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Love's Long Journey

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by redBoobergurl, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    You've got until May 27th to get the penguins in shape ;) Getting excited though!
  2. froggiegirl18

    froggiegirl18 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on getting married!!!:)

    This story just keeps getting better and better. The song was a wonderful idea and I could really hear all of them singing it. Can't wait to see the next chapter.
  3. Smiles

    Smiles Well-Known Member

    I'm still loving this story. I loved the song, it wil be stuck in my head for the next week.

    Congrats! Happy Wedding! Merry Marriage! I know you've got a while to go, but why wait for good wishes?
  4. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Awesome chapter, Beth, awesome chapter. Lots of good stuff, but I've gotta say... You caught me off guard, and thus, stabbed me, with this right here.

    He sounded a little different... <is stabbed>

    MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ...1? That darned shift key again... MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    You noticed!!! No one else picked up on that! The reference of course is, when Kermit meets the Fraggles in MFC, it's Jim. Well, I always picture my stories as movies and so I just figured it would be Steve doing Kermit now! So, maybe it's a little crazy, but I thought I'd throw it in there.

    And you noticed Lisa! You rock!
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Uh... Can I just say I noticed but didn't say anything at the time?
    *In Jon Lovitz voice: Yeah... That's the ticket.

    Seriously, glad someone caught it... Hope you're OK Beth.
  7. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Sure Ed! That still counts! :)
  8. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, what a coincidence! I had forgotten about your wedding to be honest. My cousin is getting married in June, and we just went to her shower today. As my mom would say, "How cool is that?"
    As always, I love the story, and I caught the refference right away! Vary clever!
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Now that I posted an update, hopefully it'll trigger a chain reaction and get Beth and Sara inspired to continue their own stories... Please?
  10. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Here's a shorty, mostly meant to help the plot keep moving along. It will be getting more intense very soon!

    Chapter Ten:

    Gobo sat down and thought about what could have happened to Red. “She had to have been here because I know this is her bag!” he thought. He was so deep in thought he didn’t notice the bird returning to its nest.

    He stood up. “Maybe if I just climb down the tree I’ll find another clue,” he said as he backed up and backed right into the bird’s foot.

    “What is this?” he said and turned around.

    “Caw!” cawed the bird.

    “Ahhh!!!” screamed Gobo and turned around to run. He climbed out of the nest as the bird chased him cawing.

    “What do I do now?” he thought but did not have long to stop as the bird was right on his back. He ran to the edge of the branch that hung over the creek.

    “I guess I don’t have a choice!” he thought and without a second glance back he jumped off the branch into the water below. The bird missed him by seconds.

    As he fought his way to the surface he looked for anything he could grab onto. He found a log and climbed on top of it.

    “Hey, maybe this will lead me to Red! She loves water!” he thought even though he couldn’t put out of his mind the possibility that the bird could have done to her what it tried to do to him. He decided to stay positive. Red was a fighter, she had to be somewhere.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Kermit led Red into the Muppet Theatre and took her backstage doing his best to answer all her questions along the way.

    “Kermie, who this following vous around?” asked Miss Piggy.

    “Piggy this is Red Fraggle, she’s going to be staying with us for awhile,” said Kermit.

    “Red’s here! Yippie!” exclaimed Robin joining the group and running over to Red.

    “Hi Red! Remember me?” said Robin.

    Red smiled at the young frog that bore a resemblance to his cousins at the swamp.

    “Yes, I do remember you. I just met some frogs who are related to you,” said Red.

    “I know! I think it’s so cool that you’re here! Would you like to play with me?” asked Robin.

    “Robin! She just got here, give her some time to breathe!” exclaimed Kermit.

    Red had been feeling very down upon her arrival to the theatre but when she heard Robin say the word “play” she perked up. Maybe they could play games the way she used to with her friends down in the Rock.

    “It’s ok Kermit, it would be nice to play,” said Red.

    “Well, I’ve got a few things to take care of. Why don’t you guys play for awhile and then I’ll come back and we can talk some more about your situation,” said Kermit.

    “All right!” exclaimed Robin. Red smiled. She liked this young frog. She let him lead her away to play some games just outside the theatre.

    “Kermie, do you think this is a good idea?” asked Piggy once they were out of earshot.

    “Piggy, you know we need to help those who need it. She met my family and they said she needed help. So, we’re going to give it to her,” said Kermit.

    “What kind of help does she need?” asked Piggy.

    “I’m not exactly sure, but she ran away from home. I’m going to talk to her later and see why she left and maybe figure out if she wants some help to go back there. Think of when we’ve had our own friends run away Piggy. Someone has always come along to help them. Now we can help someone else,” said Kermit.

    “I suppose you’re right mon capitain,” said Piggy.

    “Good, thanks for understanding,” said Kermit. Then he went to take care of some logistics for the show so he could later give his undivided attention to Red.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    In Fraggle Rock Boober was cooking some supper for himself and Mokey.

    “Do you think Gobo has found her yet?” asked Mokey.

    “I sure hope so. If anyone can, Gobo can,” said Boober.

    “Yeah, he’s so brave,” said Mokey.

    “Well, um, I can be brave too. I dropped some laundry the other day and I didn’t even wash it again,” said Boober sounding jealous.

    “Oh Boober, don’t worry. I like you just the way you are,” said Mokey smiling.

    “Good,” said Boober and turned back to the dinner.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Gobo was actually enjoying his ride on the log. It was very lazy. He even sat back and started strumming his guitar a little bit. He was doing just that when the water started becoming murky and emptying into the swamp.

    The young frogs, Ed and Lisa were playing together when they heard the guitar music.

    “Hey Lisa! It’s music!” said Ed.

    “Sounds like something Uncle Kermit would play!” said Lisa and they hopped over to check it out.

    Gobo was lost in thought playing his guitar and had not even noticed the log coming to a stop.

    “Look Ed! It’s another Fraggle!” exclaimed Lisa when they came upon Gobo.

    “Here we go again,” said Ed.
  11. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member


    Oh, Beth, this story gives me happy feet, I'm just so excited to see what happens next!!!!!!! I LOVE the Red-Robin interaction... and... <wide eyes> oh.......

    Not sure if this is the direction you intended, but...

    Of course Red likes Robin... After all, in the interviews on the Season One set of Fraggle Rock, Jerry Nelson said that Gobo is basically an older Robin... And Red wants things to be the way they were when they were younger... and... Wow......... Oh, I applaud!

    And I can't wait to see what happens next, I can just FEEL that the story's picking up, it's just gonna blow me away soon, isn't it? MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Nice... Just please don't have us arguing again, the frogs I mean.

    But at least Gobo's getting closer... Wonder where Red will run off to next.
    Hope for more when it's ready.
  13. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    I second Lisa's emotion: MORE PLEASE!!!!

    Oh, my goodness, this little chapter is just SO CUTE!!!!!
  14. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Wow, I hadn't considered that, but man, that gives this a whole new dimension doesn't it! Cool!
  15. Smiles

    Smiles Well-Known Member

    Fabulous! I loved Boober trying to say that he was brave too, and then “Caw!” cawed the bird that sentence rocks my world. I absoulutly loved it! “Caw!” cawed the bird. I just can't get over it! It is soooooo great!

    “Caw!” cawed the bird. WOW
  16. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    Wow, Kermit finally made it to the swamp, and ran into the same two frogs! Do you suppose they could be the fraggles' guardian angel? Lol
    I would have enjoyed seeing more interaction between Red and the other muppets, but what you had was still great! Can't wait for the next update!
  17. froggiegirl18

    froggiegirl18 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for the next chapter! Sounds like the next one or ones will be really good!:)
  18. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Chapter Eleven:

    “Excuse me, but how do you know I’m a Fraggle?” asked Gobo.

    “Because there was a Fraggle here yesterday!” exclaimed Lisa as if it was an everyday occurrence for Fraggles to hang out at the swamp.

    “There was?” asked Gobo jumping down off the log.

    “Yeah! She had pretty red hair!” said Lisa.

    “Red! Red’s alive! Where is she now? Oh my gosh!” chattered Gobo. It was uncharacteristic of him to get so giddy and excited, but he was so relieved to hear Red was alive and possibly near where he was.

    “You know what, we’ll take you to our Aunt Maggie, she’ll tell you all about it,” said Ed.

    “Great! This is great. Hey, aren’t you guys frogs?” said Gobo finally recognizing the strange creatures at last.

    “Yes we are. You Fraggles are weird,” said Ed.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Red played tag and hide and seek and every other imaginable game with Robin and found she was actually getting worn out. She hadn’t played like that in a long time.

    Kermit smiled as he came upon them playing hopscotch behind the theatre.

    “Hey Robin, mind if I steal our friend back for a little while?” asked Kermit.

    “Sure Uncle Kermit! Thanks for playing with me Red,” said Robin and hopped away.

    “Red, why don’t we go inside and talk,” suggested Kermit.

    Red followed him into the theatre. They sat down at Kermit’s desk.

    “Now tell me Red, why are you here? What did you run away from?” asked Kermit.

    At that moment Red did something completely out of the ordinary for her. Instead of opening her mouth and beginning to speak, she burst into tears.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    “Aunt Maggie! Guess what?” exclaimed Ed as he and Lisa led Gobo to her. Maggie was deeply involved in a game of chess with her brother Jimmy.

    “What now guys? I’m kind of busy,” she said not even looking up.

    “We found another Fraggle!” exclaimed Lisa.

    “What?” asked Maggie and then looked up to see Gobo standing with the young frogs.

    “Yeah, uh, hi, my name is Gobo. These guys said you’d know something about my friend Red?” said Gobo.

    “Oh boy. Yeah, let’s talk,” said Maggie and then led Gobo away from the young frogs.

    “Ah man, we miss everything,” said Ed.

    “Come on, let’s listen in!” said Lisa as they hid behind a bush.

    Maggie told Gobo about how they had found Red and that they discovered she had run away from Fraggle Rock. She told him about her brother Kermit and how he knew about Fraggles.

    “Hey! I remember him!” exclaimed Gobo.

    Then Gobo started telling Maggie about what had happened back in Fraggle Rock and how he was desperately trying to find Red to make things right.

    The young frogs listening in overheard Gobo say that he had told Red he never wanted to see her again.

    “Hey Ed, you liked Red right?” whispered Lisa.

    “Yeah, why?” asked Ed.

    “We should call Uncle Kermit and tell him that Gobo is here and he never wants to see Red again!” said Lisa.

    “Why should we do that?” asked Ed.

    “Because, then Red won’t try to go home and be unhappy! We want her to be happy right?” asked Lisa.

    “Of course we do,” said Ed. So the two frogs hurried off to town to call the theatre and do what they thought was a favor for Red without hearing the rest of Gobo’s story.

    Gobo finished his story and noticed Maggie smiling broadly.

    “What? Are you amused by my misery?” asked Gobo.

    “No, not at all. It’s just; I overheard Red sitting out under the stars last night. She didn’t know I was watching her, but she was talking to herself about you. She likes you Gobo. She’s just afraid she messed everything up so she didn’t want to go home,” said Maggie.

    “Really? I have to see her then!” said Gobo.

    “She’s with my brother in Hensonville. It’s just a train ride away. It’s late though, so you’d have to do what she did and spend the night and then go first thing tomorrow,” said Maggie.

    “What’s a train?” asked Gobo.

    Maggie just laughed. “Come on, we’ll go to town and get some pizza and I’ll tell you all about it,” said Maggie knowing she’d have to explain what pizza was as well.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Kermit let Red cry for a couple of minutes and then handed her a tissue.

    “I’m sorry. I never do this,” Red apologized.

    “It’s ok, I’m used to female emotions,” said Kermit, “You want to tell me what’s wrong?”

    Red told him the whole story starting from the beginning about how her friends were changing and that she didn’t like it. She told him all about what happens when Fraggles come of age and everything Uncle Matt talked about.

    “This whole time I didn’t want to see that I had changed too,” said Red.

    “You know Red; change is not a bad thing. Neither is love,” said Kermit.

    “I’m slowly beginning to see that. Your sister was walking with this other frog last night the way my friends were starting to do with other Fraggles,” said Red.

    “Maggie and Croaker again? I’ll kill him,” said Kermit.

    Red gave him a puzzled look.

    “Sorry, your story, keep going,” said Kermit.

    “Anyway, I finally pictured myself that way with Gobo. Until now I didn’t really know what he was to me, he was always more than my friend. Now I really know. But I messed everything up,” said Red.

    “Well, love can never be easy, believe me, I know,” Kermit said as Piggy walked by glaring at him talking to another woman.

    “Yeah, I suppose you’re right,” said Red.

    “You’ll never get along 100 % of the time,” said Kermit.

    “Well, how do you make it work?” asked Red.

    “There are many obstacles that can be overcome. Rowlf almost had to deal with a long distance relationship with Wanda, the cat he met in his hometown and then he invited her to come here. They’ve made it work,” said Kermit.

    “Well, that’s not exactly my problem. I said some pretty mean things to Gobo,” said Red.

    “Ah, I know all about that. Piggy and I have said some pretty mean things to each other too, but we usually take some time apart and then we say we’re sorry to each other. I think that’s how everyone I know handles that. It works for Floyd and Janice; it works for Gonzo and Camilla. Trust me, you’ve spent a little time apart and now if you go back and tell Gobo you’re sorry and how you really feel, I’m sure he’ll forgive you,” said Kermit.

    “Wow, you’re really smart. You might be smarter than the Trash Heap!” exclaimed Red and gave Kermit a hug.

    “I’ll take that as a compliment,” said Kermit sounding confused.

    Just then the phone rang.

    “Muppet Theatre,” answered Kermit, “Oh hi Lisa! Does your dad know you’re on the phone? Yeah, she’s here. What? Are you sure?”

    Red listened to Kermit’s end of the conversation and watched as his face sort of fell.

    “All right Lisa, well thanks for calling,” said Kermit and hung up the phone.

    “What was that all about?” asked Red.

    “Red, it seems Gobo is at the swamp,” said Kermit

    “He came looking for me?” asked Red as her heart soared.

    “Well, um, it sounds like he might have been looking for you, but he said he never wants to see you again,” said Kermit slowly.

    “What? Why would he go all that way just to do that?” asked Red.

    “Maybe he’s just making sure you’re safe so your other friends don’t worry,” said Kermit.

    They were both quiet as Kermit didn’t know what else to say and Red was stunned.

    “I was just really hoping he didn’t mean it when he said it to me. At least I know now,” said Red breaking the silence.

    “I’m sorry Red. You’re welcome to stay with us,” said Kermit.

    “Thanks. I’m going to go for a walk,” said Red quietly. She got up and stepped outside. She felt more alone than she had ever felt before.

    Author's note: Lisa and Ed, I hope you're not too mad about what your characters did in this chapter. Just know I did it for the sake of the plot!
  19. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Aw, don't worry, Beth, I'm not offended at all. Especially after that one line... oh, what was it?
    Ah, yes, that's it! I love that line. I absolutely adore it! And Ed's comment about Fraggles being weird, and "What's a train?" And Kermit's entire talk with Red, especially, “It’s ok, I’m used to female emotions,” and of course, I already said it but I'll say it again, “Maggie and Croaker again? I’ll kill him,” and then Oh poor Red! Ohhhhh! OH, let me give her a hug, please? Oh she needs a hug! ...Wait, no she doesnt, she just needs a looooooooooong talk with Gobo. But, since she can't have that quite yet... And since she's at the theater and I'm at the swamp... <hugs an approximately Fraggle sized teddy bear>

    Edit:For shame, I almost forgot! MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Aw... How can I be mad with my little froggy? Besides, misunderstandings like that are essential to a good Muppet story like this one... And besides, maybe this'll lead to the scene you teased us with waaaay back at the beginning.

    But I do hope Gobo gets to the theater soon, would hate to see/read what happens to Red next if he doesn't.
    Good chapter, waiting for more when ready.

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