Me: I'm sorry this took so long to get up... I meant the break to be shorter but that didn't happen.

Disclaimer: I no own.

"Aren't you supposed to like fire?" Tala asked outside of the movie theater. He was gently rubbing a shaking Kai's back.

"N-no," Kai said.

"He okay?" Bryan asked.

"What're you doing out here?" Tala asked, only sparing a glance at Bryan before turning back to face Kai.

"I was about to buy my ticket," he shrugged. "Then I saw you and Kai coming out."

"He freaked out during one of the movie scenes," Tala said.

"Which one? The horror one?" Bryan asked.

"Uh, no. The one with fire," Tala said.

"Fire?" Bryan frowned. "Isn't he supposed to like fire?"

"That's what I said," Tala shrugged. "You feeling any better?"

"A little," Kai said, straightening up a bit.

"I'm gonna take him to get an ice cream or something… you gonna come with?" Tala asked.

"Nah, I'm gonna hit the theater," Bryan said.

"Alright, we'll catch you later then," Tala said. "C'mon, let's go get ice cream or something." Bryan continued to survey Tala and Kai. Tala's hand was wrapped securely on Kai's waist, his eyes never leaving Kai's form.

'And he only looked at me once…' Bryan mused, 'yep, there's something definitely going on there…'

Now here was the question: Go into the movie theater like he had originally planned…?

Or follow?

Follow, duh!

"Feeling better?" Tala asked as he handed Kai a vanilla ice cream cone. The enigma had refused to tell him what ice cream flavor he had wanted so he just picked what he used to remember Kai getting- vanilla.

"Uh huh," Kai said, still in a slight daze.

"So what was up with that?" Tala asked.

"With what?"

"The thing with the fire," Tala said.

"Just had some bad experiences with it," Kai said.

"Really?" Tala said. "Care to share?"

"I'd rather not," Kai said. Tala nodded slightly.


"Hm?" Kai asked.

"It's nothing," Tala said. "So what else do you want to do today?" Kai stared at him. "What?"

"You still want to do something?" Kai asked in disbelief. "After that?"

"Yes," Tala drawled out. "Why wouldn't I?"

"Well, I-"

"You freaked out. It happens," Tala said. "Come on. Let's go to the lake or something." He stood up and offered his hand to Kai which he gladly took.

"The lake?" Kai repeated with a raised eyebrow.

"Well if you're scared of the fire, I figure water's got to be the opposite of your kryptonite," Tala shrugged. Kai rolled his eyes and followed him.

"Spencer, we shouldn't," Hiro blushed.

"I believe that you're the one who initiated the beginning of this," Spencer said. "But if you want to stop..." He pulled back from Hiro, walking away. There was a tug on his shirt and he stopped.

'"It's just a crush. It will pass. I'll get over it,"' the words came to Spencer's mind. As he turned around to face Hiro, he knew that the words had been a lie.

He had lied to Miguel.

But as his lips touched Hiro's, he didn't care. He wanted this and he knew that Hiro wanted it too.

"I didn't think that we were going swimming," Tala said, amused as Kai stripped down to his boxers and jumped in.

"You're not coming in?" Kai asked Tala.

"I think I'll watch-" he was cut off when Kai splashed him with water.

"Oh, you're so getting it now!" Tala said, jumping in himself after stripping down. Kai grinned playfully at him and splashed him again. Tala disappeared under the water and came up behind Kai, pulling the younger into his chest.

"You're so going to get it now!" Tala said, dunking them both under. Kai quickly held his breath until they came up again.

They never noticed that someone was watching them the whole time, shaking in jealousy.

"Kai should be mine... and if he isn't mine, then he shouldn't be anyones!" the figure hissed.

Me: That was chapter... uh... chapter...

Kai: Seven!

Me: Yes, that. That was chapter seven folks! Does anyone want to take a guess at who the figure is? (It's the same person who dropped the canoe but he hasn't been introduced to the story officially yet) Sorry it was kinda short.

Kai: Please read and review.