Everyone knew that Yolei had the hugest crush on Ken
Ichijoji and when the two became close friends, no one believed it.
Izzy tried to ignore the fact they were dating.
Ken knew that Yolei liked him and because he was the crest
holder of the crest of kindness, he thought the kind thing to do was to give
her a chance.
"Thanks for meeting me here, Yolei," Ken said.
"It's no problem," she
"There's something I need to tell you," he
"What?" she gasped, "why?"
"It's not you, it's me," he said.
"I don't believe this!"
"I'm moving to Australia," he said.
"Australia?" she gasped, "when?"
"You don't care for me at all, do you?" she
"That's not true, Yolei!" he muttered, "I do care about you! That is why I think we should just be friends."
"Friends?" she asked.
"You and the digidestined team are my only friends."
"I wanted more than that!" she tightened her
fists, closed her eyes and clenched her teeth in frustration.
"I'm sorry, Yolei--"
he reached for her hand and she slapped his away.
"You haven't changed at all, buster!" she sneered, "you're worse now than when you were building all those stupid spires and planting those black rings on the innocent digimon!"
"You don't mean that," he mumbled, "I
understand that you're upset but---" He attempted to comfort her but she
wouldn't let him.
"Forget it!" she hopped back, "just leave me
Ken sighed and looked at the ground, "I hope Davis' reaction is better."
"Friends?" Yolei muttered, "He just wants to
Izzy whistled as he walked up the same sidewalk Yolei was
She raised her head whispered feebly, "Izzy?"
He stopped, noticing her
Yolei knew that she needed comfort now because she wouldn't
let Ken touch her after breaking up with her.
"What's wrong?" he asked, surprised that she ran
to him the way she did.
"Ken broke up with me!" she answered through her
Izzy instinctively wrapped his arms around her and stroked
"He doesn't even care about me!" she cried.
"That doesn't sound like something he would say.
"Well, he is moving to Australia next week," she
moaned, stepping back to wipe her eyes.
"Moving?" Izzy asked, keeping his arms around her.
"I guess his dad got a new job or something."
"At least he was kind
enough to tell you.
"Yeah, only as a friend!" she hissed,
"That's all I am to him.
"I know you're hurt," Izzy sympathized, "but
you didn't do anything wrong.
"Here," he turned around with his arm around her shoulders, "let me take you home."
"Thanks, Izzy," she said, "but I don't feel like going home yet."
"Well, just tell me where you want to go and I'll take you there."
She forced a smile, "you don't have to do that.
"I can always buy new software for my computer some
other time," Izzy said.
"Oh, Izzy!" she cried, embracing him and pressing
her cheek to his.
"Where do you want to go?" he asked.
"You live closer," she replied, "let's go to your house."
"Okay," he stepped back and kept left arm around
her shoulders and clamped his right hand around her arm as he guided her to his
"Are your folks home?" she asked.
"No, my dad is at work and my mom is at her new class."
"She's taking a class?"
"Yeah," he replied.
"I'd like to try one of her new recipes," she smiled.
"I'll let her know," he opened the door and helped
"Sure, thanks," she sat on the sofa and rubbed her arms.
Izzy came back with a glass of water, "here you go, Yolei."
She took it and smiled.
He sat next to her and slid his arm on the back of the
"Yeah," she nodded, looking at her fingers.
"He never meant to hurt you," he took her
"I had the hugest crush on him," she mumbled.
'I know what you mean,' he thought.
"I guess I had it coming," she frowned, "He was just so 'perfect' you know and I was---"
"Hey, don't be like that," Izzy commanded
"Yeah, but he's still so cute." She sighed and
laughed, "oh, what do you know about being in love, Izzy?
"Actually, you may be surprised."
"You have a crush on someone?" she asked.
"Well, she's a very smart girl," he began,
"I'm very impressed with how intelligent she is.
"Yeah," Izzy said.
"So who is she?"
Izzy smiled and looked deep into her eyes, "I'm looking at her."
"I had no idea!" she cried, "How come you never told me?"
"Because you like Ken," he replied.
"I think you're pretty awesome too."
Izzy laughed, "I don't think--I know!"
"I suddenly forgot why I liked Ken," Yolei
"Yeah," he slid his arm around her.
"Izzy, you know a lot of things," she joked.
He frowned, "would you just let me finish?"
"I know that I love you," he cupped her chin, "Right now, it's all I know, all I ever think about."
She got a bit teary-eyed, "Oh….Izzy…That's so--"
Izzy kissed her softly on her lips.
"You want to know something else?" she asked, he arms around his neck.
"You make me feel special," she said, "you
make me want to fall in love with you.
He grinned, "thanks for letting me know."
They kissed each other again and Yolei rested her head
against Izzy's chest.