|Smichiko (smichiko) wrote in smichifics,|
@ 2008-05-17 05:06:00
|Entry tags:||fandom: hey arnold, harold berman, harold/rhonda, het, rating: pg, rhonda lloyd|
[Harold/Rhonda] The Sounds of Silence
Title: The Sounds of Silence
Rating: PG for mild swearing
Character(s): Harold Berman, Rhonda Lloyd
Summary: "Harold," she began, her voice cold and distant, "I...I think we should stop seeing each other."
Prompt(s): "I think we should break up"
Word Count: 235
A/N: Originally posted February 2007.
Harold was loud and obnoxious and, she had to admit, rather annoying. He whined when he didn't get his way, despite the fact that he was a twenty-year-old man (not that you'd know it from the way he acted).
So maybe it was his silence that worried Rhonda when she said what she had to say.
"Harold," she began, her voice cold and distant (she'd perfected this tone over the years), "I...I think we should stop seeing each other."
He didn't respond. Why didn't he respond?
He was supposed to yell, to make a fuss--dammit, he was supposed to get angry! Harold, for all his faults, was never one to take things lying down. (Rhonda often thought that he would never learn to keep his big mouth shut.) So why didn't he protest? Why didn't he say something?
Why wouldn't he even look at her?
It seemed like forever before he responded, "If that's the way you feel."
He sounded so defeated, so very...un-Harold that her throat constricted with guilt. Was she that cruel of a person? She felt the overwhelming need to apologize, to say that she hadn't meant for things to turn out this way (hell, she hadn't even meant for things to start), to tell him that he was probably better off without her, anyway.
But all she could say was, "It is," before leaving him there at the bus stop.