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Ever wish the show went on for just a couple more scenes? Here ya go. A few more scenes after the end of Thanksgiving Decoupling Episode.
Penny led the way up the last flight of stairs to the 4th floor landing. Sheldon supported between Leonard and Amy following closely behind. Sheldon was disheveled his tie hanging loosely about his neck. His eyes were glassy he leaned heavily on Amy and Leonard softly singing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
Amy shoved him upward on her shoulder, “Quit singing that Sheldon, you had a great time.”
Sheldon got a whimsical smile on his face, “Even the vomiting was fun.”
He laughed in almost a giggle as Penny opened the door to 4A. Leonard an Amy moved through the door as Penny stepped aside.
Leonard looked over his glasses at her, “We’ll get him into bed then I’ll be back.”
Penny just smiled knowingly as they led Sheldon down the hallway. A few moments later Leonard was back walking down the hall. He smiled at Penny as he walked up. Her arms went around his neck as his hands went to her hips. They shared a short kiss staying nose to nose a moment.
Amy could be heard from the bedroom, “Sheldon I’m just helping you off with your jacket”
Penny nodded her head back toward the door, “Let’s head to my place. I’ve had enough of beer busted Sheldon.”
Leonard nodded and followed her out the door.
Penny sat back on the couch as Leonard poured them two glasses of red wine at the kitchen island. He brought them over to the couch sitting his on the table and handing the other glass to Penny. Leonard sat down on the couch then Penny slid over close to him with her right arm going around his neck snuggling her head into his shoulder.
Leonard was about to speak as Penny spoke, “I know you’re sorry about being such a douche today.”
Leonard was taken aback, “Well, yeah. I don’t know if I’d have used the word douche. I think over reacted but. Okay I acted like a douche.”
A smile crept across Penny’s face, “I would have over reacted much worse than you did if you were the one that was suddenly married.”
Leonard smirked, “I think we’d have had a much larger issue if I had been married to Zack”
Penny slapped his chest lightly with her hand, “You are so not funny. I’m actually not sure what I ever saw in Zack.”
Leonard leaned back looking at her sideway, “Oh let’s see, tall, good looking, and great hair. Did I mention tall?”
Penny just snuggled into his shoulder harder, “Well there is that.”
Leonard tilted his head to lay on hers, “I can see why you would like Zack. He’s a big gentle giant. The stuff that comes out of his mouth is hilarious though he has no clue.”
Penny’s face grew serious for moment, “After we broke up I think I was looking for someone I wouldn’t get attached to, a guy that wasn’t going to break my heart again.”
Leonard was very thoughtful for a moment, “I always thought I was the one with the broken heart.”
Penny was no longer smiling, “It cut both ways Leonard. I was lost for a long time. Then you were with Raj’s sister. I had a really hard time with it.”
Leonard lifted her chin so she faced him and kissed her softly. He looked into her eyes with concern on his face, “I never knew that.”
Penny smiled at him, “Well now you do. How would you feel about having sex with a recently divorced woman?”
Leonard’s smile appeared, “Recently annulled.”
Penny chuckled, “Sounds as if I got fixed or something”
Penny unwound herself and stood extending her hand to Leonard, “Come on then. By the way that is the one thing I liked about Zack. He rarely corrected me and when he did he was usually wrong.”
Leonard stood picking up his wine then took her hand, “Oh I can be wrong.”
Penny just nodded as she led him toward her bedroom, “Oh you’ve been wrong plenty, it was the correcting me part I was talking about. Now shush.”
Amy got Sheldon under the covers at last. A surprise look came to her face as Sheldon’s hand reached behind her head and pulled her face close to him.
He was about to kiss her, his lips right next to hers.
Sheldon softly said, “I love you”, and then his head fell back down on the pillow the last words escaping his lips.
Amy’s face showed her chagrin but then a smile spread on her face. She leaned down and softly kissed Sheldon on his now unconscious lips,
Amy sat up with a large grin on her face, “Screw that, I’m counting it.”
Hope you all enjoyed this short ending. SOK
My sweetie will be home soon in fact I’m expecting him any day now. Leonard emailed that they are off the boat and trying to make all the travel arrangements to get home. My social networking class is over, I got an A. So my life should get back to normal. I’m going to keep my blog for now but not sure when I’ll write in it again. I’m really looking for some one on one time with my wandering physicist. Now if I can find some way of side tracking Sheldon. I know for a fact that he has a complete list of things Leonard needs to do with him or for him when he gets home. I’ve actually seen it and it’s over five pages long written in that tiny squiggle Sheldon calls handwriting. I don’t know how yet but I’m going to need to hijack the Hoftstader.
This has been a fun experience for me to write this summer. I’ve always had a problem just letting the little things out. This blog has been really therapeutic for that, kind of like that spa day after a night on the town. My goals for the rest of the year, it’s to enjoy the people I love and come to the conclusion that marriage is a thing I can do. We’ll see how that works out but I got a good feeling about it. I’m going to Sheldon’s tonight to hang out with him. He’s still down with Leonard gone an all. So I’ll just get myself a couple of glasses of anti-Sheldon juice, (wine), and head over.
One last shout out to my homies:
Bernadette and Howard I could not have made it through the summer without you guys being my escape from the apartment and Sheldon. You guys Rock.
Amy, my sister in the agony and trials that have been taking care of Sheldon I can only say its up to you and Leonard from now on. I’m out of here, think of me as a consultant.
Raj, love is out there for you. Keep trying to find the right girl with just this piece of advice. Just because you can talk to women now doesn’t mean you should say too much. Let them talk for a change.
Chuck, glad to hear you and Valerie are a thing now. The Gastro surgery for her you wrote about sound just like the ticket to your happiness. Being a car salesman I’m sure you’ll find a sucker to help out with the fundraising. Struggling actress/waitresses will not be contributing.
That’s it. The wine is open on my coffee table. I have something sexy picked out for Leonard’s first night home. I wonder if he would take me back to that restaurant we went to on Valentine’s Day. Hope you’re reading this Raymond, baby needs a night out.
Farewell until I decide to write again.
Fan Note, This is the last locket blog, I know I made you wait for it. The premiere is tonight and I hope it shines. It’s been a blast this summer writing this little piece. I hope you enjoyed. SOK
Boy that sounds weak doesn’t it, but it’s true I’m counting the days until Leonard gets home. Think that should say something about how I feel. I may be scared of commitment. I took forever to express my love for him because of it. Now I’m not sure what I ever did without him being in my life. Even when he’s not here I find myself looking around his apartment for him when I go see Sheldon. I sit in his chair and watch some odd show or movie that Sheldon finds fascinating just so I can feel close to Leonard. I even went for a walk with Sheldon yesterday in the park. Oh my god that man is hard to get out of his apartment. That walk cost me a trip to the comic book store and ice cream.
It was nice to walk in the park though. I usually take Leonard with me. We walked the same path next to the playground. Sheldon is just like Leonard he avoids looking at the kids playing on the equipment. It makes me believe they relive some childhood nerd trauma each time. They must be afraid some bully may suddenly run up and give them a wedgie. I can see both of them when they were little walking quickly by the other kids not making eye contact. There is little Leonard with a stack of books under his arm picking up speed toward the library. The faster he walks the less chance of a bully taking his glasses or knocking his books to the ground. I grabbed Sheldon’s arm with mine as we walked by. He let me which was strange but I could see it made him feel better. It makes me feel better about being the bully when I was in school. I wonder if Leonard wore a bow tie.
Leonard’s latest email said that things were wrapping up pretty quickly and the whole science team was ready to get off the ship. He joked with me again about being Sheldon’s keeper is like being a crazy squirrel trying to round up loose nuts. I have to say though Sheldon has been very sweet to me the last month or so in his own way. A couple of times a week when Amy doesn’t stay for dinner he invites me over for takeout, I of course must go pick it up but Sheldon always pays. Then we settle in to watch whatever show he’s recorded or strange series he’s bought. Okay so last week he watched some really scary movie and I had to stay over in Leonard’s room so he wouldn’t be alone. He had no idea how many memories that brought back to me. I almost cried as I wrapped myself up in Leonard blue comforter snuggling into what had become my pillow as I pulled his pillow against me wishing it was him. It’s like I said at the beginning counting the days.
Well onto my homies:
Howard, Bernadette has asked me to put a bug in your ear about new pajamas. Though she says the silk short pants ones were cute when you were dating, perhaps it’s time for upgrade. Something that doesn’t say sex starved momma’s boy perhaps, my words not hers.
Raj the new girlfriend sounds nice but it might be a little soon to have me talk to her about how she dresses. I’m flattered that you think I could spruce her up some but you might want to work into that a little slowly. Try taking her shopping. I’ve never been disappointed with a man taking me shopping. Then you can nudge her in the direction you think is more her style.
Amy I see that you have moved a toothbrush, hair brush and deodorant into the guys bathroom. Now let’s see if you can get to use them more often. It’s time to bring some really scary zombie movie over to watch. Then you’re in, well at least you’ll get to spend the night.
Hey chuck glad to hear you’ve been seeing Valerie now. Just remember the golden rule Herpes is like luggage once you get it from someone you never get rid of it. Condoms, condoms, condoms need I say more.
Time to Skype with Leonard, he’s in for a treat just wearing my locket and a smile tonight.
As you might guess from the title of this blog entry I’m a little down today. I worked the dinner shift last night, got stuck in traffic then was home late with Sheldon waiting at my door. Apparently after Amy had dropped him off today he found something huge and crawling in the living room. I went for a look and found a huge Japanese beetle sitting rather comfortably in Sheldon’s spot on the couch. At first I was going to just squish it with my shoe. My memory suddenly filled with the last time something happened to that particular cushion so I stopped. I went to my place then emptied a pickle jar into a bowl then went back and caught it in that. A few holes in the top and I now have a pet beetle that is really beautifully colored and really large. Sheldon though paranoid is at home now but the downside of all this is I missed my Skype session with Leonard. So now I have to get up early if I want to see him.
That leads me to the current moment in time. I’m writing in my blog, eating pickles and listening to Colbie Caillet, thus the title of my blog entry from Colbie’s song of the same name. Should I really think about what means the most to me? I would start with all my dear friends, without them I’m not sure how I would get through this. Even Sheldon is comforting in some odd way maybe because it’s nice to be needed even if it’s for weird and silly stuff. I guess it’s the same with all my friends. They all need me in some way. The same with Leonard, none of our friends knew how central Leonard was to things until he was gone. It turns out Leonard was very important to our lives in different ways. In Sheldon’s case it’s rather obvious. Leonard provides companionship, a foil to his wit, not to mention transportation and certain grounding that Sheldon needs. Leonard is the provider of meals, the person who makes dinner “happen” for the gang. He gets them all together for a purpose. I miss him terribly. I just realized today that I have not made dinner at home since he’s been gone. Oh I’ve made a can of soup or salad. But it’s just not fun to cook for one. I really miss him sitting across from me pretending the food is good even when I screwed it up. So what means the most to me? Leonard of course, I miss him not being here when he stays over. Then there’s snuggling under the covers, the funny thing he does with his eyebrows when Sheldon says something outrageous. I really miss his smile. I think he has a special smile just for me at least I believe he does.
Oh I really should move on before I make myself even sadder. So Leonard if you’re reading this you now know how I feel tonight I’ll get up early and Skype in the morning. Now onto my blog followers:
Amy glad to hear the monkey bites are healing nicely. Good idea about wearing long sleeve sweaters, wow no change there, to cover them up. The one on your neck that you’re telling everyone is from your boyfriend when he got a little too excited works unless they’ve met Sheldon. Amy did you start moving some toiletries in next door like I told you? Every little bit helps.
Hi Howard. Thanks for the link to incredible new game you’ve sent me and everyone you’ve ever acquired an email for. Do you get points or something for that? I’ve sworn off online gaming and you know why. Pull your head out occasionally and pay attention to Bernadette or I see problems coming your way.
Raj. So the new girls name is Monique and she comes from online dating service that requires a credit card for a date? A couple of things come to mind. First you have more money than common sense. Second when you have to pay someone to date you and still not get lucky you may be unclear on the rules. Three she won’t dump you as long as you keep paying, good luck with that.
Chuck it’s good to hear you’re moving out of your parent’s basement “real soon now”. I’m sure it will help with your dating life. It’s also good to hear that Valerie Mossbacher is slimming down, poor cow. I don’t think flowers and chocolates are your best choice for a first date. If I recall all that’s required to get her in the sack were a bag of Skittles and a six pack. That may have changed but somehow I doubt that.
It’s getting late and I have a oh dark thirty with my sweetie on Skype.
Until the next time, I’ve got my hand around the locket on my neck. Leonard’s Spiderman shirt I stole from his room today. A belly full of pickles and half a bottle of wine I should be all set, night.