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A Muppet Family Gathering.

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by The Count, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Good... Now, go update your own stories people. Or that nagging you feel gently will become more pronounced once She Who Must Not Be Named returns next week.
  2. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    Wow. I've really enjoyed this so far. Can't wait to read more when you're able to get it up.
  3. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Ooh--yes, I did spot them! (I think I was looking at them somewhere where I couldn't post a reply, but I did see them and like them.) What a fun carload full of estrogen we must have been! And with Christmas songs to boot!
  4. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    Any luck working out the delimas to get the next chapter?
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Got a small inkling, something based on the outdoors scene.

    Hmmm... Maybe if Lisa got here and read everything from Chapter 11 on downwards and we could talk...
    Or Sara or some of the other authors could come in and offer a few suggestions.

    Not sure, just have to wait till I can chat with some of my forum friends to see how we can brainstorm the rest of this story.
    Glad you've enjoyed it and my other Muppet fanfic Java.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Chapter 28.

    The days passed bleeding into one continuous party, the days and the nights seemlessly merging into one breathing entity. Christmas Day had come and gone, but that didn't mean the spirit of the season faded into the guests' memories, filed away in some secret compartment meant to be brought out of storage with the decorative ornaments next December. Candles were lit as the Count counted and Lisa recited her part out loud in a voice soft enough so only those privately gathered around the menorah could hear her.

    The week rolled on, obliviously to almost everybody sheltered in the eerie yet brimming hallways of the Count's castle. The midnight hour was quickly approaching upon that one last night of the year... All inside tinkling glasses filled with either champagne or a thick reddened wine. Yes, it was a good thing noone would be driving, especially since some of the Bears' party were still convinced their drinks would taste like gingerale if only someone remembered to add some sugar. The Electric Mayhem and Diana were in rare form, singing all the right notes in all the right octaves. Uncle Deadly was having the time of his afterlife helming the bat-organ, regailing all with some jubilant spooky serenades. Savion and Celina had the dance floor to themselves, putting on a show of some inventive dances. Then, it happened... The Count ushered all to be silent, Scooter prodding some people to please hush down.
    "It's time! Help me count from 10 backvards!" cried out the Transylvanian timekeeper.
    Each and every soul cried out in unison, bonded for that one moment in time... "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year!!!"
    Of course, this made the Electric Mayhem and Solid Foam go into a tizzy, Animal pounding out a frenzied beat on his drums as the Female Drummer struggled to keep up matching him in enthusiasm and giddyness.

    "You'd think they were welcoming the end of the world or something" muttered a man with dark glasses seated in a rocking chair outside on the castle's front porch. The Snowman and White Lion abandoned their posts, inside revelling indoors with the excited crowds of Muppets. The vampire's black cat was the last remaining creature here, perched on the man's lap.
    "Yes Fatatatita... It's certainly a wonderful night" mused Ed more to himself than to anybody else.
    Fireworks shot out into the ebony landscape spanning above the castle, most all had adjourned to the castle's rooftops to admire the illuminating displays of festiveness. Unbeknownst to them, something else had captured Ed's dimmed line of sight.
    "Hmmm... Wonder what that can be..."
    "That? Oh, that's just a Wishing Star" replied the elder amphibian stepping out for a quick breath of fresh night air.
    "Oh... Is that..."
    "Think it is. Then again, it could also be Jim's."
    "Why do you suppose it's so bright?"
    "Well Ed... It gets that bright when it's trying to show someone something special."
    "You think so?"
    "Yup. After all, it's shining bright enough for even you to see it right?"
    "You've got a point there Kermit."
    "Yeah... And I think it might even be trying to lead to another star up there."
    "You think..."
    "Well, we all have our own stars. But that doesn't mean we can't be connected through and to one big star itself."
    "So your star and Jim's star could be mine..."
    "Sure, at least a little bit. Just like it has a little bit from everybody who's a part of our family, Muppets and all."
    "That's a nice star Kermit."
    "Sure is. Oh look, I think that one's..."
    The frog drew one of his long fingers upwards, pointing to a second star matching the first's intense light, tinted in pure lightning white strong enough to pierce the darkness veiling this blind bat's eyesight. Ed followed Kermit's instructions, finding his own star. The smaller stayed in orbit above the man's head, the other zoomed across the sky leaving a trail of fire in its wake. Little did they know it, but the star had been spotted by its other owner, his brown eyes gazing out fondly over the quiet sleeping berg left behind in his care during this grand holiday season.
  7. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    What a wonderful moment between you and Kermit. It was so touching.

    Loved the chapter. Hope there are still a few more to come.
  8. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Oh that was lovely! It was very sweet of you to add in the Hanukkah bit for Lisa and the New Years celebration also was fun. I really enjoyed the scene with you and Kermit. Stars certainly are magical aren't they?
  9. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    *grabs a tissue* Such...a sweet chapter Ed...

    Both of your stars....and then...Jim.....such a lovely story, I adore it.

    Thank you, this story as warmed all of our hearts so much, I can feel it.
  10. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Great chapter, Ed!
  11. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    WOOOOT!! Ed!! The scene with you and Kermit was fantastic! I looooooved it! In fact, it was FANTASTICABULOUS!! (Fantasticabulous is a copyrighted tradmark of Lisa "TogetherAgain" and cannot be reproduced or used legally without written permission of Lisa "TogetherAgain" and the National Football League. Wait...What?)
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Or any other sporting conglomorate for that matter... Any use of the copyrighted trademark will result in having to share a jail cell with Mike Tyson and/or Tanya Harding.

    BTW: The path for how I'll finish this off is set in my mind. And here's a little trailer...
    Next, family tradition from my own real family.
    Last, returning home and a song I have a feeling Bry might know which it is, though I haven't said anything about that to anyone yet.
  13. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...I might indeed. Though I'd best keep my own lips seeled as not to jinx anything.;)
  14. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    Quietley comes in and whispers:

    Can we have more to read please?
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sure... Not sure just when, since I'm trying to keep up with all the other stories myself.
    Guess that's why Ru does the fright thing and post it in the wee hours of the night, when the action's down to a minimum.
  16. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    Okay, just checking.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Chapter 29.

    "Gooooood moooorning" came from one of the bedrooms, Christy fully awake now.
    The calendar had just started anew, everybody stirring momentarily as another year commenced it's wayward wending tour of duty. Only a few got up at first, most opting to just lounge about in their comfy cots as they were still drowsy from having stayed up so late the night before. But try as they might, smells of something from the kitchen roused one after another, drawing them up and dragging each member into place, almost guided by an invisible hand carefully setting each domino into their slotted spots.

    "But what if..." the phantomly dragon's voice said, in a whisper to the other spectres waiting in line.
    "Not to worry my good man" boasted the Ghost of Christmas Present.
    "I'm sure your boss will understand Mr. Devinshire" seconded the Ghost of Christmas Past.
    Both Deadly and Eleanor sought a true answer from the last Christmas ghost, who merely nodded in asent with his colleagues.
    Their fears assuaged, the spooks stood guard where they found shelter in the shadows amongst everybody else.

    The rats were now put to work, happy to be of service bustling and hussling through the myriad of Muppets here in the Count's doomicile. Camilla clucked her head off, producing eggs, while the Swedish Chef and Sadie worked their magic in the kitchen area. The Count was also enjoying himself, he had set up a number ticket machine to help the proceedings. Ed had spoken about this family tradition of his to the master vampire, and they both agreed to resurrect it for this truly special occasion.

    "#43! Order's up!" called out Sadie from behind the counter handing off a plate to Fozzie Bear.
    "Uh... These aren't going to walk up and eat..." the bear asked somewhat apprehensively.
    "The plate? No, these are OK to eat" replied the red-haired gofer's mom.
    "Oh... I wasn't worried" mumbled the bear, walking away to eat his breakfast.
    Anyone looking in on this scene would think he was inside a cityscape delicatessen, not an ultra-spooky haunted mansion filled with crazy creatures. A long vertical tableboard list was posted next to the kitchen wall, the customers came in and asked for whatever ingredients they wanted. This was what Ed and his family refered to as the Omelette-thon. Eggs cracked, yolks beaten, onions made people cry even though they didn't do anything to the veggies... Omelettes were prepared upon request, all the souls taking turns and getting their plates refilled by the rats working the crowds. Fresh breads of banana nut and pumpkin came out of the oven, coffee and juice and other normal beverages lined the counters... Some of the ingredients laid out as appetizers, and of course coffee cakes and danishes accompanied the provisions if anybody wanted some type of dessert. Kyle had a hard time restraining Cookie Monster, though his appetite was qualmed by the chocolate chip egg combination he wolfed down in the wink of an eye. Yes, the Muppet family had omelettes for breakfast, lunch and dinner all that day.
    "My cholestrol might go through the roof... But what the heck, you only live once" Bobo commented serving himself a third dish, as he piled on the hot peppers and bacon bits and smoked salmon slices, topping it all with some honey glaze.

    The jubilant scene lasted long throughout that first of January... The Muppet family fully satisfied with itself after spending this great Christmas celebration in each other's company, it almost seemed a shame things had to end...
    "Hey..." piped up Kermit to some of the people gathered near him. "How's about..."
    "What was that Kermit dear?" Jane asked, her hair cascading down upon her shoulders.
    "Well, thought maybe, after we leave... We could all meet up back in Hensonville for one last day together."
    "That'd be great Mit!" exclaimed his sister, "then I can get to see that theater Robin's always going on about."
    Word of the frog's last-minute plans trickled through the masses... Growing in strength and speculation, much like when Rowlf had to come to terms with one of his brothers moving in. Ultimately, Kermit had to call for a family meeting.
    "Quiet!" he shouted at the top of his froggy lungs.
    "And I said, like, I don't care how rich you are buddy, I'm not spreading my..."
    "Uh-oh, cool it babe" Floyd instructed his leggy girlfriend.
    "Thanks Floyd. What I suggested is to meet up in Hensonville for one last day together before heading off to our respective homes."
    "Hmmm, why not, it sounds groovy enough" mused the band's psychadelic maestro.
    "And I'm sure the town would welcome in a bunch of weirdos like me" uttered the hook-nosed wonder.
    "Would be nice to see where Bryan works" commented the overgrown canary.
    "Yeah, and we can have fun exploring eh?" chimed up the Fraggles' leader.
    "So it's decided then... We'll pack up tomorrow and head on out to Hensonville" agreed almost all the grownups in unison.
    The Christmas ghosts agreed, disappearing into the nighttime ether, assuring Uncle Deadly all would be fright.
    The Count and Ed were both happy, their Muppet gathering coming to fruition, the last few phases just now getting started.
  18. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Another fabulous chapter! Finishing up in Hensonville, how nice! It will be sad to see this story end, but that sounds like a great place to do it! I loved the nod to my latest story, it made me smile. Overall great chapter!
  19. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    It's a shame Fozzie has to worry about eggs that devour plates... at least he doesnt' have to worry about it here. Wonderful chapter. Maybe I'll have to suggest an Omlette-thon to my family for the holidays, it sounds delicous
  20. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    :excited: Oh Ed, lovely! I loved it! Great to see Uncle D. and Auntie E.! Can't wait for more!

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