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The Bloomer Legacy: 9.26 Love Day

August 9, 2016 The Plumbob 18 Comments

“Well, this is nice,” Hallie looked around the rooftop deck with a stunning view of the city. “I never realised this bar area was here at the gym.”

“That’s because you barely ever go to the gym,” Larobb teased her. “But it is a neat little hideout. Perfect for Love Day…”

“Don’t remind me,” Hallie smirked. “Vito wouldn’t shut up about the romantic moonlight picnic him and Louis are having tonight….”


“We can do better than that,” Larobb told her.

“Absolutely,” she smiled. “And hide away from all the lovey-doveyness at the same time. Thank plumbob I don’t have to work tonight, I bet the restaurant is extra nauseating…”

“Totally,” Larobb seemed distracted. “Hey, wanna get in the hot tub?”

“Sure,” Hallie nodded and followed him.


“Aah, this is fab,” Hallie sighed contently.

“Not too bad, is it?” Larobb mumbled. Hallie wondered why he seemed so nervous. “And there’s nobody else I’d rather be here with.” He added.

“Ditto.” Hallie smiled.


She was about to lean back against the hot tub to make herself more comfortable, when she noticed Larobb’s arm was in the way.

“Hey, that’s my spot!” She joked.

“I know,” he smiled sheepishly. “I just thought maybe I’d get a bit closer.”


“What?” Hallie couldn’t believe what she was hearing. “What the plum!? Larobb, we’ve been through this, we agreed that we were better off as friends.”

“No, you said we were better off as friends,” Larobb corrected her. “And I was gonna accept that, I was, but… are you really sure that’s what you want? You’ve been giving me so many mixed signals… You always want to spend time with me. You say I’m your favourite person in the world…”

“And that must automatically mean I want to suck on your tonsils?” Hallie retorted, annoyed.


“Do I really repulse you that much!?” Larobb flipped out. “You’re talking as if I suggested putting a slug on your face. I just wanted to kiss you, that’s all!”

“Well, the concept isn’t that different, is it?” Hallie tried to lighten the mood with a joke. One look at Larobb told her that was not the best idea.

“No, Larobb, of course I don’t find you repulsive.” She grew more serious. “I know you’re handsome. Everybody with eyes must know you’re good-looking.”

“So what’s the but?” Larobb asked, trying his best to calm down.


Hallie was struggling. Why was it so hard to explain? “I just don’t really want to… do stuff… with anyone.”

“You mean with me.” he said bitterly.

“No, that’s not it! If I wanted to date someone, it would be you… I just don’t really want to date anybody, ok?”


“It’s fine Hallie,” Larobb looked away. “I get it. And for what it’s worth, I do hope you find someone you do like.”

“That’s like the opposite of what I’ve just said!”

“You’ll understand some day,” he smiled sadly. “When you meet that person.”


Hallie looked at him. Seeing him so defeated was breaking her heart. How could he think she had no feelings for him? Surely the pluminess she felt was the evidence of the contrary…

“I don’t want to meet someone else,” she told him. ”I want to be with you. Just be. Like we used to.”

“But you don’t want more.” Larobb added with a heavy sigh.

“I could learn to want more,” Hallie said desperately. “I can change…”


“Really?” Larobb’s eyes widened. “You’d try… for me?”

“I love you,” she said firmly. “I do. I’d do anything for you. You know that.”

Larobb was overwhelmed with emotion. He picked up her hand and gently wrapped his around it. “I love you too.”

And then he got a lot closer.


And at first, it wasn’t so bad. But then his tongue found its way into her mouth.

She thought she wasn’t that far off with the slug analogy.

It’s ok, Hallie told herself, you can do this. The kiss will only take a little while. And it will make him happy. So the rest of the things can then be normal again. Just like before.


But then why did it feel like things were so much better before?

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  1. Hailey
    August 9, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    Uh oh. Is there an accidental nooboo about to happen? :(

    • The Plumbob
      August 9, 2016 - 6:17 pm

      They only kissed, so I wouldn’t expect any nooboos any time soon :)

  2. Kit
    August 9, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    Oh Hallie *hugs*
    I wondered if she might be asexual, I guess I was right. I hope Larobb comes to terms with it – and either remains her friend and finds someone else or is with her without all the physical stuff. She shouldn’t feel pressured.

    • The Plumbob
      August 9, 2016 - 6:18 pm

      Should be interesting to see how their relationship progresses!

  3. CeCe McBride
    August 10, 2016 - 7:16 am

    She seems graysexual, maybe demisexual. It’s so tough for people who understand that identity to find someone to connect with, let alone someone who doesn’t quite grasp what it means for them. I hope these two can sort it out so Hallie doesn’t lose herself and they don’t lose their relationship.

    • The Plumbob
      August 10, 2016 - 6:41 pm

      Yeah unless they can find a common ground they’re both comfortable with, things aren’t going to bode well for them.

  4. Hailey
    August 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm

    @The Plumbbob: Well right, but I’m afraid that she will want to do more to see if she feels any differently–Olivia did!

    • The Plumbob
      August 10, 2016 - 6:46 pm

      That’s true, though I don’t think the situations are that similar – Liv was attracted to her cousin’s girlfriend and was trying to pursuade herself not to be, while Hallie isn’t attracted to anyone and is trying to pursuade herself to try to feel it. But if she’s already not that happy with kissing, I don’t see her going much further. Liv on the other hand was curious, she woohooed with Malakai for her own sake rather then for his.

  5. Brooke
    August 10, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    Wow! This chapter was the most intense I’ve read so far! Poor Hallie.

    • The Plumbob
      August 10, 2016 - 8:52 pm

      Welcome! Thanks for reading and commenting :) And yes, Hallie’s not in the best position right now. Hopefully things pick up for her.

  6. Jillian
    August 13, 2016 - 10:05 pm

    I’m all for asexual Hallie. If only people would actually just listen to what she’s saying. :(

  7. Renée Lenore
    September 1, 2016 - 4:21 am

    #I’mHereForHallie #AsexualHallie

    UGH. I’m so pissed at Larobb for the “when you meet the right person” line and also for completely not listening to her… it’s frustrating because I like him but also AHHHHH.

    Hallie is just absolutely INCREDIBLE! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 I hope she figures things out and stands her ground!

    • The Plumbob
      September 1, 2016 - 6:03 pm

      Yeah, Larobb can’t wrap his head around it at all. He is a nice guy, but he just doesn’t get it.

  8. ninjapigsims
    September 3, 2016 - 3:37 pm

    :( Poor Hallie. I really hope she doesn’t do whatever it takes to maintain her relationship with Larobb. It must have been the most awkward thing for her.

    • The Plumbob
      September 3, 2016 - 5:34 pm

      Yeah, unfortunately they’re not quite at the same wavelength right now.

  9. Cathytea
    September 17, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    I’m totally for aro-ace Hallie! You’ve done a great job presenting her, too. So tough for Larobb as it can be hard for sexually oriented folks to really comprehend an asexual’s love…

    • The Plumbob
      September 18, 2016 - 3:57 pm

      Thank you! It’s a very new territory for me but I felt like it was important to write about it.

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