From chapter 1:
“That´s all” he relaxed on his seat “Now, let´s talk about your dream guy”
“Come on! It´s time you spilled the beans once at all. ” Takeru smirked . He wasn´t the only one who had a secret crush years ago!”Who´s Senapi-kun?”
“Oh! Who?” she appeared to be in shock but Takeru was no fool.
“The fella you said he was like a prince and made Daisuke-san cry for weeks” Takeru always wanted to know what he called one of Hikari Yagami´s best kept secrets. Years passed and even today nobody knew who was the guy she used to have a crush on…
“A lady doesn´t kiss and tell!”
“Oh yeah?” Takeru stole another kiss from her lips “but you already did the kiss part. Now you have no choice but tell! It´s a shame that you were able to learn my secret but never told me yours”
The girl responded with a pinch on his nose.
“Nope. Your teasings would had been endless!”
“True!” Takeru chuckled ” But hey! He almost erased your brocon status…and that´s quite remarkable!”
Something flashed inside her mind and Hikari unconsciously smiled. Yeah, she did have a secret crush in the past. Until then the 11 year old Hikari yagami´s mind was filled with her brother´s image when not busy digital responsibilities. Takeru himself noted this trait and bothered him quite a bit, as much as being targeted by Daisuke´s jealousy because of her. More bothersome was the day she spilled the beans by declaring she had a someone in mind!
“Won´t tell! I bet you´ll tease me even today!” her cheeks blushed.
“I won´t!” promised Takeru. “Please, end my misery Hikari-chan. I really want to know who´s that mysterious fella that you said was so great! I want to be able to stand up to him and not let him steal you away…!” Hikari was an expert when it comes messing up with a guy´s sanity!
“Really?” his words warmed her heart “You would fight him…like in a duel?”
“Yes! ” Takeru gulped ” He must be a helluva of a guy if you liked him that much to the point of never revealing his name. I still remember your sighs whenever the others asked you about him…am I…a match against him…?”
Hikari almost succumbed to a laughter. Takeru-kun was jealous!
“I can´t believe what I´m hearing!” she placed a little kiss on his chin “Of course you would win! …I certainly stopped thinking about him for ages!” she wasn´t lying “I thought the others forgot about this matter”
“Well, they had no choice but let it go since your remarked it was your business” replied Takeru “but I´m failry confident that Daisuke-san will still want to kill him if he ever learns his identity ”
“No way!” her face showed a sincere astonishment.
“The poor guy went bonkers for weeks, demanding to meet his rival” Takeru almost lost it in laughter when Daisuke Motomiya´s irksome expression came to his mind.The google boy was so jealous that he patroled the middle and high school perimeter…because she admitted her fondness towards an older guy. “But you were damn secretive! None of us could figure out who the heck was him!”
The incident took place a couple of weeks after the former Kaiser joined the group. Daisuke had been so overprotective towards Hikari that she , a tad bothered by it, dropped the bomb during lunch break.
“You always make it hard for Takeru-kun but guess what? I like hanging around with a senpai and is way cuter than him...” Daisuke never was so close to succumb to a heart attack. When the others asked why Daisuke was lying on the ground, apparently lifeless, the chosen of Light responded:
“I don´t know. I was talking about a senpai I´m friends with when Daisuke-san suddenly fainted…”
“A senpai?” Miyako ´s eyes sparkled” I SO GET YOU! IS TACHIBANA-SAN OR IGASHI-SAN?!”
Those were Miyako Inue´s crushes , two of the most popular fellas from seventh grade.
“None” said Hikari “He´s 16 or 17”
That revelation astonished her friends, especially Takeru.
“You are making it up“ the blond lad said at that time laughing like the teaser he was” I can´t believe you would fall for an oldie! If you want to punish Daisuke, at least bring up a more believable lie!”
“It´s not a lie!” Hikari crossed her arms “Now that I think about it, he´s blonde like you and his eyes ´re blue and…oh my! He could pass as your relative!” at that time she seemed surprised by her own comment.
“Are you after my brother?” asked Takeru, incredulous
“As if! Senpai´s WAY classier than Ishida and you together” declared the missy, ready to challenge her best friend to a duel.
“Lovely! What else” he taunted the girl as well . Miyako tried to make memory who fitted the description, she liked to watch over the high school grounds and sigh as a maiden in love when looking, from afar, at the high-schooler guys. Only a handful were blond and could match Hikari´s tale but never could guess which was the one Hikari-chan referred to.
“Handsome, full of confidence. Sometimes he can be a jerk” she retorted with her eyes shining with passion. “He´s also a talented musician…”
And that´s the moment Daisuke woke up from his shock and quite irked he yelled at Takeru:
“NO WAY! NOT ISHIDA-SENPAI!!!!” and never his eyes fumed so much until that moment “I AM SO KILLING THAT ASSHOLE…!!”
“But my brother´s 14…”
His words were in vain, having only heard a part of the conversation , Daisuke fled to the middle school ground and blatantly confronted the digidestined of Friendship demanding to know when he asked Hikari-chan out. Several minutes later the new google boy returned to the primary section with a huge bruise on the face and with stars floating around his head.
“Apparently he isn´t into primary grade schoolers…”
“You deserved it” declared Iori Hida shaking his rounded head, while he liked Daisuke he certainly wished the leader was a tad less ill tempered “Well, who´s the guy Yagami-san?”
“I will not risk his security after witnessing the leader´s bravado” and with that Hikari ´s lips remained sealed, never bringing back the issue again. Daisuke still attempted to identify the hateful rival by narrowing the possible candidates but the girl would always reply “Nope, that´s not him”
“Wish I can tell you but I already forgot his name” confessed Hikari in the end “and I´m not lying!”
“Get out! really?!” the lad semi closed his eyes, a bit skeptic.
“Well…!” she cleared up her voice ” you never told me you dream girl´s name either so it´s a tie!” the lady always knew how to counterattack.
The20 year old Takeru Takaishi stared at his girl for a long minute before bursting in a laugh.
“I UNDERSTAND NOW !!! ” he exclaimed in a triumphal tone ” YOU ALREADY HAD A CRUSH ON ME AND THAT´S WHY YOU INVENTED A RANDOM GUY THAT LOOKED LIKE ME!”
His laughs echoed through the plane. Hikari´s cheeks became a pair of tomatoes and she instinctively punched his chest, in order to put an end to the laughter. Takeru caught the hands in time .
“You are asking for a slap…”