When I said go

I never meant away

How could I be so stupid? Did I really just lose my temper? With her? She said she never wanted to see me again. I never lose my temper! Especially with my best friend! I could blame her, but I won't. Whose fault is it that every time she's near, I can't get a handle on my emotions?

You ought to know

The freaky games we play

How could she toy with my heart like that? It's not her fault. Ever since freshman year, we've called each other names like 'honey' or 'darling,' but now, it feels different. Like I want the words coming from her mouth to be true.

Could you forgive

And learn how to forget

I know that she's capable of giving me a second chance, but this would probably be my sixth or seventh. Would Tai be willing to talk to her for me? She would listen to him.

Hear me as I'm calling out your name

Her brother said she wasn't home. There was only one other place she'd go if she were upset. I didn't pay any attention to Patamon when I got there. He flew up to hug me, but I was too preoccupied calling for her.

"Takeru, what's wrong?" asked the little ball of energy.

"I need to find Kari!" I grumbled, not in the mood to talk.

"Takeru, you need to rest!"

"No, I don't!"

Firefly, come back to me

Make the night as bright as day

I'll be looking out for you

Tell me that you're lonely too

Over the next week, people found a noticeable difference in me. She still hadn't talked to me. My brother thought I was sinking into a depression, but I just shrugged him off.

Firefly, come lead me on

Follow you into the sun

That's the way it ought to be

Firefly, come back to me

That's the way we ended senior year, not even giving each other a passing glance. We went our separate ways for college. She went to some school in America while I stayed in Japan.

You and me

We shared a mystery

So that's where I am right now, standing outside of her apartment the summer after freshmen year. I knocked once, but no one came. I knocked again, slowly becoming soaked in the pouring rain. Then, I saw the lights go on, and I could hear the conversation on the other side of the door.

"It's Takeru," she whispered to her older brother.

"Yeah, so?" he answered.

"Should I let him in?"

"You ought to hear what he has to say. He's been an emotional wreck since you left. He's been lost in the dark." After that, I saw the door creek open, revealing her graceful silhouette. My breath was caught in my throat. She looked more like an angel than ever.

We were so close

Like honey to the bee

"H-hi T-t-t. K.," she stuttered. She never stutters. "Here, come in."

"Eh, Hi Kari," I managed to gain my composure as I was led into the apartment I had missed so much. "So, how's it going?"

"It's nice to be home and see everyone again. You?"

"Everything's okay, I guess. I was on a basketball scholarship, but after how I played last year, I don't think they're going to renew it."

"Takeru, I doubt that. Even on a bad day, you're still amazing."

"Right… Hey, wanna go for a walk? The rain's stopped."

"Sure, I guess. Just let me grab my jacket."

"Okay." It was an awkward moment, standing in her apartment, fidgeting with my hands.

While still searching for her jacket, Tai walked over to me and whispered, "Good luck! I know you can do it!" It was nice to know that I had at least one person on my side.

But my renewed confidence was shattered when she returned. She looked absolutely stunning. Not the 'glamorous' stunning, but the way she always does when she's happy. When her light is radiating.

"Ready to go?" she asked.

"Uh… Yeah! Of course!" Wow, I must've looked like a fool.

And if you tell me how to make you understand

A minor in a major kind of way




"Whatever happened to 'us?'?" I asked. We were now sitting underneath a tree in the neighborhood park.

"What do you mean by 'us?'?"

"You and me. Our friendship. Whatever more we were."

"I guess I was always just scared," she sighed.

"Scared of what?"

"I was always scared to do this." And she gave me a small peck on the lips.

Firefly, through the sky

Come and play with my desire

I sat there stunned into speechlessness.

"Takeru? Oh, I knew I shouldn't have done that!" With that, she got up and started stumbling towards the sidewalk. I could tell she was fighting tears.

"Now or never, T.K.!" I whispered to myself. I ran to her retreating form and managed to grab hold of her wrist. She stopped dead in her tracks, though she didn't turn around. I gave a small tug on her wrist, causing her body to spin. As she came around, I made sure her lips collided with mine.

She pulled away with a flustered look on her face, but I was the one to speak. "I love you."

Don't be long, don't ask why

I can't wait another night


"What are you supposed to call it when someone can reduce you to a bluthering idiot with the blink of an eye? The only other person that can do that to me is Joe when he starts talking, and I'm pretty sure what I feel for you is something totally different." She flicked me in the back of the head. "What was that for?"

"For being so corny!"

"But that's why you love me!"

"True, true."

"Aha, so you do love me!"

"Of course you dingbat!" She hugged me tightly.

"So, how about I walk you home."

Firefly, through the sky

Wait another night

Don't be long, don't ask why

Fire, fire, firefly

"So, I'll see you tomorrow?"

"I'd like that."

A/N: Umm… so yeah! I really don't care if you review this one. I haven't watched Digimon in forever, so they're probably all OOC. But T.K. and Kari are extremely cute together.