Fan Fiction

The Reunion
By Frosty

[Ten years ago, the Professor died, leaving Planet Express employees to find new jobs. They all went their separate ways; Fry went to Mars U with the money the Professor left him, Leela got a job a journalist for the New, New York Times, Bender went back to the bending factory bending girders, Amy was still in school, and was engaged to Kif, Hermes and LaBarbra opened a Jamaican restaurant, and Zoidberg still lived in a dumpster.]

[Fry hadn’t seen Leela since he left for Mars U. She agreed to go out on a date with him, and afterwards they went back to her apartment. Fry woke up the next morning, and saw Leela staring lovingly at him. She whispered that she had always loved him, but just never realized it. Fry couldn’t believe it, she loved him, but he was leaving a in a few hours]

Fry: (whisper) You know I love you Leela, but we both know I have to go. If I don’t do this, I’ll regret it. But I promise I’ll be back, and we can be together.

Leela: (whisper) I know you will. I love you Fry.

Fry: I love you too.

[Three years later, Fry got a letter from Leela saying she was getting married. It didn’t surprise him, he figured it was coming. She may have broken his heart, but he still loved her, he always would.]

[After seven long years passed, Fry went home, and got a job as a science professor at NNYU. He was walking into his class room, looking around after adjusting his collar on his blue shirt and his new glasses. Soon all the seats would be filled and he would be teaching. He plugged in his laptop after taking it out of his brief case, scratched his chin feeling the small tuff of facial hair, and started going through the lesson for the day.]

[Two hours later, Fry was walking into the campus coffee shop for lunch. He was sitting at a table with a sandwich and a can of slurm, along with looking at his laptop. He went on the NNY Times website to read the news, when he saw a article written by Leela. He almost spit out his drink, when he saw her picture next to the article. The article was about divorced women and how they can move on. He guessed she did some research, but in her picture, he saw she didn’t have her wedding ring on, and her name was still Trunga Leela.]

Fry: (thinking) Did she get divorced?

[He kept reading and figured that she was divorced, but needed to find out for himself. One of his students had a internship at the Times, and decided to ask her if she knew Leela. After going over some of his students grades, he began to walk back to his office. He had sometime to kill, so he thought he relax before his next class. He sat in his chair and looked at the phone. He could just call the Times right now and ask for Leela, but then what? What would he say to her? What would she say to him? After thinking it over, he picked up the phone.]

Fry: Hello, Operator? Yes, I need the number for the NNY Times.

[The phone rang a few times and a woman picked up. The voice sounded familiar.]

Woman: NNY Times, how may I direct your call?

Fry: (pause) Krista?

Krista: Mr. Fry? Hey, what are you calling here for?

[Krista was the student who had a internship there and one of Fry’s favorite students for the way she participated in class.]

Fry: I was looking for an old friend of mine who works there. Trunga Leela?

Krista: Yeah, she’s here. You want me to patch her through?

Fry: That would be great, thanks.

Krista: Bye Mr. Fry. I’ll see you in a hour for class.

Fry: Bye Krista.

[He was put on hold and drummed his fingers on the desk a few times. His heart jumped when he head a voice.]

Leela: This is Trunga Leela.

Fry: Hi Leela.

Leela: Who is this?

Fry: Its me, Fry.

[She couldn’t believe it, Fry!]

Leela: What? Really?

Fry: Yep, it’s me.

Leela: Oh my God, how have you’ve been? I haven’t seen you, in what, eight years?

Fry: Actually its ten years, but you were close.

Leela: Wait, the number says you’re calling from NNYU.

Fry: Yeah, I’m a professor here.

Leela; Really? Wow, so you went from kid from the stupid ages, to University Professor.

Fry: (laugh) Yeah, that’s about right. What about you? Ms. NNY Times Author?

[She laughed and Fry smiled.]

Leela: Yeah, I get my own office and everything.

Fry: Good for you!

[They both laughed and became silent.]

Fry: (thinking) Alright, now just ask her to meet you for coffee tomorrow so you can catch up.

Leela: You want to meet for coffee tomorrow? So we can catch up?

Fry: Sure, I’d love that.

Leela: Cool, I’ll see you tomorrow, 10:00?

Fry: Sounds great.

Leela: Bye Fry.

Fry: Bye Leela.

Krista: Bye Mr. Fry.

Fry: Krista, were you listening the whole time?

Krista: Maybe,

Fry: (laughing) Well, now you’re getting double homework tonight.

Krista: Aw man!

Fry: I’ll see you in class.

[He hung up and went in his desk. Pulling out a picture of him and Leela, he smiled.]

[Another two hour class over, and Fry got in his car. After picking up a pizza for dinner, he went back to his house. It was so much nicer than the apartment he had in the 20th century and the Robot Arms. Walking in, he had a soft blue couch in front of a fire place, and a bookshelf with some novels, and science books. His kitchen was adjacent to the living room with a peninsula connecting the two rooms. The dining table was behind the couch and against the wall. His carpet was grey and had white walls with blue stripes. Smiling, he went into the second bedroom he turned into his office, and set down his things. After changing into his pajamas, he plopped himself on the couch with the pizza and a beer. Turning on the TV, he flipped through the channels before deciding to put a DVD in. He sat there after cleaning up the pizza and thought about Leela. The phone rang and he picked it up.]

Fry: Hello?

Bender: Hey buddy!

Fry: Hey Bender, what’s up?

Bender: Nothing, I heard you were back in town, so I thought I call you.

Fry: Well thanks Bender. Its good to hear from you.

Bender: So what have you been up to?

[Fry told him how he graduated from Mars U and became a professor, and how he taught 2 hour classes twice a day, three days a weeks. Bender worked bending girders 4 days a week. At least, that was his schedule. And Fry told him how he talked to Leela earlier that day.]

Fry: We’re meeting for coffee tomorrow.

Bender: Well good luck buddy. Maybe you can finally get her to love you.

[Neither Fry or Leela had told anybody about what happened the night before he left.]

Fry: Yeah, we’ll see soon enough.

Bender: I’ll let you go, get some rest for tomorrow. Bye Fry.

Fry: Bye Bender.

[They hung up and Fry went into the bedroom. Getting under the covers, he fell asleep.]

[Fry’s alarm went off at 7:30, like it did every morning, and he rubbed his eyes. He made the bed, and changed into sweats and a tee-shirt with a Mars U hoodie. After tying his shoes, he went for his morning run.]

[About 45 minutes later, he walked back in his house and took a long hot shower. His bones ached from running in the cold and the hot water felt so good. After, drying off and changing into jeans, a white collared shirt and a beige suede jacket, he sat at his desk and went over grades. Once it was about quarter to ten, he grabbed his keys, his scarf, and drove to the coffee shop where he was meeting Leela.]

[Leela was sitting at a table with a white sweater and jeans on. Her cup of coffee was in front of her, and she drummed her fingers on the table waiting for Fry. She brushed back her hair, and saw Fry walking in the door. He scanned the room and saw Leela. She waved and Fry walked over.]

Fry: (thinking) I’m okay, I’m okay, I’m okay, I’m akay, I’m akay, (pause) I’m akay? What the hell does that mean? Wait! She’s saying something, just play it cool.

Leela: Hey Fry.

Fry: (stammering) Hi Leela.

Leela: You wanna sit down?

Fry: Sure.

[He draped his jacket and scarf over the chair and sat across from Leela.]

Leela: So, you’re wearing glasses now?

Fry: Yeah,

[The waitress came up with a pad of paper and a pen.]

Waitress: What can I get you?

Fry: I’ll have a coffee, uh- bacon, eggs, and toast.

Waitress: And for you Miss?

Leela: I’ll have the spinach and ham omelet.

Waitress: Coming right up.

[She left and Fry smiled at Leela.]

Leela: So, tell me about being a professor.

[They sat there talking and catching up for over an hour. Fry told Leela all about graduating from Mars U, and getting the job at NNYU. She told Fry about her getting a job at the Times and how she finally got her monthly column.]

Fry: So, how’s your husband?

[She didn’t say anything, and Fry knew right away that he was right about her being divorced.]

Leela: (soft) Our divorce was final about three months ago.

Fry: I’m sorry.

Leela: So am I.

Fry: If you don’t mind me asking, why did you divorce?

[She just looked down and didn’t say anything.]

Fry: I’m sorry, I shouldn’t of asked. You don’t have to say anything.

Leela: Thanks Fry.

[After the waitress took their plates and the check came, they both reached for it, their hands touching]

Leela: Don’t worry, I got it.

Fry: No, no, I got it.

Leela: No I insist.

Fry: No, I insist.

Leela: Look Fry, you let me get this, and I’ll let you get dinner on Friday.

[He smiled and laughed]

Fry: It’s a deal.

[They both stood on the street in the cool November air, and the wind tousled Fry’s scarf.]

Fry: So, I’ll see you Friday? Around 8:00?

Leela: I’ll see you then.

[She got in her car and waved to Fry before leaving. He smiled and laughed a little before getting in his car. He sat there, and chuckled.]

Fry: “You let me get this, and you can get dinner on Friday.” (chuckle) Oh man.

[He pulled out and while he was driving down the street, it dawned on him.]

Fry: Oh my God, Leela asked me out on a date!

[He smiled and kept driving.]

[Fry was standing outside of Leela’s apartment with a bouquet of roses in his hand. He had on a black turtleneck sweater, and black pants with his suede jacket. He took a deep breath and knocked on the door. Leela answered wearing a blue cocktail dress. Her hair was still in her pony tail, but the sides were curled, and she had a gold necklace on. Fry’s eyes went wide, and she giggled.]

Leela: Hi Fry.

Fry: Hi. These are for you.

[He handed her the flowers, and she smiled.]

Leela: Thank you. Come on in while I put these in some water.

[He walked inside and looked around. Leela had white carpet, and red walls with a black leather couch. Her kitchen was like Fry’s and Fry saw the doors to her bedroom, her bathroom, and what he guessed was her office. Leela put the flowers in a white vase and put them on the end table.]

Leela: How does that look?

Fry: Great.

[She smiled at Fry while he smiled back. Leela picked up her purse, and Fry helped her with her jacket before they walked out the door. Once down on the street, Fry opened the car for her and got in the drivers side then pulled out.]

[They arrived at a small elegant Italian restaurant a few minutes later. They were seated and Fry ordered a bottle of wine.]

Leela: This is really nice.

[The tables had white table cloths with red stitching on the ends, and there were two candles on each table lighting the room.]

Fry: Yeah,

[Fry stared at her for a second and Leela brushed some of her hair back, embarrassed. Fry smiled and looked at the menu.]

Fry: So, what will it be?

[Awhile later, Fry and Leela were sitting at the table with a empty plate in front of them. Leela had the sea food pasta, and Fry had the Mustacholli. They shared a piece of red velvet cake for desert and were waiting for the check. Other couples were dancing on the floor and Leela looked at Fry.]

Leela: Would you like to dance?

Fry: Sorry, I don’t dance.

Leela: Me neither, I mean usually not in front of anyone.

Fry: Well, its not that, I mean I cant.

Leela: Everyone can dance. Come on, you cant be that bad.

[He laughed with a face that said “You‘d be surprised“, and she put on a puppy dog face.]

Leela: Please? For me?

[He caved, and took her hand. Leading her onto the dance floor, he felt the warmth of her hand in his, and his heart skipped a beat. They got into position, and Fry stepped on her foot with in the first few seconds.]

Fry: Sorry! (chuckle) I told you I was bad at this.

Leela: But, in your defense you did warn me.

Fry: That’s right.

[They smiled and kept moving]

Fry: Do you remember how we had those lists of things we wanted to do before we died?

Leela: Yeah, I still work on mine.

Fry: Me too. So what’s on your list?

Leela: Be in two places at once, learn how to bake a cake without burning it.

[Fry laughed and Leela smiled.]

Fry: What’s number one?

[She smiled playfully at him shaking her head and he laughed.]

Fry: Okay, number one on my list, is to be with the girl of my dreams.

[Leela rested her head on his chest, and could hear the fast beating of his heart.]

[Later Fry and Leela were driving down the street, but Leela noticed they weren’t going back to her apartment.]

Leela: Where are we going?

Fry: Just hang on, you’ll see.

[They drove for a while longer, and Fry pulled over on the side of the road. He got out, opened Leela’s door, and took her hand.]

Fry: Come on!

Leela: What are we doing?

Fry: Just come on!

[He led her into the middle of the road, and stood in front of her, holding her hands.]

Fry: Okay, one foot there, and one foot there.

Leela: Now what?

Fry: Right now, you’re straddling the state line.

Leela; Okay?

[He looked behind him, and then pointed behind her. There were two signs on each side of the road. The one behind Leela said “Welcome to New, New York“ and the one behind Fry said “Welcome to New, New Jersey“. Smiling, Fry shrugged his shoulders and looked put his hands in his pocket.]

Fry: You’re in two places at once.

[Leela smiled and jumped into Fry’s arms. He swung her around, and when he put her down, their eye(s) met. Fry leaned in closer and Leela did the same. Their lips were inches apart, when there was a car honking, and headlights coming towards them. They screamed and ran out of the way. After the driver yelled some inappropriate things at them, they leaned against the hood of Fry’s car, and started laughing hysterically.]

Fry: (laughing) Why are we laughing?

Leela: (laughing) I don’t know, we could of gotten killed!

[Once they finally got control of themselves Leela smiled at Fry.]

Leela: Now we have to do something on your list.

[Fry smiled and they got back in the car.]

[Minutes later, they were at a tattoo parlor. Fry was looking at designs while Leela was looking on.]

Leela: You’re really gonna do this?

Fry: Yep,

Leela: Well what are you gonna get?

Fry: I was thinking this one.

[He pointed to a 4 leaf clover that said luck of the Irish around it.]

[An hour later, Fry was looking at his new tattoo on his bicep in a mirror. He had taken off his sweater, and Leela was admiring his muscles. He had really gotten into shape, and Leela saw the abs he formed. She held her breath as he flexed his arm looking at his tattoo.]

Fry: What do you think?

Leela: Its really cool.

[Fry smiled and the artist put a gauze pad on it. Carefully, Leela helped Fry get his sweater and jacket back on and they walked outside. It was pouring rain, and the two stood under the canopy. Fry didn’t want the night to end, but knew it would have to sooner or later.]

Fry: I guess we should get going.

Leela: Before we do, there’s one thing that I want to cross off my list.

Fry: What?

[She took his hand and led him out onto the sidewalk in the rain. They were instantly soaked and Fry stood there staring at Leela.]

Fry: What are we doing?

Leela: I’ve always wanted to get kissed in the rain.

[She put her arms around his neck and kissed him, softly, but then more passionate. Fry wrapped his arms around her waist, and felt the warmth of her body against his. There was a bolt of lighting and they broke the kiss. Fry smiled and opened the car for her, and once he started it, they drove away listening to the weather station.]

Radio: One of the biggest thunderstorms this year. If you’re out in the streets, get shelter as soon as you can. The winds are picking up tremendously and-

[Fry shut it off when there was another bolt of lightning.]

Fry: I think we get it.

[Leela laughed nervously, and Fry looked at her.]

Fry: Are you okay?

Leela: I’m fine.

[Thunder crashed and a third lightning bolt flashed, causing Leela to jump.]

Fry: You’re scared of thunder storms, aren’t you?

Leela: Yeah,

[Fry didn’t say anything else, he just kept driving. But then, he saw this as a opportunity. He could invite Leela back to his place so she wouldn’t be alone during the storm. He finally mustered up the courage and took a deep breath.]

Fry: If you want, you could crash at my place so you’re not alone.

Leela: Really?

Fry: Well, yeah. I don’t want to leave you alone if you’re scared.

Leela: Thanks Fry.

[He smiled and kept driving. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Leela smile as her shoulders relaxed.]

[They reached Fry’s house and after fiddling with the keys, Fry finally got the door opened. Leela looked around, and smiled at Fry.]

Leela: You did all this?

Fry: Yep. Here, let me get you some warm clothes, you must be freezing.

[He hung up their jackets, and led her into his room. Opening his dresser, he pulled out some pajama bottoms and a shirt. Handing them to Leela, he pointed out the door.]

Fry: The bathroom’s right next door.

Leela: Okay, thanks Fry.

[She left, leaving Fry who changed into his pajamas and went into the living room. The storm was getting stronger, and the lights flickered. He lit a fire in the fire place, and sat on the floor in front of it, warming himself. Leela came out in Fry’s clothes, and sat down next to him. Her hair was let down and it hung over her shoulder, Fry looked at her thinking that she looked beautiful.]

Fry: Hey,

Leela: Hi.

[They sat on the floor leaning against the couch, close enough to touch, but not close enough. After a few minutes Fry got up and went into the kitchen.]

Fry: You want something to drink?

Leela: Sure, whatever’s fine.

[Fry poured two glasses of wine and sat back down on the floor with Leela. Handing one to her, he sighed and took a drink. They sat there watching the fire, and Leela looped her arm through Fry’s, resting her head on his shoulder. The lights flickered and finally went out completely. The only light was coming from the fire place. The omniscient orange glow from the fireplace, the storm outside, and the glasses of wine in their hands, made the whole situation seem so sensual and romantic. Fry nervously put his arm around Leela’s shoulders, and she leaned into him.]

Fry: So, what’s number one on your list?

[Leela swirled her drink, and looked up at Fry.]

Leela: (soft) To get married and make it last.

[Fry looked down, knowing that her ex-husband had hurt her badly.]

Fry: (soft) He hurt you, didn’t he?

[Leela nodded her head and took a deep breath.]

Leela: Yes, he did.

Fry: If you don’t want to talk about it-

Leela: No, its fine. You see, he cheated on me with one of my co-workers. It was going on for a few months, before one my other co-workers told me. I didn’t believe it at first, but it raised my suspicion. So, one night when he said he was going to visit a old friend. I followed him. I didn’t really think he was lying, but I needed to know. And sure enough, I followed him to a motel and that’s when I saw them.

Fry: So, what did you do after that?

Leela: When he came home the next day, I told him that I wanted a divorce. And when he asked why, I told him I knew what he was really doing the night before.

[Fry didn’t say anything, he just stared at the fire. He saw Leela wipe her eye, and his heart ached seeing her like this.]

Fry: I’m so sorry,

Leela: Its fine. You didn’t do it.

Fry: Is there anything I can do?

Leela: What do you mean?

Fry: I mean, like do you want me to-I don’t know-kick the crap out of him?

[Leela laughed and kept a strong grip around him.]

Leela: You don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to do that.

Fry: I mean it. Just tell me who he is, and I’ll do it.

Leela: I know you will. And that’s why I wont tell you. No point in fighting a battle when the war is done.

[Fry smiled, and put their glasses on the end table next to the couch. He put his arms around Leela’s waist, and held her close.]

Fry: (whisper) I promise, that I’ll never hurt you.

Leela: (whisper) Oh Fry,

[He kissed her and Leela felt a burning sensation. She ran her hands along his chest, and felt the muscles under his shirt. Fry ran his hand up her spine, and into her hair, feeling it between his fingers. Once they broke the kiss, Leela took Fry’s shirt off and ran her fingers across his abs. She kissed his neck and felt his hands under her shirt on her back.]

Leela: (whisper) Fry, I love you.

Fry: (whisper) I know, and I love you too. I always have.

[Leela smiled and pulled him closer, kissing him.]

[Hours later, the sun was rising, and the first light of the morning sun peaked in through the windows on the two sleeping on the floor. Fry was asleep on his stomach with Leela at his side in front of the fire which Fry had rekindled various times during the night. They had a blanket over them and Leela was on her side staring at Fry. She stroked his hair and moved closer to him.]

Leela: (whisper) Fry? Fry,

[Fry groaned and Leela giggled.]

Leela: Come on, get up.

Fry: (muffled) No,

Leela: Yes,

Fry: Nu-uh.

[Leela laughed and pushed Fry on his back, rolling on top of him.]

Leela: (laughing) Hi.

Fry: (groggy) Ow, I think I got a rug burn.

[Leela laughed and kissed him. He reached for his glasses on the couch and put them on.]

Fry: (groan) I need rest and food.

Leela: Well, what do you want?

Fry: Uh, some pancakes?

Leela: Okay, anything else?

Fry; Some eggs and bacon?

Leela: You go take a shower, and I’ll make you some.

Fry: Okay.

[They got up and Leela put Fry’s clothes back on walking into the kitchen. Fry picked up the blanket threw it in the laundry hamper, and jumped in the shower. After getting clean and letting the warm water relax his muscles, he changed into jeans and a NNYU Track shirt, and combed his hair. He walked out into the kitchen and went up behind Leela, putting his arms around her.]

Fry: Smells great.

Leela: Thank you. Why don’t you sit down, its almost ready.

Fry: Alright.

[He poured two cups of coffee and sat at the peninsula watching Leela. She sat a plate down in front of him piled with pancakes, eggs and bacon just like he asked along with a glass of orange juice. She sat down next to him with her plate.]

[Fry’s plate was cleaned in about ten minutes and he sat there with his hand on his stomach.]

Leela: Full?

Fry: Oh yeah.

[She laughed picking up the plates and put them in the dishwasher. Leela leaned against the counter and looked Fry in the eyes.]

Fry: Hey there.

Leela: Hi,

[She went around the counter and sat on his lap resting her forehead against his.]

Fry: I love you.

Leela: I love you too.

[He kissed her and she smiled.]

Leela: I have to tell you something.

Fry: What?

Leela: I’m not really afraid of thunderstorms. I just said that so we could spend the night together.

[He laughed.]

Fry: You planed this?

Leela: I hoped for it.

[He smiled and Leela stood up.]

Leela: So what do you want to do today?

[They had spent the day hanging out at Leela’s and Fry went home the next day. On Monday, he met Leela for lunch after his first class, and said they would go out again on Friday. Fry was sitting at his desk in the class, and the students started coming in. Krista was a tall girl with red (not red like Fry) hair, black glasses, and a black tee-shirt with jeans. She had a messenger bag and a book in her hand when she walked up to Fry.]

Krista: Hey Mr. Fry how was your date with Leela on Friday?

Fry: How did you know about that?

Krista: I talk with her a lot and she said she had a date with you. Plus you left the class singing “I’ve got a date with Leela! I’ve got a date with Leela!”.

Fry: (laughing) Oh yeah. But to answer your question, it went great.

Krista: I thought so. She seemed really happy today. She’s been kind of depressed since her divorce.

Fry: Yeah, we talked about that.

Krista: So, are you gonna go out again?

Fry: Yeah, we met for lunch today, and we’re going out again on Friday. Plus the schools off for two weeks for XMAS soon, and I have something special planned.

Krista: Well congrats Mr. Fry.

Fry: Thanks Krista.

[Krista went to her seat as the last of the students came in. Fry stood and smoother his shirt.]

Fry: Alright settle down. Now I have a surprise for you today. Pop quiz!

[All the students groaned and Fry laughed.]

Students: Boo!

Voice: You suck!

[Over the next few weeks, Fry and Leela spent as much time together as possible. The next thing they knew it was a week before Xmas and Fry was in his office when he heard a knock at the door.]

Fry: Its open!

[The door opened and Leela walked in. Fry turned around in his chair and smiled.]

Fry: Hey sweetie.

Leela: Hi,

[She kissed him and Fry pulled up a chair.]

Fry: Sit down.

[She did and Fry smiled at her.]

Leela: So what did you want me to come here for?

Fry: I want to give you an early Xmas present.

Leela: Oh Fry, no. I can wait-

[Fry held out a brochure and Leela looked at it.]

Leela: A brochure, how- thoughtful.

[He laughed and pointed at it.]

Fry: Just look.

[She opened it and there was a note inside.]

Leela: “You’re invited for a romantic weekend to the log cabin resort in upper New, New York on Xmas Eve. Love Fry” Oh that’s so sweet,

[She threw her arms around him and kissed him.]

Leela: Thank you, I cant wait!

Fry: Neither can I.

To be continued ...