Shortaki Week Day 4: Tears/Reunion
Ok so, I personally have the falling out/break up around 7th grade. Maybe near mid-way through the school year? There’s problems on both ends b/c they’re kids and dealing with all sorts of stuff and don’t really know how to handle things or what they really want yet, etc. If I finish the fic for this I’ll go into more detail. The fight is. A doozy though. And shortly after that Arnold’s parents tell him about the move.
I have Arnold returning around senior year of High School. There’s still feelings there on both sides but a) Helga has worked hard to get by without making him her entire world and is afraid of jumping into anything more than friends right off the bat considering how bad things ended the first time and Arnold respects this completely and b) they’ve missed quite a few very important years and they’ve both changed and need to get to know each other again. So they both stay friends, and of course, become best friends. I’m thinking they don’t get back together as a couple until second yr of college.
I have my reasons for Helga’s look but I think I’ll get into that whenever I finish the big timeline pic I’ve been working on.