"Kim!" thunder cracked, drowning out the sound of Jack's voice as he chased after her. "Kim, wait!" He grabbed her arm, whirling her around to face him.
"Get away from me!" She yelled. "I don't want to hear your stupid excuses!"
"Kim, I'm sorry." He whispered.
Okay…Let's start from the beginning.
"Let's pair up guys." Rudy instructed. "Milton with me, Eddie with Jerry, and Jack with Kim."
"Don't worry, Kim, I promise I'll go easy on you." Jack joked as they bowed to each other.
"How sweet." She gave him a sarcastic smile, took his arm, and flipped him.
He landed on the ground with a hard thud and groaned.
"Jack!" Rudy panicked, running over to him. "Are you okay?!"
His response was another pain filled groan as Kim kneeled next to Jack.
"Oh, no." Rudy started pacing back and forth. "This is NOT good. I can't have my star black belt hurt!"
"Hey!" Kim said. "I'M a black belt too!"
"Yes…a black belt who hurt my STAR black belt, Kimberly!" He huffed.
She rolled her eyes and turned back to Jack, leaning over him. "I'm sorry, Jack. Did I hurt you?"
"Just a little." His voice was strained, but he managed to sit up slowly. "That was pretty good, Kim."
"Really?" She asked, surprised that he wasn't as angry as Rudy was about the whole situation.
"Of course." He smiled slightly, standing up.
"Careful." She warned helping him up.
"J-." Rudy was going to make sure he was okay, but Jerry, Milton, and Eddie pulled him back, realizing that Jack and Kim were having a moment.
"Thanks." Jack leaned onto Kim's shoulder.
"I really didn't know I'd hurt you that bad." She frowned. "Are you sure you're okay?"
"I'm fine." He chuckled. "But…you owe me." He whispered, leaning in to kiss her.
Jerry, Milton, Eddie, and Rudy watched in anticipation and inched forward silently with wide eyes.
"Excuse me?" A voice cut through the intense silence.
Jack pulled away from Kim as the guys all complained about the interruption until Rudy walked up to the girl.
"Can I help you?" He tried to sound as nice as possible.
"Um, I'm Emily. I'm supposed to start training here today." She motioned the training bag in her hand. "This is the Bobby Wasabi dojo, right?"
"Oh yeah!" Rudy became excited. "Your mom called earlier, let me show you your locker."
"Hi, I'm Jack." He introduced himself, smiling at her.
"Hi." She blushed and looked down at her feet before walking away with Rudy.
Kim grimaced as she caught the small exchange between them. "Can we get to practicing?"
"Oh, sure." Jack took a fighting stance. "Ready?"
"Yes." She grit her teeth as she took her fighting stance also. She dodged the punch Jack threw and took his arm, throwing him to the ground again.
"Ow!" He whined. "A little help, please?" He stuck his hand out.
"Sure." She faked a smile at him, but walked out of the dojo instead.
"Yo, I don't care how cute she is. I would have totally won that bet if she hadn't walked in." Jerry said, annoyed at Emily showing up.
It was Monday, three days after Jack almost kissed Kim in the dojo, but new girl Emily showed up.
"So, why do you think Kim threw Jack on the floor again, and then just left?" Eddie asked, adjusting his backpack on his shoulder.
"Kim's jealous." Milton stated. "It's so obvious."
"What is?" A voice asked from behind them.
They all jumped and turned to face Kim.
"What's up, Kim?" Jerry's voice shot up an octave.
"Why is your voice so high?" She asked, opening her locker and pulling out a couple of books and a notebook.
"It's not." He replied in the same tone. "Come on, Jerry!" He scolded himself in his normal voice, walking away from her with Eddie and Milton trailing behind him.
Kim laughed and shook her head at how dorky they could be sometimes.
The smile on her face dropped, turning into an eye roll as she faced Jack. "What?"
"Whoa." He put his hands up. "What's wrong?"
"Oh, nothing." She lied. "Why would you think anything's wrong?"
"Um, because you sound mad."
She opened her mouth to speak, but was disrupted by Emily.
"Hi!" She waved at them, smiling at Jack.
"Hi, Emily!" Kim mockingly returned her enthusiasm. "Bye, Emily." She slammed her locker closed and walked away.
"Did I do something wrong?" She asked Jack.
"No." He sighed.
"Does anyone know what's wrong with Kim?" Jack asked the guys at lunch.
"Um." Jerry laughed. "Are you THAT oblivious?"
"I didn't know you knew what oblivious meant, Jerry."
"I know things! Anyways, Kim's jealous because of Emily."
"Why would Kim be jealous of Emily?" Jack questioned. "She's only been here for three days."
"Oh, come on dude." Jerry bit into his sandwich. "Emily likes you. That's why Kim's jealous."
"Emily does not like me." Jack rolled his eyes.
"Hi, guys." Emily sat next to him, resulting in Jerry giving him a smirk.
Jack glared at him, then looked around. "Where's Kim at anyways?"
Kim was looking at Jack and Emily from afar, noticing that Emily was sitting in the seat she normally sat in. She looked around, trying to find some place to sit so she didn't have to explain the mood she was in earlier, and so that she wouldn't tear Emily's head off for taking her place.
"You look lost, Kimmy."
She whipped around to see Brody. "I'm um…" she glanced over at her usual table, but sighed. "Can I sit?" she pointed at the chair next to him.
"Of course." He smiled at her as she sat down. "Are you okay?"
"Just a little…bummed out." She picked at her food.
"About what?" He leaned on his elbow. "I know we got off on a rough start, but I promise that you can trust me this time, Kim. I even quit the Black Dragons, those guys were bad news."
Giggling, she nodded her head. "Okay. I like Jack, but the new girl does too...I have no chance against her."
"I say." She looked at him. "She's pretty, she's funny, she can do Karate-."
"So can you." Brody pointed out quickly. "You're pretty, you're funny. I mean, you're pretty amazing, Kim."
She blushed. "Thanks. You know, I really don't want to go Karate practice today, do you wanna hang out at the mall?"
"Sure." He smiled.
Who loves Jack and Kim? I do! I do! (x