okay, here 'tis
Fry saw Leela collapse.
“Leela!” he cried. Oh no! He thought. She must have been shot!
Slowly and painstakingly, he slithered on his belly to her unconscious form. He quickly grabbed the screen and shoved it down his shirt, before using both hands to try and get them both to safety. He crawled to Bender.
“Sup, meatbag? What’s with eyeball?” he asked concernedly. Fry didn’t usually rush into a laser fight without good reason.
“Hurry and start the ship, Bender!” Fry gasped desperately, and Bender obeyed. Fry gingerly lowered Leela onto the hover trolley, before pushing her to the ship.
He came into the bridge, pushing Leela before him, to find Bender knocking on the walls to get the ship’s attention.
“Hey Planet Express ship! We need to get to an earth hospital, and be quick about it!”
Fry felt a jolt as the ship took off. He hoped Leela would be okay.
Fry worriedly sat by Leela’s bed. Her illness had started to show a few more symptoms, but the doctors still didn’t know what was wrong with her. Her eyelid had turned a blotchy purple colour, and her fingertips were turning blue. Her parents had been contacted, and were on their way. Fry just held Leela’s blue fingers.
Morris and Munda were running through the sewers around the hospital as fast as they could. They had been granted a special circumstances hour long pass for emergencies only, so that they could see their daughter.
“My baby, my baby!” Munda cried as she ran.
Fry looked up as Leela’s parents came through the door.
“My baby! My baby!” Munda was crying.
“We haven’t been able to diagnose her as yet…” the doctor was saying.
Munda took one look at Leela and cried: “My baby has sewer fever!”
“Sewer fever?” said the doctor. “I’m not familiar with that.”
“You wouldn’t be.” Said Morris. “Surface dwellers don’t get it”
“What exactly is it?”
“It’s a virus exclusive to sewer mutants. It slowly eats away at the protective membrane around the organs until they shut down. The most common symptoms are nausea, bruising around the eye or eyes, lack of oxygen to the fingers and/or toes, and loss of consciousness.” Morris quoted, presumably from a textbook.
“Is there a cure?” Fry asked eagerly.
“Oh yes” said Munda with tears in her eyes. “It’s called Tonka’s Tincture, but our supplies ran out long ago”
“Where did it come from? Surely there must be more somewhere” Fry looked hopeful.
“One of the very first sewer mutants brought it with him when he ventured into the sewers. His name was John Tonka, and he brought it from Omnicron Persai 2”
The doctor gasped, and Fry just looked bewildered.
“Omnicron Persai 2?! How on earth did he get it?” the doctor managed to splutter.
“Well,” explained Munda. “In those days, Omnicron Persai 2 was not the hostile and formidable planet it is now”
“Wait a minute, wait a minute” Fry interjected. “What’s going on? What’s the deal with Omnicron Persai 2?”
“In the beginning, Omnicronians lived on Omnicron. But when the planet’s resources were exhausted, the Omnicronians simply moved to a new planet. Persai means ‘number’ in Omnicronian.” Munda explained.
“So what’s so bad about Omnicron Persai 2” Fry still didn’t understand.
“After a couple of hundred years, the natural resources started to replenish themselves, and an alien race decided to move in. This is no different to any of the other Omnicron planets, except that on Omnicron Persai 2, the Cartonians moved in.”
“What are Cartonians?”
“They’re a race of bird like creatures who revel in pain and torture. They have grey skin and red eyes and are expert fire lighters. When they snap their fingers, it makes a spark which they like to set things alight with. The Tincture came from underground in a valley that is now the King’s palace. It would be almost impossible to get more” Munda’s teary eyes quickly progressed to sobs.
“Wait a minute. Did you say almost impossible?” Fry’s ears pricked up. “So it’s not actually impossible?”
“Well no, but it would be SUICIDE to attempt such a thing!” Munda cried
“Anything for Leela” said Fry quietly.
hope you enjoyed it! (and didn't think it was total crap)