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Fan Fic - And what is on the other side...?

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Beauregard, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Great, now I'm shaking... Hey! I can talk! Cool!

    1) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this chapter! THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU! Oh, Hugs to you, Beau! Hugs to you!

    2) This chapter is..... oh my gosh!!!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! And the Rainbow's back! It's back, it's alive, and YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    But what about everything else? What about Beauregard, and Beauhoth, and the other Beau whose name I can't spell, and Kermit, and Miss Piggy, and Gonzo, and Rowlf, and Fozzie, and Bunsen, and Beaker, and Scooter, and Skeeter, and Sam, and everybody in Raenbu, and... and... and... and what about them? Do I have to pretend to patient again to get that? Aw. Well, Kudos on these last two chapters- they are absolutely AMAZING! (And you've been stunning me into silence an awful lot lately...)
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Gee, from you Lisa I'll take that as a compliment! Just kidding.

    Yes, you do have to be patient to see what happens to everyone else, but I promise you'll love it. Or, and the Beau who's name you can't spell is Mr Beautinglroth Regard. And you forgot Mrs Regard in your list. He he!

    You're shaking??? Ok...so, I was too when I came to write by that part. I was like, "Hurry! Hurry!" And when the final chain-lik went over the back of th throne I was like, "Phew" But Robin was still shaking, so, so was I. And, so, ok, volla! Must go work on the final, tie-ing-up-de ends chapter. Then on to the next fan-fic (entitled Visions, but only Illusions), which I know you will all love. And I have another lined up for after that (entitled Have nothing to Hide). Do you see a pattern in those titles, lol...
  3. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Yes, I see the pattern, and I love the pattern. I simply adore the pattern.

    And as for that list, I knew I was forgetting somebody...
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Look at this...

    At the begining of the thread, I said: Story: Robin wants to know what is on the other side of the rainbow, but there's only one Muppet who knows, and he ain't talking.

    What I failed to say was: And when he gets there, he meets Skeeter, the Rainbow gets broken, the Muppet grow old and fall to dust, Beauregard gets kiled, Robin Frog grows up, and the world goes dark...

    Wonder why...oh yes! I didn't know that then!
  5. DTF

    DTF Member

    This is an amazing story; haven't had time to post but I did want to thank you.

    As for Miss Nancy's question as to "why am I telling you this," though, I do have an answer you *might* have used - "Well, it's only natural, you're an evil overlord (over the planet) and evil overlords always waste time telling of their evil plans and such." But, that's not really his style of joke, so I caan see why you didn't use it. I *do*, however, see Gonzo saying something like tht if he ever gets the chance. It does sound like him. Maybe something for the future :)

    BTW, I didn't read till now because, frankly, I can't stand cliffhangers, I worry too much about the characters, and take too much time figuring out what wil lhappen :) So whenever your next stuff's up, I know I won't be reding it till it's about done.
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *chuckle*

    Ok. I'll let you know when it's nearly done.

    And I loved that "Evil overlord" thing. It's perfect for Gonzo! *notes it down to steal for another time*
  7. DTF

    DTF Member

    Glad you liked it - have you ever seen that list of things to do if you're an evil overlord? Sound like something Gonzo would pick up on right away.

    In fact, in the Muppet universe, maybe Gonzo even writes it :)
  8. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    Getting near the end! Can he do it? Will everyone be happy? At the theatre or Rainbu? So many questions!
  9. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    <hums Rainbow Connection>
    <twiddles thumbs>
    I'm not begging... I'm being good and patient... Really I am... <hums Rainbow Connection>
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    The end!!! Bingo, we got to the final chapter!!! Hope you love it. Still not sure if I'm entirely satisfied with it, but! But, but, but. It neatly bookends the story. Enjoy!!!

    ---

    Robin stumbled down the steps from the throne. He just wanted to go home. He wanted to wake up and find it was a dream…but he didn’t, he didn’t wake up because this wasn’t a dream. Robin stopped still in the doorway. He rested a hand against the distorted doorframe.

    Beyond their lay his friends, Beauregard was gone, his uncle, Miss Piggy, Gonzo…he didn’t know what had happened to them. The Rainbow brushed past him, moving out the door ahead. Robin followed, dragging his feet.

    He reached the head of the stairs, where Beauregard was. The brave brown figure lay still. A breath of breeze moved through his hairs. Robin knelt beside him. The tears that hadn’t come before, came now. Robin balled his fists against his face, rubbing away the salt-tears, but they didn’t stop.

    The Rainbow and connected hearts hovered close, and Robin saw them there. His tears dried, as he rose to his feet. He stepped back, away from Beau, and from the rainbow. “It’s your fault,” he said suddenly. “Get away from me, it’s your fault.”

    The Rainbow turned towards him. Robin shook his head. “It’s your fault!” he shouted. “There all gone.”

    The Rainbow seemed to stop still for a moment, then flowed quickly back into the hearts. Robin stared at the empty space. The joined hearts floated down to his height, and a floor of light formed around them. The Rainbow light grew and formed into the figure of a person. Its features were incomplete, but it stood erect and it’s arms hug at its side. It could be female or male, man or woman. The colours of the rainbow touched every part of it’s skin.

    “Young Robin Frog,” the Rainbow said. Its lips moved, but the echoey voice didn’t match the sync. “There are things I must tell you, things you must know. Many many times ago the rainbow was formed. I was given a job, to watch the creatures of Reanbu. I feared for my existence, for it would not be many times before they would grow old, and forget me. I called for one man who would carve the five wooden hearts.”

    The Rainbow took hold of the hearts in its partly-formed hands. “Into the hearts I poured a division of myself, for I knew that one day I should be unable to protect myself against they, and when I was gone then endings would come. And I thought I could stop the progress of time by taking time from all Reanbu and locking it in a heart of its own, with it I locked a part of myself to protect it from me and me from it and they from it and me. In another I placed a power of life, a sustaining energy. Each had its part to play, and each was there for when the time came, that Time should come and escape me or I should be destroyed. For I knew it would come to pass that when I was destroyed, one such as yourself could find the Hearts, bring them together. For when the energy force of each heart would come together, the power of myself would be restored, as it has been.”

    “Lucky you,” Robin said, still backing from the walking bow. “You’re back, but what of us? My friends? My family? What sacrifice…” He choked up and couldn’t go on.

    The Rainbow took hold of the Hearts, and placed one hand over the Heart of Life. Gently, lovingly, he pulled it away. “This is for you,” he said, holding it towards Robin.

    “I don’t want you hearts,” Robin said. “I want my family.”

    The Rainbow turned its soft eyes towards Beauregard. Robin reached forward and placed his hand on the Heart of Life. “You can live without it?” he asked quietly.

    A nod. “For I shall certainly restore the time,” he said. “With love and time and the rainbow.”

    Robin walked towards Beau. He crouched beside him and stroked his face. “Wake up Beauregard,” he said. Robin held the Heart and rested it upon Beau’s chest. For a moment it lay in that place, then it seemed to seep down through the fur and skin, dissolving down into Beau’s body.

    Robin sat back. A shuddering breath filled Beau’s lungs. His eyes blinked open.

    The Rainbow stepped up behind Robin, and took his hand. Robin looked up into the Rainbow’s eyes. “Thank you,” Robin whispered.

    “No, thank you,” the Rainbow said. And time rolled back. Dust rose from floors, brilliant light poured through windows. The magnificent arches, pillars, and walls restored, rising up, great once more. The Throne straightened. Ceiling returned.

    Time rolled back. Grey dust swirled, forming familiar bodies. Two brown paws clung together, eyes opening, husband and wife. Wrinkled skin formed tight across bones, then smoothed into a soft face, long golden-blonde hair returned, and blue eyes glistened. Cracks in glass grew together. Stripy socks rose, and grey skin turned to red fur. A brown dog rose from the ground. Samuel Eagle felt young and refreshed, his feathers new and clean. Brother and sister. Kermit’s face formed and his eyes burst from the surface growing into perfect frog’s eyes. Gonzo’s face re-formed, his eyes first, then his nose shooting out from the blue skin.

    Robin the Frog watched his hands shrink. He felt himself falling as he returned. He touched his collar with a finger and felt it melt away. He would miss it.

    The Rainbow rose through ceiling and sky. Its human form spread, fingers joining. High above Reanbu it arched into a brilliant blue, bird-filed sky. And it wrapped the Heart of Time back in itself. Time was not needed there.

    Inside the castle, a black machine melted, dissolving into the atoms of energy from which it was created. The Rainbow would not leave something so dangerous for others to misuse. In the throne room the body of an elderly lady lay still. The pink skin was wrinkled, purple eyes dull, fingernails long and aged.

    *****

    Robin was woken by the bright sunshine on his face. He leapt out of bed, with a feeling of something, something he couldn’t quite place.

    He headed out into the corridor and waited in line for the bathroom. Ahead of him Floyd was having a heated debate with FooFoo, laying down the law about not chewing slippers.

    Robin leant against the wall and closed his eyes. Everything was normal then. There had been nothing to worry about. He slipped his hands into the pocket of his dressing gown. “Huh?” he said. “What’s…” He pulled something out of his pocket. It was a small Wooden Heart. Robin frowned.

    *****

    “Uncle Kermit, Uncle Kermit.” He ran across the stage at the Muppet Theatre towards his uncle.

    “Er, Robin, I’m kinda busy right now.”

    “But uncle Kermit.”

    “Yes, Robin?”

    “What’s on the other side of the rainbow, Uncle Kermit?”

    A strange shadow passed over Kermit’s face, like a distant memory. “I don’t know, Robin. It just part of a song.”

    “Oh.” Robin’s voice sounded disappointed. “Is that all?”

    “Yes, Robin, that’s all.”

    *****

    Miss Piggy’s dressing room door was covered in pink hearts, and yellow stars. Robin knocked quickly. “Miss Piggy. Are you in there?”

    “Who is it?”

    “It’s Robin, are you there?”

    “Well, yes, but…” The door cracked open and a snout emerged. “What do you want?”

    “I wanted to ask you about the Rainbow,” Robin said. “What’s on the other side?” He saw it in her face too, a shadow of doubt, then a decision.

    “Look, Robin. Can we talk later, sweetie. Miss Piggy’s had a bad hair day.” And the door closed.

    Robin sighed and headed to find Rowlf. Rowlf would know, or understand.

    *****

    Beauregard was tired. He'd been awake half the night with a weird dream, and he'd found a wooden heart in his bed when he woke. It had been jabbing him in the back all night, uncomfortable, and probably keeping him from sleeping.

    Everyone was busy, but Beau just wanted to sit. He settled on the sofa, and flipped through TV channels. There was a report of flooding in a cave in Australia, but that wasn’t even exciting.

    A hand rested on the back of the sofa, and a fond voice spoke, interupting his thoughts. “Mind if I join you?” Rowlf asked, his big eyes fixed on the wooden heart that Beau held.

    "Er, sure," Beau said. "I can move if you'd like."

    "No, no, stay. I wanted to talk to you."

    “Okey," Beau said. He pushed the wooden heart into his pocket.

    "Well now, my friend," Rowlf said. “I’ve not been around for this many doggy years to not tell when someone’s down. And you are down. What’s up, Beau?”

    Beau blinked at that, wondering for an instant how something could be up if it was down. “I had a weird dream…at least, I'm thinking it was a dream. About me, and Robin, and you, and everyone. We were on the other side of the rainbow," Beau said. He thought hard to remember it exactly. “Do you know what happened?”

    Rowlf’s eyes smiled with knowledge. He shook his head. Robin Frog had said pretty much the exact same thing when he had come to speak to Rowlf only ten minutes before. “Nope,” Rowlf said. “I really don’t know." But it had to have been something. Beau, Robin, the hearts, and a distent foggy memory of his own told him there was something that had happened. "But I know someone who does,” Rowlf went on.

    “Really? Who? How?”

    “How does he know?” Rowlf said. “Because, Beauregard, Robin was there.”
  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    And here is a preveiw of my next story, in the form of a trailer....not sure if it works as a trailer...but, anyway...

    Black. Darkness.

    Narator: "Gonzo's life hit an all time low..."

    Flash. Gonzo walks with a guitar strapped to his back, its dark, its cold. Flash. Gonzo throws a brick. The brick splashes down in a pond.

    Gonzo: "Nooo-oo! I shouldn't have doen that. Come back. Come back.

    Flash. Gonzo rises from the pond, shivering in the dark. His hands are empty.

    Narrator: "Until..."

    Kermit stands by a bench.

    Kermit: It's not that bad.

    Narrator: ...he met kermit and his life was changed forever.

    *music starts*

    Gonzo bursts into a night-club.

    Gonzo: "I'm not going to be this way any more!"

    *pause*

    Bunsen: Well that's surely good to know.
    Beaker: Mou, mou.

    *music*

    Gonzo: *standing on a motor-bike seat while riding* Whahooooo! *Miss Piggy drives past him on a motor bike* Whaha, oops.... *the bike goes wobbling without him...*

    Cut to:

    Fozzie Bear stands in a police lineup. Fozzie sits in a jail. Fozzie opens a wallet, and stares at a photo of Kermit.

    Cut to:

    Bar. Late.

    Johnny: Break out the drinks, shall we.
    Sal: When Johnny sys break out the drinks, start breaking.

    Black.

    Narrator: The world is changed...nothing is the same.

    Flash. Camera spins around Beaker. Flash. Gonzo starts running. Flash. Scooter is unlocking a cage. He has black fingernails.Flash. Miss Piggy grabs Gonzo's nose. Flash. Doc Hopper hits the Swedish Chef. Flash.

    Miss Piggy: I love you!

    Flash. Black.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    So... Do you think Lisa will be able to speak after reading that last chapter?
    Got a bit muddled with the dialogue at the end, but I think I understood it. And it's a nice touch of bringing the story back to the beginning with a twist at the end... But it seems just a smidge unresolved. If that was your intent, then OK. But seems to me there should be some sense of closure in bringing Robin back to the MBH, talk to Rowlf and Bo both and then agree to whatever it is they agree to between themselves giving the story a sense of circular closure.

    Just a suggestion though, it's pretty much OK the way it is and I'll be the first to thank you for such a great story Bo.
    And looking forward to see if this become the first in the series from your colorful pen.
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Where was it you got muddled? In the Rainbow talking bit? If so, that was purposefully obscure.

    I too did not like that it ended without proper closure, however, I thought it best that the Rainbow return them without their knowedge of the events. I think it would have been to hard for them all to remember it all, too hard on them. However, Robin and Beau have this secret to share, and they both knew it was totally real even if the others assue it were some kind of dream.

    Usually I dispise stories that end in a "dream" way, but I felt this one had to, since the whoel story had an air of dream to it.

    Also, I may include later a deleted scene with Beauhoth in Reanbu.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No. What got me muddled was the very end with Rowlf and Beauregard. The dream ending's OK by me, it does fit the story's feel perfectly even if the majority of the Muppets have this shadow of doubt clouding their minds as to the events.

    The ending's a little off cause I thought even if the others don't know, Bo and Robin do and that's OK. Was thinking they'd get together in some sort of last scene and agree that this was their secret to share. Just that sort of scene lends an air of closure that helps finish the story, setting us up for Book 2 of your Rainbow Collection, Visions, But Only Illusions.
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ahhh! I see the problem. I shall go and atempt to give it a little polish while my Edit function is still an option. brb
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ok. The last section has been edited now. Volla! A littler better perhaps.
  17. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    The end... finally... aaaaaawww :)
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OK... a bit better indeed.
    So... Do both Robin and Bo have each one of the wooden hearts? Or do they each have the same wooden heart? Or was it that Robin took the one he found in his dressing gown and put it on Bo's bed? Or was it even Robin who found the heart in his dressing gown?
    Things you'd think would be simple lead to a million questions.

    As for the end bit of dialogue... Rowlf's the one who says: "But I know who does" and "Because, Robin was there too."
    But is it Bo who's saying: "Really? Who? How? How does he know?"
    That's what's confusing me a bit with the ending of the story.

    But with Robin and Bo and the hearts connected with a foggy memory in Rowlf's mind... That helps tie it in a pretty rain-bow. At least, it's an end now worthy of simple understanding and be-fitting this grand story.
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Robin has a wooden heart, given to him by the rainbow in the time that the rainbow transported them all home (delted scene if you wish for explaination's sake) And Bo's heart ws the Heart of Life.
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Got it. So...

    Should we start nagging for Book 2 to be posted now? Just thought I'd get a jump on that before Lisa started up.
    Heh, heh, heh.

    Don't worry Bo, just post when you can... No worries mon.
    And thanks for the story, a bo-tiful thing it was.


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