Fry woke up in the harsh robot apartment. He gasped and sat up. I think I just saw a mechanical mouse with five eyes and four ears! Eeeeeek! Wait a minute. was it the other way around? Hmmmmmmm...... Fry put on some clean underwear (think Lightspeed Briefs) and put on his regular clothes. Then he walked to the "room" across the "closet" to wake Bender up.
"Bender, wake up, buddy," Fry whispered. "IT'S TIME TO GET UP FOR WORRRRK!"
"AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGH!" Bender squealed, his eyes opening wildy. He saw a laughing Fry on the floor and picked him up by the throat. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, MEATBAG?!"
Fry continued to laugh but not as cheerful and settled down. "Well, you were still sleeping and it was time for work, so I thought..."
"WELL YOU THOUGHT WRONG! JEEZ, YOU AND YOUR STUPID HUMAN NEEDS! GOD YOU SCARED THE SHIT OUTTA ME! MAN, YOU HUMANS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ME. I THINK IT'S JUST ANOTHER DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ROBOTS THING YOU GUYS DO!"
"Sorry, Bender. Can we just go, now?"
"Sure, buddy. Let's go." Bender put Fry down and reached in his compartment and found a cigar. He lit it and started to smoke. Then he took a bottle of beer and gulped it down. He started to walk out the door, humming a familiar tune that he always does.(I hope you know what I mean)
Fry rubbed his neck and rolled his eyes. Huh, I was just trying to help you bucket of bolts.....
Ten o'clock. PE headquarters. Leela's there, Fry's late. 'Nuf said.
"PHILLIP J. FRY, WHERE WERE YOU?!" Leela screamed as soon as he walked into the room. "I WAS CALLING AND CALLING, BUT NO, YOU WANTED TO BE LATE AGAIN AND GET YELLED AT FROM ME, AGAIN!! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU. FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE CAN'T YOU JUST ACT YOUR OWN AGE?!"
"If it makes you feel any better, I was being responsible enough to wake up Bender. If I hadn't risked my life to wake him up, we both wouldn't be here right now."
"If it makes you feel any better," she mocked. "Bender doesn't do crap when he's here. We don't need him here. It just proves your really stupid by risking your life for something that won't help your career! Ugh, why do I cope with such STUPID co-workers?!" She turned around to Amy, Hermes and the Professor, blushing. "Um, not you guys."
"What about Zoidberg?" Zoidberg asked full of sorrow.
"Oh, Zoidberg? Is that you?!"
"Yes, Zoidberg gets mentioned in the story!"
"Well, you're part of the stupid group, too."
Fry stared at Leela and smiled, his eyes glazing over. God, Leela's beautiful. I wish that for once she'd go out with me ever since she divorced me. Now she won't even take a glance at me. Sigh. I guess I have acted stupid for the past few days. She's so right. If I don't act responsible soon, she'll never feel anything about me.
Meanwhile, Leela was thinking, Hmm, I wish Fry would be more responsible than this. If he was, then I'd probably go out with him. I mean, he's sooo cuute. Sometimes I just think about naughty things between him and me, but.... Sigh. I feel so bad for divorcing him. Maybe I really shouldn't have.........
"Okay, everyone," Profeesor Farnsworth announced loudly, making everyone jump. "The ship has been shut down because of some PEOPLE...." he glanced over at Zoidberg. "Were messing with it around their home planet's SUN, and it got burned up. Since I don't have time to replace the broken parts before the delivery, my two delivery men," he pointed to Fry and Leela. "Will have to go in the large escape pod that is large enough for three people. The package is to be placed on planet Desertigon. Now, go!"
"'Desertigon' as in ice cream?!" Fry smiled, drooling.
"No, 'Desertigon' as in deserted!"
"Then who are we making the delivery to?" Fry scratched his head, confused.
"Oh, just forget it," Professor Farnsworth held his throbbing head. "You just wouldn't understand!"
"But if the pod is big enough for three people, then why can't Hermes, Amy, or Bender come along, Professsor?! I don't wanna be stuck with Fry in a small escape pod! That's cruel and unusual punishment!" Leela objected.
Fry looked own at his feet shepishly.
"Because I said so, dammit! Just get in the pod with Fry, NOW!"
Leela sighed angrily. "Oh, alright,"
Fry glanced at Leela's face with another smile. Me and Leela alone on a pod made for only two people. Now this is going to get interesting. If I make my right move......
"Ugh. Okay Fry. You get on the inside, and push as hard as you possibly can."
"Um, say that again?" he asked, his mouth watering.
"I said get on the inside and pu- oh, no. That didn't come out right. What I meant was, get inside the pod and push the green button as hard as you possibly can when I tell you to. Now, go!"
"Yes, Leela," Fry muttered sadly. He didn't do what she said until she got in, then closed the door. Soon they were both flying off into endless space.
"So, what are we delivering?" Fry demanded in his idiotic tone.
"Why do you always ask me that? I'm the captain, the one who drives the ship, not asks what there's to be delivered. It's not my job. It's not your job, either. You just make the deliveries, not ask what they are. That's so nosy! Can't you just accept that, Fry?"
"Um, yes......so, what's in the box?"
"Aaaaaaargh!!!!!! Just go sit in that corner so I don't have to look at you."
"Ohhhhhhhhhh," Fry sighed hopelessly, a tear forming in his eye. I hate it when Leela yells at me. Can't she understand that it hurts my feelings? Hmmmmm, I wonder if she'll talk to me at all anymore on this trip. I probably just blew my first and only chance of any interaction with her. I wonder if I can make it up to her......
Fry glanced up and noticed a small red button. Hmmm, I wonder what this is. It's so shiny. I wonder what will happen if- PUSH! There was a large siren sound. Fry jumped. "What was that?!" he cried out like a frightened child.
He turned around and saw a bright red flashing. 'ABORT, ABORT,' the words on the mini-videophone appeared. A platform came down and supported them with two space suits and some oxygen. Leela grabbed the package as an instinct. Suddenly a trap door opened and they both fell on to an unknown planet. Now, they were both stranded.
"Great," Leela rolled her eye. "I'm stuck on a deserted planet without any food, or water. I'm here with a bozo who doesn't know the difference between the words "affect" or "effect." He's the one who pressed the red self-destruct button in the escape pod, giving us ten seconds to live unless we jumped.. CAN MY LIFE GET ANY WORSE?!"
"If it makes you feel any better...."
"Don't even start with me Fry. Nothing can make me feel any better if you're around right now. Sigh....."
Fry looked crushed. His heart aching like mad, he walked over to a rock and sat down. He looked up at the sky and noticed that there was a red nebula that looked just like the one that went into the black hole. He smiled and remembered why it was so special. ......
"It looks like everybody has somebody," Leela commented while looking down at the deck.
Farnsworth with lady, Zoidberg with alien, Amy's parents together, Hermes with Labarbara....
"Except me," she managed to whisper.
"And me," Fry agreed.
Two look at each other and draw close, almost about to kiss. Then a big crash is heard, making them both hit heads and fall over.
"Huh, that was so close," Fry grinned. "But I don't think it was meant to be. If it was, then we'd be together by now. After all the things we've been through.... sigh."
"Fry, Fry!" Leela yelled. "Come look at this. This is so cool! Hurry, come and see!"
Fry walked over nervously and was surprised to see Leela there. She was gazing at the nebula that Fry was looking at. He didn't notice that it had moved. Fry joined her and didn't notice she had left after a while.
Finally, he looked aroud to see she was gone. He looked around for Leela again, but couldn't see her. Now this is weird, he thought.
Suddenly, something heavy fell on him, pushing him hard on the ground. Before he could say anything. the thing put it's mouth over his mouth. It started to do something Fry didn't expect. Kiss him.
Fry didn't know what to feel. If this thing was dangerous, he should get up. But this thing was making him feel so good. Maybe just a bit longer. Fry held back and suddenly felt weird. He layed back, his vision blurry and fell asleep.......
Fry woke up and looked right to the side of him. He looked over and gasped. "Leela? What are you doing here with me?! And you're-you're naked. Wait a minute..." He looked down and saw that he was naked, too. "Did we just-?"
Leela glanced up at him and smiled with a sparkle in her eye. "Uh, huh,"
"So you were the thing that jumped on me after we looked at the nebula?"
Leela shrugged and put her head on his chest. She closed her eyes and smiled. Fry could hear her slowly dozing off peacefully.
Fry looked down at her and noticed that it was down. He ran his fingers through her hair and smiled. "Leela, do you like me?"
"What do you think?" she licked her lips seductively. She rolled on top of him, and.... well, you know. Fry looked at her in amazement, but Leela just strutted her stuff.
A couple hours later Fry and Leela were back in their clothes and holding hands. Fry looked over the cliff they were standing and sighed, full of happiness and content.
"You know, I've been waiting for this moment ever since he day after we talked in Old New York," chuckled. "I always wondered when it would come. Sigh."
"I didn't figure out that I loved you until after you got the worms," Leela gazed up at the sky.
"No, that was the 'Parasite Fry' you loved. Not me."
"No, Fry it was you all along. It was you all along." She embraced him and they fell on the planet's surface, rolling in each other's arms."I love regular Fry." They kissed some more and made love.
Several days later Fry woke up for a third time. He saw Leela next to him and smiled. "Wake up, honey." He kissed her on the forehead.
Her eye steadily opened and she smiled warmly. "I'm up,"
Fry looked up at the stars again and looked at Leela. I'm the luckiet guy in the future. I'm a great delivery boy, (well sorta) have a good friend (kinda) and I have a sexy girlfriend that just made love to me. What more could a guy ask for?
"Oh, Fry. No one's ever treated me this way and meant it. I feel so special." she kissed his eyes happily. "I really love you."
Suddenly a large spacecraft hurtled down to the planet and landed gracefully. The door opened and out walked......the Planet Express crew.
Leela scrambled off of Fry and crawled about ten feet away from him and acted like she was mad.
Amy rushed to the couple, not knowing that they were perfectly happy there. "Come on, you guys! We're here to rescue you!" She grabbed and dragged them all the way to the ship. "Hurry, before someone comes!"
Before Fry could object, the ship was pulling off from the ground and they were heading towards Earth. Fry looked at the little planet behind them and started to cry. He would never forget that that was the place where he and Leela had expressed their feelings so deeply.
When they landed Leela started to sob. Everyone but Fry looked at her like she was crazy. Leela wailed some more and Fry started to join her. Bender walked over, very confused.
"What's going on with you two? You guys are crying like you just left something important on that stupid planet Desertigon."
Fry looked at Leela. Leela looked at Fry. They were looking at each other in a different way, but their thoughts were the same: Should we tell them about our relationship. or should we keep it a secret?
Before Fry could open his mouth, Leela covered it quickly and answered, "We forgot the package on the planet Desertigon!"
Hermes clutched his heart. "Don't scare us like that, mon! We got de package right before we landed."
"Oh, good. I thought we had lost it." Leela glared at Fry with the most desructive eye and walked off with Amy.
Fry felt like someone had shot him to the ground and he was bleeding to death. I can't believe it, he thought. She won't tell the crew about our love for each other. She's that ashamed of me. Oh my god. Oh, my god.
Fry ran into the new PE ship and slammed the door. He put his favorite 20th century CD (hip-hop) in and turned the volume up real loud so no one would hear him. Then, he started to cry.
Fry looked up at the ceiling with hatred in his heart. Why would Leela do this to me? he wondered. Why won't she accept me into her life ands not care what everyone else thinks. She left me all alone. She said she loved me......was that all true?
Fry wiped his eyes and walked out of the ship, still tearing a little. He walked to the TV room and turned the TV on. "All My Circuits" was coming up. Fry walked to the refridgeraor and had a Slurm.
Bender walked n with his compartment stashed with beer. "Hey, Fry, look at all this stuff I stole," he whispered. He opened his compartment and all kinds of stuff came pouring out: porno magazines, beer, ten one-hundred dollar bills, Slurm, Leela's bra... wait, Leela's bra?!
"Bender, where'd you get this?" he picked up the pink bra by the strap.
"Oh, I was thumbing through the laundry basket." he flipped through a PlayBot magazine "I thought you might like it, since you love Leela and all."
Fry looked at the bra and felt two different feelings; love, and hate. The hate was because of what Leela had done to him, and the love was because he loved her. Any fool could see that he was stuck between two consciences. One told him to sell it to Zapp, while the other felt like keeping it for himself.
He chose to keep it.
Leela felt awful. She had turned down Fry for his love again. She told him that she loved him, but when the crew asked her what the matter was, she just ignored him and lied. What kind of girlfriend was she?
A bad one at that, half of her mind answered against her.
What do you mean, 'a bad one at that?' she argued. I just made love to him in the last 24 hours. What more does he expect?
You said you were happy, you loved him, and no one cared for you so much like him. You know you love him. You agreed to a relationship. You told him yourself. Then you run away when the time came to tell everybody. You're a bad girlfriend. Just admit it.
No, I won't!
Admit it, admit it, admit it, admit it, admit it!
Okay, I admit it! I love Fry! But I just can't tell everone. They'll think I'm an idiot for liking him!
Since when do you care what everyone else thinks? You always said that your thought counts, not everyone else. You've got to stick up for what's right!!!!!
That's so sappy. Ugh
"Okay, I'll tell them!" she shouted aloud.
Hermes had just walked into the room. When he heard Leela scream out with no one in the room, he steadily walked back out. "Mon, what a weirdo" Hermes thought to himself.
It was finally time to go home. Leela walked up to Fry. "Hi," she said guiltly.
"Hi," was his reply.
"Fry, I wanted to talk about what I did this morning. I know it wasn't fair, and I am really sorry. I just couldn't bring myself to say it in front of the whole crew. I'm really-"
"Save it, Leela. I trusted you. I thought you really liked me. Then you lied to me in front of everybody. Why can't you just accept me?"
"Forget it Leela. Or friendship is officially over. I..... I hate you."
She looked at him in disbelief. "What?!"
"I hate you," he rapeted.
"Fry, you don't hate me, you're just-"
"I hate you Leela. I hate YOU. I HATE YOU. I HATE YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Leela looked away with her eye red and puffy. You could tell that she has been crying for some time. She stuck her hands into her pockets and ran away from Fry. She ran away from all of her mistakes. She ran away from her life.
Later that day Amy came oveto Leela's house with some magazines and some chocolates. It's the least I could do for a friend, she thought.
"Come on in," Leela sniffled.
"Amy and Leela taed for a while then Leela explained to Amy what happened. "......and now I don't know what to do."
"So, you really like Fry?"
"Of course. He is sooooooo cute. But now doesn't even want to look at me. That's why I'm not going to work for two more moths."
"I'm completely miserable. I need time alone."
"Do you want me to go?"
Amy wlked out with a heavy heart. I've got to do something, she clutched her face. But what?
Finally, Amy could stand it no longer. She brought up all of her courage and walked up to Robot Arms Apartments. It was about to get ugly.
Fr was watching TV when there was a knock at the door. He put some pants on and answered it.
Amy was standing at the door, her hands on her hips. "Fry, we really need to talk,"
Fry looked at her smugly. "I told you Amy, I don't want to get close to you. I still like Leela even though I told her I don't. I'm sorry if you like me, but-"
"Sorry to burst you bubble, but that's not why I'm here," she rolled her eyes. "I'm here because of Leela and you on the planetesertigon. You know, you guys got.... let's say, horizantal?"
"She told you about that?!"
"Well, it's still her fault that I told her that I don't like her. I mean, she says she loves me, but then she tells everyone a huge lie. What kind of friend is that?!"
"SIGH. I don't know what to think of her anymore."
"Fry. You are such an IDIOT! LEELA LOVES YOU SOOO MUCH. I WENT OVER TO HER HOUSE AND YOU WERE ALL SHE COULD TALK ABOUT. FRY THIS, FRY THAT, I WAS GETTING ANNOYED. CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SHE LOVES YOU?! AI YA!"
Fry looked at Amy in shock. "Did she really say that?"
"WHAT DO YOU THINK. I CAME OVER THERE TO CONSOLE HER, BUT SHE STARTED TO TALK ABOUT YOU. YOU, YOU, YOU. THAT'S ALL SHE LIVES FOR. YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT ALL OUR GIRL TALKS ARE ABOUT!? YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"YOU SON OF A BITCH, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"If what you say is true then......LEELA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Man, I don't understand guys, Amy scratched her head and clutched her throat. All I know s that they can give you a REALLY sore throat.
The next day everyone was there except Leela and Fry. When they arrived, they were over three hours late. Even Bender was there before them.
"What the hell kept ya two?" Hermes growled. "Ya missed my meetin' and all!"
"We have something to tell you," Leela blushed.
"What?" everyone chorused.
"Fry and I are engaged."
"Oh, my, god!!!!!!!" Bender's eyes widened. "Everyone take out your money!"
"Huh?!" Fry and Leela looked at them, confused.
"I bet never," Zoidberg grineed sheepishly.
"I bet seven years," Amy blushed.
"I bet ten years," Bender smoked a cigar.
"And I bet twenty," Hermes looked away. "I guess you win, Amy."
"Yes!!!! How much?!"
"Five thousand dollars,"
"Alright! Go, Amy, go Amy! Go, go, go Amy!"
Fry and Leela looked at each other with smiling faces and happy hearts; they were finally going out.