Chapter 3: "Don't trust a –crackle" Fight for Radio Control

"Big man. Walking in the park. Whigwam. Frightened of the dark. Some think that happiness is measured out in you. You think you know me but you haven't got a clue," sang Gary as he tapped the wheel to the beat to an old song. The sky was a cloudless blue and bright. Tommy had fallen asleep in his seat while looking out the window. JP ran out of chocolate bars, having Takuya try to steal it from him but having Zoe take it from both of them and split it between the six of them. Koji had given up on sleeping and sat and watched the bland scenery as it past by. Koichi began talking with JP.

Takuya made a face. "Do you think we can change the station?" he asked. "This music is kind of boring now."

"Don't mess with the Beetles," Gary joked in a mock warning.

"Ha! There must be multiple of you JP!" laughed Zoe. {Taking from the fact that JP's spirit is Beetlemon.}

JP shrugged with a grin. The others grinned as well. Gary changed the station, having it play classical music. "Bleh!" they all said. Takuya stood up behind him, took the dial, and randomly switched it to a different station.

"This ain't a song for the broken-hearted! No silent prayer for the faith-departed! I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd! You're gonna hear my voice, when I shout it out loud! It's My Life!" A new song was starting up. "I like it!" Takuya said, turning it up a tad more. "It's now or never! I ain't gonna live-forever! I just want to live while I'm alive! (It's my life) My heart is like an open highway! Like Frankie said! I did it my way! I just wanna live while I'm alive! It's my life!"

"Give me that," Koji said, slapping Takuya's hand from the dial. "I can find a better song then this." He changed the channel. A new song as well was starting up. "I had nothing to say and I get lost in the nothingness inside of me. (I was confused) And I live it all out to find, but I'm not the only person wit these things in mind (inside of me) but all that they can see the words revealed is the only real thing that I got left to feel (nothing to lose) just stuck hollow and alone
and the fault is my own and the fault is my own! I wanna heal! I wanna feel! What I thought was never real-!"

Takuya grabbed the dial and switched it back. "I ain't gonna live forever! I just want to live while I'm alive! (It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway! Like Frankie said, I did it my way!
I just want to live while I'm alive! 'Cause it's my li-!"

Koji switched it back. "-find something I've wanted all along! Somewhere I belong! And I got nothing to say. I can't believe I didn't fall right down on my face. (I was confused)"

It went back and forth like this until the song that Takuya had found ended, making them listen to the rest of Koji's song. Koji smirked in satisfaction. Takuya glared at the older boy. Eventually, a new song came on.

It's been one week since you looked at me, Cocked your head to the side and said I'm angry. Five days since you laughed at me saying get that together come back and see me. Three days since the living room I realized it's all my fault, but couldn't tell you? Yesterday you'd forgiven me but it'll still be two days till I say 'I'm sorry'.

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink. As I make you stop, think you'll think you're looking at Aquaman. I summon fish to the dish, although I like the chalet swiss. I like the sushi cause it's never touched a frying pan Hot like wasabe when I bust rhymes, Big like Leann rimes. Because I'm all about value. Bert kaempferts got the mad hits! You try to match wits. You try to hold me but I bust through. Gonna make a break and take a fake. I'd like a stinkin' achin shake. I like vanilla; it's the finest of the flavors. Gotta see the show, cause then you'll know. The vertigo is gonna grow! Cause it's so dangerous, you'll have to sign a waiver!

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad? Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad. I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral. Can't understand what I mean? Well, you soon will.
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve. I have a history of taking off my shirt.

It's been one week since you looked at me. Threw your arms in the air and said, 'You're crazy!' Five days since you tackled me. I've still got the rug burns on both my knees. It's been three days since the afternoon you realized it's not my fault. Not a moment too soon! Yesterday you'd forgiven me, and now I sit back and wait till you say you're sorry.

Chickity China the Chinese chicken! You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'! Watchin' x-files with no lights on, were dans la mason? I hope the smoking mans in this one! Like Harrison Ford I'm getting frantic, Like sting I'm snickers, guaranteed to satisfy
Like kurasawa I make mad, I don't make films
But if I did they'd have a samurai! Gonna get a set of better find the kind with tiny nubs just so my
Irons aren't always flying off the back-swing! Gotta get in tune with sailor moon 'Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime make me think the wrong thing!

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad? Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad. I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral. Can't understand what I mean? Well, you soon will.
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve. I have a history of losing my shirt.


It's been one week since you looked at me; dropped your arms to your sides and said I'm sorry. Five days since I laughed at you
and said you just did just what I thought you were gonna do! Three days since the living realized were both to blame, but what could we do? Yesterday you just smiled at me, Cause it'll still be two days till we say were still be two days till we say were still be two days till we say were stadium, home of the Robbie."

"Ah, I haven't heard this song for a while," chuckled Gary. He changed the channel as the station went to a commercial break.

"If you're boy friend says he has beef, tell him I'm a vegetarian and I ain't scared of him! She wants to touch me right~! She wants to love me right~! She'll never leave me~! Woo! Whoo! Whoo~! Don't trust a crackle!" Gary quickly switched it.

"What was it about to say?" asked Zoe.

"What was it about to say?" asked Zoe.

"Nothing," he said quickly. "Hey, Takuya, want to choose the next station?"

"Sure!" Takuya switched the station.

"Oh, not that song!" Koji said before the first word they heard could finish.

"Hey! Gary said that I could choose the station!" Takuya complained, switching it back.

"Well, get in line!" Koji switched the station to a heavy rock station.

Takuya switched it back while insulting Koji about the taste in music he had. The two kept at it. Zoe sighed. "Boys," she said.

The random changes eventually awoke Tommy. "Why's it so loud?" he asked groggily. The two boys didn't take any notice to Tommy and kept switching the stations. Zoe growled and whacked them both on the heads and settle for a station playing a song that she grinned at on the first word. "What I say goes around here right out the window. And I don't wanna hear a lot of whining so I'll shut up. The sooner you learn who's Boss around here the sooner you can give me my orders, dear. Cuz I'm Head-Honcho around here but it's all in my head!"

"Yep, Takky's the man," JP laughed as Zoe pulled the two boys away from the front of the mini bus. The song continued playing.

"Cuz a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do and I'm gonna do what you tell me to.
Because I'm Top dog around here but I've been neutered~."

Yep, that was Takuya all right.

Chapter 3: Ended!

Okay, a lot of songs! The first one that was playing was "Hey Bulldog" by the Beetles. The one Takuya found was "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi. The one that Koji found was "Somewhere I Belong" by Linkin' Park. The third on was "One Week" by Bare Naked Ladies (yeah, that's their name). The one after "One Week" was "Don't Trust Me". The last one is called "The Man Song".