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Spacedal11

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« on: 05-19-2005 23:33 »
« Last Edit on: 05-21-2005 00:00 »

Spacedal here, writing a new fic. No, this shouldn't involve weird plots and gore in it. This should be at least an amussing read. Unfortunately, since I'll have to go to bathe in a moment, you're only getting the intro or part of it. The story is called, The Purple Skies Are Scarier. And the plot is, after a drunken mishap, Leela finds out that she's pregnant with...*creates dramatic attention although everyone will know who the father is*...yes you guessed it, Fry. And the continuation of nine months, to the birth, and parenting. Maybe some other things in there but I don't know. More tomorrow!


It seemed like an average day for anyone who worked at Planet Express. Fry was slumped agaist the couch of the PE lounge with his hand on his stomach. His eyes were slit as he watch the robot soap opera dully. Bender was beside him slurping down some beer. When he was done he merely chucked the glass bottle to the trash bin, making no effort to actually get it in the bin.

Just then, the door that opened from the meeting room opened. In walked Hermes, the only one of the PE crew who knew a thing or two about being smart. He looked annoyed that no one acknoledged his entrance. Hermes threw his hands up in the air and stared at Fry and Bender.

Hermes: Where in babylon is everyone?

Bender never took his eyes off the crying Calculon on TV.

Bender: Well if you moved your fat ass, Amy could get in.

Hermes turned around and saw the Chinese intern staring at Hermes looking as annoyed as he was. Amy had her hip cocked to one side with her knee popped up. Hermes blushed but he cleared his throat.

Hermes: Well, it don't matta. The Proffesa wants us all in the meetin room. Now.

Bender and Fry shooed their hands at Hermes moaning "nah."

Farnsworth: Move your fat ass lady! *He shoves Amy out of the way* You too Hermes.

Hermes stepped completely out of the path of the door frame while the cranky, wrinkly Professor walked in.

Farnsworth: I'm glad you're all here. I'd like to try my new invention.

Fry: In a minute.

Farnsworth: As a matter of fact Fry, this experiment involves you and Bender.

Bender: Can we do it when we're slacking off somewhere else?

Farnsworth: No!

He held up a slim, lanky gun and loaded a beaker in the back of it. The beaker contained two pills in it Amy stepped into the lounge staring at the gun.

Amy: Hey, I'm all for getting Fry and Bender off their butts but I don't think shooting them will help.

Hermes: I do.

Farnsworth: Oh no, this is called a Pill-Launcher. It simply opens the target's mouth and force them to take their pills. Then the pills retract a mind control. The only sie effect is that it might advance their brains.

Amy: Does it work?

Farnsworth: Yes. I tried it on Zoidberg.

Zoidberg walked in the room, his pupils were dialated.

Zoidberg: I remember which side the human heart is on. And that they only have one...

Amy and Hermes stared at him with confused eyes. The Professor prepared the gun to fire, he placed his eye through the locking target. He first aimed at Fry. Who fortunately, yawned. The Professor pulled the triger and a pill shot out of the pistol. It litterally threw itself down Fry's throat. He started to choke. Frt began to thrust his fist at his chest and finally, the pill slide down causing the choking to stop.

Amy: Wow, Fry knew how to heimlich himself. It worked.

Hermes: Bravo Professa.

Zoidberg: Why with the yelling!?

Bender finally looked at everyone.

Bender: Well you might have good timing with Fry, but you won't get me to open up.

Farnsworth: But I loaded yours with a delectible Whisky and cigar flavor.

Bender: Fire away!

Bender opened his "mouth" and the Professor shot the gun again launching the second pill. Bender shook his head as he swallowed. He "mmm..."ed in delight. Suddenly, the door threw itself open again. Leela was leaning against the frame panting.

Leela gasping: S-sorry...I-I overslept...

Farnsworth: Damn you Leela, you just missed one of my more successful experiments.

Amy: By the way, what are the pills suppose to do?

Farnsworth checked his watch.

Farnsworth: In a few seconds, Fry and Bender will be drugged with a mind control pill. In that, they'll do whatever I tell them too.

Hermes: Only you?

The Professor nodded yes. Everyone except Leela and Zoidberg moaned. Zoidberg clasped his claws over where a humans ears would be.

Zoidberg: Oh God! I'm hearing white noise!
DrThunder88

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« Reply #1 on: 05-19-2005 23:42 »
« Last Edit on: 05-19-2005 23:42 »

Before anything else is said: Who the hell is Drew?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #2 on: 05-20-2005 19:38 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Before anything else is said: Who the hell is Drew?

Ah what the hell! I'm lazy and am not in a mood. (Not saying I'm mad) Why should I do this? To the edit button!
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« Reply #3 on: 05-21-2005 01:14 »

Hmm...my Thunder Sense is tingling.  I take it Drew was a character you introduced at some other time in some other script that I managed to miss, hence my confusion.  Furthermore, I deduce that my royally confused ranting was interpreted as angry ranting.  While many things confuse and infuriate me, this was not the case here.

As for the story itself, I'd like to see where it goes.  If it takes the road you've indicated, then I'm apprehensive.  One of the great things about series like Futurama is that the episodes are, by and large, self-contained.  Life-changing events like births, deaths, marriages, and horrible, disfiguring injuries takes the ambiguity that makes watching (and reading) them fun and tosses it out the window.  That being said, I'm reserving judgement on the major storyline until the entire thing is posted.

So far it seems pretty solid.  I've never been a fan of writers spelling out the way certain characters speak (most notably Hermes, who is, in my opinion, the hardest character to write).  Everybody here knows that "Bravo Professor" is pronounced "Bravo Professa".  That being said, it's not a grievous sin or even a sin at all.  One thing that did bug me was this part:

 
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Amy and Hermes stared at him with confused eyes. The Professor prepared the gun to fire, he placed his eye through the locking target. He first aimed at Fry. Who fortunately, yawned. The Professor pulled the triger and a pill shot out of the pistol. It litterally threw itself down Fry's throat. He started to choke. Frt began to thrust his fist at his chest and finally, the pill slide down causing the choking to stop.

Amy: Wow, Fry knew how to himlic himself. It worked.

Is Amy's line a joke about her not understanding the purpose of the pill gun?  It's clear that there are two statements that were sort of smashed together: A) Fry knew how to use the Heimlich maneuver on himself, B) The pill gun worked in getting the pill down his throat.  But mixing those two statements made it seem like Amy thought the gun's design was to teach Fry how to expel foreign objects from his own windpipe.  It's awkward, but once again, no harm, no foul (no loss of points for misspelling "Heimlich" ).

Like I said, I'm keenly interested on where this story is going.  The characters are pretty close, if not canon-spec, so as long as that foundation remains strong, there is a lot of promise.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #4 on: 05-21-2005 23:48 »
« Last Edit on: 05-22-2005 00:00 »

Thank you DrThunder you get a candy. And now I've gone back and fixed some things in the first post, maybe that'll explain  Amy's line better. As far as the thing with Drew goes, yes she's just a made up character. I usually put her in my stories but I decided to make this as realistic as I could so she's just sitting in the sidelines. I appreciate your enthusiasum. And now not only do you get a candy, you get the next part! Wee!

Shortly after Zoidberg had a breakdown and was forcefully put locked in the janitor's closet, the Professor gathered the remaining crew members in the meeting room. Leela had been extremely quiet, lost in her thoughts and not been paying attention to anything that had happened.

Hermes: And das why we gotta cut down on the booze fo a while.

Bender slammed his palms on the desk looking angrily.

Bender: You can't do that! If you want to cut down on taxes than discontinue the Lobster Channel for Zoidberg! And sell everything he's touched! Just don't take my booze away! *Sobs*

Hermes shook his head sighing. He was all for Bender's idea, but he knew that it wouldn't happen.

Hermes: Now, any news?

Crew minus Bender: No.

Hermes: Any one's nuts out of order?

Leela jumped up looking nervous.

Leela: Sleep together no! Why would we do that?

Everyone stared at her for a moment. They were positive she had flipped. Leela moaned in embarrassment as she slumped back in her seat.

Leela: I was up last night...

Farnsworth flew his hands at her.

Farnsworth: Shut up Leela. It's time for your delievery today. You'll be delievering twelve packages of *suddenly whispering* tampons and condoms *talks normal* to Vorgish 42, it's their Marti Gras now.

At the sound of tampons, Leela jumped again.

Leela: Tampons! What! I had one on that night I swear!

She shook her arms as she spook. Amy pulled attention away from her.

Amy: Why did you whisper when you said tampons and condoms?

Farnsworth: I didn't want to make God cry for a second time today.

Bender was puffing on a cigar. He pulled it from his mouth and pointed it at Farnsworth.

Bender: Since when do you care?

Farnsworth: Since my pharmacy got my Hemroid pills switched with someone's "Ye O Flanders's Many Faith" pills.

Fry's face was blank and serious. Apparently, the pill had only worked on him.

Fry (unnatural voice): I think it is time to load the cargo and begin our mission.

Farnsworth: Splendid idea, moron.

Fry: Thank you Professor. You can reward yourself by not paying me my pay check this week.

Farnsworth: Even more splendid my brain washed, monkey.

In a few moments, Bender was pushing the dolly loaded with six crates of condoms and tampons and another six on top, to the loading bin of the ship. He pushed the "up" button on the switch and rose himself and the dolly onboard. Bender made his way to the front of the ship where Leela focused her attention to starting the ship up and leaving Earth. The ship's engine began to roar and began to rise the ship, in a few moments the ship was out of Planet Express leaving the stratosphere.

Leela's foot that wasn't on the gas petal was twitching like a dog's when you scratch it's stomach. Her hands were sweaty and her mind was racing. Leela had discovered something that morning that scared her. She slept fine last night but it wouldn't last. Fry who was sitting behind her, even though he was under a 24-hour mind control, still had his own thoughts and forced the control to make him go talk to her. None the less, when he place his hand on her shoulder, she screamed.

Leela: Oh, I'm sorry F-Fr-. *Normal pitch* Fr...*high pitch* ry.

She was so disturbed with what she had found out that she couldn't even stutter Fry's name. Fry's voice still sound even toned and not like his own.

Fry: I am sorry to have scared you. But the Professor's mind control has made me less oblivious and I noticed that you were in a hesitant state.

Leela looked at Fry with sympathy.

Leela: Thank you but I'm fine. I-I uh didn't have coffee this morning and I just got off to a bad start.

Fry nodded his head.

Fry: The mind control says that you are telling a lie.

Leela was surprised that she was caught in her lie.

Fry: But the idiot Fry part of the brain is naive and willing to believe your un-turthful story.

Leela looked at Fry sternly, but confused.

Leela: Uh thanks.

Fry: It is my pleasure to talk to the woman in which I would like to one day win over...*pause*...that was not suppose to be said.

Leela patted Fry's hand two times.

Leela: I'll pretend I didn't hear that.

Fry nodded and turned down to the bridge. Leela looked over at Amy.

Leela: How long is that mind control thing going to last?

Amy: 24-hours.

Leela: Eh...this is not the time for him to be under mind control.

Amy put her magazine down in her lap.

Amy: What do you mean?

Leela sighed, she pressed the button that turned the auto piolet on.

Leela: Do you absolutely promise not to tell anyone?

Amy: Sure.

Leela: OK. Well remember a month ago at Bender's birthday party where we all got drunk? *Amy shakes her head, yes* Well I thought that I had been talking to this police officer who came to the party. And I guess that there was a police officer there but that's not who I was messing around with. I woke up the next morning in the Professor's labratory with a hangover thinking I had slept with that officer. We were both on the Professor's desk with a blanket over us. I had his jacket on, and then once I was able to squint my eye and see colors, I realized that they jacket I had was a red one. *Amy leaned forward a little raising her eyebrow.* I saw that the guy I slept with was only...only...

Before she finsihed, Amy interrupted. Amy gasped and clamped her hands over her mouth.

Amy: You did it with Fry!? You did it with Fry dressed like a police officer!?

Leela shushed her and shook her hands.

Leela: Shut up! I don't want him to hear me!

Amy: Well does Fry know you did it?

Leela: No, I got out of there somehow without him waking up. But that's not all...

Amy (disbelieving): There can't be more.

Leela shook her head.

Leela: Well when we started to have sex, he said he had a condom on, and well I was completely hammered and I was too stupid to check. I-I took a certain test this morning and uh...

Amy had her hand pressed against her forehead.

Amy: Leela, are you...expecting?

Leela cautiously shook her head yes. Amy jumped from her seat slightly swearing in Chinese.

Amy: Leela! You can't be pregnant with Fry's kid! What were you thinking!?

Leela: Hey! You were also completely hammered and half the time you weren't even with Kif!

Amy gasped.

Amy: I wasn't?

Leela shook her head no.

Leela: Please don't pressure me. I feel bad and freaked out without you. I mean I've only taken one test. After the delievry I'll get some more tests and see if it's right. Not all of those tests are right.

Amy sighed.

Amy: I guess you're right. But until then, this is water under the bridge. I still can't believe this. I mean if Fry did knock you up than that's sad. I mean if I got pregnant, I'd at least know who the father was.

Leela stared at her angrily.
     
Leela:...right.

I'm cutting through the delievry part. Strictly because it all goes well. Bender stocks up on a lot of booze and Fry is still the perfect delievry boy. Through the whole mission, Leela and Amy don't mention anything that they talked about earlier. It isn't until 10 that night that they return to New New York. By then, the mind control begins to rub off on Fry. His voice changes from the mind control talking to his actual voice. When the Planet Express Ship lands back in the building, they find that Hermes and Zoidberg have already gone home. And Farnsworth left a virtual message to lock up as they left. As Leela was grabbing her jacket from her locker, Amy walked up behind her.

Amy: You're going to the Wal Greenmart right now, right?

Leela: Yes. And please stop talking loudly. I just don't want to make it clear until I know.

Amy: Alright. But you have to call me once you've tested yourself again. I don't care what time it is either.

Leela: Ok. Night.

Amy: Later.

Amy walked back up the stairs leaving Leela alone. Shortly after Amy's departure, Leela shut her locker door and made for the exit. Leela was the last one to leave so she had to set the security system as she left. Leela's walk to the Wal Greenmart seemed like the longest one in her life. Leela tried to hide herself when she walked down the maternity section. Leela had a basket in her hand and quickly swept ten pregnacy tests in the basket. Her heart stopped when she heard someone call her.

Fry: Hey Leela.

Leela stared directly at the shelf that she had swept all the items she had gotten. The damn irony. Dammit! Though, Leela managed to put on a fake smiled and whiped herself around to face the man who had possibly gotten her pregnant.

Leela: Hey Fry! What's up?

She playfully punched his shoulder. When she drew her arm back she thought, "What the fuck did I do that for?". Fry gave her the same expression.

Leela: So-uh that pill finally wore off.

Fry: Yeah but it gave me a head ache afterwards so I came to get so asprin. Uh not to be personal, but what are you doing in this asile?

Leela faked her laugh.

Leela: You caught me. Well Amy asked me to pick some of these up for her. She thinks she's pregnant.

Fry: Really? Wow. That's great for her. But why do you have ten?

Leela: Two are for me. You know if I ever have sex in the next couple weeks.

That line made herself disturbed.

Fry: Don't worry. I'm sure one day there'll be a guy who thinks that you're pretty, smart, and caring, and he'll love you for that.

Leela smiled for real.

Leela: Thanks. Do-do you want me to pay for you asprin? I mean if that's all you're buying.

Fry: Well I was going to get a six-pack of Slurm.

Leela: I don't mind. Let me pay for it.

Fry: Eh ok. Thanks.

Leela's Mind: I owe you, after I scare the shit out of you.

Fry and Leela walked over to one of the opened check out stands talking about what it was like having your mind controlled. They loaded their items on the conveyer belt.

Fry: And then my voice kept changing tone.

Leela: I thought that was weird.

Fry: Me too.

The over weight check out lady was surprised when she saw all the pregnacy tests that Leela was buying.

Lady: What are you expecting 10 kids?

Leela: They're for a friend. Not me.

Lady: Whatever makes you convinced.

Leela sighed and felt butteryflies (or maybe her baby) squirming around in her stomach. Leela paid for all the items and gave Fry his six-pack of Slurm and asprin. They walked out of the store.

Fry: Thanks again for paying.

Leela: No problem. I'll see you tomorrow.

Fry: Yeah and tell me if Amy's...you know.

Leela: Oh don't worry I will.

Fry: Night.

Leela: Night...

Fry waved to Leela who walked the opposite direction he did. When Leela got home, she immediately head to the bathroom, though she said hello to Nibbler. In the next two hours, Leela had used all ten of the tests. She called up Amy, who was sleeping but once she saw that it was Leela, she woke up.

Amy: Well?

Leela said nothing but moved the phone to face all the tests that were alined one-by-one. Amy's jaw dropped. All ten tests, were blue...

Amy: Oh my God.

Leela was sitting on the toilet with her head in her hands.

Leela: Amy, you've said that five times.

Amy: That's because I don't believe it.

Leela: Well how do you think I feel?

Amy: I know, you're pregnant.

Leela: Pregnancy's not an emotion!

Amy: Easy, easy. Don't get pregnant at me.

Leela: I have to go to the doctor's now. To make sure Fry is the father.

Amy: Well when was the last time you had sex?

Leela: At the party. But I think I might have done other things with other men too.

Amy: Well I know you stuck your tongue down a couple people's throats.

Leela stuck her tongue out in disgust.

Amy: Imagine what Fry's gonna say.

Leela: He won't say, just faint.

Amy shrugged, assuming she was right.

Leela: Well, I'm going to have Fry's baby. And Fry's going to have a cow.

The next morning Leela woke up with a startle. She had a hard time sleeping that night. She dreamt about herself walking down a hallway with several doors on each side. (Like the hallways you see in Scooby-Doo). Some doors lead to room that all her ex-boyfriends were in. They were all giving her a flirty look as though she was still dating them or something. Leela in her blue and white collared robe shut that door. She opened the next one. It was full of baby cribs and babies that either had one eye or two and either had Fry's red hair or her own purple hair. Leela shut that door. The next one was her holding a plaque and a medal that both read "Turanga Leela, First One-Eyed Woman Star Ship Captain." She looked proud to have that medal. Leela wanted that in her life, but she still shut that door. She finally came to one towards the end, that made her smile. It was Fry, holding a little two-eyed purple haired baby girl, with a red headed-two eyed 8 year old standing next to his father. Leela leaned on that door enjoying the view of what looked like her future now. Leela walked in the room over to them. She smiled at her two children and looked at Fry lovingly. She leaned in and gave him a kiss. Which made her snap out of her dream and wake up. Leela was still in a daze after that last part. She looked at Nibbler who was still sleeping by her feet.

Leela: I think that was my life. Wow.   

Leela threw the covers back and got out of bed. She prepared herself to go to the doctor. As Leela was finishing up, she looked at the phone. She reached for it and started to dial Fry and Bender's phone number. But she stopped and hit the cancel button.

Leela: I should wait. He might not even be the father.

She put the phone back on the receiver and left the room. Leela left a bowl of water and food for Nibbler. She told him good-bye and headed out the door. In twenty minutes, Leela had made it to the doctor's. Her heart was pounding forcefully every second she got closer to heading into her office. Dr. Madison was her doctors name. She was a short brown hair woman who was about ten years older than Leela. When Leela was called into her officer, Leela's stomach was lodged up her throat.

Dr. Madison: So you're here to find out whose the father of your baby?

Leela: Uh yeah.

Dr. Madison: Ok. Well we'll have you do a test and have the results in a few hours.

Leela gave the doctor the Planet Express number. She did the test and was out of there in the hour. Leela made herself very clear that if anyone was calling it wouldn't be for a mission. Fry could have figured out why Leela was being strict with the phone but he was oblivious. Later that day, Bender, Fry, and Leela were on the couch watching TV. Zoidberg strolled happily in the room with a scuzzy buck of Buffalo Wings that had been thrown out.

Zoidberg: Friends! Look at what I found in the dumpster. Oh what a day. I will have eaten twice this week. Wanna smell the aroma of my lunch?

He stuck the bucket under Bender, Fry, and Leela's noses. All of them gagged and were disgusted, but Leela couldn't handle the smell and covered her mouth as she ran to the bathroom to vomit.

Bender: See Zoidy, you do make people throw up.

Zoidberg: Aw...

Fry stood up.

Fry: I'm gonna see if Leela's ok.

Fry walked around the coffee table and headed out the door. But in a moment he came back in.

Bender: Bathroom's to the left.

Fry: Thanks.

He left again. A second later, the phone rang. Bender picked it up.

Bender: If this is for Planet Express press one. If this is the Robot Mafia looking for Bender than he is not here at the moment because he's in hiding. If this is for a reason that doesn't follow the others, how may I help you?

Dr. Madison: Is Leela there?

Bender: She's vomiting at the moment.

Dr. Madison: Ok. Well could you tell her that Mr. Fry is the father and that she needs to come in for a sonogram in five weeks?

Bender leaned forward shocked to hear this.

Bender: Yes.

Dr. Madison: Thank you.

She hung up. Bender began to laugh menacingly. He was interrupted by Zoidberg who was copying him. Just then Leela walked back in, Amy was behind her.

Leela: Where did Fry go?

Bender: He got lost looking for the bathroom again but more importantly, he got you knocked up.

Leela jumped in surprise.

Leela: How do you know that!?

Bender: You're doc just called.

Leela: So Fry is-

Bender: Yup.

Amy gave a shocked look.

Leela: Oh my God. Bender you can't tell Fry.

Bender: Why not? He's my best friend I can't lie to him.

Amy: You've lied to him thousands of times.

Bender: But this is something not worth lying about.

Leela sighed. Fry walked back in.

Fry: What were you going to lie to me about?

Leela waved her hand in front of Bender to stop him from talking.

Leela: Uh Fry, I really need to tell you something.

Fry: Ok what?

Leela: You know how I said that those pregnancy tests were for Amy?

Amy: What!?

Fry: Yeah?

Leela: Well they weren't. The-the truth is uh-uh...damn I can't do it. Take it away Bender.

Bender (dully but quickly): Fry you knocked her up and she lied to you.

Fry stuck his finger in his ear trying to clean it out.

Fry: Bender, did you just say that-

Bender: Yup.

Fry: And I got Leela-

Bender: Yup.

Leela was biting her finger.

Leela: Fry, you don't know that this is hard on me too.

Amy: Fry are you ok?

Fry's pupils were very small but his eyes were opened wide. He stood there frozen for a moment, he was so still that he didn't look like he was breathing.

Leela: Fry?

Fry began to breathe deeply.

Fry: When-when did it happen!?

Leela: At-at Bender's birthday party. You were in the police uniform.

Fry: And that was you in my jacket!?

Fry tried to take a step to the couch to lie down, but he didn't make it. He fell forward fainting. Leela grabbed his arm. But he was too heavy and pulled her down with him. Bender looked at them.

Bender: Hey is that the position you were in when it happened?

To put Leela's reaction in clearly, let me do this,    up yours . The three of them pulled Fry onto the couch as he was still unconscious. Shortly after, the Professor called a meeting.

Farnsworth: Good news everyone, Leela is pregnant with Fry's baby.

Zoidberg: I'm so happy for you.

Leela: Cram it.

Hermes: So how did Fry take the news?

Bender: You can ask him when he becomes conscious again.

Hermes: I was da same way when Labarbera told me she was havin Dwight.

Leela was silent.

Leela: I think I'll just wake him up now.

She stood up and walked back over to the door that led to the PE lounge. When she opened it, she faced Fry.

Fry: We need to talk.

Leela: Yeah.

Bender began to open his mouth. But Amy grabbed the Professor's electric stick and shot it at Bender. He was electricuted for a few minutes. In the longue, Leela and Fry stood awkawardly for a moment. Fry spoke up.

Fry: Eh-I-I'm sorry for flipping out like that.

Leela: I think that's natual for any parent. I mean why do you think I was late for work yesterday?

Fry nodded.

Leela: Uh Fry, I've only been pregnant for a month and if you don't think you're ready than I can always do this by myself or get an abortion-

Fry: No! No way! *Grabs Leela's hands* Listen, I'm the one who got you pregnant and therefore I should take half the responsibilty. Unless...you don't want to.

Leela: Well, it's not really against my nature to kill a living thing. And I've always wanted a family, not like the life I had.

Fry: I don't know that I've wanted kids but I've always wanted a dog since I came to the future.

Leela: We could get the baby a dog.

Fry: Yeah.

Leela: So it's agreed. We're going to do this.

Fry:...yeah.

Leela: You're going to be the dad, and I'm the mom?

Fry: According to Bender, looks like it.

They smiled at each other.

Leela: I'm so happy Fry!

She jumped up in Fry's arms and hugged him. She leaned her head close to his.

Leela: I promise you won't regret this.

Fry smiled at her. The more she thought of it, the more it made Leela happy that she was going to be a mother.
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« Reply #5 on: 05-22-2005 04:07 »
« Last Edit on: 05-22-2005 04:07 »

I don't know what happened to Tongue Luck.  Maybe she's been off writing her own actual fanfic in the last week.  In her absense, I will issue a TL-style breakdown.

What worked:

 
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Amy: Why did you whisper when you said tampons and condoms?

Farnsworth: I didn't want to make God cry for a second time today.

The Professor's disrespect for deities never ceases to entertain me.

 
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Fry: Thank you Professor. You can reward yourself by not paying me my pay check this week

Sounds like something the Professor would make Fry do.

 
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Amy: You're going to the Wal Greenmart right now, right?

I hate them both so much...it makes sense they'd merge to become a force of unmitigated evil.

 
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Lady: What are you expecting 10 kids?

Brilliant.  One of those things I wish I could have said when I worked at Wal Mart.

 
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Fry stood up.

Fry: I'm gonna see if Leela's ok.

Fry walked around the coffee table and headed out the door. But in a moment he came back in.

Bender: Bathroom's to the left.

Fry: Thanks.

He left again.

Good gag.  Fry's cranial density is an eternal fountain of jokes.

 
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Dr. Madison: Is Leela there?

Bender: She's vomiting at the moment.

That Bender sure is tactful, isn't he?

 
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Bender: Why not? He's my best friend I can't lie to him.

Amy: You've lied to him thousands of times.

Classic Bender: morally uncompromising only when those morals work to his benefit.

Stuff that didn't work so good well:

Let me be completely honest about the direction you're taking Amy.  I don't like it.  Allow me to quote The Art of Shipfics by Tongue-Tsu:

 
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If you're writing a shippy fanfic, Hermes and Amy must immediately be
converted from their usual selves into wise, benevolent romantics who want nothing more than to see Fry and Leela finally hook up. This may be counterintuitive, since Hermes has never given any indication of caring one way or another about the ship, and Amy is generally passive aggressive toward Leela and just as indifferent about all that shippy fun. However, if you're going to the trouble of including these supporting characters in your fic, you might as well use them to your advantage! I mean, deep down, all the characters are dying to see Fry and Leela to ride off into the sunset, right? Of course they are. Canon be damned!

You've basically killed Amy and replaced her with a highly-sensitive and patronizing cyborg.

 
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Hermes: Any one sleep together?

As you know, this set-up was already used once.  It seems strange seeing it again.  Something along the lines of "Anyone have a shocking secret that's burning a hole in their chests?"  It's the same basic set-up (Hermes pulls a major plot point out of the bule), but it's specific to this situation.

 
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Farnsworth: Since my pharmacy got my Hemroid pills switched with someone's "Flander's Sins" pills.

Is this a Simpsons reference?  If so, what is the meaning of "Flander's Sins" pills?  Maybe it's just me not seeing it.

 
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Leela: Oh, I'm sorry F-Fr- uh Phillip.

No no no no no no no no!  Even when Fry and Leela are in her bedroom, even after Fry has thoroughly seduced her, even when they are inches from intercourse, Leela does not refer to Fry as "Phillip".  Inches away!  That's a very good indication that she won't call him Phillip.

 
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Amy jumped from her seat slightly swearing in Japanese.

Is Amy trilingual now?

 
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Leela: Please don't be mad at me. I mean I've only taken one test. After the delievry I'll get some more tests and see if it's right. Not all of those tests are right.

Why would Amy be mad at Leela?  Why would Leela care if Amy did get mad at her?

 
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Fry: Don't worry. Some guy will find you attractive and beautiful and you'll have a boyfriend.

Fry is no Casanova (or "Casasupernova"...write that one down) but he would have come up with something better than this.  I'm not saying Fry would have spun an epic love poem off the top of his head, and I'm not even sure he could manage a limerick that a kindergartner wouldn't destroy, but he is decidedly sweet and doggedly loyal.  Even the modest change to "Don't worry.  You'll find some guy who will appreciate the smart, caring, beautiful person that you are," would be more suitable to both the character and the story.

Now excuse me, I have to go sanitize my mind with bleach for writing something that shippy.

 
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Leela: Night Daddy...

I don't care how flustered she is, this is awkward and unnatural and it made me feel slightly dirty.

 
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Leela: Well how do you think I feel?

Amy: I know, you're pregnant.

This scene, like much of this latest addition is overly dramatized.  The proper medical response to an OD is to inject 10cc of Humorin.  This would have been a prime portion for an exchange like this:

Leela: Pregnant's not an emotion!

Amy: Easy, easy.  Don't get pregnant at me.


 
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Hermes: I was da same way when Dwight was concieved.

It feels like it should be a joke, but it's not.  Unless it is and I just missed it again.

There is also the problem of the occasional dip into third-person omniscience.  You have a good grasp on script writing; you don't need to tell your reader what a character (specifically Leela) is thinking.  That's what actors, animators, voice actors, and, yes, even fanfic readers have subtext for.

Also, any time Leela is left alone with one other character, the scene seems to OD.  This can be seen with both Amy and Fry.  And the dream sequence?  OD'd from the get go.  The anti-shipfic devil perched on my shoulder wants me to type "If the alternative is more material like the the dream and the two-character dialogs, staple two people to her butt and pump her full of crystal meth."  But the anti-shipfic angel on my other shoulder says, "Buy me a hamburger!"

That being said, it's very...dramatic.  It's not that Futurama can't support drama, it's more appropriate to say this story doesn't suit the show.  It's not to say the story doesn't have merit, but when the fundamental chemistry underlying the dynamic between the main characters changes, the show changes.  Shipper fics like this tend to change the show in a way I don't care for.

Just wait until TL gets back.  She'll probably undo half of the things I've said and find twenty new things that need a pointing-to.

P.S. Gutsy move even bringing up an abortion.  Believe me, I don't think many people here would bring that subject up in a fic outside of an off-color joke.  If you ask me, that would make a huge story, and you'd have more balls to try it than 90% of Futurama fanfictionists.
I

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« Reply #6 on: 05-22-2005 06:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2005 00:00 »

EDIT: I did not say that. I will deny to my grave ever having said that.

Anyway: Iīm not sure I feel completely comfortable about the storyline here. While I will certainly follow your fic, I still feel, well, Iīm all for shippy and all, and I like fics circling around Fry and Leela, but Fry getting leela pregnant... thatīs just a little to far of cannon for me. Well written, though.
bendersbud3000

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« Reply #7 on: 05-22-2005 10:12 »

I am liking it so far spacedal though you might want to add a bit more humor. The characters are getting to real. But so far so good,
P.S. why are you displaying Leela as well a.. slut.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #8 on: 05-22-2005 13:02 »

 
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I don't know what happened to Tongue Luck.  Maybe she's been off writing her own actual fanfic in the last week.  In her absense, I will issue a TL-style breakdown.

What worked:

  It feels like it should be a joke, but it's not.  Unless it is and I just missed it again.

There is also the problem of the occasional dip into third-person omniscience.  You have a good grasp on script writing; you don't need to tell your reader what a character (specifically Leela) is thinking.  That's what actors, animators, voice actors, and, yes, even fanfic readers have subtext for.

Also, any time Leela is left alone with one other character, the scene seems to OD.  This can be seen with both Amy and Fry.  And the dream sequence?  OD'd from the get go.  The anti-shipfic devil perched on my shoulder wants me to type "If the alternative is more material like the the dream and the two-character dialogs, staple two people to her butt and pump her full of crystal meth."  But the anti-shipfic angel on my other shoulder says, "Buy me a hamburger!"

That being said, it's very...dramatic.  It's not that Futurama can't support drama, it's more appropriate to say this story doesn't suit the show.  It's not to say the story doesn't have merit, but when the fundamental chemistry underlying the dynamic between the main characters changes, the show changes.  Shipper fics like this tend to change the show in a way I don't care for.

Just wait until TL gets back.  She'll probably undo half of the things I've said and find twenty new things that need a pointing-to.

P.S. Gutsy move even bringing up an abortion.  Believe me, I don't think many people here would bring that subject up in a fic outside of an off-color joke.  If you ask me, that would make a huge story, and you'd have more balls to try it than 90% of Futurama fanfictionists.

For the record, if anyone caught the dream Leela had, that was a refrence to Murphy Brown (love the show). Ok now I will answer all the questions you've all asked me in the order as I read them.

Ok, Amy is kinda hard for me to write out because she's a complex personality. I'm not trying to make her sound like the ideal best friend or anything I'm just trying to have her support the situation at hand. I'll try to work on that.

Yes, I'm aware that the "Any one sleep together?" joke has been used. I just wondered if it would be wrong to use that again. But I'll try to refraze.

Simpsons refrence, obviously. I wasn't sure how to title the pills though. I wanted to say something like "Reframe from the Devil to act like Flanders." Or something like that.

Now with Leela calling Fry by his first name, you know how sometimes when someone is so disturbed with a person that they can't even say their name? That's what that whole hoopla was about. But I can change that.

I don't know what Amy is. If she is Chinese than that's an accident. Who knows, maybe she knows both languages?

Amy would be mad because Leela went and did something that maybe Amy might do. She looks up to Leela in a way and Leela knows that. So if Leela screws up big time, than Amy is disappointed.

I'm 12. It's hard for me to write corrective lovey-lines like that. That's right I'm blaming my age for that.

Again, that was a tester kinda thing. If it doesn't fly than to the delete button!

I like those lines. Can add.

That was Hermes saying he did the same thing when Labarbera told him that she was pregnant. I'm not sure what you thought that was. But again, refraze.

@Bendersbud3000: I'm not saying Leela had sex with anyone else, but I am saying that everyone got crazy.

I think I'll go back and fix some things and then I'll put up a new part later.


Best Fucking Friends Forever?
DrThunder88

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« Reply #9 on: 05-23-2005 00:57 »

I think Amy is less complicated than you want her to be, and I'm guessing that's why she's so difficult to write for.

 
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Umm, not to point out a major plot-hole here, but... isnīt Fry sterile?

Ask his grandma.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #10 on: 05-23-2005 22:57 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2005 00:00 »

I suppose. As for now, short new part cause I'm sorta in the mood.

After the final announcement was made to the rest of the Planet Express crew, a thought came across Leela's mind. It was while she was preparing to leave work that day and saw a picture of her parents and her. Leela took the picture in her hand and smiled, then she thought.

Leela:...what are they gonna say?

She lifted her head looking serious. She could feel her stomach begin to swirl and jump. She put the picture back and shut her locker. Leela banged her forehead against her locker door. She shut her eye thinkig.

Leela: Ok, I'll just have to go down there and talk to them about it...Or, maybe a phone message-but those things always cut you off...Ah-ha! A note...who am I Bender? Do I just leave a note with a lot of money in it!? Please! I'll call them...

She moaned at the idea. Leela lowered her head in thought and left PE, heading to her apartment. For a long time Leela stared at the phone. Sometimes she would start to dial it.

Leela: Dammit Leela, this is just as hard as it was telling Fry. But-I had Bender tell him. No! I'm not calling Bender. They're my parents, so I should do it. 

Leela confidently punched in the numbers on her phone.

Woman's voice: You have dialed Sewercom. Reach out and touch the sewer.

When the screen flashed to the Turanga residence, Leela only saw her mother, Munda. Munda was sweeping her broom around the couch.

Munda: Leela? Hi honey!

Leela's confidence drained out of her and her tongue knotted together.

Leela: Hi Mom. How-how are you? Where's Dad?

Munda: Fine. Your father just stepped out to go fishing that's all. But how are you? And why are you stuttering?

Leela: Stuttering? I'm not stuttering.

Munda: Ok, if you say so.

Leela not listening, bursted out the entire situation.

Leela: Oh Mom! I got drunk at a party a month ago and slept with Fry. And now he got me pregnant!

Munda stood there quietly for a moment, suddenly her tentacles dropped the broom as is made a loud thud on the floor.

Leela: Mom?...Mom?

Munda: Fry, that red-haired guy you work with? The one who stopped you from killing us when we first met?

Leela nodded her head yes.

Munda: Oh thank Heavens. I thought you were knocked up by some random guy. But still, how could you do this!

Leela: Mom I thought you were ok with it.

Munda: I'm ok with the fact that your friend got you pregnant. I'm not ok with that it happened.

Leela: I'm sorry. I didn't know that it would happen.

Munda: Well obviously.

Leela sighed.

Munda: But none the less, I am happy that you're sticking with it and are going to go through with this.

Leela smiled.

Munda: So are you going to marry Fry?

Leela's jaw dropped.

Leela: Marry him? I-I didn't even think of that. Crap.

Munda: So you're not?

Leela: Well I have to talk to Fry about that. But so far, no. I think we'll just raise the baby as friends.

Munda: Well ok. But if you need any help, just call. I'll talk to your father when he comes home.

Leela: If he has problems with this, don't call me back immediately.

Munda: I won't. Love you.

Leela: Love you too.

Munda: I'm happy for you sweetie.

Leela: Thanks.

Leela waves to her mom, and then turns off the phone. For a while, Leela thought about marrying Fry. She recalled the time that the Professor made time skip forward. And how it resulted in her and Fry actually getting married.

Leela: Well sure, but I wasn't pregnant that time. Maybe, this time would be different. And I wouldn't end up stuffing the boque in his mouth. But, would I be marrying him so the baby would have a father? Or because I want to?

It was then that Leela came to a conclusion.

Leela: That's it! I'll go out with Fry! He'll be happy about that.

Leela got butterflies in her stomach again. The thought of her asking Fry out after all the times she rejected him made her feel odd. But she was doing this for their child and the fact that he might be happy about her finally wanting to do it. The next day at work, the crew was beginning to load for their next mission. Leela didn't know how to ask Fry though. When she had a chance, she wouldn't say anything. Though Fry felt awkward with her. Fry still wasn't sure if he was ready to take the responsibilty of being a father. Once they were on the ship deep into space, Leela made a call down to the engine room where Fry and Bender were loading Nibbler's poop into the engines.

Leela: How much more do you have to load.

Fry: One more.

Leela: Good good, we'll be there in a few hours *quickly* and Fry will you go out with me?

Suddenly, Leela turned the monitor off. She shook her head.

Leela: At least I asked.

Fry stared at Bender.

Fry: What did she say?

Bender: Something about something good and that she's finally cracked and asked you out. You know I should start charging you meat-bags to ask me to be your communication.

Fry's face lit up.

Fry: She-she wants to go out with me! Leela asked me out on a date!

Bender: You know she only did it so she could talk about the baby.

Fry stood there proudly and happily until Bender spook. His face turned disappointed.

Fry: Now why'd you have to tell me that!?

Bender: Oh Fry, you would have figured it out eventually. I mean even you're not that stupid...well maybe you are.

Fry put down his shovel and exited the room without another word. He headed to the bridge and up to the front of the ship. Leela heard his footsteps come up behind her.

Fry: Hey Leela.

Leela turned around.

Leela: Hi.

Fry: Uh...was I being stupid or something but did you ask me out a minute ago?

Fry felt very nervous asking her. He just knew that Bender had lied to him and he was going to make a fool of himself. Leela swallowed and stared away from Fry.

Leela: Actually Fry...yeah. I did.

Fry could have sworn his heart stopped. But his mind had already forseen what she said.

Fry: I thought so. God I feel so stupid! I'm sorry I bothered you Leela-

Leela: Fry, I said yes. I did ask you to go out with me.

She smiled kindly at him. Fry's heart dropped from the arch.

Fry: You did!? Well yes! Yes of course! I'm so happy that you-*pauses*-wait a minute. Are you only doing this for me to sign some proof that I have gotten you pregnant?

Leela: Well...I'm not sure.

Fry: What?

Leela: Well Fry, you've asked me out a lot of times and I've always said no. But you know after your opera I've been having mixed feelings. And now that we're having a baby I figure better now than never.

Fry sighed.

Fry: I-I guess that makes sense. And I'm happy that you asked anyway. So, sure.

Leela smiled.

Leela: Great. How about tomorrow?

Fry: At 7-ish?

Leela: Sure.

She stood up.

Leela: Thanks for doing this for me.

Fry seemed hurt for a moment but than proud.

Fry: My pleasure.

The mission seemed to go well, until Bender wooed the Fem-bot emperies and stole all her valuables. The crew was chased off the planet before they even delivered the package. When they returned back to New New York later that day, Fry made sure that he was alone. He snuck off into the Professor's lab. Fry was started by the Professor.

Farnsworth: Fry! What are you doing here?

Fry: Oh nothing Professor. I was uh...looking...for a science...thing-bop.

Farnsworth: I'm sorry Fry but I just used my last one. Have a look around.

Fry: Thanks you...uh...smart...you...

He looked through some cabinets and closets. He opened one and jumped.

Fry: Ahhh! Professor, you know you have a Scruffy in here!?

Farnsworth: That's the janitor's closet you idiot.

Fry: Janitor's have closets?

Farnsworth: That kid has no chance.

Fry: I heard that!

Farnsworth: Oh damn my Mind-Reading-Microphone!

Fry: Your what? You said that out loud.

Farnsworth: Are you suppose to be looking for something or not?!

Fry: Yeah yeah.

He continued his search until he found what he was looking for. Fry opened a cabinet and saw a gold-frame machine with a communicator device on it, it was the "What-If?" Machine. Fry pulled out the machine and dragged it away from the lab. He went down the stoup and over by the ship. Fry took himself on board and went down the bridge to his room. Fry put the machine on a table. He grabbed the little microphone.

Fry: Ok, what-if Leela decided not to have this baby?

Fry pulled the lever. The monitor showed a murky purple swirl with a maroon color. It finally showed an image. It was Leela sitting alone on her bed with a devastated look on her face. She had a big frown on and tears in her eye. She was holding her stomach. The sight of this made Fry feel like crap.

Leela: I should have known he wouldn't want to stick with it...but I thought he had changed! And now I killed something! I thought that if he loved me, than he'd care about his...his...*sobs into her hands*.

Fry: Stop! Stop! Turn off dammit!

Fry pounded his fist on the surface of the "What-If?" Machine. It went blank. Fry sat on butt staring at the monitor. He could see his reflection in the monitor.

Fry: Why would I do that? No! I can't let that happen to Leela. I care too much about her.

Fry stood proudly shaking his fist to the ceiling.

Fry: I'm going to be the best dad and friend who knocked up my best friend ever! Nothing will stop me!

Just then there was a knock on his door, Fry jumped. On the other side was Leela, who had just missed that last part, knocking on the door.

Leela: Fry? Are you in here? The Professor said that if you don't return his invention, than he'll sick Zoidberg on you.

Fry opened the door and ran out to hug Leela. Unaware of his ambitions though, he kissed her on the lips too.

Fry: Leela, I don't care how scared I am. I just want to be there for you. No matter what.

Leela was still in a trans by his kiss. Fry realized what he had done and threw his arms off of her.

Fry: Oh God, I'm sorry.

Leela: That's fine. So you're ready now? Cause you've still seemed skeptical about this whole thing.

Fry: I don't care. I just want you to be happy. I don't know if I'd make a good dad but I'm willing to try. I can try to be the best father and husband-

Leela: Friend.

Fry: Right friend, what did I say?

Leela: Husband.

Fry: Oh sorry.

Leela: That's ok.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #11 on: 05-31-2005 22:33 »

*BUMP!* This isn't something I like to do but I've written a hell of a lot more! All weekend I've been working on this. So therefore you get some what of what I've gotten done.

We're cutting to the next 24 hours. Now it's the night of Fry and Leela's first official date. All day Leela was very nervous. She took her stress out on a kicking/punching bag. But the closer it got time to leave work and go home, the more stressful she got. During the last hour of work, Leela would count down every couple minutes.

Leela: *Gasps and looks up at the clock* Only 40 more minutes until I leave *Continues punching the bag*...*Gasps and looks up at the clock* Ok, 30 more minutes *Continues punching the bag*...*Gasps and looks up at the clock* 29 more minutes, ah damn!

Leela lowered her gloves. She took a couple of breaths.

Leela: Meditation. That'll calm me down.

Leela got in the mediation position.

Leela: Ok, just think about something happy.

She shut her eye and took deep breaths. This method did relax her. Leela thought about having a baby to love and play with. She enjoyed seeing this in her head. Finally she lost her thoughts when the clock made the hourly ring. It was 6. When Leela saw what time it was, she felt sick. (Need I say more?) Later, Amy met Leela at her apartment. The two girls went to Leela's closet to pick an outfit out.

Amy: I can't believe you're actually going out with Fry.

Leela was pushing some hangers back to make room for other clothing.

Leela: Well we're having a kid together, right?

Amy: That's true. So have you found anything? I think a dark color, like a blue or green would work best.

Amy stood up from sitting on the bed and walked over to the closet. She pulled out a dark green dress with a brown belt that hooked around it. It was a thin strapped kind of dress.

Leela: Let's try that one.

In a few minutes, Leela was sporting the dress nicely.

Amy: I like it. Fry would think you were very pretty.

Leela grabbed her stomach.

Leela: Eh...don't say Fry. When I think about him, my stomach churns and makes me sick. I don't want to be in the bathroom half the time.

Amy: Aren't you going to a movie?

Leela: Oh yeah. Maybe I should go with something less fancy.

Amy: I saw a dress that might be what you're looking for.

Amy leaned back into the closet and pulled out a white long sleeved shirt and a blue thin strapped summer dress. In a way, it was like an overall-dress. Quickly, Leela changed outfits. She was happy with the new selection. In no time though, the women put make-up on and were ready. Leela had a light pink lipstick on with a little blush. She refused eye shadow though.

Amy: You look great.

Leela: Thanks. I hope nothing goes wrong.

On cue, Amy and Leela are startled by a crack of thunder outside her window (recently installed). It was pouring rain outside. Leela sighed.

Leela: That's what I get.

Amy was on the bed thinking.

Amy: Hey, are you gonna go to those weird classes where you do that ho and he stuff?

Leela: What? Hell no. I mean according to me, you learn how to say stupid chants and embarrass yourself during the most awkward time of your life and in the end you don't even do the chants, you just scream and yell at your husband. And Fry says that those groups are filled with very religious set couples who have already had 5 kids. And there so happy. Also, he said you watch a movie of some woman in labor who's grinning through the whole thing.

Amy: Since when do you listen to Fry? And how did he know all that?

Leela: I listen. Sometimes he has interesting perspectives on life. That and he saw a few episodes of Murphy Brown when she was pregnant.

Amy: Sure. So how are you going to educate yourself?

Leela: I'll read a book. 

Suddenly there was a knock at her door. Leela's heart jumped.

Leela: It's him.

Amy: Well s'pleesh don't look at me. Go answer the door.

Leela nodded and walked over to the door. She took a deep breath and than opened it. There stood Fry, drenched in wet from the rain. His hair was drooping over his face.

Fry: It's raining outside.

Leela grabbed Fry's arm and pulled him in.

Leela: God Fry, you're sobbing wet.

Fry walked over to her kitchen sink and twisted his hair in the drain. It poured out easily. Amy walked up to him and gave Fry a towel.

Fry: Thanks. I hope you have an umbrella.

Leela: I do.

She walked over to her closet and pulled out her only one. While she was at it, she pulled out her lime green jacket.

Leela: How far is it to the cinema?

Fry: I don’t know. But if we run I'm sure we'll get there fast.

Leela was about to ask him why he thought running in the rain was a good idea, but stopped.

Leela: Uh...ok.

Amy: I'm glad I'm only here to watch Nibbler.

Nibbler was in his bed sleeping. He looked up with dreary eyes then lowered it back down.

Leela walked over to her window again and looked out.

Leela: Who knows when it'll stop. Let's just go now Fry.

Fry had soaked up some of the rain of his shoulder area.

Fry: Ok.

He walked back over to the door and opened it again. Leela followed him holding the umbrella.

Leela: See you later Amy!

Amy was leaning against the couch waving.

Amy: Have a good time.

When they shut the door, and Amy was sure they were gone, she sprung over the couch and planted her butt on it. Outside, Fry and Leela stood under her umbrella walking down the sidewalk. She held her hand out from under the umbrella.

Leela: Jesus it's rainy.

Fry: And the movies are a few blocks that way *points to the right*.

Leela: Wanna get a cab?

Fry stared at her.

Fry: What good would that do?

Leela shrugged. They continued to walk. Leela rubbed her shoulder.

Fry: Are you cold?

Leela: Kind of.

Fry: Is there anything I can do?

Leela: Oh no thanks, I'll be fine.

It took them 20 minutes to get to the theaters. Fry took Leela to the same Chinese theater where he took his Lucy Liu Bot. When they got inside, both of them shook themselves to get some rain off.

Leela: You're right, we should have ran.

Fry nodded his head. The movie that they saw was...Friday the 13th. (For those who stand my other fics, you know I was going to put a scary movie. Can't help it. This is hard for me to write a shippy fic rather than my stupid violent ones). This movie was 1020 years old. And the effects were very stupid. The plot of girls stripping and dying in their underwear made Leela feel insulted, but made her laugh at the same time. When one girl had an axe thrown at her head, Leela leaned over in Fry's seat.

Leela: Why didn't she move? All she did was stand there and scream.

Fry: Cause girls were stupid in these movies. Back than it was scary to just stand there and not run. Only the main character does that.

Leela rolled her eye and sighed. When -Alice, I'm almost certain- is in the canoe at the end of the movie and Jason comes out of the lake and takes her down with her, Leela couldn't help but laugh out loud. Then all of the audience laughed except Fry. He was confused with why everyone was laughing and not freaking out. He was very close to putting two and two together though. When the two left the theater, Fry tugged on Leela's arm.

Fry: Why was everyone laughing at the end?

Leela: When that thing grabbed her? Cause it was obvious that that wasn't real and plus the majority who laughed probably didn't like her. I liked that one who was playing strip Monopoly.

Fry: Well what would have scared you?

Leela: If that really happened. Didn't you see that that movie was under comedy?

Fry: It was?

Leela nodded.

Fry: Back in my time, we all had nightmares about Friday the 13th. And half of the people slept on their sides so they wouldn't be stabbed in the bed.

Leela: Really? I hope we didn't offend you.

Fry: It's fine. I guess times have changed.

He spoke slightly with disappointment.

The rain had died down a little. Luckily, the restaurant...ok diner, was a block away. Leela figured, screw the umbrella, we're still going to get wet. She just folded up the umbrella and just yet the rain drench her and Fry. When they were inside, seated at a booth near the kitchen, Fry shook his head rapidly.

Leela: I could use a coffee right now.

Fry sneezed in his napkin.

Leela: Did I get you sick?

Fry: No! I'm fine.

Leela: I'm sorry I made you run in the rain. But it's not like it was that far away from the theaters.

Fry nodded.

For a while, their conversation was quiet. The main thought on Leela's mind was marriage. Leela knew for a fact that she cared about Fry, but not enough to love him. Maybe they really didn't need to be married. Hell if Ross and Rachael didn't do it when they had a kid on Friends, why should Fry and Leela? Apparently, Fry had been thinking about it too. That and what the difference in static and snowy static were.

Fry: Hey Leela, have you though about...uh...getting married?

Leela paused on her dinner and the piece of chicken she had wedged in her mouth with the fork. The corn that was sliding down her throat stopped. Leela coughed for a moment but didn't choke. Fry for a moment thought he had killed her. Leela cleared her throat.

Leela: Uh...uh...not really.

She could have sworn her nose was stretching out.

Leela: Uh...why?

Fry felt awkwardness.

Fry: No...no reason.

Leela: Do-do you want to get married?

Fry was quiet for a few seconds.

Fry: Do you?

Leela took to long to answer "no!". Both of them avoided their eyes.

Leela: Well ready to go?

Fry answered without any hesitance.

Fry: I am-do-wait. I mean yes!

Both of them felt hot and embarrassed. Leela threw some money on the table and both of them were sprinting out the doors. The rain was quieter than it had been all night. The thought that was repeating itself in Leela's mind was the fact that maybe Fry and her were suppose to be together. Maybe having his baby was the big sign. And maybe they were suppose to get married. Though they didn't speak to each other, Fry and Leela walked by each other. Leela could feel an embarrassed swirl in her stomach. When Fry finally spoke up, it scared Leela.

Fry: Can I say something?

Leela shrugged.

Leela: Yeah, go ahead.

Fry: I don't think anything should happen between us. 

Leela in a way was disappointed and surprised.

Leela: Nothing?

Fry: Unless you want something to happen.

Leela: Well it can't be all about me. I mean don't you want something?

Fry shrugged. He didn't say anything.

Leela: Fry, I know you want me to be happy and I'm really happy that you want that.

She grabbed his hand and held it up.

Leela: It can't all be on me. You know what I want? I want you to be happy too.

Fry smiled at Leela. She did the same. The two walked along the rainy streets until they reached their destination. Both of them stood at the door, 1I. Leela turned to Fry.

Leela: Well thanks. It was nice.

Fry: You're welcome. I-I'll see you tomorrow?

Leela: Yeah.

They grew quiet, for a split second their eyes locked with each other. In a quick fluid motion, both made a kiss and than drew away. Leela took a breath.

Leela quickly: So, see you tomorrow?

Fry quickly: Right, right.

Leela put her key in the lock and unlocked it.

Leela: G'night.

Fry: Night.

But before she opened the door, both of them were at it again making out. For at least a minute, this happened until Amy opened the door. Both of them withdrew from each other quickly thinking of an excuse.

Fry: So that's why there's a lower staircase here.

While Fry talked her used his right palm to quickly try and wipe the lipstick off his face.

Leela: Yup, it's just for the maintenance people.

Amy look slightly tired. She stared at both of them.

Amy: S'pleesh guys you think I'm stupid?

Fry and Leela gave each other a worried look.

Amy: That's also where the boiler room is right?

Fry sighed.

Leela: You know it is Amy you're right. I totally forgot.

Fry: God Leela, I knew you shouldn't of had all that coffee.

Leela gave Fry an annoyed, stern look.

Fry: Well, I'd better go. See you later.

Leela and Amy: Bye.

Fry quickly walked out of the building. When he left, Amy caught Leela looking after him.

Amy: How long have you been out here?

Leela: We-we just got here.

Amy: Oh so were your tongues already in a knot when you got here?

Leela pulled the keys out of the deadbolt. She stared at Amy as she did it.

Leela: No. And how do you know what we were doing out here?

They both walked back in the apartment.

Amy: Oh please Leela, your ponytail is halfway out. And your hair in general is like you put saran all over it and pulled it off. I hope all you did was kiss cause in case you forgot, you're already knocked up.

Leela put her jacket on the counter.

Leela: Thank you Amy, and I'm well aware of my condition. All we did was kiss.

Amy: So when your kid is old enough to realize this, is she gonna ask why Mommy and Daddy kiss but aren't married?

Leela looked around the room surprised.

Leela: Is that the biggest issue?

Amy: Yeah. I mean first it was you telling Fry. But now that he knows and is going through with it with you, now the issue is marriage.

Leela: Ok, I have considered it. And so has he. But neither of us know.

Amy: Well you did it before.

Leela: I wasn't pregnant *points both index fingers to her stomach* with his child at the time! And I hate talking about that, it makes me feel bad.

Amy: Sorry.

Leela: All I know, is that he's sticking with me.

Amy: You want him don't you?

Leela unsure: No.

Amy: You want to hug him and kiss him and do the hanky-panky with him.

Leela: All I want right now is you to leave.

Amy: You want to be Mrs. Fry.

Leela glared at her.

Leela: Yeah yeah. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

She grabbed the knob and twisted it, then she swung it open.

Amy: Bye.

Leela: Bye.

Leela slammed the door.

Leela: Mrs. Fry *spits*...Turanga Leela Fry...eh

Make with the comments. I've been wondering how that would look with other people.
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