A/N: Yeah, I know. I have no right to start a new story. But I can't help myself! And I'm really in love with this one AND =O I have the whole thing outlined. So hopefully I'll actually finish this, haha.
Disclamer: This is based off the TV series "Friends". I do not own friends or digimon.
Twenty-two year old Hikari Yagami hurried into her tiny apartment, hung her jacket, and tidied the room as quickly as she could. She cursed at herself for not going with her instinct and just taking the day off, but of course it would just make it that much more obvious to Mimi that she and Sora were planning her a surprise twenty-third birthday party. Hikari heard the front doorknob start to jiggle.
Sora Takenouchi hustled into the apartment, as well, threw her coat on the floor, and quickly started to prepare the kitchen for some last-minute cooking. Her auburn hair started to fall into her face, and Hikari chuckled out loud.
"We definitely didn't plan this as well as we thought we did," she said with a slight smile. Sora laughed as she opened numerous amounts of cabinets and started to take out a few ingredients.
"Next time we decide to have a party for anyone, we plan at least two days in advance, and not the night before," Sora stated as she paused to put her bangs in a clip. Hikari grinned.
Hikari, Sora, and their other friend, Miyako Inoue, have all lived in the same apartment for five years, but Mimi had just moved in last year, and this would be her first birthday with her friends. The reasons she gave the girls for moving in weren't really clear, but they never pestered her to give a deeper explanation because they knew she would when she was ready. They would just have to accept 'family problems' as an explanation for now.
Hikari ran to their couch and reached under it for the party decorations. She started putting up the different shades of pink flowers, streamers, and hearts around the apartment. Sora started to mix the different greens for the salad and started to prepare sushi, Mimi's favorite food.
"Time check," Sora said with a slight raise in her voice. Hikari looked at her watch, her light brown hair becoming just as disheveled as she was.
"We have about an hour," Hikari declared. Sora bit her lip and quickened her pace.
"Did you call Miyako?" Sora queried, turning around to look at Hikari. Hikari nodded.
"I called her on my way here. She said that she would be a little late, but she has a surprise for Mimi," she explained. Sora raised an eyebrow and Hikari shrugged. Sora sighed, afraid to ask her next question.
"What about the 'gentlemen'? Taichi and the others should be here with the cake by now," Sora said nervously. Hikari stopped decorating and fidgeted with her pinky finger out of habit.
"I haven't heard from them! Should I go see if everything's okay?" Sora nodded.
"If they forgot, I'll personally kill all of them," Sora mumbled as Hikari left their apartment and walked quickly to the guys' apartment across the hall. Taichi Yagami is Hikari's older. He lived with Koushiro Izumi, and Daisuke Motimiya. Takeru Takaishi, Jyou Kido, and Iori Hida live in an apartment right next to Taichi's.
When Hikari knocked on their door and no one answered, she was about to run down the stairs until she bumped right into her older brother, who was able to keep his balance and not drop the box containing the cake. Hikari looked up at her grinning brother and scowled.
"Why are you late?! Mimi will be here in an hour!" Taichi helped his sister off the floor.
"I'm not that late, okay? I just ran into… a little traffic," Taichi explained with a sneaky smirk. Hikari glared at him. She looked past him and saw Daisuke running up the stairs with a box candles.
"I found them, Tai," Daisuke panted. He looked up and smiled when he saw Hikari, but Hikari put her hands on her hips.
"Why are you here?! You and Takeru are supposed to pick up Mimi's parents!" Daisuke put his hands up in defense.
"Takeru was too far away from the apartment building because something happened with his boss, so he went to pick them up himself," he clarified. Hikari shook her head and tried to rub away her upcoming headache.
"Just get into our apartment and start helping," she explained, and with a few smart remarks, both men walked into their apartment. Taichi entered first and greeted Sora as he walked in. Sora glared and threw her oven mitt at his face. He ducked skillfully and placed the cake on the counter so there wouldn't be anymore chances to drop it.
"I'm here aren't I? Calm down," he stated. Sora looked fiercely at him and twisted her face in annoyance.
"Where's everyone else?" she said through her clenched teeth. Taichi shrugged and walked over to Hikari to help her put up more decorations. Sora shook her head in aggravation.
Daisuke walked over to Sora and placed a friendly arm over her shoulders.
"Need any help?" he asked her. Sora gave him an annoyed look.
"Daisuke, we told you all to do just a few things, and you guys still manage to be late or not show up at all," she said as she walked around the kitchen area and tried as quickly as she could to finish everything. Daisuke grinned.
"Relax, Sor. This party is going to be great and Mimi's going to love it," he soothed, placing a finger in the ranch dip. Sora smiled and smacked his hand away.
A few seconds later, Jyou Kido walked through the girls' apartment door. He looked flustered and had a multiple amount of bags in his hands.
"I'm so sorry I'm late, everyone, but I brought lots of party favors and other party needs," he said in between breaths. Taichi went up and took half of the bags from him. When they got into the kitchen area, Taichi looked into the bag and pulled out a pack of party hats. Sora looked over Taichi's shoulder and quirked her eyebrow.
"These were party necessities?" she asked with a slight laugh. Jyou smiled.
"Hey, this is Mimi's surprise party we're talking about. It's meant to be cute and childish," Taichi stated, supporting Jyou and putting on a party hat which was tilted slightly to the side due to his big brown hair. Sora rolled her eyes at him, and pushed him out of the kitchen area. Jyou chuckled and followed Taichi out until Sora stopped him.
"Jyou, where's Koushiro?" she asked as she put finishing touches on the food.
"He's coming with Takeru and Mimi's parents because he was around that area, so he thought it might help," he told her. Sora sighed and nodded her head.
Jyou got out of the kitchen and saw Daisuke, Hikari, and Taichi running around to finish up the space.
"We have forty-five minutes everyone, move, move, move!" Hikari yelled while Taichi and Daisuke stumbled around the room trying their best not to break anything in the process. Jyou also joined in to help.
Fifteen minutes later, Sora had finished cooking, and the room was pretty much done. Kari was just putting on some last minute touches, while Sora went into her room, which she shared with Mimi, and started to change into her casual, but elegant, white dress.
Taichi, Jyou, and Daisuke sat on the couch, party favors and all, waiting for more people to arrive. Taichi blew tiredly into a party horn.
"I don't ever want to put up another pink flower for as long as I live," he stated, Jyou and Daisuke nodded at his comment.
There was a knock at the door, and Hikari went up and opened it. She was greeted by a hug from Koushiro, while Mr. and Mrs. Tachikawa entered the festive apartment.
"Hello, you must be Hikari," Mrs. Tachikawa said with a bright smile. Kari returned the smile and nodded her head.
"That's me. Would you like anything to drink?" She asked politely. Mr. Tachikawa nodded and asked for a glass of water, and Hikari ran into the kitchen to get it. Taichi, Daisuke, and Jyou got up and greeted everyone. Takeru Takaishi walked into the room dressed in jeans and a formal green sweater.
"Wow, what have you guys done with the apartment?" he asked with a smirk. Hikari came out with a glass of water for Mr. Tachikawa, and smiled at Takeru.
"That better have implied something good," she stated, and he grinned.
"Of course, of course,"
Sora came out of her room, looking casual, but prepared for the party. She smiled and greeted everyone new that entered the apartment. Hikari then went to change as well, and Takeru watched her leave eagerly.
"Everyone can sit down, we still have a good twenty minutes," Sora stated as she went into the kitchen just to check on a few things and bring out something to eat for everyone that was waiting.
Iori Hida entered the apartment next. He smiled, greeted everyone, and sat next to Jyou.
"Where were you? I didn't see you in the apartment all day," Jyou whispered to him. Iori blushed and fidgeted with the bottom of his shirt.
"I went to my classes and then just hung around for a while," he stated softly. Jyou raised an eyebrow.
"Fine, don't tell me. You law school students are just too bizarre for me anyway," he stated. Iori chuckled, but it seemed kind of forced to Jyou.
Hikari came out of her room in a soft pink top and skirt, and then went into the kitchen to see if everything with Sora was okay.
"Is everything set?" she asked her. Sora smiled and nodded.
"Down to every detail," she chimed, walking out of the kitchen with a bowl of baby carrots and dip. Hikari smiled and cleaned up a few things when she heard the swinging door open and Takeru walk in with a big smile. He strode up to her and wrapped his arms around her waist.
"You look stunning, as always," he complimented softly, pulling her closer to him. She smiled and leaned against his chest.
"Anyone can walk in on us, you know. Including Taichi," she stated. He pulled away a little and groaned.
"Then why do we still have to keep it a secret?" he asked her with a pout. She smiled and kissed his lips softly.
"I'm just not ready to tell anyone, yet. I know it'll just be awkward for everyone," she said and bit her lip. He sighed.
"I guess...but the sooner we tell them, the better," he spoke and brought her in for a passionate kiss. Hikari sighed and wrapped her arms around his neck, deepening the kiss, but when she heard footsteps approaching the kitchen door, she pushed him away. Takeru looked at her, lost, but when Miyako Inoue entered the kitchen, he turned around to make it look like he was doing the dishes.
Miyako grinned and walked over to Hikari who was smiling uneasily.
"So, guess what I got for Mimi!" Miyako exclaimed, her lavender hair bouncing up and down as she jumped in excitement.
Hikari was still a little flushed from the close encounter, and when she glanced at Takeru, he made a relieved face.
"Um- I don't know…what?" she asked, trying her best to look natural. Miyako grinned.
"You remember that pink and green strapless dress that she wanted?" Miyako asked, and Hikari's eyes bulged.
"How did you buy that dress, it was so expensive?!" she asked incredulously. Miyako bobbed her eyebrows and pushed up her glasses.
"A little of this, a little of that," she said nonchalantly. Hikari laughed.
"Speaking of Mimi, how much longer do we have till she gets here," Takeru asked. Miyako shrugged her shoulders, completely unaware of what was going on between Hikari and Takeru.
"Any minute now, I suppose. Let's go wait outside," Miyako suggested and left the kitchen. Takeru let out a breath of relief and Hikari sniggered.
"I told you anyone could have walked in," she said as she gave him a peck on the cheek and walked out the door.
When Hikari exited, with Takeru right behind her, she took a seat next to Sora, who was chatting happily with Mrs. Tachikawa. She saw Takeru take a seat next to Koushiro, who, for once, didn't bring his laptop. Mrs. Tachikawa got up and went into the bathroom to freshen up a bit, and Sora turned around.
"Any minute now, Mimi will be here. I can't believe we pulled it off in an hour," she stated contently. Hikari chuckled and nodded her head in agreement.
"Not to mention that Taichi actually remembered to brin g the right cake," Sora added while turning to look at Taichi, who was sitting on the other side of Mrs. Tachikawa, but now next to Sora since Mrs. Tachikawa left. Taichi turned and made a face.
"You know, if you didn't think I would bring the right cake, you wouldn't have asked me to get it," he stated, moving over a bit to sit right next to Sora. Hikari smiled and got up to sit on the other side of Taichi, resting her head on his shoulder. Sora scoffed.
"Trust me, Taichi, no one else could have picked it up because it wasn't on their way, that's the only reason I asked you to pick it up," she said crossing her arms at her chest. Taichi snorted and looked away.
"Fine, then don't ask me to do another favor for you guys, again, because I won't do it…" he stated in a childish way, getting up and walking away from the two of them. Hikari laughed and shook her head as Sora smiled, following him and apologizing. Hikari smirked as Sora gave him a hug. Sora had been friends with Taichi longer than anyone else in the room. It was natural for them to bicker and fight every second of every day.
Then the doorknob stated to rattle, and the room got silent. Sora ordered everyone to keep quiet; she swiftly went to turn the lights off, and then ran back next to Taichi.
Mimi opened the door clumsily, and everyone shouted: Surprise! Sora came over to her, turned the lights on, and gave a hug to a very surprised Mimi.
"Oh my god, you guys, all of this for me?!" Mimi squealed while stumbling around. Everyone came up to wish her a happy birthday. Sora could smell something odd, and it finally hit her that Mimi was completely drunk. She quickly pushed everyone away, and took Mimi's hand.
"Come on, Mimi. Let's get you changed into something more comfortable," Sora said to her. Mimi laughed for no apparent reason. Her cinnamon hair was flying everywhere, and her A-line skirt was wrinkled, along with her blouse.
"No way, let's party!" she shrieked. Everyone was raising an eyebrow at her odd behavior and Sora dragged her all the way to their room, with Mimi whining to her the whole way. Sora closed the door behind them.
"Mimi, what happened?" Mimi looked at Sora, puzzled. Her honey eyes were glossed over by drunkenness.
"Nothing happened! It's just my twenty-third birthday!" she screeched. Sora winced and sat down next to her. Hikari opened the door, and she and Miyako entered quietly.
"What's going on?" Miyako asked Sora, sitting down next to her. Hikari pulled up a chair and sat in front of everyone.
"I think she's drunk," Sora stated. Mimi started laughing hysterically at that comment, and fell back on the bed.
"Actually, I think she's completely wasted," Sora corrected while trying to pull Mimi back up to a sitting position.
"I'll get some water for her," Miyako offered, leaving the room. Hikari took Miyako's spot on the bed.
"Mimi, why were you drinking?" Hikari asked softly. Mimi was now playing with the ends of her hair, saying random things. She looked at Hikari.
"I wasn't drinking," she said with a slight giggle and then a hiccup. Miyako came back in with water and a gift bag. Sora took the glass of water from Miyako and held it up to Mimi's mouth. She protested, but Sora made her drink it all.
"She can wear the dress that I bought her and I told Taichi not to tell Mimi's parents that she's drunk," Miyako notified. Mimi's eyes widened.
"My parents are here?! Why are they here?!" she slurred. Sora patted her on the back.
"They're here for the party," she explained to the intoxicated girl.
"They're going to murder me, Sora!" she screamed. Sora sighed and motioned for Miyako to hand her the dress. Sora opened the package and helped Mimi undress and put on Miyako's present. Mimi was a complete mess. After they put the dress on her, Mimi refused to go outside and confront her parents.
"Mimi, people are waiting for you outside. It's your party. You're the reason everyone's here," Hikari explained, rubbing Mimi's arm for comfort. Mimi pouted.
"No! I'm not going out there. We can have a party in here!" she exclaimed jumping up and down. Sora was afraid that since the dress was strapless, it might just fall down completely.
"Mimi, if you're parents came to the party then they can't be angry with you, right?" Sora asked rhetorically. Mimi actually thought about if for a while, and cracked an odd smile.
"Alright," she slurred. Miyako and Hikari went out first, and then Sora and Mimi followed. When Mimi came out, Mrs. Tachikawa ran to her daughter and crushed her into a big embrace.
"Happy twenty-third birthday, honey!" she squealed in her womanly voice. Mimi didn't hug back and pulled away, mumbling a quick 'thanks' and then talking to everyone else. Mrs. Tachikawa looked hurt, but Mr. Tachikawa never did say happy birthday to her. He just sat there and ate.
Taichi went over to Hikari.
"Is she going to be alright?" he asked in a soft voice. Hikari shrugged her shoulders and turned to look at Taichi.
"I'm a little worried about her," she stated sadly. Taichi put an arm around his sister as Sora approached them.
"Mimi's bummed out, now. Maybe this whole party was a mistake," she stated with a frown and then she let out a frustrated groan, "I tried to make everything perfect but everything's gone wrong." Taichi grinned and put his other arm around her, as well.
"Well, at least I got the right cake," he stated with his lopsided grin. Hikari looked at Sora; they both nodded at each other and hit Taichi in the head at the same time. He let out a quick cry of pain, and rubbed his head with a frown.
"You try to make people feel better…," he mumbled to himself as he walked away. Hikari smiled and Sora laughed out loud.
Mimi, who threw up a few times, still was a little woozy, but it was definitely wearing off now. She was completely aware of the fact that her parents were in the apartment, and it looked as if her dad was still angry with her. She saw Koushiro walking up to her and she didn't even bother to put on a fake smile.
"Feeling better, birthday girl?" he asked as he took a seat next to her on the couch. Mimi cracked a smile.
"No…I wasn't expecting my parents to come, otherwise I would have put on my 'perfect little girl' act," she stated. Koushiro was about to answer when Taichi, Daisuke, Iori, and Takeru came over. Taichi took a seat on the other side of Mimi, and the other guys just sat on the floor around her.
"What are you all doing?" She asked, still a little nauseous. Daisuke grinned.
"Well, we don't want you to mope around on your birthday, so we came over to help you feel better," he said charmingly. Mimi grinned.
"Really? Well, enlighten me," she ordered, feeling a little better.
"We all got you a gift, and all of us chipped in," Taichi said, taking out a wrapped box from behind his back. Sora, Hikari, Miyako, Jyou, and Mrs. Tachikawa gathered around. Mr. Tachikawa never moved from his spot.
Mimi opened the box as quickly as she could, letting all the wrapping paper fall to the floor. She opened the box, and inside was teddy bear holding a heart which said: We Love You.
Mimi grinned and squealed.
"You guys are the best! I love you guys so much!" she cried. She gave each and every one of the guys a warm embrace, but when she got to Taichi, she stopped and gave him a deep kiss instead. Taichi sat there awkwardly, never really kissing back.
"You get some, Tai!" Daisuke hollered, and Miyako hit him on the head. Mimi pulled away, got up, and pushed her father away with her shoulder on her way to the kitchen. Everyone was quiet for a while, and Taichi sat on the couch, flushed.
"Well, I've learned something new today," Taichi started. Everyone stared at him, "get Mimi a nice gift every year." Daisuke and Takeru grinned, and even Koushiro chuckled at his comment. Hikari went up to him, pulled his cone-shaped hat, and let go so that it would hit his head nice and hard. Taichi let out another cry and glared at Hikari. Sora had already gone to the kitchen to see what was wrong, while Mrs. Tachikawa looked to floor in pain.
Mimi sat on the counter, swinging her legs. She was hoping that her father would just get the hint and leave. She didn't need him, and she didn't want him. She wondered why he was even here. Her mother probably forced him to come. She saw Sora walk in, and sit on the counter right next to her.
"Let's start from the beginning," Sora stated with a smile. Mimi looked at Sora's angelic face and smiled as well.
"So, why were you drunk?" she asked. Mimi winced and sighed. She had to explain sooner or later.
"Well, let's say that my birthday isn't something I want to remember," she spoke. Sora sat there confused. Mimi bit her lip.
"Last year, on my birthday, I was kicked out of my house…" she stated. Sora stared at her intently, waiting to hear more. Mimi's eyes welled up; she didn't want to go on.
"Why were you kicked out?" Sora asked steadily. Mimi looked away.
"Because I did something horrible," she cried. Sora rubbed her back and pulled her into an embrace, "I want him to leave, Sora. Get him out of here." Sora smiled.
"Well maybe you and your dad can patch things up now," Sora suggested. Mimi shook her head.
"I can't, Sora. I-I…you won't understand," she said softly, rubbing some of her tears away. Sora pulled her in for an embrace again, and rubbed her hair softly. For a minute, both of them didn't say anything, but Sora broke the silence.
"So…you feel bad, and the first person you want to kiss is Taichi?" Sora asked with a laugh, "I mean, Koushiro would have been ten times better, and he was next to you, too." Mimi laughed, rubbing away a few stray tears.
"That was just to get my father angry so he would leave…and I just picked one of them," she stated with a small smile. Sora grinned and tried to change the subject.
"Are you in the mood for sushi?" Sora asked motioning to the plates full of them. Mimi wiped away a few stray tears.
Hikari went around the table, picking up the last of the dirty plates. Dinner was very awkward. Mimi really didn't say anything but eat contently. The guys were just talking about normal male things such as sports or jobs (with Daisuke making some crack about Mimi's kiss with Taichi). Sora tried to break the silence between the girls and Mimi's parents but it didn't really work.
Currently, Sora was in the kitchen washing the dishes, Mimi was changing out of the dress Miyako had gotten her (after thanking and crushing her to death because she was unable to do so before due to her drunken condition), Iori, Koushiro, and Jyou went back to their apartments after wishing Mimi a happy birthday, Mr. and Mrs. Tachikawa left without really saying goodbye to their daughter, and the rest of the men were just sitting around on the couch.
Mimi came out in jeans, a plain pink camisole, and her hair in a braid. She saw Daisuke, Taichi, and Takeru huddled into a little group talking about something. She raised an eyebrow and walked over to them, leaning her head in really close so she could listen. All three of them stopped talking as soon as Mimi's head popped into their circle. Daisuke grinned.
"You know, Mimi. I chipped in to pay for the bear, too," he teased, puckering his lips. Mimi smirked, and shoved him a little, taking a seat on the couch next to Taichi. Takeru laughed, and Daisuke pouted playfully.
"What does he have that I don't?!" Mimi smiled and rested her head on Taichi's shoulder, not saying anything. Taichi grinned and brought his arms behind his head.
"Well, what can I say? Girls can't keep their hands off of me," he declared cockily. Daisuke rolled his eyes, and Takeru laughed even more. Mimi flicked Taichi's head and Taichi cried out in pain, again. He moved away from Mimi and sat on the other side of the couch.
"That's what everyone's been doing to me today! Why do all of you hit me when I say something you don't want to hear, but never smack any of them?" Taichi asked, pointing at Daisuke and Takeru. Mimi laughed and propped her legs on the coffee table in front of the couch.
"Because you're so…I don't know, Taichi," She paused for a laugh and bit her lip, "because we all know you won't mind as long as you know we're happy." Mimi said looking at Taichi fondly. Taichi smiled, and as soon as Mimi looked away, he looked and Daisuke and Takeru, bobbing his eyebrows.
Sora walked in and smiled at everyone, taking a seat next to Mimi.
"So what's everyone chatting about?" She chirped. Takeru grinned.
"Mimi's newfound feelings for Taichi," he stated with a smirk. Sora rolled her eyes.
"Yeah, okay," she scoffed sarcastically, not believing it. Daisuke frowned.
"Nope, apparently smacking him attracts women to him," he stated. Taichi grinned.
"No, it's my amazingly good looks," he stated, moving closer to Mimi and putting his arm around her. Sora sneered.
"Yeah, she only kissed you because you were the closest one to her on the couch," Sora stated. Mimi bit her lip, her face flushed.
"Uh- yeah, it didn't mean anything," Mimi said, giving Sora a look. Sora raised her eyebrows.
Hikari and Miyako entered giggling about something, and everyone turned around. Both stopped laughing.
"What? Is there something on my face?" Miyako asked, taking a seat next to Takeru, while Hikari gave him a quick smile and sat next to Daisuke.
"No, but it is getting kind of late, so I think I'm going to take off. Happy Birthday Mimi," Takeru said, getting up and walking towards the door. Everyone said their goodbyes and he left the apartment. Hikari noticed that he left his keys on the floor and she grinned. He definitely left those there on purpose.
"Oh, hey- Takeru left his keys. I'll go give them to him," she insisted, as she grabbed the keys and ran out the door. Daisuke rolled his eyes.
"How irresponsible is he?" he asked, shaking his head. Taichi rolled his eyes.
"Yeah, I think Daisuke's getting tired, so we should head out, too" he stated, standing up. Daisuke made a face and got up as well. He gave a quick hug to Sora, Mimi, and Miyako.
"Happy birthday, Mimi!" he cheered. Taichi wrapped his arms around Sora, and she held him there for a while, saying something into his ear. Taichi smirked and pushed her a little. He went up to Mimi slowly and gave her a playful kiss on her lips. Daisuke and Miyako whistled and laughed. When Taichi pulled away, Mimi couldn't help but blush.
"What was that for?!" she screamed, trying not to look him in the eye. Taichi grinned.
"Happy Birthday, Meems," he said with a chuckle and left with Daisuke, who was begging Sora to give him a kiss, as well. Sora rolled her eyes and when the door closed behind the two men, she turned to Mimi and raised her eyebrows.
"So…that's why you picked to kiss Taichi before," she said with a smirk. Mimi looked away and crossed her arms over her chest.
"You told him to kiss me, didn't you? That's what you whispering," Mimi asked with a hint of anger in her voice. Sora laughed and Miyako praised Sora for thinking of that plan.
"Come on, Tai?! He's a big immature goofball. I don't see how you could have feelings for someone like that," Sora said with a smile. Mimi gave her a sour look.
"I never said that I had feelings for him," she retorted. Sora rolled her eyes.
"Come on, Mimi. Everyone noticed today."
Mimi looked the other way, knowing that she lost the battle.
"It's nothing but a physical attraction," she stated, looking at Sora, who tried to hold in her laughter.
"There's nothing to be attracted to!" she stated firmly. Miyako giggled and Mimi scoffed.
"Yes there is! Have you seen him shirtless?" Mimi asked. Sora rolled her eyes again.
"She's got a point! He does have an impressive body," Miyako stated, getting off the floor.
Sora looked unimpressed and Mimi scowled.
"You only feel that way because he's like a brother to you," she stated. Sora laughed.
"True," she said softly, biting her lip and shaking her head.
"Well, I'm going to sleep, I'm exhausted," Miyako stated as she walked into her room and closed the door to change.
Sora paused for a second and then spoke to Mimi, "So…are you ever going to tell me what happened with your father?" Mimi looked at her surprisingly and bit her lip.
"When I'm ready," she replied softly. Sora smiled and nodded.
Hikari walked through the door, her cheeks a little flushed. Both Mimi and Sora looked up at her. She grinned awkwardly.
"I couldn't find Takeru in Jyou's apartment, so I ran outside and found him… so I just gave him his keys and came back," Hikari lied cautiously. Miyako walked out and heard the story. She raised her eyebrow, while Mimi and Sora nodded and talked about some other things. Hikari walked into the room she shared with Miyako and Miyako gave her a funny look.
"So where were you actually?" she asked her, crossing her arms over her chest and walking to her bed. Hikari bit her lip, and her mind raced to think of something. She couldn't tell Miyako that she was fooling around with Takeru on the stairs.
"You caught me…after I gave the keys to Takeru, I called up one of my friends…to get you a date," Hikari lied skillfully. Miyako raised an eyebrow.
"What? Why would you want to get me a date?" Miyako asked, snuggling into her bed sheets. Hikari smiled.
"Because I think it's time you got one. I mean, the last time you went out was before you broke up with Haru. I'm just trying to do you a favor. Friend to friend," she said as she got out her pajamas. Miyako looked at the ceiling.
"I know…but I don't need your help," she said softly.
"Okay, I'll call up my friend and tell her not to-"
"No! Never mind, I do want your help," Miyako said with a pout, sitting up in her bed. Hikari smiled and laughed. Now she had to find Miyako a date, and she regretted making up a stupid lie like that. After she changed, Hikari curled up in her bed and chatted with Miyako. They could hear Sora and Mimi walking into their room.
"Guess what?" Miyako whispered.
"What?" Hikari asked. Miyako grinned.
"Mimi's physically attracted to your brother," she replied softly. Hikari's eyes widened.
"Really? Wow, who would have thought," Hikari laughed.
"I know, but you're brother does have one nice body," she stated with a laugh. Hikari groaned.
"Okay, let's not talk about that," she stated disgustingly.
"It's true! I mean, girls are always chasing after him, now-a-days. Who would have thought that girls would go after future business leaders? I'm telling you, it's his body and his gorgeous eyes," Miyako said with a grin. Hikari chuckled softly.
"Okay, if I didn't know any better, Mimi wouldn't be the only one physically attracted to my brother," she said with a giggle. Miyako rolled her eyes.
"I'm just stating the obvious. I don't have feelings for Taichi…but I do need to get a date," she said with a whine. Hikari smiled.