Author Note: This chapter is slightly longer than any I’ve written
so far. I will admit that this couple is by far the hardest couple to write about. For that I issue a challenge to anyone
reading this. The challenge is to write a good, well written Zack/Kimberly fic. Just so you all know I am going to work
on my own challenge. Hope to see how many take me up on that. Enjoy and Have Fun!!
Zack looked across the table at Angela. She was beautiful and he had spent
half his life trying to win her over. He had finally won her heart. They had been together for a year now. But if he finally
had her why was he so unhappy?
He sighed inwardly. He knew exactly why. He was in love with someone else.
“Angela, I have something to tell you.”
“Ok.” Angela had thought Zack was madly in love with her and
that he was going to propose any day now.
“I don’t think we should see each other any more.”
“What?!” She said. People in the restaurant turned to look.
“You’re dumping me?”
“I’m sorry, but I realized that I have feeling for someone
else. It’s not you. You’re a really great person and I hope you find the right guy for you.” He stood from
the table and kissed her cheek and left. He stopped at the front to pay to bill and then went to his car.
*So now I guess I go back home.* He thought to himself as
he backed out of the parking spot.
One week later Zack found himself standing in the Youth Center back in
Angel Grove. “Zack-man! Long time no see.” Jason called as he spotted his long time friend.
“Jase, good to see you.” Zack said as the two shared a manly
hug. “How are things with Kat?”
“Great, don’t tell anyone but I’m going to propose in
a couple of days. I’ve got it all planned out.” Jason whispered to Zack.
“Man, that’s awesome.”
“Yeah. So how are things with Angela?”
“We broke up, well more like I broke up with her.”
“Aw man I’m sorry.”
“Don’t be. I realized that I love someone else.” Zack
shrugged as he spoke.
“Really? And who is this ‘Someone’?” Jason asked.
“Promise to keep your mouth shut?”
“Cross my heart and hope to die.” Jason said. Zack shook his
head at that childish promise, but it was enough to trust Jason.
“I just realized that I have been in love with Kimberly for a long
time. I was so caught up in Angela that I didn’t realize that. Then the whole Tommy thing happened and well you know
“Wow! That is a huge surprise. I never… I mean….Wow”
“I know. No one ever saw Kimberly and me as a couple. Heck I don’t
know if she’ll even she us that way ever, but I have to try or else I just won’t be happy.”
“Good luck man. Here come the girls and Rocky of course. I want to
know when he became such a lady’s man.” Jason laughed. His successor had become the girls’ favorite guy
to be around.
“Thanks man.” Zack said as he strode over to the table the
girls and Rocky sat down at.
“Zack!” Kimberly saw him first and was up out of her chair.
She threw her arms around his neck and hugged him close. “It has been too long my friend.”
“Yes it has Kim.” Zack said wrapping his arms around her. He
relished the feel of her in his arms. He was surprised when she didn’t pull back right away. In fact she held onto him
a moment too long. Then she finally released him and pulled back.
“So what are you doing back here?” She asked. Her eyes sparkled.
Zack had never realized that her soft brown eyes could do that.
“I came home for a visit.” He lied.
“That’s great. You have to come join us all for a snack. Tommy
and Billy are on their way. The other guys are at work.” Kimberly said grabbing his hand and pulling him to the table.
Zack grinned, she was acting like a teenager again. Zack took the seat next to Kimberly.
“Welcome home Zack.” Trini said as he took his seat.
“Thanks Trini. So I hear your seeing someone but Jason didn’t
“Are you trying to pry into my personal life?” Trini teased.
Zack shrugged. “I am seeing someone. Surprise, surprise. I’m with Billy!”
“I always saw you guys together! Congratulations!”
“So how are things between you two?” Zack asked Aisha and Rocky.
They looked at him with shock. “What?! It’s so obvious you two are together.”
“Well, I guess that means everyone else knew huh?” Rocky blushed.
Kat giggled. Zack had never met Kat, but heard she was sweet. Plus, Jason was so madly in love with her. He also didn’t
know the dark skinned woman sitting next to the lovely blonde.
“So you’re Kat?” Zack said standing and extending his
arm to Katherine.
“Yes. It’s nice to finally met you. Jason talks about you all
the time.” Kat replied taking his hand.
“The pleasure is all mine.” Zack siad. He looked at Tanya.
“I’m sorry I don’t think we’ve met. I’m Zack Taylor.”
“I know who you are.” She smiled. “My husband talks about
you a lot. If it weren’t for you, he wouldn’t have been in this group. My name is Tanya.” Her clue was enough
to figure out who she was married to.
“I’m guessing it’s Tanya Park, right?” she smiled
and nodded. “So how is Adam?”
“He’s just fine.” Tanya replied curtly. “Tommy
and Billy are here.”
“Zack? Zack is that you?” Billy called from the door. Zack
smiled and stood from his seat again.
“Sure is.” Zack shared hugs with Billy and Tommy. The three
men joined everyone at the table just as Jason came over.
Jason took Kat’s hand and made her stand up. He sat down and then
pulled her down onto his lap. She giggled and kissed his cheek. Zack noticed a twinge of jealousy run through Kimberly’s
“I’m sorry everyone, I’ve got to get to my class.”
Kimberly stood from the table. Kimberly was a teacher at the local gymnastics studio.
“I’ll walk you to your car.” Zack offered. Kimberly smiled
and agreed. They walked outside to Kimberly’s car without saying a word. Finally Zack spoke. “Kim, why did you
leave so suddenly?”
“I have my class…”
“I saw your eyes when Kat kissed Jason.”
“Do you like Jason?”
“No! It’s just… Jeez Zack! I envy them! I’m single,
the only one1”
“I’m single too ya know.” Zack replied.
“Zack I used to be the one that all the guys wanted.”
“You’re still wanted Kimberly.”
“By who? I lost Tommy because I was in idiot. Then I loose Jason
because he fell for someone else. I lost them both to the same person might I add. Everyone else has someone.”
“Sounds like you almost dislike Kat.”
“No, I… I don’t know what I mean anymore. I don’t
hate her, but I can’t see her as my best friend either.” She admitted. She looked right into Zack’s eyes.
“Don’t change the subject. Who am I still wanted by? Did someone say something to you?”
Zack laughed. “And Jason said Katherine was blonde.”
“I’m not blonde! Just a lot of my mind.” Kimberly huffed.
“I wasn’t meaning anything.”
“Are you going to answer me?”
“Yeah, I know who wants you.”
“Who?! For heaven’s sake I’m dying here.” *Do I dare say that I hope it’s you?*
“Well he’s good looking, nice guy might I say.”
“That’s funny you just said his name.”
“Okay, so maybe you don’t want me. But Kimberly I like, no
scratch that. I love you. I left Angela when I realized that I buried my feelings.”
“God Kim, yes it’s me.”
“I… I don’t know what to say.” She said in shock.
She wanted to tell him that she had wanted a try with him for a while, but she couldn’t seem to find the words. Without
another word she wrapped her arms around his neck and hugged him close. Tears slipped from her soft brown eyes.
“Kim, why are you crying?”
“I’m not crying. I’m just so happy.” She said She
released his neck and pulled back to look at him.
“You’re happy that I like you?”
“Yes! Truth be told, I have liked you for a while. But you were so
caught up in Angela that I just let it go.”
“I did the same with you and Tommy.” He smiled. “Kim
I was wondering if it would be okay if I kissed you?”
“Yes.” Zack wrapped his arms around her slim waist and leaned
down. He pressed his lips to hers. She slowly deepened the kiss never wanting to let it end. Suddenly there was applauding
and cheering from their side. They broke apart to see their friends standing there.
“Finally!” Jason said.
“Everything is as it should be.” Tommy said looking around
at his friends. Kimberly snuggled into Zack’s arms. They seemed so happy together. He silently wished them the best.
He smiled knowing that everyone had their special someone. He turned to his jeep to head home to Hayley.
“Come on Kim, you have to get to your class. I’ll come watch
you teach, and then we can go to dinner afterwards.” Zack whispered. Kimberly smiled and nodded without speaking. “I
love you.” Zack kissed her temple knowing that he would never let go of her.