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No More Fun and Games
It had been a fairly quiet weekday at the Planet Express building. There had only been a few deliveries that day, and all of them had been within the solar system, so by late-morning, Hermes had decided that it would be a good time to give the whole place a good going over.
Fry had got the job of cleaning up the lounge, since it was mostly his and Bender's mess that was lying on the floor anyway. However, it wasn't too long before Fry decided that it was time for a break, and he sat down on the couch, thinking to himself.
Fry: Well, it's been a little over a month since Leela went on her date with that Chaz guy. He remembered what Leela had told him.
Leela: You know what Fry. I don't care if you're not the most important person in the universe. It really makes me happy to see you right now.
Fry: Then I am the most important guy in the universe.
He smiled as he remembered the kiss she had given him, and the warmth he had felt inside when she had put her head on his shoulder.
Then he remembered what had happened during the last few weeks, and shuddered. Last Monday, he had spilled coffee outside Leela's cabin, and when she stepped outside her door, she had slipped and fell. Boy, he had got hell for that.
Then on Wednesday, he and Bender dropped a birthday present of a crystal butterfly right off a cliff, and he had to pay for a new one with his own salary. On top of it all, Leela had really yelled at him this morning, just because he was a little late. Well, three hours, but still, it wasn't like the world was going to end, right?
Fry: (thinking to himself) Man! nothing really changes. She still treats me like a little puppy, only just occasionally throwing me a little bone of her affection.
Just then, Fry felt someone standing in the lounge. He craned his neck around and there stood Leela, in a not too happy mood
Leela: Hello Fry. What have you been doing for the last couple of hours?
Fry: Hi Leela, Yeah, I was just cleaning up the lounge.
Leela looks incredulous
Leela: Really and all those cans of Slurm just magically appeared huh?
Fry: Oh yeah, I guess I got to thinking about something, and I lost track of the time.
Leela: Well Fry, I just want to say something to you.
Fry: (perks up) Yeah?
Leela: Fry, I didn't really think that you could get any lazier, but hey, what do I know?
Fry: (starts to speak, but Leela holds her hand up.)
Leela: (with a sharp edge to her voice) You know, I had always hoped that you would start to grow up a little, but it just seems like there really is no hope for you. I don't know why you like to wallow in you ow