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|Romance Between the Characters?|
For those of you who think I’m grasping at straws, John Peel himself is planning on it!
Here is Mr. Peel’s word-for-word response:
Still don’t believe me? Well, I’ve put together a collection of the subtle hints that Helaine and Score are destined to be. Read and enjoy fellow HR (hopeless romantic) fans!
Helaine sat with his [Score’s] head in her lap.
There was a tightness in Helaine’s throat as she realized
that she had grown to be very fond of Score. If anything happened
to him, it would really hurt her.
always knew I’d get carried away one day,” Score muttered. “I
never figured it would be in your arms, though.”
to kiss me,” he said. “That way, they won’t
see our faces.”
Summoning every last ounce of strength, Score knew he couldn’t
just lie in bed and let her walk into her own death. He had to
help somehow, no matter what the effort cost him. He couldn’t
let her die for him.
Bad Tony advised her. “You’ve got a nice face, and
my son obviously likes you…”
Score limped over to join them. Helaine couldn’t help herself;
she gave him a big hug. Then she blushed. “I’m glad
you’re okay,” she told him, trying to regain her dignity.
how concerned Score gets in this passage…]
Score hurried through the cloud of dust. “Helaine!” he yelled frantically. “You idiot! Be alive!”
“I am,” she managed to say, between coughs. “Just.”
You crazy fool,” he snapped angrily. “Whatever made you do a dumb trick like that?”
“Trying to save your life,” she answered. “And it may have been dumb, but it worked.” …
“You could have killed yourself,” Score said, his expression halfway between relief and anger. …
“ Thank you,” he said. “But don’t scare me like that again.”
She raised an eyebrow. “Why, you’d almost think you cared about me.”
From Book of Nightmares pg 68-69 (Scholastic ed.)
Helaine could see perfectly. She went pale, and then shook her head.
That’s not it,” she said firmly.
“How do you know?” Score asked her. “Maybe it’s something you need to talk over?”
“That’s not it,” Helaine repeated, almost angrily. “The spell must have found something else I was worrying about…”
Still, he had grown on her. So much so that when she had sought guidance in finding Pixel, the first thing that she had seen had nothing to do with Pixel, and everything to do with Score. She clamped her mind shut on that. There was no way she was going to tell Score what she had seen….
From Book of Noghtmares pg 138 (Scholastic ed.)
Thinking of Helaine made him realize that Pixel had been correct earlier.
It didn’t feel right being here without her. Somehow, he’d
gotten used to having her around. He was actually missing her, and
that bothered him. He’d never been one to miss anybody before…
From Book of Thunder pg 95 (Scholastic ed.)
*** There was Helaine. ... She was smiling with ease, and she'd bonded with Score after the adventures they went through together.
From Book of Thunder pg 2 (Scholastic ed.)
Score ran as hard as he could. He couldn't let Helaine face a lake
monster alone! He didn't even try to think about why he felt like
that. He just had to help somehow.
From Book of Signs pg 91 (Scholastic ed.)
|(When Score is talking to Jenna)
" ...And I'm sure we can talk Helaine around..."
Jenna gave him a curious look.
"You really like Helaine, don't you?...
""...Helaine is better that that," Score said firmly.
"Okay, she's having a few problems with the issue, but she'll come around. I know she will."
Jenna cocked her head to one side. "Are you in love with her?"
Score felt himself blushing like Pixel...
Book of War pg 128
loked at Helaine again. "I confess
your offer has a certain appeal
to it" "Not for me," Score said coldly. He turned to Helaine. "Do
you want to marry this pet monkey?" he asked her. How could he even think
it? Helaine sighed. "I have no choice." "There's always a choice." Lord
Peverel leaned forward "Why do you care what she does?" he asked "Do
you wish to marry her yourself?" Score blushed brighter than even Pixel
could...Helaine looked at him uncertainly. Was he making so much fuss because
he did care for her?
Book of War pg 202-203
|(Notice how annoyed Helaine seems at the thought
that Score might like Jenna)
Why couldn't Score at least see this? He wasn't in love with the little wretch- at least, Helaine was pretty sure he wasn't. Score did tend to have an eye for a pretty girl- and for a peasant Jenna was quite fetching. If you like the doe-eyed, subservient, stupid type. Some boys did, she knew. Did Score? Then she was annoyed...
Book of Oceans pg 24-25
woman scowled. "They are our enemies.
They tried to kdnap or kill us. Why should we help them at all? We should
feed them to the fish."
Helaine scowled at the woman, and brought her sword up to threaten her. "They are human beings in need. You will help them or answer to me." The woman paled and rushed off to recruit help.
Score looked at her with some affection. "Weren't you the one just suggesting their use as shark kibble?" he asked her.
" I was merely venting," Helaine replied with dignity. "I knew that." Score patted her shoulder. "I'm proud of you; one day you'll be a real girl, Pinnochio."
" Half the time I do not know what your talking about," Helaine complained, but there was a slight lift to the edge of her lips. Score thought it looked kind of nice on her...
Book of Oceans pg 69
was up to Score to figure out a way to accomplish this rescue, but he
seemed out of ideas- except for ones about her in
barely any clothing..."It seems as if all you can do right now is
think of girls in bikinis," she complained. "Can't you be more
useful?" "Spoilsport..." then he brightened again "Helaine
you're a genius! You got me thinking the right way after all! Babes in
can be a bright idea," he grinned. "There's this James Bond movie with
a girl in a bikini, and she collects seashells. That's what we need- a huge seashell." Abruptly
he kissed the end of her nose. "See even when you complain you inspire me." Helaine
found herself blushing...
Book of Oceans pg 80-81
looked worried. "Three of us against
a shipful of pirates?" he
questioned looking very worried. "Two of us," Helaine corrected. "After
all, we want to give them a fair fight." Score raised an eyebrow. "Hey
that was a joke. Not a very good one but definitely the right species. You're
starting to live right my girl." He patted her shoulder. "I'm very
proud of you." "Concentrate on moving our craft," she told him
with a sigh. But he was sure there was a little sparkle in her eye. Maybe she
actually did like him...
Book of Oceans pg 124
That's all folks.
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