Ok, we're going back in time, way back, back when Rai was evil and I mean the first time. well, right after he came back. So on with the show…


It had been about a day since I had come back from… well, the "other" side. I felt REALLY guilty. I mean you don't betray your friends and just say 'oh, yeah real sorry bout that guys' and that's it. I was sitting on a rock facing the small lake that was just outside temple grounds. I had used the 'I'm going to meditate' excuse; Omi interrogated me on where I was going exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if he was spying on me. I guess I can't blame him, I wouldn't trust me either. It was a stupid mistake too. It was sooooo stupid, the line was not meant to be crossed, and yet I crossed it. I lost it. Completely. And I know actions speak louder than words, but I'm truly sincerely sorry. Now that I got that perfectly clear, I just have to say it to Kimiko. Why Kim? Because Clay already knows, Omi's like a brick wall and will be suspicious no matter what, and cause she needs to hear it and I need to say it… again.

"Rai?" Kim whispered somewhere behind me.

" Come to spy?" I teased. She sits down next to me on the rock and gives me a friendly shove.

"Yep. Came to spy. Came to find out what you're plotting" she said sarcastically. I laugh. Something I haven't done in a while. We stare across the lake, engulfed in our own thoughts. After a long silence, she asks me something I know she's been wondering for a while.

"What happened to you?" I could tell she was worried.

"I-I just knocked my halo loose" I answered lamely. She smiled. I could always make her smile. And for the first time since I got back she looked me in the eye, and I could see uncertainty and worry. It took me a minute to realize she was worried about me.

"I am truly sorry. So sorry in fact I will never make it up to you" I said for the millionth time.

"I know you're sorry, and I forgive you," Kimiko said with so sincerely I could have leaped for joy. I settled for putting my arm around her and pulling her into my side, in some form of a hug. There was anther silence, until she broke it again.

"You know what Omi doesn't seem to understand?"

"What's that?" I asked looking over at her.

"That part of learning is making mistakes, the more mistakes you make the more you learn" she explained. I snorted.

"I'm serious. You learned from that mistake, didn't you?"

"I know. And yes I learned that you are the most in important thing in my life" I stated. She raised an eyebrow at me.

"Uhhh, I mean you GUYS are… darn it" I tried. She started laughing at my lame cover up.

"Its not MY fault you're so damn perfect" I blurted out. She stopped laughing and looked at me. And I realized what I had said.

"I mean…ARRGG"

"Rai you seriously need to shut up" and then she grabbed a fist full of my shirt and pulled me into a kiss

The End