Fan Fiction

Futuremon, Prelude
By Rush

Scene: Planet Express: Lounge. All the PE staff drinking bottles of beer on hover arm chairs is watching (On the couch Leela sits on the right, Bender in the middle and Farnsworth on the left.) "Everybody Loves Hypnotoad".

Farnsworth: 'Does this ever change?

Bender: 'As far as I can tell, nope.

Hermes: 'Why do we even come in on days, when there's no deliveries or anything?

Bender: 'To watch TV and drink beer, maybe?

[Everyone hums and nods.]

Hermes: 'Good point.

[Fry walks in holding a deck of Pokemon cards.]

Fry: 'Professor?

Farnsworth: 'Yesss?

Fry: 'Can I use your What If Machine?

Farnsworth: 'Sure, knock yourself out. Now be careful you don't knock yourself out with it, [Pointing at Leela.] (angrily) unlike you clumsy Leela.

Leela: 'But it was you that--

Farnsworth: (angrily) 'And you just had to wake up, when I was just about ready to harvest your organs?

Leela: [staring blankly at Farnsworth.] '…. Never mind. [She turns her attention (head) to Fry.] Fry, what are you gonna ask?

Fry: 'What if life was more like Pokemon?

[Everyone laughs.]

Bender: 'Oh man, I can't believe I was into that fab.

Fry: 'Hey, it was you who got me into it!

Farnsworth: 'Now Bender, this could be fun.

Bender: 'Yeah, imagine if I was a Pokemon?

Farnsworth: 'We'll go join you after this. [Everyone says ditto. Fry looks around for a seat, (all the seats are taken.)] Leela stands up, she gestures to Fry to take a seat. Fry sits down, then Leela sits down on Fry's lap (Fry looks insanely happy.) she moves a little to make herself more comfortable. Bender's eyes zoom in on the side of Leela's ass (While everyone else doesn't pay attention to Fry and Leela.), Leela pushes Bender's eyes back in their sockets. Leela eye widens briefly, then she relaxes sighing.]

[Time Lapse.]

Scene: Planet Express: Farnsworth's Lab. All the PE staff are gathered, Fry walks up to "What-If Machine" on a table.

Fry [speaking into the mic of the What-If Machine] 'What if life was more like Pokemon--

Bender: 'And what if Bender was a Pokemon?

Fry: 'And what if Bender was a Pokemon--

Leela: 'And what if Nibbler was a Pokemon?

Fry: 'And what if Nibbler was a Pokemon--

Zoidberg: 'And what if Zoidburg was a Pokemon?

Fry: 'And what if Zoidburg was a Pokemon? [A blue loading bar shows up on the screen of the What-If Machine, slowly going across the screen, then it stops completely halfway.] Wait, wait, wait. [It shows on screen in big red letters "Loading Error"] Oh, come on!

Zoidberg: 'Maybe we should try turning it off and on again? [Bender walks towards What-If Machine pushing Zoidberg out of his way, knocking him to the floor.]

Zoidberg: 'Ow!

Bender: 'Quit fooling around and load you stupid machine!

Zoidberg: [standing back up.] 'Well aren't you a machine too?

Bender: 'Friendless unwashed smelling of rotten fish and garbage red thing?

Zoidberg: 'Yes?

Bender: 'Just shut up!

Zoidberg: 'Aww!

Farnsworth: (shouting) 'Come on already you brick crapping brick making machine! [A brick drops out from under Bender onto the floor.]

Fry: 'Fix it-fix it-fix it! [Bender bangs on top of the What-If Machine above it's screen, the error goes, and the loading bar suddenly races across the screen only taking two seconds to finish, it flashes and the what-if scenario begins.]

To Be Continued.