I took a little brake from my story
to write this little story up. I hope
you like it. As always I do not own
to depend on.
Black dots appeared then suddenly
disappeared without a trace. The room
swirled around slowing one minute, then speeding up the next. TK Takashi sat in one of his classes trying
to pay attention to Mr. Glendon, who was talking about geography. He rested his head on his arms and closed
his eyes only to open them a few minutes later. The swirling blackness made him feel worse then the spinning
room. Pushing a sweat socked bang away
from his brow he rubbed his hands against his arms. I'm sweating but I'm
When he left his home that morning
he didn't feel that bad. Sure he was
tiered and a little dizzy, but he chalked it up to nerves. His mother was leaving that morning for a
job assignment in Germany. She would be
out of the country for at least three weeks, and he was going to be staying
with his father and brother. Ever since
the divorce he had not been able to spend as much time with his father and
brother as he would have liked. Sure he
spent a weekend here and their, but it was not the same. He was excited but also nervous he just
wanted everything to be perfect for his visit.
No cold was going to stop him from having the best time of his
Looking around he noticed Davis
staring at him with a concern look on his face. Shacking his head he turned towards the front of the class. I must
really be sick if I'm imagining Davis concerned about me. Davis would never be concerned for him for
one simple reason he hated him. Not
that TK did anything to encourage their friendship, they were just to
different, and it didn't help matters much that Davis was jealous of his and
Kari's relationship. Still it would be
nice to get through a day without getting into an argument over something.
Looking back across the room he
noticed everyone's eyes were in him. Oh no, what did I miss? Jumping when a cool hand went across his
forehead he never even realized that Mr. Glendon was next to him. Removing his hand from TK forehead he turned
to address Davis. "Davis, would you
please take Mr. Takashi down to the office."
Jumping up from his seat he walked
over to TK "Yes Mr. Glendon." helping
him from his seat Davis put an arm around his waste to steady him. "Come on buddy lets go." To dizzy to protest TK followed Davis out of
It was easier to breath outside the
classroom, the halls were cooler and the air was not as stale. TK turned to his companion who held his arm
firmly so not to let him fall. "Thanks Davis."
"What are you talking about? The only reason I'm doing this is to get out
of class." Davis acted normal, but TK
could tell that his friend was concerned about his heath.
"Sorry I must have imagined you
telling the teacher that I looked sick."
TK smiled as Davis came to a stop in the middle of the hallway. Davis turned his face turning a little red,
and then quickly shook his head.
"Well I didn't want to end up sick
like you." He protested still trying to
hide his true self. "You know germs do
Raising an eyebrow TK gave a little
laugh, which was immediately followed by a fit of coughs. Once the coughing fit subsided he took a few
deep breath and pushed back the black spots that marred his vision. Standing straight he felt Davis arm around
him steadying him. "Come on TK we need
to get you u to the nurse."
Once the nurse had taking his pulse
and temperature she sat down smiling at him.
"You have a high fever TK." Well dugh He thought as she left the
room. He was feeling ten times worse
then he felt in class. He was now
shacking uncontrollably and his stomach was turning constantly. After a few minutes
the nurse came back and applied a cold press to his head. "Is your mom at home or at work dear?"
"Neither she went on a business trip
this morning to Germany I'm staying with my dad." The nurse nodded and went out to call his father. TK laid down on the plastic cot and let his
thoughts drift. This was supposed to be
the best three weeks of his life. Now
instead of spending quality time with is family he would be stuck sick in bed.
Between Sora, his friends, band, and school, Matt just didn't have time to
spend with him, even when he visited for a weekend, he hardly saw him. He hoped that during these three weeks they
could talk and get to know each other again.
He also wanted to ask him for advisee on a few things.
The door opened again as the nurse
came back. "I'm sorry TK, but your dad
is out on location and can't be reached.
Do you know anyone else we can contact?"
His mind went over the list of
people he knew. He was about to suggest someone when the nurse gasped and
looked up from his file. "TK do you
have an older brother?"
Raising an eyebrow he stared at
"I'm sorry I was just looking at you
files. I didn't realize because you
have different last names. Is he in
school today? If he is I'll call the
school and have him released so that he can take you home."
TK smiled for the first time since
entering the nurse's office. "He should
"Good I'll call him." She walked over to him a pulled a lose stand
of hair away from his sweaty brow. "You
get some rest it should only be a few minutes."
A fresh wave of dizziness went over
him and he snuggled deeper in the cot.
As sleep clamed him he thought that maybe things weren't as bad as they
Matt was bored. He was barley paying attention to his
teacher droning on about why X should equal Y.
Looking around the room he spotted Tai fast asleep on his desk. Tai
has the right idea. Leaning his
head on his hands he closed his eyes hoping to get a few minutes sleep before
his next class. He was almost asleep
when their was a knock on the door followed by a pudgy man coming in. Now this is bad, the pudgy man was Mr. Klink
who was in charge of discipline in the school.
If Me. Klink called you name you knew you would be in trouble. Giving up on getting any sleep he watched as
Mr. Klink approached his teacher and whisper to him. Matt looked over at Tai who had woke up and was now paying close
attention to what was happening.
His teacher Mr. Implee searched the
room and rested his eyes on Matt. Matt
tugged on his suddenly tight collar as Mr.
Implee voice rang out. "Mr.
Ishida, gather your things you'll be going with Mr. Klink."
Matt mind raced as he gathered his
things. What did I do? I didn't do
anything wrong lately. Did I? He glanced once more at the wide-eyed Tai
and shrugged. Oh, well I guess I'm going to find out.
He followed Mr. Klink out the door
and into the hall. He was surprised
when Mr. Klink stooped and turned to
address him. "Mr. Ishida you'll need to gather your stuff and
get ready to go home. The Elementary
just called and it seems that your brother Takeru is very sick. Since they can't contact you parents you'll
have to take him home."
Matt let out the breath he hadn't
realized he was holding and ran to his lockers. His relief for not being in
trouble was short lived when concern for his brother took over. He knew his mother was out of the country,
and his father was out on location. He
was just relived that he was able to take him home. He would fell awful if TK had to be sent home with one of his
friend's parents or worse had to stay in school all day.
He was looking forward to spending
some time with TK. He missed TK telling
his stories about his basketball games, or his daily fights with Davis. He felt guilty not being able to spend as
much time as he would have liked with his little brother. TK seemed to be
growing up without him noticing. He had
made a promise to himself that for the next three weeks he was going to get to
know everything their was about his little brother, but first he needed to get
him healthy again.
Within a few minutes he was packed
up and heading over to the elementary school.
Going straight to the nurse's office the first thing he saw was Davis
sitting out side in a chair.
"Davis what are you doing
here?" The young brunet boy spun around
in surprise as he glanced up at Matt.
"Oh well you see..." Matt noticed the nervousness of the younger
boy as he struggled with words. "Okay
here's the truth. I didn't know if you
would be able to bring TK home, so I figured if you couldn't do it I could take
him home to my house."
Matt smiled at Davis concern, TK and
Davis fought more then himself and Tai.
But if you looked deep down you would see that TK and Davis were
friends., if you looked closer you could tell that they were best friends. Of course if you ever pointed that out to
one of them you were in for the biggest case of denial that ever existed. Davis got up and turned to the older blond
"Its not like I'm worried about him. I
just wanted to get out of school."
Davis took a few steps then stooped.
"Tell TF that I'll bring his homework over later."
Matt waited until the younger boy
turned around the corner then went into the office. Walking up to the desk he glanced around hoping to see TK. "Can I help you?" Matt turned to see the nurse staring at him.
"I'm Ishida Matt, I'm here to pick
up my little brother Takashi, Takeru."
"Just one moment please." Matt noticed the confusion in the older lady
face when he said TK name. He hated the
fact that just because TK and him didn't share the same last name people
presumed they weren't brothers. All
anyone had to do was look at them to know they were related, instead they were
confused by the difference in names. A
few minutes passed and the nurse motioned for him to follow her. It was strange being back in his old
school. Everything was exactly alike
considering that he only left two years ago but it was still strange being
here. He walked the familiar halls
until he came to a small room. "TK is
asleep as soon as your ready you can take him home. He has a high fever and need a lot of rest. He's
also shivering pretty badly, Keep him as worm as possible or the fever
may get worse. If the fever does get
worse I would take him to a doctor.
Give him plenty of water and food, and it won't hurt to give him some
medication. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call."
"Thank you, I'll take him home now
if its okay."
Matt walked into the room and
noticed TK sleeping peacefully on a cot, he looked like a sleeping angle. Walking cautiously to the boy he sat on the
edge and shock the sleeping form softly.
"TK come on its Matt I'm taking you home."
Slowly two pairs of eyes opened and
focused on the form above them. "Matt?"
letting out a few coughs he started to rise.
Matt reached out to help grabbing
his shoulder. Looking closer Matt saw
how pail TK was. His eyes were not the
bright color they once were instead they were cloudy and dull, weariness was
etched all over his body. Matt had to catch TK as he swayed and almost fell
while getting to his feet. Wrapping his
arm around his shoulders he felt the shivers inside his body. "Don't worry squirt, will be home soon."
Matt slumped back on his couch
completely exhausted. It had taken
forever to walk TK home. The younger
boy was so weak that Matt practically had to carry him home. Has it only been three years since I could
actually carry him on my back. Giving a big sigh he pushed himself off the
couch, he couldn't relax just yet. He
had to get in touch with his dad, and get TK some extra blankets. As soon as TK's head touched Matt's pillow
he was out cold. He knew TK needed his
rest but he also need some food in his stomach. he couldn't take any medication
After calling his father work and
leaving a message, he started making some soup he located in the cabinet. After fifteen minutes he headed towards TK
with the food and a few extra blankets.
Walking into the room he saw TK curled on his side still asleep. Walking over to the bed he placed the food on the dresser and sat
down on the edge of the bed. Brushing
some strands of hair off his sweat socked brow he gently woke up the young man. "Come on TK you need to eat."
Slowly the young boy eyes opened and
focused on Matt form. "I don't want to
eat, too tired." His voice was a mere
whisper and Matt could tell he was slowly falling asleep again.
"Sorry TK but you have to eat." Before TK could protest Matt got off the bed
and propped his younger brother against some pillows. "Their that better."
Letting out a sigh TK just sat their
to exhausted to put up a fight. He winced when he saw the soup but didn't fight
as Matt helped him eat. Half way trough the soup TK shook his head as to say he was full. Matt wasn't happy but decided it was better
then nothing. After making TK some
medicine he let TK go back to bed. Matt
smiled when he saw how fast TK had fallen asleep.
Steeping out of his room he turned
to go into the kitchen. Once in the
living room the doorbell rang. Opening
the door Matt was run over by an excited Tai entering the apartment. "Matt what did you do?"
Matt looked at his friend confused
then glanced at the clock he didn't realize how much time actually passed. He started to close the door when it was swung
open and Sora entered. "Matt what
"Nothing happened?" Matt glanced at Sora she looked pissed at
"Nothing happened? Mr. Klink summoned you out of class and
nothing happened!" Tai shouted hands
throne in the air.
"Keep you voice down will you." Matt glanced quickly towards his bedroom
hoping the shouting didn't wake TK.
Tai looked behind him confused. "Man, Matt how much trouble are you in?"
Matt was losing his patience he was
just about to through Tai out when Kari came to the door. "Is TK okay?" Kari concerned face scanned
"What? TK got in trouble too?"
Tai asked in shock.
"TK got in trouble?" Kari looked confused. "I thought he was sick."
"Wait who's sick?" Sora expression turned from anger to
"No one sick Matt got in
trouble." Tai confidently stated.
"Then what happened to TK?" Kari turned towards Matt waiting for an
"What do you mean what happened to
TK, I want to know what happened to
Matt." Tai turned to Matt waiting for
an answer himself.
"Hey guys." Matt slapped his forehead as Davis walked
into his apartment. He had to get
everyone out of hear. "How's TK?"
"That's what I want to know." Kari sighed in exasperation.
"Not TK, Matt..."
"Will everyone please Shut Up!" Everyone turned to Matt surprised etched on
each of the faces. Matt was breathing
heavily hi patience for everyone gone.
"I didn't get in trouble, I was called to the office to take TK home
because he's very sick and he need peace and quite and plenty of rest. So in order to get that I want everyone out
Everyone continued to stare at Matt
absorbing the information thrown at them.
Then Tai looked over Matt's shoulder "If he's so sick why is he out of
"What!" Matt turned around quickly seeing TK filling a glass of water in
the kitchen. "TK what are you doing out
The surpassed teen song around
drooping the glass in the process. "I'm
sorry." TK bend down wobbly as he
attempted to clean the mess.
Matt ran over placing a hand on his
forehead. "TK your still burning up, hear I help you lie down." Matt wrapped his arm around TK as he helped
him off the ground.
"I'm sorry I didn't want to bother
you." TK leaned heavily on Matt he was
too weak to move by himself.
"The only thing that will bother me
if you wind up on the hospital because you didn't get enough rest."
Kari ran up to TK taking his other
arm around her shoulder. "TK are you
TK looked down at Kari and smiled at
the girl that had captured his heart.
"I'm okay its just a little cold."
Rolling his eyes Matt let out a
laugh. "Little cold?"
Ignoring Matt Kari helped TK to his
room and covered him up once they got to the bed. Leaning down she placed a small kiss on his forehead. "Now you better get well soon, I don't know
what I would do without you."
TK face turned pink, but this time
it wasn't from the fever. "Hey
TY." Davis walked towards the bed and
placed a folder on the desk. "I've got
all you homework for today and I'll bring more if you want me to."
"Thank Davis." Placing his hand on his forehead he turned
to Matt. "I think I'm sicker then I
thought, I just heard Davis being nice to me."
Davis turned pink as the other's
laughed. "Well it not fare being mean
to you while your sick. Their just no
point to it."
"Okay everyone out." Matt waved towards the door as he noticed TK
eyes beginning to droop.
Sora walked over to the bed kissing
TK on the cheek. "You get better
okay." Then walked over to Matt giving
him a quick peak on the lips. "I know
you wouldn't get in trouble. Call me later."
Turning t leave the room she grabbed Tai by the arm. "Come on Tai lets go."
"Oh man, now what am I going to
tease you about." Tai groaned as he was
pulled out of the room by Sora. "Come
on Kari, you can visit you boyfriend later."
"Tai!" Kari ran after her older brother, her face red with
"Wait Kari I'll walk you home." Davis shouted running after the group. "Just the two of us it will be so romantic."
"No thanks Davis Tai and I can make
it home just fine by ourselves." Kari
voice faded as she left the apartment.
"But Kari...Oh man." Davis voice disappeared as he left closing
the door behind him.
A small smile played on Matt's face,
they sure did have some weird friends.
But they were also the best friends anyone could ask for. Turning back to TK, Matt noticed that his
eyes were almost closed. "Sorry if we
"It's Okay. They were just concerned."
"Ya well, Dad will be home soon, and
so get some rest, the sooner you better the sooner we can have some fun." Matt messed up TK already disheveled hair,
and then turned to leave.
"Matt." TK tiny voice stooped him in his tracks as he turned around. "Thanks for coming to get me from school
today. I sorry if I ruined this
"TK I'm you brother and I love
you. You can always depend on me to do
anything for you just like I know I could depend on you." Matt sat down on the corner of the bed
before continuing. "I don't care if I'm
sitting hear next to you your whole visit, or if I'm outside with you doing
something else. The important thing is
that I'm with you."
TK looked up tears in his eyes. "Do you mean it?"
"Cross my heart."
As the fever finally caused TK to
close his eyes Matt got up and quietly exited the room as he was just about to
leave the room a tiny voice stooped him.
"I love you to Matt."
Matt smiled as he shut the door,
sure TK and himself were growing up and changing, but he know for certain that
the one thing that would never change would be the bond that the had made with
each other, that would no change but would grow stronger and bigger as the
years went by. "I love you to TK."
Was that bad? I don't know I'll let you guys decide. By the way I hate names, I hate coming up
with them and everything related to them.
So don't flame me for the awful teachers names. Well this story has nothing to do with my
other stories. This idea was in my mind
and I just decided to write it. Well
let me know how this one was.