Sora crept silently away from the camp. She didn't want to wake the others. She walked until she reached a small lake. She sighed as she looked at the pale reflection of the moon in the lake and pulled out the music box her friend Hotaru had given her for her birthday last year. It was a small gold and green one, but when Sora felt lonely, she would play it, and her loneliness would vanish. Sora pulled the chain that the music box's flower-shaped key was on out from under her shirt. She opened the music box, wound it up, and started singing as the song played, unaware that she had been followed.

"Somewhere out there, Beneath the pale moonlight,

someone's thinking of me And loving me tonight.

Somewhere out there Someone's saying a prayer That we'll find one another In that big somewhere out there. And even though I know how very far apart we are It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there,

if love can see us through,

we'll find one another.

Somewhere out there,

out where dreams come true."

As Tai neared the place he had followed Sora to, he heard her singing. He smiled as he heard her voice. "You don't have to wait for that someone," Tai whispered softly. He walked into view of the lake. "Hi, Sora," he said. She jumped. "Hi, Tai. Didn't see you there," she said as she calmed down. "Sorry if I scared you, Sora," Tai said. He looked at her as if he was seeing her in a new light. God, she's beautiful, Tai thought. Sora smiled clumsily. Why do I feel this way? When I look at him, all my troubles seem to melt away. I wish I knew what this feeling is, Sora thought. "Sora, I was wondering something." "What's that?" "Well, have you ever known someone that you'd do anything for? Someone that you can't stop thinking about? Someone that makes it seem that nothing's wrong with the world?" "Yes, now that you mention it. Why?" "Well, that's how I feel about you. I've been in love with you since I met you," Tai said. Sora smiled. "I love you too," she said, still smiling at him. They pulled closer together until they were caught in their first kiss.