Fly CousinTHE ARNOLD AND HELGA CHRONICLES XXXII: FLY COUSINBy Jake CollinsHelga was lounging on the sofa in the communal lounge at the Sunset Arms, a large icepack pressed firmly to her forehead. From the armchair, Arnold looked over at her with concern. Are you sure youre okay, Helga? he asked worriedly. You wouldnt rather go home and get some more sleep? I feel like a whole city is being demolished inside my head, Helga groaned. But we said we were going to spend the morning together, and Im not going to let Geralds stupid stunt with the vodka stop us! Well, what do you feel like doing? Arnold asked. Theres that new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on at the multiplex, or we could go to the
Oh God, no! Helga interrupted. I cant go anywhere it practically killed me coming here in the first place!
Hillwood PD BlueTHE ARNOLD AND HELGA CHRONICLES XXX: HILLWOOD PD BLUEBy Jake CollinsTwenty minutes after boarding the bus, Arnold and Helga were standing at the front of the Central Precinct of the Hillwood Police Department, staring up at the towering skyscraper in awe. Its very big, isnt it? Helga remarked. Well, they run the whole police department from there, dont they? Arnold reasoned. Just imagine the turmoil our city would be in if it wasnt for the work that goes on inside this very building. Yeah, I suppose, Helga sighed. You know, Arnold, Im feeling a bit nervous now. Theres no need for that, Arnold said reassuringly. Its not like youre here because youve committed a crime, is it? I guess not. Well, I suppose Id better get on with it. Are you going to wait for me, Arnold?
Tutoring ThomasTHE ARNOLD AND HELGA CHRONICLES XXIX: TUTORING THOMASBy Jake CollinsIt was a hot, sticky afternoon in July, and Arnold and Helga were lying in the shade of a large tree in the local park. Its nice just lying here doing nothing, isnt it? Helga smiled contentedly. Well, its too hot to do anything else, remarked Arnold. Its even too hot to break open a fire hydrant or turn over an ice-cream truck. Those are very childish things to do, Helga yawned. We have much more important things to worry about now, Arnold. For example, youll never guess where Im going tomorrow. Wont I? Arnold replied offhandedly. Oh, okay then. You have to try and guess, Helga laughed, reaching out and punching him on the arm. I dont know, Arnold giggled. I hope its somewhere cool