« on: 06-24-2003 23:42 »
AN:Well everyone, I decided to try something a little different with my second fic. Fry/Amy, sure it would probably never happen again on the show but hey, in fanfics you can do whatever right? Fry/Leela and Amy/Kif is great, but I thought I'd dare to be different in this fic, hope you enjoy part 1.
Takes place after the episode 'Jurassic Bark'
He hadn't felt this alone in a long time. Just when he thought he had found a link to the past, someone he knew who cared about him, that missed him it proved false.
Seymour, the dog had been a very important part of his life back in the 20th century. Heck, it was the closest thing to him in his life at the time. The dog was his only friend, and he seemed to understand him when no one else could. Seymour, he really loved that dog.
Seymour might have even felt the same way about him for the 2 years he knew Fry, but Fry was confident that Seymour had made new friends and led a good life. How else could you explain him living for so many years after Fry left?
Fry had though he was happy in the future, but the events with Seymour reminded him of his past, the one so many years ago. And Fry felt regret. The whole thing with Seymour last night opened old wounds he forgot existed.
After unsuccessfully trying to sleep at his and Bender's apartment Fry found himself back at Planetary Express, when he left he made sure not to wake Bender, he didn't want Bender to see him now, Bender would only feel guilty. He didn't blame his buddy for anything but Bender was convinced that the whole thing might be his fault.
The place was dark, everyone had gone home for the night. Fry had sat down at the meeting table and leaned back in his chair, opening a Slurm. It was easy to think here, try and sort everything out.
One thought plagued him. How can someone just disappear and no one cares?
The lights in the room flickered on, there stood Amy just entering the building in her usual outfit. Fry eyes stung for a second from the sudden entrance of light.
"Fry? What are you doing here?" She asked concerned. He had never been to work on time, so it was very odd to see him here this early.
"Thinkin', you?" He asked her, something told him Amy arriving at this time was far from normal as well.
"The same, weird how we both ended up here." She added grabbing a seat next to Fry. "Thinking about Seymour right?"
"Yep, I mean I should feel happy he lived a long life, it's just." Fry had to think for a moment. "It's just that well, Seymour meant a lot to me..." Amy nodded and put her hand on Fry's shoulder. "Amy you like me right?" She seemed caught off guard by the question. "I mean, you Leela, Hermes, Zoidberg and the Professor you sometimes act like I'm just a waste of space."
"Fry, of course I like you, I mean we all like you. It's just that.....you sometimes can be...well...a bit inconsiderate to others feelings." She looked away from him for a second. "But you don't do it on purpose, and you are always there for anyone of us when we really need you, I-we all love you." She stumbled a bit but Fry didn't seem to notice.
"Ever think that the world might be out to get you?" He asked Amy.
"Sometimes..." She said softly thinking something over for herself. She felt for Fry, she really did, more then he'd understand. But she had just experienced heartbreak of her own.
"You can just vanish, poof and no one cares." He added, he then finally realized Amy seemed to be troubled of something of her own. "I'm doing it again right?"
Amy looked to him again. "What?"
"That thing when I put myself before others. What's bothering you Amy?" He asked.
She sighed, she would tell everyone later, but after Fry spilled his heart out to her it only seemed fair that she do the same to him. "Kif finally made captain. There giving him command of his own star ship."
Fry looked confused. "Uh, isn't that good news?" Kif was kind of a pal, and he knew the guy was gunning for the position. Which was the only reason he could stand working under Zapp.
"Ya it's great news. Kif wanted to command a star ship his whole life." Her mood didn't seem to improve.
"But...." Fry added needing to know what was wrong.
"But it's an exploration class ship. Meaning he's going to be exploring unknown sections of space." She finally admitted. "A mission like this lasts years."
"Oh." Fry could have slapped himself for not realizing something was bothering her when she first came it. "So, your going to have to try the long distance thing huh?" Amy couldn't take it anymore, she broke out into tears and hugged Fry. He hugged her and patted her on the back trying to comfort her. "I'm guessing I was wrong."
Amy pulled herself together slowly, letting go of Fry and regaining her composer. "Kif said he didn't want to do that to me, he told me to try and find someone else."
Fry tried to think fast, dealing with stuff like this wasn't his best skill. "Amy, Kif cares about, he just thinks you'll get hurt even more if he didn't end it. Just like me and Seymour, I would have loved to have him back, but he was happy back in the 20th century, it would have been selfish of me to just drag him here for my own happiness, get it?" He asked hoping she understood that the circumstances did relate.
"Ya, I know, but it won't make it easier." Amy said calming down more. Fry nodded.
"Didn't make it any easier for me either." Amy looked to Fry again. Her gentle, yet no so bright friend was making more sense then normal.
"You know Fry, Leela doesn't give you enough credit."
"*Puh* I'm beginning to think that when Leela says she has no interest in me, she might actually mean she has no interest it me!" He said staring at the table.
"Fry, don't worry. There are women who would be interested in you." Amy responded.
"Maybe, have you ever wanted someone even though you know they don't want you?"
Amy looked depressed again. "Yes Fry, there was this one. I thought he liked me, he acted like he did, we dated for a while. I loved him but then he just dumped me out of the blue."
"Oh.....who was he? Anyone I would know?" He asked oblivious to the a major fact.
"Yes Fry, it is....look I've got stuff I can get working on. Thanks for helping me out Fry."
"Not prob Aim, thanks for helping me to, good luck with this guy." He responded. Amy got up and walked out of the room.
Good old Amy, always there to help him out. Fry felt a lot better getting everything off his chest and helping Amy with her problem. He wondered who this guy she was talking about was. Someone he knew who she dated but he dumped her....well actually there were only two people she had dated he knew Kif who it couldn't be and well, him.
'No she couldn't mean me, I uh, we, well.....' He thought to himself frantically. 'I'm a jerk.' He decided and rushed after Amy.
to be continued
Well what do you think. Not great huh? Well it'll get better as I finish more chapters, I hope. Please be gentle in reviews.