A/N: I put you guys in a lot of suspense didn't I?! 8D I actually wanted to do it in one sitting but I had to continue on something else and I was WAY too far behind. Damn cliffhangers, no? Please don't mind the slightly perverted Koji. XD Please also note while Zoe's singing, she's doing the moves while she sings.

Disclaimer: I don't own Digimon! I do own a few characters in this though (Rin Yagami and Haruto Nokamo). This is Takumi, so if you don't like, why the hell did you click on this??

Last time: Zoe was ready to tell Takuya how she felt about him but found him dating Rin Yagami, the boyfriend snatcher. Zoe is depressed and despite the other's tries, Takuya wouldn't leave Rin. Zoe found Rin making out with a different boy named Haruto Nokamo. The gang takes this to their advantage and plan for the break-up at the café's karaoke party. Koichi goes to the café on his own a little earlier and makes reservations for singing. What's he up to? And will their plan work or backfire?

Misery Business

Part 2: The Karaoke Party

Saturday came all too soon for the four. Koichi told Zoe about the solo she was to do when they were all at her house. "W-what?" she asked. "Me? Sing?"

Koichi nodded. "This would be for distracting Takuya and Rin. It'll also show that you're there to Takuya," he explained.

"Then what am I supposed to do?" JP butted in. "If Zoe gets to sing, Koji get Haruto there, and Koichi got to get the solo planned. I always have nothing to do!"

"Some one needs to encourage Zoe onto the stage," Koji said.

Koichi and JP looked at Zoe. "What does he mean?" the two asked.

Zoe blushed out of embarrassment. "I have stage fright, okay?" she folded her arms and looked the other way.

"You battled Lucemon with us, you fought Ranamon and Calmaramon on your own, and helped us against the Royal Knights even though you didn't have your Spirits at the moment, yet you're terrified of being on stage?"

"Look, even though I don't have the brass balls you have when it comes to singing, that doesn't mean I'm not in this a hundred percent, it's just-," Zoe trailed off.

"Zoe, you have a really nice voice," Koji said. "Don't be a chicken."

"At least I can sing," Zoe spat back. "You can't sing for crap." Koji frowned as the others laughed.

"Well, you have to pick your song and bring it," Koichi said. "Have any ideas?"

Zoe began to panic. She pulled out her CD collection and flipped through them: Avril Lavigne, Plumb, Kelly Clarkson, a few remixes, and several others but couldn't find any song she wanted to sing. Then she remembered the CD she had just picked up that was still in the bag. Zoe stood up and walked over to her dresser and grabbed the bag. She had meant to listen to the CD last night.

She quickly unwrapped it and put it into her boom box on the desk. She skipped through the music until she found the song she had listened to the day before. Zoe grinned. "This song," she said. "'Misery Business' by Paramore."

The day flew by. Zoe memorized the lyrics as best she could, but it was pretty easy. It rather fit what she was feeling. She also made little motions with the free hand she'd have and faces to match the lyrics. Zoe thought she had it all together.

Five came around and Koji and Koichi picked up Zoe. "Isn't it a little early?" she asked.

"No, not really," Koji answered. He motioned towards a bag that sat on JP's lap. JP handed it to her. Zoe looked at them oddly and then down into the bag. She pulled out a purple sparkling spaghetti-strapped tank top, Daisy Duke style jean shorts, and black and purple stripped arm warmers. She glared at the back of Koji's seat. Koji looked back at her with a smirk.

"What's wrong, Z?" he asked playfully. "Is the tank top too much?"

"Try the shorts are too short!" she spat.

"Don't complain! Those things were expensive!" Koji warned her. "God, woman's jeans take forever to find the right size! They will fit so you have no excuse to not wear them."

"How do you know my size? I've never told you!"

"I rummaged through your drawers to make sure they were the right size," he said calmly then he smirked. "You have some nice panties." Zoe kicked the back of his seat. Koji kept his grin until they got to the café a half hour later.

Koichi waved them goodbye for a few minutes. "Where's he going?" asked Zoe.

"He's going to tell the manager guy your choice of song for the karaoke," JP replied. Zoe's face paled at the thought. Maybe I'm not ready, she thought.

The two boys forced her into the bathroom and Zoe reluctantly dressed into the garb. Amazingly, it all did fit Zoe. She made a mental note to pay Koichi for it, even if Koji did buy it. He had no right to dig through her dresser, the pervert!

At six, Takuya and Rin came into the crowded café. The two went to get a table in the middle that wasn't taken. The two sat down and a waiter came. The two ordered some drinks. "Hey, Rin, want to do a duet?" Takuya asked. "I could always get Zoe and the others to sing with us."

"No," Rin answered dully. "I hate singing. I need to go to the bathroom." She got up and left for the bathroom. As she passed, she noticed Zoe who was wearing something rather flattering for her. Rin sneered at her as she walked up to her. "What are you doing here?" asked Rin. "Here to ruin my fun?"

Zoe glared at her then a small confident smile spread across her face. "I'm here to have my fun," she said slyly. She walked away.

Rin felt threatened. She gritted her teeth and walked to the bathroom. What is she so confident about? Rin looked at herself in the mirror. "Not enough make up," she said, taking out a small compact and dusting on blush and eye shadow. She put it away into her purse and adjusted her pink and silver halter-top and dusted off her black mini skirt.

At the same time, Koji and Haruto began making their way towards the middle of the café having a seat out of eye-shot of Takuya's and Rin's table but they were also out of ear-shot. Wait! Where was Rin? Koji checked his watch. "6:04". It was almost time for Zoe's solo. Where the hell was-?

"What's Rin doing here?" asked Haruto. "I thought she said that she was studying tonight." He paused. "Wait. What the hell is she sitting by that Takuya-?!" Haruto began to rise but Koji pulled him down.

Not yet! "Hang on, Haruto, maybe she's being out with a friend?" suggested Koji.

"Rin Yagami doesn't have friends," he growled.

It was too early. "Maybe she does and you just don't know about it," Koji said in a confused voice. "Hey, what time is it?" he asked.

"6:06," replied Haruto, checking his watch. What was taking so long for Zoe?

Zoe stood back stage. She quivered as she peaked out from backstage. "Ladies and men of the café: welcome to the third annual of our Karaoke Stage! First up is a scheduled act: Zoe Orimoto singing 'Misery Business' by Paramore!" Takuya looked away from his date to see his long time best friend.

"Now's no time to be scared," she told herself. She walked up to microphone and took it out of its stand and held it to her mouth. She took a deep breath and held it. The music began. She put on a mischievous face that made her seem WAY out of character.

"I'm in the business of misery. Let's take it from the top." She put her free hand above her head while singing the next line. "She's got a body like an hourglass, it's ticking like a clock." She shook her hips. "It's a matter of time before we all run out. When I thought he was mine she caught him by the mouth!"

"I waited eight long months; she finally set him free. I told him, 'I couldn't lie he was the only one for me.'" She shook her finer and then put up two fingers. "Two weeks and we've caught on fire. She's got it out for me, but I wear the biggest smile!" She pointed to herself and did the mischievous smile again.

She put her hand out, palm upwards towards the to the ceiling making her look like she was going to shrug. "Whoa, I never meant to brag but I got him where I want him now. Whoa, it was never my intention to brag; to steal it all away from you now." She indicated to the crowd. "But God does it feel so good, cause I got him where I want him now. And if you could then you know you would. It's gonna just feel so... It just feels so good."

"Second chances they don't ever matter, people never change." She shook her head in mock disaprovement and shook her head. She then pointed towards Rin. "Once a whore you're nothing more. I'm sorry, that'll never change. And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have exchanged? I'm sorry honey, but I passed it up. Now look this way. Well there's a million other girls who do it just like you-," She made an innocent face. "-looking as innocent as possible to get to who! They want and what they like; it's easy if you do it right. Well I refuse! I refuse! I refuse!" She shook her head during the repeating words.

Rin glared up at her. Takuya looked at her shocked and bug-eyed. JP and Koichi roared in aprovement. Koji wonder why he had ever broken up with her. Haruto looked at her out of disbelief.

She did the almost shrug again. "Whoa, I never meant to brag but I got him where I want him now. Whoa, it was never my intention to brag, to steal it all away from you now." She again pointed at Rin who was still glaring at her. "But God does it feel so good, cause I got him where I want him right now! And if you could then you know you would. It's gonna just feel so..." She put both hands up and slowly shook her hips and brought the mike back down just in time to get the next line and still shook her hips with the other hand up in the air. "It just feels so goo-ooood."

"I watched his wildest dreams come true and not one of them involving you!" She pointed towards Rin. She pointed to herself. "Just watch my wildest dreams come true not one of them involving..."

The music went into the guitar solo. The crowd roared in amazement. Even Takuya stood and joined them. "Go Zoe!" Rin glared at Zoe. She pulled at Takuya but he didn't pay it any mind. He was slipping, slipping from her grasp.

The guitar stopped. "Whoa, I never meant to brag but I got him where I want him now!"

Her arm rocked towards the sky. "Whoa, I never meant to brag but I got him where I want him now. Whoa, it was never my intention to brag, to steal it all away from you now. But God does it feel so good, cause I got him where I want him now. And if you could then you know you would. It's gonna just feel so...!"

It just feels so good!" She banged her head to the final beat.

Everyone rose and applauded. "Encore!" shouted some people. Takuya clapped his hands and whistled. "Yeah!" Takuya felt a rough grip on his shoulder. "Do you really want to go now, R-?" Takuya fell silent. The six-foot tall Haruto with jet-black hair and a mean glare burrowed into his sockets.

"What are you doing with my girlfriend?" he asked in a threatening voice.

"You're girlfriend?" echoed Takuya. "Look you have the wrong guy!"

"Rin Yagami. You're dating her, aren't you punk?" demanded Haruto.

Takuya narrowed his eyes and shoved him away. "Yeah, I'm dating her. Why do you care?" Takuya demanded back.

"She's mine, so stay away from her!"

"She's dating ME!"

"I'm her boyfriend!" they both shouted. Haruto slugged Takuya in the face. He landed on the table.

"TAKUYA!" screamed a girl.

He felt a little dizzy and his vision blurry and his cheek was swollen but he quickly saw something heading towards him. He rolled out of the way and off the table. A thwack could be heard against the table. He could hear a cry of agony from Haruto. He looked up at Rin. "Is it true?" he pleaded.

Rin looked down at him and sneered. "You're expendable." She turned and walked away. Takuya watched her go in disbelief. Someone grabbed him by the collar of his shirt and pulled him up. Haruto had a bloody fist poised to give him a second black eye.

Koji grabbed Haruto's arm. "Hey! Dude, calm down!" Koji shouted. Haruto let go of Takuya and struck Koji. JP and Koichi were on him faster than he Koji could hit the floor. Haruto struggled with them, then- bam! He fell to the floor unconscious with JP and Koichi on top of him.

The group looked up to see Zoe holding a waiter's tray lying against her legs. There was silence, then came a shout and several waiters pushed through the crowd to see the unconscious high-schooler, two boys on top of him, two boys with swollen cheeks and a girl with a tray. "What the hell happened here?" asked one of them.

"She saved us four from getting our butts handed to us on a silver platter," Koji spoke up. He quickly told them that Haruto had wanted to pick a fight and chose Takuya, his friend, and how he had went to stop it from going to far but was backlashed and struck as well. The waiters actually believed it to the audience's amazement.

The cops came not to long after and dragged him to the station and the party went back into its festive state only ten minutes later. Takuya stood several feet away from Zoe in the back of the café, unsure of what to say. She had been right all along and he didn't trust her. He felt like such a douche and was sure Zoe hated him.

Zoe looked at him. She walked over to him with a napkin and a glass of cold water. She wetted it and pressed it against his swollen cheek. "Happy now?" she asked, setting it down.

"Hey, look, I'm sorry. I should have listened," Takuya apologized. "It's just-." He stopped mid sentence when Zoe looked up at him with question and concern in her eyes. His heart beated faster and his palms went clammy. "I-uh-," he stuttered.

"Yes?" she asked.

"I-uh- Oh, to hell with it!" Zoe looked at Takuya oddly for a moment before his lips were on hers. Her eyes went wide with surprise and then closed as all surprise went away.

"And now for our next reservation: a duet with Takuya Kanbara and Zoe Orimoto singing 'Broken' by Seether and featuring Amy Lee!" said the announcer. The spotlight fell on the kissing couple. They drew away and looked around in surprise.

JP's mouth fell open and Koji turned to face his brother. "What?" Koichi asked with a grin.

"You could have done that for me when I was dating Zoe," Koji complained.

"Well, it just didn't seem to fit." Koichi crossed his arms in satisfaction.

Takuya and Zoe blushed and the two rushed up onto the stage. The man handed them the microphones an indicated Takuya as singer one and Zoe as singer two. Before the music started, Zoe leaned in and whispered, "I'll be sure to kill Koichi for both of us."

"Nah, don't," he whispered back. "I think this will be fun." Takuya gave her a reassuring smile. Zoe smiled back. The two started singing.

Misery Business: Fin

Wasn't that just cute? Sorry if the kissing scene sucked. I don't do romance stories. -//- I tried my best though! In the end, it's Takumi! Yay Takumi! I did add in a bit of Kozumi and jealous JP though. This is to all Takumi lovers and Paramore lovers! Thank you to bdzgtfan2004, don'tchaknowme4life, Ambiekinz, and blackandblood for reviewing! I guess since I'm here, I'll reply to everyone (and give you guys cyber cookies!)! :)

Bdzgtfan2004

Thank you!! Takumi forever as well!

Don'tchaknowme4life

I had to stop there or it'd be too long! If you do make a Takumi/Paramore oneshot PLEASE!!

Ambiekinz

Thank you!! Well, you WERE supposed to hate Rin. Sorry, but Rin doesn't die. Yet. I just may include her in a story later with that happening. ^^

Blackandblood

I made sure he pulled his head out of his butt. ^^ Thanks!!