Valentine’s Day Massacre
Leonard walked in to Penny’s apartment to find her sitting on the left edge of the couch. She had a cute yellow top on with her jeans and matching yellow flip flops. Penny had a rather sad contemplative look on her face as she turned toward him.
She managed a “Hi Leonard”, in a low key sad tone.
Leonard moved to the couch and sat down a concerned look across his face, “What’s got my girl so down in the dumps today?”
Penny looked at him sarcastically, “Really Leonard, I just destroyed another Valentine’s Day and you have to ask me what I’m down about?”
Leonard was about to speak when Penny was suddenly standing up and pacing about the couch in front of him.
Penny’s speech became more strident, “Let’s see our first Valentine’s I got the flu and missed a trip to Europe. Last year I was a total bitch and made everybody miserable. This year I’ve poisoned Raj’s dog and spent the evening at the vets. I don’t even want to talk about Thanksgiving and that nightmare. Leonard I should just skip holidays especially Valentine’s Day. It’s just a recipe for disaster.”
She fumed for a few seconds more under her breath then came and sat by Leonard on the couch.
“Really I’m not sure why you put up with me.”
She looked over at Leonard who had a soft toothy grin on his face.
Penny smiled back, “Okay I know why you put up with me. But will you be like that forever? Will you love me so much that one day you won’t decide to bag it?”
She continued to look at him with worry on her face now.
Leonard continued to smile, “I promise I will love you and not decide to bag it.”
Penny seemed placated then leaned into Leonard for a hug resting her head on his shoulder.
Leonard spoke softly to her, “In your defense you really couldn’t help getting the flu, though I think I did say something about getting a flu shot that year.”
Penny grimaced as he continued, “Then last year it all ended up pretty well. We got things where wanted them though you still need to work on your proposal timing.”
Now Penny rolled her eyes but smiled almost laughing.
“Now this year we tried to keep it low key and if it wasn’t for the gas station chocolates we would have had a great day and besides we always have a good Christmas.”
Penny seemed to consider this for a moment then nodded her head in agreement.
She turned toward him, “What about Thanksgiving?”
Leonard grimaced now, “Nope, nope that was a nightmare. No real upside there except the annulment.”
Penny got a thoughtful look on her face, “Well at least we took care of it before we got married?”
Leonard smiled now.
Penny touched and twirled the heart shaped locket around her neck between her fingers then in a very quiet voice, “Leonard let’s get married.”
Leonard looked stunned for a second. He didn’t stutter this time, “Okay let’s get married.”
Penny closed her eyes with a tear slipping out and down her cheek, “Well that’s settled then.”
Leonard was almost in tears as he heard Penny’s phone ding on the coffee table in front of her. She reached for the phone looking at the text message.
“Oh my god, Sheldon kissed Amy and he liked it.”
Leonard raised his head, “Oh yeah, that’s what I came over here to tell you.”
Penny slapped him hard on the arm, “You should have told me right away.”
Leonard looked stunned again, “Well if I’d done that we wouldn’t be engaged right now and beside Sheldon couldn’t decide if kissing Amy was better than a nine fingered banjo player.”
Penny just looked at him in disbelief and confusion.
That’s how I would have liked to see it end, a quiet moment. SOK.