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Warning: This is a Daikari fic. If you're offended by those, don't read this. But I hope you'll like this anyway, since I put a lot of effort into my fics.


Takeru's POV

"Hey Takeru."

I groaned inwardly at the sound of that annoying voice. Most of the male population in the school thought she was extremely good-looking, talented, and smart, for someone immensely popular. Candice Park.

The girls were totally jealous. Who wouldn't be? Candice had pretty honey-colored eyes, and long light brown hair that was usually tied into a high ponytail. She was very skinny, and the head cheerleader on the squad. She was flawless and seemed to live a perfect life.

Maybe that's why she annoys me so much.



"I was wondering why you and Hikari were fighting during Science today. I hate it when people fight."

She was actually asking, "Are you breaking up?" That's probably why Candice is one of the few people that disgusts Hikari. Me too.

"Oh, it was just a misunderstanding."

"Well, I was wondering whether you guys would want to go to the Christmas party I'm holding. It's going to be lot's of fun."

Candice was also filthy rich.

"Sure, we'd love to."

"It's going to be at my place, on Christmas Eve, okay?"


"See ya there!"

Candice, over-hyper, waved goodbye and left, while I scowled. Her party was just a chance for her to flirt with me. Even though she had a boyfriend, it was obvious to everyone she was obsessed with me and thought Hikari was an invention of the devil.

Sighing, I went home to do my long-procrastinated homework.


Hikari's POV

Candice always throws the best parties, I admit. Even though we despised her, Takeru and I never missed out, since we were both considered popular.

This one seemed no different. The entire house was decorated with streamers, balloons, the works. The usual refreshments, usual everything. It somehow turned out different, however.

She had walked up to us, with a glint in her eyes that was all too familiar. I rolled my eyes in annoyance.

"Hey Takeru. Having fun?"

"Sure, Candice. Excuse me, but I need to use the restroom."

"It's over there."


He walked very quickly, trying to make it seem like he really needed to use it. This was probably his best lie yet to get away from Candice.

But 15 minutes passed, and Takeru hadn't returned. I went to investigate. What I saw was the shock of my life.

Takeru and Candice were kissing. I felt my eyes fill with tears as I ran away. He never loved me. Well, maybe until he saw her.



"What happened?"

"Takeru and-and Candice…a-are.."

Daisuke didn't say anything, and it was comforting, in a way. Until he smiled.

"Well, maybe Takeru mistook Candice for you. You sort of look alike, since your hair is in a high ponytail right now…"

"She's so much p-prettier than m-me…" I managed to choke out, crying.

"Not to me."

Daisuke leaned forward and kissed me. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I could feel it in my toes, a nice, pleasant, tingling sensation.

It lasted for only about five seconds, but it was one of the best five seconds in my life.


I hugged him, still crying, but touched.


Takeru's POV

As soon as I was able to break away from Candice's iron grip, I slapped her. Surprisingly, all she did was put a hand on her now red cheek.

"I'm sorry, Takeru." She was barely whispering, but I heard it very clearly.

"You what?"

"I'm sorry for being such a bitch this whole time. For hitting on you, even though Hikari was your girlfriend. It's just that-that well, my parents have been divorced since I was five."

"But your mom still lives with you."

"The woman everyone knows as my mother is really my stepmother. And the reason why I've been an over-achiever is to impress my real parents. The Candice you know is just a mask." She looked at me, eyes brimming with rare tears. "You have no idea what it's like for your parents to get divorced."

"Actually, I do. My parents got divorced when I was only four and my brother seven. It really affected my brother. He became a total loner until we went to-never mind."

"Where did you go?" Candice's tears were gone, but her voice was still soft. She seemed like a totally different person.

"It's a secret."

"You can tell me." Five minutes ago Candice had been one of my least favorite people on the earth. Now she wasn't. I would tell her.

"You probably won't believe me, but nine years ago, me, my brother, and some other people were at summer camp. It snowed. And we went outside, but then these weird things called digivices fell out of the sky and we were sucked into the digital world. We each got our own digimon, and we fought evil digimon. Lots of things happened. I met Hikari on that first visit. You think I'm crazy now, don't you?"

"I don't think you're crazy. I believe you." She took my hand in hers. "Friends?"




Daisuke's POV

Takeru and Candice have become good friends, but nothing more. Now that she's taken off her mask of perfection, it's very weird to see her without her large circle of "friends". She's made real friends now, including me and Hikari.

Today the four of us were relaxing under the generous shade of a tree. Hikari was reading a book, Takeru and Candice were sleeping, and I was just lying down, looking at the beautiful face of Hikari. She felt my gaze on her, and looked at me, smiling.

Takeru and Hikari are no longer a couple, not since the incident at Candice's party. That meant trouble for Takeru, since that would mean he's single. More girls than ever have been pestering him, when all he wants is peace.

I smiled at all three of them. It seems like we've all gotten what we wanted. All of us.


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