A/N: This is supposed to take place during the never made jungle movie, where Arnold and Helga were supposed to get together. It's a bit of a lengthy drabble, but hopefully it's a good one.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. This all belongs to Craig Bartlett, Viacom, and Nickelodeon.
The waterfall Incident
Arnold could feel something like mesh underneath him. It was a net. He and Helga weren't dead after all, even though just minutes ago they had been plummeting down a waterfall to certain death. As Arnold began to regain his bearings, he started looking around frantically for his traveling companion. Then finally, he heard her voice and relief washed over him.
Arnold looked at the person next to him, who had been saved by a similarly constructed net. She was soaked from head to toe and her hair, which was normally in two neatly made pig tails had come out and was now covering most of her face.
"Criminy!" Said the person next to him.
"Helga, are you alright?" Arnold asked.
"I'm fine. We're lucky these nets were here though." Helga replied.
"Yeah, I know. I thought for sure we were dead." Said Arnold unable to look Helga in the eye as he said that last part.
"I know me too and about what I said back there Arnold. I didn't mean it... you know? We were hurtling towards certain death and people do crazy things in those types of situations. I hope you understand. It was just in the heat of the moment." Helga explained hoping that she had sounded convincing.
To Helga's surprise, it seemed as though she'd been quite convincing because Arnold suddenly looked…dare she think it? Disappointed?
"It's okay Helga. I sort of figured that." Said Arnold as he scratched the back of his neck nervously and in a far less convincing manner than Helga. Arnold got up, but looked slightly more melancholy than he had before Helga's speech about her confession. The confession she had once again taken back and insisted that it was just in the "heat of the moment".
"Arnold?" Said Helga curiously.
"It's fine Helga... really." Said Arnold as he turned around and smiled at her. "Come on let's try and find a way out of this cave."
"Okay, bucko, lead the way." Said Helga as she finally stood up and playfully punched Arnold in the arm.