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.