...everal times, when the
movie had ended and when Phoebe and Gerald took their leave, but he
decided to let her rest on her own. No need having her drive around
exhausted. She was slowly waking herself up, and he was pretending
not to see.What happened? she asked, rubbing
her eyes, and swinging her legs over the side of the couch. She
glanced around the room before meeting Arnolds eyes.Phoebe had to head home. She said
shell call you later. he said, casually, still staring at the
television. He was making an effort to distance himself from Helga
verbally, as she had earlier in the evening. His attempts proved
somewhat futile, as he found himself shooting awkward, sideways
glances at her now moving form, until she crossed in front of his
eyeshot. His eyes followed her out of the room, before he launched
himself from the couch behind her.I guess I should get going too.
she said, slipping her coat on and turning once she reached the door.
She met Arnolds eyes with a meek, silent smile and turned
awkwardly to gaze about at the inside of the house.Yeah, thats fine. he agreed,
following her example and avoiding eye contact. So, everythings
alright? he asked, quietly, hoping that he was not treading on any
sensitive ground.Helgas head snapped up quickly as
she met Arnolds stare. Yeah, of course. she said, attempting
to ease the slight tension of the room with her voice. Offering a
somewhat genuine smile, she assured him once mo...