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Friends?

Chapter 6.

Kimberly Ann Possible was packing for her trip back home. Her stay in France had been very mixed. The first few months were very happy, but then the downfall started to happen.

Two months ago.

"Where are you going?"

"OUT!"

The slam of the door struck harder than a physical blow. The lone redhead sat on the couch dejected.

Monique had started traveling in circles that didn't appeal to Kim. Kim wasn't one to tell someone they couldn't do something. But Monique wasn't home as often, and when she did come home she reaked of booze and sex. Kim couldn't take it anymore.

Several days after Monique's last bender, Kim finally gave her the riot act. "I love you, you know that?"

"Yes I know."

"Then why are you doing this to me?"

"Doing what? Having fun?"

"I came to this country to be with you. Not sit alone in a apartment while you're out screwing strangers."

"Oh and you don't?"

"No I don't."

"Really? I guess I've screwed up big time huh."

"Yeah and I'm guessing you don't give a good crap about my feelings."

"No not really."

Kim burst into tears, and Monique went up to her. Kim looked at her with a odd mixture. It was a mixture of love and sheer hatred. "I'm done. I can't believe that I left Ron for you. I'm going home." Kim stood calmly and left the room.

Back to today.

It had taken Kim all this time to get up enough money to travel back to America. Living with a person who had changed so much was a strain. Her only thoughts we're that of being back home. She hailed a cab to the airport. The flight was long but every minute seemed like an hour because she was on eggshells. She was truly afraid yet excited to be home. The day she told her parents that she was in love with Monique went a bit better than when she told Ron. Her father was extactic because he didn't have to worry about his little girl getting pregnant. But her mother was another story.

One year ago. At the Possible residence.

Kim was in her room that she resided in since child hood. She was startled by a knock at the trap door.

"Kimmie it's your mother."

"Come in."

Her mother came in. "Kimmie are you sure about this?"

"About what?"

"Leaving everything for just a fling?"

"It's not a fling mother!" Kim abruptly stood from her bed and headed towards her mother.

"You've been her friend for what, five years? You've been around Ron for what nearly twenty years, and it took until senior year for you two to even admit you're in a relationship."

"But with Monique it's different. She knows so much about me."

"What about Ron huh? He knows nothing about you? Who went through the amazon just to find a flower to make you visible again?"

"Ron. He's my best friend, but with Monique Everything is new."

"I hate to tell you this, even though you may feel like Monique is a new thing, but you're in college and in college people experiment."

"Experiment! I love her! How can this be experimenting?"

"What about Ron!? Do you love him?"

"I do love him, but I'm not in love with him."

"I can't stop you from who you love. But think about this. I mean really think before you take off half way around for world for something that may not work out." Kim's mother kissed her on the forehead and headed out of the room, leaving Kim to her thoughts.

Middleton airport.

Kim was dreading telling her mother that she was right. She was greeted by her mother. "Hello Kim."

"Hello mom."

"I hope your stay in France was enjoyable."

"Go ahead and say it mother. You were right and I was wrong."

"I'm not going to say something like that. I'm just glad you figured it out before it was too late." Kim's mom embraced her into a hug.

"Thank you mom."

-0-

Ron was closing up for the night when his phone went off. He looked at the number and nearly dropped it. "He-hello?"

"Hey Ron! I'm back."

"I don't want to seem rude but why?"

"Monique and I broke up. It's a long story."

"One that I'd like to hear. How about you come to the bar tomorrow. I'll close up early and we can hang out."

"Sure I'll drive up to Upperton tomorrow."

"I've got a date tonight, so I'm going to have to let you go. See ya tomorrow."

"Yeah see ya." Kim hung up the phone and laid down for a first restful night in a while.

Author's note.

Before I get a review saying that I'm not delving far enough into Kim's past. That will be slowly revealed in the next few chapters. Thank you for reading this chapter. I hope you all enjoy the chapter. Thanks for reading.

Erik