Ruki

Disclaimer: I don't own digimon. There, I said it. Are you happy now? I also don't own "Looking Through Your Eyes." By Leann Rhymes. Killer song, though.

This is a Rukato fic, so back out now if you don't like that pairing. Also, a song-fic. My first, so be nice. And if you want to flame me or MST this story, feel free to. Just try to keep the language rated G. I don't want a little kid reading it and learning bad words or concepts from it.

… = Thoughts.

*…* = Telepathic speech (Mostly between Ruki and Renamon.)

Italics = Song lyrics.

You know about talking already…

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I sighed and looked up at the night sky from my spot on the ground in the park. The blue-black studded with tiny points of light. It seemed so simple. Just floating up there, without a care in the world.

To bad that life isn't that simple. I thought to myself. I can't even sort out my feelings for myself, let alone others.

*Is something the matter, Ruki? * Renamon sent.

I sighed. *Not really. Just thinking. *

*About what? *

*Life, in general. How it can be so cruel. *

*But, you know as well as I do that life can be wonderful. My life is complete when I'm with you, Ruki. *

I sighed. *It isn't always that simple, Renamon. *

*Why? *

*Life just isn't that way, I guess. *

*Why do you think that life is cruel, Ruki? *

*Because, as much as people preach love and forgiveness, the world is still a cold, heartless place. *

*I do not understand, Ruki. *

I sighed. *I suppose that I feel this way because I am not loved. *

I felt Renamon's puzzlement. *But I love you, Ruki. *

*I love you too, Renamon. But, I meant a different kind of love. *

*There is more than one kind? *

*Yes, sort of. You see, Renamon, we love each other like siblings, or some other family member. You're almost like a mother to me. *

*And you are like a daughter to me. * Renamon replied gently. *Now, what is the other kind of love? *

I grew a little uneasy. *Well, the love between a man and a woman. Or, a male and female Digimon, in your case. *

*Oh, now I understand. Like the love that I feel for Guilmon. * I nearly choked at this.

*You love him? But why? *

*He has a good heart, and he defends his tamer, much as I defend you. He may not be very smart, but he's kind. He listens to me. And he isn't as simple as he seems. Also, he returns my love. *

I gulped. *You do realize that this news could strain mine and Takato's friendship, right? * After finally gaining Takato as a friend, I didn't want to loose him.

*Why do you say that? * She asked.

*Well, it is kinda weird when two tamer's digimon suddenly fall in love. *

*It is weird to their digimon when their tamers fall in love, as well. *

I grew defensive at that. *What are you talking about, Renamon? *

*You love Takato. I know it, as does Guilmon. We both feel that it is sort of strange that you do not admit your feelings for one another. *

*Why in the world do you think I love Takato? * I asked angrily.

*Ruki, I know you mind like no other. You love him. * She said simply. She then faded out.

I sighed and resumed my thinking. Me, in love with the weakling? Impossible. We're just friends… aren't we?

I closed my eyes, and had nearly fallen asleep when I sensed someone approaching. I opened my eyes to look up into Takato's own kind blue ones.

Look at the sky, tell me what do you see
Just close your eyes and describe it to me
The Heaven's are sparkling with starlight tonight
That's what I see through your eyes
I see the Heaven's each time that you smile
I hear your heartbeat just go on for miles
And suddenly I know my life is worthwhile
That's what I see through your eyes

I sat bolt upright and asked him angrily, "What are you doing here?" In my normal cold voice. Inside, I wasn't mad, as I pretended to be. Only confused.

"Renamon asked me to come. She said that I had to talk to you about something, but she didn't say what." He replied calmly. He had known me long enough to be able to tell when I was faking anger.

I growled softly to myself and said, "I don't have anything to talk to you about, goggle head."

He just grinned and sat down beside me on the grass. "So, what're you doing."

I didn't see any harm in telling him, so I replied. "Looking at the stars."

He looked surprised. "You actually do that? I didn't think you were the kind of person that liked doing that sort of thing."

I grinned at him and said, "That shows how much you know."

He smiled back and said, "Well, maybe I'm not as smart as you, Miss All High and Mighty."

I laughed, then stopped when I saw Takato staring at me. "What is it, goggle head?" I asked fiercely.

He blushed and mumbled something that I didn't catch.

I narrowed my eyes. I'll get it out of him. I thought to myself.

I grinned and quickly tackled Takato, pinning him to the ground.

"Hey!" Takato protested, but I could tell he wasn't really mad.

"What did you say?" I asked harshly.

Takato sighed. He had learned by now that if I wanted to know something, I would always get it out of him, one way or the other. What he said next was not something I had expected him to say, however.

"I said, 'You're beautiful when you laugh.'" At this, I pulled back to sit a couple feet away, both of us blushing hard.

After a few minutes of uncomfortable silence, I asked Takato softly, "Do you really mean that?" I turned to look him fully in the eyes.

He hesitated, then slowly nodded. He blushed again, and then said, "You're the most beautiful girl I've ever met, on the inside as well as the out…"

I blushed harder, and thought back to what Renamon had said earlier. *You love Takato. * Could Renamon have been right? Did I really love him?

"Ruki." I again looked Takato in the eyes. I had averted my head without noticing.

"What?" I whispered softly.

He hesitated, then spoke. "Ruki, I love you. I've loved you for a long time now, but I've just been afraid to tell you." He cringed, as if expecting me to get mad.

He loves me? He really loves me? I thought, a little taken aback by what Takato had just told me. And, I knew what I had to say. Something that needed to be said.

"Takato." He turned to look at me. "Takato, I-I-I l-love you too…" I was surprised that something so simple could be so hard to say.

Here in the night, I see the sun
Here in the dark, our two hearts are one
It's out of our hands, we can't stop what we have begun
And love just took me by surprise
Looking through your eyes.

The surprise in his eyes quickly turned to happiness, and, before I knew it, he was gently hugging me. Even though I was a person that liked to be hugged much, I happily returned his hug.

I look at myself, instead I see eyes
Whoever I am, now it feels like enough
And I see a girl who is learning to trust
That's who I see through your eyes

Here in the night, I see the sun
Here in the dark, our two hearts are one
It's out of our hands, we can't stop what we have begun
And love just took me by surprise
Looking through your eyes.

I closed my eyes and just sat there, with Takato's arms around me, and mine around him, in total bliss. After about a minute, I felt something brush my cheek, and I turned my head to realize that Takato had kissed my cheek.

We both blushed, and then I decided to do something a little bold. Quickly, I brushed my lips against Takato's, then pulled back, blushing harder. And, even in the darkness, I could tell that Takato's face was as red as mine.

And there are some things we don't know
Sometimes a heart just needs to grow
And there is so much of us I remember
Underneath the open sky, with you forever

Here in the night, I see the sun
Here in the dark, our two hearts are one
It's out of our hands, we can't stop what we have begun
And love just took me by surprise
Looking through your eyes.
Looking through your eyes.

Takato quickly recovered, and held me closer to him. I turned around in his arms, so that I was sitting with my back to him and was leaning against him. I sighed happily and looked up at the stars.

It's funny. Just a few minutes ago, I was sitting here under the same stars, alone. Now, I'm in the arms of the one I love. I guess life is kinda funny, that way.

I felt a sensation in my awareness that was almost like a smile, and heard *I told you that you love him, Ruki. *

I grinned and thought back, *Shut up, Renamon. * But, my tone held no malice, and she knew that I didn't mean it. In fact, she and Guilmon soon joined us, and together, we all looked up at the stars, in the arms of the ones we loved.

Right before I fell asleep, I heard Takato whisper softly in my ear, "I love you, Ruki-chan, my little warrior."

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A/N: So, like it? Hate it? Tell me! This was just a one-shot Rukato song-fic, so don't expect a sequel, unless I get a lot of reviews begging for it, and giving me ideas for one! Oh, would you look at that! A little button at the bottom of the page for reviews! Why don't you push it, and review? (Just kidding, I know I'm weird.) Anyways, I hope you liked it! Oh, and if you do suggest stuff for a sequel, I refuse to do anything but a Rukato and a Renamon/Guilmon pairing. Anyways, hope you liked the fic!