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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by TogetherAgain, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Chapter Eight

    Rowlf sat on his piano bench in the band pit. He stared at the keys. He was too sore to try to play just now. Instead, he listened. He listened to the whistle of boomerang fish slinging through the air. He listened to the clatter and crank of Clifford wrestling with a wrench on the same old light as always. He listened to Kermit and Scooter arguing with some penguins to rehearse somewhere else so that Beauregard could rearrange the sets. He listened to a dozen different people practice singing a dozen different songs. He listened to Animal drumming while the rest of the band warmed up. He listened.

    He was good at listening. He liked to listen. His ears were always open to anything and- more importantly- anyone.

    But no one was coming to be heard today. And that was okay. Some days were busy: some days no one needed to be heard. That was okay. Days were days, and they passed, and new ones came.

    And that was life. Life with the Muppets. Life as a dog. Life.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    “Hey Rowlf?” Robin said that night at the boarding house. “Can I sign your cast?”

    Fozzie gave him a peculiar look. “Why would you sign a cast?”

    Robin shrugged. “Well gee, I dunno,” he said. “But when Sammy Baker broke his leg, everybody signed his cast.”

    Rowlf was grinning from his usual seat at the piano bench. “Sure Robin,” he said, “Which cast do you wanna sign?”

    Robin hopped over and sat next to Rowlf with a permanent marker. He examined each cast. “Which one do you look at more?” he asked.

    Rowlf lifted his paws to consider them. “Hm,” he said. “I guess it’s about equal.”

    “I’ll sign this one,” Robin said, pointing to Rowlf’s right paw.

    “Sounds good.” Rowlf lowered the cast so that Robin could reach.

    The young frog held the marker firmly in his hands and tugged at the cap. When his hand slipped off for a second time, he held it up to Rowlf. “Can you get the cap off?”

    Rowlf looked at his cast-bound paws and pinched the marker between two fingers. “I can try,” he said.

    “Oh here- let me get it,” Fozzie said. He plucked the marker from Rowlf, yanked off the cap, and handed it to Robin. “There ya go.”

    “Thanks,” Robin said. He took the marker, looked at the cast, and tilted his head to the side. It was a blank white cast, completely unmarked. He gently set the marker to it and carefully scribed out:


    “Hey,” Rowlf grinned, “You forgot my W.”

    “Oops!” Robin lightly scrunched his face at the error and squeezed a small W between the O and L.

    “And ‘better” has two T’s,” Fozzie said, watching from over Rowlf’s shoulder.

    “Oh.” Robin squished another T after the first one. Then he drew a smiley face, and carefully wrote his name: RobiN. He smiled proudly at his handy work. The best part of being first to sign a cast is that you can take up half of it, and that was exactly what Robin had done. “There,” he said. “See? I signed right on top, so you can see it when you pretend to play.”

    Rowlf chuckled. “You caught me, huh?”

    “Can I sign, too?” Fozzie asked.

    “Sure!” Rowlf said, “Why not?”

    Fozzie took the marker from Robin. “I’ll sign on the other one,” he said.

    “Hey, what are you guys doing?” Kermit asked, twisting to see over the couch. He was sitting at one end, Miss Piggy was sitting at the other, and no one wanted to sit between them. Rowlf reflected that social awkwardness increased when it led to standing-room-only.

    “We’re signing Rowlf’s casts!” Robin said brightly.

    “Oh.” Kermit stood up to come and look, ignoring the sudden mad dash to fill his seat and the one next to it. He leaned thoughtfully against the piano. “Can I sign, too?”

    “Oh me too!” Gonzo said.

    “Sure,” Rowlf said.

    “Hey can I sign?”

    “I wanna sign, too!”

    “Me too please.”

    “SIGN! SIGN!”

    “Like please, Rowlf?”

    “Hey let’s get some more colors!”

    “Yeah, make it colorful! These casts are boring.”

    “Fer surely.”

    “I’ll get some more markers.”

    “Who’s next?”

    “I’ll sign!”

    “Si me too, hokay?”

    “Mir, go shvuney!”

    “You don’t have to all sign the same one, I’ve got two, you know.”

    “Hey don’t bump me, you’ll make me mess up!”

    “That’s okay.”

    “Yeah, by the time we’re all done, no one will be able to read any of it.”

    “Way to be optimistic.”

    “Well, it’s true!”

    It wasn’t quite true. When the chaos died down, the casts were anything but white. And although it took a well-trained eye, Rowlf could read every letter. “Look,” he grinned. “My paws have never looked better.”
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    OH THAT IS SO SWEET!!! I LOVE it!! Robin is the cutest thing EVER!! I don't care what Bean says!! ;)

    Then the tension between Kermit and Piggy. *shudders* I wouldn't wanna sit in between them either!

    And VERY awesome with all the random Muppets coming up to sign random things. How very lovely!! I hug the dog! I hug the bear! I hug the penguins! I hug the Clifford! I hug the light (oops, that broke it...Sorry Cliff!)! I hug the Gonzo! And most of all, I hug the Robin!! Oh, and the author too...:halo:


    (By the way, the current score is Prawn-9 Toga-8)
  3. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Heh, not for long, it's not, and we both know it... <ponders over chapter nine> <glares at homework> <sigh> But! 9-8 for now. Thanks for the quick reply, Prawnie!


    Happy Halloween!
  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  5. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    <Evil cackle> YES! I DO have the ability to be scary WITHOUT writing a fanfic to do so!!!!!!!!!

    ...Although... if I hadn't written this fanfic, I couldn't have said BOO! in it, and... Oh never mind. YAY! I'M SCARY!
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Well, actually, I was just running around screaming to make you feel good...You're really not that scary at all...Not even in fan-fics. *puts on helmet in case of torture line assault*
  7. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    <Snarls> Not scary, you say?...
  8. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *points to helmet* *points to notebook* I have shielding and ammo. Watch yourself...And half of yourself...And me...Which is half of yourself. ...Just watch out.
  9. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Watch out? <looks out window> It's a little dark to see much of anything... Oh except for that ghost right there... Hm, looks a little like you... I mean me... I mean... <squints> Holy Mosquitoes, it's the ghost of Lyan! ...I didn't know we half-died...
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Well of COURSE we half-died! Don't you remember that night before I went to risk our half-lives at Six Flags and I wrote my will? Well I think Leyla got to it...So yes, we half-died.
  11. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Oh! You mean that night when I went to risk our half-lives at that haunted house and stretched the girl-in-front-of-me's sweatshirt to at least one size larger while I cowered behind it? Ohhhhhhh... We risk our half-lives too freely, if you ask me... Why do we even HAVE half-lives? Isn't that part of carbon dating or something?
  12. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Actually, half life is some random chemistry concept that was on a test two chapters ago and I've already forgotten...Wait, now we're talking chemistry?? WHY?! This is fan-fic! No homework allowed! Unless it's cute little Robin doing cute little five year old homework that is too hard for him to do.
  13. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    <Giggles> Oh, you mean homework like um... Like this? <sings to tune of Pop Goes the Weasel> X equals the opposite B, plus or minus square root of B squared minus four A C, ALL over two A! <ahem> Like that?
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *blink blink* No, nothing like that. That was entertaining. This is homework, the exact opposite.
  15. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Your homework is never entertaining? With your imagination? With half of MY imagination? Come on, Prawnie, haven't you ever seen Mary Poppins? "For every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and- snap! The job's a game!" <Bursts into song> Fooooooooor aaaaaaaaaaa spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! ...<continues singing>
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *blink* Great, now I've got her singing...*does homework*
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you Lisa... Nice to get back home and find the treat of a new chapter, followed by the tricks of you two halves muffining.

    Loved the glimpses of backstage at the theater... And everybody coming to sign Rowlf's casts... Would like to see what's going on between Kermit and Piggy, along with some more story when you get the chance.

    Happy haunting to one and all manner of spook roaming the boards this frightful night.
  18. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    <peeks over Prawnie's shoulder> Whatcha dooooooooooooooin'?
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Stomach queases. Mary Poppins?!?
    *Throws up in the sink. Sorry, but I absolutely cannot stand that whatever it is you call it. Only one who's ever agreed with my view was on the TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

    *Walks back to dorms.
  20. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *sees other half peeking over my shoulder, which is half her shoulder, and I hate math* Well if you MUST know, I'm doing world history. I have a test tomorrow you see, and I have to get all this homework done before I take it...Why do you want to know?

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