Takeru yelled to his older brother. "Where are you going?"
gotta meet someone." Yamato said, and he bit into a rice ball. "Where you
and me we're going to the mall to get some Christmas presents for the girls."
can give Hikari mud and she'll still love it."
wanna get her something special."
don't think so…" Yamato muttered as he walked out the door.
was that about? Takeru thought. I love Hikari, oh, man I hope Yamato
doesn't like her or something. That'd be too weird. I guess it might make
sense, I mean Hikari's so likable. But then, Yamato doesn't like girls very
met Daisuke at the mall entrance. "Hey tomadachi." Takeru said.
Daisuke was practicing ghetto talk. That's what was popular lately, and Daisuke
liked to be popular.
the only ghetto talk I've heard from you Dai."
all I know!"
"I'm not even sure that is
I'll have to listen to the other guys some more."
T.A., don't be a jerk. I want to be popular."
there are more important things."
right. You got the good girl, and I didn't, cuz you're popular and I'm not."
Miyako's good. Anyway, I got Hikari because we've been friends since we were
little. And to tell you the truth, Hikari hates you."
right, Miyako's great, and I really care about her. It's just…I still get
know…don't worry kid."
don't call me kid, I'm older then you!"
it." Daisuke laughed. They walked past a lot of people carrying signs and
like ta make a donation?" A man said. Takeru dropped fifty cents into the box
the man was holding.
am I donating to?" He asked.
donatin' to the little orphan kids in Kyoto's orphanage."
looked around and he could've sworn he saw someone he knew. "Hey, Dai, you
recognize anyone here?"
to think of it, yeah. That girl in the Santa suit looks like my sister."
that guy…the other Santa….that's Yamato!"
Daisuke looked like he was about the throw up. "You don't think…that
couple?" Takeru supplied.
and Jun grinned at each other. They waved to their siblings, and yelled for
them to come over there. "Dai-chan!" "Teeks!"
boys reluctantly came over, with very sick looks on their faces.
Jun said. "Lookie, me and Yamato are giving out Christmas joy to all the little
kiddies! To bad you guys are to old…that'd be so cute!"
Takeru gasped. "Can I talk to you?"
"Okay." They walked over
to a Limited Too store. They didn't think they'd be bothered there, as the mall
was almost completely devoid of female life today.
are you hanging around with Jun? You are still with Taichi, aren't
no kidding. Jun and I just have a little surprise for you two."
Daisuke?" Takeru looked at his brother quizzically.
They walked back to Jun and Daisuke. They had apparently had a similar talk.
leaned over to Yamato and whispered something to him. "They are going to be so
know!" Yamato whispered loudly.
we tell them now?"
my little brother–" Jun began.
Takeru, my own beloved sibling." Yamato continued.
have a great gift for you on this day."
Christmas!" They produced a check. And on this check, fate was sealed. They
were to use this check, to go to Arigato Aikou, the most romantic
restaurant this side of Tokyo.
they were to go together.
wanted to protest, but when they looked into their siblings smiling faces, they
knew their fate was sealed.
To Be Continued….