::Dolly Parton and James Ingramís ĎThe Day I Fall in Loveí is playing in the background as Marty the zebra and Gloria the hippo from the movie "Madagascar" both enter the stage to the cheering audience::
Marty: Good evening!
Gloria: ĎWe are having something romantic tonight!í as Marty says. And itís the award for Best Romance!
Marty: Iíve seen thereís a lot going on with fics about Chip and Dale with either Gadget, Foxglove or Tammy. Just keep the love alive!
Gloria: But some of you do a better job than others. Ooh, don't you just love a happy ending where the girl gets the guy?
Marty: I think you mean 'where the guy gets the girl'.
Gloria: You tell it like you want, and I'll tell the facts, hon. Now, let's see who's told it best among the Rangerphiles!
∑†††††† Friends and Enemies, Lightindark
∑†††††† Last Date, Midnight Man
∑†††††† Closer Than a Brother, BOC42
∑†††††† The Lost Rangers, UrthQuake
∑†††††† To Thy Own Self Be True, White Werewolf
∑†††††† First Date, Midnight Man
∑†††††† Falling in Love Again, Stainless Steel Rat
∑†††††† Too Huge to Be True, Midnight Man
Gloria: That's a lot of romance right there. Now, bring on that envelope!
::A bustle of animals brings out the award, and Gloria ends up pushing them off the stage::
Gloria: What's wrong with you! You think folks around here like a bunch of furry animals cluttering up their stage?
::She looks out into the audience, seeing all the furries::
Gloria: Okay, short-sighted there. Anyway, the award for Best Romance goes toÖ.Closer Than a Brother, by BOC42! That's just like Marty and me, closer than a brother.
Marty: Yeah, especially when we were shipped over hereÖ
::BOC42 grins, slightly embarrassed, and hastens up to the stage::
Boxy: HeheÖ I suppose now I can justify buying this dressÖIíve been up here twice now!
::She giggles and the audience laughs appreciatively::
Boxy:† Thatís the thing about buying dresses; you never get to wear them enough.† Itís sad.† Anyways, Iím totally flabbergasted and flattered to win this award.† I was surprised anyone could find the romance in it under all that angst I was drowning Gadget in.† Maybe that should be a category next year: Best Angst.† Would you like that, Lightindark?
::Somewhere in the audience, someone cackles evilly::
Boxy: Hehe.† I had a lot of fun with the romance in this story.† Iíve been a pro since I was about four, so Iíve had plenty of time to come up with things that I want on paper.† And as the list is still fairly long, hopefully youíll hear from me more in the future.† Thanks!
::Boxy grins widely and exits the stage. Gloria and Marty do so as well, arguing about who's going to pay to get them back home::