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Another "Silly" Creature" Gone

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by muppetfan24/7, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    This short fanfic is a dedication and a tribute to Jerry Nelson.

    Another “Silly Creature” Gone
    It was a not a dark and stormy night at Fraggle Rock. There was the one leader Fraggles could count on. That would be Gobo! The brown fraggle that was an explorer, had musical talent, and he had his best friends, Red, Wembley, Mokey, and Boober. Then, there was a day that made him realize that not only was he about to lose the voice “the silly creature” gave him, his real friend was gone.

    One morning, Red woke up quietly since Mokey was still asleep. She got out of her hammock and couldn’t wait for this day to begin. Gobo promised her he would compete in the Splash a thon the other day. At the same time, Wembley woke up and couldn’t wait for his buddy Gobo to compete with his best friend, Red. Then, something strange was going to happen.

    “/Hey Gobo, wake up buddy!” Wembley said quietly.

    The problem was he sat up from his sleep, but he didn’t say anything.

    “Uh…Gobo, what’s wrong?” Wembley asked.

    Although his friend knew he wasn’t say anything, he looked really sad. He started sniffling and hugging Wembley.

    Red entered Gobo and Wembley’s cave to find out that her friend Gobo was upset.

    “I don’t believe this!” Red thought. “Gobo’s sad?”

    Red now felt so alone while she was still walking to a tunnel that leads to "Outer Space." Now she wants to find out what the trouble is all about. She knew she has been to “Outer Space” before all by herself without him (reference to other fanfics). The tunnel then led to Doc’s apartment, which was from Arizona. Although Sprocket was still asleep and Doc wasn’t around, she looked around to find out why Gobo is so acting kind of strange. Then, she saw very few letters and she knew they were from the “silly creatures.”

    One of the letters said,
    Dear Gobo,
    I have been a big fan of yours, but sadly I will inform you that your “silly creature” friend named Jerry Nelson died. Once again, I feel very sorry for your loss.
    Your friend,
    Trish Johnson

    “Oh no!” Red thought. “Jerry’s gone! That was Gobo’s best friend!

    She quickly grabbed as many letters as she could to the Fraggle hole before Sprocket started barking that he saw a Fraggle. It definitely woke Doc up. He wanted to know what was going on until he found a letter. It was from Fraggle Rock fan and it say that another great man was gone.

    “Sprocket,” Doc started. “I knew this day would come. Gobo will not like what he is hearing right now.

    Back at the Rock, Red sounded the Fraggle horn and everybody was awake. As soon as they got there, Red had a feeling the news was not going to be good. She tries to say something, but they ignored her.

    “QUIETTTTTTTTTT!” Red shouted.

    The fraggles then were now silent. They were wondering what this meeting would be about this time of day.
    “Ok everybody! I have some sad news. It’s about our best friend, Gobo, and his friend…Jerry Nelson died today.

    “I can’t Gobo’s friend died. No wonder my best buddy wouldn’t speak to me.” Wembley said with a sniffle.

    “Now we lost another great friend…just like Richard and Jim, right Wembley” Mokey said to Wembley.

    “Right,” Wembley said before crying.

    “He did have fun with us,” Boober said sniffling.

    “I too, will miss him. I can’t believe my nephew Gobo won’t speak to me right now.” Uncle said, now frustrated that his best friend gave him the voice and he was crying. Now that he was gone, a part of this fraggle was gone too.

    Red now that she felt disappointed that she will be the leader until Gobo can get his voice back have to gather her friends, find Cotterpin and Wrench Doozer, and meet Junior Gorg at the Gorg’s garden. After she said the terrible news to them, they were shocked that first it happened to Jim, Richard, when Junior lost his voice, but magically it somehow came back. Now it was Jerry! Now they were wondering if he is ever going to get his voice back.

    “What? Fiwst Jim’s gone, my fwiend Richard…and now Jerry. Oh this is tewwible.” Junior said, now sad that his Pa wasn’t speaking either. Also, the Fraggles forgot that Feeny, Large Marvin’s friend didn’t say something either.

    “Yeah! I miss him too! Boy, I wish I could see him, since Gobo Fraggle was with him for a while.” Cotterpin said, feeling disappointed Jerry met him first before Kathy was with her little friend, Cotterpin.

    “Me too, Cotterpin! Gosh! I wonder if he was like your fraggle friend.” Wrench said, thinking about if Jerry was the one he remembered.

    Unfortunately, Philo and Gunge heard the terrible news that Gobo will not speak for a while.

    “Majory, we got terrible news! Jerry’s gone!” Philo said, now worried that if he lost his friend like Gunge did, even though it seems strange of how somehow got his voice back.

    “Yeah! I bet ya never saw that coming!” Gunge said, having an awful feeling that losing your favorite friend was harder than they thought.

    “Well, boys, first Jim was gone, then Gunge, your friend Richard, and now Gobo’s friend. I knew I had sense of feeling coming, but not like this.” Majory said, now that their place was losing some friends for sure.

    Back at the Rock, since he couldn’t speak, Red had to cancel her event and Gobo was told to get some sleep from Wembley and Boober. The bad feeling he had was he couldn’t sleep. He was still thinking about Jerry. He felt like he remembered the day when Jerry told him that he had to retire, but he will visit him someday before he will not around anymore. That was also right after their last friend, Jerry Juhl, passed away and also the last time his friend had a private talk with him. Now those good days were over.

    Gob then walked to the opening of “Outer Space” and he felt now it was probably the time to speak.

    “Well, Jerry I couldn’t say anything to my friends because…I’m scared. Why did you have to leave, eh? You were a good friend to me. You once told me that you lost someone…and now you’re gone. YOU SAID YOU WOULD SEE ME AGAIN SOON! No! I don’t understand why you left. If you were not here, I wouldn’t exist.

    Now he felt worse after saying that he didn’t exist, but without making friends with a “silly creature,” there would no good things to come to his home. He could really disappoint his friends. Even Cantus! Boy did he miss him! Now there was going to be more changes at the Rock. He was scared that his friends with their “silly creatures” would be gone too. But it was now his friend Jerry that affected him.

    “Jerry …thanks for everything!” Gob said, feeling that those were his last words to him now that his friend was now with Jim, Richard, and now Mr. Juhl. As he entered to now Doc’s old workshop, Trish was standing there waiting to meet him. She felt so sorry for him, since Jerry used to be around.

    “Trish? What’re doing here?” Gobo asked, now remembering that he met this silly creature before when their first friend, Mr. Henson passed away.

    “Gobo…I am so sorry! I didn’t mean to send the terrible news to you…and why do our friends have to die so soon. I don’t understand!” Trish said, now crying that she is talking to a Fraggle, not something else.

    “Trish, I didn’t understand either. I wanted him to meet me again, but he didn’t. I wish I didn’t exist.” Gobo said, now feeling guilt that he really was talking a silly creature.

    “Gobo, don’t say that. You DO exist, okay? I really loved how you made friends with other groups and stuff. Maybe I better go. This is not the good time to see you.”

    When he noticed his “silly creature was leaving, he said, “Wait..uh..Trish!”

    “Yes, Gobo?”

    “You’re right! I do exist, but without Jerry, things would be different at Fraggle Rock.”

    “It was great seeing you again, Gobo. Once again, I am so sorry that you lost your friend. Goodbye!” Trish said, before leaving the old vacant place that still had an unlocked door.

    The silly creature was probably right. His friend was now at a better place. It had Jim, Cantus, and Richard. He will never forget the day when he tried to talk to Junior and he wouldn’t speak. Neither would Gunge! That day was a crazy and a sad one. Gobo decided to have a talk to his friends the next day since he was already tired. He couldn’t believe he made friends with silly creatures after all of those times he spend time with his friends. Gobo went back to his cave room and then went to sleep.

    This dream he had was very strange. Then, a micracle just happened. It was the sprit of Jerry Nelson, his best friend.
    “Jerry?”
    “Hi, Gobo! I am with my my beautiful Christine now.”
    “Well, Jerry, I’m sorry…I….I didn’t know you had to leave me.”
    “That’s okay, Gobo! I really forgive you! You had been through a lot. Don’t worry about me, I am also with Jim, Richard, and Jerry Juhl.”
    “Really?”
    “Yes! Like you said it’s almost like your place, but it’s filled with more silly creatures and lots of vegetables.”
    “Well, Jerry, I…I love you!”
    “I love you too, Gobo! I hope you forgive yourself.
    “Well, I already did!”
    “Well, I have to go now, Gobo. It was wonderful talking to you.”
    “Wait..I…Jerry!”
    “Yes?”
    “I forgive you too!”
    “That’s great and I am so glad you got plenty of friends. Well, see you later! Richard’s calling for me.”

    With that, he was gone again. After so much guilt, some anger and sadness, he felt better now that he will still have a piece of him whatever that is meant for him. He couldn’t wait to tell his friends about the “silly creature” he just met again. For the rest of that day, Gobo fell back asleep, knowing that although Jerry was gone, the memories will still be there in his heart.

    The. End
  2. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Aw thanks! Thank goodness I wrote this before you got to the Fraggle Rock section part. Boy, I knew I was not on MC on Friday. That day so emotional that I didn't...want to get everybosy upset since we already had too much bad news in one day. BTW: thank you for liking my story.

    Oh doozersticks! I made a mistake! My story should not end just yet. I might have an epilogue if you don't mind.
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  3. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Epilogue – how Jerry affected Gobo so much as a friend and as a father figure to him

    It was three days ago right after he already came back to Fraggle Rock from his “long” trip of “Outer Space”, but it was interrupted when he heard that his friend “Jerry Nelson” was sick from the silly creatures. He didn’t want to tell his friends about the bad news right away. So, he kept that a secret, but not for long. All his friends could always count on him. It was around the day between morning and Red and Gobo were talking about how Gobo’s trip “Outer Space” was and how he survived. Then, he was coming down with something.

    “Oh boy, my head hurts.” Gobo thought. “What is wrong with me, eh?”

    At that moment, Gobo fainted and Red caught him before he hit the rock floor.

    “Gobo…what’s wrong?” Red asked, knowing that something was going to go wrong.

    “Jerry…Nelson” Gobo muttered.

    This wasn’t right! Although she is now confused of what he is thinking about now, she carried him to Wembley and Gobo’s cave room and placed him on his bed. She had to do something!

    “Gobo, you stay there. I’ll be right back!” Red said to her friend. She was glad he didn’t get anything worse than a headache.

    So, she went to Mokey that Gobo needs a moss pack and also some explaining to do. Not only did notice that Gobo was muttering the word; “Jerry” he probably knew something shocking was going to happen.

    Gobo however woke up with a moss pack on his head and his friends were there too. He was lying there on his bed. He couldn’t believe his friend Red took him back where he should sleep. Also, Uncle Matt was there as well. He cared about his nephew even if he really wasn’t feeling good for a while.

    “Guys, what are you all doing here?” Gobo asked, now confused that his friends were in his cave room now.

    Before they could say anything, Janken entered with his jacket to find out what the commotion is all about. (I apologize Kim (Slackbot) but he really wants to know what is going on, do you mind if I can still try to keep him in character for you?) He has seen Gobo being himself as an explorer and he sometimes goes to Outer Space.

    It was not the Fraggle flu, even though he had it once before he met Doc again a way while back. Nor was Pebble Pox! He figured it was something else that made Gobo thinking about his friend.

    Sage wanted to know what was wrong with Gobo as well. She was a dark green fraggle with ponytails from her ribbons. Ponicle now all grown up even came in as well.

    Sunny wanted to find out why his friend Gobo was not feeling great, and then he went to the cave room as well.

    “Okay, I will explain what I know. Before I cam back here, I was around I don’t know some weird shape buildings. The silly creatures said that…” Now he was at a loss of words. He didn’t know what that bad news was. Maybe he forgot!

    “Gobo…what did they say?”

    THEY SAID JERRY”S SICK!” (Coughs)

    Mokey then settled him down. He felt all choked up and the truth he said was true.

    “Gobo, are you sure?” Janken asked. “You are not the only Fraggle who went to “Outer Space”, okay? Who’s Jerry Nelson?”

    “Well, he was a silly creature that loved to sing and dance…just like I love to do those things. I guess he was like a father figure or a friend to me.”

    “Gobo, I didn’t know you had a silly creature as a friend.” Ponicle said, knowing that she is the brown fraggle with the blond hair.

    “Well, when Jerry came here, he hanged around more than Uncle Matt and Jim. I…I don’t know why he is sick.” Gobo said, feeling the pressure now that his friend’s health is not good.

    His friends will never forget that day and that was also the last time Gobo ever spoke before his friend passed away. Not only did it affect him, it affected on Architect Doozer, Pa Gorg, Feeny Fraggle, Majory, the Trash Heap will all of the wisdom, and the others.

    Red now hopes that Gobo will be fine, but it just wasn’t fair. Why did those things have to happen? Losing someone special was very hard. Now she felt like crying. If he ever gets his voice back…then who will it be? Jerry was very special to him. There were times when he made Gobo laugh, and then Nelson would laugh back. Wembley, the closet friend of Gobo, couldn’t believe this. It happened to Jim, Richard, and now two special Jerrys gone. Gobo could still play his gourd, but couldn’t sing. So Wembley sang it for him. There was a similar tune Gobo first sang when he found out when Doc was moving away for good.

    Isn’t it just the way it goes?
    We pull the petals off the rose.
    We never say hello to stay.
    We always say good-bye.
    We always say good-bye.

    And isn’t it just the way it seems?
    We pull the petals off our dreams.
    Our hearts can say we're here to stay,
    But we always say good-bye.
    We always say good-bye.

    Weep for the day when a new friend comes your way.
    Weep while you play for your friend will make you cry.
    Weep for the night when he journeys out of sight.
    Friends always tell you good-bye.
    Friends always tell you good-bye.

    “I’m sorry, Gobo, but I can’t believe he’s gone. My friend Steve was a good friend to Jerry. (Sniffles!) I know you’re not the only one who is affected by us, okay? Even the Doozers and the Gorgs didn’t believe this could happen to them. Well, we’ll all miss Jerry, Gobo. I hope you get your voice back soon.

    As soon as Wembley left to go have a talk with his friends, Gobo was all alone. He was going to say his last four words just to know him one more time.

    “Thanks Jerry…for everything!”

    I am dedicating this story to Vincent Liu, Gonzo’s Hobbit, Bandit (Red Fraggle fan), Yorick, Collgoff, Bannanasketch, Bliffenstimmers, Yuna, and Dominicboo1.
    Now it is the end!
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  4. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Sage Fraggle was from Slackbot's (Kim's) "Brothers and Sisters" Muppets/ Fraggles crossover

    Ponicle appeared from "A Wandering Hart and "Brothers and Sisters"

    Janken Fraggle started from "A Wandering Heart" I guess.

    Did you like my second and last section of the tribute for Jerry? I knd of rushed, but yeah I could not believe those things happen. Like I learned from "Forrest Gumnp, "Life is like a box of chocalates."
  5. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    That true! I definetely forgot to do a read-through for those two chapters. I made spelling errors and maybe some grammar plus complicated mistakes. Otherwise, I did make it kind of deep and sweet with a cherry on top. I wish I could of done it better.


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