(Note: This episode takes place after "Love & Rockets ", and "Leelaís Home World"
All characters created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.)
(Special Thanks to: Kevin Mac, Kryten, Tzlk, and Erdrik... oh wait, thatís me.)
(Futurama opening credits. Caption: To fix brain, Reboot.)
Leela yawns and pushes herself into a sitting position.
Its 5 minutes to 6 in the morning, and her room is still dark.
She stretches her arms and looks down to the sleeping body next to her.
He sleeps curled up in a ball, back facing her.
The person moans happily and turns over revealing Fry.
Leela smiles to her self, and watches silently for a few minutes.
Her alarm goes off breaking the moment. Barely audible the alarm doesnít stir Fry.
Leela leans over and shakes his shoulder.
Leela:††††† (Softly) Wake up Fry.
Fry moans and turns back the other way.
Leela:††††† Letís go Fry its time to get up.
She grabs his shoulder and starts to pull him back, but he resists.
Leelaís hand slips and Fry pulls away, falling off the bed.
She leans forward to make sure he is alright, and his head pops up from the side of the bed.
Leela:††††† Are you ok?
Fry gets up and sits on the bed whilst rubbing his head.
Leela gets up and walks over to the closet.
Fry watches her with a grin on his face.
Leela:††††† Get up; we have a lot to do today.
Fry:††††††† (Annoyed) Fine.
Fry groans slightly as he bends over and starts collecting his clothing.
He has his Light Speed briefs, and his T-shirt on when Leela turns around.
She has found a robe and is now wearing it.
Leela:††††† What are you doing?
Fry:††††††† Getting dressed.
Leela:††††† Oh no you donít, come on weíre taking a
She walks over and grabs Fryís hand and pulls him to the
other end of room.
Fry:††††††† (Annoyed) A shower?! Iíve never taken
showers before, why should I start now?!
Fry pulls his arm away, and takes a step back.
Leela:††††† (Sighs) Because I want you clean, and
besides I donít think you heard me right.
Leela:††††† (Seductively) I said ĎWeíreí taking a
shower. ... Together.
Grabbing Fryís hand again she pulls him into the
Fry finally aware of what she meant says:
A while later a robed Leela walks out of the bathroom,
with a content smile on her face.
She is followed by a smiling and very happy Fry.
Leela picks up Fryís clothing and throws them over to him.
Leela:††††† ok, now you can get dressed. And remember, you leave first, piddle around for a couple of hours then go to work,
Fry grabs his cloths, sits on the bed, and begins to get dressed.
All the while he watches Leela getting dressed.
but I still donít see why we gotta keep this from the others.
Leela:††††† Because theyíll overreact and get all
I donít want to have them gawking
all over about us.
Fry, now dressed, gets up off the bed. But he stays,
still watching Leela as she dresses.
Leela notices that he is watching, and blushes slightly.
She picks up the robe and throws it at him.
Leela:††††† Go on! Iíll see you at work.
Fry backs out of the room smiling, eyes never leaving
*†††† *†††† *†††† *
Planet Express building, Zoidberg, and Leela sit at the conference
Leela has an annoyed look on her face, and looks down at her wrist
The read out says: 9:52am.
Leela:†††††(Thinking) Fry I said a couple of
hours, not four!!!
Fry enters with Bender who is happily puffing away a cigar.
Hermes walks out of his office just in time to see Fry,
and Bender walk up to the table. Hermes stops and looks
Hermes:†††† Great, Hog of Trog, Fry! Yer clean!
Fry:††††††† Yeah, who
knew the shower water did the work for you?
Fry walks over and sits next to Leela. Hermes watching
with a look of disbelief.
Hermes:†††† Well normally Iíd be readiní de jobs fer
††††††††††† Who had Tíree years?
Bender:†††† Not me. Mine was six. Damn faulty internal
Bender leans back and nonchalantly takes a puff from his
Zoidberg:†† What? I missed out?
Zoiberg throws his pinchers into the air and starts bawling.
In the distant background Scruffy says:
Scruffy:††† Scruffy bet five years.
Hermes:†††† Amy had one year, Farnsworth had 6 months,
3 days, aní 15 minutes, aníI had neva, so díat leaves ... mmm Leela.
Hermes:†††† Ya won de bet on how long itíd take Fry
before he showered.
††††††††††† ĎMember, tíree years ago?
Hermes has collected the money, and hands it over to
Everyone watches as Hermes hands her the money.
While they are all looking at Leela, Bender looks over at
narrowing his eyes to slots, menacingly eyeing the
When they turn back he quickly returns to normal.
The crew sits at the conference table, except for Fry.
They are about to start the meeting when Fry walks in, goes across
the room picks
up a dirty pair of underwear, and walks back out. Everyone at the
Hermes:†††† Díat boyís not
taken a shower in four months! I wouldnít be surprised if he neva took a shower any day in his
Bender:†††† Iíll take that
Bender turns away for a second, sounds of humming as he makes
a few calculations, then he turns back.
Bender:†††† Iíll bet heíll
get cleaned up in six years time.
In the distant background Scruffy says:
Scruffy:††† Scruffy bets five years.
Leela:††††† Oh come on. Give him more credit than
say no more than three years... give or take.
Leela:††††† oh... now I remember.
Feeling guilty she looks over at Fry who seems to have
and isnít paying attention. For the moment her feelings
of guilt pass, as annoyance swells.
Leela:††††† Fry!! Stop day dreaming!
Fry jerks out of it and falls backward out of his chair.
Hermes:†††† Yes, well on ta business... We
do have a delivery today, but Farnsworth is de one who set it up. He
wouldnít tell me what it was over de phone, so ya just have ta wait Ďtil heís
back from his trip to ĎOld Fogies Against...í. So
in de mean, time ya just be cleaniní up aní keepiní maintenance.
Fry climbs up and sits in his chair again as Hermes
Fry:††††††† Old Fogies Against what?
Hermes:†††† No one knows. Apparently de old fogies
canít seem ta Ďmember what díeir against. So
díey meet every few years ta argue Ďbout what díey forgot. Well, off ya go, aní no slackiní!
Hermes leaves, entering his office again, and everyone else
Zoidberg heads over to the med. Lab.
Fry and Bender start walking over to the couch to watch
Leela walks up and grabs Fry by the arm.
Leela:††††† Hey! Youíre not skipping out of the work
Amyís not here so youíre going to help me with
Bender:†††† Ha! Sucker! Donít worry Fry, Ill tell you
Fry:††††††† (Annoyed) Yeah. Thanks.
Bender:†††† For a small fee of course... Heh Heh Heh,
Leela:††††† (Annoyed) Whatever. Just be sure to make
the meeting on time. Farnsworth
is scheduled back at 11. Come on Fry.
She pulls Fry out of the room, as Bender sits down on the
couch and turns on the TV.
In the hanger, Leela pulls Fry over to the lockers and opens one.
She starts pulling out all sorts of different tools, and
Leela:††††† Ok, Fry. Weíre going to need to check the
fuel lines, and the landing gear...
She pulls the last tool out and closes the locker turning to Fry.
She points the tool at Fry; the tip of it shooting sparks in Fryís
Fry squirms a little, as Leela continues.
Leela:††††† ... And then
weíre going to test the fuel flow, and finally check our Dark Matter reserves. Nibblerís
been a little constipated lately...
Leela becomes a little less serious when she mentions
Nibbler, and stares off into space for a second.
She quickly recovers, but a worried expression appears on
She puts down the tool with the others, and grabs Fry by
Leela:††††† But first I want to talk to you.
Leela pulls Fry behind the ship so they can talk privately.
She pulls out her recently acquired fortune, and turns to Fry.
Fry looks down at the bet money now in Leelaís hand.
Leela:††††† Look, Fry I...
Fry:††††††† You bet money on how long it would take
before I showered?!
Leela gets a guilty look on her face.
Leela:††††† Iím sorry Fry it was three years ago!
Fry:††††††† I mean look at all this loot! Yer rich!
Fry looks up from the money with a huge smile on his
Leela:††††† Youíre not mad?
Fry:††††††† Mad? Why would I be mad?
Leela smiles, pulls him close and hugs him. Then she
Leela:††††† And itís only $800, Fry. Itís not really
††††††††††† And no you canít have any.
Smiling at each other, they step apart. Leela kneels down
and puts the money back, then stands again.
Fry:††††††† Darn... ehh, oh well. I got something
Leela:††††† (Curious) Really? What is it?
Fry leans in and stares into her eye. He gently brushes
her cheek with his palm.
Fry:††††††† (Seductively) Oh, lots of things...
Leela:††††† (Blushing) Oh... mm heh heh...
Fry wraps his arm around her waist and pulls her close,
moving his other hand back through her hair. Leela suddenly pushes Fry back.
Breathing heavily she steps back and brings up her hands.
Leela:††††† (Excited) Errr... Not now, we can do that
later ok Fry?
Fry:††††††† (Seductively) Why not now? Weíre the
only ones in the hanger.
Leela:††††† (Unsure) Well, because I... and then...
††††††††††† (Irritated) Because I said so!!
*†††† *†††† *†††† *
Leela is laying down belly up with her head underneath the bottom
side of one of the shipís fins. She suddenly reaches up with one of her
arms, hand outstretched.
Leela:††††† Fry, could you hand me the Wire Strippers?
There is no response.
Again there is no response. She pushes herself out from
underneath the fin and sits up looking for Fry. She spots him with a wrench by
the Fin, and she gets up getting ready to scold him. Fry unaware of Leela is trying to
unscrew a bolt from the Ships fin.
Just as Leela is about to reach him, he slips and flings
the wrench halfway across the room.
Hermes walks in as the wrench flies, and it strikes him in
the head with a loud clang.
Hermesí eyes zone out as he loses consciousness and falls
to the ground.
Fry rushes over to where Hermes lay, with Leela close
Leaning down Leela checks Hermesí pulse.
Leela:††††† (Sighs) Ill take him to the med. lab. Fry
maybe it would be best if you go watch TV with Bender.
Fry rushes from the hanger, heading for the TV.
Leela gets a little annoyed with his reaction but inside she canít help but smile.
Fry slumps down next to Bender on the couch and starts watching TV.
After half an hour Bender changes the channel.
The screen shows that he has changed to another installment of
ĎThe Scary Doorí.
TVNarrator: You are
entering a place where ordinary people, do extraordinary things. Where peopleís worst fears are
brought to life, and where ketchup bottles donít get that hard black ring
around the top. Youíre about to enter: The Scary
The shows Main logo appears, then fades to a small town.
TVNarrator: The rising sun brings forth the new day, but
the town is quiet still. A
glance to your right reveals one Elizabeth Powell. Her
day begins as it usually does, waking early in the morn, whilst everyone
else sleeps. But
today, is different...
Elizabeth Powell buys a cup of coffee, and tosses the Robot
Merchant a coin to pay for it.
She turns to walk away, but the coin begins to inexplicably hover.
She is shaken, and stares at it for a minute, then slowly backs
away before turning and continuing to walk down the street.
She goes to the bus stop and notices that there is a line of
Powell:†††† (Thinking) Strange. Usually no one but
Robots are up at this hour.
Shrugging she gets in line and waits as the bus pulls up and
people start boarding.
She is the last one to board, as she does, she looks up at the
driver, who smiles with his mouth closed.
BusDriver:† Room for one more.
The bus driverís mouth never opens, yet the words are clear and
She gasps and rushes out of the bus.
She stops suddenly as a giant hand reaches down out of nowhere
grabs her, and pulls her up and off screen.
The driver adjusts his hat revealing a third eye, smiles, and
Bender pulls out a beer from his chest compartment and
takes a swig.
††† What a load of crap!
Leela enters the room.
Leela:††††† What are you guys doing? I told you the
meeting is at 11, and its 11 right now!
Fry:††††††† (Glancing at wrist) 10:35 by my watch.
Leela:††††† Fry thatís not a real watch. Itís a
picture you drew on your wrist with a pen.
Fry:††††††† That doesnít make it any less accurate
than my other watches.
Leela:††††† (Sighs) Come on, letís go.
Everyone returns to the conference table.
Fry sits next to Leela, Bender sits next to Fry, and Zoiberg next
Leela:††††† Zoidberg, is Hermes ok?
† I think so,... though I couldnít seem to
find his Gas Bladder. It may have degraded...
The Proff walks in opposite to
them and sits down. He begins to stare into space, saying nothing.
They sit looking at The Proff
waiting for him to start the meeting.
Leela looks around the table then back at The Proff.
Leela:††††† Hey, Professor Farnsworth, whatís this
Suddenly The Proff stirs, immediately interrupting her.
Proff:††††† Good News Everyone! Weíve got another
delivery into a dangerous planet swath
with man eating, tyrannical creatures of diabolical destruction!
Leela sighs and gets a indifferent look on her face.
Leela:††††† (Sarcastically) Yay...
Proff:††††† You need to deliver 50 crates of
Radioactive Waste into the depths of Zessil 5. Home
to the race of giant radioactive Toad Men, said to have sharp claws and large
with painful, pain inducing poison. Not to mention the large boils, and
the easily contagious 2-foot warts! Oh my, yes, the warts!
Fry moans, and leans on the table.
Fry:††††††† Weíre boned... Tell me why weíre doing
Proff:††††† Hmm... Oh, my, yes. Because they are
paying an exuberantly large amount of money.
Everyone suddenly perks up, and leans forward. Including
Bender whom only now is listening to the conversation.
Bender:†††† WHA! Did I hear someone say Ďexuberantly
large amount of moneyí?
Proff:††††† (Laughing) Oh, You wonít be seeing any of
it, outside your normal paychecks...
Fry and Bender slump back in their chairs and start
Fry:††††††† Weíre double boned!
Leela:††††† Whyís that?
The Proff, whilst staring off into space, gets an excited
look on his face.
Proff:††††† With this money I can buy the Ionic-SubPartical-Discumbobulatic-Photonic-Generater
Iíve always wanted!
Bender sits up and gives The Proff the bird.
Bender:†††† Crank it up your Pie hole!!
Leela:††††† (confused) Whatís an ISPDP Generator?
The Proff suddenly becomes suspicious.
Proff:††††† NOTHING! It is Nothing, now leave me be!!!
Then he turns from them, and looks around as if he were being
Quietly he whispers to himself.
Proff:††††† She knows too much... Yes, ... The bacon
must be stopped...
Slowly The Proff leaves, rubbing his hands together in a menacing
The rest of them stare after him, confused, and wondering what
that was all about.
Except for Bender, who doesnít give a ratís ass. And even says so.
Zoidberg gets up, and turns to the three.
Zoidberg:†† Yay! I
get to go on a delivery with friends, and sift through the garbage of
*†††† *†††† *†††† *
Leela, Fry and Bender sit at the bridge of the Planet
Express Ship as it flies
through deep space. Leela has a sour expression on her
face, and Benderís expression is the same
(as much as a robot face can...). Fry on the other hand,
is happily staring out the window,
watching as the stars pass by.
Leela:††††† Fry, could you check on Zoidberg and make
sure he isnít eating anything
vital to our survival?
Fry:††††††† Awwww... Do I have to?
Leela:††††† Yes. Yes, you do.
Fry gets up and walks out off the bridge.
He sets off looking for the good doctor.
After a few minutes he finds him in the cargo hold,
sitting on one of the crates of
radioactive waste. Zoidberg has a crowbar in his left
pincher, and is sucking on it like candy.
Fry grimaces and walks up to him. Zoidberg immediately
Zoidberg:†† Fry, my good buddy! What brings you down to
this humble abode?
Fry:††††††† Leela says to stop eating.
Looking down, Zoidberg thinks about it for a second.
Zoidberg:†† But, for how long?
Zoidberg:†† (Dropping the Crowbar) Awww...
Back on the bridge, Leela and Bender stare out ahead,
boredom setting in.
Fry walks in and sits down again.
Fry:††††††† How long?
Leela:††††† A few more hours.
Fry:††††††† (Seductively) Oh? You know... thereís
lots of things one can do in an hour...
Leela doesnít look away from the ship controls.
Bender looks over at them cockeyed.
Fry:††††††† Aww... come on, please?
Bender:†††† Looks like heís wearing you down, Leela.
Fifty bucks and I can get Ďim off yer back.
Leela, still looking ahead, grins.
Leela:††††† Ok, sure. Nothing too serious though.
She pulls out a few bills from her boot and hands them
over to Bender.
Bender gets up and deposits the money into his chest
compartment. Then he starts advancing on Fry.
Fry:††††††† B-b-but, but I, ... Leela!!
Bender pulls Fry off the bridge and shuts the door behind
He pulls Fry to his feet, and brushes the dust off his
Bender:†††† Hee, hee... Easiest fifty I ever made.
Fry:††††††† Uhh... Not that Iím complaining but
arenít you gonna pound me... or something?
Bender:†††† Wha? Nah. I said Iíd get you off her back.
Never said Iíd hurt ya. Why
ya want me to? Cause you know I can.
Fry:††††††† (Quickly) No, no! Thatís all right Iím
Bender:†††† Although she may get suspicious if you
donít have any bruises...
Bender holds Fry by the shoulder and quickly hits him in
the left eye.
Which just as quickly swells up.
Bender:†††† There. Well I feel better, letís go.
Bender walks back onto the bridge followed by a grumbling Fry.
Leela looks back as they return. Fry looks at Leela as he sits
giving her a half-angry, half-betrayed look through his swelled
Leela quickly looks forward again trying to hide the look of guilt
on her face.
The PE Ship lands on the surface of Zessil 5.
On board the crew looks out over the terrain of the planet.
Itís just about sunset, and long dark shadows are spreading across
Fry:††††††† Wow. Looks like its gonna get really
at her Wrist Thingy) Zessil 5, doesnít have any moons... and its solar system is the
farthest away from any neighboring systems, so Itís pretty much gonna be
Fry:††††††† (Not Caring) Whatever.
The last bit of Sun disappears below the horizon. And as
it does everything goes pitch black.
Leela:††††† See? Told ya, all I can see is your eyes.
Fry:††††††† (Irritated) So what? Who cares? Not me
Bender:†††† Yep just our eyes... aaand those red beady
ones just outside the ship, and
those ones next to them.
Fry:††††††† (Getting Scared) Eep. Ok now I care.
As they look on thousands upon thousands of red beady
eyes, start appearing all around the ship.
Leela hits a button and the shipís internal emergency
lights turn on.
Leela:††††† I... donít think weíll be going out
Just then Zoidberg walks onto the bridge.
He looks around at the three. Then walks up to the
Zoidberg:†† Awww... Theyíre cute.
There is a few minutes of silence.
Zoidberg:†† Sooo, Has anyone been fatally wounded yet?
There is no response, and he stands there for a few minutes
waiting for an answer.
Zoidberg:†† So no one needs medical attention?
Another few minutes of silence, then he gives up and
Bender:†††† Did you hear something?
Bender:†††† Well, Iím going to go get some hard liquor
and shut down fíer the night. If
something happens donít bother waking me up... unless itís saucy.
Bender leaves the bridge and Fry turns to follow. Leela
steps in front of him.
Leela:††††† Look Fry, I had to do it. Bender was
getting suspicious and if he found out, weíd
never hear the end of it! Besides itís your own fault! You
shouldnít have been egging it on!
Fry:††††††† (Not Caring) Whatever.
Fry turns to walk away, but Leela stops him.
Leela:††††† (Hurt) Aw, come on Fry! Stop it... please?
Fry:††††††† What do you care?
Leela:††††† I do care! I love you!
Fry:††††††† Oh yeah!
Sure, You love me. But apparently Im not something to be proud of. Yep, Im the ugly loser you gotta
hide in the closet so no one knows.
Leela:††††† (Angry Now) Dammit, Fry! I love
you! And thatís all thatís should matter!
Now itís Fryís turn to feel guilty. He looks down at the floor
trying to hide his face.
Leela immediately calms down. She moves in and holds him close
wrapping her arms around his shoulders.
Fry:††††††† Iím sorry... I love you, too. I just...
Leela:††††† Look, Iím not trying to hide you. Itís
just ... Iím just ...
Fry:††††††† (Curious) Your what?
Leela:††††† (Quietly) Iím ... ...
Leela canít bring her self to say whatís bugging her, so
instead she leans forward suddenly,
and starts kissing Fry. Fry is taken by surprise, and is
a little confused, but that doesnít
stop him from returning the kisses. Leela leans further
forward trying to lean into his arms.
Unfortunately Fry isnít strong enough and both fall to
Fry:††††††† Ow!... Sorry Lee- ... ... mmMmm ...
The door to the bridge slowly creeps open and a shadowed head with
one-eye peeks out.
After looking around Leela steps off the bridge and quietly takes
a few steps to the other
end of the corridor. Her hair is messed, her tank top is
un-tucked, and one of the shoulder
straps is hanging loosely over her upper arm. She looks back and
motions to the still opened door,
then notices the strap and quickly pulls it back up over her
Fry walks out, his jacket flung over his shoulder, and his hair
also in a mess.
Fry:††††††† (Quietly but Sly) You dropped this,
Fry holds out his hand revealing Leelaís bra. Leelaís eye
widens, and she quickly
snatches it out of his hand. Leela turns away and quickly
puts it on under her tank top.
Fry, whom is obviously enjoying this display, smiles and
leans against the nearby wall.
Leela quickly turns back.
Leela:††††† (Quietly) Go to you quarters, and go
Fry straightens and begins to head down the corridor.
Leela:††††† (Quietly) Oh wait. One more thing...
Leela grabs him and pulls him
back, kissing him passionately.
Then she releases him, turns him
around, and pats him on the butt to send him off.
*†††† *†††† *†††† *
The next morning. Its still pitch black outside, the
illuminating the bridge. Leela is already up and on the
She sits in her captainís chair staring out a window, and
sipping on her
morning ĎBacon-ated Coffeeí.
Leela:††††† (Thinking) I wish I could wake up with
him every morning. In
the very least Iíd be able to get him up on time. Maybe
I could if... Nah. I... canít do that yet. Why
am I so scared of this?! Everything
I ever wanted out of life has finally come true. My
job, friends, my parents,... and Love. Itís
all so great, and yet I still...
Her thoughts are interrupted as Bender walks onto the
He walks over to the couch and sits down.
He takes out a can of beer and starts chugging it down.
Bender:†††† Morniní skintube. How long Ďtill sunrise?
Leela:††††† A few more hours... Youíre up rather
early, something wrong?
Bender:†††† Nope Iím
Leela shrugs and turns back to the window. Bender stares
at her, eyes narrowing.
Bender:†††† (Quietly to Himself) Yes... Iím just
Leela finishes her Coffee and puts the cup into a recycle
chute. She turns around and heads for the door.
Leela:††††† Iím going to go take a shower. Donít break
or steal anything until I get back.
She leaves without waiting for an answer and heads off to her
Once there, she grabs a towel and kicks off her boots. As she is
Fry and Benderís quarters she looks over at the door and pauses.
She quickly looks around to
be sure she is alone, then walks up and slowly opens the door,
She sees Fry, still sleeping face down on one of the cots. She
Fry turns over in his sleep, showing that his still swollen eye
has blackened overnight.
Leela grimaces, she felt really bad about doing that to him.
Slowly she closes the door and continues to the shower.
A few minutes later Bender walks up outside the shower
He leans in close to the door and listens carefully.
Leela is still showering. Satisfied, he walks off.
A few seconds after he leaves, Leela steps out. She is
dressed in a new clean set of
cloths, has her hair down, and is carrying the dirty
clothes in her arm.
She carries her hair-band by her teeth, as her other hand
opening and closing the door. Once it is closed she grabs
it out her mouth,
after wrapping it about her wrist. She stops by the
Laundry room and
deposits her dirty cloths in the washer.
On her way back to her quarters she takes the band off her wrist
and ties up her hair in a ponytail.
As she walks up to her door, she sharply shakes her head to remove
any last bits of water and enters...
To see Bender, holding one of her boots in one hand and
exactly $750 in cash in his other hand.
Leela:††††† What the hell are you doing!?
Bender:†††† uuuhh... Nothing?
Leela storms up to him and grabs the money and boot from
Leela:††††† Get the hell out of my quarters!
Bender:†††† Fine, skinbag!!
Bender backs off to the door, but before he leaves he
pulls a beer from is chest, and
takes a chug from it. He then leans forward and points at
her narrowing his eyes to thin slots.
Bender:†††† Iíll leave now but you canít guard that
cash wad forever! Youíll
drop your guard, and when you do, Iíll be there!
With that he burps fire, turns, and stomps out of the
The sun has finally risen and the barren rocky wasteland of Zessil
5 can be seen.
Bender and Leela sit on the bridge. Both are watching each other
Fry walks onto the bridge yawning, and they quickly break their
Leela gets up and puts her hands on her hips looking at Fry.
Leela:††††† Itís about time. Come on Fry we have a
delivery to make. Help
Bender load the hover carts. While I get the paperwork.
Fry:††††††† Wha? But
I just got up! Canít I get some chow first?
Leela:††††† You can eat when we get back.
Leela looks over at Bender angrily.
Leela:††††† I want to finish this job A.S.A.P.
Bender:†††† Forget it Fry. Leela is being her typical
jerky self. Lets
just get this over with so we can go home and watch ĎAll my Circuitsí.
Fry and Bender walk off the bridge. And head for the
Outside the ship.
Leela is waiting with a clipboard and pen. She looks up as the
cargo lift grinds into motion and
descends to the ground. She pulls out a piece of paper and holds
it up to
Fry and Bender when the lift has settled, and the cargo unloaded.
Leela:††††† Ok, Farnsworth gave me a map to the drop
so you guys just follow me and
this will go smoothly for once.
Fry:††††††† Yeah, yeah...
The three head out after Leela. And soon find themselves at
the entrance of a large cave.
Fry looks into the cave and whistles, which echoes loudly
in the cave.
Fry:††††††† Uh, The drop point is here right? Not
in the cave... right?
Leela:††††† No, sorry Fry. The drop point is about a
mile into the cave.
Leela starts walking in followed by bender and his hover
Fry follows after hesitantly pulling his hover pad behind
Fry looks around at the surrounding of the cave. Itís
dank and dark, and stalactite are everywhere.
Suddenly a bat swoops down and flies past Fryís head. He
yelps in surprise,
but continues to follow Bender. He then looks over to his
left and sees a little toad sitting on a rock.
Fry:††††††† Hmm. Thatís not so bad.
The little toad turns and looks at Fry and smiles.
Itís lips spread out over its face revealing hundreds of
long razor sharp teeth.
It opens itís mouth and snaps it shut in a menacing
Fry rushes ahead trying to keep close to Bender, but
doesnít watch where
he is going and bumps into him. Looking ahead Fry sees
that Leela and Bender have stopped in
front of a large metallic door embedded in the stone.
Leela:††††† Welp, weíre here. According to the
instructions Farnsworth gave me, we
leave the cargo here. Iím suppose knock twice, slide the clipboard under the
for them to sign. Then I take the clipboard and we leave. Simple.
Fry and Bender turn off the hover pads, and they slowly
float to the ground.
They turn and look at Leela, who then knocks twice,
kneels down, and slides the clipboard
under the door. They hear some mumbling on the other side
of the door and then scratching.
After a few minutes the clipboard slides back. Leela
picks it up and stands.
Leela:††††† Ok. Weíre done.
Fry:††††††† Thank God. Letís get the hell out of
little toad over there is starting to freak me out.
Suddenly a loud clang is heard from the other side of the
The three all turn and watch as the door grinds open, and
a huge dark green bipedal toad steps out.
Its fingers end in claws as long as a humanís forearm,
and two thick teeth twice as long
protrude down out of its mouth. Its body is covered in
large warts and boils.
Super-Toad: You dare insult the great Lord IckyBut
The little toad stands up and walks toward the door.
IckyBut:††† How dare you! Iíll eat you all alive!!
Fry, Leela, and Bender all scream and start running out
of the cave.
The two toads do not give chase. Instead IckyBut walks
over to the larger toad and watches
the three run off.
Super-Toad: You werenít actually going to eat them were
IckyBut:††† Heck, no! Who knows what kind of filth
theyíve been crawling around in.
††††††††††† I just wanted to scare them a bit.
Just then one of the boils bursts on IckyButís face.
In another part of the cave Fry and Leela run along side
as Bender out distances
them and is soon long gone. They are almost out of the
cave when the ground starts shaking and
rocks start falling from the ceiling. A low rumbling can
be heard from the deeper part of the cave.
Fry trips on a loose rock and stumbles to the ground.
Before he can get up another rock falls from the ceiling
onto his foot pinning him down.
Leela stops and immediately turns back to help him. She
kneels down and starts pushing the
rock off of Fryís foot, when another rumbling begins.
Rocks begin falling all around them.
Leela looks up to see a large crack suddenly appear in
the ceiling above them and watches
in horror as the ceiling breaks apart and starts to fall.
Quickly she lays down over Fry covering him with her own
body as the rocks fall down
and bury both her and Fry. Pain shoots through Leelaís
She tries to ignore it but it is too much and she screams
out in agony.
Fry is screaming as well, but mostly from fear and worry
Theyíre cries die out and the dust settles. Fry waits a
listening to the seemingly unnatural silence.
Fry:††††††† Leela?... Are you alright?
There is no answer and he starts to panic.
Fry:††††††† Leela? Leela!
He starts looking around for any signs out of this
situation, but stops when he hears a noise.
A kind of familiar sound. Quiet. Barely audible. Then it
hits him. Crying!
He looks over next to his right shoulder and sees the
back of Leelaís head.
It lay limp, but the sound is clearly from her.
Fry:††††††† (Softly) Leela? Can you hear me?
Leelaís head moves indicating she can.
Fry:††††††† Whew! ... Leela I donít know what to
do... can you move?
Leela:††††† (Quiet and Weak) No... my back hurts...
can you see ... how bad...
Fry looks over her shoulders to survey the damage. One
large rock lay in the middle of her back,
her shirt soaked in blood. He looks past it and gasps to
see a pile of stones covering them
both from the waist down. He reaches up and pushes the
first rock off of Leelaís back,
Leela grunts in pain. He slumps his head back down
Fry:††††††† I could only reach one. Iím sorry...
Leela:††††† (Quiet and Weak) Thatís alright Fry... my
legs hurt a little, ... but
I think that stone did the most damage...
Fry is relieved to hear this and sighs. Then he gets angry...
Fry:††††††† (Irrational Outburst) Whyíd you do
that?! You could have gotten killed!
Leela:††††† (Quiet and Weak) I.. couldnít leave you
... Fry Iím so sorry...
Fry:††††††† (Calm Now, Confused) Wha? What have you
got to be sorry about? You saved my life... again.
Leela:††††† (Quiet and Weak) I mean ... before. I
shouldnít have been keeping us a secret... And
I shouldnít ... have let Bender do that to you. I ...
Fry:††††††† Its alright Leela. We love each other,
and thatís all that matters. You donít need...
Leela:††††† (Quiet and Weak) No! ... You donít
understand... Iíve been... ... I ... am scared.
Fry:††††††† (Confused) Scared? Of what? I thought
you just didnít want everyone to gawk over us...
and Weak) Of the risks... Everything Iíve missed out on in life... ... you found them ... and gave them
to me... ... Friends... family... Love. Iím scared that you might lose
interest ... and then Iíll be alone again... So I hid ... us. So that if you
did leave... it would be like it never happened... ... ...
Fry:††††††† Leela... I will never leave you.
Iíd rather die than cause you pain... (Quiet
and Thoughtfully) Errr, even though if I died Iíd be leaving you
Leela starts laughing quietly and Fry stops talking. Her
voice is rasped,
but he smiles, happy to hear her laughter. But the moment
fades, and her laughter turns to tears.
Slowly Fry wraps his arms around her shoulders and gently
lays his hand on her head.
Fry:††††††† Leela, itís alright. Itís going to be...
Before he can finish Fry hears a set of footsteps coming from the
entrance of the cave.
He tries to look towards the sound but canít turn his head in the
As the steps get louder he struggles more and more to get into a
position so he can see.
Leela has stopped crying and is also trying to look for the source
of the sound.
Suddenly Fry hears a loud clump as a metal foot stops down just
inches in front of his face.
Bender:†††† So howís about fifty bucks a piece? Thatís
sounds about the going rate for a human life.
Back on the Ship.
Leela is face down on a pad in
the Med. Lab. Zoidberg is next to her sifting through various medical supplies.
Fry and Bender stand near the door.
Fry hands him $100 from a large wad of cash.
Bender quickly puts the 100 in
his compartment and walks out of the room.
Fry walks over to Leela and
Fry:††††††† Thanks Leela. Iíll pay you back the
fifty from my next paycheck.
alright Fry. Besides, you know Hermes is docking your pay for the next 3
go get the ship ready for lift off. As soon as Zoidberg is done here Iím
getting us the hell out of here!
Zoidberg:†† Oh yes. Now you need medical
attention! Just because you have no visible
wounds you think youíre too good for a fatal surgery! Where
were your cries for help earlier? Hmmm? Where
were they then?!
Leela:††††† Shut up, Zoidberg.
Soon, the Ship is back on Earth, and landing in the hanger of Planet
Bender and Fry walk out of the ship and head towards the kitchen.
They are followed by a well-bandaged Leela. She quietly heads
towards the conference room.
Zoidberg Walks out of the ship with his pinchers in the air.
Ziodberg:†† Ah! Friends to welcome...
He looks around at the empty hanger, sighs, and lowers
In the kitchen.
Fry is sifting through the refrigerator, while Bender pulls out a
cigar and lights it.
Fry stands closing the refrigerator door, holding a 6-pack of
Fry:††††††† Man. That delivery sucked.
Bender:†††† I donít know, I made 150 cold ones. Pretty
profitable on my end!
Fry:††††††† Whatever. I need a break. Letís go watch
Theyíre just about to leave when Leelaís voice sounds out
over the intercom.
Leela:††††† Everyone report to the conference room for
The intercom cuts out.
Fry:††††††† Arg. Screw that Iím tired. Iím watchiní
The intercom cuts back on.
Leela:††††† That means you too, Fry!
The intercom cuts out. Fry looks up to the speaker with a
dumbfounded look on his face.
Fry:††††††† Wheníd we get an intercom anyway?
In the conference room.
Fry, Bender, Zoidberg, Hermes and Farnsworth all sit at the
conference table waiting for Leela.
Hermes head is wrapped in a bandage. They all look confused and
Leela walks in carrying a Vid-Screen, and Hermes stands up.
de meaniní of Ďdis? We doní got any more Deliveries planed for today.
Leela:††††† I have an important announcement to make,
and I want all you to hear it.
She sets the Vid-Screen down on the table and taps a
button. Amyís face appears on the screen.
Amy:††††††† What do you want Leela? Iím trying to
enjoy my cruise! An whyíd you put me on hold!
Fry leans back in his chair and starts guzzling down a
Slurm. Leela takes a step back so everyone can see her.
Leela:††††† This is hard for me to say, so Iíll just
come right out and say it. ... ... Fry
and I are in love, and are in a relationship.
Fry jerks forward Slurm spraying out of his mouth and
onto the table.
There is a chorus of gasps from everyone at the table
except Bender, and a crashing noise
from the Vid-screen. Wiping his mouth with his sleeve Fry
turns to Leela.
Bender:†††† (Sarcastically) Yeah, Right.
Fry:††††††† Leela?! I thought you wanted to keep
this a secret!
Leela:††††† I changed my mind alright!
Bender:†††† Wait a minute. Hold it. You mean you were serious?!
... Oh your God!!
Hermes:†††† Holy, Good- ... Great Hog- ... Oh, gravy. I
doní even have a good catch phrase for díat! How
long has Ďdis been goiní on?
Hermes:†††† Díis is great news!
Leela! About time! I was getting tired of all your moping around the office!
Leelaís face hardens at that.
Amy:††††††† We need to
celebrate! Iíll have to hitch a ride back... Donít you dare do anything Ďtill I get back! I want to know all the juicy details!
The Vid-screen goes blank. Bender stands up and hits Fry in the
Bender:†††† Hey, Hey! Alright
Fry! You da Man!! Although I wouldnít be surprised if Leela played the dominate role in this relationship heh,
Bender suddenly gets a thought and scratches his chin. He
looks over cockeyed at Leela.
Bender:†††† Soooo... You love
Leela:††††† Uh, yeah. That is
what I said...
Bender:†††† Care a lot about
Leela:††††† (Annoyed) Yes.
Bender:†††† (Deep Thought)Mmm
Leela:††††† Whatís yer
Bender:†††† (Snapping out of
It) Huh, Wha?! Oh, Nothing... ... Mmm I think Iíll go cook something up to celebrate your new found
relationship. Heh heh...
Bender walks out of the room.
Fry:††††††† Hey Bender the
kitchens the other way!... Bender?... Ah forget it.
Fry gets up and walks over to Leela. Leela leans into his arms and
Fry:††††††† (Whispering) Hey,
you know there is a closet right down the hall right?
Leela pushes him away breaking the hug.
Leela:††††† (Loudly) Oh, stop
it Fry. Weíll have plenty of time for that later.
The words are out before she realizes it, and another
chorus of gasps are heard from the table.
Farnsworth is sitting at the table next to the kitchen, looking
over the deliveryís paperwork.
Hermes walks in with another pile of paperwork and sits at the
table next to Farnsworth.
Hermes looks into the other room to see Fry and Leela sitting
together on the couch watching TV.
Fry laughs at something on the TV, and playfully pushes Leela.
Also laughing Leela leans in and pushes him back, knocking him
down onto the floor.
Leela gasps and helps him back onto the couch.
Hermes:†††† Uh! Look at díose
two! Isnít there work díey could be doiní?
The Proff:† Oh, my no. Since returning
Leela has oiled the Cargo Lift and cleaned the hanger. The only chores left to do are for Scruffy. And we havenít got
anymore deliveries to make. Just let them be.
Leela walks up to the table suddenly, surprising Farnsworth, and
Fry is no where to be seen and the TV has been turned off.
Leela:††††† Iím suddenly
bored with TV. Iím going to check the Supplies. In the Supply closet. ... If you need supplies, donít go in
the supply closet. Because thatís where Iíll be. ... uh, checking the supplies.
Leela:††††† Well off I go ...
to check the supplies..
Leela takes a few steps back watching the two.
Then she turns around and quickly walks out of the room.
Farnsworth and Hermes look at each other, quite confused.
In the next hall Fry is waiting by the door. It slides open and
Leela darts through.
Fry looks up at her with mocking grin.
Fry:††††††† Smooth move,
Little Miss Janitor.
Quickly Leela grabs his arm and pulls him off towards the
But she doesnít take more than two steps when the door
behind her slides open again.
Hermes walks in and looks at the two, a knowing grin
slowly spreading across his face.
Hermes:†††† Leela, call for
you on de Vid-Phone. ... Sorry but ya have ta check da supplies anotíer time.
Hermes starts laughing and turns back and walks off the other way.
Leela:††††† (Angry) If thatís
Amy, Sheís gonna need another nose job when Iím through with her!
Leela sits down in front of the Vid-screen in the conference room,
switching it on.
Leela:††††† (Annoyed) What?
A shadowed figure appears on the screen.
Shadow:†††† You have
Uumm... sure... Do I know you?
Shadow:†††† NO! Give me
Uuh, yeah... sure...
Shadow:†††† Moneysss! Give me
Moneysss! No Moneysss, No Fryyy!!
Serious) Excuse me!?
Shadow:†††† I kill Fryyy, No
Leela:††††† (Getting Worried)
Whoa! Wait a minute, How do you know-
Shadow:†††† NO! Give
moneysss! Sssend coordinatessss, give moneysss!
The Vid-Screen beeps, signifying that it has received a
Shadow:†††† Moneysss, precioussss moneysss!!
Before Leela can reply the Vid-screen goes blank.
She leans back in her chair a worried expression on her
face. Fry walks up behind her.
Fry:††††††† What up?
The Planet Express Ship flies through deep space.
On board Leela mans the controls with a dead serious look
on her face.
Fry sits next to her looking a little worried.
And Bender sits on the couch puffing away at a cigar.
Fry:††††††† Tell me again why
Iím coming, along?
Leela:††††† I am not
letting you out of my site for a second Fry. Your safer with me.
Fry:††††††† Yeah. Good Point.
Fry looks relieved and leans back in his chair
Bender:†††† Yer lucky you caught me on the way in, or youíd be doing this
Fry:††††††† Yeah. Say,
why were you out? You said you were going to cook something to celebrate me,
Hey, I had to go out and get some ingredients.
Fry:††††††† Oh. Did you find
some good stuff? What are ya gonna cook?
Bender:†††† Eh. Stuff.
Fry:††††††† Alright! I love
Leela:††††† Quiet you two. Weíre nearing the
The ship flies down through the atmosphere and gracefully
lands in a clearing, surrounded by forest.
Bender, Fry, and Leela are in a tall cave and are looking up at an
equally tall and
very fancy door.
Leela:††††† Ok. Fry
you stay here while Bender and I go see who this guys is, find out why he doing this, and
then kick his ass.
Fry:††††††† Sure thing, Lee-
Bender:†††† Oh no! Nothiní doiní! I ainít going in
there to get my shiny ass recycled!
Leela:††††† Well, Iím not going in alone!
Bender:†††† You can go in with the Robot-Devil for all
I care! I ainít agoiní in!
Leela:††††† (Angry) Bender...
Fry:††††††† Iíll go in with ya Leela.
Both Bender and Leela turn and look at Fry.
Leela:††††† (Worried) But the whole point was... (Annoyed)
Ahhh... forget it, whatever. Come on Fry, Bender
you stay here and guard the entrance.
Bender:†††† Forget that! Iím leaving as soon as those
doors close behind ya... On
second thought forget the doors!
Before either can respond Bender turns and starts running back the
way they came.
Leela sighs, then turns and pushes against the massive door.
Slowly it opens revealing a large almost empty cave.
There is a table in the center,
and a few sturdy chairs strewn around it.
There is a large assortment of
devices piled up in the back corner.
The Shadow is no where to be
seen. Leela walks up to the table and begins looking for clues.
Fry walks to the back and starts
sifting through the devices. He pulls out a long rifle looking device.
Fry:††††††† Wow! Leela, whatís this thing-a-jigger?
Leela moves away from the table and walks over to look at
Leela:††††† (Thoughtfully) mmm...
Fry:††††††† Is it super powerful Death Ray?
Fry:††††††† Pain Ray?
Fry:††††††† Sonic Diarrhea Ray?
Fry:††††††† (Thoughtfully) ... Then what is it?
Leela:††††† Just a toothbrush. And yer holding the
Fry drops the device and starts rubbing his hand on his
Leela leans over and inspects the other devices.
Leela:††††† Hmmm... None of these are dangerous. In
fact most of these are just
Suddenly laughter erupts as the Shadow enters the room
He is cloaked in a dark blue, full length, hooded robe.
The hood hides his face and all you can see is two
horizontally slotted eyes.
His hands are drawn into the robe and cannot be seen. He
slowly walks up to the two,
laughing evilly. He stops in front of Fry.
Shadow:†††† Yessssss. You come...
††††††††††† You give moneysss? Yessssss?
Leela:††††† Actually, I was wondering why you were so
intent in killing Fry. Where
do you know him from? Why do you want to kill him?
Shadow:†††† NOOOO! Give moneysss!! Yessssss!!
Suddenly the Shadow raises his arms, and steps forward.
Fry screams like a schoolgirl and cowers behind Leela.
Leela:††††† Alright thatís it. Iím gonna-
Shadow:†††† Give moneysss!! Yessssss!!
Leela:††††† (Annoyed) Arrg! What is with you?! You
havenít even told me how much money you want!
The Shadow stops, and lowers his arms.
Thoughtfully he places his cloaked hand under his
chin(which you still canít see because of the hood).
Shadow:†††† (Thoughtfully) Yessssss... give 650
Leela:††††† (Surprised) $650!? Thatís it?! We went
through all this grief for a measly $650?!?
The Shadow just stares at them blankly, and holds out his
still cloaked hand.
Shadow:†††† (Hopefully) Yessssss, Moneysss?
Leela:††††† (Disgusted) Ugh! Fine whatever, Here!
Leela reaches into her boot and pulls out her bet
winnings, and shoves them into the Shadows hand.
Leela grabs Fryís hand and pulls him towards the door.
The Shadow holds the money in his hands and starts
rubbing it on his face,
and starts chanting while, Leela and Fry leave the room.
Shadow:†††† Yessssss, my moneysss. Yessssss.
Precioussss, my Precioussss...
Outside the cave Leela is pushing the huge door shut,
whilst Fry waits sadly.
Afterwards they turn to head out, but stop to see Bender
waiting for them.
Bender:†††† (Dry, and Robotic) I came back to guard the
Leela:††††† Thatís great Bender now lets get out of
Fry:††††††† You alright Bender? You donít sound so
Bender:†††† (Dry, and Robotic) I came back to guard the
Fry:††††††† (Worried) Uhhh... Bender?
Fry put his hand on Benderís shoulder to see if he is
As soon as he touches him, Bender falls backwards. And
reveals that he isnít Bender at all!
Fry and Leela both gasp in shock.
Back in the cave a now de-cloaked Bender chuckles to
himself as he counts the money.
Bender:†††† Heh, heh. Suckers.
He starts whistling when someone walks up behind him and
taps him on the shoulder.
Bender jumps and spins around to see a none-too happy
Fry, and Leela.
Leela holds up a decapitated head of a cardboard Bender
Leela:††††† Returned to guard the door, huh?
Bender:†††† Uhhh ... I never saw that guy before in my
life! I donít know what yer talkiní about!
Bender: (Dry, and Robotic) I came back to
guard the door.
Bender:†††† (Worried) Heh, heh, Uhhh, ... Cheese It!!
Bender jumps and starts running out of the cave. Leela
and Fry, follow him yelling all the way.
Leela:††††† Come back here, Bender! So I can beat your