|Smichiko (smichiko) wrote in smichifics,|
@ 2008-05-17 05:03:00
|Entry tags:||fandom: hey arnold, harold berman, harold/patty, het, patty smith, rating: pg|
[Harold/Patty] Worth the Effort
Title: Worth the Effort
Character(s): Harold Berman, Patty Smith
Summary: Harold Berman was rather clumsy.
Prompt(s): "spilling wine on your date"
Word Count: 215
A/N: Originally posted February 2007.
Harold Berman had spilled lots of things on lots of people.
Lots of girls, as it so happened. It wasn't that he did it on purpose--it was just that his usual nervousness while on a date, on top of his natural clumsiness...well, it usually spelled disaster for Harold Berman.
Most of them stormed out, or cried, or just glared as if they'd like nothing better than to thwap him. And some of them--the worst, in his opinion--shouted that they would never be able to get red wine out of their favorite dress, sometimes accompanied by a slap (which Harold didn't think was very fair). Did they think he was trying to ruin their favorite dresses?
And of course, these reactions just made him more nervous, and he usually ended up embarrassing the girl in question to the point that she wouldn't even speak to him for quite some time.
Harold was pleased to discover that Patty was different.
She didn't shout, or tell him that he was an idiot, or make him feel worthless, like the other girls did. Instead, when he started to clean up, she bent down next to him and said, "Here, let me help."
Harold figured that maybe some girls were worth the effort.