Chapter 1

Hi, my name's Takeru Takashi. I'm sixteen years old and I'm a sophomore. I have short, blond hair and I usually wear a hat to cover it, but not all the time. My eyes are a deep blue that some girls think is hot, but I don't see it. My friends actually call me TK. I know, I should have said that first, but I forgot. Kari is the only one that calls me Takeru. And she only calls me by my real name when Davis isn't around. If he knew she called me anything besides TK, I'd never hear the end of it. He's jealous enough that everyone thinks we're dating, God knows what he'd do or say if he ever heard Kari call me Takeru. Well, I guess it wouldn't be so bad, but Davis doesn't actually know my real name. I never told him… or any of the newest digidestined for that matter. They just know me as TK. Davis… why does my mind keep going back to him? Oh, right… I forgot. Anyway…

I'm sitting in first period right now. The day just started and I really don't want to learn "World History" it's so boring and the teacher makes it worse. She's so dull I wish she would have to teach herself rather than us.

I sit next to Kari in this class… but I sit behind Davis. Kari knows. She's always known… about my feelings for Davis. She's the only one, aside from my brother Matt and her brother Tai, that knows. They only know because Matt came to pick me up one day and they walked in while we were talking about it. I didn't even know they were there until after I told Kari that I thought I was in love with Davis. I wish they hadn't found out though. I never hear the end of it from Tai, he and Davis are so alike, it's sickening really. But, I know I'm not in love with Tai. He's my brother's best friend. Frankly, I think there's something else between them, but I don't really have much of a place to judge. Patamon knows. I told him when he saw me… crying one day, and he's never judged me for it. I'm so glad I have someone else to talk to who won't give me shit about it. He's always there for me. Granted, he doesn't really understand it, but still, it's nice.

I guess I should probably be listening to the teacher shouldn't I? Oh well, I can always borrow the notes from Kari. I've been spacing out a lot lately, so she's been letting me use her notes. It's all Davis' fault though. He just had to get into an argument with another classmate and be moved to the front of the class. And, just my luck, the only available seat, was in front of me. Damn him and his big mouth. I guess I should enjoy it while it last though, shouldn't I?

You know, I'm not sure when I became attracted to Davis. I just came to school one day, last year, and my stomach started feeling like there were butterflies flying around in it when I saw him. I don't even know why I love him… I just do I guess.

Oh I guess I should tell you guys why people think Kari and I are dating. Well… Davis asked if I had a girlfriend and I just got so nervous with the way he was looking at me and Kari put her arm around me. She told him that she was my girlfriend. Thank God she did, otherwise, I don't know what would have happened. I can't believe I have a friend as great as her.

Well, anyway, I guess I should start listening to the teacher again. She's starting to look a little pissed at me.

"TK…" I hear someone whisper. I feel someone nudge my side. It's Kari. "You have to pay attention. You're going to get in trouble again." She says smiling, knowing what I was thinking about.

"I know, I'm trying to control it. It's just hard." I whisper back.

Luckily for me, the bell rings then and I run out before the teacher can call me back in. I breathe a sigh of relief as I lean against Kari's locker and wait for her. I close my eyes and just listen to the conversations flowing around me. Some girl is talking about her makeup, a group of jocks are talking about the winning basket that one of them must have scored in the varsity basketball game and a guy and a girl are obviously making out based on the sucking sounds that aren't too far from me.

"Hey TK," I jump as I didn't expect the voice… especially when I realize who it belongs to. My heart almost leapt out of my chest when I heard Davis in front of me.

"H-Hey D-D-Davis," I stutter out of nerves.

"Do you want to come over tonight?" He asks with that goofy grin he always has plastered on his face. He's cute when he looks like that. Focus, you have to say something.

"I don't know if I can." I hear myself say. Wow, I really must have been blanking if that's what came out. Of course I'd be able to. I must really love this guy if I'm acting this tongue tied around him.

"Come on, it's a Friday night and I doubt you have anything planned. I would have heard Kari talking about it if you two were going out tonight." He explains. Damn him and his selective hearing. Why doesn't it surprise me that he'd hear something like that, but not what a teacher was saying?

"I guess I could come over." I say, not meeting his gave. My knees would probably buckle if I looked into his chocolate brown eyes.

"Great. And bring a change of clothes cuz you're spending the night." He walked off before I had time to protest. I guess I'm stuck in this now. I was just going to go over for an hour or two and try to talk to him. Now I have to spend the night with him. I guess it isn't all bad right? I mean… no, get your mind out of the gutter Takeru.

"Takeru, come on, we're gonna be late for class." I hear Kari say, pulling me out of my thoughts. She's right in front of me, so it's easy to focus on her.

"Okay, let's go." I must have been blushing or something, because she started giggling. "What's so funny?"

"You were talking to Davis weren't you?" She says. That just made my face redder. Why didn't it surprise me that she could tell?

"Yeah… I was."

"What did you guys talk about?"

"He asked if I could go over to his house tonight and I said yes, but then he told me I'd be spending the night and he ran off before I could say anything."

"Takeru… don't you think that… maybe, you should tell him?" Kari asks.

"I don't know. What if he doesn't want to see me again? What if he… hates me?"

"Takeru, doesn't he deserve to know? You'd be devastated if he did hate you, but it's Davis. I doubt that he'd hate you for being in love with him."

"Can we talk about this later? I'm really not in the mood right now."

"Okay, sorry for bothering you. See ya at lunch." She waves, walking into her next class.

I can't believe I won't see her for another three periods. We're not in the same class again until fifth period and then I'm alone with Davis in sixth. Fortunately, all of the digidestined are together in homeroom. All except Cody, that is. He's two years younger than us, so he still has one more year before he's a freshman. Oh, I almost forgot that Yolei is in my second period. She's kind of annoying though. Ever since her and Ken started dating, she won't shut up about it. Good thing I don't sit next to her.

It's lunch time now. I'm on my way to our usual table when Kari comes out of her classroom.

"Hey Takeru," She waves. I wave back, not wanting to speak. "What's wrong?" Her eyes look sympathetic.

"It's nothing." I lie. I know she's going to ask if it's him, but I don't feel like talking about it. I already have a feeling that I'm gonna be sick.

"Is it about Davis?" I knew she'd ask. I just nod. "Do you… want to tell him?" I stop, thinking of the answer. Kari stops too and pulls me out of the middle of the hallway so I don't get run over.

Do I want to tell him? I mean, if I did, tonight would be the best time to do it. He always talks about how his parents usually work later on Fridays than any other day of the week. They wouldn't be home. But what if he hates me? What if he's so disgusted that he throws me out? "I don't know." I hear myself say.

"Well, do what you want. I shouldn't have brought it up in the first place." Kari tells me. I can sense the regret in her tone. I would have forgiven her if I wasn't so lost in thought. "I'm gonna head to the table." She says.

"Okay," That's all I say before she's off again.

I begin walking. I guess I should weigh the positives to the negatives. Negatives first. He could hate me, he could never want to see me again and he could tell the whole school that I'm gay. Okay, positives. He could not care and still want to be my friend, he could keep it a secret and he… could… love me back. It's a long shot, but the positives sound a lot more appealing.

I made it to our table and Kari is already eating. She brought a sandwich like she always does. I don't bring anything anymore because I'm usually stuck next to Davis and I've got that feeling like I'm going to throw up, so I just don't bring or buy lunch.

As usual, Yolei is yammering on about Ken, even though he doesn't go to this school. Davis rolled his eyes, I could tell by the way his head moved… wow, I sound like a stalker. I take my seat next to Davis and my stomach starts. Its usual flips, dips and whatever the hell else it does when I'm next to this bronze skinned Adonis. Shut up, he's an Adonis to me.

"Yolei, nobody cares that Ken kissed you for the thousandth time last night." Davis was whining. Anyone could tell that he wanted her to stop.

"Be quiet Davis, I'm not done with the stor-" She was cut off when Davis put his gloved hand over her mouth.

"Yes you are." He told her. She was glaring daggers at him. "Now, does anybody have a topic of interest?" Yolei almost raised her hand, but Davis shot her a look and she put it back down.

"I was thinking of having a picnic on Sunday, in the park. Do you guys wanna come along?" Kari spoke up.

"That sounds like fun!" Yolei grinned, making fun of Davis for letting his guard down so she could get his hand off of her mouth. "Can I bring Ken?"

"Of course, I was inviting Cody too. And Tai and Matt are coming. Sora also said she'd come if she got the chance." Kari counted off on her fingers to make sure there was nobody forgotten.

"I'm in." Davis told her.

"I'll come too." I say, not paying mind to Davis' smirk.

"Kari's probably making you come." He says, trying to egg me on.

"No, I'm going on my own free will." I'm blushing. Damn my ability to become easily embarrassed.

"You're lying." He informs everyone.

"No I'm not!"

"I guess we know who wears the pants in your relationship." I love him, but he really knows how to piss me off sometimes. I couldn't hold it in anymore.

"I'm not even dating Kari." I say sternly. She gives me a look of approval, knowing what's going to be said.

"Why all of a sudden are you not dating her?" He looks generally confused; so does Yolei.

"I never was. She was just covering for me." I confess.

"Covering for you for what?" It looks like Yolei has a light bulb go off in her head, but Davis is still clueless. How he could pass any classes is beyond me.

"Covering for the fact… that… I'm gay." My face heated up like it was nobody's business.

"You're… and she…" Davis is obviously stunned since he only talks like that when he's trying to process information. He looks from me to Kari and back at me.

"Yay! Gay men are the best people to hang out with! My hairdresser is so much fun to talk to. He and I talk about his boyfriend all the time!" Okay Yolei, you're a little too excited. That's a surprise that he gets to talk actually. Davis is still looking like he isn't getting anything, but I know he understands.

"So let me get this straight: you and Kari were never dating…" I nod. "…You told us all you were so that nobody would suspect anything…" I nod again. "… And for almost a year, you don't say anything about it to your closest friends aside from Kari." For the last time, I nod. "Why didn't you just tell us?" Surprise hits me when those words come out of Davis' mouth.

"You really don't care?" I ask him. I knew Yolei's answer already, so it would have been pointless to ask her.

"I guess it's a little bit to take in, especially since you're coming over tonight, but no, not really. I'm not a homophobe… but you may want to stay clear of some of the guys on the soccer team. I heard them talk about beating up a gay kid… I wouldn't want that to happen to my best friend."

"You mean… I'm still coming over?" How is that the only thing I'm focusing on here?

"Sure, if you want. Just don't hit on me." And, let the awkward silence commence.

KingTy: Hello DavisxTK fans! Or Daikeru fans! Umm… I can't remember the other name for it though. Haha! Well, if you're a fan of my Pokémon stories, maybe you liked this just as much if not better. Anyway… okay, the first chapter's kinda lame, but I don't know many first chapters, that aren't one-shots, that aren't entirely boring. It was basically just introducing the main character, and the person it's told by, as well as the problems he's going through. I don't know if every chapter will be this long, so I wouldn't tell you to expect it. This will be M rated for language, definitely, but I don't know if it will be for lemon too. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it I guess. Well, I'll leave off there. Reviews welcome… but no flames!