Author's note: This story is for my older sister. She stood up for me when no one else would. Thanks Stephanie.
Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon.
I can't tell anyone but you this. I know it's silly but I am worried about what people will think when they found out I had done this. Everyone thinks I'm such a nice girl. Everyone tells mom and dad what a great daughter Kari is and blah blah blah. It's weird because part of me doesn't like being the nice girl and part of me likes being the nice girl. I guess I want to continue to have everyone think that I'm the nice girl because it's a lot worse to have people think and say bad things about you. The only thing I can tell myself that it's for the better and I did it for someone I loved. I still can not believe what happened. It all started at school when....
Kari Kamiya was walking to school one morning. She was enjoying the sunshine as it warmed the spring air glad for the warmth as her legs were bare in the high school uniform. Kari was thinking of the graduation gift her parents were getting Tai, a trip to Paris! Instead of being jealous like a typical sibling Kari was proud that her brother succeeded in high school, despite all his critics, and was going on to university. Tai even got a scholarship. Okay Kari admitted to herself that she was a little jealous but Tai did deserve the trip. Kari also wanted to meet this Catherine girl her brother knew in France. The two e-mailed each other all the time and sent cards and pictures. Kari couldn't believe that Tai would learn a second language for a girl.
'Guess that's the power of love,' thought Kari. 'Wonder if I can make T.K. and Davis learn French for me? Of course they could just fake it because I would have no idea what French should sound like. That's not fair.'
As Kari turns the corner she sees Yolie standing in the middle of a group of people talking very excitedly. Kari heard bits and pieces like, 'I can believe it.' 'Poor girl...' '...they should call the police...' '...he's a sicko...'
"What's going on Yolie?" asked Kari.
All the talking immediately stopped and everyone stood looking at Kari like she had some sort of disease. Kari never felt more on the spot in her life.
"Ugh... Kari, what are you doing here?"
"I go to school here like you do Yolie. What's going on?"
One of the girls, who was never really nice to Kari, got a snotty look on here face and said in a disgusted tone of voice, "Oh, like you don't know."
"What's that suppose to mean? Know what?"
"Your brother is stalking Sora."
"Shut up Nori, you have no idea what you're talking about!"
"Kari," Yolie finally said, "I think that maybe you should go talk to Sora. I think she is the one you should hear this from."
Kari looked at her friend and all the people surrounding her. Kari hadn't felt so much hostility against her since the digital world. Kari went looking for Sora to get to the bottom of this mess. Surly there must be some mistake. Someone must be spreading lies about her brother. Tai would never do that sort of thing.
Kari began to franticly searched around the school until she found the older girls standing talking to some of her friends. Kari hesitated when she saw the older girl. What if it was true, what if Tai was doing those things? How can I possibly face anyone here at school if my brother is following the most popular girl around like some deranged sicko?
Sora looked over and saw her young friend and smiled and waved her over.
"Hi Kari, what are you doing in the senior end?" asked Sora.
"I was looking for you."
"Why what's wrong. Did you find the perfume I asked for my birthday?"
"Yeah I did, but I wanted to talk to you about something else."
"What is it Kari?"
"Um, can we talk in private?"
"Why? What you want to say to her?" asked one of Sora's snottier friends.
"It's alright Kari what ever you need to say won't go past here. We're all friends here."
Kari didn't really believe that the other girls were her friends but she decided to continue on anyhow.
"I've heard this story that Tai has been following you around."
"You mean stalking her," declared Sora's snotty friend.
Kari did not expect this level of hostility in front of Sora. "How do you know?"
"Because Sora called me the night he stood outside her bedroom window and watched her the whole night."
Kari looks to Sora and asks, "How do you know it was Tai?"
"He has a rather unique hair style Kari," Sora tells her friend in a gentle voice.
"When did this happen?"
"Last week, when you were away playing in the national championship soccer tournament."
Kari stood silent for a few seconds. She was struggling with the tears that threatened to erupt from her. She couldn't believe this was happening. She didn't want to believe this was happening. Kari wanted to wake up from this nightmare and have everything turn out all right. But she wasn't waking up this was for real.
Sora seeing the younger girls discomfort knelt down the told Kari, "It's alright Kari. I know that you and your brother are two very different people. I still want you as a friend."
"Yeah. You're still coming to my birthday party right?"
"That a girl. You run along to class now and try not to worry about it, okay?"
Sora then hugs Kari and sends her on her way. Kari went through the whole school day in a daze. She just sat through her classes and did nothing. When Davis and T.K. asked what was wrong she lied and told them that she was just tired. By the time Kari got home she had decided that she needed to do something to rectify this situation involving her brother and Sora.