Deborah and Mischa spent most of the time watching TV after their little exchange. They simply felt that it'd be too awkward otherwise, so they simply decided to watch something to lighten the mood.
"You think Leonard would even care?" Mischa asked.
"He's your friend. You should know." She responded.
"Leonard is an odd fellow. Sometimes you just can't understand him fully. He goes from an intelligent man to a sometimes gut instinct mad man in an instant."
"Is he bipolar?" Deborah asked.
"No, I think he's just crazy. Not so insane he's dangerous, but he's defiantly not normal either. He's a good friend, but sometimes I worry about what that mental state of his will get him into."
Deborah chuckled slightly. "If he's as smart as you say he is, he'll know that his behavior is going to get him into trouble one day."
"Actually I think I'm more worried about that. He analyses his own weaknesses and tries to cover them up. This can sometimes make him difficult to control, which is why I wish he'd grow out of it."
"So I was right. He is a child." Deborah said.
"Mentally....kind of. Although at this point I don't even say anything to him and let him do what he wishes."
"I think you should. He's not going to be able to act this way forever. Especially if you two have to split one day. You can't expect Amanda to be able to keep him in check."
Leonard had just finished his first game and was in the middle of the second. He was doing fairly well. The girl managed to do it without dying, so the only way he had a hope to beat her was by surviving every round. Dying once meant failing to beat her. Amanda was kind of watching with a sad look on her face. She was happy he was doing so well, but she was kind of sad he wasn't paying attention to her. Usually you are supposed to care for each other, but the tournament was absorbing so much of his time that he hardly had any fun with her. She was envious of Kitty, she was always with Melanie. That's when she realized that in order to get him to acknowledge her, it was time to put her foot down.
Leonard actually managed to beat the entire game without failing once. This jumped his rank up quite a bit, enough to tie with the girl, who wasn't really happy about it from her look. As soon as he turned to Amanda, the biggest fear formed inside him. She scowled at him, and only moved her finger in a beckoning motion. The mighty Leonard was afraid of what was going to happen next. He had this gnawing feeling in him that he's forgotten to do something, which might be why Amanda is a tad cross.
"Yes Amanda?" Leonard said, the composure in his voice was lost for a split second.
"When was the last time we did something together?" She asked him calmly.
"Oh, we uh...um...let me think."
"The fact you have to think about it proves my point. We don't spend any time together."
"That's a lie. I always have you around me." Leonard protested.
"And how often do you speak to me as you drag me along?"
Leonard was going to open his mouth, but no words came. He hasn't said anything to her while she's been supporting him. Leonard started feeling empty inside, as his guilt started to form.
"I care for you, but I need to know you feel the same. A woman needs some sort of affection back you know. It's not a one sided deal."
Although Amanda was speaking in a firm voice, it wasn't long until her eyes trailed away from him. That unloved feeling was removing any kind of confidence in her. She felt Leonard grabbing her hand, and looked up.
"Understood. From this day on, you will be my top priority. I realize how long I've neglected you, and I've always been one who protects and helps those in need. To neglect you would destroy everything I follow by. That is why I want to do something together, anything at all that we can enjoy ourselves. I know I've been working myself to death with this tournament, but I can't ignore you any longer."
"Really?" Amanda said.
"This is my serious face, so of course." Leonard replied, although his choice of words may have actually broken the mood.
Amanda laughed at it however, and smiled at him. "Okay, I'll take you up on that offer."
Dawwwww. Leonard is such a good man when he has the motivation for it. It sounds sad but, at least he treats Amanda right. And what is Deborah trying to tell Mischa? And to repeat an earlier question, why can't I watch this on TV?
Head Writer: Soniczero1993
Assistant Writer: ktulu007