Hi Everyone! This is my latest story and I got this idea from watching Muppets Tonight and Muppets from Space. The title comes from a line from one of my favourite songs by Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers 'Turnaround'. I'm still not entirely sure how this is going to go, but without further ado - or perhaps a don't! - here it is. The Offer Prologue 1999 Kermit sat in the living room of the Muppet Boarding House sipping on a cup of cocoa. The majority of the residents had already turned in and Kermit had to admit he was enjoying the peace and quiet. Glancing at the clock on the wall Kermit saw it read 10.30pm. ‘Well, with a bit of luck, they will be here in about another half an hour or so.’ thought Kermit as he turned his attention back to a book he was reading. “Kermit?” Looking over to the living room door Kermit saw Fozzie standing there is his night hat and smiled at him. “Hello Fozzie.” said Kermit. “Kermit, I’m heading off to bed now.” “Alright Fozzie. Good night.” “Aren’t you going to bed Kermit?” Fozzie asked. “Not for a while Fozzie.” answered Kermit with a smile. “I’m waiting up for some old friends who will be arriving tonight.” “Really! Who?” asked Fozzie excitedly, very intrigued. With Kermit, the friends could be absolutely anyone – ranging from his Sesame Street buddies to the guys who worked on Muppets Tonight plus everyone in between. ‘I hope its Ernie from Sesame Street! He’s so much fun and always laughs at my jokes!’ he thought. “You will find out tomorrow morning.” answered Kermit. “Do you want me to stay up with you and keep you company?” Fozzie inquired hopefully. Kermit merely smiled and shook his head. “No thank you Fozzie, I am just fine!” “Okay Kermit.” replied Fozzie. “Hey, I better go to bed right now! After all, the sooner you go to sleep, the sooner it’s tomorrow! Goodnight!” “Goodnight Fozzie!” Kermit watched the furry funny-man hurry upstairs to his room. ‘One good thing about Fozzie, he accepts what I want to tell him. If it was Miss Piggy she’d still be here begging me to give her a hint!’ he thought. Kermit stood up to stretch for a moment. Glancing around the room before he sat down, his gaze fell on the kitchen dresser, whose shelves held a number of family photographs. “Hmmm”, hummed Kermit thoughtfully as he made his way over to the piece of furniture and studied the various photos for a few minutes. One photo in particular caught Kermit’s eye and he picked up the frame. ‘Now that’s quite a family!’ he thought fondly, smiling at the picture. Returning the photograph to its place, Kermit headed back into the living room to continue waiting for his friends. Friends he, nor anyone else at the Muppet Boarding House, had not seen for nearly 3 years…..