Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters or the song.

Everything at the dance was running smoothly. The lights were probing the gymnasium, the speakers were blaring and the band was playing remarkably well. There was only one thing that could make this night perfect, Yamato. He was in New York and she was in Odaiba.
"Now here are Japan's very own Teenage Wolves!" Announced the principle as Matt and his band approached the stage.
His eyes swept the floor and caught sight of a girl sitting with three others. Her dress was strapless and a sweeping blue that followed how she moved perfectly. But it wasn't her beauty that caught the blonde's eye, it was the look of hope and sadness in her eyes and he began to sing:

No rush though I need your touch

I won't rush your heart

Until you feel on solid ground

Until your strength is found, girl

I'll fill those canyons in your soul

Like a river lead you home

And I'll walk a step behind

In the shadows so you shine

Just ask it will be done

And I will prove my love

Until you're sure that I'm "the one"

Somebody else was here before

He treated you unkind

And broken wings need time to heal

Before a heart can fly, girl

I'll fill those canyons in your soul

Like a river lead you home

And I'll walk a step behind

In the shadows so you shine

Just ask it will be done

And I will prove my love

Until you're sure that I'm "the one"

Trust in me and you'll find a heart so true

All I want to do is give the best of me to you

And stand beside you

Just ask it will be done

And I will prove my love

Until you're sure that I'm "the one"

As the song ended Matt locked eyes on hers and watched them shine with shock and joy.

After the dance she walked alone down the street towards her apartment when Matt appeared through the back door to the Gym.
"Hey, it's been a long time." He stated as he approached.
"Yeah it has. How long are you staying in town?" Kari asked cautiously.
"If I decide to leave Japan again, I'll let you know. The band and I were talking and they decided to follow me back." Matt answered.
"You mean, you're not leaving again?" Kari said shocked but got over it quickly.
"Yeah, I'm back for good." He confirmed.
"We've really missed you." She stated jumping into his arms. He gave her one of his famous half smiles and his eyes softened as he caught her. The two walked and talked on the way to Kari's apartment.
"Do you need a place to stay? I've got lots of room here." Kari offered as they approached her door.
"Yeah, thanks." He replied mentally noting that Tai was approaching them from the elevator.
"Matt, dude when did you get here?" he exclaimed slinging an arm over Matt's neck.
"A few hours ago. You weren't at the dance so you wouldn't know." Matt answered as they walked into the apartment.
"Who wants coffee?" Kari asked walking towards the couch and laying her jacket over the back of her leather couch.
"Sure." The two boys chorused. While Kari got the coffee, Matt and Tai were talking and catching up on the times. The minutes rolled by and what was midnight turned into two in the morning when Tai finally left.
"Finally. I thought he'd never leave." Kari stated softly as she fell asleep with her head on Matt's chest.
The alarm went off at eight waking Matt. He carefully slid out from beside Kari and went to make breakfast.
"Morning, you're up early." Kari said as she entered the kitchen.
"Not as early as usual but still early." He replied kissing her.
"Now this kind of morning I could get used to." She stated when the broke.
"Morning Kar, hey Matt." Greeted Tai as he walked in.