A note to all who read this:

Wow...college does take a lot of your free time! O well, at least I haven't given up on this story yet. Here's the next installment for those of you still patient enough to read.

r2k121

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Disclaimer (for FanFiction): This story written here is mine and is not intended to copy any others.


Finding You

Chapter 10 – Piecing it Together

It was around 2:30 in the morning and I hadn't gone to sleep since we came back to the hotel. I was too deep in thought about where Yolei was going with making me promise to be her friend forever. Has she figured it out? Well, knowing her, she's probably got something by now. And with Mimi around? O boy...

Author's Note: Switching to 3rd person POV now!

Yolei was still awake, thinking about what Kari had said to her just a few hours back.

FLASHBACK

"Kari, can I ask you a few questions?"

"Sure Yolei, what's on your mind?" Kari said putting her toothbrush away.

"What is going on with Davis? Is there something bothering him?"

Although Kari knew was wrong with Davis, she decided not to say anything. "Um...not that I know of...why do you ask?"

"O I don't know. It's just that he's been acting really strangely around me."

"But isn't Davis always strange?" Kari said giggling.

Yolei threw her head back in laughter. "Good one, but you know that's not what I was talking about."

"Well Yolei, why don't you ask him yourself? It's not like I know everything that goes on in that head of his."

"Kari..." Yolei approached her and looked her straight in the eye. "...I know that there's something all of you know that I don't and I'm asking you as a friend to please tell me what it is. Kari, is Davis crushing on me?"

Kari was caught off guard by the sudden directness Yolei had presented. She stopped for only a second so that she could phrase her response carefully. "Yolei, I'm not going to lie to you, but I'm suggesting that you go ask Davis."

"O c'mon Kari..." Yolei sighed in disgust.

"Ask him Yolei. Just ask him..."

END FLASHBACK

"Just ask him..." Yolei whispered those words to herself and fell silent as sleep took over her mind.

Meanwhile, Davis was restless, and decided to think things over on the balcony outside.

Author's Note: Switching back to Davis's 1st person POV!

I need to get my head screwed on correctly. There's no way on earth Yolei would want to have a guy like me for a boyfriend. But I've always treated her well, and she's always been there for me when I needed her most. O man, what am I gonna do...I can't just gamble our whole friendship on something like this, but I don't want to feel this way anymore...O cool, a shooting star! Wish time for me...

Author's Note: Switching to 3rd person POV now!

The next day...

Davis was quiet for most of the morning during breakfast and almost avoided Yolei. On the other hand, Yolei was...well, being Yolei!

"Davis?"

"Yeah, Yolei?"

"Davis, what you thinking of?"

You...who else?

"I'm just running over my list of what I'm gonna do with Jasmine when I meet up with her later."

"Really? Why don't you meet up with me and Travis then?"

"Um, I don't think so..."

"O c'mon, we'll do a double date or something."

"It's not a date Yolei, I just wanna hang out with her again, that's all."

"O c'mon Davis...a pretty girl like that..."

...who's not as pretty as you though...

"...would make any guy want to see her again."

Davis thought for a second then responded, "You know, you're right!"

"I am?" Yolei said somewhat surprised.

"Well sure, why not?"

Because I'm interested in you, not her.

"Since you put it that way, I guess I am right. Aren't I always?"

"Sure..." Davis said rolling his eyes.

"Anyway, are we gonna meet up?"

"I guess so..."

"Great! Where then?"

"Um, on the boardwalk in front of that restaurant we ate at yesterday. 2:00 P.M. is good?"

"Yeah, that works."

"Okay, gang! Time to move out." Tai said standing up from the breakfast table.

Mimi then called everyone's attention. "We're not meeting for lunch today, but make sure you're back here at the hotel for dinner. There's going to be a party for all guests tonight, so make sure you're dressed decently."

"That shouldn't be hard to do..." Tai said running a hand through his crazy hair.

Sora started laughing at Tai. "O grow up you...you're not that good looking."

"Hey, that was mean! Take it back."

"Nuh uh." Sora said shaking her head.

"Take it back, or else..."

"Or else what..."

As the both of them playfully argued with each other, the rest of the DD group slowly moved away from them.

With T.K. and Kari...

"Ugh, they seriously need to know when and when not to show fluffiness around us." T.K. said putting his arm around Kari, leading her towards the exit.

Kari giggled. "I agree, they tend to overdo it sometimes."

...and Joe and Mimi

"You're the expert here, Mimi...lead me around." Joe said to his new girlfriend.

"Actually Joe, I was thinking of going back to the room and, uh...catching up."

"Mimi..."

"O c'mon Joe, I didn't mean it like that! You and your dirty mind..."

Joe started chuckling. "Well, that's not what I was thinking of."

"Um...it's not?" Mimi sheepishly replied.

"No, it's just that, wouldn't you be bored if we just stayed in the room all day?"

"No, especially with you around..."

Joe hugged Mimi from behind. "In that case, I'm not complaining. O by the way, who's got the dirty mind?"

Mimi responded by planting a quick kiss on Joe's lips.

"Shut up, and let's go get comfy on the couch and watch a movie." Mimi said dragging Joe along.

...and with the rest of the gang...

"So what are we doing today, Izzy?" Matt asked the red-haired genius.

"I was thinking of going to the local marina in town to look at some of the aquatic life up close."

"That sounds cool, I'll come." Ken said.

"Yeah, I don't wanna hang around with any of the love birds in our group, and I think they need some time alone...it is Hawaii after all." Matt replied.

"Let's go then!" Cody said pushing the three of them out the door.

Author's Note: Switching back to Davis's 1st person POV!

Out and about with Jasmine...

I met up with Jas on the boardwalk, and we just walked around, bobbing in and out of shops. Still, none of that could get Yolei out of my head. God, why did it have to be her...

"Hey, are you still thinking about Yolei?" Jas asked me.

"Yeah...sorry, I'm just out of it." I said shaking the dazed look out of my eyes.

"It's okay, I know how you feel."

"Hey, I've been meaning to ask you something. Why don't you have a boyfriend?"

"Well, I've been kinda waiting on this one guy that I've practically known since I was five."

"And?"

"Let's just say he's taking his time to come to me."

"Why don't you go to him instead?"

"Well that's the thing. I don't know for sure if he likes me or not."

I was sincerely confused. How could a smart, beautiful girl like Jas not get any guy she wants?

"Do you think he likes you?"

"Yes, but I'm still not sure."

"How do you figure that?"

"Like I said before, we've been friends for a long time, so I can pick up on his actions. Also, we've had moments where it got all weird when he tried to tell me...you know."

"Yeah, I gotcha."

"And I can wait for him, but he's taking too long to come around."

"Why don't you bring up the subject whenever you talk to him?"

"That's the thing...he avoids it every time."

At that moment, I thought about Tai and his situation where he waited too long with Sora and almost lost her to Matt because of that. Jas is going through the same thing right now.

"Do you know why he avoids it every time?"

"No."

"Have you ever tried asking him why?"

Jas paused for a moment and then spoke.

"No, you think I should?"

"Most definitely. It's best to try and get him to talk about what he feels before anything else. That way, it'd be easier for him to talk about the both of you…together."

"Good idea, I think I'll do just that."

"Great! Now let's go get a little something to eat before we meet up with Yolei."

"But Davis, you just ate breakfast, and we're eating lunch in about an hour. Can't you wait until that time?"

"Hmm…nope." And I dragged her off to the nearest food stand. Jas just shook her head and giggled.

Author's Note: Switching to 3rd person POV now!

Yolei just couldn't have fun with Travis at all. Her mind was preoccupied with the conversation she had with Kari last night.

"Yolei…Yolei?"

"Hmm?"

"Are you okay?"

"O I'm fine, Travis."

"No you're not. What's wrong?"

"O alright, I'll spill."

Tavis and Yolei stopped walking and sat down on the nearest bench on the boardwalk.

"I have a friend who I can't seem to figure out right now. I mean, he's been acting really strange over the past few days, and he's not telling me what's on his mind. Also, the rest of my friends that are here with me are acting really strange too like they know what's going on with him. None of them are telling me what it is though, and it's kind of annoying and worrying at the same time."

"What do you think it is?" asked Travis.

"I don't know for sure, but I think he has a crush on me."

Travis tilted his head to the side a bit. "What makes you think that?"

"Like I said, just the way he's been acting around me. I've known him for a while, and I can tell when something big is up. The reason why I think he likes me though is that we have these weird moments when he tries to tell me…you know."

Travis turned from Yolei looked down at his feet.

"O, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to bring this up."

"No no, it's fine, but I'm guilty of the same thing too."

"Huh? What are you talking about."

"There's this girl who I've been friends with for a long while…and I think I love her."

"O really? That's great!" Yolei exclaimed enthusiastically. "So why aren't you two together?"

"I'm really scared that she'll reject me. I'm not a great guy, and there are a lot of things I wish I hadn't done. And with that kind of track record, I'm ashamed to ask her to be my girlfriend. I don't deserve someone as sweet as her."

"But Travis, I think it's best you tell her how you feel anyways. Look, from a girl's point of view, we like it if the guys are straightforward with us, regardless of what it is. She'll appreciate your honesty. Just don't avoid the subject any more."

"I don't know…I don't want to lose my best friend in the process either."

That reply caused Yolei to think about Davis.

"Is that why you're not telling me, Davis?"

"Travis, I'm pretty sure you won't lose her as a friend. But if you want something more, go to her and tell everything that's on your mind. Even if she rejects you, at least you'll have some closure to that matter. It's just how you work it out after."

"Okay, I'll give it a shot."

"There you go. Now what time is it?"

"About 1:45."

"Uh-oh, we'd better hurry up and meet my friend. He gets really impatient when it comes to food."

"Haha, it's a guy thing."


Wow…I mean honestly. Wow…I started writing this chapter about four to five months ago, and I can believe I finally finished it. This is getting ridiculously long though…and I like it! Stay tuned for the next installment!