Chapter Nine: A Plot Between Best Friends
Arnold was worried about his best friend. Geralds behavior earlier had been to put it mildly strange. Not only did he skip out on hanging out that evening, but when Arnold called him, Gerald sounded completely out of sorts. It wasnt like him.
It must have been all that stress with Helga, he thought as he lay back on his bed looking up at the evening stars overhead. Helga was certainly enough to stress a person out, a fact Arnold was all too familiar with.
Thoughts about Helga Pataki were often enough to give Arnold either a headache, or another feeling since saving the neighborhood that he really didnt want to consider at the moment. Of course sometimes those feelings would pop up when he least expected, and with them the memories of several long kisses and a confession that still made his heart pound every time he thought of it.
Still those feelings asideeven though Arnold confessed to himself that sometimes he didnt want to push them asidehe always knew that deep down Helga wasnt the bully that he thought she pretended to be. It wasnt any one thing that convinced him, but several smaller things over the years. Her friendship with someone like Phoebe and those occasions when she did the right thing no matter the cost to her personally were among the few most important. In them Arnold saw beyond the scowling and the sarcasm and saw something much more underneath.
He sighed wishing that Gerald could see the other side of Helga that he could, the tenderness beneath the mask Helga put up to hide herself from the world. Arnold wished that both of them could get along somehow. He cared about his best friend andthough the idea was still a bit of a surprise to him at timeshe cared about Helga a lot too.
Arnold was just about to thing more about those feelings when the phone rang. A moment later his grandpa knocked at the door. Arnold, you have a call from a young lady. There was a teasing quality about his grandpas tone when Arnold opened the door and went to the phone.
A girl calling me? Arnold thought surprised. Granted he knew several girls in his class but they never called un...More Cartoon Sex Stories...
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