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User: hillwood_guild (posted by squirrel_tamer)
Date: 2008-08-27 15:03
Subject: Come Down
Security: Public
Tags:arnold/helga au fanmix
Title: Come Down
Author: squirrel_tamer
Pairings: Helga/Arnold
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I neither own Hey Arnold nor make any money off this.
Song Prompt: "Recovering the Satellites" by the Counting Crows
Summary: Arnold's back and Helga isn't pleased.
Word Count: 447
Location/Time Period: a Rocket Town
A/N: The town is totally made up. I honestly don't know why they're collecting satellites and I'm not sure why they aren't allowed to the Outer Lands.


So why'd you come home to this faithless town
Where we make a lifetime commitment
To recovering the satellites
And all anybody really wants to know is...
When are you gonna come down?


There is something utterly horrifying and absolutely thrilling about having him in the doorway of her garage.

“W-what?” She stares wide-eyed as he steps closer. The sun across his back makes it hard to make out his features, but his green eyes stare back at her from across the room. She nervously wipes a hand across her cheek, smearing the grease from her fingers onto her skin.

“I’m back,” He says softly, taking another step towards her and suddenly she can see all of him. And everything about him just seems magnified after all the years of separation.

Something drops into her stomach.

Why?” She demands, regaining her composure. She crosses her arms over her chest and scowls at him.

He stops, but doesn’t say anything.

“What the hell?!” She’s furious now. She turns from him and stamps her way over towards a large metal object in the middle of the room. With a huff, she grabs a wrench and slowly begins working to unhinge the side of it.

“Helga?” He asks hesitantly. She doesn’t respond. He sighs and comes closer again, not stopping until he is right beside her, almost, but not-really, touching her arm.

“You weren’t supposed to come back,” She breathes. “You were supposed to get out of here for good. You were supposed to make something of yourself. Arnold,” She turns her head to look at him and her blue eyes pierce him through. For the first time he can truly see all her years of suffering built up in the blue. “I wanted you to get free.”

Seven years ago he had left her behind and seven years ago she had cried for weeks on end. Seven years ago she had cursed his name and had hated him with all her being.

Seven years ago she had let him go.

Because more important than their town and her tears, was him. Arnold.

She didn’t want to see him die in this town, dedicating his life to a practice that no one even believed in anymore. She knew he hated the satellites even more than she did. That’s why, when the letter came from the outer lands, she’d made him go in her place. There was only one pass.

She’d set him free.

“How could you?” She whispers as she wraps her arms around herself.

Unexpectedly, he reaches out for her hands and twines his fingers with her own.

“Helga, I’m not staying.”

Something inside of her breaks and something inside of her heals, but she doesn’t really know which is the stronger something anymore.

“I just came back to get something that I forgot.”

Her breath hitches as he presses his lips against hers.


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koswarg: [ha] arnold/helga → torture is love
User: heron_advocate
Date: 2008-08-27 21:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:[ha] arnold/helga → torture is love
Nom nom nom. ♥ This is lovely.
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Wrassles Bears: Avatar - You have this way of dipping in
User: squirrel_tamer
Date: 2008-08-27 23:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Avatar - You have this way of dipping in
Thank you BB. It was a bitch to do. This is the one that just didn't want to get done.
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I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next: HA: Arnold slips away
User: exx_cecilegr
Date: 2008-08-30 01:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:HA: Arnold slips away
Aww. Of course he would come back. He's Arnold. :D Elusive as this is, it's still lovely, and the title is just perfect.
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Wrassles Bears: Kingdom Hearts - Do You Miss Your Angel?
User: squirrel_tamer
Date: 2008-08-30 04:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Kingdom Hearts - Do You Miss Your Angel?
You're right, he would come back. Even after the whole Patakis thing in the show I'd imagine he'd come back. Not just for her, but for everything he left behind.

I really love the song behind this. Though to be fair its a counting crows song and I basically love all of their songs.
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User: elphie_7
Date: 2008-08-30 03:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love Arnold-coming-back fics! This was so creative and left me wanting a full-blown story with all the details on the satellites and Outer Lands, but when I thought about it I loved it as it is more! I like that you set us in this world assuming we (and YOU!) knew everything about their backgrounds, and we didn't really need it because what unfolded was just lovely ♥
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Wrassles Bears: KH - Sora Grin
User: squirrel_tamer
Date: 2008-08-30 04:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:KH - Sora Grin
I have a habit of doing this. A lot of my fics tend to have this kind of haziness where the details are kind of scattered and uncertain. And to be honest, half the time I'm really not sure WHY I made things that way. It's probably not a good way to piece things together, but I'm fond of it.
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Gena: gohancute
User: genaminna
Date: 2008-08-30 16:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This was soooo sweet X333 It's very vivid too... ♥
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Wrassles Bears: KH - Sora Grin
User: squirrel_tamer
Date: 2008-08-31 00:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:KH - Sora Grin
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