Fan Fiction

I Dream of Leela, Part 2
By BumbleBeeTheta

Part Two: "Almost 40 Days and 40 Nights"

"Can you imagine no love, pride,
Deep-fried chicken,
Your best friend always stickin' up for you
Even when I know you're wrong?
Can you imagine no first dance,
Freeze-dried romance,
Five-hour phone conversation,
The best soy latte that you ever had

Tell me, did the wind sweep you off your feet?
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the Milky Way?

Tell me, did you sail across the Sun?
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see
The lights are faded and that Heaven is over-rated?

Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star,
One without a permanent scar?
And did you miss me
While you were looking for yourself out there?

Drops of Jupiter by Train


Scene: Leela's apartment.

(Leela's sprawled out on her bed once again, writing in her journal.)

Leela: Okay, so I'm not engaged to Fry right now, but it's not like there's nothing between us. I mean, I told him we should forget about it, but I didn't really mean it. I hope he understands that. But I have to admit, I did like what we had. I don't care what Amy says, he IS a good…well, never mind.

(The doorbell rings.)

Leela: I wonder who that is.

(She gets up and opens the door to see Fry.)

Fry: Hey, what up?

Leela: Uh…Fry, it's past midnight.

Fry: I know, but it's important.

(He pulls out a bouquet of red roses from behind his back.)

Fry: For you.

Leela: Why, thank you, Fry. But what's the occasion?

Fry: Do I really need an occasion to get the girl of my dreams flowers?

Leela: What do you want?

Fry: Bender kicked me out. I need a place to stay.

Leela: You're not just using this as an excuse to score, are you?

Fry: Not entirely.

Leela: Ugh…why'd he kick you out?

Fry: He had Serena move in. He wants to be alone.

Leela: I see…so you want to crash here?

Fry: Please?

Leela: Well…

Fry: (suave) I could keep you warm at night…

(Leela gives him a weird look.)

Fry: Oh, come on, Leela. You can't just forget about it.

Leela: Forget about what?

Fry: That we…you know…

Leela: Fry, why does it matter to you?

Fry: You might not realize it, but that was the best night of my life. I mean, it was the best I ever had.

Leela: (touched) Really?

Fry: Yes, really. And I realize now that it's so much better when you love the person you're with.

Leela: Fry, that's so sweet. I'd hardly expect you to say something like that.

Fry: Well, I'm good for something, aren't I?

(They smile at each other.)

Leela: You can stay.

Fry: Yes! (hugging her) Thank you so much!

Leela: You're welcome.

Fry: So… which side of the bed do I get?

Leela: Neither. You get the couch.

Fry: What?

Leela: There's no way I'm letting you sleep in the same bed as me.

Fry: Don't tell me it didn't mean anything to you.

Leela: I didn't say that. I just…forget it.

Fry: You can tell me. Come on.

Leela: I feel exactly the same way about it as you do.

Fry: So does that mean you're up for some-

Leela: No. I mean, not here. And not now.

Fry: Why not?

Leela: Because we're not even going out, Fry.

Fry: So? It'll just be our little secret.

Leela: I can't do that. I have to be in a real relationship before I do that…again.

Fry: I understand.

Leela: Thank you. So how long do you think you'll be staying?

Fry: I dunno. Til I can get back on my feet.

Leela: M'kay. Let me give you the tour.

Fry: You're forgetting I've already been here.

Leela: You only saw the bedroom.

Fry: (suave) That's all I need to see…

Leela: Cut it, Fry!

Fry: Yes, captain.

Leela: (leading him through) Here's the bathroom, the kitchen, the…uh, bedroom.

Fry: Can I ask you a question?

Leela: Go ahead.

Fry: How long before I can sleep in the bed?

Leela: After we go out.

Fry: How many times?

Leela: A lot.

Fry: Oh. I didn't know we were going out.

Leela: We're not.

Fry: So, in other words, the more time I spend before I ask you out, the longer I have to wait for some lovin'?

Leela: That would be the concept.

Fry: Okay…do you wanna go out?

Leela: No.

Fry: Hey!

Leela: What?

Fry: I thought you wanted to go out.

Leela: I do. But you want to for the wrong reasons.

Fry: Okay…Leela, I love you. Will you go out with me?

Leela: Why should I?

Fry: Because…you like me?

Leela: Try again.

(Fry looks thoughtful for a minute. He gets an idea.)

Fry: (singing) So then I took my turn. Oh, what a thing to have done. And it was all yellow…

(Leela shakes her head and smiles.)

Fry: (singing) Your skin, oh yeah, your skin and bones turn into something beautiful? D'you know? You know, I love you so. You know, I love you so.

Leela: I guess I have to say yes to that, huh?

Fry: Well, that would be the concept.

Leela: I accept.

Fry: So we're really going out now?

Leela: Yep.

Fry: (suave) How 'bout something to celebrate that with?

Leela: Good idea.

Fry: Really?

Leela: Of course. Like a kiss goodnight?

Fry: Okay.

(He and Leela lean in and kiss a REAL KISS, not anything like the one Leela had with Adlai in The Cyber House Rules.)

Leela: G'night.

Fry: Night.

(She goes into her room and smiles at him before closing the door. Once inside, she melts, grinning from ear to ear. As she gets into bed and turns off the light, Everything U R by Lindsay Pagano plays.)


Scene: Outside PE the next morning.

(Leela and Fry are standing outside, about to make their big entrance.)

Leela: Okay. We can do this.

Fry: We'll just go in and tell them we're going out. No biggie.

Leela: Ready?

Fry: As I'll ever be.

(He squeezes her hand. They each take a deep breath and walk in.)

Amy: Hey Leela. Hey Fry.

Leela: Hi Amy.

Fry: What up?

(Hermes and Bender are arguing nearby.)

Hermes: I keep tellin' ya, mon, ya don't need an assistant cook!

Bender: Of course I do! Have you tasted my food lately?

Fry: I'm gonna go help out Bender.

(He walks over to them.)

Amy: So…you came in together…does that mean you-

Leela: No!

Amy: Are you sure?

Leela: Yes! Bender kicked him out, so he's staying at my place.

Amy: Which side of the bed does he have?

Leela: Neither. He's sleeping on the couch.

Amy: You mean you're waiting? I'm impressed.

Leela: Could we just change the subject?

(Cut to the argument.)

Fry: He could use some help in the kitchen…

Hermes: No!

Bender: Or she could be a maid.

Hermes: Planet Express doesn't need to pay another mindless employee.

Serena: (interjecting) Actually, I could work for free, sir.

Hermes: Really? What kind of jobs would you be doing?

Serena: Well, cleaning, serving, calculating…basic chores.

Hermes: Hmm… (extending his hand) welcome aboard!


Scene: Later in the main conference room.

Hermes: You'll all remember Serena from the Saxon's on Saturn. She is now Planet Express' maid, so I encourage ya to be total pigs, as she's not getting paid. On to de second order of business, unless ya weren't listening at dinner two nights ago, Fry and Leela…well…

Leela: Why does everyone care so much about that?

Zoidberg: Well, isn't it a big thing when two close friends of mine mate for one night only?

Cubert: (annoyed) A child of my age should not be present for this discussion.

Bender: Does anyone care what you think?

Cubert: But, as a hormonal young boy, I'd prefer to stay.

Scruffy: Scruffy thinks 'taint just a one-night stand.

Professor: I don't pay you to think! Go take the garbage out or something!

(Scruffy leaves.)

Fry: Scruffy's right. It's not just a one-night stand.

(Gasps. Leela smacks her head in disgust.)

Serena: Exactly. It's quite obvious the two have mutual feelings for each other.

Fry: Yeah. All I wanted was another chance at Leela, and now I have it. Everyone…

(Everyone gazes expectantly at him.)

Fry: We're going out.

Amy: I knew it!

Hermes: How did you know dis Amy?

Amy: Well, because he spent the night at her place last night.

Hermes: Is dis true, Leela?

Leela: Well…

Fry: Every word of it.

Leela: It's not what you think!

Bender: Yeah, right.

Leela: We have a strict, no-sex rule.

Everyone: What?

Fry: What?

Leela: That's right. No sex for at least forty days.

Fry: You just killed me.

Hermes: Wow. Dat's a mighty tall order for him to follow through on…

Amy: That's so sweet, Leela.

Fry: Hold it. I didn't agree to that.

Leela: I told you last night we wouldn't sleep together until we'd been out a lot.

Fry: Yeah, but to me, a lot is three times.

Leela: Too bad.

Fry: Aw man…

Bender: No offense, Leela, but what kind of stupid order is that?

Leela: It's not stupid. This way we have real feelings for each other.

Bender: Sorry, buddy.

Fry: This is so unfair.

Hermes: Well, I think it's a perfect idea that just might work. In fact, I'm going to hold you accountable to your goal.

Fry: What?!

Hermes: That's right.

Fry: How?

Hermes: By requiring proof of your activities and a thorough going-over of Leela's apartment each day.

Leela: That sounds fair.

Fry: No, it doesn't!

Amy: Fry, whether you like it or not, Leela's gonna hold you to it.

Fry: Ugh. I guess I have no choice. I agree.

Hermes: Perfect. Now, we eagerly await gossip tomorrow from Amy and Leela about their dates.

Professor: Won't we just be hearing duplicate stories?

Bender: Naw. Fry's gonna be a cold turkey and Kif's gonna get lucky.

Fry: Don't remind me.


Scene: Later at Leela's apartment.

(Fry is watching TV while sitting on the couch. He's wearing nice clothes for once.)

Linda: (On TV) So today, kitties Josie, Melody and Valerie learned a little lesson about D. U. I. Anything to add, Morbo?

Morbo: Morbo finds referring to a little girl group as kittens makes them seem even punier than normal earthlings.

(Linda laughs.)

Leela: (OS) Fry!

Fry: Yeah?

Leela: Uh…what should I wear?

Fry: Well…

Cut to Fry's mind.

(Leela's decked out from head to toe in leather as Cake's Short Skirt/Long Jacket plays, including a tube top, short (And I mean short!) skirt, long trench coat and knee high boots.)

Cut back to real life.

(Fry's drooling over what he's just imagined. After a few seconds, he regains his composure.)

Fry: Uh…something nice.

Leela: (OS) Okay…

(A few moments later she comes out wearing the same dress from Put Your Head on My Shoulder with the slits up the sides.)

Leela: What do you think?

Fry: Wow. You look…really great.

Leela: Thanks.

Fry: (offering his arm) Shall we?

Leela: (Taking it) Lead the way.

(As he looks into her eye and smiles, Blink 182's First Date plays. What follows are various shots of them getting in and out of the taxi, holding hands, eating dinner, you know the drill. And of course, a very sweet kiss. Aw…)


Scene: The next day at PE.

(Scene: Main conference room. Everyone is there, minus Amy.)

Hermes: Seein' as Amy's mysteriously missin', we'll skip right to Leela about what went wrong on her date last night. Leela?

Leela: Actually, it wasn't half-bad. He was really sweet and nervous, but it was perfect in an awkward, uncomfortable sort of way. And he didn't even spew crumbs at me.

(A bunch of "Aw"s.)

Bender: Yuck.

Hermes: So, will dis be a real relationship?

Leela: Definitely.

Fry: Yup.

(More "Aw"s. Amy comes running in, zipping up her top as she enters.)

Amy: So, what'd I miss?

(Another montage of them on various dates, using the latter part of First Date, because the first part doesn't fit. They go dancing, have dinner, see movies, etc. There's also a couple obvious points where Fry makes a pass at her and is shot down, each time he gets a little less pressing and she seems a little weaker in saying no…)


Scene: Leela (and now Fry's apartment)…the 39th day.

(They are in the kitchen, drinking coffee.)

Fry: It's amazing, Hermes gave us the day off.

Leela: Yeah, well, we've 'been good' for the past 38 days. Two days off was just his way of congratulating us.

Fry: Hm…so what do you feel like doing today?

Leela: Why don't we go apartment shopping?

Fry: Um…okay. What about tonight?

Leela: I figured we could rent The Next Best Thing. Y'know, kind of a night in.

Fry: That sounds good. It'll be laid-back, relaxed…

Leela: Yeah…no big thing…

Fry: Wanna go apartment shopping right now?

Leela: (jumping up) I thought you'd never ask.

(Fry grabs the newspaper as Leela gets her coat. They run out, obviously not wanting to continue about their "night in".)


Scene: Later.

(Leela and Fry are sitting on the couch, looking wasted.)

Fry: Sheesh. Who woulda thought it would be so hard to find an apartment in New New York? I mean, if all my years of watching Joey's antics taught me anything, it's that there is always some great apartment out there that you can afford on starving actor salary.

Leela: Thank god they cancelled that show three years ago. I was beginning to think it'd never end.

Fry: So what should we do about dinner?

Leela: Well, I've got some Garden- (sees Fry's disgusted look) I think I'll go down to 7^11. I need to pick up some stuff.

(She gets up.)

Fry: K. See ya.

Leela: (expectantly) Aren't you going to do something?

Fry: Oh yeah. Can you pick up some Slurm?

Leela: (sigh) Yeah.

(She opens the door.)

Fry: Thanks. Love ya.

(The door closes.)

Cut to Leela in the hall.

Leela: Did he just say…?


Scene: Later.

(Leela comes in carrying a shopping bag. She tries to sneak into the bedroom, but Fry catches her.)

Fry: Whatcha got there?

Leela: Um…nothing. Y'know, just stuff for…tomorrow night.

Fry: What happens tomorrow night?

Leela: Nothing, that's what. Nothing is happening tomorrow night. That's why I bought nothing.

Fry: Uh…okay.

(She runs into her bedroom and sticks a box of "something" into her drawer. She then goes into the kitchen, where she puts a six-pack of Slurm in the fridge and some popcorn in the microwave.)

Leela: Hey, Fry! What do you want for dinner?

Fry: (OS) Um…do we have any more Instant Amoeba?

Leela: Lemme check…(opens freezer) Yeah. I'll make that.

(She pulls two boxes out of the freezer, both bearing the slogan "Protozoa Free!", and presses a 'self-cook' button on the side. Water drips off it as the ice melts. A ding shows it to be done. She opens the first box and shakes a jello-ish Amoeba onto a plate and then does the same with the other box. She grabs some forks and the popcorn, and balancing the plates on either wrist, heads into the living room.)

Fry: (taking an Amoeba) Thanks.

(Leela sets the other and the popcorn down on the couch and pops the disc into the built-in player. She then sits down on the couch.)

Fry: This isn't that one movie with Madonna, is it?

Leela: No. In 2637, they banned it from the galaxy due to bad acting along with every other movie featuring singers trying to act.

Fry: What about Crossroads? You know, the Britney Spears movie?

Leela: I said singers.


Cut to a couple hours later.

(Leela and Fry are cuddling. At least, they were. Fry's trying to get out of her grasp as she's bawling.)

Fry: Are you okay?

Leela: (sobbing) Fine.

Fry: I'm gonna get a Slurm.

(He gets up and heads into the kitchen. As soon as he leaves the room, Leela runs into her bedroom. A few moments later, she comes back out wearing a kimono.)

Fry: That's…kinda fancy.

Leela: You think so?

Fry: Yeah…are you sure you shouldn't be saving that for a special occasion?

Leela: Good point. You think I should take it off?

Fry: Um…well, that way you don't spill tea or anything on it.

Leela: Whatever you say.

(She starts untying it in front.)

Fry: I didn't mean take it off in front of-

(It falls to the floor, revealing her in the same nightie as in Parasites Lost.)

Fry: Me. Wow.

Leela: Like what you see?

Fry: Yeah, but I thought we were waiting another day.

Leela: I decided it wasn't necessary.

Fry: Um…but I would've done something special if I had known we were…

Leela: Well, we don't have to…

Fry: No! No, it's fine. I don't mind.

Leela: Okay then.

(She wraps her arms around him. He does the same. They kiss. And not just regular kissing, oh no. Full-frontal snogging. This continues for a few moments.)

Fry: That's enough of that. Onto the main course.

Leela: No, wait.

Fry: What?

Leela: I need to hear three small words from you.

Fry: Um…I love you?

Leela: Exactly.

Fry: Then let's go.

(Can't Get Enough of You, Baby by Smashmouth begins to play. He picks her up and takes her into the bedroom where both furiously begin removing each other's clothes before the scene ends. Sorry, all those with sicker minds than I. )


Cut to a while later.

(Both are sound asleep with their arms around each other. Aw…it looks like a perfect picture except for one small detail. The airshaft opens and an arm comes out. It reaches up above the bed and blindly grabs for the covers, but misses and hits Fry. He immediately wakes up and tumbles out in shock.)

Fry: (rubbing his head) What the…

Voice: Fry?

(Fry realizes who this is and freaks out.)

Fry: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Leela: (waking up) Fry? What is it?

(She looks over at him, huddled with his knees to his chest, covered in the comforter.)

Fry: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Leela: Who are you apologizing t- (realizing, embarrassed) Dad!

Morris: I suppose there's no need for me to ask you what he's doing here.

Fry: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Leela: Him? Uh…no reason.

Fry: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Morris: No reason, eh? Why's he apologizing then?

Leela: Dad, I-

Morris: Turanga, I'm very disappointed in you. I thought you learned your lesson after Sean and that captain…

Leela: Dad, I'm capable of making my decisions. I'm not a child.

Fry: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Morris: You had better be! If anything happens to my daughter, you can bet I'll-

Leela: It's not his fault.

Morris: What?

Fry: What?

Leela: I…I initiated it.

Morris: You did? Well, now I'm even more disappointed. Now, young lady, go get some decent clothes on.

(Off-screen, she gets up, grabs her nightgown out of the dresser and leaves the room. Fry looks at her, looks down in shame…and looks back up. Once she is gone, Morris begins speaking again.)

Morris: Philip, would you care to explain what happened in detail?

Fry: Well…as soon as we started going out, Leela made this rule that we wouldn't have sex for forty days. That way we'd really love each other and it would be special.

Morris: Okay.

Fry: And I went along with it, even though after what happened on Saturn, I wanted to go at it again.

Morris: What exactly happened on Saturn?

Fry: Leela came and told me she loved me and we…well, did the forbidden dance.

Morris: While you were still engaged to Elisabeth?

Fry: Yes…I mean, no. I mean, I don't know. She ran off after I said Leela's name at the altar.

Morris: I see.

Fry: Oh, and I'm sorry for that too. For having sex, not saying her name. Uh…what time is it?

Morris: 2 am.

Fry: Okay. Anyway, last night was the thirty-ninth night. And we decided to stay in and watch a movie. So we did that and after it, I got up to get a Slurm. When Leela came into the kitchen, she was wearing a really expensive kimono thing. I told her she should probably change in case she spilled tea on it and then she took it off. And she was wearing this see-through nightie. I asked her why we shouldn't wait, but she said we didn't need to. So, being a guy, I went ahead and did what felt good. And the rest is history.

Morris: Hm.

(Leela comes in wearing her nightgown and kisses her father on the cheek.)

Leela: G'night, Daddy.

(She bends down and passionately kisses Fry. When they break, she gazes into his eyes.)

Leela: Night.

(She crawls into her bed and pulls the covers over her head. Fry and Morris wait a moment to ensure that she's asleep, which she isn't.)

Fry: I'll understand if you never want me to see your daughter again, but that won't stop me from doing it. I love her.

Morris: Do you really?

Fry: Yes. I do. She's the only girl I've ever loved. I thought I loved Michelle, Elisabeth and Umbriel, but they were all my way of convincing myself I would never be in a relationship with her. And now I am and every moment is perfect. And I just want to stay this way…forever.

Morris: What are you saying?

Fry: I want to marry her.

(Camera shows Leela as she pulls the covers closer around her and tears begin to form in her eye.)


To be continued

Dun dun da! Heehee. That's my VERY soapy ending. Hope you liked the chapter. I realize there was a lot of music, but I think it gives it a nice touch, doncha think? Anyway, there's one more part planned, so get ready for that and my "Three's Company" parody soon to come.