[Ten years ago, the Professor
died, leaving Planet Express employees to find new jobs. They all
went their separate ways; Fry went to Mars U with the money the
Professor left him, Leela got a job a journalist for the New, New
York Times, Bender went back to the bending factory bending girders,
Amy was still in school, and was engaged to Kif, Hermes and LaBarbra
opened a Jamaican restaurant, and Zoidberg still lived in a
[Fry hadn’t seen
Leela since he left for Mars U. She agreed to go out on a date with
him, and afterwards they went back to her apartment. Fry woke up the
next morning, and saw Leela staring lovingly at him. She whispered
that she had always loved him, but just never realized it. Fry
couldn’t believe it, she loved him, but he was leaving a in a
Fry: (whisper) You know
I love you Leela, but we both know I have to go. If I don’t do
this, I’ll regret it. But I promise I’ll be back, and we
can be together.
Leela: (whisper) I know
you will. I love you Fry.
Fry: I love you too.
[Three years later, Fry
got a letter from Leela saying she was getting married. It didn’t
surprise him, he figured it was coming. She may have broken his
heart, but he still loved her, he always would.]
[After seven long years
passed, Fry went home, and got a job as a science professor at NNYU.
He was walking into his class room, looking around after adjusting
his collar on his blue shirt and his new glasses. Soon all the seats
would be filled and he would be teaching. He plugged in his laptop
after taking it out of his brief case, scratched his chin feeling the
small tuff of facial hair, and started going through the lesson for
[Two hours later, Fry
was walking into the campus coffee shop for lunch. He was sitting at
a table with a sandwich and a can of slurm, along with looking at his
laptop. He went on the NNY Times website to read the news, when he
saw a article written by Leela. He almost spit out his drink, when he
saw her picture next to the article. The article was about divorced
women and how they can move on. He guessed she did some research, but
in her picture, he saw she didn’t have her wedding ring on, and
her name was still Trunga Leela.]
Fry: (thinking) Did she
[He kept reading and
figured that she was divorced, but needed to find out for himself.
One of his students had a internship at the Times, and decided to ask
her if she knew Leela. After going over some of his students grades,
he began to walk back to his office. He had sometime to kill, so he
thought he relax before his next class. He sat in his chair and
looked at the phone. He could just call the Times right now and ask
for Leela, but then what? What would he say to her? What would she
say to him? After thinking it over, he picked up the phone.]
Fry: Hello, Operator?
Yes, I need the number for the NNY Times.
[The phone rang a few
times and a woman picked up. The voice sounded familiar.]
Woman: NNY Times, how
may I direct your call?
Fry: (pause) Krista?
Krista: Mr. Fry? Hey,
what are you calling here for?
[Krista was the student
who had a internship there and one of Fry’s favorite students
for the way she participated in class.]
Fry: I was looking for
an old friend of mine who works there. Trunga Leela?
Krista: Yeah, she’s
here. You want me to patch her through?
Fry: That would be
Krista: Bye Mr. Fry.
I’ll see you in a hour for class.
Fry: Bye Krista.
[He was put on hold and
drummed his fingers on the desk a few times. His heart jumped when he
head a voice.]
Leela: This is Trunga
Fry: Hi Leela.
Leela: Who is this?
Fry: Its me, Fry.
believe it, Fry!]
Leela: What? Really?
Fry: Yep, it’s
Leela: Oh my God, how
have you’ve been? I haven’t seen you, in what, eight
Fry: Actually its ten
years, but you were close.
Leela: Wait, the number
says you’re calling from NNYU.
Fry: Yeah, I’m a
Leela; Really? Wow, so
you went from kid from the stupid ages, to University Professor.
Fry: (laugh) Yeah,
that’s about right. What about you? Ms. NNY Times Author?
[She laughed and Fry
Leela: Yeah, I get my
own office and everything.
Fry: Good for you!
[They both laughed and
Alright, now just ask her to meet you for coffee tomorrow so you can
Leela: You want to meet
for coffee tomorrow? So we can catch up?
Fry: Sure, I’d
Leela: Cool, I’ll
see you tomorrow, 10:00?
Fry: Sounds great.
Leela: Bye Fry.
Fry: Bye Leela.
Krista: Bye Mr. Fry.
Fry: Krista, were you
listening the whole time?
Fry: (laughing) Well,
now you’re getting double homework tonight.
Krista: Aw man!
Fry: I’ll see you
[He hung up and went in
his desk. Pulling out a picture of him and Leela, he smiled.]
[Another two hour class
over, and Fry got in his car. After picking up a pizza for dinner, he
went back to his house. It was so much nicer than the apartment he
had in the 20th century and the Robot Arms. Walking in, he
had a soft blue couch in front of a fire place, and a bookshelf with
some novels, and science books. His kitchen was adjacent to the
living room with a peninsula connecting the two rooms. The dining
table was behind the couch and against the wall. His carpet was grey
and had white walls with blue stripes. Smiling, he went into the
second bedroom he turned into his office, and set down his things.
After changing into his pajamas, he plopped himself on the couch with
the pizza and a beer. Turning on the TV, he flipped through the
channels before deciding to put a DVD in. He sat there after cleaning
up the pizza and thought about Leela. The phone rang and he picked it
Bender: Hey buddy!
Fry: Hey Bender, what’s
Bender: Nothing, I
heard you were back in town, so I thought I call you.
Fry: Well thanks
Bender. Its good to hear from you.
Bender: So what have
you been up to?
[Fry told him how he
graduated from Mars U and became a professor, and how he taught 2
hour classes twice a day, three days a weeks. Bender worked bending
girders 4 days a week. At least, that was his schedule. And
Fry told him how he talked to Leela earlier that day.]
meeting for coffee tomorrow.
Bender: Well good luck
buddy. Maybe you can finally get her to love you.
[Neither Fry or Leela
had told anybody about what happened the night before he left.]
Fry: Yeah, we’ll
see soon enough.
Bender: I’ll let
you go, get some rest for tomorrow. Bye Fry.
Fry: Bye Bender.
[They hung up and Fry
went into the bedroom. Getting under the covers, he fell asleep.]
[Fry’s alarm went
off at 7:30, like it did every morning, and he rubbed his eyes. He
made the bed, and changed into sweats and a tee-shirt with a Mars U
hoodie. After tying his shoes, he went for his morning run.]
[About 45 minutes
later, he walked back in his house and took a long hot shower. His
bones ached from running in the cold and the hot water felt so good.
After, drying off and changing into jeans, a white collared shirt and
a beige suede jacket, he sat at his desk and went over grades. Once
it was about quarter to ten, he grabbed his keys, his scarf, and
drove to the coffee shop where he was meeting Leela.]
[Leela was sitting at a
table with a white sweater and jeans on. Her cup of coffee was in
front of her, and she drummed her fingers on the table waiting for
Fry. She brushed back her hair, and saw Fry walking in the door. He
scanned the room and saw Leela. She waved and Fry walked over.]
Fry: (thinking) I’m
okay, I’m okay, I’m okay, I’m akay, I’m akay,
(pause) I’m akay? What the hell does that mean? Wait! She’s
saying something, just play it cool.
Leela: Hey Fry.
Fry: (stammering) Hi
Leela: You wanna sit
[He draped his jacket
and scarf over the chair and sat across from Leela.]
Leela: So, you’re
wearing glasses now?
[The waitress came up
with a pad of paper and a pen.]
Waitress: What can I
Fry: I’ll have a
coffee, uh- bacon, eggs, and toast.
Waitress: And for you
Leela: I’ll have
the spinach and ham omelet.
Waitress: Coming right
[She left and Fry
smiled at Leela.]
Leela: So, tell me
about being a professor.
[They sat there talking
and catching up for over an hour. Fry told Leela all about graduating
from Mars U, and getting the job at NNYU. She told Fry about her
getting a job at the Times and how she finally got her monthly
Fry: So, how’s
[She didn’t say
anything, and Fry knew right away that he was right about her being
Leela: (soft) Our
divorce was final about three months ago.
Fry: I’m sorry.
Leela: So am I.
Fry: If you don’t
mind me asking, why did you divorce?
[She just looked down
and didn’t say anything.]
Fry: I’m sorry, I
shouldn’t of asked. You don’t have to say anything.
Leela: Thanks Fry.
[After the waitress
took their plates and the check came, they both reached for it, their
worry, I got it.
Fry: No, no, I got it.
Leela: No I insist.
Fry: No, I
Leela: Look Fry, you
let me get this, and I’ll let you get dinner on Friday.
[He smiled and laughed]
Fry: It’s a deal.
[They both stood on the
street in the cool November air, and the wind tousled Fry’s
Fry: So, I’ll see
you Friday? Around 8:00?
Leela: I’ll see
[She got in her car and
waved to Fry before leaving. He smiled and laughed a little before
getting in his car. He sat there, and chuckled.]
Fry: “You let me
get this, and you can get dinner on Friday.” (chuckle) Oh man.
[He pulled out and
while he was driving down the street, it dawned on him.]
Fry: Oh my God, Leela
asked me out on a date!
[He smiled and kept
[Fry was standing
outside of Leela’s apartment with a bouquet of roses in his
hand. He had on a black turtleneck sweater, and black pants with his
suede jacket. He took a deep breath and knocked on the door. Leela
answered wearing a blue cocktail dress. Her hair was still in her
pony tail, but the sides were curled, and she had a gold necklace on.
Fry’s eyes went wide, and she giggled.]
Leela: Hi Fry.
Fry: Hi. These are for
[He handed her the
flowers, and she smiled.]
Leela: Thank you. Come
on in while I put these in some water.
[He walked inside and
looked around. Leela had white carpet, and red walls with a black
leather couch. Her kitchen was like Fry’s and Fry saw the doors
to her bedroom, her bathroom, and what he guessed was her office.
Leela put the flowers in a white vase and put them on the end table.]
Leela: How does that
[She smiled at Fry
while he smiled back. Leela picked up her purse, and Fry helped her
with her jacket before they walked out the door. Once down on the
street, Fry opened the car for her and got in the drivers side then
[They arrived at a
small elegant Italian restaurant a few minutes later. They were
seated and Fry ordered a bottle of wine.]
Leela: This is really
[The tables had white
table cloths with red stitching on the ends, and there were two
candles on each table lighting the room.]
[Fry stared at her for
a second and Leela brushed some of her hair back, embarrassed. Fry
smiled and looked at the menu.]
Fry: So, what will it
[Awhile later, Fry and
Leela were sitting at the table with a empty plate in front of them.
Leela had the sea food pasta, and Fry had the Mustacholli. They
shared a piece of red velvet cake for desert and were waiting for the
check. Other couples were dancing on the floor and Leela looked at
Leela: Would you like
Fry: Sorry, I don’t
Leela: Me neither, I
mean usually not in front of anyone.
Fry: Well, its not
that, I mean I cant.
Leela: Everyone can
dance. Come on, you cant be that bad.
[He laughed with a face
that said “You‘d be surprised“, and she put on a
puppy dog face.]
Leela: Please? For me?
[He caved, and took her
hand. Leading her onto the dance floor, he felt the warmth of her
hand in his, and his heart skipped a beat. They got into position,
and Fry stepped on her foot with in the first few seconds.]
Fry: Sorry! (chuckle) I
told you I was bad at this.
Leela: But, in your
defense you did warn me.
[They smiled and kept
Fry: Do you remember
how we had those lists of things we wanted to do before we died?
Leela: Yeah, I still
work on mine.
Fry: Me too. So what’s
on your list?
Leela: Be in two places
at once, learn how to bake a cake without burning it.
[Fry laughed and Leela
[She smiled playfully
at him shaking her head and he laughed.]
Fry: Okay, number one
on my list, is to be with the girl of my dreams.
[Leela rested her head
on his chest, and could hear the fast beating of his heart.]
[Later Fry and Leela
were driving down the street, but Leela noticed they weren’t
going back to her apartment.]
Leela: Where are we
Fry: Just hang on,
[They drove for a while
longer, and Fry pulled over on the side of the road. He got out,
opened Leela’s door, and took her hand.]
Fry: Come on!
Leela: What are we
Fry: Just come on!
[He led her into the
middle of the road, and stood in front of her, holding her hands.]
Fry: Okay, one foot
there, and one foot there.
Leela: Now what?
Fry: Right now, you’re
straddling the state line.
[He looked behind him,
and then pointed behind her. There were two signs on each side of the
road. The one behind Leela said “Welcome to New, New York“
and the one behind Fry said “Welcome to New, New Jersey“.
Smiling, Fry shrugged his shoulders and looked put his hands in his
Fry: You’re in
two places at once.
[Leela smiled and
jumped into Fry’s arms. He swung her around, and when he put
her down, their eye(s) met. Fry leaned in closer and Leela did the
same. Their lips were inches apart, when there was a car honking, and
headlights coming towards them. They screamed and ran out of the way.
After the driver yelled some inappropriate things at them, they
leaned against the hood of Fry’s car, and started laughing
Fry: (laughing) Why are
Leela: (laughing) I
don’t know, we could of gotten killed!
[Once they finally got
control of themselves Leela smiled at Fry.]
Leela: Now we have to
do something on your list.
[Fry smiled and they
got back in the car.]
[Minutes later, they
were at a tattoo parlor. Fry was looking at designs while Leela was
really gonna do this?
Leela: Well what are
you gonna get?
Fry: I was thinking
[He pointed to a 4 leaf
clover that said luck of the Irish around it.]
[An hour later, Fry was
looking at his new tattoo on his bicep in a mirror. He had taken off
his sweater, and Leela was admiring his muscles. He had really gotten
into shape, and Leela saw the abs he formed. She held her breath as
he flexed his arm looking at his tattoo.]
Fry: What do you think?
Leela: Its really cool.
[Fry smiled and the
artist put a gauze pad on it. Carefully, Leela helped Fry get his
sweater and jacket back on and they walked outside. It was pouring
rain, and the two stood under the canopy. Fry didn’t want the
night to end, but knew it would have to sooner or later.]
Fry: I guess we should
Leela: Before we do,
there’s one thing that I want to cross off my list.
[She took his hand and
led him out onto the sidewalk in the rain. They were instantly soaked
and Fry stood there staring at Leela.]
Fry: What are we doing?
always wanted to get kissed in the rain.
[She put her arms
around his neck and kissed him, softly, but then more passionate. Fry
wrapped his arms around her waist, and felt the warmth of her body
against his. There was a bolt of lighting and they broke the kiss.
Fry smiled and opened the car for her, and once he started it, they
drove away listening to the weather station.]
Radio: One of the
biggest thunderstorms this year. If you’re out in the streets,
get shelter as soon as you can. The winds are picking up tremendously
[Fry shut it off when
there was another bolt of lightning.]
Fry: I think we get it.
nervously, and Fry looked at her.]
Fry: Are you okay?
Leela: I’m fine.
[Thunder crashed and a
third lightning bolt flashed, causing Leela to jump.]
scared of thunder storms, aren’t you?
[Fry didn’t say
anything else, he just kept driving. But then, he saw this as a
opportunity. He could invite Leela back to his place so she wouldn’t
be alone during the storm. He finally mustered up the courage and
took a deep breath.]
Fry: If you want, you
could crash at my place so you’re not alone.
Fry: Well, yeah. I
don’t want to leave you alone if you’re scared.
Leela: Thanks Fry.
[He smiled and kept
driving. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Leela smile as her
[They reached Fry’s
house and after fiddling with the keys, Fry finally got the door
opened. Leela looked around, and smiled at Fry.]
Leela: You did all
Fry: Yep. Here, let me
get you some warm clothes, you must be freezing.
[He hung up their
jackets, and led her into his room. Opening his dresser, he pulled
out some pajama bottoms and a shirt. Handing them to Leela, he
pointed out the door.]
Fry: The bathroom’s
right next door.
Leela: Okay, thanks
[She left, leaving Fry
who changed into his pajamas and went into the living room. The storm
was getting stronger, and the lights flickered. He lit a fire in the
fire place, and sat on the floor in front of it, warming himself.
Leela came out in Fry’s clothes, and sat down next to him. Her
hair was let down and it hung over her shoulder, Fry looked at her
thinking that she looked beautiful.]
[They sat on the floor
leaning against the couch, close enough to touch, but not close
enough. After a few minutes Fry got up and went into the kitchen.]
Fry: You want something
Leela: Sure, whatever’s
[Fry poured two glasses
of wine and sat back down on the floor with Leela. Handing one to
her, he sighed and took a drink. They sat there watching the fire,
and Leela looped her arm through Fry’s, resting her head on his
shoulder. The lights flickered and finally went out completely. The
only light was coming from the fire place. The omniscient orange glow
from the fireplace, the storm outside, and the glasses of wine in
their hands, made the whole situation seem so sensual and romantic.
Fry nervously put his arm around Leela’s shoulders, and she
leaned into him.]
Fry: So, what’s
number one on your list?
[Leela swirled her
drink, and looked up at Fry.]
Leela: (soft) To get
married and make it last.
[Fry looked down,
knowing that her ex-husband had hurt her badly.]
Fry: (soft) He hurt
you, didn’t he?
[Leela nodded her head
and took a deep breath.]
Leela: Yes, he did.
Fry: If you don’t
want to talk about it-
Leela: No, its fine.
You see, he cheated on me with one of my co-workers. It was going on
for a few months, before one my other co-workers told me. I didn’t
believe it at first, but it raised my suspicion. So, one night when
he said he was going to visit a old friend. I followed him. I didn’t
really think he was lying, but I needed to know. And sure enough, I
followed him to a motel and that’s when I saw them.
Fry: So, what did you
do after that?
Leela: When he came
home the next day, I told him that I wanted a divorce. And when he
asked why, I told him I knew what he was really doing the night
[Fry didn’t say
anything, he just stared at the fire. He saw Leela wipe her eye, and
his heart ached seeing her like this.]
Fry: I’m so
Leela: Its fine. You
didn’t do it.
Fry: Is there anything
I can do?
Leela: What do you
Fry: I mean, like do
you want me to-I don’t know-kick the crap out of him?
[Leela laughed and kept
a strong grip around him.]
Leela: You don’t
know how many times I’ve wanted to do that.
Fry: I mean it. Just
tell me who he is, and I’ll do it.
Leela: I know you will.
And that’s why I wont tell you. No point in fighting a battle
when the war is done.
[Fry smiled, and put
their glasses on the end table next to the couch. He put his arms
around Leela’s waist, and held her close.]
Fry: (whisper) I
promise, that I’ll never hurt you.
Leela: (whisper) Oh
[He kissed her and
Leela felt a burning sensation. She ran her hands along his chest,
and felt the muscles under his shirt. Fry ran his hand up her spine,
and into her hair, feeling it between his fingers. Once they broke
the kiss, Leela took Fry’s shirt off and ran her fingers across
his abs. She kissed his neck and felt his hands under her shirt on
Leela: (whisper) Fry, I
Fry: (whisper) I know,
and I love you too. I always have.
[Leela smiled and
pulled him closer, kissing him.]
[Hours later, the sun
was rising, and the first light of the morning sun peaked in through
the windows on the two sleeping on the floor. Fry was asleep on his
stomach with Leela at his side in front of the fire which Fry had
rekindled various times during the night. They had a blanket over
them and Leela was on her side staring at Fry. She stroked his hair
and moved closer to him.]
Leela: (whisper) Fry?
[Fry groaned and Leela
Leela: Come on, get up.
Fry: (muffled) No,
[Leela laughed and
pushed Fry on his back, rolling on top of him.]
Leela: (laughing) Hi.
Fry: (groggy) Ow, I
think I got a rug burn.
[Leela laughed and
kissed him. He reached for his glasses on the couch and put them on.]
Fry: (groan) I need
rest and food.
Leela: Well, what do
Fry: Uh, some pancakes?
Leela: Okay, anything
Fry; Some eggs and
Leela: You go take a
shower, and I’ll make you some.
[They got up and Leela
put Fry’s clothes back on walking into the kitchen. Fry picked
up the blanket threw it in the laundry hamper, and jumped in the
shower. After getting clean and letting the warm water relax his
muscles, he changed into jeans and a NNYU Track shirt, and combed his
hair. He walked out into the kitchen and went up behind Leela,
putting his arms around her.]
Fry: Smells great.
Leela: Thank you. Why
don’t you sit down, its almost ready.
[He poured two cups of
coffee and sat at the peninsula watching Leela. She sat a plate down
in front of him piled with pancakes, eggs and bacon just like he
asked along with a glass of orange juice. She sat down next to him
with her plate.]
[Fry’s plate was
cleaned in about ten minutes and he sat there with his hand on his
Fry: Oh yeah.
[She laughed picking up
the plates and put them in the dishwasher. Leela leaned against the
counter and looked Fry in the eyes.]
Fry: Hey there.
[She went around the
counter and sat on his lap resting her forehead against his.]
Fry: I love you.
Leela: I love you too.
[He kissed her and she
Leela: I have to tell
Leela: I’m not
really afraid of thunderstorms. I just said that so we could spend
the night together.
Fry: You planed this?
Leela: I hoped for it.
[He smiled and Leela
Leela: So what do you
want to do today?
[They had spent the day
hanging out at Leela’s and Fry went home the next day. On
Monday, he met Leela for lunch after his first class, and said they
would go out again on Friday. Fry was sitting at his desk in the
class, and the students started coming in. Krista was a tall girl
with red (not red like Fry) hair, black glasses, and a black
tee-shirt with jeans. She had a messenger bag and a book in her hand
when she walked up to Fry.]
Krista: Hey Mr. Fry how
was your date with Leela on Friday?
Fry: How did you know
Krista: I talk with her
a lot and she said she had a date with you. Plus you left the class
singing “I’ve got a date with Leela! I’ve got a
date with Leela!”.
Fry: (laughing) Oh
yeah. But to answer your question, it went great.
Krista: I thought so.
She seemed really happy today. She’s been kind of depressed
since her divorce.
Fry: Yeah, we talked
Krista: So, are you
gonna go out again?
Fry: Yeah, we met for
lunch today, and we’re going out again on Friday. Plus the
schools off for two weeks for XMAS soon, and I have something special
Krista: Well congrats
Fry: Thanks Krista.
[Krista went to her
seat as the last of the students came in. Fry stood and smoother his
Fry: Alright settle
down. Now I have a surprise for you today. Pop quiz!
[All the students
groaned and Fry laughed.]
Voice: You suck!
[Over the next few
weeks, Fry and Leela spent as much time together as possible. The
next thing they knew it was a week before Xmas and Fry was in his
office when he heard a knock at the door.]
Fry: Its open!
[The door opened and
Leela walked in. Fry turned around in his chair and smiled.]
Fry: Hey sweetie.
[She kissed him and Fry
pulled up a chair.]
Fry: Sit down.
[She did and Fry smiled
Leela: So what did you
want me to come here for?
Fry: I want to give you
an early Xmas present.
Leela: Oh Fry, no. I
[Fry held out a
brochure and Leela looked at it.]
Leela: A brochure, how-
[He laughed and pointed
Fry: Just look.
[She opened it and
there was a note inside.]
invited for a romantic weekend to the log cabin resort in upper New,
New York on Xmas Eve. Love Fry” Oh that’s so sweet,
[She threw her arms around him and kissed him.]
Leela: Thank you, I cant wait!
Fry: Neither can I.
To be continued ...