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HA: The Honest Dream by InvisibleDeath HA: The Honest Dream by InvisibleDeath
Written by :iconmollymittens:

Imagine this: 9 year-old Arnold gets to talk with 30 year-old Arnold. They're standing on some boat, looking out at sea.

"Ok, so...you're me at 30, and I'm you at 9."

"Seems to be." Older Arnold smiles, looking out at the sparkling water.

"You look like someone I know."

"Someone besides you?"

"Yes, my son."

"I'll have a son when your age? Does that mean I'll get married?" Older Arnold nods.

"To who? Lila!?!" Young Arnold smiles ear to ear.

"Not Exactly. You DO try for her, but it doesn't work out."

"Oh..." he sighs, "Then who?" Older Arnold smiles a little, trying to figure out how best to break it too him.

"Lets just say, you're really-really happy." He looks up at the budding stars, thinking of her, thinking of how each day has been enlightened by her presences in his life.

"Well, I'm glad I'll be happy. But I am curious..."

"Ok, If you really have to know, I'll tell you. But Promise me young Arnold, you have to understand that she's changed. She still has a bite to her, but it less directed on you, and more on her family." Young Arnold thinks a moment, trying to see who it is. Then, as if a light turned on in his brain, he knew.

"It's Helga! Helga PATAKI! But I thought she hated my GUTS!"

"Listen, there is something you need to know about woman, something I wish I knew when when I was your age. Woman are complicated. They don't always say what they mean, and sometimes...well...most of the time, they direct their anger at you when it's really at something else. Thats why Helga is mean to you now. Because being mean to the real person who needs, won't understand it."

Young Arnold thinks a moment, trying to decide if thats what he wants. He knows his older self won't lie, but can't be so sure.

"Ok, so...exactly how mean is she?"

"She has her bad days, like we all do. But trust me on this one. She loves you so much that at times, she'll me more mean to herself then she is to you."

"Oh...."

"But through it all you love her, because no matter how much bite she gives, she gives much more joy to you then Lila ever could."

"Really? What about my son? What's his name?"

"Phillip, after Grandpa."

"Nice."

"It is." They both look out at sea, totally calmed by the cool breeze and cresting waves. Arnold turns to his older self, blushing as thinks of his last question.

"Um...Do you...like....kissing her?" Older Arnold blushes even redder, trying his best to give the right answer.

"I think thats a question best saved for 16th birthday." Young Arnold lowers his eyelids, letting the half of them reveal how much he understands. And then suddenly, he's awake in his bed. Young Arnold pops off his alarm clock and digs out last years yearbook and flips to Helga's page. Looking at it, a smile begins to emerge.

Loved it and had to do a rendition of my favorite scene of this small fanfiction, thank you :iconmollymittens::heart:



Hey Arnold!©Craig Bartlett
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:iconalexham19:
Alexham19 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Wow... Just... Wow. I loved that more than I can comprehend. I'm actually sitting here with my jaw legitimately dropped down a little. I guess that when I clicked on this, I really thought that it was a great picture. I didn't know that a story was going to be attached to it. It was perfect. 100 percent totally perfect. I honestly just loved that. My new favorite thing on the whole website. Good job. No, Great job, FANTABULOUS job. I know that this was made a while ago, but I just had to tell you how great this was. Thank you.
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Hinagiku94 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
OMG i love it XD great job
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:iconmollymittens:
MollyMittens Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It might, but it's just a dream thing. 
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:icontherealforlong:
TheRealForlong Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
But isn't his disrupting the timeline?
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:iconbacon-queen:
Bacon-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
"Arnold- I thought she hated my GUTS!" 
Me- BWAHAHAHAHA:bwahaha:
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:icondazeddaisieso-o:
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Squee! Too cute! :squee:
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:iconteennala:
Teennala Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw that's cute ^(^
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:iconchichiamanda:
chichiamanda Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Aww that is so adorable!!!
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:iconeevee-no-sakura:
Eevee-no-Sakura Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this drawimg is great qnd that fanfic made me cry aww :')
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:iconmaidofmer:
maidofmer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aw, I love it <3
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:iconsora200:
Sora200 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
What is Arnold's last name?
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:iconneonwolf317:
neonwolf317 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
According to what Grandpa calls Arnold, his last name could possibly be Shortman.
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:iconsora200:
Sora200 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Maybe
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:iconartificus:
artificus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist
LOL! When older Arnold would tell his younger self that it's Helga, the kid wouldn't believe him :XD:
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:iconcarolita97star:
Carolita97star Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow!! te salieron muy lindos los dos Arnolds
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchas gracias :D
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:iconcarolita97star:
Carolita97star Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Eres un gran artista ,porque no haces mas de Arnold y Helga juntos .... porque esta tambien me encanto
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dime qué te gustaría ver.
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:iconcarolita97star:
Carolita97star Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
encerio??
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Claro. :D
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:iconcarolita97star:
Carolita97star Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
donde esten juntos Arnold & Helga de grandes y Arnold de pequeño los vea y este sorprendido :3 eso seria genial
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, mándame una nota con eso, please.
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GABINCUBUS Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I love this drawing, I think the message is really powerful.
LOVE IT
LOVE IT
LOVE IT!
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww thank you so much!
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:icon0o0sakura0o0:
0o0sakura0o0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
name fanfic?
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's on the description.
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:iconmollymittens:
MollyMittens Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, I am the writer of microscopic one-shot. The name is Arnold Honest Dream. Thank you for reading and looking at the art. Man, she does GREAT work. If I had her raw drawing talent I'd do nothing else.
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:iconsummereuphoria:
SummerEuphoria Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
really lovely *-* Wonderful!
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconbuynoe:
buynoe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... just imagine that aww was about 10 miles long
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahhaha I will! :heart:
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:iconmagicman2190:
MagicMan2190 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Is this a REAL Episode??
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, it is a fic.
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:iconjunglequeen17:
JungleQueen17 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sighs and bats eyelashes* so fulfilling... This is officially one of my very favorite Hey Arnold ideas/parody/fanfiction ever. Such a sweet and romantic thought! :)
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 The writer is amazing, thank you so much!
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:icondarkness-and-passion:
The short scene written here is just too cute~ <3
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't it? :iconmollymittens: rocks!
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:iconmeow-meow21:
Meow-meow21 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
That is just so cute :)
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjccvlover:
JCCVLover Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aawww love love love it wow it's amazyng the story and the drawing!!!! :D
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, :iconmollymittens: wrote it. I loved it.
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:iconjccvlover:
JCCVLover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome sorry i took so long 2 answer its just i dont have internet anymore :( plus i wont enter to college until september and thats when i can enter here XD
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HightopKinsleighFAN Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
XD AOUGH! THIS IS AMAZING!
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU! :heart:
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:iconxabax:
Xabax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
El dibujo está excelente y la idea muy buena, pero hay algo que siempre me causa algo de incomodidad. Sé que muchos fans (si no es que casi todos) prefieren el ArnoldxHelga, sin embargo, como el propio Arnold de 9 señala, está muy difícil creer que en un futuro querrá a la chica que le hizo la vida imposible por años. Es algo que en el fanfiction que he visto se abarca poco. Quisiera saber que opinan otros usuarios acerca de esto.
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pues, en lo personal la vida da muchas vueltas es posible. Quién sabe.
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:icontheanimangagirl:
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
So cool!
It would be great to see a Helga's one :D
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is one! :heart:
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:icontheanimangagirl:
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Haha sorry, found it :3
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starrynights1987 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Writer
love it!
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