|Smichiko (smichiko) wrote in smichifics,|
@ 2008-05-17 05:02:00
|Entry tags:||arnold, fandom: hey arnold, gen, helga pataki, olga pataki, rating: g|
[Gen] What Are Sisters For?
Title: What Are Sisters For?
Character(s): Helga Pataki, Olga Pataki, Arnold
Summary: Helga hated it when Olga was around. Really.
Prompt(s): "cheer me on"
Word Count: 282
A/N: Originally posted February 2007.
I'm an idiot, Helga thought.
She could never understand quite how her mind worked. Why, she asked herself, was she currently starting out into the audience from backstage, hoping to see Big Bob and Miriam in the audience?
It wasn't as though she cared if they came.
Besides, Miriam would probably fall asleep and Big Bob would probably just check his watch every five seconds, she told herself. The two of them not being there was a good thing.
Arnold suddenly appeared next to her, peeking out of the curtain, as well. Helga spotted Gerald in the front row, giving Arnold an enthusiastic thumbs-up. His grandparents occupied the two seats next to him, smiling in encouragement. Helga sighed and retreated backstage.
"Baby sister!" rang a perfect, sing-song voice. Helga was halfway through a groan when she became enveloped in Olga's (surprisingly strong) embrace.
"Isn't it wonderful? The two of us, spending time together!" she gushed, kissing Helga's cheek and leaving a lipstick mark, which Helga promptly wiped off in disgust. All she could think was, Who let her in?
Eventually (after much eye-rolling on Helga's part) she left, and after a moment Helga peeked out of the curtain again, watching as Olga took a seat in the third row.
Just before it was time to go on stage, she noticed that Arnold was looking at her strangely. It took her a moment to realize that he was staring because she'd been smiling the entire time. She hurried to correct the behavior, pasting on her trademark scowl.
"What're you looking at, Football Head?"
Arnold just sighed and shrugged in response. He should've known that any good mood of Helga's would be short-lived.