Book of Secrets
[Hearing a knock at the door of Planet Express, captain Trunga Leela got up and made her way to the front door. She and her crew were getting ready to go on yet another dangerous mission, and who ever was at the door was probably looking the Professor (even though he passed away) or Hermes, here to discuss business. Opening the door, she saw a man, her age, and about the same height maybe a few inches taller. His red hair spiked up in the front with two smaller spikes in the back, a pair of glasses perched on his nose, and a large black bag hung from his shoulder. She instantly recognized him, even though he didn’t have on his red jacket and white-tee shirt on.]
Fry: Leela, hi.
Leela: Fry? Is it really you?
Fry: Yeah its me. Can I come in?
Leela: Yeah, of course.
[She moved out of the way and began walking down the hall with him.]
Leela: So, what brings you back here?
[He smiled, and looked around. It was obvious that she was nervous, since the last time they saw each other, they weren’t on the best terms.]
Fry: I have some business to take care of.
[He looked so, intelligent, and Leela as noticed before, he had gotten rid of his old clothes, and instead had on a pair of nice, and clean, jeans, a light blue collard shirt with a dark blue sweater over it, and a pair of brown loafers.]
Leela: Can I ask what?
Fry: It’s complicated.
[Leela watched as he adjusted his glasses and she saw that he didn’t have a wedding ring on. But that didn’t necessarily mean he was single.]
Fry: Is the Professor’s stuff still here?
Leela: Yeah, it’s up in the observatory.
[He started making his way upstairs, but Leela grabbed his arm.]
Leela: Wait, what’s going on?
Fry: Before I left Planet Express 9 years ago, the Professor told me about an ancient secret that, if reveled, could be the biggest discovery in the history of mankind.
[Leela was watching Fry rummage through boxes of books that the Professor had.]
Leela: What’s the secret?
Fry: Now if I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret.
[She smiled and Fry continued looking.]
Fry: A treasure.
Leela: A treasure?
Leela: Doesn’t that sound a little…far fetched?
Fry: I know, but the Professor told me about a hidden treasure, and apparently he knew about it from his father, and his father, and so on, all the way back to Minute Man Yancy Fry.
Leela: Then how come you never knew about it?
Fry: Well, apparently, my dad told my brother, who told his son, and-well you get the picture. But the reason I never knew about it was, because I simply wasn’t around.
Leela: That make sense.
Fry: So, when Cubert sent me a letter telling me that the Professor died, I knew I had to come back and find out just what he was talking about.
Leela: But where have you been all these years? We were all so worried.
Fry: I was at Mars U, getting my PHD in history.
Leela: Wow, so should I start calling you Dr. Fry?
[He laughed and looked up.]
Fry: You know, I actually like that. It’s Dr. Fry from now on.
[Leela shook her head, and Fry smiled.]
Fry: Okay, that goes for everyone but you.
[The two of them turned when they heard the sound of metal feet making their way up the stairs. Soon, Bender was standing in the door way.]
Bender: Hey big boots, we’ve got a package to deliver- Fry!
[He ran up and almost tackled Fry to the ground hugging him.]
Fry: Hey Bender.
Bender: Where have you been?
[Fry filled both of them in on everything that had happened the past few years; going to Mars U, getting his degree, spending summers traveling and researching. Bender smiled and stole a few bucks out of his pocket when Fry wasn’t looking.]
Bender: Well, it’s good to have you back buddy.
[They heard a knock at the door, and Fry saw a man, his age, with black hair, jeans and a red shirt standing in the door way.]
Leela: Oh, Miles, this is Fry, he was our old delivery boy. Fry, this is Miles, our new delivery boy. And,
[Fry knew exactly what she was about to say and he felt his heart break.]
Leela: My fiancée.
Fry: She’s getting married?
Bender: For the last time; yes!
[Fry was up in the observatory with Bender after they got back from the delivery. He had spent that time looking through boxes and boxes of books. Bender had come up to see what Fry was doing, and found him sitting on the floor, his sleeves rolled up. But tears were in his eyes, and it was obvious that he had been thinking about Leela. ]
Fry: I just can’t believe it.
Bender: Fry, did you really think that after you left, she would just spend the rest of her life by herself?
Fry: (sigh) No, but-
Bender: There is no but. You left, and for the longest time, she was so depressed. You wouldn’t believe it. Fry, you really hurt her.
Fry: I know.
[Bender watched his friend take off his glasses and rub his eyes.]
Bender: Listen, I’ve got to get back to work.
Fry: You mean drinking beer and watching TV?
[Fry laughed and continued looking through the books.]
[A few hours went by, and Fry was sitting in a chair rubbing his temples. He had been looking through the books, and found nothing. Hearing his stomach growling, he went down stairs to find something to eat. On his way down there, he stopped and looked at a picture of him and Leela. It was taken a few months before he left, and they both looked so happy. He remembered spending long nights with her, up in the observatory looking at the stars, not saying anything. But that was so long ago, and she had found someone else. Hearing a rustling in the kitchen, he saw Leela getting something out of the fridge.]
[Leela turned and smiled.]
Fry: What are you still doing here?
Leela: I live here now.
Fry: You do?
Leela: Yeah, the Professor wanted someone to stay here until Cubert was old enough to fully take over. But you actually have half of his fortune, and half the company.
Fry: I do?
[She shook his head and he smiled.]
Fry: That’s great.
[That’s great? Well, what ever, it’s his way of being excited. Leela watched him get a water bottle out of the fridge and he also found a left over plate with chicken on it.]
Fry: Any one have dibs?
[She chuckled and shook her head.]
Leela: Go on. There’s more in there.
[Fry heated up the plate and Leela watched him lean against the counter. She knew what was on his mind and finally spoke.]
Leela: Listen Fry, about Miles-
Fry: Hey, don’t even worry about it. I mean, you found someone special and I’m happy for you.
[Okay, really, he wasn’t. But what could he say? I’m sorry for what I did to you 9 years ago. Now dump your fiancée and come back to me. No, next to the idea of robbing Fort Knox on elephant back in broad daylight, that was the dumbest thing he had ever heard.]
Leela: Thank you.
[When he didn’t ad anything, Leela leaned against the counter with him.]
Leela; He’s a good man Fry, I think you’d really like him.
Fry: Well if you like him, I like him.
[Smiling, Leela looked down at her boots then back at Fry. Their eye(s) met, and Leela gave Fry a small kiss on the cheek.]
Leela: Thanks for being a great friend, Fry.
Fry: No problem.
[She walked away and Fry shook his head. That didn’t mean anything, it was just a kiss.]
[That night, Fry was laying on the sleeper sofa up in the observatory. He was staring up at the ceiling, thinking about Leela. Rolling on his side, he looked at the books sprawled out on the floor. His brain was hurting from looking at them all day, but there was one book that he wanted to look through. Leela’s diary. He debated wither or not, he should look, but it was an invasion of her privacy. Plus he was tired. Trying, to get to sleep, he closed his eyes, but tossed and turned all night.]
[The next morning, Leela was sitting on the couch when Fry came down in his pajamas: plaid pants and a white sleeveless shirt.]
[He scratched his head and made his way into the kitchen, to get himself a pot of coffee. Leela watched him and noticed how everything about him was different. His hair was a little shorter, his glasses (but that was obvious), he had lost weight, even the way he walked was different. It wasn’t slouched and with poor posture, but now he walked, and talked like a sophisticated person. He was also intelligent. Any woman would be lucky to have him, so why shouldn’t Leela? Shaking her head, she reminded herself that she had a fiancée, and that Fry hurt her once, and could hurt her again. But he was so nice to her when they were together. He never pressured her into sleeping with him, and even on their first date he wouldn’t kiss her. He was such a gentleman. He also never asked to come into her apartment, and if she asked him to come in, he simply kiss her goodnight and make his way home after having a cup of coffee and talking for another hour. He didn’t spend the night until their three month anniversary. Plus, as Leela knew years ago, he was cute. Like in almost a fuzzy teddy bear kind of way. But Leela loved that about him. Seeing as that stunningly handsome guys usually had no personality, were stupid, or were perverts. Zapp for instance. Well, he didn’t fall into the stunningly handsome category, but he was stupid, a pervert, and had absolutely no personality. But Fry was funny, nice, interesting, interested in what Leela had to say, lovable- well, the list could go on. Once again Leela reminded herself about their past. He hurt her, he hurt her bad. And she was not about to put her heart on the line and give up a great guy. ]
Miles: Hey sweetheart.
[Leela turned and saw Miles standing in the door way taking off his jacket.]
[He sat down and gave her a kiss as Fry walked into the room. His heart shattered when he saw Miles kiss Leela, and mentally kicked himself for breaking her heart. That should be me! Miles nodded at Fry and smiled.]
Miles: Hey Fry.
Fry: Hey Miles.
[Fry looked down at his attire and motioned upwards.]
Fry: I think I’m gonna go change.
[He went upstairs, and Leela thought about how awkward this must be for him. She decided that she needed to tell Miles about what happened between them. He would understand.]
Leela: Miles, there’s something I have to tell you about Fry.
Miles: What is it?
Leela: Well, we use to date, and were very serious.
Leela: And, we-uh-
Miles: You what?
[Upstairs, Fry was standing in the shower trying to clear his mind from Leela. He still couldn’t believe she was getting married. He still loved her, but wasn’t about to sabotage her relationship. Besides, Miles seemed like a pretty nice guy, and as long as she wasn’t going to get hurt, he was okay with that. If something happened between her and Miles, he would be there. But he would never try to hurt her. He already did that once, and he wasn’t going to do it again. After toweling off, he put on a pair of jeans and a dark blue collard shirt he walked back down stairs, after he picked up some books that had information on the American Revolution, and the Civil War, along with a diary, before sitting at the conference table, logging on the computer. He found out that he no longer had an account, and that his had been replaced by Miles’. Leela came in to get another cup of coffee and Fry called her over.]
Fry: Hey Leela, I need to use the computer, what’s your password?
[She walked over and typed it in before adding the cream to her coffee.]
Leela: There you go.
Leela: So have you found anything else?
Fry: I just found a diary that belonged to Minute Man Yancy, and I’m going to search up just some general information.
Leela: Well I have some time before our mission, you need some help?
[He smiled and shook his head.]
[Leela sat down and Fry slid the books across the table.]
Leela: Is there anything in particular I’m looking for?
Fry: Um, if anything pops out at you, just let me know.
[Fry entered the words “Treasure, masons, founding fathers” ect. 5 billion hits. Where to start? ]
Leela: I found something!
[Half and hour had gone by and Fry looked up when Leela shouted.]
Fry: What is it?
Leela: Here, take a look.
[She handed him the diary and Fry looked at the page.]
I heard General Washington talking about a hidden treasure to Benjamin Franklin today. I wasn’t sure what to think of it, but he said it was the Free Masons treasure. Some people said that it was just made up to distract the British so that we can win the war, but I think it could be real.
Fry: This is exactly what we’re looking for. Yancy must of put more about the treasure in here. Oh come on, give me something!
[He flipped through the pages and a folded up piece of paper fell out. Unfolding it, Fry read it carefully.]
Fry: Oh my God!
Fry: It’s a map,
Leela: To the treasure?
Fry: No, but it’s a map to the next clue that will get us one step closer to the treasure!
Leela: That’s great! Where is it?
Leela: Well, we only have one delivery today, so lets all go there once we get back.
Fry: Alright, I’ll see you guys later.
Leela: Wait, do you wanna come along?
[He looked up and smiled.]
[Fry was sitting in what use to be his usual spot on the Planet Express Ship after dropping off the packages. Just like old times. Leela was looking at her ring while Miles, Bender, and Amy (who had arrived just before they left) were down in the cargo bay. Fry saw the far away look in her eye, and the way she fiddled with the large diamond on her finger.]
Fry: Are, you having second thoughts?
[Leela came out of her trance like state and turned to him.]
Leela: No, I’m just admiring how beautiful my ring is. It belonged to his grandmother.
Fry: Oh, (under breath) how nice of him.
[She noticed his sarcastic tone and sighed.]
Leela: Don’t do this.
Fry: Do what?
Leela: You’re acting like a jackass.
Fry: What? No I’m not.
Leela: Yes you are. If you weren’t you’d be a good friend and actually be happy for me.
Fry: I am happy for you!
Leela: No you’re not!
[He sunk in his chair and shook his head.]
Fry: Okay, I’m not.
Leela; Fry, you had your chance with me. And you blew it!
[Fry glared and went back into his old cabin. He had brought along some of the books with him, and noticed he picked up Leela’s diary. Who cares? I won’t find anything. He picked it up and began flipping through it. He found a page dated a few months after he left. After reading it, his eyes went wide and he stormed onto the bridge. Leela felt his presence and turned around. Seeing the book in his hand, her eye went wide.]
Fry: You lied to me.
[9 Years ago, Fry was sitting in his apartment watching TV one afternoon. Leela wasn’t feeling well and was at the doctor and was going to be over soon. When the door opened she came in and sat down with out a word.]
Fry: So, what’s wrong?
[She took a deep breath and looked up at him.]
Leela: I’m pregnant.
[A few weeks later, Fry packed his bags and ran away.]
Leela: Fry, I can explain.
Fry: Explain what? How you had Cubert lie to me saying that you gave the baby up for adoption, but you really miscarried? What were you thinking?!
Leela: What were you thinking when you left me?!
[He didn’t answer and Leela stood up.]
Leela: Answer me Phillip!
[Uh-oh, she doesn’t call me Phillip unless she’s really mad, or if we’re having sex. Wait a second, are we gonna? No! Although… wait, was she angry when we….Fry’s rambling thoughts continued until Leela shook him.]
Leela: Answer me!
Fry: I left because I was terrified and didn’t know what to do! I mean we were broke, we were unprepared, and I drop things!
[As he said this, Fry was making hand gestures, and accidentally threw the book across the room. It hit the wall and fell on the floor.]
Fry: You see!
Leela: We would have been fine if you would of just stayed you jerk!
[She shoved him and Fry put his hands up in defense.]
Fry: Don’t push me-
[Leela slapped him across the face, hard, leaving a red mark.]
Leela: What are you gonna do about it?
[As she kept yelling at him, Fry finally grabbed her and kissed her. She let it linger for a second, but pushed him away and slapped him again.]
Leela: What the hell is wrong with you? I have a fiancée now.
Fry: That should be me!
Leela: I thought that too. But now, I don’t even want to speak to you! Just leave me alone.
[Two hours went by, and soon Fry, Leela, Miles, Bender, and Amy were walking down the streets of Philly.]
Bender: So what are we looking for?
[Fry pulled out the map and flipped it over.]
Fry: The vision to see the treasured past, comes as the timely shadow crosses in front of the house of Pass and Stow.
Miles: Well what does that mean?
Fry: Pass and Stow. Well, Pass and Stow is the Liberty Bell.
Amy: The Liberty Bell?
Fry: Yeah, but what does the rest of it mean?
[He read it over and over again and looked up, before pacing around.]
Fry: (muttering) Timely shadow crosses in front of the house of Pass-
[Leela watched him and then looked down the street. She could see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Finally Fry snapped his fingers.]
Fry: The house of Pass and Stow!
Fry: Independence Hall.
Miles: But what about “The timely shadow”?
Fry: Uh-Oh! Amy, do you have a $100 bill?
[She reached in her pocket and handed him on a bill. On the back was a picture of Independence Hall.]
Fry: Bender, do you see the clock?
Fry: What is the time?
[Bender zoomed in and saw the time.]
Fry: Anyone what time is it now?
Leela: Uh, almost 3:00.
Amy: Glugh, we missed it.
Miles: No we didn’t.
Fry: He’s right. Because Daylight Savings Time wasn’t established until World War I.
Leela: So, if it’s 3:00 now, in the year 1776, it would be 2:00.
Fry: Yes. Now come on lets go.
[They all started walking down the street to Independence Hall.]
Miles: Hey Fry, do you know who first suggested daylight savings time?
Fry: Benjamin Franklin.
[Miles frowned and continued down the street.]
[The 5 were standing at the Liberty Bell looking at Independence Hall.]
Fry: Okay, Leela what time is it?
Leela: 3: 21.
Fry: Okay, we’ve got one minute. Now I think a shadow will be on the spot we need to go to.
[A minute passed by and they quickly scanned the building. Fry pointed and smiled.]
[The shadow was on the clock tower and Fry started walking across the street with everyone following. They walked in and formed a small circle.]
Fry: Okay, you guys keep look out, and call me if anyone starts going up there. It’s a restricted area so we have to be careful.
Bender: Leela you should probably go with him. He’ll get killed otherwise.
[Reluctantly, she nodded to Fry and they started making their way upstairs. After quietly making their way upstairs they walked onto the roof.]
Fry: Stay here, and keep an eye out.
Leela: What’s that suppose to mean?
[Fry shook his head and walked over to where the shadow was a few minutes later. Scanning the bricks, he found the symbol of the freemasons on one of them. Taking a knife out of his pocket he pried the brick out finding a piece of paper wrapped around something. Taking it, he started unwrapping it, but shoved it in his pocket and started running when there was a gun shot and a laser hit the bricks next to him.]
Fry: Leela run!
[They ran down the stairs to meet up with Miles, who joined them in running to find Bender and Amy so they could get back to the ship.]
Leela: Who was that?!
Fry: I don’t know, but who ever it was they’re after us!
[A while later, the 5 of them were sitting in the lounge. Fry between Bender and Leela on the couch. He began to unwrap the paper and found a blank note along with a pair of glasses, the kind Ben Franklin use to wear. But one lenses was blue, while the other was red.]
Fry: Oh wow,
[Fry put the glasses on over his own and looked at the paper.]
Fry: Oh my God.
Leela: What is it?
Fry: Across the sea these twins stand resolute to preserve what we are looking for
Bender: Well what does that mean?
Fry: I’m not sure. these twins stand resolute. Resolute, where have I heard that before? Resolute, and then twins. What the heck?
[He stared at it for a second and shook his head.]
Fry: I’m going to work on this upstairs.
[Hours later, Fry was rubbing his temples while walking around the room.]
Fry: Come on you know this! Resolute twins, where have I heard this before?!
Leela; (OS) Getting frustrated?
[Fry turned around and saw her wearing the same dress she wore at his opera. Feeling his heart break, he shook his head.]
Fry: I can’t figure this out. (pause) So, why are you all dressed up?
Leela: Miles and I are going out for dinner.
[He turned back to the paper and Leela walked in, putting a hand on his shoulder.]
Leela: Listen, I wanted to say I’m so sorry. I mean, we’re both at fault here.
[He didn’t answer and Leela looked at the paper.]
Leela: You know, I can call Miles, and I’ll stay here with you. Maybe I can help you out?
[He took off the glasses, along with his own and rubbed his eyes.]
Fry: Don’t you have a date?
[She frowned and shook her head. Here she was trying to be nice, and offering to help him. But he didn’t want it. Fine. She turned around and started making her way out the door. Fry heard the door slam and he laid down on the sleeper sofa, beginning to cry.]
[The next morning, Fry shot up out of bed, smiling.]
Fry: Resolute twins! Of course!
[He saw that it was 8:30, and knew that everyone should be down stairs. He ran down there and saw everyone in the lounge.]
Fry: I figured it out! Resolute twins!
Bender: You figured it out?
Fry: Yeah! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before.
Miles: What is it?
Fry: Well, the HMS Resolute was a British ship that got trapped in the ice of the artic-
Bender: There use to be ice in the artic?
Fry: Yes. Any way, the United States returned the ship to England after the Civil war. Then, Queen Victoria had two desks made from the wood of the ship. And there you go, Resolute Twins.
Amy: Fry, you’re a genius! So where are the desks?
Fry: There’s one in the White House, and the other one is in Buckingham Palace. Uh- how fast can we get there?
[They all looked at him like he was crazy and he shook his head.]
Fry: Right, lets go!
[He started running towards the ship, but stopped when Amy called his name.]
[She nodded to his clothes and he looked down at his pajamas.]
Fry: Right, I’ll be like 10 minutes.
[Fry, Miles, Leela, Bender, and Amy were standing in front of the White House looking around.]
Miles: So what are we gonna do?
Fry: Okay, Bender I need you to jack yourself into the security cameras while Leela keeps look out. Amy, go back to the ship and be ready to take off incase anything happens. Miles, I’m gonna need you to help me sneak in.
Miles: Actually, I think Leela would be better at doing that. Why don’t I keep look out with Bender while you and Leela go sneak in?
Leela: Whoa, I am not sneaking into the White House.
Fry: But what about the treasure?
Leela; Fry, I bet there isn’t even a treasure.
Fry: There is one, I know it!
[When she didn’t respond he shook his head..]
Fry: Fine I’ll go myself.
[Miles looked at Leela and she sighed.]
Leela: Fine lets go.
[After changing into suits to blend in with the guards, and having Bender hand them a ear piece so that they could talk, Fry and Leela made their way inside.]
Leela: Okay, lets just get in and get out.
[Once inside, they walked around and Fry turned on the ear piece.]
Fry: Bender, which way do we go?
Bender: Go left.
[They turned and saw a wall.]
Fry: There’s nothing there.
Bender: I mean right.
[Fry shook his head and turned right to find the door to the oval office. Opening the door, he carefully looked in, and didn’t see anyone. Going inside, he stared at the desk.]
Fry: There it is, the resolute desk. Come on, help me look for a clue.
[Leela searched the top of the desk while Fry looked underneath it. Opening one of the drawers, he something interesting and smiled.]
Fry: Hey do you see this?
[She got under the desk with him and looked up.]
Fry: Four drawers with number dials on them.
Leela: So, four numbers will unlock something?
Fry: Right, but what?
Leela: How about a year?
Fry: Okay, lets see; the civil war ended in 1865, so 1.…8.…6.…5.…
[He heard a loud click and looked up at a small piece of wood that popped out. Getting up, he looked at it for a second, and turned it. Soon a large piece of wood came out and he grabbed it.]
Fry: Come on, lets get out of here.
[On the ship, the 5 of them were looking at the piece of wood.]
Fry: Heer at the wall… Why is “here” spelled with two E’s?
Miles: And why does it end with At the wall?
Fry: Well, I think that there’s another clue in the desk at Buckingham Palace. We’ll have to go there and find it.
Leela: Fry, we’ve snuck into the clock tower at Independence Hall, snuck into the White House, probably broke the presidents desk, stole something from the Oval Office, and now you want to steal from Buckingham palace?
[He thought about it for a second and looked back at her.]
Fry: Yep. Amy, get us to England.
Leela: Fry no, I’m not risking my life for some treasure that might not even exist.
Bender: I’m okay with it.
Fry: Look, stay behind if you want. I’m going. And anyone else who wants to go can come.
Bender: Lets vote. Who wants to go?
[Fry, Bender, Amy, and Miles raised their hands.]
Miles: What? I’ve always dreamed of going on a treasure hunt.
Fry: Then its settled. To Buckingham Palace we go!
[Fry, Bender, Miles, and Leela were walking around England looking for a way to Buckingham Palace. Amy, once again was in the ship in case they needed a quick escape. Fry looked around and finally asked a local.]
Fry: Excuse me sir, which way to Buckingham Palace?
[The man had a very thick British accent and was dressed in a suit and tie.]
Man: Oh, it’s right on over that way. Just keep going straight and you can’t miss it.
Fry: Thank you sir.
[They kept walking, but Fry stopped.]
Fry: Okay, same deal, Bender, jack in, Miles watch for anyone, and Leela help me sneak in.
[Fry and Leela walked in and he had a feeling that to get to the Queen’s study, they would have to get locked up to stay away from the groups. And the only way to do that? Create a scene. They were standing on the staircase as tours went through the palace and Leela looked at him.]
Leela: So which way do we go?
Fry: Actually, I wanted to talk to you about what happened 9 years ago.
Leela: Fry, I don’t think this is the right time.
[Fry could hear Miles talking to him.]
Miles: (OS) Come on Fry, make a scene.
Fry: (yelling) Fine! But when is the right time for you Leela?
Miles: (OS) Oh, so subtle.
[He winked and Leela got it.]
Leela: Well if you’re so eager to talk about it then fine! Lets talk about it right now. In fact, lets ask these good people what they think about it!
[A guard came up to them and tapped Fry’s shoulder.]
Guard: I’m sorry sir, but I’m going to have you and the lady take this outside.
Fry: You can take her outside, cause I’m staying right here.
[He began sliding the banister.]
[He was stopped when another guard grabbed his shirt.]
Guard 2: Excuse me sir.
[Now to be a cocky bastard. Fry put on a British accent mocking the guard.]
Guard 2: Have you been drinking sir?
Fry: I’m not drunk.
Guard 2: I’m afraid you’ll be coming with us.
Fry: But she started it!
Guard: Don’t worry, she’s coming too.
[Fry and Leela protested as they were being dragged to the basement and everyone looked at them.]
[Back outside, Miles looked at Bender.]
Miles: That was amazing.
[Inside, the two guards put the two of them in a back room and Fry smiled.]
Fry: You were great.
Leela; Thank you. You weren’t to bad yourself.
Fry: Okay, we have to get out of here. Bender, open the door.
Miles: (OS) Door number one opening.
[A few seconds later, they heard a buzz and the door opened. Walking out Fry looked at the second door.]
Miles: (OS) Door number two opening.
[Soon that door opened as well.]
Miles: There should be a service elevator near you.
[Fry grabbed a vase that had flowers in it before getting in the elevator with Leela.]
Leela: Are those for the Queen?
Fry: No, the Queen’s not ever here. There’s no flag flying.
[Hearing a noise they closed the door and the small elevator starting going up. Leela noticed the way Fry was staring at her and she narrowed her eye.]
Fry: You’re wearing the perfume I bought you. From years ago.
[She shrugged her shoulders.]
Fry: So I think it smells pretty.
Leela: It’s the flowers Fry.
Fry: (singsong) No its not.
[She laughed and Fry sighed.]
Fry: I’m sorry. For everything.
Leela: I’m sorry too. Why don’t we just try to put this all behind us.
Fry: I’d like that.
[The door opened and they silently made their way to the Queen’s study. Some one passed them and Leela pointed down the hall, acting like she was directing Fry where to take the flowers.]
Leela: You can take that right down there sir.
Fry: Thank you.
[Once inside the study Fry put down the vase.]
Fry: There it is!
[He walked over to the desk and laid on his back under it.]
Leela: Okay, what year?
Fry: Uh, lets see, Queen Victoria was born in 1819. So, 1...8...1.…9.
[He stopped for a second and sighed.]
Fry: Nothing. Okay, lets see…I think there might have been a year on that paper from the Independence hall.. Miles call Amy and ask her if there’s a date on that paper.
[A few minutes later, Fry heard Miles talking to him.]
Leela: What did he say?
[He pulled out the drawers and heard a click. Looking up, he turned a small piece of wood, but nothing came out.]
Fry: There was something here, but now it’s gone.
Leela: What does that mean?
Fry: Some one else is after the treasure.
Miles: (OS) Of course someone else is after the treasure. Some one else is always after the treasure. It’s the axiom of treasure hunting.
Fry: Come on, lets go before we get caught.
[A few minutes later, Fry, Bender, Leela and Miles were walking back to the ship. But they all took off in a full sprint when shots were being fired at them.]
Voice: Stop them!
[They finally got on the ship but Fry fell at the foot and Leela quickly helped him up.]
Fry: He just got my arm!
[Miles helped Leela carry Fry on the ship and they took off. Taking Fry back to the sick bay, she remembered how he use to put his arm around her. For some reason she really missed it. Shaking the thought from her head, she sat him down and gently took off his jacket. Seeing the bloody wound, she winced and carefully touched his arm.]
Leela: Here, let me help you get that shirt off.
[She began unbuttoning his shirt and Fry tried to shake every memory from his head, but couldn’t do it. He painfully rolled his shoulder letting the shirt come off and Leela saw his abs. Holding her breath, she tossed the shirt away and started fixing up his arm.]
Fry: You sure know what you’re doing.
Leela: Well after the Professor died, we fired Zoidburg and I took some medical classes.
Leela; I figured someone had to. Plus it would be nice to have someone who actually knows what they’re doing.
[Fry laughed and Leela started wrapping up his arm.]
Fry: He wasn’t all bad.
Leela: Yeah, he just wanted us to like him.
[She finished up and began walking out of the room.]
Leela: I’m going to get you a new shirt.
[Fry rubbed his eyes and looked at his arm. I’m a historian, I shouldn’t be getting shot! Diroff and Wymore never had those problems. Wait a second, they could help us! Mr. Diroff and Mr. Wymore were Fry’s favorite professors at Mars U, and were pretty good friends of his. Leela walked in with a grey tee-shirt.]
Leela: Here’s one of Miles’s.
[She helped him slip it on, and checked the bandage again.]
Leela: Okay, lets just ice it for a while.
[They went out to the bridge with everyone else and they all looked at him, concerned looks on their faces.]
Miles: Are you okay Fry?
Fry: Yeah, I’m fine. But listen we need to go to Mars U. I know some people who could help us.
Amy: Who is it?
Fry: Mr. Diroff and Mr. Wymore.
Amy: Oh I love them!
Fry: So lets go and talk to them.
[About two hours later, the Planet Express Ship landed right outside of Mars University. Fry had been icing his arm for that time and Leela gave him some painkillers. He was already feeling better. The six of them got off the ship and started walking around campus. Fry and Amy led the way, since they knew where Mr. Diroff and Mr. Wymore were teaching. Once they got to Roosevelt hall, they walked inside. Seeing two lights that said “Class in progress” lit, they all took a seat in the commons.]
Fry: It’s almost 4:00 they should be done soon.
[After a few minutes went by, one of the lights went off and students started coming out. After the crowd cleared, they walked into the lecture hall and saw a man, in his late twenties, with brown hair, and a short rough beard, wearing kakis and a polo shirt writing something on a paper.]
Fry: Uh, Mr. Diroff?
[He looked up and smiled.]
Diroff: Well isn’t it Fry and Amy. Good to see you guys again. What are you doing here?
Fry: Well, I wanted to talk to you and Wymore about something.
Diroff: Oh, well he should be done soon. Let me call him.
[Picking up the phone, he punched in the numbers and heard it ring.]
Diroff: Hey it’s me. Listen Fry and Amy are here and they want to talk to us. (pause) Okay.
[Hanging up the phone, he scratched his arm.]
Diroff: He’ll be right over.
[Mr. Diroff noticed the bandage on Fry’s arm and pointed.]
Diroff: What happened there?
Fry: Oh well-
Wymore: (OS) Fry!
[They all turned around and saw a man in his early thirties, with black hair wearing a collard shirt walking in.]
Fry: Hey Mr. Wymore.
Wymore: How are you doing?
Fry: Pretty good.
Diroff: So what did you want to talk to us about?
[Fry spend the next few minutes telling them everything that had happened the last few days. They were both amazed with what he found. But Fry had a sinking feeling when Mr. Diroff sighed.]
Diroff: I’d hate to tell you this Fry, but if I were you, I wouldn’t go looking for that treasure anymore.
Fry: Why not?
Wymore: You know that we know all about the Freemason treasure, but we’ve been hearing that the DOOP is looking for it so they can destroy it.
Fry: Destroy it? Why?
Diroff: They want to prove that it never exist. They feel that it could bring on something bad. Like, a universal war.
Leela: That just sounds crazy.
Wymore: It sounds crazy, but in reality, there are tons of groups who find secret treasures, treasures that can go all the way back in time. They find them and destroy them so no controversial debates can erupt.
Leela; So they’re going to destroy historic treasures?
Fry: Well you guys know what that means right?
Fry: We have to find the treasure before they do and show everyone that it’s real.
Diroff: No, it’s too dangerous. I mean look what already happened to you, you’ve been shot for God sakes.
Leela; Fry, maybe he’s right.
Fry: You guys can do what you want. But this had been in the Fry family since great, great, great, grandfather, and the fact that the Professor knew about it was amazing. So I’m finding it, no matter what.
[Mr. Wymore sighed and shook his head.]
Wymore: Fine, we’ll help you. What did you say that piece of wood said?
Fry: Heer at the wall. And here was spelled with two E’s.
Wymore: Heer at the wall.
Diroff: That’s the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.
Fry: That use to be called “D’Heer” street. How come I didn’t think of that?
Wymore: Well there’s your next clue.
Leela: Fry you are going to get yourself killed!
[Everyone was walking down Wall Street and Fry was thinking of where the clue could be.]
Fry: Leela I’ll be fine.
Leela: No you wont.
[Ignoring her protest Fry looked at the church that was in front of him.]
Fry: Heer at the wall.
[He saw a sign on the church that said “D’Heer Street” and ran over to it. Sure enough, he found another brick with the freemasons symbol on it. Prying it out with his knife, he found a meerschaum pipe shaped like a ship. Taking it out, he saw that the stem was like a stamp and needed ink or something to be able to read it.]
Fry: Bender do you have any paper?
[When he didn’t say anything else, Fry stared at him.]
Fry: Can I have a piece?
[As Bender got the paper, Fry took the knife and slit a small cut on his thumb.]
Leela; What are you doing?
[Fry ignored her and ran his thumb over the stem of the pipe, covering it in blood. Then taking the paper from Bender, he rolled the stem across it and then read what it said.]
Fry: In the black hills the entrance shall only be revealed under a cloudless rain. There, surrender you hand to the heart of the warrior.
Bender: I hate theses stupid clues.
Fry: The black hills, what could that mean?
Miles: Could it be the black hills in Custer State park?
Fry: At Mount Rushmore?
[Miles shook his head and Fry thought about it for a second. Finally he smiled and shook his head.]
Fry: Miles you’re a genius! Come on we have to get there quick!
[All of the sudden, Fry felt something against his head, and saw a terrified look come across Leela’s face. Then, he heard a familiar voice.]
Voice: Not so fast.
[Oh, God. Fry knew who it was. The outstretched syllables, the deep voice. Turning his head he saw him standing there.]
Zapp: Well, well, well.
Fry: Listen just put down the gun.
Zapp: I’ll put down the gun only if you take me to the treasure.
Fry: Fine, just let me go.
[Zapp lowered the gun from Fry’s head, but pressed his against his back.]
[Soon the six of them were standing near Mount Rushmore. Looking around Fry was thinking about what they should do.]
Fry: Well, the clue said that the entrance shall only be reveled under a cloudless rain.
Bender: So, we need rain?
Fry: We need rain and sun.
Amy: How are we going to do that?
[He thought about it for a second and ran over to the ship. Getting the hose, he started spraying the ground.]
Fry: We just need water, everyone look for some sort of symbol or some kind of clue!
[He kept spraying the hose and Leela started yelling back at him.]
Leela: Over here, I found something!
[Fry turned off the hose and ran over. He kneeled down and saw the freemasons symbol on a rock. There was a small hole in the rock and Fry noticed the rock seemed to be heart shaped.]
Fry: Surrender your hand to the heart of the warrior.
[He slowly began putting his hand inside but Leela stopped him.]
[He shook his head and put his hand in. Then Leela watched his eyes close shut tight.]
[They all screamed, scared that Fry might of lost his hand, but then they saw him laughing.]
Fry: (laughing) I’m sorry I couldn’t resist.
[Leela smacked him and everyone else shook their heads and rolled their eyes.]
Fry: It feels like a latch.
[He pulled it and they all heard a loud noise. Standing up, Fry saw a path opening to a cave.]
Fry: Okay, who wants to go inside the creepy mountain cave first?
[They all stared at him and Fry shook his head.]
Fry: Fine I’ll go!
[Inside the cave Fry saw a unlit torch on the wall and Fry picked it up.]
[Bender used the lighter in his hand to light the torch and they began walking father down. Looking around, Fry saw cobwebs but nothing else. Finally, they came to a large room and Fry lit the other torches. Inside, was nothing.]
Bender; Where’s the treasure?
Fry: It’s not here. But how can that be? I mean we figured out all the clues and this is where it should be!
[Fry sat down on the ground as in defeat.]
Fry: I can’t believe it. It’s gone.
[Leela saw the pain in his eyes and she looked around.]
Leela: Well then we’ll keep looking. I mean, there has to be another clue around here.
Fry: No there’s not. There’s no more clues, no more secrets, no more nothing! Okay? The treasures gone!
[He put his head in his hands and sighed.]
Zapp: Well, I cant risk having you tell people about all the clues and possibly finding more clues to the treasure, so…
[He took off in a full sprint and they followed him. But when they reached the entrance, they saw that Zapp blocked it off]
Leela; Hey you can’t just leave us in here!
Miles: Let us out!
[Fry watched as his friends screamed for help and one thought crossed his mind. This is all my fault. I dragged them into this.]
Fry: Damn it!
[He began punching the wall and Leela ran over to him.]
Leela: Fry, relax.
[He didn’t stop and Leela finally grabbed his arms.]
Fry: This is all my fault. We’re all going to die because of me.
Leela: No, it’s not your fault.
Bender: Yes it is.
Leela: Okay, you, no talking!
[Turning her attention back to Fry, she saw the dirt and sweat on his face.]
Leela: We can get out of here. We can find the treasure. I believe in you Fry.
[He looked up at her and looked in her eye.]
Fry: Okay, come on everyone lets find something to help us get out.
[They began searching the room and Fry put his hand against the wall, and felt something. Looking at it, he saw a small round hole in the wall. Above it was a hole shaped like a ship.]
Fry: Could it be?
[They all heard him and Fry took the pipe out of his pocket. Putting the ship in the hole, and putting the stem in the hole, he heard a click and began turning the stem of the pipe. Soon, part of the wall opened up and they all looked at each other. Fry was the first to go in after grabbing a torch. He saw a little bowl next to the entrance and stuck his finger in it.]
Fry: It’s oil.
[He put the flame in it and soon the whole room was lit. Looking around, all of their jaws dropped.]
Fry: We found it!
[Walking down the flight of stairs, they all made their separate ways at the bottom. They all looked at the amazing gold and silver treasures before them, from all ancient civilizations. But Fry looked at the water that was at his feet and saw it rising.]
Fry: We have to get out of here or we’re going to die!
[That caught everyone’s attention.]
Fry: Bender put it back!
[Bender dropped the gold he had in his arms and groaned.]
Fry: Come on, we have to get out of here!
[Fry saw a large hole in the wall and guessed it was a way out. Moving through the water that was now at his knees, he went inside and found a door and a large mechanism that he would have to turn to open the door. He pushed it to watch the door open, then released it and watched the door fall. He looked at his friends, who were now waist deep in water.]
Fry: Do you guys know what this means?
Miles: One of us has to stay behind.
[They were all silent and Fry shook his head.]
Fry: You guys go.
Leela: Wait Fry, we can figure this out.
Fry: No, you guys go.
Fry: Leela, I’ve had a great life, and sure it wasn’t exactly how I wanted it to turn out. But I got my PHD, I found the Freemasons treasure, and the best thing that ever happened to me, was that I fell in love. That was the best thing that ever happened to me, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
[Even though her face was wet from the water, Fry could see the tears running down her cheeks. Knowing that she wasn’t going to let him stay behind, Fry called Bender over.]
Fry: Bender, you make Leela leave. You make Leela leave!
[Bender sadly shook his head and took Leela’s arm.]
[He shook his head and Fry began turning the mechanism with Miles help. Even though Miles had only know Fry for a few days, he knew that he was in love with Leela. But now, as Miles watched Leela’s expression as Bender and Amy dragged her out, he realized something. She loved him, but was in love with Fry. Yes, it upset him, but all he wanted was for her to be happy. He saw that the three of them get swept out when a large surge of water came in. Looking at Fry he nodded at everyone.]
Miles: Go, I’ll stay!
Fry: Miles no! What about Leela? She loves you!
Miles: But she’s in love with you and you’re in love with her. And I know that you love her more than anyone else could. Even me. Yes, I love her, I love her more than anything, but you two belong together. A idiot could notice that!
[When he realized Fry wasn’t moving, he kicked his leg causing him to fall in the water, letting the waves take him out. Then a large surge came in again, cause Miles to fly off of the mechanism and hitting his head hard. The door slammed down and Fry, Leela, and Amy were gasping for breath. Fry looked at Leela who was wearing a blank expression. Silently, the four of them made their way out.]
[Once outside they were greeted by the FBI and CIA. One FBI agent named Peter Sandusky walked up to them.]
Sandusky: Phillip Fry?
Sandusky: You’re under arrest for trespassing on government property, breaking into the oval office, disturbing the peace at Buckingham Palace, and breaking into the Queen‘s study.
[Fry didn’t bother arguing. He figured this was coming. Everyone watched at Sandusky put handcuffs on Fry, but he noticed something on Sandusky’s lapel while the handcuffs were being put on him. It was a pin, with the Freemasons symbol on it.]
Fry: Sir, have you ever heard of the Freemasons treasure?
[He stopped and looked at Fry.]
Fry: It’s about 250 feet below you.
[Some other agents began taking Fry away but stopped when Sandusky called to them.]
Sandusky: Wait a second.
[Fry walked over to him.]
Fry: It’s real and it’s here. I’ll prove it too.
Sandusky: Men, I want you to follow Mr. Fry.
[He turned back to Fry and narrowed his eyes.]
Sandusky: If you’re lying, you’ll be in even more trouble than you already are. And as of now, you’re facing years, and years in prison.
Fry: I understand sir.
[About 15 minutes later, Fry walked out of the cave with Sandusky’s men following.]
Agent: He’s right. It’s here.
[Sandusky walked over to Fry and crossed his arms.]
Sandusky: What do you want? You want all of it?
Fry: No, I want it to be donated to various museums around the world. I want the Fry family to be credited for finding it, with the help of Amy Wong, Bender Bending Rodriguez, Trunga Leela, and Miles Harris. Who sacrificed his life to help us escape.
Sandusky: Anything else?
Bender: 50% of profits!
Fry: Bender shut up!
[He turned back to him.]
Fry: I would really like to stay out of prison.
Sandusky: Well I’m sorry but someone has to go to prison.
Fry: What if I help you find someone?
[Zapp was sitting on a park bench reading a book., well, at least pretending he was, when Sandusky came up to him.]
Sandusky: Zapp Brannigan?
Sandusky: You’re under arrest for attempted murder and trespassing on government property in England.
[As Zapp was being put in hand cuffs, he saw Fry standing down the street, who simply shrugged.]
[Fry walked into Planet Express a few minutes later. Amy and Bender had gone home and Leela was in her room. He knew he should give her some time before he said anything, so Fry just went up to the observatory, that he now considered his room. He changed into his pajamas and laid down. He was sore and tired, and just wanted to sleep. But his eyes opened as soon as they closed when he heard a voice. Looking behind him, he saw Leela standing in the door way.]
[She walked in and sat on the edge of the bed.]
Fry: How are you doing?
[She simply shrugged and Fry hesitantly took her hand, noticing that her ring was gone.]
Leela: What did he say to you? Before he knocked you into the water.
[He spoke slowly and softly.]
Fry: Miles, said that he loved you, but also said he wanted you to be happy. He knew that you loved him, and he loved you. But he said that he thought we belonged together.
[For a long time, neither of them said anything. Finally, Leela scooted closer to him and spoke, her voice barely above a whisper.]
Leela: You know, when were standing in the rising water, and that big surge came in, I thought we were going to die. And, when that happened, there was only one person who I was thinking about. But it wasn’t who I thought it would be.
[She paused and wiped her eye. Fry gently squeezed her hand and she continued.]
Leela: It was you.
[Leela turned her head and looked Fry in the eyes, bringing her hand up to his cheek.]
Leela: I remember thinking “I hope we get out of this, so I can see Fry’s smiling face one last time.”
[Fry felt his bottom lip quivering and Leela closed her eye, resting her forehead against his. The two of them stayed like that for a few minutes before Leela looked up.]
Leela: I love you. I’ve never stopped loving you.
[Fry smiled and Leela did the same.]
Fry: I love you too.
[They kissed softly, only for a few seconds, not to ruin the moment. Smiling, Fry held her close until she fell asleep.]
[Weeks later, Fry was now in charge of Planet Express with Leela. Everyone on the planet had heard about the treasure and when ever they were seen on the street, some one would come up and ask for a autograph. Fry, Leela, Bender, and Amy received 10% of the treasure to spilt between them. Amy offered to take the least, since she already had enough, but bought herself a apartment building. Not just an apartment, the whole building. Bender, bought a life time supply of beer and porn, while Fry and Leela bought a small mansion about half an hour away from Planet Express. Fry also bought himself a dark blue Lamborghini. Their house was decorated with Victorian style furniture, and Fry had a replica of the resolute desk made for his office. Next week, he was due to speak at NNYU about the Freemasons and the treasure, and was preparing for it in his office. Leela walked in and smiled at him.]
[She sat down on the small couch he had in there and Fry looked at her. Taking off his glasses, he leaned back in his chair, acting like the Dean of a University.]
Fry: Can I help you miss?
[Giggling, Leela relaxed on the couch.]
Leela: I’m just bored I guess.
Leela: Yeah, I mean all the excitement of the last few weeks is beginning to wear off.
[She smirked and Fry stood up.]
Fry: Well then lets go do something.
[He took her hand and led her out the door. Once in his car, the two of them drove off into the sunset.]