Taken By Surprise

げつ ふま

"Boom!" Kazu shouted, slapping a card on the ground. "And Andromon goes in for the win!" Grinning excessively, he picked up his cards.

"Great job, Kazu," Kenta said next to him. "Takato didn't even see that one coming."

And it was true. Takato, Kazu's opponent for that match of Digimon cards, hadn't seen that move coming. In fact, he hadn't really seen any of the duel. His mind had been on other things.

Or more specifically, a person.

Takato sighed and stood up.

"You ok, Chumly?" Kazu asked. "It's only a game."

"It's not you, Kazu," Takato said quietly, walking off.

"What's the matter with him?" Kenta asked.


Takato just lay in bed, staring at the ceiling. His thoughts were on the same person he was thinking of earlier.

"Tomorrow's going to be the day I ask her," he said softly.

"Ask who what?" his mother asked, opening the door. "I couldn't help overhearing you."

"N-nothing, mom," Takato stuttered, surprised by his mother's sudden entry.

"Anyway, dinner's ready," she said, turning around.

Sighing again, Takato slowly got up and went downstairs to eat.


The next morning was a Saturday, meaning no school.

This joyous day was celebrated by everyone. Well, everyone except for one red-headed girl sitting in a tree.

"You can come out now, Goggle-head," she said.

"Aw, man! How did you know I was here, Rika?" Takato asked her, climbing through some bushes.

"I just did," Rika replied.

"Anyway, what were you thinking about?" Takato asked, jumping up into the tree.

"Nothing," Rika said.

"Yea, you were," Takato said. "I've known you long enough to know when you're thinking really hard."

"If I tell you, will you leave me alone about it?" she asked.

"Sure," Takato said.

"Renamon," was the short response he got.

"Oh," he said. "It's almost a year, hasn't it?"


After a few minutes of silence, Takato sat up, his face full of determination.

"Hey, Rika?" he asked. "Can I ask you a question?"

"You just did," she said.

"Not like that," Takato said.

"Knowing you, you'll ask no matter what my answer is."

"Are you doing anything tomorrow?" he asked.

"See what I mean?" Rika said. "No, why?"

"Good, because I was just wondering if you might want to kinda go on a date with me?" he asked hurriedly.

"Yea, whatever, just leave me alone," Rika said.

Takato grinned more than Kazu had yesterday and ran off.

It took Rika a few seconds to get a grip on what Takato had said.

"Wait, what?" she exclaimed. "Goggle-head!"

She quickly jumped out of her tree and onto the path.

Takato's silhouette was getting smaller and smaller in the setting sun.

"You are so dead!" she growled through her teeth, making a couple of people nearby shrink back in fear.

So, you like? Expect some Rukato in later chapters. Also, I apologize in advance if the next few chapters suck, as I am not a romance writer. This is my first attempt at it. So anyway, review and tell me how you liked it. Ideas would be nice, are not required. Also, check out my other stories if you haven't yet. They are 'Return Of The Tamers' and 'Angel Of The Real World.' But don't expect any updates for any of these stories for a while because of school and the fact I have no computer over summer vacation.