posted by NintendoPenguin
I sat in a corner in my habitat, tears pouring down my face. I was just too depressed to do anything right now. Not even the penguins could cheer me up.
I choked out a sob. No one ever liked me. No one would ever fall for me, no one had, ou ever would even Kiss me.
I would always be alone... even in death...
"Marlene?" I heard a voice say.
I looked up and saw Kowalski, the brains of the penguins at the entrance of my habitat. I quickly wiped my tears, and took a breath.
"Hey Kowalski." I said.
"Are toi okay, Marlene?" He asked, his voice full of concern. "I was walking by, and I heard someone crying, and-"
"I'm fine, I'm just stressed right now."
"Why don't toi tell me about it?" Kowalski said.
"Fine." I said. "Nobody loves me."
Kowalski looked at me. He was obviously surprised that I confessed so fast.
"Marlene," Kowalski began. "That's not even close to being true. So many people l’amour you. The whole zoo loves you, I l’amour you-"
I looked at him shocked. Did Kowalski have a crush on me...?
"You l’amour me?" I asked.
"Yes, Marlene. Very much."
"Well, um... I l’amour toi too." I smiled.
Kowalski smiled at me. "Thanks. I appreciate it."
"You're very welcome."
We laughed for a little bit, then it was silent for a bit. He finally broke the ice.
"I l’amour you, Marlene." Kowalski said.
"I know, toi told me that." I said.
"Not in a friend way. I l’amour toi way plus than that."
I looked at him. "In a boyfriend-girlfriend way, toi mean?"
He stared at the ground, then at me. "Yes."
I thought about it for a bit. I turned to face him.
"Kowalski," I said, getting his attention.
He looked at me, and unexpectedly, I pulled him into a kiss. He was a little shocked at first, but fell right into it.
Oh my god, I thought. Kowalski and I are kissing! He's one of my best friends, but it feels so right. Maybe I really do l’amour him.
I let my thoughts wander off to the rest of the penguins. How would Skipper react to this?
Just my luck, Skipper just had to montrer up.
"Hoover Dam!" I heard him say. "Kowalski? Marlene?"
Kowalski and I broke the Kiss and turned to Skipper.
"S-Skipper!" I exclaimed. "Um..."
"It's okay, Marlene." He said. "You don't have to explain. Let's go, Kowalski."
Skipper exited my habitat. Kowalski stood up, and turned to me.
"So, does this mean, we're..." He began.
"How about we meet same time tomorrow, and you'll see." I smiled.
He smiled. "I l’amour toi Marlene."
"I l’amour toi too, Kowalski."
As he left, I thought, Screw Skipper and his 'No room for feelings in the army' rule. Kowalski's different.
He loves me.