A/N: I got the idea for this fic after watching Arnold Visits Arnie and Weird Cousin too many times in one night. Ever wonder what would happen if Arnie came to visit, post-confession? BTW, this is my first chapter fic, so R&R with comments, suggestions and tell me if you want more!
Disclaimer: Me? Own HA!? Heh…not until I win the lottery and afford to buy the characters from Viacom.
The phone inside the Sunset Arms boarding house rang five minutes before the borders were to assemble for dinner.
"Now who could that be?" Grandpa grumbled as he answered the ringing phone. "Hello? … Let me get him. ARNOLD!"
His grandson raced down the stairs, hoping that had been the call for dinner. "I'm here, grandpa."
"Good. Your cousin Arnie's on the phone." He said handing the phone to Arnold, whose face fell at the mentioning of his cousin.
"Are you gonna stand there or talk to the little weirdo?!" Grandpa asked.
"… hey Arnie. That's great. How's Lulu? … Oh right, that was a dream. You're WHAT?! … no, no… it's just… all the rooms are full! No!! no! uh… there should be an opening! You can stay there! Are you sure? When? TOMORROW?! No… that just doesn't give me a lot of time to prepare… ok. Bye."
"What was that about?" Grandpa asked.
Arnold sighed. "Arnie's coming to visit again."
"When? I need to plan and skip town."
"Heh… sorry Short Man."
"That weirdo is gonna be here? How long?" Ernie Potts asked.
"…A week and a half."
"I don't like him! He is very… creepy!" Mr. Hyunh stated the obvious.
"He counts food instead of eating it!" Mr. Kokshka added.
"The boy collects lint." Suzy added.
"And there's that phlegmmy snort." Grandpa interjected.
"Don't look at me! I tried to stop him!" Arnold protested. "Look, it's only for a week, I'm sure-"
"A week and a half." Mr. Potts reminded.
Arnold sighed. "A week and a half. We can deal with him for that long. I'll try to keep him occupied while you're all home."
"I guess we can try." Suzy offered.
"Why not? After all… the kid's family." Mr. Potts agreed.
"He is one more mouth to feed. What will happen to me, I might starve!" Oscar cried.
Suzy shoved her elbow into Oscar's ribs. "Ow!! Suzy! Okay… we can deal with him!"
"Okay. But he is still very …creepy!" Mr. Hyunh said.
Grandpa sighed. "Well, Short Man, good luck!"
"Oh no. If we've gotta stick it out, so do you!" Ernie reminded.
"Are you kidding? I'm skipping town!"
"Grandpa…" Arnold lectured, his arms crossed narrowing his eyes.
"That pouty face won't work this time!"
"Do you really want to leave grandma in charge of the boarding house?" Arnold asked.
"What's that, Kimba? Dinner's almost ready! The Ambassador is coming tomorrow, I hear!" Tonight she was dressed as Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile.
With a grimace, grandpa replied, "Ok. I'll stay. But it's Pookie's fault!"
"What's that, Caesar?" She called.
"Never mind… just serve dinner."