Song: The Wallflowers - One Headlight

song - Mimi singing

song - Sora singing

song - Mimi&Sora singing

'thoughts'

One thing I've noticed when I read over this story was that in the last chapter I got kinda lazy and didn't put much detail into the places and surroundings. If it bugs anyone, I can put more effort into writing it, but if not then I'm going to keep being lazy. :)

xoxoxox

Sora didn't like Mimi and the cute, innocent girly facade she kept up all the time. It was obvious to her why Mimi was brought into the group. Sure it'd make the whole band more famous altogether but at the same time it was a secret competition between singers. Who was the better one? It was obvious the one who was more popular after a certain amount of time would stay while the other one was kicked out. No band had two singers and those who did didn't last long. She would prove to everyone she was the better singer. She sure as hell wouldn't be leaving the band anytime soon.

"So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees"

It was the last song and Mimi's personal favorite out of them all. She had written it the previous summer before finding out she'd be going back to Japan. So much had changed while she was in America and being back in Japan felt like a fresh start.

"I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place"

Sora would prove to be the better singer out of the two of them. She looked better, sounded better and had been singing longer as well. Plus her boyfriend was lead guitar and she knew that if they got rid of her he'd leave as well. They wouldn't risk that, the two of them were too important to the band. She fought the urge to glare at Mimi; this was all her fault, she should have never come back from America.

"Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middleBut me & CinderellaWe put it all togetherWe can drive it homeWith one headlight"

Even though it was Sora who was currently singing, Matt couldn't help but instead watch Mimi. There was something about her that Sora didn't have and whatever it was it seemed to be drawing him in. Whatever it was, he had never experienced it before and it was confusing the hell out of him. Why would he be drawn in by a girl he hadn't known for all that long? His eyes narrowed and shifted back to Sora who was singing. She sounded great like always, but Mimi...His eyes shifted back towards the other girl as she started to sing once again.

"She said its cold
It feels like independence day
And I cant break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
Well run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-its just her window ledge"

Tai watched Mimi sing, her passion for it was evident in both her voice and the smile on her face. She was always so happy ever since they were kids and he honestly couldn't remember a time when she wasn't either singing or smiling. She was the strongest person he knew and he admired her a lot for it. The two of them hadn't had a chance to catch up since she'd been back but he was going to change that. There were things that they needed to talk about, things she needed to clear up.

"Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight"

Daisuke had made up his mind. Tonight he'd ask Mimi to be his girlfriend. He had been thinking about it all day and he finally decided to do it tonight before he lost his nerve. Not only was she beautiful and smart but she was funny and nice as well. The only thing he was worried about besides her saying no was the possible effect it'd have on their friendship. He was hoping it'd have none but was dreading the possibility that it might change things between them.

"Well this place is oldIt feels just like a beat up truckI turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettesThis place is always such a messSometimes I think Id like to watch it burn
Im so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killin' me"

Despite the fact that she hated Mimi, she had to admit the song was pretty good. Plus she got to pick which verses to sing, which allowed her to pick her favorites. But that wasn't the point. Mimi was obviously interested in Matt and was a fool to think that Sora didn't notice. One thing she refused to do no matter what was to give up her boyfriend to a princess like Mimi who already had the rest of the band wrapped around her finger.

"Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight"

The crowed screamed louder then ever as the song ended. Mimi smiled and waved to the fans, happy that her first concert with the band went so well. Heading off stage with the others, she remembered the promise she made to Koji about going straight home and to bed after the concert. Sighing and running her hand through her hair, she was oblivious to the fact that three people were watching her.

The three boys, each unaware the other was watching Mimi, were all about to approach her, but only one managed to do so.

"Matt, there you are. Wanna go out to dinner?" Sora asked her boyfriend as she latched onto his arm and gave him a huge smile.

"Hey Tai can I borrow your cell?" Ken asked as he and Takeru approached Tai.

Which left Daisuke.

"Hey Meems, can I talk to you?" Daisuke asked with a smile as he approached the girl, snapping her out of her thoughts. This of course attracted the attention of Matt and Tai, who couldn't help but watch Daisuke go over to the girl they had been wanting to talk to.

"Sure Dai-chan." Smiling back, the two of them headed away from the group.

xoxoxo

Tai watched Daisuke walk back inside the building, after talking to Mimi for awhile outside. Not wasting a minute, he headed for the door, needing to talk to Mimi. As he opened the door, a cool breeze hit him, making him regret not having a jacket on. Mimi was sitting on the ground, her legs hanging over edge of the landing. She glanced over her shoulder at hearing the door opened and smiled at seeing Tai there.

"Tai, what brings you out here?" She was cheerful, always happy no matter what it seemed.

"We haven't had much time to catch up." He replied, sitting down next to her, letting his legs hang over the edge as well.

"Yeah I know, we've been so busy the past few days, isn't it great?" Her smile grew even bigger, and he couldn't help but smile as well.

"How have you been?" She looked away from him, her smile disappearing.

"I'm doing good. Still taking all my medication." Biting her bottom lip, she twisted the hem of her skirt around her fingers. "Before you even ask, they aren't sure." Looking over at him, she felt bad at seeing the sad look on his face.

"You always were a terrible liar." He said quietly, causing her to laugh and punch him lightly in the arm.

"I'd rather not think about it Tai, you can understand, can't you?" He nodded. The two sat in silence for a few minutes.

"So.." Tai began, and almost as if she could read his mind, Mimi laughed.

"You want to know about the hot and heavy conversation Daisuke and I had?" Mimi gave Tai a wicked grin and laughed at seeing Tai's eyes grow wide.

"WHAT?!"

xoxoxo

Been a long time since I last updated this story. Hopefully I'll get decent reviews for this chapter. Chapter 7 will finally be about Matt and Mimi, and I've already started it, so please review :)