This is something that I've been wanting to do for quite some time now...and Im glad that Im finally taking the time to do it. I hope you don't mind the Yumi/Jeremy pairing, but I have always wanted to see that for some reason. I know that my story "Odd gets a job" really sucked, but it was an idea that was fading away as I typed it...trust me, it would have been better if I had gotten it down sooner. Anyway, look out as I give birth to what I hope is a good story for you guys to read. I will probably be using a "point of view" format, but that should become obvious once I get going. Well, I don't want to give too much away, so all I have to say now, is enjoy. One more thing...it picks up at the last scene of "Image Problem", and stems out from that.

Chapter 1: Was it fate?


::Yumi's POV::

It started out as a small joke. Jeremy was talking about the clone of me that XANA had created in attempts to stop us. He said that he could tell that it wasn't me when my clone had started to flirt with him.

"Really, are you sure? Do you have any proof it's the real me your looking at?" I quickly stated.

I stood up and walked over to him, I could see a blush starting to appear on his face.

"What are you doing?" Jeremy asked in a slightly nervous tone.

I let out a slight giggle as I got closer to him. When I was right in front of him, I bent down, and removed his glasses, by this time, his face was blushing furiously. I leaned in closer, but just as I was about to go any further, Ulrich spoke up quickly.

"Ok, stop, I've had enough of that for one day." He said, getting annoyed.

I stopped for a moment, not moving from my position, and Jeremy was still blushing as red as ever. But something happened at that moment, something that I couldn't explain. I leaned even closer to Jeremy, until our lips touched. A quick rush of adrenaline flourished throughout me, as I moved in closer to really start kissing him. He seemed frozen at that moment, like he couldn't move, nor react. But I kept going, as I deepened the kiss. He couldn't resist forever, he eventually started returning the kiss, that's when I really got an adrenaline rush. Ulrich however, was not enjoying this. As I looked up at him, I could see hatred in his eyes directed at Jeremy, and maybe at me as well.

"What the hell is going on!" He yelled loudly.

"I-I, ummm. Im not sure what just happened. I didn't want it to go that far, I-I just couldn't help it."

I tried my best to defend myself, but it was no use. With every passing moment, more anger seemed to build inside him. I was confused on the inside, tears even started to form on the outside of my eyes. I wanted to cry into his arms, but just as I was about to do so, he angrily spoke again.

"Oh I see how it is." He spoke trying to suppress all his hate. "All this time you really liked Jeremy! Fine! If you want to be with him, go ahead!"

Tears also started to form in his eyes as well. At that moment, he stormed out of the room, and I could hear him start to cry. As I stood there, I started to cry as well. I fell to my knees and buried my head into my hands.


::Normal POV::

Odd just stood there, without a word. He was like a statue, lifeless and lacking color at that moment. He was just as shocked as Ulrich, to see this. He suddenly snapped out of his daze, he even pinched himself to see if he was awake.

"Ow...well, at least I know Im not dreaming."

He looked down at Yumi, and then walked over to her. He squatted down to her level, and tried to comfort her.

"You know Yumi, some times we just aren't sure of our selves and the way we feel. Im sure Ulrich will calm down eventually." He said in a soft tone, hoping that it would help in some way.

"I know Odd." She said still sobbing with tears still filling her eyes. "I just hope that this doesn't break us up as friends. And the worst part is, I don't know how I feel anymore. I just feel so bad about what I just did, I can't help but cry."

"Good, cry, cry it all out." He replied again with a gentle tone. "You should go home and think about it, and remember, if you need any help, just call."

"Thank you odd." She sniffled.

Odd and Yumi had forgotten all about Jeremy, but they didn't need to worry about him, for he was in his own little world, equally as shocked as the others, if not more. He didn't know what to think of that experience. Did he enjoy it, or did he resent it? Jeremy knew the answer, but was afraid to admit it to himself. He knew that he enjoyed it, because he even returned the kiss. He was shocked that Yumi would do that, but he was more shocked at the thought that he would do that as well. How could he do that to his best friend Ulrich, how could he ever live the guilt down. Yumi wasn't the only one confused, Jeremy felt the same way.

He kept thinking about Aelita, who he just realized was right behind him on his computer screen. He quickly swung his head around to see if she was there. But she wasn't. She had left without saying a word. She was also crying, she felt hurt from that moment, and felt the same way as Ulrich did. She just stayed in the tower, and kept crying until she could cry no more. Unlike Yumi, or Ulrich, she had no one to talk to other than Jeremy. And with him being involved in the moment like he was, she was in no mood to talk with him.


I hope that you enjoyed it. If you will, please let me know what you think. I expect all kinds of reviews, and I will most likely get flames from the die-hard-Yumi/Ulrich-fans. But please, do be honest. I like it best when you are, and thank you all who have been in your reviews to my other stories. P.S. (To SamBlob) I wasn't sure if I wanted you to pre-read it first. Some how, I know Im going to regret it. But in all my future chapters for this, and my other story(ies), I promise to do so.