If it wasn't for Rico, Kiki would have spent all her free time glued to the computer. She was addicted to ICQ. In fact, if she had her way she wouldn't even go to school, she would have her classes online. She would shop online. She would chat online. She would, literally, live online. So it is just as well that Kiki has Rico as a best friend. They have been virtually inseparable for the past seven years - aside from a month, two years ago, when Kiki got broadband and Rico thought he had lost her forever. They live on the same street in Causeway Bay, but that isn't where they met. They met in Victoria Park in 1994. Rico remembers the exact date - January 16 - because it was his birthday. He had asked for a football for his eighth birthday and he had got it. A big orange one. He went to the park with his dad and his older sister, Ally, to kick the ball around. Ally complained the whole time they were in the park. She said she was bored, but Rico knew it was only because she wasn't very good at football - actually, she was terrible. And Ally didn't like being bad at things. She was so used to always being brilliant at everything. 'Owwww, my toes hurt,' cried Ally, kicking the ball into a big bush. Rico was angry with his sister. She always had to be the centre of attention, even when it was his birthday. He ran after the ball, muttering under his breath about his selfish big sister. But he didn't stay angry for long because minutes later he met his new best friend. Kiki was hiding in the bush when the ball came crashing towards her and almost hit her smack in the face. She grabbed it and sat on it - it was much more comfortable than sitting on the ground. Kiki had always wanted a football, but her mum kept giving her girly things, like Barbie dolls, for her birthday. After a few minutes, she began to think that no one would come and she could keep the ball for herself. And that was when Rico stuck his head into the bush. 'Hey, that's my ball,' he said. What do you think happened next? E-mail your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Kiki and Rico' in the subject line. Suggestions that are used in the story will be rewarded with a special Kiki and Rico certificate, so please include your name, age, school and mailing address. This week's story incorporated ideas from: Carrie Ho Hiu-man (SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School), Choy Ying-ying (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Ho Suet-ying (Buddhist Sin Tak College).