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Kari's Decision
"Hey Kari!" Davis yelled. Kari leaned against her locker.
"Hey Davis," she replied.
"Listen. I got two tickets to Matt's concert. You wanna go?"
"Sure," Kari wasn't sure how she felt about Davis. She wasn't gonna pass
up on a chance for a free concert. Matt was her older brother's best friend,
and her best friend's older brother, so it would be nice to see him again.
"Great. It's on Friday. I'll pick you up at 8:00, k?"
"K. See ya later," Kari walked to her next class, Math, when she saw T.K.
shutting his locker. "Hey T.K," she called.
"Oh, hey," he looked at her. "I got tickets to Matt's concert, wanna
come?" T.K was Matt's younger brother.
"Ohâ¦Davis just asked meâ¦I'm sorry," she said softly. T.K. had taken a
vow six years ago in their first encounter of the Digital World that he would
look after her and protect her, and he kept that promise. They had become
extremely close, but she wasn't sure if she liked him in that way. She
brushed the hair out of her face. Her brown hair had always been short, but
she had decided to let it grow.
"That's okay. I understand. I just don't think I can take another night
of Sora and Matt. Then Jun of course will stalk them and try to figure out
how to make Matt choose her over Sora," He faked a laugh.
"Maybe next timeâ¦" Kari's voice trailed off. She turned. "I have to get
to my next class. See ya."
"Waitâ¦Kari," Kari turned around, and suddenly, T.K was kissing her. It
was a soft kiss. She tried to pull away, but soon found herself kissing him
back. When it ended, she opened her eyes slowly. He stared deeply into her
eyes.
"I'm sorry T.K." she said and walked as fast as she could away to her
next class.
* * * *
Friday came quickly. Kari threw on a pink tanktop, blue capris, and
strappy black sandals. The doorbell rang, and she opened the door. Davis was
standing there with a rose.
"Hey," he said.
"Hey,"
"This is for you," he motioned at the rose.
"Thanks. It's beautiful," Kari took it and put it in a vase. "Let's go."
They walked outside. The moon hung in the sky and stars were sprinkled
around it.
"I wonder how Veemon is," Davis wondered aloud. They hadn't seen their
Digimon in two years.
"I know. I still wonder about Gatomon. I miss her," Kari said sadly. The
moonlight shined off of Davis's face, making his eyes sparkle. They walked
silently along. She moved closer to him and reached for his hand.
When they reached the concert, Davis took found their seats. Kari spotted
T.K., who was sitting next to Sora, looking gloomy. He saw Kari and stared at
Davis and Kari's hands, still intertwined, and he turned away, looking
miserable.
After the concert, Davis walked Kari home. He took her hand, and she
smiled. Her hand started to tingle. She laid her head on his shoulder. When
they reached her house, she turned to him.
"I had a great time, Davis, thank you," she said softly.
"I had a great time too," He leaned forward and kissed her. She closed
her eyes, swept away in the passion. She felt so close to him. How had she
never seen him like this? When his lips left hers, she smiled. He smiled
back. They both leaned forward again, and they kissed again. She wrapped her
arms around his neck, and he wrapped his arms around her waist. When the kiss
ended, she whispered, "Goodnight Davis." She opened her door, turned to him,
smiled, and disappeared into her house.
* * * *
"Hello?" Kari answered her phone the next morning.
"Hiâ¦" A voice said uneasily. T.K.
"Ohâ¦hi T.Kâ¦"
"Did you liked the concert?"
"Yeah, it was good. I'm glad Matt has found something he loves,"
"Yeahâ¦I saw you with Davisâ¦Are youâ¦umâ¦together?"
"I guessâ¦" T.K. was silent.
"Oh, T.K. please don't be mad! We have a special friendship. I don't
want to ruin it,"
"I knowâ¦I just thought we were something more. I love you Kari. Ever
since I made the vow six years agoâ¦I became closer to you. Now, I'm in love
with you,"
"I'm so sorry T.K. I love you too, just not in that way,"
"When I kissed you, I felt something. We are meant to be Kari,"
"I'm so sorryâ¦" she repeated. She hung up the phone. A tear fell from
her eye, running down her chin, finally dripping onto her carpet. She ran
from her house. She ran and ran. I can't run anymore. I can't run from my
problems, she thought to herself. She walked to Davis's and rang the
doorbell. He answered, looking sleepy, but smiled when he saw her.
"Come in," he said. As soon as she walked in, she burst into tears.
"What's wrong? Kari, what's wrong?" The tears blurred her eyes, but Kari
could still see Davis's concerned warm eyes looking down on her.
"I don't know what to doâ¦" she whispered.
"What? Tell me Kari. I can help," he held her close, but she pushed away.
"T.K. just called me," She explained about the kiss the other day, and
how he told her they were meant to be. "I'm so confused. I love you, but I
love him too." Davis sighed.
"I knew this would happen. You and T.K. have something I could never
compete with."
"No! You and I have something too!" she said. He kissed her.
"Follow your heart,"
* * * *
"Hi, may I speak with T.K. please?"
"Oh, sure Kari, T.KKKKKK! Phone!" his mother called.
"Hello?"
"T.K?" Click. Kari sighed. She ran downstairs. She ran all the way to
T.K's and rang the doorbell. Matt opened it.
"Hi Kariâ¦umâ¦T.K.'s up in his room, but he won't talk to anyone. His mom
sent me here to try to talk to him, but it didn't work. Do you know what's
wrong with him?"
"Uhâ¦yeah," Matt got the message.
"Ohhh," Kari went upstairs to T.K.'s room. She knocked on the door
lightly. There was a muffled response. She opened the door. He was lying on
his bed, his back to her.
"T.K? It's Kari," She walked to him, and placed her hand on his
shoulder. He flinched. "T.K? Please talk to me," He sat up and turned to face
her.
"I wanted to stay out of your way,"
She brushed his hair out of his face.
"You aren't in my way," She leaned forward and kissed him. He pulled
away.
"Davis�"
"I told him about what happened. He told me to follow my heartâ¦and I
did," They both leaned forward and kissed. He hugged her and she felt safe in
his arms. When the kiss ended, she smiled. "I followed my heart,"