I Think I Might Love You
Sora is going out with Matt while Tai pretends to be okay with it when he really isn't so Izzy sets him up with his American friend Becky who thinks Tai's cute but then Izzy realises he's in love with Becky while not even noticing Yolei is crushing on him as she tries to tell Davis to forget about Kari because Kari likes TK but then TK starts going out with this Irish chick Nell who's a musician like Matt who goes to Los Angeles for a while with his band where he meets up with Mimi who's been writing to Joe who secretly wishes Mimi would come back to Japan so he can tell her how he really feels ...
And that's only the beginning.
This chapter has been edited as of 10/2/10. Nothing too major. 'I Think I Might Love You' is a Taiora, but includes lots of other couples as well. Who will end up with who? You'll just have to read and find out! Enjoy.
"Okay, so we'll kiss on three. Ready?"
"One ... two ... three ... "
TK and Kari's faces inch closer and closer together ... until ...
Their first kiss.
All of a sudden they break apart – in laughter.
"Oh my gosh!" giggled Kari. TK was laughing on the couch beside her. It was early in the morning, and they were both sitting in the Kamiya's lounge room, on the verge of heading out to school.
"That was ... "
"Awkward!" Kari cut it. "So we officially suck at the kissing thing then?"
"We do!" TK said with a nod. "We really do ... "
He took her hand, after their laughter had quietened down.
"You know you're my number one girl though, right? Now and for always? It's just kissing you is like ... "
"Kissing your sister?" Kari cut in again. "We predicted as such. So I guess this means ... friends?"
They were still holding hands. TK smiled at her.
"You know it."
"Too bad. I was really hoping you were the right guy for me."
"The right guy's out there somewhere for you, Kari."
"Well there's always Davis."
They both burst into laughter again.
"TK I swear, if you EVER tell Davis you said that I'll kill you!"
"Hey, I thought we were friends?"
"We are," she smiled. "Now and for always."
I Think I Might Love You, I.
Thursday morning. Time for school.
"TK! Kari! Hey guys, over here!"
TK and Kari board the school bus. They were warmly (and loudly) greeted by Yolei, sitting in the back with Cody.
"We saved you a seat!" said Yolei, patting the empty seat beside her.
"Where's Davis?" asked TK, as he sat down.
"Late like always," commented Cody smartly.
Shortly after TK and Kari had boarded the school bus, the glass doors sealed shut. The bus then pulled out of the curb, just as –
"HEY! WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING? COME BACK HERE!"
Cody was, predictably, right. Davis was late. Refusing defeat, he proceedes to chase the bus on foot.
"I SAID STOP YOU BIG METAL IDIOT! WAHA!"
Davis trips, falling face down on the pavement. To add insult to injury, he gets a nice glimpse of TK and Kari sitting together in the backseat of the bus as it speeds away.
"How come Kari didn't see me?" he grumbled angrily, standing and dusting the dirt off his knees. "It's 'cause she was too busy talking to that stupid TP! Stupid TP with his stupid white hat and his dumb – WO!"
A car suddenly honks at Davis, followed by an angry yell. Davis takes the hint and sprints away from the road.
"Sorry mister! AH!"
Davis runs into none other then –
"Hi Davis," said Tai, smirking. "Eh ... going somewhere?"
"I missed the school bus."
"Hey it's only happened ten times before!"
Tai chuckles. "Come on Davis, let's walk."
"Why aren't you worried about being late?" Davis asked Tai as they started walking, only Tai didn't answer right away. He was distracted by a couple who were driving by on an aqua coloured motor scooter ...
Matt and Sora.
"Huh? Sorry, what did you say Davis?"
"I was saying why aren't you worried about being late for school?"
"Oh. Well, my classes start later in the day," Tai finally answered.
"Sweet!" said Davis, enthused. "Man, I can't wait 'til I get older so my classes start later in the day."
"You'd still be late regardless."
"I know, I know ... "
As Tai and Davis walked and talked, neither of them noticed the sushi restaurant to their right. Nor did they notice the green-eyed blond girl with an orange headscarf staring at them through the window ...
"Becky! Earth to Becky Ford!"
Somebody was calling the green-eyed blond girl with the orange headscarf's name at the very moment, from the entrance door of the sushi restaurant.
"Izzy!" Becky replied, startled, as she looked around.
"What were you staring at?" Izzy wondered, curious.
"Nobody! I mean nothing," said Becky quickly. "I mean ... ready for school?"
"My mum's waiting for us outside. Got your bag?"
"Right here!" She bent down to pick it up. Before leaving, she called out: "Bye Mr. Sugimoto! I'm going to school now. And thanks for the job!"
As Becky called out, a sushi chef with a moustache sticks his head out from the kitchen and yells: "Goodbye, Becky Ford! Enjoy your first day."
Izzy and Becky walk down the street together, towards Mrs. Izumi's car.
"Wow, so Mr. Sugimoto gave you the job then?" Izzy asked her, to which Becky nodded happily.
"Yep! I'll be working there on Saturdays and sometimes after school."
"Congrats! You've only been in Japan what, five days?"
"I know! Everything's happening so fast. New job ... first day of school ... "
Izzy noticed she suddenly seemed nervous. "Hey, don't worry! It's gonna be great," he said, attempting to boost her confidence. "All my friends are dying to meet Willis Ford's older sister. Trust me, you'll be the most popular girl in school."
As Izzy and Becky climbed into the back seat of Mrs. Izumi's car, they immediately retrieved their laptops from their bags at the exact same time – Izzy's was yellow, Becky's was lavender. Izzy's mother snickered from the driver's seat.
"You kids today and your technology! You know when I was a kid, a good book never went astray – "
"Hey, I got an email from Mimi!" cried Izzy excitedly, not paying his mother the slightest bit of attention. Perturbed, Mrs. Izumi sighs and starts the car.
"Why do I even bother ... "
"What does Mimi's email say?" Becky asked Izzy, craning her neck over to his laptop.
"She says she hopes you enjoy your first day at school! Plus she says Willis says hi ... "
"What? I can't believe he didn't bother to send me an email himself!"
On cue, a 'ping' sound came from Becky's laptop. Her messenger window pops up – it's Willis.
"Oh wait! Here he is now ... " She begins to type her brother a message. "I had faith he'd pull through."
"Willis and Mimi must be hanging out while Willis is in New York," said Izzy, sounding well informed. Becky smiled and chuckled.
"Yeah! He'd love that considering he has a major thing for her ... "
To this, Izzy went wide-eyed. "Say what? Willis likes Mimi!"
"Woops! Pretend you didn't hear that, okay?"
As Mrs. Izumi drives Izzy and Becky to school, a car passes them going in the opposite direction. The driver of this car appears to be talking to himself ...
"Mimi. I have always ... no wait! That's no good, start again. Okay ... Mimi."
Joe – the driver of the car in question, stops at a red light. While waiting for the pedestrians cross, he clears his throat and continues with his 'speech'.
"Mimi, please don't be alarmed by what I'm about to tell you, but I think that I ... that I might ... oh, why is this so hard!"
In frustration, Joe drops his head onto the steering wheel. Honking the horn by accident.
"AH!" he cried. A number of pedestrians crossing the street also cried out, before giving Joe a unanimous dirty look.
"Sorry!" he mouths, waving feebly to them all from behind the windscreen. "So sorry ... "
The traffic light flashes green. Joe begins to drive again – and talk.
"Mimi ... er, I like your hair!"
As Joe heads to college, everyone else is bound for High School.