Fan Fiction

Home System
By Rush

Scene: Planet Express Ship: Cockpit. Fry and Bender are slumped on their chairs, while Leela on the driver seat looks a bit bored as well.

Fry: (whining) 'I'm bored! When are we home?!

Leela: 'In an hour.

Bender: (whining) 'I'm over bored, I can't wait that long!

Leela: 'Well find away to entertain yourselves.

[There is a silence where Fry and Bender just sit there fiddling their fingers.]

[Time Lapse. Fry and Bender are slumped on their chairs again bored.]

Bender: 'This is getting boring!

Fry: (excited) 'Ooh! Ooh, ooh, ooh! How about we all play I spy?

Bender: (upbeat) 'Yeah OK.

Leela: (upbeat) 'Yeah, this should be fun. [She presses a few buttons.] Ship set on auto-pilot.

Fry: 'I'll go first, I spy with my little eye something-- something, (nervously) uh um, something-- I don't know what letter it starts with. [Bender points his finger at him laughing.] Yeah, laugh it up Bender.

Leela: 'Bender, leave him alone! It's not his fault if he finds words hard.

Fry: 'Thanks Leela.

Bender: 'Oh, you're just saying that because you're his girlfriend now, ever since he written you that lame ass opera last year! [Leela narrows her eye angrily at Bender.]

Leela: 'No, it's not because of I'm Fry's girlfriend, it's because lots of Human beings have problems with spelling and reading words.

Bender: 'Right. Now let's go back to the game, you're go again Fry.

Fry: 'I spy with my little eye something beginning with "S"!

Bender: [looking out the window at the stars.] 'Stars?

Fry: 'Yep.

Bender: 'Al-right, my go. I spy with my little eye something beginning with "B"!

Fry: 'You Bender?

Bender: 'No.

Leela: 'My boots?

Bender: 'No.

Fry: 'Bender?

Bender: 'That was already said by you. Go again.

Fry: 'Ahh um, [He looks at Leela's chest.] errr uh is it? Can I say this?

Leela: [narrowing her eye at Bender.] 'It's alright Fry.

Fry: 'Boobs.

Bender: 'Yep.

Fry: 'OK, my turn again, I spy with my little eye something beginning with …. with "M"!

Leela: 'Milky Way galaxy?

Fry: 'Yeah.

Leela: 'I spy with my little eye--

Bender: 'Little eye? Shouldn't it be: I spy with my big eye! [He laughs, Leela tightens her fists and stands up walking towards him.] (Scared) I'm sorry Leela! I was just joking around!

Leela: 'Next time, [She walks back to her seat and sits back down.] you'll have a date with my boot in your face.

Fry: 'Bender, please don't make fun of my girlfriend. I love her, and her eye is beautiful! [Leela eye lifts with an affectionate look at Fry.]

Bender: 'Sorry to interrupt your romantic moment, but shouldn't we be back playing this game?

Fry: 'Nah, I don't wanna play it any more.

Leela: 'Me too.

Bender: 'Yeah, we're almost home anyway. [Outside the window they pass by Pluto.] (thinking) The real reason is because I made fun of Leela.

Fry: 'One thing I don't get about the future is how come we can't just send a large fleet of space war ships to kill Robot Santa?

Leela: 'For starters Earth's military isn't very strong when it comes to it's fleet of space ships, thanks to Zapp.

Fry: 'Why? -- Oh yeah I remember you told me before.

Leela: 'Now we are not fully weak, our ground forces, aren't so bad, but many of them end up needlessly being killed by Zapp in stupid suicidal missions.

Bender: 'Bless those Kill-Bots.

Leela: 'Above all else attacking Santa in his Death Fortress on Neptune is complete suicide, it's full of traps, not to mention Robot Santa himself, and very powerful gun turrets and God knows was else.

Fry: 'Yeah, that answers that.

Leela: 'And we can't destroy the planet Neptune either, because it may cause problems like; altering orbits of planets in our Solar System, or we may have to blow up more asteroids heading towards Earth, without Neptune's high gravity drawing them in.

Bender: 'High gravity? Then how come we felt the high gravity it on the planet Stumbos 4, where every Human that lives their is very short, then while we were on Neptune to deliver those children letters to Santa we didn't feel it at all?

Leela: 'Because uh … hmm.

Bender: 'I think maybe our very existence is nothing but a sci-fi cartoon called Futurama on TV or some bad not very well thought out fan fiction on the Internet in some parallel universe?!

[Fry and Leela laugh.]

Leela: 'That's crazy!

Fry: 'Nah, that couldn't be it.

[Pullback Out Of Planet Express nearing Earth, as we zoom out we pass by the planets of the Solar System beyond Earth; Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Urectum (Uranus), Neptune and beyond that we pass by the trillions of stars within the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond that exiting the Milky Way Galaxy passing by trillions of other galaxies and other things, until finally we see: the God galaxy from episode "Godfellas" chuckling to himself.]

God Galaxy: 'Bender is correct, that we are nothing but a science fiction cartoon called Futurama on TV, and in this case a fan fiction based off it, which is a parallel universe. For imagination creates parallel universes.

The End.