Fan Fiction

Leela's Rewind
By Singer1108

(Two weeks after Fry’s opera, Leela was sitting in her lonely single apartment staring off into the distance. Her radio was on and sitting on the table beside her and was turned to a reasonable volume. Leela had been deep in thought about what had happened the night of the opera and all that happened previous to it.)

Radio DJ: Hello everyone and thank you for listening to 98.6, The Rocket. This next song dates back to the beginning of the 2000 millennium and goes out to all of you lovebirds who just need some time to think.

(Leela listened intently to the radio as the song began to play. It sounded subtle and yet sort of fun, something she might enjoy. She allowed herself to get lost in the beat for a few moments until the vocals came into play)

I didn’t think before the words came tumbling out
Out of sync between my logic and my mouth
I said some things at the time I might have meant
But time brings only replays and regrets.

Leela: So true.

If I could just rewind
I would erase all that I said
Get it out of my head
We’d be fine if I’d just rewind
I would undo all my mistakes
My heart could unbreak

(Leela stopped and looked at the radio. It was almost as if the DJ knew she was in a dilemma. The night of the opera, Leela realized that for once in her life a good guy came along and wanted nothing other than to show her just how much he cared about her. She hadn’t spoken to Fry since that night because she didn’t know what to say to him. After sitting in her apartment for two weeks, she came to the realization that she had feelings for him but also realized all the hurtful things she did to him and for a song like that to come on was just pure irony.)

Leela: Oh, if only I didn’t reject him all those times. Maybe for once I’d actually be happy. I mean, we’re married in the parallel universe, so it can’t be all that bad, right? I mean, I looked happy, he looked happy….isn’t that how most stories are suppose to end?

I’d rewind
A simple phrase
Left me standing here alone.
Out of phase with my fantasy and hope
Things could change, yeah, a girl can dream.
But come a day when love is harder than it seems.

If I could just rewind
I would erase all that I said
Get it out of my head
We’d be fine if I’d rewind
I would undo all my mistakes
My heart could unbreak

Leela: What can I do now? It’s already over. He probably thinks I hate him now because I haven’t talked to him.

I’d rewind, not repeat
I’d pause a while
Before I’d speak
I’d skip ahead
Past the pain
Rewrite the end
So you would stay

If I could just rewind
I would erase all that I said
Get it out of my head
We’d be fine if I’d rewind
I would undo all my mistakes
My heart could unbreak

(Leela sat in her chair, dazed and confused. She didn’t know what she could do. She wanted to be with Fry, but her mistakes kept her from doing so.)

Leela: Maybe I should go talk to him. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll understand.

If I could just rewind [I’d rewind, not repeat]
I would erase all that I said [I’d rewind to another day]
We’d be fine if I’d rewind
I would undo all my mistakes [I’d rewind and you would stay]
My heart could unbreak

I’d rewind not repeat
I’d pause for a while
Before I’d speak
I’d rewind, not repeat
I’d pause a while.

(At that moment, Leela felt sympathetic to both herself and Fry. She realized right then and there what it was she wanted to do most.)

Leela: I’ve got to call Fry.

(Leela picked up the phone, and began to dial the number to his apartment, hoping he was home. Three rings later, Fry answered the phone)

Fry: Hello?

Leela: (nervously) Um..hey Fry.

Fry: Leela? Is that you.

Leela: Yeah, its me.

Fry: Is everything ok? You sound bothered by something.

Leela: I’m fine, but I am bothered by something.

Fry: Well, what is it? Is it the opera? Did I do something wrong?

Leela: No no Fry. The opera was the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me. You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s actually something with me that’s wrong.

Fry: Are you sick? Do you need me to bring you something?

Leela: (giggling) No, Fry. I’m not sick.

Fry: Then what’s up?

Leela: Fry, I’ve been thinking a lot lately and well…this song on the radio really made me realize something that I’ve wanted to tell you.

Fry: Oh?

Leela: Listen. (she took a deep breath to calm herself down and began to sing the first few lines of the song that was just played on the radio.)

Fry: Leela, I don’t understand.

Leela: Don’t you get it Fry? Just the first few lines made me realize just what a fool I’ve been. You were always there right beside me when I needed you and I took you for granted. I said things I didn’t mean just so you would leave me alone and now, looking back on all of it, it was the worst mistake I’ve ever made in my life.

Fry: Leela…

Leela: Let me finish, Fry. I just want you to know I’m sorry. I’m so sorry for what I did to you and…and…and I would want nothing more than for you to forgive me. You’re an incredible person, you know? You deserve much better than someone like me.

Fry: But Leela, I don’t want anyone else. You’re the only girl I’ve got my eyes on and I’m willing to wait until I die for you.

Leela: You don’t have to wait until you die.

Fry: …wait…what?

Leela: You don’t have to wait anymore.

Fry: I don’t?

Leela: No. You don’t.

Fry: Oh my god! Are you serious?

Leela: One hundred percent.

Fry: Leela, you have just made me the happiest guy in the world.

Leela: Needless to say you’ve made me the happiest girl in the world. You always have.

Fry: Leela?

Leela: Hm?

Fry: I just want you to know that … I love you.

Leela: You know what Fry?

Fry: What?

Leela: I love you too.