Fan Fiction

The Yonder Times
By Rush

Scene: Planet Express: Hangar. Amy sitting on steps of the Planet Express Ship watches; Fry, Bender and Farnsworth near the Time machine.

Farnsworth: 'We're going to test it by going forward in time one minute. [He takes out a remote and opens the time machine. The sound of a car being unlock is heard.] Get in.

Fry: 'Okay, hurry. Let's get it over with. I can record Leela's birthday card while we're in there.

[Fry, Bender Farnsworth go inside the Time Machine.]

Scene: Inside Farnsworth's Time machine. While Farnsworth and Bender stand at the controls showing the current time being 29 July, 3010, 10:05 pm , Fry opens the birthday card and begins to record his message.]

Fry: [to card] 'Happy birthday, Leela. I'm really sorry I'm gonna be one minute late, because we're testing the professor's stupid time machine.

Farnsworth: 'Okay. I'll just nudge us forward exactly one minute into the—

[Farnsworth trips and falls, pulling the leaver too hard. The machine starts moving forward in time. Fry is losing the card in the confusion as it leaps out of the machine.]

Fry: 'My card!

[Farnsworth gets up and stops the machine. They look outside. Amazed at what they are seeing. New New York is entirely in ruins.]

Fry: 'Did we go too far? What time is it? [They look at the machine. It reads 3 December, 10 000, 4:55 pm.]

Bender: [dramatically] 'The year ten thousand!

[Time Lapse, that skips most of the events of "The Late Philip J. Fry".]

Scene: Planet Express: Conference room. The year 3010. Bender, Fry and Farnsworth are gathered in front of the time machine.

New Farnsworth: 'We're going to test it by going forward in time one minute. [He opens the time machine with his remote.] Get in.

New Fry: 'Okay, hurry, let's get it over with.

[The time machine appears above them.]

New Farnsworth: 'But, err, wha–?

Farnsworth: 'Oh uh.

[Scene: Time machine. The original time machine.]

Farnsworth: 'This new universe is about ten feet lower than our old one.

Scene: Planet Express: Conference room. The time machine crashes on the new versions of Bender, Fry and Farnsworth. The original ones leave.]

Farnsworth: 'Pow. We took care of the time travel paradox.

[They all cheer. Pan over to the PE ship to see Amy standing on the steps of the PE ship with her jaw dropped.]

Farnsworth: [pointing at Amy] 'Kill the witness! [Amy takes her cell-phone out.]

Fry: 'No!

Farnsworth: [looking hopefully at Bender.] 'Bender?

Bender: 'This may be a shock to you, but also no.

Amy: 'I've just text Leela.

Bender: 'We're dead.

Farnsworth: 'Quick! Let's get back in the time machine and-- [Amy points a laser pistol at them.]

Amy: 'Don't even think about it.

Farnsworth: 'Ahhh dammit!

[Outside The Cavern on the Green. Leela enters a hover taxi, which then takes off into the sky.]

[Time Lapse.]

Back to: PE: Conference room. Leela walks in and gasps seeing Fry's, Farnsworth's, and Bender's bodies crushed under the Time Machine.

Leela: [To the living Fry, Bender and Farnsworth] 'What the hell happened?!

Farnsworth: 'We went forward through time till the universe ended, then a second Big Bang happened and the universe reset itself.

Leela: 'And your Time Machine fell on Bender, your other self, and ... [Tearing up.] (crying) and my love Fry. How can I get over this, knowing that the original Fry I loved all these years is dead?

Farnsworth: 'The Fry with us is the original Fry.

Leela: 'Paradox, I get it. But still--

Farnsworth: 'Leela, even if they weren't to be doomed by a doom field, two of the same person who's aren't clones in an universe in it for too long will cause the universe to be destroyed.

Leela: (cheering up a little) 'Yeah, I guess you right.

Fry: 'Leela, can our relationship still work out?

Leela: 'Of course Fry. [Leela hugs Fry.]

Bender: 'Ahhh, cheesy romance!

Alternate Universe: Planet Express: Cockpit. Bender is a sleep at the autopilot, Leela sits in the driver seat. Fry walks in from the Cargo Bay.

Fry: 'Can I have word a with you?

Leela: 'OK, I'll set the autopilot. [Leela presses some buttons then stands up.]

Cut to: Outside the door to the cockpit. Leela walks out.

Leela: 'OK, what is it?

Fry: 'Leela, let's go to your room, I can't risk Bender overhearing me.

Leela: 'OK.

Cut to: Leela's Cabin. Fry and Leela walk inside.

Fry: 'Farnsworth and Bender may kill me if I tell you this.

Leela: [taking hold of his hands.] 'I won't let them.

Fry: 'A few weeks ago shortly before I went on that date with you Leela at The Cavern on the Green; me, Farnsworth and Bender, went forward through time till end of the universe thingy happened, then the universe reset itself and our Time Machine fell on, well me and Bender, Farnsworth and when they were about to enter the Time Machine in the first place.

Leela: 'It's OK, as shocking as this information is for me to know, that Bender, Farnsworth and Fry were just paradoxes, so I forgive you. [Fry and Leela hug.] But it also means that in the universe before this my pre universe self was alone.

Fry: 'I'm sorry.

Leela: 'It wasn't your fault.

Fry: 'OK. You're not gonna do anything to Bender and Farnsworth are you?

Leela: 'No, I won't even bring up the matter, but thanks for letting me know Fry.

The End