Author: MysteryReview PM
Valentines Day arrives, a day that Sheldon anxiously awaits for with every passing day, and one that Jenny can't wait to see the end of. After reaching her emotional limit with Sheldon, she breaks his heart... JennyxSheldon *T* Just to be safe. *COMPLETE*Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,752 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 04-03-08 - Published: 02-22-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4088981
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Sheldon watched intently, staring fixed on the classroom door until his eyes were blanking out and fuzzing up from lack of blinking. He clutched the valentine card he had spent weeks making in his hand as tightly as he could, while subconsciously noting not to wreck it out of anxiousness. He snapped out of his daze momentarily as the morning announcements abruptly interrupted his concentration, and he looked down at his desk. There sat the present he had been working on for an equal, if not more backbreaking amount of time for that one person that he could just never seem to shake out of his mind… Jenny Wakemen.
His eyes momentarily lowered in disappointment. Is that the only reason she wasn't here? Did she purposely stay home to avoid the annoying, obsessed boy that constantly "stalked" her in an attempt to win over her affections? He had all but lost faith. Suddenly, he heard the oh-so familiar rocket boosters humming in the distance. But it didn't sound like they were coming through the hallway, it sounded like they were coming strait at the-
"DUCK!" A snow-white and marble-blue blur crashed strait through the classroom wall and kept through to the next until, through the huge blast left in the wall, a stressed out XJ-9 was seen thudding into the nearby lockers with a metal-twisting crunch.
Sheldon, both excited, relieved, and worried, ran through the door, (ignoring the huge hole in the wall), and down to Jenny, where she lay on her back, upside-down, winded and rubbing her forehead.
"Jenny! Are you ok?!"
She looked somewhat annoyed at this question, though secretly thankful at the same time that someone had asked at all.
"Yeah, sure, just crashed through a few lockers again. You know, a couple walls," she stated sarcastically, pushing herself up failingly under the twisted metal.
Sheldon predictably was immediately first to help pull her up. Jenny was still preoccupied with rubbing her head in discomfort.
She sighed and looked at him with one eye open, "Eh, thanks Sheldon…" and straitened out her back.
Sheldon quickly took advantage of the opening at hand as he followed her walking back to class. "So, um, you know what day it is Jenny…?"
She knew that it was ritorical question.
"Well, it's Valentine's Day," he continued nervously, blushing, "and I was just wondering how you were planning on, um, spending the evening…"
Jenny stopped in her tracks for a moment at the sudden offer that was about to come, and continued walking. Sheldon barely noticed as he was working out a formula to explain his plans, muttering to, and mentally smacking himself as he practiced while walking steadily behind her. Though she knew it was inevitably expected, she was still taken aback that he pulled out the courage to attempt to say it. Jenny sat down at her desk, with Sheldon behind her, still muttering to himself.
"… Uh… Do you want to go…? NO! Uh…. maybe you can come to the…" he practiced quietly, yet still audibly enough for the whole class to eavesdrop and snicker in unison as Jenny smacked her embarrassed, shaking forehead.
"…Ow!" she quietly cried as she was reminded of her writhing headache.
Jenny couldn't wait for the school day to be over. Between seeing happy, loving couples exchanging Valentine's Day gifts and hearing Sheldon's unceased muttering, she was as ready as ever to just get out and do something with Brad, as well as Tuck, depending on if he was having some sort of Tuck-ish episode that day or not. Sheldon had finally realized that he was babbling incoherently and caught up to Jenny, who was just about to fly home as she checked her bag one last time for all of her supplies.
"Jenny! WAIT!" he said a bit to desperately.
She couldn't avoid him any longer. "Uh, yes Sheldon?" She gave a fake smile of interest.
"Um, I wanted to ask if you wanted to…" he trailed off, holding the present and valentine behind his back, momentarily staring off into space.
Suddenly, it was as if someone had shoved a thousand ice cubes down his back. "I made these for you Jenny!" he said almost hyperventilating as he thrust the presents toward her. His eyes widened, and his head shrunk down into his hoodie as soon as he realized just how loud he had said that.
She looked around at all of the snickering classmates, then back down at the gifts with a conscious face, making sure that everyone knew that she wasn't desperate enough to accept them from such a… Sheldon.
"Listen," she said hushed, yet loud enough for the amused students close by to hear, "this is really nice, but, I'm just not that into this kind of thing." which she regretted saying immediately.
"Then what, Jenny?" his arms drooped to his sides, "What can I do to prove myself worthy of your love?" he said with a worshiping, shaky voice as he kneeled lower to the ground.
"You can start by leaving me alone!" her voice rising in frustration. "I will never fall in love with a guy that constantly follows me around and stalks me! At first I kind of liked the change in attention, but then it became tiring, and right about now, my circuits are about to explode!"
Her obvious height was beginning to intimidate him as she towered over him, and he backed away with each stretched word of annoyance that came from her memory banks, loosely and carelessly through her anger. By the time she was finished, Sheldon was verging on tears. His chocolate brown eyes welled up as Jenny huffed and tried to bring back her sanity, and Sheldon placed the gifts he had so delicately and generously made for Jenny into his backpack, biting his lip tenderly as he zipped it up, and turned away without another word.