A/N: Hey there! This is chapter four! Whoo! Sorry it took so long for me to update. I had a lot of things to do with school. Well here's the next chapter and I hope you all enjoy it! So hope you like this chapter and review when you're done! And excuse any grammatical errors. Thanks!

Summary of last chapter: Daisuke has made it to France and is staying with the Koboshi family. After getting settled in his room, and before falling asleep, he decides to forget about Riku and to live a new life without her.

I'll Always Be There For You

Chapter Four

"You're coming home?" Emiko shouted into the receiver.

Both Kosuke and Daiki turn their heads towards the kitchen to see what Emiko was shouting about.

"Really? When? Tomorrow? What time? Okay sweetie we'll come pick you up tomorrow. Bye." Emiko quickly hangs up the phone and happily walked into the dining room.

"Honey, are you okay? Was that Daisuke? Anything happen?" Kosuke asked.

Not able to hold her excitement in any longer, Emiko shouted, "Daisuke's coming home!"

The Next Day at the Airport

Daisuke stepped out of the terminal doors and began to look for his family.

"Hmm. I can't seem to find them at all." He looked at his watch. "They should be here by now. Knowing mom, she'd have dragged dad and grandpa here at least an hour early."


Daisuke turns his head and manages to see his mom, who had been jumping up and down, through all the people standing in front of her.


"Daisuke." Emiko began squeezing herself through the people in front of her. When she managed to get to the front, she immediately ran up to Daisuke and gave him a tight hug.

"Aw, Daisuke! I missed you so much! I'm so glad you're home!" Emiko began kissing Daisuke.

"Mom, stop. You're embarrassing me." Daisuke whined.

"No way! I haven't seen you for five years, so you let me hug and kiss you all I want." Emiko said.

"Emiko. You shouldn't keep Daisuke all to yourself. You're not the only one who missed him." Said Daiki.

"I guess you're right." Emiko let go of Daisuke and the two of them joined Daiki and Kosuke.

After exchanging hugs and being reunited again, they went to pick up Daisuke's luggage before heading home.

"Risa, I'm going out for a while. Be back soon alright?" Riku shoutedas she heads out the door.

"Wait! Riku!" Risa yelled as she runs down the stairs. But Riku was already gone so Risa went back into her room.

"Haa…that Riku. She could have at least ask me if I wanted to come." Risa laid down her bed but got right back up when she heard the phone ring.

Kosuke opened the door to the house, and as soon as Daisuke walked into the living room, Wiz jumped up at him. Instead of landing on Daisuke's head like he used to do, he ended up bumping Daisuke's chest and would have fallen on the floor, but Daisuke managed to catch him.

"Haha, I guess I've gotten taller, huh Wiz? How've you been?" Daisuke smiled at his pet.

"Wiz really missed you." Emiko said.

"That's right. Missed you so much that he would eat at least 3 bowls of strawberries a day!" Daiki laughed.

"And he still managed to keep the same weight. That's pretty impressive." Daisuke smiled at Wiz.

"Daisuke, I'm going to put your things in your room alright?" Kosuke said taking the baggage up the stairs.

"Dad. It's alright, I can do it on my own." Wiz jumped onto Daisuke's head as Daisuke went to take the bags from his dad.

"If you're sure. By the way, you should probably take a break after that long flight. I'm sure your mom has made some plans on your coming back." Kosuke said.

Daisuke laughed. "Hopefully mom won't go overboard."

"She probably will. So better rest up." Kosuke walked back down the stairs and Daisuke went up to his room.

Daisuke entered his room and looked around.
"Looked like nothings changed." Daisuke said to Wiz.

He put his luggage in a corner and looked outside the window of his room. Wiz jumped off Daisuke's head and went over to Daisuke's desk where he grabbed a picture with his mouth and tried to get Daisuke's attention. Daisuke turned around and saw that Wiz had a picture frame in his mouth. Taking the frame and looking at the picture, he saw Riku, Risa, Dark and himself smiling happily back at him.

"Hey, that reminds me…I should probably call them and tell them I'm back." Daisuke takes out his cellphone and begins to dial the Harada residence.

"Hello. Harada residence. This is Risa Harada speaking."

"Hey, remember me?" Said a voice on the other line.

"Daisuke? Is that you?"

"The one and only." Daisuke laughed.

"Haha, sounds like something Dark would say. Anyway, how are you? I haven't talked to you in a while." Risa said as she walked around her room.

"Well, just wanted to call and tell you that I'm back in Azumano."

"Really! You're back? Why didn't you tell me? I would have gone to see you at the airport." Risa said sadly.

"Sorry, I actually wanted it to be a surprise." Daisuke said feeling guilty.

Risa giggled. "Same ol' Daisuke. Hey, why don't we meet today?"

"Sorry Risa. I'm pretty sure my mom's got plans for tonight."

"That's alright. How about tomorrow?"

"If I can." Daisuke lets out a short laugh then asked, "Hey, is Riku there?"

"No afraid not. She and Dark went out just a little while ago." Risa answers.

"I see. How are they?" Daisuke asked.

"Haha, annoyingly close. It's like I'm invisible to them." Risa said laughing. "But when Riku comes back, I'll be sure to tell her you called and that you're back alright?"
"Okay, thanks Risa. Bye."


Risa hears a click and then hangs up the phone. "Maybe I'll try calling her."

Risa begins dialing Riku's cell but is automatically sent to her voicemail. "Her phone must be dead…" Risa hangs up. "Guess I'll just tell her when she gets home..."

The Next Day

"Hey mom, I'm going out for a while, is that alright?" Daisuke asked.

"That's fine but don't you want breakfast?" Emiko answers as she finishes washing the dishes and sits down to join Daiki who is reading the newspaper; Kosuke was still asleep.

"I thought I'd have breakfast with Risa. I'm going to meet up with her today."

"AH…" Emiko nods her head. "Well that's fine with me. Take care of yourself, be careful."

"Bye mom. Bye grandpa." Daisuke said as he heads out the door.

Ring Ring! Ring Ring!

Daisuke stops walking to take his cell out of his pocket. "Hello?"
"Hey Daisuke! This is Risa."

"Oh hey."

"I'm sorry Daisuke. I said I'd go out to meet you today, but something came up at the last minute. Would it be alright if we met up another time?" Risa asked sadly.

"That's fine. It's okay."

"Are you sure?"

"Yeah! Don't worry about it. We'll meet up another time. It's really okay." Daisuke said.

"Okay. Well, I've gotta get going. Bye Daisuke."


Daisuke hung up and sighed. "Hm…I guess I can just look around and get something to eat at a café."

Daisuke walked into a little café and stands in line behind a female who had just finished paying and was receiving her order.

"Thank you. Have a nice day." Said the cashier.

The female thanks the cashier and picking up her stuff turned around and to see Daisuke standing in line.

"Daisuke? Is that you?"

Daisuke looked up only to see Riku staring at him in disbelief.

"Uh, Riku. Uh…can you, uh, wait there for a second?" Daisuke quickly makes an order and pays for his drink.

"Do you want to sit down? That is, if you're not busy at the moment." Riku asked.

"No, I'm not busy." Daisuke answers.

The two of them sit at a table near the window.

"Wow. I can't believe you're back. Did you get back today?" Riku asked.

"Yesterday, actually. Didn't Riku tell you?"

"Hm, no. Afraid not. That Risa. I bet anything she forgot." Riku said a bit irritated.

The two of them laugh and Riku starts asking Daisuke questions about what he's been doing for the past five years.

"Sounds like you're doing great." Riku smiled.

"Yeah…" Daisuke said slowly. "So, how've you been? Are you and Dark doing well?"

"Um, yeah. Great actually." Riku said slowly and takes an envelope out of her bag. "I'm sorry. I should have mailed this earlier to you, but I just couldn't get around to it. Here."

Riku passes the envelope to Daisuke.

"What is it?" Daisuke asked as he took the envelope and looked at it.

"It's an invitation..." Riku said.

Daisuke looked up at Riku. "To…"

"…To my wedding. I'm getting married to Dark." Riku answered.

A/N: And so that is where the chapter ends. Wow, I feel so rusty at writing fanfics now. I'm really sorry that you all had to wait so long for me to update. And I'm really sorry if I seemed to be changing tenses a lot in this chapter. It felt like I kept changing tenses, and I'm not even sure if I corrected them. Grr, I get distracted and can't focus when it's late at night and I'm listening to my MP3 player. So if the tense changes annoyed you, I'm really sorry. .

Hope you'll forgive me this one time.

But yeah, the chapter ends here. I wonder how Daisuke feels about this. The two haven't really been keeping in contact with each other, and so, for Daisuke to hear that she's getting married must be coming as a shock. But he's over Riku…right? Keep reading to find out! I'll see you in chapter 5 of I'll Always Be There For You. Bye.