Chapter 1: Jenruki
Couple- Henry and Rika from Digimon Tamers
Henry watched as Rika furiously kicked the vending machine. It was their first day at Yagami High School, and already she was destroying school property.
"Oh I give up!" said Rika as she turned away from it.
Henry walked up to the vending machine; hit it once on the side, and her water bottle dropped with a clunk. Rika glared at him for making it look so easy. He then proceeded to open the bottle and drink from it.
"Hey! That's supposed to be mine!" protested Rika.
"I thought you gave up on it" said Henry with a grin plastered on his face.
Within the past five years, Ryo moved to Shinjuku, they were all attending Yagami High, and Suzie became the top digimon card player in all of Japan.
The two walked back to their classrooms. Henry was the only Tamer to be in class 1-A while Rika was with Jeri and Kenta in 1-B. Takato was in 1-C and Kazu got stuck in 1-E. Ryo was a year above them in 2-B.
"So, do you plan on going home alone or do you want me to walk you back?" asked Henry.
"I can take care of myself"
"I never said you couldn't. It's just less boring when you have someone to talk to"
"Well then surprise me"
RING RING! RING RING!
"Oh, hey Rika. Are you looking for Henry?"
"Okay, hang on…" "Hello?"
"Henry…" said Rika in a very low and threatening tone.
"Yes?" He was completely unfazed by her tone.
"Where were you today, after school?"
"You told me to surprise you. Since I picked you up every day when we were in middle school, I decided not to today"
"That is so unfair, using my words against me. You know that I like talking to you"
"And why do like talking to me?"
"Because unlike Takato, Ryo, Kazu, and Kenta, what you say is actually intelligent"
"Fine, why don't I take you out for dinner tomorrow? My treat"
"Fine!" finished Rika as she hung up.
Henry stared at the phone and chuckled before putting it back in its cradle. Being around Rika made his life so much more amusing.
At the Nonaka household…
Once Rika hung up, she realized what he had said. 'Did he just ask me out on a date?'
The next day…
"Hey, um Jeri…?" said Rika to one of her best friends.
Jeri looked at her and noticed that whatever Rika was about to say, she was embarrassed by it. That meant it fell within these categories: Dresses, make-up, love interests, pregnancy, and if possible, her sexual orientation. This also meant that Jeri had to be very cautious and supportive.
"What is it?"
"Um… I need some advice"
Jeri frowned. This was very unlike Rika. If there was any kind of situation that she was unfamiliar with then she would just do what she always did. Wing it. But clearly this was not the case this time around.
"Advice on what exactly?"
"…On what to do on a date" answered Rika a bit hesitantly.
At this, everything went silent for a few seconds. Rika watched Jeri, partly amused and partly afraid of what her reaction would be. Jeri opened her mouth but closed it again. Then she inhaled deeply and let an excited squeal causing Rika to flinch back in surprise.
"I'm sorry, I just never thought you would ever say anything like that" apologized Jeri immediately.
"Yeah, say sorry to my ear rather than me" said Rika.
"Okay, first let me guess who with" said Jeri.
Jeri thought shortly and then opened her mouth. Right then, Rika interrupted her. "It's not Ryo"
"Okay… Well if it's not him then it's got to be Henry" concluded the brunette.
Rika nodded and before she could say anything more, their teacher, Ms. Honda came in. In the middle of her class, Jeri passed Rika a note telling her to meet at Shinjuku mall for a makeover. By then, Rika knew it was too late to back out.
Henry stood outside a Chinese restaurant waiting for Rika. Henry was a very handsome boy at school but the button up shirt and tie made him quite the sight. He had left early since Terriermon was in non-stop teasing mode. Sometimes he wished Suzie had never given up on Princess Pretty Pants so that she could torture him more.
Henry turned and his jaw literally dropped. Rika's hair was down, which wasn't so unusual nowadays. But she was wearing a simple black dress that framed her perfectly. He could also see that she was wearing some make-up. If he was anyone else, they would've never noticed. It looked so natural.
Rika blushed at his reaction but it vanished when he recovered.
"Okay, who are you and what have you done with Rika" said Henry with a very amused grin.
"I'm Rika, and it was Jeri that did this to me"
"So why the sudden glamour?"
"You don't like it?"
"That depends, is that really you?" asked Henry, his expression suddenly turning very serious.
Rika was very confused. "What does that mean?"
"I like you a lot better when you're yourself. You don't have to be someone you're not because I love you just the way you are"
It took a few seconds for what he said to register in her mind. "Y-you love me?"
"For a while now" he admitted.
He was right in front of her and it was the first time she noticed how much taller he was than her. He lifted her chin so that she could look at him directly in the eyes.
"Now I need to know how you feel"
Rika thought for a moment before answering. "Do you remember when we were looking for Impmon and you said that I had a heart?"
Henry looked confused but then he nodded.
"Well, I know that it was just a joke but… it was the first time anyone said I had heart without saying it was cold, small, black, or stone. And… I had no response back then, but now I do" said Rika quietly as she looked into his gray orbs.
"And what's your response?"
"I only have a heart because you found it for me" finished Rika as she leaned upwards.
He followed her actions until their lips met. And that was the night Rika's heart was truly found.
So? Tell me what you thought. There are more couples after this one so be prepared. Oh, and they are coming in from the first five seasons. Don't forget to review.