Authors note regarding 'Dear Diary' and 'The Way She Sees It': Hey everyone! It's been a while! To all the people who have been waiting for the next chapters of 'Dear Diary' and 'The Way She Sees It' I just wanted to deeply apologize for not updating for over a year! I'm really really, really, ,really sorry! I've just been extremely busy over the past year so I haven't really had time to write chapters for them. But don't worry! I am almost done the next chapter of 'Dear Diary' so that should be coming soon. Once again I'm very sorry! Thanks for your patients! :)

Disclaimer: I do not own Xiaolin Showdown or 'Good Girl Gone Bad'. I just took the name ;)

On with the story!


Fire, a four letter word that can be defined as the light, heat, and flames caused by something that is burning. It is needed for survival yet, it is the cause of much destruction.

But to Kimiko, this four letter word was much more! It was her element, her weapon that she used to fight evil and no one else's. She trained with it every day, learning how to control and manipulate it so she could use it to her advantage. To Kimiko, fire was very personal. She hated the thought that someone could suffer from a fire that she couldn't control. That's why the dreams she'd been having lately were so disturbing...

"Kimiko!" she heard the pain-filled screech of a very familiar voice yell over the cracking of the fire that surrounded her. Somehow she was immersed in the fire, yet she couldn't feel it, unlike the voice that kept calling her name. Kimiko tried again and again to put out the fire, manipulating it in everyway she knew, but it still burned on with the rage of the sun on a hot summer day.

"Kimiko!" the voice yelled again, louder then it did before. It was so familiar yet she couldn't think of whose voice it was. She tried tracing where the sound was coming from but all she could see was fire. Whenever she tried moving it felt like she was just moving towards more fire, and farther away from the voice...

"Kimiko!" a different voice yelled, jolting her out of her deep sleep. Kimiko breathed heavily as she sat up in her bed, looking around her room. No fire. No screaming. No pain.

"Shine and sparkle, Kimiko!" Omi greeted her cheerfully barging into her room. Way too cheerfully for someone who just woke up. Omi had a huge smile on his face while Kimiko looked miserable from exhaustion. Her nightmares had been taking a toll on her physical health.

"What is wrong my good friend Kimiko?" Omi asked extremely confused, "Are you not excited for another wonderful day of hard work and tedious training? You look most over the weather!"

"That's 'under the weather'." Kimiko groaned before she fell back on her pillow. "And yeah, I'm definitely under it. Have fun training without me."

"I will!" Omi replied cheerfully, running out of her room, not wanting to miss a minute of training, even if it meant letting one of his teammates miss it.

Kimiko yawned once again and drifted off into slumber and another haunting dream...

"Stop picking on Isamu, Kenta!"

"Mind your own business Tohomiko! Just cuz your dad is rich doesn't mean you can tell me what to do!"

"You're such a jerk! Just leave him alone!"

"Why should I? Who's gonna stop me?"

"Me! I'll take you on!"

"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You? Awww that's rich! But you're a girl! Everyone knows girls are useless, especially spoiled brats like you!"

Suddenly fire was the only thing that Kimiko could see and the only sound that she could hear was that familiar voice shrieking in pain.

"Kimiko! Save me!" someone yelled out in agony. Kimiko ran forward into more fire looking for the person but couldn't find them.

"Where are you?!" Kimiko yelled out as loud as she could, but her voice was drowned out by the roar of the flames.

She tried running further and further towards the voice but only found fire. Kimiko fell down on her knees in frustration. "LET ME SAVE YOU!" She yelled out as loud as she could but heard no reply... maybe she was too late...

"Hey! Kim!" she heard a voice yell from outside her door, followed by two knocks.

Kimiko's eyes opened suddenly at the sound of the voice. She looked around and found herself back in her room. Even though the fire was gone, she still felt extremely warm.

"Come in." she replied sleepily, sitting up, just like she had done earlier that day. Raimnudo walked in looking at her, a concerned expression on his face. As tired as she was, she still noticed how good looking Raimndo looked in his Shoku leader uniform. No matter how bad she was feeling, it always managed to put a smile on her face.

"Kim what's up? Omi said you were under the weather. You want to sit out of training today?" His forehead wrinkled with concern.

Kim yawned again before replying, with a complete lie: "No I'm fine. I'm actually feeling much better now!" She stood up, wobbling a bit before she found her balance and walked forward. But she could only take a few steps before tripping and falling right into Raimundo.

"Whoa Kim!" Raimndo said, catching her in his arms, he held her up bridal style. She looked up at him and smiled sheepishly.

"Opps! Sorry bout that!" She apologized, feeling extremely embarrassed. "I guess I am a little tired."

"Really? I didn't notice!" he laughed. She smiled up at him while he smiled back. Kimiko then noticed that Raimundo was still holding her.

"Um Rai?"

"Yeah Kim?"

"You can put me down now."

"Oh right!" he replied, blushing. He put her back on the ground so now she could stand up without falling over. "Just, you know, making sure you were okay to stand and all." He scratched the back of his head smiling sheepishly at her. She smiled back, enjoying one of the rare moments that she could catch him embarrassed.

"Of course." She agreed, coyly. Kimiko suddenly felt extremely hot again, as if she were inside an oven. Then she felt a huge headache come over her, as if a baseball hit her head.

"Ouch." She mumbled putting her hand to her head and stumbling back a few steps.

"Kim?" Rai walked over to her. He put a hand on her shoulder and looked at her closely.

"Ok you are definitely sick. I'll tell Master Fung that you can't train today."

"No Rai really! Don't worry about me I'll be fine!" She tried reassuring him with a smile, hopefully not looking as bad as she felt. But he just frowned at her.

"Kim, as leader, I command you to take the day off." Rai said firmly.

"That's not fair!"

"Of course it is! I have to do what's best for the team, and you getting hurt from being sick is not good for the team." Kimiko opened her mouth to protest, but couldn't find anything to say making Raimundo smirk.

"Besides," he continued walking out of the room, "you'll be able to catch up on that sleep you missed last night."

"Psh, like that'll happen." She mumbled under her breath as she got back on her mat. But this time, she drifted off into a peaceful, dreamless sleep, the last she was to enjoy for a long time.


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