Disclaimer: I do not own Hey Arnold! The lyrics are from a song by Lene
Like moonlight through his skylight, she enters the room. So peacefully he
sleeps. She smiles warmly, drifting closer to the slumbering child's
bedside so gracefully, white robes glowing softly in star-kissed light.
Bending down beside him, she rests a pearl hand on his warm cheek. She
sighs "My Arnold..."
He stirs, enjoying the soft hand on his cheek. His eyes gently flutter open
and he gazes into the hazel eyes that greet him. He smiles. He knows those
She touches his dry lips with a marble finger. "Shhh..." Her expression is
loving as he rests his hand over hers "I'm here baby" her voice is smooth
"I've missed you so much!" He touches her face now; silk-like skin under
his fingertips as she leans into his palm. But she is troubled, and her
eyes are weary. "Why did you leave me?"
"I have always been with you..." She kisses his hand lightly, and she sees
the pain in his face, tears threatened. The room seems to have faded away
and only they remain. Nothing else mattered to either but the other.
She is so beautiful, he thinks, like an angel; a halo of auburn hair falls
around her pale face. "Are you an angel?" he has such an innocent voice for
someone so wise. He knows only love, and that is everything he gives, every
day of his life. She is so proud of him. So very proud. Tears threaten her
eyes now, but she smiles so warmly at him.
"Something like that" He knows it really. "Arnold, you know that your
father and I love you very much, and we never meant to leave you. We are so
very proud of you honey. You are everything we'd ever hoped for and more,
and we will watch over you always." She leans over and kisses his forehead
softly, then looks deeply into his jade eyes, tears flowing silently.
"Please don't leave me again..." He holds her cool body in his arms,
feeling the silk of her robes against him. He never wants to let go.
"I'm not leaving you baby" She gives in to his embrace and holds his small
form tightly for the longest time, until she pulls away reluctantly. She
gazes down at the tear stricken face warmly, wiping the shining drops away
with her thumbs. "My angel... I can see why she loves you" She chuckles
softly. His brows knot in confusion.
"You think so much with your heart my child, sometimes it's better to think
with your head." She grins, delicate lines appearing at the corners of each
eye. "But, you already know who..."
"I do?" She nods tenderly. But she is leaving now, and he doesn't want to
lose her, not again. "Mom!" She is fading, and salty tears are falling
heavily. "Don't go..."
"Not all of the angels are in heaven you know." The whispering words echo
around him as her image fades. "Don't give up on the world Arnold, my
angel. They need you; she needs you. Don't forget that." He is alone in the
darkness now, but her voice is still with him. "I love you" are the last
words he can hear.
Heaven is a place nearby
So I won't be so far away
And if you try and look for me
Maybe you'll find me someday
Heaven is a place nearby
So there's no need to say goodbye
I wanna ask you not to cry
I'll always be by your side
"Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold!" He lifts his hand to the alarm clock
and pulls out the wire from the potato. Looking up at his skylight a
beautiful azure sky greets him and he smiles. Today will be a good day, he
He climbs sleepily out of bed, rubbing his eyes. He opens the door and
leaves his quite room.
"Hey there Short Man! Sleep well?" Arnold looks warmly at his grandpa as he
enters the kitchen and grins.
"Yeah, I did"
And even when I go to sleep
I still can hear your voice
And those words
I never will forget