Every Boy's Theory

Every Boy's Theory

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Izzy and Kari paired up to go to China and meet with the digidestined there.  Why Izzy went with Kari when he could went with Yolei, who he liked, he decided not to.  He'd feel rather awkard being alone with her like when he wasn't sure about how she felt about him or when how he felt about her.  So he went with Kari; Yolei' best friend.  He was more comfortable with her though he did honestly feel a little upset.  Izzy knew that Kari and TK liked each other.  Kari certainly would have a fun time with him if she went with him to France. 

They rod on the bus and looked at the scenery.

"China's rather nice," Kari commented, "don't you think so, Izzy?"

"Uh, yeah," he muttered.

"I wonder if we'll get to see the Great Wall," she said, looking the street over. 

"Uh, yeah."

Kari sighed and looked at him, "okay, Izzy, what's wrong?"

"Huh?"

She smiled, "you don't fool me, Izzy."  She crossed her arms, "are you getting car sick or something?"

"No," he whispered, turning his gaze.

"Did you want to go somewhere else on the world tour?" she asked.

He shook his head, "no, China's fine."

"Then what's the matter?" she questioned, a little ticked. 

"Sorry, Kari," he said, "Just got a lot on my mind."

"Yeah," she sighed, "Arukenimon and Mummymon sure had made a mess of things, didn't they?"

"That's right."

"There's nothing to worry about, Izzy," she said cheerfully, "look on the bright side, we get to go around the world to meet other digidestined!  Isn't that exiting?"

He tried to be as enthusiastic, "yeah, I'm sure they'd like to hear my many theories."

She smiled and looked at the buildings as the bus continued to roll down the road.  Izzy looked down at his feet and bit his lip.  He wanted to know Yolei's true feelings but he didn't seem to have the guts to ask her.  Kari sat right next to him and she knew Yolei than anyone.  Then it dawned on him.  Many guys had this theory, this strategy.

If you want to know if a girl likes you, don't ask her.  Ask her best friend!

"Hey--Kari?" he mumbled, taking his gaze from his feet.

"Yeah, Izzy?" she looked at him.

He swallowed at forced the words from his tongue, "D-do you think Yolei likes me?"

Kari smiled and giggled, "What?"

"Well, you're her best friend, aren't you?" he interrogated.

'Great,' she thought, 'the ask her friend strategy.' She almost swallowed her tongue.  Izzy was asking her if Yolei liked him.  Well, at least he wasn't asking her if she herself liked him.  "Um, Izzy, I don't think I'm the one you should be talking to."

"She doesn't, does she?" Izzy asked, his face solemn.

"I didn't say that," she said quickly.

He sighed pitifully.

"Come on, Izzy," she nudged him playfully, "she got you that neat dishtowel, remember?"

"Yeah," he forced a smile, "she did."

"So, what are you so worried about?" she demanded.

He shrugged, "Well, Kari, I guess I--" he sighed, unable to finish.  Kari was right, there was nothing to worry about.

"Listen, Izzy, Yolei does like you and I know you like her," she said, "so when we get back to Japan why don't you just talk to her and get it out of your system?  I'm sure she's a little shy too."

"How?"

"Just, well, talk to her!" Kari said, "I've seen you two together."

Izzy rustled his hair; "I'm not sure…what if I make her mad at me?"

"Don't you think it's worth the risk?" Kari asked, "Come on, Izzy, go for it!  What've you got to lose?"

Izzy smiled, "You've got a point.  She really does like me?"

"Of course she does," she laughed.

"Hmm, you're right, Kari.  I'll do it!  As soon as we get back home, I'll ask Yolei out!"

"That's what I like to hear!" she giggled and looked around, "Hey, Izzy?  When's our stop?"

Izzy took in a gasp, studied a brochure and looked at Kari, "I don't know!"

End