"TK, can you get the door?" Miss Taikaishi called from her study.
"Sure," he opened the door and froze when he saw a certain French girl standing in front of him, "Katherine?"
Katherine smiled and bowed her head in greeting,
"hello, monsieur TK."
"How did you know how to find me?" TK asked.
"Your grandfather," she replied and waited for TK
to invite her in.
"Oh, I'm sorry," he said, blushing, "come on
"Please, a glass of water would be fine."
TK took a glass and tried to hold it steadily under the
faucet as he filled it with water. His eyes strayed over to her body, no matter
how hard he tried not to.
'Why was I flirting with her?' TK wondered, 'Was it because
Tai was flirting with her too?
"That is full enough, TK," Katherine said.
"Huh?" he began to feel water fall down his hand
and he looked at the glass.
"Merci," she thanked
in French and took a drink.
"TK, who's," Miss Taikiashi walked into the living room at stopped short seeing a girl--other than Kari--in the living room with he younger son.
"Mom, this is Katherine," TK said, "I met her in France two years ago."
"I see," Miss Taikashi said, "So Katherine, is this your first time over here?"
"Yes," she replied.
"TK, I have quite a bit of work to do," she said, "why don't you take Katherine here for a tour of the city?"
"Well…." He moaned.
"Oh, please, TK?" Katherine begged.
"Sure!" he said, unable to say now, "I'll
just go get my jacket!" he backed up and ran his bedroom.
Katherine raised her eyebrow at the noise, "is he okay?" she asked.
"I'm sure he'll be right out," Miss Taikashi said with smile.
He went to the bathroom and grabbed a bottle of gel.
"Okay, just breathe," he told himself and took a
deep breath, "everything is going to be fine."
"Have fun!" Miss Taikashi said.
Katherine smiled and slipped her hand around TK's
"Oh, take your time!" she said, her lungs about to burst trying to keep from laughing.
TK opened the door and the couple stepped outside.
"Where to first, TK?" Katherine asked.
"How about my school," he suggested and led her
over there, hoping that he would not see anyone there.
"Don't take to long!" Katherine said.
TK found Davis playng with a soccer ball. "Davis, what
are you doing here?" TK demanded.
"I know," Davis said, "but my sister is having a party at home and I do not want to be there! What are you doing here?" he looked around TK and saw Katherine. Hey, who's the girl?"
"Huh? What girl?"
"I may be dumb but I'm not blind! Well, I'm not dumb either!" Davis snapped, "Wait-a-minute, you're cheating on Kari!"
"You know she's my girl anyway!"
"TK, aren't you going to introduce me to your friend?" Katherine asked, walking up beside him, "Hello, I'm Katherine!"
"I'm Davis," Davis said, "how well do you know TJ?"
"She knows me enough to say my name right!" TK snarled, "and I met her in France 2 years ago!"
"Oh, I remember!" Davis laughed, "that time when we had to close the digi-ports and you and Tai went to France."
"You know what, TK?" Katherine said, "I'm a little hungry, let's go grab a bite."
"Good idea, I'm a bit hungry too."
Davis watched them leave, "I've got to tell Kari!" he shouted in a whisper, "and then maybe she'll like me!"
"Davis, if you're looking for Kari, she's not
here," Tai groaned.
"I need to find her!" Davis cried, "It's an emergency! Where is she?"
"I don't know," Tai muttered, "just leave my sister alone!"
"But TK's cheating on her with that girl you two met in France!" Davis shouted, preventing Tai from shutting the door.
"Katherine's here?!" Tai gasped.
"Yeah, that's her name," Davis said.
"I don't know.
"Davis, get lost," Tai said, "now!"
"I'll tell Kari you were here," Tai said, "go home. Please!"
"Can I call…."
Tai slammed the door.
"…. Kari later?" Davis mumbled.
"Katherine's here!" Tai laughed and ran to his
room to freshen up.
"It looks beautiful in here," Katherine commented, "and smells great!"
TK smiled, "I'm glad.
"It is?" she asked.
He nodded and sat down, "my parents used to come here a lot though…when our family was still together."
"Are you okay?" she inquired.
"My parents were divorced when I was a little
kid," TK replied, "It's been really hard on me.
"Oh, TK, I'm so sorry."
"It's okay, Katherine," TK said, trying to smile,
"I think my parents my get back together soon.
She laid her palm over his hand, "me too."
TK blushed a little bit.
"Ready to order?"
"Oh, um," TK mumbled.
"I think I'll have a tuna salad," Katherine said, "with a water."
Wow, she eats pretty light. TK thought.
"And you sir?" the waiter asked.
"I'll have," he said, looking around.
"A baked potato with that?"
"Yeah and…a Shirley Temple!"
"Two cherry cheesecakes!"
"I'll be back," the waiter left.
"Does your mother feed you at home?" Katherine teased.
TK smiled and shrugged, "been a while since I had steak!"
They shared a laugh and then music began playing.
"Oh, music!" Katherine cried.
"Why does this song sound familiar?" TK asked
Matt and his band were dressed in tuxedos.
"TK, while we're waiting for our dinner, let's go dance!" Katherine suggested.
"Well," he looked around and people began getting
up to dance.
"Certainly monsieur TK!" she slipped her hand
"I don't think I'm probably dressed to be in a place like this," TK whispered.
"It doesn't matter," Katherine whispered back,
"I don't see anyone in this room except for you.
TK blushed, "Katherine."
Katherine closed her eyes, waiting for a kiss and then…
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry but I need to stop the song for a minute," Matt said, "Because there's a special guest here tonight…."
'Matt---Don't you dare!' TK thought.
"My younger brother TK!"
TK unwrapped his arms around from Katherine and waved at
Matt and then the audience as everyone was clapping their hands.
"TK, I didn't know your brother was a rock star!" Katherine exclaimed.
"I didn't know my brother would be here today," TK
"Are you all right, TK?" Katherine asked,
"No Katherine," TK managed, pausing from taking his next bite, "it's fine, would you, uh, like a piece?"
Katharine smiled, "sure," she closed and leaned
forward, her mouth halfway open.
"Oh--oohh," TK mumbled, watching Katharine, love struck.
She continued chewing the meat and took a sip of her
"Sure," he leaned forward and took the bite of
Then their deserts came and instead of eating their own
cheesecakes, they fed them to each other.
"You know Katherine," TK said, "you look beautiful when you eat."
"Really?" she asked, flattered.
She smiled, "Why thank you."
"Good idea!" he said, "I was just about to
tell you the same thing.
When the waiter walked by, TK asked for his bill and the
waiter came with the bill and two peppermints.
"So where is this place?" she asked, leaning against him.
"You'll see," he replied, pulling his arm out to
wrap it around her.
He tied the bandana around her face, "do you see anything?"
"Nope, what's going on?"
"A surprise, now no peaking!" TK joked.
"Can I look now?" she asked.
"Not yet," they walked up a few flight of stairs
and then pulled her through some doors.
"Oh my!" Katherine gasped, "It's so beautiful
"Tokyo Tower," TK replied, "it's the…Japanese Eiffel tower."
"I can see everything from up here," she said,
"and the sun is about to set.
TK propped his arms on the railing, "yeah, it is very
nice up here."
"Just a little," she answered, rubbing her arms, "Oi, it gets a little cold when the sun is about to go down, isn't it?"
"Here," TK pulled off his jacket and draped it around
"Yes, merci," she slid her arms through the sleeves.
TK pondered for a moment, looking into Katherine's eyes. He
could be on the top of Tokyo Tower with Kari if he wanted to.
TK wanted to kiss Katherine again but what if Kari found
Katherine blushed, "you remembered what your grandfather said."
"Yeah," TK whispered, "My grandfather's a real traditional Frenchman."
"Well, TK," Katherine breathed, "I am no
traditional lady!" With that, she threw her arms around TK's neck, nearly
pushing him into a lookout telescope as she locked her lips over TK's.
Surprised, TK stood there with his eyes wide open and then
he slowly closed them and reach his hands to her back.
Katherine started to giggle, "TK, you haven't practiced your French much, have you?"
"Huh?" he whispered, "What'd I say?"
"You just asked me what time it was!"
"I did?" he laughed.
"Well, the time is 8:30," she said.
"Merci," he kissed her again.
After spending about an hour at the tower, TK took Katherine
to her hotel.
"Good night," she whispered, "Adieu."
"Adieu," he kissed her lightly on her lips and she
returned the kiss.
"The next time you visit your grandfather," Katherine said, "don't forget to visit me."
"I won't forget," he said, "wait, aren't you going to see Tai?"
"I didn't come to see him," she replied, "I
came to see you."
TK couldn't walk home and keep a straight face.
"Bonsier monsieur Tai," TK said.
"I mean, hey!" TK corrected.
"I guess I just missed Katherine, huh?" Tai said.
"Yeah," TK said, "She came all the way from Frnace just to see me."
"But what about me?
"I don't know, Tai," TK yawned, "but it's very late and I need some shut eye."
"Oh no you don't," Tai growled, "tell me exactly what happened!"
"I just gave her a small little tour!"
"Kari will be very mad when I tell her!" Tai threatened.
"Come on, Tai!" TK said, "don't tell Kari!"
"Fine, I'll let you tell her yourself," Tai said, "I wonder where she is anyway."
"Beats me," TK said, "I'm tired, can I go inside now?"
"Oh, okay, fine.
"Hey, Kari will understand!" TK said as he stepped
Some where in China
"Here you go Kari," one of the Poyd (sp?) popped something in her mouth using chopsticks.
"Try this," another said.
They were all feeding a blindfolded Kari different Chinese food and she tried to guess it.
"Fried rice," she said.
"We eat fried rice in Japan too," she said.
There were laughter and music outside.
"A parade!" the oldest Poyd brother said.
"Great!" Kari exclaimed then thought, 'I probably shouldn't'