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The Way Things Were - SST FanFic

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by redBoobergurl, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I took a little break after finished my Rowlf series last week. I've had an idea for an SS fic for awhile, so I thought I'd get words down on paper before I lost it. I have here the prologue and chapter one. It will be a shorter story than some, I'll update as much as I can. Enjoy.

    Prologue:

    Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet! Oh! Hi ho there! Kermit the Frog here. I’m going to visit my favorite place in the entire world, aside from my swamp. It’s a happy kind of place that I’m sure you’ve probably heard of. You know that famous street that has a big yellow bird, a green scruffy grouch, a duo that is like the odd couple, a red exuberant monster, and a blue furry monster that likes to eat cookies. Yes, I’m talking about Sesame Street. I used to live there, but I don’t anymore. I still go back and visit as much as I can though! I’m so excited to visit this time, now that everything is back to normal. Oh! You don’t know about what happened do you? A couple of months ago something happened that nearly changed Sesame Street forever! It turned everything upside down. You know what? I’ve got a long walk to get there; I’ll tell you all about it on the way. Come with me!

    Chapter One:

    As I was saying, it all started a few months ago. It was a normal day on Sesame Street just like any other day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and everyone was out and about on the street celebrating the arrival of summer. Big Bird and Snuffy were walking down the street.

    “La la la la, it sure is a beautiful day! I just love summer, don’t you Snuffy?” asked Big Bird.

    “I sure do Bird!” answered Snuffy.

    “You know what would make this day complete?” asked Big Bird.

    “What’s that?” asked Snuffy.

    “Getting a whole bunch of our friends together and playing a big game of kickball!” exclaimed Big Bird.

    “Sounds great Bird! Let’s go round some people up!” said Snuffy.

    They found a few kids who were excited to join them, along with Elmo, Zoe and Grover. They decided to meet in the courtyard in a half hour.

    Gordon came down the stairs of 123.

    “Hi Big Bird, Hi Snuffy. What are you two up to today?” asked Gordon.

    “We’re getting a huge group of friends together to play kickball!” exclaimed Big Bird.

    “Well that sounds like fun. You going to play over in the courtyard?” asked Gordon.

    “Yep! There’s lots of room there!” said Big Bird.

    “Well you guys have fun! Just be careful, you know the courtyard is very close to the street,” said Gordon.

    “We will,” said Snuffy.

    Gordon smiled and went on his way.

    “Hey Big Bird, do you think Oscar would want to play?” asked Snuffy.

    “Oh, I don’t know, let’s ask him!” said Big Bird. He banged on the lid of Oscar’s trash can.

    “What do you want?” burst out Oscar as he opened up the lid and poked his head out.

    “Hi Oscar!” said Big Bird cheerfully.

    “Oh it’s the turkey and the pacaderm. What do you want? I’m very busy,” said Oscar.

    “Well, we just wanted to know if you’d like to play kickball with us over in the courtyard,” said Big Bird.

    “You want to know if I want to what?” asked Oscar angrily.

    “Play kickball with us, like Bird said,” answered Snuffy.

    “I heard you the first time! I only asked because it is the most ridiculous thing you could ever ask me! What makes you think that I would want to play with a bunch of people who smile too much and have fun?” grumbled Oscar.

    “Um, because we thought you might want to,” said Big Bird.

    “Well I don’t! It just so happens that I am leaving on vacation in just a little while. I have to finish packing and then I’m getting out here for a few days,” said Oscar.

    “Oh, is there anything we can do to help you?” asked Snuffy.

    “Yes there is. GET LOST!” yelled Oscar and slammed the lid of can closed.

    “Oh well, it was nice of us to ask,” said Big Bird.

    “Yes it was, we can play with Oscar another time,” said Snuffy.

    They continued walking towards the courtyard. They recruited Ernie, Bert, Abby Cadabby, some more kids and the Count, who said he wanted to just watch the game and count the strikes and home runs.

    They were just walking into the courtyard when Cookie Monster came out of Hooper’s Store. A pretty good sized crowd had gathered at the courtyard.

    “What going on here?” asked Cookie Monster as he approached the group.

    “We’re playing kickball! Want to join us?” asked Big Bird.

    “Ok! That sound like big fun!” said Cookie Monster.

    “Gee, um, Big Bird? There’s kind of a lot of us here, are you sure the courtyard is big enough? Maybe we should go to the park,” said Bert.

    “Oh, it will be fine. Gordon said to just be careful by the street,” said Big Bird.

    “Yeah, stop worrying Bert, we’ll be fine!” said Ernie.

    “Elmo wants to be on Zoe’s team!” said Elmo.

    “Oh, we need captains! Let’s see, Snuff, you want to split up? You could be captain and I could be captain since it was our idea,” said Big Bird.

    “Fine with me,” said Snuffy.

    They started to pick their teams.

    Meanwhile, Maria and Gabi came down the steps of 123 with two large garbage bags.

    “I’m so glad we finally cleaned out the fridge mom. Won’t Papi be surprised when he gets home?” asked Gabi.

    “I know, we’ve needed to do it for awhile. Hopefully Oscar will appreciate all of this rotten food,” said Maria. She walked up to Oscar’s can and banged on the lid.

    “Can’t you people just leave me alone?” burst out Oscar when he popped up again.

    “Sorry Oscar, we just wanted to give you some garbage,” said Maria.

    “Excuse us for thinking of you,” said Gabi.

    “Oh hey Skinny and Skinny Jr. I thought you’d be the Bird and his friend again,” said Oscar.

    “Big Bird and Snuffy? What’s up with them?” asked Maria.

    “Well, for your information, I’m down here trying to get ready for my vacation and they came here bugging me about kickball causing me delay in leaving for my trip! And now you’re doing the same thing by asking me questions, so please just leave me alone!” yelled Oscar.

    “Ok, we will. Where are you going though?” asked Gabi.

    “I’m going to a family reunion all right? Don’t let that get around though, I have my reputation to uphold. Now would you please get lost? I have to go!” said Oscar.

    Maria and Gabi laughed a little to themselves and headed over to Hooper’s for some ice cream.

    Oscar began to load up his Sloppy Jalopy so he could get going.

    Back at the game, Big Bird’s team was up to kick and Snuffy’s team was in the field. Alan was watching the game through the window of Hooper’s Store. Maria and Gabi came inside.

    “Hey Alan, what are you watching?” asked Maria.

    “The kids are out there playing some kickball. They’re having a good time. I’m a little concerned with how close they’re getting to the street though,” said Alan.

    “Maybe we can convince them to move to the park when we finish our ice cream,” said Gabi.

    “Good idea,” said Maria.

    “Hey guys? Be careful out there!” yelled Alan.

    “Ok Alan!” responded Big Bird. He turned to Ernie.

    “It’s your turn Ernie!” he said.

    “Ok! I’m going to kick a home run!” exclaimed Ernie.

    Down the street Oscar climbed into the Sloppy Jalopy and started it up. It shuttered a bit because of the fact that he hardly ever drove it.

    “Come on car, let’s go,” said Oscar pushing down on the gas but not getting it to do anything.

    Snuffy rolled the ball with his trunk and Ernie kicked it really hard up into the air.

    “Oh no!” yelled Snuffy.

    “Me got it!” responded Cookie who was in the outfield.

    Inside Hooper’s Store Alan had turned his back to serve Maria and Gabi their ice cream so he did not see what happened next. Even if he had, he probably would not have been able to stop what did happen.

    Cookie Monster continued to back up as the ball sailed further through the sky. He backed up into the street.

    “Me got it!” he yelled again and caught it. The only one who saw what was coming was Elmo who started yelling frantically.

    “Cookie! Watch out!” yelled Elmo.

    He was too late.

    All of sudden Cookie Monster was knocked to the ground by Oscar’s out of control Sloppy Jalopy.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    ... And just like noone saw what was coming, you didn't see this coming either Beth.

    *Tackle glomps big cousin. What you do to me favorite furry friend? Oh please nice lady, let him be OK! Post more please, me beg you!
  3. BeakerSqueedom

    BeakerSqueedom Active Member

    Oh that Grouch,
    he just can't get any grouchier. :D I loved how you portrayed their innocence so well. I worry for Cookie! D: Awww! Hope he is ok!
  4. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Oooh, what's this? Ooooh... Only one thing to do for this!

    OH MY GOSH! Kermit! Prologue! Reminds me of KSY! ...In a GOOD way, by the way, for those of you who don't like that one... But anyway. HAPPY LISA!

    Oh, it IS happy, Kermit, and I am SO glad it's you that's taking us there!

    One, excellent character descriptions. Two, LOVE that Kermit goes to visit as much as he can!

    Normal? What's that? Why has Sesame Street moved to the town where I'm going to college? ...Oh, hey, WAIT a second! Oh, that is WONDERFUL! :p

    Oh, I'd be HAPPY to, Kermit! Hang on, let me change into better walking shoes...

    Wait, wait, I'm still putting my socks on! ...Okay, and the shoes... tying this one... tying that one... Okay! I'm ready.

    Now, I just adore this paragraph. You know why I adore this paragraph? Because it is a BEAUTIFUL transition from Kermit's prologue narrative to into your story-teller-voice. BEAUTIFUL.

    Oh, so do I!

    Oh now that I don't agree with. I tend to get hurt when playing kickball. I swear the ball is magnetically attracted to my head... Oh, but that's just me. This is Sesame Street!

    Oh, now I'm all excited for the game! Here, I'll um... I'll stand on the sidelines and cheer for both teams! How's that? Then I won't get smacked in the head, right?

    <Sings> If these steps could talk... I wonder what they'd say... <Ahem> Sorry. I like that sentence I just quoted up there. Can't quite figure out why, but I do. It's nice and simple and yet we can see it perfectly. Wonderful.

    <Nods> Gordon is very much the father figure of the street. You worked that in very nicely. Well done.

    <Giggles> No matter how many times Oscar establishes his grouchiness, they'll always ask him to play. I love Sesame Street. <bouncy>

    The turkey and the pacaderm. I love Oscar's nicknames for everyone. And I love Big Bird's optimism. And I love Sesame Street. Did I mention that yet? I love Sesame Street.

    <Laughs!> Oh, that is SUCH an Oscar thing to do! LOVE IT!

    I love Big Bird. He's so optimistic. And he's so perfectly in character, too! And so optimistic. I love Big Bird. <bouncy>

    Oh, well, have a gre- erm... Have a rotten vacation, Oscar! Love that Snuffy offers to help.

    Only on Sesame Street would two people get so rudely turned down and then turn around and say, "Oh, it was nice of us to ask, we can play with him some other time..." I love Sesame Street!

    VONDERFUL! I can vatch the game and count vith the Count!

    HI COOKIE!

    Of COURSE it big fun! It SESAME STREET! Oh, me LOVE Sesame Street...

    Yeah, Gordon said it's okay, so we'll be fine! Right? Right! ...But, on the other hand...

    ...Famous last words... Hm...
    Oh, they are SO Sesame Street! So nice about picking captains and picking teams and I LOVE it so much...

    Oh, yeah, that needs to get done once in a while. My family is pretty good at needing to clean out the fridge...

    <Giggles!> "Excuse us for..." Oh, that is WONDERFUL! As if they wouldn't have to throw the trash out, anyway!

    Have I mentioned yet that you have Oscar PERFECTLY in character? Because you really really do, and I LOVE it.

    He's watching the game! So am I, and so's the Count! Except that Alan's in the store. By the way, Hi Alan!

    ...<Eyes Beth suspiciously>... Something is building here... Mayyyyybe I should reach for that teddy bear right there, juuuuust in case... Hm...

    Uh-oh, hubris! Something's coming...

    Ach, lousy cars... <shifts weight>...

    This is one of those times when I REALLY wish my seat had an edge, so that I could sit at the edge of my seat... I'll just bounce instead... Hm, Snuffy said, "Oh no..." Mayyyyybe I should grab that teddy...

    <getting closer to standing than sitting> Whaaaaaaaat what what what GAAAAAAAH...

    WHAT?

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! NOOOOOOOO! COOOOOOOOOOOOKIEEEEEEEE! <writhes on the floor in emotional torment> NOOOOOOOOOOO! PHYSICAL PAIN! PHYSICAL PAIN ON SESAME STREET! NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    <ahem> <sits up> MORE PLEASE!
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Posted by She who must not be named: "Right? Right. ...But on the other hand."
    Left.

    And if you need quote names for the author of this fine tale... *Ushers Toga aside to beneath the lamp post and opens up his coat pocket to show off all the quote names for Beth. And you can have them for just a silver dollar.
  6. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Lisa, you made me laugh! I'm really glad you like this! I'm glad everyone likes this so far! Haven't really written an SS fic for awhile so I was hoping I wasn't too rusty with my characters! Anyway, I'm feeling very motivated by all the wonderful comments and even though I have a project at work this afternoon, I'm going to do my best to crank out the next chapter. :)
  7. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    <Whispers to Ed> I dunno, I mean, I'm gonna be a broke college student in just under two weeks... Got anything that'll cost me just a nickel?

    <To Beth> Yay, you laughed! And I had to be thorough, you know, since Prawnie's out of town, and I just KNOW my other half would enjoy this too, so...
  8. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    EEK!POOR COOKIE!:eek: Great story so far Beth!Had to laugh at Oscar calling Maria & Gabi,Skinny & Skinny Jr. But I guess it fits since Oscar'd been calling Maria "Skinny" all this time. Like mom ,like daughter. :) Keep the story going!
  9. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Narration:

    Hey there? Are you all right? As soon as I told you Cookie Monster was hit you fainted. I promise the story will have a happy ending. My friends and I have been through much worse, believe me. Of course, that would be a whole other story. In fact there are a few other stories. Oh look at me, I’m getting off track. Come on, we’ve still got a long way to walk to Sesame Street. Now, where was I?

    Chapter Two:

    For some who witnessed the accident everything seemed to happen in slow motion. For Oscar, it all happened too fast.

    He slowly climbed out of the Sloppy Jalopy.

    “Oh no, oh no, oh no,” was all Oscar could say. He tried to think how this happened. One second the car was stalled, the next second it took off. He saw the flash of blue fur and tried to stop but the breaks in his old car just weren’t up to par.

    He bent down by Cookie Monster’s lifeless body.

    “Oh no,” he said again.

    Now everything sped up again as Alan, Maria and Gabi came running out from Hooper’s Store. All they had heard was the squeal of the tires and the screams from some of the kids.

    “Cookie Monster? Are you all right?” asked Maria.

    “Don’t move him,” said Alan bending down to get a closer look.

    Big Bird, Snuffy, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Zoe, Elmo, The Count, Abby Cadabby and the others all gathered together in a quiet clump not sure what to do.

    “Oscar, what happened?” asked Gabi.

    “I…I don’t know, one second my car wouldn’t move and the next thing I knew I was down here,” said Oscar in an unusual subdued tone. He was even shaking a little.

    “Oscar, don’t worry, this whole thing was an accident,” said Maria jumping up and putting an arm around Oscar. He didn’t even try to push her away.

    “Gabi, I think you need to call 911, he’s not moving and he’s barely breathing,” said Alan.

    Gabi took off at a sprint back into Hooper’s Store. At that moment Bob and Gordon came down the street and saw the crowd around Oscar’s car.

    “What happened here?” asked Bob.

    “Oh no, Cookie Monster!” said Gordon when he saw Cookie on the ground. He took one look at Cookie and then Oscar’s car and realized what must have taken place.

    “Is someone calling an ambulance?” asked Bob figuring out what had happened at the same time as Gordon.

    “Gabi’s inside,” said Maria still with her arm around Oscar.

    “All right, kids? I think you’d all better go home,” said Gordon approaching the group.

    “But what about Cookie Monster? Is he going to be ok?” asked Big Bird.

    “Elmo is worried about furry blue monster,” said Elmo.

    “Hey, maybe Abby can wave her magic wand and make Cookie all better!” suggested Zoe.

    “I don’t think so Zoe, I can’t make anything but pumpkins,” said Abby.

    “Gordon, please, Cookie Monster is our friend, please let us stay,” said Ernie.

    “All right, but you all need to back away and give them some room when they get here all right?” said Gordon as they could hear sirens in the distance.

    “That is 1, 1 vonderful adult,” said the Count as Gordon walked away.

    “Poor Oscar,” said Snuffy.

    The sirens got louder and soon an ambulance and police car pulled up.

    “The police? What? Are they going to arrest me?” asked Oscar starting to sound a little more like himself.

    “No Oscar, they’re just going to want to ask some questions,” said Maria.

    The ambulance attendants quickly tended to Cookie Monster. They said it was a positive sign he was still breathing on his own, but still put an oxygen mask on to help him.

    “Is there someone who will be riding along with him? A family member perhaps?” asked on of the attendants.

    “We’re all family here. I’ll go,” said Gordon jumping up into the ambulance.

    “Are you sure? I could go too,” said Bob.

    “I’ll go and you guys can meet us there. Would one of you please go tell Susan what is going on? I’ll see you at the hospital,” said Gordon as they closed the doors to the ambulance and drove away.

    “Now what happens?” asked Grover. Bob heard him and walked back over to the group.

    “Well, what happens now is Cookie Monster is going to the hospital and the doctors and nurses there are going to see how badly he is hurt,” said Bob.

    “Will he get better?” asked Zoe.

    “They are going to do everything they can to help him get better. He’s going to be in the best place, the hospital is the best place to go when you’re sick or hurt,” said Bob.

    “So what do we do in the meantime?” asked Ernie.

    “I think you should all go home, I promise, we’ll let you know as soon as we know anything ok?” suggested Bob.

    “What about Oscar? Is he going to go to jail?” asked Big Bird.

    “No, of course not, this was an accident. One of the things police officers do is write a report whenever there is an accident. They just need to ask Oscar some questions,” said Bob.

    He answered a few more questions before most seemed to understand what was going on and finally began to disperse. He walked back over to Hooper’s Store where the police were talking with Oscar.

    Maria was still with Oscar who had surprisingly not wanted her to go away. He was even holding her hand. He didn’t like to admit to himself that he was scared.

    “Thanks for answering our questions. I’m afraid we’re going to have to tow your car,” said one of the officers.

    “Take it. I don’t care. If it weren’t for that stupid piece of junk, this never would’ve happened,” said Oscar but not in a grouchy way. There was more sadness in his voice.

    The officers got up and left.

    “Well, I’m going to go get Susan and then head over to meet Gordon at the hospital,” said Bob.

    “Gabi went to find Luis, I guess we’ll be coming up too,” said Maria.

    “Hey Maria? Can I go with you? I need to know if Cookie Monster is going to be ok,” said Oscar for once not using an insult to describe a Sesame Street resident and instead calling them by name.

    “Of course,” said Maria. She got up to go find Luis and Gabi and told Oscar she’d meet him back at Hooper’s Store.

    Oscar got up to wait outside the door as Alan was also going to be leaving soon. He watched as a tow truck loaded his Sloppy Jalopy and started to drive it away.

    “It’s all my fault. This never should’ve happened,” said Oscar to himself. Then he let a lone tear fall down his scruffy face.
  10. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Awwwww...(((Oscar))) He may not like to admit it but it looks like he has a soft side sometimes after all. The story's looking great so far Beth.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *To Lisa... Take these for a start, on the house.
    *To Beth... That was just great. So much emotion in assessing what happened. Everybody got a chance to make themselves heard with a bit of dialogue. Loved the line where they say they're all family in response to the ambulance attendant. Please take care of Cookie Monster, we need to know wha happa to him next. Wonder how the blue cookie eater's actual family will react to this news.

    Oh, and I liked Kermit's narration at the beginning. Nice subtle nod to the rest of the books in the library here.
    More please!
  12. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    OSCAR'S CRYING! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! NOOOOO!

    That grouch has a MUCH bigger heart than he EVER pretends to have... I LOVE how much this is affecting him... Because, it really would...

    And Gordon going with in the ambulance, and Bob explaining... Ohhh...

    And Maria's arm around Oscar, and Oscar calling her Maria, not Skinny... MMM!

    Oh, and of course, Kermit waking us from unconciousness at the beginning. That is just awesome.

    MORE PLEASE!
  13. BeakerSqueedom

    BeakerSqueedom Active Member

    *Sob*
    Oscar--I actually want to hug him despite his smelly exterior.
    Oh gosh, he is pushing himself down so hard. ;-; Continue, I am drawn into this like a magnet.
  14. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Narration:

    Yes I know what you are thinking. Oscar crying? I’m sure it sounds unbelievable, but trust me, it happened. He won’t admit to it if you asked him, but he does like Sesame Street, the inhabitants of Sesame Street and living there. But I’m getting ahead of myself. So, Maria found Luis and Gabi and they picked up Oscar and sped off to the hospital.


    Chapter Three:

    All of the adults from Sesame Street had gathered in the emergency room anxiously awaiting news of how their furry friend with the voracious appetite was doing.

    Oscar found a spot off in the corner and just slumped down. The others knew him well enough to leave him alone for the time being. Maria did keep a concerned eye on him as they all sat there making light chit chat.

    “Remember the time that Cookie Monster dressed up as the Cookie Bunny for Easter?" asked Bob.

    “Oh yeah, didn’t he try to deliver cookies but then ate them all?" laughed Luis.

    “I know we’ll never forget the year Cookie Monster ate our Christmas tree. Remember Gordon, the year Big Bird went up to the roof looking for Santa?" said Susan.

    “Yeah, after we found Big Bird and got him tucked in his nest we went upstairs and there was Cookie Monster on the ground belching away after pretty much devouring the entire tree," said Gordon shaking his head.

    “Hey there was this one time that little Jeffy was afraid to get his hair cut. He told me at his piano lesson that Cookie Monster told him all about how he goes to get his fur cut and that it doesn’t hurt. He helped Jeffy not be afraid," said Bob.

    “That’s so nice. You know, Cookie Monster also told me this beautiful story about one time that he wished the moon was a cookie so he could fly there and eat it. But then he realized that if he did that, there would no longer be a moon so he thought it was best that it wasn’t actually a cookie," said Maria.

    “I remember when he was on Beat the Time with Guy Smiley and he had to find three things that rhymed with rain. He drove a train right through the middle of the studio," said Alan.

    Oscar moved a little closer to the group as they continued to share stories about Cookie Monster. He even laughed a little with them.

    “Hey Gordon, remember when we all went looking for Big Bird when he ran away from that adoptive family and Cookie Monster ate your car?" asked Oscar forgetting for a little bit what was going on.

    “I sure do Oscar, it ended up costing me an arm and a leg to fix," said Gordon.

    “Well of course it did, we had to buy a brand new car!" exclaimed Susan. Everyone in the room began to laugh.

    Then a doctor came to the door bringing them all back to reality.

    “Are you the friends and family of Cookie Monster?" asked the doctor.

    “Yes we are," said Gordon speaking for the group.

    “I have good news and bad news," said the doctor.

    “What’s the good news?" asked Susan deciding to go with optimism first.

    “Your friend is awake, breathing on his own and should make a full recovery," said the doctor.

    “Then what is the bad news?" asked Bob.

    “He sustained a pretty severe head injury. Recovery from such an injury can be real slow. Right now, we’re concerned mostly about memory loss," said the doctor.

    “Memory loss?" whispered Maria.

    “Yes, right now he is very confused, he does not know where he is, what has happened or even his name," said the doctor.

    “Will he even know us?" asked Gabi.

    “It’s possible that he won’t," said the doctor.

    “He’ll get better though right? This is just temporary isn’t it?" asked Alan.

    “It’s tough to know right now. He’s under a fair amount of sedation, as we start reducing the medications it may help but given the severity of his injury, there’s also a good chance he may not gain back his entire memory," said the doctor.

    “Oh my," gasped Susan as Gordon grabbed her hand. Gabi began to cry softly and Maria and Luis started to comfort her.

    “I’m sure you’ll have many questions and there’s still much to discuss, but for now, you can see him, two at a time for five minutes," said the doctor.

    Gordon and Susan volunteered to go first. The doctor escorted them through a door.

    “Well, this is not exactly good news at all," said Bob.

    “Why? Why did this have to happen? It’s not fair!" cried Gabi.

    “It’s my fault all right? I was driving the car that hit him remember? So if you want to blame someone, blame me! I did this!" yelled Oscar who had been silent through the entire time the doctor was speaking. He then turned and ran from the room and outside of the hospital.

    Bob got up to go after him but Maria stopped him.

    “I’ll go, I have a way of connecting with him," she said and left Luis to continue comforting Gabi.

    Meanwhile in the I.C.U., Gordon and Susan were getting their first chance to see Cookie Monster.

    “Hey buddy," whispered Gordon when he saw Cookie’s eyes were open. He was alarmed to see his googly eyeballs more dilated than normal.

    “We’re so glad you’re ok," said Susan.

    “Who…who are you?" asked Cookie Monster.

    “We’re Gordon and Susan, friends from Sesame Street," said Susan.

    “Where is that?" asked Cookie. Gordon noticed Cookie was speaking in more or less perfect English.

    “It’s your home Cookie Monster. As soon as the doctor says it’s ok, we’ll take you back there," said Gordon.

    “And I’ll bake you any kind of cookie you want, you just name it," said Susan.

    “That is very kind of you, but I do not like cookies," said Cookie Monster and shut his eyes again.

    Susan and Gordon looked at each other helplessly. They were in for a tough battle.
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Squeee! *Hugs Beth. So many good memories there... Uh, he had to bring three things that rhymed with "Rain", not "same".
    Oscar running out of the hospital, María connecting with him, Cookie speaking perfect English... Him not wanting cookies! Ga!
    Must read more please!
  16. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Well I fixed it from same to rain and now that darn 201d code showed up. Oh well, at least I've got the right line in there.
  17. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *BLINK!* EEK! Not... like... COOKIES? YIKES! Oh I LOVE it Beth! Sorry to be late to the review, but I really, really love it! It's spectacular! Love all the emotion with Oscar, more please!
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just fixed it for you Beth.
  19. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Beth...I don't mean to beg....but more pleeeeeaaassee!
  20. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ed!


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