Unbound From The Future, part 8
Scene: Mutant Church. The remaining mutants who pray are all tied up with blue laser rope, Leela and Bender who are crying are tied up together near the steps of the altar where Sally has the bomb attached to her chest and she's tied up onto the warhead.
Bomb: '23 minutes to detonation.
Bender: (crying) 'Well looks like this is thee end. There's so many things I wanted to say to you. And when I mean "I"..I mean Fry and a little bit of me.
Leela: (crying) 'Like what?
Bender: (crying) 'Well, Fry said he will still always love you, even if your with another man--
Leela: (crying) But Bender I only want Fry, I love him.
Bender: (crying) 'Let me finish. Fry told me one time that he almost killed himself for you.
Leela: (crying) 'Like the time Fry took the bee's sting for me?
Bender: (crying) 'No.
Leela: (crying) 'Like when Fry gave me his oxygen? I know I know! Bender I should of listened to my feeling! If it wasn't for Zoidberg, I may of very realized my true my feeling for Fry, then and there.
Bender: (crying) 'No, Leela. There was another time. After Fry when had got rid of the worms he told me that, he used a droid to enter his brain and threaten to kill himself by cutting his oblongata if the worms didn't leave.
[Leela vomits onto the floor.]
Bomb: '22 minutes to detonation.
Leela: (crying) 'Oh God! I'm so sorry Fry! I'm nothing but a self righteous b***h!
Bender: (crying) 'No, you're not! You mightn't like me saying this but you're confused 'bout you're feeling that's all, and maybe a little bit determined.
Leela: (crying) 'I know! But Bender I never gave Fry a single date to show that he could make me love him...no, not make me love him, realize that I love him.
[Leela whales looking down on her feet.]
Bomb: '21 minutes to detonation.
Bender: (crying) 'Hey that wasn't a minute! Anyway, Leela?
Leela: (crying) 'Yes?
Bender: (crying) 'Ever time you rejected Fry, he would sometime cry himself to sleep and play his holophonor.
Leela: (crying/whispering) 'Oh Fry, why didn't you tell me? (not whispering) Bender you really don't no how miserable you're making me feel, but go on, tell me more.
Raoul: (shouting) 'Oh Vyolet I love you!
Vyolet: (shouting) 'Well tough luck, I don't love you!
Raoul: (shouting) 'You don't?
Vyolet: (shouting) 'Of course, I love you!
Leela: (crying) 'Bender?
Bender: (crying) 'Uh, yes?
Leela: 'Please, tell me more about Fry.
Bender: (crying) 'Well, Fry had this dream once where he was happily remarried with you and had children one with one eye like yours--
Leela: 'Fry wanted kids?! Oh Fry! Why, didn't you tell me, why?
Bender: (crying) 'Ahh c'mon Leela! Do you really expect Fry to just randomly say out of the blue "hey Leela do you mind if we get remarried again, have sex and have kids”?
Leela: (crying) 'No, but maybe something along them lines.
Bender: (crying) 'I'm sorry, I stole your ring down in Old New York.
Leela: (crying) 'If you didn't steel it, I might of realized my true my feeling for Fry, then and there.
Bomb: '20 minutes to detonation.
Leela: (crying) 'But now, it's to late for anything. Bender can I ask you question?
Bender: (crying) 'Sure, go ahead.
Leela: (crying) 'Why are you acting so nice.
Bender: (crying) 'I'm not acting Leela. I've changed slightly, ever since when you punched me out the Planet Express lounge window?
Bender: (crying) 'Well, as I ran to make my way back to the lounge.
[Flashback: Outside Planet Express. Bender flies out the lounge window landing flat on his ass on the pavement.]
Bender: (quietly) 'Ow! I think I got a whiplash!
[On the opposite side of the street Number 9 Man stands holding something that looks simply like a small hand sized purple cardboard box.]
Number 9 Man: 'You need to be more helpful.
[Number 9 Man shoots at Bender firing EMP from the box, electrocuting Bender's antenna with causing him to fade away and disappear.]
Cut to: Planet Express Kitchen. Bender reappears lying on the table.
Bender: 'Man have I've been a jerk! I gotta help Leela!
[He runs out the room.]
Bomb: '19 minutes to detonation.
Leela: (crying) 'So that's how you came back to me so fast you. You teleported?
Bender: (crying) 'Yes it must have been Teleportation . I felt, like that time, now I'm not gonna go Family Guy on you, but when we first met and we we're running away from you back in "December 31st, 2999 " in the Head Museum, remember?
Leela: (crying) 'Yes.
Bender: (crying) 'While we, we're in the Hall of Criminals, I walked into a dangling wire and it cached onto my antenna electroshocking me, and that's what it felt like.
Leela: (crying) 'Interesting.
Bomb: (crying) '18 minutes to detonation.
Bender: (crying) 'Aww c'mon!
Bomb: '17 minutes to detonation.
Bender: 'You know how me and Fry met?
Leela: (crying) 'Yes, in O'Zorgnax's Pub.
Bender: (crying) 'No, now I'm gonna go Family Guy on you . Anyway you see Fry and I met outside a--
[Flashback: New New York City Street. Bender walks around a corner and sees a line of people outside a small grey booth, he steps behind Fry, then gets impatient and taps his cuff. Fry turns round to face him.
Fry: 'Wow! A real live robot! Or is that some kind of cheesy New Year's costume?
Bender: 'Bite my shiny metal ass!
[Fry looks around Bender's ass.]
Fry: 'It doesn't look so shiny to me.
Bender: 'Shinier than yours, meatbag!
[Fry steps into the booth.]
[Bender waits for a few seconds, then walks inside.]
Cut to: Suicide Booth. Bender steps in behind Fry.
Bender: 'Listen, buddy, I'm in a hurry here. Let's try for a two-fer.
[He puts a coin on a string in the slot then pulls it out again and chuckles. A pleasant woman's voice speaks. ]
Booth Voice: 'Please select mode of death "Quick and Painless" or "Slow and Horrible".
Fry: 'Yeah, I'd like to place a collect call.
Booth Voice: 'You have selected Slow and Horrible.
Bender: 'Great choice!
[Knives, tasers and Jacob's ladders come out from behind a hatch. ]
Bender: 'Bring it on, baby!
[A few seconds later. ]
[Bender starts getting impatient. ]
Bender: 'C'mon, c'mon! Kill me already! By the way, my name's Bender!
[Bender holds out his hand.]
Fry: 'Help! What's happening?
[The sharp objects move forward.]
[Fry pushes Bender to the side of the booth.]
[The sharp things stab and twist at the air and finally return to behind the hatch].
Boot voice: 'You are now dead. Thank you for using Stop-N-Drop, America's favorite suicide booth since 2008.
Cut to: New New York City Street.
[Fry runs out from the Suicide Booth, gasping.]
Bender: 'Lousy stinking rip-off! [He kicks the booth.] Well, I didn't have anything else planned for today. Let's go get drunk!
Leela: (crying) 'Oh my God Bender. I'm speechless! We gotta talk about this some more, some other time.
Bender: (crying) 'Well unfortunately we don't got much time Leela.
Leela: (crying) 'I know.
Bomb: '16 minutes to detonation.
Bender: (crying) 'Leela?
Leela: (crying) 'Yes?
Bender: (crying) 'If we ever get out of this, I want you to move on.
Leela: 'What do mean, move on?
Bender: (crying) 'From Fry.
Leela: 'Never! Even if Fry wanted me to. I will never move on! I just can't do that to him.
Bender: (crying) 'Well okay. Let me tell you another tale.
Flashback: Planet Express: Ship's Cockpit. Fry looks downcast depressed near the window, Bender walks in dusting his hands while Leela walks away from Fry towards Bender stopping near the driver seat.
Bender: 'Well, the doomsday device is ready. Maybe blasting this quadrant of space into a Hell storm of flaming nothingness will cheer me up a little.
Leela: 'OK. Let me just take the ship out to a safe distance. [She is about to sit down when she sees Fry still looking depressed.] Actually, I think I'll go down and prep the detonator. Fry, why don't you take the helm?
[Fry looks up and smiles then sits in the driver seat as Leela leaves.]
Fry: 'She's so great. I feel like I can almost remember the magical thing I did to make her love me. But I guess I never will.
[Bender walks towards him and puts his hand on Fry's shoulder.]
Bender: 'Sorry, buddy. I too know what it's like to have a dream I'll never achieve.
[Bender walks out, slowly whistling the Globetrotter tune. Fry presses some buttons.]
Cut to: Cargo Bay. Leela readies the detonator, while Bender sits down on a crate near the entrance to the cockpit.
Leela: 'Are you going to help me with this or not?
Bender: 'No! Stop asking.
Bender: (thinking) 'I'll just look out of that window over there, you never what you might see.
[Bender gets up off the crate, walks to the window and looks outside.]
Bender: 'Woo! [As the ship gets further away from the nebula he sees the stars around it form an "O" in a huge message that reads "I LOVE YOU, LEELA".] Fry didn't put drugs in the champagne, Or used hypnosis. Thats what he must of done! He moved the stars themselves to write her a love note in the sky!
Leela: 'Detonation in three, two, one.
[The doomsday device implodes and the nebula, the stars and Fry's message disappear. Benders stares at the empty void.]
Bender: 'Tough luck, Fry!
Leela: 'Bender stop staring out the window, and come on!
Bender: 'Alright, alright.
Fade to: Showing a door opening. When the door is fully opened it reveals Fry looking out the window, who turns to face the them.
Bender: (thinking) 'Fry must of seen it. Alright act like you didn't see nothing. Who knows this could be a good way to blackmail Fry and get money out of him!
Fry: 'Did you see it? Did you see it?
Bender: 'The explosion?
Fry: 'No, not the explosion!
Leela: 'Then what?
[Fry hesitates and lowers his head.]
Fry: (quietly) 'Nothing.
Bender: (thinking) 'I'll whistle the Sweet Georgia Brown, to make it just that bit more sad for him.
[Present Day. Leela is whaling.]
Bomb: '15 minutes to detonation.
Leela: (crying/ heavily) 'That's what Fry seen , and you know about it! I could kill you now, for wasting my life not married to Fry, and would like my name to be "Turanga, Fry Leela". Yes I'd like to hold onto my family name!
Bender: 'Well OK then.
Leela: (crying/ heavily) 'Although if we get outta this, will you play a of recording of that memory, sometime?
Bender: 'Yes, I will. But this looks like the end. Doesn't it?
Leela: (crying) 'Yes.
Sally: (crying) 'Yes.
Bomb: 'Power failure! Aborting detonation!
Bender: (shouting) 'Yeah! Wooooo!
Sally: (crying) 'I'm gonna live!
Bomb: 'Backup power supply, activated! Reseting to default detonation, 3 minutes.
[Everyone gasps in horror.]
Sally: (crying) 'I'm gonna die!
Leela: (crying) 'Well, as I said before, I'll be with my parents and Fry at least.
Bender: 'Just when you think there's hope, it's gone! What are we time paradox duplicates?! They're is no God people, we're freaken doom! Damn, heartless hi-tech machines!
Leela: (crying) But, Bender, you are--
Bender: 'Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah--
To be continued