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Kermie's Girl (ushy-gushy fanfic)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Ruahnna, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Oh--so sorry, Count, dear. I guess the "mature" moments are not everyone's cup of tea. (I've tried to keep them pretty PG.) I did warn that this story was, well, ushy-gushy, but it does have a storyline and I've tried to stay true to the character of the, um characters. Hopefully, there will be enough plot and enough ushy-gushy to satisfy everyone without overwhelming anyone. (Hopefully.) :concern:
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well, to tell the truth... Though I'm skipping over that stuff like I said... It has been fairly well-balanced throughout so far. And like I said, I understand that such an affair is central to the story's overall development. Just keep writing the way you've done so far and it'l be OK.
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  3. Morgan Clueless

    Morgan Clueless New Member

    As a lurker-turned-member, I've been reading this story, and I really like it so far. Lots of detail, emotional parts (I can't think of any other word except "parts"), and--of course--development in the characters! :flirt:

    Anyways, keep up the good work, Ruhanna!
  4. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys--hugs all around. I'm having a great time with my some of my favorite characters in the whole world.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Waiting patiently for an update... No, really I am.
    Sorry if I stole your line Lisa, would you like it back?
  6. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Chapter 12: “Ate like a horse—slept like a log."

    After a family consult, everyone had concluded that it was better for Robin to be home for Thanksgiving, but to come as soon after the holiday as the traffic died down. It was Wednesday of the week after Thanksgiving, and Kermit, Fozzie and Sweetums were waiting anxiously for any sign of Robin at the teeming airport.
    “I’m really glad Robin flew in before we left for Vegas,” Kermit said, craning his neck worriedly. “The Vegas airport is way too crowded.” He stood up on his tippy-toes. “Do you see him, Sweetums?”
    “Not yet,” Sweetums said. “But I’m a-lookin.’”
    And getting some very odd looks himself, Kermit wagered.
    “Anything on your side, Fozzie?”
    “No, no, no….” Fozzie said, counting off the passengers.
    “Let me know if you see him,” Kermit interrupted. He craned his neck hopefully, searching for a small, green familiar figure.
    They had a few more moments of suspense before Sweetums—who had the definite advantage of height—let out a great whoop (woot?) of triumph and slogged through the crowd to pluck Robin out of the midst of them.
    “Sir!” a red-vested stewardess complained. “This young, um, man is meeting someone. You can’t just—“ She spied Kermit and smiled. “Hello, Mr. the Frog,” she said warmly. “I believe your expected passenger has arrived.”
    “Thanks,” Kermit said gratefully. “Thanks a whole lot.” He leaned in, dropping his voice. “Was he okay on the plane?”
    “Uncle Kermit!” Robin protested from atop Sweetums' shoulders, but the stewardess smiled and nodded.
    “Ate like a, um, horse—slept like a log. No problems at all, sir.”
    “Thank you,” Kermit said again. “Thanks so much.”
    After stretching up to both give and receive a kiss from his nephew, Kermit steered their little party toward the luggage conveyers.
    “Hey Uncle Kermit—can I ride on the conveyor belt and travel in the cargo hold on the way home?”
    “Um, no, Robin—it’s not safe.”
    “But you did it,” Robin protested.
    Kermit looked at him in consternation. “I did?”
    “He’s right,” Fozzie said solemnly. “We did that once.”
    “What? Oh! Fozzie, that was a movie. Robin—that was just a movie—we didn’t actually ride in the cargo hold of an actual airplane.”
    “Oh,” Robin said, clearly disappointed. “But you used a parachute,” he added hopefully.
    “Well, yes,” Kermit admitted. “That part really happened.”
    “I can’t always keep track,” Fozzie murmured.
    “Oh,” Robin said again, thinking hard. “Could I do that?”
    “Um, maybe sometime, Robin, but right now we’ve got to get your luggage. Everybody’s anxious to see you—we’ve got your room all ready.”
    “Did Aunt Piggy bake some of those cookies I like?”
    Kermit and Fozzie exchanged looks. “Well,” Kermit hedged, “I think I did see some of those cookies at the house.”
    “Yippee!” Robin said. “Can I jump on the bed in my room? Can I swim in the pool tonight? Do I have to take a bath if I go swimming? Can I keep a cookie under my pillow in case I get hungry in the middle of the night. Is there still a night-light in my room, because I’m too old for a night-light now.”
    “My head hurts,” Fozzie whispered, and Kermit grunted happily in response.
    They were at the luggage carousel now, and Robin—with a bird’s eye (er, frog's eye) view—pointed his luggage out the second it appeared. Sweetums swooped in, gathered it in one huge hand and they were heading for home.
    Sitting in the back of the car, Kermit put his arm around Robin, who alternated between leaning against his uncle and craning to look out the window and commenting on absolutely everything he saw. Bemused, Kermit smiled. It was easy to forget how high-energy Robin could be.
    The travel took its toll, however, and Robin was fast asleep by the time they reached home. Although tempted to carry him in and put him right to bed, Kermit did not wish to be awakened at two in the morning by a refreshed and re-energized little frog. Gently, he shook Robin awake and, after a few sleepy moments, Robin vaulted out of the car and into Piggy’s waiting arms for a split-second hug before bounding in the door. While Sweetums put the car away, Kermit, Piggy and Fozzie trailed into the house.
    Robin could be heard clearly from his first-floor bedroom, commenting on the new television set in his room, the view from his window, the bounciness of his bed and the amount of closet space he had. Kermit smiled. It was easy to forget the wonder of everyday things when you were constantly surrounded by them, but Robin always reveled in his time away from the swamp. Like his uncle, there was more than a dash of wanderlust in his makeup, and he enjoyed taking in every new experience that came his way.
    “Francois is putting the finishing touches on dinner,” Piggy said. “I’ll go make sure everything is ready.”
    “We’ll wash up,” Kermit said, corralling Robin and steering him toward the sink. “C’mon, Fozzie,” Kermit said.
    Fozzie looked up hopefully. “Oh—I wasn’t going to stay….” He began, his eyes wistful, but Kermit grabbed his arm and pulled him after him.
    “Don’t be ridiculous, Fozzie,” Kermit said sternly. “Of course you’re staying. You’re family.”
    “And families have to stick together—no matter what!” Robin piped up.
    “Yeah,” Kermit said firmly. “No matter what.”
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  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Now that was a good chapter. And I'm sure Lisa will tell you so as soon as she comes in and reads it. When that'll be, well, not sure if I'm the person to ask about that.

    Robin's energy and amazement comes through like a little green light in the dark... Helps ease the tension of the story's true intent what with Fleet bedeviling Kermit and mostly Piggy with his investigative making up of the news.
    And insisting that Fozzie stay for dinner cause he's family... And family sticks together no matter what.
    A really nice ending to the chapter.
  8. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Gosh I love this story! I was finally able to catch up after being gone for a week. I just love how you're building the storyline and delving into the personal lives of the Muppets. It's highly entertaining and I look forward to when you update!
  9. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member


    Pst. I am not here. If anyone asks- you did not see me! I did not sneak onto my parent's computer to use their internet to come and read this and tell you that this chapter is FANTASTICABULOUS! <looks around. Whispers> Nor did I shout just now. Anyway. Robin's here! Yay! And all his energy, and the confusion about whether or not Kermit and Fozzie rode in cargo (They don't serve food in ninth class... twelve dollars and you don't even get a meal! <giggles>) and all of Robin's energy and Sweetums swooping in, and did I mention Robin's energy? And his enthusiasm, and... Oh it makes me happy!!!

    But remember, I am not here, and I did not say any of this.


    <whispers> You didn't hear that. You're going to listen to it, but you didn't hear it. Understand? Oh good. Because I don't. I'll see you when I'm really here. Auf Wiedersehen! ...Oh, and Count, yes I would like my line back, please, although I must compliment your use of it... <vanishes>
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Since you're not here I rully can't give it back.
    Unless we get more story... Or unless someone starts reading and posting in another sort of story I got...
  11. The Flying Sheep

    The Flying Sheep New Member

    All together now:

  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Um... Could we please have some more of this story?
  13. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Chapter 13: Back to normal

    “Okay, people—listen up!” Kermit called over the murmur of many voices. “We’ve still got a couple of weeks of filming to do before we break for the holidays. I know some of you are looking forward to some time off, and some of you are looking forward to our revue in Las Vegas, but we need to be sensitive to each other and stay focused on what we’re doing in the moment.”
    Everyone had fallen silent, all eyes turned attentively to Kermit.
    “I want to tell you how much I appreciate everyone’s hard work so far on the film. I know we’ve had a few problems with the media—“ Kermit’s cheeks flushed a little pink, but he kept going. “—but the movie’s getting some positive attention and I think we need to stay focused on making the best movie we can. I know I can count on you all.” As if appearing out of thin air, Robin popped into the air and landed nonchalantly on Kermit’s shoulder. Kermit, who was used to it, hardly reacted, but several people on the front row stepped back in surprise, and others were heard to laugh or comment. “Oh—and Robin’s going to be with us for the next little while. Say hi, Robin!”
    “Hi!” Robin called cheerily, waving enthusiastically.
    “Hey there, kid—looking bouncy!”
    “Good heavens, he’s grown hasn’t he? Hasn’t he grown, George?”
    “Hiya short stuff!”
    “Oh, like he’s so cute and everything, really….”
    “Robin—hey! Look down!”
    Kermit smiled as everyone welcomed Robin back into the fold. Robin’s sunny disposition and seemingly endless enthusiasm were having a positive effect on everything. Kermit felt…optimistic, and it was an almost unfamiliar feeling after the past several weeks. It buoyed him and made him feel content. Maybe the worst was over, Kermit thought firmly. Things were bound to start looking up.

    “Rizzo,” Piggy said, eyeing the little rat suspiciously. “Is that one of the cookies I had made up special for Robin?”
    “Yeah,” Rizzo said cheerfully. “And boy, are they great. I love chocolate chips.”
    Piggy opened her mouth to speak, shut it carefully, then tried again. “Rizzo—those aren’t chocolate chips.”
    “S’okay,” Rizzo said, munching happily. “I like raisins, too.”
    Fozzie had come up during this last and he shot Piggy an alarmed look, but Piggy merely shrugged and let Rizzo go without further comment.
    “You’re not—you’re not going to tell him?”
    “Nope,” Piggy said firmly. “And neither are you.” She took Fozzie’s arm and steered him toward the dressing rooms. “Fozzie, are you sure you want to cover for Scooter during the holiday break? It’s a lot of work keeping up with everything.”
    “Oh, sure,” Fozzie said. “Piece of cake.”
    “Never say ‘piece of cake” in the labyrinth,” Piggy murmured.
    “Nothing,” Piggy said, smiling and shaking off the thought. “It was sweet of you to volunteer.”
    “Scooter has everything very well organized,” Fozzie said confidently. “I’ve got everything I need right here on my clipboard.”
    Piggy looked down at the notebook in Fozzie’s hands. “Um, Fozzie—that’s not a clipboard. That a writing tablet.”
    Fozzie looked down in alarm, gulped, then looked around frantically. “Hoo, boy,” he said, flustered. “Hmm—gotta go! Now where did I--?”
    Oddly enough, the conversation reassured Piggy. Things are getting back to normal around here, she thought hopefully. Maybe the worst is over.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yaey for the new chapter! Hmmm, wonder what those cookies are made of... Well, they can't be any worse than Aunt Cali Reaper's...
    Robin bringing so much optimism back to the set... Yaey!
    Would recommend you do away with the m-dashes and go with commas though, and separate each character's lines when they speak... I've been able to keep up with who's speaking, but it helps flow better.

    In any case, it's a good addition to see the Muppets getting back to normal. Maybe the worst is over now. But that can't be, or else there'd be no more story. There is more story, fright? If so, please post it when you've got it ready.
  15. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    YAY! <Giggles> I think I figured out what's in those cookies... <giggles>
    I love how Robin brings this air of optimism to the set, and glad that things seem to be "getting back to normal." Well, as normal as they ever are with the Muppets... But the repetition of the idea makes me think that maybe we're getting a little cocky... which makes me think that we're going to be cut down to size... which makes me uncertain, and eager to see what's next! ...And then I wonder if I'm reading too much into it... Which makes me even MORE eager to see what's next!

    MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm... Wonders if there's more to this tale, and when it'll get posted.
    *Wraps fingers on armchair while waiting.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Using poking stick borrowed from Nicole. Poke-poke-poke. Nag-nag-nag. Come on, don't you want to post more story? You'll feel much better.
    Now, if you'll hexcuse me... *Leaves to prod next author on list.
  18. green stuff

    green stuff Member

    Haha! I love your reference to the Labyrinth. Very funny!
  19. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    Catching up on my reviewing

    Ah, Ruahnna, I do miss you, your stories and your opinions about the pig and the frog. It's taken me way too long to review this, so I do apologize. Here's hoping you'll come out of hiding soon, with or without an update.

    I'm really interested in what's going to happen in Vegas. It was kind to them once, but will it be again?

    Ah, you gotta love Piggy when she's being sweetly threatening. Never get between her and her frog.

    I loved your description of Scooter as Kermit's third leg, and of course the reference to Sara's stories was wonderful.

    See, now that was great thinking. It's almost a pity that Piggy hasn't been within arms length of Fleet. She send him packing... and flying, and proper thing that.

    Sigh... I love the two of them together. Lots of people don't I guess, but gee, when they're happy, they're such a great team. I'm growing in anxiety about the effect all of this is having on them. I'm worried that Kermit will start to believe all those lies. He is a jealous frog and when you hear something often enough, even when it's not true you can start to believe it.
    Beautiful, intriguing writing.

    I love that your brought Robin into the story, and that Piggy wanted to see him too. Again, I'm all curious to see where you're going with him in the story. He's such a cute little frog. I love his friendship with Sweetums too, who is the muppet monster that used to terrify me as a child. Not the other ones, who are actually mean sometimes, but the nicest one, go figure.

    "Ate like a horse, slept like a log" Very cute description of Robin.

    Heh, I really like that a lot, both Kermit's thought and "a-lookin". Very funny.
    Robin's questions and explorations are very endearing and I also like the references to the Great Muppet Caper, which of course ties into A Pig out of Water, which I also love.

    Great Fozzie line.

    Piggy's non-baking is really fun characterization (and of course, Rizzo's "raisins" was great fun too.)

    Great work, as per usual, and I'm really looking forward to the continuation!

  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    As are we all around here...

    *Prods Ru with nagging stick gently... After all, we want more story, but I don't want to get on my new boss's bad side... *Hint, hint, we're waiting for you over at MopFam also Catherine.

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