1,030th
Birthday Fry! He's a bit overwhelmed by all this.)
(amazed) "Wow! What did I do to deserve all this?"
(tender) "Oh. For just being you."
(amused) "What? You mean being a klutzy moron from the Stupid
"Stop it! Now come over here to make a wish and blow out the
Wow…this is the first real birthday party I've had since
I was six years old."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, Mom and Dad said to me: 'Philip. From this point on in
your life your expectations will have to lower.'"
(sympathetic) "Aww. I'm sorry. I didn't know that."
(happy) "Don't be sorry Leels! This party more than makes
up for that. I mean I have job I like to do, my best friends, and
above all I have you Leela. I feel like I've found my niche
again, and that I really belong. It's a lot more than I could
(cheerful) "Come on Fry! Blow out these candles before the cake
Zoidberg: (insistent) "Yes! Hurry up already! I'm
of his friends urge him so they can celebrate. Fry closes his eyes.
Takes a deep breath. Makes his wish and blows out the candles. He now
turns 30 years old or 1,030 years chronologically, and that is
something to celebrate.)
"Heh. I can't believe I turned the big three – O."
(mocking) "Ohh! He's thirty now. Yes, everyone kowtow to
my dear old Uncle." (angry) "Just remember I'm well
over 160." (confused) "Uhh at least the last time I
(amused) "Sorry Nephew. I'm afraid I got you beat by 900
years or something like that." (shrugs) "I don't
know. I've always been bad at math and junk."
(totally confused) "Who…Waa?"
"Alright! Enough with the family bonding you two."
Zoidberg: "Yes. Fry get over here and open up your gifts!"
comes over to the coffee table and sits down on the couch next to Dr.
Zoidberg. Leela joins him and the rest of them gather around.)
(excited) "Ho boy!…which one shall I open first?"
Zoidberg: (excited) "Open mine! Open mine!"
"Ok…but I want to go last."
(smiling) "You'll see."
opens Dr. Zoidberg's gift.)
(excited) "No way! Two original DVDs from my time! Back to
the Future and
13th Warrior. Doc…how did you manage to get
Zoidberg: (evasive) "Ask me no questions, and I won't
have to gouge out your eyes."
"Umm…got it. Thanks Doc! I love these movies."
(obnoxious) "Meat bag, meat bag, meat bag…The greatest
gift I or anyone else can give is to let you be old Bender's
pal, blood bank, and lackey."
(creped out) "Uhh…yeah…right…thanks
"There…beat that chumps! Ha ha ha ha Ah ha ha ha! Fry,
after this crap is over I'm going to let you treat your best
pal Bender to a saucy puppet show with all the free booze he can
drink." (sly) "And then after that. A midnight robbery
out on the town. Just because that's the kind of robot I am."
know. I hate to have to tell you this buddy, but I kind of have other
plans tonight, and they don't involve boozing, robbery, losing
all my money, and going to jail for a change."
smiles smugly at Bender as if to say "In your face tin can!"
Bender walks off grumbling to himself "Stupid meat bag. Ever
since that one eyed floozy got her hooks into him he's been no
fun at all.")
(annoyed) "Who's next? I'm not getting any younger
(gruff) "This is my gift to someone called Fry. It's my
prized addition of Zero – G jugs."
hands it to Fry. He opens the magazine up to the centerfold and holds
it up to examine it more closely.)
suddenly notices Leela's less than amused expression and her
(nervous) "Uhh…heh heh heh…thanks Scruffy. It's
the thought that counts."
quickly hands it back to janitor and his life is spared.)
(gruff) "Scruffy understands. He's been there before."
(loud) "Shut up friends! It's time for my dear old Uncle
to open up my gift now!"
(to herself) "Oh lord…please don't let it be a
opens up the Professors gift. It's a highly polished metallic
cylinder consisting of a power cell, functional handgrip with control
buttons, and an emitter matrix at the other end.)
(fascinated) "Hmm…this looks just like a…"
holds the handle up right and presses an activation button. The
emitter makes a loud
Hiss! And a luminous blue blade comes to life. It extends a little
over a meter and pulses, as if it's a living thing.)
(amazed) "Oh ho ho ho ho…Cool! A real laser
"Yes, In the Jedi realm: "along time ago and in a
galaxy far…far…away…" It was called a
(confused) "Wait a minute. I thought that was all science
fiction created by George Lucas way back when I was just a kid.
Granted, it's still a favorite of mine."
"Oh my yes! However most science fiction has some basis of fact
or truth. Now even though the Jedi may be long gone now, but the
Galadians had taken their place as the galactic guardians of peace
and justice in our universe."
"Guh! We've all grew up hearing stories about them, but
they're a very secretive race, and they do extraordinary
things. Fry, you should read more History and junk."
"Come on Amy give me a break! It's not like I grew
up in this time."
"It's ok Phil. I'll tell you more about them and
what they've done in our time later. Ok."
(smiles) "Sure…I love a good story. Oh,…and
thanks a lot Professor! I've always dreamed of having
one these for real."
starts to test the sword and with a single downward trust he cleaves
the coffee table clean in two. Everyone cringes as the lethal blade
comes back up.)
(astonished) "Holy!…sorry about that everyone."
closes down the laser sword to prevent any further damage and hands
it to Leela.)
(nervous) "Heh heh…I'll get back to that later."
(mad) "That's coming out of your paycheck yah pointy
"Relax Hermes! I'll take care of it."
breathes a collected sigh of relief and Fry picks up his next gift.)
"That's my gift! I think you'll like it."
"Hey! It's a one free hour gift pass for Rocket Skating
at Rocket Feller Center. For myself and one other person. Thanks a
lot Amy! I know a certain someone who loves to
smiles at Fry and whispers "Thank you" to Amy.)
"You're welcome." (sad) "Kif and I would have gone,
but he was suddenly called away on another one of Zap's stupid
(sympathetic) "I'm sorry Amy…that's not fair
to you guys. It seems like Zap always finds a way to ruin your
"It's alright. Kif and I agreed, and we didn't want
it to go to waste."
(reassuring) "Well, I'm sure Kif is going to make it up
(smiling) "He always does. Hey! Who's next?"
"Me Mon, here's my gift."
opens up Hermes simple looking gift.)
(curious) "What is it?"
(surprised) "It's a certificate for a free dinner for two
at Elzart's. Hermes, how did you manage this? I mean Elzart
never gives anything away for free except to politicians and
the Robot Mafia."
(proud) "And to a certain bureaucrat who holds the sword of
Damocles over his head for certain health violations."
(admission) "Oh, and we also got sick one night from eating bad
(grateful) "Thank you, Hermes. It was very generous for you to
round out the evening for me and Leela."
"You should really thank Labarbra. She twisted my arm."
(Rubs his arm.) "Literally! Anyways, we're heading out of
town and we thought you and Leela would enjoy a nice meal on your
birthday, Mon. Don't worry, I made all the arrangements. Just
call ahead tonight to get a reservation time."
(warm) "Phil! It's time for you to receive my gift."
gets up to retrieves her gift, and comes back into the lounge a few
moments later with a carrier case.)
(curious) "Wow! What do you have there?"
opens up the carrier and gently coaxes the animal to come out. "Come
on little guy. It's alright." A moment later a small
mongrel dog runs out to greet the crew. He's thin built and has
brown fur with darker brown patches. He also has a very expressive
face and looks like he's wearing a thick mustache.)
could hardly believe his eyes) (to himself): "It can't be
him. I'm sure I'm seeing a ghost, and I know he'll
disappear as soon as I call his name."
"Seymour?…" (loud) "Oh my God!…Seymour!"
dog's ears immediately perk up when he hears his name and he
recognizes that voice. It's the voice of his best friend who
disappeared out of his life a very long ago. He vaguely remembers his
best friend reaching down to pat him on the head and telling him "I
won't be gone long Seymour. Just wait right here until I get
back." Then Fry took off on his bike to make the delivery.
There was this terrible feeling Seymour had. Something was
going to happen to his best friend, but he couldn't stop him
from going. Seymour waited for Fry to come back, and when he didn't
he had sent off to find him, and that was the end of it. He went to
those who were closest to his best friend for help first, but it was
next to impossible in trying to get those near sighted lazy
three to follow him. So, he set off on his own to search. He
followed his nose to all their favorite haunts, and he knew he was
close to finding Fry when a janitor suddenly tossed a familiar pizza
box into the back alley from an unfamiliar building. He quickly snuck
in and eventually found his way into a weird room that was filled
with what looked like human pop sickles all around. He found and
focused his attention on just one freezer tube. He spent the better
part of the day driving the humans that worked there crazy, and when
Fry's family finally got the call and showed up get him,
Seymour tried hard to point them in the right direction, but it was
futile. He had come that close to finding his best friend.)
(They dragged him away not listening and then just
abandoned him. Disheartened, he went back to Mr. Penuche's
pizzeria and waited. "I won't be gone long Seymour.
Just wait right here until I get back." That's all he
could do and would do. Wait. Seymour waited. Day after day. Month
after month. Year after year. Until twelve long years had passed. He
waited until Old Mr. Penuche and his pizzeria were long gone. Seymour
waited even as his tired old body finally gave out. He lay
down. Worn out and exhausted from life. Loyal to the last. Loyal to
the only person who ever loved and took care of him. Then
sleep claimed him, and it was such a long sleep. Seymour awoke to a
very strange world. Just how long did he sleep? And who were
these strange people around him all of a sudden? A wrinkled old human
man ranting and muttering gibberish. Then there was this strange
human woman with purple fur and one eye. He was a bit apprehensive at
first over her appearance, but she somehow knew his name and extended
her hand in friendship to him. Then Seymour noticed something very
odd. He felt great! For the first time in years he could see, hear,
and smell things again keenly. Most remarkable of all was that he
could move again like when he was a pup, and take a deep breath
without stabbing pain. It was too good to be true.)
days passed and soon Seymour became used to the strange woman who
knew his name, and he came to know her as Leela. She was gentle and
kind, and took care of him for some reason. Soon, a level of
friendship and trust had developed between the two of them, but when
she left him alone at night he thought of his best friend Fry. He
couldn't quite understand why she wouldn't let him
go outside yet. It wasn't like he was going to run away. Leela
was the only friend he had. It was if she was hiding him reason and
getting him ready for something big to happen. This must be it! Leela
had somehow managed to find and reunited him with his long lost best
friend Fry. But was it really him?)
(shocked) "Oh my God! Leela, you brought Seymour back!…Why?"
(pensive) "I…I…just wanted to give you something
special. I never forgot that day. How sad you were when you decided
not to clone him and bring him back. So, I… went and did it
with the Professors help. I thought if I brought him
back for the right reasons you would……I mean…
all I wanted to do is give you something back that you loved and
lost." (sad) "I hope you're not too angry
with me. Oh, I knew I shouldn't have done this, but I
can't take him back now. He's really a sweet little guy.
I mean he grew on me pretty fast."
(smiling) "Like me?"
(amused) "Well…not quite that fast, but yes! Like you in
"So, you're not really mad at me?"
(happy) "Of course not! He's here now. So, we'll
make the best of it! Do you think he remembers me, though? I mean
twelve years is sure a long time."
(gentle) "Call to him and find out."
(enthusiastic) "Ok. Seymour!…Come here boy!"
(claps his hands) "Come on! Come here fella!"
ears perk up again at the sound of his name being called. He comes
over to the man calling his name. He finally gets a good look at this
familiar person. "Funny, he looks, sounds, and smells just like
my long lost best friend." Seymour still wasn't entirely
convinced. Fry realizes this and tries another approach. Taste.)
"Alright. Seymour…do you remember our favorite food?"
offers him a piece of pizza and Seymour eagerly gobbles it down.)
(enthusiastic) "That's right! Remember? You and I used to
deliver pizzas all the time together."
grumbles curiously at Fry trying to remember.)
"Ok…do you remember our favorite song boy? I taught you
to sing it with me. It goes like this. I'm walking on
sunshine ooh! I'm walking on sunshine ooh! I'm walking on
sunshine!…Hmmm… hmm… hmmm!"
Seymour that clicked! It really was him! Only his best friend
Fry could sing that badly off key. Seymour started to bark
back and sing along with him.)
(happy) "Seymour! You do remember me!"
barked happily at him and wagged. Finally, at long last they were
reunited. Fry picked up Seymour and hugged him tightly.)
(happy) "I got my puppy back. Don't worry buddy. I'm
never going to leave you behind again! I promise." (smiling at
Leela) "Thank you Leels. Thank you very much for this."
sits back down next to Fry and kisses him on the cheek.)
(tender) "Happy Birthday, Philip."
his arm around Leela and kisses her back.)
(happy) "It's the best Birthday I ever had."
Birthday party finishes up after a while and soon everyone else is
busy off doing something on their own. It's now late afternoon
and Leela had just finished up her last tasks of the day. It was now
time to looking for Fry, and to discuss their plans for the evening.
Leela then just happens to bump into Amy who was heading back to the
(curious) "Amy, have you seen Phil around here lately by any
last time I saw him he was busy discussing something about his new
laser sword with the Professor, and where the best place to practice
would be or something like that. He sure looked pretty geared up."
"Come on Amy! Let's find the Professor."
"Why? Is something wrong?"
"Lets just say my woman's intuition is acting up."
"Really? Mine are like clock work!"
(shocked) "What? No, not that! It's my…"
(groans) "Oh, never mind!"
and Amy find the Professor busy in his lab working on one of his new
(curious) "What are you working on Professor?"
(startled) "Oh!…this here is going to be my latest
invention. I'm calling it the
Was Machine" It will be similar to the "What If
Machine", but will work on an entirely different premise."
"What will that be?"
(spacing out) "Who...Waa?"
"The premise, Professor! What does it do?"
(snaps back) "Oh!…oh yes! It will be able to show us
past events. Not full blown historical events mind you, but something
on a more narrow focus. This device will be able to show you
something that happened to yourself or someone you know. The event
can be shown in a broad spectrum such as in an hour, day, month, or
even a year. However, I'm unable to make the temporal setting
any further than ten years back into an individuals past."
(annoyed) "I don't know! It has something to do with the
delicate fabric of space and time or something like that. It did come
to me in a dream after all."
(whispers to Leela) "Or in his usual delirium."
(skeptical) "Umm, the whole concept is intriguing Professor,
but what exactly are you going to use it for? Studying your own past
like this is one thing, but to look into another persons past like
this without their permission would be rather unethical."
to mention sneaky!"
(outraged) "What is this? A Mars faculty inquisition? Leave me
alone damn it!"
"Alright! Alright!…Professor, could you please tell me
where Philip is?"
"Fry?…Oh yes! I set him up on the Holo Shed an hour ago
to practice with his new laser sword. If he survives this afternoons
training exercise he'll be skilled enough to crush his
enemy's with ease, and be feared just like me. However,
I wonder if I should have set him to spar against one of the most
feared holographic images ever brought to life. Now that I think
about it that was crazy even by my standards."
(concerned) "So, just who is he sparing against?"
(confused again) "Who's sparing waa?"
(mad) "Damn it, old man! Just who do you have sparing
against my Fry?!"
(indifferent) "Oh…The evil Abe Lincoln." (hurt)
"There's no need to get angry and shout Leela."
(concerned) "Oh my God…Leela!"
(determined) "Yes I know! Come on Amy. We've better
hurry! I don't want him to get himself killed!" (to
herself) "He better be alright, or there's going to be
hell to pay."
and Amy rush to the Holo Shed and find Fry locked in furious combat
with the holographic version of the evil Abe Lincoln. The hum and
crashing of the two opponents energy blades is deafening, and the
flash of brilliant blue against phosphorescent red is mesmerizing.
Fry notices that someone else has stepped on to the Holo Shed, and
he's pleased to see he has an audience. He smiles when he sees
Amy and Leela are watching him in action for a change. Now,
is his chance to really show off in front of Leela and give her
something to whoop about.)
(excited) "Shed! Increase difficulty to level 5!"
Lincoln: (amused) "Your going to regret that, sonny boy!"
(panting) "Oh yeah?…we'll see."
combat suddenly becomes more intense as the level of difficulty
increases. The speed and strength of the evil Abe Lincoln's
blows are at such intensity now that Fry is on the defensive and
being drive back into a corner. Fry knows if he gets caught with no
way to maneuver out. He's finish. Really finished!)
Lincoln: (mocking) "Come on, boy! If you had any real
skill at all. Would this contest not already be over?"
(irritated) "Err aah! You talk too much."
Abe Lincoln suddenly lands a sharp blow across Fry's upper
right arm. Fry cries out and slashes back a split second later. The
counter attack fails and with his blade still pressed against the
evil Abe Lincoln's, he is able to pivot around and push off
trying to break contact. The evil Abe Lincoln lands a cheap shot and
punches Fry in the jaw. The blow sends him back pedaling to the
middle of the shed where he could get a breath and inspect the
damage. Fry dabs at the blood from the bleeding left corner of his
mouth and he also inspects the deep burn laceration on his upper
right arm. It's about 4 ½ inches long and is cut about
an ½ an inch deep into his flesh. There is also a deep
stinging numbness coming from the wound and that could be from nerve
damage. Fry tries flexing his arm and fingers to get some of the
(surprised) "Oh my God! Fry's really hurt? That's
(scared) "Shed! End program now!"
Shed: "Unable to comply."
"What?!…Shed, identify the malfunction!"
Shed: "There is no current malfunction within the system."
Lincoln: (mocking) "What's the matter, sonny boy? Are we
going to finish this or are you just going to stand there and
wouldn't be so cocky if I were you. I left my mark as
Lincoln: (smug) "You never even touched me."
"Really? Then look down."
Abe Lincoln cautiously looks down to see what his opponent is
suggesting and at that moment the top half of his stovepipe hat falls
to the deck of the Holo Shed. He immediately removes the remainder of
his hat to see just how close the counter attack had come.)
Lincoln: (appalled) "You ruined my stovepipe hat."…(Outraged)
"You ruined my stovepipe hat! For that, I'm
going to widdle you down…slowly! A little piece at a
(annoyed) "I was aiming for your head! And this is
dragging out way too long! Let's make it interesting. One
charge. One strike. Winner takes all. Anyways, I have a date
Lincoln: (growling) "It's your funeral, boy!"
opponents square off at opposite ends of the Holo Shed and get in
position to charged and make one last decisive strike.)
"Fry's serious? Leela, stop this!"
(firm) "Shed! Over ride and shut the program down…now!"
Shed: "Unable to comply. Program parameters are under voice
same moment Fry and the evil Abe Lincoln sound off a battle cry and
charge at one another with blades poised to strike. The movement is
almost a blur as the two opponents meet each other in the middle of
Holo Shed. They make contact ever so briefly and then pass one
another. The evil Abe Lincoln turns around at the opposite end of the
Shed and laughs triumphantly. Fry is at the other opposite end of the
Shed and immediately collapses to his knees.)
Lincoln: (triumphant) "Don't move, sonny boy! I'll
be right back over to put you out of your misery."
to his feet and turns to face his opponent.)
(smiles) "That won't be necessary thank you. This contest
is over. Oh…and speak now or forever hold your peace!"
Lincoln: (infuriated) "You arrogant little shit! Don't
you tell me…..!"
Abe Lincoln's words fall short when he realizes that he is
dissolving back into basic light particles. He hadn't noticed
that his opponents strike had gone completely through his mid
section. Yep, game over.)
Lincoln: (out raged) "You cheated! I demand a rematch!"
(shaking his head) "Afraid not."
Lincoln: (ranting) "You haven't seen the last of me damn
it! I'll get Youuuuuu…."
of the evil Abe Lincoln quickly explodes into light particles that
(waving) "Bye…Bye!" (turns to Amy and Leela)
"Sheesh…what a sore loser."
makes a quick finish salute with his laser sword and closes it down.)
"Shed!…end program Fry spar 1, and restore safety
parameters to normal."
Shed: "Acknowledged. Program is ended. Returning parameters
smiles when he sees Leela rushing over to him, but the look on her
face makes his smile quickly fade away.)
(furious) "Alright! Just what the hell did you
think were doing?!"
(uncertain) "Umm…uuh…" (shrugs)
(non amused) "Oh really…so turning off the safety
parameters is a good idea?!…And on top of that, setting the
level too high for your skills is your idea of safe
(shrugs) "It didn't seem like a bad idea or that big a
deal at the time."
(explodes) "You Crouton! Do you have any idea
just how dangerous that was?! Not even I practice with the
safeties off! You could have been killed!"
(smiles smugly) "Could have, but wasn't."
(serious) "Phil. I mean this very seriously. Don't
ever do something like this again. With no safety and no
command override there wouldn't have been much I could have
done to save you." (sad) "You could have been killed.
Plain and simple. Do you have any idea how that would make me
feel? To stand by helplessly and watch you be cut down."
realization finally sets in for Fry. What he had done was incredibly
foolish and thoughtless. To put his life at extreme risk for his own
amusement, and then to try and show off in front of Leela. All that
he had really accomplished was to scare her badly and receive some
painful injuries that might finally teach him a little lesson
about his own invincibility and luck. The burn lacerations he could
live with, but not with how he made Leela feel with his latest
stunt. If he had any real luck at all then the woman he loves hadn't
lost all respect for him, and she would be able to forgive his latest
(gently) "Leela…..Leela please look at me. You're
absolutely right. What I did was thoughtless and idiotic. I never
bothered to think out what the consequences could have been. Yeah,
impulsive me. Heh, what's what the worse that would happen?
Well, you made it very clear to me. I was trying to show off in front
of you. That's why I set the level too high for my current
skills, and turning off the safety parameters was for that element of
real danger. Well, I'm feeling it now, but what your feeling
now is far worse and for that I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry
Leels and I hope you can forgive me."
(sad) "I can. I can forgive you, but you have to promise me you
won't ever do something like this again. I hate being
scared like that, and I hate it even more when you get hurt. It's
happen before. So pleeease…."
(sincere) "Yes I promise!…I'm sorry I scared you."
(gentle) "Alright, I forgive you. Now come here."
comes close to Leela and she tightly embraces him. Fry can feel just
how scared she was because she's still trembling. The image of
that last charge was still playing over in her mind and how
differently it could have ended. Fry holds Leela close and reassures
her that he's fine.)
(reassuring) "Sssh…It's ok now. I'm all
right. I'm sorry I scared you…Please stop trembling."
(tentative) "Umm…guys? I hate to have to break this up,
but I really think we should go see Doctor Zoidberg. Fry, those burn
lacerations look pretty bad. Especially the one on your back and
adrenalin doesn't last forever."
quickly let's go of Fry and turns him around to inspect the
"Phil! Take off your T – shirt."
it that really that bad? It feels kind of numb to me."
"Just do it!"
complies and pulls off his T-shirt. Leela gets a good look at what
Amy's talking about. The one on his arm was bad enough, but
this burn laceration runs at an angle from his left shoulder down
across his back to his right side above the waist. It was almost a
quarter of an inch deep, but fortunately a laser blade cauterizes as
it cuts. Fry had been truly lucky. If it had been any deeper
his spine would have been cut in two. The consequences then would
have been far too horrible to think about.)
(appalled) "Oh my God!"
"What? I can't see it."
holds up his T-shirt and sees the long burn cut through the fabric.)
man! Now I'm going to have to change shirts, but that's
one heck of a scratch though. It should leave a pretty cool scar!"
(livid) "A scratch?! If you could see it you would say
other wise! Now come on! We're going to see Doctor Zoidberg,
and there will be no cool scars…got it!"
(sighs) "Ok…but he better stay away from me with that
damn laser hack saw of his!"
"I'll protect you. Now come on, and you better stay away
from lasers yourself!"
Leels…Amy check this out!"
reignites his laser sword and starts to spin and twirl it in some
pretty cool and professional maneuvers. Once again he's showing
off, and unfortunately he slightly miscalculates the last maneuver as
he's bringing the blade back upright. Fry smacks himself dead
center on the nose. He screams like a little girl and immediately
drops the laser sword as he falls to his knees.)
"GAAAAAAAAH!…Oooooooooh!…Son of a *****…..Oooh
man that gurts! Ohhh…my god…my gnose!"
(annoyed) "You doof!"
(really annoyed) "Damn it Phil!" (gets down on her knees
and sighs) "Oh for the love of Benji. Come on. And let me see.
Now…now…move your hands, and let…me…see."
pries Fry's hands away from his face a little bit and recoils
at the sight of his split and burned nose.)
(sobbing) "Is…is it bad?"
"Guh! Let's just say you'd give the Phantom of the
Space Opera a run for his money!"
gno….gnot again! Waaaaaaaah! Ahhh ha ha ha hoo…(sob!)"
(annoyed) "Amy! Your not helping!"
(groans) "My hero. Come on you big baby. Doctor Zoidberg is
going to have to put some overtime into you!"
helps Fry to his feet and starts to lead him out of the Holo Shed
with her arm around his waist. Fry is still balling, and Leela can't
help laugh a little at his predicament.)
(amused) "Ha ha ha ha…oh dear. Come on now. It's
going to be alright."
(annoyed) "It's gnot funny! I feel like a dumbass!"
"Good! That's normal. Maybe now you've
learned your lesson?"
ma'am….gno more fooling around."
(amused) "Spleesh!…and they call me a klutz? I can't
wait to tell Kif about this one. I'm sure he'll get a
laugh out of it."
picks up Fry's deactivated laser sword and follows them out of
the Holo Shed. The three of them arrive in Doctor Zoidberg's
office a short time later.)
Zoidberg: "Well…well, my favorite hypochondriac is back!
And what is it this time?"
(desperate) "Oh Doc! Can you please help me? I really did it to
Zoidberg examines Fry's lacerated arm and back.)
Zoidberg: "Hmmm…this is going to cost you, Fry."
(annoyed) "How about I let you live, and we'll call it
Zoidberg: "An offer I can't refuse? I get that from all
face down on the examination table so Doctor Zoidberg can work on his
right arm and back.)
Zoidberg: "First, I have to work on your back Fry. It's a
simple matter of healing and sealing up the burned and damaged muscle
and skin tissue. However, you were extremely lucky this time Fry. Any
deeper and your spine would have been cut in two, and then what?
Bupkiss I tell you!"
gknow. Someone smart and caring already drove that point home for
Zoidberg finishes work on and sealing the wound on Fry's back.
Next on the repair list is his upper right arm.)
Zoidberg: "Ok!…now for the arm. Say?! Isn't this
the very same arm I lopped off in our Claw Plaque match Fry?"
(laughs) "Oh…ho ho ho, what a day that was."
(annoyed) "Yes it is, and this time heal it. Don't chop
it off! Or I'll tear you a new cloaca!"
Zoidberg: "Alright already! Calm down, Leela. Why all the
(calmer) "I'm sorry Doctor Zoidberg. Bad memories I
guess. Please, just help him, and do it right."
Zoidberg: "I'm a Doctor! Trust me I know what I'm
doing. Fry, this is going to sting a little because I have to
reattach some nerve fibers in your arm, but from there it's
going to be easy street."
(nervous) "Please don't say sting!"
Zoidberg carefully repairs the damaged nerve fibers, and then he
heals and seals the damaged muscle and skin tissue.)
Zoidberg: "There now! All finished. You may feel a little
tender in those spots for a day or two, but that will go away. So
take it easy. Well, how does it feel already? Leela, what do you
think of my handy work?"
"Feels good, Doc! Thank you, but could you please do something
about my gnose as well?"
"You did just great Doctor Zoidberg. Not even a hint of
scarring, but like Phil said, what about his nose?"
Zoidberg: (annoyed) "It's normal. Next patient!"
smacks Doctor Zoidberg upside the back of his head hard, and he
Zoidberg: (rubbing the back of his head) "Alright already!
Everyone's a critic!"
back down on the examination table, and Doctor Zoidberg brings a
high-powered magnification device down close to what's left of
Fry's nose to see exactly how to rebuild and repair the
Zoidberg: "Hmm. I'm going to have to completely rebuild
your nasal bone and along with all of the cartilage, Fry."
(surprised) "What?!…What is this?"
(curious) "What is what?"
Zoidberg: "This!…this flat round metallic object
embedded in Fry's nasal bone."
"Phil. Can you please explain this?"
(sighs) "Yeah…I know. It's a gnickel."
(astonished) "A nickel! And why exactly do you have a…?"
(shakes her head) "Wait. Never mind. I don't want to
it got there wasn't weird. If that's what you mean?"
(uncertain) "Ok then."
"Well, I was about two maybe almost three years old, and
everything went up my gnose or in my mouth. If I'm right, then
that ones out of my Dad's old coin collection."
Zoidberg: "Now Fry, I'm going to have to remove it and be
as delicately as I can. I promise I'll try and make it as
painless as possible."
Zoidberg pulls out a large pair of industrial strength pliers, and
clacks them together. Fry squeals and immediately passes out.)
Zoidberg: "Good. My anesthetic has taken affect. Now, to the
nasty business at hand.
if you don't have strong stomachs you might want to leave the
(firm) "No. I'm staying right here."
(shrugs) "It doesn't bother me."
Zoidberg: "Ok. But, don't say I didn't warn you."
Zoidberg brings out a mini laser, chisel, hammer, and needlepoint
tweezers. He burns through the bone and cartilage surrounding the
nickel with the laser, and then he loosen it by using the mini chisel
and hammer. The burning smell was nauseating enough, but the
cracking, popping, and crunching sound was a little too much
for poor Amy and she faints. Leela too was looking pale as she
brought her had to her mouth to stop herself from retching. Then
Doctor Zoidberg delicately uses the needlepoint tweezers to make a
clean and safe extraction. It was less difficult because the
surrounding tissue had been cauterized. No blood, and less risk of
infection. He holds the nickel up for Leela to see.)
Zoidberg: "Pay dirt! There now…it's time for the
(groans) "Great. Ohh…I need to sit down."
short time Doctor Zoidberg finishes rebuilding Fry's nasal bone
and cartilage. He then makes sure all the delicate nerves,
capillaries, and sinuses are fully restored. The last touch was to
sealing the surrounding skin tissue for a completely unblemished
look. Then, Doctor Zoidberg administers a stimulant to Fry and Amy,
and Leela gets a little something to help settle her stomach.)
(coming around) "Ooooooh. Is it over? How did it go?"
smiles at Fry and hands him a mirror. Fry's thrilled when he
sees that his nose is completely restored, but minus the little bump
that was on the bridge of his nose.)
(happy) "Wow…it looks great! I can even smell things
better now. Thanks a lot Doc! I really appreciate it, and I'm
sorry about doubting and insulting your medical skills all the time.
What do you think Leels?"
"Hmmm…It looks good. Doctor Zoidberg did a great job,
but I'm kind of going to miss that cute little bump on your
"Oh…well that's no problem!" (Fry starts to
rummage through his pockets for loose change, but Leela stops him.)
(laughs) "No! That won't be necessary, but this is."
kisses him and he smiles. Fry tries to kiss her back but recoils in
"Ouch!…" (touches the left corner of his mouth)
"Oh yeah. The left corner of my mouth is still cut pretty
"Umm…Doctor Zoidberg. I hate to ask, but could you…?"
Zoidberg: (sighs) "An M.D.'s work is never done."
Zoidberg heals up the left corner of Fry's mouth in less than a
couple of minutes so he can properly return Leela's kiss.)
he finally kisses Leela back) "There. That's a lot
(tender) "Mmm Hmm… much better."
(coming around) "Ohhh…What happened? Is Fry ok?"
Leela help Amy up.)
"Yep! Thanks to good old Doctor Zoidberg."
Zoidberg: (happy) "Hooray! Respect and admiration from my good
friends. So, Leela…Fry…where shall we be going to
"Umm…let's not spoil the moment Doctor Zoidberg.
Fry and myself are going out for a special dinner
tonight. I'm sorry."
Zoidberg: (disappointed) "Awwww…I see. No food or fun
for poor Zoidberg."
"Well…how about we all go picnicking tomorrow in Central
Park? After the morning delivery? We can all bring some food along
and play some games. What do say Leels? It would be a nice way to
thank Doctor Zoidberg."
"Oh why not? He's eared it, but I'll have to
convince the Professor and Hermes, though."
"Just make another promise not to sue him for nearly killing
you guys in the deliveries, and tell Hermes we'll be willing to
lose a day's pay for a free afternoon."
Leela: (shrug) "That works."
Zoidberg: "Fry, I don't have a lolley pop for you, but I
can give you this little souvenir."
Zoidberg hands a sample container to Fry that holds the nickel that
was extracted from his nose. The coin is still surrounded by some
bone and cartilage.)
(grossed out) "Ugh…Thanks Doc."
Zoidberg: "I wouldn't be so hasty in throwing that away,
Fry. Ancient 20th century coins from your time are highly
sought after by collectors."
"Phil. How about we have the Professor examine it? He'll
know how to clean and identify it."
"Ok!…sure. Who knows? I could have a real treasure on my
Leela, and Amy head back to Professor Farnsworth's lab to get
his help and expertise on examining the coin.)
(curious) "Ah Fry! I see you survived the training exercise. Do
you enjoy your new laser sword? And how was the sparring match
between you and the evil Abe Lincoln?"
"Umm…I found it to be….quite simulating, and I'm
going to have to make your gift here a permanent part of my attire."
"We'll talk about that later Phil. Professor. Can you
please restore this antique coin, and help us identify it?"
hands the sample container to the Professor.)
"Certainly! Hmm…what's all this junk surrounding
"Well…Doctor Zoidberg had to extract it from my nose.
It's still surrounded by some bone and cartilage."
(sighs) "Please, just don't ask how it happened."
"Oh, very well. And yes. I can definitely restore this coin. A
very mild solvent solution will remove the organic material without
damaging the coins alloy. It will take only a few moments."
Professor places the nickel in a beaker with the solvent solution and
works on getting his analyzer ready. About ten minutes pass and the
group is speculating just what the ancient coin could be.)
"Phil. Do you have any memory of what kind of nickel it could
be? You said it was from your Dad's old coin collection."
(sighs) "No. I was only two going on three, and I didn't
have any clue about what it was or its value. Heh…but Dad sure
layed into me good though. I couldn't sit down for a week."
(appalled) "That's terrible! You never told me he hit
(sad) "There are something's….I've tried
hard to forget. Being hardcore ex-military didn't make him the
most understanding person in the world, but he was pretty fair about
most things. So, it wasn't always bad."
(sad) "I see…so what did your Mom do about it?"
(sighs) "She ignored it until it interrupted what sporting
event she was watching."
(shocked) "She ignored it?!"…(sad) "Meaning
she also ignored you."
(irritated) "Yes!…Can we please just drop it already?!"
(sad) "I'm sorry Philip."
(sighs) "It's ok. I'm sorry I snapped at you Leels,
but I just don't like to talk about it, and it doesn't
matter any more."
thought otherwise. Sooner or later they would have to talk about it.
It would be the only way for her to understand it, and help him get
passed it. Repressed pain was among the hardest things to deal
with, and Leela knew it all to well. There were a lot of things that
she was still discovering about the man she had finally fallen in
love with. She had learned that there were so many other sides to him
as well, and that Fry had been a very decent actor in putting such a
up a good front for so long. Until now he always seem so upbeat,
thoughtless, and carefree about everything. That perception had
changed when she really began to get to know him, and spend
time with him on a personal basis. Now, she wanted to know
everything, and giving him the kindness and patients he so badly
needed was where she had started. It astonished her to no end when
she finally realized that the two of them actually did have so
much in common after all, and that she was ready to….)
(excited) "Leels?….Hey Leels! The Professor says it's
(startled) "Oh!…Sorry. I was just thinking to myself."
(smiling) "About what?"
(tender) "I'll tell you later tonight." (curious)
"So, what do we have?"
Professor had just finished rinsing the coin clean of any foreign
matter, and then he gently buffs it dry.)
"Alright everyone. This is the moment of truth. Now, let's
place this coin on the analyzer and see what we have here."
analyzer shows the front and reverse of the coin.)
(analyzing) "Hmmm…the front side of this coin shows the
profile of a native Indian from ancient America, and the reverse
shows an ancient extinct species of plains animal called a Buffalo,
and it is standing prominently in the center."
(intrigued) "Interesting! The date on the front by the Indians
shoulder is 1937."
"Wow…that's a lot older than I expected."
"Oh my yes. Quiet please. The analysis on the historical
database is not yet complete, but according to what we have so far.
This is an American five-cent piece and it's in excellent
(curious) "Is there anything else Professor? I do vaguely
remember my Dad ranting there was something special about this one.
Can you please tell me if there is anything out of the ordinary?"
analyzer just happens to complete its full analysis and is listing
the data for them to see.)
"I can now. Hmm…according to the completed data this an
American Buffalo nickel. This series was minted from 1913-1938, and
it was the immediate predecessor to the fabled Jefferson nickel. This
particular Buffalo nickel was as you stated earlier, Leela,
minted in 1937. If you look on the reverse under the Buffalo, and in
between and under the five-cents mark, you will observe the
tiny letter D. That indicates it was minted in old Denver, Colorado."
then the analyzer starts making a noise that indicates something
(excited) "What is it, Professor?"
(astonished) "Good Lord! You were right Fry! This isn't
just an ordinary Buffalo nickel. According to the data it just
happens to be a very rare one even back in the 20th
century! It was highly sought after by all serious collectors."
(excited) "Well…don't keep us in suspense! Tell us
"Look again at the reverse, and look very closely at the
Buffalo standing in the center. Do you notice anything unusual?
Perhaps how many legs the Buffalo is standing on?"
(intrigued) "Hmmm…I see. That's weird. He looks
like he's only standing on three."
(excited) "Precisely! This 1937 Denver Buffalo nickel just
happens to be a very rare miss strike. In the process of
minting, a mistake or miss strike as it were was made in the coin.
Instead of having four legs this one just has three."
see…so there was only a limited number of them minted before
the mistake was corrected. It makes them very rare and valued by
"Exactly!…So Fry, let's find out how many are
left, and just much your coin is worth today."
(excited) "Oh…this just keeps getting better and
(curious) "Phil. If it is worth a lot of money. Then just what
are you going to do with it?"
haven't exactly thought that far ahead yet."
then the Professor breaks the big news.)
(disbelief) "Hoooooh!….according to the data base on
antique coins there are only five genuine Buffalo nickels like
this particular one left in existence today!"
(curious) "So, just how valuable is it, Professor?"
(serious) "Fry…I hope you don' t have a weak
Professor Farnsworth displays the data on just how much Fry's
coin is worth in the year 3004. The amount worth for this
particularly rare Buffalo nickel, and in this condition is
astronomically huge. It's worth even more than when Fry
was a billionaire the first time. Fry stand there stunned, slacked
jawed and eyes popping out of their sockets stunned. He immediately
starts to hyperventilate and drool.)
(annoyed) "Phil, calm down! It's only worth…"
realization finally sets in for Leela as well. She goes wide-eyed and
her pupil shrinks to tiny. Like Fry, Leela starts to hyperventilate
and droll. A few seconds later Fry and Leela both pass out from the
excitement. Amy quickly catches Fry and Leela, and then lowers them
to the floor.)
(amused) "They both passed out! Heh heh …you couldn't
tell these two are going together."
"Yes. I know how they feel." (groans) "I'm
suffering a mild heart attack as we speak."
(shouts from the lab) "Uh oh. Doctor Zoidberg! Get in here
Zoidberg: (distant) "Screw you!"
on. Leela walks into the lounge to find Fry, and finally discuss
their plans for the evening. Fry is lying on the couch with a napping
Seymour on his chest. He is being gently petting by his best friend.
Leela stands over the two of them smiling warmly, and then Fry looks
ups and smiles back.)
(smiling) "Oh!…Hey there!"
up and makes room for Leela, but still holds Seymour on his lap.
Seymour wakes up now, and he wags is tail and grumbles happily at
Leela in welcoming her to join them. Leela smiles sits down and pats
(warm) "So, it's your night Phil. What would you like to
(happy) "Spending it with you, Leels. Doing anything and
everything! Just remember, I want you to have fun too. So throw some
ideas in as well."
"Sure…why don't you call in a reservation time for
dinner at Elzart's."
(excited) "Ok. Then, how about we can go Rocket Skating
together! Then what?"
"Rocket skating sounds like fun after dinner. Hmm…let's
see. How about we go back to my place afterwards, and watch those
movies Doctor Zoidberg gave you for your birthday?"
"That sounds like my kind of evening! Oh yeah. Can we stop by
my bank?" (pulls the rare Buffalo from his pocket to show
Leela) "I want to put this little fortune of ours away for safe
Leela: (surprised) "You want to save it?!
Well...I'm impressed! The first thing I thought
you would do is…"
(laughs) "Blow it! The first chance I got?" (shakes his
head) "No. Not this time. I blew it all before, and in the
process I was being a completely selfish jerk. I nearly lost all my
best friends. I was really lucky I didn't, and believe it or
not, it did teach me a very valuable lesson."
holds the rare Buffalo nickel out in the palm of his hand. They both
regard it for sometime. He then puts it in a protective plastic case,
and then a small security box that would only recognize his thumb and
voiceprints. The Professor had been kind enough to provide them for
(holding the security box) "There's a lot of history in
this little coin and it's quite valuable. For me it also holds
quite a bit of sentimental value as well. That's why I want to
save it, and hold on to it as long as I can."
"Well, I think your doing the right thing by saving it, and I'm
proud of you for that."
(smiles) "Thank you. You never know. We might need it someday."
"Yeah. You never know. However I do recommend we keep it to
ourselves though. The less people that know about this. The
(amused) "Especially Bender?"
"Especially Bender! You'll never have a moments
peace if he finds out about it."
(sighs) "Yeah. I know. He as been my best friend and all, but
lately I've been beginning to wonder. It's seems like
he's only out for number one now, and he's our
friend only when it's convenient or when it will benefit
him. It's becoming harder to live with him, and now that I have
Seymour again…oh boy."
know what you mean. And I'm glad you've finally realized
for yourself that Bender's not always so great. He's
nearly gotten us killed more times than I can count even though he
has saved us on occasions. I'm not sure he'd do it now
though. Plus he made us his personal slaves once, he steals your
blood, robs us blind. He's always argumentative, lazy, rude,
crude, sexist, a horrible cook, and plus….!"
"Alright! Aright!…I know! Believe me, I have to live
and work with that! Why do you think I spend as much of my
time now with you as I possibly can?!"
(amused) "Hmm. Perhaps because I'm nice to you and I
truly care about you. I don't lie, cheat, and rob you blind all
the time, and I don't nearly get you killed day in and out!
Oh, and there's the little fact that I'm your girl
friend, and that she loves you."
"Phil, seriously. The time may come when you're going to
make some hard decisions on what's right between you and
Bender. I just want you to know I'm here and I'll support
glad, Leels. Because I'm going to need it."
(up beat) "Well, let's not spoil the evening. Come on,
let's stop by your bank to make that deposit like you said, and
then we can get dressed and make the dinner reservations."
"Great! Can we drop Seymour off at your place? I'd feel
better if he was some place where he felt welcomed. I mean we're
going to be spending the rest of the evening together back at your
place anyways. So, is it ok?"
"Sure. That makes sense. Nibbler will keep him company while
we're out, and don't worry Nibbler knows him personally.
So he won't eat him. Heh heh…Nibbler knows that I'll
put him on a strict diet forever if he does."
Leela get up and grab what they need from their lockers. They bid
goodnight to their friends who wish them well, and then leave the
P.E. building with Seymour in tow.)
"Hey, Leels. Thanks for buying all that doggie stuff already. I
would have hardly known where to begin."
(warm) "You're welcome, hon. Seymour will keep you
company when I'm not around. However, you'll need to get
him a license and registration. We can do that tomorrow, and have you
thought about a full name for him yet?"
"Yeah. I have good one in mind!" (gesturing) "His
new name is going to be Seymour…Butts…Fry."
does a double take at Fry and busts up laughing.)
and Fry soon arrive at the Big Apple Bank so he can deposit his rare
Buffalo nickel in an anonymous and proper safety deposit box. Fry was
also planning on a decent with drawl so they could enjoy the evening
together. Fry goes up to the teller while Leela and Seymour wait for
him in the lobby.)
(pleasant) "Good afternoon, Miss. I'd like to set up a
safety deposit box for myself and make a slight cash with drawl from
(pleasant) "Certainly, sir! Your full name and account number
moments pass and Fry deposits the Buffalo nickel for safekeeping and
make his with drawl.)
"Phil! Are you almost done? Seymour is getting antsy for some
was suddenly grabbed from behind by a freaky red and quite familiar
robot who puts a knife to her throat.)
(spastic) "Everyone on the ground now! This is a hold up!"
(ducking down along with everyone else) "Oh no! Not him again!"
(stands firm) "Roberto! Let her go! It will make it easier on
your self in the long run if you surrender to the cops now."
"Hey, Red! Been along time. You're going to help me clean
this place out. Then I'm to going to give you and freaky
here a little something for your trouble. I haven't
forgotten about last time!" (presses the knife against Leela's
barks and snaps at Roberto's leg. He gives Fry's dog a
mean kick that makes him yip and back down.)
"Roberto! I'm not going easy on you this time!
That woman you're threatening is my girl friend, and she
hates being the damsel in distress! And, you just kicked my
dog. Now, I'm going to kick your twisted metal ass!
Once, and for all."
pushes Leela away and she falls to the ground hard.)
(twisting his knife) "You want to go one on one with me, sucka?
That's just fine!"
pulls out his HRT folding knife and holds it in his right hand, but
he holds his trump card out of view in his left.)
screams like a crazy bot and charges with his knife extended at Fry's
head. It was over even before it got started. Roberto swipes with his
knife. Fry ducks at the last second close enough to have some of his
bangs shaved off. His laser sword came to life, and in a blinding
flash he cuts Roberto in two at the chest and through his arms. The
remainder of the insane bot is now left flailing on the Bank's
(stuggling) "Ahhhhh…Mommy! I don't deserve this! I
don't deserve this! It's not fair!"
(cold) "Deserve, has everything to do with it. Adios,
(contempt) "That's how it is huh? Bender's right!
You do have the heart of a robot…I'll see you in
robot hell, Red!"
(laughs) "Not likely! Give the Robot Devil my regards."
plunges the tip of his laser sword through Roberto's brain case
and puts an end his terrorizing once and for all. Fry then closes
down his laser sword and helps Leela up. He gently checks her throat
to see if she had been harmed. Leela was still shaken by what had
(gentle) "Leels? Are you alright? Please tell me you're
(shaky) "Yes. I'm fine. Are you?"
"Never better. Come on, let's get out of here. Seymour?"
limps over to Fry.)
"Aww…I'm sorry. Come on little buddy. I'll
were just about to leave when Officer Smitty and URL bot come busting
"Where's the perp? We'll take him this time baby."
"Yeah, I want to get 24th century on his ass!"
(annoyed) "Better late than never."
and Fry spent the next half hour giving their statements along with
everyone else involved. When that fiasco was finally over they were
heading to Fry's apartment to get a couple of things. Fry was
still worried about Leela's reaction to him and what he did.)
(concerned) "Leels? I'm sorry alright. I know I did it
again, but he was going to hurt you and I couldn't stand by and
(warm) "Phil… it's alright. I've thought
about it, and if I had been in your position. I would have
done exactly the same thing. Right to the end." (Leela puts her
arm around him.) "I'm glad to know I'm safe with
you, and I know you don't have the heart of a robot. So
we can let it go. Ok?"
(relieved) "Ok. Well, were all set for the evening. I've
got us covered!"
(happy) "I'm glad you're saving up your money
instead of blowing it all every time you get a paycheck."
(smiles) "Another bad habit I forced myself to kick."
"You'll be glad you did."
arrive at the Robot Arms building and go to Fry's apartment.
Fry was relieved that Bender wasn't around to give him a hard
for wanting to spend his birthday with Leela. In a short time Fry was
in his Tux and ready.)
(pleased) "Hmm…you look sharp. Now, I'm going to
have to find something that will match it."
(smiles) "You always look great, Leels."
(amused) "Again with the flattering?…Don't stop.
Just be sure to bring a comfortable change of clothes for later.
We'll be watching your movies back at my place."
"Are sweats and socks alright?"
"Sure. I have something like that, too."
head over to Leela's apartment, and now it's Fry's
turn to wait for her. Fry greets Nibbler and reintroduces him to
Nibbler! I hope you remember Seymour? You guys are going to be
hanging out together tonight."
(calls from her bedroom) "Don't worry I just feed him an
economy size can of Kibbles and Snouts, and I also put some food out
for Seymour as well. They should be good for the evening."
just made reservations for dinner at 6:30 pm. Leels, are you just
"Don't rush me! I want to look nice. Just watch some TV
until I come out."
"Ok…take your time and hurry up!"
"Nothing! Old 20th century joke."
down and starts to watch a repeat of All
My Circuits, and Nibbler and Seymour join him on Leela's
couch. Twenty minutes have rolled by and Fry is bored out of his
(annoyed) "I tell ya, boys. It may a whole new millennium and
all, but it's still the same old crap they always put on
TV. Heh heh…Especially FOX! Right boys? Boys?"
looks down to see Nibbler and Seymour had passed out from the boredom
and are now snoring away.)
(surprised) "Wow! That bad huh?"
(seductive) "Oh Phil…what do you think?"
stands up when he sees Leela, and once again she leaves him
breathless. Leela is wearing a lovely silvery dress that seems to
glint and shimmer with every movement she makes. She is also wearing
formal evening gloves, and has her done up in a very attractive
whistle) "Hoooo…Wow!…You look so…I mean
(happy) "I'm glad you like it. I did it for you. So, was
it worth the wait?"
(smiling) "Oh yeah. Lucky me. You look…
absolutely…stunningly…beautiful. Sorry about being lost
for words. You caught me off guard."
(amused) "Well…that's the reaction I was hoping
for. You're cute when you're falling all over your
grammar like that." (Leela adjusts Fry's bow tie and
(offers Leela his arm) "Shall we?"
(takes Fry's arm) "Let's go have some fun."
(To Nibbler and Seymour) "You two boys be good until we get
"Yeah, help yourselves to some beers, but no wild parties
unless we're invited!"
(laughs) "Come on. We're going to be late!"
and Fry leave Nibbler and Seymour on the couch and head out for the
evening. In a short time they arrive for Fry's birthday dinner
at Elzart's and are seated. Leela had a few things on her mind
about what had happened throughout the day and just what had gotten
into her boyfriend.)
"Phil. Can I axe you question? Actually, quite a few
"Sure! Anything. What's on your mind, Leels?"
(hesitant) "Well…it concerns what happened on the Holo
Shed this afternoon, and at the bank."
no. Please don't tell me you're still mad at me for that?
And the bank…?"
"No no…I'm not. However, I'd like to know
how you suddenly developed such good coordination, fighting skills,
and speed. It seems a bit unnatural for…"
(amused) "Me?…Heh heh. I know. I was going to tell you
when I was ready, but now is as good a time as any. Just keep your
speed. I can thank 100 cups of coffee for that. My coordination and
increase in cognitive clarity I can thank the Professor for. My fight
skills had been improved when I was in DOOP basic training. I may
have sucked at everything else, but I was the best at fencing!
I just keep that to myself."
(disbelief) "Do mind elaborating just a little bit more on
each? And your improved vocabulary is also freaking me out!"
"Alright. Calm down. It's still me you know. Just a
little bit better. Let's see. Where to start? Hmm. Ok…about
my speed. Do you remember that time when we all got that three
hundred dollar tax refund? Well, I spent mine on one hundred cups of
coffee and downed them all!" (sincere) "I don't
recommend you trying it, Leels."
(shocked) "No kidding! That much caffeine should have killed
"Heh.Well, it didn't. However, it did result in an
unusual side affect. It can come in quite handy actually when I need
it, but I have to use it in moderation because it poops me out."
"Phil! Get to the point."
That over dose of caffeine has permanently charged my adrenal gland,
and when the super charged adrenalin gets pumped into my system I can
make the Olympic Track team look like their standing still. Do
remember the Zap Brannigan's gala and the fire?"
"How could I forget! We were all saved by a mysterious orange
bl…. Wait a minute! That was you? Why didn't you ever
"That's the first time it happened, but would have
believed me if I had told you afterwards?"
(uncertain) "I don't know."
course you don't! But I'll prove it to you tomorrow. Now,
about my coordination and better cognitive skills. That goes way back
to the incident when I had the stomach worms."
(sad) "Phil. I thought that we had…"
(raises his hand) "Leels, please. I need to tell you this, and
all of it because it was my fault."
launches into the long and painful story about the worms had made him
so much better, but how it ultimately left him in doubt.)
was when you hugged me and said to me "I love what you've
become." I had to know then whom you loved. Me, or what the
worms turned me into. That's why I when back to Planet
Express, and I made a micro droid of myself to confront the worms
Lord Mayor, and I told him I wanted them to leave because of the
wonderful girl I was in love with, and I had to know who she really
loves. The Emperor refused and an all out sword battle between he and
(curious) "Then what happened?"
"Well, our duel went all way up into my brain. I proved to them
my sincerity and irrationality when I started cutting nerves,
ganglia, and then my own hand eye coordination lobe. My brain was a
mess and they soon had me surrounded, but I made one last desperate
threat. I was going to cut my Medulla Oblongata if they didn't
(horrified) "You were going to kill yourself just to find out
who I loved?"
"Leela. Please let me finish! Yes. I was quite sincere, and the
Lord Mayor knew it. So he the entire population left my body."
(sad) "This is the part you know. When I came back to your
apartment and you were so glad to see me, I was relieved, but I still
had to know. So, I started to play for you again and I got nervous,
and then it ended disastrously. I had gone back to my old idiotic,
immature, inconsiderate, and uncoordinated self. I broke your vase
with the flowers that I gave you and thought it was cool. I stumbled
over my own stupid words trying to prove my sincerity, and
worst of all….I…I…referred back to a
former relationship, and I was oblivious to your feelings and doubts.
(mocking himself) "I've got a baggie of massage oil,
and I'm to give you my super back rub. Just like I used to
give Amy when I was going out with her, and she always seemed to…."
(swallows hard) "You have no idea how much I hate myself
for saying that and how stupid I am. You were one hundred
percent right and justified in throwing my sorry ass out. I deserved
it, and I knew I didn't deserve you or your love."
(sincere) "I'm sorry Leela. I'm so sorry
about what I said and did, and…I wish I could go back and
(gentle) "But you can't. You have to forgive yourself
now, Phil. I do. I forgive you. Now, more than ever. And don't
ever do anything to hurt your self! Please. I do know
who I love. He's in front of me right now. (takes Fry's
hands) "He's the most wonderful guy I know, and I love
(deeply touched) "I love you, too, Leels. You have no idea how
much you mean to me."(smiles) "I still don't
(sincere) "That's enough of that kind of talk now.
Remember, I've made plenty of mistakes myself, but you earned
my love. You're very gentle, honest, kind, and sincere. You've
also matured a great deal. That's what I love…you.
And you're not going to lose me or get ride of me
(smiling) "I'm never going to try, and I don't want
ever lose you. Not ever."
(warm) "You won't. Just be who you are."
Leela take their time in enjoying dinner and each other's
company. Towards the end Leela had decided it was time to axe him her
last couple of questions.)
"Phil. Just what did the Professor do to help you this
that? Well, it was when I when to him to discuss my new laser sword,
and ask him where I could practice with it. The Professor took his
time in explaining, it and then suggested the Holo Shed. Then, he
asked me how my hand eye coordination was. I told him everything
about how I had damaged my brain. Heh, he was both amused and
annoyed. So, he offered me an experimental treatment that could
repair all the damage, and improve on some of my mental
deficiencies, mainly my dyslexia. I agreed it was worth the risk and
during the procedure he introduced a series of micro repair droids
into my brain. The real danger was that they were only proto types,
and they ran on an unstable antimatter source. The worst-case
scenarios were, they could have gone haywire and torn my brain apart
or they could have just gone Boom! As you can see, I'm
still here and it was a complete success. The odd thing I learned is
that my brain doesn't produce a delta wave, but it's ok
because my other brain waves have compensated for it. Isn't
(serious) "I don't think it's funny at all, Phil.
That was extremely risky putting your brain in the hands of
the Professor! I know he's your Nephew and all, but still…."
"Leela, some risks are worth taking. Especially when it can
make us better, and I'm much better now. I finally have an
attention span, better clarity of thought, and now a little bit
better judgment and common sense."
can't argue with worth while risks, but your common sense is
still a little off. The Holo Shed incident this afternoon scared the
hell out of me." (sighs) "I know! I'm sorry. I
don't mean to sound and be nag all the time, but I love you and
I care about what happens to you. Just promise me that you won't
leave me out of something like that again. Ok?"
(amused) "Ok, Leels. I promise I let you know next time when I
decide to scramble my brains."
"Phil, please! And if you're going to practice on the
Holo Shed, then let's do it together from now on. It will be a
lot more fun together, and we can watch each other's backs. I
could teach you quite a bit in self defense, and you could teach me a
thing or two about fencing."
"Sure Leels! I'd love too. Then I guess you wouldn't
mind I come and work out with you from now on? I promise to only use
the men's sauna room from now on."
"Yeah. It's high time I loose this flab and build some
(surprised) "I'd never thought I'd hear the day you
would say that! I've been trying to get you to go with me for
quite sometime now."
(amused) "If there's one thing you should know about me
by now is that I do thing's when I'm good and
(laughs) "That's for sure!"
dinner carries on for a while longer until about 7:30 pm, and Leela
surprises Fry again with a birthday cake, and embarrasses the heck of
him when she, Elzart, and his restaurant staff sing him happy
(to Leela) "Of course you know this is going to cost you
(annoyed) "Shut up. You're ruining the moment, and do I
have to talk to my good friend Mr. Conrad about your…?"
(nervous) "Ssssshh! Alright lady keep it down. It's
and Fry finish up desert and thank Elzart for the wonderful dinner
and the surprise cake at the end. They depart Ezart's and are
bound for their next stop for the evening.)
"Come on, Leels. Let's go rocket skating!"
(content) "Sure. Wasn't that a wonderful dinner? I mean,
Elzart certainly out did himself this time, and wasn't it just
like our first date after your Opera?"
(happy) "It sure was. I've been enjoying every minute of
(warm) "Me, too."
and Fry head over to Rocket Feller center for their one free hour of
Rocket Skating. They go up to the ticket both and see a familiar
(groans) "Oh no not him."
"So's, what wills it be?"
"Sal?! You're a ticket seller now? How do you manage to
have every odd job in the known galaxy?"
"Hey! I gets around. Mans got to make a livings. So's,
yous two going to buy tickets to skate or what's?"
(hands Sal the gift pass) "Uhh…yeah. I have a one free
hour gift pass for me and my girl friend Leela here."
(hands him their vouchers) "Oh yeahs, the truck stop chick.
Wells, I stills got that minute."
(disgusted) "Shut up you pig! Come on Phil. Let's not
waste any time on giving him an ass kicking."
(annoyed) "Really! You known Sal, you're going to do that
to the wrong woman someday, and then look out!"
Leela get there skates and head over to the common area to change.
Fry puts on his skates and then helps Leela with hers.)
(helping her with her right skate) "What are these, Leels? Size
(sighs) "No. Size 9's."
Well, that's ok. Hmm." (Fry smiles and then playfully
tickles the sole of her left foot.)
(laughing) "Ha ha ha ha ha eep! Ha ha ha, hey cut it out!"
(amused) "Heh heh. I'll have to remember that." (to
himself) "Uh oh,..I.. found.. a ..weakness!"
(amused) "We can fool around later! For now, let's go
steps out into the rink and Fry follows tenitively. Fortunately,
there were only a handful of other couples out skating on the rink as
"Now be careful! There are other people out here as well. Keep
in mind that Rocket Skating is a little different, and you remember
what happened last time?! Now, take your time and stay with me ok. No
fancy stuff until we get warmed up!"
(annoyed) "Yes, Mother." (starts to adjust the controls.)
(alarmed) "No Phil! Don't push that….!"
Rocket Skates suddenly flare out of control. WHOOOOOOOOOOSHHH!
They send him flying out of control screaming, and with his arms
(screaming) "Leeeeela! Stoooop theeese craaazy thiiiing's!"
Skates send Fry flying into the wall all the way at the opposite end
of the rink. Crashing into the wall is the only thing that stops him,
and Fry ends up in a very disheveled and undignified heap with his
skates still smoking. Leela rushes over quickly to see if he's
(scared) "Oh my God! Are you alright?!"
(disheveled) "Oh yeah…Ohhhh…my back!…my
(disbelief) "I didn't know you could bend your body into
that kind of position?!"
helps Fry out of his twisted state.)
(groans) "Neither did I! I hope I didn't hit or run
(annoyed) "No. You were lucky! And what did I tell you…hmm?"
(sighs) "I know. I know. I'm sorry. I went off again
"Alright.You didn't damage anything but yourself. Is
struggles to get up, but fall flat on his butt again. Everyone in the
rink is busting up laughing at him.)
"Owww!…Ohh my ass!…my dignity!"
(laughing) "Ha ha ha ha…Phil…Ha ha ha…I
swear! It's never a dull moment with you."
(groans) "Ok. I think I'm going to let you lead Leels. Oh
man, I'm going to be sore in the morning!"
(helping Fry up) "Oh, yeah you are. Come on. I'll lead
takes Fry's hand and gently starts to lead him safely around
the rink among the other couples.)
(relieved) "Now this is more like it. Seriously Leels! I don't
like nearly getting my neck broken every few minutes."
"Well, stopping you from doing it is a full-time job, hon."
"Yeah! Maybe the Professor should give you hazard pay."
(amused) "Heh. He couldn't afford it."
soon gotten the hang of Rocket Skating again, and he and Leela were
at last enjoying themselves. The high-fi at the rink starts to play
some nice slow and romantic songs for the couples. Leela and Fry hold
each other close as they let the world around them phase out. When
the last song comes to its finally, Fry gives Leela a very long and
(dreamy) "What was that for?"
(tender) "A thank you…because I love you, and I've
had such a wonderful birthday."
(touched) "You're welcome, hon, and I love you, too."
kisses Fry back with all the same feeling and warmth he gave her, and
they hold each other in savoring the perfect moment. Unfortunately
their hour is almost up, and that's how it is in a perfect
moment. Savor this one and look forward to the next.)
(disappointed) "Aww. Our times almost up. Let's do one
more lap around the rink before we have to call it quits."
(happy) "Sure, Leels. Remember that we still have the rest of
the evening to enjoy those movies back at your place."
(upbeat) "That's right. The nights not over yet, and we
still have plenty of time."
finish up their last lap and are heading back to the common area, but
just then Fry notices something unusual. Out side of the rink at the
ticket both is an older man with a bunch of kids trying to get
tickets to skate.)
"Hey Leels. Isn't that Mr.Vogel and the orphans from
"Why, yes it is."
skate on over to where the ticket both is with the large group.)
(warm) "Hello, Mr.Vogel! How are you and the orphans doing?"
Vogel: (startled) "Oh!… Hello, Leela. It's been
awhile. I'm alright. How have you been doing?"
"I'm doing just fine thank you. Me and my boyfriend
Philip are here celebrating his birthday."
(pleasant) "Hello, Mr. Vogel. What brings you and the kids out
Vogel: "Oh yes, I remember now. You and that crazy robot
cleaned out the ordurves, and then he cleaned the place out of the
kids and came up with that terrible scheme, but we end up renaming
the place after him. However, I just had to change it back because he
had just helped in ransacking the Orphanarium tonight! The
magic show that he put on for the kids was a distraction while the
Robot Mafia cleaned the place out!"
(to himself) "So, that's what he was up that to
tonight!? Bender, the Don Bot, Joey Mouse Pad, and Claps?"
(angry) "Phil. We're going to have to have a little
talk with that tin can tomorrow."
Vogel: "We came here tonight to try again, but unfortunately
they raised the price of tickets and renting skates again. Now, we're
out of luck."
"What? So the kids won't be able to skate again?!"
Vogel: (deeply disappointed) "I'm afraid so. Most of our
money has gone into repairs for the Orphanarium after the incident
tonight. So, we don't have nearly enough to go skating. This is
little Sally's birthday, and she and the other kids wanted to
go skating so badly tonight that she gladly gave up the birthday
party so we could use what little we had left to come here tonight,
but now I'm afraid not."
looks down at all the kids and their sad little faces. Their
disappointment is impossible to hide. Especially little Sally's
disappointment. Fry kneels down next to Sally and smiles.)
(warm) "Hello Sally. Do you remember me?"
(quite) "Yes. You're Daddy Bender's friend. He
called you Maw."
(amused) "Heh heh heh…actually it's Fry, but you
can call me Phil. So, I understand it's your birthday. How old
(smiling) "I'm seven now!"
(smiles) "Wow, seven! That's a lucky number you know?"
(sad) "Not lucky enough. Leela said it's your birthday,
too. So, how old are you?"
(smiles) "I just turned 1,030 years old."
(surprised) "Wow! You're really old, but you don't
(laughs) "Why, thank you Sally! That's about the nicest
thing anyone ever said to me."
stands up and looks down at Sally, and the other eleven children and
smiles. He knows exactly what he can do. He heads over to Sal
at the ticket both.)
(curious) "Where are you going?"
(smiles) "You'll see."
(annoyed) "What is it nows? First those Orphans and nows you?"
"Yeah. Listen Sal, I'd like purchase tickets and skates
for these twelve kids, their chaperon, and also for myself, and my
girl friend again. What time do you close?"
(happy) "Perfect! I'd like to buy fifteen tickets for two
hours. Three adults and twelve kids please."
"That's gonna to costs ya pal!"
"Money's not an issue. Here!"
"Hey's! Dis is three hundreds. Can't yous counts or
(sighs) "Listen. All I want to do is give the kids a couple
hours to skate and have some fun. Is that so hard for you to
understand, or is that extra hundred bucks I gave you for no
arguments and questions asked confusing you?"
(disbelief) "What are yous? A saint?"
(annoyed) "No! I just want to do something nice for these poor
kids. Haven't you ever wanted to do something nice for someone
(caving in) "Alrights! Alrights!…Heres already! Enough
with the guilt trips, but buddy! Yous aint normal."
(sad) "Yeah. I guess you can say that. Thank you."
Mr. Vogel, and the kids watch Fry coming back over smiling with the
tickets in hand.)
(excited) "Guess what kids?! We're all going skating for
the next two hours!"
start to cheer and jump up and down like crazy.)
(laughing) "Ok! Settle down. Leela, myself, and Mr. Vogel will
take you over and help you with your skates."
short time the whole group is out on the rink and having a blast. Mr.
Vogel skates over to Fry to have a word with him.)
Vogel: (happy) "Mr. Fry. I don't know what to say, but
thank you! That had to be one of the… well, I again I thank
you. I'll actually be able to sleep tonight, and so will they."
(warm) "You're welcome, Mr. Vogel. It was my pleasure."
notices the way Fry is smiling, and looking at Leela as she skates
and plays with the kids.)
Vogel: (smiles) "I see. So, she's the one for you huh?
Well, then she's very lucky to have you."
(amused) "Nah. I'm the lucky one! She brings out the best
in me, and you're right. She is the one for me."
(sighs) "I hope I am the one for her."
Vogel: (puts his hand on Fry's shoulder) "Listen to me,
young man." (smiles) "You are the one for her. I
can guarantee it!"
moment little Sally skates over to Fry and Mr. Vogel.)
(smiling) "Mr. Phil. Will you please skate with me?"
(happy) "Sure, Sally. I'd love too."
little Sally set off to skate together, and they have a good time.
The two hours pass by very quickly because of all the fun everyone
"Oks! It's closing time. Times to clears out folks!"
Fry, Mr.Vogel, and the kids finish getting changed then head over to
Vogel: "Kids! Be sure to thank Mr. Fry and Miss Leela for the
great time we had tonight."
pile on the bus, but little Sally runs back to Leela and Fry.)
(curious) "What is it Sally? Did you forget something?"
gives Fry a big hug around the waist.)
(happy) "Thank you, Mr. Phil. It's the best birthday I
(warm) "Aww. You're welcome Sweetie. Happy Birthday."
Vogel: "It's time to go, Sally."
gets on the bus with the other kids. Mr. Vogel turns to get on the
bus as well.)
Vogel: (turns back) "Yes, Mr. Fry?"
"Here. I want you to use this for a birthday party for the kids
tomorrow. Make it a nice one for little Sally."
slips Mr. Vogel couple extra hundred dollars.)
Vogel: (shakes his head) "I can't accept this."
(firm) "Yes! You can! Do it for the kids. Especially little
Sally. That will be your way of thanking me."
Vogel: (smiles) "Alright. I'll do that. Thank you, very
Vogel is getting on the bus, but has one last thing to say): "Mr
Vogel: (smiles) "Remember what I told you. Ok?"
and Fry watch and wave as the bus departs and heads back to the
"It's getting really late. Let's head back to my
place now. We're still going to watch those movies right?"
"Sure. Did you have a good time, Leels?"
(warm) "What do you think?"
notices the way she's smiling at him and stops.)
gives him a really big hug and tells him.)
(happy) "That was really something special. What you did for
those kids tonight. And me."
(surprised) "Oh. Is that all?"
(disappointed) "Don't do that."
(sad) "Belittle something that's really important to me!"
sorry. I didn't mean for it to come across like that.
Now. For me, it seems like people should do things like that for one
another. You've taught me a lot, Leels. However, I still don't
understand why that jerk Sal said it wasn't normal."
(firm) "Don't give him another thought, but do you care
about what I think?"
(surprised) "What's that suppose to mean? Of course I
care about what you think! I always have."
(happy) "Good! Because what I think you did tonight was really
wonderful. It say's so much about you, and why I love you."
(amused) "Oh! Why's that?"
(annoyed) "Aww come on! Don't make me spell it out for
(laughs) "Ha ha ha…Ok."
(warm) "Come here, Phil."
tenderly embraces her boyfriend and gives him a very deep and
meaningful kiss. Fry smiles and puts his arm around her, and they
start heading back to Leela's apartment.)
"You know. Nobody ever did something like that for me
when I was growing up at Cookieville."
(sad) "Oh. Well, they should have. I wish I could have."
(warm) "You just did."
arrive back Leela's apartment a short time later.)
"We're home! Nibbler! Seymoure! Phil. I'm going to
get changed. Make yourself comfortable, and then you can change after
(sits on the couch) "Sure. Hmm. Seymour?…Nibbler? Where
are you boys?"
(calls from her bed room) "They're in here with me! The
funny thing is they're passed out for some reason."
comes back out in a few moments wearing old comfortable purple
nightgown and bedroom slippers.)
"There. I'm in my comfey's now. It's your
turn change. I'm going to pop us up a huge batch of popcorn,
and we can have some Slurms to go with it."
"Great. Be with you in a minute."
makes up a big batch of popcorn and then set up the couch to be comfy
for the two of them.)
(coming out) "I'm ready. Do you have any Slurms?"
"Oh, sorry, I forgot. They're in the fridge. Help
yourself, and bring me one, too."
(calls from the kitchen) "Hey Leels? Didn't you have a
whole case of beer in the fridge?"
checks in on Nibbler and Seymour.)
and Seymour: (goaning) "Ohhhh…BURRRP!… HIC-UP!"
"Come on, Phil!"
coming!" (to Nibbler and Seymour) "Sleep it off, and from
now on I'm going to have to watch what I say around you boys."
comes back out with the Slurms and Leela gets a good look at what
he's wearing. A ratty old sweat suite and socks that look as
though he pulled them out of a dumpster.)
"It's alright. They're clean. I know they look like
hell, but they're my lazy slob on the weekend clothes."
(amused) "Then, why don't you wear them all the time?"
"Hey! Quite picking on me."
(laughs and pats the seat next to her) "Come on let's
roll this flick. I never heard of Back to the Future. Is it
(sitting next to her) "Good?! Hell yeah! This movie came out in
1985. I loved the 80's. It was a great decade to grow up in. In
fact Back to the Future became a whole trilogy."
"Umm…let's just do just one tonight, ok? It's
getting late, and just how long is this movie?"
"Hmm…the box say's 1 hour and 56 minutes."
"What?!…well come on. Let's start this thing
kick back together and start to enjoy the movie. It was real treat
for Leela because most cinema from the past had been considered too
controversial or dangerous for the people of the 30th
century, and it was either banned or had been destroyed. Leela,
laughs, groans, and hold on to the edge of her seat throughout the
movie. For Fry, it was a little bit more somber because he had lived
in that time and had a family and friends there. Now, they were gone
and left behind in the past. More and more he wonders what became of
them. The movie at last comes to its fine ally, leaving it set up for
the next sequel.)
you like the movie Leels?"
"Yeah, that was great! Maybe we could find the last two and
complete the set. However, I don't think we should ever show it
to the Professor. Who knows what crazy idea he'll get, and what
could come of it!"
"Heh, knowing him, he would probably destroy all of space and
could sense was something bothering him. She felt it was time to ask
him her big question, and the movie had also raised in her mind
another series of concerns she wanted to address. The possibility of
time travel. Had Fry ever considered it? If it really was possible,
would he ever take that chance to go back to his own time in the 20th
century to be with his family again, and pick up where he left off?
Leela saw how desperate Marty Mc Fly was in wanting to set things
right, and get back to his own time where his family and girl friend
were. How did Phil feel about that? It concerned her, and there was
only one-way to find out.)
(warm) "Yes Leels…What is it?"
(hesitant) "The movie made me think about this, and I was
(curious) "Yes?……Well, go ahead."
(quiet) "Have you ever thought if you could go back to the 20th
Century, would you? I mean to go back to your home and family, and to
pick up where you left off?"
(surprised) "Wow. I really hadn't given it much thought
(sad) "So….would you?"
(sighs) "Three very important reasons. Don't get me
wrong! I miss them,
wouldn't go back. I can't."
"Alright. So, what are your reasons?"
"From what I actually understand about time travel, and going
back into the past.
shouldn't be attempted or messed with. We were luck in that one
incident when were thrown back in time to 1947, and ended up at
Roswell New Mexico. The movie also demonstrates pretty clearly what
could happen. Pull on one thread and the whole woven fabric of time
will alter or could completely come apart."
"That's an excellent reason and good incite. The
Professor really did tune up your mind! So, what are your other two
others are the most important to me. The thirtieth century is
my time now, and New New York is my home. I have job, and good
friends that I care about. Most important of all is…I have
course…You! I could never up and leave you now. I love
you, and I always have."
(deeply touched) "Oh Phil…There's something I've
been wanting to axe you, and I decided to wait until your birthday.
It may kind of sound silly at this point, but…"
(smiling) "Yes…What is it Leels?"
(certain) "I want to go steady with you. I know sounds
silly now because we have been steady together ever since your Opera,
but we never made it official." (warm) "I know this for
certain. You're the one I want to be with."
(over whelmed) "Leela…I…I…"
(happy) "Just say yes, and kiss me!"
"Yes…you're the most wonderful woman I've
ever know!" (warm) "From here, it's you…and
(seductive) "Come here, Phil."
and Fry snuggle up close to one another and make out for a good long
time. Their feelings are very strong for one another, but Fry finally
notices what time it is.)
"Whoa! It's past 1 am. Me and Seymour should get going."
(disappointed) "You don't have to. You can stay here with
me tonight! I was kind of hoping you would."
don't want to impose, Leels. It was already a perfect day."
(firm) "Phil. It's me. You're not imposing, and I
want you to stay."
If don't mind."
"Stretch out on the couch, and I'll get you a pillow and
stretches out on the couch, but he can't get comfortable at
all. His back was tender to start with, but now he's really
sore after that crash at Rocket Feller center. Leela comes back a few
moments later and finds him in great discomfort. Fry hadn't yet
noticed her presence because he was busy trying to block out the
(concerned) "What's wrong?"
(surprised) "Oh…it's nothing."
(firm) "It's not nothing! What's wrong?"
(groans) "It's my back. It was tender after the
laceration wound, but now after that crash at rink. It really
smarts!" (sighs) "Stupid me."
"Oh…hmm. Well, I guess you can sleep on my bed next to
me. You'll be a lot more comfortable."
(surprised) "Really?! You're serious?"
(firm) "Yes, but don't get any funny ideas."
(raises his hand and replies mock seriousness) "I promise won't
cop a feel."
(amused) "You already did! Now come on were both tired."
(hopeful) "Can we sleep in a little tomorrow? I mean it's
almost the weekend after all."
"It's not a regular part of my routine, but why not. Just
as long as we're not too late for work tomorrow!"
and Fry bed down for the first time together. Leela's double
bed is just barely big enough for the two of them, but Fry already
has a solution in mind for that.)
(happy) "You're right. This is a lot more comfortable."
"Why don't you take off that sweat-top? You'll be a
lot cooler, and I can give your back a rub."
(seductive) "Some tender loving Leela? That sounds nice."
pulls off his sweat top and rolls on his stomach. Leela strattles his
back, and begins to massage his sore muscles.)
"No wonder your back hurts so much! Your muscles are all tensed
up. Just relax and let me take care of you."
firm and gentle attention soon starts to take affect. Fry back soon
begins to feel so much better.)
(purrs) "Mmmmmm. That feels so great. You're really good
at this Leels. You'll have to let me return the favor."
(warm) "Maybe tomorrow. There now. It's time to get some
"Look, Leels. We'll have a lot more room if you come a
little closer to me."
"Oh really? I know what you're up to."
gently pulls Leela close to him, and they snuggle comfortably
(happy) "There. See? Now we have plenty of room."
(amused) "Yeah. You got what wanted!"
heh heh. Yup!"
(gentle) "Phil. What did you wish for? I mean, for you
(happy) "It already came true. A hundred times over. (sighs)
"Now I wish we could be together like this all the time."
(gentle) "Patients, dear…good things can't be
(gentle) "I know, hon…goodnight, Leels."
(Leela was suddenly jolted back from the pleasant
memory into the present. Someone was shouting her name over and
"Leela!…Leela! Yo! Earth to Leela!"
(surprised) "Huh!…Oh Amy!…What's up!"
(annoyed) "Spleesh! I was just calling you're name for
the last ten minutes!"
"I'm sorry Amy…I was just thinking about some
(concerned) "Like what? It had to pretty deep because you were
on another plain of existence!"
(sighs) "Oh. I was thinking back to the time when we celebrated
Phil's thirtieth birthday."
see. Wasn't the day when you guys went steady? Well, I mean
"Yes. I remember how wonderful and happy that day was. Phil
seems so down now, and there's so much he hasn't told me
about. Especially what happened to him in that terrible war? I'm
worried Amy. And I know he's also worried about me."
(quite) "Yeah. I guess you could say that?"
(annoyed) "What's that suppose to mean?"
"Nothing…nothing. Leela. Could you please help me with
aligning the dark matter injectors? It's a two person, and
Kif's busy taking care of Annie for the moment."
"Oh. Sure Amy. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to bite
your head off."
"It's ok. I know you're worried about him. Like
he's worried about you, but you guys need sometime to
yourselves to sit down and talk. I know it's not easy, but
you'll feel much better then. I think your time out on the
delivery would be perfect for that."
"Thank you Amy. Your right, and I'll do that." (up
beat) "Now, lets take a look at those injectors!"
Now cheer up! And you just keep thinking about tonight!"
(curious) "So it's really go to be something huh?"
(enthusiastic) "Yeah! Fry's really out done himself! He's
got some really nice….Hey!…don't mess with
me like that! You husband already pissed off enough with me as it is
because I told you some stuff."
(amused) "Ha ha ha. Sorry…couldn't resist!"
"Say! Where is Fry anyways?!"
"He'll be along. He was just getting his gear."
and Amy make their way into the engine room to take a look at the
dark matter injectors. They open up the access housing and get a
nasty surprise as dark matter fuel is sprayed all over them! Splut!…
Splat!…Spurt! Unfortunately, the entire
injector system was a mess! The lines had cracked and spewed fuel
throughout the engine room, and all over Amy and Leela. Amy finally
gets to the controls to kill the pressure and stop the fuel from
"Ugh! Spleesh! I can't believe it! Those fuel lines were
fine yesterday! Leela, I swear there weren't any cracks or
leaks at all!"
(disgusted) "Eww! Oh, what a mess!"
(annoyed) "It's alright Amy! I'm not pointing
fingers! Let's just fix the problem…ok?!"
I'll get the tools, spare lines, and hook up for another load
of fuel. I'm sorry. I hope you guys aren't in a big
hurry. This is going to take sometime to get cleaned up and repaired
(groans) "I know. I'm going to get started on clean up in
here. Ugh! Where to begin?"
leaves Leela in the engine room to start with dissembling the fuel
lines, and then to get started with clean up.)
(to herself) "There's always something. It's either
a twisted plot, some crazy maniac, or an insane war to destroy the
Universe. Phil and I have been through all those nigh mares. Now, I'm
covered in dark matter, and I have a huge mess to clean up!"
(sighs) "Phil, where are you? I wish you were here because I
could use some cheering up and a good laugh right now."
Fry was busy getting himself ready for the days big delivery, and
there was much on his mind as he was getting his gear from the locker
To Be Continued…
That's Part 4. I hope you enjoyed it. I already have the draft
for Part 5 done, and I'll start on that in the near future. It
will be about an uneventful delivery for Leela and Fry, but it end
quite dramatically for Planet Express's Doctor Zoidberg, and my
two favorite characters will be there all the way to help him. Right
to the end! I welcome any comments or suggestions you have. My-Emails
on Part 1. Thanks again!